So I am finally in this country again. @___@; Jamaica was SUPER fun though. I went to a really sweet resort called Hedonism II. It totally has a nude beach. :3 No tan lines! Haha! But that's out little secret. >__>; *shifty eyes*
Anyhoo. So I have decided since I am falling more and more in love w/ Grimoire, I think I want to start my own little mini-Grimoire on Etsy inspired by the shop and the dolly kei style in general. The plan is to google for local estate sales and hit those up and purchase lots of dolly kei style clothes and sell them on Etsy for really reasonable prices! No paying $80 for a dress! Especially an outrageously old one. That's just dumb. Honestly. @__@; Anyway.
My makeup is pretty much all made but I don't have labels for any of it yet, so a certain special boy is supposed to help me with those come January. ;) My main issue before is that I couldn't get the labels to align and they were all printing crookedly. >_<; Fail! Gotta fix that and print ingredient labels as well!!! @_@; so much to do! Oy! 2011 is gonna be busy! I have a lot on my plate. I want to lose weight, start up this business/shop, and above all, produce some great coordinates of my own and have a ton of fun!
Speaking of coordinates! I have purchased quite a few new items for dolly kei. Click the little cut-thing below to see pictures and read pointless banter! Ahoy! :)
Virgin of Guadalupe Skirt. (OMG! I freaking love it.) It was handmade by a girl on Etsy. Turns out she loves dolly kei too! I am definitely going to be keeping an eye on her shop for more really cute items. I plan on coordinating this with black and possibly red or yellow too! Maybe even green! GREEN! :D I can see myself wearing this with a black turtleneck and black tights with some killer black boots or even just flats!
A GORGEOUS skirt that was even featured on the Grimoire shop page! Except this skirt has been altered, I believe, to be shorter. I had been wanting this for ages but I didn't want to pay the shipping price from Slovenia so I just politely asked the lady selling it if I could get a cheaper shipping method that would take longer (which I do not mind!) and she OK'd it so voila! :) Yay!!! I feel like I own a piece of Grimoire's stock now...but not really! xDD
Tooled leather bag from the 70s! I got it because I wanted a slightly larger one than the one I used in my photoshoot. So yeah....I've also seen tons of these pop up on Grimoire's shop blog. :D
Another lovely item from the 1970s--a vintage tapestry bag! I kept seeing these on the Grimoire shop blog. And then I saw one tonight at a pawn shop but it wasn't for sale (wtf?) lol. So I got this one instead on Etsy. =]
My #1 absolutely most prized dolly kei item EVER. 8-) I used it in a photoshoot not too long ago. I ADORE it. :D It perfectly captures the dolly kei vibe!
The aforementioned photoshoot included this dress...it was definitely a steal at $14.99. Unfortunately it had holes in the armpits...I STILL need to fix this. @__@; I ADORE it though--it has gotten SO much wear already. xD
Bought this little gem tonight! I plan to coordinate it with a black belt, black shawl, and black tassels around the waist!! :) Maybe a black top hat to go with it or something like that? 8-)
That's all for now...I have a few other items in my eyesight but IDK if I will actually buy them or not. I think I may post a screencap of my wishlist on Etsy. Some BEAUTIFUL stuff but soooooo expensive!! Gawh!! Hehehe. *drools*
Hmm what else? I think that's it for now. Oh and I also got an all white Gunne Sax dress. My first ever gunne sax purchase. xD From eBay. But it's not been shipped yet due to me not being able to pay till post Jamaica vacation. I HOPE IT FITS gaw. It's like a tiny bit small I think, for me, but we shall seeee.
I need to make some of these LIKE NOW!
I found an old glue gun and stick in my closet, so I know what my next craft project is going to be while I am down here in Florida. :)
Finally, I made a post on dolly kei comm on LJ asking why girls dressed in dolly kei. This was a really great response:
"I've always wanted to look like I was living in a fairytail, but not the princessy like, I wanted the magic, the mystery, the quirckyness, the morbid facination with a bit of elegance and some cool gadgets. Dolly Kei, lolita and Steampunk have these elements and I think they would fit well together. So to conclude this long rant, these fashion styles represent to me the will and freedom to be yourself and to not let anyone stand in your way!"