Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Personal Updates

Lately I have been aloof, busy, and focusing on school while leaving my social life in the shadows.  I believe I am still adjusting to the melancholy swing of things.  Still, I feel the need to balance out school and blogging so that I do not fall into a pit of self pity and diva style drama.  I want to craft, sing, play guitar, clean, dance, rave, and some many other pointless teenage antics.  But school keeps me from my friends and foes. 

(It was the fall tour)

When the news of Emilie Autumn's North American tour dropped, October 2nd became my new deadline for an elaborate costume I have never thought of before.  A burlesque diva with a Rococo flare.  A new idea, one of which I would have never thought of without the Inspiration graced by Dita Von Teese.  A new idea requires new items pieces to complete the look and theme.  Nothing from my wardrobe could accommodate this idea without looking like the same old tired look (my personal style) we have become use to.   Likewise I feel like nothing I own would do this idea any justice.  

(So motherfuckin' original.)

I soon realized I needed cash after checking my income and going over some ideas.  I needed everything to be ready in two weeks.  Last weeks paycheck had come and went.  SO.  After reviewing what I need I began busting my hump for extra income.  This meant along with school, part time work, and boyfriend, I had to pile part time work with my mom. Needless to say I have been busy.

BUT, Emilie Autumn announced a delay in her tour due to an illness.  This came as a shock but turned out to be a blessing in disguise.  Now my deadline is pushed further back to January. This news came after I sold items from my wardrobe and had, metaphorically, worked my plush-rump off.

(okay life I see what you're trying to do to me)

This will I will finish up my work, school will be taken care of, and I will go back to gracing everyone's dashboard with my prescience.  I will continue to build my costume and create something completely different.  Whenever a new event takes place I decide to out do myself every time.  I always want to make myself from months ago look like a total weaboo loser.  It is a challenge to recreate a new concept of myself every time but I gladly accept the task.   

(look at this goddamn ita weaboo thinking she's all cool and shit)

Here's what you have miss these past weeks:

I'm starting a decorated bra collection and this is the second addition. 

I'm going to beat this game.
(fuck yis 90's-00's PC games)

Ever had a Hungarian Sugar cookie? 
(did you know even I'm half Hungarian?)

Currently awaiting photos from a photoshoot.  This is the only preview I have to offer.
(I dare you to ask me where my sheep is.  I fucking dare you.)

My boyfriend is fabulous. 
(wanna guess who had to shave his legs?)

I am Nicolas Cage
(I have been caged by Beckwith)

Shopping Finds and Some Inspiration.

Recently I have not been posting all that much personal themed posted on my tumblr or over here.  This is because I have been occupied with school and my personal life.  These past weeks have been difficult.  However I keep pressing onward!

Anywho, I want to start sharing interesting items I stumble upon for those who might have missed them.  I have an entire folder in my bookmarks filled with links and items so I'll try to keep up~
This dress caught my eye over on Etsy. However, the item was taken down (to switch over to their website from etsy) and I was unable to find it again until today.  It's a steep price to pay for a t-shirt dress but I can't help but to melt at this items.  Cherry lolipops are my one and only favorite candy.  If I ever have 200 dollars laying around I might snatch this up.

This wonderful dress was created but the talented artist Caitlin Shearer.  

  This dress comes from the indie brand Merry Berry Jelly.  Every one that I have seen has bought this in Green.  It has been said that this dress was inspired by Sophie from Howl's Moving Castle.  Personally, I'm dying to order this in the dusty pink style.  I usually hate the color as a base color but something about this dress just looks so sweet and delicate.  

Both items are made by Atelier Sylphe Corsets. These items are both very incredible and I do plan on buying both very soon.  I am amazed from the quality of the neck collar.  The collar comes in both black and white and I plan on buying both colors.  I will be doing a review on both items.

I have seen this all over tumblr.  However I have been unable to find it because the shop was closed for sometime.  But recently they have opened back up and I bought my winning ribbon!  This item is amazing and great quality.  I highly recommend it.

This is honestly one of the nicest corsets I own.  I bought it when it was on sale back in February for the same sale price.  This shop carries a variety of  corsets for decent prices.  If you are looking for a base corset to decorate I cannot recommend this item enough.  I am buying this corset again to hand dye it lavender and decorate for the Emilie Autumn show in January.   

Has anyone else been searching high and low for a classic japanese back pack that wasn't $200+?
Here you go.

Speaking of backpacks.  For $50 dollars this could be yours.  I'm sorry but that's a great price to pay for a made-to-order bag as cute as this one.

Everyone grab your Japanese shopping services because you're going to need them to order these amazing tights!

I own two backpacks from the company who makes these items and they are okay quality but I love mine to death!

Next we have some shops that I recommend you keep an eye on:

Planet-Zero makes adorable t-shirts and jewelry, however the shipping may take some time.  

Restyle  is a polish gothic shop that sells amazing items.  The shipping is also quick but their corsets are just cheap Chinese mass made ones.

 La Petite File  if you haven't seen this brand yet please check her out.  I'm planing my first purchase soon!

Yard666sale carries items perfect for Slime punk, Grudge, and post 90's style.  Check out their etsy, bigcartel, and tumblr!

Wildskin recreates items that are perfect for an over the top mori-girl outfit.  They are one of a kind and simply beautiful. if you do not feel comfortable paying for their prices then use them as inspiration.

One last item I DO NOT recommend buying this item due to the negative feedback the seller has received.  However, I want us to take a look at this item for inspiration.  I plan on recreating a corset inspired by this item:

It's a shame that the seller has gone under but I plan on using her work as inspiration.  I will use an underbust cone shape corset and hand dying it lavender.  I will use some edging similar to the lace roses but I plan on using more detail then they did.  I will sew on gems, pearls, and lace the the base edge and pull it up to the top.  Next, I purchased a light pink bustle which I will alter to sew onto this corset. (or just wear under the corset, I'm still undecided) I will add pearls and crystals to hang from the bottom and I will have them hanging from the bra across the shoulder as well.

I have so much in mind that this design has set forward. I cannot wait to get started and I will keep everyone up to date with the project.
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