Saturday, January 29
Tuesday, January 25
Outfits from the last few weeks, a bit boring overall :\ after all the energy of holiday time I've been dressing a bit plainer.
Mint casual, something soft and sweet for running errands ^v^
Sunday, January 23
This time I choose to do coordinate practice with a dress I just finished. My last gasp of winter feeling :D hoping it will start feeling spring like (I live in the USA southwest so it's already like 50 degrees).
The gray and black of this dress play as neutrals and makes it open to lots of coordination options. Too many really XD I had to cut a few of my less favorites. This dress also has detachable pin back bows and waist ribbon so those provide a great way to suit the dress to whatever other items are in the outfit.
Simple perfect for the first days of warmth. I think I would swap the plainer shoes for ruffley maryjanes.
-Black flower purse
-Hat with velvet bow
Makeup: Light eye, dewey shimmer cheek, glossed lip
Hair: Low lightly curled ponytails
Softing the darker pallete of the dress with pinkness and fluffy texture :)
-Pink fur beret
-Present Purse with cake charm
Makeup: Soft eye in brown, blushed cheek, glitter glossed lip.
Hair: Pin curls
Playful and casual with a sparkle of color.
-Black purse (might swap for a cream one :\)
-Purple glitter ruffle flats
Makeup: Soft shimmer green eye, light peach blush, berry lip.
Hair: fluffy bob
The combo of soft color and simple design lets the texture of the JSK come out. Sorry this one kind of blends with the background.
-Mint and black bows
-Mint candy bracelet (which rolled out of shot ;p)
Hair: High odango bun, or twin tail wig
Makeup: Soft winged eyeliner with big lashes, Light silver/rose blush, glossed lip
Black dominates this coord with touches of pink and red to give it a playful elegance.
-Black velvet cape
-Black wedges with red clips
-Pearl sweets bracelet
Makeup: Light smokey eye w/ pink on the brow bone, pale pink cheek, matte lip.
Hair: Ribbon laced long braids
playing up the gray! And with the brimless hat and heels gives off a more mature touch.
-Black t-strap heels
Makeup: Smokery eye with silver liner, deep berry lip
Hair: Low off to the side messy bun
An oldschool look, with a simple color palette it gives off a neat and polished look easily.
Makeup: natural with heavily blushed cheeks
Hair: soft waves, or glossy straight.
A fun non loli way to dress up. Blouseless and sockless make this JSK a fun quirky party dress.
-Wine ribbon bow
-Peep toe heels
-Bow/ pearl clip
Fun, bright, a little silly and casual. Covering the top of a dress is a great way to change the mood of a coord.
-Snow dot tights
-Snow dot scarf
-Grey brown Boots
Makeup: Light eye, peach cheek, candy pink lip
Hair: Teased ponytails
I'm pretty happy with these :) but I didn't end up with anything very gothic toned. Overall this JSK tends to make be think of gretel and sleepy little cottages in the woods.
Wednesday, January 19
Tuesday, January 18
Saturday, January 15
This was all organized by a local photography group, they are lovely and I've had the chance to have photos taken in some amazing locations, including an abandoned local jail (one where one of the deadliest prison revolt occured, it's said to be haunted!).
Hope you all having a lovely (holiday if your in the US) weekend!
Wednesday, January 12
I checked out a cute little book about fans :)
The Fan by Valerie Steel (ISBN 0847824462), she has an impressive bio of fashion publication (I would link you to her webpage but her page has viruses). The book pictured with my flag fan (an early western type of fan often seen in Italian portaits) and dance fan (pink one).
This is really a gorgeous book full of color images of fans from all diffrent times and places, along with descriptions of the materials used to construct them. But the commentary is quite short and lacking, I felt that many intresting and prominent facts were left out :\ A history of fans is outlined and many intersting quotes are included along with a few 'fan language' guides. It is a lovely quick read and worth checking out from your local library (or resquesting your lib. to interlibrary loan it for you).
It inspired me to try painting my own fan! I'm no artist so it truned out no where near as lovely as those in the book ;p I painted a sea and sky scene with little silver star sequins.
A fan decorating craft meet-up would be very cute. Blank craft fans can be bought from craft stores and in larger quantities from places like oriental trading company. :)
Sweets deco and painted fan.
The fan maker Pierre Duvelleroy lists: Holding a fan in the right hand in front of the face as signaling-follow me :P
Me with a fan from a fashion show last year :D I was soo hot in the backstage area and very grateful for my fan! My boat is tilting :o
Monday, January 10
The new egl theme has been pretty inspiring, so I'm working on redoing my closet spaces. First up was moving my historical costume out of my actual closet. I used a small part of my loft and changed it into a mini time warp :P
All partitioned off so the sun won't damage them.
Hope you week is starting out lovely :)
Monday, January 3
Sunday, January 2
Peach flower JSK:
A fairly non-lolita coord but perfect for a garden party in hot weather
-chiffon dot scarf
-white beaded purse
Hair: loose beachy waves
makeup: natural eyes, shimmer bronze cheek, pink lip
Cinnamon tea time
Foresty yet formal, the smaller structured collar and heels add a touch of elegance while still being playful.
-heart cookie bracelet
-cream floral hat
Hair: Two loose buns at the nape of the neck
Makeup: brown eyes, light carrot blush, shimmer gloss
This started out with just the white as an accent color but I think the wine tones add a wintery touch and provide a striking counterpoint.
-wine and pearl shoe clip
-snow dot tights
-resin rose necklace
Hair: French twist with side swept bangs
Makeup: light smokey eye, pale shimmer cheeks, berry lip
Adding the gold aspects in this coord brings out the warmness in the pale peachy jsk. I think the use of a unusual hair piece makes this fun and whimsical.
-gold and pearl hair rope (lol)
Hair: Hair rope braided into long braid (with the hair), or for short hair twisted twice like a circlet with the tassles handing down the back.
Make up: shimmer eye, pale pink cheek
Sweet and fun without using the normal sweet loli colors.
-snow dot tights
-lavender leg wrap (tied about the leg in a criss-cross)
-lavender head bow
-waffle berry necklace
Hair: double high ponytails, lightly curled
Makeup: natural eye, berry blushed cheek, glossed lip
Teddy bear stroll
a light play on textures, inspired by my oldest teddy :)
-white popcorn texture socks
Hair: two braids
Makeup: Brown eyeliner, rose shadow, matte rose lip
A play in layers and texture, all in the light cream, pink and peach tones. Sorry there is a extra shoe in the photo.
-pink long vest
-cream otk socks
-large flower pin
-wig with flowers, birdsnest, and tea lace
Hair: See video at the end of the post :D
makeup: Peach blushed cheek
Over all I really like most of these outfits :) Even with a limited color pallet I think many degrees of formalness and sweetness can be achived, i also like that it can be used in a very casual manner as well as bring a more OTT feel.
Last but not least, I bring you my first video (lol that sounded a bit pompus)
I made a tutorial to style a wig (or create the same with your own hair)