Thursday, 15 August 2013

My bachelorette party.

So I was surprised with a bachelorette party. It was one of the nicest days of my life. The theme was the French revolution and I was the poor, unfortunate royalist queen.

Everybody had gone through so much trouble to organze this and I can not tell how grateful I am to have such good friends. 

Mari had even made this awesome game for us to play! It was so much fun.

And thus I lost my crown.

I wore

Hat: From a litlle boutique and customized with a holy bunch of tulle.
Shirt: Second hand
Dress: Juliette & Justine
Stockings: Seppälä
Shoes: Given to me by Mari
Rosette: Made by my lovely friends (It's the royalist colours)

I must thank my friends again for organazing this and especially Mari and Kata who did most of the work. I am more grateful and touched than I can put in words. 

Mademoiselle Parapluie.

Ps. No using the pictures then as Sanni took them.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Shopping tip: A very classy blouse.

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Recently (so recently infact that I haven't had the time to iron it) I purchased this blouse from H&M. It's from their new eforthless elegance line and in my opinion works quite nicely with lolita too. It is available at their site and probably in the shops too. 

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The blouse doesn't have many details but the ones it has are really nice, like the fabric covered buttons on the sleeves. As you can see fro this picture it is quit sheer so if one wishes to wear with a skirt a tank top of similiar ligth colour is recommended. The material is really breazy chiffon, perfect for layering in the cool autumn weather.

My favorite thing about this blouse is the collar. I love how it's not ruffled but it's pleated giving a neater more grown-up look. I am definitely going to wear this blouse a lot so be prepared to see it a lot and check it out for yourself too. It only comes in this colour but I think it will work in most lolita styles as it is very neutral off white with a little tone of dusty pink. 

Mademoiselle Parapluie

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Inspired by: Victorian times

It's not a secret that I love victorian fashion. It is one of my biggest inspirations. Even my final work at sewing school was inpired by Victorian fashion. So... Why not be inspired by it a bit more.


Once queen Victoria went to Scotland and suddenly tartan was in. Big time. There was even tartan wall paper.  Anyways, even in gross overdozes tartan is a lovely pattern and is a classic in both lolita and in every other style. Personally I really love tartan. I have atleast four tartan dresses and I would actually like to some have more. Especially something in silk or in similiar material. It would be so cool for those winter parties...

Inspired by: Victorian times 1

So here's my take on victorian tartan. Of course the boots were a must and will probably feature in all of these sets as I am already suoer excited about autumn. Also I'd like you to note that I didn't match everything and added some funky leg wear. Why? Because the leg wear during those times was seriousle crazy. Patterns could be anything.


Victorians had a really nice view of outer wear. Yes it meant coats, cloaks, capes and capelets but also light lace boleros, scarfs and so on. If  lady left her house even to go to her garden she would ideally wear some sort of jacket type item over her outfit be it the lacy breazy bolero or the heavy velvet coat.

So what does this mean in regards to lolita? Well break out the boleros and capelets and anything else you can think of! Layers time! Yay!

Inspired by: Victorian times 2

Here I chose a matching set of skirt and a bolero and combined it with  an underdress which will peak from under the skirt daintylly. At another pair of boots and pearls and an epic hat and you should be set.


 You didn't think that I would talk about victorian fashion and not talk about mourning did you? Not going to happen. I really like the aesthetics of victorian mourning. The veils, the black, the memento mori... 

For this mourning inspired look I of course picked a veiled hat and a very simple dress. Note that it has no lace. To add some sparkle a broach of black glass and daintyness with lace gloves a tights. And again I put boots in there.

So here's my take on victorianism. Feel free to put a corset underneath for that authentic feeling. And also I'd love to hear your ideas about victorian style (or any other era) coordinates. Would you rock a bonnet or add a dash of breazy tulle for that debutante style?

Mademoiselle Parapluie