Tuesday, August 27, 2013

B-day partyparty~

Yesterday we celebrated the birthday of my mom and little sister. Always creepy when people in the same family have the same birthday I think. Don't know why tho.
I decided to get a bit festive and ruffly :3

Tunic, vest, necklace, shoes - second hand
Scarf - from Spain
Stockings - thrift shop
Headband - Glitter

We had a small celebration ourselves earlier this week with my sis. She came over and we had coffee and the usual what-not. This is my outfit from that day!

My mom's backyard is the best place to take pics :3

Dress - Gina Tricot
Tube scarf - Only
Hat - H&M
Stockings - thrift shop

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sssssewing in Progress

During the summer, I've planned a gazillion projects but due some unknown reasons (*cough*LAZYASSBITCH*cough*) I've not gotten all of them started. BUT I do have some stuff I've been making. Mostly I've practiced creating patterns and it's really paid off! Understanding how patterns really work and how stuff gets the way they are, it's actually easier to design too. So if you're struggling with getting new ideas with your designs, pick up an instruction manual for pattern making.

Just before the fashion show and the end of the school year, I made this, a loose top with a leather detail. I made the patterns myself by draping the fabric and even though it's not perfectly made ('cus I don't own an overlock sewing machine ;;^;; ), I actually love it! This is not a perfect pic of it, but in lack of a better one, it'll have to do, sorry~

 And look! I was browsing our local flea market and I came across THIS! An actual IVANA HELSINKI jacket/blouse/thingie that you can't sorta make out in my crappy pictures but srsly yaaaay! The print is gorgeous but the jacket itself was hideous so I bought it, took the seams apart and now the pieces are all neatly folded in my study and just waiting to be turned to something awesum! I can't wait to figure out what I'm going to do with it!

Pwettyyyyy... *3*

It looks like some sort of bathrobe....

But anyways, I've had fabrics for this for moths now and I finally got the balls to start it! I've had this shirt for ages and holding the cats on my shoulders isn't doing it any good. The back of it is all stretched and full or teeny weeny holes. I really like the shape of it but no place sells stuff like this so... why not make it myself?

Looks weird as hell don't it?

This is the goooooorgeous fabric I found on sale as a leftover piece in Eurokangas.

After making the pattern and cutting.....ready to go!

Buuuuuuuuuut as it normally tends to end, turns out, I was a bit thick. The fabric was somehow a bit not-so-stretchy or different from the original in some other way. The point is - I couldn't fit in the blasted thing. I even made the patterns a cm or two bigger so it would not happen but it bloody did. I was soooo pissed, but I couldn't have done it any other way, since I only had so much fabric.
Luckily, one of my friends came over that same day and I showed her the shirt and she loved it! Was a bit different from her style but hey, I got her to use color!

Here she is, looking beautiful in my not 100% finished blouse!

She asked me to widen the neck opening a bit and I still need to borrow my sister's overlock machine to clean up the seams. It was great to get the shirt to someone who'd actually want it and not even some random person. I get to keep and eye on my baby.... And it was so adorable how my friend was exited to tell everyone she's wearing a piece made by me :')

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Exhibition Opening Night

Wooo, it was time for some action today!
Today was the opening party of an exhibition about a local blog, LAHTIBLOGI. It's run by a couple of people that go to the same school as me and since I've been an active reader of them for quite some time, ofc I attended! The gallery in which the exhibition is held is actually run by our school as well as the Institute of Fine Arts in Lahti. Next year, I'll be one of the main representatives for the gallery, yyyyiiiiikes!
Basically the blog gives you a true, unpolished image of my hometown. This place is a bit of a joke to all other Finns, really. Too many hilarious drunks and glorious depression stuff. Go check it out if you have a chance!

And this was what I wore for the opening.

Tunic: Gina Tricot
 + self printed GAGA on the side
Shorts: H&M
Hat&hat decor: second hand
Necklace: a gift from my gf<3
Stockings: thrift shop

'scuse me for derpiness D:

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Outfit of the day

Phew it's been a looooong week since I last wrote anything here... Moving has been quite a bitch since my fiance wasn't on vacation like me and we didn't have a van to move our stuff. So I kinda overdid it and didn't eat or sleep, just packed stuff and cleaned the house. So I've been forced to just rest for the past three days.
I did get invited to a bar night with one of my best friends! Thank the gods, I've been indoors so much with nothing to do it's been driving me crazy. After changing seven times, this is what I wore:

Shirt: Asos.com
Shorts: Gina Tricot
Tights: general store
Shoes: Zsatza
Necklace: second hand
Headband: Tiia Vanhatapio for Seppälä

The back of the shirt

   I love it how Asos.com has these kind of gorgeous clothes in more sizes than normal clothing stores! 'Cus in my mind, when you have a piece of clothing, as long as it fits you, you can wear anything you want. I'm a EU size 44 and don't want to wear what those boring basic wear and capes that all the "generous", or "big and beautiful" sections are full of. And that said, I'm really sick of magazines, stylists, and "fashionistas" all over telling people what they should wear based on their figure. "A new, easy way to hide those hideous man-shoulders!" or "Check out this trick that will create an hourglass figure for everyone!" So what if you have broad shoulders, tiny boobs or a huge, ghetto bum? It seems that there's only one way to dress these days, only a couple of accepted forms of bodies. I think it would be fun to have a dress that makes me look like a huge ball, or carrot pants that make my lower half look like a triangle on it's sharp point!

   I also don't like how H&M has profiled bigger people to dress more grown up than those of smaller size. To those who'll argue "children should not be encouraged to grow up fat!" I'll remind you - we in our 20's would still want to avoid that secretary/business look the grown up-department offers. For instance, my shoe size - as with many Finnish women these days - has been huge ever since I hit puberty. Srsly I outgrew my mom's EU 39 at the age of 12. So why, oh why, has H&M erased size 41 from their teen shoe collections?
   I had been drooling these gorgeous black wedge heels for a while and went to try them on. (I'm actually terrible with heels, it's always scary to try on a pair 'cus most of the time I can't walk with them and have to leave them behind. Honestly, I fall down on my ass all the time even with flats.)
After a few minutes of looking, I went up to the shop assistant and asked if the size 41 was out, since there were none. And eyes brightly she merely uttered: "This is the youth department, we don't have a size 41."
That was a surprise to me, since just a couple of months back I had bought a pair of shoes from there and they had had my size. I asked her to call the head of the department, and they confirmed that the largest size had been removed from the youth collections.
- Mind you, the adult department shoes are mostly boring, basic heels-
So what the hell???? People who end up having big feet in adulthood usually tend to have the same feet when growing up. If this policy had been adopted when I was a kid, I would have had to use really awkward, serious-looking adult stuff instead of anything fun and proper to my age.

End of rant.

Anyways, to the end of this post, I give you a few pics of me today, after discovering a new hairstyle to save a sweaty day filled with unpacking!