Monday, March 9, 2015

~A small outfit post and info about upcoming entries~

Hello again, sweethearts!
How's life over there?

SoI went to  hear and see Kamijo's 20th anniversary concert about a week ago in Helsinki and this is my outfit from the event (yes, my camera is just a freaking potato and distorts almost all my photos, haha). I am sorry for not having any better quality pictures this time either - I will try  to manage to borrow or buy a bit better camera for future use... |''D

                    Anyway, what I am wearing here is a bright red, high-neck and ankle length vintage dress with a hand-made Lareine's Metamorphose inspired bright blue floor length coat with golden chains and plenty of crystals especially in the hem and sleeves.
And below is a group photo with Kamijo... I freaking heard some old Lareine songs live! Oh. Dear. Lord. *___* I am so happy that, even though it has been one week from the concert already, I still feel weirdly warm and fuzzy from the inside, haha. You have no idea how much I love the music and how much it, together with the overall fantasy-like world around it, has inspired me...
                  So to keep my hype short: Yes, the music has influenced me in many, MANY ways, so to finally hear some of those songs live means quite a lot to me. I have no words to describe how happy I am about the whole event (or maybe I'm just too tired to come up with anything to say), haha. Let me just say that I really enjoy the music and aesthetics of Lareine, Versailles and Kamijo as solo artist. :)
I will write an another entry about Rosa Nitida sewing work in few days. There are few older and some newer commissions which I haven't posted much material online yet, so please stay around to see what I have to show you! :)

However, here is my current commission schedule with only two commission spots left for the first half of the year! Thank you so very much, everyone! I feel honoured about the thought of you you having this much trust towards my skills. I hope not to let you down and deliver you something beautiful soon. *huuugs* Please do not hesitate to contact me for fture commissions by sending e-mail to rosanitida@hotmail.com,

FEB 2015: FULL, thank you!
MAR 2015: FULL; thank you!
APR 2015: FULL, thank you!
MAY 2015: FULL, thank you!
JUN 2015: 2 commissions
JUL 2015: In Japan - no commissions
AUG 2015: In Japan - no commissions
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There are so many things to write about such as the "Ghost family" project (Maybe some of you know about it already?) that I have had going on for a while now, but which has been on a break due to my forever-changing busy schedule (I had another 14h day today again, yay. Typical..)

Furthermore, I am looking forward to introduce you a few artists that I have had the honour to get to know with recently. Hope you are looking forward to that too. :)

Oh yeah, and let me throw in one casual photo too (I am awfully boring fashion-wise due to my super long days at school, work and public transit... A black pant suit for almost every day, hah):


Gosh, I am dead tired... Must. Sleep. More... so therefore, good night for now and until later that is!
おやすみなさい!*KISSES*

Thank you for reading and many hugs,
~Iira~

P.S. I am so going to fix all the grammar mistakes in the morning, haha.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

New blog layout, logo, commissions and other updates at Rosa Nitida!


Hello again sweethearts!
How are you all?

Photo taken by the most talented photographers of Atelieri O. Haapala. Thank you!
Please check out their work on Facebook.

Wow, I actually managed to find the time to improve some of the content of my blog! What do you think about the new layout and header? The blog looks still quite busy due to the huge amount of tags on the right side etc, but I'll be working on these things once I get a chance again!


So, to get straight to the point, I would like to explain the new blog header and "logo" a bit. This is what I wrote to the About page of my blog (please check the page in case you are interested in the small updates I made there):

"The statement "Find the Rose Within You" written on the blog header has its meaning as well: Find the rose within you = Find the beauty of your heart. 

This is something I try to convey through my "logo" too: A beautiful heart is like a shining rose (Rosa Nitida) and such a heart is what makes you truly beautiful. Kind, intellectual people often have a specific glow to them, have you noticed?"

Furthermore, I would like to ask everyone in the fields of arts, sewing, designing, photography, music etc. to promote their websites/blogs at Rosa Nitida. I am planning to make a page with a listing of everyone suitable (read: I am not going to accept absolutely everyone, such as electronics or car dealers, haha) interested in joining the RN project with some photos, logos and descriptions. So, in case you wish to be part of the group, please feel free to send me e-mail to rosanitida@hotmail.com! It costs you absolutely nothing to join. :)
                              
In addition to this, I have to say that it would be lovely to be able to collaborate with someone in the future again, but for now I can't say anything for sure as my schedule is rather busy with all the studies and work I have going on. For now it seems like the next time I have enough time would be after September this year. : P



However! I am taking small commissions again! Just a few of them, but still.. I have missed sewing and am planning to finish a few sewing projects that have been lying around for like.. forever. I've got plenty of different kinds of fabrics, so maybe I shall sew something out of them.. I'll surely upload the items on the Sales page once I figure out what to do with the materials. I hope you are looking forward to that!
               You will find more information about the available commissions on the Commissions page.

Then lastly, I wish to share with you all this small tip towards a happy life:
"It is always easier to say to be done, of course, but be patient! This, and many other similar exercises, actually DO work - it is possible to "train" you brain in this field as well, so please give it a try if you feel like you need it:

"Find happiness and beauty in the smallest and most simple things in life, such as a cup of coffee in the morning or drops of water running across the window shield on your way to school/work." It works, believe me. Just Open your eyes and ears, touch and feel, move and be. The more you practice this every day, the happier and stronger you grow. Your life will eventually fill up with daily happy things, and a happy person attracts happy people, so in this case, what you give is often what you get.

I shall upload more photos of some of the outfits I wore last year and also some of the commissions I managed to take in my later entries!
+ I am planning to fix, update and finish the "12 Steps to become a Gothic Aristocrat" entries somewhere in the near future too.

So, until later that is, right? :)

Please, everyone, be happy! Life is way too precious and short to waste in stress and anxiety.
I will be sending you all lots of positive energy and warm hugs from the otherwise icy Finland! Thank you all for sticking around,

With plenty of love,
Iira Alina