the hat of fabulousness

 how is the raven like a writing desk?

so halloween happened. this year i actually prepared, and since i go to an art school now i decided to dress up! characterisation and style course requires commitment. 

alice in wonderland is one of my favourite books. i absolutely love the old story but tim burton's remake was really cool as well. i love all the cgi work in it, and johnny depp did a great job with his mad hatter.

my take on this classy and crazy english gentleman obsessed with tea was focused on taking both characters and blending them into a colourful mix. that sounds a bit morbid but i think it turned out pretty good.

 hat - handmade (do you want a tutorial?)
shirt - asos
jacket - thrifted, beyond retro
trousers - marks & spencers

make up:
(when i took it of in the evening,
 i basically thought that my eyes stopped existing)

 lipstick - revlon 'black cherry'
 hat scarf - thrifted
neck scarf - marni for h&m
 rings (from left) - antique shop, topshop, zara, my mom
 shoes - doc martens
socks - marks & spencers

and here are some photos where my crazy just gets out:

 i disapprove of this pocket watch

i'm no longer ginger so it kinda doesn't look as crazy as it could've but i still love it. btw, do you like my  new hair colour? it's gonna go bit colder toned in a bit.

it suits my beauty type, but on this some other day.

i'm so excited to dress up, even if halloween is not as widely celebrated here. plus the mad hatter is a bit more original than a zombie or mickey mouse, i think.

what were you this halloween? i wanna see!!

thank you for the photos:
great job :]

love you,


p.s. if you want to know anything more, like nail polish or something, ask away!



here i am again.
after the hiatus, which at first wasn't quite a conscious decision, then became one.
and now i'm back, still putting periods after each thought.

for a good start let me begin by recapping the more interesting parts of my summer. in august i went to london (wow shocker, i know) and stayed there for a week.

here is some photo evidence:

i also bought a diana f+.
and i didn't bring my big digital dslr, so this is the best i can show you. btw i absolutely love them, even more then the ones form my nikon, just for the record.

these ones are just from london, most by night because i'm just that kind of person. a lot of long/double exposure for the most part cause i love the way it looks. 
the smaller ones are from a fujifilm instax mini. i got one in june and finally my dream of having a 'polaroid like' camera came true! i <3 it!

my last day in london i actually spent in brighton. i haven't seen the sea in like 4 years and i just felt like i needed it.

 i think this one is my favourite, it perfectly captures that day and the essence of summer, right?

and this one looks so retro that you can't deny loving it.

the only bad thing is that silly little me decided that her alabaster skin on bare legs won't need sunscreen when lying on a beach in blazing sun. in short, i burt my legs to scarlet red, and had to fly with them home. god, the worst flight ever.

do you want to see anything more? like my instagram? it's up there

i really want to post some more outfits here. but i'm a lazy butt and i don't have a full mirror for selfies. but i might get one soon, so what do you say to like a month of posting a short description every other day? yes? no?

yeah, i should probably just post stuff.




dressed in a dream

as always summer brings us to those fabulous sales in all those shops we won't even go near in the season cause the prices are just so big. i'm going to write about zara. well, it's not one of those hyper-expencive shops but still, i usually go to h&m (btw my mum was doing a big clean-up of all her clothes and she realised that about 3/4 of our clothes are from there, crazy). i go there cause i'm from the kind of girls that is not sky-high and paper thin. i wish i was because some of the styles there are really nice, i especially love the patterns they come up with each year. but, since the smaller sizes don't fit me and there are a lot less clothes in bigger ones, i usually don't bother during the season cause they disappear from the shelves instantly. 
however sales are much different. i noticed that zara does this thing that in the summer the bust out some hidden bigger sizes of autumn/winter collections and just hang them on the sales rack.
then, excuse my language, i'm all up in this shit.

this year i found some really nice things actually. i loved the faux leather and black and burgundy trends this winter and zara had a really nice selection.

let's begin with this piece.
it is a sort of a very thin grey sweater, you can see a lot through that. i would never even look at it since i'm not a big fan of see-through but it has these really cool black faux leather shoulder panels. love those.
and i already have an idea for an outfit of the day with that, but it's so hot here (32 degrees celsius) that i can't even think about wearing something with a long sleeve, even for a photo.

the next piece is actually the very first one that caught my eye. as you know i freaking love foxes and colours, so i was sold on that top. 
it's pure linen which means that it's perfect for the heat wave. you literally feel like you have a self-fanning material on. it's mostly white with this very colourful dart pattern.
yes, i do realise that these are not foxes, but from a distance they sort of look like ones plus i love them anyway.

the last piece i picked up in the sales was this jumper (yes, jumper obsession continues, even in the heat of summer).
it's a very thick, oversized black cotton jumper, has a really good weight to it. it comes to just my hips so i'll probably wear it with some high-waisted skinny jeans.
it also has these white panels on the sleeves. looks like this when it's on.
i know, it doesn't look like much, but it was the back that got me hooked.

look it has buttons all the way down!
ok ok... i'm the only one who likes random buttons? really?

never mind, i saved the best for last. 
i finally got the zara city bag! the bag that like every blogger has! 
it wasn't in the sale... so much money on a bag, it's not even leather.

but i feel like it was worth it. 
i feel like i said enough for this post. but then again i want to say more about the bag, to do it justice i'll have to write a little more about it. expect a post, soonish (i want to finish the great gatsby first)

what did you buy on the summer sale? anything super cool?

let me know!



ps. i'm listening to a lot of muse, hence the title. have a nice day ;]