Vive la révolution!

Good evening, my rebels and royalists!

This post is about our dear Mimi's surprise bachelorette party. I'm going to be super boring and start with my revolution themed outfit, so those of you who do not wish to know about the party itself can skip the rest of this post. But I'm telling you, by skipping you will be missing a lots of  food pictures awesomeness! ;D

So as stated above, my outfit's theme was the French revolution (which was also the theme for the party itself). Even though I'm most certainly a royalist myself, I got to admit that the rebels' colour combo was quite fetching! I wore my chemise inspired dress (the upper part is quite historically accurate), because the rebels really wore this kind of simple dresses. Even though the fashion was originally invented by none other than the queen Marie Antoinette herself, the rebels took liking to it. When wore by Marie Antoinette, the chemise was seem as immodest and decadent - and when by rebel women, the very same dress symbolized modesty and purity. Pardon my babbling about history here, but that had to be said - it's so ironic.

Outfit details:
Chemise dress - handmade by Mimi
Belt - handmade by me with Kata's help
Earrings - a gift from Tiia, I believe they are from Accessorize
Roses - H&M, Ninja, Accessorize
Shoes - Minna Parikka


Okay, now to the party pictures, yey! Me and Kata organized this together, and others helped with sewing the rosettes for everyone who participated. We all wore rebel colours - ecxept Mimi, our poor unfortunate queen, who wore of course the royalist colours.

So, we started the party with a trial. Here I'm making Mimi swear with her hand placed upon a Gothic & Lolita Bible, that she will speak the truth only.

No matter how she tried to defend herself, the jury found Mimi quilty of spending more than France could afford. So we tied her title "Queen Mimi Elizabetha I" to a balloon.

And of to the sky her tittle went!

We also played this little game called "The Rococo Race" that I made.

The pawns were Petite Ponys, because that's cute and we didn't have anything more suitable to the theme. XD But at least the game board had some Rococo inspired pictures made by me.

Casually and very Rococo-esquely hanging out with Hanna.

For som reason Sanni took a picture of my beloved Raquel shoes.

And on to the part everyone has been waiting for - food! There was lots of it, and it was somewhat Rococo themed.

We had cupcakes decorated with the French lily.

We had handmade chocolates.

We had macarons, plenty of them.

We had baquettes, croissants and cheese. 

And in the end, have a lovely picture of our former queen and bachelorette girl, Mimi! 

All in all, I think this might have been one of our most memorable tea parties ever - even if I do say so myself! Everyone was laughing quite a lot, so I dare assume that they enjoyed themselves. Atleast I had so much fun. Thank you everyone! ♥

14 kommenttia:

  1. You all look so adorable - and so does the food. :D

  2. Your outfit is just beautiful! You really should were that dress more often! And it seems like you all had a great time!

    1. Thank you! I should wear it more often, but the problem is it's quite hot and needs a lot of petticoats, even though it looks so Summer-y. :D

  3. I would love if you would do a tutorial about your hairstyle here! I absolutely love it and have tried and failed to do things like it before.

    1. Nice to hear you liked my hairstyle! I'll try to do a tutorial sometime. I've been asked about hair tutorials many times before, so I really should do one or two of those... :D

  4. Your dress suits you so good and all the pictures are more than beautiful!
    I wish I could have such a party! :D

    * Wonderland gone mad *

  5. I love the ideas that you come up with for parties and events. Never would I have thought of this kind of thing, I love that creativity

  6. oh, I´ve been seeing some of these pictures at the other girls blogs, they are amazing! I absolutely love the place and the outfits! it does seem that you guys had a great time.
    I really like your hair and how fresh your outfit looks. beautiful!

  7. With all due respect, it'd be very interesting to hear how you justify being a royalist, other than maybe you are not very educated on (French) history, except maybe for the personal lives of the royal family.

    On a lighter note though, lovely photos and outfits!

    1. I don't really have to justify anything to anyone, especially not anonymous commentors. When I said I'm a royalist, it doesn't mean I don't know how the public suffered in France during those times. Nor do I think the royals made the right decicions at the time. However I still can't help feeling sorry for poor Marie Antoinette. She was just a silly little girl in a foreign country, where almost everyone at court hated her from the very beginning just because she was "l'autrichienne". Her story fascinates me endlessly.

      Thank you! :)