I tend to do my posts in a giant conglomerate of my whereabouts, buys, and creations every so often. Which, isn't quite that often. I've been ill a lot recently with frequent trips to doctors. Let's hope the blood test today I will be doing will tell me why my immune system has been so lacking of the late. I may have cut back on some shopping it hasn't stopped me from adding to my Dolly and Mori Girl wardrobe. Been shopping SALE areas of my favorite stores and gathering inspiration from what I see around me. Lately, the inspiration been from texture, soft Spring colors, and pompoms.
Here is one of my first buys for 2011. I found a Gunne Sax looking 60's dress at CTS (a local vintage store located at Spadina-Queen) for $9.99. You could have imagined my joy at the fact ALL their vintage dresses were $9.99 and I found one that fit me perfectly (except for the height part) and was the same era as my Gunne Sax dress. It's a Canadian brand called Shamash & Yofi which used to be sold at the Eaton Centre during the 60's. It had slight spot stains on the netting but it all came out during a light hand washing. I tried my best to coordinate it and it came out pretty Mori Girl with my new bag especially.
Here are some of my next purchases. The bag is from a local strip mall I found for $10 flat. A nice brocade with gold thread weaved dress from Urban Outfitters on sale for $29.99, a butterfly headband on sale for $4.99, a lace tanktop from Dragon City shop in Chinatown for $19, and organic yarn for my mom at $15. All of which I coordinated in the outfits below:
This outfit is my 2nd attempt at Dolly Kei. The first one can be viewed here: Dolly Kei Coordinate. This one has a non-Lolita silhouette. Items used:
Headband: Urban Outfitters
Necklace: Curious Oddities
Dress: Urban Outfitters
Bag: Random store in strip mall
Puff: Marionette - my brand
This outfit is one of my many attempts at Mori Girl. At least I photographed this because I didn't have a tripod until recently - yet another 2011 buy. Haha. Mori Girl plays on textures, layers, and softness. I have always loved the first kind of Mori Girl that uses excessive layers of creams with occasional use of other colors. The dark beige ham sleeved cardigan was bought two days ago at the sale rack of Costa Blanca in Yorkville (PATH Mall) for $4.99. Usually, not a fan of acrylic but for $4.99 and 10% lambswool I think it was worth it. Oh! And those khaki colored boots are from Aldo purchased 2 days ago online for $19.98 on sale down from $70. :D Awesome!
Headpiece: Marionette my brand
Necklace: Curious Oddities and Marionette - my brand
Cardigan: Costa Blanca
Chiffon Blouse: Pmall
Lace Tanktop: Dragon City
Finally, I got my Xmas gift from my mom. It's a fox stole made from yarn. I saw one on the Anthropologie website for a whopping $380 CDN and got my mom to make me a similar one. I LOVE IT. It's a shame I lost the acorn scarf she made me or else these two scarves would be friends in my wardrobe. I am so glad I have such a talented mom who gave me her talented genes. :D I'll coordinate it once I can find a way to incorporate more gray into my wardrobe. My mom has already begun making me a new acron scarf but I want my next one to be made of godly materials and not acrylic. It'll cost me a leg but it will last forever.
MARIONETTE SAMPLES FOR...
Ofelia Ljuv is one of my brands under Marionette Atelier. Marionette is owned by my best friend, Aya and I. But we have such distinctly different tastes that it conflicted with our visions. So, we split to sub-branches. I have a more gothic, nature-inspired, and vintage theme going on. While her tastes can only be described as super girly la-la land to me. Lately, I've been on this crazy hyperactive Mori Girl and Dolly Kei sewing bug and here are my most recent results:
|Necklaces made from wool, chiffon, Japanese imported lace, pearls, chains, ribbons, and crochet flowers!|
|A side headbow, a convertable pompom necklace that turns into a brooch, and a headpiece that can be used for Mori Girl and Dolly Kei.|
|A picture taken upon completion of the headpiece, yesterday.|