Cupcake Vomit

A little inspiration post for you today. I saw the Hunger Games (it was okay) and immediately thought OMG MEADHAM KIRCHHOFF OMG THEY COPIEDDDD! Hopefully I will get around to mimicking the old crusty pastel drag queen vibes soon.

Photos from: Meadham Kirchhoff Spring 2012 RTW, Lime Crime makeup, A Fluffy Blog, and The Hunger Games.

Mall loita

I don’t know if I’ll wear this out today. I hope so, but for now I’m cooped up.

I don’t claim to be loita, or dress loita, or wear loita things, but I still think this picture screams “MALL GOTH LOITA”. I don’t really have any experience with loita/dolly-kei/etc styles, but today I felt like faking it. I even followed some gothic loita makeup tutorials for the past couple days. Today I made my lips black and red and shiny.

And I have 2 things for you to consider today (please tell me in the comments!):

Have you ever felt “fake” when you wore something that fell under a style that you didn’t know  much about? Ever been called “mall goth”, “emo (etc)”, “fake” or a “poser”?

And (I know this is seemingly random)

What should I do next with my hair? Should I get a bowl cut? Dye my bangs? Make my whole head blue? Re-dye my tips? Get a perm? I want to hear your thoughts! My hair’s getting boring!

Ba-doom chah.

I decided I haven’t been very crafty recently, so I checked out the blog of the DIY-goddess Marlena (Self-Constructed-Freak) and I saw she made a Carebear purse/backpack. I have EXACTLY THE SAME CAREBEAR. I was tempted to do the same thing, but there is NO WAY I’m killing Love-A-Lot-Bear. Yes, that’s her name. Awkwardness aside. Back to the point, I went to my basement and murdered a fluffy white plush toy that I’m 99% sure was a bear, but I was getting some serious dog vibes after a while. Whatever. Here’s my new S-C-F inspired purse. I’m not so great at sewing (I just love to do it anyway :3 ) so I’ll only show the good side, and I probably won’t bring it to school/zone of destruction of all objects. The first picture is the whole thing, and the second is the back, where you put stuff into. I’m posing and putting my glasses into it, like I’m in a stock image.

Dontcha just looove my Stella McCartney zebra top? I have no idea how I got it, I probably either accidentally stole it from my mom or a friend. I don’t recall buying anything from Stella McCartney (not that I never wanted to!) I kinda feel like a cheater when I don’t source everything I wear in the pictures I take, so the leggings are from Cotton On (HK).

And here is something I drew a loonog time ago that I kept and still kind of like. My drawing skills aren’t the best, as you may know, but I’m rather proud of it. DUNCOPPYIT

You can probably click it to see all my secret colorful detail.               …that was sarcasm, there is no secret detail.

I have some more news. This will be a longish post, I’m afraid. Here’s the latest 411. :D

1. I have VOWED to myself to stop biting my nails.

After seeing Ergy-Erg’s post here, I noticed how pretty her hands were. I looked at mine and saw short, jagged nails, swollen red skin around my fingertips, and bloody cuticles. Ew. I have tried nail polish, snapping a rubber band on my arm whenever I caught myself, and even putting tape around all my fingers. Nothing worked so now I’m going for sheer willpower. And sleeping with socks on my hands so I can’t do it at night. Day one was a success.

2. I got new make-up.

Sorry. This is super cliche-girly, but I’m so excited! I can now draw on my face with 5 new colors of eyeliner and I got some quality bright red lipstick (before I was using some I got at CVS for $.99). Not that I wear it often, but still.  I have the urge to say ‘rawr’ right now, but that’s irrelevant and stupid so I won’t. Here’s me modeling some new eyeshadow and eyeliner. The eyeshadow is sparkly purple so I’ll probably never wear it- I never wear eyeshadow as is anyway- but it’s still cool. Maybe for halloween? I used all my eyeliners to draw on my hand. My favorites are the silver and lavender.

It looks like I have a black eye. Note to self: never put eyeshadow under your eye, especially purple, or you’ll look like you were in a fight.

Oh, wow. I can’t think of anymore news, even though I felt like there would be a lot. Oh wel,, hee hee…

I’ll probably think of it later and put it in a new irrelevant post.

Does ”pastel + bright = KABOOM” ?

I was trolling around on Yahoo Answers today and I came across a question, “How can I be more girly?” I always will disagree with people trying to change themselves to fall under a certain category or stereotype, but this question was actually very interesting. It specifically asked for things to wear to be a girly-girl.

The answers were mixed. Lots said to wear flashy colors like hot pink with angular, “80s-like clothing”, and some also said you should wear soft, light colors, like pastels, with lots of frilly floral things. I decided to put each to the test, and the two styles looked equally girlish. To be the ultimate  pink-barbie-vomit girl, I realized you had to combine the two classics to become the Super Queen of the Girly-Girls. I put this challenge to a test first with a still-life containing my glasses case, some ribbon from the art cabinet, an old plastic bracelet from my child years, some bright lipstick, and a bubblegum wrapper. Here it is:

Not the most artistic photo I’ve ever taken, unfortunately, but you get the idea. So, with those elements, I dove into my wardrobe and pulled out the outfit below. It’s actually more pastel than the flashy bright stuff, but it’s still something. That cardi is my best friend! It has lasted forever and it’s soooo pretty! And today I’m not wearing my owl pendant, I’m wearing, well, a DIFFERENT owl pendant. This one is shinier and it has cute little jewels on its eyes and feathers. And it’s hanging on a metal chain instead of string. Weeeiiirrdd.  I did a close-up below the main outfit picture so you can see my lipstick, shirt detail and necklace. It’s at the top of this post. Sorry for the sad/angry/tired expression on my face.

EXPERIMENT:  Try combining the two main “girly” trademark looks. Challenge accepted.

HYPOTHESIS: I will end up with a totally failed outfit that looks like a pony barfed.

RESULT: Everything went better than expected. Still not enough brightness to totally balance the look, though.

Skirt: really a cotton-on dress. Shirt: mom's vintage Orla Keily. Belt: reeeaally old from my mom. Cardi: Agnes B.