Kawaii Market 2016

May 16, 2016

Some photos from last month's successful Kawaii Market event! I wanted to take as many photos as I could and document everything ~properly~, but since the event space was so packed the entire time (300+ attendees!!), I spent most of the day outside by the entrance. I didn't bring my camera with me either, so these were all taken with my phone! Which explains why 80% of the photos in this post are selcas, haha _(┐「ε:)_

For better more photos from this event, please check out this album on the Kawaii PH Facebook page! (*ꈍ꒳ꈍ*)♡

shy shy shy

May 7, 2016

Lately I've been too busy watching K-beauty videos on Youtube, so I only got to watch Twice's MV for Cheer Up today. It's really nice and I liked it a lot. Seems like I've got the shy shy shy fever! And while we're on the topic of shyness (and being shy shy shy~)—I've always been a shy and introverted person (I'm an INFP-A), even though my friends say I give off a different vibe online. I also deal with occasional, yet mild, bouts of social anxiety. Add to that, a handful of body issues .. it's amazing how I'm able to keep this blog going, honestly! (꒪⌓꒪)

A few weeks ago, I was sent this adorable dress by the lovely people over at Alice's Pig, a fashion brand from Brixton in South London inspired by vintage style and Alice in Wonderland. The name is a reminder that colliding styles and cultures can produce something interesting and that there can be beauty and surprise in anything; even in a pig. Their brand image speaks to me so much that I was so happy they sent me a piece of my choosing. So what does this have to do with shyness? Well, the first time I tried this dress on.. I felt I was too fat for it. The dress looked SO CUTE but I couldn't bring myself to get past that feeling. But then I thought to myself, I am a hundred times more confident when I have my makeup on, so I did a little test shoot with it. After that I showed my friends the photos and asked if I looked okay, but with them being the ever-supportive cheerleaders that they are (hi SK, I mean you), just told me that I looked fine. And so, that gave me a bit of courage to post these photos.

I know it may not seem like a big deal, but for me, it's baby steps! Now to take an even bigger step outside of my comfort zone—I should try and wear the dress when I go out. (Which I will definitely do in the future, because this shoot and styling did not do this cute dress justice!)

© oh my little girl Maira Gall.