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.

 

Doing what I do best: DERP
I have this thing that I do when the photographers take a little longer to point the camera at me/us again. I make a stupid face up close. XD
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Doing what I do best: DERP

I have this thing that I do when the photographers take a little longer to point the camera at me/us again. I make a stupid face up close. XD

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Photography by Niko Cruz

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Cranky Cupcake
It’s April 1, and people are posting all their “pranks” online. People are suddenly “in a relationship” or “getting married” or “pregnant.” I don’t know about you, but I feel like it’s disrespectful to joke about those things because they’re things that people actually have as part of their reality. :(
Here, have a picture of me being a cranky cupcake.
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Photography by: JR Madrasto
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Cranky Cupcake

It’s April 1, and people are posting all their “pranks” online. People are suddenly “in a relationship” or “getting married” or “pregnant.” I don’t know about you, but I feel like it’s disrespectful to joke about those things because they’re things that people actually have as part of their reality. :(

Here, have a picture of me being a cranky cupcake.

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Photography by: JR Madrasto

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Dolldelight’s Kawaii Pinay Meet! ♡

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I’ve known Cy of dolldelight for years. I first met her online four years ago, and had the pleasure of meeting her face-to-face a short while before she left for the US. I never quite knew when she was coming back for a visit, so it was pleasant news to find out she’s in the Philippines for a bit! 

She had a meet-and-greet in Tokyo Bubble Tea prior to this more exclusive one, which I didn’t get to go to. I came in pretty late for this one too, because of other obligations. That, and I had to drive really carefully lest I damage my car fixtures with my nail art, which I’ll post about later. XD

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Outfit photo! I had two outfits planned for this meet, but went with a more himekaji-inspired look because I didn’t feel like being completely covered up with long sleeves and OTKs (I blame the heat in this country, haha). I insisted on showing off my nails because those were ridiculously difficult for me to stick on. XD I’ll be shooting my outfit some other time. This is probably the last time I’ll depend solely on my phone for photos of a meetup, the pictures turned out really bad. :(

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A Sweet Mid-Week Pick-Me-Up on LOOKBOOK.nu
The sweet substyle of lolita really is where my heart is. I’ve been leaning towards more toned-down sweet, as proven by my more recent purchases and coordinates. However, nothing beats looking like a walking cake. XD and I love love love the strawberry print on this JSK.
Not sure if anyone has noticed, but I’m also a fan of using regular/non-lolita tops in my coordinates. I know that there’s a bit of hate going on for it, but it looks nicer to me. I like lolita blouses, but don’t want to be limited to that, either.
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The sweet substyle of lolita really is where my heart is. I’ve been leaning towards more toned-down sweet, as proven by my more recent purchases and coordinates. However, nothing beats looking like a walking cake. XD and I love love love the strawberry print on this JSK.

Not sure if anyone has noticed, but I’m also a fan of using regular/non-lolita tops in my coordinates. I know that there’s a bit of hate going on for it, but it looks nicer to me. I like lolita blouses, but don’t want to be limited to that, either.

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Photography by JR Madrasto

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Chocolate for Valentine’s ♥
Everybody’s fussing over Valentine’s this month, so I thought I’d do a chocolate-y coord sometime. :D I got the Baby, The Stars Shine Bright JSK and head bow from a friend, and I stumbled on the Liz Lisa blouse at a thrift shop!
What I love about this blouse is that it’s sheer and light. It’s very cool to the skin and has this interesting dot pattern that actually consists of little tufts of thread. I’ll probably get better photos of the details when I shoot in this outfit. :D
I didn’t get to include the bag or the shoes in the photo, sorry about that! I’m using my M’Lady bag for this, and I’m still saving up for the specific pair of shoes that I really want for this outfit. Those shoes would also go with a lot of my other clothes, so I think it’ll be worth the wait. ♥
Definitely a little more old-school, but I’ve been gravitating towards simpler stuff lately. My printed pieces are still in my wardrobe and I still love them, but there are still ways to look like a walking cupcake without having it printed on your clothes. XD
Love,Vanessa
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Chocolate for Valentine’s 

Everybody’s fussing over Valentine’s this month, so I thought I’d do a chocolate-y coord sometime. :D I got the Baby, The Stars Shine Bright JSK and head bow from a friend, and I stumbled on the Liz Lisa blouse at a thrift shop!

What I love about this blouse is that it’s sheer and light. It’s very cool to the skin and has this interesting dot pattern that actually consists of little tufts of thread. I’ll probably get better photos of the details when I shoot in this outfit. :D

I didn’t get to include the bag or the shoes in the photo, sorry about that! I’m using my M’Lady bag for this, and I’m still saving up for the specific pair of shoes that I really want for this outfit. Those shoes would also go with a lot of my other clothes, so I think it’ll be worth the wait. 

Definitely a little more old-school, but I’ve been gravitating towards simpler stuff lately. My printed pieces are still in my wardrobe and I still love them, but there are still ways to look like a walking cupcake without having it printed on your clothes. XD

Love,
Vanessa

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One of these days, I’ll get to wear #lolita again. #BTSSB JSK with a #LizLisa top that I stumbled upon in a thrift shop. <3 so much love, I reeeeally want to dress up again. I wish I could go back to being frilly every other day. :P

One of these days, I’ll get to wear #lolita again. #BTSSB JSK with a #LizLisa top that I stumbled upon in a thrift shop. <3 so much love, I reeeeally want to dress up again. I wish I could go back to being frilly every other day. :P

Coordinate Idea: The Soft-spoken Lady
I got my new dress forms a couple of days ago, and decided to play with them today since I&#8217;m stuck at home with an allergy. :(
I was going for a toned-down gothic lolita that could be worn out on a more formal dinner date. Might pair this with black tights and plain, matte black heels of a modest height. Not a very &#8220;loud&#8221;-looking lolita coord, and I quite like it. What do you think?
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Outfit Breakdown:Blouse: BodylineSkirt: BodylineNecklace: snatched from my mother&#8217;s jewelry box (I put it back!)
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Coordinate Idea: The Soft-spoken Lady

I got my new dress forms a couple of days ago, and decided to play with them today since I’m stuck at home with an allergy. :(

I was going for a toned-down gothic lolita that could be worn out on a more formal dinner date. Might pair this with black tights and plain, matte black heels of a modest height. Not a very “loud”-looking lolita coord, and I quite like it. What do you think?

~ V

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Outfit Breakdown:
Blouse: Bodyline
Skirt: Bodyline
Necklace: snatched from my mother’s jewelry box (I put it back!)

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I dislike Mondays. 
So sometimes I like to pick out pictures where I look happy, and share them. I need happy vibes and pick-me-ups. Any suggestions? :)
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I dislike Mondays. 

So sometimes I like to pick out pictures where I look happy, and share them. I need happy vibes and pick-me-ups. Any suggestions? :)

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ATTACK OF THE SELFIES!
Our generation has been called &#8220;The Selfie Generation,&#8221; and I personally don&#8217;t mind. I&#8217;d like to believe that I keep my number of selfies in check and switch it up with photos of other things on Instagram, and I don&#8217;t spam-upload twenty pictures of me making the same face. XD If people want to do that, that&#8217;s their call. I just&#8230; probably will shy away from them. XD
Also, how many of you actually recognize the camera I&#8217;m holding in the picture? XD
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Photography by Mark Uguu
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ATTACK OF THE SELFIES!

Our generation has been called “The Selfie Generation,” and I personally don’t mind. I’d like to believe that I keep my number of selfies in check and switch it up with photos of other things on Instagram, and I don’t spam-upload twenty pictures of me making the same face. XD If people want to do that, that’s their call. I just… probably will shy away from them. XD

Also, how many of you actually recognize the camera I’m holding in the picture? XD

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Photography by Mark Uguu

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Hello, 2014!
(disclaimer: this isn&#8217;t the post I originally intended to be my first for 2014, haha)
Happy New Year, everyone! My 2013 was rather&#8230; interesting with plenty of ups and downs. I managed to squeeze in a decent number of shoots, and had plenty of fun with them. My job switch is turning out to be very beneficial as well. I actually enjoy my job, even though it gets stressful at times. XD
I have only one new year&#8217;s resolution: I will be happy, and I won&#8217;t let anyone take that away from me. Happiness is in our hands, we control how we react to everything that&#8217;s happening. I want to make sure that I don&#8217;t lie to myself or make excuses or blame other people/things for my unhappiness.
This year, I&#8217;m pouring more time into the things I love, the things that keep me happy, and the things that keep me sane. If you&#8217;re following this blog, then I&#8217;m glad to have you along for the journey. :D Your messages, comments and feedback - here and on my other pages - serve as my inspiration to do better. Thank you for keeping me company. :D
So here&#8217;s to a fruitful, happy 2014. Cheers!
~ Vanessa
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Hello, 2014!

(disclaimer: this isn’t the post I originally intended to be my first for 2014, haha)

Happy New Year, everyone! My 2013 was rather… interesting with plenty of ups and downs. I managed to squeeze in a decent number of shoots, and had plenty of fun with them. My job switch is turning out to be very beneficial as well. I actually enjoy my job, even though it gets stressful at times. XD

I have only one new year’s resolution: I will be happy, and I won’t let anyone take that away from me. Happiness is in our hands, we control how we react to everything that’s happening. I want to make sure that I don’t lie to myself or make excuses or blame other people/things for my unhappiness.

This year, I’m pouring more time into the things I love, the things that keep me happy, and the things that keep me sane. If you’re following this blog, then I’m glad to have you along for the journey. :D Your messages, comments and feedback - here and on my other pages - serve as my inspiration to do better. Thank you for keeping me company. :D

So here’s to a fruitful, happy 2014. Cheers!

~ Vanessa

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Photography by JR Madrasto

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