Saturday, October 13, 2012

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 selling them but it had skipped my mind when I made my purchase (which I had posted a little while ago). When I realised that I planned to look at the socks, I just didn't bother to go back to take a decent look. It was winter at the time, so I would've had to wait to wear the socks anyway.

Here is the pastel dotted sock worn:


Here is the pastel trump sock worn:


Honestly, I'd be happy to get these socks for Christmas.

Just a little side note: I have my final examinations coming soon, so I don't plan to post for a while because I'll hopefully be studying hard. Five dreaded exams...

Saturday, October 6, 2012

'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.

Audrey Kitching

Charlotte Free
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:
Pastel Tie-dye Shorts (studs are a bonus)

Bat tights (it can be printed on any piece of clothing)

Eyeball bow clips (popularised by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu)
Crosses... lots of them, either inverted or right way.
Spiked chokers work too
G-Dragon isn't Pastel Goth... but his skeleton hair clip counts.