Friday, 26 December 2014

A letter from the blogger

Hi everyone! 

I think I've finally understood what it is I want to do with my blog. 

All along, it was an interest in writing, coupled with fashion and various other topics, that drove me to post. Sometimes I lost my way (Kill la Kill fans, shhh) and then other times I thought I found it. The problem was always deciding what 'niche' I wanted my blog to fit in - when honestly, I couldn't really think of categorising myself at all. When I finally read Frankie magazine, I started to understand. 

From a young age, I had been making booklets out of scraps of paper, calling them 'magazines' and writing whatever the hell I wanted to write that was related to 'fashion' and lifestyle. 

So it's high time I returned to those childhood days spent scribbling on scraps with pen and pacer, but with a more technologically inclined method. Yes, an e-zine. Am I being ridiculous? ...maybe. 

Will I be the better for it? I hope so. 

You can see that I've been changing my layout around as well. I hope you like the new design. And so, without further ado, I would like to re-introduce you to my blog/e-zine: 

sunlight streaming

the light that shone

To all my readers, thanks for sticking with me thus far. For all my new readers, welcome. 

Till next time!

Monday, 22 December 2014

[Journal & OOTD post] Whitehouse parade [PHOTO HEAVY]

Hi everyone! Recently I attended the Whitehouse Fashion Institute of Design graduate parade with fellow fashionista Katelyn (an intern for F&P) and friend of mine, Mel! Because recently I was awarded the Fashion Ambassador title for the formal dress business Fame & Partners, I was sent on a mission to report on the styles that were done at the parade, in collaboration with Katelyn! Here is the link to my post [x] 

Katelyn also mentioned me in a blog post here [x] which is pretty awesome! Haha

Here are some more photos that didn't make the cut (and some which did in higher resolution): 

whitehouse fashion institute

karen gillan lookalike

inspired, Alexander McQueen

retro bathing suits, 50s aesthetic

will o wisp

And here's my OOTD :D 

fashion, ootd, mint dress, silver flats, white leather clutch

Recently I also bought two pairs of circle lenses from Honeycolour. I'll be making a blog post about them soon.... believe it! xD 

Till next time!

Friday, 12 December 2014

[Journal post] Post HSC life, part 2 - Formal and recent days

Hi everyone! How's it going?

Everything keeps on piling piling piling! D:

So I finally had my school formal at Curzon Hall! The food was REALLY good. Sadly, I couldn't eat it all... we had pesto pasta for entree, steak and mashed potato for main and a custard thing (?) with a waffle for dessert. 

One thing everyone was disappointed in was that our formal ended half an hour early with no warning whatsoever. We were not told before hand. We were NOT informed that this would happen, well before our organisers booked the time slot. 

What we ate: (sorry for blurry photos, lighting was SO BAD)

This is what I wore:

Even though it looks red, it's actually a fuchsia pink dress! Make-up was done at Mecca Maxima and I went away with a few products :D 

My accessories: 

Recently, a LOT has happened. Here's a rundown. 

- As mentioned in my previous post, I went to the White House Institute of Fashion graduation show, which I will blog about next post

- One of my chickens died due to a Vitamin B deficiency :'( I thought Gingerbread was going to get better as I started hand feeding her, but then she suddenly started to vomit water >A<;; I feel so bad about it... if I had seen the signs earlier, I definitely would have been able to save her. One of my other chickens started to show the same symptoms, but I put her on Vitamin B rich water and she was completely healthy two days later! I also changed their feed to something more nutritious >A< The other two chickens, Butterscotch and Sunshine, have also started growing larger! So cute ; u ;

I went out with friends to watch Mockingjay part 1. It was actually quite good, but also stressful as I had read the novel... and part of me hoped that things would go differently, lol. Absolute shivers when Katniss owned the fighter planes in district 8 and made all them propaganda vids, haha.

I also bought my parents gifts for Christmas. For my mum I got a Shiseido gift box and for my dad a 6-CD opera set :D I also bought myself a $10 League voucher (please don't judge me, I want MF's mafia skin and Caitlyn's resistance/winter skins so bad okay). I also want Janna's weather forecast skin but I'm gonna wait until there's a sale lol. Finally, I bought the latest jumbo issue of Frankie... which I'm saving to read on the plane when I go overseas xD

I've also been taking advantage of sales and buying things (y) Mostly from Sportsgirl but also from Glassons and Valleygirl, whose styles I all really like. :3

Till next time! 

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

[Journal & OOTD Post] Post HSC life, part 1,

Hello everyone! ^u^ Yay for regular (?) posts! 

Post HSC life has been great - but also remarkably busy! As I'm going overseas at the start of next year, I had to apply for a large range of paperwork, such as getting my driver's licence (finally) and completing forms for passports and a whole pile of other things that I'm just blocking out now to be honest haha. 

I've gone out a few times with friends, and my OOTD backlog is building up... :I Which is why I'm splitting this post into several parts. 

I've been playing games as well, such as the Castlevania series for the Nintendo DS and also League of Legends, which I kind of suck at but is really addictive. I main Miss Fortune and her bullet rain is such a wonderful technique, haha. Also for the Castlevania series I have nearly finished Dawn of Sorrow on hard mode and Order Ecclesia on normal mode (Order of Ecclesia is actually ridiculous in terms of difficulty >_> but at least it pushes me to think rather than spam-attack.)

Moving on! I went out with a friend twice. The first was to get formal stuff (and yes formal was great! A separate post will cover this) and the second was because one of my friends is moving interstate TAT;; I only have the image for the second one as the first got deleted as I had to wipe my laptop again... ugh... But it also means I can wear the first OOTD again, fight me.

Here is the second OOTD. I was inspired by primary school art teacher aesthetic.

I also am now the proud owner of three chickens, Sunshine, Butterscotch and Gingerbread. :) It was a bit of a whim but they are my first pets and I love them so much! They are such cuties. 

Their little house is different now, of course, with bedding, a feeder, a waterer and some fun little toys for them to perch on/play with :D But the only image I have is blurred right now Dx

Oh, and I also got a job tutoring young kids! It's really great when kids finally understand something they didn't get and become motivated again to work harder. 

Finally, yesterday I went to the graduation runway parade of Whitehouse Institute of Fashion as a blogger for Fame & Partners. I think I haven't mentioned it yet but I am now a Fashion Ambassador for the company as my entry into their competition got me into the top 50! Thanks everyone who voted! I'll make another post about it later ^^

Selfie from the day :D Follow my IG here 
I went with the winner of the competition, Katelyn, and a friend of mine as my guest. We interviewed a few of the students as well. Katelyn and I also collaborated on a post for Fame & Partner's blog, so I'll link in the separate post! Please check it out :D 

Till next time!