Vendula Circus Coin Purses

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

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

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

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

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

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

BB-8 ♥

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

It is indeed May the Fourth again.
On of my favourite things about Star Wars are the droids. And how could they not? They are literally non-human companions/best friends. There is not much I’d be more happy about if scientist would develope than droids like in Star Wars. The thing is they have such unique personalities that get along without proper words (unless you consider Beep Boop Beep Boop words). Personally I consider BB-8 too be very cheeky, coy and sarcastic, after all BB and R2 are practically best buddies – well Threepio and Artoo are forever best friends, we all know that, but I still think BB-8 and R2-D2 have a special connection as well.

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

The difficult thing for me is posing for a BB-8 cosplay after all I am not a droid, so my posing is a more human – even though I am no stranger to awkward robotic movements, they don’t qualify as droid movements. Also, did you know BB-8 was suposedly a girl in early drafts (as far as you can put a gender on droids)? I kind of think that fits quite well and for me, BB-8 is a she – however I considered Boba Fett to be female as well for quite some time and doesn’t that make sense? Also, there are a lot of amazing fem!Boba Fett Cosplays, so they add to that idea.

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay Irregular Choice

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay Irregular Choice

Anyway, I could never pick a favourite droid, they all have their qualities and I’d just like having my own companion strolling along beside me. We would be very good at stamping on Darth Vader or returning to Jakku (Why does everyone want to go back to Jakku?! you knowww). Though I really have to say I prefer the stamping on Vader part, because I never was a big fan of Anakin (except the scenes when Anakin is a kid). Sure, he has my sympathies, but then again I like almost every Star Wars character, because all of them are so elaborate and even though it’s a system of good/evil, most are much rather somewhere on a scale of grey.

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

If you care for more Star Wars content, check out this tag to see outfits, thoughts and all that jazz. And now: May the Force be with you.
Also: with the code rebelprincess you get 15 % off at my etsy-shop.

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

Dress – handmade | Tights – calzedonia (I think) | Shoes – Irregular Choice | Chiffon Scarf – Boolavard | Lipstick – hema Moisturising Lipstick in 34 | Wig – mycostumes.de (I think it’s a GLW)

Cherry Blossom and Mulan

Amsterdam Kimono Cherry Blossom Mulan

Amsterdam Kimono Cherry Blossom Mulan

Amsterdam Kimono Cherry Blossom Mulan

Amsterdam Kimono Cherry Blossom Mulan

When I was in Amsterdam I met a close friend of mine and we spend a lovely sunny day in town. Amsterdam is a favourite city of mine because it’s so beautiful with all the water, flowers and lovely people. It’s very lively yet somewhat relaxing. Probably also because there are mear to no cars, that just makes things a hundred times more relaxed. I really love this whole bike and flowers culture.

Amsterdam Kimono Cherry Blossom Mulan

Amsterdam Kimono Cherry Blossom Mulan

Amsterdam Kimono Cherry Blossom Mulan

Amsterdam Kimono Cherry Blossom Mulan

Of course, since I was there in the beginning of April there weren’t as many flowers but there where quite a few trees in blossom. And in a way I find that even more beautiful. Probably because trees are green all year round but in early spring they are beautifully coloured. Especially apple and cherry blossoms are such a lovely sight. Obviously the later always reminds me of Mulan one of my favourite Disney movies and princesses. The soundtrack alone is fantastic, but I also love all the dresses. Since I recently got heavily inspired by a Asian Sakura-esque aesthetic and so I wanted to create a dress that was inspired by kimonos. It is of course just vaguely referencing with the piping and the cut of the top, but I like it and in general the pastel pink is right up my alley currently.

Amsterdam Kimono Cherry Blossom Mulan

Amsterdam Kimono Cherry Blossom Mulan

Amsterdam Kimono Cherry Blossom Mulan

Amsterdam Kimono Cherry Blossom Mulan

However, to get back to Mulan, the pink dress for her does not respresent the same liberty in fashion and happiness mine conveys, but instead it’s very restricting as it is the one to present her to suitors. And that really is not something she wants at that very moment. I am told the second movie shows even more feminist motives, but I did not have the chance to watch that yet (very excited for the live action movie though). However I really like the original, it shows a girl with uncommon/unheard of ideas and plans, very headstrong and still a friendly, nice person. She also has some of the best sidekicks with Mushu and Cricket. Well, anyway, I think it is one of the Disney movies that are really fantastic, because they are so different, but are not appreciated enough. And it can be interpreted in so many ways, too! Well, I think we should all be a bit more daring like Mulan and I really love this face palm brooch that seems to be the perfect response to everyday-sexism.

Amsterdam Kimono Cherry Blossom Mulan

Amsterdam Kimono Cherry Blossom Mulan

Amsterdam Kimono Cherry Blossom Mulan

Amsterdam Kimono Cherry Blossom Mulan

Dress – handmade | Mulan Brooch – Ambrosia Bowl | Socks – calzedonia | Shoes – Tamaris | Lipstick – trend it up in 030

these are a few of my favourite things | a dream in blue

dream in blue outfit 50s frankenstein favourite things midcentury handmade

dream in blue outfit 50s frankenstein favourite things midcentury handmade

dream in blue outfit 50s frankenstein favourite things midcentury handmade

dream in blue outfit 50s frankenstein favourite things midcentury handmade

I feel like if I talk once more about how much I love Frankenstein, people will hit me over the head with a rock. But I guess, I did not talk about it on the blog that much – much rather to my friends and it’s constantly on my mind. All day, every day. I’m crazy about this book, it’s so beautifully written, thrilling, dramatic and just wonderful. Both Victor and his monster have a special place in my heart, well especially the first, I find him so loveable with his obsessive interest in science and his heartbreakingly sad state of mind.

dream in blue outfit 50s frankenstein favourite things midcentury handmade

dream in blue outfit 50s frankenstein favourite things midcentury handmade

dream in blue outfit 50s frankenstein favourite things midcentury handmade

dream in blue outfit 50s frankenstein favourite things midcentury handmade

dream in blue outfit 50s frankenstein favourite things midcentury handmade

But of course Frankenstein is not the only thing on my mind at the moment (though about 70% of the content on my mind while I write this), I am also very fond of this lovely little bag. Usually I carry around bigger bags because I tend to have all the things we me I could possibly need. But, in a way it is refreshing to only have the bare necessities, then a book and a snack on me. Especially when I’m about to visit a park there is no need whatsoever for hand sanitizer, a comb or a powerbank. And this bag gives me the opportunity to decide what really is important. Also, it has the most adorable little sewing shop motive and that probably is the most fitting Vendula Design for me. Actually, I have another shape of this bag, too, more of a clutch that I have yet to wear.

dream in blue outfit 50s frankenstein favourite things midcentury handmade

dream in blue outfit 50s frankenstein favourite things midcentury handmade

dream in blue outfit 50s frankenstein favourite things midcentury handmade

dream in blue outfit 50s frankenstein favourite things midcentury handmade

dream in blue outfit 50s frankenstein favourite things midcentury handmade

Of course, with the basket of my bike I have the chance to carry about my food and a good book even with a small purse. My bike is called Gladys like the one of Flavia de Luce and I kind of want to be like her, going everywhere with my bike – I mean, I try to, but when there is rain, I really don’t. I guess, I need a cute little rain coat. However, I take my bike when I go to town or to the city centre. Not that much of a fan when it comes to biking tours, but I have more of a riding my bike to the park attitude.

dream in blue outfit 50s frankenstein favourite things midcentury handmade

dream in blue outfit 50s frankenstein favourite things midcentury handmade

dream in blue outfit 50s frankenstein favourite things midcentury handmade

dream in blue outfit 50s frankenstein favourite things midcentury handmade

dream in blue outfit 50s frankenstein favourite things midcentury handmade

dream in blue outfit 50s frankenstein favourite things midcentury handmade

And do I love this park! It has been year since I first went there, and I enjoy the sunshine in this park every single year from the first day of spring to the first day of autumn rain. It’s quite, yet buzzing with life, because of all the animals and kids running around in the little stream – here is one of the first set of photos I ever took there. I love how all the white and blue of the outfit of this day goes with the green and the sunshine of the last days of March (took the photos about a month ago with Goldhände). Light blue and just pastel colours in general are my favourite thing to wear at th moment (and bobby socks!), not only is that such a spring thing, pastels are also so very happy. And while I write this I watch Sissi with Romy Schneider – she wears so many beautiful paste tones too, though I just love the 1850s fashion in general. It’s beyond beautiful and even though this outfit is more 1950s then 1850, I think it could easily be turned into a dress of a century before with a longer skirt.
Well, these were a few of my favourite things at the moment and now I wish you a wonderful evening.

dream in blue outfit 50s frankenstein favourite things midcentury handmade

dream in blue outfit 50s frankenstein favourite things midcentury handmade

dream in blue outfit 50s frankenstein favourite things midcentury handmade

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Blouse – Vintage | Skirt – handmade | Socks – calzedonia | Shoes – Brittany Blue bait footwear via Modcloth | Bag – Vendula Sewing Shop Mini Purse Vendula London | Brooch – femmedebloom on etsy | Flower – Bjiou Brigitte | Lipstick – trend it up in 0

what’s in my carry on bag

what's in my travel bag
I try to pack very lightly, so some of the things that I carry around when I’m at home stayed here. Nevertheless, I’m overly cautious, so I overpack no matter what. These are the thing I carry around with me when having a stroll through the Scandinavian cities – on the train/plane/bus I will have my 3Ds and a deo with me, for sure. Sunglasses depend on the day, but I am not your avarage sunglass person (meaning, I just wear sunglasses sporadically and it has almost nothing to do with the weather – same goes from umbrellas to be honest).

what's in my travel bag

what's in my travel bag

Calendar & Pen I always carry around a calendar, just to note down both appointments and if things come to mind in general. My bullet journal usually stays at home and just the things for the particular day are written down, because I usually just use the bullet journal for planning ahead.

Snack While I tend not to have a bottle of water on me and rather go to a café or only have the bottle on particular days, I almost always have a snack with me – be it those fantastic vegan gummi bears (I try to eat mainly vegan on this trip) or chocolate. Not only for when I’m a bit hungry, but also when I get dizzy.

Phone & Headphones That one is quite obvious, even though I am not always on my phone, I sometimes need some music when I get a bit anxious because there are so many people – also when I get lost I want my phone to tell me where to go (you don’t always meet people you can communicate with, people at all, or people you are comfortable with).

Power Bank This one ties in with the last one and especially goes with the finding the way home. Here in Munich I usually only charge my phone every two days, but I really don’t want to be stranded somewhere without the possiblity to communicate with people at home/find the way to the flat/hostel.

Hand Sanitizer I like to have my hands clean and while I do not always use hand sanitizer at home sometimes I do and if am strolling around all day, I guess I want to have clean hands even when I can’t wash them at the moment.

Tissues Sticky fingers, cleaning things, cold…

Comb On of my main pet peeves comes to show when my fringe is out of order. I really, really dislike the hair being messy, so when I feel like my fringe is weird, I have to comb and fix it.

Purse That one s pretty obvious of course, I have my money on hand, probably my debit card and id – sure, when I am on the way to the airport/station I will have my passport and credit card with me.

Guidebook When I am in a city I have never been to, I want to have a map on me and a guide to tell me where I could go next and what I want to visit in general. That goes for shopping especially, because finding museums/sights is pretty easy compared to finding that little shop.

Kindle When I am on the train or in a café I like to pick up a good book and preferably enjoy the sun, a cup of coffee and a the story. It took the kindle with me, because it’s a lot lighter than any book and I cannot afford to carry around hundreds of books neither in my bag nor luggage. However I’m pretty sure I will buy a book or two in the cties I visit.

Camera & Remote Release Probably the most important thing when visiting a new city is a camera and if I want to take a few outfit shots, I will have the remote on me.

Cosmetic Stuff I have my little Star Wars Bag with me in which I carry around the things below.

what's in my travel bag

Sewing Kit & Bobbypin I have this kit with me all the time and when I’m travelling with friends they always need something from the kit. Though when I travel on my own, I have the feeling that this might come in handy no matter what. Also, a bobbypin when my hair is really unruly is usually kept within the kit.

Powder Puff Even though I decided no to take my beautiful powder box with me, I took the puff with me, if stil removes access oil and does a good job.

Tampons Pretty obvious as well, no matter if I need tham, you want to be on the safe side – or help someone else out.

Lipstick As a person who always wears lipstick, that particular lipstick is always with me and even though most of lipsticks tend to stay on my lips during the whole day, I want to have it with me.

Handcream When my best friend gave me this small tube, I was really happy, because it is sooo handy. I do not want to carry around a big tube of hand cream just to use it once a day, so I have this one on me and refill it at home.

Perfume While I do not always wear perfume, sometimes I just want to smell nice and this one is my all time favourite.

Glitter This has been in my bag forever, because why not?

What do you carry around with you on city trips?

Cinema Cats

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Movie Theatres. Probably one of the best inventions of mankind. To me it is still astonishing that someone came up with this technique – but then again I find science and technology in general so fascinating. However I actually wanted to write a bit about movies and cinema visits today. Within two last year are made it a habbit to go to the cinema more often, sure I do not manage to watch every movie I’m interested in, but I would say about 70-80 percent. Before that I only went to the movies about three times a year for whatever unexplainable reason. After all, one of my favourite movie scenes is the one with Danny in the drive in singing his depressing song (Grease) – unfortunately I never went to a drive in. Well, yet, that is on my bucket list.

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

I’m really glad I manage to go watch movies I want to see on the big screen quite often nowadays – and in OV, because living in a big city there are a few OV movie theatres nearby. And most recently I was not disappointed with most movies I watched – that said, I do not really watch blockbusters, but rather biopics and horror movies – at least in cinema. And Star Wars, obviously. I can’t even begin to imagine how amazing it must have been to watch the original trilogy in cinema. I love how movies, waiting for the release and then waiting in line to finally watch it connects people, to be honest, that makes me somewhat emotional.

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Movies are not only an escape but also a way to connect to people, especially with amazing series like Star Wars, Back to the Future or Jurassic Park (just to name some favourites with a big fanbase). In 2015 I convinced my friends to attend the BttF event and it was probably one if the best things I ever did (not only because they are still thankful, but because it was glorious) and I wish there were more events like that. After all this year is the 40 year anniversary of A New Hope (well, in Germany it would be February 2018) – and even if they to not show it at the cinema I guess it’s very obvious what I will do that day.

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Of course, the atmosphere of a screening in cinema is always just a bit better with all the popcorn (and nachos for some), the comfy chairs and the darkness. Just writing this makes me excited for the next time I watch a movie (while writing this in March I have not seen Beauty and the Beast yet, but will soon, even though my anticipation is not that high – much more excitement for the live-action version of Mulan here). And I know a lot of people dislike cinemas for all the other people (th chewers and whisperers), but somehow I barely come across annoying people at movie theatres luckily. But then again I often manage to be in cinema with close to no other people – well except for Star Wars and Hidden Figures The latter was in a very small cinema, maybe room 40 people, opening night, OV and I am so glad that fantastic movie got the attention it deserved. I still need to read the book, though. What are your favourite cinema movies? And what would you like to change (bringing cats to the cinema e.g.)?

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Dress- handmade | Popcorn Bag – amazon (I think, but you find Popcorn Novelty Bags everywhere) | Socks – calzedonia | Shoes – tamaris | Brooch – deerarrow | Lipstick – trend it up Infinitely Beauty in 030

Handmade Update March 2017

Leia Star Wars Acrylic
Leia Acrylic
22nd of February, 3rd of March
I did show you the wip in February and now it’s done. Though Leia does not really have a nose. Well, I guess, I have to fix that.

Light Green Dress
Light Green Dress
4th of March
That one should have been a dress with dinosaurs on the hem, because it seemed so perfect. I saw this fabric and knew it was great for the dinosaurs. However as I was done with the dress I considered my idea again and left it as it was. And I love this fabric and cut a lot.

Yellow Babydoll
Babydoll yellow
5th, 6th of March
Based on this reference I wanted to use the great flower fabric I found in Augsburg for a babydoll (well, technically two). So after deciding on a cut I went to look for some matching chiffon in pink and yellow (mum’s recommendation) and added that.

Pink Babydoll
Babydoll pink
5th, 6th of March
For the lining I used some leftover fabric from my Leia dress and it’s so soft in the skin. And it looks very cute, I think. But oh with this flower fabric what could go wrong.

50s Kimono Dress Cherry Blossom
Cherry Blossom Dress
5th, 6th of March
I did use the left-over Leia fabric for the lining here as well. The cherry blossom fabric took my fancy, because I like @nekomatahime‘s aesthetic a lot at the moment and just in general have a bit of an Asian obsession currently. So, I turned it into Fifties/Kimono inspired dress (which actually was a thing) and after applying the piping twice with my sewing machine which ended in a terrible mess I hand-sewed them on and hand-sewing really grows on me, to be honest.

Alice in Wonderland Anne Dress Apron
Alice Dress (Anne)
20th, 25th, 28th of February, 3rd of March
This one was also shared before, last month to be exact, and not it’s finished, another Alie dress and I really hope it fits.
Alice Apron (Anne)
6th, 21st, 23rd of March
I have been working on this whole thing for quite some time and now the resulting pictures are blurry. Great. Also, def. have to iron the straps of the bow.

Currently I’m working on:
Gingham Blouse
4th of March

What are you working on at the momen? And what did you create recently?

Fabrics & Second-Hand | Shopping in Augsburg

Augsburg Shopping Fabrics Thrift Second-Hand
As I mentioned in the post about visiting Augsburg, they have amazing fabric stores and of course I wanted to visit my favourite one. So, that is what I’m showing you today, alongside some more things I found in this lovely town.

Augsburg Shopping Drugstore
Just after arriving I had to go to the drugstore, because I wanted a small deodorant for travelling. However as it turns out, this one is really dry and powdery, literally dust came of my armpit after appling this. The lasher were just because I really wanted to have some falsies again.

Augsburg Shopping Vintage Shirt Blouse
I also went to a thrift/vintage (Vinty’s) store where they sell second-hand stuff for a few euros and some of the profit goes to a good cause. This blouse is vintage, I’d say midcentury, but I’m not quite sure. However it goes very well with my skirts.

Augsburg Shopping Shirt Blouse
I also found this rather new shirt by a London fabricant and since I was looking for cute shirts, I tried it on and got it. It has a very summery feel to it due to the colour.

Augsburg Shopping Bee Pin
I also found this DLV (which I guess is Deutscher Landwirtschaftsverband/German Agricultural Union) Pin and since I love bees, I just had to get it.

Augsburg Shopping Fabric
As mentioned above I wanted to buy some fabrics, I got six different ones, all very beautiful, but I was a little too stinted and so I’m afraid it might be just a bit too little of each one. We will see, I guess there will be some new additions to my wardrobe shown in my handmade update this month. For the mint on with the triangles I had a project in mind the moment I saw it (it is one of my 2017 projects, but I was still looking for the fabric), the other ones just spoke to me and I could not resist.

Augsburg Shopping Fabric

Augsburg Shopping Mary Shelley Frankenstein
Last thing: I went to a few bookstores, but eventually got a Penguin edition of Frankenstein. I never read the book, but I heard good things about it and it’s said to be quite the feminist and scifi steppingstone, so it was on the list anyway. Also, gothic stores are right up my alley.

What do you think abou the fabrics? Where do you get yours?

Happy Pastel Raptor

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Wednesday I had a lovely day with a dear friend of mine, we went to a café called White Rabbit and then to a place called Wir machen Cupcakes – where of course we ate Cupcakes. The assistant was so nice and we had a great chat about Vintage and handmade things. It was one of the first spring days, though this week in general was quite warm – warm enough for me to don bobby socks and hat at least – it was quite the Eliza Doolittle weather. I really missed wearing these things in the last couple of months. I mean, sure, I love colourful tights, but wearing socks is pretty nice as well, especially since I have a few new pairs of adorable shoes to pair them with. To me it was also time to overdo my blush a bit more (though I guess you see this more in person than in the photos) and wear my favourite little hat again. I love love love the Ferris Bueller Photos I took last year with this hat and I hope to wear it a lot this year, it goes so well with curls!

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Even though I was dressed in a pastel subdued kind of way, I still got a little self-conscious. I don’t really know what it is, maybe the whole Vintage inspired thing or just the hat, but even though I really love it, I still get a bit shy and nervous – after more than 2,5 years. But I am glad I did not stop dressing this way, because it makes me so very happy and I love the Fifties and Sixties (pastel) fashion – if I am to doubt anything I usually think of Iona from Pretty in Pink. I truly adore her, because she does her thing and wear whatever pleases her that day without caring about judgement.

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

It is not at all, that I get a lot of judgement/negative feedback, usually people are either slightly irritated (some eldery ladies & colourful hair…) or really nice, like the woman we met at the cupcake shop. And I think that is something we should all work on, being nice, complimenting each other instead of (girl) hate. Especially girl hate is unfortunately such a very common thing online and offline all the same. Being mean towards someone for pure superficialities is so sad and unnecessary. You do not have to get along with everyone, but acknowledging someone else’s beauty does not diminish your own. If at all, it makes you more beautiful.

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

For such a long time women were – and sometimes still are – put down solely for their gender (same goes for people who aren’t white, heterosexual, able-bodied) and their accomplishments are often forgotten, just think of Ada Lovelace or the women featured in Hidden Figures, I hope to collect information on a few of these women and maybe talk about them on the blog.

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

One of my fictional favourite science ladies is of course Ellie Sattler, she is such an amazing feminist role model, so smart and overall wonderful. Of course, since I love dinosaurs and fossils I had to get at least on of the Erstwilder dinosaurs, the Lone Raptor (I’m thinking about getting Cera, too) – which seems very fitting for me since I do indeed prefer being alone over most things – and since raptors usually hunt in groups and humans are usually found in groups, too … you get it, I’m sure. So, I kind of wear this dinosaur as a women of science badge, because I sure hope to be part of this group some day.

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder Cupcake

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder Cupcake

Happy Pastel Raptor Outfit Light Green Dinosaur Hat Curls Vintage 50s Handmade Erstwilder

Dress – handmade | Brooch – Lone Raptor by erstwilder | Hat – pepaloves | Socks – calzedonia | Shoes – tamaris (I guess they are from the autumn collection, because they were on sale when I got them, but they are so midcentury) | Lipstick – essence metal shock lipstick in 04 Pink Metallica

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

The dress to me has such a japanese, geisha vibe, it’s so beautiful with all the flowers and really matches the flowers in the gardens. It also really reminds of the one Pushing Daisies episode where they visit the Sushi/Poker place. It’s one of my favourite episodes dress-wise. And Miss Fisher sometimes goes for Asian (inspired) dresses, as well and they always look gorgeous. But, to be honest, I think japanese fashion – be it traditional or modern is very intersting. Of course, that’s also because it’s quite different from western fashion with the prints alone. But too, with the cuts, they are very distinct.

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

I never really got into Lolita, though I think it’s a beautiful fashion style. Of course, as someone who has never been to Japan, I can only rely on the feeling I get from travel diaries and documentaries, but I feel like in the big cities at least, people tend to dress much more diverse than in most cities in Europe/US. You can draw a lot of inspiration from Japanese Brands and Street Fashion photographs and I love seeing the influences on western culture as well, to me that’s one of the pros of the internet that we can see what people in other countries like and get inspired by the way they stye certain things.

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

About a month ago, when there was a lot of snow here, where I live, my mum and I went out to take some photos, have a cup of tea and enjoy the wintery air. We did not know that there was a butterfly exhibition at our local botanical garden, but since we really enjoy these things and we were strolling atound the garden, we decided to have a look. And we were not disappointed, the butterflies and moths living there are flying around and eating and it’s such a lovely, calm atmosphere even though there obviously are quite a few kids.

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies

Geisha Vibes, Flowers & Butterflies