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Review: Sheer Socks

I finally got my hands on some sheer socks from Tutuanna through Mint Kismet Commodities! They're super cute and it'd be great for summer. I'm anticipating quite a hot summer this year because last year was relatively cool (from what I heard because I spent most of my time in the US... and it was winter there).


This was the contents of the bubble envelope. The packaging is so cute and they had attached their card onto it. Shipping wasn't anything special: just the usual international shipping but I loved the packaging. They had even stuck a Rilakkuma sticker on the envelope (picture not taken). The service itself was great. They were quick to communicate and had emailed when they had shipped my order. Overall: 5/5. I'd purchase from them again. They don't only sell socks but also Swimmer products, cute stationery and the like.


These were the socks I had purchased. I did have a chance to buy some Tutuanna socks when I went to SMASH! because Electric Alice were s…

'Round the World: Pastel Goth

Honestly, the first time I heard of Pastel Goth, all I could think was "Why is it Goth?!". It was never really a trend I felt like I could get into.

Despite having "Goth" in its name, Pastel Goth isn't really much Goth at all: just the crosses, skeletons and bats. It's predominantly a mixture of Japanese street fashion and scene with subtle punk, grunge and goth influences (at least it is in my eyes). It's pretty much just another branch off from Scene. Unless you've been living under a rock, you'd probably know it has been popularised through Tumblr.

Some of the Pastel Goth icons include Charlotte Free and Audrey Kitching (who was formerly a Scene Queen). I don't know if they would call themselves Pastel Goths but they do influence those who are.


Here are some pictures of that depict pastel goth:



So if you're a Pastel goth, some of the things in your wardrobe might be:



Random: Melissa Shoes Mini-Exhibit

I was out on Friday for half a day, roaming around the shops because it was swelteringly hot for a spring day. It was in Chatswood that I found a little exhibit they had on Melissa shoes. I thought I'd like to share some of the snaps of the exhibit. I didn't take pictures of all the shoes and the lighting wasn't that great because it wasn't very bright inside the shopping centre.








I'm not a huge fan of jelly shoes but I do love some of these designs. Particularly Gareth Pugh's Ultragirl (the one with the star pattern... though I hate the peep toe with it) and Vivienne Westwood's Wing and Skyscraper Pearl.

Celeb Style: Clemence Poesy

Just before I start, I want to apologise for the infrequent posts lately since it is already the second half of the semester for me and I've got a mountain of work to do and prepare for my finals soon.

Most of the English speaking world encountered Clemence Poesy through her role as Fleur Delacour in the Harry Potter movies (that's how I first heard of her) and if not, probably from Gossip Girl as Eva. In terms of fashion, she has a very relaxed and easygoing style much like all those Parisian women we idolise (generally speaking here). It's mostly classic pieces and I love how she can be feminine even when wearing androgynous clothing.

Here are some outfits that are more feminine:




... And more androgynous outfits:





If you love the feminine aspect of her style, I suggest:

A dressy blouse: sheer, ruffly, pleated and polka-dot - it's your choice but keep it classy.Short skirtA drop-waist dressBoxy jacketsBlack tights (for the winter)Heels Drop-waist suits her slender figur…

Tutorial: Ice Cream Scoop Ring

Sorry for a very delayed post. Things didn't go according to plan. Now that I've completed my exams (really didn't go that well...) and I'm feeling a bit down, I thought I'd take my time to type up a post.

I wasn't planning to write up a tutorial for this so I don't a picture for every step and had to go back and make another scoop to depict a few steps. Since it has been a while since I've written a tutorial, I thought "Why not?". So for all those sweet-tooths out there, I'm making an ice cream scoop ring. These rings work out for Fairy Kei and Sweet Lolita.
Ice Cream Scoop Ring
Materials: Air dry clay (It's possible for you to make this with polymer clay but I find air dry clay easier to use for this. I chose to use Hearty clay, a lightweight paper clay)Acrylic paintMeasuring spoons or anything with a spherical shape (to be used as a mould)Aluminium foilToothpick (any pointed and thin object will do. Toothpicks are ideal because they…

Update: Social Networking

I apologise that I won't be writing a post this week and maybe the next. I'm preparing for a bigger post, which will take a while for me to finish (or at least, I believe it would be much bigger) and there's a mountain of school work waiting for me (well... there will be one if I don't start. It's already two weeks in.)

Meanwhile, I've been thinking about using twitter and other forms of social networking to promote this blog and get a little more personal with my readers. I'm a little late because I'm not the type to constantly post things up on any social networking medium. I've put up a link of my twitter elsewhere, as well as a tumblr which has nothing to do with fashion.

Here's my twitter: https://twitter.com/tlslu

'Round the World: Cult Party Kei

While I was attending the Harajuku fashion panel at SMASH!, they were discussing a style that I wasn't aware of: Cult Party Kei (as well as something called Magical Girl, but that's not what I'm talking about at the moment). I came in a little late so I didn't hear the whole talk.

Some describe Cult Party Kei as a style very similar to Dolly Kei but less of the Eastern European patterns and more solid and sheer fabrics. In both Dolly Kei and Cult Party Kei, there's lots of vintage clothing and layering. Personally, I think the difference is that Dolly Kei looks more like a matryoshka doll and Cult Party Kei looks like a rag doll.




The style originally came from a store called 'Cult Party' but now 'The Virgin Mary' has taken over. 'Grimoire' also sells garments that could be incorporated into Cult Party kei. With Japanese fashion, it's a lot of mix and match and you can experiment. Excluding Lolita, most styles don't have a particular …

Review: One Day in Paradise + Classical Puppets

So I made my first purchase from One Day in Paradise, which is an Australian Lolita supplier. I purchased a Classical Puppets petticoat from them because I needed one fast. I couldn't wait for the manufacturer to make me a petticoat and wait two months or more for it to arrive.

The packaging that it arrived it was nothing special. The petticoat was folded into a plastic sleeve.
It came along with their business card.




So overall, the shipping was 5/5. I received it on time when they shipped it on the 3rd and I received it on the 5th (of the same month), which was when they expected the package to arrive at my front door. The actual service, I'll give it a 4.5/5. I did feel like there was a lack of communication during my wait for the package to be shipped.

As for the petticoat itself, it's definitely poofy. I'm pleased with the petticoat and I don't really have anything bad to say about it except the fact that it's a little small (but that is because this was ma…