They say you get a chance when you’re not thinking about it. That’s what happened to me once at the great festival of the black scene in Leipzig, the Wave Gotik Treffen. As it happened, I met my favourite mead seller (my favourite place to go for years has been a stall at the Moritzbastei) on the way from one festival location to the next on the tram. Without knowing that I make hats, he told me he needed a big ship’s hat but didn’t know where to find something special like that. I offered to make him his very own custom ship’s hat. We met again later at the Sixtina, an absintheria in Leipzig’s city centre, to discuss all the details. I immediately set to work!Continue reading A ship as a hat: 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
The global slow fashion movement is an important part of raising awareness about sustainability and fairer treatment of the workers who make the world’s clothes. The majority of consumers are often unaware of the working conditions under which garments are made or deliberately ignore them. But more and more consumers are speaking out publicly to reverse the disparity. The producers are getting a face, no longer appearing in a mass whose needs are not heard.Continue reading Who made my clothes? I made your hat! – About sustainability in fashion
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
At Faunauge, all possible and impossible materials are used. This way I can fulfil the most unusual wishes. In this article you can read about the materials I use, the jewellery I create and the care tips you should follow.Continue reading Material for headdresses and appropriate care tips
Individual pieces of jewellery for individual wearers. According to this motto, I would love to create your headpiece or whatever piece you adore to support your special occasion. I make new pieces for my customers by following my Faunauge style. Please use the contact form to send me your individual request. We will talk about basic styles and details in conversations and via email. Detailed formulations are essential to a successful production. I consider colours and cut of the customers dress as well as her or his personality. As recently as all questions have been answered, I start creating the piece and the order is official. I send photos of the creation process to be sure the piece I develop is to the customer’s liking.
If you already like one of my piecces in the shop but would like to order another colour or fastener, you can send me an email and tell me your request. So I can create a similar piece that really agrees your taste.
The art of folding fabric into flowers has long been a tradition in Japan. Learn more about this art, called Kanzashi, and what it means to Faunauge.Continue reading Japanese Fabric Flowers – Kanzashi
The dark scene has been part of Faunauge’s life since 2003. Since then, my personal gothic style has evolved many steps. In the following article you will learn a lot about my style developments since my first steps in the realm of the aftershadows.Continue reading Faunauge’s Gothic Style
Once upon a time….
… there was a little girl. This little girl lived in a flourishing city that wore a little more black than the rest of the year. The girl was always excited at that time, namely at Whitsuntide, because her big brother brought much of the black color home to fly out at night, transformed. As the girl grew up, she had to take on a great responsibility from one day to the next. Suddenly his brother had no company for the wanderings in the twilight. And so it happened that the little girl found herself in the beautiful black tulle skirt and velvety red bodice, which had been given to him by a magic fairy, and spread the black wings with his brother and disappeared into the Pentecost nights. Continue reading Wave Gotik Treffen – Black Celebration
The awareness of upcycling and sustainability within our consumer society is steadily increasing. After large factories have been collecting material for decades in order to reprocess it, a similar process is making its way into domestic households. If an old object no longer finds a use in its original purpose, it is changed and upgraded. Upcycling, a movement that is certainly familiar to every tinkerer:in. Faunauge also makes use of this trend and exploits the advantages it brings with it.Continue reading Upcycling – Faunauge and sustainability