Montag, 15. November 2010
We have a lucky winner, chosen randomly by random.org.
Unfortunately Blogger does not number comments anymore which means I had to count down to ten (thank god I can count to ten) to find out who our winner is :)
And it is.........tadadadaaaaaaaaaaaah...CARO SONNENSCHEIN!!!
Congratulations Caro for winning a Tube Top of your choice made to your measurements!
I will contact you for details.
Didn't win? Don't worry!
We will have another GIVEAWAY SPECIAL in December!
Freitag, 12. November 2010
We just reached 300 "likes" on our Facebook Fanpage which means you finally get the promised GIVEAWAY Special! YAY!!!
:)) First of all thank you all for your support - love chattin with every single one of you on FB and being in contact with all the AC lovers
You can WIN either the WILD PISTACCHIO Tube Top OR the PRETTY PINK Tube Top, made to your measurements!
1. Leave a comment on this blog and tell me why YOU should win the Tube Top.
2. (Extra Chance) Post a link to Akasha's Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Akasha-Couture/118134103748) either on Twitter, Facebook or your Blog and leave a seperate comment with the link to your site on this blog.
Ends: This GIVEAWAY Special will end on Sunday, November 14th 12pm MET. The winner will be randomly chosen through random.org and will be announced on Monday Nov. 15th 2010
GOOD LUCK PEEPS!
Montag, 19. April 2010
Finally something new to blog about ^^
Well...last week I went to the fabric market and found lots of new fabrics :))) (Didn't expect anything else ^^) from snakeskin to cherries, strawberries and polkadots!!!
Can't wait to make some hot stuff from those gorgeous new finds ^^
ONE WEEK OF FRUSTRATION...
I also bought a pattern for a blouse ( I usually make my own patterns but refused to make blouses before so I thought I should try this new pattern) ...it took me 5 hours to make and I was (still am) sooooo disappointed!!! I was sooo frustrated that I wasn't able to sew the whole week...really :(
The puffed sleeves were toooooooo puffy and too long...it looked like a prize fighter :(
Not sure If I'll try to save it somehow...maybe shorten the sleeves..or just throw it away...not sure yet. But that's basically why I didn't sew anything new for one whole week..meeeeeeep
MOTIVATION COMES BACK...
Sooo last friday my friend told me there'll be a fashion show from a re-opened costume rental store where she'll be doing make-up. She also mentioned that they've been looking for a seamstress. So I showed up at the fashion show on sunday and I really loved it...they had costumes from all kind of ages...from Middle Ages to Baroque and 70's...
After the show I introduces myself to the owner of the store and asked if they're still looking for a seamstress and she invited me to some kind of job interview today...actually...more a meeting and getting to know each other :P
She showed me the costumes and OMG my heart was pounding soooo fast lol Seeing all those beatiful costumes and accessoires was just amazing!
I've worked for Operas and Musicals before so I know pretty much about costumes so this would be really fun to work with! Gotta show up on Thursday for probation and hope to get the "job".
I've been looking for a little part-time job for a long time and this would be just PERFECT!
I could work with historical costumes, I'm sure I'll learn alot and, of course, I can sew! which is the best part!
So...wish me luck!! ;)
(I've posted some pics of the fashion show below!!)
KITSCH UP YOUR LIFE...
On Saturday I found this huuuuuge turquoise alarm clock with a sparkling blue face!! I'll probably never use it as an alarm clock but I just had to have it!!! It was only 5,99€ so...why not, right? And it matches perfect the colorful cows I recently bought lol (see pic)
Today I got my new MOO cards in the mail! Love them, though I think the colors could be a bit brighter but apart from that they're great.
They got a little add on the edge of the cards from MOO and DaWanda since they're from a collaborating special where you get 50 MOO cards for free, you only have to pay about 4€ shipping...that's all. So, I don't really care about the little ad on the side ;)
OH YEAH...almost forgot: if you order 50 MOO cards, you can also choose up to 50 designs for your cards! So each card can be different! How cool is that??? I uploaded 3 designs only :)
THE FASHION SHOW...
(sorry for the crappy pics!!!) Some girls where running so fast it was hard to take good pics lol
I know it's called 'runway' but apparently they didn't know that they're not supposed to actually run! ^^
(Please note that I have not been involved in this fashion show in any way - the costume rental, I will hopefully be able to work for, showed pieces from their fund.)
Donnerstag, 25. März 2010
Liebe Frau DPD,
"Einfach Pakete verschicken" ist Ihr Motto, scheinbar ist das aber doch gar nicht so einfach!
Heute wollte ich Ihnen mal wieder ein paar Päckchen bringen doch schnell kam die Überraschung! Ein Gr.S Paket soll plötzlich G.M sein, und ein Gr.M Paket plötzlich Gr.L! Ich habe immer die selben Kartons, beim letzten Mal war es Gr.M und dieses Mal soll es zu gr.L gewachsen sein??? Wie kann das denn sein? Außerdem habe ich brav ausgemessen, die Maße auf der DPD Internetseite eingegeben(sogar noch cm dazugegeben!!) und die Größen wurden automatisch ausgerechnet. Kann es also sein, dass Sie einfach etwas verwirrt sind und die Größen Ihrer Paketmaße nicht mehr wissen? Anders kann ich mir das leider nicht erklären.
Jedenfalls lasse ich das nicht mit mir machen - da geh ich lieber zur Konkurrenz, der Deutschen Post.
Wenn Sie sich wieder an die richtigen Maße und Paketgrößen erinnern können, melden Sie sich doch bei mir, vielleicht bringe auch ich Ihnen dann mal wieder ein Paket oder zwei.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
Freitag, 5. März 2010
What are some of your design inspirations?
I get my inspirations mostly from the internet, I browse the Internet daily for new inspirations, also music videos and magazines inspire me alot! Basically anything colorful inspires me :P
Do you sell a lot to the US?
not too much unfortunately due to (to me) high shipping rates in Germany. Although I try to keep them as low as possible. I'd love to sell more to the US though! :)
Do you ever model your clothes?
I used to try it but didn't really feel comfortable so I prefer to have other ppl model my clothes ^^
What is the difference between a bustier and a corset?
a corset is made from lots of layers of fabric and mostly boned. If a corset it really sturdy and has good steel bones you can use it for waist reduction. a bustier is not necessarily boned and can be made from stretchy fabrics(like the lingerie bustiers) aswell as non-stretchy fabrics and is for prettiness only
Is that a pic of you in tha black bustier with the guitar?
No it's not me ^^, the model is Celina http://www.myspace.com/model_celina we shot the ROCKLESKA Mini Collection together!
Montag, 22. Februar 2010
does your shop (not etsy one) ship to the US? i'm guessing it does since it shows US dollar option but I just want to be sure.
Of course! AKASHA COUTURE SHIPS WORLDWIDE! You should see shipping rates during ordering process!In case you dont' just contact me :)
Sonntag, 21. Februar 2010
Dort gibt's ein tolles Gewinnspiel bei dem man 10x 1/4 Teelöffel (klingt im ersten Moment nicht viel, aber man brauch ja auch nicht allzuviel davon aufzutragen um ein knalliges Ergebnis zu erhalten) gewinnen kann.
Uuuuuuuui dacht ich, wo ich doch eigentlich eine Anti-Gewinnspiel Teilnehmerin bin (ich gewinn ja auch nie was...das deprimiert halt schon!) aber hier konnte ich nun einfach nicht widerstehen.
Wenn ihr auch Lust habt besucht ihren Blog auf http://theabchan.blogspot.com und macht mit! Erzhält auch eure Freunden davon!
Achja...Samstag gabs noch ein Spontan Tattoo....was heisst spontan...die Skullflower wollte ich schon lange aber kurzfristig ist ein Termin freigeworden den ich SPONTAN gefüllt habe :)
Dit ganze wird demnächst noch ancoloriert und eine ÄHNLICHE Skullflower kommt auch noch auf den anderen Arm :)
Freitag, 19. Februar 2010
where do u get ur ispirations from?
From you, honey ;)
Dienstag, 16. Februar 2010
But I'm working on all orders and two outfits for Model Celina that she's gonna wear in a music video.
I can't really tell you guys much about it...not that I don't want to...I just don't really know much about it lol
She said she needs something Lady Gaga-like so I sat together with my friend while discussing my next tattoo I took a small piece of paper and a pencil stump and just made some sketches.
Well..."some" is actually overstatet lol. I made two which I immediately fell in love with and decided not to make more sketches but show them to Celina and in case she didn't like them I thought of 10000000 reasons why to love the outfits haha
But, thank god, she also loved them ^^
So here they are!
This one is a bodysuit that I'll mak from a black glossy spandex combined with a dark blue metallix spandex. I'll add lots of black pyramide studs to it and to the hood which will probably be detachable and give it a huge bow that I'll adorn with lots and lots of peacock feathers. The bow will be detacheable aswell.
This one is a 2-piece set constisting of a halter neck top made from a black wet-look spandex with a lacing at the fron and mini-handcuffs holding the neck ties.
And the hot pants will be made from the same fabric...all in black with mini handcuffs.
I'll also make a pair of black overknee socks and she'll wear it with some suspenders.
Can't wait to be done with both outfits and see her wearing it.
We're probably have a fitting by the end of the week and I'll try to take some pics.
"Try" because I'm soooooo effing forgetable lately that I cannot promise to make some...but like I said...I'll try! ;)
Hope you like em!
hallo, ich finde deine kleidung sehr interessant hast du auch eine schneiderausbildung gemacht?
habe eine Ausbildung zur Modedesignerin gemacht - dort lernst du auch die Grundkentnisse des Schneiderns, den Rest habe ich mir selbst angeeignet. lg
Freitag, 12. Februar 2010
do you like pugs? xD
who doesn't? :P
Donnerstag, 11. Februar 2010
Ask me anything http://formspring.me/akashacouture
Dienstag, 9. Februar 2010
I just found some awesome Batman T-Shirts in a store and just had to buy some! I instantly had an idea for it...but not what I just made out of it...nuh uh. But since it's my Birthday on friday and we're going to party hard and wild (lol) I decided to make me a Batman Birthday dress...the cool thing is that over here in Germany it's currently Carneval so it's just perfect.
My friends will be dressing up as the Joker, the Riddler etc...very cool ^^
Oh yeah..I'll be making my friend the Riddler costume...can't wait to show you!!!
So remember this used to be a plain MEN's T-Shirt sizes LARGE..ugh...U.G.L.Y. And this is what I made out of it:
I actually wanted to wear it with my black satin underbust corset but I'm pretty sure the logo will partially disappear under the corset so I'll probably wear it either with the bow belt I got from Hamburg (as seen on the pic) or my black sequin belt...not sure yet. Oh yeah and I'm getting my hair dyed pink(Cerise) tomorrow so..YAAAAYYY can't wait. I don't really like going to the coiffeur. Glad when it's over ^^
Let me know what you think about the dress!
Samstag, 6. Februar 2010
Finally found all pieces for my emroidery machine I've bought AGES ago with my sewing machine but never really used it...never had time r nerves to get through the instructions ^^ but now I decided to finally use this uber-expensive-monster!!! ^^
My friend will make some nice designs for me to embroider on cool Akasha clothes so you better watch out for some hot new shit I'll make ^^
Now my apartment looks like a mess cause I couldn't find the effing installation CD...but NOW I FOUND IT!! And guess what...it was tidy...I found it with all my other CD-Roms in my shelf..ARGH... Gotta clean it all up now ^^
Donnerstag, 4. Februar 2010
AKASHA COUTURE is now offering an english Mailing List!
Just fill in your Email adress to join the official AKASHA COUTURE mailing list and get:
- Latest News and Updates!
- New items at special prices!
- Contests and Giveaways!
Please go to http://www.akasha-couture.com/vip_eng.htm and sign up to become a VIP!
Montag, 25. Januar 2010
Was just browsing Google and found this cool video Ewelina Cariati (the MUA I'Ve worked with on my last shoot) uploaded to YouTube!
1:20' shows the pics from the ROCKLESKA Photoshoot!
Watch the whole video! I love the Hello Kitty Make-Up she did! Awesome job, girl!
Sonntag, 24. Januar 2010
I usually don't talk in public about shit like that but this is really bothering me!
There's a chick on DaWanda that purchased some items from me and numerous other sellers with 3 different usernames! In my case she purchased a longsleeve and asked me to change ...almost everything...I accepted it...she never paid and never replied to any of my mails. I know from the other sellers that she purchased items and either didn't pay them or she paid with Paypal, waited for the package to arrive, then she opened a PP dispute to get her money back but didn't return the items BUT sold it via her other username on DaWanda!
Well...of course I left her negative feedback for not paying, I know some others didn't cause they were afraid to get negative feedback back...I wasn't and of course she left me a neg.
This actually wouldn't bother me at all cause I knew this was gonna happen sooner or later but she wrote shit that is NOT TRUE! Saying I didn't want to accept a return and shit..WTF? You didn't even pay! WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK YOU ARE, MISSES???
I asked DaWanda to delete her feedback cause she wrote nothing but lies...pretty sure they wont delete it and it REALLY PISSES ME OFF that me and all the other sellers sent our complains about her to DaWanda and they don't do shit about it!
Oh yeah and on one hand she's stupid cause she claimed the other 2 usernames aren't hers ..but stupid thing used the same profile picture for every account hahahaha...sure this is not you! It's just someone else with the same name, adress and profile pics...sure ;)
But on the other hand she was clever enough to purchase the item from me with her seller-username which, of course, shes hard trying to not have any neg feedback so now it looks like I'm the first one who has ever had problems with her...clever move!
You know...I love my job...I really do! I LOVE MY CUSTOMERS! I'm happy when they're happy and having so many satisfied customers is just awesome! Thats what I work for! But then...sometimes...there are people like her that are trying to get you down and that's just sad! I'm just glad this doesn't happen that often! ^^
Freitag, 22. Januar 2010
Want to win a 10€ Voucher for www.akasha-couture.com?
All you have to do is create a look like the ones I made below.
1. Create your own AKASHA look on Polyvore.com or make a collage on your computer or from magazines and scan it.
2. Use at least 1 AKASHA item or more! You may use the every AKASHA item from www.akasha-couture.com - even the ones from the Gallery! Combine them either with other AKASHA items or the ones you find on the internet or Polyvore. You may use Accessoires, Backgrounds or Make-up...anything you want!
3. Save your AKASHA LOOK and send the pic to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: January 31st 2010
The winner will receive a 10€ Voucher for the www.akasha-couture.com online shop!
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
If you have any questions feel free to contact me!
Here are some examples of how your collage could look like: