Thursday, January 29, 2015
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Last year there was another Lolita movie made, and I haven't found any with subtitles, but this is the wackiest I have seen yet!
Gothic Lolita Battle Bear is about a Lolita who can fuse with a teddy bear to become a superhero and fights a creepy old man who fuses with a black teddy bear to become the villain.
I did find the film on Youtube and... well... I think everybody needs to see it for themselves!
Monday, January 19, 2015
1. Link back to the person who nominated you.
2. Answer the same 11 questions your nominator answered above.
3. Post 11 random facts about yourself.
4. Pick 11 nominees to answer your 11 questions.
5. You can’t nominate the person who nominated you!
6. Tell your 11 nominees you have nominated them.
1. What made you want to start blogging?
I don't really remember why I wanted to blog. It was more of an experiment and a place to put some tutorials I wanted to make, though I later found out I'm pretty bad at formatting and photos and pretty much everything a tutorial needs :P
2. What is your biggest dream?
My biggest dream is to make a living off of sewing things for others. I have a shop though I hope to have my own website at some point. Currently I am supporting myself on translation work, but I really get tired of it sometimes! In an ideal world I'd also be able to open a boutique/cafe combo with quaint decor and adorable uniforms
3. If money were no object, what would you do all day?
If money were limitless I'd sew, travel, go to Western conventions (sorry Asia, but your conventions are all extremely boring and crowded with no personal interaction!), and buy all the video games I want!!! Maybe I'd give styling a go as well. I've done styling for my classmates and for MVs before, but cannot afford to buy more cosmetics and such. I think it'd be really fun, though! Recently I spend a good chunk of money on hair to have a wig for my boyfriend for when he does interviews or exhibits, and that was really fun as well
4. What is your favorite country or place to visit and why?
Assuming this is referring to places I've been, there is really only Minnesota, USA, Taiwan, and Mumbai, India to compare! Mumbai was SO much fun to visit! A big part of that was because it was a big group of graffiti artists though. Minnesota and Taiwan are both really lovely too. I'd like to go to southern Taiwan again for a bit.
Other places I'd like to visit are:
Pokemon Center in Japan
Europe in general
Disney World and Disney Land anywhere they exist
Other parts of India
Actually I'm pretty open to visiting anywhere that isn't dangerous
Have you ever been to a place that your heart calls out to and you feel like it's your real home?
Not really. I've only really been to three places in my life and settled in two of them?
5. Oops, you’re stranded on an island (with plenty of water & food). What three things would you want with you?
Internet access on my computer
My boyfriend or other companion
Functioning bathtub and toilet
Technically I'm on an island right now :D Maybe the island in question is a developed nation island.
6. Name a movie and/or book that you recently watched/read and can highly recommend.
Oh gosh this is a difficult one! I haven't enjoyed any movies for quite some time, and haven't read any books at all!
Movie: The Lego Movie So this is from last year but I think it was a funny, touching, and memorable film. There are so many jokes and just cartoonish evil and adventure! Though it is just a movie about Legos, I found it much more entertaining and meaningful than any of the live-action movies that have come out recently. Of course, if you have any recommended movies for me, that would be great, too!
Book: I haven't read a book in about five years
7. What do you collect?
I'm not actively working on a collection, but I have a shelf of Pokemon goods and a lot more cute stickers than I'm willing to admit to. I'm more of a hoarder than a collector, to be honest.
8. What do you do to get “zen”?
Sewing is my zen when I am in the zone. If I'm not, it is a huge, frustrating disaster, but when I get into the mode I can just go and go and go!
I don't remember quotes well. Sometimes thing will pop up in my head, but I can't recall any at the moment, sorry!
10. What song do you like to sing out loud?
I make up my own songs and just sing them, making it up as I go. I have a truly devastating singing voice so I don't sing anything recognizable.
11. If you could learn something super fast (Matrix-style), what skill would you pick?
I would learn all the languages, ever. This is an underestimated superpower!! Plus, then I'd be able to do that world travel thing and also do translation work between any languages.
1. I adore guinea pigs and rabbits, having owned both before in America
2. I'm proud that I've been able to support myself since 20 (school/rent/life) but it is quite a strain
3. Pokemon is my favorite
4. I have exceedingly poor memory, which is the root of many frustrations and affects daily life
5. My extremities get cold easily
6. I drink a lot of coffee, but don't like sweetened coffee
7. I sew clothes for my teddy bear, who has her own fanpage
8. I prefer G+ to facebook because it's easier to filter your audience and hope more people begin to use it
9. Gloomy Bear is adorable, but I don't like the other characters
10. I want to try so many different crafts, but cannot afford the materials to do them all!
11. This list is hard. OK if that doesn't count, I like dinosaurs
1. Milk Bubble Tea
2. Chocolate-Covered Katie
4. Moments Like Diamonds
5. Klaire de lys
6. Dollhouse Diaries
There aren't many active blogs on my feed :(
Friday, January 2, 2015
It is 2015!
I havent gone to see the Taipei 101 fireworks for the past three years, but this year we went to a nearby building where a friend of ANOs works so we avoided the crowds and got a spectacular view!
Friday, December 26, 2014
|This is Taiwan Teddy actually :D|
|Outside a restaurant by my school|
|At a night market|
|OK so this one is by me :P|
|In a restaurant|
|At my school|
|At one of the stops along the metro line|
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
|This is Rambo. I met him while we were painting the Mt. Mary Steps project|
|This is the Graffiti Jam|
|This is my first time taking Mumbai trains. NO SAFETY so it is up to you to be wise!|
|This is the most tragic photo of my trip. These kittens were fending for themselves.|
I also no longer wish to do a traditional shop, or even online webshop because I am unsatisfied with the current marketing format of trying to fight for customers who do not understand the work and money invested into products, and instead we are all (myself included) more interested in getting the most amount of stuff for the least amount of money, a la TaoBao. My interest in fashion began because I wanted to make clothing for myself, and one-offs for friends. Now that I have spent so many years doing this, I think I want to go back to these one-offs, making whatever I want without considering its market value, as well as taking custom orders from people who are willing to understand the value of work. I am aware this means I will probably need to take another job in order to support myself financially, but in the long run I feel it will make me happier! Trying to work out the market has aggravated all the anxiety and depression issues I was previously dealing with.
This also means I will probably not be focusing on as niche a topic on this blog, though I still adore traditional Lolita fashion so no worries, I will still be updating with it ;)
Additionally, I am exploring other styles I've always admired but never tried! So hopefully more news will begin to update here. Thanks for following along and for leaving comments. It is always a light in my day to read them!
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Been so busy making a mockup of the first outfit I will make for my final line. I'm going to India for three weeks so I will probably have to hurry my progress and will do a more complete update!
This year my line is called Sweetie Love and is basically just ice cream and cakes mashed with Teddy bears and bunnies because why not? (My teacher did not like my theme...)
Life had gotten so busy! I have two Lolita meetups this month before I leave on the 17th, need to do this cute fashion line, and have a fitting and completion of a men's vest for a singer in a local band. Haven't got time to even go to work haha.
Monday, November 3, 2014
On Sunday I wore Lolita and went to fun international art exhibit at the world trade center
There weren't too many artworks I really loved but I took photos of my favorites!
This artist had a series of melting sweets that I found fitting for my current fashion design class line
Two different artists. The first photo is masked off acrylic and the second and third are multidimensional pictures that change as you move!
I loved this floating cloud series which was made with layers of glass that each had a different pattern sprayed on so when viewed from the front it appears to be a fluffy cloud
House of knives and extreme farsightedness
Adding Teddy to the artworks