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Gail Carriger in Steampunk Pinup Red & Black Corset at Teslacon

4 December 2018 | 9:58 am by Gail Carriger

I broke out the big guns for Teslacon this year, Fashionable Reader. Which is to say the red and black leather and brocade flasy corset. AKA the Class 5. You can read more about how it came to be in this blog post.


 Outfit breakdown...
  • Fascinator with knit ladybug addition (similar $15)
  • Ornate pendant necklace, gift from family friend (similar $9)
  • Leaf earrings, gift from an ex (similar $10)
  • Pen necklace, no longer available (eeek!) 
  • Black chiffon wrap shirt (similar $20)
  • Class 5 corset, bespoke from Dark Garden, style no longer exists, I'd say the Alexandra is most similar, with wide, tie cross back straps.
  • RubyBlackbird corset buttons, no longer avaiable 
  • Long bias cut maxi-skirt, thrifted (similar $15)


With a lovely reader who is portraying Queen Victorian as drawn in the Soulless Manga.

I really do love this corset, very eye catching and I always get a ton of complements.
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