Haute couture – what the dream is about

There is something so gently awakening in my heart just by mentioning “haute couture”. The fashion because of the fashion itself is the purest form of it – and, somewhat, became my dream. The very first thought I will have on my mind is Dior – as the French origin of the surname combines Dieu (it stands for God) and or (it stands for gold) – and the golden decade of his creativity. I am ever so inspired just by looking at such beautiful forms, and what I love the most is the consistent process of making it real. It beginns with a simple idea (the idea of a dress). The idea is being shown by the drawn lines (illustration). It goes to to the fields of matematics for its specification (pattern making), takes the advantage of the technology for its construction (being sewn) and, by using the uniquess of the handicraft, becomes purified (the final touch). Depending on the idea, that could take the hundreds of hours – but how to show the appreciation towards the knowledge and the time it takes but being taken by its beauty?

In this chapter I will present the bridal piece I recently created – oh, haute couture was never closer to me!

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Dark chocolate medallions

Which ingredients to use? 180 g petit beurre biscuits, 150 g mixed nuts, 100 g dark chocolate, 2 tbs coconut oil, 2 tbs maple syrup, 2 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder, 4 tbs soya milk & 2 tbs cream flour. To decorate: ground almonds & ground sugar.

Discover the similar recipe: The almond cushions!

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Blueberry chocolate cake

What ingredients to use? 4 eggs, 220 g caster sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, ½ tsp salt, 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, 100 g dark chocolate, 1 dcl olive oil, 1oo g cream flour, ½ tsp baking powder & 125 g blueberries (1 pack).

To decorate: 125 g raspberries (1 pack), icing sugar to sprinkle.

This recipe is very alike two recipes I already have on my blog. If searching for an inspiration, check them out: Delicious chocolate cubes & chocolate-raspberry cake!

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Testing my camera and lens

My camera took me to the wonderful places – I do not even know where I have been in the research for inspiration. My phone counted 30 000 steps in two days. A month ago I bought Canon EOS 80D and recently joined it with my profoundly chosen lens, Sigma 18-35 mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art. This chapter is mostly concentrated on the very first photographs I took with that combination.

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