Outfit post: Sweet Little Devil at Stockport hat museum

I decided I wanted to try mobile posting just so that I can post more often. I don’t often have the chance to take great pictures of my outfits, but I would like them all preserved somewhere so I thought I’d give this a go!

It’s funny, in Japan I think this type of mobile blogging is quite popular but it seems like you have to have very staged and produced photos in the West. Interesting little difference.

I visited Stockport hat museum with some friends and wore this darkly sweet outfit.

Little Devil outfit photo at Stockport hat museum

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A Christmas Trip to Tokyo Disney Sea

I know it’s a little bit late to be posting about Christmas, approximately two months late, but I have Tokyo Disney Sea photos to share!

One of the things we really wanted to do during our holiday was go to Tokyo Disney Sea while the Christmas decorations were up. We went on the 21st and it was beautiful! It was also Disney Sea’s 15 anniversary, which was crystal themed, so there was beautiful crystals everywhere.

First Views of Tokyo Disney Sea

The ship and globe at the park entrance of tokyo disney sea

Inside the special mickey monorail at tokyo disney sea

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Where in the World is Nadina O?

Now that I’ve transferred all my posts over I can start giving you all fresh content again! At some point, I’m going to have to do the boring job of fixing all the pictures, but it’s been too long since we had an update so let’s have one.

The past couple of months have been exceptionally busy; I’ve been traveling a lot with work, everyone I know has had loads of drama, I’ve had 10,000 things to do in general so not much posting has been happening. I’m really sorry about that. This blog is usually something I do to chill out but I haven’t had the energy at all lately. Anyway.

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Keepin’ it 100! (I went to see the Vogue 100)

Did you enjoy my RuPaul reference just then? I did.

Last weekend I went down to London, coincidentally but maybe not coincidentally on the same day that the new dover street market opened. But also because I wanted to see the Vogue 100. My boyf wanted to go Tate Britain and see Tracy Emin’s bed so we went to the Tate Britain too, and I’m really glad we did because the artwork above “The Bank Fax-Back service” is my favourite piece of art that I have seen in a long time! The artwork is a selection of press releases that have been sent back to their writers with teacher-style comments all around them. It’s exactly my level of humour and I think it’s brilliant. I also have my own interns in my new position and I have to remind myself to leave better notes for them than I do for my own work. (Instead of “make this less shit” remember to write “rephrase this to improve the flow”)

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Tweekend Trip to Haworth at Christmastime

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of hanging out with some lolita friends from all over the place in Leeds. We went on a day trip to Haworth because it is actually the cutest place in existence. The setting was so beautiful and the people were really friendly too; we got lost, so the Vicar gave us directions and wished us a lovely day! You don’t get that in many places.


The highlight of the trip, apart from spending time with some really good friends, was seeing the Rose & Co. Apothecary. The snow fairy above was part of the Christmas window display, she was so ethereal and beautiful so she really stood out from the rest of the scene.

The whole shop was really true to the original building, with wooden windows an a hand-painted frontage and sign outside. The inside was also decorated in the traditional style of an apothecary with large wooden shelves and many drawers of various potions and tinctures.

A quick google later it turns out Zam-Buk is a herbal balm and ointment originally made in Leeds. Apparently “the ointment was advertised as being effective against a wide range of conditions, including cuts, bruises, sprains, freckles, ulcers, bleeding piles and even colds and toothache.” I love old timey cure-alls like this and I’m always kind of tempted to give them a go too. Lots of people say “oh the old way is better for this or that” and I think a lot of things we do now are probably based on old home remedies with a bit of science mixed in. The components of Zam-Buk are meant to be eucalyptus oil, camhor, thyme oil and sassafrass oil; all natural oils, I’m down for that!

I really liked their selection of hand made and local products and the care that was taken with labels and with the products themselves. I really wanted to buy something from the shop, so I ended up getting two jars of local strawberry jam as souvenirs because I don’t really like to buy people soaps or perfumed items if I’m not sure what kind of smells they like for their skincare.

My English auntie and uncle collect tin signs and hand painted signs similar to the ones in store, so that was a really nice homely moment for me.
We had lunch in the café behind the apothecary, and I think that was the actual name of it too. I had a really lovely warming tomato soup and some chips, as well as a few glasses of lemonade. I think lemonade is a really lolita thing to drink for some reason? Especially rose lemonade, because roses.
I’d really love to go to Haworth again and visit the local Bronte based attractions. I’ll admit, I’ve never really been a classic literature fan but I do like the romanticism of classic writers so I would love to learn about how Charlotte Bronte lived. I’d also really like to ride on the steam train because I’ve never done that before.

I was really happy to see that one of the bookshops had a comic about the Bronte sisters by the amazing Kate Beaton in their window! I was also really happy to see a local business that was “& Daughters” because usually you only see “& Sons.” You see it in family names too, there are plenty of Johnsons but no Johnsdaughters…. Either way, you rule feminist Hatchard! Your blue bookshop is adorable.