Sunday, December 9, 2012
It has been awhile hasn't it? Sorry about the long absence I have like a good girl been focusing on classes! But now that class is finally coming to end I would like to start keeping up my blog and other various sites. I guess you could say that keeping up this blog will be a little bit of a new years resolution! Anyway I hope everyone is having a blessed Advent. More tales to come of what its like at my current residence, at the Catholic Women's House on campus!
Friday, August 24, 2012
I recently splurged and bought my very own sakura bento! I just can't wait for it to come. Oh and in case you are not crazy in Japanese things, I shall explain exactly what a bento is and why you must have one! A bento is for all practical purposes a lunch box (extremely cool!) which also seems to have become an art (seriously search bento and you will find this crazy but amazing bento meals!) Not only that but it so very pretty and did I mention historical? Dating back at least to the Meiji era (roughly 1850's our time). Sakura is Japanese for cherry blossom. Just another anecdote in the life of an insane Japaneses addict!
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A stylish 100% wool 1940's hat. This hat will not only be a classic addition to your wardrobe but also a practical one! Size sm with a wire in the rim so you can style it any way you want! Made by Lee Bury of Dallas company for there Miss Eileen collection.
I just love the photos from this shooting session. Models by my dear sister, I think the poses really make her look like a 40's movie star! Only the pale blue shirt (hey look it's Emma Peal!) jars the image. We should have probably dressed her up in a grey flannel dress suit to match.... but I'm sure she would have draw the line at that .... there is only so much one can get their siblings to do for money.
If your a 1940's fashion wanabe or just someone with refined tastes this is a great buy for you! Check out our Etsy listing: Lovely Felt Grey Wool 40's styled Hat
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
For my senior prom the theme was oriental, I had initially planed on wearing one of the Chinese dresses that my dad got for me when he went there for business. But after some consideration I realized that it would be nearly impossible to dance in. I was certian that I would have to make something or not dress acording to theme (but that's no fun!) After doing some research on oriental clothing I came up with an idea how to renovate a modern formal dress into a hanbok/kimono cross. I had obtained an old bridesmaid dress from a friend of the family with the intention of remodeling it into a Victorian ball gown (which was later determined impractical because of the low back). I used this for the skirt. I modified a pattern I found at a fabric store for the kimono jacket (or if you prefer to be correct in your terms it would be a gi, but kimono jacket sound so much more elegant) and picked out some pretty oriental fabric for the obi (a.k.a. the sash) all tied up with the gold cord.
Oriental Fusion Formal Dress
Oriental Fusion Formal Dress