Saturday, 23 March 2013

La bibliothèque

It was once again time for a visit to the library. And once again I dressed up. I have said it many time but I will say it once more. To me libraries are a great place of inspiration. I absolutely love reading and books. Books are cool. Today I pickedsome moomins (in french because I need to practice), some regency era zombies and of course some wee free men. My tastes are a bit eclectic... Oh well.

I wore:

Hat: From Estonia
Blouse: Second hand
Bolero and bag: Innocent world
Dress: Handmade by yours truly.
Shoes: Oh dear I forgot again

Mademoiselle Parapluie

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Hellocon: Fashion show pictures and video

So couple of weeks ago I attended Hellocon the first lolita specific convention in Finland. It was lovely! I was a model for one of the fashion shows and found the other program infinitely interesting, especially the lolita and feminisism panel.

Here is my show outfit. I wore:

Horn: Essin maailma
Roses: H&M and Moi même moitié
Shirt: Fan + friend, modified
Dress: Hand made by me
Socks: Cyber shop
Shoes: Barbara Pucci

As you can see I twinned with Mari.

Coming later: My shoppings from the convention and pictures from the official photo corner.

Mademoiselle Parapluie

Friday, 8 March 2013

Lolita blog carnival: My favorite type of accessory.

Yes, it is the parasol. I absolutely love parasols. They are elegant, ladylike and romantic. Most of my parasols douple as umbrellas so they are rather practical too (If I only used them as umbrellas :p). The parasol has this old fashioned elegance to it which gives a new kind of charming air to any outfit.

My other favorite type of accessory is the hat. I love bonnets, cloches, berets and so on. I think hat gives and outfit a mature, demure look that can't be achieved by a traditional headdress or a bow. Also it gives more protection from the elements which can be pretty brutal in Finland.

Other participants

Mademoiselle Parapluie

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Lolita blog carnival: Spring wishes about lolita.

I really had to think about this one as I don't really like spring, although I must admit that I love some accessories that the warming weather allows. I love parasols and fans, and of course huge hats, for they all give an outfit an antiqueted air. But once again I have lost myself to tangent so let's get to business

Wishes for spring.

This spring I hope lolita sifts toward a more elegant, calm and collected mode. I would like to see simple florals, all over lace fabrics and stripes and cute elegance of yesteryear. I have really fallen back in love with some old school favorites even though modern lolita has its charms too. Generally a move toward classic lolita would be utterly lovely.

In itemsvise I'd love to see more jackets as they are both cute and elegant and simply to awesome to leave in to shadows. A jacket gives a mature air to any outfit, especially with a large bowtie blouse. Jackets should really be seen more often. I have already two jackets so atleast in my spring wardrobe, they will be a staple. Other things I'd like to see make an appereance are two toned ankle boots which are in my opion quite adorable, full sized hats (other than berets) and neutrally coloured tigths with simple patterns.

Other than fashion I would love to see more events as Helsinki Lolita convention was such a success. Something like the great teapartys we see around the world, or other fun get togethers or meet-ups. Maybe I'll organize one again.

As for my personal style I wish to continue adding classical elements to my look and balancing them with my macabre accessories and more gothic tastes.

And the lolita blog carnival is back! I have been really busy lately so I haven't had time to participate but this week I finally managed! Here is our facebook group!

Other participants:

Thank you for reading!

Mademoiselle Parapluie