The shopping diet when the ‘I don’t have any clothes to wear’ nightmare comes true.

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Sorry Christmas, I’m not a customer(consumer) type. But I am a woman who can be easily seduced by a bold boots …

… last year I felt in love with a red ankle boot. I ordered it and when I got it, I tried stepping a few around in room by wearing them and  I haven’t felt that real love I expected before, …  so I haven’t worn them on street since… I should be even more conscious shopper … 

I thought, what if I would create a stricker wardrobe-rule from now? Such as the followings: 

ALLOWED

  1. to dress only from my existing clothing,
  2. to buy completely timeless, ethically-made clothes,
  3. to swapping with others,
  4. to dress in do-it-yourself/altered clothing.

These rules seems to be not so complicated challenges.  I’m going to try it. Scroll down and see how these rules works for me.

This lovely camel colored blazer had been in my closet for a loooong time. I didn’t wear it because it’s not my size, but

with the sleeves rolled up, it doesn’t look soo large + the belt and the 80’s style shoulder pad also helps to correct this size problem. I think I’ll wear it for a little before I’ll swapping with someone … (a few months later: sold)

the black pants (Toxic3) is also a vintage piece. Very stretchy and comfy, easy to combine with many outfits.

Here I found a other ‘notmysize’ coat I wore it years ago …

… as I looked through my pants, I realized that in past I used to dress a lot more colorfully. I’m not sure I’ll pick them up right now, but maybe I’ll be forced to do so because of my newest rules …

another ‘notmysize’ coat … (sold)

without bra

After I’m looking through my lingerie ‘library’ I realized I didn’t have much lingerie. Anyway, nowadays wearing a bra is very disturbing for me … and it is much more easier to breath without bra …

cold summer nights demands a (thrifted) pullover and light gloves (own design!;))

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the t-shirt I am in love with

I think there are some stuff I never bored of. This t-shirt and this dark skirt with wineberry pattern are my 2020 summer favorites. 

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After some styling-from-my-gardrobe-tries, I can sincerelly say that it’s funny to follow my own rules, and this challenge will be continued … 

Autumn. When the weather turns on grey, girls wears soft headbands and ties and shares their time with lovely plants.

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head issues

At this time of year, we’re all a little bit confused by weather. Girls encouraged by Autumn wears soft and comfy tops and belts. As nature slows down even the simplest questions seem to be difficult. The girls can’t really decide whether is time for the scarves to come out or it is too early? Should they wear a scarf simply around their neck or wrapped around their head? A really tricky solution would come in handy.

Then a multifunctional skinny tie back headband scarf would be the clue point of the outfits.

Here is this pearly fringed headband-scarf which can easily toss your style in thousands of way: Wrapped around the neck or wearing as headband. It’s so soft-touch and cozy that it would be perfect accessory of many many event.

JUST TIE IT AS YOU WANT by exercising the tricks of knotting for upcoming party season introducing your sublime taste by wearing something trendy like this one.

use it as a headband. use it as a tie-scarf ( more details here)

heart issues

me.

Seems like I finally succedeed to save Mr. Green’s life. (Mr. Green Hearty is my lovely cacti whose wise ‘same colors, same vibes’ guidance I have written before … )

He is currently divided in 4 parts, but all of them have their new fresh roots and I am soooo happy! 🙂

Artwork inspired by my rescued Hoya Kerry. (more details here)

p.s. I’m still continuing the mission of recycling of preloved clothes.

... and seems as if a tweed fashion would never go out of fashion.
here is how I wore my tweedy coat before selling it

Do you have clothes you love, but actually they aren’t really fits for you? 🙂

Slowfashion. As fast as possible

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We are all kings, but not.

Order something and try to not get it right now. You want it now? You want it all? Tipically kingish. Or not?

the crowd question

We are always looking for new ways to get out of the crowd. The problem is that the fast-finished-products are rarely meet with the quality and long-lasting  expectations … and we all know that every king wants quality ! 

King’s dresses is getting a new look.

While working on a glove which I made inch by inch by hand, I was thinking about kings’s trends.

How much did they have to wait for an unique piece of clothing made according to the latest fashion trends? Weeks? Months?

Were they worried that the neighbor king will wear that trendy ruffled round-collar before her/his own seamstress could sew the newest unique neckwear?

How much stress and pressure do the tailor and seamstresses of a royal court had to endure when they were working on a seven-kingdom-famous garment? …. and what happened when somebody missed the direction of the cutline or stitching? Did they take the head of the main taylor?

And how much was the price of a kingish stuff? 

the answer is in history …

What makes you more kingish?

… but the things have changed since the greatest kings. Now you can buy almost anything. Except the inner attitude… Sad news..

The good news is that you can train your soul anytime! Here are some hints which can transform you more kingish: 

  1. Be original. Buy original. Search for antiques. Did you know that the fast furniture is out of fashion (from) this year? (Have you seen Drew Pritchard’s TV series about hunting incredible treasuries? It is on  Discovery ChannelAmazon Prime Video   and I’m a big fan of it! 🙂
  2. be curious. You might not always know all about a product and the how-it-made proccesses, but  – with a mug of coffee and 5 minutes silent –  you can read a short story anytime about how Napoleon influenced the fashion supporting the jacquard manufacturing … Literacy is so kingish! (The Age of Napoleon: Costume from Revolution to Empire, 1789-1815)
  3. be patience measuring the time. Learn to wait.. Try to deal with the fear of missing the latest fad.
  4. be proud of every single step you made in order to transform the world in better. 

with love,

Cs’lla

Summer. Girls are searching for something splendid and comfy in which they can confidently SAY YES for any party.

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This season is about endless parties and weddings, about unforgettable brides and their unforgettable wedding guests. And about dresses, of course!

Girls are searching for something splendid and bold in which they can confidently SAY YES for parties.

It is not difficult to figure out what was the most appropriate garment in June. OBVIOUSLY THE TOPS!

I have written about my mission to save my preloved dresses

- AND THE WAY TO ADD SOMETHING EXEPTIONAL TO SLOWFASHION WITH MY 100% HANDMADE STUFF DESIGNED AND MADE BY ME! - by finding new owners for them.

This season, the most wanted piece was the tops like this here below:

Splendid floral prints always looks really fresh. Simply paired them with maxi skirt, straw boater and a glass of freshly squeezed juice, they’ll look amazingly! 

styling this floral mesh top with black wide-legged velvet pants, me was a little bit formally. + I didn't add to this outfit any else accessories other than sunglasses. 
... while I am looking diligently for a new owner of my preloved dresses which are still stands organized, but piled up in my closet, I have to say how much I am a timeless-slowfashion fan. 

That's why I am constantly working on making such clothes and accessories which can be used for years by wearing them daily, twisted them, wrinkled them ..., and for their preparing - beside the raw material - needed only my energy.

Yes, it is a little bit bold and naiv plan in same times and I can't serve the crowds, but we are not living in a world where everyone wants to wear SOMETHING that no one else in the whole round world? 

The perfect beach-to-bar top does exist!

This pretty pink top was made inch by inch by my hand and inspired by the color 'chosen' by the - once blossomed - little sweet flowers of my cacti hoya ...

You can find this top in my Etsy shop. Just click here.

You either can’t leave out these gloves from your party !

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Have a nice summer, girls! 

with love,

Cs'lla

Things I love

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It’s hard to say which are those things that a woman can’t get enough of, but there are some basics which can be loved by any fashiongirl: sketches, drawings, stylish illustrations which can really touch your soul.

Scroll down to see some of my favourites:

Preppy prints

Croopped, dropped, cut-outs, flared trousers, tops, skirts, shirtdresses, etc, gingham pattern is a timeless choise. It can fit in any wardrobe and can gently tosses any outfit’s style boundaries without risk.

For same printable fashion sketch click here.

Sunglasses

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The sunglasses don’t need any explanation. Especially the coloured ones. They deserved to be on focus.

Blush flowers

daintly floral prints are amongst of our basic essentials. At any time, in any colour, in any mood.

available in ClothChapel Your Wall section (or here in my Etsy shop)

Collars, chokers, frills

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perfect when you have no idea how to lighten up your deadly dull t-shirt in no minutes.

This lovely list will be upgraded continually with more exciting stuff . Till then check this eclectic fashion sketch also pretty to styling your room walls.

Tip: before downloading any of my illustrations, check these well-designed cartoon frames downloadable for free here. You can also use them for your blog or website. 🙂

Happy to hears about your girlish things.

with love,

Cs’lla

April. Girls are playing with florals and take long walks…

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Due to the spring’s freshness reflected everywhere, girls dresses up in floral robes and the blind date with floral (and strangers) continues.
The girls are also planting some beautiful flower on their balcony,
and the preloved dresses are much more loved than ever…

French, Floral, Fashion


‘PANSY’ IS DERIVED FROM FRENCH ‘PENSÉE’


the girls in April learned that the name of ‘pansy’ is derived from French word ‘pensée’ and means ‘thought’. Thought of remembrance and the love of course!

according to pansy flower etymologie, ‘the name “love in idleness” was meant to imply the image of a lover who has little or no other employment than to think of his beloved’

inspired by spring flowers

here I am and my desings for ClothChapel inspired by smell of spring … Something for Your Wall and something for Your Hands … (april is still hot cold)

LOVE LETTERS / Floral print Wall Art , click for download
FOR ROMANTIC NIGHT DATE / Frilly floral lace gloves

+ Fashion-mention in case if your date is at daylight and you have no idea what to wear: 

These kind of pink sunglasses are still on trend and preloved dresses are much more loved than ever …

As I mentioned earlier – What to wear when in doubt –  this kind of sunglasses will be in trend for years. And they really are! 

STILL ON TREND

p.s.

the girls’ April calendars included long walks, skin care and dentist.

Same colors, same vibes (2). How to save your indoor plant?

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There are a lot of ways to kill a plant. I did this with overwatering and low light (or the sunbathing?) Still don’t know …
But after noticing that my plant (Hoya Kerri, also know as Sweetheart Plant or Valentine Hoya) is dying, I started an desperate rescue.
Although the rescue has been going on for several months, here’s a brief description about the way.

My Plant name is Mr.Green Hearty and He was always on my worktable giving me so smart advices. (you can find more details about His precious hints here)

  • July 2018 – here is the last time when the Mr. G. has brought a new leaf …
  • September 2018 – when the first signs of dying appeared …

These flower-buds couldn’t develop for some reason.
Maybe because He wanted to grow a new leaf at the same time and because these flowers would have been the second bloom of the plant, He have no enough fertile soil for blooming … I don’t really know.


the only thing I know was that after this point Mr.G. wasn’t in good shape …
despite the fact that I moved Him to the window because of the lack of light in the room and I brought Him often to the sun onto balcony. Now I guess it was also a big mistake …


the result of overwatering … (?)
  • 26th November, 2018 – the main leaf of Mr.G. was gone and I thought that His roots were in serious trouble.
  • After He started dropping the leaves, I decided to cut His 13th leaf along with the associated section … then the 12th leaf, and then the 10th leaf putting them is a clear water.

  • After some weeks the leaves gave a sign of life! I was so happy!Then I decided not to cut down the other leaves one by one, but I try put the whole remaining stem in a water.
  • If someones follows this recipe: that final CUT I did was at 14th February, 2019
  • Do you see those pretty roots appeared on the stem?

Now Mr. G.’ s ‘children’ looks pretty good and heathy. The 13th leaf has got the previous black pot of Him, but – maybe – a little bit smarter carer … and it have already a new leaf! 🙂


take a look at my story-related drawing here

Whatever it is, this was my experience with hoya kerri, maybe it could give some hope to desperate plant-carers.

Moto: ‘ ONLY ONE WATERING A MONTH’ – more short hints like this about
Sweetheart Valentine Hoya’s care I found here.

happy to hear about your plant-story,

with love

Cs’lla

March. Girls are still walking wrapped in warm sweaters, but take their favorite ballet flats to shoemaker because it is still on trend. (and will always stay there)

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short breaks

As the spring getting closer, girls are becoming more enlightened. And despite the fact that some things aren’t going in a way as they imagined, they suddenly feel enough powered to change the bad directions.

grey

In March girls still have surround themselves with soft grey stuff, but in their dreams they have blind dates with lovely florals and fringes …

Grey fringed gloves are get to be discovered by fashiongirls.

girlpower – secret about mantras

now I reveal you one of my secret, maybe it will help you too.
I’ve found that I must to move some things forward. So I took my shoes to the shoemaker and unconsciously concentrating on energy of ‘move, go, fly’.

Order here

After some days I got an order to make a bracelet for a girl whose monogram was just G.O. !

That’s a funny game you can try anytime. Just use your imagination! (You know: the imagination is one of the most important components of success! Use it!)

blind dates

In my previous blogpost, I wrote about tidying the wardrobe, and the mission to find the right place for each of my preloved dresses.

My mission is still on way.

In March everything was a little bit sleepy … but I met a guy who collected bad nylon stocking for creative purposes. (They produce butterflies made using these stockings). So I collected all my old torn stockings and gave it all to him. And, yeah, that was also funny move and
my cabinet also became more breezy.

Have you any girl-power to share?

excited to hear about them,

Cs’lla

p.s.: Stay always on sunny side.

February. Girls get nasty cold because they walk in lightweight coat. Springtime is not here, but it’s okay, we all want to be here right now!

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As I wrote in my January post, I decided to sell all my pre-loved, wrong sized or never worn clothes.

In February girls are searching for pastel coloured swing spring-coats, and at the moment as they hunt one, they feel irresistible temptation to wear it immediately. So they get nasty cold …


girls wear springish coats as if it be already spring

… and because it takes time to recover from the cold, the girls have enough time to find the perfect pieces of their wardrobe’s capsules. (and a fashion-girl knows, this is one of the best ways to heal.)

If you feel the mood

Sometime some fine details can boots our healing. And this need is even more true in February. Now the blooming colors are extra-necessary for everyone!

So try one of the mood-therapy tricks with a cute object arranging it in a way you feel perfect.

Here is my offer to strenghten your stylist mood:

download the STYLIST MOOD sketch here

have fun! 😉

Cs’lla





‘t i m e t o…’ the message you get every single day, and which tells you about your vibes. Just go and ask your plant(s)!

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The 13th heart of Mr. Green H.

few months ago (in September, last year) I sadly observed that Mr. Green Hearty has going though something unusual, transforming day by day paler and paler.

I got scared.
While He is not so fragile soul, I could do something in a very wrong way with him. Definitely! Over-water, over-sunbathing, over-love.


I’ve never felt more right to say that ‘too much love will kill you’ …

Mr Green is my wax plant (hoya kerrii), the only plant who has ever flourished in this apartment, the only plant who was (is?) completely tuned on my vibes, giving me such delicate signs as like the same colored flowers blooming as my recent work (see the article Same color, same vibes) … like an emoticon ring.

suddenly little blush pink porcelain flower-buds appeared between leaves

I have to save Him somehow.

Since I’m not an expert, I tried to find some wiser botanists and read all their hints. Maybe there is some tricky intervention that can save my plant.

Finally I found a girl on Instagram: #rootedingreenlove (Caution! Amazing site full of love 🙂

… and by whom I landed to her favorited and recommended site: @pistilsnursery  (very inspirational and informative site, as much for beginner plantlovers, as for advanced ones :))

I took every possible ambulance methods I read, but Mr Green seemed to be still dying.The main and the first two leaves turned in yellow and after few days dropped down … 😦


Carefully raised the whole plant to see if there some reddish discoloration on its roots. But I didn’t see anything just roots.
I didn’t dare to water, while I was afraid He is thirsty. Such a contradicted feeling!

Then suddenly I could not bear His pain anymore, and I cut off His 13th leaf with the associated section, …
I haven’t read about this method anywhere, but I felt I had to do it.

I put it in a blue transparent glass, in a clean boiled and cooled water … and I was waiting for what was happening …

Once the little branch was swollen and after a few days a small root appeared on the 13th leave-snag.

I was amazingly happy!


small root appeared on the 13th leave-snag. 🙂

I’d got courage of this and I cutted off another leaf-stem from the top of Mr. Green branch. The 12th.

Mr Green wasn’t in good mood, so and I wrapped some of His remaining leaves with few cotton cosmetic pads and sprinkling them sometimes.

Valentine’s Day

Mr. Green didn’t loose more leaves, but apparently dying. I decided to cut the 11th leave, putting it in a glass, and left the rest 5 remaining leaves on His body-stalk.

p.s. I love you.

I don’t know what will happen with Mr.Green … but now I am happy with this saved 13th leaf.

‘helo, lovely’

here’s how it all affected me while I was drawing THIS:


Positive Vibrations brings Positive Changes

with love,

Cs’lla