neděle 15. dubna 2018

New Sewing Book + DIY pants + Creativemesse München 2018

Hi, my dear readers ♥

After the last year's success at CreativeMesse München (creative fair), we decided to go there again together with Rommily and Kathi ♪ 

This time we knew what to expect and I was really looking forward to buy some yarn at Tausendschön's stand again... but I ended up being pretty dissapointed about this one - they didn't have all these pretty yarns at all ! It looks like they only took a few leftovers with them (each skein was different colorway) and a wall full of Malabrigo (but that's quite easy to order online and not what I was going for), atop of  that their stand was really small so I just looked around and went to look at other stuff ...

What I absolutely didn't expect to buy and get excited about was SEWING BOOK and FABRICS ?! I thought I'm done with sewing, I don't enjoy it as much as I used to - except from upcycling stuff... but - suddenly - while searching for book with hand lettering alphabet, I stumbled upon Hosen nähen - schön, leich, schnell - with 16 sewing patterns, tutorials and videos online for the more complicated designs. Usually I'm not really interested in sewing books, but this one has a lot of loose pants, sweatpants and most importantly LEGGINS pattern, so I had to buy it :)
Also I couldn't leave without fabric, especially with so many stands around selling really cute prints and materials... I went for organic cotton jersey in grey with black dandelion print and light summer fabric in dark blue with... eh dandelions :D 

Aside from unexpected fabric shopping I also had to stop by my favourite SommerAbend to buy even more stamps to my already big collection ♥ I got the alphabet book from Frau Annika, potion bottle, cute mori pendant with squirrel and acorn ...and a few gluten-free cookies from the most unfriendly lady at the whole fair ... (but they were delicious!)

Being really excited about all my new sewing stuff, I just had to make the first pair of pants right on the next day ! I started with pattern called "Hose mit Gummibund / Pants with elastic waistband" and used the summer dark blue dandelion fabric, lightbox, papers from my life drawing sketchbook for pattern tracing and various leftovers of elastic bands I could find at home :D

The explanation in the book of how to make each pair of pants is not really clear and you need some experience with sewing pants (which I don't really have, so I freaked out a few times), but somehow I managed to do it and after the whole day of tracing, cutting and sewing I had my very first pair of pants according to my new book ! And I'm super-happy about them ♥

When I finished these pants, temperatures were still below zero and everything was covered in snow... now it's finally warm and love wearing them ♥

I hope you' re all doing fine !
Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥

neděle 8. dubna 2018

Winter Rosengarten

Hi, my dear readers ♥

After ages here's another lolita outfit post ! I know they are very rare lately, but hopefully there will be more opportunities and also better weater to wear lolita fashion again soon :)

In February, girls from Nürnberg came for visit and we couldn't pick a "better" day for our meet-up. After a few days which almost looked like winter is slowly over, snow storm arrived and it was snowing the whole day with a lot of traffic jams and highways covered in snow... but fortunatelly girls arrived quite on time and we spent the whole day sitting, eating and chatting at Rosengarten restaurant ♪

I finally had a chance to wear my new "The voice from the other side" skirt from Lady Sloth and decided to go for a bit more OTT "witch" lolita - which sounds pretty ita, I know :D Since the temperatures were around zero I thought I can wear a wig again after a while and also a hat - which happened to be the best decision ever, because the snow couldn't hit my face and destroy my make-up ! (need to remember this trick for the next winter)

Appart from the skirt I was wearing my usual "old" stuff and discovered how PERFECTLY my Ouija necklace from Omnia Oddities matches with the skirt ♥

While we were sitting in the restaurant the snow covered everything with a thick layer all around the park and we just had to take the opportunity to do some "Narnia-like" photos :) here are some really nice shots done by dear Deddi ♥

I hope you're all doing fine ♪
Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥

pondělí 26. března 2018

Gut • Wahr • Schön

Hi, my dear readers ♥

In January I saw some posters with The Birth of Venus from Bouguereau around Munich with invitation to Gut • Wahr • Schön exhibition. Of course it caught my eye and we decided to give it a try on one of our Sunday museum/gallery adventures ♪ We had to be quick, because the exhibition was coming to its end ! It took place at Kunsthalle München a new place for us - it's right in the city center, but we've never been there before ! 

I had no idea what to expect from the exhibition, I only somehow knew it will be good. And it was more that just good IT WAS AMAZING ♥ The exhibition was showing works from 19th century Musée d´Orsay, most of which have never been shown in Germany before *o* So unique !

I loved every single painting, but there were two special ones which touched my art-loving soul the most - seeing Dante and Virgil by William-Adolphe Bouguereau in real life was something incredible ! IT'S SO HUGE AND BEAUTIFUL ! I love the painting so much, because it has such a powerful energy, emotions, bright red colours and absolutely perfect anatomy ♥ (I had to buy a poster at the gallery and now these two boys are hanging out at my wall forever!)

The second painting which I couldn't stop starring at was La Légende Bretonne by Edgar Maxence ♥ I've never seen this work before ! It's so magical and has beautifuly mysterious fairytale atmosphere, it also has the most Hogwarts frame, so I'm a bit suspicious that without some anti-muggle spell the painting is probably moving and instead of Musée d´Orsay, it was borrowed from Beauxbatons ...

And here are some more photos of displayed paintings I took ♪

 (except this one is tapestry, not painting)

The thing I like about Kusnthalle München is that they are very modern and social-media-friendly :) for example - at the end of exhibition there's a mirror with official hashtag written on it, to save people from taking bathroom selfies :D Also there was Birth of Venus 3D replica made of paper with missing Venus, where everyone could feel like her at least for one photo :D 

Oh and here's my outfit of the day ♥

I hope you're all doing fine ♪
Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥

neděle 18. března 2018

Dark Infection

Hi, my dear readers ♥

Now this is something I haven't posted in ages - gothic party outfit ! I know it doesn't look like that, but we're still going to gothic parties from time to time. And even though I don't buy any new pieces I still enjoy dressing up in ripped fishnet tights, all black everything, put ton of black eyeshadows on my face and dance like crazy on Combichrist :D

Dark Infection is my favourite party in Munich, sadly it's happening only once in a year because of the special DJ guest who is one and only Udo Wiessmann ♥ I just love his noisy industrial sets, so loud my ears are ringing the whole day after :D

On the same day we went grocery shopping, next to our local Kaufland is Takko and I always have to take a look what's new... and suddenly I saw this PERFECT shiny silver Blade Runner-like jogging jacket and had to buy it - I HAD TO

So here's my party outfit with bit more "special" make-up than I usually wear.
(I miss those days when I looked like this on daily basis, but now I'm too old lazy for it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ )

jacket - Takko
shorts - BlackMilkClothing
shoes - Vagabond

I hope you're all doing fine !
Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥

neděle 4. března 2018

We're just getting started

Hi, my dear readers ♥

Winter is never really outfit-photos-friendly, since it's dark most of the time and when it isn't, it's too cold to look pretty, so I just wear a lot of layers and have no mood for taking photos. But sometimes I'm lucky, the light is good so I can dress up a bit and take a few photos before going out.

One day I stumbled upon this great t-shirt in Takko and just couldn't leave it there even though I have enough shirts already. Because NEGAN ! We've been watching The Walking Dead since the start, sometimes it's great, sometimes it sucks a lot, but I still love it, I just can't get enough of zombies and the episode with Negan's Lucille vs. Glenn's head is legendary and one of my favourites (I'm terrible, I knooow) :D

t-shirt, cardigan - Takko
shorts - BlackMilk Clothing
tights - C&A
shoes - NewRock

I took this photo before we went to local shopping centre and I stepped into iStore for the first time in my life (ha ha, I know) to take a look at iPadPro to see what's all this hype about. I really wanted to try Procreate and guess what... I LOVE IT SO MUCH ♥ I can't wait to get my hands on it ! I plan to buy iPadPro for myself in New York this spring (◔◡◔) ho ho ♪

I hope you're all doing fine !
Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥

pondělí 26. února 2018

Cardinia Wrap

Hi, my dear readers ♥

In January I finally finished knitting "Cardinia" wrap from Ambah O'Brien, which I started in the middle of September :D No, it wasn't that complicated, I was just working on 100 other things and this became mostly my traveling project for car, waiting or  knitting while chatting with friends at café :)

The reason why I picked such a simple pattern was this yarn ! I was asked to help Czech yarn-dyer Lovespunning with logo design and business cards and accepted yarn as payment ♥ I picked this super-cute space pink colorway and wanted to use it on project where it will stand out. Cardinia wrap looked perfect for this idea and so I combined it with "Highlighter" from Hedgehog Fibres, which I bought at Stephen&Penelope when we were in Amsterdam :) Colourful neon combo - perfect match with my grey winter coat and visible on bike in winter days ♪

I'm really happy about the finished shawl ! It looks so good and it's very easy to wear ♥

we took these photos at the statue Friedensengel - Angel of Peace :) which is a very popular place for goth photoshoots and takeaway pizza evenings :D

At the moment there are three knitting projects on my needles - Bare Branches, Boxy and Zweig
(yes, one of my new year's resolutions was to work on only one project at a time ... ha ha)
What's on your needles ?

Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥

neděle 18. února 2018

Sushi Party

Hi, my dear readers ♥

Today it's just simple outfit post ♪ 

In January, Rommily organized another of our favourite sushi parties at her place - it always consists of sushi making, over-eating, a lot of tea and some delicious homemade cake :3

I think this time we made the biggest pile of sushi ever :D And it was all so good !

I wanted to wear something nice, but also comfy and good for cooking. Which happened to be this blue top I made a while ago and never really took any photo of it ! Sometimes I'm surprising myself, I don't even know how I did it... I think I traced some of my t-shirt, made sleeves two times longer than they should be and added those thumb holes ♥ (my favourite thing on shirts!)

I matched it together with (slightly Bayerisch) skirt from Moshiki and striped tights ♪

Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥