Monday, 8 April 2013

Artsy teaparty

Yesterday I hosted a teaparty with Kata. We had an art theme so we scetched portraits of each other. It was quite fun, so maybe we shoud do this again sometime.

I wore:

Headbow: Hennez et Mauritz
Shirt: Fan + friend modified by me
Pearl necklace: Emily Temple cute
Pearl braclets: From my grandmother and from a market seller
Over dress: Victorian maiden
Underskirt: I made it.
Socks: Sokos
Shoes: I bougth them from Mari

And here is a picture of my untamable petticoat (which I call Boris). After returning from Joensuu I have had this need to wear black and white. After quite a lot of colour (by my standards) I find it quite refreshing.

Okay that's all. Have some derp. 

Mademoiselle Parapluie

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Follow me on Blogloving

As google reader is shutting down, I made a blogloving for this blog too.

Mademoiselle Parapluie

Friday, 5 April 2013

My teaset: Asian red set with a fan-like pattern

Click to enlarge
 It's time to get back to my teaset-series. This time I chose to show you the Asian red set. I have three sets of cup, saucer, and a serving plate. It's actually one of my favorite sets and very dfferent from my other ones. 

 I bougth this set from the Vallila fleamarket, years ago and had the misfortune of shattering one of the plates while getting it home. Flowerthief fortunately glued it together so it is still usable.

Click to enlarge
This cup has a really simple shape which is counteracted by a very intricate pattern which covers the cup entirely, inside and out. The colour is reddish orange and is lined with gilding, making the patter even lovelier. The pattern and the bold colours give this set a really Edwardian feel which I like. 

In the center of the cup and plates is a black area covered with a gilded net and dots. The black balances the red shades of the set nicely. 

The handle of the cup is black with gold detailing tying it nicely to the other black accents of this set. It has an elegant curve though it is quite small making it harder to use than the handles of the lomonosov sets.

Click to enlarge
As you can see the bigger plate is less vibrant than the smaller one giving it a calmer, less strong appearance. It also has more black in it than the other pieces of this set.

Here is the stamp of this set. It is clearly Asian, probably Chinese as Japanese stamps feature mount Fuji. If someone can tell me more about I would be glad to hear. The cups don't have stamps.

It's a pitty that there are only three cups in this set for I don't get to use it too often with my friends. So I tend to use this set when I am having tea on my own.  It somehow works nicely with my glass teapot.

Thank you for reading. Next time I will show you one of me Lomonosov cups!

Mademoiselle Parapluie

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Guess what I did today?

Flowerthief loves his weird angles. I must admit it's quite cute...
So yesterday I returned from Easter in Joensuu. Yes I visited Mokkamaa again, no you're not getting any pictures (well maybe one. About my dog. And not in this post.) Anyways I of course did what I always do which means once again I went to the library! (I should really think other places to wear lolita... Maybe the museum).

I went for a sort of an old schoolish look today. Black and white is such a classic combination and the blouse just fits old school style quite perfectly.

I wore:

Hat: Vintage
Shirt: Baby the stars shine bright
Necklace: Ofelia market, I can't remeber the shop though.
Dress: Juliette & Justine
Stockings: Sokos
Shoes: Gabor

And I did my nails too. I like this style a lot.

Mademoiselle Parapluie.