pondělí 7. května 2018

Coralina Raincoat & Furie Nocturne

Hi, my dear readers ♥

I'm sorry for quite an inactivity lately ! There were public holidays in Germany, I'm busy with illustration project and I'm also leaving for 3 week to USA very soon ... ! But I still have so much to write about and bunch of outfit photos to post :)

To catch up a bit I decided to put two in one post today, because both these outfits have something in common - my new super-amazing yellow raincoat ! I'm so happy that these are trendy now, because I always wanted one ♥ I just wish I had blue hair and dragonfly hairpin, to complete the Coralina look (but at the same time I hope that I won't accidentaly find "the crossing" and end up 30/60 years in the past, like Jonas from Dark who also had yellow jacket :D) 

I usually don't buy displayed sets of clothing, but this time I just couldn't help it - not only the yellow raincoat was on my wish-list for ages, but they also had matching stripped pants with the same navy/white stripe as the lining of the raincoat ♥ Lucky for me, I keep my Christmas money loooong after Christmas are gone and in cases like this I can grab a few coins from my vault at Gringott's ♪

raincoat, pants,t-shirt - C&A
shoes - EtikButik

The second outfit has the yellow raincoat, but most importantly this cutes Chat Noir/Toothless t-shirt I ordered from RedBubble ♥ I kinda really love How to train your dragon, I can watch the movie over and over and the OST makes a great background music while drawing :) and of course Toothless is THE CUTEST ♥

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

pondělí 23. dubna 2018

Bare Branches

Hi, my dear readers ♥

Recently I finished quite a few knitting projects, so get ready for some new knits !

The second finished project of 2018 was a cardigan/knitted jacket "Bare Branches" from Alana Dakos's amazing "Botanical Knits 2" - which is a must-have book of knitting patterns for all forest-loving beings like me ♥ I have this book at home for a while, but I've been hesitating with starting any projects from it, because I'm waiting for the right yarn to appear :) I would love to use some beautiful, natural, hand-dyed skeins, but these are not that cheap and easy to get... so I have to be patient ♪

One of these perfect natural and ethically-made yarn is definitelly Rauwerk wool - from Munich-based yarn shop of the same name - which I believe, I told you about already in one of my older posts :) The Rauwerk Wool is ethically produced yarn from local Munich sheep ♪ THE PERFECT ONE for this project ♥ 

After a lot of thinking I went for the light grey - almost the same colour as the original sample in the book. I wanted to be sure that the tree on back stands out and that it goes well with my hand-carved bone buttons from Kaltenberg ♥

When I was working on this project a lot of people told me that they love the design, but they're really scared of it because it isn't made in one piece and they're not sure about the seaming in the end. I decided to give it a try and believe me - there's nothing to be scared of ! Everything is very clearly explained at the end of the book and I didn't have a single problem with the whole pattern and seaming process :) It fits exactly as it should and it looks great !

Again, we took some photos on the riverbank of Isar ♥

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

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 ♥