Friday, November 30, 2012

Fabergé Friday

The next Fabergé egg in line is one we don't have much information about. It's name is the "Bonbonnière Egg", and it was made in 1900!

This egg, which have the same name as one of the Kelch family's eggs, is silvered gilt and enameled in translucent white. It is also decorated with gold laurel swags, gold bows, diamonds, and rubies. The egg is less than 2 inches (5 cm) long, and could possibly have been used as a container for candies. 

This is the only picture I could find of it, and there is no information about it's current whereabouts. But as one of my most faithful followers, and commenters, is a very dreamy person, who I know could come up with the most amazing story about what happened to this egg, I dedicate this one to her - Ms. Dainty  Doll of the two very readable blogs The Dainty Dolls House and La Femme Nouvelle!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Full Moon

Here we go again! It's time for nights of realistic dreams, insomnia, and profuse hair growth. Full moon...


The full moon music I'll give you this month is a lovely love song - The Power of Love by Frankie Goes To Hollywood! Should be listened to in the the company of darkness...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Fräulein Frauke Presents: Victorian Circus

After missing a few burlesque events this fall because I had to work, last Saturday I decided to take a day's leave so I wouldn't miss Fräulein Frauke Presents: Victorian Circus. So yes, I took a day off to party! The theme this time was "Victorian Circus", and I was amazed at how almost 100% of the guests had taken such an effort at dressing up in theme-fitting costumes!

I dressed up as a victorian ringmaster. The only thing I missed was one of those really long whips. Oh well...Here I am with Elsa!

Fanny went as a two-faced ballerina, wearing a really pretty, light yellow dress from the 50s. The second face she had made of latex, and in real life it looked pretty freaky seeing her with two faces. 

One of the first performers was Evilyn Franticwho started by slowly swallowing a whole, long balloon, before she broke a lightbulb and ate the glass - which she swallowed with the help of some wine. A very healthy diet!

Later she also stripped for us! The conférencière of the night was none other than...

Scotty the Blue Bunny!!! I got the pleasure of meeting this man a few days before the show, at a little pre-party at the Bichard Mansion. We compared feet, shared some chocolate, learnt about Swedish Christmas candy, and discussed the possibility of making foot-porn together - the usual stuff you know...He's one of those lovely persons who probably can become friends with anyone, and when I saw him in his blue bunny costume I wanted to take him home and keep him as my pet...Anyways...

Fräulein Frauke performed an updated version of her very first burlesque number. Fanny had made the dress you can see in the picture above, and was a bit nervous the zipper would get stuck. But everything went as it should, and after taking it off Miss Frauke popped that confetti-filled balloon over her head...

...Which resulted in this lovely photo! A few of the other amazing performers were:

...And Mr Pustra. He performed two acts, and I was hoping he would sing "Missed Me" for one of them. He did, and so I was satisfied!

Velma Voluptuous was one of the two winners of best costume...

The other price went to "The Bearded Lady". Some other gorgeous guests were:


As always at these events I had a lovely, slightly crazy, night, that included wine, dancing, and a bit of spanking...Can't wait till the next time Fräulein Frauke opens the doors to Nalen again - which I happen to know will be on New Years Eve, when she will arrange a lavish, burlesque, masked ball! I have already decided what to wear for that night! 

If you're interested in going here is a link to the event's Facebook page:

All photos (except the two top ones) by amazing photographer and coproducer of Fräulein Frauke Presents, John Paul Bichard!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Wiggle Dress

Two lovely vintage dresses just arrived to my door all the way from the United States of America! I know, it's amazing how easy it is to shop in different countries by just clicking the "buy" button. Almost a bit too easy...Well. Here's one of the dresses I bought!

It's a black wiggle dress from the 50s, with two pockets in the front, belted waist...

...a slit in the back, and lovely lace appliqués on the front. Since they totally disappeared in my own photos, I'll show you the ones from MidnightMart - which is the Etsy shop I bought it from.



It has a label inside that says "Elaine Terry California", but I can't seem to find so much information on the brand.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Fabergé Friday

Next Fabergé egg in line is called the "Scandinavian Egg", or "Quisling Egg", and it was made between 1899 and 1903!

This egg is one of several Fabergé created on the theme of the hen and her egg. The outside is covered in translucent strawberry-red enamel. The only decoration is an ornamental gold ring that encircles the whole egg.

The surprise is an enameled gold hen, painted in realistic colors, and with diamonds for eyes. The yolk in which the hen lies is made of suede.

The "Scandinavian Egg" was rediscovered in 1980 in a bank safe in Oslo belonging to Maria Quisling, who died that same year. She was the widow of Vidkun Quisling who was the son of Jon Quisling. Jon - who was a major in the Norwegian Army - had probably acquired the egg when he was working as a Military Attaché in St. Petersburg in 1918 and 1919. 

This egg can now be found in Viktor Vekselberg's collection.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

La Vie Parisienne

La Vie Parisienne was a French weekly magazine, founded in 1863. At first it was meant to be a guide to the privileged social and artistic life in Paris, but it soon evolved into a slightly risqué publication, with illustrations of scantly clad women covering the pages. In a few neighboring countries - like Belgium - it was banned, but in reality it was more of a high class humor magazine which reputation got a bit out of hand...

The illustrations were mostly very tastefully made, in the Art Nouveau style, by artists such as Georges Barbier, Chéri Hérouard, Umberto Brunelleschi, Fabien Fabiano, and Léo Fontan. These pictures reflected the aesthetics and values of the time, and this together with the intellectual wit and satire of the texts published in the magazine proved a success!

Here are some of these lovely - "horrible" - illustrations:

The text says "The wind is a good couturier".

The text reads: "After the husband's train has left".

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Amato Haute Couture

Furne One is the designer and owner of the brand Amato Haute Couture. "Amato" means "beloved", and his designs seems to come straight from magical stories and phantasmal dreams. During the last years the label has grown bigger and bigger, and with collaborations with brands like Swarovski, Furne has really become someone to count on in the fashion industry. He has designed several collections, and produced outfits for an array of projects, and here I will leave you with the campaign photos for the collection Lady in the Attic.

To see more of Amato Haute Couture visit the web site:

PS. I want that bird hat!!!!!!!

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