Posts Tagged: ‘plaid’

Gothic Lolita Teatime

September 21, 2015 Posted by rissvandal

 She had me at tea party.

If anyone ever mentions a tea party, I’m in. It doesn’t really matter what it’s celebrating or where it is, I all about anything related to dress up or pretty foods. In this case, however, my cousin asked me to help her plan and host a Lolita tea party for her sister’s birthday. Of course I accepted the offer, then proceeded to procrastinate so that I ended up having to make about 5 different dishes two hours before the party. All in all, things turned out pretty good, though. Take a look at the spread below.

photo 252You’d be surprised how versatile cream cheese is and how many different times you can cram it into one dinner menu without anyone really noticing, so long as you use a little food coloring and creativity. I made tea sandwiches, vegetable canapes, scones, and stuffed tomatoes, while my cousin supplied all the desserts (no damn way could I have made those petit fours). Note the wide-eyed and mega kawaii food pics contributing to the tablescape, courtesy of my brother. (more…)

NYFW 2013: Highlighting the Heavy Hitters

February 11, 2013 Posted by rissvandal

New York Fashion Week is well under way and from what I’ve seen there seems to be a 50/50 split between the breathtaking and the absolute bores. In terms of bigger names, I’m finding myself impressed by designers I never would have imagined (Donna Karan) and let down by some of the ones I thought I could always count on (Y-3). This first NYFW post focuses on three of the big names that left an impression. I’ll deliver my faves from the more independent names and presentations at the end of the week–there are still lots of shows to check out and the presentation I’m absolutely dying to see still hasn’t happened yet, as of when I’m writing this on Monday night (Jeantrix!).

My favorite collection so far is Vivienne Tam. I’m a sucker for sharp lines, plaids with edge, and I love the stark yet minimal makeup and hairstyling of the models.

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