Thursday, 25 December 2014

Happy Yule!

I wore:

Headdress: Handmade
Blouse: Fan+Friend modified
Dress: Innocent world
Shoes: Barbara Pucci
Muffler: Antique

This I am spending holidays at home with my husband. Yesterday night we had Christmas dinner as it's the custom in Finland to celebrate on Christmas eve. 

Afterwards we played Disney monopoly. I naturally won.

We ended the evening with Nightmare before Christmas which I always try to watch during yuletide as it is one of my favourite Christmas movies.

Madame Parapluie

Monday, 15 December 2014

Gift ideas for lolitas, the internet edition


A piece of lolita related or othervise pretty art work would be very cute especially a framed piece. If one can't draw very well there are hundreds of artist online that sell prints or even originals in fairly good prices. 

Maruka illustration has charming lolita themed prints for even more macabre tastes. I really love the Playtime not Over-print.
Little tree sprout: Really cute illustrations of different kinds. I especially like the pencil sketch styles she has.
Imagine and do: A Finnish artist who makes charming colouring pages for adults. Also she designed a lovely print for Cloudberry lady

Tea or anything related

Tea is always a good gift. There is endless options to suit even the pickiest taste and any budget. And if the giftee has already quite a collection of delicious teas there is always a chance of delighting her with pretty cup or tea service.

Tea for All Reasons has a wonderful selection of cleverly named teas which would definitely satisfy any picky taste. Their Downton abbey collection is especially enticing.
Dammann Freres A traditional French tea house with very nice blends. My favourite tea was from this house but it was discontinued. The online shop only takes credit cards.
Romancing the teapot carries charming lace patterned teapots and cups. Their tea for one sets are truly charming.


There are never enough good accessories. Jewelry, head thingies and anything small and frille will surely please any frilly lady.

Closet Child is the classic place to get anything lolita related, used and at a reasonable price. You might not find exactly what you are looking for but the selection is wide.
Lily of the Valley Charming jewelry and headpieces and nice gloves. Her jewelry is really charming and quite well made.

So dear readers! What are your best lolita gift tips this year? Any shops you'd recommend or any ideas to share? I'd love to hear what you have to say about this.

Madame Parapluie

Monday, 1 December 2014

If I were a goddess

Kaino challenged me to tell you what kind of goddess I would be so here comes!

"If I Were A God..." -challenge!

Rules are as follows:

1. Tag back to the person who tagged you.
2. Answer the questions.
3. Add a question if you come up with a good one.
4. Challenge five other bloggers.

Mari got it pretty right when she said I would be the Epic Vampire Goddess of Night, Moon and Starry Skies. I would also add that if you suffer from insomnia that's probably my doing. Why should I an All powerful goddess be the only one who can't sleep? I am also a bit mischievous so all sorts of pranks will be something my followers have expect. 
As a goddess I would ride a huge black unicorn with bat wings to battle every night to overpower the hateful sun and give my followers the calm coolness and soothing darkness of the night. I would also have a flock of bats as pets and messengers to carry out my holy orders. If I were heavenly pissed of I probably would stop the sun coming up (What? It's a star too and thusly a part of my domain.) 

1. The global warming thingy will kill lots of stuff. You get to save one species and have to kill another. Which ones and why?

I would save dogs because puppies are adorable and kill those nasty little bug thingies that bite you and make nasty itchy bumps everywhere. I think the English term is Black flies. I hate those buggers. 

 2. Ok, since you are playing god, make a prayer your worshipers would have to pray every evening.

"Oh queen of darkness 
Silent and swift
Slay the sun 
and raise the night
so those who oppose thee
will fall to dreams. 

Of queen of darkness
merciful and kind
My blood I offer thee
so thine essence will inspire me"

I don't know if it would do much help to you mortals though but no one can blame you for trying.I would. Latin might work better though. I am a bit fancy that way.

3. Nice and poetic that one. Now, any sacraments you would want to have?

The giving of the beautiful virgins to nourish thine goddess.
Making sure thou art wearing clothes of good quality and fit. I will not have shabby looking followers.
Wearing of the night sky. (It makes a very sparkly dress) 
Bringing of the night eternal and the end of the world

4. I like this theme. Three annual ceremonies that would be held to celebrate you?

The hateful day of the undying sun

This celebration would take the place of midsummer as it is the only day your goddess can not overpower the sun. It would be celebrated by staying indoors locking every window and putting on thick heavy curtains to keep out the noise of the foolish who celebrate the sun. 
On this day your goddess expects to be given beautiful parasols to fend of the hateful sun. 

Night of horrors and love

Set on october 31st  this is the most romantic celebration in the schelude as this is the day your goddess deigned to marry one of her most loyal followers (from now on known as the Darling one). Gentle mischief would be expected to take place but your goddess will be too busy celebrating her anniversary to notice much off it.  
On this day it would be good to sacrifice black silk dresses and other black shiny items to your goddess. And make sure their quality is impressive or else I might go back to my old habit of dining from Beautiful virgins. 

The undisturbed night of starry skies

The longest night of the year which I personally would decorate with the  most wonderful array of stars, comets and perfect moonlight to shine with the pure white snow.
This is the only night of the year that I would expect the sacrament of gi
ving of the Beautiful virgins all though it is appreciated on other nights as well. If any virgins aren't available I will accept any nice gothy boots, shiny sparkly black purses and black lace dresses given that the items meet my expectations of quality.

5. Just in case you become a god, what sacrifices we mortals should offer for you for a good weather and such benefits?

I will accept Beautiful virgins, black silk, lace or velvet dresses, bejeweled purses, super nice shoes (black), puppies and kittens and books. Books are good but if you dare give me Twilight I will personally rip out your jugular. 

6. Since there are the five of you playing gods, check each others blogs and tell us what kind of gods you think the others would be like according to their blogs.

Caramea: I have nothing to say against her own ideas. I would just add the powers of taking away good lace if you heavenly piss her of and the ability to walk in any heels no matter how high. 

Rinna: She would be the goddess of antique lace, ethical garments and spending money rationally. Her  powers would be giving that little voice of ration when you are thinking of buying something you do not need, being the little voice that says that buying antique lace is truly reasonable and reminding you of the almost exactly the same dress in your wardrobe.

Asio otus: The lady of impeccable make up and super nice wigs ruling over the domain of poofy petticoats guarded by her guard turtles and the cat Baisy. Her power would be to always succeed in putting on makeup and poofing up the petticoats. She rides a giant turtle. 

Elfie: The high queen of the faerie, and the flower growing ballerina. Where ever she dances during spring flowers will grow and where ever she dancing during autumn you will see fairy rings of mushrooms appear. She is the kind goddess of growth and daintyness. 

7. With which god of the other four would you most likely ally yourself with if needed?

With Caramea of course. Our combined powers would wreck such glorious mischief and sometimes it's nice to look when the world burns. 

8. Since there are five to choose from to worship, why would your supporters choose you?

I'm easy to please and you get to stay up late. Also glittery black things and vampire fiction. I would also be willing to give you ride on my black bat winged unicorn if you asked nicely enough. 

9. Tempting! What rules should the followers of your cult follow?

1. Thou shalt stay up at night so thine goddess has someone to talk to.
2. Thou shalt carry a parasol at all times during the hateful day to shield thine self from the even more hateful sun.
3. Thou shalt not make sexual advances when they are not wanted or We thine goddess shalt become very unpleasant. 
4. Thou shalt wear garments and accessories of good quality and proper fit. We shalt not have shabby followers.
5. Thou shalt drink the absinthe the darling one offers thee for it is an honour. 
6. Thou shalt not bully thine fellow worshipers or We shalt become very unpleasant. 
7. Thou shalt engage in mischief against thine enemies.
8. Thou shalt keep our holy days and sacraments
9. Thou shalt not were a more beautiful silk dress than we or more sparkly black accessories. 
10. Thou shalt stargaze every week to appreciate our work.

10. How would you end the World when the time comes? Your take on the apocalypse?

I would wrap the world into the night eternal and look as everyone freezes to death with some amusement. Then I would swiftly judge the people to find out if they belong in heaven or hell.

11. Ok, the World is ending, what will you offer as the after life?

Oh it would be so beautiful. Everyone would look stylish and classy and wear clothes of impeccable quality and have proper manners. There would be nice things to consume and peace all around. Naturally the hateful sun would be gone and we would always have calming moonlight or serene starlight and it would never be too cold to enjoy it. Everyone would have moonlit picnics and midnight tea parties. 

Unless of course you ended up in hell where the sun will eternally scorch you wearing the coarsest polyester garments and scratchy underwear. The only drink allowed would be dismally over brewed tea and sleep would be nonexistent. My little demons would beat those fallen to hell with parasols and laugh as they do it. The Hell is of course for those people who managed to piss me of. 

And I shall tag the following people: Shena, Amy, Redtonic, ShaDow and Karakuri. Have fun. I won't add any questions. because I can't think of good one right now. 

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Mallihaku muotinäytökseen!

Mallihaku The Carnival of Decadence-muotinäytökseen ensi vuoden Helloconissa on avattu. Jos olet kiinnostunut mallaamaan hakuohjeet löytyvät täältä!

Kaikki kipinkapin hakemaan!

Madame Parapluie, apujärjestäjä. 

Monday, 27 October 2014

Halloween teaparty at Kata's

Last saturday I took part on Halloween party at Kata's The theme was dolls and everybody had created awesome doll outfits! The food was delicious as usual and we had a lot of fun.

Kata has such cute teacups.

Kata and me

Sanni, me and Lauren

The Bonnet brigade.

And now we shall commence the epic Chili spam as Kata's little kitten Chili absolutely stole everyone's heart by being utterly adorable.

I guess she wanted some treats too. 

I wore

Bonnet, dress: Handmade by me
Blouse: Dear celine
Bonnet decorations: From here and there.
Wristcuffs: Atelier pierrot
Ring: Lahden Kultasepän talo (My wedding ring :p)
Shoes: Wonders

Thank you to Kata for hosting the teaparty! I had such nice time and hope to meet all of the girls again soon.

Madame Parapluie

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Teaparty time!

The girls came over yesterday to have a nice little tea party and to add their pages to the scrap book we are collecting to Misako Aoki. We had so much fun. Thank you for everyone who came. 

I wore:

Headdress: Baby the stars shine bright
Blouse: Vintage
Necklace: Kalevala koru
Dress: Alice and the pirates
Stockings: Sokos
Shoes: Barbara Pucci

Madame Parapluie

Friday, 10 October 2014

Lolita blog carnival: Create your own lolita substyle

Vampire lolita

Vampire lolita is substyle that takes much from gothic lolita, adds a generous dose of romantic goth aesthetic and mixes with classic horror movie glamour.  Wearer wouldn't stand out at the set of Dracula or Interview with the Vampire.

This style uses lot of jewel colours like ruby, emerald and sapphire but also black, wine and navy. The fabrics are luxurious velvets, shining brocades and floaty chiffons. 
Chiffon or lace blouses give just the right romantic addition to this opulent look and add a touch of vampiric sensuality to one's outfit.A slightly more decollete is recommended but not necessary.

When it comes to aaccessoriessomething with a slight macabre touch is really the best option. Vampire bite necklaces, black lace gloves and large veiled hats go with Vampire lolita perfectly. And of course no vampire is completely ready without a proper parasol to ward of that fiendish sunlight.
Shoes should be extremely elegant, somewhat Victorian and preferably heeled. Ankle boots, dainty pumps and full goth boots will definitely work.

As for make up dark lips and pale skin are recommended and dark eye make up encouraged. Inspiration can be taken from such femmes fatales as Morticia Addams, Theda Bara and any of the ladies of Tim Burton. (Well... Maybe not the Red queen...)

One can't really list good brands to buy items for this look but Moi-même-moitié will have nice blouses, most classic brands carry appropirate dresses along with Atelier Pierrot and Lumiebre has good options for the parasol lover.  Accessories can be easily found from the collections of Alchemy Gothic, vintage stores and Etsy.

Lolita blog carnival Facebook group: Here

Lolita blog carnival is group for lolita bloggers to share ideas through these posts and in our Facebook group. If you wish to join read our rules and contact one of the moderators. 

Other participants

Sleeping sweets

Madame Parapluie

Tuesday, 7 October 2014


My husband got me Bunny Bear as an early anniversary present. She is so big and so cute, I love it so much. I can already tell taht most of the time she is going to sit next to my teddybears on the sofa but I always did believe in bringing some lolita to ones decorating. 

Without the hood. The bear ears are cute too but I'll probably keep the hood on most times. It's a bit cuter that way. 

The Baby logo has a cute little diamond on it. 

Just look at the darling laser eyes...

Madame Parapluie

Saturday, 20 September 2014

10 signs of autumn, the lolita version

1. Closet child will publish its coats page along with the brand collections of coats.

2. One will find it is incredibly important to read Kamikaze girls again. (And thusly becomes inspired to wear old school coordinates)

3. Muted colours become all the rage once more.

4. Parasols magically turn into umbrellas. 

5. Suddenly everyone is wearing ankle booties. And cardigans or knits. With fur collars to look more cuddly and warm. 

6. Alice and the pirates releases the annual Halloween print declaring  the halloween season open. Everyone will buy a massive lace adorned witch hat.  

7. Summer sales are over. And the wait for the next lucky bag season begins. 

8. Florals will slowly disappear from the print circuit and get replaced by plaid, crowns, teddy bears, books or chocolate. 

9. The hunt for the perfect pair of gloves will begin.

10. Someone will try to host the last summer picnic. Sun decides to shine as during summer when ever there has been a picnic it has been raining. 

What signs of autumn have you, my dear readers seen lately? Feel free to add to my list in the comments or make your own!

Madame Parapluie 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Simple Houndstooth dress.

Recently I finished this simple jumperskirt. I wanted something almost ETC-like or Chanelish and decided not to add lace or frills. Just a really nicely cut dress from a cute fabric. I chose a patter with a really small sweet heart neckline and a seam at the waist and a pleated hem.

I really love this pattern. It's so cute and so elegant at the same time. 

Pleats are so pretty.

Madame Parapluie.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Lolita blog carnival: The picture that made me fall in love with lolita

So this was it. That dress is still my ultimate dream dress and that elegance still enchants me. I was interested in lolita before I saw this picture but this one sealed the deal, killed the old me and allowed the new on to be born. 

Lolita blog carnival Facebook group

This weeks participants:

Monday, 1 September 2014

Witching hour

When Tiia visited last saturday she brought her doll Susie with her to meet with my Héloise. Naturally we took a whole bunch of photos of the girls.

Madame Parapluie

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Daily outfit vol. I don't even care

Tiia visited today so naturally I dressed up.

I wore:

Blouse: Fan+Friend modified by me
Dress: Innocent world
Shoes: Cloudberry lady

I also tried a new hairstyle. I quite like and might do it again even though it's a pain to keep it from my face. 

Madame Parapluie

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Cloudberry lady Bat shoes

Recently I purchased the lovely Bat shoes from Cloudberry lady and I must say they are absolutely fabulous. The shoes are leather and hand made in Finland. The design is just so wonderfully gothy and whimsical without being utterly stompy. There is this daintiness in them I like a lot. I love them. 

Madame Parapluie