Black Friday Haul

I finished my first Black Friday shift at work today; a swing shift totaling just about 13 hours. :cig: I am exhausted but I still have to go back again from 8AM to 4:30PM tomorrow.  ;94 It’s a bit stressful but I’m doing the best I can to keep sanity and get through the weekend. One thing I did to help was shop around the mall on my first shift’s break and then afterwards just to see some of the 5AM deals.  ;64I found a good-ish deal at Juicy Couture but I passed since it was still out of budget for me.

I came back for my second shift and on my lunch break, I went back just to see if the sale had changed. IT DID. On top of their 30% off entire stock, I got a -$25.00 coupon to use on a purchase of $125 or greater. It managed to work out where I got a backpack for less than $80.00 WITH TAX. ;91 ;121

I’m not that good of a bargin-hunter but call me the queen of fucking france if that’s not a good deal. The backpack retailed at $198.00. I got just over 50% off give or take some percentages. :huzzah: I guess now I can say, “WINNING“.

When it was full of stuffing, this thing expanded REALLY BIG. You could probably fit a pack of corgi puppies in it. ;135

 

Just books, laptop and stuff so you can see (And this isn’t even close to the full capacity)

With my camera + lens & attached hood. This shows a bit more of the width/depth but this still isn’t full capacity. :shock:

It would be perfect for travelling and since I take my camera to every meet up, it would be nice for it to be put away on my back instead of lugging it around on my arm. They get really sore carrying the camera + bags and stuff around during meets that last 8+ hours. ;31

 

Sweet Streets

On Friday, I went to an event in LA, co-curated by the fairy-kei brand SPANK!.  I carpooled with Oly(Lemontree11) and Abbie both of whom were awesome to hang out with. The event itself was an art opening which will run until the 23rd of December for those of you interested in going.  They have a pop up shop for SPANK!, ChubbyBunny and some other fairy-kei brands.

Judy Kuma of KawaiiCarnival, Oly from Lemontree111, and Abbie of Milky Way Hearts; waiting outside the venue.

It started to rain on us , so we  huddled under the very small doorway. ;71

Two models for the SPANK! fashion show.

I think the deco’d banana necklace surprised her. :huzzah:

The milk looks like korilakkuma! I just noticed this! ;133

Girly Xbox 360 controller necklace

worn and made by the beautiful Mandie of GeekyGlamorous!

Monday Morning Coffee Feat: KawaiiGoods

Can you introduce yourself to us, please?

My name is Claudia and I own a cute only shop. I’m married and have a 2 year old son. I love fairykei, lolita fashion, and most of all cute things.

How did you get into Lolita and where did it lead you?

I got in to lolita last year. I wore my first outfit on Anime Expo 2010.

What inspires your drive for the fashion?

My inspiration comes mostly from cute things. I take one theme and go with it.

 

What is your favorite brand and why?

Oh god. I have to say Angelic Pretty. Well, first of all I love all their sweets prints. The dress are so colorful and pretty. The laces are so unique. I love there how they trim their laces.

Where does your unique style come from? What really makes it you?

It usually comes from fairy-Kei. I add pieces that fits my personality and what makes me happy. Mostly my artwork inspired my wardrobe.

What’s the name of your business and where can I find it? My name of my business is KawaiiGoods.Com

What inspires your designs?
My inspiration comes in my dreams. If I have a dream about space I sketch it and from there. Fashion inspires me too. I just go through the trends of music of what’s hot now and make products that relate in certain seasons.

Can you tell us what lead you to design?

about 4 years ago, i saw a cute site. I really don’t remember the name. I notice she would draw cute characters of monkeys, bears and so on. So it lead me to make my own cute characters.

 

Any advice for loli-newbies or first time loli-oriented business owners?
My advice for loli-newbies is to be yourself. Also, it’s good to have a awesome friends with you when you go to lolita meetups. For business owners my advice is to be patient. Patience is the key to build a perfect business.

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