Sunday, 17 August 2014

Catch Me, Catch You- Part 3

Well after a long break having moved in and a whole bunch of other things happening, I have come to catch you up again! Lets GO!~

Picking up from where we left off, only a week after the Huddersfield Manga Con was 'Pudding Meet'! Filled with chocolatey and sweet goodness. Travelling to York for the first time since I was a child (though I don't remember it at all) we visited the Chocolate story, where we learnt all about the chocolate history of yorkshire and got to make some cute lollies, and Fudge Kitchen, where we all crammed into this tiny fudge shop to see it incredible fudge being made by the newly dubbed 'Fudge-senpai'. We even ended up on their facebook page!

Since this was only 4 weeks before the big event called Enchanted (coming up next) I should have been using all my time to make my outfit for that... Instead, I obviously opted to make a new dress for this meet. My favourite thing about this dress is the back, since the entire back portion is missing to make way for a huge bow that you tie up yourself like waist ties! Unfortunately i was silly and didn't take pictures of this...

It's not often i wear something so cute so I took advantage of the situation and pulled as many cutesy poses as i could hehehe. After the meet was over, I trained it back to Myfanwy's house to film a special documentary about Lolita discussing the minorities in the fashion- I represented the handmade lolita.

Next up was that wonderful event we were all looking forward too- ENCHANTED!

Since it's such a big event, I wanted to make something really special and OTT. After thinking about it for a while and being rather stuck for ideas, i remembered hearing about and seeing the images of the Lovers of Valdaro and was struck with inspiration. What came of it is something I am really proud of. It took many hours to make the whole thing, and everything i wore was handmade- even the shoes were heavily customised. I also got to try out a new fabric printing company based in the UK which was exciting, and i was really pleased with them, though i still wish you could print darker blacks! :(

For the event I stayed with a couple of local girls in an apartment, which was super fun- especially the day of the event when we were all getting ready together. Enchanted started quite late in the day so I met up with some other friends and went all over London, from parks to Piccadilly, to take photos and eat lunch together. I had heels planned for the actual thing, so i took those in a separate bag and change into them later so my feet wouldn't drop off by the end of the day ^^'

 Bonus photo! After I got back to the apartment late in the night I started the long process of taking everything out of my crazy hair!
I loved the curls when i took it down, which i think is the best thing about doing curls and updos this way, i could have easily brushed it a little and gone straight back out!

 The day after, I was due to travel back home in the evening so I spent the day having a little me-time in my favourite city. First, I went to the V&A museum, which for some reason, despite being a fashion student and lover, I had never been to. I was spotted by a staff member there and we had a little chat about the lolita exhibition they had there last year. I also ended up talking to this lovely old lady for about half an hour while we walked around, both about the fashion and some other things, she was really sweet. After that I walked a lot (I'm not even sure where i ended up!) before hopping on the tube back to Leicester Square and doing some shopping. I didn't buy too much apart from huge packets of Pocky and Hello Panda biscuits and a Kera magazine. With legs truly exhausted, I headed back to Kings Cross for my train home- on which i just happened to meet up with a friend and we chatted the whole way home! It was an amazing weekend!

Here is my co-ord of Bodyline and AP cardigan. As promised, here you can see the split hair that finally emerged! I really love it and am so glad i took the plunge and did it!

A week after Enchanted, where did i find myself? Why, at another meet of course! It was a busy couple of months, thats for sure! This time it was Leeds' annual Geek Meet, where we all create co-ords of our favourite fandoms. I was a little of a loss for this one, and wasn't sure what to do, but in a week, i threw together this sallopette/skirt and did 'visual kei lolita'. Naturally this meant big hair so i got to do something I have always wanted to do and have a mohawk with lolita! Maybe it looks a little far fetched from the rules of Lolita, but i loved my outfit and everyones equally bizarre outfits looked amazing too.

 It became another edition of 'Just How Much Can Charlotte Fit in Her HAIR?!'

Alas, only 4 or 5 outfits remain, so we shall take a short break here. I'll return shortly ( i promise!) with the rest of this catch up.


Friday, 30 May 2014

Just a quick note

Hi everyone! Hope all is well for you.
I just moved house so updates will have to wait until my internet is turned on next week :(

Im still updating instagram (@harrisiaintenebris) and now twitter (@harrisia_i_t) so please, please follow me there.

See you soon! ❤

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Catch Me, Catch You- Part 2

Are you ready for part two? Still lots of outfits to go, and ive cut a load out already!

First off, a standard night out with bestie Laura. This happened just after i'd been shopping in Manchester and bagged myself this lush maxi in H&M. We both liked it so much, we bought one each! XD

My sewing machine has also been busy lately. Here are two things I've made in an outfit for out of hours working. Next time ill make the blouse longer, it keeps coming out the waist and of my skirt :(

Forgive me if im wrong but this was an outfit for no reason other than fabric shopping.
Outfit check! Skirt, blouse and headbow- bodyline Cardigan- Angelic Pretty. Star clip- Snow Field

Another night out with lovely Laura (pictured above). Its thanks to Laura that ive had a social life recently hehe

Hallowqueen debuted as its first non-costumey Lolita outfit at Huddersfield Manga Con which is pretty local to me. It was much better than I was expecting. The local girls set up a Loli Lounge with tea, cakes, nail art, dvds and most of all, a bring and buy! I sold two things and that meant i left a con with more money than i went there with! When was the last time you heard of that happening?!

After the con a few of us went for Pizza and chit chat. And yes, i managed to stay in those boots all day. And no, they didn't hurt one bit.

Well, i think that might be all for now. One or two more posts should catch us up to date, just in time for a couple of upcoming meets.

As always, check my instagram for real time updates on my face and sewing projects. @harrisiaintenebris

See you next time! <3

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Catch Me, Catch You- Part 1

Hello everyone!

It's been a really long time hasn't it? I think that requires quite a few catch up posts, don't you? I've been very busy!

Here we goooo~~~

Winter International Lolita Day called for this reindeer print dress to be made. Actually, i had seen the fabric the year before but it was too close to the end of winter to justify making it so i was waiting all year to make this dress. I really love it <3

Two looks for Christmas shopping and market-going

Shortly into the new year was a Guro Lolita meet to a medical museum. Cue lots of 'blood' and figuring out how to do black guro??? I think i managed it with this dead doll inspired look.

Funny story: while the group were going to the museum, we got off the bus by the hospital (which is next to the museum) and had to wait there while we worked out which way to go. Inevitably a nurse came out and seemed rather surprised by us. A few minutes later she was on the phone giving us very concerned looks haha xD

Outfit rundown: blouse- G.L.P. corset skirt- Atelier Pierrot Bonnet- Stocking Shock Shoes- Bodyline

This was also when i started trying to have split coloured hair... You'll see its progression over the next few posts. Until then my dears!