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

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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

the ship that made the kessel run in less than 12 parsecs

Midcentury Fifties 50s Outfit Handmade Star Wars Millennium Falcon Irregular Choice Leia

Midcentury Fifties 50s Outfit Handmade Star Wars Millennium Falcon Irregular Choice Leia

Midcentury Fifties 50s Outfit Handmade Star Wars Millennium Falcon Irregular Choice Leia

Finally, finally! I managed to shoot this outfit and post the photos. I planned this for the last few months, but wanted to wait for my Falcon tattoo. But the day has come and yesterday my friend Thyra and I went to take a couple of photos. This summer is very lovely so far – some days are a bit to hot/humid for my taste, but in general it’s a feeling of comfortable warmth. I can still rock my saddle shoes and petticoat, but a 60s babydoll is fine as well, so I’m quite happy.

Midcentury Fifties 50s Outfit Handmade Star Wars Millennium Falcon Irregular Choice Leia

Midcentury Fifties 50s Outfit Handmade Star Wars Millennium Falcon Irregular Choice Leia

Midcentury Fifties 50s Outfit Handmade Star Wars Millennium Falcon Irregular Choice Leia

Midcentury Fifties 50s Outfit Handmade Star Wars Millennium Falcon Irregular Choice Leia

To be honest I’m also quite happy with this Millennium Falcon dream outfit. After all everything ties together in a neat Star Wars theme – the shoes were a gift from my mum and I love them to pieces. It was the first time wearing them and the rub my feet a bit on the sides, but I think a pair of socks might help. I mean, what’s cuter than R2D2 heels? I get so many comments from people in real life telling me they really like them, and of course the shoes themselves are too beautiful. I feel like I should really wear all my fancy IC heels more often, because they fill me with joy.

Midcentury Fifties 50s Outfit Handmade Star Wars Millennium Falcon Irregular Choice Leia

Midcentury Fifties 50s Outfit Handmade Star Wars Millennium Falcon Irregular Choice Leia

Midcentury Fifties 50s Outfit Handmade Star Wars Millennium Falcon Irregular Choice Leia

Midcentury Fifties 50s Outfit Handmade Star Wars Millennium Falcon Irregular Choice Leia

The Millennium Falcon is one of my favourite space ships, I just love the flat design (I know it’s inspired by the one in the Valerian comics, but oh well). So of course this print is one of my favourites, I think it’s adorable especially with the black background, so I was beyond happy to find the matching earrings and of course my little tattoo addition makes me very happy too (even though it’s obviously still healing). My Leia brooch is another favourite not only becausse of the unique design, but also because there is a little quote on the backside.

Midcentury Fifties 50s Outfit Handmade Star Wars Millennium Falcon Irregular Choice Leia

Midcentury Fifties 50s Outfit Handmade Star Wars Millennium Falcon Irregular Choice Leia

Midcentury Fifties 50s Outfit Handmade Star Wars Millennium Falcon Irregular Choice Leia

Then again, Star Wars always makes me happy, because it has this easy going, fun vibe and the music alone gives me this warm fuzzy feeling. Thinking of – I still have to listen to the You Must Remember This Podcast about Star Wars (though it’s more of a play on words and about Old Hollywood) and I have to continue Ian Doescher’s Shakespeare’s Star Wars plays, because they are fantastic. The good – and bad thing (because ther is just so much) – about big fandoms like Star Wars is that is so much creativity and stuff surrounding it – from official/licensed merchandise to craziy creative from independent artists (like the brooch). Though it is always inspiring to see all the creative minds taking their spin on this big universe. There is also more than one inspiring woman – not only onscreen, but also people like Ashley Eckstein from Her Universe. So with this outfit I felt quite happy and inspired and I hope you get some of that though the screen.

Midcentury Fifties 50s Outfit Handmade Star Wars Millennium Falcon Irregular Choice Leia

Midcentury Fifties 50s Outfit Handmade Star Wars Millennium Falcon Irregular Choice Leia

Dress – handmade | Brooch – Sabrina Elahi | Earrings – NoxAurum (Comic Con Dortmund) | Glitzy Artoo Heel – Irregular Choice (I talk about them here) | Lipstick – Kiko Gossamer Emotion Creamy Lipstick in 111

Handmade Update June 2017

This month was me catching up on all the sewing I missed over the last two months. So, there was some time when I created a lot of stuff out of fabric I got at my grandparents, so here we go.

Wednesday Watercolour Painting
Wednesday Postcard
5th of June
Well, first I decided to paint Wednesday of watercolours and to be honest I really like the red background – that idea worked out well.

Star Wars Skirt
etsy Star Wars Skirt
9th, 10th of June
For my etsy store I made a Star Wars Skirt and there is still some fabric left, so you might want to head over there.

Lace Border Dress
Dress with Lace Border
10th of June
This project is based on a ModCloth dress, I adored for quite some time. It’s actually apricot, but I wanted something a bit witchy and that dark lavender tone is more than perfect. Also I love the lace details and I think it matches the tone very well. It’s pretty long compared to my 50s style wardrobe, so I am pretty excited to wear it for the first time.

Bat Sleeve Dress
Bat Wing 60s Dress
11th of June
Inspired my among other things this I wanted a bat wing dress – I wanted something sixties, somwthing that would actually require a beehive and Twiggy Makeup. There is a little issue with the lining showing on the right side, but I will figure this out.

Carot Crop Top
Carot Crop/Bra Top
11th of June
You know I got a couple of fabrics in Augsburg and now I decided to make some crop tops. This fabric is so adorable and I saw this pattern online, so I created my own based on the photograph on the front.

Governess Dress
Chiffon Edwardian/Victorian inspired Dress
12th of June
Recently I fell in love with Edwardian and Victorian dresses and really like those gothic vibes (gothic as in 19th century horror stories and the aesthetic, not pop culture goth). I think it looks a bit like somthing a governess would wear. It is inspired by this, however longer and without the collar (because I did not enjoy the way the collar looked and think this looks a bit older that way).

Wine Two Piece
Wine Red Two Piece (Cape/Skirt)
13th of June
Another one inspired by etsy is this two pice – I immediately fell in love with the idea of wearing a skirt as a cape when it gets colder. As with the first dress I wanted something darker, so I went for the wine tone. (Also it makes me feel a bit like Jayne Mansfield.)

Kitsch Kitten Crop Top
Kitty Kitsch Crop Top
14th of June
This is probably my favourite crop top I made this month – the print is so kitchy and I think the sweetheart neckline is perfect for the print. It’s also great because I don’t have to wear a bra with it.

Sheep Crop Top
Sheep Crop/Bra Top
14th of June
I’m so glad I decided to made tops now, because with not really shopping for clothing anymore and also not having too many tops this is an easy way to stock my closet. I definitively have to work on my blouse making, so that is another project for the rest of 2017.

20s Day Dress Slip Dress
20s Slip Dress
15th of June
With my current love for the 19th century to the 20s also made me create this dress (it’s based on a white slip dress I saw browsing on etsy, but I lost the link) – I wanted a soft, light (in weight and colour) cotton and this one has the perfect feel to it and I just love a beautiful insect print. I think it’s perfect for a 20s day dress

Sailor Skirt Red Mum
Mum’s Red Sailor Skirt
28th, 29th of June
My mum recently bought fabric for table runners, pillows and placemats and since she really liked it she asked me for a riviera style skirt which could be tied, so I made one. I really like the style and consider making more skirts with ribbons to tie.

Thyra Dresses
I also gave to of my old dresses to my friend Thyra and she looks adorable in them.

So this is what I made this month. What have you made this week?

The Red Beret

outifit french beret marilyn jeans

outifit french beret marilyn jeans

outifit french beret marilyn jeans

Okay, so you’re probably going, “Is this like a Noxzema commercial or what?” But seriously, I actually have a way normal life for a teenage girl.
Sorry, but this Clueless quote was so present on my mind, I had to type it. I think that is actually something Cher would wear to, it’s probably too subdued, but I think those french vibes would appeal to her. One of my favourite thing about this movie is how feminist, empowered and autonomous it is. It tackled quite a few important issues for a teen movie, like girl friendships and girl hate. By no means is the romance the most important thing.

outifit french beret marilyn jeans

outifit french beret marilyn jeans

outifit french beret marilyn jeans

outifit french beret marilyn jeans

Personally I like humankind in general and some humans inparticular, but I do not really like human contact – I realised that a lot in the last weeks. I mean, it’s not like I despise meeting friends, but I do think human interaction is exhausting, even though I think movie nights, cinemas and events like conventions are amazing. I think for me it’s a 20/80 rule – 20% human contact, 80% being alone (that includes going for a walk, café, shops though technically I do meet people outside). I feel like with this outfit that exploits every French chlicheé I should sit in a Parisian café reading poetry by Sappho or Ovid. Which – while I have never been to Paris or France in general – seems like something I want to do with my life. I guess we have to wait and see.

outifit french beret marilyn jeans

outifit french beret marilyn jeans

outifit french beret marilyn jeans

outifit french beret marilyn jeans

France by the way is one of the few countries in the west of Europe I haven’t seen (the others being Spain, Luxemburg and Belgium) and I really hope to visit them one day. However this summer seems to be more focused on the east (after visiting the North in April), as I hope to see Poland and Hungary in the summer months. Personally I have to say that I really consider the countries in the east most interesting – and Prague has to be one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited. I think it’s great that we have the possibility to easily visit the other European countries nowadays and I’m really hoping to see most of them sooner or later.

outifit french beret marilyn jeans

outifit french beret marilyn jeans

outifit french beret marilyn jeans

Shirt – Boden (old) | Jeans – Secondhand/H&M | Beret – The Other Sparrows | Poodle Brooch – Vintage | Socks – calzedonia | Saddle Shoes – Funtasma | Lipstick – sleek in Vixen