måndag 31 januari 2011

I browsed, I saw, I came.

Beautiful Angel-theemed items by Jane Marple.
You probably wouldn't know it from peeking in my closet but I'm such a fan 0f religious iconography. It's not because I'm particularly religious, I'm basicaly an atheist, I just really enjoy "the look". It's long been my plan to start collectiong dresses with religious prints, maybe now is a good time to start?

fredag 28 januari 2011

Melancholy eyes

Theese yellow hig-htops where acctually suppose to be one of my presents from Christmas but the postal service was so slow, I can't belive it!
I'm not much of a sneaker person but I think it's always good to have a pair to throw on for errands and for days when your feet are hurting to get out of heels. I fell in love with them on the site because I think the girl is so pretty! I also love the bright colour, latley I'm a fan of bright blue, red and yellow. I think pastel colours probably suit me better but I need to get this out of my system.

Holy matrimony

I was talking to my mom on the phone today, it looks like my brother and Reiko has decided on a date for their wedding. I'm so exited, I haven't been to a wedding since I was little and Henrik is the first of my brothers to tie the knot. I'm so happy they decided to marry, having Reiko as a sister in law and a part of ouer family is really exiting. The official wedding will be in my hometime and the'll have a smaller cermony for family in Tokyo.Me beeing me I had two things in mind, first of all: Reikos ring is so beautiful! According to Japanese "tradition" the ring costs three months salary, I hope that when I wed my man will follow this too. My mom says she thinks it's an unneccesary amount of money but I think it's quite romantic and shows comittment to the marrige. Hopefully you'll wear that ring for the rest of your life.
Secondly: What will I wear? Many lolitas will tell you that this is one of the hardest occasions to dress for. You want to feel like feel pretty and like yourself but without outstageing the bride or turning it into a freakshow. Dressing down is the key, I had a quick look around some of my favourite brands and I think I found the perfect dress alredy. A lovley Victorian Maiden piece in a kamel cream chiffong with a simple silhouette and chocolate brown accents. I think it will look both beautiful and approriate with some lacy white tights and brown pumps.
What do you think? Has anyone been to a wedding or even gotten married recently?

tisdag 25 januari 2011

A longing for spring

I love theese shoes, I love them so much that I might have to get them but if I did I would still have to wait a while to wear them because of the snow. I can't wait for it to melt away so I don't have to wear boots all the time anymore.

In keeping of beautiful things: A shopping tip

UK based An angel at my table will not only offer great items for lovers of flamboyant french interior design with a quirky twist, their site is also full of stunning, inspirational photos well worth a look.

lördag 22 januari 2011


I got myself a Wacom tablet so that I hopefully can keep on drawing even though I don't have a workspace for it in my apartment.
It feels weird to convert entierly to digital this late but I've just started and I'm getting used to it faster then I ever thought I would.

torsdag 20 januari 2011

The opposite

I just saw "The Opposite" episode of Seinfeld the other day in wich George gains great success in life by doing the opposite of what he would usualy do. Inspiered by this I too decided to go against my nature today and accept the offer to take on work full time instead of the 80% I'm currently working. I'm not quite sure how my own body works at times like theese but the other day I found myself in the mids of a panic attack, sleepless and vomiting at 3 am in the morning, just because I had to work the next day. My instinct is of course to rage quit (or whatever the wuss equivelent of that is) but in an attempt to attain happiness and great success in life, I will do the opposite.

måndag 17 januari 2011

Favourite fragrances II

For Her by Lolita Lempicka
Scent: A mild and really fresh scent with hints of vanilla and liquorice. The fragrance is quite femenine and summery and since it's not particularly strong it's perfect for casual wear.
Price: Ranges from 229 sek
Type: EdP
Size: 30ml, 50 ml & 100ml "A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting."
Christian Dior

fredag 14 januari 2011

Coke bottles

Huge fau glasses by WC, I love how they come in what looks like a tupperware container.
The geek chic look with fake glasses was kind of trendy for a while here in Sweden, even in mainstreem fashion, but I don't ever see peopel wearing them anymore so I think it went out of style quite quckly. It's always like that for me, it takes a long time for me to grow fond of things. I guess I'm not really fashionably late, just late to fashion.

onsdag 12 januari 2011

Amy Sol

A womans scent: Favourite fragrances I

I love perfume, along things like way too many bags, unpracticaly high heels and expensive jewlery I find it's the quickest way to put a sparkeling touch on a grey day. It's yet another oportunity to customize and express yourself. Because of this I thought I would start another miniseries of entries, introducing some of my favourite fragrances in short. First up is my recent favourite, latley I wear it all the time.

L by Lolita LempickaScent: A strong spicy fragrance with hints of orange and cinnamon that brings my thoughts to the beaches of egypt. It's quite bold but works great for daytime use and will last a long time.

Price: Ranges from 299 sek

Type: EdP

Size: 50 ml"A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future"

Coco Chanel

måndag 10 januari 2011

Unsure on ice

Today the whole town might as well have been a skating rink, the roads where so slippery! I remembered making an entery about different falls last winter I spent in Sweden and got inspiered. I saw some new falls today to add to my list.

4. "The dead spider"
This was the first thing I saw this morning, there is a young androgynous looking fellow who lives in the same apartment complex as me who went out the door right before me. He didn't manage to take more then a step outside before he fell ass over teakettle. This type of fall is quite common although it's usualy seen performed by senior citizens. Both feet slide away and for a split second one is levitating, then you hit the ground and lay there flat on your back with arms and legs in the air, like a dead spider.
5. "Timber!"
I encountered this man outside his house, at first he seemed unaware of the ice as he walked with hands in pockets towards his garage. His feet slipped a couple of times but without breaking his confidence, he continued untill the road started to slope ever so slightly and suddenley he fell to the side, back straight and hands still in pockets. His friend who stod at the end of the driveway shuffeling snow didn't even notice it.
6. "The show is over"
My only fall today, I belive my balance has improved since last time, I made it all the way to the parkinglot of my work before I fell. This fact must have given me some false confidence and naturally it went straight to my head. I came on too strong, I tried to make good time and increased my speed but it backfiered on me. My foot slipped and slided backwards with great force and my legs crossed like a scissor. I fought the fall with all my might since I didn't want to ruin the nice dress I was wearing so I never acctually landed on my behind, I just sluped over in a stupid bow-like movement as if to say: That is all folks!

söndag 9 januari 2011

Noodle soup

I seem to have gotten myself a really bad cold, it happens about once a year, my annual punishment for refusing to wear pants and seasonaly appropriate shoes. This year it seems to be concentrated to my throat area, it also makes it really difficult to eat, just like when I had glandular fever, my throat gets really swollen, soar and stuffy. Since I'm working this weekend I don't have much energy to do anything else so I'm going to spend Saturday night in bed with noodle soup, my cat and old episodes of Seinfeld and Frasier.
What's everyone else doing this weekend?

onsdag 5 januari 2011

The dress that almost wasn't

Part two of the latest haul, I've been in sort of a hailstorm of packages theese past few days, I guess I ordered alot when I got my last salary. Long term followers might remeber that I got this dress for myself as a christmas present last year, so why did I get it again this year? It's a pretty embarrassing story so I havn't posted it yet but the thruth is that I wore this dress while out partying in Tokyo one night. Since I have a habit of smoking when I drink I accidentally burned a hole in the chiffong ribbon with my cigarett!
I was so upset, I was lucky to get the dress in the first place, it turned out to be a very popular series and the only reason I was able to get it was because someone had ordered it through my shopping service and not payed up.
However I can't stand clothes with imperfections like holes or stains on them, it makes me feel guilty because I didn't take care of my pretty things.I let my old one go to Sara and started to search for a new one for me.
It took me so long to find another one that I even bought a substitute but that just wasn't enough so when I saw this one on auction I just had to have it even though it was super expensive!
I feel like it doesn't really matter, I'm at peace now that the search is over and I have it in my closet again so it was worth the money.

So there you have it, the story of Spoon & Fork and how I learned my leason never to party in popular prints again.

tisdag 4 januari 2011

Who's package is this?

So weird to open a package and not have it be full of lolita stuff! I got this to wear at work, we don't have a dresscode but I'm at the computer for long periods at the time so I really wanted some extra comfortable stuff. Big baggy sweaters are perfect for cozying up in.
WC was one of those shops I really enjoyed in Tokyo even it it's not my typical style, they have super nice staff even if your not wearing their brand. I also have a week spot for brands that don't seem to take themselfs too serious.
The union jack onepiece is so big, I was planning to use it as a sweater but it scrunges up so mcuh that I might have to scratch that idea.

måndag 3 januari 2011

Haruna Tagawa

söndag 2 januari 2011


A slightly belated happy new year everyone!
Yesterday I found something really fun, my newyears resolutions from 2003, such a long time ago! I don't remember if I fullfilled my promise that year but as I look at it now I have for sure. It makes me think that maybe I should always write down my promises and goals and not be so hard on myself if I don't make it in one year when it's what you accomplish in the long run that really matters. I think it's a common mistake to not recognize your own success, however small it might be, so I probably should work against that.I'm both proud and thankful for the fact that I've managed to become both happy and healthy on my own.
I would also like to say thankyou to everyone for reading and following my blog, when I started writing I never thought I would see 200+ followers!
I can't quite belive it and I'm very flattered.