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I want this outfit!

This outfit is just so steamy I had to share it. I also found a few other things that would go well with this outfit.

Nomad Necklace Bracelet

Compass Rose Amber Pendant


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Nov. 3rd, 2008 02:06 am (UTC)
Yes, I am trying to save for that right now. I can see mixing and matching it with some other separates.

I was also wondering why no one had posted it here, yet. XD
Nov. 3rd, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
I was also wondering why no one had posted it here, yet.

Actually, if I remember correctly, someone did post about this a while back when Pyramid first released their "steampunk" merchandise; someone posted the full two-page spread of stuff Pyramid labeled as steampunk, with some criticism about how some of it barely qualified (and was probably just something they had lying around that they tried to re-market) and then some discussion on the merits and pitfalls of mainstreaming the subculture to the point where hippie new age catalogs are trying to cash in on it all of a sudden. ^_^

But with the number of posts this community gets per day, it's no wonder that post is lost in obscurity at this point.
Nov. 3rd, 2008 02:26 am (UTC)
I was going to say, I found that skirt on this community when someone linked to it making fun of it.

However, it is on my Christmas list because I love it.
Nov. 3rd, 2008 02:31 am (UTC)
Although I joined in on the general hilarity in that aforementioned post, I did actually get the skirt and I do love it. :)
Nov. 3rd, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
Yeah, the way I see it, Pyramid *always* sells overpriced merchandise only barely related to the theme they're going for. I mean, for chrissakes, they have a sex toy page that they like to call "tantric supplies" or whatever. Clearly, they're just throwing random stuff into the production line and keeping what sells. I remember they once sold a DVD that claimed that any woman who sat there and watched it would climax at the end, because of magical light and color technics or something that would trigger orgasm reactions in the female brain. I was always curious if it ever worked for anyone, because it left the merchandise list pretty quickly.

But that said, as far as I'm concerned, if it works for your purposes, and the cost is worth it to you, t'ain't no reason for you to not buy it. Steampunk is, after all, about scavenging stuff and putting it together to make a good costume. Nothing makes Pyramid Collection somehow less scavenge-worthy than a musty vintage shop or flea market. I used to shop Pyramid Collection when they had stuff I really wanted, but I still totally make fun of them every chance I get. They're silly and, as I mentioned, frequently way overpriced.

As Richard Glass (a celebrity hairstylist) put it, a true artist never blames his tools. If you have the skill to put together a good outfit, you can do it whether you're shopping Pyramid Collection, Wal-mart, Lip Service, or vintage. It all depends on what catches your eye and what kind of budget you're working with.
Nov. 3rd, 2008 11:12 am (UTC)
THIS. I can't sew anything more than a pillow. But I can make some badass outfits with things I collect from stores, thrift and otherwise.
Nov. 3rd, 2008 03:27 am (UTC)
This has been posted 4 times since it came out .

I have seen this outfit in person and the quality of it is not worth what there asking.

Nov. 3rd, 2008 04:12 am (UTC)
it's been posted like three times.
Nov. 3rd, 2008 04:14 am (UTC)
This community gets quite a number of posts a day - I think it's excusable that I could have easily missed it. ^^; Sorry?

Thanks for your opinion, though. That's my main problem with buying from catalogues - I'd like to see the stuff in person first, if I can.

Edited at 2008-11-03 04:15 am (UTC)
Nov. 3rd, 2008 06:03 am (UTC)
idk, search function works for me. I put in one word and it took 5 seconds

Nov. 3rd, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
Thanks ALOT!!!!!!!!!! I am now $160 poorer :)
Nov. 3rd, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
Save your cash.
Trust me on this.
Nov. 3rd, 2008 05:11 am (UTC)
too late... already purchased it right before I replied
Nov. 3rd, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC)

Nov. 3rd, 2008 04:13 am (UTC)

Nov. 3rd, 2008 07:43 am (UTC)
Just another random opinion here. :)

I bought the set and the items are... okay. I was pretty excited to get them in but was disappointed when I opened the box, mostly because the materials were much cheaper than expected for that price. I love the skirt to death, but can only think of how overpriced it was every time I look at it. The cincher bunches like mad and isn't flattering on me personally, so I'm probably going to modify it for something else. All in all, I'd have paid $20-$30 maximum for each piece had I seen them beforehand.

I've seen a few ladies here post photos of their ensembles that happen to include the skirt and they all looked smashing. I haven't worn either item for any lengthy period yet, but I hope to start some shenanigans in the skirt soon. *cackle*

So, my review: great skirt if you're looking for something pre-made, *NOT* for daily wear (because of the materials), and don't mind overpaying by $40 or so (each).

Three side notes...

- I bought my usual size and both items ran large on me. Had to take them in. Could have probably ordered a size smaller and been fine. Dunno if that's true for anyone else who bought them but I thought I'd mention it!

- I also bought some other things on the same order and they, too, were cheaper than expected for the price. I don't think I'd buy from Pyramid again unless they had something I just *had* to have and couldn't get anywhere else... but even that's iffy.

- They won't stop sending me their damn paper catalogue now, no matter how many times I ask! ;_;

Edited at 2008-11-03 07:45 am (UTC)
Nov. 3rd, 2008 01:53 pm (UTC)
A friend of mine had ordered something from them before, and cautioned that most clothing-things they sell are overpriced, poorly constructed, and made from cheap materials, so while I may occasionally drool a bit over the pictures in the catalog, I avoid ordering from them.
Nov. 3rd, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting this.

I'm having second thoughts about my 'needing to add that' ensemble to my wardrobe. They have pretty things in their catalogue, but over all I am wary to order something I've not seen in person (especially shoes or clothes.)

Nov. 3rd, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC)
I had to take in the skirt, too (by a significant amount) even though I ordered my usual size.

And yeah, the skirt isn't for daily wear. I use it for costuming. :)
Nov. 3rd, 2008 08:04 am (UTC)
Gah! That skirt is hauntng me! I want it soooo much! lol

It's too pretty, and too expensive :(
Nov. 3rd, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC)
Oh yes! I love the Pyramid Collection. I get their catalog and usually look through it about 20 times before the next one comes. Love it!
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