Jun 28, 2016

San Japan 2016 Fashion Programming

San Japan 2016 will feature three Japanese fashion brands: Innocent World, galaxxxy, and MINT NeKO

San Japan is the largest fan-run anime convention in San Antonio, TX. San Japan 2016 will take place on September 2-4, 2016 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio Grand Hyatt Hotel and the Marriott Riverwalk Hotel. For the 2016 programming, San Japan is bringing three Japanese fashion brands: Innocent World, galaxxxy, and MINT NeKO!

This will be each brand's first time in Texas! Innocent World designer Yumi Fujiwara and MINT NeKO designer MINT have been announced as Guests of Honor and will be present at the convention.

Make sure to catch the fashion show for all three brands! Fashion show modeling applications are now open until Sunday, July 31, 2016.

In addition to the fashion show, Innocent World will also be hosting a tea party. There are still a few more announcements to be made, so keep your eyes open for them! I can't wait to see what San Japan has planned. Who or what are you most excited for?

Jun 25, 2016

Coordinate 05

Lately, I've been very interested in femme gothic aristocrat. I've always been a fan of the style since the livejournal days. The only drawback is that most of the skirts are super long on me, so I have to hike them up really high and wear tall platforms. Ah, the pains of being short.

Outfit Rundown
Jacket: Sheglit Tiered Frill Jacket
Skirt: Mille Noirs
Necklace: Voodooodolly The Knight's Repose Necklace
Hairpiece: Prisila VO-68

Apr 20, 2016

Coordinate 04: Bluebonnets

These Sheglit socks are so detailed without making my legs looks too busy.
Every Texas spring brings bluebonnet season and it's a state tradition to take pictures with them. Despite living in Texas for all my life, I never got any pictures and I figured it was time to change that. I chose gothic lolita for a delicate look to match the flowers. Also, my real hair is a current mess, so I have been avoiding ouji for the last few months.

This field was a couple of miles away from my house. The sky was overcast when I was at home, but then the sun decided to come out the whole time we were getting pictures. Right when we were done, the clouds started moving and then blocked the sun. Thank you for nothing, clouds. Now for a full shot of the outfit which I posted on Closet of Frills earlier this month.

Outfit Rundown
Headband: Alice and the Pirates
JSK: Atelier Pierrot Long Corset OP
Blouse: Millefleurs Georgette
Socks: Sheglit Caged Ulysses OTKs
Shoes: offbrand
Parasol: offbrand

And finally here are some extra good old black-on-black detail shots. I've been getting into parts wigs lately because full wigs in humidity aren't a great combo. This hair piece is from Prisila and I think I need more. When I finally get a much needed haircut, maybe I will get back into ouji.

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Mar 29, 2016

Coordinates 02 & 03: Houston Tea Festival

A new festival was announced near where I live, so I decided to check it out. The first Houston Tea Festival was held on February 20-21. The theme was Alice in Wonderland, so coming up with outfits was no problem. The festival itself was very small and like most first year events, there are problems to fix, but overall it was alright.

On the first day, there was a costume contest, so I went over the top with a Mad Hatter coordinate. I managed to get second place in the contest and received a $25 restaurant gift card. Food is the best prize I could ask for.

Outfit Rundown
Hat: Alice and the Pirates Mad Hatter 3 Stage Hat
Jacket: Atelier Boz Gilford
Blouse: Atelier Boz Dion
Pants: Alice and the Pirates Crimson Jack
Brooch: Miss Danger Shop Masquerade Bunny
Boots: Queen Bee
The only tea I had was a hibiscus black tea topped with fruit. I don't like fruit, but I've been trying to eat more of it.
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On the second day, I was part of the fashion show organized by the Houston Lolita Society. To match the festival's theme, the fashion show was also Alice in Wonderland themed. I wasn't planning to walk in the show at first, but the organizer invited me to take part. My outfit was inspired by the King of Hearts. There were some hiccups with the organization of the show. Mostly because things were never finalized and a lot of last minute decisions had to be made, so it wasn't a 100% smooth operation.

Nice cape flipping leads to cape difficulties.
Outfit Rundown
Hat: Alice and the Pirates Moonlight Temptation from the Monochrome Guide of the Dark (borrowed, thanks Grimy)
Jacket: Alice and the Pirates Moonlight Temptation from the Monochrome Guide of the Dark
Capes: Atelier Boz and h.NAOTO SEVEN x Underscore Collaboration
Blouse: Alice and the Pirates Moonlight Temptation from the Monochrome Guide of the Dark
Pants: Alice and the Pirates Moonlight Temptation from the Monochrome Guide of the Dark
Necklace: Automatic Honey Royal Heart
Boots: Queen Bee
King of Hearts detail
Ultimately, I didn't like how my styling was and I would change several things next time I decide to wear this set. It has been months since I went to a public event, so it was nice catching up with old acquaintances and meeting new people! My life has changed a lot in the last few months, but I may be able to get outside more often now. I wasn't able to get that many pictures, but here are a few.

I still want this print. Maybe. Kind of. 

The next event I plan on attending is the Houston Japan Festival. I'm hoping to get more pictures to make a more interesting event post. If you see me, say hi!