Samstag, 29. August 2015


Hi dolls,

so it seems like this is becoming a sickness, but lately I can't walk by something deer/antler/bambi-themed without buying it (>.<)

So since I love the band Rammstein, I couldn't resist with this bandshirt. I love love love the print, but it was only available as men's shirt, so I got it in the largest size available and turned it into a dress.

Of course, I couldn't *just* turn it into a dress without further embelishments. I think Rammstein have their very own aesthetic, especially when it comes to stage outfits and CD covers, which I tried to incorporate into the design.

The shoulder straps and the logo are made of fake leather. Especially the logo was a lot of work, I had to start over three times until I was halfway satisfied with the workmanship. It's still not 100% perfect, but I just hope no one will look too closely.

I used large metal rings and rivets to assemble all the pieces. The jersey from the shirt is quite thick and of good quality, but for good measure I reinforced the parts where the straps are attached with double-sided interface and an additional layer of jersey.

I sewed the lower part of the logo on the dress, so part of the cross is not see-through. This has several intentions, for one increased stability, but also to hide the bra band, and lastly just as a design element. The Rammstein logo is so geometrically perfect, which is very satisfying on one hand, but on the other hand I needed this little interruption.

I have no idea how to pose in a dress like this, so I just tried *something*
Shoes are by Demonia

Speaking of bras, I found out that the one strapless bra I bought ages ago still fits me (miraculously), so I didn't even had to buy a new one. I cut the sides of the dress a bit lower so the band can peek through (so hipster ^^), but the shoulder strap design obviously calls for a strapless bra.

I'm really happy with how it turned out, and probably the best part about it is how incredibly comfortable it is - after all, it's still an oversized t-shirt (*_*)

Dienstag, 25. August 2015

Awaiting Autumn

Hi dolls,

autumn is my second-favourite season, right behind winter, and I'm already looking forward to colder days, when the air is crisp and the leaves are changing. In order to be able to dress accordingly, I wanted to make a dress with a fall print for my label Medusa Couture.

Since foxes go so well with autumn colours and are simply adorable, I also wanted some foxes on the print, and the super talented artist Amanda Mullins (check out her page!) did an amazing job when she drew the print for me.


I made a jumperskirt and a skirt and named the print Artemis, after the greek goddess of wilderness and hunt (and some more things, like protector of girls and women, so she's pretty awesome (^.-) ).


I was happy when I found this great yellow chiffon which goes so well with the print, and I used it to make ruffles and embellishments.
It seems like I'm slowly adding more yellow to my wardrobe ever since I bought the Deers in the Mist jsk, and also the Erato print has some yellow in it.

Dienstag, 11. August 2015


Hi dolls,

I'm travelling a lot at the moment and in the near future, for vacations and lolita conventions, and in between I'm glued to the sewing machine, all of which makes me very very happy (^.^)
However, there are some purchases I made this summer that I haven't shown you, which I'd like to catch up on before I forget it (if you follow my instagram you've already seen them though).

fox bag from modcloth

shoes from modcloth

shoes from ebay

I also have an outfit to share with you! I had the chance to dress up a bit on sunday (^.^) I feel like this outfit represents my current style and preferences quite well, and it makes me happy how effortless I can put it together - after purchasing and selling many many garments, my wardrobe has finally reached a somewhat coherent state, yay! (*.*)

hat: decorated by me
lace bolero: ebay
jsk: Innocent World
shoes: Deichmann

Samstag, 8. August 2015

Book Challenge July

Hi my dear readers,

the best thing about summer (in my opinion) is that I can read whatever books I like, so naturally I wouldn't let that opportunity pass! (^.^)

So those are the books I read in July!

M.R.Carey - The Girl with all the Gifts (English, 461p.)

A friend of mine recomended this book to me, and I wasn't disappointed; it features zombies and strong female lead characters, what more could you wish for? I found it hard to believe it's actually written by a male writer, especially since it reminded me in some points of Twilight (concerning the content of the story, it's not a negative critique or anything).

G. Lakoff & M. Johnson - Leben in Metaphern (German, 272p.)

Originally, this book was written for the English language, so in the German traduction, some of the phrases used as examples confused me a bit (although I was surprised how well the theories could be adapted to the German language). However, other than that it's a very insightful book, if you're interested in language or psychology (or both), you might find it worth reading too!

Markus Zusak - Der Joker (German, 448p.)

- A book written by an author with your same initials

I've read The Book Thief before and I absolutely adore the author's writing style. This is the story of a young man who stops a bank robber and thereupon recieves indvidual playing cards, of which each one leads him to different people to whom he has to deliver messages. Although the ending is quite predictable and the forth wall is being broken (an element I'm not particularly fond of), I love how the story is composed!

I didn't get much further on my book challenge, but after all, I enjoy reading because of the sake of reading, rather than checking off points from a list as fast as possible (^.^)