Friday, 24 August 2012

Did I forget to pack something? probably...

Tomorrow I'll be on a train to Stockholm~
I'm getting a bit nervous... haven't really had time to think about it until now. 
I suppose a new adventure is about to start for me, I'm curious what new places, happenings and people it will bring me. 

I'll most likely won't be blogging for a while though 
I'm not even sure when I'll have proper internet connection again T__T
and I don't really feel like blogging from my phone since there are a lot of "old" stuff I'd like to post about here before I start writing about Stockholm. 
On the bright side since I'll have no internet I should have plenty of time to edit all those old photos XD
that is if school-stuff won't take over my entire days...

Anyway if you'd like to see what I'm up to in pictures and not so much writing you can follow me on instagram @WEAREWORLDWIDE
(for personal posts)

or tumblr @empireofroses 
(for kpop, lolita, inspiration etc.)

picture from last week (?), I finally got to it and made one of those flower hair thingy ^^

Til next time!

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Where did this summer go?

Hello dear readers! 
I hope you’re enjoying the summer, wherever, and however you’re spending it. After more than a month with nothing but rain we finally had a few days of sun here! Not that I could enjoy it for more than a day though, I’ve been busy working the entire summer. 
On top of that one of my co-workers got sick so I had to step up doing more chores at work and taking more hours (the last thing is a good thing though, I desperately need money~). 

Oh, and I got accepted at the school in Stockholm I had an interview with! 
I’m getting so nervous now… still so much to fix before it starts, I should stop procrastinating :S

To add a few pictures to this post: here’s a few from my familys annual get together~

I was going for something summerish, but ended up in all black/ dark blue… 
ah well at least I’m wearing shorts haha.

And the food!!!! 
Curry almonds, SO. FREAKING. GOOD! 
Must make this myself. I honestly have no idea how I will survive in Stockholm, I absolutely hate cooking… what do you think, maybe I can live on curry almonds? ;)    

Monday, 2 July 2012

Outfit post!

Hi guys,
it's been a while since I uploaded any outfit pictures so here's a few from March/ April~

 *blank stare*

I love these tights, they're so cute but unfortunately they brake pretty easy :(

 lol I am actually wearing shorts underneath this~

As you can see I've practically been living in that pink, and the black cardigan, they're just so comfortable. The shoes too, I'm getting too lazy to wear heels! :S

Sunday, 17 June 2012

B.A.P jeans jacket making of part 1

Back in March a little idea started growing in my mind, for years I’ve wanted one of those punk jeans/ leather jackets, you know with a million studs, torn in just the right places, full with patches and stuff. I’ve been thinking about making one with a TVXQ theme, but I just couldn’t come up with anything good (I just knew I wanted the Cassiopeia constellation). But then B.A.P came along and all of a sudden I had a hundred ideas of what to do and how to do it! Here are my first sketches of it (I was too lazy to draw the arms lol)
With Matoki on the cover of their second mini album POWER

 Then I had a big problem because I couldn’t find the right kind of jeans jacket I wanted to use… It took me about a month and a half to get my hands on a jacket and a few hundred studs for the back~

Carefully embroidered Matoki (the bunny) on the back and put the studs all over the back. I really wanted 12mm screw-back studs, but had to settle for 9mm with pins, oh well is still looks good so it just has to suffice I suppose. 

A few weeks later I got started on the front, the pockets were kinda in the way but with some patience while embroidering I made them still useable. While I was working with this TS entertainment came out with the names for the matoki bunnies that are paired up with the boys, (I just have to say I love TS for doing this; creating the bunnies, spending extra time on the matoki earthventure comic and such, my fangirl heart is screaming of joy!). 

At the moment I’m working on Youngjae, Yongguk, Jongup and Himchans bunnies. 

Here we have what's going to be Dadamato, Shishimato, Jokomato and Tatsmato. 

Because of work I don't have that much time to sew right now... well I don't really have a deadline for the jacket anyway so there's no rush~ 

Friday, 8 June 2012

Lost in los Stockholmos

A few weeks ago I had an interview in Stockholm for a school, 
knowing I don’t have the best sense of direction I was kinda expecting to get lost, and sure enough I had barely got off the train until I had no idea where I was… lol

On the train chillin’/ writing an exam and listening to music~

Well eventually I found my way and got there in time for the interview.

I was going to meet up with a friend but she had to cancel in the last minute so I had some hours to kill, stumbled upon a very nice car though, and spend about an hour in the sci-fi bookstore~

I ended up buying a glb. This must be one of my favorite lolita pictures ever; it’s just so… perfect and doll-like.

At the end of the day my feet were quite sore, but at least the weather was incredibly nice, 
now that summer has officially started it’s cold as hell though! D:

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Recording take 1

Ok I guess I have to admit it… I wasn’t really expecting this but… it’s going to be impossible to hide form now on… I really did become a fangirl of B.A.P 8)

Haha, remember I was feeling so-so when Never give up came out, but one look at Warrior and everything just went downwards after that XD
I ended up caving in and bought their first photobook: Recording take 1 so here’s a few photos from it (first of all it’s gorgeous, and it’s so freaking big!)

Daehyun! He was so quiet in the beginning it was hard to really get to know him but now he seems much more comfortable in front of the camera ^^ and gosh he sings like an angel…

Youngjae (and Daehyun) lol those two boys together! They make me cry of laughter~

Yongguk, I don’t know what to say. I love him. With that crazy sexy deep voice, his killer gummy smile and just plain awesomeness… You just cannot not love him!

Baby Zelo, the maknae, even if I close my eyes and cover my ears I can’t help but to notice how extremely talented that kid is, I don’t want to fall for him, I don’t want to become a peedo noona! D: maybe it’s already too late for that though….

Seems like I didn’t take any pictures of just Himchan and Jongup D:

 The blonde alien army haha~ I kinda miss this haircolour now that they all have different ones~

One of the best things in the choreography in Warrior is the shooting part, when they do it live they shoot a different member/ members, or shoot/ get shot by the backup dancers (so freaking hot!)

I love this picture of Yongguk (his entire face when he’s smiling <3) and Himchan, so cute~

Yongguks 'do not approve' face XD

Since I’m on the topic of B.A.P I might as well throw in a little about their comeback POWER too! GAHHH it’s so awesome! They continued with the in your face warrior theme, their concept is that they are aliens from the planet Mato coming down to earth to create justice and protect the weak ones, and in the POWER MV they have the same strong appearance, with a spaceship in the background and once again some awesome choreography (and I’m not sure if I should call it funny or fierce dance: thinking about the butt slap dance wtf… and the spray can dance, anyway they’re awesome to watch).

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Get me that fawn~

Like a lot of other lolitas I’ve had the fawn crazies for a while now (2 years?) and thus got ecstatic when I heard H&M were selling fawn collars this winter! 
So I bought two of them, one to use as it is because it fits so well with my current pink lolita winter coat, and one to give a more classic look to. 
I decided to put some ribbon and lace on, and going through my stash of ribbons I found this really beautiful one in an almost greyish lavender tone. 

The problem was I needed it to be about twice the width it was, I even took at trip to two fabric stores to find the exact same ribbon only wider, and I just couldn’t find it )=. So me being me I sat down and sow the ribbon together to get the right size, a bit more work but I was determined to have this exact shade :3. 

In the end it came out like I wanted it to^^ now I just need to make a matching coat again XD

Too bad it's getting too hot to be wearing this now.... 
but there's always next winter :)