Hello, lords and ladies!

Last weekend I attended Tiia's housewarming party. She had decided the theme to be 1920's. I desiced to go for an early 20's look, also drawing inspiration from - you guessed it already - the ever so lovely Downton Abbey.

The same old hairdo but hey, I added some braids this time! And actually liked the outcome. :}

{Dress - Juliette & Justine / blouse, roses - H&M / shoes - Minna Parikka / feather hair clips - second hand / tassel necklace - handmade by Hanna-Katariina}

Tiia had made delicious foods and ice tea. 

In the end, we ended up at Johannes' (St. John's?) Cathedral. It's my favorite church in Helsinki, it's so beautiful.

Here's (almost) everyone! It was lovely to see how each of the guests had interpreted the theme. From left to right: Hanna, me, Anna, Tiia, Mimi and Katja.

I also made this card for Tiia, because she like faeries. 



Hello, everyone!

Last weekend we had our traditional Talventappajaiset ("Winter killing", literally) party. This time it was my turn to host it. I had determined the dress code as "cheerful colours" and so I wore bright red, a colour I don't wear much.

I really like this bow shaped vintage brooch, but I'm not comfortable with wearing brooches on my dekoltee area, so I came up with another way to wear it! A bow on top of a bow. I think it works well this way and might do this again in the future. It's such a shame to have a beautiful vintage item and not wear it. :<

{Dress - Angelic Pretty / bolero - Baby, the Stars Shine Bright / Headbow - Innocent World / brooch - vintage / bracelet - a souvenir from Vilnius / earrings - Accessorize/ shoes - Minna Parikka}

I totally fell in love with Spanish tapas culture during our trip to Barcelona, so I wanted to make different kind of tapas for the party. Here's one example. I also made white sangria and torrijas as a desert. All in all I think the party was quite succesful and I hope that my friends liked it, too. :3


Cut Out

A card I made for Mother's Day. It's a Finnish Lapp Hund; for obvious reason (called Chico) this breed is very dear for both my Mom and me. I really like this technique, but I don't think I'll be cutting any more Lapp Hunds very soon. The fur is too complicated to cut with my lousy scissors.


Lolita Blog Carnival: Your Dream Lolita Meetup

Good evening, my lords and ladies!

Today's Lolita Blog Carnival theme is as the title says, and since I'm down with a terrible flu and can't do anything productive, I decided to dream away (and participate).

I came up with many splendid ideas, but here's two of them. Number 1 would be quite expensive and impossible to organise but hey, we are talking about dream meetups. So, here it is: a Rococo themed picnic at the gardens of Petit Trianon! You had to see this one coming. :D

In the unfortunate event of rain - or in the evening, when the sun has set and air has cooled - we could also spend time in the charming little castle.

Everyone would be wearing something Rococo-inspired. We could play some games together, or maybe recite our favorite poems. Like so!

As for the food, we would only have things that are both beautiful and tasty! Macarons...

 ... cupcakes...

... strawberries dipped in melted chocolate, baquettes, cheese, maybe croissants...

... and of course lots of home made ice tea to keep us cool. 

Now, let us move on to my idea number 2, which would be basically all the things mentioned in idea # 1, but we would have the picnic here in Helsinki, Kartanonpuisto. Kartanonpuisto is also a garden and a park around a little Rococo mansion, and though it's far from Petit Trianon, it suits the theme perfectly. And the best thing; it would actually be very possible indeed to have this meetup in real life!

This is the spot where we would have (and have had, in the past) the picnic.

There's also a tiny geometric garden, where we would take a stroll to gently digest all that delicious food.

What I love most about Kartanonpuisto (besides the Rococo history) is the fact that I playd there when I was little. I have loved this park long before I even knew what the word Rococo means. That makes this place very special, dear and almost magical to me - when I'm walking around the park I remember how I used to hide there, or walk on that bond's ice during that very cold winter, or climb that particular tree. I always like an excuse to visit this lovely park and all those happy memories.

So, that was it. What would your dream lolita meetup or event be like? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!

Other LBC participants dreamers this week


Streams that never find the sea

Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,

By caves where never sun has shone,
By streams that never find the sea;

Over snow by winter sown,
And through the merry flowers of June,

Over grass and over stone, 
 And under mountains in the moon. 

Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star,

Yet feet that wandering have gone  
Turn at last to home afar.

Eyes that fire and sword have seen 
And horror in the halls of stone

Look at last on meadows green
 And trees and hills they long have known.

The text: J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit

Pictures by: Sanni Siira - do not use or repost them without her permission!

My outfit:
Dress - Victorian Maiden
Parasol - Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Shoes, purse, hat - second hand