Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What I wore

Today's been a sad day for me, for it was finally time for me to say goodbye for my lovely, loyal, old shoes. I bought them from a fleemarket about a year back for 20 cents, which is about one fifth of one euro. They've served me well, but once there were about 4 holes per sole and I couldn't walk on moist asphalt without getting my feet completely wet, and when walking with shoes on felt like walking barefoot, I finally decided it was time to let go.

Here's a picture of my dear shoes<3<3<3 Goodbye TT^TT

When I realised it was bye-bye with my old shoes, I started to look for something similar. You see, I can't drive with high heals and I wanted the shoes to be brown and somewhat similar to the old ones I had. The problem is that I have a foot of 41-42 EU size, which is probably about 11-12 US size. You don't find appropriate shoes in that size often, believe me. Which is bull, cus lotsa women these days have large feet.
Ahem, on with it. So I ordered THESE babies from a shop called Morticia. The only thing I don't like about them is that they're a living proof that steampunk is becoming mainstream. Raah. Oh well.

BUT BUT BUT BUT Look what GORGEOUS skirt I bought yesterday!! I got to go to the fleemarket for the first time in weeks! I've been working without much days off, every time I have free time, I usually just sleep and eat properly. SO for the first time in a time that's been feeling like decades, I got to circle around Femmatori, my favorite place to shop in the whole city :3
I bought this beautiful drape-like dress for 3 euros and it will look great in the winter with a long woollen jacket and a pair of ballerinas. *wriggling in anticipation*
Alongside the skirt, I also bought those leggins you can see in the pic. With ROSES gihiiii <3<3 Lilac is my favorite color but usually you can's really find any lilac stockings, tights or leggins. Sucks to be me.

By the way, don't you really hate the way the most wonderful clothes you'd want to wear in the exact opposite time of the year, tend to turn up right when you can't wear them. And by the time you COULD, you don't want to. Because you happen to like something else this time. Or as in my case mostly because you've already found something else to wear.
For example: I usually wear lots and lots of layers in my clothes, like 3 different tops at the same time etc. You get the picture. But it happens that lately here in Finn, the country turns into a fiery pit of hell during the summer. It's more than +25 degrees out there ! And it doesn't get any better indoors, I'm telling you. So it sucks even more to find awesome "wear this with two tops and a blouse with woollen tights" type of skirt of something in the middle of the summer, when it's too hot to wear it properly, but you so, SO much would like to wear it. Screw this, says I.

Anyways, enough pointless ranting, here's what I wore today, since it was my day off. I usually have to wear somehow civilised clothes when at work, plus it has to somewhat fit in with my ugly red fruit of loom work shirt. (it looks like shit) So when I DO get to wear what I want, I go slightly to the extreem. But don't get me wrong, I only have clothes in my closet in which I feel comfortable. Cus it show's if you feel unconfortable, trust me.
The skirt is homemade, but bought from the same fleemarket as the shoes I told you about earlier, the leggins are from Seppälä, the top from Gina Tricot and the shoes from Morticia. And how could I possibly forget the tremendous shrug, designed and produced by Miss Overdose (check my previous entry for a link). Love ya.

Peace offfff<3

Monday, June 27, 2011

Yayyyy, I finished it!
As some people reading this might know, I went to an art oriented high school (just graduated lol). Soooo, basically I draw. I've just taken the pre exams to a fashion designer uni, and I'm - hopefully - gonna get the results in july. I passed up to the last phase of it, so my chances have gone from 36/160, 21/36, to 14/21. So it's 67% sure I'll get in. It would SO suck to get eliminated now, so keep your fingers crossed for me, m'kay?

This piece was the last assignment I got while still in HS. The assignment was really vague, I was supposed to draw or paint either people or scenery. So what did I do? Decided to practice both buildings and extreme perspective. Stupid if you ask me, concidering that I've never done either of those.
BUT it turned out great! I love this piece and hope you'll enjoy it too. It took me quite a while to color it and I did so with different shades of gray copics.

Hope you liek!
If you're interested, check out more of my work in Deviantart !

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Gear OverDOSE

Check out these awesome SteamPUNK pics I found! I suppose it's not so new anymore to like steampunk, but I myself love it. Google it biatch and you'll find yourself surprised. It be awesome.

Also, it's worth checking out a wonderful and very talented steampunk (and other) model and artist, Miss Ophelia's Overdose in Deviantart! This German beauty makes and designs all the clothes used in the pics, AND even sells them online! I myself own this wonderful steampunk shrug. Me wuw's it<3

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Dive into the TOYTOX

This is one of my favorite - well actually the ultimate favorite - fashion designer, norvegian Fam Irvoll. She's engenious with her odd, yet original style, and above all, the playful attitude she has towards clothes. It shines through her work so obviously! I would kill to get my hands on her designs, for example her knitted 3D shirts, weirdelicious head pieces or those fun 3D coctail dresses! She's real talented, and her work's been worn by Lady Gaga, and Tyra Banks!

The thing I like most of Fammy, is that she uses her models as a piece of art, and makes use of make-up, hair etc. I don't believe that strong make-up and wonky hair steal the attention away from the clothes themselves, like some fashion higher-ups imply. In my opinion, the appearance of the model should support the idea frame constructed around the outfit. And above all, the models seem to have so much fun in those clothes, it's so cute!

Blargh this be my first entry in this try-out-blog of mine. There are tons of stuff I wanna share with u guys but it'll have to wait till another time, since I've exhausted my poor self battling the outer layout of this blasted thing.

Anyways, what I was saying was that I decided to introduce you to It's a short - yet marvelous - piece of kitchen design. I never had much respect for that branch of designers, to be quite honest. I had the kind of "they design milk cartons and beer cans, wohoo, so f*ing what" attitude.
BUT! But but but actually these guys have huge chances of creating fun stuff that has not yet been invented. It's all there, you just have to sniff it out! Srsly i fell in love with the bunny ears and Hedgehog cheese scratcher at first sight. And the panda frying pan...... TT______TT <3<3<3<3 For those of you who don't know, I have a thing for pandas. I know they don't even like porn and kill their young by sitting on them but - STILL.

Anyways, more to come, keep tuned in for news about me, fashion, design etc!