All posts from June, 2015

How to Sew a Pretty Pink Chiffon Hime Lolita Dress DIY Tutorial (Video)

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Kawaii DIY – How to Sew Princess Lolita Hime Dress – adorable and easy

Yumi King is a Youtuber who frequently posts DIY videos for making your wardrobe cute!  Turn annotations on if they are not showing up by default~

If I had to add anything, my advice would be to fold your edges under TWICE if you try this out yourself, rather than just once as shown sometimes in the videos, and backstitch at the beginning and end of sewing every line as well. n_n

A Cute & Sweet Selection of New Clothes from Dream Vision

Monday, June 15th, 2015

I feel like I haven’t featured Dream Vision in ages!!

Like many gyaru brands, DreamV has toned it down quite a bit in recent years.  But if you dig through a bit, you can still find some soft and sweet items that fit that ideal look for dreamy princesses.  Here is what I found to save you some of that digging!


Pink & White Kitty or Bunny Short Bolero

Both styles of this bolero – bunny ears or kitty ears –
are available in both colors, pink and white!


Ribbon Puff Sleeve Top

The criss-crossing ribbons on the sleeves of this top are so precious!
You know, I bet it wouldn’t be too hard to DIY this to a shirt you already own…


Ruffle Tiered Bikini + Shorts

You are officially allowed to think about Summer, my friend!!
Ruffles are the frilliest possible thing you can adorn yourself with,
and I adore the cute modesty of including shorts with this bikini set.


Sweet Floral Chiffon Dress

That cute top and skirt are attached together, making this a one-piece dress!
There are several different colorways this is available in~


Sweet Ruffled Apron

A cute and classical thing to wear over your coordinate for extra frill!

5 Kawaii Pastel Fashion Harajuku & Tokyo Street Snaps (Video)

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

5 PASTEL COLOR Street FASHIONS 2014/12 | Kawaii Harajuku Tokyo Japanese | 原宿ファッションスナップ2014/12

Fashion snaps taken in the streets of Harajuku in Tokyo 2014/12

Keep up with the latest Harajuku trends!


Beautiful Fantasy Faerie Watercolor Art Books by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

I first discovered and fell in love with Stephanie Pui-Mun Law’s beautiful watercolor art for the series of fantasy novels by Catherine Asaro, beginning with The Charmed Sphere.  I was hooked from there and had to find more of the paintings from that artist!  As I searched, I found that she also illustrated a few Magic: The Gathering cards that I’d marveled over when I was younger!  Crazy, how things circle around and come back to you.

Someday, I’d love to have a bookshelf filled with these gorgeous art books Pui-Mun Law has published, filled with fantastic watercolor faerie worlds.  Here is a selection of them (plus one deck of tarot cards)!


Dreamscapes Fantasy Worlds: Create Engaging Scenes and Landscapes in Watercolor

Breathe Life Into Your Fantasy Worlds!   Heroes and heroines seek their fortunes in mysterious forests. Towering castles are built into the sides of mountains. Dragons and fairies soar through the sky and among the stars. And bestselling author Stephanie Pui-Mun Law is here to lead you, step-by-step, through the process of creating the forests, mountains, skies, stars and vistas in which these grand fantasy adventures occur.


Dreamscapes Magical Menagerie: Creating Fantasy Creatures and Animals with Watercolor

Create Fantasy Creatures & Animals with Watercolor! Dreamscapes artist Stephanie Pui-Mun Law weaves her spell once again, this time with a focus on winged, underwater and four-legged creatures that captivate with their grace and impossible beauty. Step by step, you’ll learn how to partner with watercolor to paint koi, the Phoenix, Pegasus and other fantastical creatures to inhabit your otherworlds. Bring life to beasts of water, sky and woods. Follow along, step by step, to create sea turtles, owls, earth dragons . . . more than 20 mythical and real-world creatures. Expand your watercolor techniques. This book covers everything from the basics of assembling your tools and selecting paper, to tips for making colors sing and techniques for evoking mysterious, underwater, woodland and celestial settings. Embrace the possibilities! Sparkling with a sense of whimsy and wonder, and peppered with bits of legend and lore to inform and inspire your art, Dreamscapes Magical Menagerie opens your eyes to the makings of fantasy all around you. If you can dream it, you can paint it!


Dreamscapes: Creating Magical Angel, Faery & Mermaid Worlds In Watercolor

Bring a Fantasy World of Enchanting Beings to Life!  Angels, faeries and mermaids have engaged the imaginations and enchanted the brushes of artists for centuries. Now you can evoke the spirit of these mythical creatures and create fantastic works of ethereal art in watercolor. Step by inspired step, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law shows you how to paint the otherworlds’ most marvelous creatures and exquisite settings. Twenty step-by-step projects show you how to create fantastic scenes that are elegantly styled, brilliantly colored, and alive with a sense of wonder.


DreamScapes Myth & Magic: Create Legendary Creatures and Characters in Watercolor

Open this book, and enter a realm where fantasy springs to life in dreamlike colors, luscious textures and graceful compositions. Continuing the journey of the original Dreamscapes, this second book by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law explores—in words and beautiful watercolor imagery—more legends of the sea, sky and earth. Learn Stephanie’s secrets for calling forth maidens, mermaids and bewitching moonlight, for evoking dragons, enchantresses and tricksters, for turning seeds of legend and lore into spellbinding characters, creatures and settings.


Shadowscapes Tarot Cards

Surrender to the fantastical world of your deepest dreams . . . where butterflies float upon shifting mists set aglow by the rising sun. A place where twisting branches arc across shimmering skies, willowy fairies dance on air, and tree spirits sing from a hallowed oak. Delve into the shadows of your dreams–and awaken to truth. Weaving together Asian, Celtic, and fantasy styles of artwork, this breathtaking new Rider-Waite-Smith-based tarot deck by renowned artist Stephanie Pui-Mun Law is infused with universal symbols found in fairy tales, myths, and folklore from cultures around the world. A companion guidebook presents the artist’s evocative interpretations of each card’s significance. It also features an introduction by award-winning tarot expert Barbara Moore that includes tarot basics, instructions for giving insightful readings, and practical spreads.

Bonjour Sweet Love Patisserie Episodes Streaming Online – Season 1 (Eps 1-12)

Friday, June 12th, 2015

BONJOUR♪Koiaji Patisserie is so thoroughly sweet!! The desserts these gorgeous characters whip up are borderline food porn. Personally I am a huge fan of how beautifully the characters’ eyes and hair are drawn and colored. Maybe this is a weird thing to focus on, but I am completely in love with the color palette of this series??!? It’s so soft and pastel.

Oh, yeah, these are short episodes, too, so you can enjoy many of them in succession, if you can tolerate the overload of sugar.

Episodes 13-24 are here!

These are official, legal streams from Crunchyroll – watching them here helps support the anime industry!

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

Lesson 6

Lesson 7

Lesson 8

Lesson 9

Lesson 10

Lesson 11

Lesson 12

Episodes 13-24 are here!