Week Two !! Week Too Much Fun !!
Week 2 has been a blast. I’ve gotten lots of great feedback from people about my outfits. I also have cards now, so when I meet people they can learn more about the project.
I also learned two fun styles of Kawaii outfits this week. Uchuu Kei and Pop or Spank Kei. Uchuu Kei means roughly “Space Alien Girl” and is characterized by galaxy prints and space related paraphernalia. I’m pretty excited to rock some galaxy print in true Uchuu Kei style in the coming weeks. Spank Kei or Pop Kei is inspired by brights 80’s fashion and cartoons. Unlike Fairy Kei which is dominated by pastels, Pop Kei has a lot more pastels, which is much more my speed. Gonna dust off my neons and hit the town!
Highlights of the Week
- Two ladies at the jewelry store were thrilled by my sunflower outfit. They brightened my day, and I hope I brightened theirs.
- I made a chance encounter with a kindred soul at the coffee shop and we ended up talking for almost an hour about art.
- Mr. Piffles the magician dog liked one of my photos on Instagram.
- I rediscovered a bunch of old mementos from my childhood that I intend to repurpose into outfits. I especially loved using my Lisa Frank stickers for some extra bling around my eyes.
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Wearing cute clothes is great but I want to instigate a massive group of people committed to spreading love and joy, first through their mere presence on the earth and second by embodying the characteristics that go along with wearing adorable clothes. So each week I invite you to make or gather or try something cute, kawaii, and/or adorable and see how it affects you and those around you. I hope you have fun!
This Week’s Challenge!
Find and Wear a Pair of Magick Socks
A small portion of my sock collection. (^_^)
You may already own a pair of fantastical socks, as I did before I started on this venture. Or you may need to go out and find some. Look for socks that speak to your inner child and make you feel happy. If you don’t own a wonderful pair of stockings (or wish to own a new shiny pair of magick socks) then you have two options. The first is you could buy a pair. I challenge you to go to local retailers and find a pair of socks that way before heading to the internet but, if that is difficult feel free to hop online. The other option is to knit or crochet your own pair of socks!
Once you have your new shiny nifty socks wear them out. Show them off. Pair them with an adorable outfit and shoes. Share your stories and socks on the Magick Socks Project Facebook Group!
So after one whole week of dressing in adorable kawaii-inspired clothes I’ve made some interesting discoveries.
- I need to up my selfie game. I only got pics of half my outfits. In my defense I was sick and it was my birthday week so I got a little distracted.
- This takes a lot of time and energy. Goodness! I want to make so many more accessories to go with my outfits (or coords if we are talking in lolita lingo). They all fall a little flat without the bows and gems and sparkles!
- People seem to really polarize in their reactions to someone dressed the way I have been. Unfortunately, I started this project the week after Halloween which I feel may be skewing peoples perceptions of me. I’m getting a lot of “Why are you still in costume?” from folks. Most people choose to adamantly ignore that I exist or that anything strange is happening. Even if I smile at them. Which feels odd to me. Or people will be super enthusiastic, honking their horns and showering me with compliments. I’m sure I can dive deeper into this as the weeks continue.
Day 1: I was driving 6 hours back from LA so I didn’t get any pics. Went more for a pastel goth, fairy-kei vibe. #1 lesson learned- don’t wear a romper during a road trip.
Day 2: Was sick in bed most of the day but when I finally went out to dinner I wore my new most favorite unicorn sweater!!! Got more comments on my red hair than anything else though.
Day 3: I found a wig I forgot I had and modified an old skirt so it was a length that worked with my one and only petticoat. Also learned how to make bows with hot glue! Still need more bling though.
Day 4: Fairy-Kei all the way. Fairy Kei means Fairy Girl and it is a style characterized by layers of adorable soft pastels in sweaters and tutus and leggings. I think I pulled it off relatively well.
Day 5: MY BIRTHDAY! I wore two outfits but somehow only managed to get a pic of the first one. In the morning I wore a simple grey and lavender outfit with bunny ears. And then in the evening I went full Harajuku with an oversized silver bow, veil and hand made silver and pink tutu. The outfit was AMAZING! Over the top and filled with tulle.
Day 6: Recovering from my birthday took up most of the day but venturing out for brunch in a simple grey wig and pastel goth inspired black, baby blue and pink. Again sorry that I forgot to take a pic.
Day 7: Realizing I need a couple more petticoats in my life. That being said I love my shoes and dress and long long long blue wig.
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