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
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!
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
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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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.
What is Kanzashi?
Roughly speaking, Kanzashi means the traditional headdress of Japanese geishas and maikos. Originally it consisted of a decorated bar of hair that was put into the hairstyle and was also used for defensive purposes. In the course of time, the shapes became more varied. The history of Kanzashi as such is said to have started 3000 years ago. In the Edo period (1603-1867) the form of the Edo Tsumami Kanzashi is said to have been created, as it is also known today. The application of folded flowers gives the Kanzashi the nickname Tsumami. The traditional hairstyles wear flower decorations adapted to the season. Each month is assigned a special type of flower. Plum blossoms stand for example for February, cherry blossoms (Japanese: sakura) for April and blue rainforests for May. Continue reading Japanese fabric flowers – Kanzashi
Faunauge’s Style changes
I started out of necessity with a costume for a school theater performance in which I played a vampire. It consisted of a black velvet skirt, a self sewn red velvet bodice and a completely slanting velvet cloak. Well, since I didn’t need an outfit in no time at all, because I was asked a few days before my first WGT to come along, this station wagon had to be enough. For next year I could prepare myself longer. Then a real satin corsage and a cute lace top with many buttons were added. 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 constantly increasing. After large factories have been collecting material for decades to reprocess it, a similar process is making its way into domestic households. If an old item is no longer used for its original purpose, it is changed and upgraded. Upcycling, a movement that is certainly familiar to every inventor. Faunauge also makes use of this trend and uses the advantages it brings with it. Translated with www.DeepL.com/TranslatorContinue reading Upcycling – Faunauge on sustainability