a few things I loved in 2017 ♥

2017 favourites fashion photography beret travelling wanderlust vintage
I feel like in 2017 – especially towards the last few months – my “main” interests kind of condensed, which I like, because that means I don’t have to invest time in a million things, but just ten thousand. However, I feel like a lot of the things I started admiring this year, will stay with me for a very long time.

frankenstein 2017 favourites mary shelley bride
I already showed you my book favourites, but I have to mention Frankenstein again. Life-Changing is not the right word, because this book did not really change my life, but for one it sparked a love for 19th century (in which I was already interested, but this intensified it a lot). Also, I felt such an emotional connection to the story and especially Victor Frankenstein, the writing, this book, I cannot put in words what this meant to me, I can just say that it is maybe the most beautiful and tragic story ever. While I haven’t yet found a movie that I like in it’s entirety, I admittedly like the imagery of the Bride of Frankenstein – the white strand in my hair is not without reason.

2017 favourites backpack 50s vintage travelling wanderlust teylers photography camera nacklace
Some years ago an aunt of mine gave me a necklace with a big stone on the pendant and back then while finding it lovely I had no idea how to wear it. This year, however, this truly was a staple piece for me, it’s has this magical feeling to it and I adore it. Most of the things I loved last year were either Vintage/Second-Hand or gifts, because I try to be more eco-conscious. And one thing I found in Salzburg was this lovely old camera – and it actually still works! It is both an adorable accessoire and a very exciting tool to get work on. On etsy I found this adorable kids backpack from the 50s, since I got it I carry it around almost every day. Everything fits inside and it is also just very cute – just like a statement piece for a super adorable wanderer.
With the wandering theme, of course I have to mention all my travels, I will talk about all of them in my revision of 2017, but I especially want to mention being able to spend about a month in Scandinavia which was a dream come true, Krakow which had all the culture and amazing food, the temples in Paestum and having a last sunny journey to Florence before university (even though of course my uni courses are actually another favourite because it feels just right!).

2017 favourites vintage beret the other sparrows irregular choice bunny
As for fashion, my sense of style changed a bit, but there are some particular things, I do really want to mention. I truly love the Irregular Choice Bunny Shoes. They are surprisingly wearable in daily life even though of course only on sunny days and not in the mud, but the shoes themselves are just too lovely to be true. While I have often been told, I’d look good in hats, I never appreciated them myself that much – that is before 2017, now I often wear hats and especially berets – a wild collection of gifts, vintage and lovely designers, though I especially love the white one and the embroidered on by The Other Sparrows. Also whenever I wear them people tell me I look French – I don’t know if it’s the beret cliché or if my face looks French with a beret (?), but I take it as a compliment. Also it is great for covering roots, dirty hair or hair that is still in curls and drying.

2017 favourites 50s 80s edwardian scott mcclintock lace
Since this seams to be something I mention in practically every post, I do it here as well, I want to write about my newfound fashion identity soon … somewhere in the future … hopefully before February. Though, one thing I have to mention here already is that I started a collection of what I assume to be Scott McClintock Edwardian inspired Wedding Dresses, I do own two of them now, one I found online and the other one in Florence. The details in lace, the low waist and the entire concept of these dresses are dreamy – I hope I will stumble across more of these and wear them a lot, too, even though it’s always a bit weird wandering through the city in what is essentially an Edwardian wedding gown (made in the 80s). I wore one of them here and I think it is a lovely outfit. Besides that I really enjoyed wearing the light pink kitten crop top which is super kitschy, but I got to wear it a lot. And, then the light pink 50s ball gown I found in Stockholm – that was just a bargain and a dream dress at the same time.

2017 favourites movies hidden figures a cure for wellness assassin's credd ezio
Besides a love for gothic horror in books I also love aesthetic horror movies and this year I got to see A Cure for Wellness (at all three of the nine movies I saw in theatres were Dane DeHaan ones) and I no this movie provoked mixed feelings, but I adored this movie. It was chilling and beautiful with the scenery and amazing acting. I also saw Kill your Darlings on DVD and this movie is incredible, it’s with Dane DeHaan and Daniel Radcliffe, very emotional and inspiring. Through and through a very good – and underrated – movie. Another great movie was Hidden Figures, which was quite inspiring and very well made from the dressing to the dialogue and pacing.
I also developed a love for Fleetwood Mac and especially Stevie Nicks, the songs make me feel very spiritual and like dancing in the woods. Stevie’s style is also quite inspiring with all the bohemian vibes going on. Another musician I really appreciated this year was Marina & the Diamonds. I mean, I knew her music before, but this year I also listened to the lyrics and just to more songs in general. She is also another really inspiring person when it comes to fashion.
This year I also played quite a bit Playstation, especially the Assassin’s Creed Ezio Collection. I had a lot of fun in the Italian landscapes and just all three games were entirely enjoyable. I am looking forward to more AC games, though I’m somewhat stuck with Syndicate at the moment.

Surprisingly enough I did not discover a lot of new TV shows, I rewatched favourites and watched a few meh shows, but what I did trly enjoy was RuPaul’s Drag Race, for which I have been waiting to be available in Germany for quite a while and it is such a good reality/competion show (which is not something I usually gravitate to) with a lot of creative innovation. I haven’t watched every episode becauses it’s kind of difficult here. What I also really enjoyed was American Horror Story, though of course I did not like every season the same. My favourites were definetly Asylum, Hotel and Coven.

2017 favourites moth dress vintage 60s erstwilder beehive
I grew to love erstwilder brooches as well, I have been adoring them from afar, but now I also own a couple of my own – at the moment I do not thing this collection will get much bigger (unless I find the Cera brooch or they create new dinos), but I truly enjoy the designs. Besides a couple of vintage books about archaeology, I also got a wonderful framed moth that reminds me of Animal Crossing in a way. Though, not only do I love moths due to Animal Crossing, but I just adore the beauty, so of course my moth dress was another favourite, because I love the somewhat antique print and get a lot of wear out of it.

There are a just a couple more “things” I do want to mention, one being my adorable hamster Artemis of whom I really have to take more pictures of and write about. Then, of course, the tattoos I got this year, both for their personal meaning and the beautiful designs. And my blogposts in March, April and May, looking back over this year also on my blog I realised I quite enjoyed the designs and ideas I had going on there and I hope to work on that again.
Here are also my three favourite outfits from this year: aventures extraordinaires | temples and icecream in Paestum ♥ | Edwardian Bunny

So, these were my favourite things this year. What did you enjoy in 2017? What treasures did you find and what movies or books touched you?


my favourite 80s movies | Fangirl Friday

80s movie favourites
I mentioned this a couple of times before that I’m really happy to live in this day and age, howevere if I had to go back in time the 80s seem like a lot of fun to me – and I guess this is mainly due to the fact that I love 80s pop culture. From books and tv shows to movies. Most of my movie favourites are from this era and today I wanted to share them with you in a chronological order. Before I start I want to give a honourable mention to Flashdance and Pretty in Pink, especially Iona.

The Empire Strikes Back How could I not include a Star Wars movie? To be honest, Episode V is my favourite in the installment. It has both Leia/Han moments and is very epic, I get a bit more into detail here (I think).

Shining This was one of the first horror movies I’ve ever seen and I still like it very much, the cinematography and the story. Personally I can’t get into Stephen King’s books, but I really enjoy the movie adaptations. And the shining probably is my favourite, it’s scary and fantastic and it’s one of those horror movies that you can enjoy in the afternoon too, because it doesn’t rely on the “watch your back/behind the couch/darkness scare” thing some movies do. Also, Jack Nicholson is so amazing in this movie. I’m pretty sure this movie (and Silence of the Lambs) sparked my fascination with the genre.

80s movies funko

The Breakfast Club I could mention almost every John Hughes movie here (besides 16 candles – still haven’t watched that one), but could I make this list without the obvious? His movies are always interesting and I think they are pretty realistic for ten movies, sure things are overdone. Well, I talk a bit about John Hughes here, but to get back to this movie. I think it shows how many different people meet or could meet and could become friends if given the chance.

Back to the Future This trilogy is a Christmas tradtion for me, I really enjoy watching it, following adorable Marty travelling through time and after all, time travelling is a fun topic. More opinions on this movie can be found here.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off This might be my all time favourite movie, at least when it comes to teen movies and actually 80s movies. I just think the idea is so amazing – a guy skipping school, but instead of wasting the day he actually does wonderful things, even going to a museum. There are a few quotes here and my opinion on the movie here. Also, I just love the cast, Matthew Broderick is so fun – my favourite scene is the one at the parade. And young Charlie Sheen is pretty handsome, too.

80s movies funko

The Secret of My Success Another Michael J. Fox movie, because I just love his comedies and I think this one especially is such a fun movie. The story is actually a bit weird, but it’s so overdone that it is fun again. And I really recommend it for a Sunday afternoon.

Dirty Dancing This might be the movie I have seen most times in my life, I basically know every line and always talk along the first few scenes – writing this, I really have to watch it again. The music, obviously adds a lot to the movie and I listen to the soundtrack a lot, because I think it’s fantastic. What I love about Dirty Dancing is the fact that it is romantic, dramatic and fun all the same and very balanced. It’s fantastic, ok? Also, Baby’s sister wears the best outfit ever when she does practice her dance.

I’m pretty certain I forgot one or two, but oh well… What are your favourite movies from the 80s?

Riverdale | Fangirl Friday

Recently (aka Wednesday) I have been binge-watching Riverdale and I really really enjoy it so far. Which surprised me a bit, (atterntion, unpopular opinion ahead) because the last Netflix original I watched bored me. Stranger Things, that is – it is an 80s mystery story and I made a break after episode two and then stopped torturing me midway through episode three and switched to Riverdale. That was a pretty good desicion, I must say. However I have no connection to the comics, only a vague idea of who Sabrina the Teenage Witch is and she isn’t in so far.

The concept is easily explained, it is set at a high school and a student dies (the cause for this is unknown in the beginning). So of course, allegations and fear follow, but besides that it also features regular high school stuff, romance, friendship, fighting.
While none of the actors look like they still go to school, but rather to college, I think it fits in a way, because the whole show is very picturesque and more like a perfect painting. I assume there is a lot of symbolism behind colour choices and most of the outfits have a midcentury charme. The white outfit Cherly wears in the beginning could just as well have been worn 60 years ago. And with all the novelty brooches I’m constantly thinking: Ohh, I know where they got this one/someone who has one just like it. But it is not only the outifts, also the whole enviroment, rooms, houses, everything from Pop’s to Archie’s rooms shows how much detail they put into the show. The story telling is another thing I like, it’s subtle with the narrator, but a bit like in Pushing Daisies (though it is an actual character in Riverdale, not a omnipresent being we never get to see).
Personally I think it’s pretty exciting and gripping and at least I haven’t figured out everything yet. Things are revealed in an appropriate speed and make me want to watch more of it. Also, I think the high school element is handled well for a few reasons.
Ohh, the feminism, the show is so amazing on this aspect, I really have to look into the producers, crew etc. Because so far I did not realise anything problematic – they even go so far as to condemn slut-shaming and the girls fight it (something that is often forgotten in pop culture or shown in a somewhat positive way). They also have a pretty diverse cast, that is not just a trope, but feels real. They play with the tropes and chlichés in a way that I think is pretty good (e.g. the gay best friend – also, fortunately Kevin has his own storyline and some fun along the way). The parents of basically everyone have a lot of issues of there own and aren’t just cut-outs, though I would prefer Betty’s mum to be one, she is scary. Since most of them went to Riverdale High before their kids they have connections to other parents in town. So, those various story lines add a lot of suspension and you can’t really make out who has dirty secrets and who is innocent.
Now on to the characters, I heard that a lot of people do not like Archie, but I think he is adorable, charming and an interesting protagonist, because he has quite some issues and flaws right from the beginning. Also I think his strugle between music and sport is executed quite neatly and with it comes the return to an old friendship he swept under the rug – the one with Jughead. I think it’s lovely how Archie revaluates what is important in his life. Also, I love Jughead, I think he is adorable and I like a good emotional character that likes to be alone and do his thing. Plus, I like this style and he eats all the time. Betty reminds me a lot of Sandy from Grease with her ponytail and I’m wondering if this is intentional. However she is not as whiney, but pretty fierce and so far she had the biggest personality developement in my opinion and Veronica helped her a lot and their friendship is wonderful. Because she is very determined yet lovely, I just like the way they become friends. And can we please appreaciate how sassy she is while being kind? She is such a feminist badass. Also her references are so on point, though not only hers, also Jughead and Sheryl do a great job at referencing to all things pop culture, though always matching their characters. The character of Sherly is pretty intense, too, she is the best example how this show does not create a good/evil cast, but one that is rather grey and opaque. I also really like the Pussycats, they are minor characters, but still have three amazing, strong personalities (plus esp. Valerie is unbelievably pretty). Then again the whole casting is great – while e.g. the Shadowhunters cast had very poor acting skill in my opinion, the Riverdale cast is not only a festival of eyecandy, the actors are talented as well.
Additionally in my opinion the music choice is exquisite and matches both the setting and story elements without being in your face. It underlines the show that is a surprise hit for me with all it’s fantastic girl friendships and suspense.

After writing this I feel like rewatching the episodes that have been released so far and I’m really excited for the new one. Do you watch the show?

Winter Favourites | a few things I like at the moment

winter favourites
It’s been ages since I blogged about my favourites, at least I feel like it has. While I would love to try sharing a few things every season this year, I’m pretty sure I won’t – I am that realistic. Anyway today I want to talk about the things I currently like a lot.

Assassin's Creed Ezio Collection
You might know that I got myself a Playstation back in late December and out of the three games I own, by far my favourite is Assassin’s Creed, I’m all through AC II and am now playing Brotherhood and I enjoy it a lot. For one, it’s set in Italy and I have been to most of the places the game features and love the little bits of the game that are in Italian. I think the period it is set in is very beautifully designed – just in general I like the graphics. As someone who is very pacifist in real life, it is interesting to see that I do not mind hurting people in the game. However, I have to say that I find the combination of violence and story pretty well executed, also I really love Ezio. The game in general makes me kind of happy.
Irregular Choice Artoo Glitzy Heel
We all knew the Artoo Heels, I showed you here would be part of this post – I did not wear them outside yet, because it rains a lot at the moment and because I’m waiting for Sole Protectors to arrive. Nevertheless I love looking at these shoes so much – and dreaming of wearing them.
Rotary Fabric Cutter
I think I mentioned before that I like watching Annika Victoria on YouTube and that she inspires me to buy less sweat-shop things (I hope to post about that soon), but of course it’s not only that but every now and then I pick up a tip when I watch her sewing and one of them was the rotary cutter, she uses that one in every single video and mentioned it in her sewing essentials video just recently. However, my grandma got me one (and a mat) for Christmas and I use it ever since. My regular scissor skills are comparable to a four year old kid, so that one really made me sewing a whole lot more enjoyable – and it’s so damn fast, too.
Hema Moisturising Lipstick in 11
Hema is a Dutch brand, there are stores here, but mainly in Northern Germany, so I asked my dear friend Lisa who lives in the Netherlands to bring me some the next time she was here. And this one is becoming one of my favourite lipsticks – it’s a very different colour, not only to the red I usually wear, but in general it’s a metallic dark pink and it’s gorgeous. Personally, I also like to wear blue and black lipstick sometimes, but I also love when a lipstick is special and somewhat neutral at the same time – and 11 of the Moisurising Lipsticks is just that. As for the quality – you get a whole lot for a cheap price, the texture is soft and stays on my lips for the entire day without being dry. It really is moisturising.
Brooches Ambrosia Bowl Alice Mulan Sabrina Elahi Leia
You know one thing I love getting is small buisness brooches and these three were ordered recently and I love the designs and craftsmanship. Leia will forever be my favourite princess and even though she is quite popular I had difficulties finding a novelty brooch – until I foung this one and I am so glad I did because it is so far from being just a repro of Carrie Fisher’s Face.
Same goes for Alice and Mulan, I like the way The Ambrosia Bowl takes scenes from the movies that are not being used all the time and then the fact that they are handpainted – I just love it.
Ziaja Goat's Milk Handcream
I talk about this handcream approx. every winter, because it is a great handcream. Firstly, it smells amazing like milk and cream, but it does a good job as well. The texture is not as creamy as usual and therefore the cream is absorbed by my dry skin within seconds – and if there is one thing I really dislike about most handcreams is being unable to anything because everything will have smudges afterwards. The cream can be applied whenever and it smoothens my skin in the short and long run.

Sweet & Easy – Enie Backt is a German Baking show with a host dressing very retro and baking cute, sweet things that are easy to make and just a little bit different. It really inspires me and I – maybe for the first time – feel like baking and the way she dresses is just as inspiring – novelty prints all the way. Also, a lot of her things are inspired by Scandinavian sweets, so that’s another great thing.

Hidden Figures was one of my favourite movies recently , see the review here. As well as A Cure For Wellness for those who prefer horror.

What things do you love at the moment?

Comic Con Haul

Comic Con Haul
The Comic Con in Dortmund was my first ever Convention – there was a Japan festivale in Munich some years ago (I was probably about eleven or so) and did not really appreciate it. Now, going to Dortmund and all, I sure did appreciate it and bought a few things – within my budget luckily. Most of it is Star Wars, obviously.

Comic Con Patches
As additions to my denim jacket I got a Jurassic Park patch (much needed!) and a Dalek patch tht is a friendship patch with the friend who went with me.

Comic Con Cat Clip
CandyZombies is a shop I knew beforehand, from Instagram and etsy, so I was excited to see the creations in person and eventually I got mysef this cute little cat that looks like the Cheshire Cat.

Comic Con Earrings
When I saw the Millennium Falcon Earrings at NoxAurum, I was in love, so I got them and I’m really loking forward to wearing them with my matching dress.

Comic Con Alpaca White
I was debatting over getting this one a lot, because I had already gotten the apricot one below. But this one kind of got to me, his (her?) name is Alpacasso Kirarin Star and I got him from Manga-Mafia.

Comic Con Alpaca Apricot
I don’t recall the name of the shop where I got Alpacasso Pop’n Ribbon, but they only sold alpacas and other fluffy japanese toys. And I wanted a alpaca for the longest time, so I’m happy to finally own one.

Comic Con Star Wars Cap
I first saw the cap on Saturday, but did not get it, but after waiting to long I had to go to another shop, which was slightly more expensive (one or two euros), but the colourway is so beautiful – like a nerdy hipster cap. And I mean, I never wear caps, but I might as well start now. (Also, even though it looks blue, the cap is black).

Comic Con Jurassic Park Jacket
Jurassic Park became one of my favourite movies practically while I was watching it for the first time and Ellie Sattler is my aspiration in life. Also this jacket is beyong comfy and soft. I got both, the cap and the baseball jacket at the booth of cool2U.

Comic Con Rey BB8
I wanted to get some photos of good movies at comic con and I ended up getting various photos from only three different movies (if you count all Star Wars movies as one). The big one is Rey and BB8, of course.

Comic Con Star Wars Back to the Future Dirty Dancing Photo
Then I saw some of the eighties movies photos, like Dirty Dancing (including one for my Bestie) and Back to the Future. I also got another one from The Force Awakens, with BB8 and Poe Dameron and the most amazing pic of Leia. The way she tilts her head and this slightly sarcastic, presumptuous look on her face is the best. I’m really obsessed with this pic and think about framing it.

Comic Con BB8 Paintings
There were amazing artists at Comic Con, but I just decided to get the beautiful BB8 illustration by Martha Wernio. And it looks beautiful alongside all my prints at the sewing corner.

What conventions have you been to and what fandom things did you get?

Movies I watched in the airplane | Fangirl Friday

Obviously when you fly for a few hours you get the possibility to watch TV/movies, listen to music etc. I never experienced that, because my flight to New York was the first that took that long. So, especially on the flight to New York I uses the time to watch relatively new movies. Since I don’t want to talk about them for ages and neither do I want to make a post for each of them, I will combine them here.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
I did not expect that much actually, because zombies really aren’t my thing. To be honest most zombie movies I’ve seen so far were pretty good, but still I usually wouldn’t go for a zombie movie or book without people really recommending it. The idea is pretty good actually, I mean Jane Austen meets Zombies is such an unlikely yet interesting idea and the execution was great. The movie was fun to watch, there were good action scenes (you know, I’m not a big fan of action movie action scenes, because they tend to be loud and nothing else, but these were pretty good) and emotional ones. The costumes were amazing, but then again I love the fashion of this time period. All of the girls are really pretty and especially Liz is wonderfully strong. It’s interesting to see the family like this – as a zombie fighting one – that still uses ome of the frases Jane Austen wrote. I did not watch the trailer befre, so I had no idea what to expect, so it was such a surprise to see Matt Smith – who I only know as The Doctor – as Mr Collins and he did a great job, he was so hilarious. Also quite amusing was Mr Darcy in a (modern-ish) leather jacket which was quite funny and interesting in an attractive way. Mr Bingley on the other hand reminded me of Ed Westwick because of his face. As always I had an instant crush on Wickham – I mean, I know he’s a ba guy but since Lost in Austen I see more and him – and he’s so fancy and smart. Love wise the tension is pretty cute and amusing, not annoying and overstated. In general the movie just made me really happy.

First of all, it’s Disney, so do we even have to talk about the animation? It’s so cute and adorable, the details are incredible (of course e.g. the obvious Apple Logo turned into a carrot) and all that fluffy fur, it’s so well made. The use of the soundtrack is amazing and it’s pretty fine in general. The story is touching, there’s a lot of indirect speech about racism and sexism (indirect because it’s animals obviously). In the movies there are so many references, like to the godfather (that little italian mafia guy was very cute) and Breaking Bad (even I got Walter and Jesse in the lap even though I’ve never seen the show). And I realised Disney keeps up that Lemming thing (one following the other), which isn’t accurate, but it was very adorable still. When they buy those pawsicles (and the producing of them) was just too cute. Also Clawhauser reminded me so much of Tituss Burgess. Also, obviously I’m shipping Judy (who was spoken by lovely Ginnifer Goodwin) and Nick. The movie was very cute and un, but also had some strong and important messages, it’s just a great Disney movie.

Eddie the Eagle
I watched this movie only because I love Taron Egerton, but I missed it when it was in theaters. It#s always funny when you recognise the landsape and since I’ve been to both St. Moritz and Seefeld more than once. and I don’t know why, but I only get excited when I see places I know in movies or read about them. It’s reaööy moving (of course I was in tears), but it’s such a cute and lovely movie that is very inspirational and a lovely happy movie that made me feel good.

From the first James Bond with Daniel Craig to this one, he has grown to me a lot and I find him really attractive now as well. It’s funny how a view on a person you don’t know can still change over time. The Intro was so impressive, but then I was kind of disappointed by the movie. It could have been shortened a bit, in my opinion they stuffed a lot into that movie and those things did not go together to well. To me, it was too much and eventually I was left with so many strands of different stories, it kind of overwhelmed me. The good thing about that was that there were so many great actors, Christoph Waltz and Andrew Scott in a Bond movie are perfection, I would have liked to have Monica Bellucci (as well as Scott and Waltz [that sounds kind of cool together]) be more important, even though Madeleine was a pretty interesting and intense character. From all the movies I watched on the outward flight that one was the weakest.

Hateful Eight
Finally – finally – I managed to watch the new (ha ha, new, such a accurate description) Tarantino movie. Besides of those by Tarantino I don’t watch Western movies (unless you count Back To The Future 3), but this one was pretty good – I mean, I prefer the Tarantino movies with Uma Thurman/Christoph Waltz (you know fangirl reasons), but this one was good anyway. I really like that chapter thingof Tarantino and this movie also has quite a good twist. It’s bloody – another random information, I’m not a fan of movies that use a lot of blood unless it’s somewhat aesthetically pleasing/interesting (what a weird way to talk about blood, but just watch Crimson Peak and you get what I mean) – and very murderous. I think it’s a intense, good movie, but there are better Tarantino movies.

I started my journey to NY with Lily James and ended it with her too (not knowingly both times, only realising later). So, here’s the thing: I don’t like Cinderella’s story at all – I mean there are great adaptations, but in general no. So, of course, my reiew is really biased. Cinderella to me is the most unrealistic story character-wise. First Cinderella she’s such an unbelieveable do-gooder (don’t get me wrong, Snow White is too, but in a realistic, lovely way), so she is treated so badly but doesn’t do anything about it. I mean, I get it, you’re a good person, but honestly you’re pretty weak. And she’s portrait exactly like that (and the stepmom is sooo evil, but played by the incredible Kate Blanchett). Well, in the end it’s okay, but some scenes made me cringe and/or angry with Ella. The actors were amazing, the main characters just weren’t to me. Talking about characters – lovely Helena Bonham Carter was there and Sophie McShera (from Downton Abbey like Lily James). The costumes were so well made and I think they would have deserved the Oscar (instead of Mad Max). In general the set design and the animals was so fantastic, great job of the special effects team. The story wasn’t really my thing due to my difficulties with Cinderella, but the movie was good nevertheless.

Which movies did you watch recently?

Save Ferris!

Save Ferris! Chuck Charles Outfit

Save Ferris! Chuck Charles Outfit

Save Ferris! Chuck Charles Outfit

Oh, he’s very popular, Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads – they all adore him. They think he’s a righteous dude.

Save Ferris! Chuck Charles Outfit

Save Ferris! Chuck Charles Outfit

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Save Ferris! Chuck Charles Outfit

Save Ferris! Chuck Charles Outfit

Not that I condone fascism, or any -ism for that matter. -Ism’s in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, “I don’t believe in Beatles, I just believe in me.” Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus. I’d still have to bum rides off people.

Save Ferris! Chuck Charles Outfit

Save Ferris! Chuck Charles Outfit

Um, he’s sick. My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it’s pretty serious.

Save Ferris! Chuck Charles Outfit

Look, it’s real nice that you hope my brother is feeling better, but I’m in danger, okay? I am very cute, very alone and very protective of my body. I don’t want it violated or killed, all right? I need help! Speaka de English? DICKHEAD!

Save Ferris! Chuck Charles Outfit

Save Ferris! Chuck Charles Outfit

The key to faking out the parents is the clammy hands. It’s a good non-specific symptom; I’m a big believer in it. A lot of people will tell you that a good phony fever is a dead lock, but, uh… you get a nervous mother, you could wind up in a doctor’s office. That’s worse than school. You fake a stomach cramp, and when you’re bent over, moaning and wailing, you lick your palms. It’s a little childish and stupid, but then, so is high school.

Save Ferris! Chuck Charles Outfit

Ladies and gentlemen, you are such a wonderful crowd, we’d like to play a little tune for you. It’s one of my personal favorites and I’d like to dedicate it to a young man who doesn’t think he’s seen anything good today – Cameron Frye, this one’s for you.

Save Ferris! Chuck Charles Outfit

Save Ferris! Chuck Charles Outfit

Well, a group of us are collecting money to buy Ferris Bueller a new kidney. They run about 50 g’s, so if you wouldn’t mind helping out…

Save Ferris! Chuck Charles Outfit

Save Ferris! Chuck Charles Outfit

The question isn’t “what are we going to do,” the question is “what aren’t we going to do?”

Save Ferris! Chuck Charles Outfit

Look, it’s real nice that you hope my brother is feeling better, but I’m in danger, ok? I am very cute, very alone and very protective over my body!

Save Ferris! Chuck Charles Outfit

Save Ferris! Chuck Charles Outfit

Dress – handmade | Petticoat – handmade | Glitter Shoes – Exquily (via Amazon DE) | Brooch – Ann Tiki (it’s unique as every brooch of Ann Tiki, but they are all adorable) | Hat – Pepaloves (via Maison CiCi) | Lipstick – Besame Classic Color Lipstick C208 Red (1920s)

The dress is inspired by Chuck Charles and the hat matched so perfectly I had to combine it – it kinda reminds me of a Lolita inspired coord. And thanks to lovely Aida who took the pictures for me – I did not edit them, because I really love the light. Now, go watch that great movie!

… You’re still here? It’s over!

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off | Fangirl Friday

Recently I did not manage to post anything, really. Mainly because I’m too lazy and play the Sims 3 – since all of my tests are done, I have a lot of time. (Though, I have a job I’ll soon tell you about.) I have so many ideas for posts, I try to work on them in the upcoming days. Today’s time for one of my favourite movies which I only know for a few months actually. But I watched this movie so many times in the last time, I had to post about it for the 30 years anniversary tomorrow.

The story itself is told pretty fast, it’s about a guy faking an illness and taking a day off. An amazing day. Watching this movie is so much fun, though, every little detail is fantastic – there are quite a few references to other John Hughes movies. And if you have watched Deadpool as well – the last scene always reminded my of Ferris, and they did indeed do that on purpose.

To me, this movies is not only about having fun, living a great day off school, but also about friednship. I love Ferris’ and Cameron’s friendship, to me this is a huge part of the movie. While Ferris is a bit selfish, his friend means a lot to him. My favourite scene of this movie is the following…

This is also the reason why I chose Twist And Shout as a prom song. Almost nobody will get that, but who cares?

Ferris is a wonderful MC, he isn’t perfect nor is he the loser nerd trope. So, he’s just a good, funny guy. The scenes when people in school talk about him are so much fun and so over the top.

I never had a real fake day off, when I went somewhere else – sometimes I pretened to be more sick then I was, but usually I was at least feeling a little off. Once I tried to bunk one class, but obviously I wasn’t lucky and had detention one hour before school started some days later. That was great.

Ferris obviously did much better and if I had had a great plan like him, it would have worked. I would love to have a day like this, even on the weekend, just so much fun. I guess I need a friend like Ferris. I mean, I’m not tight like Cameron, but still.
You could quote almost every single thing, because there’s sarcasm, entertainment and wise words, too.

I think the humor, the interesting stories and the characters usually sell me to 80s movies and his movie is strong on everything. I’m wouldn’t wear the clothing, but that doesn’t change the fact that their style is amazing – Ferris leopard waistcoat is pretty chic. ;)
And the way Matthew Broderick plays the character is fantasic, you really believe him and it seems so much fun – apparently (I don’t know whether it’s true or not) the scene above with the crowd going crazy wasn’t really staged, but the people did not know before this was part of a movie. He’s also damn attractive in this scene, but throughout the whole movie he’s just such a delightful, charismatic character.

I also really like Jeanie, Ferris’ sister, I was surprised to see Baby in another movie – well Jennifer Grey made that one before Dirty Dancing – and then making out with Charlie Sheen? What? He looked pretty hot, though. Anyway, I think she’s a great character to be added to that movie – she’s very different from her brother and a little bit of the villian, but she’s also pretty cute and strong-minded. A lot of the humurous scenes derive from her.

It’s alway pretty difficult for me to write about a movie I really love and have watched very often (same with Grease, Dirty Dancing, Alice…), without getting into the “Aww, this is so amazing, and that, and this as well.”. I really hope, I could get you to watch the movie tomorrow, if you haven’t yet and if you have: what do you like about the movie?

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt | Fangirl Friday

Last Friday the new season of Kimmy Schmidt was released on Netflix and seriously, I was so excited when I heard about it. So, of course, I started binging it immediately. If you haven’t heard of this series, I’ll just sum it up.
Kimmy is one of four women who a sect leader kept in a bunker for 15 years. Instead of trying to return to her old life, Kimmy goes to NYC where she lives with Titus and Lillian. The series also features Tina Fey and Jane Krakowski and it really has that 30 Rock charme.

But I already did something today!

I can’t resist this Intro, I always sing along!

Numbers – the most boring of all the shapes!

I included a few quotes, most of them are by Titus, who is such a wonderful, hilarious character. But, to be honest, almost all of the dialogues are fun to listen to. I guess, you get even more quotes if you grew up in the 90s (or are really into 90s pop culture), but it’s amusing either way. Personally, I don’t watch Sitcoms on a regular basis, I watch Big Bang every once in a while and I saw every episode of HIMYM (and 30 Rock of course), but to me Tina Fey Sitcoms always have that certain something – they are quite quirky and weird. I think that’s amazing – and Tina Fey’s apperances in the show are great, she play two different characters (one in each season) and they are really weird and socially awkward people.

Is Kate Blanchett good or is she just tall?

There are many plays on words and references – not only on the 90s, also on 2015/2016 on today. The Dr Dave and dyziplen episode are very tongue in cheek, especially with Tina Fey’s character wearing a shirt promoting dyziplen later on. There are also a lot of music references – there’s a whole episode featuring songs with changed lyrics that match the scenes and I had to laugh a lot. And Titus’ singing scenes are adorable and I want him to become a musical artist and have a part in The Lion King. Lillian is so fun and cute – and similar to Jane’s role in 30 Rock Jacklyn is a crazy out-of-this-world egocentric, yet somewhat loveable and good person. Kimmy’s happy place has this Tarantino feel to it, with the destroyal and all that and I liked the mash of arts. Another favourite of mine are Kimmy’s cloths, her shirts featuring various animals and hearts. The bee blouse, the fox shirt and the cat jumper are so adorable, I want to wear them myself.

I was trying to have fun and then I made everything weird, ’cause I’m weird.

Kimmy herself is a great, independent and strong woman and I can identify with her in a way. Her journey is interesting and fun to follow – maybe the second season is even better than the first one was. There truly are little to no downs, it’s just a fun show, but featuring a strong and cute female lead (e.g. I’m not a fan of Jess in New Girl who might be described like that), who is really likeable.
But, in general, all of the characters are and they are also wonderfully different and dotty – and quite a few of the actors are actually from 30 Rock.

Kimmy, I don’t know what to say. So I’m hoping that the tone of my voice makes you think that I do, okay, sweetie?

I’m so excited for the upcoming season, meanwhile I watch old episodes again.
It’s incredibly enjoyable (if you like 30 Rock, you might like that as well) and definitely underrated. I also think about doing a post on underrated posts in the near future – what series do you feel need more attention?

Sherlock – The Abominable Bride | Fangirl Friday

Last Monday The Abominable Bride finally aired in Germany. As always it took an eternity to air the special here, I mean, it’s pretty logical to air a Christmas Special around Easter. Anyway, here are my impressions of this great special.

Setting the special in the Victorian Era made me even more excited, mainly because of the fashion, to be honest. And I wasn’t disappointed, he bride’s dress alone was wonderful (Emilia Ricoletti’s makeup reminded me of the Joker, though, but that’s not a bad thing), but Mary’s Victorian outfit at the end of the episode was beautiful. I really envy her for that. In general, after that episode I liked her a lot more than before (I had a few issues with her before). Also, I was really fond of the inclusion of feminism and the suffragette movement. Victorian Sherlock himself was incredibly feminist – and I sure did not expect that, but than again it’s quite rational to make him think so. I read, that this was actually a quote from the original books (don’t know how close they stayed to the quote, but that’s wonderful nevertheless).

Every great cause has martyrs. Every war has suicide missions and make no mistake, this is war. One half of the human race at war with the other. The invisible army hovering at our elbow, tending to our homes, raising our children. Ignored, patronised, disregarded. Not allowed so much as a vote. But an army nonetheless, ready to rise up in the best of causes. To put right an injustice as old as humanity itself. So you see, Watson, Mycroft was right. This is a war we must lose.

The Votes For Women movement was very present in the episode, especially in the second half – Molly’s apperaence was quite interesting as well, it was a nice touch to make her disguise (dress as a man) to be able work, as it really was an issue. Molly was much more of a strong character in this episode and I wish she was more like this in the “real” show.
The only important women I would have wished to have an apperance (but didn’t have one) was Irene Adler. She’s my favourite female Sherlock character and she did not have a real scene at all.

The Abomniable Bride

Miss me?

Hell, yes, I missed Moriarty. We all know [as mentioned here] that Moriarty is my favourite villian, I might even prefer him over Loki (but then again, Loki is misunderstood, not really a villian ;)). I simply loved him in The Reichenbach Fall, but, oh my, was Andrew Scott amazing in this special. His facial expression alone is everything, but his role, acts and words added even more depth. I wish he would/will appear in the upcoming season.

Well, Sherlock characters are all very well developed and Mrs Hudson and Jane were quite witty. And Martin Freeman as Watson was wonderful as always. But now, to the story, it had this two levels Inception-like feeling throughout the whole episode, which I really enjoyed (Inception was my favourite movie for a few years). Everything about it was so well made and the picture, so freaking beautiful. As I said before women’s rights are quite relevant and the intertwining with the case was fantastic. As soon as I own the DVD/the episode is on Netflix I will just watch The Abominable Bride over and over again – it’s up there with The Reichbach Fall, maybe even above.

Did you watch the special? Did it appeal to you?