Essi's Teaparty

Good evening, lords and ladies!

Saturday was a special day, as Essi's parents hosted a memorial teaparty for her. We were told it was Essi's dream to host a teaparty for lolitas, but she never had enough time to do it - unfortunately Essi died of cancer the 8th September 2013. So I helped Essi's parents and gathered some fellow lolitas to attend to this party. I was glad to be of some help - Essi was a wonderful person, she was talented, and always so kind to everyone, and I feel deeply sorry that she is no longer here with us.

The teaparty was absolutely wonderful. Essi's parents' house was simply beautiful, and almost every piece of furniture was painted and decorated by Essi. They had also baked so many delicious treats for us. I was very happy to be able to be a part of it, even though at the same time I felt sad for Essi. It almost felt like Essi was present, she could have been just in the next room... All in all, I think this teaparty was a beautiful way of remembering Essi and hounouring her memory.

I wore my new Juliette & Justine dress for the occasion. (My friend's little papillon Pomppis was photobombing all the pictures...)


Outfit details:
Hat, pearls - second hand
Blouse - H&M
Dress - Juliette & Justine
Tights - Primark
Shoes - can't remember

And then some pictures of the party. Hanna and Susanna wanted a friend picture. ♥

Here you can see some of the beautiful decoration of their house.

It was also possible to purchase some of  Essis remaining Essin maailma jewelry. It was also possible to buy some of Essi's clothes, accessories and so on, that she hadn't worn much or at all.

And here's some food pictures. They tasted as delicious as they look. 

I did buy some things at the party. Now I'm considering if I should make a post about them or not...

10 kommenttia:

  1. Oh wow, your outfit is breathtaking, this dress suits you so well. I am totally in love with the historical touch.

  2. I think it's a lovely idea to have a tea party in someone's honour. I don't see any problem in posting up what you purchased, you did so in memory of her and those things will be loved instead of stored in boxes for years

    1. I think it was lovely, too. After all it was Essi's idea, her dream, and now it came true, even if she couldn't be there physically. She was there in our thoughts.

      Yes, you are right. Of course Essi's parents can't keep everything Essi ever owned, they'll have to get rid of something. So why not sell it to those persons who knew Essi... but still, I don't want to seem like I'm trying to profit of Essi's death, no way. I am deeply sorry she had to go, she was such a good person.

  3. I'm deeply touched by your post.
    A dear friend of mine unexpectedly died from kidney failure in July.
    Her husband couldn't bear to have her clothes around him any longer, so it was decided to sell all of them to support him and to help him raise money for the funeral costs.
    I really had concerns about the selling in the beginning, it seemed so weird to me, but the fact that I was given a chance to support her husband by buying a 'piece', a memory of her really grew on me and I purchased a dress.
    I don't think I will be able to wear it quite soon, currently it doesn't feel right to me since it's the dress she wore when I met her the last time, but I know that someday I will wear it in remembrance of her.

    Long text, basically I just wanted to say:
    I understand that you don't want to seem like you're trying to profit of her death and I assure that you don't seem like that.
    Your purchases will always be a memory of your friend and that is a very beautiful thing.

    1. Thank you for your beautiful comment! I'm very, very sorry to hear that you lost your dear friend so suddenly. I hope that someday you will be able to wear her dress with joy and pride - it will be a great way of remembering her, especially the good times you had together.

      Actually, I'm considering wearing one of Essi's headbands to a wedding celebration of my dear friend Mimi this Saturday. That way I could wear it in a very special occasion for the first time. Somehow that seems right. :3

  4. Olen katsellut tuota samaa Hömpän paitaa, ja sehän vaikuttaa oikein kivalta ihmisen päällä. Onko se kiva päällä? :)

    1. Noh, ei se kyllä niin kiva ole. Se on kaavoitettu minun makuuni kainalosta hieman liian tiukaksi - tiedäthän, siten että kangas hankaa kainaloa ja hiostaa, etenkin kun paita on ihan tekokuituinen. Muuten se kyllä tuntuu yllä lähinnä yöpaidalta, paidan keskiosa on jotain pehmoista suorastaan trikoomaista kangasta. :D Sanoisin, että näin kylmällä säällä menee hyvin, mutta kesällä tämä saattaisi olla liian kuuma.