Saturday, March 27, 2010

Getting Retro Cool

On Friday I went out to Deville's with some of the girls from Roller Derby, kind of a meet and greet social occassion for our new recruits. I wore a great outfit, and I have to share it, because I love it to bits. The dress is 80s, the hat is from Red Skull, a local label, everything else vintage or bought. I had a really great time and would suggest Deville's for anyone looking for a good night out in Perth. Enjoy! ^_^

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

What I'm in to now.

Well, anyone who knows me knows I'm a crazy mad anime fan. They will also know, if they bothered to talk to me (and listen! lol) that I watch them in Japanese with English subtitles. I hope that this will help with my Japanese, if only to hear how it sounds... ^_^
At the moment I'm watching a few series: Initial D (First Stage) and Lucky Star. Initial D is a very boyish: its about drifting and being part of a drifting club. Its quite interesting though, how they develop characters and create conflict and love interests through such a repetitive medium.
Lucky Star is a bit random and funny: its about some high school girls and their every day goings on. But somehow, it's hilarious! They also do parodys of other animes, for instance Initial D. It had me in hysterics. Its more of a girly anime, but it's not a romance or anything: its more of a comedy.
So if you like anime, check them out. Also, what animes do you like?
My favourite that I've seen so far has to be Death Note.

Here's the theme song from Lucky Star: I cant get it out of my head! Its just so fun!!! ^_^

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Birthday Dress!

So i made a dress to wear to my birthday lunch on March 28th. It's pretty swish and with the grandparents and everyone so I wanted something nice, modest and afternoony (as in, not eveningwear, lol). So, I used the same pattern as before (Simplicity 3769), except the skirt is two pieces instead of three (because of fabric restrictions), removed the ties (i thought a belt would be nicer) and i changed the back zip to a side zip. Here's some pictures from around the house!


(apologies for the sideways pictures. I've tried uploading them 1000 times, and for some reason they won't rotate.)
I really love it! I can't wait to get some really nice pictures at my 21st lunch in a few weeks: I'll post some here. My homework is driving me crazy and I haven't got enough sleep since last Friday, I'm about to implode. I just have to keep on going and going and hoping I don't collapse. I've been doing quite well in my Japanese classes, getting 100% in every test, and I'm starting to be able to read hirigana and katakana in words and simple sentences. Lily and I are a lot faster at picking it up than most of the class it seems. My next sewing job I'm working on is an Orihime Inuoe cosplay (summer schoolgirl) from Bleach, and my fashion awards dress, which is based on the Simplicity 3769 pattern, but isnt exactly the same. Wish me luck!