Dieselpunk with Necessary Evil


Do you believe in love at first sight?

I know I do! In fact, it happened when I discovered Necessary Evil!

As I make it my policy to bring you the best of what I truly like myself, and the new collection from Necessary Evil is everything I love.

Faux leather? Check! Mesh? Check! Design to die for? Double check!

I contacted them and inquired if they would be interested in doing a photo shoot with me, and they were kind enough to send me my favourite pieces and help bring to life my idea for a Dieselpunk themed photoshoot.


I have always been fascinated by Steampunk’s more modern sibling, and I drew my inspiration heavily from its iconography and overall feeling.

I was also very lucky to have been given a chance to shoot at the Railway museum, where I hope to return soon!

For the shoot I chose a soft cotton top with hook and eyelet fastenings in the front, a multi-layered skirt, and what is probably the crown piece of this new collection, the ruffled jacket.

The top itself is made of the same soft cotton I have already seen used in other designs by Necessary Evil, and the front fastening adds a very nice touch to a basic cut.

The skirt is made of several layers of mesh with faux leather hem and waist, and closes in the back with a zipper. The skirt itself is unlined, but the multiple extravagant layers make sure it’s not see through or transparent, and flow gorgeously with your movements.

The matching jacket is made in an incredibly eye-catching design, from the form fitting cut to the ruffle accents on the shoulders and the waist. I love that they paid attention to the choice of the zipper, as the skirt and jacket have matching ones. I know that it’s just a little detail, but details really do matter.

I topped off the entire ensemble with their hooded shawl, made of warm fleecy material that had me swooning from the moment I saw it.

You can find Necessary Evil at Kate’s Clothing, and more photos below.

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All photos by Martina Spoljaric Photography

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