Thursday, 27 February 2014

Don't you ever interrupt me while I'm reading book.

Hello dears!

On monday I visited the library first time in months. I have been simply too busy to enjoy my regular visits. In honour of this I naturally dressed up a bit. And what better to wear in a library than a book print.

Hat: From Estonia
Blouse: Vintage
Dress: Handmade by me
Necklace: Juliette & Justine
Shoes: Why do I always forget this?

I really love this fabric. Leather bound books are just so elegant and otherworldly. These are examples of victorian books and the maker of the print also has an Edwardian version.

I still wear my winter shoes even if there is hardly any snow ion the ground anymore. It's  still rather cold after all.

My new Juliette & Justine necklace, purchased at Hellocon (which I will talk with more detail soon).

Madame Parapluie

Friday, 14 February 2014

Lolita blog carnival: Romantic coordinate ideas

Hello dears!

This weeks lolita blog carnival is romantic coordinate ideas because it's Valentines day. In Finland it's not as much a romantic holiday as in some other countries, in fact we call it the Friends day. But of course couples do celebrate it quite romantically as well.

Will you be my floral valentine?

This outfit is for that romantic outing in a small but good restaurant. Flower theme of the looks gives a soft edge which is complimented by the red shoes and their heart motifs. Pearls add a touch of class to any look.

Homely maiden

This look is for that cozy night at home, maybe watching a movie and having some tea an treats. Soft slippers and velvet dress give this simple look a romantic twist. And ofcourse to look extra special for an extra special day some bling is in order. Maybe it's even a gift.

And finally for that super special outing, something I equate with romance instantly, gothic chic. Lots of airy chiffon makes this look perfect for dancing and the heels add a bit of drama to please that little Morticia Addams in all of us. Adorned with hearts and flashes of red, this is perfect for tango. 

Other participants:


Madame Parapluie

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Essentials of style

My Style Essentials

Good day lords and ladies. Today I decided to talk about my style essentials. As you know I am balancing on that fine line of gothic and classic lolita and nowadays my coordinates tend to be more on the classic side, although still quite dark. 

I prefere dark colours with some light additions like the Juliette & Justine Princesse du Pays Que Vous Rectifiez one piece clearly shows. I still love all black dresses (there is nothing more versitile than a little black dress) but currently my favourite type of fabric is tartan. It just gives such a cute, elegant air to any outfit. 

When it comes to fabrics I don't go for the cotton. I prefere velvets, laces and satins and silks to give my outfits that luxurious feel. Intricate patterns like the one on my unicorn dress are good too. 

As dresses go I like the ones with a waist seem and a big poOOofy hem. I have a few princess-line ones but those tend  to get a lot less use than the waist seamed ones. The long sleeve one piece is my option when I need to get the outfit done quickly. Just throw the dress on and you can walk out the door looking faboulous. With blouses my favourites are those with a standing collar and a huge bow. They are just adorable and classy at the same time. I do prefere long sleeves over short ones for I find them more elegant.

I tend to accesorize simply. I like hats and wear a lot of them. My favourite type is the humble cloche which gives an outfit a deligthful twenties wibe. If I am not wearing  hat then it's time to utilze the massive velvet bow or something decorated with  a bird skull. 
Socks in my opinion should remain simple, lacy at most. Printed socks I can't stand.  It's either the basic black tights or something lacy and deligthful (usually in black as well). 

With shoes heels are my way to go. I am quite short so few extra centimeters does not hurt. During winter I tend to use ankle boots or boots depending on the snow situation. During summer it's pumps all around. I love my Fluevogs dearly but Minna Parikka is almost as nice.
Quality over quantity is my way to go in both shoes and bags. I tend to use only two bags in all my coordinates. Either it's the basic black wonder of space (seriously I love it) or the Innocent world crown bag.

Other accessories I love to utilize are parasols (that can douple as umbrellas, this is Finland after all!), gloves (lace on summer, leather during winter!) and fans.

So darling readers that was my style essentials! I would be glad to hear yours so please share in the comments! 

Madame Parapluie