Saturday, 31 December 2011

Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012

So as 2011 comes to a close i decided to write this little meme/questionaire thingy to reflect on my year. Please feel free to steal it but reference back to here s'il vous plait.

Favourite Movie Release~Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 - oh Harry Potter. How i bawled like a child!!

Favourite Song Release~PONPONPON by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - really makes me think of summer and being happy. :)

Favourite Game Release~ Alice Madness Returns - Althrough Skyrim comes a close second, i really loved Alice. totally twisted and gross and the story was really good too.

Best Discovery~Fairy Kei - Although i knew about it before i only really started to appreciate it in all it's pastelly goodness. Also Spank!

Something You Gave Up~Hello! Project - I dont really listen to the music anymore and I'm selling all my merchendise. It's part growing up and partly because a lot of it brings back some difficult memories.

Best Purchase
~My Rats - man i love those little guys.

Biggest Waste of Money
~The studio photos - Me and my friend went to this photoshoot thing and it was a free day with the oppotunity to have 2 free photos. The woman stupidly talked us into buying some and i seriously wish i hadn't. I cant afford to pay for them still..... not happy.

Something You Said You Would Do and Did
~ Thanks to Day Zero I've done a lot of thing i said i would. :) I have a lot more to do still though!

Something You Said You Would Do and Didn't
~Lose Weight - In fact i gained it. ;^;

Hope everyone has a great new year whatever you are doing. :) See you all in 2012!!

The Quest for Perfect Butterbeer

It is probably a good idea for me to keep track of this.

Being a Harry Potter fan to the point of it being unhealthy, I am on the quest for the perfect Butterbeer recipe.

The last one I made was a greasy buttery disastor that was too sweet and i could feel it clogging up my arteries as i drank it. The one before that was close in taste but not enough think drinkable froth. Also it was cold and i want something to drink warm.

The one i just tried which is based on a much more historic recipe was was bitter when you first drank then got the sweet aftertaste and made me shudder and is went down. needless to say it was.... unpleasent.

I'm going to document my efforts here i think. I want a recipe that i can drink warm and possibly has a slight alcoholic tint to it although that isn't neccessary.
It also looks like how it looks in the film. Rawr.

Yes i know many people have recipes up online but so far i have yet to find one that i can make nicely OR find one that i can actually get all the ingredients for. (brown cream soda doesn't exist in england) Or i could always make my own recipe when i have the time/money.

P.S I dont wanna know about The Wizarding orld of Harry Potter and how people have drunk the butterbeer there at the Three Broomsticks. I'm so bitter that i could explode. XD Plus a girl i was friends with (and who, i recently found out, has decided that she hates me for no apparant reason) went there over christmas so it's a bit of a sore spot. I thank you in advance for not rubbing salt in that particular wound. :)

Friday, 30 December 2011

Plastic Chain Jewellry

Today i was playing around with the beads and plastic star links i bought the other day and created some cool 80s looking chunky kiddy jewellry.

This is the necklace

I originally wanted all of it to be the links but they were too chunky and there werent enough. this way i used less and it's more comfortable to wear.

The bracelet looks like this

The one with the white beads is out of the Little Twin Star box I got the other day. :)

(Cable knit sweater is my mum's. i stole/borrowed it from her. i love the trend at the moment to wear cable knit sweaters with fairy kei. super warm too!)

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

30 Day Fairy Kei Challenge Day 17 and up

Opps, like i said before, not keeping up with blog series i started.
Seeing as it's been about 20 odd days since my last post and there are only 14 questions left, I'll try to answer them all in this post. If you'll pardon the massiveness of the post!

☆ Day sixteen: How did you dress before Fairy-Kei?

Like this:

hahaha no just kidding, i was wearing my friends costume there.

I dressed how i dress now, Fairy Kei is only a secondary fashion, especially as i really cant be bothered when i'm just going to uni for an hour or whatever. Tights or leggings under a skirt or shorts, top and some kind of cardigan or jumper. I'm trying to do fairy kei more though. or at the very least fairy kei inspired! My own style has almost always been influenced by fashion in Japan though.

☆ Day seventeen: Do you dress in also another style, e.g. Lolita.

Not Lolita, i dont think i'd suit it but i'm interested in it. Other than my own style, no. :( sorry for the boring answer.

☆ Day eighteen: How do you dress when you go to school?

Uni. ahem.
Depends, if i'm in for a long day i usually put in more effort. But it usually consists of tights or over-the-knee socks, skirt, tshirt and cardigan. it sounds very boring but i have a wide range of everything. XD currently, my fairy kei consists of wearing basically the same but switching them for pastels.

☆ Day nineteen: 5 of your favourite toys.

The My Little Pony plush my brother won me in a UFO catcher, my Hello Kitty and Cupcake cushions, my Gloomy Bear teddy and my Ramond and Scott "Scott Pilgrim" plushies. :)

☆ Day twenty: What do you see in Fairy-Kei in general in the next 5 years?

Hmm..... I see it either peetering out to something as obscure as Takuya Angel now (my japanese friend didnt even know what that was) OR getting bigger and bigger as SPANK! expands and possibly influencing western fashion (the Usamimi trend reached here and 80s cartoon printed stuff is coming into fashion again!)

☆ Day twenty-one: 5 of your favourite cartoons.

Before i even knew about Fairy Kei back when i was 16 I was watching My Little Pony etc. My Little Pony, Pokemon, most Disney Films, Care Bears, uhm.... cant think of anything else. XD

☆ Day twenty-two: The most expensive thing you’ve ever bought.

My Tiffany's ring. although that wasn't even my money. haha. uhm.... probably my Pikachu Kigurumi. Other than that it's things like my Laptop and Ipod that are most expensive.

☆ Day twenty-three: 10 of your favourite foods.
Easey peasy:
Yorkshire Puddings
Jaffa Cakes
Pop Rocks

☆ Day twenty-four: Your favourite motif.

Motif? That's a picture isn't it. like a panda or something? Cupcakes. Anything cupcakes. I have a tattoo of a cupcake don't i??

☆ Day twenty-five: How do people in school/work react to how you’re dressed?

My Coursemates are probably more accepting of my stuff than my housemates. When i wear my teddy trainers i get "oh god" but at uni i get "omg! those are amazing!"

☆ Day twenty-six: If you could put any phrase on a conversation-heart sweet, what would it be?
"Life is One Time"

It's from the Morning Musume song "Mikan". I really like the line and it's totally true. you only live once!

☆ Day twenty-seven: Your dream job?
Costume Interpretor: working alongside Colleen Atwood

Or i really REALLy like the idea of opening a cupcakery!

☆ Day twenty-eight: 5 of your favourite places.

Grand Canyon - a bit "out-there" but i loved being there and would love to go again

London - I love China town and covent garden!

Bournemouth - It's such a great place to live and i think i'm going to stay there!

Japan - Duh! Not been there yet but i know i will love it! XD

My Room - my little place of (messy) heaven. i like to decorate it myself and make it mine and i chill out there more than anywhere else. even if it is a tip. XD

☆ Day twenty-nine: Your favourite colour-combo.

Pale Pink and Blue or Lilac and Pale Yellow

☆ Day thirty!: Do you see yourself wearing Fairy Kei in 5 years time?

Not sure. My fashion has been influenced by Japanese fashion for a long time (the past few days i've been sporting a cale knit sweater like are popular in japan right now) so maybe, maybe not. I hope so because it's so fun!

Christmas, Sales, Hauls and Resolutions

Hey everyone!

did you all have a good christmas if you celebrate it?

I got everything i wanted so i'm very happy. Among my favourite presents are my pink and while polka dot Zatchels satchel, the Muppet OPI nail polishes "I Lily Love You" and "The Fresh Frog of Bel Air" and my Secret Shop Starry Engineer replica boots (which have yet to arrive but are still already a fave!)

Yesterday i went to London to look for fabric for my final uni project and ended up spending a LOT of money in Bravissimo. We also went to go and see Howl's Moving Castle at the Southwark Playhouse. It was meant to be a surprise but i actually guessed before i came to stay at my parents and then had it confirmed when my dad left the reciept for the tickets lying around. XD
The show was pretty good although despite Stephen Fry narrating and Fyfe Dangefield composing it wasn't amazing. They kind of rushed the story so only those who had read the book really knew what was going on, the actor who was Howl was really good, but the other 2 cast members (who did old sohpie, young sophie and the witch of the waste) weren't very good at all. they were wooden and generic. However, the set was astonishing! It was all completely white but had the castle cut out in relief as if it was cut from card and was pushed forward. The locations were then projected onto the white background. It was really clever and really effective. I would reccommend this show just for the set.

Today i went out with my brother shopping as i had £40 worth of riverisland vouchers to spend and needed to return a sweater that didnt fit right. I then proceeded to spend a good amount of money on other things.... :/

My Riverisland haul was good. only spend £20 of my vouchers. I got this pineapple top

This cute high waisted skirt

and these adorable shorts!

It was weird because i was just about to give up my search when i found all 3 things tucked away at the very end of the row. the shorts were just hanging there without a reduced label. I took them to the lady and asked if they were on sale and she scanned it. Turned out they were marked down from £20 to £5! bargain!

These are the other things i got

Star beads and star chain links from Tiger (totally been looking for some links like that and finally found some. should have bought more though. fail.

Paperchase pens and bunny iron-on transfer. LOVE this line of Decora-ish stationary from paperchase. totally buyable and it was all on sale. almost bought it all. XD

Twin Star hair set (contains clips a bracelet and some hair bobbles) in a cute star shaped pot and reflective keychains (not bought for the reflectivness) from H&M. H&M have started doing lots of twin star stuff in the kids section. they have some really cute socks there too but they wouldn't fit my feet. :(

OH! and this phone case

You can see me in my "Applecrumble and Fish" hoodie. it's a mock-take of Abercrombie and Fitch. XD love it.

Pretty good haul if i do say so myself.

New Years resolutions.... ahhhhh, always made and never kept..... i dont have a full list yet but my first one is to Keep up with blog post series. I seriously apologise for starting 2 or 3 and not actually going through with them. I've just been much busier than i originally thought! ugh. apologies. hopefully in the new year i will do better. or be sensible and not start any until i have a good chunk of free time in my forseeable future!!
oh i need to do a bodyline post too! My pannier skirt is adorable and i wore in christmas day, boxing day and when i went to london yesterday. XD totally love iiiittt!!!

Here's a picture of my rat in his nest he made in my pile of clothes. Awh!

He left a prawn in there earlier. Thankfully i fished (lol get it?) it out before it was in there long.


Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Nails In Nippon's 12 Days of Christmas Challenge

First off i want to apologise for the advent calendar posts falling short!
I havent had any time as i had to get my work done for hand-in then i've been helping with other people's work this week and this weekend i am going home for christmas.
I will hopefully be able to carry on making the skirt over christmas and i will upload a full tutorial in the new year. I'm very sorry for anyone who was waiting for those posts.

In anycase, i know i've fallen behind with the Fairy Kei challenge but on Nails In Nippon today she posted about a 12 days of christmas nail challenge that i am going to HAVE to do.

Day 1. Red Nails
Day 2. Silver Nails
Day 3. Green Nails
Day 4. Candy Cane Nails
Day 5. Wrapping Paper Nails
Day 6. Favorite Christmas Book
Day 7. Favorite Christmas Movie
Day 8. Glitter Nails
Day 9. My Choice
Day 10. My Choice
Day 11. My Choice
Day 12. Christmas Tree Nails

So this is what the list looks like. I am currently trying to organise myself for going home this weekend but i will post up an picture of my nails later today! :D

Saturday, 10 December 2011

First Pair of Circle Lenses

I bought my first pair of Circle Lenses!

Been wanting to try them for ages as i have always thought my eye colour looked like, as ginny explains it in the 2nd harry potter book, "fresh pickled toads"

I bought GEO Nudy Green and got them from The website is very good and the prices are very reasonable. The shipping was estimated much longer than it actually was and i got them a week and a half before they said they would arrive which is good. :)

The packaging was nice and secure as they came in they're own little box:

The webiste also sent me a free lenses case (although i think this is basic parctise for most circle lens websites) I got a cute little blue bears one.

I really like them actually. They make me have proper massive doe eyes and for the first time i looked at myself and though "cute"! XD

Here i have one in one out. the colour difference in this light isnt very big but i think in natural light it would be more noticable. no make up

both in with make up. i loooove them. my vision is a bit blurry but i think that will get better when i get used to it.

I will definitely be buying from HoneyColor again. :)

Sunday, 4 December 2011

30 Day Fairy Kei Challenge Day 13

Already on Day 13?!

☆ Day thirteen: What do you carry in your bag?

I'm not a very girly girl when it comes to what i carry in my bag. I don't really wear make up or anything so This post might be a little boring. XD

I don't really keep a rat in my bag, he just took a huge interest in this brand new thing in the living room that he could climb on. :)

My bag is from Accessorize. It's my winter bag.

Left to right: I almost always carry my uni work folder with me. Mainly because i stayed at my boyfriend's last night and am meant to be doing uni work instead of typing this. oops.

Then there's my diary which basically has my life in it. I'd be late and forget everything if i didn't have that.

Body spray, always important.

Purse - also from accessorize. "I heart Tokyo" incidentally my rat is called Tokyo so this is kinda two statemnts. XD

House keys - the cupcake keyring is from my boyfriend. :)

hair clip - i always end up needing one totally randomly

nail varnish - incase of chips

lip balm - aloe vera. I get very dry lips alot so i always have a tin of this handy. this one is my favourite but i also have a pink tinted one for nights out.

Last but definitely not least, my inhaler. I cant go anywhere without this thing thanks to my worse-than-terrible asthma. bleh.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Clothing! :3

All the stuff i bought on the internet arrived! yay!

I immediately put on my jumper and socks from and i loooove them!

The jumper is quite short but i think it's meant to be worn with high-waisted items. I wear a top underneath when wearing it with other things.

The socks are a really nice colour and are comfy. However one is weirdly shorter than the other.... hmm.....

Also my AP socks arrived! yay! my first official Angelic Pretty item! :D

However.... i seem to have discovered that my legs are too fat for them! I had never thought of having fat legs especially my calves, they are fairly thing but apparently AP socks are teeny. When i wear them they stretch the decoration at the top out of shape. :(

but they are still super-cute and official so i therefore love them! XD

Advent Calendar 2011 Dec 2nd and 3rd

Ok so the next step is to cut out the squares of fabric you will be using.

Mark them on the wrong side of the fabric, ie: the side no one is going to see. If it's printed fabric it will be the side that is faded or backwards.

Mark your squares 2.5" x 2.5". Always make sure you mark from the straightest edge or you will end up with wonky squares.

I recommend about 20 squares of every fabric for each side. Make sure they over hang the edges of the pattern a little bit as we need the seam allowance.

Cut them all out. If you have some fluffy or thick fabrics like i am using i'd stick to less squares of them in randomw places to break it up or it could look a bit weird.

Next step is laying out the squares on the pattern in a way you like. I haven't done this yet as i haven't had a chance to with my uni work being intense. (i have hand-in next week. eek!) But you can lay them out anyway you like as long as they line up in rows vertically. like pixels.

The next few posts on this will have to wait until after the 7th i'm afraid because i have to work on my hand-in. sorryyyy!!!!! but these 2 steps could take a while anyways! haha!

love love!

30 Day Fairy Kei Challenge Days 10 and 11

Sorry for not posting yesterdaaaaay. was busy and today i was working. advent calendar post coming up next. oh and a clothing post. woot.

☆ Day eleven: How do you react to the negative ones?

Like i said i live in a student town but if i do get anything negative i ignore it. I've been comfortabel in my own skin for a while now and have been dressing "differently" for yeeeeaaarrrrs so i just ignore it.

☆ Day twelve: The craziest coord you’ve ever worn.

Hmmm..... tricky question as i am still currently building my wardrobe and find it hard to dress in full Fairy Kei. especially as my housemates would probs disown me.
But saying that i have worn my pink stripey dress with my My Little Pony tshirt, white tights, white loose socks and my pink teddy trainers. :)

I also wore a pretty mad co-ord to a photoshoot. I have a dress with cupcakes on, wore that over a tiered lace/frilly skirt, one pair of pink socks, one pair of purple socks, pink and white stripey bunny hoody and my headphones. the photos actually came out pretty awesome. :D

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Advent Calendar 2011 - Dec 1st

I decided to do this blog series as a little Advent Calendar to myself and you guys!

I don't think there are 25 steps but never mind.

The end result should look something like these skirts from Spank! but with a thinner waistband (if you prefer) and no petticoat underneat. You'll have to supply that yourself. :3

What You Will Need:
- 5+ fabrics in different colours and patterns. Use a mixture of patterned fabric and plain fabric.

- Scissors, Fabric and paper

- Sewing machine, preferably, i mean you probably can do this by hand but i wouldn't reccommend it.

- Newspaper or Pattern paper

- Tape measure, tailors chalk or pencil, marker pen, tape

I will post a step a day for this.

December 1st:

Day one is starting with drafting the pattern for the skirt. The boring but most crucial bit.

~ Start by taking your true waist measurement and the length you want the skirt. In my case it was 32" and 16"

~ Tape a good few pieces of newspaper together and get your measuring tape and marker ready.

~ You can either use a compass for this or I used the lid to my bin.

Either draw a circle the circumference of your waist measurement or draw it around something round like in the picture.

~ Then halve what you just marked off. These points will be the side seams.

~ Measure the length + half an inch from the circle line all the way around. then cut it out and you will have something like this:

~ The waistband is very simple, it is basically a rectangle the length of your waist + half an inch each end and double the width you want + half inch each edge.

For example mine will be 33" x 7"

Cut that out as well.

Tune in for the next step tomorrow! :3

Advent Calendar series

So I have gone on this new diet, not to lose weight but to become more healthy and help my digestion and asthma better. So far it has been working but I'm not really allowed to eat chocolate! :( So no advent calendar for me this year. (she says, but she'll probably head out and buy one anyway) Instead i've decided to do an Advent Calendar Blog Series. some kind of tutorial on how to make something step by step. :)

I haven't decided what to do yet though. I probably will post it up later. In the meantime, if you have any ideas for things you'd like me to do please comment. :)

I was thinking about doing a tutorial on how to make a patchwork skirt like the ones Tavuchi wear?

Let me know!


30 Day Fairy Kei Challenge Day 10

Day 10! And happy December 1st!! Now i can blast christmas carols really loud without my boyfriend telling me off! YAY! I love christmas. :D


☆ Day ten: How do you react to positive comments or people curious about your style on the streets?

I live in a student town so a lot of people dress differently or creatively so i actually don't get much attention from dressing in F-K. if people do ask i just answer their question and move on. :) I'm polite and smiley i guess. :)

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

30 Day Fairy Kei Challenge Day 9

☆ Day nine: Your most treasured piece of clothing.

Most treasured piece of clothing? uhm..... i don't know! haha

I'll do two. one fairy kei-ish one other kind of clothing.

*goes and hunts around in her wardrobe*

I don't really have a treasured item of clothing. i treasure many things but clothing really isn't one. I guess because the clothes i have at my uni house are things that i have neither spent a lot of money on nor gone to a lot of effort to get them.

I guess when i get them my new AP socks, the satchel i am getting for xmas, my secret shop Starry Engineer boots and if i get it, a My Little Pony hoody i have my eyes on will all be in the running for treasured item.....

I have a couple pieces of jewellry i treasure though.

My Tiffany's ring that i got for my 21st birthday. It's silver with a pink sapphire in the centre of the heart. I love it and wear it every day. :)

Also there is my Headless Tess cupcake necklace

It's one of a kind! :) I bought it years ago and actually managed to lose it and was very upset about it too. Then i found it before i moved out stuffed in a bag stuffed in my wardrobe. oops!

Also on this list are my bracelets!

From the hand up:

a BFF bracelet my best friend gave me
My nomination bracelet i bought while in venic. i have 3 pretty links on there, one is an A for Amber, a Japanese flag and a guitar (because my boyfriend at the time played guitar, we're still friends which is why i kept it on there)

Rainbow stars were given to me by my friend on my birthday

Pink eye-shaped beads are from my friend from her holiday

blue crazy band is from my friend. it's shaped like a crown. :)

The red and black beaded one is a gift from cornwall from the same friend as the BFF bracelet.

The bright yellow band is from my E4 day (i didn't get it. :( )

and the last one is one i got when i went to see Cirque du Soliel the first time. it says "When i grow up i will run away and join the circus" on it. XD

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Internet Haul

So i just spent a little too much money online. I got paids early so went a bit mad. but i won't be buying myself anything but food for a while so i thought i'd treat myself.

First up is this pair of socks cause i don't have any purple ones

then i got this jumper cause omfg it's cute!

Both of these things are from The jumper was a BIT on the expensive side but it's too cute to pass up.

Last but definitely not least are these Angelic Pretty Lucky Pack socks i found on ebay of all places! :O

So happy! and now i can tick "buy something from AP" off my 101 in 1001 list. :D

30 Day Fairy Kei Challenge Day 8

☆ Day eight: How do your family and friends feel about the style?

Well my mum I think is a bit confused with my sudden love of pastel colours. I think she has the whole "you're a grown up. act like one" attitude to everything i like right now.

my friends are a bit like "whatever" i dont really talk to them about fashion because they're just like "you're so weird" if i say i like something a bit weird. I dont think they like it particularly but they keep their mouths shut for the most part....

such a supportive group of people. ¬_¬'

30 Day Fairy Kei Challenge Day 7

☆ Day seven: 5 songs that remind you of Fairy-Kei.

5 songs that make me think of Fairy Kei.....

hmmm..... tough question. let's see:

~1 PONPONPON by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

yes yes oh so predictible yet again but this song was released around the time i decided to seriously think about becoming more Fairy Kei. And around the time i began this blog. :)

~2 My Little Pony theme

for obvious reasons.

~3 Sekaichi Happy No Onna No Ko by C-ute

actually listen to this one if you have never heard it. XD

This song is proper hyper and happy and in the video they wear suuuuper foamy skirts. :) happiness all over which is what Fairy Kei is. :3

~4 Magic Girl by Orange Caramel

LOVED this song when it came out. Just the whole thing is one massive ball of happy. :)

~5 Endless Love by Yao Yao (the video says free love but on the album it's called Endless Love)

she's so cute! either this song or Di Di Da by her.

Angelic Pretty

So i've been pretty smitten with AP for a while now.

I'm mainly interested in the accessories because i know i'd never be able to afford the clothes or wear them properly.


Their new print Decoration Dream is frickin' adorable.

I LOVE that little horse shaped cookie thing. and all the colours wanna make me dance in a rainbow fountain. seriously. omg.

I need these socks in my life

anyone who knows me will tell you that i love over-the-knee socks and have a whole drawer full of them and these ones fit right in with my new-found love for Fairy Kei.

I'm hopefully going to PAris with my boyfriend for a weekend in the new year and hope to go to Angeis Pretty. Although i doubt they'd have these still then..... maybe i'll get them with my christmas money......

Sunday, 27 November 2011

30 Day Fairy Kei Challenge Day 6

☆ Day six: Your luckiest thrift-store find.

I still haven't got a photo of it. i'm really terrible with taking photos.

I wouldn't really call it a thrist store find because i got it all in H&M but i found a pair of boyfriend cut dungarees (overalls) which i have now cut into shorts and decorated with ribbons, a pair of pale orange pumpkin shorts, pink and white stripey skirt and a mint green slouchy skirt. all this cost me just £8!! bargain! considering the dungarees were originall £30 and each of the skirts were about £10 each originally i find this a very good find. :)

Saturday, 26 November 2011

30 Day Fairy Kei Challenge Day 5

☆ Day five: 5 of your favourite places to buy your clothes.

1 H&M - seriously if you get to the sale stuff in time you can get some great bargains. Plus their plain tshirts are great for customising

2 Primark - Totally cheap and cheerful and you can actually find some good stuff in there. If you look hard enough.

3 etsy/ebay - i grouped these two together because i hardly buy any clothes from them but you can get some great stuff.

4 Claire's - they have some really good kiddy jewelry but they are a bit on the pricey side.

5 Bodyline - now this is a new one to my list and i dont know how my stuff is because i accidentally got it sent to my
Parents and havent gotten it yet. But their petticoats and socks are totally fairy kei perfect.

Not the most intruiging or amazing list of shops but im a poor student so i cant shoo anywhere more interesting. Lol

Friday, 25 November 2011

30 Day Fairy Kei Challenge Day 4!

☆ Day four: 5 of your style-icons

Hmmm ok....

Numero Uno:
I know this is a really obvious one but Tavuchi.

I just love pretty much everything she wears! She is the definition of Fairy Kei really and i love her style. i want those shorts!! XD

Number Two:
Laffi from Serepuff

She's frickin' adorable. i love her daringness when it comes to mixing styles and her sewing skils never fail to impress me! :3

Spank! girl Eri!

Her style has a most subtle tone to it that i can relate my fashion to more. I really hate her fringe (bangs) though. XD

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

I know i know, but she's so cute! i love her style and her hen-gao and i try to inject a little insanity into my life everyday. she is today's dose. :D

Last but not least:
Whoever this girl is

I cant remember her name or even what her blog is. I was reading it the other da but she's totally amazing. literally everything she wears is wantable. She can do Airy Fairy Cutesy but also Hot Dang Sexy too. i want her wardrobe. XD

Thursday, 24 November 2011

30 Day Fairy Kei Challenge

☆ Day three: A picture or video of your bedroom.

psssh. i dont think so. my room is a mess right now. you can have a photo when i tidy it next week after my hand-in for uni. XD

Here's some Spank! stuff i find really inspiring and make me wanna sew my butt off instead.

Love the whole braces x highwaisted poofy skirt thing going on here.

Loving the different colours and patterns in all the different layers in this skirt. think it's Monascas Banana but oh well it was on Tavuchi's blog. the cool this is this skirt has bloomers attatched underneath already! :D

I dont want a patchwork backpack but i do want to make a patchwork flared skirt. :3

cute dress, cute socks, cute hair. i dont want to dress like her i want to BE her.

being almost an hourglass figure myself i love the idea of emphasising a tiny waist with a skirt like this. Plus Eric's style is totally adorable. :3

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

30 Day Fairy Kei Challenge Day 2

☆ Day two: Why and how you got into Fairy-Kei.

Hmm..... you know, I dont even know!

I mean why do we get into anything? I loved the cute factor, and the colours and the total airy fairy ness! and i love the name. I mean what's NOT going to be adorable about a fashion called Fairy Kei? XD

I think i read about it online somewhere and a brief description and decided to look into it more. I think i was interested in looking up about Decora and Hime Gyaru and I prefered Fairy-Kei because it was more subtle i think. or it can be. XD

Just thought of another thing i dislike about fairy kei:

~ I hate it when i try to wear it and my friends look at me and go "wtf are you wearing?" it's meant to make me feel happy (which it does, have no fear) but i hate that it prompts people in the UK (dunno about the US) to look at you and be all like "eugh. wtf?" and i live in a student town!! lol!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

~* 30 Day Fairy Kei Challenge *~

So Laffi over on Millions of Bows has just started the 30 day fairy kei challenge. I thought it sounded like fun so i decided to do it as well! :) I wanted to do the Lolita challenge but not being Lolita and all, what would be the point. XD

The questions are:

☆ Day one: 5 things you like and 5 things you dislike about Fairy-Kei.

☆ Day two: Why and how you got into Fairy-Kei.

☆ Day three: A picture or video of your bedroom.

☆ Day four: 5 of your style-icons.

☆ Day five: 5 of your favourite places to buy your clothes.

☆ Day six: Your luckiest thrift-store find.

☆ Day seven: 5 songs that remind you of Fairy-Kei.

☆ Day eight: How do your family and friends feel about the style?

☆ Day nine: Your most treasured piece of clothing.

☆ Day ten: How do you react to positive comments or people curious about your style on the streets?

☆ Day eleven: How do you react to the negative ones?

☆ Day twelve: The craziest coord you’ve ever worn.

☆ Day thirteen: What do you carry in your bag?

☆ Day fourteen: Do you have any hobbies that you could consider ‘Fairy-Kei’?

☆ Day fiveteen: Something you or a friend made themselves
☆ Day sixteen: How did you dress before Fairy-Kei?

☆ Day seventeen: Do you dress in also another style, e.g. Lolita.

☆ Day eighteen: How do you dress when you go to school?

☆ Day nineteen: 5 of your favourite toys.

☆ Day twenty: What do you see in Fairy-Kei in general in the next 5 years?

☆ Day twenty-one: 5 of your favourite cartoons.

☆ Day twenty-two: The most expensive thing you’ve ever bought.

☆ Day twenty-three: 10 of your favourite foods.

☆ Day twenty-four: Your favourite motif.

☆ Day twenty-five: How do people in school/work react to how you’re dressed?

☆ Day twenty-six: If you could put any phrase on a conversation-heart sweet, what would it be?

☆ Day twenty-seven: Your dream job?

☆ Day twenty-eight: 5 of your favourite places.

☆ Day twenty-nine: Your favourite colour-combo.

☆ Day thirty!: Do you see yourself wearing Fairy Kei in 5 years time?

So! Day one!

5 things I like about Fairy Kei:
~ The colour palette - i love pastel colours and the ability to wear an outfit with loads of pastels in without it clashing is great!

~ The layers - layers petticoats on top of each other looks so cute!

~ The characters - all the 80s characters are things i loved when i was a kid so it's really fun to find a My Little Pony tshirt or something and make it kinda cool! XD

~ The girlyness - fairy kei makes me feel cute and girly again

~ The freedom - you can basically do anything with fairy kei, dress how you want as long as you stick to the colour palette and themes. I also love the creativity of it and the DIY aspect. i love how Spank!'s stuff all looks handmade (because it is!)

5 Things I Dislike:

~ Difficult to find - it's sooooo hard to find things to add to my fairy kei wardrobe!! Original 80s stuff is impossible to find and when i go shopping to find something particular there is never anything right. I think it's part of the DIY part too that it's hard to buy something with the intention of altering it. And a lot of things i see that i like i just go "well i can just make that myself" then never do. lol

~ The Layers - yeah i know i said i liked them but i also hate them. putting on too many layers just makes me look fat and frumpy and with the size of my chest, it's hard to wear more than like 2 layers.

~ The connections to Lolita - ok ok so i dont exactly dislike it but when i find a cute fairy kei post but it's the only one on a lolita themed blog it gets on my nerves. I love reading lolita blogs but i wanna see more fairy kei blog posts people! XD

~ The price - even when you do find a fairy kei gem, it's all suuuuper expensive. I'm a student and very poor so this is a kick in the balls (so to speak).

that's all i can think of really. XD

Friday, 11 November 2011

First Bodyline Order

And Ladies and Gents! I have made my first step towards becoming slightly more Lolita!

I made my first bodyline order the other day and it has already been shipped out. Stupidly though i got it shipped to my parents so might not get it for a while yet.

I took advantage of the $1 shipping to anywhere which admittedly was what put me off before. :)

I got the Soft Cream Skirt in blue

I figured it was the colourway i would wear most. i dont like black, the pink was too pink and the mint may not have gone with the colour tops i have.

I also got the polka dot pannier in emblu whatever that is.
plae blue i guess. XD

aaand these socks in blue. It was a very blue order.... :/

anyway. i cant wait to get it!! :D

Where did i go??

Heeeey everyone!

first of sorry my last post was so random! I'll tell you all about that in a second.
secondly, homigawd i have new followers! hiiii! XD

Ok so the reason why i've not been very active with my blogging recently is because i've been uber busy and keep forgetting to blog about what i'm doing. yeah total lameo i know but its all water under the bridge. i have forgiven myself already. XD

Anyways, on tuesday the 8th of november i went to the Channel 4 building in London to attend an E4 recruitment day to because an "E4er" it will involve blogging about new upcoming stuff on E4 and promoting it to the world! I dont know if i have been chosen yet (i will find out in a few weeks)but it was a great day and as really excellent experience!
I had no idea where i was going when i came out of St James Park tube station but i followed my iphone and where it told me to go when all of a sudden BAM!

it was just there! the 4 out the front is like loads of giant balloons (i poked one) and unless you stand at the right angle they dont match up, just like in the channel 4 adverts. :)
The day was filled with complete madness! we were split into 3 teams, pink, green ad yellow. I was in yellow. We then had to do a variety of different tasks which included creating our own super heroes (how would we use the powers to spread the E4 word?), creating a new tv show that has never been shown on E4 before and promoting an "Esting". They are little videos of filler put in between shows and adverts that viewers create and send in. :) So, hence the link in my last post. we had to blog, tweet, facebook, email, text and call everyway we knew how to get as many views of our team's Esting in the space of an hour. Our team came second over all. It was a really great day and made all the better by the AMAZING goodie bag we got at the end. an E4 bag, E4 notebook and the complete series of skins, misfits and inbetweeners. :) I had a lot of fun! fingers crossed for getting a place! XD

I've now finished my christmas shopping! yay! i started in july and finished this week. im satying at my parents this week and went with my mum and my brother in 2 different days. :D

on one of these trips i went into H&M and what a haul i got there! I dont have any photos yet but i'll put one up when i do!
I got a pair of denim overalls which i will be cutting short and customising, a mint high waisted skirt, a pink stripey skirt and a pair of pale orange shorts. :) all of this cost me £8! not even joking! my mind was blown. XD The mint skirt needs a bit of decoration though. it's kinda plain. something like a cute pocket or lace or something. :)

let's see what else have i been up to...

oh! this year I decided to chip in with mum's christmas stockings and made soap for everyone. i found a tutorial on making snow globe soaps which looked so cool and i decided to try myself. however they didnt really turn out that well. you can see the little things i put inside if you ho;d them up to the light but other than that it didnt really work as i hoped. i think the were too big and round for the size of things i put inside. but i'm still giving them out. :) on the same day i made these soaps i got some fluffy wool. it's been really hard to find the right yarn for making those mokomoko hair pins/brooches but i finally found some great stuff!

It's so fluffy and soft! XD
My mokomoko accessories arent ready for photos yet but they're coming along nicely. I keep making stuff too big then having to unwrap them and cut them smaller. haha. oh well.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011


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watch teh e-sting and enjoy!!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Dissertation Questionaire

Hey everyone!
So as i'm in my 3rd year at uni, i have to write my dissertation this year.
I am writing mine one Lolita!
I have written a questionaire that i would really appreciate if some people could answer for me. It is aimed for people who wear Lolita themselves and are part of their local Lolita community.
please could you answer them as honestly as you can and post your answers as a comment under this post. If there are enough people who answer i might do a mini giveaway so stay tuned after you answer! :)

1 - what age group do you fit into?:
under 15
over 30

2 - Sex: (male/female)

3 - Your preferred Lolita style: (eg: classic, gothic, sweet, etc)

4 - Why do you wear/ Why did you become interested in the Lolita fashion?
What is it particularly about the fashion that appeals to you?

5 - Why do you think other girls wear lolita?

6- Do you:
a) buy and wear only brand
b) prefer to make your own clothes
c) like to buy clothes but stick to stores like BodyLine or replica stores like Dream of Lolita
and Secret Shop?

7 - Do you follow the strict rules outlined for the correct attire and ettiquette?

8 - Do you believe that following these rules is required to be a "true Lolita"?

9 - Are there other Lolitas in your area? If so, where abouts in the world are you and
how many others are there near you?

10 - Are you or do you know of any "lifestyle lolitas"?

11 - What is your opinion on the concept that a strict Lolita lifestyle can be compared to
a cult or religion?

9 - Do you agree in anyway that there is a connection between the Lolita fashion
and the novel written by Vladimir Nabokov?

Thank you in advance!!


This post is a good few days late but i hope everyone had a happy halloween!

I didnt dress up or do anything because i lost my ID. :(

but i did carve my pumpkin and have a little too much fun in shibuya booth altering pictures of my rats. XD

Can you tell what its supposed to be? It's Cat Bus from My Neighbour Totoro. :D

Shibuya Booth is a fun app I downloaded on my iphone that is kind of a mixture between MS Paint and purikura. I'm sure there are better purikura apps out there but this one was free and keeps me entertained. anyways, i turned a couple photos of my rats into halloween messages to my family.

this picture:

became this:

And my favourite one, This:

To this:

Hee hee hee!