3 Sep 2016

Moomin meetup

 Skirt & purse- selfmade
Dress underneath - Axes Femme
Jewellery & headband - selfmade & vintage

Earlier this year I attended a Moomin meetup at a friends house. The theme was Riviera, since we planned to watch the movie Moomins at Riviera. I got a bit carried away by the theme and ended up wearing my India skirt with flowers, because it felt so exotic and summery! (◡‿◡✿) I'm actually still pretty pleased with this look, which is rather rare these days, I always seem to find something I would like to change or feel I could have done better afterwards. But I'm happy to notice that this is not always the case!

 Notice the pillows I made by piecing together the excess fabric left over from the skirt! I loooove that fabric! Also feel free to drool at my couch, I know I'm doing it every time I see it even thiugh it's already mine (‿♡) Btw the painting on the wall is also handmade by me, it's the logo of my newly updated shop Ikuri Immortelle!

 We even drank our tea from Moomin mugs (>ᴗ<)  

It was really fun, I was surprised how good the movie was even though I usually don't care much for Moomins (childhood trauma, don't ask). I heard it had been made very truthfully to Tove Jansson's original works, and there were all kinds of messages there, obvious and more or less hidden, most of which are still very much at hand here. Definitely would watch that movie again!

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