Corsets, lace, pearls, music.
Unintentional cuteness, millinery skills, head full of song lyrics and foreign words.
Memento mori and the macabre.
You can call me Anna.

A Finnish milliner living in London blogging alternative fashion, beautiful headwear, macabre artwork, random things and the occasional Michael Jackson.

I also run a sideblog dedicated solely to my millinery work. You can check out the blog by clicking here.


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"Just the kind of day that makes you feel good to be alive!"

This is literally how I feel right now. After days of heat and sun hearing thunder roar and rain and hail hit the ground is so soothing.

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spookyloop:

Dear gothlings of Tumblr,

I have a rather special favour to ask you. As some of you might know, I am a milliner and an important part of being one is sketching and designing. I do sketch by hand but I am much more comfortable with mixed media designs, which I do by mixing Photoshop and drawing.

But there is a problem: There just aren’t enough reference photos online and I can’t use the same Victorian photos forever.
So, if you would like for your face to possibly be in one of my design sheets, here’s how:

  • The photo(s) should be big in size…
  • …and of good quality (good lightning, in focus, and so on)…
  • …and be clear so that your head is not “blended” in to the background.
  • It would be good if the photo showed the whole head - or at least most of it - because even though I know you have a lovely face, it’s hard to design hats if there isn’t a place to put it.
  • Any angle of the head is good: Headpieces are very three dimentional so every angle is needed! Chin up, head turned, it’s all good!
  • Every gender and ethnicity is welcome, and pictures with religious headwear are too as long as you don’t mind the possibility of things being edited on it.
  • Other than religious headwear, please don’t have head/hairpieces on you. (With the exception of hair ties, bobby pins, scrunchies, and the like.)
  • Tattoos, piercings, glasses, drawn eyebrows? Straight hair, curly hair, shaved hair, ponytails? Yay, versatility!

The photos would mostly be for my private use, for both drawing reference and for photoshopping. (You can see examples of my past work here.)
There is a possibility that I will at some point publish some of the finished design sheets online or use them in my portfolio, so by sending me your picture you agree to have your photo (no matter how edited) to be used by me on public platforms in this context for an indefinite time.

If you are interested, you can submit the photo or the link to it through my Tumblr. (Here!) (If the file is big I recommend uploading it on Photobucket, Dropbox, etc and sending the link.)

Thank you! (:

Thank you to everyone who has already sent in photos, but here’s the info for the day-crowd as well!


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Source | ^(OvO)^

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M∙A∙C Rick Baker - How To Create the Monster’s Bride (Make-up tutorial)Watch here.

M∙A∙C Rick Baker - How To Create the Monster’s Bride (Make-up tutorial)
Watch here.



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Dear gothlings of Tumblr,

I have a rather special favour to ask you. As some of you might know, I am a milliner and an important part of being one is sketching and designing. I do sketch by hand but I am much more comfortable with mixed media designs, which I do by mixing Photoshop and drawing.

But there is a problem: There just aren’t enough reference photos online and I can’t use the same Victorian photos forever.
So, if you would like for your face to possibly be in one of my design sheets, here’s how:

The photos would mostly be for my private use, for both drawing reference and for photoshopping. (You can see examples of my past work here.)
There is a possibility that I will at some point publish some of the finished design sheets online or use them in my portfolio, so by sending me your picture you agree to have your photo (no matter how edited) to be used by me on public platforms in this context for an indefinite time.

If you are interested, you can submit the photo or the link to it through my Tumblr. (Here!) (If the file is big I recommend uploading it on Photobucket, Dropbox, etc and sending the link.)

Thank you! (:



The Monster and Lucy11 x 14 Copic Marker and pastel pencil2014(x)

The Monster and Lucy
11 x 14 
Copic Marker and pastel pencil
2014
(x)



ephemeral-elegance:

Patent Leather and Velvet Boots, ca. 1890-1920
via Bata Shoe Museum

ephemeral-elegance:

Patent Leather and Velvet Boots, ca. 1890-1920

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