Posts Tagged: ‘christmas’

Holiday Sparkle Photoset and Otaku Gifts From Jlist

December 17, 2013 Posted by rissvandal

Happy Holidays! First off, can I just start out with a tip for everyone? It’s a no brainer, really, but when you’re getting ready to travel, whether it be around the holidays or not, by all means make a list. And even after you do make a list of everything you need, go back and make sure you indeed did pack what you thought, and your eyes did not deceive you.

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I bring this up because I’ll go right ahead and admit that this photoset was supposed to look different. No major issue–I’m happy with the end result, but I did this shoot over the Thanksgiving holiday, and as I packed the outfit I put together right before traveling, not only did I forget a piece of it, I grabbed the wrong wig as well (“major fail” I hear you thinking to yourself). Apparently I’m partially colorblind, and think a purple wig is a blue wig, or else my apartment has worse lighting than I realize. Either way, lesson learned, figured I’d pass that painfully obvious yet crucial advice to double check your luggage (I see you rolling your eyes, thinking “well DUH”).

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The shoot ended up a bit more cutesy Lolita than expected, but hey, I rolled with it.

The wig is from Gothic Lolita Wigs, the dress is vintage, and the hairbow is from Rakuen. The shrug is offbrand, my apron is handmade, and “Maybelline Color Show Nail Falsies” (seemingly no longer available, according to Maybelline’s site) allowed me to pretend I had lovely nails for the day. (more…)

Christmas Family Times, Skeleton Bling, And Steampunk Bath Products

December 27, 2012 Posted by rissvandal

I hope all of ya’ll had a wonderful Christmas/holiday/time-off-from-work-without-celebrating-anything/etc.  Sorry I kind of vanished from social-networking and blogging land for a while–I was busy doing crucial holiday stuff like hangin’ with my family, sleeping for an eternity, and eating profuse amounts of low fat, sugar free, flour free pumpkin pie (no doubt the most appetizing thing you’ve ever heard of, I know).

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Christmas is the big holiday for my family, and everyone was too busy running around to take pictures of the action. No pictures my grandmother dancing to Gangnam Style two times, my reenactment of the knife fight from Michael Jackson’s “Beat It,” or pictures of my cousin’s epic outfit that reminded me of Rihanna gone goth. (more…)

Look Stupid Festive Without Losing Your Cool Kid Points

December 16, 2012 Posted by rissvandal

This is not a post about ironic Christmas sweaters–no one needs another post about that. If I was going to talk about sweaters, the only one worth mentioning is this He-Man and Shera one from 80s Tees, but I’m not, so who cares. What this post is about, is how to look super festive, but without losing your edge.

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Riss’s Christmas Gift Guide

December 4, 2012 Posted by rissvandal

It’s that time of year again–time for my hand-picked gift guide, which I hope will help you as you rack your brain figuring out what to buy for all your friends with wicked style (yes, this is just catered to people with wicked style–for help buying gifts for everyone else, go look at someone else’s gift guide). And okay, I couldn’t cover every base. If I had more time I’d find giftspiration for burlesque chicks, visual kei kids, otakus, etc…but c’mon, it’s already December 5th, and you/me/we don’t have all damn day! So just check out what I’ve got for ya…

For the Accessories Whore: Tough Love Clutch by Nasty Gal

For the Sexy Nerdo: Star Wars Bralette and Knicker Set by Licorice and Cream

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Move Over Santa, It’s a Very Gaga Christmas

December 20, 2011 Posted by fashionvandals

This past weekend I made a trip into NYC to check out the Gaga Holiday Workshop at Barneys. I’m by no means her biggest fan, but an entire department store floor featuring  Gaga statues and nothing but Gaga-related merchandise (meat dress shaped cookies, anyone?)–of course I had to scope it out.

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All I Want for Christmas Is You…and Maybe a Few Other Things

December 13, 2011 Posted by fashionvandals

While I’ll likely be getting some rather practical things for Christmas (oh my gosh, I am in desperate need of a camera) I of course have my dream list. If one of these gifts magically appear on Christmas, I may be tempted to start believing in Santa…

1. This awesome blazer by Sexy Dynamite London. (more…)

Fashion Vandals Holiday Gift Guide 2011

December 5, 2011 Posted by fashionvandals

Well, we’re five days into December and I’m as happy as can be. I love this time of year. I actually started Christmas shopping about a month back and I’m just about done, but I realize that plenty of people have yet to start. So here’s a short run-down of some things you may want to check out:

FOR THE GIRLY GIRL:

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