24 Aug 2016

Hellocon 2016


 
Thanks to Saija for taking the photo

Okay, I give up and am starting to post at random (because obviously  I am just too lazy to post cronologically or even regularly despite multiple attempts at this). Hence forward expect the unexpected, i.e. summer posts in the middle of winter and Valentine's before Christmas  (yes, you heard me right, the Valentine's meet in february is still to be posted)  (_;)


Back in june I finally attended Hellocon, defying all odds as last year I couldn't attend due to my badly broken knee. This year made it very clear to me that my leg is apparently cursed, at least against Hellocon, since it doubled in size (and pain) with Hellocon approaching. And truth be told I did sorely regret that I went despite everything, because my leg was in such a bad shape and I was in burning, swelling pain the whole time. In fact I went only, because I didn't want to waste my ticket, which I had got way back when they first became available (couldn't predict this happening) and I had booked a room with a friend.

 
Here's my ankle back at the hotel room. Seriously, I couldn't even see my bone structure at all, it was just all one fat calf going on and on. I even had to coord my entire outfit around my converse shoes, because they were the only shoes that could accommodate my very swollen and sore ankle. And don't be alarmed with the red thing above my ankle, that's just my ink.

Despite all this complaining I did manage to enjoy at least some of the time. I didn't get to see all the thigs I had wanted and planned for originally, but I was really lucky to have a friend next to me almost the entire time I got to see lots of friends and spend time with them, I got to see all those amazing people and coords (and also wonder what the hell was I doing there in my converse shoes amidst that sparkling sea of frills).

Here's a few snaps and some of my favourites on the runway:


 
 
 

 

I did some shopping too. Here's what I ended up hauling back home:

I got a purple-grey-black brooch/hair clip from Lolita Butiken, I have no idea who made it, but it's so perfectly weird and the color matches spot on with one of my older shirts! I also got a pair of  Restyle's earrings, but I'm thinking of piecing the up into a necklase, brooch and a lighter pair of earrings maybe? And I finally got Peppermint Fox's Belladonna brooch! I've been eyeing their stuff for a loooong time.

 I got finally a beret (lovely black one of course), which I can easily decorate to match my outfits. The purse is Cloudberry Lady, I really love those colours so I spoiled myself a little by getting it even though I knew I had almost nothing to go with it (but that problem got solved real fast after I showed it to a certain friend) (^^;)
 
  
This bolero had a fascinating story behind it! I was told by the previous owner that it used to be white and she had tried to dye it black, but it hadn't gone as planned, resulting in a peculiar mixture of grey, black and brown. I've tuned it up by removing all the lace and simplyfying the sleeves (sorry no photos yet), and now the design is much simpler, so that the style and the silvery grey tone match many of my dresses and skirts (including the one below)!

This Clourberry Lady's mermaid skirt I purchased from a friend. I had been drooling over it for a long time, but after seeing the purse live (and getting it), the skirt just couldn't elude me any longer! I love it sososo much! (;ω)

 
Obviously I didn't spend my time being idle, but I did miss out a lot of the things I wanted to do because of the leg problem. It's almost fully healed now, so luckily it's not tormenting me too much these days, but it still takes a lot of effort to keep it that way.

14 Jun 2016

Dracula meetup




We had a small meetup at my place to watch Bram Stocker's Dracula (it ended up being a really tiny meet, because sadly many had to cancel). But we had lots of fun anyway and even my husband joined us (>ᴗ<)   
 
I finally got to wear my newest lolita skirt: Take Me To Church from Anna's Secret (which I got already on december!) and was really excited about it! I love it to bits (just look at that lace!) although I laughed so hard at the writing on the hem, it makes no sense at all! It's the crappiest english I've seen in a while :'D But I guess that just adds to the appeal of the skirt, I don't take my goth business so seriously, so it is in fact just perfect for me.

I did get a little carried away when I was planning my coord, since I love Bram Stoker's Dracula. And yes I know the movie can be a little funny and awkward at times, but it has huge nostalgic value for me, and the clothes, omfg those clothes (;ω) And once upon a time we also watched this particular movie on our second date with my husband (yeah, that was about a decade ago O_o ).




I got my inspiration for the coord from the scenario, where Elizabetha flung herself into the river and Dracula cursed god when he found her dead. I thought the skirt had perfect gloominess for that, so I just added a reversed cross to the waist, tear shaped earrings and a single red ring. Looking back now I realize that the coord is a bit colour blocked, so next time I'd definitely try to add either grey or white to make it more balanced. Lucky I took photos, so I can grow better at this!


24 May 2016

At Vapriikki Vintage




Late posting as ever, sorry about that >  <'  Earlier this year I visited Vapriikki Vintage with a few friends. There were some fine historical outfits and shows, so I got inspired to wear something similar and ended up with my Innocent world dress (but I didn't wear heels unlike some one the photos indicate)! Seems I really have turned back to black, though I have lots of coloutful lolita clothes too.

I really wanted to wear my beautiful Yolanda bonnet, but sadly I lost the courage to do so on the D-day  ﹏⊙ Hence the black flower headband (see, I told you I've been wearing it everywhere). Looking back now I feel a bit disappointed in myself, the bonnet would definitely have brought a certain Jane Eyre-ish wibe to the coord, but oh well.


Here are some photos of the historical outfits and the market:



 

 Check out the details of this awesome vintage dress!
  

 

Also, me taking selfies equals the definition of crappy. But I needed one to show you my awesome new Jackdaw brooch (yes, it's brand new, so I had to wear it!).



I got myself a second hand vintage hat with cream and old blush pink colours! I love it, although I haven't had the chance to coord it with anything yet (such a very rare scenario!). But I know I have a bunch of things to match it, so I'm just waiting for a proper opportunity to pull it off gracefully(‿♡)


Me and Saija got ourselves some large clip-on earrings too, which are great to slip through a button hole on a blouse to wear as brooches.

I've already finetuned the pair on the left, they've been relieved of those rright blue stones to match my coords better. I bought a pair of silver and purple earrings and Saija bought a pair of gold and purple, so we swapped so we could get one of each for both
(;ω)

11 May 2016

Black flower head band


Sorry for not being active in a while, I've been feeling like crap lately and started wondering why I even bothered with all this in the first place. But now I'm feeling much better and I've got a ton of posts to catch up with!

As I mentioned earlier, I had been craving for a black flower head band for a long while, but couldn't decide whether to get some black flowers and make it myself or just buy one ready-made. I decided it would be less time consuming to get one ready-made, so here it is from Nebula X in Etsy!

 I was actually really having trouble choosing just one of her amazing creations, but somehow I managed. Lucky I picked this one, because it's so simple and goes with practically everything, so I have been wearing it everywhere!


I couldn't be happier! This is in fact my most comfortable head band ever, I don't even notice it when wearing it all day (and I have had my fair share of headaches in the past while wearing these things). Also it is very well made and sturdy, and I can easily flip the chained front piece back to hide it as it does not really go well with this kind of hairstyle, or atleast I haven't found a way to make it look good yet. I think I can safely say that I'll be getting some more of these from Nebula X.

Another purchase arrived around the same time as my flower head band: a recycled brooch featuring a Jackdaw! I am currently a little bit obsessed with jackdaws, so I could not sit by when I came across this little beauty by The Ombre Poodle in Etsy. I have been wanting to get more brooches too, and in gold no less, so perfectly directed budget I'd say (^^)



So this happened back in january or december, and like always, if it's new I've got to wear it! So off we went to see Swallow The Sun perform live with -20°C outside and no hat because of headband ** It was a bit cold. 




But at least I've managed to not wear high heels anymore at all, so I guess it's an improvement? Not to mention I am able to stand (and dance even) for a long time without the knee breaking on me, so I'd say I'm going in the right direction, even though I did think it a good idea to wear a flowery head band instead of a hat in that weather. But who's to say it isn't a win-win situation (^^;)