Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Few Little New Year's Eve Thoughts.

This last year has been both beautiful and trying for me. There have been times when I just wasn't sure what I was going to do, and how I was going to get through it. There were also times where I was so happy I didn't think I could take it, times when you sort of stop and think "I will never be as happy as I am right now".

I'm having a solitary New Year's so far. Stay in and and spend it quietly? Or go out and tear up the city? I haven't decided where I'm going to end up tonight, but I've learned some things this year and I'm going to share my resolutions/promises to myself for the next year:

Personal and Life-wise I'm going to:

• Say "no". I work myself to death and I realized that it's not making me happy anymore.
• Be happy. I can't control how people treat me, but I don't have to let their personal spite change who I am.
• Be kinder to myself.
• The days of allowing anyone to mistreat me are officially over.
• Eat more sweets. I think there is too much focus on denying ourselves. I'm going to indulge this year.
• Move a little closer to vegan.
• Be more active in the local Lolita community.
• Finish reading "The Unbearable Lightness of Being".
• Not feel guilty for getting what I want or what I deserve.
• Cook for myself. I rely a lot on pre-made items (not processed, just made by someone else etc). It's expensive and I know that I can make a lot of it myself.

Fashion-wise I'm going to:

• Wear more Classic Lolita. I've always loved Classic but have never been able to bring myself too far from Gothic. And the classic pieces will go so well with my Dolly Kei wardrobe.

• Wear more colour. My wardrobe is mostly black. With Dolly, I'm going to add some darker jewel tones, and since I'm branching into Classic Lolita, I'm going to try some dusty greens and pinks.

• Circle lenses. I've always liked how they look, so this year I'm going to take the plunge and get a pair.
• A wig. Why not?

Blog-wise I'm going to:

• Post more outfit photos. I put so much effort into my daily outfits, I'm going to document them.
• Post more informational posts.
• Change my blog's appearance and theme.
• Fancy up my Tumblr!
• Do give-a-ways! I really want to do this and I never seem to have the time to organize it.
• Links to places I like to shop/ possibly make my wishlists public so anyone can see what I've been looking at lately.
• Finish my Fwamu Guide.

I know I won't be able to do all of this. But I'd like to think I can at least make a little headway here :)

I hope for the best for everyone in the New Year, and look forward to continuing on with Strange Girl. Thank-you everyone who's chosen to follow and/or read my little blog :)

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Shop Girl at Grimoire!

Her name is Miwako! Photo from the Grimoire blog, CLICK for the Grimoire entry.

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Holidays Everyone!

It snowed here so much!

I hope everyone is doing fantastically and having a lovely holiday!

Love, Kirsten

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Grimoire "White Christmas" Party Snaps from Tokyo Fashion

I have been waiting for this!

Finally! has their photos from the party up! And over 250 at that! It pretty much covers the full Dolly Kei spectrum, and also includes many accessory and shoe shots (my favorite). CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DOLLY KEI EUPHORIA!

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Grimoire "White Christmas" Party

Photos from Grimoire's "White Christmas" party are up!

The party was Saturday night, and featured infamous Tokyo Dj Leon CandyCane. The first 100 guests also received the newly designed Grimoire eco totes.

As per usual, the Grimoire staffers were dressed to the nines with elaborate dresses and even more elaborate hairstyles.

Click here for the Grimoire/Grimoire Almadel Staff Outfit Snaps

Click here and here for the Grimoire blog entries and snaps.

And click here and here for entries and snaps from the Grimoire Almadel blog.

Hopefully in the next few days we'll see shots from Tokyo Fashion and Drop Tokyo!

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Little Update

Not feeling great, I think the Christmas over-exertion/workaholicism is finally catching up to me.

But hey! Look at this necklace! My new obsession is accessories from Schwarz Schmetterling. This photo is from the Flasco blog. I do so love a crucifix...

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Favorite Snaps of the Week

This is gorgeous and completely unexpected! Heri, in head to toe white, from the Grimoire blog.

Heri again, from the Grimoire blog. I love the use of the pleather skirt!

Kaori, from the Grimoire Almadel blog. I love her suspenders!

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Artwork of Erica Il Cane

Erica il Cane is an illustration, painter, installation and mural artist from Bologna, Italy. Her style is very fairytale-esque but with slightly sinister undertones. Her subjects are almost entirely animals, but in human situations that express the darker parts of the imagination.

From her exhibit "We Were Living in the Woods":

To see more of her work, including murals and short films, CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFICIAL SITE

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Inspiration Wednesday (on Thursday)

I fell asleep last night before I had a chance to post my inspiration collage for this week :(

I'm still obsessing over crosses, fur, and OTT accessorizing.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Favorite Snaps of the Week

This is from a lovely photo set from the Grimoire blog. I love the lightness and softness of the outfits. And the curly hair, so gorgeous. Not to mention the Verum tights!

Just the one for this week!

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Friday, December 2, 2011

"Verum" Tights Packaging Released!

First pictures of the Verum packaging today on the Grimoire blog! Still no release date, but I believe it says the tights ate now available for reserve in store.

Click Here for more pictures on the Grimoire blog.

Click Here for pictures from the Grimoire Almadel blog.

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