Thursday, January 31, 2013

What I Wore 1/30/13 Litho Class

I wore this to class yesterday, the weather was odd and i needed something I could drag chunk of limestone around in. The purple Docs in this picture are something I've owned for years but never really wore, but they were perfect for my Lithography class. 

Outfit breakdown-
Tank top- Actual Pain
Leggings- Vera Wang for Kohls
Cardigan- Thrifted
Boots- Doc Marten
headband- Hot Topic

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Goth Topic 5 - What's In My Make-up Bag

This week's challenge is about make up! I kinda feel lame though because I don't buy cool brand name make up or use any really special products.

This make up bag was something my Grandma got me for Christmas. I love the skull and cross bones on top of the floral print. I didn't have a make up bag for a few years and it was nice to have my make up not just rolling about in the bottom of my purse.

Here is some of my every day make up. Ulta liquid liner in black, Covergirl clean powder and liquid foundation, Hard Candy blotting papers (the little green rectangle), Hard Candy 1,000 Lashes mascara in black, Blistex Daily Conditioning Treatment (I love DCT! It does a great job of keeping my lips nice), MAC lipgloss in "Beaute" and MAC lipstick in "Dare You". I have a lot of random make up not pictured. I might have to do another post about it in the future, since I only carry a little stuff with me. Also, in the back you can see my Tattoo Goo, good stuff to keep all my ink pretty!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Movie Time- Django Unchained

My boyfriend was the one who suggested we go see this movie. I wasn't too familiar with the movie but I like Quentin Tarantino as well so I figured it would be a fun enough way to kill part of an afternoon.
I was surprised by how much I liked this movie. It's very Tarantino, heavy on violence and melodrama. But the story is interesting if a bit predictable at moments, and the characters are really fun. Also, the leading men are kinda hot in a kind of unconventional way.
My boyfriend basically summed up this film as being Tarantimo's desire to punish bad people in different historic periods, in this case a former slave gets to kill slave owners.
The soundtrack to this movie is pretty intense. There's everything form country to rap music, and it's all blended together so that each scene has a perfect soundtrack.

If you like Tarantino and don't mind a decent amount of violence, go see this!

GPOY 1/29/13 Art Student Confidential

So I decided to get all spiffed up or school today. Backcombed my hair a a bit and did my make up properly. Yay for feeling cute for class! 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Gpoy 1/28/13 haircut!

So I got bored the other day and shaved part of my head. I'm kind of in love with undercuts again, what do you think?

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Manga Review- Pure Trance

Pure Trance is a beautiful Manga by Mizuno Junko. It's a trippy dystopian story set in a bleak future where humanity is now living underground. Food shortages lead to the creation a food pill called Pure Trance. People become addicted to the food pills and a special over eating center is created to treat people. The story focuses on the nurses inside, most of whom are completely insane and often violent. The story is kind of meandering affair with strange plot turns, but when reading it isn't too hard to follow and the psychedelic art only seems to make the strange story more fitting. 
It's a great read and a great introduction the the artistic work of Junko Mizuno, who is now a well known name, and has done various works and collaborations (including a Spider Man short for Strange Tales)

Store Profiles for Successful Shopping

Limited access is a big concern in the alt fashion community. There aren't many alt brands and there aren't many brick and mortar stores that sell alternative fashion. The ones that do are often expensive and only found in metropolitan areas. Another concern for baby bats is being allowed to shop in certain stores, some people have to get their clothes where the rest of the family does, whether its a big box store or a mall. 
However, it is possible to put together an alt look from popular stores.
HT 1

Store- Hot Topic
What I buy there- Band shirts, accessories  hair dye and sale items.
Secret for success- "Hot Cash" and sales racks.

F21 1

Store- Forever 21
What I buy there- Shirts, accessories  sweaters
Secret for success- Trying on EVERYTHING, the fit here can be a bit odd, and the materials can be thin, also, check often since the stock changes a lot

CR 1

Store- Charlotte Russe
What I buy there- Shoes, skirts, belts
Secret for success- Look for sales and online flash deals, they have the best shoe sales


Store- Target
What I buy there- Undershirts, socks, tights, make up
Secret for success- Shop the clearance racks and stock up on cheap basics


Wet Seal / Wet Seal faux leather bomber jacket / Wet Seal skinny jeans / Wet Seal / Wet Seal studded handbag / Wet Seal / Wet Seal / Wet Seal beret hat

Store- Wet Seal
What I buy there- Sweaters, accessories,camisoles, skirts
Secret for success- Look all the time, the stock changes a lot


Store- H&M
What I buy there- Sweaters, dresses, acessories
Secret for success- Shopping the "deal" racks