Monday, 28 January 2013

Museums and libraries.

On Saturday I went to Helsinki to see Tiia and Mari. We went tosee the Made in Helsinkin 1700-2012 in Hakasalmi villa. It was lovely. I loved the dresses and hats and other fabric items and of course the furniture. The exhibiton wa truly deligthful, although I didn't like the 1970s part too much. If you are in Helsinki area go see this thing. 

Massive coffeepot

Buttons and tassels
Opera purse

On saturday I wore:

Hat, blouse, watch: Vintage
Dress: Innocent world (One of my first dream dresses *-*)
Necklace: Etsy
Shoes Wonders
Groupshot in Ghost town

After the museum we went to have tea at Tiia's place. Her room was so cute and lovely, and she brews tea perfectly! I hope to visit her again soon.

Today I went to the library with Sanni. I found lovely books about decorating and history, even a Faberge photo book! 

My outfit today:

Hat, shirt: Vintage
Scarf: Offbrand
Dress: Juliette & Justine
Shoes: Wonders

Mademoiselle Parapluie

Wednesday, 23 January 2013


Sanni and I had another photoshoot which is always such good fun. She is very talented. Here is her blog if you wish to see more of her work: Link

I wore:

Hat: vintage, modified by me.
Shirt: Fan+friend, modified by me (and an IW waist ribbon as a bow.)
Dress: Handmade by me
Shoes: John Fluevog
Socks: Random

Mademoiselle Parapluie

Ps. Mimushka is a pet name that Flowerthief likes to use. I like it.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Lolita blog carnival: If I had a lolita themed cafe...

My lolita cafe

My lolita teahouse would be rather the eccentric place. The decor woul feature old tapestry designs, mismatched antique chairs and tables and dolls, teddy bears and other old oddities. My teasets would be as eclectic as the decor.

The menu would feature differents  sorts of sweet treats, chocolate deligths and salty snacks, and of course tea in many many blends, classic and new. It could be had either brewed to pefection in a pot or in a samovar. My menu would change with the seasons to match the current ambience. During summer strawberries and fresh fruit, spice cakes and ginger breads during winter.

The wait staff would wear simple coordinates of black and white one pieces and victorianesque shoes with their choice of simple headwear and maybe aprons to protect the clothes against spills.

Lolita blog carnival facebook group

Other participants

Carnivale salte ~ A life in disguise ~ Annie old  fashioned ~ Hello batty
 Suns in our hands ~ Beyond Kawaii ~ A lace jail
 Sweet and simple ~ Let them eat cake ~ Geisha baby ~ F yeah lolita
Lace a la Mode ~ Makelovely's blog

Mademoiselle Parapluie