Handmade Update | October & November 2017

So, finally another update on handmade things. It isn’t much due to uni (how annoying is reading that already?), but I have a few projects planned that are easily made – though I still need the fabric! Also in case you are interested: I put up a few things on my etsy that I don’t feeel like wearing anymore. Aaaanyway, here we go.

First real day at uni: bio is great and very chemical (and it will probably be more of revision of what I already know, but it's interesting, so that's ok), but maths is, well, I guess I have to focus a lot of learning energy on that. 📚 Any tips on how to make maths fun/interesting? I only have it for two semesters, at least. 🙈 Also this fabric features little mushrooms, squirrels and ducks and it's so autumnal. 🍂And I wanted it to look a bit like a Dirndl with the buttons. 😊 { #ootdsocialclub #ootd #whatiwore #pinupgirl#handmade #noveltybrooch #noveltybroocheveryday #erstwilder #foxhair #brideoffrankensteinhair#20sbob #doyoulikemyvintagebob #1920s #1930s#1940s #50s #50sgirl#50sfashion #midcentury #girlswithtattoos #20thcentury #vintagegirl #vintagegal #vintagefashion #retrogirl #autumnfashion #dirndl #noveltyprint #1950s #vintage }

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Autumn Dress
7th of October
I found the fabric while I was in Lucca and I fell in love. Border prints are rather rare where I live and finding this beautiful one in Lucca was a dream. I turned it into a Dirndl-ish dress and I quite like the way it turned out and the way the print shows. Especially these little ducks and squirrels are so wonderful.

Pumpkin Dress Orange 50s handmade midcentury
Pumpkin Dress
6th, 7th of October
This was another project for a very autumnal dress. The dark orange tone is wonderful and I do like the way it turned out. I changed things during the process of making it and that was quite interesting, too. I am no 100% content, but I don’t know what it is. I think it’s the confusion that comes with a style shift. Here is the dress in an outfitpost.

Skirts for Aida
20th of November
Along with sorting out stuff for etsy, I also asked a friend if she wanted some of them. She did and so I changed the sizes. Unfortunatley, Idid not take pictures, but it was one simple grey skirt and one with hot air balloons.

dino Dinosaur Dress Handmade 80s 50s
Dino Dress
22nd, 23rd of November
Now this fabric is a dream! I ordered it online, because dinosaur fabrics are usually targeted at kids, so i was incredibly happy about finding this. The dress cut is inspired by The Other Sparrow, because they do kind cut dresses the way I really like it at the moment. Since I don’t really feel like knee-lenght anymore (most of the time). And I think that does a good job for the print as well. The zipper is my first real hidden zipper and I do quite like that as well, mainly because that way it’s not a zipper on the side and the backside is still cute.

So, this was my update for the last two months and I hope December will be filled with a few more sewing projects. What are and were you up to in the last months?

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All of Them Witches

pumpkin dress halloween 50s handmade pinup midcentury fifties witch gypsy bohemian

pumpkin dress halloween 50s handmade pinup midcentury fifties witch gypsy bohemian

pumpkin dress halloween 50s handmade pinup midcentury fifties witch gypsy bohemian

pumpkin dress halloween 50s handmade pinup midcentury fifties witch gypsy bohemian

I think I will just stop apologising for not being that active due to uni – after all this is more of a diary for me than anything else. These photos were taken around Halloween, but as you probably saw on my Instagram feed I include the witchy themes into most of my outfits nowadays. I am not wiccan, more of an agnostic pagan witch, probably. I do a couple of things wiccan witches do as well, like tarot readings and collecting herbs and flowers and drying them. Though in general I don’t use it as a religious outlet. Yet it is kind of contradictory that while I want to become a scientist I still believe in tarot, isn’t it?

pumpkin dress halloween 50s handmade pinup midcentury fifties witch gypsy bohemian

pumpkin dress halloween 50s handmade pinup midcentury fifties witch gypsy bohemian

pumpkin dress halloween 50s handmade pinup midcentury fifties witch gypsy bohemian

pumpkin dress halloween 50s handmade pinup midcentury fifties witch gypsy bohemian

As for the scientist part, I really feel like my study programme is quite perfect for me. Some of the base courses that I have only for one/two semesters are a bit exhausting because they either expect a looot or start at the very beginnning. But in general it feels just right and I can truly imagine pursuing a career in this field. Other than that I try to juggle my life and interests with studying at the moment and so when I have a few hours to spare I usually read or watch horror movies/shows (or procrastinate – but this week is going pretty well so far!). Even sewing got pushed back a bit – might be due to being in the weird space of my style changing a bit. I do want to write about that – more as a cohesive text, but I already wanted to say that I have a couple of things I don’t wear anymore up on my etsy. Talking about etsy, I really love looking for Vintage pieces at the moment. Because even with shipping it is usually cheaper than buying vintage where I live. And where I live finding Vintage that is actually lovely (and for a decent price) is also quite difficult. To be honest I think it should not have been this hard (impossible) to find a “gyspy” scarf instore, but apparently it was, so I got this one of a wonderful seller on etsy.

pumpkin dress halloween 50s handmade pinup midcentury fifties witch gypsy bohemian

pumpkin dress halloween 50s handmade pinup midcentury fifties witch gypsy bohemian

pumpkin dress halloween 50s handmade pinup midcentury fifties witch gypsy bohemian

pumpkin dress halloween 50s handmade pinup midcentury fifties witch gypsy bohemian

I was enchanted by the lovely autumn weather and especially light we had this year. Temperature dropped quite drastically after that, but October was really golden and felt quite magical. I also feel very comfortable in what I am wearing at the moment, though there are days I pick up things that don’t neccessarily match “the new me” (toput it that cheesy) and it feels kind of weird now, too. However this whole ensemble is quite accurate for what I like at the moment – being an autumn/forest witch or something along those lines. Probably trying to capture Stevie Nicks songs as outfits.

pumpkin dress halloween 50s handmade pinup midcentury fifties witch gypsy bohemian

pumpkin dress halloween 50s handmade pinup midcentury fifties witch gypsy bohemian

pumpkin dress halloween 50s handmade pinup midcentury fifties witch gypsy bohemian

pumpkin dress halloween 50s handmade pinup midcentury fifties witch gypsy bohemian

Dress – handmade | Scarf – Vintage via Menagical Vintage | Backpack – Vintage via melepele | BroochSayonara Baby | Necklace – Schmuckrausch | Shoes – Deichmann | Lipstick wet’n’wild Mega Last Lip Color in Sugar Plum Fairy

Mail Day #10 | Brooches, Socks and Bohemian Vibes

Mail Day #10 Brooches Wednesday Addams Zombie Grease Happy Socks
Long time no see. With uni, studying and procrastinating I don’t find the time or motivation to blog. I would love to and it feels good to type something out again – I also have a couple of things left I still want to write about. Among them beautiful pictures from Florence in early autumn. Anyway this time I would like to share a couple of things that I ordered, mainly from etsy. This is not really a Mail Day though, but more of a Mail Halfyear or so. There are some beautiful pieces and great etsy stores connected to it, so maybe you’ll find something new as well.

Sappho's Club Violet
Sappho’s Club – Violet Pin
As a member of the bi/pansexual girl club with a preference for girls I just wanted a Violet, also I love Sappho’s poetry, so I am very happy about this piece.

Bride of Frankenstein Pin Brooch kate gabrielle
kategabrielle – Bride Pin
This one is actually a regular pin, but I turned it into a brooch. The Bride of Frankenstein is aesthetically spoken on of my favourite movie characters. She is beautiful and the pin glows in the dark.

Wednesday Sticker SleepyKoi
SleepyKoi – Wednesday Sticker
When I saw the Wednesday Sticker, I fell in love with SleepyKoi Designs, so I ordered – but the package arrived empty. However, Renae was so sorry and she sent me not only the Wednesday Sticker, but also a package of small versions of some of her other stickers and they are adorable.

Edwardian Bunny Irregular Choice Scott McClintock Vintage 80s Witch Woodland Zombie erstwilder beret
GypsyGothVintage – 80s Scott McClintock Edwardian inspired Dress
Before I got this dress I had been eyeing it for quite some time and Kinsey is such a kind person, too. However since then I developed an obsession with Scott McClintock dresses, though this one is especially beautiful, you see more of it here. The details on the lace are incredible and the cut is a dream.

baccurelli Wednesday Brooch
19 Black – baccurelli – Wednesday
As you maybe saw above or in old posts you know that I love Wednesday Addams and this brooch captures her so perfectly, so I was hunting it down. It is a rather old baccurelli design and I felt so lucky to find probably one of the last ones.

Happy Socks
Happy Socks
I also got a wonderful package from happy socks, they asked me to pick out a few things and I chose these beauties. The socks are super soft and I really like how the panties are cut. This is the striped pair of socks and these are the heart panties.

Frenchie Grease erstwilder brooch
erstwilder – Frenchie Brooch
Frenchie is my favourite Grease character, so I got up really early to order her on the release day and erstwilder packed a beautiful package and to be honest erstwilder is kind of becoming my favourite brooch company.

Bride of Frankenstein Patch Jenni's Prints
jenni’s prints – Bride Patch
Yes, it is another Bride of Frankenstein piece, I am still considering where to put it – if on my denim jacket or my backpack. Tough decision.

80s does 50s egyptian skirt midcentury novelty print
Advantage in Vintage – 80s does 50s Egyptian Skirt
While I am developing a love for the 80s, I still very much appreciate a well done 80s does 50s – and this one does it so so well. This is a great novelty print and I am already so excited to wear it to a exhibtion about pharaos or Egyptian art.

Moth Display Hyles Euphorbiae Real Hyles Dahlii Female
Butterfly Palace – Moth
Even though it said Real Hyles Dahlii Female, I actually think it’s a Hyles Euphorbiae(spurge hawk-moth), like the one I have tattooed on me. It is a beautiful piece and arrived save and sound.

Zombie Brooch Halloween erstwilder
erstwilder – Zombie Brooch
This is the second brooch from erstwilder I ordered online, and again they included gifts and just decorated it so adorably. The brooch itself is so wonderfully crafted and it has the same colour as the circles on my chestpiece. Which probably concludes that I am in fact a zombie.

Mele Pele Backpack 50s Vintage Kid
melepele – 50s kids backpack
For university I wanted a backpack, but a second hand since I am trying to buy mainly handmade and used pieces. Also a 50s backpack – how cute is that? It is in fact a bit small, but everything fits inside(it’s for kindergarden kids, so that might explain it).

Gypsy Scarf Rose MenagicalVintage
Menagical Vintage – Gypsy Scarf
I was also on the lookout for a cute scarf like this, but actually looking for something specific in Vintage and Second Hand stores where I live basically never leads to anything, because they are small and do not have a lot of things. So after not finding one I got this beauty from the UK.

Sayonara Baby Dinosaur Jurassic Park Rosemary's Baby Witch Feminist
sayonara baby – Rosemary’s Baby Couldron and feminist dino brooch
While I was on the lookout for witch-y brooches, I found the cute couldron based on Rosemary’s Baby (really have to watch it again and read it!) and the Jurassic Park Brooch – they are smaller than I expected, but so adorable and the clours are really crisp!

baccurelli Star Wars Brooch C-3PO Leia Organa Skywalker Solo
baccurelli – C-3PO Brooch, Leia Brooch
I waited a long loooong time for this. I knew I would have to, but it took even longer, also because I was afraid it would arrive while I was on holiday, go to customs and be send back, and then the transfer from the US to Germany and then in Germany took forever. However now they are here and how beautiful are they?

Happy Socks Panties
Happy Socks
I also got another surprise package from happy socks with more panties and they are so cute! So obsessed with the pink panties. Here are the pink ones, the colourful ones and the socks.

That is it for now, let’s see when I get around to blogging again…. As I said I have a couple of things left to show you and I want a couple of new outfit shots, write a few toughts down, but this was the easiest for now. :)

sailor nymph in ravello

Ravello Greek Italy Outfit Handmade 50s Fifties Midcentury Sailor Nymph

Ravello Greek Italy Outfit Handmade 50s Fifties Midcentury Sailor Nymph

Ravello Greek Italy Outfit Handmade 50s Fifties Midcentury Sailor Nymph

One of the top destinations on my Europe travel list is – now that I have been to most Scandinavian countries once – Greece. Mainly for cultural reasons, I would love to see Athens and the temples and basically most of the places mentioned in mythology. Of course, this area (Campagnia) has a lot of Greek influences and they built temples in Paestum (then Poseionia). The antique Greek culture was very advanced and still influences us today – after all democracy is a greek idea. The myths survived till today and inspire writers and artists daily.

Ravello Greek Italy Outfit Handmade 50s Fifties Midcentury Sailor Nymph

Ravello Greek Italy Outfit Handmade 50s Fifties Midcentury Sailor Nymph

Ravello Greek Italy Outfit Handmade 50s Fifties Midcentury Sailor Nymph

But, of course antique Greece and Rome were also – especially – famous in the 19th century, as you can see in the literature, art and culture. One of my favourite painters Carl Rottmann went to Greece to paint the landscapes – opposed to many painters who painted Greece based on stories, other paintings and their own fantasy. Which I think is interesting too, I appreciate both ways of painting, but I especially appreciate it, when people take the chance to get to know a place before e.g. painting it (and Rottmann did a fantastic job, look him up, he is amazing).

Ravello Greek Italy Outfit Handmade 50s Fifties Midcentury Sailor Nymph

Ravello Greek Italy Outfit Handmade 50s Fifties Midcentury Sailor Nymph

Ravello Greek Italy Outfit Handmade 50s Fifties Midcentury Sailor Nymph

As I mentioned the idea of Greece not only fascinated artists, but also the general population – of course, those things tend to influence each other. As they tend to have more money, royalty could visit those places more often. For example Sissi (Elisabeth, Queen of Austria in mid 19th century who was almost nothing like the movies of course) took a great interest in seeing these places, and in a way Ravello always reminds of her. Also, since they filmed part of the movie in Ravello at the two famous villas. So while in a way this place made me long for Greece even more, I now more than ever want to see it myself.
As a little note: the hat was made in Greece in the 70s, so I felt like making a dress that would also have this vibe.

Ravello Greek Italy Outfit Handmade 50s Fifties Midcentury Sailor Nymph

Ravello Greek Italy Outfit Handmade 50s Fifties Midcentury Sailor Nymph

Ravello Greek Italy Outfit Handmade 50s Fifties Midcentury Sailor Nymph

Dress – handmade | Sailor Hat – Vintage 70s Tsalavoutas Brothers (from Krakow) | Necklace – Little Moose | Brooch – Vintage | Shoes – Superme via amazon | Lipstick – the Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes in Dedicated

Handmade Update September 2017

This month it took me a while to get back into sewing, however I at least planned everything for the upcoming weeks and sewing projects (also I really have to work on my Halloween stuff!). Anyway, this is what I made

Red Skirt Handmade Upcycled Redone Fifties Midcentury
Changing up a Red Skirt
21st of September
This was one of the first skirts I ever made, for Halloween 2014 (this means I have been into a pinup-ish style for over three years). Anyway, in this time I sure learnt a lot and this skirt had to be redone around the waist. Now I am very happy with it.

Handmade Green Flanel Skirt Fifties Midcentury
Green Flanel Skirt
22nd of September
For my Pinocchio outfit (the orginal Pinocchio, not the Disney one) I needed a dark green skirt, also I thought a skirt like that would be great for the colour and style I really enjoy at the moment.

Insect Skirt Mum Midcentury Handmade Novelty Print
Changing up mom’s insect dress into a skirt
21st, 22nd of September
You know every once in a while I make something for my mum, and one was this dress, however it was a bit of a mess around the shoulders, which was due to the construction of the pattern and what I added. Anyway I turned it into a skirt, and my mum is a lot happier.

Handmade Fifties Midcentury Red Blouse Peasant Hungarian
Red Blouse
24th of September
For Pinocchio as well, I needed a red blouse. This is basically cut like a Hungarian Peasant Blouse, and I think about writing about how to make it, because it’s great for beginners and when you do not want to waste fabric.

What are your Halloween plans? Is everything done yet or are you behind like me?

temples and icecream in Paestum ♥

Paestum Travel Beige Outfit Italy Poseidonia
Today I wanted to share some photos from Paestum. In case you follow me on Instagram you already saw some of them on Instagram. I love archaeology and Greek mythology, so this was a wonderful place to be at. I loved all the beautiful beige stones that tell stories that happened long ago. Paestum was founded by the Greek, named Poseidonia back then (about 600 BC). Due to the fertile soil, they could plant a lot of stuff and got wealthy enough to built those gigantic temples. As with so many place this one got lost and was found again around the same time as Pompeii and Herculaneum (18th century). If you get the chance you should visit the temples of Hera, Poseidon and Athena as well as the museum, they have some fascinating pieces there.

Paestum Travel Beige Outfit Italy Poseidonia Ice Cream Temple

Paestum Travel Beige Outfit Italy Poseidonia Temple

Paestum Travel Beige Outfit Italy Poseidonia Temple

Paestum Travel Beige Outfit Italy Poseidonia Temple

Paestum Travel Beige Outfit Italy Poseidonia Temple

Paestum Travel Beige Outfit Italy Poseidonia Temple

Paestum Travel Beige Outfit Italy Poseidonia Temple

Paestum Travel Beige Outfit Italy Poseidonia Temple

Paestum Travel Beige Outfit Italy Poseidonia Temple Dog

Paestum Travel Beige Outfit Italy Poseidonia Temple
The Heraion is a bit further away, mum and I took the bikes to get there. It’s only a couple of stones/remains, but apparently it was sort of a temple once, too. However the museum they had closed as well which I think is rather sad.

Paestum Travel Beige Outfit Italy Poseidonia Temple Ice Cream

Bug
Additionally, here is the picture of an adorbale insect I found one night.

aventures extraordinaires

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

One of my favourite things to do is create character outfits, or creating characters for certain outfits. Not only as a sort of closet cosplay, but also as a new character I invent. And this for sure is my most elaborate. I tried to pay attention to every little detail and collected a bunch of accessoires (I was very lucky in that way, with things I had at home and found at flea markets). Actually I was also looking for a blouse but I could not find a matching one for the life of me. So I made one – it is far from perfect, because I messed up some construction work, but I was lucky to find this fabric while looking for the skirt fabric.

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

I knew I would take this to Herculaneum (and Vesuvius), because to me this is a 19th/20th century inspired female archaeologist looking for adventure and science. It’s well known how difficult it was for women at that time to actually follow scientific interest and I find it so inspiring to hear about the ones that managed to gather knowlegde and maybe even got the chance to visit the digs. Since I follow a couple of vintage dressing archaeologists on Instagram I always connect those two things. After all, if you’re interested in history and art of the past, why not in clothing, too?

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

It was so wonderful to wear this outfit in such a matching scenery, I was actually called Miss Indiana Jones and compared to Evelyn from The Mummy, and I really dig those comparsions. You are aware, that I love drawing inspiration from fictional characters like Charlotte Charles and Adèle Blanc-Sec, but creating characters of my own makes me feel even better. It is like the outfits tell a story, like this person in this outfit is part of a novel while still being a part of me, too. I think art and history is fascinating – and I am so in love with beige/muted tones at the moment. The are warm, calm and studious in a way that makes me very comfortable.

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

outfit beig vintage handmade midcentury 50s archaeology witch ootdsocialclub

Shirt & Skirt – handmade | Cameo Brooch – Vintage | Pendant – Gift (Hallhuber) | Camera – Vintage | Hat – some store in Paestum (but with a differet ribbon) | Belt – moleskine (painted) | Gloves – Vintage | Socks – I have no idea | Shoes – spicy | Lipstick – (I think) Kiko

Handmade Update | July & August 2017

Once again I have two months of handmade things for you – mainly because I wasn’t really in a sewing mood in July. However I did work in August – of course on the hottest days, because what else would you do at 35°C?

Moth Painting Acryl
Moth Painting
of July
This painting was the only thing I made in July, I wanted to paint again, so choose a moth from my wonderful moth encyclopaedia and painted it while watching Donnie Darko for the first time. Those two things are now connected for me.

flatlay skirt beige archaeologist petticoat vintage midcentury
Archaeologist Skirt Handmade Vintage 50s Fifties Midcentury
Beige “Archaeologist” Skirt
DATE of August
Since I am currently in a style transition towards more beige and black – well, away from a lot of novelty, colourful things, towards something more subdued, maybe more “vintage”, I wanted to make a beige skirt from linen. It is inspired by 20th century explorers and I do quite like it. It is only half a circle skirt, because I thought that fitting.

Detective Military Olive Dress 50s Midcentury Fities Handmade
Detective Dress
of August
I found this fabric for 2€/m and I knew I needed to make something from it – out one of my butterick cuts came to mind and this dress came to be. It looks rather military-esque which I really do not appreciate, but I think it looks good nevertheless. And someone on Instagram called it a detective dress, so I’m perfectly fine with that.

Off White Shirt Handmade
Off-White Linen Shirt
of August
I really don’t like making shirts like that, I prefer making fitted things because it’s a lot easier for me. However for one outfit I really needed a blouse like that and since I found some left-over (and therefore cheap) fabric at the store I decided to make it myself. It is far from perfect, because I made a miscalculation on the piece of fabric for the buttonholes. However it does look good with the outfit as a whole, so I can deal with it. And I so love the fabric!

Greek Dress White Blue Ornament Off-Shoulder Tile
Greek Tile Dress
of August
I do not know when it happened, maybe while reading poems by Antique Greek Writes for the first time in a while, but I became obsessed with Antique Greece. Everything from the actual people to the myths – I mean it has always fascinated me, but recently it became more intense. I also saw a white dress with a border print in blue and felt inspired to make one. To me that looks incredibly Greek, and I quite like it. The ornaments are handpainted – I made stencils and used fabric paint, so some of it is a bit smudgy, but I think that adds to the charme (and you don’t really see it from afar).

What did you make recently? And do you alway manage to put your sewing on the hottest days of the year?

Tell me more, tell me more

outfit retro vintage fifties 50s hat cute charlotte charles frenchie grease peach pastel jungle

outfit retro vintage fifties 50s hat cute charlotte charles frenchie grease peach pastel jungle

outfit retro vintage fifties 50s hat cute charlotte charles frenchie grease peach pastel jungle

outfit retro vintage fifties 50s hat cute charlotte charles frenchie grease peach pastel jungle

When I saw erstwilder would launch a Grease collection, I was over the moon. I wanted a Frenchie brooch for ages, but the only one I knew of was an “old” handmade piece by a brand that no longer exsisted. So, obviously, seeing a brand that has fantastic designs anyway release something Grease-themed – perfection! Of course, I set a timer for the release time – if you are a retro online shopper you know how it is with limited editions. Looking back, that was not neccessary, because they had a large stock.

outfit retro vintage fifties 50s hat cute charlotte charles frenchie grease peach pastel jungle

outfit retro vintage fifties 50s hat cute charlotte charles frenchie grease peach pastel jungle

outfit retro vintage fifties 50s hat cute charlotte charles frenchie grease peach pastel jungle

outfit retro vintage fifties 50s hat cute charlotte charles frenchie grease peach pastel jungle

outfit retro vintage fifties 50s hat cute charlotte charles frenchie grease peach pastel jungle

Anyway I was very happy to be able to get beautiful Frenchie, still thinking about the necklaces though! Grease was one of the things that got me into retro dressing – as I guess it was for a lot of people. It’s so iconic and fun – not only due to the outfits, but they play a huge part. There is barely an outfit I would not want to wear – still Frenchie’s choice will forever be my favourites. Her pink hair (and actually all the colours she has during the movie) make me want to change my hair, even though I’m quite happy with the way it is now. It’s not only her style though Besides Grease there is of course Dirty Dancing – and even though it is set in the early 60s it’s not really sixties style – which was a big inspiration especially music wise. Additionally I can basically talk (and sing) along both movies. I will forever be thankful o these movies giving me the idea to dress this way.

outfit retro vintage fifties 50s hat cute charlotte charles frenchie grease peach pastel jungle

outfit retro vintage fifties 50s hat cute charlotte charles frenchie grease peach pastel jungle

outfit retro vintage fifties 50s hat cute charlotte charles frenchie grease peach pastel jungle

outfit retro vintage fifties 50s hat cute charlotte charles frenchie grease peach pastel jungle

outfit retro vintage fifties 50s hat cute charlotte charles frenchie grease peach pastel jungle

Last (though maybe first), but not least is Pushing Daisies’ Charlotte Charles who would approve of this outfit for sure. Her outfits inspire me every day, it’s such a modern retro dream, focusing on a 50s silhouette, but sometimes moving towards adorable boho outfits. I own three dresses that I made after her outfits in the show, but I plan on expanding. For me this was also the first time seeing retro in modern times (since where I live this is not really common). In a way we are really lucky to live in this day and age, where we can get inspired by the past, but a lot of the boundaries are gone – it shows you how much you can do in a matter of decades.

outfit retro vintage fifties 50s hat cute charlotte charles frenchie grease peach pastel jungle

outfit retro vintage fifties 50s hat cute charlotte charles frenchie grease peach pastel jungle

outfit retro vintage fifties 50s hat cute charlotte charles frenchie grease peach pastel jungle

outfit retro vintage fifties 50s hat cute charlotte charles frenchie grease peach pastel jungle

Shirt – handmade | Skirt – handmade | Brooch – erstwilder | Hat – pepaloves | Shoes – Dorothy Perkins | Lipstick – kiko

So we can play a game. It’s called, “Is There a God?”

Outfit midcentury edwardian victorian wednesday addams graveyard black handmade

Outfit midcentury edwardian victorian wednesday addams graveyard black handmade

Outfit midcentury edwardian victorian wednesday addams graveyard black handmade

Outfit midcentury edwardian victorian wednesday addams graveyard black handmade

One of my favourite things to do is walk around graveyards, especially old ones. No matter if Christian, Jewish or whatever, I think it’s so interesting how graves were designed and the stories behind both the people and the graveyard as a whole. And it always has a rather calming effect on me, because usually there are a lot less people walking around compared to parks. However at least the graveyard near me is almost a park – it hasn’t been used as a graveyard in decades, they take care of the flowers and placed a couple of benches all over the area.

Outfit midcentury edwardian victorian wednesday addams graveyard black handmade

Outfit midcentury edwardian victorian wednesday addams graveyard black handmade

Outfit midcentury edwardian victorian wednesday addams graveyard black handmade

Outfit midcentury edwardian victorian wednesday addams graveyard black handmade

Outfit midcentury edwardian victorian wednesday addams graveyard black handmade

Of course, it also makes my Wednesday Addams heart rejoice to visit graveyards. In general her dark fashion inspires me a lot at the moment, I’m not sure I’d wear black everyday, but I adore her appearance. But, to be honest, I also consider her character rather inspiring. She does her thing and follows her way through life. The way the whole family is okay with being weird, different, can mean a lot to people who don’t always fit in – life would be a lot easier if more families were like the Addams. Especially the loving relationship of Gomez and Morticia really shows how being true to oneself can make life a whole lot better – after all none of their kids have any personal issues either.

Outfit midcentury edwardian victorian wednesday addams graveyard black handmade

Outfit midcentury edwardian victorian wednesday addams graveyard black handmade

Outfit midcentury edwardian victorian wednesday addams graveyard black handmade

Outfit midcentury edwardian victorian wednesday addams graveyard black handmade

I really want to cosplay Wednesday one day, her appearance is very iconic and I would wear her dress in reallife. Nevertheless I think this dress would be approved as well, it has some Edwardian influences (at least I tried to convey them) – and of course it’s all black. Sure, my almost paper white skin (and those black circles that look like I crept out of a grave) adds to that Edwardian not-so-sorry widow effect. Which of course closes the circle to the Addams family graveyard. I guess I will watch one of the movies tonight.

Outfit midcentury edwardian victorian wednesday addams graveyard black handmade

Outfit midcentury edwardian victorian wednesday addams graveyard black handmade

Outfit midcentury edwardian victorian wednesday addams graveyard black handmade

Outfit midcentury edwardian victorian wednesday addams graveyard black handmade

Dress – handmade | Wednesday Brooch – baccurelli (via 19black) | Choker – six | Tights – Cervin | Shoes – Deichmann