www.mossmarchen.com fashion for forest princesses and fairy tale witches

If you can make it to the Baltimore, MD area this August, please come to The Secret Rose Boudoir, a fancy tea party I’m hosting for fashion enthusiasts of all styles! Please see the Facebook event page for more details ♥

The Moss Märchen Etsy shop is finally back and open for business! Please take a look if you want to pick up some of my handmade accessories. I have Rose Bow Cravats, Pearl Rosary necklaces, Tiny Flower wreaths, and many other things for sale ♥

More favorite items like the Royal Pearl belts will be available soon, along with a new series of Floral Bouquet corsages and many new designs!

This outfit features three Moss Märchen accessories: Mary’s Key necklace, Rose Bow tulle cravat, and Floral Bouquet corsage (featuring new printed logo ribbon) ♥ If you’ll be at Katsucon this weekend, you can find all these accessories and more for sale at table G03 in the artist alley. Please stop by to say hello!

dress: Mary Magdalene
parasol: Baby the Stars Shine Bright
blouse: vintage
rose bow cravat, necklace, floral bouquet corsage: Moss Märchen

overdress: Juliette et Justine
underdress, rose bow: Victorian Maiden
bonnet: handmade
pearl rosary necklace: Moss Märchen

jacket, rosary, bag, hat: Alice and the Pirates
dress: Innocent World
blouse: vintage
rose bow cravat: Moss Märchen

I’m almost ready for Katsucon next week, where I’ll be selling Moss Märchen accessories at table G03 in the artist alley! The rose bow cravat featured in this coordinate is just one of the new designs I have for sale, so please visit my table to see more or just stop by to say hello ♥

dress, necklace: Innocent World
bolero: Juliette et Justine
parasol: MAM
rose bow: Victorian Maiden
coffin bag: Classical Puppets

”The king commanded the most skilled maidens in his kingdom to weave the three dresses, one as golden as the sun, one as silver as the moon, and one that glistened like the stars. And his huntsmen had to capture all the animals in his entire kingdom and take a piece of skin from each one. From these a cloak of a thousand kinds of fur was made.

Finally, when everything was finished, the king had the cloak brought to him. Spreading it out, he said, ‘Tomorrow is our wedding day.’

When the king’s daughter saw that there was no more hope to change her father’s mind, she made the decision to run away. During the night, while everyone was asleep, she got up and took three things from among her valuables: a golden ring, a little golden spinning wheel, and a little golden reel. She put the three dresses from the sun, moon, and stars into a nutshell, put on the cloak of all kinds of fur, and blackened her hands and face with soot. Then surrendering herself to God, she set forth. She walked the entire night until she came to a great forest. Being tired, she sat down in a hollow tree and fell asleep.”

— excerpt from “All-Kinds-of-Fur” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

dress: Juliette et Justine
skirt: Black Peace Now
parasol: Baby the Stars Shine Bright
fur: vintage
pearl rosary necklace: Moss Märchen

"The huntsmen climbed the tree and fetched the maiden down and led her before the king. The king asked, ‘Who are you? What were you doing in the tree?’ But she did not answer. He put the question in every language that he knew, but she remained as mute as a fish.

As she was so beautiful, the king’s heart was touched, and he was smitten with a great love for her. He put his mantle on her, took her before him on his horse, and carried her to his castle. Then he caused her to be dressed in rich garments, and she shone in her beauty like bright daylight, but no word could be drawn from her. He placed her by his side at table, and her modest bearing and courtesy pleased him so much that he said, ‘She is the one whom I wish to marry, and no other woman in the world.’”

— excerpt from “The Six Swans” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

dress: Victorian Maiden
lace jacket, fur: vintage
rose corsage: Pink House
fringed rose clip: Perianth
shoes: Poetic Licence

"When he had crossed the water, he found the entrance to hell. It was black and sooty within, and the devil was not at home, but his grandmother was sitting in a large armchair. ‘What do you want?’ said asked of him, but she did not look so very wicked.

'I should like to have three golden hairs from the devil's head,' he, 'or else I cannot keep my wife.'

'That is a good deal to ask for;' said she. 'if the devil comes home and finds you, it will cost you your life. But as I pity you, I will see if I cannot help you.'

She changed him into an ant and said, ‘Creep into the folds of my dress, you will be safe there.’”

— excerpt from “The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

dress: Juliette et Justine
underskirt: Victorian Maiden
bag: h.Naoto GRAMM
corset, shawl: vintage
spider bow: Moss Märchen
rosette: Moss Badger

"The maiden fetched the magic wand, and she took the dead girl’s head and dropped three drops of blood on the ground, one in front of the bed, one in the kitchen, and one on the stairs. Then she hurried away with her lover.

When the old witch got up next morning, she called her daughter, and wanted to give her the apron, but she did not come. Then the witch cried: ‘Where are you?’ ‘Here, on the stairs, I am sweeping,’ answered the first drop of blood. The old woman went out, but saw no one on the stairs, and cried again: ‘Where are you?’ ‘Here in the kitchen, I am warming myself,’ cried the second drop of blood. She went into the kitchen, but found no one. Then she cried again: ‘Where are you?’ ‘Ah, here in the bed, I am sleeping,’ cried the third drop of blood.”

— excerpt from “Sweetheart Roland” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

coat: Metamorphose
dress: h.Naoto GRAMM
skirt: Victorian Maiden
bag: bio-politics 
hat: vintage
necklace: Moss Märchen 

I’ve been calling this bag the “Insidious” bag because the hand shape in black and red reminds me of that movie