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! 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

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Rosa Nitida is back on 8th of February 2015!

(This would be me at a lolita meeting in Tokyo on 25th of December 2014. I wish I had the time to do my hair more properly on that morning. : P)

Hello lovelies,

First of all, I am very sorry for my sudden disappearance in about... two years ago. My life suffered some major setbacks due to a sudden crash in both physical and mental health, which why I had to prioritise things so that I literally would not lose my life.
                 It has taken a very long time for me to find my way back to life and I am still not quite the same person I once used to be. However, we won't give up, right? You have no idea how good it feels to be back to life again. Life is worth fighting for and I can prove that true.

Therefore, Rosa Nitida will back on track on Sunday 8th of February with a "new" layout and material! I can't wait to continue from where things were left.

See you hopefully very soon then!
With plenty of love and hugs.
Iira Alina

EDIT:// And OMG, the way I used to write in English back then! I really suck, like seriously, haha. *super embarrassed* There are so many typos to fix before Sunday.
Please, everyone, next time let me know if you see a typo or something that is written a bit "wonky", so that I can fix it. xD