Dienstag, 21. Oktober 2014

"A Book Is A Dream That You Hold In Your Hand"

Hi cuties,

besides winter, fall is my favourite season. Coloured leaves, the sound of rain on the window while cuddling up with a good book and a cup of tea, the smell of the air as it becomes colder and crisper, announcing winter... and of course fall fashion! Cozy sweaters, boots with (fake, hopefully) fur trim, knitted accessories, tons of layers of cute clothes in toned-down, natural colours... I could go on and on (^.^)

So inspired by my love of autumn, I made two new garments for my etsy-shop. I saw these amazing book (and cat) themed fabrics and had to buy them immediately. They're from Timeless Treasures, and I can't point out enough how much I love working with them. Besides the print, which is so beautiful and detailled, the fabric itself is of this high-quality cotton which doesn't wrinkle as much and has the perfect fall, for my purposes anyways.


Minerva high waist skirt








Calliope jsk




As you can probably guess, I'm very happy with how they turned out, so I hope you excuse the unusual amount of pictures...
As usual, follow the link under the pictures for more informations (^.^)


Mittwoch, 15. Oktober 2014

Custom Work

Hi dolls,

I'm currently working on some new designs for my shop, and university keeps me quite busy too, so there's nothing exciting I could show you... however, I did some custom work, so I'd like to share these with you. 


Black bonnet with blue and black roses, to match the Funeral Procession of Rose print by Baby, the Stars Shine Bright



Black chiffon bonnet, adorned with two detatchable bows, linked by a pearl string and a golden star pendant, and a larger bow on the back, also detatchable.


 

Brown bonnet with ruffles and a lace trim



A longer dress, made with coffee-themed fabric and cotton lace.



A more summer-ish dress, made of beautiful light-weight fabric with a brown flower print.

By the way, if you're interested to see the custom work I do besides the dresses for the shop, you can follow Medusa Couture on Facebook or Tumblr! (also, that would make me very happy, too (^.-) )


Sonntag, 12. Oktober 2014

Ahoi!

Hi my dears,

for quite some time, I had this beautiful map-printed fabric lying around. I always knew I wanted to use it on a Pirate Lolita dress, but it took some time until I had the pattern figured out. In the end I went for a Marie-Antoinette-inspired, slightly over the top onepiece:



I used lots of different materials, beside the mentioned map-print farbic also ivory cotton, chiffon, tulle lace, golden trim and tassel trims.


The skirt consists of an underskirt and two overskirts, one of which is gathered in two places. I made the gathered part by sewing tunnels on the inner side of the skirt, through which two ribbons run. The ribbons can be tied on various heights, so the gathering of the overskirt is adjustable.



The sleeves end just above the elbow. I love these princesse-styled kind of sleeves that end in a huge volant with tons of laces, but I was running out of lace and fabric, so they're not as elaborate as I intended (-.-)


To embrace the whole Pirate-theme (and because I'm a hat-lover), I made a matching tricorne. Since I'm not super gifted when it comes to hatmaking, I figured I'd just put as much stuff as possible on it, so no one can tell the hat itself is not very well made. At least, it fits (^.^)





And if you made it through here, as a little treat (or punishment? Not sure about that xD), me fooling around with my new hat. ARRR!



Donnerstag, 2. Oktober 2014

Turn Up The Silence

Hey dolls,

are you looking forward to the weekend? I most certainly am! (^.^)
I'd like to share some recent outfits with you ~

Alice band: Claire's
Necklace: Moon Bunny
Blouse: H&M
Dress: Emily Temple Cute
Shoes: Deichmann

Sweater: Disney
Dress: H&M
OTKs: Ebay
Shoes: Converse

Alice band: Claire's
Cardigan: handmade by me
Dress: H&M
Shoes: Bodyline

Cardigan: handmade by me
Shirt: Disney
Skirt: Rakuten
Shoes: Deichmann


Mittwoch, 1. Oktober 2014

Lolita Meet-up in Prangins

Hi cuties,

on Sunday I attended a small Lolita meet-up in Prangins VD. At the castle of Prangins, an event called Déjeuner sur l'herbe et marché à l'ancienne took place.


The theme was the 19th century and there were many activities to attend, such as a market, guided tours through the museum, demonstrations of authentic hair up-dos and make-up, dance classes and a fashion show. 
Beside the delighting fact that everything was free (yay! (*.*) ), there were many people dressed up in gorgeous historic costumes, so inspiring! I almost felt underdresses in Lolita, something that rarely ever happens (^.^)

with the lovely Lea

Outfit rundown:
Jsk: Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Blouse: Innocent World
Underskirt: handmade by me
Headband and shoes: handmade / decorated by me
Umbrella: Lisbeth Dahl



It's not like I'm decadent or anything, don't get any wrong impressions! xD 



Samstag, 27. September 2014

London Calling

Hi my dears,

as promised, some impressions from my trip to London last week! If you follow my tumblr (btw, who else is on Tumblr?) might have seen some of them already (^.^)

Friday, day 1:
I arrived at 7.30 in London and took the train to Victoria Station, where I met the lovely Jennifer, whom I shared a hotel room with. We went sightseeing, to the V&A museum and in the evening, we went to see the musical Wicked with the Austrian Lolitas who joined us in the evening.

Arrival at Victoria Station

In front of Big Ben!



Scones and iced tea


At the Victoria & Albert Museum, there was an exhibiton called "Wedding Dresses 1775-2014", which I absolutely wanted to see, since I have a weakness for wedding dresses (^.^). Besides astonishing gowns from the 18th and 19th century they also showed modern pieces, for example the wedding dresses of Dita von Teese, Gwen Stefani or Duchess Camilla. Unfortunately, we weren't allowed to take pictures (>.<)


The musical stage. It was really awesome! (^.^)

Saturday, day 2:
On saturday was the big Tea Party Club Anniversary event at Gray's Inn, a beautiful and very suitable location. There I had a stand where I sold my creations from Medusa Couture. I didn't get to see anything from the rest of the programme that day, like the fashion show (Metamorphose and Grimoire showed their newest pieces) etc, but I still had a lovely time chatting with the other Lolitas and sellers.

I was a bit early so I took this photo before everyone arrived (*:*)
My stand

Outfit

me again xD

Sunday, day 3:
I was super tired on saturday evening so I went to bed quite early, because on sunday would be the tea party and after party! In the morning, we went (after breakfast lol) to Peggy Porschens shop to eat some extremely delicoius cupcakes!



Ohmnomnomnom
The tea party was at a place called The Rag. We had to wait first in this lovely saloon before we could go to the actual hall where the tea party would be.


Our table! (^.^)

The food was absolutely amazing!

Pretty shop window

A bit more casual outfit for the afterparty

Monday, day 4:
Sadly, my companions had to leave earlier, but I had almost the whole day left. In the morning, I went to the Warner Bro's Studio tour, which was so awesome I can't even find words to describe it! I even completely forgot to take pictures because I was so overwhelmed... if you like Harry Potter, you should definitively see it if you have the chance!
In the afternoon I still had a little time left so I paid 221B Baker Street a visit and went to see the Sherlock Holmes museum, although only from the outside, because I had to return to the airport.

First goosebumps moment of many to follow. Little insider tipp: if you do the tour, go where the wands are shown and ask the staff to tell you why they all look different, it's extremely fascinating!

Best adress ever



that's actually a teapot! want!

As you can see, I didn't take super elaborate outfits with me. I wish I could have, London is after all a fashion metropole, but my bag was mainly filled with stuff for my stand on saturday. However, since I sold some pieces (yay! ^^), I could also shop a tiny little bit myself (*.*)

Halloween stuff from Claire's (it's so expensive in Switzerland so I prefer going to Claire's when I'm aborad),
The complete Sherlock Holmes edition (so pretty!),
A hat from H&M (which I wore on 3 of 4 days xD),
Hogwarts stuff (I think I might look a little geeky now *cough*)
and presents and postcards

If you made it through here, congratulations! Please have some tea and biscuits as a reward! (^.^)