Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Twin Peaks Costume Idea: Laura Palmer's Doppelganger from Black Lodge

I've been a Twin Peaks fan for quite awhile and I'm looking forward to the new series, which will be out in 2016!   When it comes to dressing up for Halloween, I tend to go for characters that are part of my favorite fandom.  Another great thing about Twin Peaks is that most of the characters on the show wears stuff that most people can find from their closet. 

I own a blonde wig, a black maxi dress, and a black blazer...and I came up with this:

A red lipstick is a must (common David Lynch motif).  It's not authentic, but I would say the overall look works pretty well. 

For a touch of eeriness and fun (optional):
-Creepy white-out contact lenses or unnatural light-colored lenses.  and you have to do that  "scream" with a sinister face.
-Rhinestone jewelry: earrings, and brooch
-A friend/partner dressed in a red suit dancing backwards.

Taken from GIPHY

Feel free to snatch this idea! 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Autumn Playlist I

I just gathered some songs that feels October-like to me: eeriness, brassy sounds, melancholic sounds, warm sounds, and cold sounds.   I hope you guys enjoy them!

1. Shave Em Dry - Lucille Bogan (Mature content)

2. Ghost- Michael Jackson

3.  We Exist- Arcade Fire

4. Little Demon- Screamin' Jay Hawkins

5.  Early Morning Rain- Peter, Paul, and Mary

6. K.K. Cruisin (Animal Crossing Soundtrack)- Composers: Kazumi Totaka, Shinobu Tanaka, Toru Minegishi

7. Falling- Julee Cruise (Twin Peaks theme)

8. Good Old Days- Beau Hunks

9. St. James Infirmary Blues- Cab Calloway

10. Howl's Moving Castle theme- Joe Hisaishi

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Breeze in August

San Francisco.

What's your season?

According to my instructor,  I'm an autumn.  I'm mostly made up of warm shades: gold-like skin tone, brown eyes, and dark brown hair with reddish undertones.  With my current hair color (magenta/ fuschia), my season is still autumn because I am still warm overall.  

Unsurprisingly,  olive green is the most flattering color on me when it comes to contrast, but when I prefer to not stand out,  salmon is a great blending color.  Most cool colors can wash me out. Sometimes, I have to find ways to balance my cool-tone garments with my warm season.  I did this with my favorite cool white galaxy cat t-shirt and my cream colored cardigan.  Make-up also works great too.  I'll try to keep an update on this color theory exploration, since it is part of my hobby.

What season are you?  Do you know your colors? What are your tricks?  Please share!

Disclaimer:  Your season should not dictate what you should wear,  they  just serve as basic guidelines for finding dominant flattering colors.  Just because your favorite color is not on your list doesn't mean you can't wear it. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Make-Up for Fall 2014

Fall Make-Up

Bare Escentuals eyeshadow / Mac cosmetic / Bare Escentuals eyeshadow / Eye makeup / Shimmery Cocoa Berry Lip & Cheek Tint / : Eye Shadow Green Palette Sea Foam By Zuzu Luxe : Beauty / Fruit Pigmented Lip Glaze Cabernet / : Zuzu Luxe Lipstick Vino de Amor : Zuzu Luxe Red Lipstick... / Fruit Pigmented Lip Glaze Velveteen

I can't wait to try some various greens, teal, and purple eye shadows for the next season!  I think the colors are fitting since there will be loads of red-orange leaves flying around.  

I'm also in favor of the mid 90s'  honey, terra-cotta, raspberry, and burgundy lipstick colors.

My doodle of this imaginary Fall make-up look. 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Upcoming Eye-Candy Cartoon: Over the Garden Wall

I'm just amazed at some very richly-made cartoons lately, especially with this new cartoon,  Over the Garden Wall.  I noticed there are a lot of warm browns and yellows,  so it made me think harvest season.  Oh, and there's Dixieland music!  The premise looks beautiful,  this cartoon is going on my watch list.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Violet roses and creamy laces

♥ Bar III Dress ♥ Handed- down shawl ♥ Second-hand shoes from Plato's Closet

Note: I know I look a little bulky in this picture, but I really like the way it looks in person...despite my garments having all light colors, there were some contrasts in real life.  Sometimes my outfit don't show up the way I would like in photos.  :\

Another way to wear this Bar III dress

 24- Give us a forest girl inspired vignette! (a short, impressionistic scene that focus on one moment or gives a particular insight into a character, idea, or setting) Don’t fret too hard over it, we’re not all writers by trade, haha.

I decided to venture outside in my lace up boot to smell sage and pine right outside my house. Sure, the sky looked cloudy, but the red-orange leaves falling from the trees gave the scene a warm feel. I can hear rustles and crunches underneath my lace up boots. The fiery-colored leaves covered everything.

 25- What’s your favorite animal and why?

 I want to say rabbit, but at the same time, I don't have one particular favorite animal. I like cats and dogs too. I like ducks and budgies. Oh, and I like turtles.

 26- When you’re out in nature, where do you often find yourself? (in the woods, a lake, river, etc. what’s your favorite spot? describe it for us!)

 I'm pretty spoiled when it comes to visiting lakes, local parks, hiking places, and national parks. I live in a region where it's fairly easy to find hiking areas. I have never been to a lake with no woods and mountains nearby, so I pretty much get everything. There are a lot of creeks around my neighborhood, so it's pretty convenient to go to. My favorite spot is a secret.

Questions made by ShadyOaks, from tumblr.