maanantai 30. joulukuuta 2013

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2006

As I was strolling around the mysterious alleys of Internet I stumbled upon some pictures from the Dolce & Gabbana's fall 2006 ready-to-wear collection. All those buttons! I couldn't but roll on my sofa with happiness and inspiration. 

Therefore, have some pictures:







To see the rest of the collection you may go [here].

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As for other things...
My [lil sis] has taken good care this autumn that I get my dose of anime series. Which is a good thing, for I do love anime, even though I'm terribly lazy with sitting down and watching them by myself. Let's see if I get them all right, first we watched Sword Art Online, then Attack on Titan, after which was Mirai Nikki and last time we started Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai (ok, so maybe I needed to check the last one from somewhere). Oh, and then there was this movie that had superbly pretty animations with name of... name of... The Garden of Words! (Yes, needed to google the name, haha.) Now I have given myself a splendid reason to share two openings which I liked. Yes. That was the point of this.



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Oh my! The clock has just taken a turn and the last day of 2013 has started!
Since I doubt that I'll be making another entry this year, I'll wish you good New Years right here. Now go and celebrate and make promises and keep them too!


lauantai 28. joulukuuta 2013

Crafting Magnetic Things


I trust that everyone had a nice Christmas time? Lot's of food and gifts and all? Good, remember to stash all the gift wraps/bags away for later use. Err... Moving on to other things.

The other day, I went and saw something nice, and after that I got myself some magnet pieces and glue and this is what followed:



What they actually are...



Weeell, I'm not one to use rubber stamps for their actual purpose, but they were so pretty that I needed them on my fridge's door! The truth is that one can glue little magnets on anything... Think about it. How about a fridge door covered with fabric roses? Or necklaces? Hmm, I got a feeling I'm gonna need some black roses here...


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As for other things...
I went to see my family for the Christmas and had good, lazy time with them, got nice gifts from sweet persons and ate a lot. Also spend half of yesterday with J in a local spa (mostly by boiling oneself in a jacuzzi) and the other half eating a mountainful of pizza. In other words it has been good holidays so far, and more is to come.

sunnuntai 22. joulukuuta 2013

Lumous Winterevent


Quite a weekend, no, quite a month! For a December this one has been terribly busy with all sorts of parties, get-togethers and people-to-meet -things. Last night I took part in Lumous talvirieha -event. Despite the small number of participants, I enjoyed the evening with the wonderful company of JenJen and [Tomvi], and prolly traumatized lovely [Misantrella]! Anyway, I had good time dancing and listening to music. Only sad thing was the invasion of the "ordinary" people after midnight, haha. We were quite outnumbered. Our team tried bravely to hold our ground though!


Felt like going for something simple, so I did. 
Velveteen Dress - Secondhand // Spider Necklace -  Alchemy Gothic

Niko Skorpio

Wreckdance

Las Kalmas

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As for other things.
I have been to some libraries, been borrowing some books. Among which were comics.. and if they had given me Darth Vader speaking German right from the start I might actually have learned this language.
Better now than never, eh?






Oh no, must sleep now. Yeap.

perjantai 13. joulukuuta 2013

Urban Explorers

I know it's December and everyone is getting a nice Christmas mood going on.. So I'll post some pictures from summer! Haha!


Following the suggestion of Miss K, me, she, my sis and miss M (who was visiting Finland and I had met a day before, now ain't we the perfect tourist guides!) went to see some abandoned places one beautiful, warm summer day. These pictures show you what we found.

To go with the pictures we have 5 Things -blog tag from [Laura Morrigan], thank you for tagging! And since I did this a while ago, I altered it up a bit on the way for this entry.

Rules:

  • Link back to the person who tagged you.
  • Tag 5 blogs with less than 200 followers.
  • Get them to tag more bloggers and keep this thing going. 

5 things you need every day:
So last time I named breakfast, books, games, papers and pens. Let's see, five more things I might need..
6. Laptop - I use computer for many things and even though I won't freak out if I don't see it's screen exactly every day, I'd still prefer to see it frequently.
7. Epic music - Everyone loves music. I do love music. I do like my music with a touch of epicness.


8. Water boiler - Haha, well, I boil things a lot. And tea. One does need some tea.
9. Notebooks - Or a calendar. Something one can scribble on. Texts or sketches.
10. Shower - I spend too much time in them. Every day. I wish I had a bathtub (with epic lion paws).


5 books you would recommend:
If you want to know which ones I recommended, you may poke [this] post. This time I'll recommend some comics. And yes, they are all going to be manga series.
1. Nana by Ai Yazawa - Not just a pretty face, but the story is just heartbreaking. I confess to be a fan.
2. Blade of the Immortal by Hiroaki Samura - Amazing artwork, wonderful story, good load of characters. And oh my, the fighting scenes~


 3. Death Note by Tsugumi Ōba - If you haven't read this one yet, you must now. It's a legend. It's amazing. 
4. Angel Sanctuary  by Kaori Yuki - Very dramatic, very cruel. Beautifully detailed.
5. D.Gray-man by Katsura Hoshino - Something lighter now too! Err... you might still end up crying, but.. . . Well, it's a nice series nevertheless.


5 materialistic wishes for Christmas presents:
Ookay, 1-5 wishes on the old post (mainly books, haha), so let's have more of the list!
6. 3DS XL - So need. I'll very likely end up buying it myself.
7. A pile of games for 3DS XL - Natural follow-up.
8. Missing parts of Nana - since you were asking and I was lacking.


9. White iaido gi and hakama - White is the official color of Muso Shinden ryu, and I should perhaps have one for the next time I'm panicking at exams. And these cost a good deal if one wants good quality.
10. Big, empty, black frames - I seem to have a lot of posters, and I want to put them on walls, but they look so much better with frames, which I don't have.


5 places you wish to visit:
More places, here we go.
6. New Zealand - Naturally. I'd run wherever some certain movies were filmed. And hum loudly some LotR tunes.
7. Old, Fancy Graceyards - because I'm a creep.


8. The rollercoaster amusement park, Japan - I saw it in TV. An amusement park with only rollercoasters.
9. India, historical sites - Taj Mahal for example. And yes, I'd so go and die in the jungle, just to see the temples. I'd die of fright at first sight of an insect.
10. Egypt - This time I'd die of heath and of curses from mummies, as I'd go and hug the pyramids.


5 Adjectives that describe you:
Since those you already know, what should this be? Let's make it animals!
1. Owls - I hunt at night. I mean live. I mean.. do stuff I should do during days.
2. Cats - Lazy as they are, I like to lay around and not move an inch from my favorite place.
3. Dogs - For I can be just about that happy sometimes. And I believe I'm quite as loyal too, haha.


4. Little birds -  They are always busy, I am always busy even though I'm lazy.
5. Magpies - I'm a collector, I gather a lot of stuff around me. And yes, if something is shining on ground, I'm going to go and check what it is just to see if it's of some value and if I need it.



5 things you'd say to people about life: 
Wrote those already, so I'll give you five verbs:
1. Dream
2. Laugh
3. Cry
4. Remember
5. Breath

People tagged:
If you have done the original version too, you can use my version as well :).


Also have few extras of the explorers:

My camera is bigger than yours - Lil sis

More energy than you can handle - Miss K

Perfectly fitting a horror movie - miss M

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As for other things. 
Went to see Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
I have no idea how I can survive a whole year to get to see the third part.

Also making some related fanart, will be uploaded to the [drawing blog] when finished.


lauantai 7. joulukuuta 2013

Always Read the Little Print

Everyone knows they should, but I think I didn't and...


I had a small moment of weakness at [Game House], a local game store, the other day, and the boys there agreed to sell me the Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn with a slight discount. Naturally I went for it, such a pretty box and all. Few days later I installed the game just to have a little glimpse of it, thinking of getting into it a bit later. And a day or two from that my sister pointed out the little print from the back which said it had the monthly costs after 30 days of trial time, which prolly started when I pressed "Play" for the first time.
...
Damn. I didn't notice.

As a console player I'm used to buy a game and then to have all of it for the next eternity or until something breaks. The only PC multiplayers I have played haven't had any monthly costs either. So I quite didn't see that coming. And now? I have already spend some of the days without being able to play the game. And then? I think my December will be full of this game then, haha...


The art book had nothing to do with me buying it. Shame, it wasn't full of Yoshitaka Amano's works (unlike the box's covers)!






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The real reason I came to write this entry now even though my eyes are dry and screaming for sleep, is that I wanted to make this remark at least almost in time.
So: yesterday (6.12.) was Finland's Independence Day, which means a big party with a number of more or less successful evening gowns and other things worn by people strolling in TV in the party the president hosts. And while there has been nice things in the years before too, this is the first time that I needed to comment about it in here. Because, when they walked in, it was so obvious that they were the best dressed persons in the party ♥.



[The Dudesons] are a prank/stunt gang from Finland with a number of TV shows of their own. I'm not a fan of theirs, but if they were looking like that all the time, I prolly would watch their stuff, haha!

While the men's usual fancy wear is without surprises ("ooh, an orange tie!" is not a surprise), this was just perfect! They are wearing modernized version's of national costumes from the region of Finland they are coming from (you always see a few national costumes during Independence day), and managed to combine leather and velvet in the materials. And all those buttons...! And the traditional belts (usually there should be knives hanging from them too)..! I'd love to be from Pohjanmaa, just to be able to wear those belts (called helavyö, by the way)..! Totally made my evening, fufufu~

maanantai 2. joulukuuta 2013

Sewn Some Skirts


I had an unintended pause from blogging it seems! Last month just swirled past me, leaving me wondering if it even happened? What did I do last month...

Anyway!


As some of you know, I have enlisted myself to a new school since last autumn and because of that I have spend 5 days a week on a sewing machine. 

This skirt was made for [LonLon] who agreed to be my "customer" for a school work. Poor little girl got poorer when I went for the picture she gave me and spend a good 4m of fabric to this! Haha!

The skirt was still held by my teacher, so have nice yellow lights of school.

I'm not sure of the exact length of the ruffles, but it's over 9m and under 12m. 

Sorry for being in need of an iron. And that's the back of the skirt.
This skirt I made for myself. It's a tight pencil skirt with waistcorsety waist. My poor arms struggled to get the eyelets through the fake leather.. luckily a punch of class mates wanted to try the piercer too so I was able to make this, haha. Need some more strength in my arms...

While making the patterns for this, it became even more clear that I'm of a funny shape. I did already know that but making things to fit perfectly when you range from size 36 to size 40 is kinda ridiculous. And pants. I'm making some pants now, and I could just about scream in agony. ("Are you sure these sizes are taken right?" teachers say, "yes" I answer, and "oh" they go.)

Also made a petticoat out of cool black-blue organza. Erm. It will work, but I should have paid a bit more attention to it while sewing...

I also made one more skirt out of black fabric and fake leather, but that I didn't get a picture of because it was hidden by the teacher to some secret corner.

And a sword bag! Every girl needs a sword bag!
In fact I just spend the whole weekend at an iaido camp and now I'm sore all over and very tried. Still it was time well spend...! I'll try to work hard this winter! (Even though stayed home today.. but the knee-guards broke my skin and I only have two evenings to myself this week, so give me some slack now, please ;__;.)

Tuitui lil swords~

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As for other things.
Guess what I'm waiting for. The Hobbit. So much that I'll prolly spend more time at Middle-Earth than the real world for the days till the 11th. And after that, maybe I'll just continue staying there until Christmas.