I have been pretty busy the past few months.
FanExpo Lolita: I took part in a friend's Lolita presentation and fashion show. I lent a lot of items and while it didn't turn out as I had thought it would be (measurement bloopers with people I was lending the items to) it was still an experience. Here are a few pictures and videos of it:
|Got our pictures taken with a group of Storm Troopers.|
|Participants of the Lolita Fashion Show|
A selca of Aya and I using my iPhone 4 and an additional complete outfit shot of our Hime Lolita coordinates. I look very tired because I had absolutely no sleep the day before. It's usually like this when I attend a local Lolita Meet and it's even worst when I set one up. I haven't hosted one by myself in over a year because of just how emotionally and physically draining it is.
Lolita High Tea Meet: My bestfriend, Aya, set this one up at the Windsor Arms Hotel. Definitely, an experience that was unexpected. High tea is very fancy but I found most of the food to be overly sugary for my tastes. Next time, Aya and a few friends of mine will be going to a fancy Yorkville one with macaroons. Here are a few pictures of my outfit and hers:
|Interesting angled photo from Aya's photographer friend, Shin.|
|Aya's gorgeous coordinate. The first time she's attempted Classic Lolita.|
|Beautiful chandelier above our table.|
Creations: The past few months I have been having an on-and-off relationship with my creativity. It prompted these creations to be made.
|Gyaru fur puff.|
|Hot pink Gyaru fur puff.|
Weekly Outfit Shots since September: If I feel up for it I usually try to dress my best at least ONCE a week to feel as if buying all the (expensive) clothes that I buy is somehow justified. Here are a few that I managed to take photos of.
|Danier leather jacket, H&M schoolgirl blouse, Bttsb Circus Tutu skirt that (gift from Aya), and Aldo boots (gift from SO).|
|Aldo headband, H&M ruffle vest, Anthropologie dress, UP belt, Aldo tights, and Zara boots.|
|Handmade headpiece, Pmall lace dress, XXI belt, and Aldo boots (gift from SO).|
|Handmade headpiece, H&M cardigan, Jane Marple tartan gown, UP belt, and Aldo boots.|
|XXI earrings, Zara dress, H&M leggings, and Aldo boots.|
|XXI wool hat, offbrand turtleneck, handmade necklace, offbrand skirt, Aldo belt, H&M leggings, and Aldo flats.|
NUIT BLANCHE: I actually was helping out a friend I met as a customer from work with his fashion show for the Nuit Blanche / The Art of Fashion event. I didn't take many pictures because for some reason one of his models bailed and...well...I got drafted to model one of his creations. It was fun and I loved helping him! Mark Aguliar, you are pure win. Hope we collaborate again someday.
|An interesting creation. But, the hem is uneven. By another designer.|
|Could be a wedding dress. By another designer.|
|Selca of Aya and I at Nuit Blanche after the fashion show.|
My outfit for Nuit Blanche. I was going with the Belle Epoch theme that The Art of Fashion event had going on...and there's a screenshot of the outfit I modelled for Mark Aguliar. His 'clown' costume. Had me all worried. But, it's actually reminiscent of those French porcelain dolls I had as a child.
SHOPPING / GIFTS HAUL: I make no mistake when I call myself a shopaholic. I love it and it's a bit of an addiction. Here's what I've managed to buy and photograph for the past...3-4 months.
A strange fabric I bought from work that I still have absolutely no idea what to do with and Aldo bow bag and bow flats as a belated B-day present from my little sister.
|Beautiful over-the-knee socks from Legs Beautiful in Yorkville. What can I say? I like my hose.|
|Anthropologie cardigan that reminds me of one of my favourite Japanese brands, Juliette et Justine and tights!|
Giant MOKUBA haul. They had a sale recently and I spent $126 on over 70 metres of trims. Collectively, I've spent a little over $300 on trims there in the past 3 weeks. :'( But, you'll see why I did that.
A Gunne Sax muslin dress that I found at an Ossington/Queen vintage store and a beautiful $180 dress that my SO bought for me as an early Xmas present. :)
Crochet gnome houses my mom made for me a few months ago.
iPhone 4 - Facetime! I recently moved away and I don't get to see my dog or his owner much. But since we both have iPhone 4's I have been able to see Cookie daily. Including him in training sessions with food on his face! :)
Aya's Marionette creations for Happi Kiss her Gyaru line: We both love fur even though we previously didn't and I am glad to see her able to work with upcycled fur tails with me modelling them.
HALLOWEEN: My small group of girlfriends decided to go with a theme this Halloween. French Maids. Yes, I wore this to work and my whole department dressed up! Then, after work I had a dinner party at my sister's place in which we all cooked dinner together. :) Best Halloween ever, guys!
|My co-worker, P. and I.|
|Co-workers: P., M., me, and J.|
|Cult of Kawaii!|
|Gnome Houses + Bags, Hybrid Pigs, Cactus, and Mushrooms!|
Mori Girl headpiece and Russian Nesting Doll necklace!
Mori Girl Flower Headpiece with Narural-Kei earrings made from burnt chiffon.
|Burnt chiffon necklace inspired by a paper rose necklace I saw at Anthropologie for $48 CDN.|
Dolly-Kei fur puff and Moite-inspired colored Gothic fur puff made from upcycled rabbit fur.
Gyaru, Dolly-Kei, and Mori Girl styled fur puffs and tails.
My latest creations. I revamped the first picture and the puff was inspired by Minnie Mouse.
|Mori Girl inspired bag dangles. Hanging position.|
|Laying down on my bedsheets. Beautiful, no?|
|The leftover furs that I need to work with. Sorry for the blurry pictures.|