Trendy Gals

Thursday, 27 May 2010 |

Okay, one of my favourite blogs is Mitsu's blog over at Universal Doll. I love it for checking out the latest Gal Fashion trends. One of the trends I am l-o-v-e-ing is Tie-Dye Maxi Dresses. If there is one thing that is super for the summer, it's maxi dresses. My mom and I (my mother is totally cool, she dresses like me half of the time, totally trendy.) practically lived in ours last summer. Now, the UK is apparently in for a scorcher this year. Bad news to me and my friend Robbie, because we are both sensitive to the heat. It sucks! I've got to have an electric fan glued to my face the whole summer! Haha!
Anyway, I was looking in the high street shops the other day when I came across some totally cute dresses in New Look. They are totally following the trend with these fantastic dresses.

I'm a total sucker for anything pink. Bet you couldn't tell.
This lovely dress is only £30 and comes in pink, black and olive green.

I love this so much. I saw it on someone today and I just wanted it even more.
£35, which isn't bad really.

And I'll tell you something. I HATE TK MAXX. But I love this scarf and might actually go hunting for one.
TK MAXX, £5.99

Again, love this! Reminds me of the whole ethnic trend that is so in right now.
TK MAXX, £16.99

Also, I never realized that nail polish sticks to shoes really well. I painted the bows on my pink Bodyline lolita shoes for my cosplay. I painted them red =D They look really cute now.

Question for you all. Do you follow trends or try and set them? Me? I like to mix and match styles and try and create the next big thing. I am a fashion designer after all. Haha!
Also, I've decided to take a gap year for this coming academic year. I'm gunna try and get a job, get my license and live a little. I'm hoping to have a car before Christmas, so I can meet up with my fabulous friends for gift exchanging. Awesome, right? 

Anyway, last post until next week. Have a fabulous weekend and I'll post lots of pictures for you all to see after MCM Expo.

Over and out! ;D
Freya x

Who's been a bad blogger?

Wednesday, 26 May 2010 |

I have! I'm so super sorry for not posting in a few days. My internet got cut off because the bill wasn't paid D=
In my absence, I've become addicted to Sex and the City. I'm taking my mom to see the new movie next Wednesday so I thought I'd watch a bit to catch up on the story. And I can't stop watching.
I can't get over how close MCM Expo is now. I'm so super excited and my nails look so sexy painted red for my cosplay. Mmm <3
I got a letter from a college I applied to today. You may remember from this post that I already got accepted at a college but I got told I'd have to do an art course definately in order to one day do fashion design. So, I applied for another course at another college to see if I could get in. Well, as I mentioned, I got a letter from them. Unfortunately, it was to reject me from the college. It said that they had a large amount of applicants to the college and that I wasn't able to attend this year.
Now, I'm faced with a decision. I've looked at all of the other colleges in the area and there are no other courses that I'm interested in doing. Do I go and do the art course? Or do I take a gap year, get a job and apply again next year? I'd like to know what you would do! Since you guys are so awesome <3

Also, I just came across the giveaway over at "Moments like Diamonds" called the "Bad Blogger" giveaway. How fitting for this post?! So click over and join in! Awesome! The prizes are so super cute. I want them! >w<

That's me off. Enjoy the rest of your week and your weekend!
Over and out! ;D

Freya x


Sunday, 23 May 2010 |

It's been so warm and sunny in the land of tea and crumpets these past few days! I hope my lovely British readers have been out in the sun like I have.
Yesterday I went out with my good friend Dave and ended up sitting in a park for nearly 3 hours just chatting and we bumped into my friends Zoe and Mark. It was lovely. We were discussing how I say some words differently because of my slight American accent. It ended up in us just making lots of silly noises. I also practiced my Japanese by attempting to read a copy of Newtype magazine. I could actually read some of it! やった!
I'm slowly getting used to using what Japanese I do know around my home, for more practice. For those who want to know, I'm self-learning Japanese at the moment, using a Nintendo DS software called "My Japanese Coach". It's actually very helpful! It teaches you how to form sentences and all the hiragana and katakana characters. With those, you can write pretty much any Japanese word and if you do it on a computer, normally it will correct it with the correct kanji. Take the word "hikari" for example, which means "light". Writing it in romaji would be "hikari", in hiragana it would be "ひかり", but the kanji for it is "光". Confusing, yet simple.
I also use a phrase book along side the DS software and I made some flash cards with all of the hiragana and katakana characters on them, for daily practice.
I find it easier to listen to Japanese than to read it. I'm currently listening to drama CDs, to aid my learning. I managed to pick up the CDs to one of my favourite anime called "Clannad". It's so nice but it's really sad at some points!
Anyway, I'm rambling, haha.
I hope you are all having a lovely weekend! Get out in that sunshine!!

Over and out! ;D
Freya x

Hey! What Happened To Harajuku Smoothie?! + Cosplay!

Friday, 21 May 2010 |

Welcome to the new facelifted HS! New layout, new topics! I'll be covering everything from my day-to-day life to cosplay to bargain JapFashion. Please, enjoy reading my blog!

I mentioned in this post my cosplay for May MCM Expo. I finally finished it! やった!
It was pretty tricky, but I got there in the end! Take a look~

Please excuse the fact that this was taken in my garden.
And the fact that I'm slouching *badpostureftw*

But, yes, かわいい、ね? I'm so very proud of it!! What do you think?
UK Readers! Are you going to May MCM Expo? I'd love to meet up with some of you.
Other Readers! Do you attend any conventions? If you do, do you cosplay or wear your preferred fashion?
Let me know in the comments!
Also, I'd love to hear what you think of the new HS. Comment comment comment!

Got a friend that's into JapFashion? Send them over! I always love to see new followers. 
Have a great weekend! I've got a photoshoot tomorrow! I'll photo-spam you with decent photos of my cosplay next week~ 

Over and out! ;D
Freya x

P.S. Thanks to Naka from Naka's Net for letting me know about the broken code for the comment box. Just click the little speech bubble and a pop up comment box will appear! やった! やった!!

2 weeks to go...

Friday, 14 May 2010 |

Well, technically there's 15 days but it's really not a long time until May MCM Expo! I'm so super excited!
My cosplay for this time is Remilia Scarlet from Touhou Project. I've only got one due to lack of money.
But still it's going really well!

(All photos can be clicked to view bigger)
This is the front of my skirt! The ruffles on the bottom were really annoying!

And the back, with a giant butt eating bow. The bow can be detached on one side to access the zip.
Nifty, eh?

The wig and hat! Please excuse my flumpy makeup-less face.
You may remember the wig from this post.

I'll be working on the shirt today. Hopefully to completion! Then I'll update with lovely pictures for you all. 
By the way, to those who said they wanted the Hello Kitty Flexi-Keyboard from my desk post, I noticed a few pop up on eBay the other day while I was browsing for a new mouse. Get in quick!
But be warned, it's kinda hard to type on. ^^;;

Edit: So UK readers, are any of you going to London MCM Expo? And other readers, do you go to conventions?
Do you cosplay? Or just dress up?
Let me know in the comments!

Anyway, have a good weekend guys and gals!

Over and out! ;D

Freya x

A Quick Outfit Post

Wednesday, 5 May 2010 |

I decided to try decora for a change, for the Tokyopop ReCon that was in town this evening. I had an amazing time and met some lovely people. I even started a Caramelldansen line! <3

Accessories: Primark and Poundland
Tops: Primark
Jacket: Thrifted
Skirt: Handmade
Bag: Gift

I made use of my purple wig. A lot of people that I knew that went didn't even recognise me. I was a while new person!

Close up of my face~
Necklaces: Primark
Wig: WigFever
Clips: Poundland, Claire's, 99p Store
Tiara: Primark
Weird Glasses Things: Primark

The pink top I'm wearing under the purple one is totally cute. It has a butterfly on the back! I love it <3

Well, that's all for now, since I'm tired.
Have a good rest of the week guys!!

Over and out! ;D
Freya x

Giveaway Winner + Pictures of my Desk

Monday, 3 May 2010 |

Now, for the moment you've all been waiting for! The winner of my first giveaway is:

Naka from Naka's Net!


The winning name is Harajuku Smoothie! Which has now become the name of this blog. 
Miss Naka has 3 days to email me with her address or her prize will be given to a runner up.
I'd like to thank you all for entering and being such wonderful followers~

Next order of business...
I thought I'd show you guys a few pictures of my desk! And that new phone I told you about!
My laptop and figures~

My Hello Kitty Flexi-Keyboard!
I got it at a car boot sale for £1 

That's my new pink flip phone, with 6 Hello Kitty charms, a bear and a Tsukasa phone strap!
I love phone charms ^^

I'm thinking, once I have a bit more money, I'm going to start swapping love packages! They seem like a neat idea. I'll let you know when I can start.
I'm also looking for a penpal, preferably someone from somewhere other than the UK. Let me know if you are interested!

Over and out! ;D

Freya x  

Giveaway is now closed!

Saturday, 1 May 2010 |

Happy 1st of May! Which also means my giveaway is closed!
I'll pick a name and announce the results next week! Thanks to all who entered, I love you <3

In other news, I got a new phone today. it's a pink flip phone. I wanted something simple for calling and texting, since my iPod Touch does everything else. Maybe soon I'll be able to merge the two together. iPhone plx ;w;

I also got a new bag, which is cute.

Next week is Waterstone's ReCon in Southampton! I'm not sure what to wear though. My cosplay is far from being finished. Maybe decora? Who knows!

Anyway, have a good weekend everyone!

Over and out! ;D
Freya x