Sunday, October 7, 2012

Comic Con 2012 Saturday

Comic Con Saturday was hectic. An easier morning of picking jeans and Converse sneakers and getting some help from Mom lacing into the new corset we made out of 2011 Comic Con bags of the Justice League on the front.

I found that the DC Booth had a similar illustration on a display so I took a picture posed in front of it. 

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Comic Con 2012: Friday

The second day of Comic Con 2012 started out rocky since I realized that I left my mockingjay pin up at my apartment at university. My mom was mad that I didn't plan things out in advance and it made for an awkward car ride down. Mockingjay aside, it was a fair day.
 Katniss Everdeen (I was trying to mimic her pose from a flashing display at Lionsgate)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Blog Entries to Come and Brief Apology for Hiatus

Hey gang, how's your summer going?

For me, its been a roller coaster of highs and lows. I've found cool items from boutiques and had fun scouring my grandma's basement but I've also had an added amount of stress put on me.

My laptop refused to log in properly after I rushed the shut down process on it during a flight. I took it to the Apple store to get it looked at. What started as a 15 minute appointment turned into a 5.5 hour nightmare as my computer was given new updates for Mac OS X Lion to fix the log in problems then the tech said that there was nothing else to do but wipe it clean and try to pull files off my back up drive. Then it turns out that because I turned on FileVault in 2010 for my back up drive, the backed up files became encrypted and impossible to unmount and put back onto my computer. The only set of files I could obtain were from September 2010. Now I'm hoping a file recovery company can restore my back up drive but it will come with a price. (I will be cleaning out my closet and cabinets of clothes and knickknacks from anime and manga I have so look out for them!)

Problems aside, I owe some of you a few picture posts. Expect the following posts:
Gokai Yellow Bandai Official Licensed Jacket with Pictures
BCBG Long Dress I bought secondhand
Some of the vintage clothes found in my grandma's basement
Finds from boutiques in Los Angeles
Maybe a Want to Buy or Help Find post or two
Comic Con 2012 pictures once July hits

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Hunger Games Fans Out There?

Any fans of The Hunger Games on my followers list? I'm trying to knit district themed scarves and was wondering if I should add them to my new Etsy once I make a few districts. Currently I'm working on my district, District 12.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Vintage Hunting in...My Grandma's Basement?

I've been visiting my grandma who lives in western New York and she encouraged me to through her basement to find some of her old clothes and my mom's clothes from the 60s and 70s for grins. Lo and behold, I found my mom's old bright yellow shorts from the 1960s (they don't fit though), several crop tops, and many of my grandma's old dresses, including her favorite sun dress from the 50s-60s.

Needless to say, it brought back mushy moments and several times where both Mom and Grandma were saying, "Oh yeah I remember that!" There was so much stuff I found that I'll need to ship it home in a big box. But Grandma says I've barely scratched the surface and there's more to discover.

Once I get the clothes shipped to my home on the west coast, I'll photograph and share pictures in addition to figuring out where I'd like to sell them.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Made in the USA Making a Comeback?

Word has it that Mr. President has been pushing to create more jobs in the consumer production market in order to regain our position as a strong business country who stamps their products with Made in the USA again. While I'm not a huge fan of his politics, I think the concept of getting back to our old times of producing items in our own country is a great idea. Not only does it provide people with jobs but it also it feels rather good to know that you own something that was made in your own country and not by a child laborer in China. (It does exist as one Apple fan found out when he visited)

Lately, I've been gravitating to American made products in clothing. Some brands that still make items in the USA include:
Joe's Jeans
Paige Denim
True Religion