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!
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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!
Photos by: Sylvia Gunde
Good morning everyone. I hope that you are very happy and excited for the new day! I got a piece of bad news last night… One of my favorite teachers from high school had passed away. He was my freshman English teacher, and at the time I had a lot of turmoil in my home life. I got bullied constantly, I didn’t feel like I was smart, all I focused on were my crappy manga drawings. My teacher was one of the first people to push me, to talk to me like a normal human being, to make me realize I was capable and intelligent. He had a very interesting way of teaching, and I always had a retained that impression of him. He would ask a lot of questions, and listen. When I would draw in his class, when I was done, he would ask if he could have my drawing. I would relinquish it to him and later find it hanging on the classroom wall… (And he kept them on the wall even after I graduated.) He taught me so much about real life, in his indirect ways that I wouldn’t have learned until much later. Finding out about his death, makes me think about my own mortality, and the others around me that I care about. Or even just people that left an impression on me or taught me something about life… And I realize how significant every persons time in my life is… With that being said, RIP Mr. Frey .
Anyways! Sorry for that sad tidbit. I really haven’t had anyone pass away in my life that was remotely significant, so this effected me… I hope you all understand!
About my outfit, I received this adorable blouse from Ecugo.com and I really wanted to do something cutesy/adolescent with it! The print and color really reminded me of a toadstool! So I thought that was the perfect title for this post! (Because of course I am a princess hahaha ) (￣◇￣;) . I have had these shortalls for about 2 years? (Bought them in April of 2011) I got them at this thrift shop in Anaheim called savers, and they were really cheap! I love how cute they are! But I was just waiting for the opportune time to use my shortall collection (because I really have a collection hahaha) and the timing just couldn’t be any better! I love wearing these with one strap down or both down. (I love both straps too but I also like variety! ) these are a little small, the short part is suppose to poof out a little more but my legs are too big >.< ! Oh and I got these lovely socks from the 99¢ store!!!! I love Em so much! Of course my fabulous white Deandri tequila boots as well! Perfect kawaii outfit!
I hope I wasent too much of an earful today! (Or eyeful?) I really do hope your Thursday is going well!
Photos by: Sylvia Gunde
Hello Everyone ! Hope you all have been having a stellar week! The weather has been so strange lately, I think I’m getting a sore throat ( ；´Д｀)… But I’m trying to stay a busy bee! I’m pretty proud of myself for blogging so often! I really do feel more fulfilled doing it! My goal is to do it everyday except weekends! (And on weekends I can do styling posts and inspo posts!) what do you think?
Anyways! Onto my outfit! This has become quite a uniform for me! I’ve been very inspired lately by Deanna Richmonds style (the designer/owner of Deandri) from her amazing shoes, cat hats, and all black ensembles. She embodies a very “uniform” style of dressing. I love how sylvia (once again!) captured just what i wanted/needed with this outfit! its great working with someone that just understands!! I was really excited to receive is cat hat from Ecugo.com ! I had been wanting one forever! Whenever I have a bad hair day, I just pop this sucker on and I’m instantly kawaii again! ☆〜（ゝ。∂） haha. The material is actually really nice too!! I think I’ll have this piece for a very long time, （＾ω＾）!!! As for the dress, Banggood.com sent me this piece and I adore it! The light weight chiffon really makes for a great piece for spring! And the classic collar and shift dress silhouette is just my favorite! The only thing, is that the lining is a little short on me… (I am 5’9″ so most things are short on me to be honest) so I usually wear it with a poly blend slip I have. I just didn’t photograph it here! (＞人＜;)