IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN! Time to discuss the Artist Alleys I do this year! Which means I can no longer say I am anticipating con season- I’m DEEP IN IT! Like last year, I’m going to try and divide my assessment up into 3 parts- logistics, performance, and overall convention.
Oops! I seriously haven’t been keeping up with this, but I still wanted to share some old photos of the food I’d been preparing/eating. I’ve since moved back to NYC so this is quite dated, but as I no longer share my foods on Instagorm, y’know, what else is my blog for if not gratuitous self-indulgence.
Recently I joined my Lolita Comm for an old school meetup. Now, I don’t really own any Old School lolita besides one dress that I’m not really able to coord, so I just decided to wear my Innocent World Happy Pie JSK which is definitely definitely one of my favorites and I want to make some accessories to go with it very soon~
The end of 2016 was such a whirlwind I don’t even really know where to begin. I can say that I tripled my holiday season (and have gone on to double my January for 2017, but sales resolutions and conclusions are for another post) and I can say I’ve had a lot of luck and love and happiness around me (if we don’t count politics, which for the sake of my happy blog space we shall not). I went to London with my boyfriend’s family for Christmas and New Years- my first time in Europe since I was 12 months old- and it was really amazing!
If you know me, you know I love food terribly. Like, probably too much. My boyfriend can tell you about my many late-night food runs- childlike, impractical, often expensive, and usually unhealthy. It’s way too easy when you live in New York to say “oh, it’s 1AM? but I want X? Yes. I’m getting X.” It’s *maybe* my main reason for loving the city but since we’re in Texas for a few months, I’ve decided to cut myself a break and eat “healthy”.
My life philosophy is that if the last few weeks haven’t been a whirlwind, I’m probably not doing enough things. I also like to set mini-resolutions per month as I go, for example October: I’m getting back on the Keto train, I’m focusing 100% on my work until my Christmas holiday, and I’m taking MORE PHOTOS!!!! My sister and I hosted a Halloween meetup for our Lolita community last week and we had a lot of fun!
It’s been a long summer for sure and yet, it went by in a hot second! Bob and I are spending the fall season “homeless” in Texas, with plans to travel to California, Mexico, probably back to NYC, London??? and maybe even Taiwan again for a minute, so we decided “why have an apartment?” SO I’ve spent the last week or two slowly filling orders (I’m lucky and thankful) while also slowly filling in the shop with new items I came out with during this con season! How exciting!
One thing I’ve noticed that is starting to deeply disturb me is the ATROCIOUS LIGHTING in every artist alley ever. Like, I get it that we’re always in a convention center or hotel, this isn’t really like a shock but it’s starting to bother me. Whose prints look good in this lighting???? Look at me. I look like an alien who has just eaten the blood of an enemy (ie colourpop avenue ultra matte lipstick) (side note: do not recommend that lipstick)
I’m currently getting ready for AnimeFest (my last Artist Alley of the season, as of now) but I also just got back from Mechacon- seriously doing back-to-back conventions is insane. I’m running around like a chicken with its head cut off here trying to scramble together a whole convention’s worth of stock BUT I’LL MANAGE. In the meantime, have some Mechacon feels!