Monday, 30 May 2016

Woman in white

Hi lovelies,

this February my friend Souly and I had a small photo shooting. We wanted to do something creepy and came up with the idea to do a whole series of urban legend pictures.
So here are the pictures we made for the theme "Woman in white". I hope you like them.


















 Photographer: Souly (Blur of color)
Make-up, styling: me
The thing I hold in my hand is a pomegranate btw.

All the best,

Aurîs



Wednesday, 11 May 2016

1839 inspired Victorian dress

Hello lovelies,

I started a new project (yes, I have 5 open projects but a new deadline is coming up) and for a Victorian event (Biedermeierfest) in Bad Gleichenberg, Austria, I wanted to have a new dress.

I want a dress like that. It won't be an exact replica but I guess it will look quite similar. This picture is depicting princess Marie-Clementine of Orleans and painted by Franz Xaver Winterhalter. It was painted 1838 and it is a very good example of a dress from that time.


The event will take place on the 12th of June and therefore I am already under a lot of pressure. Not even a month's time for a dress, chemise, corset, underskirts and whatever I still need. I hope that my shoes at least arrive in time.
I found them via aliexpress and they are flat and square toed.
 I just need to attach the ribbon on the sides and they should look like on the picture.

Last week on Thursday there was a public holiday in Austria and I took  a day off on Friday, which resulted in a four days holiday. I didn't do much except for eating, sleeping, cuddle my cats, sewing and going shopping for sewing supplies.

I managed to do and finish a chemise and an underskirt. Yey!
 
 I didn't have enough fabric for the back of the chemise being one part and therefore I made two parts and closed them with a french seam.


The chemise looks and is a bit big but that's because I didn't figure, that the seam allowance was already included in the pattern. Duh. I just figured out while doing the corset because my corset was HUGE with seam allowance but fitted well without.
Btw, for the corset and the chemise I used the pattern from Laughing moon.  



 I used cotton for the inner fabric and strong linen for the lining.


 As for the outer fabric, I think it's just some flimsy and cheap material, not really pure cotton. It is a pain in the ass to work with, that's for sure.
But as you can see, I already managed to insert the hooks and busks. The next step would be to do the eyelets but silly me forgot completely and didn't buy them.


But that's not all I managed to do this weekend, I also started a corded underskirt and it is a pain in the ass too.

 I am using a zipper foot and it works quite well.

 To be honest, the skirt is a bit...big, and I am not sure if it's not too wide. for my purpose...but I will find out soon enough. And to nobodies surprise, i also run out of cord. Let's hope I can buy some soon.


I am pretty sure that I still need to make at least one other underskirt to get that full figure. Or maybe make that two, I need at least two more underskirts. With flounces and starched.

All the best,


Aurîs



Monday, 9 May 2016

Dokomi 2016

Hello lovelies,

I attended Dokomi last weekend and although I can't really say anything about the program, as I just sat at my friend's booth all day long, I did have a nice weekend.
The venue was large and a bit confusing at times, but I really liked it. I always like it when conventions take place and big venues and you have space and air to breath for yourself.
I had Japanese snacks for all meals on Saturday and Sunday from the various stalls and I really loved the onigiri they sold. They were delicious. As for the Japanese caterer, the food was good to okay too but much too overpriced, in my opinion.

My friend Slippeddee was selling her original comics and some stucky fanart. The fanart was nearly sold out by the first day. It was amazing.

 We were located in the Artists alley and compared to different conventions, it was huge!
They even separated the artists from the fashion designers and every category had it's own room. It was truly amazing.

 That picture was made on Sunday when a lot of items were sold already.

On Saturday I wore my Agent Carter cosplay. I had to get up at 3am to catch my flight to Düsseldorf at 6am (no idea why I thought this was a great idea while booking) and therefore I had to not only do my make-up in a mini mirror at the booth, I also looked extremely tired and also felt like falling asleep all the time after 6pm.
The funny thing we realised later on, after a Tony Stark cosplayer commented on it, was me, in a Peggy outfit, selling Stucky fanart. Oh myyyy.

My make-up and the wig was so messy but I was so tired, I didn't care. For the photo shooting it will be better, promise.

Due to communication problems, I was in my hotel room only after 9.30pm and fell dead into bed after a long shower. All in all, I spent about 46€ on taxi rides on this trip. I never spent so much money on taxis before but the public transportation in Düsseldorf is just fucked up. I missed the tram at 9pm and I had to wait 40mins for the next one???? Excuse me, what? I'm already pissed off when the next tram arrives in 10-15 minutes at 9pm, but 40mins? That's ridiculous.
Plus I never get tired of nagging about German public transportation. It's just so bad.

So, the next day I was wearing a cult party kei outfit. I planned to just take off the peignoir, wig, flowers and the shoes and wear a pullover and I could catch my flight. I tend to forget that even without those items, my outfit and especially my make-up was not "normal".
But I was at a point where I didn't care anymore, so I was on bored with glitter make-up. Deal with it.

 What's curious about the picture is that I asked two different girls to take a picture of me and it turned out like that. I look really tall in the first picture and really tiny in the second picture. The light was different too and both times, but I think you are able to figure out my outfit?
I call it cult party kei but in reality, I don't think it counts. It's much too white in my eyes plus I didn't layer enough. I need more layers, and more decoration!
Oh well, next time...?

I glitter.
Close up.

Dress: Miauler Mew
Peignoir: vintage
Skirt: Bodyline
Rest: offbrand, ebay, taobao, Claire's, etc

Needless to say, after that weekend I needed a day off to relax but nope. I had to go to work the next day. Meeeeeh.

All the best,

Aurîs



Monday, 25 April 2016

3rd jfashion Bring & buy in Vienna

Hello lovelies,

yesterday was the 3rd Japanese fashion bring and buy in Vienna. And once again it was held at Weberknecht but this time we had all of the cellar for ourselves. There was even a "chill out zone" and I think Matthias and I sat there for a few hours.

All in all I sold two of my six items I brought there and bought four new ones.


 That's my new chiffon bonnet from Angelic pretty. I love everything chiffon, so it was perfect. I'd love to own this cutie in white too.

 The skirt is super soft and has a beautiful flower print. I think it's from Axes femme? I am currently wearing it to work and can't check..

 That cute blouse is from a Chinese shop, magic tea time. I love how frilly it is.

My auto focus had problems with the shiny plastic and therefore I couldn't really take a good picture of it. But those are tights/stockings from Grimoire.  I will probably wear them rather for cult party kei than for lolita.

It was super nice meeting all the people in the community again. I wore my swankiss style outfit for the event and it was difficult zipping me up because my boobs are still too big for tiny swankiss dresses? I think they look super squished...


 I would only recommend this dress to anyone who has boobs under 86cm..
Top and dress are from the Swankiss fukubukuro 2016. The shoes are from Jesus Diamante. I bought them 2015 at closet child.

 Selfie with Matthias as we waited for the metro. It was so, so cold that day.



And some more selfies with V. and M. My phone camera is definitely not the best, plus I have the same smile for all of my pictures... XD.


A nice posing picture and a fun picture. Much beauty. such wow.

Afterwards Matthias and I went to grab some sushi and hot soup. It was a delicious end to a good day. I really want to wear jfashion more often and small events like these give me life.

Have a nice week,

Aurîs



Monday, 18 April 2016

Lolita Meet-up in Vienna

Hi lovelies,

last weekend on the 10th of April our Viennese Lolita group had our regular meet-up again. The weather cooled down dramatically a few days before the meet-up and therefore everyone had to wear coats. Bye bye spring coord.

Half of us took of our jackets and coats for this picture. Actually there were about 27 signed up for that even but about 10 didn't show up due to illness or personal reasons. I hope we will have big meet-ups again in summer when the temperatures are better.

For this spring event, as I thought before it cooled down, I wanted to wear my new OP. It was a shame that I had to cover it with my cardigan.
The OP is called Emperor's nightingale and is from the Chinese brand R-series. I remember reading the Chinese fairy tale of the emperor's nightingale when I was little and therefore I was of course super hyped when i saw the name of the OP and the wonderful print.



My coord consisted of:
OP: Emperor's nightingale by R-Seroes
Cardigan: Liz Lisa
Shoes: Bodyline
Headpiece: selfmade
Wig: Lockshop
Stocking: ebay offbrand

Picture by Karin
Picture by Rob Detoyato

Picture by Lisa Zweirlein
My favourite part of the outfit was my bird family on my head.



I only made one (good) selfie in the restaurant we went after the Mozarthaus museum.

The filter is super strong but I love how the lamp looks like part of my headdress.

All the best and have a nice week,

Aurîs