Makeup: Crying Petals

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

LIP COLOR: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Buenos Aires EYE SHADOW BASE: NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk EYESHADOW: Sugarpill's Tako *, Black Matte Eyeshadow (can't remember which!) EYELINER: NYX Liquid Black Eyeliner EYELASH GLUE: DUO Eyelash Adhesive

Just a little post sharing this self portrait I took a while ago inspired by one of my favorite ladies - Twiggy! I've been practicing a lot with cut creases - they are my favorite eyeshadow technique, and Twiggy was certainly the queen of the style in the 60s! I also glued fake flower petals on my cheeks using eyelash adhesive.

Since we moved, everything has been pretty hectic and I've felt a bit upside down. I'm hoping to get my feet firmly back on the ground soon so I can take more self portraits like these and catch up with everything! It's not a nice feeling... ♡❀

Factory Girl

Friday, September 25, 2015

DRESS: c/o Angie Lu

Here's to kicking off the weekend by prancing around the garden in a darling 60s inspired dress by Angie Lu! Super smitten with the A-line silhouette and square neckline, not to mention that beautiful floral print <3

Any fun plans for the weekend?


Thursday, September 24, 2015

DRESS: c/o Unique Vintage BOW: ASOS

The Rose: Just what species or, shall we say, genus are you, my dear?
Alice: Well, I guess you would call me... genus, humanus... Alice.
Daisy: Ever see an alice with a blossom like that?
Orchid: Come to think of it, did you ever see an alice?
Daisy: Yes, and did you notice her petals? What a peculiar color.
Orchid: [sniffing Alice's hair] And no fragrance.
Daisy: [chuckling, as she lifts up one side of Alice's dress] And just look at those stems.

I know, I know - I keep relating my outfits back to Alice in Wonderland, but since I grew up watching the Disney version over and over, things like carefully manicured gardens and roses always lead me back to Wonderland... Standing next to this flower mural, I immediately remembered the part where the flowers turned against Alice and started making fun of her "stems"...!

Unique Vintage really has perfected the art of creating frothy, vintage inspired dresses. The dainty, sheer dotted mesh used for the sleeves and fabric overlay is just darling, and the traditional 50s fit and flare silhouette has my heart!


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

DRESS: c/o Unique Vintage SHOES: F21

Pretty in love with this Unique Vintage dress! I absolutely love the sleeveless bodice, covered in pretty black lace. I also love the cut outs - it is quite unlike anything else I have in my wardrobe! It actually reminds me a bit of an updated version of Audrey Hepburn's iconic dress by Givenchy in Sabrina *__* One of my favorite parts of films are the costumes - I love reading about the history and process that goes into their clothing designs.

What are your favorite movies for the clothing design?

Silly photo outtake haha...

Head in the Clouds

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

c/o Luna on the Moon CROP TOP: c/o Tara Starlet SHORTS: F21

In 2008, sandwiched in all the Teen Vogue's I would read cover to cover was an ad for Miss Dior Chérie that positively enchanted me - a girl wearing a pink dress and holding a huge bottle of perfume was suspended in the blue skies, held up by a bouquet of pastel balloons.

This photo has stuck with me for YEARS - so much so it was the first thing I thought of when this darling purse by Kirsty from Luna on the Moon arrived! I couldn't quite replicate this photo, but it did make me want to seek out a blue sky as a background - and it was absolute kismet when, after not being able to find any hills that would enable me to get a similar effect, I found a singular wall of a building painted blue with clouds...!

I am utterly in love with Kirsty's purses made into novelty shapes, usually with lots of glitter, aka two of my favorite things! This balloon purse is truly a testament to Kirsty's talent and eye for design, I mean just look at it, it's perfect!

As you might have noticed, along with novelty purses I'm extremely taken with crop tops. This one, by Tara Starlet, fits like a dream and is made with the most darling gingham fabric - making it a vintage lovers dream come true!

Land Locked Mermaid

Monday, September 21, 2015

MERMAID TANK: c/o Maven Boutique LA SHORTS: c/o Motel Rocks
SHOES: c/o T.U.K. Footwear PURSE: ModCloth (old, similar)

Being associated with mermaids, which I've been obsessed with since childhood, is so exciting to me! People are always directing my attention to mermaid inspired purses, shirts, movies, art, etc - and I love it! I try to dress up as a mermaid whenever possible - and this top by Maven Boutique LA has just made it so much easier!

Available in three colors, the glittering seashells on this tank add the perfect amount of novelty and really dress up what could have been a simple shorts and tee look.

I paired it with my Motel Rocks shorts that have a beautiful sheen, cute pumps by T.U.K. shoes, and my trusty seashell purse I got from ModCloth ages ago!

Now all I need are some cute cartoon underwater creatures for sidekicks...

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