mercoledì 26 dicembre 2012

Christmas Presents part 1

After all this time, finally an outfit post! Yay!!
This post is actually about the presents I've received so far, but since I haven't posted an outfit in such a long time, I'll start with it.

I think the last time I wore that kilt was in 2006. I'm not kidding. It had become too small for me after gaining a fair amount of weight, and since then I've always thought that it was too short anyway.
But I wanted to be Christmasy, so I decided to use it all the same. I also put on that tartan hairband I've bought years ago and worn maybe once.
My problem with tartan is that I tend to associate it with punk, so when at first I planned to wear my Doc Martens I immediately thought of pairing it with striped tights and my spiked hairband, and that's what I was trying to avoid: I wanted to be sober. This is what I came up with.
The stockings are my mom's and they're actually really nice: they have a ruffled lace hem and a velvet bow. My intention was rocking this outfit with my Jeffrey Campbells but then I thought... Christmasy, Shannon. Remember: CHRISTMASY. Hence the boots.
The ring is my good old Alchemy ring (which is red, that's why I chose it) and the necklace is one of the two red necklaces I own. The other one was also by Alchemy but it was a bleeding heart, bit macabre. So I went for this one. (You can't see it here but I'm wearing my Kodocha earrings here, one of which has a red heart, which matched the one on the necklace.)
And finally, the bracelet was a gift from my boyfriend's brother and sister-in-law. You can see a better picture below.

And now, on to the presents <3!

This came from a guest at my uncle's house: I was talking to him about me wanting to study literary translation, and he told me that he was a writer, and gave me a copy of his book. I'll count it as a Christmas present :D considering that lately I was thinking about buying a new book, I was really lucky to find this guy.

This was from my parents, and it contained money XD.
I also got money from my grandparents.

Manicure set from my uncle&aunt :D

Scarf from my uncle&aunt

Bracelet from my mum's friend. I love the colour but this isn't really my style. On the other hand, I know she must have spent a great amount of money over this bracelet, and I appreciate it.

Also from my parents. Since I'm always cold :°D

Aw, this is the card that came with the gift below. One of my boyfriend's friends girlfriend (... lol, is it understandable?) shares my passion for Monster High Dolls and drew my two favourite ones <3.

And this is what she bought for me <3 awww this is so cute!
Plus I really needed one, in fact I was trying to save some money to buy one because I really don't know where to put my jewelry anymore.

Isn't it a lovely outfit *_*? I'd totally wear this dress!

This is what it looks like now XD this is like half of my gothic necklaces.

Bracelet from my boyfriend's brother and sister-in-law... I love it! They really got my tastes. Black roses are among my favourite things to wear.

And THIS  *_* was from my boyfriend and his parents *__* omg, I've been drooling over this figure for a few months and now it's miiiineeeee *__*
She's Rangiku Matsumoto from Bleach: she's a death goddess and a warrior, and she's super gorgeous. Also, her story is heartbreaking. I'm so glad I have a portrait of her <3

I wish I had taken pictures of the presents I made and, most of all, of the cards I drew <3 I made customized cards for everyone, drawing me and/or my boyfriend in Santa clothes doing things that the people concerned liked. So every card was different and made appositely for each person. Unfortunately I didn't have the time and my camera doesn't work (I was planning to use the money my parents&grandparents gave me for a couple sweaters, but I probably should buy a new camera... ._.)

How was your Christmas? I hope you had a good time, presents aside :D

giovedì 20 dicembre 2012

Monster High Dolls: Draculaura, Operetta and Rochelle

Again :D!
Yes, I love those dolls. They're amazing. And they keep getting more and more amazing. These three new dolls prove my point: just look at them. At the details. At the amazing outfits. At the attention to the subcultures. They really are beautiful dolls, I don't even think children can properly appreciate them (but they probably do because little girls go crazy for these things. My ten year old cousin is always in awe in front of my Monster High collection).

Just look at her. She's magnificent *_*.

 She's wearing a mask <3
Her make-up <3

Earrings <3

Bag (can you see the skull?)

Look at the texture of her cape. I mean.

These tights.

They have curled her hair <3

The base of her wing is corseted and ends in a bat wing-shaped bow *___*

I love those fishnet bell sleeves <3

(And this came with the box. I put it near to Draculaura Super Sweet Sixteen) 

Ok, you already knew about my kink for Draculaura. She's my favourite Monster High character. That's because she's always wearing wonderful perky goth outfits and her colours are pink and black; pink is my favourite colour (together with light blue, which is one of Frankie Stein's colours, and in fact I love Frankie Stein but not as much as Draculaura) and black is what makes her gothy, so she couldn't not be my babe.

But look at what I found. I'll remind you that I had a huge gothabilly phase some years ago.
Look at this. Just... I don't know. I don't even.

Her cell phone T_T you can open it!

Her shoes are a red web with a spider on it. And look at those dices. That's what I was talking about when I said "details".

THIS PURSE. The spooky piano keys. The web. The notes.

My boyfriend was amazed by this re-interpretation of the classic monsters. I was too but I was mostly amazed by the cuteness of this mask and the paisley pattern of the scars.


You can find scars even under her dress.

 Of all the details above, I think this one's the most awesome. The beauty spot.

Hairdo and hair accessories. Look at that victory roll <3

And the last one in chronological buying order is Rochelle <3! Which is funny because she was the one I've longed for the most. But the other two didn't have a stock as large as Rochelle's, so I waited before buying her. (As well as I'm waiting now before buying Disney's Merida's doll. I'll just wait for the sales, I'm quite sure there are plenty of Meridas.)
So! She really is awesome. The reinterpretation of both a classic monster and lolita style is amazing, and I'll show you why in the comments below the pictures. I apologize for the quality, it's getting worser and worser, I'm well aware of that :/ but I accidentaly spilled a cup of tea all over my keyboard and my camera and they both stopped working, so this is the best I could do with a camera that has a black display xD
I'm also sorry about the location but I already had enough trouble taking pictures that I actually COULDN'T SEE XD didn't have time to look for a nice setting ''xD

 This is her pet, an actual gargoyle <3

Aww she has the cutest little ears <3 

Her hair colours are baby pink and baby blue: how could I possibly not fall in love with her?

Her face is a little bit different from those of the other dolls. Her eyes are bigger and her eyebrows have a different shape :D

Look at her skin <3 it's made so that it looks like actual stone.

Her outfit.

She has WINGS *__* how awesome is that?!

I think shoes are my favourite things in Monster High dolls. These ones remind of gothic architecture <3

She also has a quite nice choker, but it's not really visible over the black and white top.

Look at the detail of the scratched stripes <3

Details of her stone wings. 

 Since she's clearly a homage to lolita style, I put her in a classic lolita pose :D

Aren't they gorgeous? I think I'll soon have the problem of finding a place for them in my room. If they keep making such lovely dolls, I won't be able to restrain myself from buying them. <3