oops, I did it again | Bride of Frankenstein Hair

Bride of Frankenstein Hair
Okay, yes I admit it, I said blonde would stay for a longer time and at least it did not change for something “crazy” like yellow, orange or the colour of a sunrise. But I could not keep my fingers off hair dye – I was even considering black, to be honest. But I was a bit too scared. However it is likely I’ll dye the mop black in a few weeks or months. At this moment I feel like keeping this exact do – the 20s bob anyway, because it’s my favourite cut ever.

Bride of Frankenstein Hair
Bride of Frankenstein Hair

Well, anyway back to the topic of colour. I wanted some Bride of Frankenstein Vibes (not only because Frankenstein is my favourite book), so I went for a dark brown with a strand of hair that I kept blonde (I have to get the roots touched up on the blond hair…). I know technicaly she has one strand on each side of her head, but I didn’t want that (also her hairdo is quite different). Therefore this is what I wanted and how it turned out. As you see it turned out a bit too light for me at first – I really liked the colour but it wasn’t what I wanted – so I had one week with a green-ish teddy brown and then went full on dark.

Bride of Frankenstein Hair
Bride of Frankenstein Hair

I am afraid I might hate myself in a couple of months for going dark again, but at the moment and for the last couple of months I did not feel at all like colourful hair. I have to mention, though, that I have been looking at pictures of my dark brown hair (which I had about two years ago) for months and I adored it – and I do now, so I am excited to see how I style it. I did actually wear a few easy hairdos in the last few days and think the white strand adds a lot. I also feel like wearing more gothic stuff (not neccessarily goth, but some 19th century gothic vibes), black really grew to me.

What is you hair colour at the moment? And what colour do you want next?

Imperfection and Beauty

Pink Babydoll 60s Outfit Alice

Pink Babydoll 60s Outfit Alice

Pink Babydoll 60s Outfit Alice

To be honest – thoose pictures have been waiting on my notebook for almost three months by now, because I wasn’t entirely happy with them. This outfit as a whole does not work 100% – mainly because while my hair was matching the skirt perfectly about a week earlier it had faded too much. However, I did decide on finally posting it. After all it’s okay not to be perfect. This was also my last colourful hair colour, so it deserves some appreciation. As I write this my hair is dark brown with a white streak.

Pink Babydoll 60s Outfit Alice

Pink Babydoll 60s Outfit Alice

Pink Babydoll 60s Outfit Alice

Pink Babydoll 60s Outfit Alice

Pink Babydoll 60s Outfit Alice

After all in a way perfection is quite boring, usually it’s more interesting to work towards it and the things that happen along the way. I think Alice is quite the appropriate brooch for that – Wonderland is rather fa from the norm and perfection and that’s what makes it so beautiful. All the weirdness and beauty that comes with being different gives the story and world of Alice so much. And it does the same in this world. Usually it’s people who are different who change the world.

Pink Babydoll 60s Outfit Alice

Pink Babydoll 60s Outfit Alice

Pink Babydoll 60s Outfit Alice

Pink Babydoll 60s Outfit Alice

Pink Babydoll 60s Outfit Alice

The ones that break the rules, try something new and make mistakes to overcome them are usually the ones that inspire us. So let’s say yes to things that are not perfect and embrace the quirks.

Pink Babydoll 60s Outfit Alice

Pink Babydoll 60s Outfit Alice

Pink Babydoll 60s Outfit Alice

Pink Babydoll 60s Outfit Alice

Pink Babydoll 60s Outfit Alice

Dress – handmade | Brooch – AmbrosiaBowl | Socks – calzedonia | Shoes – bait footwear via ModCloth | Lipstick – I think one of the essence metals

Twist and Shout

20s Cream Prom Dress

20s Cream Prom Dress

20s Cream Prom Dress

20s Cream Prom Dress

Well, it has only been a year until I managed to take some photos of my prom dress for graduation, however besides the missing false lashes I’m actually pretty close to the look (Twist and Shout was my song to get my graduation diploma). To be honest I’m currently really in the mood for twenties dresses and actually everything back to the 1850s. Edwardian and Victorian fashion in particular do get me – you will see that in the upcoming Handmade Update. I think it’s so interesting how fashion changed over the years – even within two or three years, especially in the twentieth century.

20s Cream Prom Dress

20s Cream Prom Dress

20s Cream Prom Dress

20s Cream Prom Dress

20s Cream Prom Dress

I’m always wondering if in fifty years people will admire what was chic in the 2010s. I mean, I highly doubt that because there is very little that is in style for more than a season or two. In a way that’s pretty cool, but it also ensures that fast fashion companies constantly make money because people have to replace their clothing. Not only because it’s just not chic anymore, but also due to the quality. I’ve talked about my journey towards slow fashion before, but it’s very present on my mind. And to be honest it makes me angry how fashion has changed from making things at home/getting them done by a seamstress or tailor to not caring about where things come from and who has to suffer so that we can buy things – I don’t want to write “at a cheap price”, because most high fashion/expensive labels do just the same and it’s a shame. I think we should all appreciate the act of making clothing more and think a little bit about where this or that piece comes from.

20s Cream Prom Dress

20s Cream Prom Dress

20s Cream Prom Dress

20s Cream Prom Dress

Dress – handmade | Faux Pearl Necklaces – handmade by mum | Shoes – Super Me (I think, I got them via amazon) | Lipstick – Bésame Classic Color Lipstick in C208 Bésame Red

Vendula Circus Coin Purses

Vendula London Circus Coin Purse Circus Ticket Fortune Teller
Recently I have been contacted by Vendula again and got to choose something of their website to show you. I really love their products and am quite happy with the quality. So, I decided to go for two Coin Purses from the Circus Collection.

Vendula Circus Clip Fastening Fortune Teller Coin Purse
Vendula Circus Clip Fastening Fortune Teller Coin Purse
Personally I do not use regular wallets anymore since my last one (a Vendula one matching my Boutique Bag) has been stolen/lost in Venice. So for about a year I had a small handmade clip fastening coin purse that had a lovely 20s charme, however you know how it is – every once in a while you want to change things up, so the Vendula Circus Clip Fastening Fortune Teller Coin Purse was a great choice for me. The material is quite sturdy and the fastening with those adorable flowers is very secure (after all you don’t want to pick the coins from the bottom of your purse). It is big enough for all the currencies I tested and additionally you can carry your cards with you. Of course you should not put twenty cards inside, but you can easily fit in at least five. I’m also pretty sure it’s big enough for a compact mirror.
Vendula Circus Clip Fastening Fortune Teller Coin Purse
Vendula Circus Clip Fastening Fortune Teller Coin Purse
Vendula Circus Clip Fastening Fortune Teller Coin Purse
Besides the rather big size for a coin purse it’s main feature is obviously the stunning design. The details are handsewn and I cannot get over the glitter crystal ball and the little gold stars. Even the lining matches the Circus theme, it’s red and white stripes and I think it’s a lovely finshing touch.

Vendula Circus Ticket Zipped Coin Purse
Vendula Circus Ticket Zipped Coin Purse
Vendula Circus Ticket Zipped Coin Purse
The other one is the Vendula Circus Ticket Zipped Coin Purse, it’s 15*10 cm and almost like a clutch. Well, I will definitely use it as such. The soze is big enough for my mobile, so it’s perfect if you just want to have the bare necessities on you. It has extra compartments for three cards and a keychain to fasten it to your bag or to fasten your keys to the purse. Like all of their bags it’s made from high quality faux leather that feels great.
Vendula Circus Ticket Zipped Coin Purse
Vendula Circus Ticket Zipped Coin Purse
I think the design has such a Vintage Charme and even though I do not really approve of the circus itself due to the treatment of the animals, I like the design aspect and artistry of circuses and performers. And I think this bag perfectly captures this carnival vibe with every little detail.

Both of them would have been less than 25 Pound each which is a very acceptable price for a high quality purse with this kind of detailing in my opinion. Shipping has always been very easy and fast for me as a costumer.

Vendula Bags Circus Boutique
So far I never had any issues with any of the details of my bags being damaged, therefore I really recommend having a look at the stunning designs. The only thing that happened to me is the railing on the faux leather chipped of at two of my bag’s handles over time, however I could fix that with some glue.
The ones above are my bags I collected over the last few years and you can find out more about them here:
Vendula Chocolatiers Grab Bag
Vendula Snowflake Barrel Bag (this one has been sent to me as well)
Vendula Boutique Box Bag
Vendula Sewing Shop Pouch/Wash Bag (the one I use most of the time currently)
Vendula Sewing Shop Mini Purse
Vendula London Bags
The black purses and the Black Bag are my mum’s – you see we are quite taken with these wonderful designs.

Vendula London kindly send me the two Circus Coin Purses in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.

Handmade Update May 2017

This month I wasn’t very strong on sewing – I fixed a lot of stuff, but I only managed to make one dress – I really hope next month will be better. However, I started embroidery (since I do not have enough grandma hobbies yet) and painted a bit. (Also, the new blogbanner etc.)

Bumblebee Embroidery
Bumblebee Embroidery
13th of May
So this was my first piece of embroidery – it’s a bumblebee. It’s far from perfect, but I hope to create a few pieces in the future.

BB-8 Postcard
BB-8 Postcard
17th of May
I also decided to paint little BB-8 to get back into watercolours and I really enjoy picking up the colours every once in a while.

BB-8 Embroidery
BB-8 Embroidery
17th to 20th of May
So, then I chose to embroider BB-8, which was an interesting learning experience. Opening stiches again and redoing things.

Landscape Postcard
Landscape Postcard
21st of May
This was another learning thing – I never drew/painted a landscape, so I looked at some of Rottmann’s work – and I think the mountains are quite nice. Nevertheless I realise they should have shadows in the water.

Leia Belt
17th, 18th, 24th of May
For my cosplay I was in need of the belt, so I made it of faux leather, clay and acrylic paint. I know the original is made using metal pieces, but I didn’t have any. So I got creative.

Chuck Charles Charlotte Pushing Daisies Postcard
Chuck Postcard
25th of May
You know Charlotte Charles from Puhing Daisies is one of my all time favourite characters and fashion icons, so I wanteed to paint her for a while and I finally did. It’s not realistic yet, but it’s cute enough.

20s Dress Black Gold Glitter
20s Dress
22nd, 29th, 30th of May
I wanted to make another 20s dress since the first one I made (about a year ago), now I finally did and while I have to fix a few things in the back, I think its quite fancy.

Wat did you make recently? And what are you working on?

a wanderer in gingham

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

While I was considering naming this post Sugar, we’re going down swinging for the sole reason that I currently listen to old Fall Out Boy albums – and who could blame me? They are amazing -, I thought this fit a lot better. Yesterday I went to Kochel (will posta a few photos of the town and my walk later), because sometimes I just want to get out and wander. You know, I miss Holmenkollen a lot (will blog about that, too), because it was perfect for wandering around. The air was chilly and it was very calming to me.

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Then again, I think wandering alone always helps me to sort my thoughts and makes me feel a lot better. If something is up, going out into nature helps me, focus on what is important and go through all the aspects. Living in a city, I usually have to take the train (there are parks, but I also love to take the train and really get out in that way too) to get somewhere to wander about. I love staying home, reading and watching tv shows, but these trips also feel very special as well.

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Since I live in Bavaria there are tons of lakes and mountains around and since I am getting into hiking and all this stuff, I really want to visit a few more of the mountains – well, I went to lot of them as a kid, but I want to visit them once more. Obviously this dress is the perfect dress to hike/wander – while I’d usually prefer a pair of pants, this dress truly is quite nice. Also, I think it looks a lot like a dress young girls back in the day would have worn to stroll through the woods/mountains. It’s no Sissi dress, but close enough to what I feel like might be a 40s wanderer dress. And it made me enjoy my “hike” even more, especially since back home a woman told me I’d look unearthly beautiful, which caught me really of guard and was so cute of her.

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Gingham 40s Retro Outfit

Dress – Vintage (I guess it’s a 80s does 40s) from Beyond Retro Malmö | Brooch – Little Moose | Socks – calzedonia | Shoes – H&M | Lipstick – wet’n’wild Mega Last Lipcolor in 903C Just Peachy

living more ethical: a journey

, About two weeks ago I decided to start completely staying off Fast Fashion. I’ve been avoiding H&M, Zara and Co for the last couple of years and only own very little from these shops and what I own, I regularly wear. However I feel like even those few pieces are too much and now I want to stop buying there all together.

Just a few days ago I found a pair of trousers that was exactly what I was looking for at the Second Hand Shop, by chance! And for less than 5€. It’s an H&M piece, but I do not mind, it has been worn before and now I will wear it. Sure, I’d prefer a high quality vintage piece, but I can live with that. It feels like giving it a new home and putting at least a little stop to all this waste.

fifties vintage 50s cupcake prom dress pink girl tattoo

You know, that I love sewing and most of my wardrobe is already handmade and I have a few vintage pieces. But from now on I want to stop giving money to brands that pay their workers basically nothing, have low working conditions at dangerous work places and sometimes even exploit kids. Most pieces from those fast fashion companies are also really low quality – cheap materials, loose seams and they often (not always!) do not last a long time.

However, with the Star Wars shirt from H&M I was taking a first step, I got it in December and it was one of the last new shirts I bought recently. And I thought a lot about it, from first seeing it on someone on Instagram, to actually finding it in store and considering buying it. Eventually, of course, I did get it, and I don’t want to do that anymore. For once, I want to avoid high street, which is easy, but I also have to avoid most online shops, I guess. To be honest, I’m not yet sure where I can still shop, because I’m pretty sure most pinup/alternative shops produce their stuff pretty cheap as well. Additonally they waste so much water producing fashion that’s in for a season (well, I don’t really follow trends that way anyway, but you know).

When I do not wear something anymore, I usually give my clothes (of course in a good condition & cleaned) to charity or sometimes even sell them. So, I don’T want to change anything regarding how I deal with my old pieces.

dream in blue outfit 50s frankenstein favourite things midcentury handmade

So far, when it comes to shirts, trousers etc I think it’s very easy to find them second hand, be it from friends, online or in stores and of course make them myself. But I’m a bit concerned when it comes to cute bags and shoes, because while I’m sure I can say no to a shirt, it’s more difficult with bags. I will do my research however and then see where I can shop and slowly move from fast fashion produced things to fair fashion and second hand. In case you can recommend shops (especially for lingerie), please go ahead and tell me.

Personally I draw quite some inspiration from Annika Victoria, https://nephtyis.com and Marzia and hope to one day completly move to second hand and eco- and human-friendly brands.

Vintage and Retro shopping Guide for Scandinavia

Retro Shopping Guide Scandinavia
I love thrift and Vintage shopping, but it’s always a bit difficult to find a good shop in (an unknown) town, so I wanted to tell you about a few cool store I found on the way. However I found no shop at all in Copenhagen, so if you know good ones, please go ahead and let me know.
I have to mention that I discovered Vintage, even 20s-50s to be alot cheaper in Scandinavia than in Germany. And I’m not talking about saving 5-10 €, but Germany being about 5-10 times as expensive. In Stockholm I got a cupcake dream dress from the 50s for the converted price of 26 € for which I would have paid 200+ € here in Munich, I’m sure.

Amsterdam has a lot of Vintage shops, most of them are more focused on 80s/90s fashion however (and not on the cheap side either). So, for me personally, it’s more for accessoires. But: there are some reproduction shops, more expensive than second hand, but at least they sell some swing dresses. Nevertheless I want to share some shops I think have a great selection.

Juffrow Splinter Amsterdam

Juffrow Splinter


On Negen Straatjes you find quite a bit of old/kitchy/retro stuff, Juffrow Splinter has quite the selection when it comes to nic-nac and things you really don’t need.
The Fantasy Shop Chimera (Damstraat 7) has a lot of Asian stuff on the top floor and besides fairy and magical things a few repro dresses, e.g. Hell Bunny. It’s a very magical place and not only worth a visit due to the clothes, but due to the aura and decor.
Personally I considered the reproduction shop I ♥ Vintage (Prinsengracht 201) a bit too expensive for just getting something while travelling, but it is a beautiful shop with a small-ish, but very well-chosen selection.
Both Marbles Vintage (Staalstraat 30, Ferdinand Bolstraat 28, Haarlemmerdijk 64) and Bis Vintage (Sint Antoniesbreestraat 25-A) are your typical thrift shops. They have a lot to offer and even though most of it is random stuff from the 70s-2000s, you might find a 50s gem in between. Since all of them are rather central/close to sightseeing attractions, you can definetly check them out.
1953 Retro & Chic Amsterdam

1953 Retro & Chic


Now to a favourite of mine, even though I did not get anything: 1953 Retro & Chic (Staalstraat 2 – Instagram) is a beautiful store with things dating back to the Victorian time (and of course, the 50s, too). They sell quite a bit lingerie – of course, it’s not cheap, the quality seemed pretty high.
Laura Dols Amsterdam

Laura Dols


Finding a large shop in Amsterdam is always a surprise – they look small from the outside, but you can go up- and downstairs and towards the rear house at Laura Dols (Wolvenstraat 7 – Instagram). It’s a large Vintage shop with clothing from most eras and downstairs there’s a grand selection of “prom” dresses (fancy, evening, cocktail, bridesmaids, wedding dresses), but they also sell lots of accessoires (like my lovely beret).

Even though it’s smaller than Copenhagen, Malmö has more Vintage shops. Well, I did not find any in Copenhagen, so that was pretty easy. Still, Malmö has some very cute shops, most of them in the same era, so perfect for a Vintage trasure hunting afternoon.

Beyond Retro Malmö

Beyond Retro


Beyond Retro Malmö

Beyond Retro


Beyond Retro (8 Claesgatan – Instagram) has a big outlet in Malmö were prices are really okay. I got a dress for (converted) about 20€. The great thing is that the outlet offers a lot of stuff without being stuffed. There’s lots of space to get a good look at the clothes and besides vintage things they also offer amazing upcycled things.
Love Street Vintage Malmö

Love Street Vintage


Love Street Vintage (Kärleksgatan 5 – Instagram) is the opposite: it’s a very small shop, but so cute! It’s real Vintage, slightly dark and has that fancy aura good ols Vintage shops have.
Famous Ape Malmö

Famous Ape


If you want Reproduction and Vintage, Famous Ape (Davidshalsgatan 9 – Instagram) is the place for you. The lower floor is filled with Vintage dresses, novelty shorts, shoes and sports wear. The ground floor is very clean, hipstery repro, both floor have very selected pieces and both floors fit their content so well.
Liebling Malmö

Liebling


Liebling ( Davidshallstorg 8 – Instagram) sells mainly Reproduction, but the entire shop seems to be in the wrong decade. It has a very midcentury feel to it. To me personally it felt like I should have a Latte Macchiato and a Crossiant while browsing – very cosy!

Oslo‘s Grünerlokka is the Hipster and therefore Vintage/Repro area, it’s very cute and has quite a bit to offer. There are other shops too in different areas, but I can really recommend Oslo for Vintage shoppers.

Manillusion Oslo

Manillusion


Markveien in Grünerlokka is the place for Vintage shopping. There are both retro cafés and shops, like Manillusion (Markveien 38 – Instagram) – it’s not cheap, but they offer a lot of big and small retro brands and have a great selection. The shop also looks like what retro dreams are made of.
Frøken Dianas Salonger Oslo

Frøken Dianas Salonger


Frøken Dianas Salonger Oslo

Frøken Dianas Salonger (also slightly sad I did not get the blouse)


Walking down towards the Alkerselva you pass the fabulous Frøken Dianes Salonger (Markveien 56 – Instagram), probably one of the most beautifully designed shops, it has this very real Vintage flair to it. They offer both Vintage (so many blouses!) and repro, everything with a femme fatale/diva vibe to it. The staff is very friendly and the shop is worth a visit for the interior design alone.
UFF Oslo

UFF


UFF Oslo

UFF


UFF (Karl Johans gate 5 – Instagram) has two shops in Oslo, but I liked the one on Karl Johans Gate better than the one even closer to Central Station (however they are only 5-10 minutes apart). The shops are both on the cheaper side and more like thrift stores. However, the things they sell date back far into the last century and the conditions of the pieces are pretty good as well.

Stockholm has a great selection of Vintage stores. Most of them are pretty small, but with a surprisingly good selection, even dating back to the 20s.

Old Touch Stockholm

Old Touch


Old Touch Stockholm

Old Touch


Old Touch (Upplandsgatan 43 – Instagram) is a fantastic Vintage store, that really deserves the name Vintage store, they main focus is on 20s-50s clothing in light colours. It’s a dream (or lots of dreams) in pink, white and yellow – including beautiful lingerie and prom dresses. The prices are really low and the staff is so friendly (but attention! Opposed to most shops in Scandinavia they only accept cash). There are at least three more Vintage shops in the street/very near by, so definetly have a look at the beauty that is Old Touch.
The brand Daisy Dapper (Katarina Bangata 33 – Instagram) might be known to those of you who enjoy reproduction dresses, but they also sell Hell Bunny, Collectif and other brands. Daisy Dapper also offers quite the range of brooches (erstwilder!), tights, accessoires and home decor.
Engströms Trikåaffär (Scheelegatan 5) is not really a Vintage/Repro shop, but the interior is amazing, the shop offers a lot of stuff (socks, lingerie etc). It’s more than 100 years old and they still sell their things via the counter, not on hanging rails.

I just love the way you can browse in Vintage/Retro shops and they do not have the fast fashion “just buy” feel H&M and Co have (want to write about that topic soon as well).
I hope I could help you a little or provide an insight in the shops I checked out. What is your favoutire shop in Sweden, Norwegen, Denmark or the Netherlands?

Blonde again.

Bob Cut 20s Blond Hair
I love being blonde. I love my bob cut. And I’m so glad it’s back. Within the last weeks my hair was more of a shoulder long pastel mess and while a lot of people (surprisingly) told me they like my hair and how I dyed it that way, I dreaded it in a way and way looking forward to my appointment at the hair dresser last Wednesday.

Bob Cut 20s Blonde Hair

Bob Cut 20s Blonde Hair

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed being able to do space buns and hair dos in general, but personally I do not really like long hair (and yes, not on me and not on most people – there are exceptions and you do you, but if you do not do fancy hair dos I don’t like long hair). I think short hair adds a lot of character to a person and makes faces more interesting, too. By now I’ve had a bob cut for about a year (with the longish hair interlude in the last weeks) and it feels perfect for me. I love not having hair bothering my neck, not weirdly hanging down, but being just long enough to try some curls.

Bob Cut 20s Blonde Hair Beret

I hope you don’t mind lots of outfits and photos with berets, because at the moment, they are my favourite thing to wear (and I’m sorry if I look like a pretentious faux French lady). Also, the whole 20s empowerment that bob cuts represent speaks a lot to me. Of course, my main inspiration was Miss Fisher (one of the best detective shows), a twenties femme fatale and even though I’m blonde I feel very empowered with my bob. It literally is the perfect hair cut for me to feel comfortable in (at least since last year, who knows, maybe I will be rocking waist long hair at 28).

Bob Cut 20s Blonde Hair Beret

Bob Cut 20s Blonde Hair Beret

You know I dye my hair quite often, usually I mention it on Instagram immediately and of course you see it in outfits and sometimes even in seperate posts. Still, I have to stay, blonde might be my favourite. If I had to choose one colour for the rest of my life it might indeed be blonde, even though I want some orange again next month. Someone once told me I’d look iconic with the short blond hair and the red lips and of course that was music to my ears. But it’s not just that, it feels so right, when I’m light blonde I never feel unhappy with my hair colour, I just want to try new colours (split-dye, blue, peach etc).

Bob Cut 20s Blonde Hair Beret

Bob Cut 20s Blonde Hair Beret

I sometimes miss the dark brown curls, but for now this is me, this is very much what I want to be and what I feel most comfortable with. I don’T want any change. Did you find your happy hair colour and cut yet?

you’re my candy girl

fifties vintage 50s cupcake prom dress  pink girl tattoo

fifties vintage 50s cupcake prom dress  pink girl tattoo

fifties vintage 50s cupcake prom dress  pink girl tattoo

Can I just say this dress feels like a mix of a cupcake and a prom dress? It’s very much the embodiement of prom dress dreams. Well, I never had such dreams, because where I live neither prom nor homecoming is a thing and we don’t celebrate any balls – besides one after graduating our version of high school. And that is more like sitting around, waiting for the report you already saw a couple o’ days before and then some drinking and dancing. It doesn’t feel like something John Hughes would include in a movie. This dress however, Iona might have worn it (and Andie would have destroyed it to create a prom dress).

fifties vintage 50s cupcake prom dress  pink girl tattoo

fifties vintage 50s cupcake prom dress  pink girl tattoo

fifties vintage 50s cupcake prom dress  pink girl tattoo

fifties vintage 50s cupcake prom dress  pink girl tattoo

In the last couple of weeks I have been a lot into pastels, while mainly listening to Fall Out Boy (by the way, I actually like the new song, I think it’s very intense and will be very interesting live). Which kind of clashes, but I don’t mind, it amuses me in a way – looking like a fairy, but having some emo and alternative tunes playing. 27 and Thnks fr th Mmrs are constantly stuck in my head and especially with the first I can quote it almost completly, the sad thing is I want to use a lot of the lyrics in daily life, but, you know, translated no one gets the reference (and, of course, I also have one friend actually listening to the band as well).

fifties vintage 50s cupcake prom dress  pink girl tattoo

fifties vintage 50s cupcake prom dress  pink girl tattoo

fifties vintage 50s cupcake prom dress  pink girl tattoo

fifties vintage 50s cupcake prom dress  pink girl tattoo

Recently my mood has been pretty much a rollercoaster, I have had a lot of ups and downs for no particular reason and on no-so-good days, it always feels a bit weird to look at those happy Tinkerbell meets Goldilocks photos I took just a day or two ago. Additionally I have been dealing with a cold for about two or three weeks and that does not really make me feel any better. I am happy about the spring sun and flowers however, even though I do not always feel like leaving the house (being heavy on introversion and feeling ill is not the best combination). Especially with feeling unwell/ill I feel like I’m even more sensitive than usual, not only emotionally, but very intensely when it comes to visual impressions.

fifties vintage 50s cupcake prom dress  pink girl tattoo

fifties vintage 50s cupcake prom dress  pink girl tattoo

fifties vintage 50s cupcake prom dress  pink girl tattoo

fifties vintage 50s cupcake prom dress  pink girl tattoo

It’s hard to talk about feeling unhappy when you do not even know th reason for it yourself. And when it all might be forgotten the next day. I’m thinking it’s someting to do with hormones or neurotransmitters.
Besides that I also stumbled across and old (and unfortunately no longer active) blog of mine, the girl never gets older and felt like listening to some classic rock again and fell down the rabbit hole towards the 40s-60s as well. Also, funnily enough writing this I want to dress like a teddy girl, you know like in those Ken Russell photos. There is this photo, I have both a crush on this girl and want to lok like her. Maybe I’ll try a bit more teddy girl – but then again, I also want some french lady vibes, a bit of rock’n’roll and never forget the pastel fairy side.

fifties vintage 50s cupcake prom dress  pink girl tattoo

fifties vintage 50s cupcake prom dress  pink girl tattoo

fifties vintage 50s cupcake prom dress  pink girl tattoo

fifties vintage 50s cupcake prom dress  pink girl tattoo

Photos are by the lovely goldhände, who posted today as well.

Dress – Vintage (Old Toch Stockholm) | Brooch – erstwilder (junebugs collection) | Socks – calzedonia | Shoes – Lindy Bop | Lipstick – catrice longlasting lippencil (in a plum tone I forgot the number/name) & wet’n’wild Mega Last Lip Color in 908C Sugar Plum Fairy & rituals eve’s kiss silky lip gloss