Thursday, 31 July 2014
Sunday, 27 July 2014
Saturday, 26 July 2014
Skirt: Tu, Sainsbury's
I bought this just now for a tenner down from £30, as apparently it's a damaged product. I compared it with the full-priced ones and I think what's happened is that someone bought this skirt, washed it at a really high temperature so the fabric's shininess has disappeared so the colours are slightly duller, and then returned it to the shop. It's got a lot of volume and sits right at my waist so I'm going to have a lot of fun flouncing around in this.
Dress: New Look
Sight-seeing in Italy involves a lot of churches, so I needed a long dress for my holiday there, which I'll be posting more pictures of very soon. I don't usually wear maxi skirts or dresses so this one makes me feel really dramatic, plus it's very light and comfortable because I don't wear a bra with it. If you're looking for this dress, it's in the teens' section.
When you buy clothes from airport shops you don't need to pay tax on it, so I got a slight reduction on this gorgeous white swimsuit. I want to wear it all the time even though I'm not at the beach, but no one cares if I wear weird stuff on my own at home, right?
Friday, 25 July 2014
Sunday, 20 July 2014
|Requested by Kate|
Kate requested Skyward Sword Link in any pose, so that's what I did. This was one of my favourite scenes from Skyward Sword. Originally it was a couple of pencil sketches but when the others in the art trade came out with watercoloured masterpieces I coloured mine to make myself feel less inadequate.
From Ginge I requested Jack Frost and Hiccup together as bezzies, because in my head they're like bros, and I absolutely love what she did with them. And I feel so special that someone drew something for me! Ginge has actually requested a really difficult one from me, which will end up looking rubbish because I have no reference pose and will take ages, but I'll finish it eventually.
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
But I loved the puzzles and the battles and the character designs. Golden Sun is one of the few games in which female characters actually get to wear clothes. Last month I caught artist Bente's livestream and I mentioned that my sister spoke to Bente a couple of times back in the Golden Sun days, and Bente remembers this. Small world. So I drew some Golden Sun-style designs for Rise of the Guardians characters. I think Golden Sun's clothing designs are characterised by simple chunkiness, bright colours and patterns of geometric shapes. Jack would be a Mercury adept and Tooth would be Jupiter, I think. These were really fun to design.
Monday, 14 July 2014
I'm at home right now between holidays, just lolling around doing nothing much but reading books and fanarting and going out with friends from time to time. Recently I finished Wicked and The Stars My Destination, and now I should be getting on with the rest of Great Expectations. I'm also still slowly savouring Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies. Some time this summer I need to read Silmarillion because I've spent too long away from Middle Earth.
These photos are from my little beach holiday with school people and it was amazing. After months of fervent revision it felt weird but refreshing just to sit by the pool or the sea and vegetate in the sun. I'm yet to get photos from other people and I didn't take many myself so these will have to do for now. Have a nice Monday!
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
clutch: birthday present from G
watch: Rotary, Argos, birthday present from Dad
heels: Hush Puppies
So this time I'm going to prom. I've had the greatest time with the friends I've met at the school I've attended these past two years - I just came back from holiday with them and it was a riot! - so I want to spend as much time with them as possible before we scatter for uni.
It's not a full-length ball gown affair, which is unfortunate because I have a lovely dark red thing I would have worn, so I'm having trouble finding something to wear. I don't want to buy anything new because I have way too many clothes as it is, and while I have piles of casual dresses, I don't have any cocktail dresses, which is what people are supposed to wear to this prom.
So will this dress do, I wonder? I love it even though it's quite granny, but I think it's the most appropriate dress I own so I'm going to go with it. Meanwhile I'll have to learn how to do hair and make-up. I think I'll be watching a lot of Youtube tutorials this week.