Moomin in the Snow

moominin seefeld red velvet 50s midcentury 60s beret ootdsocialclub vintage inspired snow

moominin seefeld red velvet 50s midcentury 60s beret ootdsocialclub vintage inspired snow

moominin seefeld red velvet 50s midcentury 60s beret ootdsocialclub vintage inspired snow

Between studying for my tests I decided to take the time to write another blogpost. I have a couple more outfit shots saved, that I just have to edit and think of a text. Well, my exams are in the first two weeks of February, so I have one more week. And after that I have about two and a half weeks of chemistry “internship”. So not the most chilled weeks, but I enjoy my studies, so that’s fine. Last weekend was spent in Seefeld with my best friend and family, so that was a nice break.

moominin seefeld red velvet 50s midcentury 60s beret ootdsocialclub vintage inspired snow

moominin seefeld red velvet 50s midcentury 60s beret ootdsocialclub vintage inspired snow

moominin seefeld red velvet 50s midcentury 60s beret ootdsocialclub vintage inspired snow

moominin seefeld red velvet 50s midcentury 60s beret ootdsocialclub vintage inspired snow

moominin seefeld red velvet 50s midcentury 60s beret ootdsocialclub vintage inspired snow

Since currently I’m spending most of my time at home, I’m living vicariously through travelling blogs, books and movies, feeling my wanderlust stronger every day. I would also enjoy spring and summer again, but the beautiful snow isn’t too bad either. It also fits with my love for the moomin stories.

moominin seefeld red velvet 50s midcentury 60s beret ootdsocialclub vintage inspired snow

moominin seefeld red velvet 50s midcentury 60s beret ootdsocialclub vintage inspired snow

moominin seefeld red velvet 50s midcentury 60s beret ootdsocialclub vintage inspired snow

moominin seefeld red velvet 50s midcentury 60s beret ootdsocialclub vintage inspired snow

moominin seefeld red velvet 50s midcentury 60s beret ootdsocialclub vintage inspired snow

I like how cosy the moomins are, how much there is to learn from the books – from enjoying what life gives you to not focusing material goods. It felt rather cathartic to read a book that is actually for kids and just relate to this so much. Nevertheless I do hope to get to wander a bit soon again for real and not just through Snufkin and Moomin’s adventures.

moominin seefeld red velvet 50s midcentury 60s beret ootdsocialclub vintage inspired snow

moominin seefeld red velvet 50s midcentury 60s beret ootdsocialclub vintage inspired snow
I could not resist including this photo.

Jumper – Vintage | Skirt – handmade | Tights – calzedonia | Beret – the other sparrows | Shoes – Deichmann | Lipstick – sleek True Color Lipstick in Stiletto

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Holmenkollen | wanderlove and ski jumping

Holmenkollen oslo
One of my favourite things about Oslo was Holmenkollen for sure. Writing this I feel a heavy case of wanderlust – maybe with a good pair of boots next time, so I can actually go hiking for real (however the snow was so high at parts, you couldn’t have used the paths anyway). Nevertheless I had a wonderful time up there.
Holmenkollen Oslo snow
Holmenkollen Oslo snow
You take the metro for a short time to get there and can leave at the station Holmenkollen or further up. Then you can walk towards the museum and the ski jump/hopptarnet (best word ever, right?). The museum is really interesting and features everything from skis to the history of skiing, the ski jump and climate change.
Holmenkollen Oslo ski
Holmenkollen Oslo elevator snow
Holmenkollen Oslo ski jump snow
To get up to the jump you take an elevator that is a bit like Willy Wonkas elevator, so no good for people with vertigo – then again if you got vertigo, a ski jump might not be on your bucket list. For me however it was amazing, the experience and the view are so impressive. It ceared me mind and was incredibly refreshing (not only, but also because it was freezing).
Holmenkollen Oslo snow
Holmenkollen Oslo snow selfie
Holmenkollen Oslo snow ski jump
I then proceeded to walk towards the chapel and would have hiked further up hadn’t the snow been about 20-30 cm high. I guess good foot wear would have helped as well, but to be honest I expect Oslo in Easter time to be 7-10 degrees, not -1. However I’m not that sensitive towards the cold, so it was okay. At least I really got some clear fresh air.
Holmenkollen Oslo snow chapel
Holmenkollen Oslo snow
Holmenkollen Oslo snow shoes
And then I could warm up again at the cute and beautiful Hoppkaféen. Of course, in the mountains you drink hot chocolate with wipped cream and hmmm, those waffles…. They have sweet and savoury toppings for the waffles and you’re free to take as much as you want. Obviously I went for the rasberry yam and cream and I can still taste it looking at this photo. Also doesn’t everything taste the best after wandering around in the cold? To me that was a the perfect end to my hiking trip even though I would have loved to stroll furth upwards.
Holmenkollen Oslo snow ice
Holmenkollen Oslo snow waffle hot chocolate

Seefeld – A few January pictures

Seefeld Snow
I hope you don’t mind seeing a few snowy pictures, but somehow I did not manage to post these photos earlier. Well. So I post them about two months after my birthday, which we spent in Seefeld. We were lucky with the weather, there was a lot of snow (laying around not that much snowing-wise, it actually was rather sunny yet coooold) and the landscape was just lovely. Also, there was a spa connected to the place we stayed at and that was really enjoyable, too. So, here we go, a snowy landscape even though I really wish for spring.
We spend most days with an activity in the morning, then lunch – usually with a hot chocolate and then spa, so I did not take as many pictures and when my best friend and I went for a walk around the sea, I also forgot my camera. However, if you want to see more pictures on Seefeld, just have a look here.
Seefeld Snow

Seefeld Snow

Seefeld Snow

Seefeld Snow

Seefeld Snow

Seefeld Snow

Seefeld Snow

Seefeld Snow

Seefeld Snow
That is our cat, please don’t think I just look inside strangers’ homes.

Seefeld Snow

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?

♥ what I got for my birthday 2017 ♥

Birthday Gifts
My birthday is very close to Christmas, by the time this post goes online it has been almost a month since I turned 18. However, I only post this now, as my “birthday party” (which was mine and a good friend’s party, otherwise I would not have celebrated – even though I like birthdays, mine too, I do not like the celebration part, well, the celebration that includes other people. The party was fun nevertheless.) was only about a week ago and because I was waiting for a gift to arrive. My mum actually got me lovely Alice shoes and clutch from etsy, but they took forever to arrive and when they finally did they turned out to be very low quality and kind of shabby, so we decided to look for a cute alternative and you’ll see that later. ;) However, these are the gifts my friends and family gave to me and I am utterly grateful for everything and would like to cherish the things they put so much thought into here.

Sweden
As you probably know by now, I’m going to Scandinavia in April and my grandparents picked up a book and a magazine about Sweden. After reading them I added a few points to my list – though as I am only going to see Malmö and Stockholm, I could only get use of a few pages. However, it made me long to visit the entire country one day. My excitement knows no limits.

Photo
My Nikon D50 was a gift by my grandpa years ago, he did use it for years before buying a new one for himself and giving me the D50 and I really love that camera. However for my trip I wanted a smaller one that I could actually carry around, but that is not one of those tiny ones that come in a million colours. And since he is very much into photography he does support me a lot and gave me the money to get a camera for Christmas/Birthday with it came a book about photography and one he created himself about my childhood (you know turning 18 and stuff).

Ring
This one is probably the most precious gift I got. My mum gave me the ring that her mum gave her and so on. It is a bit large for me, so we have to take it in, but it’s really lovely and I even though I don’t know when to wear such a special ring I look forward to wearing it one day.

Unicorn
My would-be (fairy) godmother and lovely friend Tanja is one of the best gift-givers there is and the following things are by her and her husband as well. The unicorn cookie cutter will probably be more of a decorative item than actually be used for baking – however it’s adorable and I love it. The little book is to celebrate the fact of turning 18.

Secret Garden
Apparently this is the colouring book Kate Middleton loves and I really enjoy colouring as well, I do own two Alice books as well, but I am a bit afraid of messing them up, but in the Secret Garden I did some colouring already.

Sewing Shop Vendula Bag
I do already own the small Vendula Sewing Shop bag (see here) and I love it, it’s tiny, but sooo adorable and this one actualy has enough space to carry around stuff. I guess I will use it for my makeup when I travel to Scandinavia (I’m already jarring on my own nerves with all the mentioning of Scandinavia) or electronic stuff.

Black Bag
Inside the cute Sewing Shop was this handmade black clutch, it’s made from fabric from the fifties and so incredible beautiful – it matches about half of my wardrobe and I really want to go to some sort of evening event to wear it.

Dragon
My aunt got me a very generous donation for my trip and this adorable little dragon. I love it so much, I can’t decide whether to take it with me or if it’s safer to let it guard my home since it is made from clay I think. Well, it’s cute and I love everything with dinosaurs and dragons, so …

Pink Lady
My best friend and I got really close over watching musicals, we had so many sleepovers, movie afternoons and actually visits to (musical) theaters and obviously Grease is one of the main musicals and we have seen it only about a million times, I think. We are both looking for cute Pink Ladies Blousons, but most of the ones you find online look so cheap, we never got matching jackets. However she got me this cute necklace and had the words engraved into and it’s soooo cute.

Ted Baker
Back in November (December?) my mum an I went shopping and we went over to the Ted Baker section and for fun I tried on this dress. It was on sale (I think about 50% off, that was crazy! Otherwise I just adore Ted Baker from afar) and it fit like a glove. So, my muma and I made this deal and she got me the dress to give it to me two months later. I think it’s one of the most beautiful dresses and it has such a Kimono vibe to it, that I think is really pretty.

Kill Bill
Then, the party happened and I got my friends’ presents. I’d say I’m a person you can easily find gifts for, I’m a nerd and I talk about my interests as if they shape my personality. So it’snot that difficult to find something I’m interested atm – and if you can’t think of anything, go for Alice, Star Wars or 80s stuff. You know, I really love giving gifts when I know what to get/make a person, but some people are so hard to find gifts for because they either don’t talk about their interests or do not seem to have any at all. However, this particular friend asked me what I was wishing for and I told him Kill Bill (it’s one of my favs, but I did not own it before)and he actually got me both, which I find very cute and now we do have to watch them together.

Star Wars
My bestie (the one with the Pink Lady nacklace above) also got me the all the Star Wars sweets and oh my are they tasty! Also, very much my aesthetic, they are beautiful and Star Wars and yes, I love them. Also isn’t that tiny (basically nothing fits inside) little Star Wars bag cute? I do of course carry it around now.

Tea
My childhood best friend of course knows how much I love Alice in Wonderland (and when we went to a museum and café some time ago I actually told her how amazing that tea looked and smelled) andso she got me the delicious Tea Party tea. With it came a dream catcher and a few cute beauty things.

Gremlin
When I went to Comic Con with my friend I was swooning over all the little Gizmos and she and three of my other close friends actually gave me an amazing little Gremlin AND HE SINGS. They also included something to eat. But that cannot beat the fabulous Gremlin.

R2D2 Teapot
The sister of one of my closest friends and I spend one evening talking about hair colours and Star Wars and she did remember and gave me this cuuute R2D2 teapot and I’m so looking forward to drinking tea from this tea pot. Also the shape of lil’ Artoo is basically made for tea pots.

R2D2 Shoes
So, talking of Artoo, here is a perfect pair of heels. This is my third pair of Irregular Choice shoes and the replacement for the Alice heels my mum wanted to give to me. I think these shoes look so beautiful and they are rather comfy for the size of the heel, I’d say. I want to make an unboxing post to show you just how beautiful they are. However, even though I’m sad about not getting the handmade Alice shoes, but it’s also about the gesture and of course these are amazing – I was actually eyeing the Star Wars IC shoes before, so it is okay. ;)

Dark Fairytale

Dark Fairytale Outfit

Dark Fairytale Outfit

Dark Fairytale Outfit

Fairytales are some of my favourite things – no matter if the original stories by the brothers Grimm or Hans Christan, retellings or movie adaptation. Therefore I am of course highly interested in all the gruesome parts of the stories. I love telling people about what actually happened to the feet of Cinderella’s sisters. They usually do not like that as much which of course does not keep me from sharing more terrible fairytale stories. In general, I like the dark parts of fairytales, most Disney villians for example are so elaborate and more interesting than thee princesses. Take Maleficent, not only in her feature film, but in Sleeping Beauty – she (and Flora, Fauna, Merriweather) is the only reason for me to watch the movie. I consider Aurora to be the embodiment of boredom, but then again she sleeps throughout most of the movie.

Dark Fairytale Outfit

Dark Fairytale Outfit

Dark Fairytale Outfit

Dark Fairytale Outfit

Dark Fairytale Outfit

Of course, while I enjoy Disney movies I do have some issues with them, especially from a feminist and empowered view. Don’t get me wrong, I do always consider the time the movies were produced in, but that can’t change the fact that I’m not the biggest Aurora and Cinderella girl. Especially when I think about the Life Action Cinderella movie, while I love the dresses and the general set up I feel like her character is so centered on her love interest. Also, she’s such a weak character, subjecting to her stepmother all the time. I don’t know, but that is so outdated and could have been handeled much better – after all there is Ella Enchanted which is a newish, amazing take on Cinderella (also, the prince in the movie is Hugh Dancy, so extra points for that). Anyway even back in the 70s Tři oříšky pro Popelku [Three Nuts/Gifts/Wishes for Cinderella] portrays the girl much more independent (and elaborate in general, the movie focuses on thee girl not the love story). I do not demand all princesses to be kick ass and super fierce (e.g. I love Snow White), but I just think the newer movies should feature girls also being happy on their own without finding true love. And then there are female villians – even though they are bad/evil – there is just much more to them, they know what they want and actually go for it without whining all the time.

Dark Fairytale Outfit

Dark Fairytale Outfit

Dark Fairytale Outfit

Dark Fairytale Outfit

As I mentioned, I have a special place in my heart for Maleficent, she is a fantastic character and the life action movie with Angelina Jolie added a whole level of depth to her. It’s also a beautifully dark movie. You know, a bit like Wicked is to Wizard of Oz. Anyway, I did not just want to whine about Disney princesses, I also wanted to mention my two faves, Merida and Mulan (better known as the two princesses with close to know merchandise). Both fight for what they think is right and that is not just getting married. But of course, fairytales are not just Disney and princess stories, they only make up such a small part. Most stories are wonderfully gloomy and what I find so interesting is that various magical creatures come up in a lot of different countries and yet each district has it’s own take on fairytales. Just recently I read a few Irish fairytales and most of them did end with a death or two.

Dark Fairytale Outfit

Dark Fairytale Outfit

Dark Fairytale Outfit

Dark Fairytale Outfit

I think it’s pretty interesting how fairytales and ghost stories nowadays are something considered for kids while most of them are pretty deep and dark including everything from death to destruction. They really do have a lot to offer. I mean, just take Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, which can be considered a fairytale, I’d say. In general fairytales show so many possibilities of human creativity. After all, fantasy is what connects all of them. Most of these stories while being based on real events (e.g. some parts of the fairytales the Brothers Grimm are actually common for the time) are painting a whole new world to enjoy.
Another whole world to enjoy is the blog of my lovely friend Thyra, she is such a kind, cute human being with a really fancy yet subdued way of dressing and I hope you check out her part of this collab She is also the one that took the pics. ♥

Dark Fairytale Outfit

Dark Fairytale Outfit

Dark Fairytale Outfit

Dress – handmade | Brooch – deer Arrow | Choker – schmuckrausch | Flower – handmade (found at a Vintage Fair) | Tights – kunert | Shoes – dollskill | Lipstick – hema Moisturising Lipstick in 11

what I got for christmas

Christmas Gifts
I wasn’t sure whether or not to make this post, I mean, my gifts are beautiful, but did I have to show them? Well, to be honest, I both wanted to show them to you and I’m a bit out of ideas for posts. So in case you have any wishes for posts, go ahead and tell me (of course some recap posts for 2016 will follow as well). Also, I want to apologise for the bad lightning, it’s winter!

Addams Family
Let’s start with a confession – I have a low-key obsession with the Addams Family even though I have seen neither the show nor the movies. The main issue is of course that I do not stream things illegally and none of the libraries have any in stock. So, I have been interested in them for about two or three years without something to base it on. Now my dad got me this amazing set of photos which is a limited since it’s actually old/real. With it came tickets for the musical and I’m so excited – I hope to watch at least a movie beforehand, but so I can at least get into the story of this family. And it’s a musical, did I mention that? And as we all know I love musicals.

Cardigan Cats
Actually I was in need of a black cardigan that was about waist-length and this one with the little cats is so cute – they are satin and so soft.

Gracy Q Dress
This was the only thing I was actually wishing for, it’s a Gracy Q dress, I saw at my favourite Vintage/Repro Shop in Munich and it fit like a glove. Since it was not really a bargain, I was torn whether to get it or not. On one hand it was perfection, but on the other hand too expensive for me at the moment, so i’m really grateful for this (as for everything).

Hunkemöller
Hunkemöller does have the most beauiful lingerie. And my mum told me she picked that one up because it would look great with the dress – I mean, it does on it’s own, but it really matches!

Jewellery
The bookstore I worked at gave me chocolates and they look so adorable, I really look forward to eating them. The beautiful brooch is for the dress as well and it goes so well with the colour of the dress, even though the brooch is vintage, I think it’s made for the dress. The necklace on the other hand was a gift by my aunt – she always gives my jewelery I’d never pick up in a store, but when I have it, I love it. The blue necklace she gave me last year goes so well with one of my vintage beauties. And this one looks just as amazing – I’m so excited to wear it. ♥

Scandinavia Books
For 2017 I want to go to Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands – I don’t know if it’ll work, but I have gathered some information and a very loose plan. So, I’m always happy about any type of information and it also means my mum is aboard me going there on my own, which is a great support. And I’m already looking forward to looking through the books and the journey as well.

Jewellery Tanja
Our dear friend (who would have been my godmother had I’ve been baptised) Tanja gave me those beautiful, beautiful pieces of jewellery. The cat brooch and the candy apple earrings are about to be worn a lot!

I forgot to take pics of the movies my best friend and grandparents gave to me, because I had already found a home for them, still, I really appreciate How the Grinch stole Christmas, Grease II, Supernatural IX and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies a lot!
What did you get for Christmas and what did you give? I hope you all had and have a great time. I want to add something entirely unrelated here – I’m still in shock over Carrie Fisher’s death, it’s hard on me, especially with her mother Debbie Reynolds gone as well now.

Candy Canes and Gnomes

Candy Canes and Gnomes

Candy Canes and Gnomes

Candy Canes and Gnomes

Christmas Time is my favourite time of the year. Even though it’s a really busy time, it’s a comfy kind of busy. Of course, not for everyone, but if you wait until December 23rd to get your things together, that’s kind of your problem. Well, now it’s Christmas Eve, so I guess, that’s that anyway. I hope you all have a great Christmas time. This year, advent was pretty long – as I’m told the longest it can be, actually. So, for me, that’s a plus. Still, I had to struggle finding Christmas movies on TV, I’m grateful for amazon prime and netflix, for sure. Christmas time without the Grinch or Christmas Vacation, is that even Christmas?

Candy Canes and Gnomes

Candy Canes and Gnomes
had to include that, I think it’s kinda funny. Looks like someone noticed me doing something stupid.

Candy Canes and Gnomes

Candy Canes and Gnomes

I know Christmas Vacation by heart, it’s one of my favourite Christmas movies – and movies in general, to be honest. My whole family is obsessed with that movie, so no reference goes unnoticed. Especially the ones about the cat. But this movie has so many hilarious elements, you notice something new every time you watch it. Sure, it’s goofy and stupid, but it is also amazing. Besides that, there are also some non-Christmas-themed movies, that are Christmas movies for me, Sissi, for example, and Back to the Future, the entire triology on Christmas Eve. Not sure how that will work out this year (I write this post almost two weeks ahead), since I work until two p.m., want to meet a friend and go to church, so yeah. Maybe part one.

Candy Canes and Gnomes

Candy Canes and Gnomes

Candy Canes and Gnomes

Candy Canes and Gnomes

Also, in Germany, fairy tales are immensly popular around Christmas time. But those really close to Grimm’s/Anderson’s stories, they are beautiful and not as kitchy as Disney movies (don’t get me wrong, Disney movies are great for Christmas time, 101 Dalmatians and Beauty and the Beast…). In the days after Christmas – you know, when you enjoy the tranquil time, the presents and visit you family – Emil of Lönneberga (he’s is Michael in German, but oh well) and Pippi Longstocking are on TV and it’s such a nostalgic thing to watch, because I remember seeing myself playing Cats for Nintendo DS and watching those movies on the 26th about 10 years ago. And the stories are so joyful, they are indeed a reason, why I want to visit Sweden in 2017 (how scary to write those numbers). If you need more movie recommendations, check out last year’s post. Now, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Eve and beautiful, calm holidays and if you do not celebrate Christmas, Happy Chanukah or just enjoy the calm days with a hot cup of tea and some good movies and books. ♥

Candy Canes and Gnomes

Candy Canes and Gnomes

Candy Canes and Gnomes

Candy Canes and Gnomes

Dress – handmade | Candy Cane Brooch – gift by my best friend | Deer Brooch – Deer Arrow | Tights – calzedonia | Shoes – Miss L Fire | Coat – HellBunny | Lipstick – trend it up in 080 (matte)

Nutcrackers

nutcracker

nutcracker

nutcracker

A few years ago I saw the ballet of the nutcracker, it was somewhat modern and really cool, they had beautiful costumes. The movie about the nutcracker is pretty sad, to be honest. With the boy being turned into a nutcracker and all. But what I mainly associate with nutcrackers is the story of When Santa Fell to Earth by Cornelia Funke (Als der Weihnachtsmann vom Himmel fiel).

nutcracker

nutcracker

nutcracker

nutcracker

They are of course the bad guys, which seems kind of fitting for stiff wooden figures. Still, in that print I really like them, they are somewhat cute, I think and the colours are so beautiful. They work well the the snow. Well, it’s not really snow, but more like frost-covered due to it being cold at night and in the morning. I think, there was a total amount of two snow days this winter so far. But, there is an upside to that – I don’t have to redo my hair all the time. That’s also an advantage of being a nutcracker, their appearance doesn’t ever change. I have no idea where I’m going with this metaphor, but I was thinking about nutcrackers.

nutcracker

nutcracker

nutcracker

Well, Christmas is almost upon us and I’m really looking forward to it. All the lights, movies and hopefully snow. At my job I’m kind of the Christmas elf, since I’m the one to wrap all the presents it feels like I’m one of Santa’s entourage. I mean sure, it is somewhat monotonous, but it’s an enjoyable job, because it makes other people happy, saves them a little time and it’s like I’m part of the gift giving process as well. The gifts I wrap, will be unwrapped by kids and make them incredibly happy or by grownups and make them feel like kids again. It’s a lovely work, because it truly is so christmas-sy like being an elf (of course one that gets payed in euros instead of bisquits and cream).

nutcracker

nutcracker

Cardigan – banned Dancing Days | Skirt – handmade | Tights – calzedonia | Deer Brooch – deer Arrow (last christmas season) | Shoes – spicy | Lipstick – trend it up in 080 matte

Mail Day #7 | Novelties, Cutsy Stuff and Fandom Things

It’s been about a month and Christmas is coming, so I made a few orders again and this is kind of an November wrap up.

sleek Whimsical Wonderland
sleek Whimsical Wonderland
sleek Whimsical Wonderland
sleek Whimsical Wonderland
I had a sleek palette in my last mail day and I love it. The colours are intense and beautiful, especially when you consider the prize. This one here also got me because of the packaging, it’s pastel, wonderland and fair themed, so I had to look at the eyeshadow colours and they are so incredibly beautiful. Very bright and colourful. Teacups and Loop-The-Loop are so incredibly beautiful – but I have a thing for red eyeshadows anyway. But the blue tones are really cute as well.

Dollskill Tights
I ordered from DollsKill before, but this time I had to pick it up at the customs and had to pay. Kind of tragic, but I had to order a gift for my best friend, so since it was here in time, I’m okay. For myself I got some (I wanna write fetch) tights with vertical stripes – will wear them soon in an outfit post.

Dollskill Glitter
I also got myself some facial glitter, for my taste 10 $ is a bit expensive for that bit of glitter, but it’s so beautiful. It’s In Your Dreams in Pink Pegasus and they are cruelty free, so yeah!

For my Mia Wallace Cosplay I needed a black wig and I wasn’t sure about where to get one. Eventually I went on etsy and found one on Wicked Wigs and it’s silky and beautiful!

kate gabrielle
This time it’s only ordering from shops I ordered from before and one of them is kate gabrielle, with her amazing flapper and feminist designs.

kate gabrielle
kate gabrielle
kate gabrielle
For myself I got the Dinosaurs eat man, woman inherits the earth patch, a great Jurassic Park reference and a beautiful patch. With it came a Mystery Pin – also Jurassic Park themed and isn’t it amazing?

kate gabrielle
kate gabrielle
For my childhood best friend, whom I have practically know forever, I got the BFF Best Friend pendant set. I thought it fitting, since we have been friends as kids, playing all these games.

Pusheen Mystery Box
Pusheen Mystery Box
On pixielocks’ YouTube Channel I saw the adorable Pusheen Mystery Boxes, so I decided to get two of them. Eventually I got the same one twice, but so I can give it to someone as a little gift. And it’s the one, I wanted most, so that’s amazing!

deer arrow
deer arrow doe
I’ve known deer arrow for quite some time and there Christmas Brooches last year were amazing and so are the ones this year, so I decided to get the Baby Doe, such a cute little one.

deer arrow ouija
Besides this one, I was also very keen on the Ouija Brooch with the beautiful iridescent shine and I decided to get it along with this one.

deer arrow ice cream
deer arrow snowflake
For a friend I got the Sundae Pin, a very cute thing and it qualified me to get the beautiful Snowflake, too.

What are your favourite small buisnesses? And where do you get pins and brooches?