Tuesday, October 19, 2010

After the Con is Over

Now that NYAF/NYCC is thoroughly finished, I can safely say that my "Out of the Woods" panel about morigirl, natural kei, and dolly kei was a success for the second time. What a relief! My friend Jen took some pictures during the panel, so here's what the presentation looked like for those who couldn't make it to the convention.

A shot taken from the back of the room:
Here are a few slides from the natural kei portion of the presentation:
 I talked a bit about Pink House and designer Kaneko Isao's influence on the fashion.
 Next, I talked about morigirl style:
 I also talked about some morigirl brands like Wonder Rocket and Syrup among others.
Finally, the segment about dolly kei...
 Here are some shots of my lovely models! I was able to provide most of the clothes for the natural kei and dolly kei models from my own wardrobe, but the morigirls brought their own coordinates. Yanise modeled natural kei, wearing a Pink House dress and off-brand accessories. Doesn't she look as though she was made for this style? She suits the Pink House look so well.
Next, here is Kelsey (of I Do Declare) modeling natural kei and Bianca (of Curly B) modeling dolly kei. Kelsey wore a Pink House dress, vintage Ralph Lauren skirt, and off-brand accessories. Bianca wore a vintage Gunne Sax dress and off-brand accessories. They look so cute together!
Here's my friend Petrina modeling morigirl style! She put together her own coordinate made up of a Wonder Rocket tunic dress, offbrand accessories, and a handmade cardigan. Petrina has such a peaceful morigirl style!
My friend Aria (of Dixmacabre Sewing Chronicle) also modeled morigirl and put together her own coordinate for the panel. She's wearing a Wonder Rocket dress, offbrand accessories, and a handmade hat! I love all the handmade details my morigirls incorporated into their outfits.
Aly (of Miss Lumpy) modeled dolly kei. She wore all offbrand and vintage clothes and pulled off the look really well! I think Hitomi and the Grimoire shop girls would really have liked her brightly-colored hair. You may recognize the skirt from my last post about buying dolly kei online!
I'm lucky to have such attractive and cooperative friends. Thank you for modeling for me, everyone!

When the panel was over, the raffle began. The main prizes were two complete outfits-- detailed in this post-- but there were also many other amazing prizes contributed by my friends. I was tempted to keep some things for myself!

First, Shanda (of Sweet Daydreams) hand-crafted these floral hair accessories. Whimsical details like seed pearls and tassels made these hair clips to die for! Besides her blog, Shanda runs an Etsy store for her creations: Mousse au Chocolat. Check it out for more hand-crafted ornaments!
Second, Aly, my dolly fashion model, made some adorable birdsnest accessories, a hair clip and a brooch. Tiny twigs, acorns, and bits of moss mix playfully with pearls and ribbon-- making these ornaments the perfect complement for morigirl and many other styles. Aly sells many hand-crafted accessories in her Etsy store, Amaranth Opulent, so be sure to take a look!
Third, Aria, one of my morigirl models, contributed two of these gorgeous handmade corsages. Pom-pom trim and a variety of laces blend to form a beautiful tail to the hand-crocheted flowers. These corsages can be clipped in the hair, or to a bag, or even a dress. Visit Aria's blog for other examples of her sewing talents!
Thanks to all my friends with cameras, I was able to get a shot of the dolly kei outfit I wore on Saturday. The skirt is a genuine trachten skirt from Germany that I was lucky enough to find in an outdoor flea market a few weeks ago, and everything else is either vintage or offbrand.
I had a wonderful time! If you want to see more photos and the post Jen made about my panel, visit the morigirl livejournal community.


  1. I love morigirl and dolly kei style! It's seemed an interesting event. The cordinates were amazing!

  2. The past weekend was just so awesome, I keep saying so, and of course the panel was perfection~

    Thanks for the linkage <33 I appreciate it lots! :D I totally need to go about making a side panel link list on my blog for all my supporters and favorites!

  3. You and me both! I keep meaning to make a blog roll as well ;o;

  4. sooo attractiveeee~! I had a grat time modeling for you again~! XD

  5. Aww Kelsey, you'll always be my ideal Pink House model! :D