- Care Bears Shirt - Uniqlo
- Rainbow Tutu - RTBU
- Tetris Tights - Black Milk
- Rainbow Sneakers - Department store in Japan
- All Jewellery and Care Bears Hair bow - Nerd Burger Jewellery
- Lego Knuckle Duster - DIY (See below)
DIY Lego Knuckle Duster
Recreate the look with Nerd Burger's Lego knuckle duster tutorial:
How would you describe your style?
My day to day style really depends on what mood I’m in, I’ve found that I enjoy the spontaneity of life and I like to express myself as such. From a dreary winters Pastel goth, to bubbly summertime fairy kei outfit, I’ve always found fashion to be the ultimate form of expression. I always like to experiment and mix ‘n’ matching my geeky sides with different nostalgia and fandoms (not limited to, but generally limited to 80’s and 90’s).
What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?
My Snow White kitty dress. This is not your normal Snow White Dress oh no, this is a very special dress as all the faces have been photo-shopped to feature various adorable kittens in all their purry glory. This is a dress that never ceases to draw smiles in even the most depressing of days.
Who are your style icons?
I have always looked up to Cyndi Lauper and Molly Ringwald for their exciting and unique fashion. I also get a lot of inspiration from Japanese street fashion. The louder and brighter the better, as I’ve never been one for subtleties.
Do you have any favourite designers?
Jeremy Scott, Spank, Black Milk and 6% Dokidoki are all among my favourites but there are also a lot of independent designers on Etsy and around my home city that I cannot help but to swoon over. I really like bright colourful clothing with big statement pieces choc full of geek and nostalgia. You throw some pixels on it, maybe a feature a cartoon from my childhood or comic book character? You bet I’ll throw money all over it.
Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?
I love to support handmade and local crafters so I buy a lot from independent designers I find and though Etsy and social media. I also really enjoy second hand shopping and to go rummaging at markets every week for rad toys and clothing. I’m a big supporter of shopping local, as I know how hard it is as a struggling jewellery maker to complete with the online market.
Do you make or customise your outfits?
Every outfit I wear has something created by me. I love to make geek and kawaii themed jewellery and accessories to match outfits. I have recently started learning to sew clothing and cannot wait to buy vintage Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bed sheets to turn into skirts. In the last few years I have dived head first into the cosplay scene too, enjoying the atmosphere and the looks on peoples faces when they realise that their favourite comic book character has come to life.
Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?
You never know how much awesome can come from wearing an outfit that you thought you’d never wear. There is no greater thrill than wearing an 80’s prom dress to the grocery store and then sitting on a tram surrounded by strangers as your skirt takes up multiple seats. Though regularly I’ve been drawn to the old staples (ie: leggings and a t-shirt), there is never any reason you can’t add a little flair to even the most basic outfits. By customising your look by adding a necklace made from a vintage toy or a brooch of your favourite movie, it shows people that this is not only an outfit but part of who you are and what you represent. Fashion should always be as such, a reflection of who you are on the inside and thus in being true to yourself, you are never truly out of place.
Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?
I love to read a huge range of blogs of all different types of fashion to give me ideas. I love the 70’s rock vibe of Lark And Lace, the crochet kawaii of Twinkie Chan and the huge range of street fashion from Tokyo Fashion.