Saturday, April 18, 2015

Video recommendation: Cassey Ho shows you The "perfect" Body

"What would you change?"
Imagine a world where with a swipe of your hand, as easy as operating a surface tablet, or a click of your mouse, as easy as liking a status on facebook, you could change anything about your body you wanted. So what would you do?


I guess many if not most of us have had those thoughts. When a workout routine just doesn't seem to pay off as much as you'd like, or simply when you don't find the time or energy to work out at all and look at yourself and just there was an "easy way", like some kind of real life photo shop. Or when somebody points out to you that you seem to have gained some weight lately. In Austrian German, there's the probably well intended expression "Gut schaust aus!" ("Looking good" but usually associated with a light pinching of a cheek or love handle and referring to something our post-WWII generation of grandmas consider "good looking" which usually euqals "well nourished"), that can potentially shatter your good mood at a happy family reunion moment where you're wearing your new dress within seconds.

So, I came across this new video from Blogilates trainer Cassey Ho. If you've been following my blog or other social media for a while, you probably noticed that I'm one and off her training routines every once in a while. You might also know that I have some pretty serious issues with my appearance, and my self-image is not a very "healthy" one.

 Just...have a look at the video before I continue.


Sunday, March 29, 2015

About lab coats & lolita dresses

...or the question I have been asking myself a lot lately: "Why not both?" 



When I look at what I do and what I like, I guess I am a very lucky person. My job just so happens to be one where my performance is evaluated based on what I do, not what I look like. In contrast to many office or client based jobs, I don't have to wear a "suit and tie" to be taken seriously.

Nobody cares about my tattoos.
Nobody cares about my hair color.
Nobody cares about my clothes.
Or my gender.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

"British Tea Time" Lolita meet up & Metamorphose Tea Party Announcement

Hello guys!

Yesterday was such an amazing day. After a really stressful week with lots of work and the PhD interviews (which went well by the way! I have a pretty good feeling...) I was very relieved to have a fun and relaxing week end ahead of me to enjoy!

On Saturday, Sylvia had organized a small Lolita meet up in a Viennese Café called "Little Britain". I was happy to get a spot, as the café is not very big we were only 14 people in total. I was also very lucky because the meet up was in a district where could easily find a parking spot for my car, so I didn't have take public transport, haha.

The café is really cute and so beautifully furnished! I guess all of us Lolitas felt at home right away :D The owner was super friendly and not only did she take a group photo for us, she also asked to be in one photo with us so she could hand it up on her photo wall ♥ We also used the beautiful ambiance to take outfit photos of everyone. In retrospect, I wish I had taken more photos and also brought a proper camera. But since I didn't I had to borrow some of the photos for this entry from others ^^"

I was planning my outfit for a while now - I wanted to wear my newest dress, Innocent World's Rococo Rose, again before it gets too warm for dark colors, so I went for a  rather classic outfit. I don't usually like to wear so many things on my head, but coincidentally the roses of the headband match the colors of the print perfectly, so I gave it a try :)
 
 Photo courtesy of Lisa, merci ♥ I just retouched the massive bags under my eyes a bit XD

 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Fancy pants (Outfit post)

Heyo my dear readers,

The recent lack of updates is easily explained. I am working my ass of for my Master thesis and still have to take a few exams in parallel to my more-than-full-time job in my research project. When I come home, I either have to study or I'm sod dead tired I collapse on the sofa and just stay there till my body feels equally tired than my mind and I drag myself to bed to sleep. I wish I could live a better life style but at the moment, I just don't have the energy to focus on anything than my current objective: graduate before September.

At the end of March I'll have a few interviews regarding the PhD program I applied for. With this, my future will  more or less be determined. Either I get into the program and have a job starting October - hopefully for the couple of next years - or I don't, and I pretty much don't know what I'd do if I don't. But I have a few alternatives in mind, and while I will probably be devastated if I am rejected, it won't be the end of the world, and just mean that I will follow some rather different plans for my future... but let's see how this will turn out!

In the meantime, here's some outfits I wore lately! The photos are really bad quality because whenever I do have time to wear something nice, I usually don't have the additional time to take nice photos as well... sorry!


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Review: iFairy Venus Red Lenses /// I'm just fashionably late.

Hey guys!

I'm back with another review! This time it's a very special lens model in red! I got iFairy Venus Red from lensvillage.com. They have a diameter of 16.2mm and I think this makes them the largest lenses I ever wore!

Of course with that color and special design I wanted to make a special outfit too, and when I ordered them I already had something in mind - a White Rabbit costume!

(with a Shironuri-inspired make up)