Halloween Hell-O-Kitty Cat (and FrenchMaid)

In Germany Halloween is more and more becoming a thing. Though over here our costumes tend to be on the spooky side. If you want to be red riding hood your are the zombie one. For non spooky costumes many areas have carnival earlier in the year.
In Deutschland nimmt Halloween jedes Jahr ein bisschen mehr Fahrt auf. Ich mag das. Im gegensatz zu Karneval sind die Kostüme mehr in Richtung Monster- oder gruselig. Auch nett mal seine dunkele Seite herauszulassen. Zumindest für mich.

This is one of three looks for carnival this year. The other one was the French Maid. Which is basically just a variaton. The feather duster is homemade. Also easily transformed into something darker. And I also went for one night as a „geisha“.
Das hier ist eines von drei Karnevalskostümen von diesem Jahr. Die Variation hierzu war das Stubenmädchen, die French-Maid. Der Staubwedel ist selbstgemacht. Auch ein Kostüm das man leicht eine dunkele Seite geben kann. Und dann war ich noch „Geisha“ für eine Nacht.

Back to Halloween: the cat is an easy look – I am not a big fan of big make-up. Halloween or carnival. If you go to a big party it’ll be warm. Really warm. Quite often humind too. I turn easily especially when dancing is involved into a sweaty mess. The whiskers and the nose are made with waterproof eyeliner.
Zurück zu Halloween: die Katze ist ein einfacher Look. Ich bin kein grosser Fan von ausufernder Gesichtsbemalung. Weder zu Karneval noch zu Halloween. Bei den meisten Parties oder Feiern ist es warm, viel zu warm warm und schnell auch mal schwülfeucht. Vor allem wenn dann noch getanzt wird, fliesst bei mir alles weg. Deswegen sind auch Schnurrhaare und Nase mit wasserfestem Eyeliner aufgemalt.



dress: Evans, ca. 2006
tights: Fibrotex – Schwarz mit weissen Ringeln
heels: TUK, ca. 2015
cat: a pillow from my mum
tail: diy with a bit of marabou trim, the bow is actually a shoeclip
ears: no name
french maid set (apron, cuffs, collar): eBay, ca. 2009/ 2010

 

Back again in Pink Polka-Dots

Miss Kittenheel is back online! A few mishaps and then my blog was gone for a week. But there was also an opportunity in that involuntary break. I had a good thought to remind myself why I do this and what I want.
Miss Kittenheel ist wieder da! Durch die Kombination ein paar unglücklicher Faktoren war mein Blog eine Woche offline. Aber die unfreiwillige Pause hatte auch ihr gutes. Ich habe die Tage genutzt um in mich zu gehen und mir zu überlegen warum ich das alles mache und was ich will.

That looks a bit different to when I first started. Back when I started my blog I had exalted ideas. Of many cooperations. Glittering events. Life like so often turned out differently. I pouted a bit for a while. But not anymore. I made a few cooperations. Some were great fun. A few not so much. However all were educational.
Das sieht mittlerweile etwas anders aus als ich mir das am Anfang vorgestellt hatte. Als ich mit dem Blog angefangen hatte, hatte ich überzogene Vorstellungen. Von ganz vielen Kooperationen. Schillernden Veranstaltungen. Aber das Leben ist oft anders. Ich habe ein wenig geschmollt. Nicht mehr. Ich habe ein paar Kooperationen gemacht. Einige waren toll. Andere nicht so sehr. Gelernt habe ich immer was.

And yes, I have been to some really cool events and places too, because of my blog. I met quite a few fascinating people through blogging and some where I was baffled why they were successful. Don’t give me that diligence crap. with some I struggled  to tell them apart. That is also due to me being a bit of an analphabet when it comes to facial recognition.
Und ja, ich durfte zu einigen tollen Events und Orten wegen des Blogs. Ich habe viele fazinierende oder spannende Menschen durch das Bloggen kennengelernt. Bei manchen habe ich mich gewundert warum sie so erfolgreich waren (oder sind). Das hat nicht immer was mit Fleiss und Einsatz zu tun. Bei manchen hatte ich Probleme sie auseinander zu halten. Das liegt aber auch daran, dass ich ein ziemlicher Gesichtsanalphabet bin und die gleichen Leute öfters kennenlernen kann.

But basically that is not what keeps my blog going. It is the fun, the indulgence and also the responses I get. Sure there are not a lot of comments as they were „before“ on most blogs. But it is the personal feedback that motivates me way more that the fullest goodie bag. It feels ace when you know you are responsible that someone bought and wore her first dress in twenty years.
Aber wenn ich ehrlich bin, dass ist nicht warum ich mit meinem Blog weiter mache. Es macht Spass, ist etwas was mir gut tut und ja, ich mag die Bestätigung.  Es wird auf den meisten Blogs nicht mehr so viel kommentiert wie „früher“. Aber das persönliche Feedback ist trotzdem grossartig und motiviert mich mehr als die prallste Goodie Bag. Es fühlt sich toll an wenn man gesagt bekommt, dass man dafür verantwortlich ist, das sich jemand nach knapp 20 Jahren das erste Kleid kauft, anzieht und sich darin wohl fühlt.

I love it to have a save place where I make all the decisions. Be that styling or design issues, time management, cooperations either with firms or fellow bloggers.  I neither have that freedom in my job as a landscape architect nor in politics.
Ich liebe diesen Ort an dem ich alle Entscheidungen fälle. Egal ob styling oder design, Zeitplanung, Kooperationen mit Firmen oder anderen Bloggern. Diese Freiheit habe ich weder in meinem Job in der Landschaftsarchitektur oder in der Politik. 
 

So the fun will continue!
Der Spass geht also weiter!

This outfit sums me up pretty well. It is quite typical. We got a dress, some basics and some fun things. The basics are the sturdy brogues, the tights, the cropped denim jacket, the black chiffon pussy bow blouse, the beret and the mini messenger bag. The dress is a part of the fun things together with the cat umbrella.
Dieses Outfit ist recht typisch für mich. Da ist ein Kleid, einige Basics und Dinge, die Spass machen. Die Basics sind die Hochfrontpumps, the blickdichte Strumpfhose, die selbstgekürzte Jeansjacke, die schwarze Chiffon-Schluppenbluse, die Baskenmütze und die kleine Umhängetasche. Das Kleid gehört zu den Dingen, die Spass machen – zusammen mit dem Katzenschirm.
dress: Tabby in Pink Polka Dots by LindyBop, 2016
jacket: self cropped by H+M, 2016
tights + bag: C&A
shoes: Deichmann, ca. 2014
umbrella: Kitty-Cat translucent dome via TopVintage, 2016

On the Go: Cat Dress No.3 – Cat’s News

Ok, I admit it – I had this for a while and as the leaves are turning (and falling) and the ones in the background are squeaky green, these pics were not taken recently. But sometimes life happens and it would have been very bad timing to post them when they were shot. Anyway – I have shown the pink swing kitty dress from Voodoo Vixen, aka cat dress No.1 here and the Mews-eum Collector cat dress by Modcloth a bit later (which is back in stock!). This showstopper will probably my last cat dress for a while. Still, I love them all. The scoop neck isn’t really my favourite and the dress is quite expensive when you look at the tailoring. But it washes well, the pockets are a plus, too. And I frequently wear all my cat dresses, too. Even in the office. Yep!

Miss Kittenheel vintage plus size style cat newspaper dress modcloth
mix and match patterns – and yes, you can even read the articles!
Miss Kittenheel vintage plus size style cat newspaper dress modcloth

I do love my brooches – especially kitsch ones! another eBay find.
Miss Kittenheel vintage plus size style cat newspaper dress modcloth

the parent’s cat is colour coordinated 😉
the parent's cat

Miss Kittenheel vintage plus size style cat newspaper dress modcloth

dress: Start Spreading the Mews, Modcloth
shirt:  Neckermann (ehm, 2009?)
cropped denim jacket: Studio Untold
bag and scarf: Primark
cat brooch: vintage
tights: M+S, similar here from Fibrotex, hold-ups only 

Tuesday = Shoesday: Hello Kittens!

Recently came across a concept I really liked – tuesdays are shoes days!  So here we go – so many shoes, so little time – meet my kittten flats. You might know their swisher sisters: my foxy heels. The flat ones are really comfy. Think padded soles. And they are dead cute. Like so many T.U.K. Shoes. I think they try to look a little bit too innocent or inconspicuous. I found mine on Amazon. You might want to check these.

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Miss Kitty-Cat

Guess I am a crazy cat lady in the making. Though currently I don’t quite see a feine sharing lodgings with me. Sure there are cats that don’t need constant human entertainment. But even the more individual ones prefer their human to be more often at home than just a mere four hours a day, at least awake. But it would be so nice to come home to a purring house (or rather flat) mate.

So for now I’ll just do the dresses and other cat accessories. This is cat dress number one. It is pink and has a quirky 1950s atomic pattern. A black kitten on a pink base. Slightly satinated cotton and a lovely circle skirt.

I saw it first on Becky’s Facebook page from  Does My Blog make me look fat? and thought – „wow, this is fab!“. Hesitated a bit and then my size was sold out. Bugger. But there is always ebay. And I got it from an American seller. Four weeks and a trip to my local customs office later, it was there. I like it quite a bit.

Most days I even wear it with my pale blue petticoat. To be fair, petticoats are overrated on hot summer days. But in winter the extra tulle layers add not just sone ooomph to the skirt but also extra warmth to the legs.It is a dress that works lovely in all seasons. And something I love about the place I work now, have even worn it to the office!

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dress: Kitty by VoodooVixen, also at SimplyBe
cardigan: Cream of the Crop, Modcloth
beret + scarf: Primark
shoes: no name
brooch: vintage
gloves: Dents (sold out)

On the Go: Shiny new Dresses

Just trying on a few new things. Full posts to follow soon with better pics!

On the go: the skull and bones skirt is for my new pirate costume for carnival, the pink kitty dress is finally here and the floral brocade dress channels Joanne holloway from mad men. Gorgeous dress for a date. Now I just need a date ^^

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