Saturday, January 21, 2012

EGL Wardrobe Post

Hello everyone. This month's EGL theme is wardrobe posts and I decided to make one this year. It's small, but cute. That should explain why my blog isn't filled with outfit posts ^_^ ; Anyways, I hope you like my room and wardrobe and I would love to see anyone's as well ♥ I absolutely love looking at rooms and wardrobes for some reason. Probably because I'm always looking for ideas for myself hehe...

Edit: due to bandwidth issues, photos are avaliable here

Unusual Brand Item #9

This edition's unusual brand item comes from the gorgeous jewelry and Victorian inspired item brand Schwarz Schmetterling. This item isn't a clothing piece, but was listed under their "art" category. And by art, I do mean "art". Why? because it's a finger in a jar. 

 Yup, that's right. But wait, they're more
It's removable! Just what I wanted!

This is quite strange to find from a strictly classic brand. I wouldn't even expect this from Moitie! This lovely little appendage (porcelain, I hope) can be yours for the reasonable price tag of 8,000 yen, or $103.92. Wut?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

January Lifestyle Ideas

Happy New Year everyone! I apologize for almost forgetting about my monthly posts, but here they are ♫ Also, please excuse all of the tutorial tips, I've been rather obsessed with Pinterest lately ^_^;
  • Experiment with colors like creams, cool pinks, ice blues and beiges if you never have before.
  • Try this yummy lavender shortbread cookie recipe
  • Have a half-used eyeshadow you don't want to throw out but never use? Turn it into matte nail polish
  • Already experiencing warm weather? Try these shorts for a casual look. Accent with lace or pastel accents for a more pop-kei look  
  • I'm not sure if this counts as a tip, but Innocent World is having their new years sale!  I don't think I'm going to be able to resist u__u
  • Many Japanese girls have little pouches for just about every electronic or collection of pens, candies or make up supplies they one. They not only keep everything organized, but also protect your items from marks and scratches ~
  • Puffy eyes or dark under-eye circles? Michelle Phan has a new video using frozen cucumber pads
  • Fabric stickers are a cute way to dress up a planner, phone, photo frame, flower pot or anything else for that matter! 
  • There is an interesting video series featuring Misako Aoki & Kaya (who I'm not familiar with, but I think is a performer/brolita?) via Kawaii Girl Japan 
  • Want luscious pastel locks without a wig or bleach? Try dying (which may include a bit of bleaching) the tips of your hair. That way you can test out the color, let it grow out and cut it off if you don't like it and add a bit of pop to your outfit without damaging your hair nearly as much or waiting years for it to grow out again!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Christmas and New Years Update/Haul

Hi again everyone! hopefully you haven't forgotten about me u__u
My winter "break" has been so busy!
I'd like to start off by saying how thankful I am the holidays are over.
(I have more fun after the holidays during break than during them, too stressful and too many dishes)!

I'd like to show you some of my favorite things I got/bought/picked out for myself for Christmas ♪

Not exactly a Christmas gift, but something adorable I bought ♥ I put my keys in here so they're easy to find in my purse.

My new "everyday" bag ♫


Candy Sugar ribbon + free candy c:
DSLR camera strap from Etsy

Strap for my Instax camera


Photo albums for my Japan photos and Instax photos

Inside! (The left one is full now)
Small letter organizer and scrap book from Omoi Zakka

Cath Kidston mug and Calico Critter mouse family ♥

A crop shirt from Cotton On to go over my maxi dress c:

Bad photo of a very cute peter pan collar dress from Cotton On

Collar of a cute sailor sweatshirt from Forever 21

Lace headband and polka dot usakimi from Claire's

They had a buy 1 get one half off on hair accessories

Little did i know the brooch/pin/hair thing was actually on clearance for $2 from $12!

Wonderful fawn jacket from my boyfriend ♥♥♥ (From Forever 21)
In addition to Christmas activities, I also volunteered and participated in a Japanese street fashion show at my local Anime convention. 
Everything is vintage, off-brand and handmade
I made a Fur Fur inspired hair piece for my outfit

Photo by Keith Goode

I represented a (slightly couture) style of Mori girl during the fashion show and wore Lolita while I wasn't on Duty. Sadly I don't think I got any photos of those coords, but they aren't that different from anything I've worn before. I was surprised to see the amount of Lolitas there! Most of them ended up being in the fashion show too ^_^ I did spot a fair number of girls in Bodyline coords too. Speaking of that, the ATX Lolitas also hosted a Lolita 101 panel, which went spectacularly! The lovely Virginia (first row in the blue VM dress) provided wonderful handmade prizes for the audience ♫

More info, photos and possibly a video of the panel can be found here.

I saw some great cosplay too! I really loved this girl's original outfit based off of Sentimental Circus ♪

I also helped make an impressive Jenga tower at the Maid Cafe.

Of course, I got some swag too!
Ahhh arpakasso !!!

Chi's Sweet Home, Shaymin and Tofu-kun key chains c:

I make this face quite often

And this one after a large meal

Hi there!
Tofu-kun ♥

Happy Happy Clover shitajiki. Such a cute manga!

G&LB vol 40 ♥

I may or may not buy magazines for stickers...

BTSSB will be at Anime Matsuri!!! I want to go so bad D:
Wheh! Thank you if you stayed with my through all of that! It's been a hectic two weeks c: