Kawaii Data no Monogatari
How much is Cats Tea Party worth? Why is it so expensive? This question has plagued people in kawaii fashion circles for many years. By which I mean, since approximately 2014. So three years.
It’s bothered me for a while too, so I decided to finally, definitively find out using the only tools I had available to me; crowdsourced data, some spreadsheets and a recently acquired knack for data visualisation.
The result is this.
Sales values of Angelic Pretty Cats Tea Party since 2012 (separated by colour)
Somehow my trip to Den Bosch and Amsterdam ended up being very quiet and peaceful. Looking back at my photos I notice a lovely thread of red going through them. I would even go as far as to call it a photo story. Continue reading
Odd thing to say, but I really appreciate how well signposted the attractions are in Leeds. I really had no problem finding my way around. While following the signs and enjoying a walk by the river, I spotted the one above. I assume it’s some kind of art piece, but I laughed and it caught me by surprise so I had to take a picture. Continue reading
There is something very aggressively teenage about provocative slogan t-shirts. Examples of why I’ll never be taken seriously as an adult from my own collection include;
- A tight, black t-shirt which states “PARENTAL GUIDANCE. EXPLICIT CONTENT”
- A jumper with “BITCH 01” emblazoned across the front
- Another jumper which I cover up when there’s children around that just says “SUCK A FUCK” outright.
I can’t explain what compels me to purchase such things, but I’ve gone and done it again.
I’ve mentioned more than once on this blog (I think) that I’m gluten intolerant. I’ve wanted to share all my favourite places to eat and what I make of new GF offerings for a while, but never actually sat down and done it…until today! I’ve also wanted to write down a comparison of all the store bought gluten free breads I’ve ever had but it doesn’t really fit the glamourous fashion thing I’m trying to do here, but I will do it eventually though because you need to know how I feel about bread! For my birthday (July 3rd so talk about late-blogging) I decided to get dressed up and hit the town – but every good party girl needs to eat and American Pizza Slice just released a new gluten free pizza so I thought I’d try it out. Here’s how I overdressed for pizza:
Top and skirt: Sonia Rykiel
Bag: Dr Martens
Lip colour: NYX Liquid Suede in Tea and Cookies
Blazer: River Island
jeans and necklace: Vivienne Westwood
Shoes and bag: Dr Martens
Beret: Marks and Spencer
Blouse: Somerset by Alice Temperley
Dress: Cath Kidston
Pony hair belt: John Lewis
Shoes: Vivienne Westwood Three Strap Heel
Seeing dresses on mannequins in a gallery always gives me a strange feeling. We see dresses on mannequins all the time around us in shop windows and yet put them in a gallery and we feel the need to pay close attention to them and take close up shots of them. Would I take close ups of mannequins in Toshop? Probably not, but then the lighting isn’t half as good. It’s all context I suppose.