Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Mari's house welcoming party.

classic sweet finnish lolita posing and holding a vintage bag
Headbow: Handmade by me
Blouse: H&M
Dress: Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Bag: vintage
Shoes: Pertti Palmroth

I was invited to Mari's house welcoming party last Saturday. My sleeping rhythm hasn't been all that great lately so I had trouble waking up so early. I am always saddened by not being able to sleep for important meetings or events, because I end up with a headache and dark eyelids.

On the night before Saturday morning, just before falling asleep, me and Matti started to hear sounds. I thought someone was drunk in the attic, busy punching the air condition ducts. (because we did it sober once and the sound was similiar.) But once we opened the balcony door, it was apparent that the sounds were more like explosions. Loud explosions coming from afar. Oh how this ignited my imagination! I went through all kinds of scenarios. We also saw a big cloud growing from the same direction. Oh the excitement! We had no idea what was happening. 
Only BUMMMMMMMMMM we heard. (I enjoy bass sounds)  And that meant I felt excitement for a while and consequently losing sleep hours. It took a little time until we read on the news that it was an arson in a bus depot.

finnish classic sweet lolita selfie

It was an exciting and a little stressy day since I travelled to Helsinki alone in lolita. I started to develop this "Oh, how my eyes get so dry and wet at the same time making me look like crying and forcing me to cringe my eyes?"-condition. Does anyone recognise this? I hear an ocean-like sound in my head when this happens. My eyes feel like they are dry when they're not. They are not dry at all when I forget to think about it. This is a sort of an obssessive thinking on my part. Resistance makes it even worse.
I have suffered this more in the past but I had forgotten about it. So now it's crawling back to annoy me. It's triggered when I feel like I'm being watched. I hate it. I hate when a stranger stares at me on a bus or when I'm eating, I just lose it completely. And then I force myself to think something so peculiar so that I would forget being unhealthily self-aware.

Innocent World pink embroidery on a jumperskirt

I travelled in metro alone! For the first time. It was exciting. They make amazing sound, have you noticed? There are sooooo many more people in Helsinki than in Turku. I always feel like a tourist.

Mari had a beautiful home, (and still has) with a layout and space I can only dream of for now.
She let me try some of her dresses she was considering to sell. This is Innocent World's Rosa jsk.
The embroidery... so beautiful.
We also enjoyed black and green tea quite a lot, and she and her boyfriend had cooked delicious vegan food!



Mimmi had bought this ADORABLE tea pot warmer for Mari. I am quite jealous actually! But I don't own a teapot, so I hope to own a beautiful one some day. I had a really good time and I got to practise my social skills!
I was also glad Heli fixed the dress I was wearing. It's oldschool Btssb and the shoulder straps were strangely tight, but gladly they were quite easy to fix so that the dress got enough length for me to feel comfortable. (And petti didn't peek out anymore)

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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Kevyt kirjastosakko

outfit-cute-vintage-style

Oltiin menossa kirjastoon. Aboa Vetuksen edessÀ on paljon kevyttÀ liikennettÀ mutta uskallan mallata asukuvaa varten siitÀ huolimatta. Kauhean moni kuva ei onnistu, koska minua jÀnnittÀÀ ohimenevÀt ihmiset. Mutta yhdestÀ kuvasta tuli söpö.

Lewis Carroll: 
Katselin aamuyön aikoihin YleltĂ€ ohjelmaa Lewis Carrollin salainen maailma, joka oli niin mielenkiintoinen ettĂ€ halusin lainata alkuperĂ€isen englanninkielisen version tarinasta. SitĂ€ ei ollut hyllyssĂ€. Ei haittaa, sillĂ€ tarina löytyy myös netistĂ€ luettavana. Alice in Wonderland on tĂ€rkeĂ€ sillĂ€ tavoin, ettĂ€ se on inspiroinut lolitamuotia merkittĂ€vĂ€llĂ€ tavalla.

Japanin kielen alkeet:
Aloitin maaliskuussa kanjien opettelun Wanikanissa, jota en voi muuta kuin suositella.PÀÀtin opiskella kanjeja ennen kuin hyppÀisin kielioppiin, koska olin lukenut sen olevan kannattavaa.
Wanikani keskittyy pilkkomaan ensin kanjit pieniin palasiin ja vasta niiden kautta opetetaan kokonaiset kanjit ja sen jÀlkeen kanjeista muodostetut sanat. Wanikani opettaa muistamaan ne tarinoiden avulla, tuoden ne lopulta takaisin kertausharjoituksena juuri ennen kuin unohdat ne. En tiennyt miten hyvÀ olisin opettelemaan nÀin "vaikealta" tuntuvaa asiaa. Noita tuntuu oppivan kuin vettÀ vaan. Oikeastaan musta tuntuu ettÀ oppisin mitÀ vaan jos vaan haluaisin. Miksi musta ei tuntunut koulussa samanlaiselta?

Nyt kun takana on jo pari sataa sanaa niin alkoi kiinnostamaan kieliopin alkeet, koska luulen, ettÀ saan aika paljon irti japanin kielestÀ jos tiedÀn jo jotain perus-miten-rakennat-lauseen-tyyppisiÀ juttuja. Wanikania voi muistaakseni kokeilla ilmaiseksi 3 tason verran.

takako-karppinen-japanin-kielen-alkeet

Muumisarjakuvia:
Muumihamot on niin ihanan hömelöjÀ ja herttaisia. Ne ovat inspiroineet kovasti viimeaikoina pukeutumiseen ja piirtÀmiseen. NÀmÀ on jo tulleet kaikki luettua kertaalleen, mutta haluan palata niihin uudelleen koska luulen, ettÀ useatkin tarinat ja tuotokset herÀttÀvÀt eri ajatuksia riippuen milloin niitÀ on lukenut. Minulla ei varmastikaan ole sama perspektiivi kuin 10 vuotta sitten kun luin nÀitÀ viimeksi.

muumit-sarjakuvaklassikot-2

Katselin muuten yksi pĂ€ivĂ€ ettĂ€ Muumi-kaupassa on muuten kivoja tuotteita <3

muumit-primadonnan-hevonen-nuorennusvesi


Ja sitten lainatessa:
Kirjaston tÀti:"Me ei voida lainata nÀitÀ sulle jos sakot ylittyy 15 euroa."
MinÀ:"Aijjaa, miten paljon sakkoa sinne on kertynyt?"
KirjastotÀti:"NÀyttÀÀ olevan 46 euroa."

Friday, 16 September 2016

Thrift shop finds: 20s inspired dresses and a doll

a bright white room with a dress and a storm lantern hanging

I love to visit thrift stores and love to take photos so here we go!

low waist 20s inspired dress

This low waist dress was size 42 but it fit me strangely well. I adore the low waist doll-look!

20s inspired grey textured dress

I don't exactly know how much "20's" this is but it gives me that feeling nonetheless. I think the colour, texture and the slim silhouette does it.

Leonardo collector's schoolgril porcelain doll

Speaking of dolls, I would like to collect more but I just don't have the space at the moment.  

mens brown suspenders

Mens suspenders! How exciting.

Old vintage postcards on a pile

Old finnish vintage postcards on a pile

An old vintage postcard laying on a linen cloth

Old finnish postcards. I think I will attach some of them on my wall.

a french lop rabbit sleeping on carpet

Luppe is adorable when he sleeps.

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