Showing posts with label Projects. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Projects. Show all posts

Monday, 31 March 2014

My Photography Adventure- Starts here!

Hey every cutie, I thought I would share with you about my adventure starting in the world and hobby of Photography .

Photography is some thing I have admired and with growing up as a young teen in the work place of hair and fashion,It was some thing that came part and parcel with the job, If there was a contest or a event some one some where had a camera taking photos of the models, even I was the model at these events or an assistant back stage helping the models. It was a thrill! I loved it so much. For those that all know me well, I had to give it all up thanks to the products I was working with every day.  *sighs*

Any how ,some how I had some connection with Photography even been the model a good few times for friends and other photographers. But now its my turn to be the one to create the photos! Yeah!

So after many a long a talk with the hubby who helped me get a loan for my Camera and equipment to start up. I have one workshop under my belt and a good few more to attend this year. (One this month ! )

Ideally I would love to attend a evening class. But until then am doing a self study course. Am also learning lots thanks to the internet and some trial and error. *huhuh*

As well as that I have been changing the spare room aka the kawaii room into a pop up home studio!
I have been doing some DIY , painting some items in white and making sure all my walls are as plain as can be. The more white the better for lighting !

Its so far been lots of fun redoing it up . I got some new white shelf's up that are white too. They should still look cute but I wanted them in white to blend in with the room and and stay hidden behind my back drop too. I am way to excited to place all my Kawaii trinkets and such up on display! Not only that because this is a spare room it also houses chibi's own dressing up box and dressing up table. Which I have a feeling once I do get my Studio set up she will be wanting her own photo shoots done. (Hehehe.)

I also decided to also re paint a old ikea small table I have had for many years. I sanded it down removed some stickers and wall paint from it and given it 3 licks of paint in white, I thought this would make a good table/raised platform to use against a back drop. Its not perfect but it will do for the mean time. Also it looks super cute in white and with everything turning white the room is looking larger too!

So am thinking on delaying on buying a zoom lens just know as I have my main kit. And start working on getting the pieces to put together for the home studio.

Such as lights, Reflectors back drop maybe even some props. Am awaiting on some super kawaii cushions to use in props and to decorate my room! haha.

So with all of this going on from the end of this month my dairy is full of events to go to ,I hope to get many photos and pictures. Also I will  to get a very important shoot sorted out and  together with the Marshmallow Dreams maids - a pop up maid cafe full of cute maids at a event in Scotland near you! I will be working closely with this group over the next year or so!  I really can not wait !


so am going to leave some photos of my wish list on my blog post here, to keep me inspired to work hard to get my home studio up and running !


Later's,
Tartan <3




Saturday, 22 February 2014

Kawaii Interview Time with Misadoll

Its Kawaii interview time every cutie! Today we have a very cute person to interview and they have so much to share with us that we are going to jump right into the interview! huhuh!
so lets get to it - Yattaa!

Hi , Hi please do tell us more about yourself!

 Hello!~ My name is Misadoll! I'm 23, and I work in video games production. Aside from that, I own a Japanese-inspired fashion brand Pastel Doll (https://www.facebook.com/pasteldoll666?fref=ts)  with my friends Kaidoll and Celestiadoll. I love Lolita Fashion, and I also really like Creepy Cute styles. 

Can you remember when and how did you get into Kawaii culture?

 Since I was a little girl, I've played video games, so I think those were the gateway into understanding more about Japanese culture and being interested in Japan generally. I started having an interest in anime, and later on in my life I started taking Japanese classes. After visiting Japan when I was 20, I was really hooked <3 It's a beautiful place and it's full of kawaii culture!

Hehe so your a Kawaii addict too?!
What did you find that appealed to you in Kawaii Culture?

copyright Pastel Doll
I like sweet things, and I think Lolita fashion is very elegant and beautiful. For me, it seems like kawaii culture builds communities of people with similar interests, and I think it's that sense of community that appeals to be me too.

Can you tell us what do word Kawaii mean to you ?

 Kawaii is something girls in Japan say A LOT. Kawaii is just the general essence of all things cute! I think it can apply to many different fashion styles, pieces of art, clothing and people! It's nice to hear such a positive word has become so popular <3

I love the sound of the word Kawaii myself , can you tell us what Kawaii styles would you say influence you and what would you say is your style?

I can never really settle on a particular style, and so I've got a mishmash of many subcultures in my wardrobe! My main fashion type is Lolita fashion and more recently, the Creepy Cute/Pastel Goth style. I also really like Fairy Kei, and have a fondness for Gyaru because it's a more grown up fashion. I love Ma*rs!

Where do you like to shop for your kawaii styles? ^^

 I usually buy a bunch of clothes in Japan and bring them back - Harajuku and Shibuya are amazing for cute fashion! I like Angelic Pretty for Lolita Fashion, and I own some items from GLAD NEWS and Ma*rs. And since I own Pastel Doll, I get all of my wigs from our store! <3 

WOAAH! that is so cool! Also I heard you won a model contest lately can you tell us more about it?

I did! It was all very exciting! Tokyo Royale is a store in Manchester specialising in alternative fashion, and they also have a range of Japan-inspired fashions. They hosted a modelling competition to be the face of the  brand, and to my surprise I won the contest! I was over the moon and very shocked, haha. I had a photoshoot with them not so long ago and it was really fun, I got to try on all sorts of cute clothes, and the other girls were really lovely too.

Sounds great congratulations , Can you give us a insight to what other Kawaii projects do you have planned?

For now my focus will be on Pastel Doll, I'm really excited to launch the store with my friends and I'm hoping people will really like our products. I want to bring this element of kawaii style to the UK and across the world! I love wigs, and I think ours are something new so I can't wait to show them to everyone. Stay tuned as we'll be launching sometime in the coming months!

OH can not wait to see how that works out for you *Excited* .Since being into Kawaii Culture would you say the way you do some things likes of your hair and make up ,Have they changed over time?

 I would say so definitely! Originally, I was a goth and only wore black, so becoming interesting in kawaii fashion has definitely changed my style a lot! My hair is very long at the moment with milky tea highlights, but over the years I've had many unnatural styles. My make-up is a little more subtle now for daily wear but when I'm going out or doing a cosplay, I bring out the circle lenses and lashes! 

Ah okay then do you have any 'can not live with out' items that are Kawaii?

 I have to say, I'm very fond of my pink Pokemon lunchbox from the Pokemon Centre in Japan. It's a little bento box, so I use it to take my lunch to work, haha. That's an example of a kawaii item I use everyday!

Kawaii- So where do you shop for Kawaii goodies?

 For goodies such as sweeties I usually head to Tofu Cute! Also, Artbox have a lot of cute things. I also really love Paperchase which is hugely popular at the minute and they have lots of cute stationary. 

What kind or anime or manga do you like and what would you recommend to some one?

 I'm hugely into girly anime, so I like romance stories. I really like Skip Beat because it's fun, dramatic, and the main character seems really relatable and realistic! I also like Stepping on Roses which is a lot more fantasy based. Love Com is great because it's really funny! And finally I'd recommend Peach Girl because it's a classic love triangle story!

Can you tell us music what do you listen too?

I used to do a radio show called Moshi Moshi and it specialised in J-pop and K-pop so those are my favourites! I like all the typical bands like 2NE1, Girls Generation, 4minute, Perfume, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu etc. I listen pretty much exclusively to these bands but I do like some other artists like Pretty Reckless and Porcelain Black.

Wow thats a lot of great music! Who would you pick Sanrio or San X ?

Sanrio <3 I went to Sanrioland, and omg the sparkles!

Haha!Am super jealous Sanrioland
!!! Okay And who would you say is your most loved Kawaii Character?

I'm gonna go classic here and say Hello Kitty. I own so many kitty items it's unreal (I doubt as much as you thought Tartan!) * Tartan Laughs out loud and grins*
 My favourite character would probably be Sonic x Hello Kitty which is a plush character I won in Segaland. 

Do you have a Kawaii Idol or some one that inspires you?

 I think Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is amazing because she's built up a whole unique style and brand for herself. I also really love Sugarpill, because the way they built up their business is very inspiring especially for us as we are starting a business too! 

If you could go anywhere for a day where would you go and what would you do?

Well I would kinda have to say somewhere crazy, like the moon. My friend Celestiadoll loves space, so maybe she'd want to come too! 

Am your KAwaii Fairy and I want to know what would you wish for if you were granted 3 Kawaii wishes?

-To spread kawaii culture around the world! 
-For my kawaii business to do well <3 
-And of course, world peace! I couldn't leave that one out.

Thank you so much for taking the time to interview me! <3

Well thats our Kawaii interview wrapped up with Misadoll! Check out the links below for the store and more about Misadoll and her
Projects!

Friday, 7 February 2014

Kawaii Photography

Hey every cutie, how are you all?
Well ,by know you would have noticed that I've added a new section on my blog of photography. Or if you have not look at the tabs at the top of my blog.
So this year is my year of a new adventure and project, I cant tell you to much about it..well cause I have not really done much with the project so far. Why?
Because I have not been to any conventions yet!  To be fair this years 1st convention will not be till the end of March in which I will be working on my other project too. However it gives me a great opportunity to get a taste on my photography project , which will be taking as many Kawaii photos as possible.
This year I enrolled in a few work shops in my local area and already have one under my belt and even with the basic knowledge applied to my photos of late they have improved vastly.  Am also lucky to have 2 willing models one being my cat and of course Chibi bean. There will be a vast change in my photos for the blog as am using it as practice and am very lucky to live in a area that is some what very pretty and lots of wild birds can be found some which are a bit shy... or you can find some who love to pose .Kawaii!

Last month I got my new Camera , I shall be working with a easy entry level DSLR Nikon 3200. Its a nice camera. I have lots to learn and have lots of time to prepare for conventions and any photo shoots I will be attending. Am super excited  and I can not wait ...Kyaaaah really can not wait for this year to get ready to roll !As well as getting my camera I will be building on my kit am only working with the bog standard lens for now.

So I will be at lots of convention's  mostly in scotland. I will be darting about for snapping away photos, I will be looking for Cosplayer's Fashion lover's and those who just look really Kawaii and cool looking as well as Kawaii products and Cute stalls so if you do recognise me please give me a shout ''Hey Tartan.'' gets my attention.  Also I have started up a Photography page '' Tartan Le Cuirot Photography,''on Facebook to act as a mini portfolio and that way you can all have a look and tag yourself! Yay!

This weekend is my 1st weekend out and about with my Camera in the city, Am hoping to take lots of photos around the city and looking for kawaii things to photograph. Also there is alot of interesting things in the city to look for. I wanted to mix my 2 passions of Kawaii and taking photos together and with my creative flare I hope I will make some great images. So I am going to be really busy!
Until then , here is my all time favourite photo I have taken with my old camera, Of the little blue Totoro gazing out the window for some adventure....

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Dolls BJD

Hello Kawaii lover's , Hey how are you all doing. So I been busy today.
I got myself in gear and finally got the tools to do the face up of my spare BJD that I did think of calling coco but well it didn't really suit in the end as once I go the face up done.So she has been renamed as Esme, She has lovely Auburn hair and Green eyes know. I thought I lost her brown eyes so went and got green ones but then later found the brown ones again lol!
So this post is my update on my BJD's

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

BJD Project Update

My Project Hujoo Doll has been sitting for a while as I had to wait on its new wig and eyes,They came in the post the other day.I was really happy,the eyes are so pretty, I've not installed them in yet. I need to face her up.I got a pretty wig for the doll that is very close in colour to my own auburn wig from the lock shop.
Here are a few photos.


The eyes look so creepy lol!


The wig in its bag.
When I went to put on the wig its super tight that it kept popping off.I got a rubber band and put it around the dolls head to help keep the wig on.
It seems to work well.
I put the wig on the doll so see how it looks,I keep calling it a doll until I have picked a name for her.



With the wig she looks more doll like,I need to get supplies to do her face up the colour of the wig is making me think of doing a warm complexion for her.

Monday, 21 January 2013

New Projects for Tartan- Kawaii Blush

Oh my I have been ever so busy and with so much news to share with you.
I feel like I have not been blogging much but I have been working on blogs but more about that in a bit.
So about a week ago I took part in a contest over on a Facebook page J-Grab fan page,maybe it was fate that I entered a contest but any way I ended up winning a super cute prize,A Hello Kitty X Maybelline Mascara.
But that was not just the end of that,Oh no!
I must have caught J-Grabs attention,maybe it was my determination to win or my photo I used,maybe even the universe working its Kawaii magic,who knows lol .
O.o
But the next thing I knew I got a email from them.I was sort of taking aback even thought this cant be real?!
Anyhow after a few emails and Meeting I took on the offer of being their Kawaii J-grab Blogger. >.<

I've set up a whole new Blog and there is also a give away on over there so check it out,If your already a follower of mine,make sure you follow the new Blog too.
Its Called Kawaii Blush and here is the Link oh and don't forget to check the rules out that are also on the Facebook fan page.

But this do not mean I am getting rid of this Blog,Ah nooo I still have this Blog for a other reason ,you see but I cant tell you why just yet!
Plus I have many other posts that I Have lined up like my newest Kitty's that I have on order,ho ho wait till you see them!
Kawaii...
My orders am still waiting on from Kawaii shopping and a few outfit posts that I want to put up soon!

Teehee!
So this post was really to share my newest News!
Till later!


Tartan
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