**TEMPORARY HIATUS** I've very recently started a new job and am moving across London, so I wont be online very often...

*BJDs (and other dolls),
*Fashion (including Lolita and Gothic),
*Nature and animals (mainly foxes and wolves and cats),
*Fandoms (mainly Tolkien, Douglas Adams, Code Geass, Harry Potter, Supernatural, Firefly, Ghibli, Hemlock Grove).



Ulyana Sergeenko Haute Couture spring-summer 2014 details

· fashion ·


'Anti' by Kelly McKernan, inspired by ‘Princess Mononoke’ and originally displayed at Gallery 1988's 10 Year Anniversary art show earlier this year, is an open edition print measuring 8” x 10” including a 0.5” white surrounding border.

· art · Ghibli ·


How many of the costumes were “made from scratch” and what percentage are vintage?

I cannot say the exact percentage, but where possible I used vintage clothes. In other cases, I used pieces of authentic embroidery, lace, or buttons that I found in the London vintage market, applying them on corsets or dresses made with new fabric. I also used vintage men’s jackets, waistcoats, scarves, and hats when the actors measurements and characters would permit.

(Gabriella Pescucci, costume designer for “Penny Dreadful”)

(from Variety.com)



set of nostalgia drawings by gabriel picolo. i don’t think i have enough space on my tumblr for all his works that i’d like to post.

these are incredible

· art ·


Finally a few half decent photos of my Isabel de Requesens dress! At some point i’ll set up a nice backdrop with drapery and candles, but for right now these will have to do.

The costume was drafted, made, and worn by me. The design was based off of a painting created by Raphael and Gulio Romano in the early 1500s. 

It’s made from linen and velvet. Aside from boning channels and skirt seams it was entirely hand sewn. The embroidery and beading were done by hand as well.

I have several detailed blog posts about the project, which can be found here, and a few videos on making it which are here

· fashion · crafts ·



I am so excited to have finished this 8”hoop! :) I’ve been working on this for 4 weeks and I’m super chuffed with the outcome!! :) I can’t wait to start the next one! :) #hoopart #embroideryhoop #needlecraft #embroidery #handembroidery #fox #deer #redsquirrel #rabbit

It’s absolutely gorgeous!

· crafts · animals · nature ·

We’re Best Dead Friends Forever.


Male King Parrot. by Ralph de Zilva

· birds · animals · nature ·

GET TO KNOW ME MEME → favourite relationships [8/10] » Éowyn and Faramir

"Do not scorn pity that is the gift of a gentle heart, Éowyn! But I do not offer you my pity. For you are a lady high and valiant and have yourself won renown that shall not be forgotten; and you are a lady beautiful, I deem, beyond even the words of the Elven-tongue to tell. And I love you. Once I pitied your sorrow. But now, were you sorrowless, without fear or any lack, were you the blissful Queen of Gondor, still I would love you. Éowyn, do you not love me?"

· Tolkien · LOTR ·


untitled on Flickr.

Image by: Darby Lahger (Old Hag)

· cats · animals ·


Holly Village. Highgate, London

viwan themes