Sep 06 2013

Fashion Friday: Science Nerd Chic

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Fashion Friday post, and I need something happy and frivolous to write about right now. So I want to show you the outfit I wore to an awesome event: the California Academy of Sciences’ “Nightlife at the Museum” Fashion Night.

Like many museums, the California Academy of Sciences has been doing a series of after-hours evening events for adults only: “Nightlife at the Museum.” It’s pretty damn fun: cocktails, DJs and dancing, special adult-oriented presentations (one time they had a docent displaying and explaining penis bones), that sort of thing. The evenings often have themes — and last night’s theme was fashion.

Fashion night at the science museum’s after-hours party. There was no possible way that Ingrid and I were going to miss this one. It took some doing — we found out about it at the last minute, and had to do some skillful shuffling of our schedules to make it happen — but it was like a magnetic force drawing us in. The event’s connection between science and fashion was a little thin… but I made up for it, with my mega-awesome Science Nerd Chic.

Greta at Nightlife at the Museum Fashion Night 1

The full ensemble.

Greta at Nightlife at the Museum Fashion Night 2

The bracelet my friend Josie made for me out of (if memory serves) computer innards.

Greta at Nightlife at the Museum Fashion Night 5

Representing for the cephalopods! I freaking love this necklace. When I got it I thought I’d hardly ever wear it, it’s so huge and almost garish… but it was eight bucks, so why not. I now wear it all the time, and it always draws lavish compliments.

Greta at Nightlife at the Museum Fashion Night 4

The planet tights. Around which I built the whole rest of the outfit.

Greta at Nightlife at the Museum Fashion Night 3

And, of course, the shoes. My steampunk Oxfords, adorned with (among other things) butterflies made of gears. Thus representing both engineering and entomology.

There were some astonishingly well-turned-out people at this event — Ingrid and I were in hog heaven, ooing and aahing over the awesome outfits. But I didn’t see anyone else turned out head to foot in science nerd fashion. Which was slightly disappointing. Science chic rules!


1 ping

Skip to comment form

  1. 1
    Ibis3, Let's burn some bridges

    I really love those shoes.

  2. 2

    Second. Those shoes are incredible.

  3. 3

    Third. The shoes.

    However, the necklace is really the centrepiece of the outfit in the full body picture. It’s great. I’m surprised it was only 8 bucks.

  4. 4

    I picked up this shirt a while back when it was on sale, but haven’t had an excuse to wear it yet.


    Those steampunk shoes are awesome, too. (Fourthed).

  5. 5
    Al Dente

    The shoes go so well with the tights.

  6. 6
    Pieter B, FCD

    If they were giving prizes you’d have won hands down. Fabulous!

  7. 7

    I *WANT* your shoes!

    Excellent bracelet, too.

  8. 8
    Miri, Professional Fun-Ruiner


  9. 9
    Ani J. Sharmin

    I love the tights. And that bracelet is just so nerdy. :)

  10. 10

    Best use of a P1 power connector I’ve ever seen.

    Speaking as an electrical engineer, I mean.

  11. 11
    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    That’s a good look you’ve got going on there. Also, love that wood floor.

  1. 12
    Where I Got the Science Nerd Chic Accessories » Greta Christina's Blog

    […] « Fashion Friday: Science Nerd Chic […]

Leave a Reply