vendredi 7 juin 2013

Bodice completed, and a new kitty

Hi there lovelies! Here's little update :) So, first of all, I finally finished my Young Victoria bodice! Can I get a WOOHOO!! Yeah, I'm pretty happy, that project is taking forever. 


Hete it is, with the bertha sewn on and everything. 




And on top of that I have a new kitten! Isn't she adorable? I was so sad after tragically losing my beloved Caline, I decided to get a new cat. This one is called Flora, and she will be seven weeks old tomorrow. She's a little ball of fire, and a lot of fun. I also decided to make her food myself, cause commercial pet food is total crap and I wanted to give her the best. So it's home prepared meals for her. If you're interested, here is the website where I got all the info and recipes from: http://www.catnutrition.org. So far it's a success, it only took two days for her to adopt her new food!

Here she is sleeping on my legs while I'm on the computer. She loves to nap on me or in my arms, and she always comes to snuggle and sleep next to me at night. What a cutie! The only big challenge is to teach her that everything is not a toy, and especially that my satin bodice is not something to plunge your claws into... Well, I'm sure she'll calm down someday, and until then I keep my things on high shelves. 




Have a nice day!

mardi 4 juin 2013

Sissi's Dresses

Hi! I spent last Christmas in Vienna, and just remembered I forgot to post about it until now. It was a lovely christmas, but the best part was getting to see some of Empress Elisabeth (Sissi)'s dresses up close. She was a truly beautiful woman, and an icon of fashion back then. Here are a few pictures:


First of all, It's not a proper visit in Vienna without cakes at the Café Central! My gosh they were delicious!, and look at that place, isn,t it the most beautiful café you've ever seen? And you can see a portrait of Sissi in the back.




My sister and I on the steps at Schonbrönn Palace, on Christmas Day. There was a lovely christmas market rignt in front of the palace, with a giant christmas tree. We had some delicious hot wine and carried on with our visit. Sadly we couldn't take pictures inside. 


The next few pictures were taken in another museum. I don't recall the name, but they had three different exhiitions about Sissi and he Imperial family at that time. 




A lovely lace shawl, and a belt. You read that right, that little black thing is a belt... imagine how small her waist was!


I love that dress. She wore it in Corfu. I think it's from the late 1880's






An evening gown




These nex few dress pictures were taken from the web, but I did visit the Sissi Museum at the Hoffburg where they are displayed. We weren't allowed to take pictures. 



Here are a few portraits of the empress herself:


This one is probably her most famous portrait. 




I leave you with this lovely (HUGE) gingerbread house. This was at the Café Central. 

Have a nice day!