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I'm HUNGRY [Apr. 29th, 2009|12:01 pm]
[Current Mood |hungryhungry]

So Dot is getting a sewing machine, which means we can have SEWING NIGHTS! Woot! We can pool our knowledge and resources and be three times better for it! I have materials for three full fledged projects and a pants repair just sitting in my room, so maybe now we can encourage each other to actually get shit done.

I'm feeling bored by my wardrobe right now. It feels like I'm wearing the same stuff over and over. But perhaps that will change with the addition of a NEW META SKIRT, which should be in the mail as I type this. I'm a little frightened because it features colors I don't yet have accessories for but I think I can make do until my next socks purchase.

Maybe it is just because I'm down to, like, three pairs of pants, but I want to design a pair of capris with bloomer-esque ruffles below the knee for a feminine twist on boystyle. I've been hesitant to get into kodona because it tends to favor the tall a willowy or the short and small and I'm definitely neither of those. I think I'd just end up wearing the bloomer-capris just like I wear my jeans and tees.

In not fashion related stuff, I went on an evening hike. It was nice and cool and the boys left me in their dust. I admit that I was afraid some coyote would find me as easy prey as ridiculous as that sounds. And I just Adam, Dot, and I are going out again today. Nice!
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We can't all fucking look like the prostitute hobos in Urban Outfitters catalogs [Apr. 24th, 2009|05:08 pm]
[Current Mood |tiredsore]

So apparently lolitas have been posted to glamour.com's Don'ts here and also here. And it kind of ticked me off. I guess I should just have a thicker skin, but it sometimes is hard to accept that when I dress up, no matter how casually or classically, someone's gonna give me a look like I'm some kind of fashion victim. I know, I know, just worry about what makes ME happy but it kind of hurt when I was walking up to my guy friend the other day and he gave me this look like, "WTF are you wearing?"

I'm pretty used to people not getting what I wear. I've worn some dumb shit, and I've worn stuff that people made fun of me for wearing only to turn around and wear themselves the next year. I guess what really pisses me off is comments like this "...this is not fashion. Sometimes being 'unique and creative' does not =good taste or fashion no matter how much it cost. Money cannot and doesnot buy fashion sense and class! And, if this was the 'Glamourous' look don't you think that it would appear on the cover of Glamour?!!" Okay, yeah, just because something is expensive doesn't mean it looks good, but how is lolita NOT fashion? And in what world is THIS more glamorous than THIS? Miley's wearing a TEE SHIRT AND JEANS and a something that looks like aluminum foil! She has major bed head going on (but oh, that's sexy), and her makeup makes her look kind of bug-eyed. Compare to the elbow length gloves, nicely styled (and interesting!) hair, contrasting thicknesses of pearls, and a gorgeous floral dress!

OH! And FLAMINGOS! So awesome!

Work was ok today. Is there a new Dollhouse tonight? I'm suffering from withdrawls.
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lol I accidently posted this to my fandom journal [Apr. 21st, 2009|12:57 am]
[Current Mood |hothot]

So last week I dressed up three out of the planned four days. By Thursday I just wanted to be comfortable, plus my black petti now needs a wash and a starching. I have 90% of a coordinate all ready but I need a top for it. I even ebayed some vintage crochet gloves like the ones the Victorian Maiden models have been wearing this season. But I fear it is already too hot for a bustled coordinate, let alone lolita in general. MUST FIND COOL LOLITA CLOTHES.

Innocent World is going to start shipping internationally, and they actually carry stuff that fits me! Plus it seems that they are expanding their sizing in preparation for selling to western markets. I hope that by the time something I love is released I will have the money for it. Right now I'm digging this dress in just about every color offered, though. I'd want either black or blue the most.

I consider the hennaing to be a success. I'm looking forward to my low-maitenance, natural-looking redhededness. Still haven't had the balls to try making my own shampoo and conditioner, but the jasmine hair oil I put on my ends last night made for soft hair in the morning after a wash. Adam was complaining about the smell, though. Next time I'll get coconut oil I think.

IT IS TOO FUCKING HOT TODAY. FUCK. I put a cool damp rag on top of Twoface and she totally stretched out with it on. Poor kitty's too hot with her long fur.

EDIT: Went to Del Cerro to celebrate the holiday. I love that place. We could hear an owl hooting.
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Mary Magdalene Coordinate Stock [Mar. 27th, 2009|12:39 am]
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[Current Location |Los Angeles]
[Current Mood |lovedlovely]
[Current Music |MGMT - Of Moons, Birds, & Monsters]

As some of you may know, I've been Waybacking the classic brands for stock, which I plan on adding to the big stock database talia_speaks has in the works. I really can't wait to share this stuff, so I picked some Mary Magdalene coordinate stock to show you guys! Some of this stuff is pretty old, some of it is new, and hopefully you guys get as inspired seeing this stuff as I do.
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So where's that magical job that I can wear lolita, be challenged, and make some bucks? [Feb. 21st, 2009|04:44 pm]
[Current Mood |bitchybitchy]

I said this to twitter but I'll say it again. My dad wants me to go work for him, but he's being an ass about it, so I think I'll tell him to shove it. One of his secretaries is preggers, and the other is a flake, so he actually needs my help more than I need his, but he went and wrote out a set of ultimatums for me working there so long it filled up both sides of a legal sized sheet of paper. I think I was in denial before, but reading it really drove home that even though I currently work under a bunch of incompetent assholes, I don't also have to come home and LIVE with them. (OH THANK GOD).

So, unless I dye my hair back to a normal color and go get another job, it's still Panera for me. I don't know what will happen first, them firing me or me finally quiting but hopefully I can be out of there soon. Perhaps I should be on craiglist right now...

And I bought my first brand item (besides the supper-petti) today. Someone posted it for sale today and I had to buy it even though I'm obviously not comfortable financially right now, because CAT PRINT. Now if only the person I commissioned would actually MAKE MY SKIRT, would be set for a while now on major purchases. I also had my first argument in a lolita wank community. If anyone wants to see me school a bellydancer, I can provide links. *evil grin*
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And Then the Glass Half Full [Feb. 18th, 2009|11:40 pm]
[Current Mood |okayokay]

I was upset earlier. I've done some thinking, and...

We're getting a car. It's a 2003 Mistubishi Lancer in silver, so we're giving it a knight name. Not sure which yet, because we haven't driven it yet and don't really know it's personality. It has a stock CD player, so I can make mix CDs for driving rather than listening to the radio. I can print out pics of my dream dresses and tape them next to the mirror on the shade flap thing so I have incentive to save money. I won't have to take the bus to school and work ALL THE TIME, and Adam and I can go to Disneyland just the two of us if everyone else is being lame.

I'm gonna add $25 to my paypal account every week. I would have enough money at least for a 50% deposit on a dress in a month or so. *goes off to look at Mary Magdalene stock*
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Dreams [Jan. 30th, 2009|02:38 pm]
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[Current Music |Chrono Trigger - Final Battle]

I had this dream that this store had this section to it that was like a closet, and it was filled with lolita stuff in drawers and on hangers. And it was orginized by brand and OMG! I found this coat that fit me and everything was all good until this one bitch came in and kept turning off the lights so I couldn't tell what anything was. Dumb bitch wore an Alice and the Pirates dress inside out. And to make matters worse, everything started turning into aristocrat and so was was having a hard time finding anything. And then my brother came in and wanted to take me home and the dumb bitch was acting like he was there to perv on her and I was like "SHUT UP I'M TRYING TO GET HIM TO LET ME STAY FOR A FEW MORE MINUTES."

All of this and I haven't worn anything but casual since Christmas. Perhaps today I'll be legit for once.

That brings me to the Meta cat prink shirred JSK that I noticed fits me and then some. Sweet isn't my style, but I LOVE cats, and the only legit brand I own is a petticoat. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.
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dream dresses [Jun. 18th, 2008|04:23 pm]
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[Current Mood |excitedexcited]

Every lolita has a dream dress. A few weeks into my introduction into the fashion I stumbled onto Mary Magdalene's site and saw this dress and immediately fell in love. Months later, and I've finally made the payment to Excalibur Girls and after 4-6 weeks the dress will be mine, tailored to my measurements.

Note the only reason I'm getting a replica is that I don't fit into Mary Magdalene's dresses, even though they're my favorite brand. And just this morning I found that they are now selling overseas. That means I can have some legit MM accessories as soon as my wallet recovers.

I also found that Metamorphose petti that I was about to buy for cheap used!

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(no subject) [Apr. 17th, 2008|01:36 am]
[Current Mood |sleepysleepy]

The bobbin case just HAD to arrive the very day that I have to write an essay for English 1C.  I am finding myself completely unable to concentrate on it and am just kind of terrified that it will suck because I was absent the day she went over the prompt. 

Things I need:
  • bobbins!
  • New needles
  • Headbands
  • Bows to add to shoes or just ribbons
  • Materials for my next skirt or maybe dress
  • A sewing machine cover
  • A goddamn blouse that will fit me.  My boobs are too big.
  • Brown shoes and socks
I keep going back and forth with my body image.  One second I'm all "I've got this awesome hourglass figure and LEGENDARY boobs," and then I look at myself and think, "WTF, I'm so fat and ugly and just shouldn't try lolita or any other pretty clothing." 

Been watching all of the newbie failiures over in egl and daily_lolita and I totally see where they are coming from.  I've got this awesome skirt, cute shoes, AND NOTHING ELSE, but I still want everyone to see me!  I think the stupidity of these n00bs comes from not waiting until they've got a full coordinate.  But it is so hard to be patient!  I'm gonna do my best to ensure that my big intarweb rori debut doesn't make everyone cringe even thought it is all handsewn and offbrand. 
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