From Russia with Love
Mr Zissou and I weren’t planning on doing gifts this Valentine’s Day but when I saw this little figurine of a couple riding on a wolf, at a car-boot sale, I thought it would make a sweet present:
Valentine’s Day gift: Russian Gzhel porcelain figurine
I did a bit of research about it online and found this very helpful post which explains that the figurine is an example of traditional blue and white Russian porcelain called Gzhel.
Gzhel porcelain figurine and framed Genevieve Gauckler coaster
Gzhel pottey was often inspired by Russian folk tales and this one depicts the story of Prince Ivan and the Grey Wolf. The magical story is about Ivan’s quest for the Firebird who stole a golden apple from the king. The wolf is at the center of the story as initially it eats Ivan’s horse, but becomes a good-guy by shape-shifting and helping him perform a number of tasks, and later bringing Ivan’s sliced-up body back to life so he can rescue Helen the Beautiful and live happily ever after with her.
I got this idea for “fried eggs” made from white chocolate, pretzels and M&Ms on Pinterest. I have way more DIY projects on there than I’ll ever be able to do so I thought I’d start by making these for Valentine’s Day because Mr Zissou is crazy about breakfast and particularly eggs, because deep down he believes they give him special powers.
Dress: Fever London
Alice band: Sunshine and Carousels
Since I love theme dressing I teamed this very red dress with a few heart-accessories and matching lipstick.
The polar bear brooch is by Trinket at Neighbourgoods Market in South Africa.
Earrings: Primark (?)
This dress is great for swooshing around in.