Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Hydrangeas Photoshoot

A while ago Kamiko and I went with a photographer to a hydrangea garden in the mountains.  I just got some of the photos back so here they are!
Hair: Disney HongKong
Top: Little Dipper
JSK: Handmade by me

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Red Lolita Makeup

Here is my makeup process from the previous meetup post!

Chinese version:

English Version

Monday, May 28, 2018

All Red All the Time

On Saturday we had our May Lolita Meetup where the theme was "red only."  I only have one red dress from BTSSB but I love it a lot so I was happy to wear it again!

Sleeping in my bed of flowers
We went to a cool restaurant and sat in the Alice in Wonderland section.  There was no time limit to how long we could stay (rare in Taipei area) so we were there for a long time!!  No pressure to eat and get out; just chat a lot!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

I Tried Following a Black Friday Makeup Tutorial

After seeing this trend go around Youtube I decided to try a purple gothic style of makeup by a Youtuber named It's Black Friday.

It turned out hilarious and terrible but I had a lot of fun!

Chinese version:

English version:

Have you ever tried following any tutorials step-by-step?  I find it's always easier to just look at a tutorial and then modify it to suit your own preferences.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Red Black Smokey Eye Tutorial

Without Photoshop I haven't been able to make custom thumbnails for my videos so they tend to look a bit whacky ^^;  But here is a tutorial for a makeup I wore yesterday!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Cybergoth Photoshoot + Industrial Dance

On the 28th I did a photoshoot with Images by Kenny with the theme of Cybergoth.  I got to practice my styling skills on neco (her photos are all photoshopped much thinner though, which is NOT something I promote.  Love yourself the way you are!)
We found some neat areas at Ximending, a youth shopping district

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Smokey Silver Gothic Lolita Makeup Tutorial

I haven't been able to make custom thumbnails because after my laptop was reset I lost my Photoshop T^T  So I just have to pick the least derpy looking screenshot that Youtube offers!

Chinese version:

Monday, April 16, 2018

Lolita Fashion Photoshoot and Fashion Show Market

On April 14th we had another market event in combination with a fashion show and photography booths.  What made this different (apart from the combination of events) was that there were sponsors!!

There was an uber-like sponsor that took us from the MRT station to the location free of charge, which was a great relief as many of us had lots of stuff to carry.

I went with a Gothic Lolita theme this time!
Also a bit vampire ^_~

My booth
 This was my first ever attempt at a smokey eye look, and I looked up lots of tutorials before doing it.  I think I did a good job for my first try *pats self on back*

Originally I was splitting a booth, but my partner dropped out so the sales I made pretty much only made me break even when factoring in cost of transportation and the vendors' fee T^T
Taiwan Teddy helping me out
My photos from the fashion show suck, so have a group photo by the official photographer instead!
Group Photo which I declined to join

 I am happy with this look so here's one more photo taken after I got home.  Skindinavia setting spray keeps everything in place so well!

EDIT: Official Fashion Show Video is UP

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Chocolate Models Meetup

Rilakkuma Cha Ya!!!
nom nom nom
 On April 8 we had our chocolate model meetup as well as a ceremony for Laina's baby girl (three-month anniversary).  She had special-ordered cookies that were insanely adorable!!

Absolutely adorable! 

Monday, April 9, 2018

Minori Tea Party in Hong Kong 2018

From April 1 through 3 I was in Hong Kong (for the first time!) with Mirage to attend shironuri artist Minori's Lolita tea party!  It was the first time I'd done a shironuri event/makeup.
At the party we made lots of new friends!  And Minori herself was very sweet.
Me and Crystal Cat

New friend Sakurabebe
Mirage and me

Minori and Mirage

Me, Taiwan Teddy, and Minori
Group Photo of everybody in shironuri
reika_fantasy,Suzuya,?,?,?, Minori, Mirage, Me, Pikamikaka, ?
Sakurabebe, ssin_cosplay
Thanks to Mirage and Lun for some of the photos!

Since then I've practiced some more shironuri looks on my own (pictures on my instagram) and hope to improve quickly~  Though my style leans towards Cyberkei (a la Bazookistan) I still really admire Minori's artistic and detailed makeup style

Official HK Lolita photos are up!

Sakura Blossom Viewing

I can't believe I forgot to post this!  Recently I went with Doro and Kamiko to view sakura blossoms in the mountains.  It was really delightful apart from the other people trying to take photos of us and people touching Kamiko's baby like he was public property.
So this is basically just going to be a photo post!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Twinning Meetup!

My first time twinning (outside of a photoshoot) was so much fun!  We had a meetup where the theme was twins, though only Doro and I managed to coordinate together.  We even tried to have the same hair and makeup as much as possible!
Reflected twins!
 We went to a Hello Kitty restaurant to celebrate March birthday girls Kamiko and Neco!  Doro and I met up early and took so many photos @_@  Everything suddenly becomes more fun when you're twins!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy White Day!

We actually didn't realize it was White Day, but we had a small get-together yesterday just for fun!  Of course, most of us are daily lolitas so it ended up being like a casual Lolita meetup anyway ^_^

Top: Little Dipper
Bag: Swimmer Japan
Necklace: handmade by me
 We went to woosa, a place that specializes in pancakes.  It's not as good as the Japanese style pancakes we had at previous meetups but it was still pretty good.  Just not very filling ^^;

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Shironuri Practice

As the title suggests, here are some photos of practicing shironuri makeup styles I've been trying recently.  It is different from normal makeup application O_O

First attempt; no idea what I was doing

Second attempt

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Why I've Been Gone

Happy Lantern Festival!
Stay warm!
Wig: handmade by me

Sesame tangyuan and sweet potato and taro mini tangyuan in fermented glutinous rice with egg

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Harajuku Market on a Rainy Day

On Feb. 3 we had another Harajuku market, but it was both cold and raining hard that day! So needless to say, sales were abysmal. Though I did make back the vendor fee, I then promptly went with my friends Kamiko and NiYa to the Vivienne Westwood sale and bought two pairs of paw-feet heels.

All the same, it was fun and I've since created a small stand-up display to better display my wares. I twinned with Taiwan Teddy that day and it was nice!
Top: Little Dipper

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Not Even a Review: Vivienne Westwood Anglomania X melissa RHS

The original Rocking Horse Shoes by Vivienne Westwood are a Lolita staple, with many Lolita brands having come out with their own versions over the years.   I've wanted to own a pair of RHS since I first fell in love with Lolita fashion, but just browsing the website is enough to give your wallet a heart attack!

When the collaboration with melissa brand came out, I nearly bought a pair as they'd be waterproof (melissa specializes in plastic shoes) but couldn't reasonably afford them. I even went to a local melissa store to ask if they had any, but was told they were not going to import these designs.

Good luck struck as over the weekend I heard about an insane sale of Vivienne Westwood (among other brands) goods from one of our Lolita friends.  I went with Kamiko and found the very shoes I was looking for! Better yet, they were 90% off. That's right; I bought two pairs for one tenth the retail price!
Red and Black
Sadly, work has not been good to me so I was unable to pick up more colors (white, gray, and limited edition Rose Gold were also available) but I'm happy with what I got.

 The logo on the bottom is at the tip of the shoe, which doesn't touch the ground much when walking so I expect it will last a long time!
Logo at the ankle
That's one more thing off my Lolita bucket list! Given how often it rains here, maybe it's fate that I got the melissa collaboration rather than the authentic wood sole ones, which would suffer in the rain.

Word traveled fast and I visited the sale a total of three times, running into different lolitas each time. I wore the red pair the very next day to a lolita meetup, which will be in an upcoming post, so stay tuned to see them in action!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Rainbow Makeup Tutorial (CH and EN)

This was a very fun look to do! Just make sure to take time to layer and blend the colors so that they flow nicely from one color to the next. You can also do this look "upside-down" and put the cool colors on the bottom and the warm colors on top ^u^v

Friday, January 19, 2018

Makeup Use-up Goals

I just did an inventory of my makeup collection and set myself some goals to use it up by the end of the year with monthly updates on my progress.  I learned that I had some crazy amounts of certain items, such as 11 pink lipsticks and 6 purple ones (why??), 8 black/brown eyeliners and 8 colored ones (I only have two eyes!), 52 single eye shadows (help), and 7 mascaras. Makeup expires so I hope to get my money's worth by actually using them!

I've organized a spreadsheet with photos to help me keep track. This also means that there will likely be more makeup video posts from me!

Now, a favor to ask...

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Basic Gothic Makeup Tutorial (CH and EN)

I'm putting my Japan posts on hold until I can get the photos from my friend. In the meantime, I'm still practicing editing video footage (I took some footage in Japan, but am not sure if it can be used)
So here is a quick and easy Gothic look!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Closet Child x2, Alice Cafe, and Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo

On the second day of our Tokyo trip, we visited two Closet Child shops and I bought a LOAD of stuff, including an overcoat because it was so cold!!
DIY coffee at the Family Mart!
 We also picked up hot drinks from vending machines and had fun taking fake advertisement images for them because they were our saviors haha!
Am I ready to make advertisements yet?
 The main event of the day was the Alice Cafe! I wore my Disney X BTSSB Alice JSK to match. It also happened to be Violet (Taiwan Teddy)'s birthday so we sang her a little song
Trying to look like a snooty queen
 The food choices were limited, but came is such large quantities that neither Neco nor I could finish everything on our plates.
Everything turned out looking white! It was such a big portion as well
 Happy Birthday to the birthday bear!
Happy Birthday to Violet!
 For dessert, I got a cup of ice cream in grape and vanilla flavors. This was my first time having a grape flavor ice that didn't have rum flavoring as well and I liked it!

We went to Don Quijote (sp?) to get slippers for indoors as well as some necessities. I spotted a collab between Econeco and Little Twin Stars and bought the hand cream because I just really adore Econeco's style of art!
Econeco! One of my favorite artists!
 At the Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo I didn't buy as much as I did last year; just two Mokuro, a Shiron (snow Vulpix), chopsticks, and this gachapon!
Got Pikachu with his short little arms doing Z power!
 We got a simple dinner in the department store, which was still very yummy.
Simple dinner

I did my eye makeup in a new style to match my dress. I guess you could call this a floating cut crease in red and gold?
Makeup of the day
Medusa's makeup red shadow
Eyescream gold liner
L.A. colors gold glitter
Essence Princess Lash mascara

Purchases of the day:
Went a bit crazy with the shopping
Some of the purchases I made:
Alice Auaa dress

Slit up the side



BTSSB My Favorite Things JSK

How cute is this?