Saturday, 16 June 2018

The last day

This will be the last post of Wave Gotik Treffen and nearly a month has gone since the whole event. I've been slow like a snail, but sometimes duties win and during this week I've been quite exhausted after the work so blogging has not been the priority one. (I have spent my spare time mostly by watching cat videos and now I have a huge wish to have Ragdoll. I realized how lovely they can be by a nature. Their look is not perfectly to my taste, but their nature surely is. Black Ragdoll would be awesome..  Dreaming is good, it keeps me alive.)

Fourth day began in a legendary way. We headed to the park  to meet other Finns. This year there was a lot of people in Finnish meet-up and it was nice to change thoughts and hear what people have done this year. We spent there for a couple of hours until it was time to leave to the hotel and prepare for the evening. (We went to see God Module and Faderhead) 
I was dressed in self made lace dress and some accessories. I like that dress a lot. Lace is heavy and a shape of dress fits me well. 
This year I bought nothing except these two purses. Neither I did a year ago. Of course there would be everything to buy, but it requires money and I want to save my coins to other stuff. And one main reason is also that it feels stupid to buy clothes when I can sew them myself. Mostly I was looking for jewelries, but everything was over expensive so I didn't bother to do any trade. The first year was the year when I shopped more, after that shopping has felt not that important. 
And one outfit and I stop writing about WGT. This long PVC attire I wore during the third night. This is one of my favorite combination and I've worn it many times while visiting festivals. 

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Old St. Peter's Church

Day three which was Sunday we got an idea to visit a church which was situated quite close to our hotel and seemed goth enough to our taste. There was a bit similar sculptures on the roof which you can see also in Notre Dame cathedral and there was quite atypical paintings indoors which you  don't usually see inside the churches. The church was built in the  late 1800's, but it got damage during the world war II and was fixed later. There was arranged  "gothic christ"during WGT, but we wanted to visit there just taking pictures at leisure without any distractions. 
It felt slightly hilarious to step inside the holy building in fully goth look. Usually people get a lot of angry glances while going inside the church in goth look, but at this time no one really cared.
After Sunday church it was a good time to pay a visit to Sixtina which is a nice absinthe bar with some cool decor. I was dressed in the black dress, self made collar and pvc-boots. The weather was warm and nice so we decided to have drinks at the terrace. Some absinthe after the church, sounds good!
In the night we headed to Felsen Keller and after that to Agra to see Jesus and Mary Chain which was better than I assumed. It really filled my expectations and was worth seeing. 

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

WGT outfit: day II

It really seems that I have lost my track of time, but here comes the next Wave Gotik Treffen post which at this time is short. 

Like I already mentioned I didn't think of my outfits much in advance and this next outfit was created quickly in the morning when I explored the contents of suitcase and I had a feeling that  I want to wear something comfy. A stretch dress and self made lace collar pleased my eyes and in addition I added a self made hair band, fluffy bag (which I found in the flea market and I fell in love with it during the journey) and Pennangalan boots. All in all quite simple, but enough splashy to my taste and I prospered in this look really well. If I think this look this is something that I wore already fifteen years ago. I had the similar fluffy bag back then, I loved buckle boots and I wore rivet accessories. Some things never change. Even the hair looks same. 
On the second day we ended up watching Zeromancer, Oomph! and Front Line Assembly. All were great, but Front Line Assembly was the best. They visited my hometown some years ago, but I missed the gig due to the economic reason, but now I had a chance to see them and it was worth it. With all my heart I could see them again. 

Monday, 28 May 2018

Kirchenruine Wachau

It's been too pretty weather for blogging, that's why I've pushed this post towards the future and spent my time rather on the beach than with the laptop (very ungoth, I know). However perhaps it's time to open you my journey shortly and tell you how everything happened this year. And yes I do had  a lot of blast. 

Again it was time to travel to Leipzig into that city which is situated in Eastern Germany and starts to be quite familiar to me. After waiting for many months it was a high time to participate in dance of the death. We chose to travel again via Berlin because I think it's the most comfortable way to get to Leipzig from Finland. Although the train tickets are bloody expensive there we decided to take a train from Berlin to Leipzig. But when coming back we chose the bus instead which was much cheaper, but the journey took longer and there was a street maintenance going on and due to that the bus was late over thirty minutes.  The bus was okay too and it went straight to the airport, but perhaps the train is more reliable in Germany when you never know if there is a traffic or accident on the autobahn and now there was both and we had to get to the airport in time. Fortunately we did. 

We arrived on Thursday as always and this time we opted a different hotel and it was fairly interesting experience! I knew the area where the hotel was supposed to be located (Augustusplatz) and we walked there from the main station and what was waiting for there? A building state! My heart nearly stopped beating and all horror sceneries appeared to the mind. Wait what where is that hotel, there is only a big building state and no hotel at all. We strayed there for a few minutes until a friendly goth couple came to tell us that yes you are in the right place, the hotel reception is in the van! Okay everything cleared and the hotel staff was very friendly. They told as that the hotel was pure new and they still have frontage undone and some rooms also and some corridors. And yes the fresh paint smelled when the guy brought us to the our room which was very neat! I have never bunked in the room like that. Really pretty and stylish with a kitchen and  a nice view. And we got 50% discount because of the renovation. Actually we had a quite good luck! I already thought that I was hoaxed and the hotel does not exist at all. I've read stories about the situations when someone  books a room and when she arrives there is nothing. And I knew that all hotels are booked during the WGT so it would have been quite difficult to find another room. 

Thursday went and Friday came. This year we definitely wanted to visit Kirchenruine Wachau. I have admired the pictures from there and I wanted to see that place through my own eyes and it was magnificent that I can't find the words to describe it! Why we can't have anything like this in Finland? The pictures speak themselves: 
An old ruined church, but I wondered that there was quite fresh graves though. 
 Outfit of the first day. A self made lace dress and my favorite boots. I didn't plan my costumes this year much. I just chose something which I found in the wardrobe.
I took too many pictures in this place if a man can take too many pictures in the place like this. After photo sessions we rushed to Victorian picnic where we randomly bumped into the other Finns, but this year I didn't captured the pictures from there.  

Ash Code was the band of Friday and they played at Stadbad which was a new location to us. We have tried to visit and see the new venues and places every year when there is so many to see that you can't see everything at once. There was a long queue, but we were lucky to get in. 

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Holy Thursday

The summer got me to whirl and that's why I have spent some silent days here in the blogosphere. I've been enjoying sun bathing outdoors (of course  with some strong sun protection to maintain my pale skins as white as possible) and in additions there has been other more important duties at hand. 

Wave Gotik Treffen is all the time haunting in the mind, but  my mind is still a question mark how to dress this year. I don't stress it so much, but some garments have already lost into the suitcase. Perhaps something quite minimalistic this year or at least I have a strong feeling about it right now. Days run crazily and soon it's time to leave. Exciting.

 This outfit is from Thursday which was a day off and it was a really warm weather. Thus we ended up having a picnic at the park with my beloved. A dress is chiffon short suit which I bought a year ago and it is still my very favorite summer garment. I worn it much over last summer and I have a doubt of my own that I will wear it also this year. Chiffon is perfect material in the summer. It's light and chilly. 
Let's see if I have time to blog before a journey or not, but if not then I will return with festival photos  and news. Hope you all are fine  and I wish you a happy weekend!

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

First of May

Our May Day was spent quite tightly indoors due to the rainy weather which didn't tempt to leave the house. I walked through the city yesterday with the umbrella, but otherwise we spent the day indoors by watching among other things Moomins and the Winter wonderland and I poured dry sparkling wine down the throat. Usually the city is packed with the people, but now it was as vivid as the graveyard.  On Monday evening we visited the bar and it was nice to sit at the bar over a few beverage and it was much prettier weather.
My simply outfit and student cap. 
Now I start to target my mind to the Wave Gotik Treffen which is soon here! My mind is still open for the outfits, but perhaps I will figure out something. I have not made anything new this year so I will go with the old robes and imagination. Only two weeks and can't believe that. Last WGT just happened!

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Past in the frames

What a second hand day I have behind me. I visited a gym in the morning and at the same I popped a flea market which is quite new, huge and close to my dwelling and found a few really beautiful frames. If you don't know yet, I have a kind of addiction to the beautiful photo frames and usually I buy them from the flea markets. I have a plan to change a wallpaper of bedroom and build splashy picture collection onto the wall after that. This week has included decor affairs otherwise for we visited Ikea one day and I found some small needed details which were missing like (surprisingly) a frame for the Moomin poster and a lamp to the living room. Perhaps I will come to those later. 
 I'm not sure if I change those pictures because I find they are really nice in itself. I have been looking for the oval frames for ages, they seems to be rare to find. 
Later today I also visited a goth flea market live which was arranged  today. Unfortunately I didn't find anything and that's perhaps because I'm suffering from the material overdose and sort of I have an inspiration to sew clothes myself right now. I also find that all those famous goth brands are not for me anymore. They are nice, but I prefer more clothes which are not that recognizable. An ordinary black nameless garment is more for me as Lip Service dress.  I like to wear goth brands, but in a minimum scale. 
A look from the other day.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Here comes the pain

Finally the life looks brighter. I managed to have a streptococcus for the first time about a week ago.  I was at work on last Friday as usually, but my throat was very painful already in the morning, but that was nothing if I think how much worse it got during the day. I knew immediately that there is coming something else than just an ordinary flu. When I got to home I nearly fainted due to tiredness. I slept whole evening and night and suffered from a high fever. On Saturday I murmured my bad conditions at home by myself until my boyfriend arrived and brought some food which I wasn't able to eat though.  I was too exhausted to go to see a doctor although I suspected to have that annoying disease and my beloved tried to lure me to go. I was only able to eat an ice cream because the throat was indeed sick. 

And this was not all, I also managed to have some weird eczema which is something new to me and now my torso is filled with red spots which might be there for months according to the doctor. There should not be any connection between those two disease, they just happened to occur at the same time (and yes, I know streptococcus can also cause the eczema, but this is different). I'm really happy that my face is spot-free. It's enough that my tummy has a new polka dot pattern. I don't have much experience (for my delight) about the skin problems, so this is very new, but I know that they can be really harmful. Good thing is that this is innoxious. It's only a cosmetic harm. 

 Today is my last day of sick leave and I already feel fine so I decided to invest in an outfit after wearing a nightgown for many days in a row. It felt so awesome to put some make-up and nice clothes on. And to be honest we paid a visit to Ikea yesterday because I was so fed up with being at home and I felt good. 
Now it's time to break up this relationship between me and Netflix which has become quite close friend to me over the days (what a pity). Tomorrow the work is calling... Trailer park boys entertained me perfectly. 

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Tuhatvuotinen harharetki

And again it's Sunday and a new week is waiting for us ahead. The day flashed quickly. I started sewing a new dress in the morning and a few hours later it was already done. This is rare, usually I don't get anything ready during one day and now I stitched it without stops. Well one new frock for the summer is indeed welcome. 

Today I was dressed in this lovely chiffon dress which I found in the sale track last autumn. The dress has its perfect shape and I especially like the collar system and neckline. The chiffon is also the material which pleases my eyes a lot. I've always liked translucent materials and they feel so light after heavy winter garment season. 
Otherwise the weekend offered some music again in a form of gigs. On Friday evening I pulled myself together and went to see one really interesting Finnish alternative/indie whatever band named Teksti-tv 666. I've seen them once so the band is an old acquaintance to me, but they still sounded good as they did in the previous time. Hope to see them again. 

Nothing else special. Just an ordinary weekend quite much home bounded, but that doesn't bother me at all. I also fixed my bike because the summer finally gives some signs of existence and I've been very happy about the warm weather!

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Black widow dress

In a previous post I hinted about a new dress project and here it is, inspired by the world war II (yep I've been deepening world war II and concentration camp documentaries recently and got this idea via that era).
I found a fabric in a local store and it was a piece finding not from a meter pack so I had to design the model in accordance with the size of piece. Perhaps I could have liked the long sleeves, but because there was not enough fabric I had to settle for short ones. But it goes well and perhaps the short sleeves are even more practical in the summer. 
I have a terrible dress fever. It feels that all my old dresses are so worn out that I would need at least five new dresses for the summer. And to be  honest I placed an order yesterday and bought one because I was worried if I have anything nice to put on for Wave Gotik Treffen which comes too quickly. The dresses are so easy and now I yearn lace and more splashy garments into my wardrobe. The winter stunned me into the hibernation and it feels that I worn such a boring garments over the winter,  but now I'm waking up slowly with the sun. Usually the spring gets me feeling down or overwrought, but now it seems to have a reverse effect. 

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Sane in insane world

A weekend disappeared again too quickly over and I kind of feel a little bit Sunday blue like quite often these days. I had the nice weekend though I didn't do anything specific. I read a lot of law text because I'm preparing for the entrance exam. I also finished the new dress and took a few pictures of it which I introduce you later. 


Of course I relaxed too and read this one magnificent piece that has occupied my bookcase for years.  At the same this story is one of my favorite movie. Girl Interrupted; I recommend you all if the subject enthralls you. 
I also watched one of my favorite brainless series these days: Trailer Park Boys. It's something which make me laugh and gets me forget all the troubles which try to inhabit my mind. My beloved introduced me to that series a good time ago. 
Today I decided that the summer is coming and I packed most of my winter coats and carried them into the basement. It was such a vernal weather and the sun gave heat from the sky. I also enjoyed the weather by sitting on the balcony because it was possible without freezing reaction. Although I'm a child of darkness, I'm waiting for the summer right now. 

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Jubilee of Resurrection

Last weekend I traveled to Eastern Finland to see my old good friend and spent a short vacation there by drinking red wine and hunting photos ( and not forgetting walking of a dog which was fun). The holiday was really needed and I felt to be a new born while arriving at home.

 I have been Imatra as a kid, but not after that, not even  when I lived in Eastern Finland (I always traveled via it by a train) and now I wonder why didn't I travel more there while living there..  well I was a poor student. Imatra is a small city on the border of Russian and there is one of the most beautiful building I have ever seen:
A really pretty hotel and architecture is everything else but a typical Finnish style. If I were richer I would book a room from there.. now I had to settle for sleeping on my friend's couch.
An outfit from Friday. A new white lace shirt got to use.
A dry rapids which looks awesome  on live is a local attraction (in a pic it looks so lame). Many people have ended their days by jumping down there over the ages. Unfortunately I didn't have a chance to see a white water show due to the renovation. 
A neat journey across the country and back. A train ride took a little bit under four hours and it spent really quickly by reading. I also though back old times. Ten years ago I made that journey for the first time when  I moved to Savonlinna and it feels like it was yesterday. I was really excited about the new home town and I settled down quickly. That was a good choice back then and those years gave me so much! That city felt more home than my real home town in west ever. It's kind of weird, but my roots come from Karelia. I hope I have a chance to travel and visit Imatra again later in the summer.

Friday, 30 March 2018

Deep wounds

Last Sunday I entered one interesting and kind of emotional exhibition and it surely was appealing and very much to my dark taste. Berlinde De Bruyckere's works are potential to offer gloomy experience about the war and death. Works made of mostly leather, steal and wax served as a metaphor for suffering and loss for human life. The artist combines ancient mythology, history, literature and Christian iconography in her works. I find the exhibition was very impressive and probably one of the prettiest I've seen in my life. 
It was very joyful to see these works now when I've had so stressful period at work. Any kind of art experience is more as welcome to lead me out of the reality. Right now it has felt that my life is nothing but work and did I ever want that kind of life? Not actually. I'm looking for an exit all the time from the current life so that I would have more time to focus on the things I love, but compromises they are hard to be made. Kind of I could say that I have a small crisis on the hand and at the same time I'm preparing for the entrance exam and not so sure that it's the only option. I'm looking for something, but right now I don't know what that something is. Right now I would like to study German, sink into the books, draw, sew and take a lot of pictures, but now my all energy goes at work and though I like my job, I don't want that it takes my whole life. I hope to find a solution soon.
This exhibition runs at Sara Hilden art museum right now till the May and I can strongly recommend it if you are around the corners.

I continue drinking of the red wine and I enjoy when I finally have a small Easter vacation.

Sunday, 25 March 2018

In an hourglass

Current week has been tough. I made fifty hours work and barely had time to eat anything during the days. It feels that I have lost a few kilos while running like a chicken without a head. I do hope the next week is easier and it probably  is due to the Easter. So not much spare time during the week and I've been over exhausted that blogging hadn't been the first thing in mind. After the work I have been just laying on the sofa and dreaming of the vacation. Do you have this busy days at work? I even passed my gym work-out due to the lack of energy... and that really annoys me.

.. but Easter is coming and to me it means a journey to Eastern Finland after forever. I can't remember the last time I visited there so I'm really excited. A small break from the everyday life makes me good. 

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Hellsinki

After a long period I jumped on a bus for going to Helsinki and I had indeed a nice weekend there with some stuffed animals and drinks.. 

My prolonged dream came true when I finally had a chance to visit  Natural history museum. Some years have passed since my last visit which was nearly twenty years ago. I love this place and I recommend it everyone who are interested in animals and bones. Unfortunately my schedule was fairly tight so I ran all departments through quite quickly, but I would have liked to spend more time there. I definitely want to pay another visit there some day again and actually I would like to visit some other museums as well. I captured a few shots because photographing is allowed there! 
I had loads of plans what to do in Helsinki, but I managed to do only a small part of them ;) Time flew so damn quickly that for instance I didn't reach to go Destiny Store which was on my invisible list. (Perhaps that's only good for my purse)

Every time I visit Helsinki I got a terrible fever to move there. It's awful. That same thing happened as a kid and still. I have lived Helsinki a few times while working there so the city is known to me and I actually planned on moving there after school, but then I bumped into my beloved and the plan changed a direction, but I'm happy with the current city too. I have just forever restless temper and I always want to be somewhere elsewhere and everywhere. 
I should start visiting more often Helsinki. The bus tickets were under ten euro together so it's nothing. 

It's Friday again tomorrow and we have a plan to go comedy theater and my beloved mentioned that there would be some interesting gig as well so perhaps I pay a visit there too. I wish you a good weekend and let's see if I have an inspiration to blog over it.