ViVi Models Like to Sing ♪

Thursday, September 30, 2010

(。・ω・)ノ゙ コンチャ♪

Today is a purely fun post because I have asdfghjkl@#$%& too much going on right now to talk about myself without coming out totally negative (see my twitter for recent life hate spam (^-ェ-^).oO ( バーカ )) & I don't want to be that way!

SO ONLY POSITIVE ENERGY KK?! (ノ≧∀≦)ノ・‥…━━━★ ピキューン!

By now I'm sure everyone knows about Ena Matsumoto's upcoming singing debut, but she's not the first exViVi model to start a singing career~!
I thought it would be fun to make a little timeline of ViVi's models-turned-singers so here goes ★彡

The first one I remember is the utterly gorgeous 佐田真由美/Mayumi Sada circa 2001~
 

Next came 藤井リナ/Lena Fuji in 2008~ I will admit that while she's definitely not the greatest singer at all, I own both her debut album & her limited edition single from last year, haha (●´艸`)ヾ 
 Terrible lip-sync much, haha? (T▽T)ノ_彡☆ばんばん!
 
This year,  紗羅マリー/Sara Mary made her singing debut & while I was a little skeptical at first, she's actually not that bad!
 
& now of course there's Ena, whose debut I'm really looking forward to!
Hopefully she'll follow in the footsteps of her fellow ViVi bbs & get to release an album at some point, even if it is horribly vocoded! \(★´−`)人(´▽`★)/

They're all so different, no? 
 
Tomorrow's Friday so let's hang in there~!! (*・∀・)/♡\(・∀・*)
 
☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆
 
 


JAPAN GAL BRAND SALE 2

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

(*゚ー゚)vオハヨ♪

I decided to do another sale since I'm cleaning out my closet & these pieces no longer fit with the style I've been gravitating towards at the moment or just don't fit びゃははは (≧ω≦)b
Same rules as before apply~! 

PAYPAL ACCEPTED ONLY. WILL SHIP WORLDWIDE EVERY SATURDAY FOLLOWING RECEIPT OF PAYMENT.


W♥C KUMATAN LONG SWEATSHIRT SIZE F - SOLD


D.I.A. LUCKY BAG TOP WITH ARM WARMERS NO SIZE - $10 USD
Very sexy rock-kei top from the 2010 New Year lucky bag.  I didn't like it personally for me, so am giving it up. Also looks a little worn, at least 2 times. No size, but material is stretchy. Would best fit a US size S/M. 


W♥C UGLY BASEBALL CAP - SOLD


GLAD NEWS LONG GRAPHIC PRINT TOP SIZE F - $35 USD
 Cute graphic print top, perfect for layering with jeans & skirts for the fall months! Brand new with tags unattached but included. Never worn, only tried on. Size is Free & would best a US size S/M. 


GLAD NEWS BOW SKULL PRINT BUBBLE DRESS SIZE F - SOLD


W♥C PEPPER ONESIE SIZE S - $55 USD
The super-popular pepper onesie from the summer 2010 collection! Completely sold out. Only worn once. So many fantastic details on this piece, including gold w♥c zipper pull! Size is S & would best fit a US size XS/S. Bust is stretchy. 


TAOBAO ONE*SPO LIKE DRESS WITH BOW BELT SIZE F - SOLD


Please leave a comment or contact me at honeylovejam@yahoo.com with your location (US or international) & the item(s) you are interested if you would like to purchase any of these items.
Prices DO NOT INCLUDE shipping or PayPal fee. I will give you a shipping estimate based on your  location (US or international.)

☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆



Becoming MODE ★。、:*:。.:*:・'゜

Monday, September 27, 2010

ヾ(〃⌒ ー———⌒)ノ~~コンニチワァ♪

As you can probably tell, mode-kei is really growing on me ♥ Maybe because it fits the cool autumn weather perfectly, or maybe because it's the most practical style for me since I can use pieces of it in my work wardrobe, but I am getting more & more into it every day ☆彡

Lately I have been working a lot harder on making my personal mode look come together ♪(゚▽^*)ノ⌒☆ My first attempt at mode wasn't so great, but I have discovered that a key part of the look is... ACCESSORIES & MAKE!! 

On Sunday I took notes from both  松本恵奈/Ena Matsumoto & 荻原桃子/Momoko Ogihara & used Mitsu's super-helpful scarf turban tutorial to create a more put-together mode look. I was especially inspired by Momoko who is just amazing ♥

 My inspiration ★。、::。.::・'゜
My look~ shirt + paginsu from EXPRESS, bracelets from Target, scarf by w♥c!
\(○^ω^○)/
I left my bangs out because really, I have a HUUUGEEE forehead & just... no(≧∇≦)ぶぁっはっはっ!!
 
I also decided to go with a stronger eye using my new Sleek Acid palette I snagged from Yuklui Style~
I will say right now I am a total Sleek Makeup convert~ the shadows are wonderfully pigmented & don't transfer as much as the shadows I normally wear. This is such an amazing palette with so many possibilities too! ★'.・.LOVE~(^▽^(^▽^*)~LOVE.・.・:☆ 
 
Here was my inspiration~
 & my result~
 I seriously hate close-up photos of my face (I can never get a flattering angle!(T_T)) but I thought this showed off the make pretty well~ strong eye + nude lip = ♥
 
You can also see one of my earrings in this shot~ big rhinestone heart stud earrings! ★彡 
I really want to invest in more earrings like these since they seem to be trending with mode-kei right now.

I think it's official though~ I'm in love with mode!
\(★´−`)人(´▽`★)/ 
 
☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

JELLY + Monotone = ♥

Saturday, September 25, 2010

( ^-^)ノ(* ^-^)ノこんばんわぁ♪ 

It's Saturday night & I can't take watching another re-run of Jersey Shore, so I thought I'd blog! ギャハハハハ・・・・ _(_ _ )ミ☆ バンバン!

I haven't been able to buy the October issue of JELLY yet, but luckily scans are available & since this caught my eye, I couldn't help but share it here~

A/W 2010 MONOTONE  ♪(*^ー゜)v(*^▽^*)*☆ガンバ☆♪

This title, lol~
I'd like to take this moment to express my absolute total love for 本多末奈/Mana Honda~ now that 森摩耶/Maya Mori & 山本優希/Yuuki Yamamoto are preggers/engaged/probably retiring, this girl is definitely my new fave JELLY model ♥

Back to the scans though~!
。・:*:・゚★,。・:*:・゚♪☆LOVELOVE('∇^*)☆♪。・:*:・゚★,。・:*:・゚☆ 
 
I love how they show you how to incorporate monotone into the key trends this season. 
But while I loved Bohemian/Ethnic during the summer, I'm not crazy about the fall take on it at all, even with the 'cool factor' monotone adds (>へ<) 
 
& yes, this was a totally cop-out post haha~ I promise a better one soon!
 
☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

JAPAN GAL BRAND SALE~~!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

~~~ヾ ^∇^おはよー♪
Normally I do my clothing sales on the GAL SALES community on LiveJournal, but since I think a lot of the readers here would appreciate these items, I thought I would post my newest sale here~!
But first a quick note~
ALL PRICES ARE NEGOTIABLE! PAYPAL ACCEPTED ONLY. WILL SHIP WORLDWIDE EVERY SATURDAY FOLLOWING RECEIPT OF PAYMENT.

Ok, on to the sales~~!! ♪(*^ー゜)v(*^▽^*)*☆ガンバ☆♪
MIIA GOLDEN WEEK LUCKY BAG ONESIE SIZE M - $30 USD
Really cute cargo pocket onesie with drawstring waist. Part of MiiA's 2010 Golden Week lucky bag. Only worn once. Size is M, but could easily fit up to a US size 7. Very forgiving soft cotton material!
Can easily fit into this fall's military trend! ★=(−.⌒)

D.I.A. LUCKY BAG PAINT SPLATTER DENIM MINI SIZE S - SOLD

W♥C SPRING FLORAL JUMPSUIT SIZE F - SOLD
  
W♥C KUMATAN MAXI T-SHIRT DRESS SIZE F - SOLD
  
W♥C SPRING FLORAL MAXI DRESS SIZE F - $45 USD
Gorgeous piece from the 2010 spring collection! Sold out fast! Only worn twice. Size is F with a stretchy bust that can fit up to a C or small D-cup.

W♥C DENIM BASEBALL CAP - SOLD
  
W♥C KUMATAN FUKUBUKURO TOP/ONEPIECE SIZE S - SOLD

Please leave a comment or contact me at honeylovejam@yahoo.com with your location (US or international) & the item(s) you are interested if you would like to purchase any of these items.
Prices DO NOT INCLUDE shipping or PayPal fee. I will give you a shipping estimate based on your  location (US or international.)
Please don't forget that I am taking offers, so please feel free to negotiate if you really want something! (^_−)≡★
☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

Baaackkk~

Monday, September 20, 2010

~~~ヾ ^∇^おはよー♪

How is everyone?
I've been meaning to blog for days now, but life has been asdfghjkl@#$%&* ALL OVER THE PLACE!! (p>□<q*)) 

This weekend one of my friends celebrated a big birthday so we spent all of Saturday basically partying. I didn't get home til the afternoon yesterday & then spent all day sleeping, haha (v_v) スヤスヤ
But it was nice to hang out & just let our troubles go for a while!

Lately I've been so inspired by 岩田ののか/Iwata Nonoka ♡ I love her simple yet distinctive style & I really admire how she blends monotone with gothic & rock elements. 

I will probably do a full style idol post on her later, but basically my reason for mentioning my love for her is because Saturday's code was inspired by her recent more casual style~ 
Note: In case you have/haven't noticed, my hair got lighter again haahaa!! I've only washed it like 2 times since dyeing it too... I think it'll take a while for me to achieve dark hair again *FAIL*
♪(゚▽^*)ノ⌒☆ 
Nonoka's casual style
 
HAPPY MONDAY EVERYONE~~!! 
Fight!!(o^-^)尸~''☆ミ☆ミ 
 
☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

Taobao one*spo Fakes + (Another!) Giveaway Pimping

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

☆Hey!ヽ('ー'#)/ Hello!☆
 
This is a little rushed because I'm on my lunch break & I'm a bit stressed with things in life atm, but I figured blogging about happy things would take the edge off a little so HERE GOES!!

After reading about Taobao on the gorgeous Steph's blog & hearing about it over on the ryuukou_style community over on LiveJournal, I decided to try it out for myself. Taobao is basically like mbok or eBay from China~ they have both auctions & buy it now listings for all kinds of things. They have quite a bit of Japanese style clothing & some of the listings claim to be popular 109 brands, but I think they're probably more just inspired by the brands rather than actually from them びゃははは (≧ω≦)b
 
ALTHOUGH~ I have heard that a couple of shops DO have Chinese stores, like COCOLULU, so it's possible that there are some authentic items on there!

Anyway, in order to buy things from Taobao you have to have an agent aka a shopping service.  I found a website called Taobao Field Guide which directed me to a service called Obook. Let me just say now that they are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING ♥ Ordering from them was as easy as sending an email with the links to the items I wanted, sending payment through PayPal, & then waiting to get the package!
They're incredibly nice & answer all their emails within 24 hours usually. The only thing that took a while was the actual shipping since it's best to use Air Mail instead of EMS for Taobao, but even that went well~!

So here are my first Taobao spoils~
 
I've been obsessed with this one*spo dress that Natsumi Saito wears like every week, so...
... naturally I had to snag this cute copy~!
Almost exact, no??
The belt is unattached which is why it looks smaller(^凹^)
It's basically the same exact dress though~ the only thing that gives it away is this~
 I'm amused that they used a moussy fake tag since the dress is a one*spo copy, haha~
キャハハ o(>▽▽<)o キャハハ
 
I also picked up another copy of this fabulous one*spo cardi~
 Cell phone snap from a Japanese one*spo shop

& here's my Taobao fake~
★'.・.LOVE~(^▽^(^▽^*)~LOVE.・.・:☆ 
 
The quality of both of these items is actually surprisingly good too~! The belt on the dress is pretty cheaply made & the buttons need to be sewn on a little tighter, but other than that the material is decent & seems like it will hold up in the wash. The cardi is very good quality too, though I just wouldn't put it through the dryer, haha ☆ミヾ(#`Д´)
 
Overall I am very pleased with my first 'Taobao spree' though \(○^ω^○)/ 
I got both of these items from the YAOYAO Shop, in case anyone is curious~ they have a lot of other cute items, including shoes & fake lashes too!

So, would any of you buy from Taobao?
Or, if you have already bought from them, what did you think?
& before I go... Please check out this amazing giveaway going on at Pearly & Kelly's super-cute blog~! So many nice things up ♥
 
☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

A/W 2010 Hair: Part 1?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

( ^-^)ノ(* ^-^)ノこんばんわぁ♪ 

So I thought I'd fight off the Sunday blues by posting up my new hair~!
 Snapped these last night in a hurry so please to be ignoring my tired face, haha (ー○ー)=3 ハァ 

I decided to go with this 'deep beige brown' since I've been anxious to dye my hair & didn't want to wait for a salon appointment ( ̄□ ̄」)」☆o(><;)○
It didn't turn out exactly like the colour on the box but it's really similar to Mai Miyagi's so I'm happy for now~

& while it's similar to my natural boring super-dark brown/black hair, it has an amazingly rich chocolatey tone to it that is

See the difference?
Photo from last year & yea, I crossed out my face because it was bleh!(◎´〇`◎)

I'm almost convinced to go ahead & get the subtle blue streaks put in since I've gotten some comments from readers who really liked that style with this colour, so look forward to a possible Part 2 to this, haha~!

Ok, back to reading Steig Larsson~

☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

With ♥

Saturday, September 11, 2010

こ(^0^)ん(^_^)ば(^▽^)ん(^_^)わ(^○^) 

How is your weekend going? 
Mine is going really well~! ♥ I finally dyed my hair today... Now it's the same colour as Mai Miyagi's which I blogged about in this post ★=(−.⌒) I don't have the blue streaks in it though, but I'm still toying with getting bleached blonde highlights so we'll see what happens, haha!

I also received my first Taobao order & the GLAD NEWS dress the lovely Sami of マカロン★dreaming was so kind to trade me for, as well as visited the MAC counter again sooo... It's been a nice weekend!  p(*^-^*)q がんばっ♪ 

I promise to post some new hair & shopping photos soon, but now I want to share some of the lovely & sweet things I received from a very dear online friend & a super-special new one yesterday~! ミ☆

I feel so lucky to count the amazingly sweet & adorable Jenny of sushi-cat as one of my dearest online friends~ she's so thoughtful & always has positive & encouraging words for everyone, which is so rare these days ♥
Recently she went to Japan on vacation, & I was so thrilled to find this postcard in my mailbox yesterday evening~
 Yep, a 109 postcard~~!! \(○^ω^○)/ 
 Complete with a sweet message ♥
ありがとう, Jenny~!
 
I also received an amazingly sweet love package from the beautiful Eki of Ekimura, who I have just recently gotten to know through her cute blog ♥
可愛い ! !
Sweet note from Eki along with some cute masks, nail stickers & adorable velcro bow for holding back your hair when you're doing make~! ♥
 ... & more goodies!! Shiseido lip balm, choco cookie mirror with comb, makeup remover, yummy candy & lovely straight-type lashes~
 
ありがとう, Eki~! ♥ You were so sweet to send me so many cute & sweet things~ I really appreciate it & am so glad to get to know you more ♪(゚▽^*)ノ⌒☆ 
 
This also reminds me that I need to get to work on my giveaway to thank all of YOU amazing readers! I feel so blessed to have gotten to know so many of you through this blog & the gal community. 
 
Sometimes it's nice to know someone cares, even if they are miles away ♥
 
☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

Randomness

Thursday, September 9, 2010

(。・ω・)ノ゙ コンチャ♪

I'm sitting here trying not to feel sick since I had planned to take the day off today, but my co-worker is by herself & I'm too nice to leave her stranded  ̄\(−_−)/ ̄オテアゲッ

So I guess I'll be swallowing tea & pain pills all day, but what can you do?

But since I'm here, I thought I would post some new things that make me happy~
 YES, I GOT A PINK FOXTAIL~~!!
♪(*^ー゜)v(*^▽^*)*☆ガンバ☆♪ 
 Morimayu has a similar one
 
& for those of you who aren't into real fur, no worries...
This one has a cutie little fox face~! ★=(−.⌒)
 
I also received my latest w♥c purchase~ I haven't been buying as much because I'm trying to get into other brands, but now that the entire fall catalogue seems to be released, that might change, haha! 
 
Anyway, I had been wanting this sweatshirt since it was released for the spring 2010 collection, but I think it sold out super-fast as usual & never got restocked... But lucky thing for mbok
☆、。・:*:・゜`★.。・:*:・♪(* ^^)・^*) チュッ♪☆、。・:*:・゜`★.。・:*:・
 
Kumatan is actually on the back, but everyone thinks he looks cuter on the front, haha~!
This sweatshirt is also made of a nice thick cotton so it'll be nice for fall too \(○^ω^○)/ 
 
OK LET'S STAY POSITIVE FOR THURSDAY~~!!

☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

Girls, Be Ambitious ! ☆彡

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

ヾ(@⌒ー⌒@)ノおはよう

Today I bring you another fabulous twinnu coordinate with the absolutely stunning & adorable Sara Mari!
♪♪♪ ( ^^)人(^^ ) ♪♪♪ 
 
While she was in Japan recently, she was kind enough to pick me up one of the gorgeous tutuHA onepieces I'm sure everyone has seen all around tumblr & such, so naturally we had to follow up with a twin code~!
 
So let's go!! 
♪(*^ー゜)v(*^▽^*)*☆ガンバ☆♪
Sara Mari
 Uwaaa, she's so fabulous!
 & me, haha~

I decided to make these photos bigger than the previous twin code posts because of the awesome detail of this onepiece (& because Sara Mari is amazing with accessorizing & actually challenged me to make a better effort, haha!(≧∇≦)ぶぁっはっはっ!!)
 
I LOVE LOVE how she paired hers with her w♥c leopard tutu skirt & those fabulous Union Jack tights! Those are definitely some MUST GET fall legwear ★=(−.⌒)
 
I paired mine with the sparkle detail pankinsu from EXPRESS that I posted about previously, & since you can't tell from the photo above, here's a close-up~
\(○^ω^○)/ 
 
We also both decided to use rock-kei accessories & darker eyemake to complete the look. I think it goes well with tutuHA since they're a brand with a heavy rock-kei influence ミ★
★'.・.LOVE~(^▽^(^▽^*)~LOVE.・.・:☆ 
 
Sara Mari did such a fabulous job of showing off all her accessories in one shot, haha! She definitely inspires me to work harder on taking full code snaps to get all the details in in fewer shots ♥ Plus she's so lovely on the inside & out & just has the most amazing sense of style~ she inspires me on a daily basis to not give up on trying to achieve a better gal style! 

So ありがとう Sara Mari, for being my personal shopper for a day & for doing this twin code with me~! ♥ I had so much fun putting this look together & getting to share it with such an inspiring gal as yourself(★ ̄∀ ̄★)
 
I hope everyone enjoyed this post as much as I did planning for & writing it~!
& don't forget, please feel free to contact me if anyone is interested in becoming twinnus for a day (^o-)ミ☆パチッ!
 
☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆