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Teeze and curl – all you need to know for faking 18th century style hair

April 18, 2012

Stacey Black, the writer of the blog Aestethic Contradiction, also the woman behind Eustratia (mentioned here) – just put up a very simple tutorial for making “Marie Antoinette inspired hair“. If you know how to teeze/backcomb and how to curl your hair – there’s nothing to it! Ofc long hair is recommended. And it would be super cool to have that hair color of hers – but for us who dare not bleach it for one or the other reason (bleaching my hair from black would kill it) – there’s always powder, right!? ;D Or why not buy a wig to style in this matter?


IMATEX goodies

April 15, 2012

Sanna K of Rococo Atelier kindly informed us that IMATEX is now working again! Thank you!

Here’s a new favorite:

Fetish shoes 18th century style @ Shoe Icons

August 9, 2011

You thought shoe fetishism was only for the 21th century man? Dream on! The 18th century was the century of all centuries in fetishism! Look at these “Extremely high Louis heel buckle shoes with blue silk upper. Probably fetishist. / c. 1780s”. I know that during one period, the heels were very high (like 15 cm/6″) and I don’t know how high these are, but they’re still high for the age. And by personal experience I know there’s fashions also in the fetish world. ;P
Check out the whole Shoe Icons site – they’ve got loads of 18th century shoes and acessoirs!

Stylish awesomeness

April 28, 2011

OMG! Have you seen this?

It’s too beautiful to describe! I love how the designer has taken the male style of fashion that we see in this time and given it a female shape, or taken the female shape of fashion and given it a  male style, or whatever, it’s so… awesome! The photographer says (in french, translated by me and google) that it is said to be from 1790 but may have been revisited in 1890. I don’t care! I want it!!!
   Now I need to finish my outfit! ^^;

NEW walking stick and top knob!

February 9, 2011

Sorry for being away for a while, I’ve been working a lot. I know I have a few unanwsered comments, I’ll get to them. ^^;

It seems buying stuff is easier than making the pet-en-l’air, suprise suprise. ;P
   Last week I bought a new walking stick! I have no pic yet – since it’s still in Robbie’s car. But it’s bamboo and it’s black and I baught it for 10 SEK – that’s about 1 EUR, 1,55 USD and not even 1 GBP! It’s actually made for garden decoration, so the quality might not be the best – but I don’t think I’m gonna go on extreme hikes with it anyway! It’ll look great in photos I should think! ;D
   For Swedes I can recommend taking a look at your local Granngården store! That’s where I baught mine and they had these bamboo sticks in all sorts of colors, I was very tempted to buy a pink one! ;D Many were cracked where I bought mine though, so look at the stick before you buy it!
   And just today I bought a top knob for it! My first thought was “curtain rod knob”, and my second thought was “second hand”! I went to my favorite Myrorna last week and came home empty handed – but today I went after work just because I was passing by. I found this little cute knob. And it’s not plastic (like most I found the last time) – it’s brass (I think)! <D And what did it cost me? 5 SEK! About 0,50 EUR, 0,78 USD and 0,50 GBP!

Will and wigs

January 3, 2011

I’ve been drawn to the pet-en-l’air more and more lately, nothing’s happened yet – but at least I have the will to keep sewing! XD
I had an awful dream last night – I came to some sort of costume meeting in my half finished outfit, I just had one hoop and had to hold everything up and together – extremely embarrassing!!!
I feel that if I only could get past this trimming part it’ll all flow better. I’ve been thinking about restorting to the machine for the petticoat, but as I write this I’m reconsidering it. ;D

On another note, I just found an amazing wig maker on Etsy! Guess the name! – AntoinettesAtelier ofc! If I only had the money!

More after the cut!


Medieval materials for the 18th century reenactor?

November 29, 2010

I was just cleaning up my favourites and I found this Swedish shop selling stuff for the medieval reenactor – Medeltidsmode. I had a look through the shop to see if I should save the link. I am interested in medieval reenacting, but right not I have only the 18th century on my mind – so my radar is set on that period. When looking through the goods I found myself thinking: “Ooh, that fabric would do nicely for shifts” a.s.o.
   They also have these old-fashioned pins, said to be perfect for fine fabrics:

So go have a look through the shop! Or go have a look in other medieval or maybe renaissance reenacting shops. Everything wasn’t new and novel in the 18th century – still today we use techniques and materials with roots waaaaay back in the history of fashion. ;D

Versatile Blogger Award

July 19, 2010

Wow, another award! =D To be true, it always makes me so happy to get these awards, maybe because I never expect them, haha. ;D
   Thank you soooo much Angela of La Châtelaine Chocolat for nominating me! <$ 

So, as I’ve understood it (can’t find any rules), I am to name 7 things about me that you might not know, and then nominate 7 other bloggers for the award. Ok, this might take a while, hahaha! 

  1. My sewing and costuming interest started with my unsatisfying Barbie closet – I just started making clothes for her myself. If I remember correctly, the clothes were just closed with strings in the back like one of those hospital shirts, but at least the front looked ok… ;P  I wish I could find those old rags and just fall into a nostalgia coma or something, but I think they’re packed down with my old Barbie in my moms cellar  and she lives 5-6 h away. If I ever do find them however – I promise I’ll take photos, haha. ;P
  2. I’m a latex fetishist. That means I love to wear latex (natural rubber) clothing. Now, some of you might squirm in your chairs just by reading the word “fetish”. But actually a fetish could include anything from lace underwear to corsets to feet (yuck!). Plus, the old definition of the word “fetish” – that you can’t be sexually satisfied without getting to devote yourself to your fetish, is getting a little old, it’s used more freely today. I am totally fine with not wearing a latex catsuit in bed XD – but I still want to call myself a latex fetishist. Just because I love to wear beauuuuutiful, shiny clothes like the dress below, doesn’t mean I get turned on by spanking the crap out of you and your children and your goat, though.

    Candy Cup Flare Dress by Atsuko Kudo

    Sorry about the cursing, I’m just very sensitive about predjudice! Hrm… I’m ok now… ^^ To me, latex clothing is art! And it takes ten times the patience and skill to make clothes like this than it takes to make the most elaborate robe a la francaise by hand. 

  3. If you haven’t noticed it yet – I’m a period crafter, or what ever you want to call it. At times, I can work all my waking time on the pet-en-l’air or another part of the project, and then suddenly I don’t feel like doing anything at all. And then one day I feel like making jewellry (my jewellry), like I did the whole day yesterday and the day before that. And then I want to paint, or write or what ever… I have so many hobbies, and I love them all! I’ve been trying to choose one to get rid of, because it’s really messing up both our appartment and my head. But I just can’t bring myself to end it – it’s like giving away a baby or something… XD I don’t know if there’s a diagnosis for that, but even if there was – I would never take pills to deal with it – even if it means that I have thousands of unfinished projects lying around. ^^
  4. I don’t like style lables. I’ve been called hippie, punk, goth and everything between through the years – but I’ve never felt I fit into any of those boxes. Why is there even labled boxes for people? I’m Mia – the end!
  5. I’m a teacher. Or I will be as soon as I finish a few assignments I’ve been dragging behind with. I’ll be teaching in Swedish and religion for kids about the ages 15 -19. It’s been a dream since I was in that age myself and I believe it’s my calling in life. I feel the most happy when I’m teaching, and the kids seem to like me as well. ^^
  6. I love people, I love life stories and I love to listen to people talk. I’m such a great listener that people sometimes think I have nothing to say. I just like to listen and understand people, their opinions and problems before I leave my input in a discussion.
  7. If I’d ever get famous, of all my creative activities, I’d want to be famous for my writing. I mostly write poetry (my poetry, in Swedish), but right now I’m actually working on something that I’d like to turn into a novel some day.

Bit of a sad ending there, hehe, sorry about that. Let’s just get right to the nominations! =D
   As I’ve understood the rules, it doesn’t have to be an 18th century or history centered blog, and since all the 18th century oriented blogs I have in my feeds has already been nominated – I’m gonna go ahead and nominate a few interesting versatile bloggers with other themes. All of them are inspirational to me in ways I don’t think I’ll even ever know myself… XD (Listed in no particular order…)

Wunderkammer – I don’t know who’s behind this, but it’s a wonderful collection of wonderous wonders! A collection of images of everything macabre! Extremely inspirational – if you like that kind of stuff. ;D 


Zoetica Ebb of Biorequiem – A great artist, beautiful model and inspirational blogger. Plus I love her hair, and her back tattoo… I just love her style, I’m a BIG fan! ;D Just check her out! 

UllaBenulla – A wonderfully whimsical artist and teacher! I so much enjoy following Ulla’s blog, so much inspiration! 


…love Maegan – I love DIY and I must addmit – that’s the biggest reason I follow this blog, but Maegan has an amazing and versatile blog!

Suzanne of Wurzeltod – Another blog macabre I guess, but with a little more “cream on the cake”.

Trish of Trouvais – a wonderful interior design blog for the rococophile and the regular flea market visitor!

Adam Norman – a versatile costumer indeed!

Wow, I managed to get a list of 7 (I’m not a big blog reader, believe it or not)! I hope just I did everything right… XD

While waiting…

July 14, 2010

While you are waiting for some updates on my project, here’s a snapshot from my pet Mii’s bedroom @ Pet Society @ Facebook… They’ve currently got an 18th century inspired collection in the stores… Just looka at the dress! And the macaroon headband I had from before matches perfectly! ;D

Btw, I totally want a peach 18th century dress some day!

Historic LOL’s

May 21, 2010

How did I miss this LOL-site?

It’s not all genious, but it has potential! ;D

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