Dienstag, 22. Oktober 2013

Nature Colours

Hi dolls,

how are you? Are you enjoying the beautiful autumn weather, with its strong colours, fresh, cold air and snowy mountains? I certainly am, I hope so are you (^.^)

I'm currently working on a project, which is secret for now, but I think I'll tell you about it soon. It takes up a lot of my time, however, I've been sewing a little for myself these past few days.

First thing is a comfy dress/longtop, made of super soft jersey.

I made a similar one out of lavender coloured jersey some time ago. This one is made of offwhite fabric, with a double ruffle at the hem and long sleeves.

I wanted to keep the cut simple, so I can combine it easily with other garments. I like the layering look, especially now that the weather gets cooler.

The second thing I made is a long, dark green cardigan. It's much greener than in the pictures, it looks a little greyish here, unfortunately.

The cut is, again, quite simple. Because I didn't have enough fabric, there's a seam in the sleeves, right below the elbows, but I can live with that.

I found these beautiful rose shaped buttons, just a shade lighter than the fabric, so I couldn't resist and simply had to buy them (^.-)

Mittwoch, 16. Oktober 2013

Autumn Approaching

Hi my dears,

before I went on my small holiday trip, we had a Lolita meet-up in Solothurn I'd like to write about. Aya was back in Switzerland for a short time, so we thought it would be nice to celebrate this in proper style (^.^)

First, we went to the Museum Blumenstein, a house entirely decorated in Baroque style, quite impressing!

photo by chris

Afterwards, we went to the castle of Waldegg, where we had planned to take some pictures and have a drink at the café. Unfortunately, the café was closed, and the staff from the castle was also very rude, although all we wanted was to take some photos in the garden... oh well.
Anyways, the weather was beautiful, so was the garden, so here come the pictures!

the castle

photos following by Magali

Outfit rundown:
Alice band: handmade by me
Blouse: Dear Celine
Jsk: handmade by me
Corset: handmade by me
OTKs: Baby, the Stars shine bright
Shoes: Demonia
Jewellery: restlye.pl

Me & Aya

not the whole group, sadly some had to leave early

Dienstag, 15. Oktober 2013

Innocent World Tea Party in Vienna

Hi dolls!

I'm back from my holidays (^.^) I had such a great time, and since I assume you're most curious about the tea party, I'll start right with the report of it, ok? It's going to be a long post, so prepare youselves (best get a cup of tea (^.-) ).

I arrived in Vienna on friday. I had booked a room in a small pension which I shared with Agatha, a fellow Lolita from Zurich. This was very convenient, we had a great time and I was glad I knew at least one person at the tea party (too many people in one place tend to scare me a little).
However, Agatha would not arrive until late at night, so I went for a little sightseeing in Vienna. In the evening, there was also a Lolita KompleX concert, which I wanted to see. There weren't many people at the concert, but it was very funny; maybe ten Lolitas, dancing in the front, and 20-30 people in the back standing around (^.^). It was very nice seeing Duplica again and meet Michalea from the UK and the other Lolitas from Austria.

My outfit and hairdo for the concert, quite casual

The tea party on saturday would start at 2p.m., so I had plenty of time to get ready. I already postet a preview of my outfit, but just for the record, that's what I looked like before I left:

no shoes yet

The tea party took place in a very beautiful hotel. I think it suited the occasion extremely well, especially the Innocent World spirit.
And all these beautiful Lolitas everywhere! I've never been to such a big Lolita event before, and it was so inspiring to admire all these perfectly dressed girls (I suddenly felt kind of poorly dressed (>.<) ). We were greeted very friendly by Duplica and Nana, got a goodie bag and a drink.

That's what was inside the goodie bag:

Everyone got a pair of IW socks (so amazing!), a programme (on the upper right corner), a cute ichigo ring by kawaii companions and all these flyers!
There were also some shop booths, including the one from Innocent World. Sadly, the IW booth was almost empty when I arrived, since the VIP guests could enter one hour earlier.

Ms Fujiwara and her assistant

While only the first drink was for free, there was a buffet during the whole afternoon. The food was so delicious! They had typical Austrian sweets, like Apfelstrudel, Kaiserschmarren and Sacherwürfel, but also salty snacks like mini-sandwiches, which I found very thoughtful.

Then, there was already the first highlight: The Innocent World fashion show. Before I start rambling about the breathtaking dresses, better watch the video (^.^) it's really worth it!

Dagmar moderated the fashion show, which she did very well. Aren't the dresses amazing? It's such a big honour they showed also new dresses no one ever saw before (and sold them afterwards!). I couldn't telly which one was my favourite. I also loved how the show was choreographed, everything so graceful and dedicated.
After a short break (everyone rushed to the IW booth to wait for the fashion show dresses xD), Lolita KompleX gave a little unplugged concert. Such a cute idea, I enjoyed the music.

After another short break, the Q&A with Innocent World designer Yumi Fujiwara was held. It was very interesting to listen, and I like how the audience reacted to some answers, for example when she was asked if there's an age limit to wearing Lolita, she answered that in her opinion not, but that in order to wear lolita you should try to stay pure and beautiful at heart, everyone was like "awww". She also said that she likes to wear the dresses she designs herself, that she never forgets anything she created (even the tiniest bow), that she's been to Europe before, but likes Vienna the most and would like to come back (everyone applauded) and so on.
You can read the whole interview here (in German, although)

Then, there was the raffle and contest winner announcement. I didn't get a ticket for the raffle, as they had only as many as there were prices, but I think everyone was really looking forward to the best dressed award, for which Ms Fujiwara herself picked the winners.

Second, first and third place from left to right
The choice was quite surprising, you can see she prefers simple, fresh designs. The winners were so happy, apparently the girl who won was the very first time ever on a Lolita event, she was so touched she almost cried (*.*)
Then there was also a group picture taken, which took a while until everyone had her place, but in the end everyone is on the picture, quite impressing.

And then the tea party was already over! Time went by so fast, it was so well-organized. I'd like to thank the whole team who organized the party, they invested many months of hard work which really payed off. It was an amazing experience, to meet all these beautiful girls. Thank you!
For the pictures, the ones that are not mine are from the following sources (by the way, I recomed to see them through)
M.E. Photography

Mittwoch, 2. Oktober 2013

Songs For Liam

Hi cuties,

tomorrow, I'll go on a little interrail journey, starting in Frankfurt am Main and ending in Vienna (the tea party! Omg! xD), so this will be the last post for the next ten days.
We had a Lolita meet-up last Saturday, but because I didn't get all the photos yet (you probably know the dilemma...), I'll write about this when I'm back home.

However, there's something else I wanted to share. Last week, me and the beautiful Aya, who is visiting her old home, went to St.Gallen, to the texile museum and the fabric store of Bischoff Texil, to buy lace. Yes, this is almost exactly the same we did at the meet-up in April (my Birthday, maybe you remember?).

But it was really worth it. At the textile museum, they had an exhibition called "world in boxes". It featured several collections, of costumes from the theater fund, of vintage designer clothes, of turn-of-the-century sewing utensils... so beautiful!

Picture source

And of course, we also took some pictures (^.^)
Coincidentally, we both wore something pink-brown-offwhite!

Aya, wearing a coord by Atelier Pinky

Outfit rundown:
Alice band: Claire's
Necklace: Sheinside
Fur collar & gaiters: handmade
Dress: Lost Garden
Belt: Tally Weijl
Shoes: Secondhand

Dienstag, 1. Oktober 2013

What Will I Wear?

A question I certainly ask a lot, but especially when it comes to the Innocent World Tea Pary in Vienna, which will be on 12. October. As I will travel a little the next two weeks, I had to finish my outfit before.
I had a vague idea, including an offwhite IW blouse and a made by me jsk with matching accessoires. So all I needed was a cardigan, since otherwise it would be too cold (the blouse is short-sleeved). So luckily I had some chocolate-coloured rib jersey left over, plus some of the brown lace trim I had used for the jsk.

For the special occasion ( I'm sooo looking forward to the Tea Party!), I coordinated the cardigan with the rest of the outfit (excluding accessories):

I used mother-of-pearl buttons with a golden ornamental frame. I had bought them once in Austria, so I thought, what would be more convenient?

I also really like the shape of the cardigan. I don't know if it's visible (maybe a little), but I included princess seams in the pattern.

Aww, so much pleasant anticipation! (^.^)