Posts Tagged: ‘vintage’

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.


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…)

Rooftop Anime Glam

December 7, 2012 Posted by rissvandal

I know I don’t resemble one of those “real life” anime girls with the kind of bulgy cartoon eyes that are likely to haunt you in your dreams (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, look at this now), but I feel like there was a slight increase in my level of anime-ish-ness during my most recent shoot.

Slight resemblance? Just a little? MAYBE??


Time To Give Unto Others (And Maybe Get A Little Somethin’ For Yourself)

December 2, 2012 Posted by rissvandal

Happy December, friends. I’m knee deep in Christmas gifting/shopping, but not in that reluctant, obligatory way that it can often morph into. I’m making a lot of gifts this year–someone asked for a handmade doll, I’m making someone else a customized pair of gloves, and I recently lured one of my friends into the addictive world of Monster High dolls, and I’m making tiny necklaces  for all six of her dolls (ah, lovely ridiculousness).

Speaking of making things, you may have noticed that there’s now an “Online Shop” page on the blog. If you hadn’t already seen the posts on my Twitter and Facebook, well you now know that my shop is up and running! From now until Christmas, I’ll be adding new items every Monday. Here’s a look at some of the items up for grabs:

The necklace is finally for sale, though not the boy (sorry). (more…)

The Loved One Lingerie

October 4, 2011 Posted by fashionvandals

There’s a delicate, retro sex-appeal to the lingerie by The Loved One. As the cold season comes, ditch the skimp and bright colors, and invest in high waists, sheer, and lace.



As Teatime Approaches…

August 10, 2011 Posted by fashionvandals

Two of my girlfriends are coming to town for a tea party in just a few days, and one of them messaged me today asking for visual inpsiration to help her choose her outfit. We all agreed that the event calls for dramatic outfits, but since we have such drastically different styles–a gaudy punk, a dark metal chick, and a vintage queen–I think “dramatic” means something very different to each one of us…


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