Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Claiming My Bloglovin


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Random stuff about me and blog update:

1. I took a break from my fashion major and about to head to a beauty college to study cosmetology.   I need to obtain skills that will provide me consistent income in the future, especially during recessive times.  Don't worry, I won't quit writing about my personal style since clothes are part of my favorite art media for self-expression.  Just be aware that I might write about makeup and hair-related stuff.

2. My main personal style in very broad categories (fashion analysis terms):  the ingenue, the creative, the romantic, and the classic.
a. Ingenue- Quirky, youthful, fun, and cute.  Normally these would apply to young women from NYLON magazine, but there are older women like  Betsey Johnson and Carrie Bradshaw who may fall into this category. In the old days, they used this term to refer to the young Audrey Hepburn because of her gamine figure.
b. Creative- Artistic and well-coordinated.  A person who is the creative likes to put clothes together that directs the eye in a certain way.  S/he is not too concern with looking like a character; the creative is concerned about how shapes, textures, lines, and colors respond to each other. 
c. Romantic- Dreamy and dressy.  A romantic person dresses as if s/he is about to head to a date..or just walked right out from a period novel.  There are usually laces, floral print, ruffles and frills for this style. Some romantics may not necessarily wearing pink floral garments, since there is a Goth style that is romantic, but in a dark way.  If a romantic woman is not into strong laces, floral print, and ruffles like Molly Ringwald, then she may be into wearing sexier clothes like Elizabeth Taylor. 
d. Classic- Timeless, basic, and safe.  I don't think I have to describe too much about the classic style since this term gets used a lot.  As Audrey Hepburn was growing up, her style matured into classic. 

3. What season am I?  Going by the Color Me Beautiful logic, I would say I'm a warm autumn.  However, if I were to wear contact lenses and dye my hair blue black, I'm a winter.  I have a medium complexion, so it's easy for me to look fair on certain days and more tan during warm seasons.
4. I'm 5' 4", hourglass body type.  I thought I should share, in case any of you guys are curious about fitting and such.

5. I don't consider myself an expert, unless I have the right sources to back me up on whatever I find true.  You'll find that I will mostly blog from an experimental perspective. 

6. You'll find that I like magical-girls cartoons, folk tales, pixel sprites, Legend of Zelda, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Hence, these will be the things that will inspire my ingenue-like sense of style. 

7. You will also find that my taste may fall under "non-cute and darkish side".  Things like David Lynch, Hitchcock, a fitted  black dress, Betty Paige, Orphan Black, and red lipstick. 

8. You'll find that I'm pretty open to all kinds of entertainment out there.  I don't listen to one particular type of music, I don't conform into a strict subcultural lifestyles, I watch any films/ shorts/ tv series that I find are good, and I don't give shades to anything mainstream without sampling the piece.

9. I don't smoke, and not much of a drinker.

10. I still illustrate and trying to get better at it!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Fashion Impossibles

1.  Ridiculously non-walkable high heels

2.  Skimpy "Holiday" cocktail dresses in cold regions (no warm materials like wool or thick cotton)

3.  Open-toed dress shoes to go with those skimpy "Holiday" dresses in cold regions

4.  Low rise jeans

And that's about it.  It's not that I don't like these items listed above, I just find them impractical and uncomfortable.  I find it funny how stores advertise most of these items throughout Autumn/ Winter, you know, seasons of wetness and cold air.  I'd be fine with wearing a skimpy cocktail dress in a tropical place or a nicely-heated formal indoor party, but that usually doesn't happen every year.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Colorful Lights at Night

Gigantic Holiday Wreath Red light

Book Store Stairway

Cafe at night
Taken with my low quality Pantech camera-phone, and it's not a smart phone either

Now that we reached to the season with shorter daylight,  I still find myself fascinated with synthetic lights in my city-town.  Every time my boyfriend and I feel the need to get out somewhere at night, there are very few places to go-- we usually end up strolling in downtown and local malls.  If we wanted to, we could kill time by getting dinner at a restaurant on the strip or shop at the mall, but that's okay, looking at pretty lights was enough to keep us amused. 

Plaid Shirt + this Faux Nightgown

Another comfortable outfit as usual; except, I wore a faux nightgown with my tangerine plaid shirt and paired with my new suede boots.

 I just realized I made a mistake by adding a seam underneath the bust in my illustration, because I didn't look at my photo for specific references.  But hey, you get the idea.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Old + New Stuff I Just Watched Recently...

and recommend you guys watching!

 1.  Twin Peaks (First Season on Blu Ray)

2. Bee and PuppyCat, first and second episode

3. Pee Wee's Big Adventure (lost count on how many times I watched this)

4. Eyes Wide Shut

5. Over the Garden Wall. first and second episode

6. The Birdman

7. Kissing In the Rain

8.  Orange is the New Black

9. Fanny and Alexander

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Novelty Clothes Diary: Jiji Shirt

About ten years ago, I remembered Hot Topic used to be the place where they sold chunky boots, a bunch of clothes in black, Jack Skellington, and raver-type of pants.  Now, the store mostly sells meme t-shirts, cartoon merchandise, popular video games- based accessories, and unicorns.  Don't get me wrong, I appreciate Hot Topic then and now, I'm just amazed how subcultures evolved over time. 

Anyway, I was happy to find a Studio Ghibli t-shirt section in Hot Topic, so I ended up purchasing a Jiji t-shirt.  I like how the fabric doesn't feel as stale as some cotton t-shirts and I like the placement of the simple graphic on the shirt. 

I'm going to have to be very careful not to get my Jiji shirt dirty!  *Crosses fingers* 

The Novelty Clothes Diary Tag

While I appreciate minimalism in fashion,  I realized that I can never stop collecting novelty garments.  In fact, most of my t-shirts and sweatshirts are novel, and I won't quit wearing them.   Since it is easy for me to dig up some novelty garments, I will share them periodically on my blog!  I basically own some geeky t-shirts, holiday sweaters, outdated (subjective) garments, and some trendy stuff.  I'm not sure how long I'll keep this up; we will see!

Want to join me?  Then, feel free to tag yourself from my Novelty Clothes Diary posts.  There will be no questions, just post whatever you like as long as your post revolves around a novel clothing that you own.  Your piece do not have to be from a recent haul-- it can be a very old item you have been wearing for years! 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Forest Lady 30 Day Challenges: Question Twenty-Seven

27- What’s your favorite fairy tale or myth?

Again, I don't like picking one particular favorite "anything", but I would say that I'm drawn to the Greek myth about Orpheus and Eurydice at the moment.   I don't like this particular story mainly because of the tragedy in it,  I like it because of the advice behind the story.

The story centers around Orpheus, a skillful musician,  who traveled to the underworld  just so he can bring his wife, Eurydice, back to life.  Orpheus convinced Hades, the Underworld God, to resurrect Eurydice back by singing and playing music to him.  In order for Orpheus to have Eurydice back in the "living world", he must walk forward without looking back at her as she walks behind him.  One look back means that he could lose her forever.  Once he got near to the living world, Orpheus looked back and Eurydice got taken back to the underworld.

The idea behind this story is to not have fear and move on forward. 

Questions tagged from Shady Oaks