Monday, November 20, 2017

End of Putumayo

According to the Putumayo blog page, Putumayo is going to shut down!!! My second favorite brand *sobs hysterically*
 Taken directly from that page:
"【 Dear Customers 】
Notice of end of sales of “PUTUMAYO” brand
Thank you very much for always purchasing PUTUMAYO.
PUTUMAYO has been proposing fashion based on its own concept for about 30 years,
and we have decided to discontinue the brand in anticipation of market trends this time.
Therefore, we will close the online shop on December 10, 2017.
In addition, we will close the Shinjuku Marui Annex store next spring.
Regarding the last business day, we will guide you at the official website and stores at any time.
We greatly value your patronage for a long time and we would like to express our deepest appreciation.
President Tamotsu Yagihara"

Very unexpected and unpleasant surprise. I hope the Tokyo shop is still open when I am there this December. If not, I'll have to scour Closet Child to find if I can buy anything T^T

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Lolita Garden Market II

On 11/11 there was another Lolita market held by Lolita Garden. I got a last-minute vendor spot, and hurried to make some new accessories. This time I added floral headbands and coffins to my collection. I also brought my dressform, Caroline, so I could display more things.  Still, I find that selling accessories just looks a right mess as you can see below:

WAY messy and unorganized

I was splitting a table with Qiqi, who had brought an entire clothing rack for her dresses! (That's actually her up there in the left hand corner wearing navy blue Lolita with floral kimono)

There was light rain in the morning which was a bit concerning as rain drives people to stay home, but luckily the rain stopped and so the market was quite busy!

Despite the horrendous state of my table layout, I did quite well. I'm also still helping Kamiko sell her things and picked up a package from Hong Kong Disney for her from our friend who was visiting from Hong Kong.

Needle-felted mushrooms on a comb

Also in spooky colors
 I had such a wide variety of items that it was even overwhelming to me to try and remember what was what.
Guro-kawa bear necklaces

Needle-felted cat ears

Large coffin hair pin

Monday, November 6, 2017

Medusa's Makeup Brand Review

More and more indie makeup brands are springing up left and right in North America and Europe! I decided to expand my makeup collection and placed several orders with one brand, Medusa's Makeup, and even tested out their subscription service.  The brand claims to be cruelty-free and vegan. I am a supporter of cruelty-free beauty, so decided to give Medusa's Makeup a go.

The first order I placed was a spur of the moment decision. There was a sale so I decided to order just three Totally Baked eye shadows in the colors Radical, a bright purple, Whatever, a deep gray, and Fer Sure, a bright red. The finish on all the baked eye shadows is a smooth shimmer finish.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Halloween Meetup at Miss Strega

Despite all the preparation I'd done for my Halloween party, not a single person showed up so I'm very grateful that Neco invited me to this Halloween Lolita Meetup with a different group of Lolitas than I usually hang out with.

I also made this winged coffin the night before and altered Neco's dress the day of the meet! I was very tired =_=;
Tried out my new lashes as well