Montag, 23. September 2013

Instagram Photo Diary - New Theme

Long time no Instagram post, right?
Only lately I changed my Instagram from random daily pictures to a more pastel themed page. I deleted quite a lot of my old photos (and I'm maybe going to delete more) and tried to upload cute ones. If you like Instagram pages that follow a certain theme feel free to follow me (^u^)/




Do you have an Instagram account?
Share it in the comments so I can check it out!


Donnerstag, 19. September 2013

Collar details - 7 ways to decorate your favourite blouse

Lately I ordered quite a bunch of blouses from an online secondhand market. I didn't receive all of them yet but when I do I want to share them with you. Until then have this post in which I want to show you the possibilities of adding accessories to your blouse's collar.

My first completely selfmade GIF. Yay ^0^

#1 Rose
Simple fake rose I glued on a pin.

#2 Bow
I sewed this one myself. I will upload a tutorial eventually :)

#3 Cameo
Bought on a local Christmas-Market last year. I love cameos for their elegant touch 

#4 Pearls
Put pearls on a thread and pin the ends under the collar to get this effect.

#5 Ribbon Bow
Take a ribbon, tie a bow and pin it on.

#6 Necklace
I actually had a hard time finding a necklace with the right length :/

#7 Chain
I made this myself from broken jewelry. If you don't have the materials you can also buy one ^^

I hope you liked this post.
I had fun making it 

Also, thanks to you who participated in my survey. It's great to see that there is no kind of post that bored you ^^ I didn't know reviews are so popular (I know that nearly anybody likes tutorials but reviews??) so I will post one whenever I have the chance to do so :)

Thanks for sticking with my blog,

Montag, 16. September 2013

Clobbaonline order review

Already quite a time ago I received the items I ordered through, a taobao shopping service site.
I ordered brown Tea Party shoes from Secret Shop and a brown Infana blouse.

Communication: The communication with clobba works as follows: You send them the filled out order form that can be found on there page. Fill in the items you want, your measurements and some other stuff ~ You can also choose witch shipping method you want. I chose Airmail, a cheap but a bit slow shipping method. I wasn't in a hurry to receive the items, so slow shipping was no problem for me.

After you send the order form clobba will text you back if the items are still available and will double check you measurements. You can ask questions if you have any and place your payment.
Most taobao items are custom made so now it is time to wait until they are made. Then you receive an email that your order has been shipped and you only have to wait for it to arrive :)

The communication was polite and fast, as I expected, so 5/5

Shipping: As I said I chose Airmail. It took about 2 weeks to arrive and that is perfectly fine 5/5

Now onto the products:

Secret Shop Tea Party Shoes

 I was a bit concerned witch shoe size to get because I ordered Secret Shop shoes before (in size L) and they were too tight on me. I'm an European size 39 but my feet are strangely wide. This time I went for size LL and they fit a lot better :)

The colour is a nice dark brown like I wanted it and I couldn't find any flaws. 5/5

Infanta Lady Embroidery Chiffon Blouse

I ordered it in size L. On clobba's site it says that the brown material isn't stretchy so I was afraid it might be uncomfortable. However it is super comfortable and my favourite blouse now ^^

The sleeves are pretty, however, there were quite a few loose threads :/

I'm also very fond of the detailed collar.  The lace is nice and soft just how we Lolitas like it ^^

The button holes bother me a bit. Everytime I put the button through it feels like I could rip them apart or something :/ That's the downside of that blouse. 

4/5 because of loose threads and delicate button holes.

To sum up, I'm satisfied with my order and would buy the items again.
I hope this review was useful to you.

See you,

Samstag, 14. September 2013

~*~ Late Summer ~*~

I thought it would be fun to share my daily outfits once in a while.
Here is an outfit I wore last week for my mothers birthday.

Hat - C&A// Wig - Lockshop// Blouse - H&M// Necklace - Primark//
 //Skirt - F21 dress I turned into a skirt// Shoes - Local Store //

Do you like it?
Until next time,

Mittwoch, 11. September 2013

IW Tea Party - My entry to the Cover Art Contest

As I said before we will have a Lolita Tea Party here in Austria next month. The organisation team announced several contests and there was one in which I felt like participating - The Cover Art Contest.

The task was to create a picture that resembles 'Lolita' and 'Vienna' :) The winning entry will be printed on the cover of the info brochure and there is a secret price.
This was my entry:

My art is a lot inspired by Sakizo's illustrations lately ~

The winner of the contest will be announced at the Tea Party. I don't know if I have a chance, there were so many awesome entries ♥ , but I'm already exited to see who won.
You can few the other works here :D

Do you guys like to draw? Tell me in the comments!


Samstag, 7. September 2013

Lolita Birthday Meet-up// LALOAM of September

A week ago my friends Punkangel and Mary celebrated their birthdays together in form of a Meet-up. We went to a Schnitzel restaurant which had very special Schnitzel creations. The location of the restaurant was also great for a photoshoot. So, after an amount of time we spent with talking great rubbish, we took some outfit pictures.

Outfit rundown:
Hat: eBay
Shirt: H&M
JSK: bodyline
Socks: Topshop
Shoes: an*tai*na

It really was a day full of fun and I hope we can repeat this next year 
Also, my survey is still up. Feel free to answer the question.

Thank you!

Dienstag, 3. September 2013

DIY Drawer Dollhouse

As promised in previous posts I want to share a little DIY project with you. I turned an old drawer into a dollhouse. I found the idea for it in a magazine my mother often buys and immediately wanted to try it myself.

This is the final result:

The tutorial:

You will need:
 old drawer
paint suitable for wood
brushes of various sizes
♥ tape
♥ misc. things for decoration

At the beginning my drawer didn't have plank in the middle. My Stepfather helped me with it. Sadly he did so while I wasn't at home so I don't have any pictures on how it looked before or on how he did this -.-
Nevertheless this plank will us help to create two floors in the dollhouse.

The next step is to give colour to the whole drawer. You can choose any colour you prefer. For me, I chose light pink and white ^^

The pink out of the can was too dark for my taste so I mixed it with white until I had a nice pastel pink.

Colour it - an easy and fun part :D

After some time it should look like this. I left the plank out as I wanted it to be white.

Before using a new colour I masked off the pink parts around the plank with tape. Doing so will prevent stains of the second colour on the colour you used first. 

For the 'walls' of the dollhouse I used scrapbooking paper. 

Cut it into the right size and glue it into the drawer. 

For the upper floor I also wanted to create a window. I used scrapbook materials again :)

With some cardboard paper I created a windowsill and sat a bird on it 
The furniture is a set from the brand 'Sylvanian Families'. It's pretty much dollhouse toys just that the dolls are animals. I had a few when I was a kid and since I saw them in the stores again I wanted to buy a little set. Up to now I just didn't know where to put it ^^

This is the furnished dollhouse without much details.
For the details I mostly used parts of broken jewelry and buttons. It's a good opportunity to use small objects which you don't know how to use otherwise. 

For the mirror I crocheted a round piece and glued a mirror from a broken compact mirror on it.

Then, simply glue it on the wall :)

Here I added a FIMO bow, a part of a broken brooch and an old button shaped like a Teddy Bear :D

And here you can see another three buttons.

And here are the finished floors ♥

The carpet under the piano was also created with scrapbook paper.

Well I hope you liked this tutorial and it was some help to you.
If anybody of you is going to make his own drawer-dollhouse don't forget so send me a picture ♥ I'd love to see it!

See you,
Yaya ♥