Monday, 14 April 2014

Sushi meet-up

For once, I attended a meet-up with girls from the Finnish community. We had a little photosession in a local park and headed for a sushi place. Unfortunately the wind was freezing limbs and killing buns and curls. Very deceptive weather. Also, poor sushi restaurant got plenty of inquiries about their tea brewing... I didn't have my monster of a camera with me, so limited pictures. I apologize.

I decided to take out the dress I traded in Hellocon. I went with pretty classic, simple coord since I had to drag the outfit with my the day before. It's the same dress as my brown IW JSK, but in wine. Super light and versatile, I love it.
Dress and blouse IW, others same old offbrand.

Lovely girls, I had fun! Picture isn't mine, no stealing.

I'll do Hellocon part 2 soonish when I have more time.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Cleaning day and the zoo!

I haven't actually had the time for really dressing up on lolita for a while. I have a paper to write that has me locked up inside =(. But spring has finally more or less arrived in Finland so I had a cleaning day and celebrated after with some casual dress up. I bought the skirt from Hellocon as a kind of last minute impulse. I really love the colour and embroidery in general. Also, this is a piece from the year I first started lolita, I remember seeing the series in a Bible back then, so it also has some sentimental value. I'm also wearing a bracelet bought from Hellocon, but you can't really see it. Please ignore the collar ;_;

Skirt: IW
Blouse: Pretty-Pretty clothing
Bracelet: Talking to myself
Hair roses H&M, necklace second hand, shoes Dinsko.

To make this somewhat more interesting, I took a day off to meet with my friend and visit the Helsinki Zoo, Korkeasaari!. It seems early spring is optimal time to go there, most of the big cats were awake and I some animals I've never seen before all but paraded for us. There was also next to no other visitors to scare them away, so nice. Have some choice pics!

And then there was this little idiot:

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Hellocon part 1

Yes, it's been forever since Hellocon, but I've been to upload photos and go through them and so on. Right now my world seems to pretty much consist of sleeping too little, school and being sick. I managed to catch the darn cold I though I avoided earlier. I'll post outfit pictures and the stuff I bought later.

Although my camera (skills) despise Gloria and the stage lights, I have bunch of photos from this years convention. I'm not going to put them all up here, just some choices with the album here. Yell if you want something taken off. I apologize for having so many shadow heads in the pictures, I don't like blocking the view to get my pictures too much. Thank you everyone for making the convention and the tea party such a great experience!

This year we had many foreign indie brands, which I absolutely love. This one is from Lady Sloth if my memory serves me right.

That hairdo! We also had Korean brand Baroque, but while I adore their style I didn't find anything suitable this time.

We had the designer and CEO of Atelier Pierrot as our special guest, here is two of their stunning pieces.

This year we had less fashion shows, but it really was quality over quantity! Here is few pictures of the "Fairy Forest" fashion show, I recommend you check it out in youtube.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Cruise to Stockholm

It's been way too long. My last few weeks have been spent with oversized hoodies and woolen socks, trying to cram for exams. I'm already afraid of summer, with my BA on the way...

On the other note, we have this traditional freshman cruise to Stockholm. We had an awesome discount, so me and my friends decided to tag along. No lolita, so no outfits, but some picture spam of a lovely city and stuff I bought. There's this amazing sci-fi and fantasy bookstore in Stockholm, Science fiction bokhandeln, I have to visit every time. They had lovely collections of classic novels and shortstories with beautiful bindings and I bought the Edgar Allan Poe one. Jane Austen was also tempting, but this had more stories I hadn't read already. Sadly we didn't have time and energy to wonder all the way to The Tea Center of Stockholm, but I got some from another store. It's a black tea with berries and sweet flavor called Gamla Stan (Old town).

The book, the tea and very nice dark circle corrector from Clinique.
And some photos from Stockholm, click bigger.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Teaparty for Essi

This weekend I attended a tea party memorial for the ever talented Essi. It was her dream to host one and I'm glad it came true in a way. Everything was absolutely lovely and the food was delicious. I'm a horrible food photographer, so better just believe me. I'm also incredibly jealous of their house, everything was so pretty and detailed! Lots of the furniture was chosen and customized by Essi. It was great to see people again and meet some new ones as well.

I've come to think of this dress as a kind of "special occasion outfit", that's one of the reasons it's not seen very often here. Anyway, JSK IW, blouse Wonderotropolis and bonnet by me. I really need to make sturdier version two.

As I said, the house was like a dream or a fairytale. Click pictures bigger.

We also got to buy Essis handmade jewelry. Doesn't that table make your sweet-tooth ache? Unfortunately bright pastels don't really fit in my wardrobe and I had to pass these.

Lastly, Mari playing around. It was nice seeing you!

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Autumn tea day

I finally met with my school's tea club, Chai. We had a lovely "Autumn tea day" event, with lots of different tea, sweets and people from multiple countries. I learned quite a lot and met awesome people in just this session.

I decided to do something a bit more casual. I love navy and red and it fit nicely with the colorful trees. Also I got to finally wear my grandmas hat! I should have taken a profile picture... JSK is good old IW, blouse and neck ribbon DreamV, roses H&M.
There was so many cute cups, pots and this adorable gaiwan. Now I really want to get a nice new set. I could use smaller pot and a set of actual teacups...
All kinds of utensils and some Chinese green tea steeping. I managed to forget this ones name. We compared it with a similar Japanese one. It amazing how the flavour changes with each cup.
I learned a lot more about making and serving tea gong fu style. I'm so much better used to the western custom, but this gives quite different aspect of enjoying tea. It gives a bit different social aspect to tasting and discussing in my opinion.

Next week, it's macha latte time, I'm really looking forward to it!

Friday, 13 September 2013

Hair begone

My work is finally over, freshmen orientation week is over, and I'm free! To celebrate my last work day, I finally marched to a hairdresser and got a new haircut. For the first time in ten years, I have short hair. Well, short for me, it reaches just my shoulders. I'll take better pictures later, when it's straight.

I had a day off, so time for some dollying up and running errands! I just bought a flat iron and wanted to try curling with it. Usually curls won't hold, and these are no exception, they are pretty flat now in the evening. Curling with flat iron is so hard! I end up either making half the hair curly, all straight or every curl way different. More practice, I guess... Anyway, picture time!

You can somewhat see the new length here, also rose attack.

Outfit of the day, pretty similar to what I've done already. JSK IW, blouse DeamV, rest offbrand.

I managed to kill the shift, tab and windows button on my laptop. Makes life pretty hard :/