Donnerstag, 31. Dezember 2015

Goodbye 2015!

Hello again -  one last time for this year! ᵔᴥᵔ


2015 is almost over and oh my, it has been an adventure once more! ʕ•̀ω•́ʔ✧
For the first time I managed to keep this blog updated at least monthly (*applaudes oneself*), woohoo!

This year held many surprises and I made new friends and a lot of music; things for which I am truly grateful. It unfortunately wasn't only a year filled with happiness - the saddest memories of this year are definitely my grandfather's passing and the sale of my grandparents' house in the countryside. Those I will keep close to my heart; nevertheless I'd rather talk now about the good things that happened in 2015:

☆ My band played one of the biggest Metal festivals in Europe - the Metaldays. The show was really a blast and I feel so happy about the positive response we got from lots of people!

☆ In June I went to attend my first big Lolita tea party event abroad - in Hamburg, Germany! It was so much fun and I met many lolitas I had only known via Instagram or other places of the internet before, which made me really happy.

☆ Generally this year held many lolita adventures for me! The trip to Hamburg, several meetups - one even at a lake - and another tea party in October in Vienna.

☆ I was able to travel at least a bit: to Hamburg for the Grand Lolita Tea Party, to Slovenia for Metaldays and to Prague for a Leprous concert :)

☆ I've met such amazing people this year! Thank you for making my life a better one <3 <3 <3

☆ Another big mention this past year belongs to music.
I was able to participate in some cover projects my friend Gonzalo made and also did some fun recordings with my band.
I also went to so many fun concerts and was able to see old and new favourites!
The best concerts this year were definitely the ones of Ghost, Soen and Leprous. I'm glad I was able to share my joy (and fangirl-moments) with my friends; enjoying concerts together just doubles the fun!

Some highlights of my 2015:


Freitag, 11. Dezember 2015

Lolita Blog Carnival - What Changes You Will Make For Your Wardrobe In The New Year

Hello again! ʕ·ᴥ· ʔ

Oh my, I've been busy as hell.
I had 7 exams only in November and now there are still three more coming up before the Christmas holidays. Around the end of November I felt entirely exhausted but now I feel like my motivation is creeping upwards again. My energy would have been on the rise too, if it wouldn't have been for lab week this past week and therefore having to get up at 4:30 am... ( = . =)



On to this week's topic of LBC!
"What Changes You Will Make For Your Wardrobe In The New Year"

Sonntag, 15. November 2015

Lolita Blog Carnival - 3 Favourite Brands and Why (Japanese, Taobao, Indie)

Hello there! (人・㉨・)♡

I had this post ready all week and then, amongst the happenings of the last few days, forgot to post it...
Well, I'm a bit late to the party, but:
It's time again for another Lolita Blog Carnival entry!


This week's topic is:
"3 Favourite Brands and Why (Japanese, Taobao, Indie)"

Montag, 9. November 2015

✵Music Discoveries: Ghost ✵

...it has been a while since I wrote about a new music disovery!

This time I'd like to introduce a Swedish band which doesn't only have a very interesting concept, but also some addictive music up its sleeve:

GHOST


Dienstag, 27. Oktober 2015

Metamorphose Tea Party Weekend

Hello there! \(^▽^@)ノ

On the 17th of October I attended the Metamorphose Tea Party in Vienna!
On Saturday the general admission started at 1 pm at the Schick Hotel Stefanie.

I enjoyed myself so much! So many pretty lolitas to look at and wonderful outfits for the eyes to feast on. ₍₍ ◝( ゚∀ ゚ )◟ ⁾⁾

The stalls were nice and the food was as great as I remembered it!
My new flatmate Mia had a VIP ticket and when I arrived she had already bought some stuff at the stalls!

Picture time! Here's what I wore to the tea party:

Mittwoch, 23. September 2015

Auf die Plätze, fertig, los!

Tomorrow a new semester at college is going to start for me.
I'm so excited!

.+:。(ノ・ω・)ノ゙  


I spent my last day off partially with studying, cleaning and also met up with Sylvia, Dani, Mia and Lisa at "Café Little Britain". (It's noticable that we adore that place, right? :P)

Actually I had wanted to bake muffins for my classmates too, but I guess I'll have to do that on Friday instead of today, I'm too tired and it's too late already xD


Montag, 21. September 2015

Birthday spoils!

Hello again! (*´・v・)

On 2nd of September I celebrated my birthday with a bunch of friends!
It was so much fun, I think this was the best birthday I've had so far.

In order to give more people the chance to hang out together (and because I wanted to have tea and beer on the same day hehe :P) I held two parties that day.

In the afternoon we went to the Café "Little Britain". I love it so much there, it's just comfortable, the service personell is so nice and of course food and drinks are delicious. I also adore the interior of the café, it has such a cute style. Many of my friends liked it very much aswell, I'm glad about that.
So we indulged ourselves just like we should!


Mittwoch, 16. September 2015

Hamburg & the Grand Lolita Tea Party - Part II

Before the last LBC post I had taken a bit of a break from blogging, so actually it's time to say:
 "Long time no see!"

I've reworked the design of my blog a bit in the hope to make it easier and more comfortable to read - hopefully I've achieved that; I'm quite content with it so far.


Finally I'm managing to finish this! ...how do people say?
"Better late than never." :P

On the second day of the GLTP Hamburg Dani and I got ready and took off directly to the city hall after taking some pictures.


Freitag, 4. September 2015

Lolita Blog Carnival - If you could run a Japanese brand for a day, what types of designs would you push?

Welcome to my first Lolita Blog Carnival entry!
I'm glad to participate, this way I can get new ideas and topics to share here.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/lolitablogcarnival/

So, onto the topic of this week's Lolita Blog Carnival:
"If you could run a Japanese brand for a day, what types of designs would you push?"


Babushkas
There are already so many prints showcasing cats and bunnies, but not too many babushka prints yet! I could imagine a more classical or even gothic babushka print, by using more jewel tones or dark shades.

Already existing examples by Emily Temple Cute and Lief


One more shameless Harry Potter inspired print
Give me Hogwarts castle during christmas time, the feast in the great hall or even scenes like the basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets; I'd take them all.

Fanplusfriend already made a good example.


 ♥ Bringing on the vintage spirit
They fit well with classic and likewise otome style - hats ranging from straw hats or cloche hats to  birdcage headpieces. Those are accessories which would bring some freshness to the headgear department instead of just bringing out another headbow.

Go crazy with bags
Bags in more crazy shapes! For instance I'd love to see an owl bag matching to the HP inspired print or a babushka/ matryoshka shaped bag to its matching main piece. Maybe a bag in the shape of a pirate ship to match pirate lolita? Or in a skull shape? I have a bat bag which I love to bits!

Bat bags from titina store on etsy


I hope you enjoyed reading this entry! ( ᐛ )و


Please check out the other participants' takes on this one here:

Kawaii no Hawaii



Donnerstag, 9. Juli 2015

Hamburg & the Grand Lolita Tea Party - Part I

Hello hello!

I've been travelling again, so there's finally something more exciting to write about!
The Grand Lolita Tea Party itself has been extensively discussed and gossiped about online, so I'm not going to add anything to that.

On Thursday 18th I already had arrived in Hamburg by bus and visited the Planetarium, which was really nice!


In the evening Dani joined me at the hostel and we met up with Kyra and Michaela for dinner. It was so much fun, the food and cocktails were delicious!

Pizza + cocktails = :D <3


Mittwoch, 1. Juli 2015

Bring & Buy Mini Haul and Dear Celine blouses review

Hello there!

I'm back again and I'm going to throw this post in here - I've been wanting to post about this for months - before I post about some more recent stuff which has been happening!

So a good while ago the Gothic Lolita Austria community held a 'Bring & Buy' event for J-Fashion. I went there with the intenion to buy only what I 'need' at the moment, but oh well...
The items are somewhat in the categories of what I wanted though, so it's cool anyways ;)

I got this BTSSB cutsew in black and white. I really love the lace on the collar and the little details, as well as the colour combination in general.


Dienstag, 9. Juni 2015

✵ Music Discoveries : No Frills Twins ✵

Back again!

This time with a series that I'd like to start doing on this blog.
Say hello to 'Music Discoveries' !

Whenever I find time to do so and am energetic enough I like to roam around the internet, on the lookout for fresh, good music!

It happens quite often that I get hooked on some good new stuff  - and this I'd like to share.
Time to spread some music! (•ˇ‿ˇ•)

...onto tonight's catch!

Stumbled across them while browsing through YouTube and now I can't stop listening:

NO FRILLS TWINS

June, a true Lolita Event Month

Hello hello again!

I'm really lucky this month it seems - even though I'm kind of buried in exams and studies there are some Lolita related events happening in June about which I'm really excited! (* >ω<)

1. Last weekend was the summer season's International Lolita Day!

2. I'm going to attend the Grand Lolita Tea Party in Hamburg from 19-20th of June!

3. On the 28th some Austrian Lolitas will travel to Gmund, where we will take a boat trip and go out for some delicious food together!

 I'm SO excited about all of them!


Freitag, 1. Mai 2015

Le portrait de Marie

Hello there!

 I've had quite a busy week so far! Today I wrote my first exam for this semester and it went really well (I'm so relieved it did!). Still, I have a second VERY big one coming up on Tuesday, so no rest for the wicked!
 。.゚+:((ヾ(。・ω・)シ)).:゚+。

Besides all the studying I recieved a lovely parcel this week!
Let me tell you a little story first.

After having spent trizillions of hours in front of my laptop gawking at this dress and whining over the expenses I would have to make and tossing and turning it over again and again... one year had passed and I still hadn't bought that dress.

Just recently I finally thought 'OK, I can afford it, I will buy it as soon as I have time.' and then lab week came up and I was all buried in work again. After that week was over I went online to buy it and... it was sold out.

...        (;へ:)   *eternal sadness*

Sonntag, 26. April 2015

Music and I

Hello there! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

I've been wanting to write a little more about one of my biggest passions on this blog: music!

As some of you might know, I'm generally a metalhead with a preference for symphonic and melodic metal, but also a liking for death metal ;)
Classical music is also one of my favourite styles of music. Other than that I also listen to a whole bunch of more music, stylistically spreading all over jazz, medieval, pop and a bit of electronics like industrial.

In general I always give music a chance, but at the same time I think I'm quite a critical listener. What makes or breaks a band for me in 90% of the cases is if the singer is good or not. That way of listening to music might of course occur because I'm a singer myself or because of my pickiness with voices xD

I've been part of multiple bands and projects and am really thankful for all the great opportunities I've had so far.

My most active one at the moment is Daedric Tales, an Elder Scrolls themed symphonic metal band.


Sonntag, 19. April 2015

My "Kawaii Week"

Hello there!

As promised and just a little belated - here's my 'Kawaii Week'!

The plan was to wear cute stuff and lots of lolita during my one week of Easter break. I met up with friends whom I hadn't seen in a long time and tried to spend my time enjoying (and erhm spoiling) myself!


Day #1:

I went to my friend Mimi's birthday brunch (where the hostess had prepared incredible amounts of marvellous food and we started to drink cocktails in the early afternoon - silly me didn't take any pictures!) and spent some lovely time there. It really had been long since I had enjoyed myself as much as I did that afternoon. ʕ·ᴥ· ʔ

 Silly pose because my camera's battery died after just a few shots and this turned out OKish, so here you go xD

and a selfie!

Sonntag, 29. März 2015

Sweets and Updates

Hello there again! ʕ·ᴥ·ʔ

I spent the last month studying like a maniac - I had some very important exams and so my social life was basically set on pause for that time!

Seldomly I managed to take a little time off and met up with friends.

Once I met up with my friend Claudia for lunch at the Jewish Museum of Vienna, which has a really good café attached to it. The food is so extremely lovely, I wish I could go there more often!

 Yummy tahini salad with falafel and ice tea ʕ•̀ω•́ʔ✧

Afterwards we went for a walk around the district and went to get some sweets.
Claudia had never tried macarons before, so I suggested to try some at Café Oberlaa!

Left to right: vanilla, chestnut, salted caramel, orange, raspberry and 2x currant

Mittwoch, 4. März 2015

It's Lolita Meet Up Time!

Hello there!

This year I already was able to visit two lolita meet ups so far! ʕ ·ᴥ·ʔ

The first one already took place in January in Linz!
I was glad I had an opportunity to visit Linz again, I hadn't been there in many years. We met up at the train station and went for lunch to an Asian restaurant. Afterwards we continued to the Schlossmuseum, a museum containing collections focused on cultural studies. It was really vast, we didn't even have time to see everything!

The meet up was topped off by a visit to the café of the museum where we enjoyed some hot drinks and sweets. I really enjoyed myself at the meet-up, it was nice to spend time together again!

 My outfit:
Bonnet - Lily of the Valley
JSK - Pietro Angel by Innocent World
Blouse - Innocent World
Bag - BPN
Tights, Shoes - Offbrand

My thanks for the pictures go to Lolita Fashion Österreich!

Mittwoch, 18. Februar 2015

A peek into my wardrobe and a big unboxing

Hello hello!

Iiii got a new blog header ~♪ how do you like it?

So I actually had intended to do a wardrobe video this year and I even filmed it.
But oh well... it shouldn't happen it seems!

When I tried to open the video in my editing programme it told me that the file was broken... (一。一;;)
I don't really know what to do.
Neither am I an expert on video editing programmes nor do I know how to fix broken files.

Makes me sad that all the effort should be in vain, but oh well. :(

I took a few pictures of it at least:


Montag, 9. Februar 2015

Alte Liebe rostet nicht

I just re-fell in love with one of my favourite singers of all time, Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine.

Her performances are so powerful and I simply adore her voice.



I felt like I had to to share this outburst of  'Wow'.
I'm thinking about covering one or more of her songs soon.

Have a nice evening!


Bye bye ♥

Dienstag, 3. Februar 2015

Liebster Blog Award

Already some time ago (October? *cough cough*), the lovely Punkangel

nominated my blog for the

The Liebster Award is given to upcoming bloggers with less than 200 followers.
("Liebster" is a German word, which can mean any of the following things:
sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, valued and endearing.)


Dienstag, 27. Januar 2015

I'm back with a tag

Hello there people and welcome to 2015!

This blog has unfortunately been inactive for over half a year now. Time just swept by and I was all busy applying for a couple of courses of studies. Eventually I passed an entrance exam and have been studying there since last autumn. The general workload is quite big and during exam periods I'm just impeccably stressed and busy.

Nevertheless I hope that I will be able to share some bits and pieces of my life here again on this blog and also do that more frequently!

I'm starting off with a tag video I already filmed at the end of December!
I did the Harry Potter Tag! :D