Monday, May 20, 2013
So this was a first for me- I was approached by a company called MackTak Mart, which carries designer gowns for formal events. They wanted to know if I'd be up for coming to their showroom in the fashion district to model a gown and promote their business- this being prom season and all. I don't own any floor length gowns, and I love dressing up, so I thought it sounded fun. I was immediately drawn to all the Tadashi Shoji gowns. They were all so beautiful and elegant, and had such striking patterns and colours. I ended up going with this art deco, mermaid-feeling one. It felt so glamorous!
I sure got a lot of stares in Bryant Park, but that's nothing new I guess. I'm always doing weird things for pictures in New York. We wanted to take them of me riding the carousel but the workers wouldn't let us on before it opened, even though it was only about 30 minutes away. It's too bad it was so sunny and shadowy, and I kind of wish Ryan could have come to take photos with our camera and lens because I prefer the look we've honed together, but oh well, at least I got to wear this fun dress for a little bit! I like how the dress really compliments the carousel- what a beautiful bygone era. I'm so glad some designers still try to recall such gorgeous styles. I wish I was going to a prom right now! I would totally choose this one of a kind dress.
*photos by macktak mart *edited by me
Posted by Kitsune-kun at 1:57 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The other day my friend Shayla and I went to Grand Central to check out the giant dollhouse in their lobby. It was only there for two days to promote Target's new home decor line, and I'm really glad we made it- it was pretty fun to explore! There weren't any stairs, which I found disappointing, but the backyard was really awesome, and the fact that they let you playa around with the props and household objects made it a fun time. I loved that they had a croquet set. I asked the worker if we could play, and they said sure, but turns out the metal gates wouldn't actual stick into the astroturf- and then I felt like I was in The Truman Show.
cardigan: joe fresh
sunglasses:....? can't remember :/
Posted by Kitsune-kun at 11:27 AM
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I've been eyeing this pullover at ASOS ever since I got into my 'bears are cute' obsessions in the summertime, but could never rustle up the jimmies to pay full price fory what was essentially just a sweatshirt (ok, I know that was a malapropism but the phrase is so priceless I want every chance to use it). In January it went down 50% and I snagged the last extra large and tailored it down to fit better. Then it was so cold all winter that I was always wearing five layers, so I never got a photo. and here we are in May! still cold enough for sleeves and socks!
So there are a few reasons I was feeling a bit stroppy while taking these photos. First, the wind kept giving me alfalfa hair. Second, the wind blew the roof door shut and we got locked out up there for an hour. Third, the whole first batch of photos ended up out of focus so we had to do it all again. good thing we had that whooole extra hour with nothing to do...Fourth, it's still this cold in May (!) but at least I can wear the cutest sweatshirt I've ever owned- uninhibited, wild and free.
Posted by Kitsune-kun at 10:57 AM