Femme steampunk: embracing the industrial beauty of steampunk while still loving your femininity

We love steampunk, but we’ll be the first to admit that steampunk styles can definitely lean towards a more traditionally masculine vibe. The colors, fabrics and general style often favor a darker, more masculine appeal. Steampunk has a lot of leniency with its character structures and clothing, so if you’re a femme who just loves to embrace your femininity but don’t want to lose out of the chance to explore some of the fun characters, you’re in luck! One thing we’ve always loved about steampunk is how it plays with gender norms. Gender and sexuality are loaded concepts in steampunk, […]

Can I wear a corset skirt to work and still look office appropriate?

We like to think that corset skirts are one of the sexiest pieces of clothing you can add to your closet, but we’re not biased or anything! Corset skirts are longer pencil or A-line skirts that include the lower portion of a bodice, laced in the front or back to mimic the appearance of effects of a traditional corset.   If you’re worried that sporting a laced up skirt to work might look a little too dominatrix for the average 9-to-5, we’re here to set you straight. While always popular in rockabilly or steampunk circles, we’ve been pretty pleased to […]

We are seeking fashion bloggers and writers

Are you a fashion blogger or writer? The Violet Vixen is currently seeking bloggers and writers to write for us and help promote our products throughout the world. Writers will enjoy special discounts and maybe even some freebies 🙂 If you just jumped out of your chair and said, “Me me me….” read below for more information and send us an email – details below: 1) Qualifications: a) Established blogger in a related niche with a primary focus on fashion. b) You must be at least 18 years of age. c) You must have at least 10,000 active fans ideally […]