Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday sweet - Raspberry cake

In the vein of last week's experiment, I tried another type of Paradiescreme, this time it was raspberry creme on vanilla sponge cake:

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It was a huge success while visiting my brother, it tastes like Fruchtzwerge (another German thing, very sweet and artificial fruity yoghurts fro children)!

Friday, August 29, 2014

American Duchess shoes

During the Bastille day sale at the American Duchess I bought some fancy 18th century (replicate) shoes. I chose the black Kensington model with fancy Fleur buckles!

I can already say that the shoes are very comfortable - I wore them to work and did not feel uncomfortable after 9 hours of walking around! They are obvious - many people asked me about my shoes- but not too strange for the modern eye. Most of the comments were compliments or shop requests! :)

Week in Review 35/2014

What did I see?
I saw the second Captain America movie "The winter soldier" and was rather unimpressed - although it is funny that they made such a intelligence critical movie during times when everyone is so highly spied on!

What did I listen to?
The last CD of the audio book of "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green. So sad!

What did I ask myself?
What do I want to do?

What did I read?
I read "Madame Jakublonskis Monstrositäten-Cabinet" (=Madame Jakublonski's Cabinet of Monstrosities, unfortunately only available in German as far as I know) by Michael Braun. A good read about the artists written first person style by the snake woman. It is settled between the two worlds wars and gives interesting insight into the situation of the people living during the inflation. Really recommended!

What did I work on?
Not much again. I'm feeling so boring...

I was happy about...
Finding my drive for sports again!

I was annoyed about...
Again my work. I should work on that.

I bought...
Some feathers, tiaras and rhinestones.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Regency photo shoot

My coleague and I met again for another photo shoot. My boyfriend joined in when I told him that he might have a go on the very expensive photo stuff and this came out:

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday sweet - Lemon cupcakes with lemon icing

You all probably already know that my boyfriend loves lemon cake and it is hard to convince him to as much as try other cakes. So, every once in a while I make lemon cake for him. This time I tried something I learned from my friend Sintra: You can make delicious icing by preparing Paradiescreme (a German pudding without cooking) with whipping cream!

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My cupcakes were lemon-vanilla and the icing was lemon pudding decorated by my lovely boyfriend. Delicious!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Victorian Bonnet

For another photoshoot I decided rather last minute that I needed a bonnet matching the Victorian outfit I bought from Neisella. I felt kind of strange not wearing something on my head during Jardin de Belle Epoque!

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The bonnet was made from foam rubber and wire and covered with tafeta. I added a lot of decoration on both sides; silk flowers, ribbons and feathers!

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Sweet - Blueberry muffins

I made some lovely blueberry muffins! They were really tasty because of fresh blueberries. What a pity that the season for blueberries seams to be over already!

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Week in Review 33/2014

What did I see?
This week I saw some nice photography with a mystic theme by Aliza Razell. Although some of the magic is added by photoshop, they are really impressive:





What did I listen to?
The three investigators, a German audiobook

What did I ask myself?
Should I stay or should I go now?

What did I read?
I'm now reading "I am Half sick of Shadows" by Alan Bradley. I love the Falvia de Luce novels and this is no exception! All the strange people, the strange murders and her obsession with Chemistry and Poisons all make up for some mighty entertainment...

What did I work on?
Still not much.

I was happy about...
My lovely boyfriend and my family!

I was annoyed about...
My work and my attitude.

I bought...
Underwear and make up.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hats from Les Incroyables

Last week I bought something from yet another independent designer team I got to know by my favourite forum: Les Incroyables! On facebook I read an announcement that there would be a sale until August 15th (so you still have the chance to buy some hats as well) and could not resist their creations! Until now I always had the problem that I remembered their shop (or met them in person) only when I was sadly broke. But now the stars aligned and I got three cute new accessoirs for my hat for a very little price:

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Mini Bowler
Look at this cute little bowler hat! Although it is a rather masculine style, the size makes it more feminine... The quality is amazing and I'm more than happy to wear this for some of the next parties I'm attending!

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PVC garrison cap
This is the miniature version and it fits my (small) head rather well. I'd only buy the original size for my boyfriend (whose head is huge)! Sewing PVC fabric is horrible and small hats are rather frickly. So I'm glad I got this cap for such a small prize! It even has a pretty lining and little attachment loops for hairpins!

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Fascinator
This was a pure luxury buy. I have no idea when to wear it. I have nothing in mind to wear it with. But look how fancy it looks! And the little curly feathers! 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sunday Sweet - Plum cake

This week I made some plum cake for my boyfriend and me to bring to work:

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The recipe I used was from Chefkoch.de and unfortunately has no English translation. But it was tasty!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Week in Review 32/2014

What did I see?
Besides a lot of episodes of Dexter and Supernatural, I saw these incredible felted bat sculptures which I have seen on the blog of the Lady of Manners:



What did I listen to?
Korn - Freak on a leash

What did I ask myself?
Was this whole year really such a loss?

What did I read?
Walter Moers "Die dreizehneinhalb Leben des Kapitän Blaubär". Like all his Zamonien stories, this is really incredible! It's so phantastic, whenever I think he can't top that story, he simply does... :)

What did I work on?
Nothing much. I'm sick!

I was happy about...
A little progress, but...

I was annoyed about...
A lot of work got done, but lead to nothing. I'm incredibly frustrated right now!

I bought...
A skirt and some decoration thingies.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Amphi 2014 - Part 2

On the second day of Amphi 2014, the weather was just as warm and humid as before. The location has a really nice fountain in the middle, but noone was allowed to enter the water - bummer!

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Little ducklings! And noe was ugly...
We started the day with a little excercise by dancing 45 minutes during the Noisuf-X concert. It was great, I love the music and danced so much that all my clothes were wet. My boyfriend even was dripping! ^^'

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Later, we walked around a lot and enjoyed the sitting area in front of the main stage. I'm old enough to enjoy concerts when seated as well! We saw Apoptygma Berzerk, Rotersand and Eisbrecher!

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We also met many friends from the Natron and Soda Forum and had bunches of fun together. When we drove home around 11 pm, we were happy and tired at the same time.

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My outfit

Shorts and shirt: H&M
Sunglasses: free, DM
Boots: New Rock Cunya
Earrings and necklace 1: Rogue and wolf via Etsy
Necklace 2: GraSkull

Week in Review 31/2014

What did I see?
A lot of bands on Amphi, but nothing artwise.

What did I listen to?
Noisuf-X "Krachbumm"

What did I ask myself?
How can I make sense of this data?

What did I read?
Some articles from the Laborjournal, but nothing in my free time.

What did I work on?
Reorganizing my stuff and building/setting up new shelves

I was happy about...
Amphi! And booking a space for the Burgtreffen of my favourite forum!

I was annoyed about...
Still heat. And why do I own so much stuff?

I bought...
2 Shelves and boxes and 3 hats.