Mittwoch, 5. November 2014

Lolita Meet-Up in Guryères

Hi lovelies,

some time ago, we had a Lolita meet-up in Gruyères, a small village in Fribourg. It's not only famous for it's cheese and meringues with cream (yum!), but also the location of the H.R.Giger museum, whitch was our destitation.
Before the museum we also paid the castle of Gruyères a visit. It's a rather small, medieval castle, so not extremely exciting if you're into the lavishness of baroque, but nevertheless it was nicely done up (^_^)

We met around noon and because the weather was very foggy and gloomy, we decided to take a look at the castle first, hoping that the sun might show up later to take some pretty outfit pictures. Unfortunately, it didn't clear up considerably, but we took some pictures nevertheless.

Outfit rundown:
Blouse & skirt: Btssb
Shoes: Bodyline
Underskirt: handmade by me
Cupcake accessories: Etsy
 I wasn't very happy with my outfit that day. I haven't felt like wearing Lolita lately, so I changed my mind several times about what I should wear. I ended up wearing my new skirt from Baby, the Stars Shine Bright. The skirt itself is absolutely gorgeous, but I had planned to wear another blouse with it, which happened to be at my mum's place, unfortunately. So I had to go with this white blouse, also from Baby, which has a rather unflattering cut and is therefore more suitable to wear under a jsk (thinking of it, I might alter it some time.)

Some details of the skirt. It's called Queen of Snow - The White Kingdom of Which a Fairy Lands Gently (the longest print name I've ever heard of) and I was happy to get it in lavender, although the black version looks very pretty, too.

The print is, as always, super beautiful and detailled. There are even glittery silver snowflakes printed on it! I hope I can make a decent, wintery coord with it soon.


After the castle we finally went to the Giger museum. I find his work (altough a little disturbing) extremely inpiring, so I had planned for a long time to go there.
His work is exhibitoned in a relatively old, angled house. I felt it was very suiting, since the small rooms made looking at the paintings, sketches and sculptures even more intense, and you got easily confused by all the stairways and doors. I also liked that there was a lot of room designated to his work besides Alien (for which he's known best, after all, but there's just so much more!).
What was very intriguing for me was that a part of Gigers personal collection was shown. I always find it fascinating to see what inspires an artist. It surprised me that he collected a lot of colourful pieces of art, after all, his own work is quite monochrome...

"Some people would say my paintings show a future world and maybe they do, 
but I paint from reality. I put several things and ideas together, 
and perhaps, when I have finished, it could show the future. 
If people want to interpret my work as warnings about too much overpopulation, 
disease and mechanization in the future, then that is up to them. 
I like to combine human beings, creatures and biomechanics. 
And I love to work with bones - they are elemental and function and, 
after all, are part of human beings. 
I have many bones in my home in Zurich, and I study them 
and use them as models. Some people say my work is often depressing and pessimistic, 
with the emphasis on death, blood, overcrowding, 
strange beings and so on, but I don't really think it is. 
There is hope and a kind of beauty in there somewhere, if you look for it."
- H.R.Giger

It wasn't allowed to take photos in the museum (looks like you have to go there by yourself to see it (^.-) ), but I have one of (part of) our group in the Giger bar, where we went to have drinks and chat a little in the end.

photo by Fifi

Dienstag, 21. Oktober 2014

"A Book Is A Dream That You Hold In Your Hand"

Hi cuties,

besides winter, fall is my favourite season. Coloured leaves, the sound of rain on the window while cuddling up with a good book and a cup of tea, the smell of the air as it becomes colder and crisper, announcing winter... and of course fall fashion! Cozy sweaters, boots with (fake, hopefully) fur trim, knitted accessories, tons of layers of cute clothes in toned-down, natural colours... I could go on and on (^.^)

So inspired by my love of autumn, I made two new garments for my etsy-shop. I saw these amazing book (and cat) themed fabrics and had to buy them immediately. They're from Timeless Treasures, and I can't point out enough how much I love working with them. Besides the print, which is so beautiful and detailled, the fabric itself is of this high-quality cotton which doesn't wrinkle as much and has the perfect fall, for my purposes anyways.

Minerva high waist skirt

Calliope jsk

As you can probably guess, I'm very happy with how they turned out, so I hope you excuse the unusual amount of pictures...
As usual, follow the link under the pictures for more informations (^.^)

Mittwoch, 15. Oktober 2014

Custom Work

Hi dolls,

I'm currently working on some new designs for my shop, and university keeps me quite busy too, so there's nothing exciting I could show you... however, I did some custom work, so I'd like to share these with you. 

Black bonnet with blue and black roses, to match the Funeral Procession of Rose print by Baby, the Stars Shine Bright

Black chiffon bonnet, adorned with two detatchable bows, linked by a pearl string and a golden star pendant, and a larger bow on the back, also detatchable.


Brown bonnet with ruffles and a lace trim

A longer dress, made with coffee-themed fabric and cotton lace.

A more summer-ish dress, made of beautiful light-weight fabric with a brown flower print.

By the way, if you're interested to see the custom work I do besides the dresses for the shop, you can follow Medusa Couture on Facebook or Tumblr! (also, that would make me very happy, too (^.-) )

Sonntag, 12. Oktober 2014


Hi my dears,

for quite some time, I had this beautiful map-printed fabric lying around. I always knew I wanted to use it on a Pirate Lolita dress, but it took some time until I had the pattern figured out. In the end I went for a Marie-Antoinette-inspired, slightly over the top onepiece:

I used lots of different materials, beside the mentioned map-print farbic also ivory cotton, chiffon, tulle lace, golden trim and tassel trims.

The skirt consists of an underskirt and two overskirts, one of which is gathered in two places. I made the gathered part by sewing tunnels on the inner side of the skirt, through which two ribbons run. The ribbons can be tied on various heights, so the gathering of the overskirt is adjustable.

The sleeves end just above the elbow. I love these princesse-styled kind of sleeves that end in a huge volant with tons of laces, but I was running out of lace and fabric, so they're not as elaborate as I intended (-.-)

To embrace the whole Pirate-theme (and because I'm a hat-lover), I made a matching tricorne. Since I'm not super gifted when it comes to hatmaking, I figured I'd just put as much stuff as possible on it, so no one can tell the hat itself is not very well made. At least, it fits (^.^)

And if you made it through here, as a little treat (or punishment? Not sure about that xD), me fooling around with my new hat. ARRR!

Donnerstag, 2. Oktober 2014

Turn Up The Silence

Hey dolls,

are you looking forward to the weekend? I most certainly am! (^.^)
I'd like to share some recent outfits with you ~

Alice band: Claire's
Necklace: Moon Bunny
Blouse: H&M
Dress: Emily Temple Cute
Shoes: Deichmann

Sweater: Disney
Dress: H&M
OTKs: Ebay
Shoes: Converse

Alice band: Claire's
Cardigan: handmade by me
Dress: H&M
Shoes: Bodyline

Cardigan: handmade by me
Shirt: Disney
Skirt: Rakuten
Shoes: Deichmann

Mittwoch, 1. Oktober 2014

Lolita Meet-up in Prangins

Hi cuties,

on Sunday I attended a small Lolita meet-up in Prangins VD. At the castle of Prangins, an event called Déjeuner sur l'herbe et marché à l'ancienne took place.

The theme was the 19th century and there were many activities to attend, such as a market, guided tours through the museum, demonstrations of authentic hair up-dos and make-up, dance classes and a fashion show. 
Beside the delighting fact that everything was free (yay! (*.*) ), there were many people dressed up in gorgeous historic costumes, so inspiring! I almost felt underdresses in Lolita, something that rarely ever happens (^.^)

with the lovely Lea

Outfit rundown:
Jsk: Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Blouse: Innocent World
Underskirt: handmade by me
Headband and shoes: handmade / decorated by me
Umbrella: Lisbeth Dahl

It's not like I'm decadent or anything, don't get any wrong impressions! xD