The life, style, and derp of a small-town girl. Dress-up misadventures, crafting frustrations, and little obsessions can be found here.

This blog is full of my face. You have been warned.

 

Marching to the beat of my own drum. (on LOOKBOOK.nu)
I learned early on that many of the things I’m passionate about were not… “normal.” People normally expressed confusion, sometimes even outright condescendence, at my hobbies and collections.
Theater played a major role in my childhood, it’s my first love. I guess I owe my love for the more dramatic things to that. Transformation became my hobby, something that I wanted to do even offstage. It took me years to finally start living my “mahou shoujo transformation” dreams, but I don’t think I’m giving it up for a long while.
When going with anything “unusual,” one is bound to encounter people who are against everything you do. “Why do you wear wigs? They’re gross” or “Why can’t you be normal?” are examples of what people have said to me. I don’t really like “normal,” but I don’t force other people to enjoy what I like, because I respect that people are different and will therefore like different things. I often wish I could ask the same of others.
People will fear or dislike anything that they do not know much about. If we could instead choose to learn more about these things and respect that people enjoy these, no matter how unusual these are, I think we’d all get along much better. As long as you aren’t actually hurting anybody (within reason, of course, because some people are easily offended by anything and everything), I think it would be best not to listen to the naysayers. I’ve considered giving up my hobbies before, but I’m still doing them, because they make me happy.
~ Vanessa
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Outfit breakdown on LOOKBOOK.nu
Photography by JR Madrasto
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Marching to the beat of my own drum. (on LOOKBOOK.nu)

I learned early on that many of the things I’m passionate about were not… “normal.” People normally expressed confusion, sometimes even outright condescendence, at my hobbies and collections.

Theater played a major role in my childhood, it’s my first love. I guess I owe my love for the more dramatic things to that. Transformation became my hobby, something that I wanted to do even offstage. It took me years to finally start living my “mahou shoujo transformation” dreams, but I don’t think I’m giving it up for a long while.

When going with anything “unusual,” one is bound to encounter people who are against everything you do. “Why do you wear wigs? They’re gross” or “Why can’t you be normal?” are examples of what people have said to me. I don’t really like “normal,” but I don’t force other people to enjoy what I like, because I respect that people are different and will therefore like different things. I often wish I could ask the same of others.

People will fear or dislike anything that they do not know much about. If we could instead choose to learn more about these things and respect that people enjoy these, no matter how unusual these are, I think we’d all get along much better. As long as you aren’t actually hurting anybody (within reason, of course, because some people are easily offended by anything and everything), I think it would be best not to listen to the naysayers. I’ve considered giving up my hobbies before, but I’m still doing them, because they make me happy.

~ Vanessa

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Outfit breakdown on LOOKBOOK.nu

Photography by JR Madrasto

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Thank goodness it’s Friday!
It’s been a rollercoaster week and I just want things to slow down. Been sickly, and frustrated with my lack of progress on stuff I’ve been meaning to work on. I’m really looking forward to just chilling and working on my projects at my own pace this weekend. XD
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Thank goodness it’s Friday!

It’s been a rollercoaster week and I just want things to slow down. Been sickly, and frustrated with my lack of progress on stuff I’ve been meaning to work on. I’m really looking forward to just chilling and working on my projects at my own pace this weekend. XD

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Photography by: JR Madrasto

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HOW DO YOU VALENTINE’S?!
This is the first shot I’m releasing from last Saturday’s shoot! I am sooooo gorgeous here. XD Here’s the Valentine’s greeting I did last 2012. I regret not doing a new one last year. :(
So yeah, it’s the day of love. Not the day exclusively for couples, but for people you love. Though I believe we should be showing our loved ones that we love them all year round, we can probably afford to go the extra mile today. <3
Whether you’re spending Valentine’s with your significant other, your brothers and sisters, your best friends, your grandparents, your parents, your dog, your neighbor’s dog(!), I hope you have a good one. :)
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Photography by JR Madrasto
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HOW DO YOU VALENTINE’S?!

This is the first shot I’m releasing from last Saturday’s shoot! I am sooooo gorgeous here. XD Here’s the Valentine’s greeting I did last 2012. I regret not doing a new one last year. :(

So yeah, it’s the day of love. Not the day exclusively for couples, but for people you love. Though I believe we should be showing our loved ones that we love them all year round, we can probably afford to go the extra mile today. <3

Whether you’re spending Valentine’s with your significant other, your brothers and sisters, your best friends, your grandparents, your parents, your dog, your neighbor’s dog(!), I hope you have a good one. :)

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Photography by JR Madrasto

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#FOTD: Neutrals
First time trying a legit nude lip! Been wanting to try it for a while, but couldn’t get my hands on a shade that wouldn’t look hideous against my skin tone. XD Still trying to get my hands on Nyx Circe as I’ve heard it’s pretty good, but I settled with this instead.
I got lucky and spotted the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm (in 230 Complex) while walking around the mall yesterday. I debated with myself for a while, but ended up getting it because I really wanted to do a nude lip for my shoot. I drew inspiration from Liz Lisa models and did a neutral eye with dramatic upper and lower falsies, and peach blush. 
BREAKDOWN:Eyeshadow: Wet&#8217;n&#8217;Wild Walking on Eggshells eyeshadow trioLashes: Dolluxe #1 Lashing Out Loud and #7 Underlash AEyeliner: Fanny Serrano gel eyeliner in blackBlush: Nichido in Passionate RedLips: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 230 Complex
Just waiting for the pics from my photographer, then we&#8217;ll sort out the best shots. :D Better, more detailed pics soonish~
Love, Vanessa
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#FOTD: Neutrals

First time trying a legit nude lip! Been wanting to try it for a while, but couldn’t get my hands on a shade that wouldn’t look hideous against my skin tone. XD Still trying to get my hands on Nyx Circe as I’ve heard it’s pretty good, but I settled with this instead.

I got lucky and spotted the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm (in 230 Complex) while walking around the mall yesterday. I debated with myself for a while, but ended up getting it because I really wanted to do a nude lip for my shoot. I drew inspiration from Liz Lisa models and did a neutral eye with dramatic upper and lower falsies, and peach blush. 

BREAKDOWN:
Eyeshadow: Wet’n’Wild Walking on Eggshells eyeshadow trio
Lashes: Dolluxe #1 Lashing Out Loud and #7 Underlash A
Eyeliner: Fanny Serrano gel eyeliner in black
Blush: Nichido in Passionate Red
Lips: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 230 Complex

Just waiting for the pics from my photographer, then we’ll sort out the best shots. :D Better, more detailed pics soonish~

Love,
Vanessa

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I swear, this happens way too often.
I&#8217;ve got a good pile of shoot backlog in my hard drives, and I wish I could share them all with you! I&#8217;ll be doing this sorta slowly, though. I&#8217;ve still got work to tend to, and articles to write, and content to create. XD
It&#8217;s already September 1 on this side of the world, so I better get my act together.
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I swear, this happens way too often.

I’ve got a good pile of shoot backlog in my hard drives, and I wish I could share them all with you! I’ll be doing this sorta slowly, though. I’ve still got work to tend to, and articles to write, and content to create. XD

It’s already September 1 on this side of the world, so I better get my act together.

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Photography by JR Madrasto

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The Sweetest Thing

I haven’t shot anything sweet-looking recently, and I’ve missed my candy-colored wigs so much! I’m easing back into it, though. I thought this wig was perfect for that!

I’ve been looking for a good light brown wig that doesn’t look BLEGH with my complexion, and I took a chance on the Strawberry Latte from Gothic Lolita Wigs. Their Light Brown looked awful ON ME, so I was afraid of how this would look when I wear it. To my (pleasant) surprise, this wig was more of a honey brown, instead of milk tea brown, and it worked for me! <3 The pink streaks are a big plus in my book, because it’s my favorite color.

I also want to point out the awesome spiked floral headband that I got from Dark~Sweet~Soul! I usually get black leather and spiked headbands from there, but this was a refreshing change. :D

Gonna start wearing my sweet wigs a little more often now, so you’ll probably see more of them soon! :D

'Til next time,
Vanessa <3

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Finally got to wear my floral spiked headband from Dark~Sweet~Soul! Met up with Monique today. &lt;3
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Finally got to wear my floral spiked headband from Dark~Sweet~Soul! Met up with Monique today. <3

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Photo by Monique Falcon

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Oh my goodness, I remember this day! Boyfie had only been with me for a month when I wore this out on a date. XD I would definitely still wear something like this occasionally. :P
Surprisingly, I still have the pieces I used for this outfit. Maybe one of these days, I&#8217;ll get the chance to wear it a different way. &lt;3
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Plaid Princess (by Vanessa Lopa)
Hello, toothy grin. XD Wore this out to a date with my boyfie. I was going for a more punk/ero lolita look, but I think I ended up looking more gyaru. XD ————————————-
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Oh my goodness, I remember this day! Boyfie had only been with me for a month when I wore this out on a date. XD I would definitely still wear something like this occasionally. :P

Surprisingly, I still have the pieces I used for this outfit. Maybe one of these days, I’ll get the chance to wear it a different way. <3

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Plaid Princess (by Vanessa Lopa)

Hello, toothy grin. XD Wore this out to a date with my boyfie. I was going for a more punk/ero lolita look, but I think I ended up looking more gyaru. XD 
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Photo credits: taken by Venus Lopa

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