Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Rouge Aerie Movin' On Up!

So I have good news and awesome news today. The good news is that I recently finished a new prototype dress for Rouge Aerie Designs.

The awesome news is that R.A.D. now has a manufacturer! The details of the arrangements and the secret print that will be used for this dress are currently under wraps.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Photo of the Day: Prized Prize!

I went out with my lolita friends this past weekend and something happened that never happens: I won a prize out of one of the crane games.

I've only ever won one prize, from a crane game in a seedy bar. It was a sad, limp-eyed frog. This, though. This was much more difficult.

In Sydney, near Chinatown, there's an arcade that has a giant cache of purikura machines and skill tester games. While the other girls were going to do purikura (I was feeling frumpy and underdressed), I decided to play the cranes. The small machine that had Totoro plushes last time we went had been changed out and refilled with Domo-kun plushies in bunny suits, so I wandered around until I found the MASSIVE Totoro machine. I decided to give it a go, even though I never have luck with such things and it was one of the really hard, two-prong-claw ones.

Imagine my surprise when I actually dumped this guy onto the top of the chute in the first go!

I had to nudge him in with a second grab, but the girls were there to cheer me on!

It was really quite intense!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Product Review: Kuma Crafts' Sailor Moon Line

Kuma Crafts is a jewellery store on Etsy, focusing mostly on hand-assembled, laser cut acrylic pieces that appeal to the geek chic and 'kawaii' trend markets. The owner and operator, Amanda, has recently added t-shirts and enamel pendants to her lines.

While I have purchased other pieces of hers, I want to focus today on her Sailor Moon inspired pieces!

Stay with me, now. This is going to be extremely photo heavy.

Photo of the Day: Lazy Fairy

Happy Belated Halloween!

This year, I was a fairy herder. In Celtic myth, deer are referred to as "fairy cattle". In every herd, they have a fairy guardian who can transform into a stag to lead and protect them. So that was my costume this year!

I was mistaken for a jackalope by two different people, but that's okay.

The best part was the coin sash I wore under all the layers of fluttery black. Every step I took, I jingled, and everyone kept asking me where I had the bells hidden!

Did you have a happy Halloween? What did you wear this year?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Photo of the Day: Tender Shade

One of the few photos I took at Animania this year. I didn't go into the convention, I only hung around outside with some friends before going to lunch.

Alana was kind enough to pose for me under the trees near some antique trains.

... we got into trouble with those trains a bit later on, but that's a story for another day.
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