Saturday, 19 April 2014

Outfit Update


Blouse and skirt secondhand
Hat from Shop 55 Vintage

I love Black Forest Mori or Dark Mori as it is also called. Is it any surprise? I love fairytales, forests, witches. My favourite story collection as a kid was set in the Black Forest and Black Forest is one of my three favourite desserts. 
First Mori inspired outfit:
Boy it was a really hot day. Mori is definitely not the most comfortable thing to wear in Summer heat. It is meant to be Autumn now, but the weather still thinks it's Summer.

Layer rundown:

Short dress/ long top with slit sleeves under lace and mesh dress and slip, both opshopped

Three necklaces (details further down), velvet and mesh loose jacket from opshop, black and floral shawl from street stall

Socks from sockdreams (I purposefully mismatched them)

 Nailpolish, scarves, cream coloured ruffled umbrella. It was a very sunny day, so the small amount of time I was in the sun, the umbrella probably helped me not get burned.

I just realised my nailpolish is the same colour as in the last mori post. This is actually my favourite nailpolish colour ever. I got some of it on sale about maybe 5 years ago and was unable to find any since until a year or so ago when I found some more on sale, from a different brand. The name of the original one was Blood Plum which is kind of spooky even though it's a real fruit. :P

Necklaces, left to right:
Mushroom necklace by Yizzimindi (link)
Vintage necklace from a friend
Plastic diamond necklace from boyfriend's mum
Recycled pendant from unfinished jewellery lot

A funny older man at the station asked me what the stone was in the second necklace. When I told him it was artificial, he said, 'oh no, I thought you were a real princess.' Aw.

I went to the tattoo expo with my friend Natalie. This is what I wore.

Skeleton hairclips from eBay
Jacket secondhand
Lace t-shirt from a friend
Skirt secondhand with fabric patches I sewed on

 This was the only picture that I managed to get that really shows my necklace. I made it out of a single earring with a skull and poison bottle that I got at the clothing swap. I just put the earring on a round loop and threaded it onto a piece of velvet ribbon.

Shot from photobooth at Tattoo show.

Mori experimentation:

Skeleton hand hairclip from eBay
Necklace made by me out of earring
Black blouse from friend
Purple dress secondhand

Cosplay BBQ

Cameo bought a long time ago
Cannotier made by Yizzimindi
Waistcoat secondhand
Black ruffly blouse from eBay
Skirt from Bodyline
Tights from Woolies (possibly Bonds brand)
Shoes by Bodyline (bought secondhand off Facebook)

Mori inspired:

Waistcoat secondhand
Dress secondhand

Bat hairclip: Restyle
Nekclaces: lapis lazuli, ankh, scrap piece, key

Thursday, 10 April 2014

The Mad Hatters Tea Party and Tea Duel

Photos courtesy of Jack Reason, Yasmin Allen and Lisa Carroll of The Nerdyheard

Visit The Tea Duelling Association of Australia for more information.

Jack's photos:

The White Rabbit

Alice Madness Returns

Lisa as The Queen of Hearts, Mardo as the king and Kat as The Red Queen

Potmistress Lady Chatsalot, who also made the Queen of Hearts and Alice outfits.

A very creative and stylish costume. 'Drink Me.' Her friend was 'Eat Me.'

Myself and Kat

Me and Beth as The Jabberwocky and The Caterpillar. My horns and cape are by Yizzimindi, Beth made her own costume.

Me, duelling.


The talented designer behind Clockwork Butterfly was also there. She was so sweet and friendly in real life, too!

Even the Duchess was there, complete with pig baby. I hope she remembered to put pepper in her tea.

Photo by Lisa:

The Mock Turtle

Yasmin's pictures:

We're all mad here!!!

The King running away from his rather violent wife

Thursday, 3 April 2014


Just a quick note to let you know I am still around. Sorry I haven't managed to comment on many blogs recently either. I will get around to posting some Tea Duel pictures soon!

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Autumn Tea Party

On Saturday the 22nd of April, some of my friends came over for a tea party to celebrate Autumn finally coming. It was still a hot day, though! I can't wait for real Autumn weather!

Skull teapot from Typo

Some of the food. There were two cakes too, but I didn't get a picture.

My little bird Isambard decided that my friend Kat was going to be his new bestie!


Alexis and Kat



Me and Desiree

My outfit: Cameo
Secondhand black lace trimmed blouse
Handmade ghost and tombstone skirt by me.
(I still haven't hemmed the bottom bit, I ran out of time, but I wanted to wear it to the party!)

I did crackle nails but they didn't turn out as dramatic as I would have liked. I think if I had used the red base coat that came with them it would have been more dramatic than over the blue I had on.