Showing posts with label Mori Girl 30 Day Challenge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mori Girl 30 Day Challenge. Show all posts

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.    

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Mori Girl 30 Day Challenge: XVII- XIX

17. What's your favorite season and why?

My favorite season used to be only autumn because of the changes in leaves from green to rustic red (from the place I reside in). But I no longer have a favorite season since I find all three other seasons to be as beautiful too: winter, spring, and summer. 

18. Are you inspired by any foreign cultures other than Japanese? What about them inspires you?

Of course, all sorts of different cultures! As someone who has been studying Fine Arts (then made a big transition to Fashion Studies), I would say such art works from different regions on Earth from different eras are pretty inspiring to me.  I tend to magically immerse myself into symbolic motifs,  ethnic patterns, certain style of shapes, and colors of art from different cultures as I admire their beauty.  But at the same time, I do my best to understand various kinds of cultural appropriations (sometimes pretty complicated, subjective and not as black-and-white)-- I made some mistakes and I may not learn everything yet, but I'm still learning! 

19. Are you inspired by your own culture? If so, how do you incorporate it?

As a Cambodian- American from California, I would say so when it comes to my personal favorite music. Like the band Dengue Fever-- with music that actually correlates with my parent's homeland, whilst at the same time it responds well to my liking of the Californian psychedelic rock (oh, and world genre in general).  Yay, cultural fusion! I simply just incorporate it just by listening to their album, Escape From The Dragon House, even if I can't apply a Los Angeles band to visually  complete my mori girl my outfit.  But hey, personal music relaxes my bloodstream even if most others from my community may not fancy it as much. All it matters is that I am at peace with myself to keep me inspired. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Mori Girl 30 day challenge: 15 and 16

Fifteen- post a photo of your favorite personal mori girl coordinate.

It's not the ideal or whimsical kind of my personal mori girl coordinate, but it's definitely one of my most relaxing coordinates. I can actually move and bicycle freely in this particular outfit.

Screen capture from my polyvore set.
At the moment, I am in a hunt for a 70s-version of a gunne sax dress.  I think this will make my ideal personal mori coordinate. Otherwise, I will have to make my own once I obtain a template. We will see!

Sixteen- post at least 5 photos that inspire you. They don’t necessarily have to be fashion!

Sheryl Lee's outfit (woman who played Lauren Palmer in Twin Peaks).

Rainbow and Animal Crossing. :)

Gardens from Luther Burbank's home.

Summer Landscape by Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Some were taken from tumblr, and the rest from my own flickr account.

Thanks to shadyoaks for this list of challenge.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Mori Girl 30 day challenge: 13 & 14

What films, if any, inspire your mori girl look and life? I guess when it comes to scenery, philosophy, and lifestyle they would have to be My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Kiki's Delivery Service, Anne of Green Gables movie series (Megan Follows), and both 1995 and 2005 Pride and Prejudice.

Style-wise, it might be the character Pippi Longstocking from different versions. I actually owned a plushie doll version of her when I was under three!

Do you like to coordinate the colors in your outfits to match the seasons? what colors do you think are most appropriate for each season, and why, if you’d like to explain?

There are days when I don't put much thought with my outfit to match the seasons, but somehow, I think they're not that off--maybe just one season off! I know that once I hit summer, all of my winter coordinates would be tucked away. I also think that certain colors works well for every season.

Challenge list here

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Mori Girl 30 day challege: XII

XII: My five mori-related hobbies.

1. Non-flash photography.

2. D-I-Y projects.

3. Long strolls and a day hikes(especially in green parks, woods, etc.).

4. Mixed media art: Paint, watercolors, charcoal, and conte crayons.

5. Daydreams.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Mori Girl 30 Day Challenge: X & XI

X. What are your favorite books? do you think they’re mori or not?

Where's Waldo, I Spy, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Madeline, James and the Giant Peach, Ella Enchanted, Number the Stars, a Wrinkle in Time, To Kill A Mockingbird, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Anne of Green Gables, and a few of Jane Austen's stories. So far, I am loving the Night Circus.

I would say Ella Enchanted would be the closet thing to mori, considering that novel is very fairy-tale like. Oh, and of course, with Anne of Green Gables, because of the setting and time era in that book.

I have read a little bit of Little House on the Prairie series, but they weren't as memorable to me.

VI. name 5 of your favorite mori girl style songs or musicians, even if they’re not explicity “mori.”

1. Fleet Foxes

2. Lord Huron

3. Bon Iver

4. John Denver

5. Kitaro

So pretty much just folk, great outdoors, and world-sounding music for my mori playlist.