December 26, 2012

Cat sweater* and pocket watch* c/o SheInside, Romwe shorts, platform sneakers* c/o Rainbowholic Shop, kitty headband from a bazaar.
Don't you just love my new sweater? I most certainly do. (I mean, is it a cat sweater or rabbit sweater or a fox sweater..? Haha!) It was sent to me (along with a cute pocket watch and the coat I wore in this post) as an early Christmas gift by the amazing people over at SheInside. I wore it the moment I got it! So megadorable! Cat prints and anything with cats are very popular in Japan right now. I don't think Japan's obsession with cats is going away anytime soon.. or if it's ever going away at all! I'm actually quite cat-obsessed myself, so even if this cat trend decides to stick around for a bit longer, I'll embrace it with open arms! ♥

last artbook and photobook haul for December

December 24, 2012

Has anybody been keeping track of these acquisitions entries? Is it just me, or am I on my fourth acquisitions post about Japanese artbook/magazine/photobook-related stuff? I don't know anymore! I love these things so much I can probably spend more money inside Kinokuniya than in any other place in the world, haha. This time though, Aian bought all of them, including the ones that are mine. They're joint property, anyway, since we're growing an artbook library of sorts. You can check out his post about all 12 of them + a couple more on his blog here. Enjoy!

First one, Kyary Bon Photobook 『きゃりーぼーん』 !! So happy that we got this! Kyary is one of my many obsessions, so this was a definite must-have. I actually had to choose between this and her Oh! My God! Harajuku Girl one, which is also nice!! In the end though, I chose this one because it gives you a bit of a sneak-peek into Kyary's life, eheh. So yeah, lots of typical Kyary craziness!

review : Majolica Majorca Blood On Lip and Cheek Tint

December 23, 2012

While browsing Cosme a couple of weeks ago though, I saw that they'd already released their Best Cosmetics Award List for 2012. To my surprise, one of the products that was on the list was something I already had in my kit: the Majolica Majorca Blood On Lip and Cheek Tint. It was then that I remembered that I've been meaning to review it for the longest time but never got around to taking photos, so it's been sleeping in my drafts for quite some time now. Here it is, finally!

oh, please don't go—I'll eat you up—I love you so!

December 17, 2012

'I'll Fight You For It Tee' c/o Dizzy Little Dotty, tutu c/o SammyDress, Romwe tights, Double Decker shoes, Baby Project lace scarf.
Surprise surprise! This is a little different from what I usually look like, I know, but it's all because I wanted to make these photos extra special! These photos are a collaboration between me and Dizzy Little Dotty, an Australian-based label where you can find t-shirts that are a little different from your usual mainstream tees. The lady behind the label, Lauren Carney, designs the shirts herself and has made Dizzy Little Dotty known around the globe for their cute and quirky designs which are straight from a whole nother whimsical and enchanted world! She also has a shop where she sells her artwork—do check it out! Supporting independent artists and labels is very important to me, so I was super ecstatic when Lauren asked me to collaborate with her! So for her and her wonderful label, I transformed into a sly little fox to match the two adorable wild things on my T-shirt. Thank you again, Lauren! I do love foxes very much, so I have you to thank for letting me become one for you, even for just a day! ♥

heaven is a place on earth with you

November 28, 2012

MsDressy formal mini-dress*, Romwe tights*, SammyDress booties*, pearl kitty headband from a bazaar.
Though this gorgeous tulle and lace number from MsDressy isn't exactly my dream wedding dress, it's quite close! The champagne color, the lovely lace neckline, the meticulous embroidery, the tulle skirt.. If only it had a lace train and a longer skirt, this would've been my perfect dream dress. But at least I can consider this as a test-run of sorts? Haha!

room girl

November 24, 2012

Rivet & Surge top, Coco Fashion skirt*, Accessorize tights, yeswalker brogues*, Morning Mori hairclip*.
Simple yet sweet mori gyaru look! Despite my affinity to dressing like a cupcake on most occasions, in reality I am the total opposite of how I dress. Truth is, I'm not really the girly-girl that my personal style or blog makes me appear to be. Don't get me wrong, I do love girly things—frilly dresses, bubblegum pink, the like—but my personality and my preference for such things are light-years apart. I'm actually kind of rough and not feminine at all. Up until highschool I was a total tomboy and only had interest in anime. I swear a lot, laugh loudly like an auntie, and am a total slob at home. The only reason why I'm not at all like that in public is because I've trained myself to be "proper" when with people I'm not particularly close with. It's kind of like the protagonist in Switch Girl!!, haha! But I digress. What I'm getting at is, I am really thankful that even with this roughness of mine, I can still project a bit of my cuteness and femininity through fashion and personal style. I mean, who would ever think that this girl with flowers on her skirt, heart tights, and cupcake hair actually spends more time reading One Piece than worrying about what to wear? Not a lot of people.

artbooks and magazines from Japan

November 22, 2012

So today we finally received a long-overdue parcel from Japan (after almost a year, I think!), yay! Long overdue, because I kept failing to pay for the remaining fees on time ;; But thankfully the lovely people over at Eiwa Manga Store were quite understanding and gave me more than enough time to pay, ehe. Thank you so much, as always for the service! * u *

Aian's artbooks: m3wver.9+CE + Blade of the Immortal

Zipper Magazine 03/12 + KERA Magazine 02/12

Mori Girls Interior Magazine (for Allie) + Zipper 10/12

Ayano Go x NinaMika photobook + HARAJUKU KAWAii!!!! Girls

Mori Girl Lesson 4 + a cute cuccia tote bag freebie!

That's all. Thanks for dropping by! :)
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