Thursday, 31 October 2013

My very own Halloween/Samhain

So today I celebrated both Samhain and Halloween. Samhain is the most celebrated and important sabbath for wiccans. It's the witch's new year. The end of October and beginning of November has been traditionally a very important time for many cultures. The summer is over and it's time to enjoy of the harvest. It's also a time to celebrate the dead and to look back the previous year. For me the previous year has been full of exciting things and lovely memories. I will cherish those memories for the rest of my life. This year I really put an effort for celebrating both Halloween and Samhain. 

Vilya  was posing with me 

I think Halloween is kind of the "fun" side of the harvesting celebration. It's time for dressing up and have fun. I was wearing the "traditional" witch outfit for this year. It was actually the first time I was properly wearing my Alice and the Pirates Black Cat, Witch and the Apple tree skirt. I love this print so much since it's remanding me especially of Samhain. So what's the better time to wear it than today, right?

Blouse: eBay
Skirt: Alice and the Pirates
Tights: Teja Jamilla
Shoes: Bordello

Our Halloween decorations!

Samhain dinner: Karjala Roast Beef and Pumpkin pie

I'm off to watch Nightmare Before Christmas and to sleep. Have a super happy Halloween and Samhain! )O(

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

The apron

I wanted to brighten a boring day, so I did kind of a casual coordinate around an apron my mom bought me from Estonia last year. I love it. It's made of thick high quality cotton and there's a lovely cross stitch embroidery print in it. Plus it makes doing housework and wearing lolita at the same time possible.

Everything is from Bodyline except the apron.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Five Things Challenge

Last week I received a five things challenge from Sera. This is actually the first challenge post I'm doing, so a little bit different post for this time. 

Five things you need everyday:

  • Internet. I'm really addicted to internet. I just enjoy browsing different kind of sites, seeing funny things and learning something new everyday. What a time to be alive.
  • People. This applies mainly to the people I enjoy the most hanging out with. I used to be more comfortable about being alone before, but I think that it was because I really didn't have anybody to hang out with. After I moved in together with my boyfriend I found it harder to spend time on my own than I did before, which can be kind of annoying sometimes, since being on my own was a thing I was used to.
  • Music. My taste of music is very versatile. Finding good music is one of the best things I know in life.
  • Good food. I'm really greedy for good food, which can be a annoying thing sometimes (getting fat and all lol). I also get really annoyed when the food I make isn't as good as I was expecting, so becoming a better chef is one dream that I'm still driving for. I also really like these "expensive" foods such as chanterelle soup, garlic snails and European crayfish. My mom has spoiled me rotten with quality food I'm afraid.
  • Sleep. I'm one of those people, who like to sleep 10-12 hours a day. Sleep deprivation is something that I really can't handle that well.

Five books that I recommend

  • Maus from Art Spiegelman. Maus is an autobiographic graphic novel telling the story of his father, who survived the holocaust during World War II. 
  • The Hobbit from J.R.R. Tolkien. The classic novel of Tolkien is one of my favorite books ever. The whole world of Tolkien is full of interesting characters, settings and background stories. Lord of the Rings goes to this category as well.
  • Harry Potter series. Harry Potter was a big part of my childhood and when I was a teenager. A series which never grows old.
  • Agnes from Minna Canth. One of the best novels from a Finnish writer Minna Canth. It's a novel about a young woman, who gets jealous of her old childhood friend Agnes, who seems to have it all. Truth is not always as it seems. Canth is a brilliant writer whose novels portray well the life of women during 19th century.
  • Priest's Daughter (Papin tytär) from Juhani Aho. Juhani Aho is one of the classic authors of Finland. She portrays the life of a young girl of a priest who has to do things that are expected from her during 19th century. Even though the writer is a man from that time, he successfully presents the point of view of a young girl. The main character, Elli is one of my favorite characters of all time.

Five materialistic things I wish for Christmas 

  • New laptop. I'm totally frustrated with my current laptop, which is literally falling apart. It would be nice to be able to have a laptop which I can use for gaming.
  • Electric beater. I want to make cakes and desserts. No explaining needed.
  • Video camera. Even though I can take a videos with my phone it would be nice to record videos and to make different kind of montage videos from all kind of events and make the memories last even better.
  • Light pink blouse. Piece of clothing, which I'm stilling missing in my lolita closet.
  • New speakers. My mom broke my current ones a couple of years ago. I'm kind of fed up with the rustle they're making every once in a while.

Five places I would like to visit

  • Vienna. Beautiful city with a lot of history.
  • San Diego. Especially the Dan Diego comic con is the event, which is totally in my bucket list.
  • Saint Petersburg. The Paris of the east. Beautiful architecture and interesting history. The history of Romanovs is something I've been interested in for years and visiting The Winter Palace would be wonderful.
  • Japan. I would like to spend a lot of time in Japan, since I'm not only interested in visiting Tokyo, but in Kyoto and Okinawa as well. 
  • Australia. There's family from my mothers side living in Melbourne so visiting them would definitely be a big part of my trip. I also would want to go snorkeling to the Great Barrier Reef.

Five adjectives which describe me

  • Air head. I really often forget stuff I have to do. I also say wrong words and then make my own when I'm speaking Finnish (it's my native language wtf).  Everyday I'm derping.
  • Fun loving. I like to do all kinds of fun stuff, which is keeping me active and happy. I'll get bored easily so searching for all kind of fun stuff to do is essential for me.
  • Trustworthy. I want to be the kind of person who can be trusted on. If I'm promising something to someone, and I have to break that promise even for a good reason, it really gets me down and I feel bad about it for a long time.
  • Random/silly. My sense of humor can be kind of weird sometimes. I find it hard to find people who are having the same kind of sense of humor that I have. That's why I'm glad about my friends who laugh at the same kind of thing that I do.
  • Childlike. I think that it's really important to hold on your inner child. Life can be so serious that it's good to be a bit silly and maybe live a bit in your imaginary world. I'm getting a long with children well, because I try my best to hold on to the child philosophy. Just live in the moment and have fun. Being a boring adult is the worst thing that could happen to me.

That's all! I'm not going to tag anyone this time. Have a great Sunday folks!

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Friday, 18 October 2013

First Lolita Blog Carnival post: Your favorite print theme in lolita

A couple weeks ago, I decided to join The Lolita Blog Carnival, which is basically a bunch of people, who decide a topic, which we're talking about in our blogs. It seemed like a fun idea, and I wanted to perk up my blog a bit, so I decided to join the group (`・ω・´)”! I think I'm also getting a bit sick, so I haven't had any energy or time to dress up. I'm hoping to take some autumn (and especially Halloween ⊙ω⊙) themed pictures in some time soon. I wish that there's still some beautifully colored leaves in trees when I'm able to take the pictures.

Anyways let's get back to the topic, which is: your favorite print theme in lolita! Actually there's quite many themes I really love, but this is definately the number one theme I love.

I absolutely love everything related to magic and occultism. Maybe it's because I'm a pagan myself. I kind of like to represent the things I believe in with my clothing, jewelry and such and that's why I really like this theme. Halloween or Samhain is also one of my favorite holidays. Not only it's not the most important Sabbath of the year, it's also the time for everything creepy and scary. And don't I just love creepy and scary things. Whether the print is about witches, vampires or ghosts they're instantly on my must have list! Usually the colors of the brand's occult-themed prints are also really nice. Lots of dark and warm colors. Here are few of my favorite prints. Apparently Alice and the Pirates is kind of specified of releasing these kind of prints. That's one of the many reasons why I love this particular brand.

The first dress in the main title is Tarot card print, from Alice and the Pirates. Tarot reading is a very important for me. It's part of practicing my religion and it's also a good way of figurinng out things, that are bothering me and how to evolve my thinkind and the way I act.Last year I was able to get my hands to this dress. There are cards from the major arcana in the print, which are beautifully illustrated. This particular dress is very precious for me.

The Castle of Nightmare print from Alice and the Pirates, is an interesting print, with a lot of details. It's filled with bats, haunting pictures of empty dinner tables and empty rooms. You can almost imagine that there could be a faint shadow of a ghost lurking in the background. I also like the way the print is arranged in the dress. It's like you're part of the nightmare castle and these pictures are hanged on to you. I hope I'll get this piece of art to my closet someday.

One of the latest prints from Alice and the Pirates (AatP again, oh well (;-_-)/) is Merry Making in the Ghost Town! This is also totally in the head of my dream dress-list at the moment. I would like to have this dress in navy, because in my opinion the color is more like purple, which is my favorite color. As the title presents, the main theme of the print is about a ghostly town. The houses of the town look like my dream homes! In my opinion the print looks more of bunch  of mansions, than a town. Nevertheless, I think it's a really beautiful print with lovely color combinations.

So that's about it. Let me know how did I do with my first Lolita Blog Carnival-post and what's your favorite theme in lolita in the comments! Have a nice weekend everybody!

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Coffee and a bit of ranting

Today I went to Elena's for a coffee. We watched a Monster High movie, babbled and ate cute and delicious muffins which Elena made. Before I left we also took some outfit pictures. 

At first I was so pleased with the pictures that Elena took of me, but later I noticed, that one of my coats buttons was unbuttoned. I got really pissed off because, the pictures were otherwise so nice, with a nice autumn scenery and everything. And of course the pictures my bf took later were a lot crappier than which Elena took!! I know that I shouldn't get stuck with so small flaws in my outfits, but I cant help it. When I'm wearing lolita I just want everything to look perfect. I'm not so picky about these things, when I'm wearing my "normal clothes". For me it's just really important that I'm looking as elegant as I can be. And when it comes to elegance, with me there's no room for mistakes. I really don't pay so much attention on other people's outfits and I don't mind small flaws. I'm just really obsessively strict with my own outfits. Even though other people probably won't really even notice it. 

Absolutely fabulous!

Coat: New Yorker
Bag: Innocent World

Jumper: H&M
Blouse: BtssB
Skirt: Angelic Pretty
Shoes: Bodyline

Details from the lovely Sheep Garden


Next time I'm going to be more careful. 
Or I just have to learn how to photoshop. Oh well, that's about it.