Photos by: Sylvia Gunde
Hello everyone! Ahgi know, I know… ( ；´Д｀) it’s been a while! Please don’t hate me! ε=ε=ε=ε=ε=ε=┌(;￣◇￣)┘I’ve been so busy, which is really good! The beginning of this month was very rough, and I panicked! But thankfully I was able to book a whole lot of work on top of my normal job, and with any spare time I’ve had I’ve just been working on cosplay stuff… (Anime Expo is in 15 days!?) I’m finished with everything except the chobits cosplay (which I am making both chii and freya for… ) I’m stressed but a big project I was going to do this summer has been cancelled so I’m actually relieved ! One door closes, and others open, it’s life! (And I won’t have to neglect my blog for a month straight!) I have a few other new blog posts coming up this week so stay tuned!
Anyways! I’ve been wanting to share this outfit for awhile! I’m soooo in love with my new Le Bunny Bleu Shoes! (thanks again you guys!) I just love pastels so much and their entire shoe line is almost all pastels!! so I was so ecstatic when I got these babies in the mail! I love how they sort of remind me of cute heeled flats from the 80s, they are so perfect! I also got this wonderful skirt from Sheinside.com it’s so perfect for summer in LA! I reall like wearing sweaters with skirts or sweaters, and this cut makes this heavier material a lot more breathable. I do admit I get strange looks from some people when I walk around in this skirt, but I don’t care haha, I think it’s awesome! Oh! And I picked up this awesome sweater from bearcat LA and I just keep getting so many compliments on it, that heart elbow patch just catches everyone’s eyes!
Well I hope you all enjoyed my post! I promise to do another thurs or Friday! hope everyone has been wonderful!
White Silk Painters Blouse: Buttons & Bows LA, 23$
Black High Waisted Shorts: Vintage, Squaresville, 18$
Black Oxfords: Deandri
Cream Sweater Top: Vintage, Some vintage/used book store in Highland Park, 12$
Navy School Girl Dress: Vintage/Thrifted, Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop, 3$
Black Riding Boots: Vintage, EBay, 80$
Striped Dress: 6shore Road, Gift
White Oxfords: Vintage/Thrifted, Goodwill, 2$
Navy Blazer: Vintage/Thrifted, Goodwill, 3$
White Blouse: H&M, EBay, 8$
Red Skirt: Vintage, Gift
Black Oxfords: Deandri
Red Sweater Top: Vintage, that same vintage store idk the name of, 20$
Navy Skirt: Vintage, Jet Rag Vintage, 14$
Navy Striped Turtle Neck: Vintage, that same vintage store… They had a lot of good knits lol, 18$
Red Shorts: Vintage/Thrifted, Goodwill, 2$
Black Riding Boots: Vintage, eBay, 80$
Photos by: Claudia Susanna
Model: Zoe Flood (myself)
Stylist: Zoe Flood
Hair and Makeup: Zoe Flood
Hi everyone! Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I had to work extra hard this weekend ヽ(；▽；)ノ I had 3 shoots I had to style while simultaneously working 2 days of the weekend (I count Friday) and then I had to diligently work on cosplay stuff when I got home >.< I really want to be mostly done by the 6th! Ugh and a lot of computer problems as well this weekend... Not a good thing!
Either way, I'm waiting on some photos for things to share with you and as well as a few publications my styling work is featured in ( I have like 5 or 6 I need to share/waiting on to come out) so lots of content indeed coming up!
Anyways, about this post. I've been following Claudia's work for awhile now, ever since she shot my friend Rihanna in Mexico, I have been in love! The only thing is, is that she is based in the mid west (＞人＜;) so it was close to impossible to arrange a shoot. Finally she had a job out here and was able to stay for 3 days! So we for sure made a plan to shoot! The only problem was, neither of us had a car （−＿−；) so I asked Scott what he was doing that day, and he decided he would also shoot and we could all go to a great location! So it was me, Claudia, Scott, Lorena (princess Lorena! ) and Lucy (Lorena's beautiful mother) and we all drove up to Vasquez rocks! (Which is where Star Trek was filmed!) so. Had the responsibility of styling two shoots, and still making sure everything went alright for Scott's shoot >.< it was of course a hot day, so we brought lots of water and tried our best to be hydrated! Me and Claudia bonded a lot over nerdy things like video games and comic books! It's really nice when you can nerd out with other girls, especially when they are the same flavor of nerdy ☆〜（ゝ。∂） hehehe.
For the clothing I wanted to do so wing kind of contrasting to the landscape, but still makes sense? So I took most of my style inspiration from the film " Walk About " (which is basically about a teenager girl and her kid brother getting stranded in the middle of the Outback (and they are in their school uniforms) and they have to fend for themselves until a teenage aborigine boy finds them and helps them survive). The colors are very primary to add to that "school girl" look, but I think it's kind of French as well. Kind of funny, but I've been listening to Iggy Azaleas Track "Work" and that lyric came into my head, and I think it's perfect since she is from Australia too (and it's descriptive to her being in Australia) .
So yeah! I hope you all liked my post! Hope it wasn't too much text :p
Blue Rose Crown : Creature of Habit (by Vanessa Walton)
Floral Dress: from Kota Kitty Wade’s collection
Cream Heels: Santee Alley, 16$
Red Rose Crown: Creature of Habit (Vanessa Walton)
White Blouse: Vintage, Super Thrift, 6$
Denim/Chambray Skirt Overalls: Style Stalker, Buttons and Bows La
Black Knee Highs: Chloe’s Own
Floral Shoes: Sarah’s Own
Photos by: Emma Rolos (Honey Honey Photography)
See more of Creature of Habits Crowns here!
How are you all doing this week? Was your Memorial Day weekend good? Get a tan? Eat some BBQ? Get intoxicated and go swimming? (Smartest combo ever) haha I didn’t do any of those things >.< . I actually stayed in all weekend and worked very diligently on cosplay stuff for AX 2013! I am actually almost done! But yesterday, that all changed, lol. My friend Allison H. and are going to instead be doing a cosplay from “Chobits” ( Allison being Chii/Elda and I being Freya) . IM SO EXCITED GUYS! But I only have 35 days to do both cosplays and finish up mine! ヽ(；▽；)ノ haha I can do it! So many photos to ensue for sure!
Anyways, on to my actual blog post! If you have been reading m blog from the past few months, Creature of Habit is nothing foreign to you. If not, I’ll tell you a little about it! Each piece is hand made from the beautiful and talented, Vanessa Walton. She has a great passion for everything pretty, ethereal and fantasy. I think it shows pretty well in her designs! I was asked to model for her spring lookbook a few months ago, and I couldn’t be more excited! This was right up my alley! I also got to meet/ hang out with/ model with Chloe Dykstra! (I’ve been E-Stalking her for the past 2 years haha) she was every bit of nerdy, beautiful and fun as I expected! And she was very kind yet confident too! Modeling with her in these photos were a lot of laughs! (As you can see in some photos) it was a really nice set! Not to mention it was Chloe’s idea to do a “lolita” theme and I freaking love lolita ! \(//∇//)\. If you haven’t checked out Vanessa’s shop, you should do so Now! and check out my other posts on Creature of habit as well!
(Feels good to finally post all the photos I wanted to for this lookbook! Summer creature of habit lookbook coming up soon! )
Also! I got great news yesterday that I was featured on Teen Vogue for beauty Yesterday!
Check out the full post here! (as well as the YouTube tutorial which is linked in the article on how to achieve the kitty ear hairstyle!)
Hope you all have been well! Shooting some cute stuff today with Sylvia! Keep your eyes peeled for some updates!
Cream Silk Blouse with Pink Rose Embroidery: Vintage, Raggedy Threads, gift from Scott
Denim Overall Skirt: Style Stalker, Buttons & Bows La, 80$
Frilly Socks: The 99¢ store, 99¢
Cream Oxfords: Santee Alley, 12$
Photos by: Sylvia Gunde
Hello everyone! I know it’s been a hot minute, and I’m sorry (T ^ T) I’ve been really sick since Friday! Today I finally feel a little better! (I had to work so I didn’t give my body much rest!) so when I’m home, I try to stay in bed…
Anyways! You know how I told you about my new job? My good friend Sylvia and her boyfriend Francis (pictured above) decided to come visit me and take some photos in the shop! So I took a quick lunch break and Sylvia took some beautiful photos of Heirloom Vintage ! My boss, Masa Ono, has amazing style and taste and I think it really translates well in the way he decorated the place ! I love the Americana feel to it (I’m always playing western music in the place haha) and it just feels very comfortable.
Also! This was my first time meeting Francis! I’ve been shooting with Sylvia for awhile and she would always talk about him and show me pictures, so it was great to finally meet! They are such a cuuuuute couple! I mean not in a sappy kind of way, but the compliment eachother so well, and it’s like they are always on the same page, idk I think that’s pretty cool! And they both are really artistic and have great style! You should check out his blog! He does great menswear fashion!
Also! I was just featured in the New Cosmo Girl Indonesia!
It’s in Indonesia, so I’m sorry but it’s still pretty awesome! I was so excited to receive it in the mail! Thanks again Cosmo Girl for featuring me!
Anyways I hope you all are having a great week! For my cosplay readers, it’s fanime this weekend and I’m sad I can’t go but for those of you going have a grand ol time!
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!