Freitag, 3. Januar 2014

Finnland In February

Hi princesses,

whenever you tell people you go on a vacation in February, they normally expect you to go rather south than north. However, I always enjoyed winter more than summer, and I always wanted to go to Helsinki once in my life. And this year, I have the chance!
When I was in Vienna at the Innocent World Tea Party last autumn, I had a really nice chat with the designer from Cloudberry Lady, who told me about Hellocon, a Lolita convention in Helsinki. I thought about it when I returned home and then decided to attend it. I'm quite exited and looking forward to it!
One of the preparations included sewing a new, warm, fluffy coat (after I sold my old one some time ago.)

Let's just say I really like fake fur (^.-)

I took the pictures with a petticoat underneath, but I can wear it nicley without one, too.
For the buttons, I covered some with the same fake fur as used for the coat.

The lining is really really fluffy, and so far the coat passed the check in swiss winter weather effortlessly, so I'm confident I'll have warm enough in Finnland too.

Btw, have you seen the new Disney movie Frozen? I feel like winter always makes a movie (and especially an animated movie) even more magical (*.*)


  1. Can't wait to meet you Hellocon! Love the coat.

  2. Wow, the coat looks so lovely! The outer fur is beautiful and luxurious and the lining looks like it will keep you nice and cozy in Helsinki. If you don't mind me asking, did you use a pattern to make the coat or did you draft it yourself? I hope you have a good time, btw!


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    1. Thank you! I made the pattern myself, however I used 3 existing ones (from Burda) and altered them together to create this one :)

  3. Oh, Helsinki! Wie toll! *_* Da wollte ich auch schon lange mal hin, ich wünsche dir viel Spass. Ich war mal im Sommer in Finnland, die Landschaft dort ist einfach nur traumhaft.
    Der Mantel gefällt mir, super schöne Musterung. Bei Fake-Pelz kann ich auch nicht nein sagen :D

  4. Yay! Welcome to Finland! I hope you'll enjoy your trip and I'm able to meet you at some point :>.