Thursday, April 17, 2014

Styling Your Apocalypse: Not-Yet-Dystopian-Dandies!

I knew the Dystopian Dandies section would be one of the harder ones, but that's not really an excuse for how long it took me to get around to it (or, um, any of the others. They are on the way, I promise! Hasn't been much photo-quality light around here lately.) 


Dull Roar: Style your Apocalypse (Doomsday Knits)

Dull Roar: Style your Apocalypse (Doomsday Knits)

First up is Utility Corset! I imagine this being worn much like a Haramaki, a sort of Japanese belly-warmer (apparently it's good for your organs to keep them cozy.) Given that, I thought it'd look at home with sort of a Mori Kei look... of course, this is literally the only flowery, girly, dress-like thing that I own, so I couldn't go full Mori, but you get the gist. 



Dull Roar: Style your Apocalypse (Doomsday Knits)

Dull Roar: Style your Apocalypse (Doomsday Knits)

Quaintrelle was a tricky one, as I don't own any vests, and therefore don't own any shirts that go UNDER vests. I think it'd look nice with a long-sleeved tee. But with a button-up and boots, and those crazy buttons, this has a bit of a nice safari look to it. 


Dull Roar: Style your Apocalypse (Doomsday Knits)

Now, I hope you'll cut me some slack on this one, because the sample for Ringmaster is waaay too big for me, haha. Picture it being a close-fitting, well-tailored jacket, kind of like this. It's got a distinctly equestrian air to it, which plays up nicely with jodphur-like leggings and riding boots. 


Dull Roar: Style your Apocalypse (Doomsday Knits)

Dull Roar: Style your Apocalypse (Doomsday Knits)

Lunar Progression, especially knit at one of the smaller sizes, could easily be used like any other scarf...but I think it's got enough going on to steal the show a bit. Plain black, pretty stole, et voila. 


Whew! Playing dress-up is more tiring than it looks (especially when you keep most of your shoes in the basement, heh.) Back soon with the Vagabonds section!

You can, of course, see all of the Doomsday Knits patterns on Ravelry here, and snag your very own copy over at Cooperative Press (the ebook is available on Rav as well.) Don't forget to pop by our Ravelry group and get in on some KALs (or apocalyptic-media-nerdery.) I say it's high time to revive the Styling thread, don't you? 

Other installments of Styling Your Apocalypse:
Sky Pirates
Misc Mayhem


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