29 May 2015

Tipitii Giveaway raffle!

My little shop Tipitii is now on Etsy with lots and lots of new items! I'm celebrating this by throwing another free giveaway raffle on facebook :3 Be sure to drop by and join, you can win one of these two lovely things handmade by me:

♥  a macaron and doughnut necklace 
  a pink Alice in Wonderland bow brooch 

The giveaway raffle ends June 16th, so be sure to participate before that! Just follow the instructions on facebook to participate!


19 May 2015

Tampere Kuplii meetup

Dress - Innocent World
Head piece - Tipitii (handmade by me)
Jewellery - handmade by me
Shoes - my very old treasures

I think this would translate into "Tampere Bubbling" or something. Anyway, we had a meetup at Tallipiha café on the side of the comic event Tampere Kuplii. Didn't see much of the event itself, but had lots of fun and weird conversations and got to spend time with great people as always with our lolita community! Thanks again to Saija for the outdoor photos!

And while I was happy to attend, I was also painfully aware of the dress being too short for me, but I couldn't help myself: if it's new I have to wear it. Well, I have that fixed now since I became the proud owner of a long creamy underskirt, can't wait to wear it  You might also have noticed how hairdos actually tend to flatten once stepping out? That's what happened here. Better shots further down with proper hairdo!

I must say I looove my very first brand item ever!     This Innocent World dress is just ohhhh! They just have that classy way of making it perfect. Though the fit was ever so not perfect to begin with (but that is changing now that I am exercising and getting in better shape), but fear not, I have not altered the dress itself. While you might not see it, I am actually wearing a waspie corset under that dress. Luckily it's made of the sort of stretchy high quality materials that it is hands down the comfiest corset I have ever owned (and I have had near 10 which I regularly wore and loved to bits), so I made it through the day without a hitch.

For an unknown reason I am also wearing knee socks, though they are not visible in the photos. I swear I'm going to look in the mirror next time I leave the house  (_;) On the other hand it is nice seeing how I notice my own shortcomings in lolita when I look at the photos, that way I can learn and grow closer to my own style. I guess it's just gaining experience, but the more I see lolita fashion, the more I understand it's inner workings. It's also nice to hear what other lolitas have to say, I like hearing constructive critique and personal preferences too. At first I didn't know how to take the gain from it, since everything was so new. I simply didn't own anything else yet apart from what I was wearing, and I honestly just didn't know any better. But now I feel like I've really gotten the hang of it!

13 May 2015

Afternoon tea meetup at Skybar and a shot knee


 Dress - tuned up Axes Femme
Jewellery - selfmade
Purse - e-Bay
everything else - random stuff from my closet

Hi there! Back again. Been a quiet while, but I'm still alive and more or less kicking. It's been 10 weeks since I started training in order to get into better shape and I'm still at it. Lost some weight (don't know how much since we still haven't got a scale), gained muscles in places where I never had them before, no honestly they keep just popping up  ┐('`)┌  And I broke my knee very badly (and some other body parts which healed up way better than the knee), but can almost walk now. Trying to sort it out, so I can get back on the bike. I'm seeing a specialist now, so we'll see how that turns out.

I am very upset though, because I had to sell our Hellocon tickets (AND the train tickets I got in advance) on account of the shot knee! My husband had even promised to come with me, so I wouldn't have ended up a nerve wreck all by myself. And now I keep seeing all over facebook how everybody had such fun over there, and pretty pictures and fun stories, and I had to just sit this one out! Life, you hate me don't ya? Oh well, had worse things happen, so I'd wager I'll live. MAYBE.

Despite all that my gilded and overly secret sewing project is going well, lucky my knee doesn't have a say about that at least. I am way excited, since it's going to be gorgeous! (ω)  It's going to be my most elaborate lolita outfit yet. It's taking quite a lot of effort though (and a LOT of handmade tiny details), so I doubt I'll top that any time soon after finishing it. I have the skirt part ready and finished, also I managed to make all the jewellery and hair pieces for it. After I finish making patterns for the top (for both tops actually, since this is a 2-way coord I need 2 different tops!), I just need to get the shoes and a few other finishing touches, like a purse maybe, I know I'll need it, and some new makeup and and... and try not to blow my budget. But I'll be sure to post it here once I get to wear it. I'm sure my comm will get to see it first and I'm very excited to hear what they will say about it! But I'm guessing it'll have to wait for a sunny summer day, since it is not exactly the warmest thing to wear.

But we'll get back to that later! Here is a meet up at Tampere Skybar, which was a long while back, but what the heck, I'll post it anyway, doesn't make it any less fun either way! Thanks to Sera for arranging the meetup and thanks to Saija for most of the photos!

 My fastest lazy hairdo prettied up with flowers :3

As I said, this was way back when I still couldn't fit to my blouses, so I didn't wear lolita. Instead I wore this Axes Femme dress, which I tuned up during the winter (will post about that some other time). I love the dress, it is so vintagey! And yes, gotta love the boots too, but I don't have any other winter shoes yet :/ 

I met lots of new people and I really must say I love them all! And it is such a joy to see all these different ways of wearing lolita and be just looking like yourself and feeling home with it :3 

I just couldn't help myself, I just had to take a few closeups of some of the lovely fabrics! I just absolutely love the feeling and look of real texture in these dresses! I usually end up picking fabrics based on the material instead of the colour or print if I'm going to sew something, so these textures really make my heart skip a beat

Aren't they gorgeous? And the colours too are just my kind of silvery blueish grey and dusty pink, sort of vintagey and just so pretty!

I was so very stuffed after. Even so much that I felt nauseous, so I made myself a promise to never to go there again! I mean the yummies were okay, some even very delicious, but there wasn't much of a variety and most were just SO heavy. I would have appreciated some fruity lighter tastes better. But I had fun none the less! Everybody's so nice! The thing about Skybar however should be the "spectacular" view. Well, ahem, not so much, but it's still home sweet home anyways