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!
Day1: Kyary Pamyu pamyu (from the ponponpon video)
Day2: Kyary Pamyu pamyu (from the ponponpon video)
Day3: Catherine from the video game “Catherine”
Day4: Some cute pink hair anime girl.
Hey everyone! It’s so great to finally share this! If you have been following my blog for awhile, you know that I’m a really big nerd, I love anime, video games and comics sooo much! and I love to cosplay! I’ve been going to Anime Expo every year since I was 12! I look forward to it all year, its like a holiday! This year I went for the first time for all 4 days though and it was really fun! I bumped into alot of people I know! some people from highschool, some nerdy friends I’ve made in LA, shop owners, and about 5 people that recognized me from Grand Theft Thrift or Lookbook.nu! it was crazy! I was really amazed and humbled. Anyways, these are some of my favorite cosplays from the 4 days, there are much more on my facebook!
hope everyone is having a great week!
Dress: Buttons & Bows, 50$
Blazer: GoodWill, 3$
Gold Chain: swapmeet, 1$
Gold Socks: Downtown, 3$
Black Shoes: Jeffery Campbells, 80$
Hey everyone! I hope you have all been having a marvelous week! It’s Thursday already! woo!
So this is an outfit I wore last weekend when me and Scott wandered around scouting locations, Not very scout appropriate, but I just got those shoes and wanted to wear them ^^. I actually wear black when I don’t feel like coordinating, so I do it alot when I’m lazy, but I am really proud of this outfit! I like to make everything sort of japanese in my style so it was a challenge for me not using pink, pastels, ruffles, floral or super girly shilloettes. But I think I accomplished what I was trying to do ^^. I just learned how to do that hairstyle too! I really love the neko ears ^^.
I’ve been listening to this song so much, so I dedicate this song to Depeche Mode!
Btw if any of you have been following my tumblr, I apologize for my emo-ness lately >.>;
All Items can be found at my vintage shop Ichigo Vintage! \
Photos by : Scott Laytart
Hey everyone! sorry for the lack of posting! I’ve been really busy with the vintage store and styling/modeling/finishing my cosplay costumes lately… but I have actual posts coming later this week ;D. Anyways, I posted more items on my store! and It’s really peach themed! (I never realized how much I adore the color peach haha) But please check it out and let me know what you think!
Thanks everyone! hope you are having a wonderful week!
All Clothing for sale at Ichigo Vintage!
Photos By : Scott Laytart (thankyou love!)
hey everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend and week so far! I’ve been slaving away at this for most of my week, but its finally done and out there! I would love to present to you, my very own vintage store! Ichigo Vintage! (Ichigo means strawberry in japanese) It’s dedicated to everything cute and sweet with a mix of vintage prep! I’m really happy with how the photos came out, it really embodies what I wanted! ^^ Take a look see at Ichigo Vintage and see for yourself! I’ve already sold 3 items in one hour last night! That was reassuring and exciting!
Anyways I hope you all have a great day!
All Clothing can be found at ForwardToAll.com
Hi! I just wanted to do a quick post about a company I modeled for about a month ago today they launch! and I really wanted to share their cute clothes! I love their bright colors and body conscious shapes! Everyone involved in the shoot was really nice and quirky so it made for a really fun shoot! ^^ You should check out Forward To All Here! and for the first two weeks they are having 20% off everything! yayyy!
Hope you all are having a wonderful day!