Sunday, March 30, 2014

Forest Girl 30 Day Challenge

20-  How do you feel about the fairly prevalent use of fur in mori girl?If they're vintage or fake; then I'm okay with that.  I just avoid the newly-made ones as much as possible.  Luckily, I learned a little bit about clothing materials from my fashion instructors on how to nitpick some fabrics apart.

21- Where do you get most of your mori girl closet?
No where specific.  I worked in fashion retail for five years,  so I've browsed in many neighboring stores. Like, I would find one piece from Sears and another piece from a thrift store. I also did a little bit of online shopping too.  For me, all it takes is a little bit of *forest fantasy* imagination and personal style to create a mori girl outfit.  I may not always follow 100 percent by a subcultural fashion's rulebook-- but I felt that I was still able to portray fantasy aspect of the style. 

22- What trends do you see taking the mori girl community by storm soon?I've been noticing a rising trend of the black forest girl style by girls from North America, Europe, and Australia (oh the power of the internetz).  It works well on a lot of girls with cool-tone complexion.   Black is a classic color.  Now that I discovered American Horror Story, I get a bit of inspiration from that show.   For me, personally, I like to add in some deep reds and forest greens into my outfit.  

23- is your hair long or short? what’s your favorite hairstyle?My hair is long at the moment.  I can't say that I have a favorite hairstyle, because I can't pick one favorite. I'm the kind of person who likes mild changes.  A few years ago, I had short hair in an A-line style-- I loved it, but my hair grew pretty quickly.  I also like my long mermaid hair too. I might have to cut my hair into a bob again to practice my hair cutting.    

Monday, March 17, 2014

Rebirth


For almost the whole year, I have been going through quite some changes.  So much has happened, and time flew by quickly.

In the end, I'm happy with the choices I made for myself, as I feel I have cleansed my soul.  Last February, I quit retail-- I worked there for about five years.  I decided to continue to study fashion, even if fashion doesn't offer me a sustainable income, it is part of my hobby, afterall.  It was a bit risky quitting my old job, but I have found temporary work places at a county fair and at a junior college bookstore.

Now, I'm working as a receptionist at a hair salon pending to get into a local beauty school.  I don't plan on making fortunes, I'm content with living modestly-- I just need enough to enjoy art and live comfortably.  Fashion will always be my life-long passion, but for now, it will just be something that I'll work on the side.  Although I'm still a busy person, my new lifestyle allowed me some wiggle room for my love life (boyfriend), family time (sister), and for my quiet time.  Maybe I just got lucky, but I'm glad that I didn't ignore what my heart values.

What are some of the changes you are proud of? Do share!