Friday, 29 June 2012

Doll house

Nukkekotini on noidanmökki jota asuttaa rouva Amalia Sääskimäki, kuuluisasta Sääskimäen noitasuvusta. Hän on erinomaisen lahjakas juomien keittäjä ja tällä hertkellä huolehtii neiti Keijuheinän terveydestä. Hänen lisäkseen mökin vakiasukkaita ovat kissa Hassutassu ja hra Hämähäkki.

My doll house is a witch's home who's occupant is madame Amalia Mosquihill from the famous witch family of Mosquihill. She is and excellent potionmaker and is currently taking care of the health of miss Fairyweed. Other occupants of the cabine are cat Sillypaws and mister Spider. 

Mademoiselle Parapluie

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Antique Doll

Tältä näytin tänään käydessäni kirjastolla hakemassa ison kasan klassista runoutta. Halusin näyttää vähän antiikkinukelta ja mielestäni se onnistui ihan hyvin.

This is how I looked today when I visited the library to get some nice poetry. I wanted to look like an antique doll  and completed the task pretty nicely.

Ylläni oli/I wore

Bonnet: Handmade by me
Paita/ Shirt: Second hand
Leninki/Dress: Juliette& Justine
Päivänvarjo/Parasol: Lumiebre
Laukku ja sukat/ Bag and socks: Offbrand
Kengät/ Shoes: Minna Parikka

Mademoiselle Parapluie

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Inspired by: The Addams women.

The Addams family oli alunperin sarjakuva, jota piirsi herra Charles Addams. Se kertoi melko erikoisen perheen ja normaalimaailman yhteentörmäyksestä. Myöhemmin sarjakuvasta tuli televisiosarja ja vielä myöhemin kolme elokuvaa. Kaikkien näiden esteettinen tyyli on viehättävän goottilainen ja runsas, siispä The Addams family käy hyvin myös inspiraationlähteeksi lolitatyyliin.

The Addams Family was originally a comic by mister Charles Addams. It was about a very pecuiar family confronting the normal everyday world. Later the comic was made into a tv-show and even later still into three movies. All of this have chamingly gothic style of aesthetics and as susch will be fine inspiration for lolitas too.


Mortician tyyli on hyvin ikoninen. Häntä on tituleerattu goottitytön arkkityypiksi ja yhdeksi suurista Femme Fataleista. Hän on elegantti, huoliteltu ja onnistuu vielä pitämään huolta perhesstään ja laajasta kasvikokoelmastaan. Useimmiten hän käyttää viehättävää leninkiä eleganttien korujan kanssa. Uudemmissa elokuvissa puvut ovat upeasti kirjailtuja mutta alunperin ne olivat hyvin koruttomia.

Morticia's stye is very iconic. She has been callad an archetype of the gothic girl and one of the great Femme Fatales. She is elegant, well groomed and is able to take care of her family and a grand collection of exotic plants. Most often she preferes a simple yet charming gown with elegant jewlery. In the newer movies the gowns are richly embroidered but in the earlier incarnations they are really quite simple. 

Morticia Addams

Kunnioittaakseni Mortician alkuperäistä yksinkertaisuutta valitsin hänestä inspiroituneeseen asuun elegantin leningin joka on (le gasp) hiukan seksikäs. Lisäsin asuun hunnutetun hatun, kivat avokkaat ja tietekin punaista huulipunaa.

To honour the original simplicity of Morticia's dress I chose a very simple design yet elegant and (le gasp) a bit sexy design for this one. I added a veiled hat, nice pumps and of course red lipstick and voila! Morticia was born.


Jos Morticia on goottitytön arkkityyppi Wednesday on hänen manttelinperijänsä.Siinä missä Morticia on eleegantti Wednesday on synkkeän suloinen ja yhtä huoliteltu kuin äitinsä. Yksinkertainan valkokauluksinen puku on viehättävä eikä Wednesday asustakaan sitä kovin kummoisesti. Tyyli on hurmaanvan yksinkertainen ja siihen on helppo lisätä erilaisia elementtejä.

If Morticia is an Archetype of a goth girl Wednesday is her heiress. Where Morticia is elegant, Wednesday is darkly cute and as well groomed as her mother. Her signature simple white collared dress is charming and her accessorizing is kept mimimum. It's a nice simple style and as such easy template for almost anything. 

Wednesday Addams

Wednesdayn asu oli helpoin lolistaa. Lähestulkoon joka brändiltä löytyy musta valkokauluksinen mekko ja nehän sopivat Wednesdayn tyyliin täydellisesti. Toin asuun hiukan lisää yksityiskohtia sievällä hiuskoristeella, kallorintaneulalla ja tyylikkäällä varjolla.

It was easiest to turn Wednesday into lolita. Every brand has atleast one black dress with white collar. I bruogth a bit of interest to the look by adding some nice details, like the skull broach, a cute headpiece and the elegant parasol.

Grandmama Addams 

Grandmama on perheen matriarkka ja hänen tyylinsäkin on vanhoillisempi... Siis perinteisemmän noitamainen. Ensimmäisessä sarjassa tyyli on muiden tapaan yksinkertainen mutta elokuvat ovat tehneet hänestäkin koristeellisemman. Grandmaman tyyli on siis runsas, kerrostettu ja hauska. Kaikista Addamsin naisista Grandmama on omalaatuisin.

Grandmama is the matriarch of the family and as such she has a very tradtional look. Very tradtionally Witchly that is. In first show the look was more simple but as time and budgets progressed her style got more intricate. Grandmama's style is full of detail, layered and fun. From all the Addams women she is the quirkiest. 

Grand mama Addams

Grandmaman lookista haluain runsaan. Siispä valitsin printillisen mekon ja ison hatun ja lisäsin joukkoon suunnattoman määrän koruja ja kerroksia. Asusta tuli ihan hauska vaikka se ehkä heilahtaa vähän dolly-kein suuntaan.

For Grandmama I wanted something intricate. So I choce a printed dress with a big huge hat and a wole bunch of jewlery and layers. This is a fun look though it has a very dolly-kei air to it.

We gladly feast on those who would subdue us.

Mademoiselle Parapluie

Monday, 25 June 2012

Geneeristä päivänasuilua

Tylsä peilikuva koska Kukkaisvaras ei ole kotona ja pukeuduin koska oli hiukan tylsää. 

A boring mirror picture because Flowerthief isn't home and I only dressed up to live things up a bit.

Ylläni oli/ I wore
Päähine/ Headdress: My dear Raakku who inspired the colours of this outfit
Paita/Shirt: Fairy wish
Mekko/ Dress: Innocent world
Loput/ The rest: Random. 

Mademoiselle Parapluie

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Ruusuja/ Roses

Ruusut ovat tunnetusti lempikukkani ja nyt niitä on kotonani aina. 

Roses are my favorite flower and now I have them always!

Mademoiselle Parapluie.

Friday, 22 June 2012

On lifestyle

 Ever since I got interested in lolita I knew I would be a lifestyle girl eventually. My idols were people like princess Skye who used to host the blog Princess portal or the Addam's family (Yes, they are goths but you can't say they arent't lifestylers). I loved and still love old fashioned manners, tea and all things beautiful and frilly. To me lolita is an important part of my way of life and as such I take it as a lifestyle.

To me being a lifestyler means first and foremost to always better oneself through reading, art and concentration on beutiful things and ideas. It means to be civilized, to be a fine lady. I know that in lolita one defines the lifestyle for oneself. If wearing pretty clothes and feeling pretty occasionally is lolita lifestyle for you by all means continue. The more there are pretty girls in the world the better.

I've already mentioned a couple of things that I feel make up my version of lolita lifestyle but feel that I could open some aspects of my lifestyle a bit more. No I haven't picked tea I believe there is more than enough said about that (and plenty more to come but that is another post). I hope these things will inspire anyone out there who is even a bit interested on lifestyle lolita.

Home decor is one of the things I consider to be utmost importance in my lifestyle. I wish to exist in a space that is aestheticly pleasing. To mwe that means antique and victorian details. I love planning new additions to our home with dear flowerthief and I love to organize the little details we both enjoy. Finding new decor inspiration is always a joy and dreaming what one would do if one could is an exercise I gladly partake. Currently I'm dreaming of a set of fluffy gorgeus pillows for our day bed... Maybe something I could embroider?

One of the most important parts of my lifestyle is reading. For lolitas I always recommend the classics and lifestories of insprational historical figures, but I read other things too. A whole lot of other things. One never knows where inspiration migth be lurking so having an open mind about reading is always a good thing. In this summer reading list I have things from classic authors such as Kennet Grahame to Star wars books and ofcourse fairytales. Reading for me is very calming and choosing some loliable authors can be and is fun. If nothing else Novala will always work, at least for me.

Speaking of Novala, I don't care what he says about friends but I couldn't be happy without mine. I think lolita is a social thing too. Picnics and teaparties with one's dolls and bears migth look nice on photoshoots but teaparties and picnics wit your equally frilly friends creates a bubble of lolitaness one can't but love. Talking about the newest brand releases, types of lace and actually about anything in life makes lolita feel much better. Even when one lives far away. That is why I have taken up letter writing again. It feels somewhat romantic to sit down to one's vanitytable and pick up a pen and some nice letter paper and write down your thougths for someone else to comment on her next letter. And letters are of course lovely to receive.

Culture and history mean a lot to me, weither it is a movie from my favorite director or visit to the local history museum. Personally I think culture lifts ones spirit and refreshes the mind opening new worlds and ideas. As a seamstress such inspiration is always wanted. culture for me is very simple, even something like reading old fairytales can be considered culture. And of course as a lolita I do love my fairytales. After all isn't making your life in to a fairytale in the core of every lolita?

When I was first starting out "Princess days" were a big deal for me. I lived far away from any other lolitas from my country so when ever I had one it made me feel especially lolita. I wore my favorite clothes (far fewer back then) and visited my favorite cafes and shops and generally did things that made me happy. I highly recommend this concept weither one chooces to have a cup of luxurious tea in her favorite cafe or a teahouse, or opts for a luxurious hot bath with her favorite scent. Feeling good is definetly an important part of any lifestyle.

To finnish I'd like to post some handy dandy links I hope will inspire every aspiring lifestyler out there.

Lolita handbook on lifestyle
Check out the 101 lifestyle ideas by Fatalfille. So cute. 

Lolita lifestyle-oriented forum

Lolita decor-tumblr

Sorry for my Finnish readers but this is only in English. But worry not I still do translations to most of my posts.

Mademoiselle Parapluie

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Muffinsseja! Muffins!

2 kananmunaa
1 teelusikallinen vaniljasokeria
1½ desilitraa sokeria
125 grammaa voita
1 3/4 vehnäjauhoja
1 teelusikallinen leivinjauhetta

Laita uuni kuumenemaan 200 celsisus-asteeseen. Mittaa ainekset kulhoon ja vatkaa pehmeäksi ja kuohkeaksi.
Jaa taikina muffinssivuokiin ja paista uunin keskitasossa 18-20 minuutin ajan. Reseptistä tulee noin 12 muffinssia.

Reseptillä saa tehtyä myös suklaamuffineja lisäämällä taikinaan tummaa kaakaojauhetta. 

2 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar
1½ desilitress of sugar
125 grams of butter
1 3/4 desilitres of flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder

Warm your oven to 200 degrees celcius. Measure the indegridients to a bowl and mix until soft and fluffy.
Portion the dough in to the muffin cups and cook in the middle part of the oven for 18-20 minutes. This makes about 12 muffins.

To make chocolate muffins add dark cocoa powder to the dough.