"When the hedgehog saw the hare, he wished him a friendly good morning. The hare, however, who was in his own way a distinguished gentleman, and terribly arrogant about it, did not answer the hedgehog’s greeting, but instead said to the hedgehog, in a terribly sarcastic manner, ‘How is it that you are running around in the field so early in the morning?’"
— excerpt from “The Hare and the Hedgehog” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
dress, socks: Juliette et Justine
blouse, parasol: Baby the Stars Shine Bright
necklace: Alice and the Pirates
skirt: Victorian Maiden
Happy holidays, everyone! ♥
Q:I can't help it, I laugh a little every time I see the Moon Pride opening- all the girls have really dramatic close ups, and then Usagi just looks like she's having a nap halfway through the song. It's wonderful.
A look at the fashion of FEMM
FEMM wear cult underground label Balmung from Japanese designer Hachi. The current A/W 2014-15 collection is inspired by virtual idol Hatsune Miku, a blank slate onto which a character is projected—a perfect match for the mannequins of FEMM. As Hachi explains, “So many people use different vessels for different characters’s traits, stories and thoughts of their own, to the point where, depending on the fashion, each observer effectively sees a different character. When I design, I design avatars.” The designer’s voluminous shapes that envelope and exaggerate the body are in stark contrast to FEMM’s usually figure-hugging attire. Likewise, Balmung’s softer materials contrast with the harshness of rubber, which in turn offers a different interpretation of RiRi and LuLa’s identity.
FEMM’s fashion is normally the work of Shoichiro Matsuoka, who operates out of high-tech costumers GM Atelier. Each outfit creates a different character for the duo, so whether displayed as schoolgirls, French maids or clad in kimono, each changes their persona—not just for them, but for the viewer as well. This is accentuated by the use of rubber for their outfits, a staple of the alternative scene outside Japan, but one rarely used to render the standards of the Japanese subculture scene. This unique combination of familiar ensembles in alien textiles gives FEMM a genuine edge in the sea of kawaii fashion worn by their contemporaries. Watch this space.
Fashion levi in ViVi magazine
Front cover of the magazine; you can see the full pic of heichou in the corner!
Adding onto this post - THIS is the hoodie Levi is wearing! It costs about $255 USD…Heichou, never knew you had such expensive taste O_o
In the past three years, while his classmates were doing homework and playing sports, Moziah Bridges built himself a $150,000 business.
That’s right—he started his business at nine years old. Not yet a teenager, Moziah now has five staff and has received a ton of media attention, from an appearance on the TV show ‘Shark Week’ to features in O Magazine and Vogue.
"I like to wear bow ties because they make me look good and feel good," Moziah writes on his website. "Designing a colorful bow tie is just part of my vision to make the world a fun and happier place."
Ever the fashionista, he’s reveled in style from a young age. At four years old, Moziah wore a suit and tie whenever possible and insisted on dressing himself.
His business, Mo’s Bows, was born of his love for bow ties and his dissatisfaction with the selection available for kids his age. Even worse than the poor color selection, they were all clip-ons—Moziah believed real men should tie their own ties. His grandmother taught him to sew by hand and to use a sewing machine, using scraps to create his favorite neckwear.
Within a few months, he had created his own collection of over two dozen bow ties. Friends and family fell in love with his creations. Moziah upped his production, fashioning tidy bow ties from his grandmother’s vintage fabrics in an array of floral and African prints, and even scraps of old taffeta dresses.
Word of mouth worked its magic, and soon Moziah was taking orders through Facebook and selling on his own Etsy store. As demand increased, his mother, grandmother and other family came on board to help with production.
Today, each bow tie is still sewn from scratch, though Moziah has expanded from vintage materials to tweeds and ginghams, with a formal line of satins and silk. His bow ties are available in his own web store, on Etsy, and in boutiques throughout Texas, South Carolina and Tennessee.
When asked who his role models are, he said he looks up to Daymond John, who became his mentor as a result of the ‘Shark Week’ appearance.
As if his early success in business weren’t enough, Moziah has also become something of a young philanthropist. This summer, he donated $1,600 to send ten children from his hometown of Memphis to Glenview Summer Camp.
In a post on his blog, Moziah wrote, “Memphis is ranked the highest of child hunger; most kids only get a meal when school is in session. At the community center, the kids get a meal and play time. Giving back to my community really helped me feel humble. It also makes me smile because I see other kids smiling and enjoying the camp.”
What’s next for this inspirational kidpreneur? In a recent interview, Moziah said he wants to go college and start a full clothing line by the time he’s twenty.
He’s got it all figured out, folks; Moziah Bridges has a happy, colorful life filled with business successes, social good, work/school/life balance and solid goals for the future. And he still gets to bed at 8:30 every night!
[I have a new idol. This little man is fantastic]