lunedì 22 ottobre 2012


All the new collections are out, I've taken a look around and now I know exactly which are my targets for this year :D.

Last time I used a watch I was in middle school. That's because I've never found one that appealed to me. This one is gorgeous, plus it matches my Alchemy single earring.

This one above is my favourite. I've already told my parents that this will be my wedding dress.

(The skirt)

Of course I won't buy everything. Some of these clothes are very expensive (especially my dream wedding dress!); besides, some of them are in the UK, and the pound-euro exchange rate is unfavourable. On the other hand, buying from the USA means custom fees, which in Italy are downright insane.
At any rate, I'll just go for *one* gown skirt, I just have to decide which one. And the minidresses can wait until spring.
Right now, to be honest, what I need is a blouse or a long-sleeve shirt because I'm going to a comic convention at November 3th and I can't just wear my Mollflander, I'd freeze.

(Speaking of which, I bought it yesterday <3 I just hope it's the right size.)
I'd like to wear it with a long-sleeved, shoulders- revealing shirt. Which I don't have. I've taken a look on several online shops, but I can't find my right match.
Have you got any suggestions? What could I pair with this amazing dress? If possible, something that keeps me a little bit warm XD?

venerdì 12 ottobre 2012

Madame Mari Mortem's necklace, recent outfits

Wow, I didn't expect I would have gotten my internet connection back by now! Actually, I've had it since wednesday. Looks like my parents have finally become internet addicted, lol.
So! Yesterday I finally received the amazing necklace handmade by Madame Mari Mortem. I was so worried because the shipping was late and I've just moved house, and technically I wasn't allowed to take a look on the old mailbox, but luckily wednesday I took a look and I found a note which said that the postman (postperson...? Since it's actually a woman XD) had brought something and that I could go get it the following day.
So yesterday I finally got it, and thank God it wasn't torn in pieces! I had to pay a 13€ custom fee which got me very angry, though. For regular mail. That's insane. But let's forget it (luckily, this weekend I'm going to sell a corset and gain some money, so it'll be even... somehow... in my mind).

I *love* it. Isn't it the prettiest necklace *ever*?
I'm going to wear it at Halloween, together with the Mollflander dress by Burleska and a pair of patent shoes I have. This year I'm going to be Drusilla *-* hopefully I'll find a brown wig just in time, and maybe - just maybe - I'll talk my boyfriend into shaving his beard and putting on a white wig and being Spike *-*
At first I wanted to be Buffy, because she's the character I feel most alike in the series, and also because she's blonde and I am too XD, but on second thought I realized her outfits are kind of plain, and there's no point in just taking a stake with me explaining to everyone that I am this super cool character who unfortunately has a very poor sense of style ._. so I went for Drusilla, who's a great match with Spike anyway, my favourite BtVS villain, one of my favourite characters and one of my biggest crushes ever <3.
This is what it's going to look like:

And then I'll add the necklace and paint my nails like Drusilla's:

(The ones on the right; the others, I guess, are Spike's <3)
Of course nobody's going to know who I am, but I don't care; everybody will be looking at my dress anyway.

And finally a few outfits I wore last week.
The first one's from last saturday; I've been waiting to wear that skirt for months. The picture just couldn't catch its beauty. Click on the pics if you want to see them in original size ;) (with all the amazing details <3)

And this one was taken in my new bedroom!
I have this huge wardrobe with a huge mirror, which is perfect to take outfit pictures.
My new room is much bigger than the old one and there's much more light <3 yay!

Again, sorry about the mess... I keep saying that and I keep taking pictures in that mess. I'm afraid this is never going to change XD

mercoledì 3 ottobre 2012

Recent non-goth outfits

It's not my fault.
I mean, I spent the whole summer in my room studying, I didn't have much time to go out and when I did, uhm, it was mostly to buy some bread and ham for lunch XD which is not exactly worth a full goth outfit :D.
But actually I do like to change and experiment with colours, sometimes (if grey and denim can be considered as "colours"). I've spent so many years in total black outfits that I just don't know how to match normal stuff anymore.

Sorry about 1) the mess and 2) the quality. When I'll have saved the money I need to fill the whole left by Camden Town in my card, I'll definitely buy a new camera.
(Or, I'll just wait for Christmas and give up my idea of subtly suggesting that I'd really like to find a pair of spiky Litas under the tree)

So, tonight I'm moving to my new house. My stuff and my computer will stay here until, I guess, tomorrow, and then I'll take everything there. I likely won't have an Internet connection for a while; it could be days, it could be weeks, it could be a month... depends on how much it will take the technician to find some time for us.
Looks like this blog isn't meant to be updated :D!
By the way, I'll do my best to take pictures of my outfits while I'm not here. I'll show up as soon as possible :)
Have a nice week!

lunedì 1 ottobre 2012

Of how I went to London to shop and ended up meeting J.K. Rowling

Omg, I haven't posted anything in a month. I'm a terrible blogger!
But I've got some excuses: my last exam (which took place on September 18th and drained all my energies until I finally got my grade), moving house, my trip to London... I'll just talk about the latter because the move and the exam are very boring subjects, and I'm glad at least one of them is over.
So! I went to holiday. I took it as a reward for finishing the exams, but the truth is my mother had noticed I really, really needed a break: my last trip was three years ago, but it lasted three days (including the flights), I had to do everything in a hurry and I didn't enjoy it at all. These last two years have been... well. Let's say "tough" would be the understatement of the century. University was the least of my problems, but it still took all of my time, and all I had been doing lately was studying locked in my room. I held on and tried to think "it's ok, come on, this is the last effort, it's going to be over soon" and eventually it was over, but I was so tired and I so needed to go away from my everyday routine.
I hadn't even realize how much I'd needed it until I was in this amazing city.

Aside from the usual places one sees when they go to London (which I wasn't really interested in, since I'd already seen them years ago, but it was my boyfriend's first time in London) I had planned a very detailed scheduled made of bookshops, manga shops, games shops and other nerdy stuff.
I didn't take pictures of all of them; too bad because the Orc's Nest was worth a pic, but I'll keep its memory in my heart u.u


Just so that you can get its HUGENESS, what you're seeing above is *one* of the paranormal romance shelves. I was in awe.

Tokyo Toys
This is just the entrance; if I should post all the pictures of the inside, there would be no space left for anything else.

I couldn't buy it because it was so expensive, instead I bought Homura's Soul Gem, which you can see below together with a Sailor Moon peluche and Orihime Inoue's pins.

Sherlock Holmes Museum, 221b Baker Street

My horrible handwriting XD I was writing in a hurry on my boyfriend's back.
Of course, the reference is to BBC series Sherlock, of which I'm a big fan, but not in that slashy omg they're_so_gonna_have_sex way.
Oh, and I didn't have the time to go and see the Crown's jewels, which I deeply regret because I wanted to stand in front of it with a note saying "and honey, you should see me in a crown!".

I bet Starbucks isn't that big of a deal to pretty much all of you, is it :D?
Well, sadly, it is to me: we don't have Starbucks in Italy.
Well, of course, we have actual cappuccino and caffellatte (and we pronounce these words correctly XD), but what do I care if I can't have blueberry muffins...?

Camden Town

Sweet mother of goths.
This is just Camden High Street, but you should have seen the markets. Like, I can't even. I was about to literally cry from beauty. There was a Burleska shop. I got to try the Mollflander dress. There was a Spiral shop T_T and there was goth stuff just everywhere T__T! I mean, seriously, how can people in London do anything other than shopping...?

This is what I bought from Camden. It's funny: of all the amazing stuff I saw, I bought a few super tacky Spiral tops. Well, actually I'd been eyeing the one on the right for months. And the other one, I don't know, I bought it because of the super strong gay content. I guess I just felt extremely supportive that day - plus I love Victoria Frances.

On the left, lace corseted hold-ups. Too bad I have to wait until next summer to wear them T_T
And on the right, tights with a pentagram. Because I'm a piano player.

Bracelet <3

52 Tavistock Square, Bloomsbury
Virginia Woolf's Memorial in Tavistock Square, Bloomsbury.
Apparently her house in London has been tore down and now in its place there's a hotel. I don't have any good pics of her former house or of the park, sorry :/

Forbidden Planet

I can't really describe this place, which is a lot wider than you can see from the pictures.
Look what I found there:
And Willow's not even my favourite character; it would be more accurate to say she's the one I hate the most of the whole cast (as a character; my crush for Alyson Hannigan isn't a secret :D) but I would have still killed for this coldcast.
I didn't buy it, of course. 235£: it's too much in pounds, let alone what it would have cost me in euros. *wipes a tear*

But I got off with these. A bottle of Tru Blood and a Buffy poster. I'm not very satisfied with the latter because of two reasons: first of all, there's Riley in my birth month. I mean, Riley. Of all the characters. If it were Willow, I would have said, fine, I hate her, but she's still a hell of a character. I don't hate Riley but he's the mehest character from the mehest season of the series. And second!, there weren't neither Faith nor Angel. I can understand Faith (well... can I? Really? When Oz gets a month all of his own? And frickin' Dawn has to share hers with her sister...?), but Angel...? How can they even think of a Buffy calendar without the love of her life, the one she could never forget, the only one who - ooook, I've been watching Buffy recently and I need to gain the control on my feelings back.

So, one afternoon I went to Oxford Street and I saw all of those shops other bloggers talk about all the time, like Topshop, Primark, River Island, Bershka, Claire's... none of which I can find in Italy. I wouldn't care this much if it wasn't for Topshop. I just fell in love with it.
Unfortunately, this is all I came home with from there.
And yes, I've just made a big jump on the nu goth bandwagon - but hey, I'm still quite far from hipster goth and, god forbid, pastel goth.
I have to say that the latest trends - you know, crosses and skulls and spikes in every shop downtown, not just in the alternative ones anymore - allow me to wear something that's close to my style even in my everyday life. Something that I couldn't do before - I was doomed to choose between a full goth outfit and just plain, boring black stuff.
It should also be said that when I was younger I was a purist and an elitist, obsessed with that not-goth-enough shit, but that's because I'd met many people who had that attitude towards me, so I just felt like I had to live up to someone's expectations. And even if there had been these things in the regular shops, I'd have refused to buy them, and I would have despised those who would wear them.
Like, at the time I would NEVER EVER EVER have worn Doc Martens. Now, instead, look at what I bought for my everyday life <3:
I mean, these boots saved me from my New Rocks. I would never have even imagined how much a pair of boots could hurt my feet.
That's me on my bed surrounded by half a dozen plasters. And a Warhammer Fantasy starter box.
By the way; the latest rock-chic fashion has finally landed to Italy, after a year of spikes and Jeffrey Campbells all over lookbook. I had felt so happy when I saw creepers and JC and the new limited edition of Doc Martens on a window in my town, and then I went to London and figured out that those things were everywhere, and on everyone's feet.

I mean, fashion in London is so great. Even the clothes you find in markets or in the malls have rock or vintage or retro details, and everyone dresses differently from all the other people. This just doesn't happen in my country, despite being known for the fashion and the shoes... it's sad to admit it, but abroad they've gone much, much further than us.
Whenever I ran into italian people in London, I could tell they were from my country for two reasons:
1)They were yelling and making stupid comments on people and being loud, rude and disrespectful;
2)They were all_dressed_the same. A jumper, a jeans and a pair of Converse/random sneakers. Maybe even quite expensive jumpers, jeans and sneakers, but still... everyone was the perfect copy of his/her peer. That was so sad. And hardly fashionable.

Here'sa few outfits I pulled off during the trip. The only thing that bothers me is that I could only bring a pair of shoes and I had to go for the stompy boots, which weren't exactly the best match for my lacy stuff, but I couldn't take more than five steps in my TUK victorian boots to save my life.

And finally... the J.K. Rowling corner.
I'll start with a picture of me on the 9 3/4 binary :D

Which really drew a line in my life, before which I just thought I "liked Harry Potter", and then, after making an ass of myself at King's Cross in the rush hour, I realized the harsh truth that I'm a Potterhead.
I knew, before leaving, that J.K. Rowling had written a new book and that it was going to come out on September 27th. I had checked if she was going to be at some bookshop to sign the copies, but she wasn't.
When I got to London, though, I had this great idea of checking the newspapers. And that's how I found out that she was going to sign copies at the Southbank Centre on thursday night, after an event which I couldn't attend because tickets were needed (and they had run out of them on August 3rd, the day they came out). But nothing suggested that I couldn't go there later and have my copy signed.
So I went there. The Southbank centre is a really big place, so I asked a few guys for help. They happened to be J.K. Rowling fans too, so together we managed to find out where the place was and went there.
There was an endless queue and they told us that we needed a ticket, and that we couldn't buy any. We were meters away from her and we couldn't reach her.

My boyfriend suggested that we joined the queue and stayed in the last places, but it was ten p.m., the queue was long and the tube stopped working at 11:30 p.m., so I decided to try my luck. Afterall, the newspapers didn't say you needed a ticket for the signing.

[Almost there and crossing my fingers]

And eventually, the guy who checked your tickets and opened your book at the right page told me that there was no need for tickets to get your book signed. And kids, this is the story of how I met J.K. Rowling.

That's me, shivering and babbling and repeatedly saying "thank you, thank you, thank you". She looked a bit cross to be honest XD. Maybe that's because I pretty much didn't say anything, while the girl before me had given her a present. But I hadn't even thought about it, and even if I had, what could I possibly give the richest woman in England...?
So I just took my autographed book and went away, with my trembling hands and my shaking knees.

And the funniest part of it is that in the previous days I'd never shut up about being in London and not having met a single celebrity.
Talk about celebrities, huh :D?

And that's pretty much it (well, if you don't count that I almost didn't leave because my ID wasn't valid in the UK, or that my boyfriend's dad almost got us all killed in a car accident on the way to the airport, or that my dad hadn't noticed that he hadn't paid the hotel and we almost got broke in London, and I still feel I should say something about the amazing food retail chains in London, but maybe in another entry, this one is getting infinite).
I'm definitely glad I went there. And, of course, I suggest you all to go to this wonderful (no... brilliant!) city.
And I promise the next entry won't take this long :D!
Have a nice day ^^!