Pink Baby Doll Dress: Vintage, Jetrag Vintage, 1$
Pink Sunglasses: Vintage, Gift From My Mom
Nude Clogs: Jeffrey Campbell, Nasty Gal Sample Sale, 70$
Photos by: Sylvia Gunde
“How do you like it? How do you like it? ” hahah sorry! That song has been stuck in my head all week! How has y’all’s weeks been? Mine has been very hectic, working at the vintage store is so wonderful! It keeps me so motivated to continue to do stuff when I’m not working! I’ve also had a really important meeting this week about something big! I’ll be able to tell you all later about that ☆〜（ゝ。∂） ! I’ve been also working a lot more on cosplay stuff! Which is exciting, I’m really honing my craft as a designer I feel like!
Anyways, on to my outfit! The precious Sylvia and her awesome boyfriend Kenny, stopped by the shop on Tuesday and spent a lot of time there keeping me company! We decided to take a few photos on my lunch break in and outside the shop! (Indoor ones coming soon!) I think they turned out so uber cute! I got this dress from Jet Rag Vintages 1$ Sunday Pile sales. (I get there early and wait for them to open new vintage and fight for the good stuff!) I was so happy when I got this! It was quite long, so I altered the hem to make it a baby doll and I really love the turn out! The trim and color is so feminine and amazing! Also my mom gave me these new adorable glasses that will pretty much go with EVERYTHING. In my wardrobe! I was so happy when I received them! And I think the glasses and the dress are the perfect pair!
Well I hope you all have a great Thursday! I have to clean my loft and continue to work on cosplay stuff! Talk to you soon!
So, I get asked a lot by my readers, business aquantinces, friends and family what “Miss Macross” means. (If you follow my Instagram, tumblr or Facebook cosplay page you’ve seen the name used.) . And I always just say “Oh it’s an anime thing…” And it’s usually enough for people to stop asking. There is actually a whole story behind the usage of the name and. Kind of want to clear the air today and enlighten you all on “why”.
I always knew about the series “Robotech” growing up, but it was about 10 years before my generation, and my dad was the real fan of it. When I was 16, I started dating my ex who was 7years older than me. He also really loved anime, manga and Japanese culture (but still really liked fashion, art and film as well). He had the big “Macross” (the Japanese “Robotech” which is essentially the same, but the story differs quite a bit sometimes) box set that was the first release on DVD. So he essentially introduced me to the series and we watched it all over a month.
It’s a really confusing and long story line, so I’ll spare the details. But basically, the three main characters are Rick Hunter, Lynn Minmay and Lisa Hayes. Rick is a pilot of a fighter jet/mech, Lisa is a sort of coordinator for the fighter jets, and Minmay is a newly discovered singer/actress on the SDF 1 Ship. Basically, Minmay entered a sort of beauty pageant aboard the ship called “the Miss Macross Contest” in where she won by her singing ability, which in turn becomes a detrimental part in saving the human race from the zentradi. (Ok too many details) anyways, Rick has a certain Infatuation for Minmay when he first meets her and through out most of the show. Minmay is kind of a klutz, she is really naive and oblivious to most things, and she’s always so busy with her career that it’s never really a priority to pursue any sort of relationship with Rick. (Plus she is just 16 ) Lisa and Rick always butt heads, Lisa is really intelligent and witty (behind a computer) but when she has to face something she looses all of her strengths. She ends up falling for Rick despite being a little older than him. In the end, Minmay doesn’t want to live in the spot light, she just wants a simple life with someone who she always cared for and loved (she’s about 18 or 19 at this point) but Rick ends up going with Lisa, realizing that his infatuation for Minmay was just that, and he always loved Lisa.
Ok How this all relates to me… Whilst watching this, my ex would always compare me to Minmay. He would say I look like her and was cute like her, but also that I had the same intelligence or naivety as her. (And he was indeed dissing me) it always kind of hurt but I didn’t say much about it. At first I thought this was funny, considering the fact that he would compare himself to Rick Hunter, and thought most of the anime Rick is seemingly in love with Minmay and Loathes Lisa. But, he would always compare his ex to Lisa (she was smart, independent, dedicated to “realistic” work, and she was kind of cold) until the end (which he has seen this series over and over again before) it all made sense. When I finished the anime, I felt really alone, and I related a lot to Minmay. Giving up everything you own or you are doing just to be with the person you love. For them to leave you to your own grief. And for another woman (s) .
Today, I associate with a more positive notion, that Minmay entered that contest, full of professionals and women who were stronger, smarter, wealthier and more beautiful than her,, and she still came out victor for her amazing talent. That inspired everyone! She is Miss Macross, and she forever will remain a legend. In all the new Macross sagas, she’s still referenced indirectly or explicitly. She grew up, she realized what’s important, and she’ll continue to touch people’s lives through her talent.
Sorry for the super long post, but hope you guys could get more insight to who I am I guess! And now I have a reference to whenever people ask me “why Miss Macross?” I hope you all are having a wonderful day!
All photos from my tumblr
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Happy Saturday! I want to do this as a weekly thing where I share my favorite things from my tumblr.
If you dont follow me already Please check it out here!It’s such a source of inspiration for me! As always I love, pastels, fresh faces, Japanese/asian girls, dreamy photos and minimalist style! What do you all think?
Red Bubble Skirt: Vintage (altered), gift
Nude Heels: Deandri
Photos by Sylvia Gunde
Hello everyone!!! I hope you are all doing alright! I know Thursday is ridiculous for having my first post of the week >.<. But!!!! I recently got a job at Heirloom Vintage in little Tokyo and it is amazing! My good friend Olive hired me and my first day was Sunday and its such a cool job! I get to do all the online stuff, and I will be organizing the etsy shoots and such whist managing the store front. My boss, Masa, he is so nice too! He really trusts Olive’s and mine opinions and tastes which is really awesome. Don’t worry though! I’ll still be blogging a lot! Just was getting settled!
Also, I played some card games recently with friends, but the most vexing was defiantly poker… Whenever I played it in video games I never knew what I was doing and would only win by chance. I actually had to be taught the rules and it’s a really fun game! You have to be really good with math (which is not my strong suit) and have a good memory! There are actually a lot of proficient women poker players like stylish poker diva Liz Lieu . It’s really such an interesting “sport” or game I guess more so. But it really takes a lot of skill to be good at o.O . Here’s to more fun nights with drinks and card games!
I want to thank Banggood.com for this adorable sweater! The little pink flowers make any outfit so adorable! I love bubble skirts as well so I thought it was a great pairing! my aunt Michelle gave me this skirt about 4 years ago and it was really long. So I shortened it to make it more bubbly! I accidentally washed it one day and it’s wool so it shrunk ALOT so it’s almost an impossible size to wear or style with. I have a really small waist luckily, but thankfully it’s poofy for my big hips >.<
Anyways I hope you all have been having a great week! Some secret and exciting things are happening for me soon! So happy and excited!
Photos by: Sylvia Gunde
HOORAY! It’s Friday! Hahaha finally my day off! It’s been a very crazy week! I still need to alter a bunch of stuff for a shoot I’m styling tomorrow (T ^ T)! Oh well! A lot of crazy stuff is coming up for me and I’m just so excited! (Can’t wait to share!)
Anyways, I really love this outfit! You can tell I have a love for angora sweaters (just so soft!!! |(￣3￣)| ) and the little beaded bows just match so perfectly with the pink dress Banggood.com sent me!!! Of course I’m sporting my favorite deandri’s (per usual) with this kawaii outfit! The all knowing Sylvia taught me the name of the flower pictured in these pictures! They are called bougainvillea! (I never ever knew that) they make me so happy and relaxed, it’s like the epitome of spring!
On a side note, I’ve become a contributor for The Drifter and the Gypsy for the DIY hair features!! My first one was published today!
Please see the full post here on how to achieve the ” baby doll elf ” hair style ☆〜（ゝ。∂）
I hope everyone has a nice weekend!
Pink Angora (Blend) Sweater: H&M, Wasteland, 24$
White Panel Skirt: Topshop, gift
Gold Forever 21 Heels: some boutique in San Gabriel valley, 7$
Photos by: Sylvia Gunde
A special thanks to Float Cafe Pasadena for letting us shoot in their amazing venue!
Hello everyone! I hope that you had a wonderful week so far! I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already! I’m so tired (￣ー￣) , I spent all day at Joshua Tree yesterday on a shoot! (That’s the desert for those of you that don’t know) it’s always so so beautiful, but it was so so hot as well (＞人＜;) . I got to style the beautiful, Emily Ratajkowski from Ford Models and she was just so awesome! It was a really good day! (Can’t wait to show you all photos!)
Anyways, I wanted to share with you all my outfit for today! This is one of my favorite color combos! And I love to wear sweaters all year round! So it’s perfect with such a light weight skirt! I usually don’t wear long skirts but the panels make it really versatile I think! The funny thing about this sweater, I had wanted it forever, ever since I saw Lana del ray (despite my distaste for her) model it for H&M. I love angora sweaters so much! I have a lot of vintage ones, they are all blends but a high percent of angora which make them uber soft! I couldn’t find this sweater anywhere, it was sold out everywhere! And then I randomly found it at wasteland one day and I was so ecstatic! I bought it right away! I have to say, it’s uber cute, but it’s just not that soft. And I guess I should of expected that from H&M. It still makes for a really cute sweater though… Haha.
Also! Sylvia knew this super cute cafe, Float Cafe, in Pasadena so we decided to shoot there! It was soooo cute there! This alley way was all pastel! And the people who worked in the shops were so nice! I liked how it looked kind of European! The owner of Float was such a sweetheart, I was so happy to get some photos inside and around the cafe! If you all ever have the chance, you should check it out! Their root beer floats are to die for!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! And that it just gets better ! ☆〜（ゝ。∂）