Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Behind the scenes of the Shironuri shoot for MyM magazine!

Now I have been doing shironuri for quite awhile I have started experimenting more with styles and makeup, the shoot with MyM magazine was perfect as we were shooting in Epping forest. The verdant greenery was a lovely setting for the fashion - I got to pose atop moss covered logs, in between thickets and in overgrown grass covered in rabbit poop.

The look itself I wanted to emanate spring, with lots of pink blossoms and flowing layers and a fawn theme. The gorgeous headpiece was made by Hysteria Machine, they make gorgeous head wear of all kinds and she was kind enough to lend it to me, but in the end I loved it so much I ended up buying it! I tried creating fawn print on my face with eye shadow and more shironuri as speckles, it actually came out better than I had expected! I only hope it comes out well on camera.

I was lucky enough to model with the gorgeous Mary-Ann and Grace St.John, they both pulled off shironuri beautifully and did their own makeup! Grace wore a very classic blue themed outfit, while Mary-Ann opted for minty green, with blonde hair entwined with ivy. Our outfits were all different, yet seem to match so well! I think this was a perfect coincidence.

Grace was also kind enough to buy petals , it was hilarious trying to pose whilst watching people frantically throw petals into the shot >__< They were actually made from real petals and I can only hope came out in the shots! You can see them here on my camera phone as a manic blur.

The magazine should be out at the start of next month, I will no doubt post the pictures here when it has been published, I'm really excited!

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Atelier Dormir bloomer Review!

Atelier Dormir

For my first go at Shironuri I wanted to take a Cult-party Kei approach to it, I decided to wear some bloomers for a layered, lacy and doll-like look. I had never purchased bloomers before and I knew nothing about them, luckily when I posted a 'Want to buy' post, someone recommended Atelier Dormir to me. I've had pieces commissioned before so I was aware of what to expect, what I didn't expect however was how amazing her service actually was.
She made the bloomers themselves in about a day and shipped them next-day delivery as she knew I needed them quickly. On top of that she made them exactly how I wanted them, right down to the lace detail and fabric and updated me regularly with her progress.

  The bottoms of the bloomers I wanted as ruffled as possible, so she made them extra lacy! The material and lace were all of high quality and she even put little draw-string ribbons at the bottom. I also wanted them extra long so they would peep through my dress, she did this for no extra charge!
The material itself was plush and floral and so soft that I just lounge in them~

They were also nice and elastic so they would definitely fit and were extremely comfortable, there's a little bow in the top center and an adorable little Atelier Dormir tag to finish the product, it really felt and looked like a real brand <3

In action:

As well as bloomers I know she also does bows and knee socks, it looks like a relatively new company so I'm excited to see what else she makes.
Review - 
Workmanship - 5/5
~ They're perfect and exactly how I wanted them, I've worn them a few times now and they still feel new.
Speed - 5/5
~ She made them in a day *___*
Service - 5/5 
~ Very polite and offered me tons of information about the materials she used because I was a newbie to bloomers. I will definitely order from her again!