Monday, March 28, 2016

Sakuracon 2016!

Hello lovelies!

For those of you who were not in attendance, I taught 2 panels this year at Sakuracon in support of the fashion community!

One was called Jfashion Pulse, which was a 'best of' highlight of fads and fashion trends on the Harajuku scene for 2015.

The second was Introduction to Lolita Fashion, which has been a long-running tradition at Sakuracon and is widely attended by new fashionistas, and cosplayers looking for more fun fashion in their everyday lives.

I was also the coordinator for the Lolita Fashion Show!

For now, enjoy the slideshows used to teach both of the panels! I am also building out lists of related reading and links for those who want to delve in deeper! :)

All 3 events were also professionally recorded, and the videos are being edited! They will be posted to this page as soon as they are completed.

Thank you so much for your support! Feel free to ask any questions in the comments.

-Love, Bunnie

J Fashion Pulse

Intro to Lolita Fashion

Lolita Fashion Show

Monday, April 27, 2015

Outfit Post:

Hi there, deary-lou!

You know?
I've always had a problem with taking all these selfies of my outfits and never doing anything with them.
The following outfits are my unposted fashion adventures from Tokyo!

I've always considered myself a 'fashion blogger', and it's important to me to document my journey.

Sometimes I just want to laugh at my old outfit attempts. 

June 22, 2013
Wig: Rarity cosplay with from L-Email Wigs
Dress: Smile Camp Harajuku

Other times I'm in awe of how much I've changed over time.

And still other times I drown in the memories of what my life was like at that time. 
Outfits bring back memories of what happened on that particular day.

June 23, 2013
Wig: L-email wigs
Lashes: Beauty Eye by Diamond Lash
Metallic Lip and eye: Medusa's Makeup shimmer pigments
Shirt: Hot Topic
Tutu Skirt: Smile Camp Harajuku

I joke that I don't do 'repeat performances'.
But I just hate wearing the same thing twice. 
I try to do something different every day!

July 2, 2013
Ramune soft serve and hair chalk
Minnie Ears from ebay
Shirt: Listen Flavor

I've been involved in the Lolita community for so long now!

I can't believe it's been over 7 years that I've been wearing it in earnest.

July 28, 2013
Bow, skirt: Bodyline
Parasol: Ebay
Blouse: Anna House
Purse: Angelic Pretty

But yeah, if memory serves, I got into J-fashion after my first Sakuracon at age 14.

And I'm 25 now. 

July 29, 2013
Amo Style Sad Dolly makeup
Bow: Paris Kids'
Choker: Gift
Dress: Smile Camp

It took me a while after I saw my first Lolita to really get into things and start collecting items.

But what does that make me now? An ElderFrill?

August 6, 2013
Shirt: Holley Tea Time
Bow Belt: Ebay
Skirt: Hot Topic
Galaxy Leggings: Ebay

An Advanced Princess?

August 7, 2013
Hair Modeling at Aveda Institute for another lolita finishing her cosmetology school

A Queen?

A Matriarch?

Bleh, not a Matriarch. Forget I said that...

How about a Fairy Queen?
Yeah, that's good...

We're going with Fairy Queen.

August 9, 2013
Pastel Cat
Socks: Swimmer
Shoes: NoFall Harajuku

Or just 'boss-ass bubblegum bitch'

Also acceptable.

August 11, 2013
Damn that hair faded fast! Look at that shit. 
One wash, man. All it takes.
The whole 'lacking protein core' thing is some bullshit. 
-continues unintelligible grumbling-
Parka: Angelic Pretty
Hair poms: Daiso
Skirt: Angelic Pretty replica
Socks: Swimmer
Shoes: NoFall

Every so often I can get my hair to turn grey, and I get really excited.
Lasts about five minutes, though.

Beemo shirt: Mighty Fine Tees
Watch: Swimmer

If I ever go back to Japan though, I'm just gonna buy everything and get my hair done there.

Having so many cheap cute things around was hard on my wallet, but I'm more attached to the clothes I bought there than any before or since. 

 It made things extra special.
Plus, I mean, Liz Lisa lucky packs for $50 COME ON

Hat: Claires
Necklace: Thrifted
Sweater, romper: Liz Lisa
Tights: Macy's

For some reason, everything about fashion blogging is difficult for me. Photography, editing, writing, graphic design, it's never come easy.
But I'm still hard set on doing it, even if it's in my own, slow, constantly evolving way. Because the only way to get better at something is by doing it.

Frilled to my very soul,

Monday, April 20, 2015

Sakuracon 2015 Haul!

Hello gorgeous!

I promised you I'd talk a bit about what I brought home from Sakuracon, but we'll try to keep it pretty short and sweet. <3 nbsp="" p="">
In particular, I wanted to gush a bit about my Arda Wigs haul, because I'd been holding out for con in order to see things in person and stock up without paying shipping.

They're officially my favorite wig producer, so I look forward to picking up new pieces every year. I'll go more into my reasoning in a sec.


Detailed from left to right:

Thingy #1: Long bangs for a side-swept look in color Lavender

I'm undecided on whether I'll trim blunt bangs into these and keep long side bangs so I can have a clip-in hime cut, or if I love the side swept enough to use them like that. We'll see. 
But the reasons I love Arda so much, aside from the super versatile and cheap little pieces they sell (like these bangs, which were $12!), is that the fibers are super high quality, easy to brush, and really high temperature heat resistant. Their wigs are really MADE to be restyled!
They even sew most of their full wigs to hide the wefts if you choose to cut in layering or put them in an updo! I was blown away by how easy it was to style a really natural and beautiful updo with my first strawberry red Ferrari. 

Thingy #2: Short bangs in colors Baby Pink and Ice Violet

These come with pre-cut blunt slightly side-swept bangs and hime tips. I like them quite a bit. I think with the longer bangs I'd curl the hime tips to go well with my curly hair. 

Thingy #3 Victoria Wig in color Dusty Rose

This is such an incredible wig. A full, well-curled hime bump, capable of brushing out and heat-styling, for $35. 

It's actually a bit thin, which made it very comfortable, but I wouldn't try to restyle it. 
I might brush it out when the curls start becoming less defined. 
I think it would be really pretty with the curls fluffed up. 

Next up, my other purchases! I was pretty good, aside from the big wig order. 
I purchased some Tsubasa style lace bunny ears for $15,


A simple hime bag for $35,
(I realized I didn't have a brown purse! So I was on the hunt for one)

And then a series of gifts! <3 p="">
(I'm so spoiled, hahaha)
The hat brooch, bunny ears brooch, matching ribbon bracelets, and printed stockings (seen worn in my Lolita Fashion show outfit), are all from Belladonna.
The eos lip balm and bird shaped candle were hostess gifts from one of the models, thanking me for hosting the show! So sweet! <3 nbsp="" p="">

I also decided to pop by artists alley after one of my friends working art room told me I could find stickers of the Crystal Gems.
I just discovered Steven Universe, and have been OBSESSED.
That show is life. <3 nbsp="" p="">
So I needed all of my moms in sticker form to put on random stuff. 
(The girl at the booth even gave me some angry space doritos! I bought so many stickers she gave me freebies, hahaha)
I got big sizes of my favorites to decorate something major. 
And I found an artist selling Adventure time stickers! 
As well as a darling Rarity keychain, and a mini-print of the Crystal Moms. <3 p="">

I am made of love!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sakuraco 2015 Outfits!

Hello pretty bunnies!

Sakuracon this year kinda flew by!

I ended up getting roped into coordinating the Lolita fashion show, since my friend Belle Mouse usually takes care of things, and was out of town this year and couldn't pick it up.

That was crazy and scary and chaotic, but I think things went pretty well!

I'm just glad they happened at all.

I was so sure I'd f*ck it up somehow.

Aside from that, I ended up working con for the first time ever as well. So I was working shifts in the Art Room from Thursday to Sunday and doing other con stuff around it. But hey, I got into con for free! (And spent all that money on stuff in the dealer's hall, heheheh)

On top of all that, my boyfriend was moving that weekend! He just got a new place with his other partner, moving from one end of Downtown Seattle to the other, and consolidating their two places into one. So every day after con, I went over to his place and tried to help them scramble to get things packed up and moved. I think I spread myself a little too thin.

But! All things said and done, I survived con, came home with hella swag, and did it all looking goddamned fabulous. So on to the important parts: what I was wearing!

Day 0: Seifuku/Kogal twinning with Belladonna

BB: Skin79 Diamond The Prestige cream
Lashes: Daiso
Liner: Masterprecise by Maybelline
Blush: Love and Beauty by F21
Seifuku: Bodyline
Sailor Moon Brooch: J-list
Socks: Free gift with Ageha magazine
Cardigan: Girls ever from Don Quixote
Everything else thrifted or offbrand

Day 1: Cult Party Kei Nurse twinning with Belladonna


Nurse Costumes: Candy striper nurse by Leg Avenue (clearanced out when the costume shop went out of business)
Lashes: Daiso
Blush: cheap offbrand blush in a perfect bright red, any red will do
lips: tonymoly lip stain in cherry
BB: Diamond Prestige
Powder: Cotton Airspun
BJD stockings: last year's Sakuracon
Nurse fishnets: Leg Avenue
Pegnoir: thrifted
Scarf/shawl: macy's
pins: thrifted, flea market, and handmade
rose clips: claire's
Go-go boots: costume shop

Day 2: Deco summer yukata outfit featuring Swimmer yukata set

(I never got a full body shot! Sorry!)

Yukata, obi, lace ties: swimmer
Satin pegnoir as under-shirt: thrifted
glitter mary jane flats: licensed Hello Kitty
clip in bangs: Arda Wigs
butterfly clips: kids section at Target? Walmart?
Other clips, necklaces, bangles all thrifted, handmade, and cheap finds
lashes: dolly wink

blush: kiss color in gold rose
shadows: kleancolor matte palette from Daiso

Day 3: Lolita Fashion show coordinate, featuring Infanta velvet JSK and Arda Wigs

Dress: Infanta Velvet Chandeliers JSK in navy, bought through
Blouse: thrifted
Wig: Arda wigs Victoria in Dusty Rose
Bow: Paris Kids
Star 3-way clip: The Snow Field
Silver Pochette: Claire's
Printed Tights: gift from Belladonna at Sakuracon

Want to participate in the show a bit yourself? I published most of the playlist I made for the show on to 8tracks, so I could share it with you!

I'm gonna follow up soon with a little mini post about my con haul! See you soon~

The Queen of Wigs and Sass, Bunnie

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