A VINTAGE GARDEN PARTY

Car full of flowers via Passion and obsession blog
flower arrangement for garden party via Passion and Obsession blog
Last weekend I had a garden party for my vintage enthusiastic friends. I always wanted to throw a summer garden party & mix it with a vintage event. It all started a day before the party, with collecting flowers for a summer decoration, I arranged dill & wild flowers from a field nearby. My car was full of flowers and bugs, but it was worth it! The garden was filled with such a nice smell coming from all the flowers & the dill! My friends and I had a great time, I had a chance to see everyone before my long summer vacation. Next to my vintage treasures I had a chance to display my illustrations, that I had blown up to decorate some of my vintage purses. What do you think of such a way of displaying bags? For everyone, who missed the event, there is going to be another one! I hope, real soon!
Fashion illustration by Stilzitat via Passion and Obsession blog
Summer garden Party
POP UP PARTY
POP UP PARTY

LAST WEEK ON: INSTAGRAM

Stilzitat Instagram via Passion and Obsession blog
Stilzitat Instagram via Passion and Obsession blog
Stilzitat Instagram via Passion and Obsession blog
This last week was very eventful, I’ve been to lots of places & on many photo safaris! Amsterdam, Dortmund, Hamburg. I loved it & am little behind editing all the pictures, so here is a little glimpse of Dortmund’s industrial culture & Hamburg’s fine looks…. The looks of Amsterdam you can see here & here.

DIY: RIBBON FOR MY ANTLERS

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DIY RIBBON HANGERS via Passion and Obsession Blog
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YEARS AGO I FOUND ANTIQUE LITTLE ANTLERS & WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT THEM, IS THE DARK ROUND ANTIQUE BOARD THEY ARE FIXED TO. THOUGH I AM A BIG FAN OF ANTLERS {I THINK THEY ONLY LOOK GOOD IN SMALL DOSES} THEY HAD TO WAIT TILL YESTERDAY WHEN I WAS STYLING MY STUDIO. WELL, THE ANTIQUE METAL HANGER BROKE, SO I HAD TO THINK OF NEW WAYS OF ATTACHING IT TO THE WALL. MY PRECIOUS BUTTERFLY INSPIRED ME TO PUT RIBBONS TO MY SMALL LITTLE DEER HEAD. ET VOILĂ€ – NOW THEY MATCH MY MOOD BOARD & CROWN MY DRAWING & PAINTING PLACE.

MAKING OF: DIY PHOTO BACKGROUND

I LAUNCHED MY ONLINE SHOP STILZITAT IN 2011. THERE IS NOT ENOUGH NATURAL LIGHT IN MY STUDIO, SO I WORKED WITH ARTIFICIAL LIGHTS FROM THE BEGINNING. TO GET A HOMOGENEOUS LOOK FOR MY ONLINE STORE, I STARTED PLACING MY PRODUCTS IN FRONT OF A BLACK BACKGROUND. MY KNOWLEDGE OF PHOTOGRAPHY WAS LIMITED & I JUST DIDN’T KNOW BETTER. NOW IT’S 2013 & I’VE LEARNED A LOT MORE ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY {ESPECIALLY ABOUT MANUAL WHITE BALANCE}. I DIDN’T CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT THE DARK BACKGROUND UNTIL I READ THIS MAYA ANGELOU QUOTE: ‘WHEN YOU KNOW BETTER YOU DO BETTER’ SHE WAS RIGHT! – I THOUGHT! I ALWAYS WANTED TO HAVE A BRIGHT & CLEAR LOOK FOR MY STORE. SO IT TOOK ME ABOUT 3 TO 4 WEEKS TO CHANGE THE BLACK BACKGROUND INTO A WHITE ONE. BUT STILL, I WASN’T SATISFIED! WHITE PRODUCTS IN FRONT OF A WHITE BACKGROUND? REALLY? FAIL! SO I WENT ON EXPERIMENTING & HAVE FINALLY FOUND SOMETHING I LIKE A LOT: A BRIGHT, EXPRESSIVE WATERCOLOR LOOK FOR MY BACKGROUNDS! IT LOOKS ELEGANT & SOPHISTICATED, NOT TOO GIRLY & CORNY AT ALL! IT MAY LOOK LIKE IT IS WATERCOLOR, BUT I’VE CHEATED. I USED ACRYLICS WITH LOOOOTS OF WATER TO GET THIS EFFECT… SOOO, HOW DO YOU LIKE IT? THIS HERE SHOWS YOU HOW IT ALL WENT DOWN:
Stilzitat Online Shop Background DIY via Passion and Obsession Blog
Stilzitat Online Shop Background DIY via Passion and Obsession Blog
Stilzitat Online Shop Background DIY via Passion and Obsession Blog
Stilzitat Online Shop Background DIY via Passion and Obsession Blog
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Watercolor Stilzitat Online Shop Background DIY via Passion and Obsession Blog
Watercolor Clouds Stilzitat Online Shop Background DIY via Passion and Obsession Blog
Watercolor  Stilzitat Online Shop Background DIY via Passion and Obsession Blog
Watercolor  Stilzitat Online Shop Background DIY via Passion and Obsession Blog
Watercolor Stilzitat Online Shop Background DIY via Passion and Obsession Blog

THE PERFECT WEDDING GIFT: DIY SEPIA FRAMES

VINTAGE ANCESTRAL PORTRAIT GALLERY DIY VIA PASSION AND OBSESSION BLOG
VINTAGE ANCESTRAL PORTRAIT GALLERY DIY VIA PASSION AND OBSESSION BLOG
VINTAGE ANCESTRAL PORTRAIT GALLERY DIY VIA PASSION AND OBSESSION BLOG
VINTAGE ANCESTRAL PORTRAIT GALLERY DIY VIA PASSION AND OBSESSION BLOG
VINTAGE ANCESTRAL PORTRAIT GALLERY DIY VIA PASSION AND OBSESSION BLOG
LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT WEDDING GIFT? THE BRIDE & GROOM WILL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO RECEIVE THEIR ANCESTRAL PORTRAIT GALLERY! GO AHEAD & COLLECT ALL VINTAGE BOTTLES YOU CAN FIND: YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE, THAT THE HOLE IS BIG ENOUGH TO SQUEEZE IN THE PICTURE. IT LOOKS THE BEST, WHEN YOU GET DIFFERENT SHAPES AND SIZES! … AND WHEN YOU’RE DONE: ET VOILĂ€ – YOU EVEN GET A NATURAL VINTAGE SEPIA FILTER!