31 Oct 2014

Dreams



Today is the opening night of the cat café Purnauskis in Tampere! I'm really excited to see what kind of a place it is, because I've never been to a cat cafe before! They'll be having fire shows and live music there, and a few local lolitas have promised to meet me there :3 I'll be sure to make a post about it later!

This post however is about the finds I've made these past two months. I've got a few packages on the way for my birthday too, very excited about that, because my dream skirt with carousel horses is coming, and also the most amazing bonnet I've seen so far (my very first bonnet actually), it's like it's straight out from Jane Austen's works (><)

Speaking of carousel horses, yesterday I saw the cutest coord on one of my local community members! I really like her style, I love the way she makes it look so easy, like she's just always herself with those cute lolita clothes! Sometimes I feel like I try too much, like I'd lose the feeling of being just me, of feeling comfortable. I hate that feeling. But seeing this wonderful girl encouraged me so much, just seeing her, that made me realize I don't need to put on make-up if I don't want it. I don't need high heels if I can't walk with them, I can still look awesome. I'm gonna go "au naturel" with no make-up and no hair-do or wig to the opening night today ◕‿◕

The girl I was talking about was wearing Innocent World's Merry go Round jsk in brown, and my goodness, just as I thought I had gone and bought my dream item, THE dream item, I go and find this new dreamy dress! I just NEED to have it too, she looked so cute in her coord (^^)  

But back to business, here's a few shopping finds!

This creamy white skirt is from Bodyline, I got it during the free shipping campaing. I love it so much! It goes with practically anything in my wardrobe.

This is an overdress I got secondhand from another girl on facebook. It's actually beige and way too big for me (as anticipated) so I'm going to tweak it a bit :3

I saw this shirt when I was killing time in town and even though it has golden buttons I just HAD to have it! Because the buttons... *_* ...are just too cute. Even in gold.

A pair of tights from the same trip. Went back and got another pair later.

From the same trip. And yes, I am showing you my panties. They are way cute not to show! Wish I could wear them on top of my clothes...

Plates for my birthday party! Because let's face it, anything I'm gonna serve from these WILL taste ridiculously good.

And finally, my precious note stand. I have been struggling painstakingly without it. For now I only play my instruments for myself (mainly ocarina, but also kantele, bodhran and a few other things). I have an akward history of freezing up in front of others, but one day I hope to gather enough courage to perform to a nice group of friendly lolitas ◕‿◕ And that would be a dream come true too, if I could just pull it off while being just me. Without turning into a performance artist, without stumbling or freezing up. Without pressure. Just out of pure love for music, I wish I could become able to share the joy with someone who'd love music and would want to listen to my playing.

27 Oct 2014

New look




I finally had the time to create a proper banner for my blog! For this purpose I ended up having a tiny sunday photoshoot at home! The black birds and the minty green background you see there in the photos is the wallpaper in our livingroom, it's my favourite thing in the house, so obviously it's the best place for a photoshoot ^_^

I really love this outfit, but the socks kept creeping down my thighs! Need to figure out a way to have the stay where I put them! The shoes are also my long time favourites The dress I am wearing is my Marie Antoinette inspired 2-piece, it is handmade by me during the summer, but I never had the chance to wear it out until now, even though I was very happy when I finished it. I made it without any sort of patterns, I just cut the fabric based on my touchy-feely measurements. Thinking it through now I'll be getting a lot of trouble re-producing this dress one day, since I'm lacking the patterns :/ Oh well, I'll be posting about that some time later (◡‿◡✿) If you'd like to know more about the mysterious Striped Box, you'll have to check the very first post I made to this blog!




Wig & mask - e-Bay
2-piece dress - selfmade
Skirt peeking under the dress - Bodyline
Jewellery - selfmade
The Striped Box - my old treasure ^_^
Over knee socks - Sokos
The rest - random stuff from my closet

22 Oct 2014

Cakes from my past





My birthday is getting closer by the minute, so hoping to get ideas for my birthday party cake, I went and looked in my photo folder. Well. I did find something. My gosh, it seems I've managed all sorts of things during the years (_;) Memory is playing tricks on me now, because it seems I've been at this kawaii thing for quite a while now even in baking, the first cake is from 2006. I've clearly had too much time on my hands way back when I made all these cakes, so don't you go expecting to see a 3-tiered lolitacake on my birthday ;3 






 Anyway, you can clearly see that I made these cakes years back, since even though they look way too yummy to eat, there's just too much colouring in them, I only use naturals nowadays :3 Oh, but I DO have kawaii yummies planned for my birthday, so you won't be disappointed (except if you were waiting to see a Moogle cake, that's not going to happen, well, at least not just yet)!
 

19 Oct 2014

Museum meet-up




Wig - e-Bay
Blouse - FanPlusFriend
Jacket & neck bow - vintage
Jewellery & hair cameo clip - selfmade (except for the ring)
the rest - random stuff from my closet


We had a historical theme for coords for the museum meet-up. Yup, I ended up wearing black from head to toe again. Sure I've got a blue jacket and a purple wig, but let's face it: this is just sad. The whole point of me getting into lolita was to get some colour in my wardrobe again! I swear I'll stop cheating myself and wear pastels next time, so embarrassed now ~(>_<)



 
We spent a lovely autumn sunday visiting a museum (Hiekan taidemuseo) at Tampere. It was a historic place with lovely interior, there was such beautiful art and elaborately detailed furniture! It was such a great place for a lolita meet-up! Afterwards we all went to a café <3 I was so happy to get to know new people!  And I was very happy to see "old" friends again too ^_^ Everyone was so beautiful! Here's some outfit shots I took at the museum!

 I was very happy with my coord none the less! I'll just make it with actual colours next time :3 Thanks Saija for taking the photo!

 Saija's coord was gangster's wife inspired :3




 Bea was wearing her dream dress!


 Sera was elegant as always :3

 I just love this group photo! It's so colourful <3

 And of course: the derp version :D

16 Oct 2014

Fixing my F+F dress





Here's how I turned the way too small F+F dress into a perfectly fitting garment! After all that trouble I've even learned to like the dress very much, despite the flowery pattern, which it was not supposed to have. I started fixing the dress as soon as I had received the refund from F+F, because I wanted to wear the dress to Tracon9 (which you might have noticed from my earlier Tracon post :3).

Here's the dress before I had begun fixing it.

I started by unstitching the seams below the arms.

Lyckily it was fairly easy to make more slack with this particular design.

 Here's the finished upper part, I've managed at least 5cm more around the upper chest!

Here's the back shirring, I had to cut some slack there too to be able to breathe, so I took out some elastic from the sides. I had to unstitch the dress from the neck to get to the shirring between the lining and the overdress and then sew it all back together afterwards.




The mannequin is a bit bigger than me, so the dress is not as perfect in the pictures as I would like. But all in all I think I did a good job with the dress and it turned out to fit me beautifully! I am very happy with it now and I don't think the form or design of the dress suffered any great losses over me tweaking it. I think it was worthwhile to make these changes and I feel very comfortable wearing it now!