Friday, February 27, 2015

Welcoming the New Year in Qi Lolita!

Yesterday I went to the opening for the sheep/ram exhibit that Ano was a part of.  We both decided to get super fancy and wore extremely flashy fashion haha!  I wore the Qi Lolita dress I made... five years ago?  I've only ever worn it once... but this was a perfect occasion to pull it out of the darkness again!
Showcasing Ano's glitzy sheep

A bit blurry, but you can see the bodice better here

Also blurry, but this is one of my favorites! The artist painted sweets!
Please excuse my no-makeup face :P But the blurriness kinda fixes that, right?
Honestly I will probably never get a chance to wear this dress again.  It's just so hard to find an appropriate time to wear these super-sub-style dresses!  All the same, I really do love Qi Lolita, but after learning the proper way to make qipao in Chinese Clothing Construction class, I can say I will probably not be making any proper qipao any time soon ^^;

Speaking of substyles though, I do want to expand my Lolita wardrobe more!  I feel like I think/say that a lot but gosh that costs money!  <b>If you could choose any substyle of Lolita to wear without other people thinking it weird, which would you choose?</b>  I'm torn between Ero and SUPER Punk Lolita!  I haven't the body/confidence to wear Ero Lolita, and it's really not appropriate most of the time, and very difficult to pull off stylishly.  Punk Lolita is hard to get the proper balance without simple falling into pure Punk style.  It'd be a fun challenge for oneself though!

Have a lovely Year of the Sheep/Ram and may all your goals and wishes be fruitful!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day and Year of the Ram!

Happy New Year!!
And Happy Valentine's Day if anybody celebrated it :)  This year was the first year I actually had a Valentine so look at this:
We had lavender flavor cake-type waffles

That is ANO, my boyfriend :)  That's not his real name but I don't think he has an English name.  It's his artist working name anyway~
We didn't have any plans really, so we went to a night market for dinner and visited a Lego shop because we both love Legos
Dinner modeled by Teddy
Lego Heaven

Dessert crepe! Red bean matcha
 Then for New Year my mom and I went to Taichung (middle of Taiwan) and up a mountain to look at different types of blossoms.  There were plum, pear, and cherry blossoms.
On the way up
I'm too big to go in the tree so Teddy gets to take this elegant photo instead!
Chinese New Year lasts 15 days but the work week starts on the 24th.  School is going to start then as well.  HAHA NO SCHOOL FOR ME!  Just work T^T

Lots of firecrackers have been going off in the streets these past few days, and today many people are setting up their offerings and burning paper.  Even though it is air pollution and probably not good for the lungs, I really like the smell of incense and the burning papers...

And so, the Year of the Horse is now over (shout out to my fellow Horse friends!) and welcome to Year of the Ram!  ANO has been working on a big project that will be a part of an exhibit and I helped a bit.  Look for photos soon!!

Who here is born in Year of the Ram?  Hope you have a great 12/24/36/48/60th birthday and a great year!