They say you get a chance when you’re not thinking about it. This is what I experienced at the great festival of the black scene in Leipzig, the Wave Gotik Treffen. It happened that I met my favorite mead salesman (I have been going to a booth on the Moritzbastei for years) on the way from one festival location to the next in the tram. Without knowing that I like to make hats, he told me that he really needed a big hat, but didn’t know where to find something special. Since I had just been practicing on a small piece for a theatrical fashion show, I offered to build him his very own individual hat. We met again later in the Sixtina, an Absintheria in citycentre of Leipzig, to discuss all the details. I went straight to work! Continue reading Set sail!
Anticipation is the most – well, you know.
This year I’ve been looking forward to seeing Pentecost finally approaching and the Wave Gothic meeting begins. I had plenty of time to think about my style this year and to put my ideas into practice. For the “Jübiläums-Festival”, the WGT went over the stages of the city of Leipzig for the 25th time in 2016, the costume was to be particularly elaborate. So I was looking forward to our overnight guests from Bamberg and Wittenberg. Of course, we were all very curious to see what the event schedule would look like. So the five-day black party could almost begin! Continue reading Wave Gothic Festival 2016
I organized a vintage shooting with my team from the Ballroom for the second time. This time we moved into the Old Trading School in the Gießerstraße in Leipzig. In the process, again great pictures of my headdress and my hats were created. But read and see for yourself! Continue reading Vintage shooting at the Old Trading School in Leipzig
You know it too: Newsletter newsletters via newsletter spill into your inbox and spam folder day and night. But sometimes there is something useful. My mails contained an advertisement for Creative World 2016, the world’s largest creative trade fair in Frankfurt am Main. This one had a special category:”Hatmaker”. Any kind of hat could be sent in. As it is, the deadline was only 14 days left. For me this meant: Let’s go, hurry up! Continue reading Faunauges bridal fascinator at Creative World 2016
I have been working with the lovable and creative Julia Seyfarth since 2017. We have only known each other for a short time, but we soon realized that we have a very positive influence on each other’s work. I was monochrome for a long time, black and white, at most a few colored details. But Julia’s influence and her vintage fashion in bright colours inspired me to create new, radiant creations. Exciting fascinators were created, for which I learned traditional fabric folding techniques and adapted them for myself. Julia supplied me with her fabric blends and I made perfectly fitting headdress.Continue reading Vintage inspired photos with Julia Seyfarth Fashion Design
The global slow fashion movement is an important part of raising awareness for a fairer treatment of workers who make garments for the whole world. The working conditions under which the majority of consumers work are often unaware or are deliberately ignored. However, more and more consumers are publicly appearing to reverse the imbalance. The producers are given a face, no longer appear in masses whose needs are not heard.Continue reading Who made my clothes? I made your hat!
Faunauge was invited by Christian Born to decorate his bridal hairstyles for beautiful pictures with beautiful ribbons, flowers and pearls. The atmosphere was relaxed, the models Anna and Julia as well as Anna and Victoria were made up and dressed in peace and harmony. I also learned a lot from watching! Until it was my turn to refine the beautiful dresses and hairstyles with my hair wreaths, we were allowed to grab at Christian’s prepared delicacies to my heart’s content. Thanks for that! Continue reading Behind the scenes of our bridal photo shooting in spring 2017
Although my background in designing jewelry for Faunauge often comes from the black scene, the most important part of my personality is theatre. I have worked a lot on and behind the stage and know what is important when an actor or actress uses a costume part. I love the sensitive work with actors. In this blog post I give some insight into my previous work for theatre and film. I was allowed to rework a huge collection of unsightly hats from a theatre fundus, build funny bumblebee wings or even run the entire costume for a Christmas fairy tale production. Continue reading Faunauge for theatre and film
One of the last private summer holidays led us to the beautiful south of England. The omnipresence of the British royal house, the breathtaking landscape and architecture, as well as a surprising find in a small alley at the end of the journey made the trip very worthwhile for Faunauge. Continue reading Faunauge in South of England
List of materials used
Faunauge uses all possible and impossible materials. For example, wires of different colours and thicknesses, glass, wax, wooden and metal beads, cabochons, semi-precious stones, silver shapes, metal and plastic sequins, satin and organza ribbons, ribbed ribbons, felt variants, jersey, cotton, silk, satin, jeans, lace, tulle, lacquer, leather, faux fur, paper, nylon, platinum-plated finishes. So there are no limits to your wishes. Unfortunately, not all materials can be in stock, but we will do everything we can to ensure that they are available. Nevertheless, the higher the quality of the material, the more exclusive the production process. But it is also true: not the most expensive material makes the exciting design! Read also the article Upcycling – Faunauge and sustainability.
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