Birthday Arcade

Happy Monday! My birthday was this past Friday and I spent it with my favorite things: games, friends, and frills! Friends from my lovely comm were nice enough to escort me to a local restaurant/arcade to celebrate my 24th birthday!

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I didn’t realize I shared a birthday with the Olympics so we spent most of dinner watching the Olympics Opening Ceremony! I’ve never really watched the Olympics before so it was cool to see how much effort was put into the opening presentations. Afterwards, we spent a lot of time playing in the arcade. I played a lot of Guitar Hero! (ง’̀-‘́)ง

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The weather was awful because it was snowing all day, and people were rude to us for being dressed up multiple times during the night but I wore this crown all night because it was my day to celebrate!

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Coordinate

Dress: Alice and the Pirates Electric Circus in the Moonlight Night

Crown: Voodooodolly

Blouse: Excentrique Lace Collar Crown Blouse

Striped Bolero: Offbrand

Tights: Littleroseplanet Mysterious Circus Tour Performance Night Black

Shoes: Offbrand

 

 I had one of the best birthdays I’ve had in a very very long time. It was nice to just spend it having fun with people willing to brave a heavy snowfall night for me :’) And I never would have met any of them without this fashion I love so much! Happy Birthday to me! Here’s to another good year!

 

Thanks for reading! That’s it for this week! Next week, I should finally be uploading my wardrobe post so please look forward to it! ^_^

 

 

‘Til next week!

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Art Gallery Meet Up

Hello! Sorry for the late post~ Things have been hectic lately! I’m planning on doing my 2018 Wardrobe Post soon, just waiting on a few things stuck in the mail~ This week, I want to talk about an amazing art gallery I went to two weekends ago in Buffalo with my friends! We went to see Takashi Murakami’s “The Deep End of the Universe” exhibit before it left the Albright Knox museum. His art is known for its bright colors and rebellious images of creatures and when I saw the promotion, I knew I just had to visit.

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His art is so cool!!! It would be an understatement to say I felt inspired. He has such beautiful art, I felt inspired entire time! I’m an artist myself and I wish I could make such beautiful things. Upon leaving art school, I found myself losing direction and struggling to remember why I liked to draw. I love visiting art galleries because being able to see what others create motivates me to be better! I hope in 2018, be it art or Lolita fashion, I can find new ways to express myself! These bright, poppy, colorful, and punk feelings are part of why I love alternative fashion! I even got one of his pins as a souvenir!

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The museum also had another exhibit going on “Out of Sight: Art of the Senses,” an exhibition devoted to showcasing pieces that touch upon simulating the 5 senses! There were exhibits that made sounds, some you could touch, even some you could taste! There was also some very interesting pieces in the permanent collection as well.

 

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 I wore my Magical Etolie skirt with the apron for the first time! I loveeeee pink, I wish I could wear it more often ;v; Somehow I ended up owning a lot of red dresses first! xD

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Just your local resident black Barbie girl~ (Really though, I felt like a Barbie with this makeup!) For it, I tried pink, yellow, and blue eyeshadow, combined with pink and yellow nailpolish to match Magical Etolie!

 

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Coordinate

Apron Skirt: Angelic Pretty Magical Etolie

Cutsew: Angelic Pretty

Parka: Angelic Pretty

Diamond OTKs: Mufish

Pink Slouch Socks: Sock Dreams

Shoes: Angelic Pretty

Accessories: Angelic Pretty and Nile Perch

Bag: SWIMMER

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That’s it for this week! As always, thanks for tuning in! ‘Til next time!

Clown Weekend

Hello! Happy Monday!

This weekend was a double of coordinates, fun times, and lots and lots of clowns!

On Saturday, Bobby and I went on a date to Rochester’s Artisan Works, a local museum located in a refurbished factory that hosts hundreds upon hundreds of unique and unconventional artwork.

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I got to see lots of artwork by Ramón Santiago, who is famous for his beautiful portraits and drawings of women, clowns, and creatures. I found out that he’s actually a Rochester native and that there’s a local studio dedicated to just his art nearby! I read up that there’s presently some controversy over the ownership rights to his art so I wonder if I’ll be able to visit the studio one day. When I look at his art, I’m so moved by an aesthetic I deeply wish to emulate with my coordinates. I hope I can look that dreamy one day. ^^

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For this coordinate, I went a little silly, lots of clashing patterns. I got this blouse thrifting during the winter holiday and noticed it matched my AP OTKs, I just had to pair them since they both have matching triangles! Next time, I will probably try to incorporate more yellow around the neck and waist. I went for dark makeup to contrast with the bright colors.

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Coordinate:

Bow: Pastel Skies

Clown Hat: Local Shop (Archimage)

Blouse: Thrifted

Bow: Angelic Pretty British Bowtie Blouse

Skirt: Angelic Pretty Queen Trump Skirt

OTKs: Angelic Pretty Circus Neon OTKs

Bag: Target

Shoes: Bodyline

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Artisan Works Clowns!

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On Sunday, I joined the neighboring Buffalo Lolita Comm for a tea party at the White Linen Tea House and later antique shopping! The food was fantastic, we all participated in a brunch buffet where you can eat all the pancakes, eggs benedict, and fruit for a flat rate.

I keep running into faces like this!

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I saw so many cool things while in the antique store! I ended up leaving with this fan shaped pin with dangling tassels for only $8!

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I really love this JSk and originally got it to match my Jester hat but was pleasantly surprised by how well it paired with my Vierge Vampur bonnet! I got the bonnet in one of my Lolita Desu orders and I’m happy I get to wear it while creating a second coordinate for this JSK! I went for more dramatic makeup and a dot to match the cutsew and dress. ^^

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 Coordinate:

Bonnet: Vierge Vampur

JSK: Baby, the Stars Shine Bright Sorcerer’s Horoscope JSK

Cutsew: Angelic Pretty Decoration Dot Tulle Cutsew

Mask Brooch: Local Shop (Archimage)

Bag: Putumayo Rabbit Pochette

Shoes: Lolita Lola

 

Antique Clowns!

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Overall, it was a very fun and silly weekend! It was strange going back to reality and preparing for the work week once more. That’s it for this week’s entry! ‘Til next time! 🙂

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Winter International Lolita Day 2017

Hello! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday! This past weekend was International Lolita Day! I experienced my first ILD earlier this year when I hosted a swap meet for my comm. ILD is held every year, twice a year on the first Saturday of July and December, so people from all over the world can decide when and how to spend the day celebrating.

For this December’s ILD, I hosted a meet-up to Rochester’s Public Market. The Public Market has been renovated a lot recently and it had been a few months since I had last visited. Thus, I was looking forward to going for this event! The vendors sold many cute vintage Christmas accessories, fresh Christmas trees, decorations, winter clothing, and other interesting items!

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There was this cute carousel horse there! I wish I could have bought it!

We had a great turn-out! It was awesome seeing some people I haven’t seen since the recent tea party meet-up. My friend wore a sax dress to match with me! I thought everyone looked so adorable! We found a cute spot to take coordinate pictures, as well as the group picture.

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After the group photo, we walked through the area once more, with lots of people stopping us to ask us about our outfits. I generally mention our “fashion club” and it was interesting having so many admirers. Before the event, I was a bit nervous because I hadn’t worn something so brightly pastel before. The positive reception really eased my nerves. We stumbled across a vendor who sold these amazingly fluffy earmuffs! Almost everyone bought a pair (or several) and we took a group photo. xD

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Bobby and I did some very light shopping for vegetables from some of the farmers. I got some amazing sugar cookies and kettle corn! For accessories, I got a bow made entirely of metal, an interesting ring, and a pin with a sword. And of course, the earmuffs!

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For my coordinate, I wore Angelic Pretty’s Harlequinade for the first time. I really love the pastel colorways of it and recently acquired the sax version. I thought it was a great opportunity to wear my new rosette from Ikemen Mode as well as a few other accessories I haven’t gotten to wear yet.

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With my coat and earmuffs

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Coordinate

JSK: Angelic Pretty Harlequinade

Blouse: Excentrique Lace Collar Crown Blouse

OTKs: Alice and the Pirates Afternoon Nap Gymnasium OTKs

Shoes: Bodyline

Bag: Daiso

More coordinate photos can be seen on my Coordinate Photos 2017 page!

Overall, I’m very happy with out the meet-up turned out! It’s been 9 months since I’ve started actively building my Lolita wardrobe and I’m having such a great time. Being able to wear a fashion that fits my quirkiness, while also meeting so many awesome people has made the last few months so amazing. I can’t wait for the next ILD!

 

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Thanks for reading! ‘Til next time!

Halloween Party 2017 / ハロウィーンのパーティー2017

Hi there! Last weekend was so much fun! I got to host a Halloween Party for the Rochester Lolita community! As a potluck, guests brought a food item to share with everyone.

こんにちは!先週の週末は楽しかった!私はロチェスターのロリータコミュニティーのために ハロウィーンのパーティーをホストした。ポットラックで、皆さんは食べ物を持ってきました。

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I made pumpkin soup and deviled eggs!

私は南瓜のスープと デビルド卵を作った!

 

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We spent a lot of time playing card games. Others were making crafts with the supplies Lauren and I got last week.

私達は長い間カードゲームを遊んだ。余人はローレンさんと先週の買ったものを使ってクラフトを作った。

 

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Bobby dressed up with me again! He recently bought Alice and the Pirates’ Guilty Meltin’ Sweets Town Ouji Set.

ボビーちゃんと又着飾った! 最近、彼はALICE and the PIRATESのギルティメルティスイーツタウン柄王子セットを買った。

 

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I already bought Angelic Pretty’s Horror Garden JSK months ago in preparation for Halloween. So, I thought about how we could make a couples’ coordinate. Ultimately, I ended up adding a brown blouse and getting matching tights with Bobby! This is the first coordinate I’ve worn the pigtails of my Dream Holic wig. I think our picture came out really well!

ハロウィーンのために私はもうAngelic PrettyのHorror Gardenジャンパースカートを買った。カップルコーディネートの作り方について考えた。到頭、私は茶色ブラウスとコーデ タイツを決めたんだ。このコーディネートでDream Holic鬘のピグテールを初めてかぶった。写真はよかっただと思う!

 

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Bobby took a few pictures of me as well!

ボビーちゃんは写真を撮ってくれた!

 

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Coordinate / コーディネート

JSK / ジャンパースカート: Angelic Pretty

Blouse / ブラウス: Angelic Pretty

Tights / タイツ: Offbrand

Shoes / シューズ: Putumayo

Bag / 鞄: SWIMMER

Accessories / アクセサリー: Automatic Honey, Angelic Pretty, SWIMMER, Enchantlic Enchantilly

 

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Thanks for reading! ‘Til next time!

読んでくれてありがとう! またね!

Tea at the Red Bird

Happy Monday! October means a great month of beautiful fall weather & activities! This past weekend, I experienced my first legit tea party with my Lolita community! We planned & reserved out a tearoom in a nearby town and it was hands down, the best meet I’ve ever gone to thus far.

The name of the cafe is called The Red Bird so of course, what better occasion for wearing red? The event was also a good introduction back into ouji for my other half, Bobby, who first tested the waters during the Swap Meet earlier this year for International Lolita Day! I’m really thankful for his participation. A girl in my comm, Emily, made a headband for one of her dresses and it ended up matching Bobby perfectly! He got to borrow it for the rest of the day!

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I experimented a little with makeup! I wanted to go for something circus-inspired to match my dress so I tried out some white under eyeliner with red lipstick to imitate a clown smile!

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The food was so wonderful, lots of delicious sandwiches & baked goods. The trays had grapes, raspberries, and oranges as well for additional sweetness! At this cafe, you can pick your own tea cup and plate so I naturally selected a full pink set.

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After the tea & lunch, we decided to take lots of group & coordinate pictures while the lighting was still good. I shockingly got a lot of great coordinate pictures out of it! Usually I mess up a lot of my pictures by laughing or posing awkwardly but I’m extremely proud of how a lot of these came out (thanks to Bobby for his phone & photo skills!)

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We regularly got stopped by people who were interested in what we were wearing. Lots of photos were taken of us! It was definitely a pleasant contrast to a few weekends ago when I went to the movies & mall with Bobby. I guess because I was wearing lolita alone, it was easier for people to glare and be suspicious. In a group setting, where everyone is clearly having fun, people are laughing, and genuinely enjoying each others’ outfits, I guess for bystanders, the appearance is that we’re a “group” or doing it “for something” is enough to make the reaction more positive and welcoming. I’d like to test out the waters and contrast more public opinions received while in a group setting vs. sole lolita but that’s a different blog post for another day!

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My lovely friends!

After photos, we walked down the street to go to a bunch of different stores. We went to multiple antique shops, a comic book shop, and later a gift shop. At the gift shop, I actually managed to find something that I think would be great for my coordinates in the future! It’s a drama mask pin and the design matches the drama mask brass hair barrette I wore during the Swap Meet. I also made a clown friend!

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Overall, I can’t say enough positive things about this meet. Perfect weather, perfect food, perfect company! Days like that just really solidify why I love this fashion so much. Beyond just beautiful clothes, there’s a strong sense of community, togetherness, and expression. While I’m sure I would be a lone Lolita in the event I did not have an immediate surrounding community that I could help energize, there’s a lot to be said on how satisfying it is to be able to share your passion with other passionate people. I love being able to just sit and talk and express myself. It’s one of the greatest feelings in the world to me and I’m absolutely looking forward to our next big meet!

 

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Coordinate

Dress & OP: Alice and the Pirates Starlit Sky Tent and the Secret Circus Troupe
OTKs: Alice and the Pirates Circus Tent Stripe OTKs
Bag: Innocent World Carousel Bag
Shoes: Alice and the Pirates Enamel Circus Shoes
Wristcuffs: Bodyline
Rings & Accessories: Alice and the Pirates, Enchantilly Enchantilic, Offbrand

Thanks for reading! I hope you’ll enjoy me again next week! Until then, please enjoy the funny picture slideshow below! Bye!

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Edit 10/15: My friend Cristina posted a vlog of the day!

Casual Bubble Tea Meet-Up

Hello! Thanks for joining me this week!

Two weekends ago, I hosted a casual meet-up and I wanted to share my pictures! I’ve been trying to host more casual meet-ups to encourage busy or inactive people in the community to participate. There’s a bubble tea place right down the street from my apartment so I thought it would be the perfect place to meet for one or two hours. The bubble tea place also specializes in a sushi bar with lots of delicious arrangements of sushi!

RSVPs for the event were very sporadic but a few people actually ended up showing up! It made me super happy! Because it was casual, I also opted for a more casual look, changing the outfit I wore to the circus slightly. It was definitely interesting walking down the street in lolita fashion, definitely not something I’m used to despite it being a street fashion. I hope I’ll eventually be able to get used to it and do it more often!

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The sushi I inhaled

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My boyfriend Bobby ^_^

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Silly selfie!

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Sushi & bubble tea looks

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Close-up of my Nile Perch necklace

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Outfit Shot!

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Outfit shot!

 

Skirt: Magical Etolie by Angelic Pretty

Necklace: Nile Perch

Parka: Angelic Pretty

Socks: Angelic Pretty

Sandals: Offbrand

 

I hope you enjoyed reading this little snippet! I hope over time I can host more casual meet-ups and that more people will get involved! Hosting events is definitely stressful, especially when it comes to making sure the guests, location, and activity are in order. However, by the end of it, I think it’s all worth it!

‘Til next week!

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum: Patches, Antiques, & More

 Hello hello! This past weekend I visited Buffalo & Lockport with my boyfriend. ^_^ The Buffalo Lolita community planned a meet-up for the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum and some Rochester lolitas decided to join in! I was debating going but my boyfriend, Bobby, expressed needing to go to Lockport to do an errand for his mother. With the errand & the meet, we decided to turn it into a full trip!

We rented a hotel room & spent some time going to the Buffalo Zoo and then shopping at Walden Galleria. At the mall, we went to a few places and I got some new patches, notepads, makeup, & a pop figure.

 

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casual outfit~

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spoils of the mall!

 

At the Carrousel Museum, we got to learn about the history of carousels and how this company made most of the carousels around the United States. It was interesting to see how they went from completely wooden horses to half-wood/half-metal horses, to fiberglass horses. I loved the designs of so many of them!

 

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At the end of the walkthrough. my friends and I got to ride the large carousel together! ^_^

 

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Before we went in, I managed to get some good selfies and Bobby took some wonderful outfit shots for me! This is my first time wearing this dress out so I was super excited. I bought them from my Wunderwelt Order recently. I had trouble with the bonnet but one the girls in my comm, Lauren (who I went with to the Memorial Art Gallery) helped me secure it! ^_^

 

 

OP & Bonnet – Alice and the Pirates
Tights – Sakizo
Shoes – Offbrand
Bag – Innocent World
Rings – Enchantlic Enchantilly, Voodooodolly

 

An elderly couple walked by us taking outfit shots and kept complimenting my outfit and making me laugh ;v;

 

Thanks for reading!

 

 

Fan World 2017 – Mystery Skulls & More!

Hi hi! This past weekend, I was at Niagara Falls for Fan World 2017!

Fan World is a relatively new convention, this is its 2nd year. There were reviews on its first year not being spectacular so I went in with relatively no expectations. It existed as a good opportunity to both participate in a lolita event & finally meet one of my good online friends in person and his boyfriend! On Friday, I was busy during the day preparing for the concert by packing my stuff. After work, my boyfriend & I headed up to catch Mystery Skulls in concert!

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Mystery Skulls was absolutely fantastic! He had a lot of good energy and excitement! After the concert, I managed to run up to him and get his autograph! He also gave me a hug, truly a great night ;v;

Mystery Skulls, my boyfriend Bobby, and me after the Saturday Q&A

On Saturday, we drove back up to meet up with our group and check into the hotel. I changed into Lolita after participating in the Mystery Skulls Q&A, prepped for the fashion show, and consumed lots of Tropical Orange flavored ice cream omg

Before the weekend, I had a lot of trouble coming up with a coordinate. Since I’m a new lolita, I don’t have anything too over the top gorgeous just yet so I tried piecing something together to fit the “classic” aesthetic, since that is what the fashion show coordinator expressed interest in.

The reception to my outfit was shockingly positive! I kept getting stopped in the convention for my picture to be taken >< It was actually really embarrassing because I wasn’t expecting it haha.

On Sunday, we relaxed more, ate breakfast from Starbucks and spent most of my time in the Artist Alley & in the Tabletop Game room instead of at panels. We also had a great lunch in the nearby casino before parting ways!

The squad!

For the con, there were some ups & downs. At one point, I lost my wallet on Friday and the staff members recovered it safe & sound! It’s definitely a small con so there weren’t a lot of people. The benefit of this is no lines and no waiting but of course, less activity. The con was supposed to have events on the Canada side but I’m glad it didn’t, I think that would have been a bad idea considering. I’m not sure if I’ll attend again next year but I definitely had fun this weekend!

Group photo of some lolitas from my comm who also participated! 🙂

Coordinate run-down

JSK: Midnight Merry-Go-Round by Innocent World

Jabot: Alice and the Pirates

Wristcuffs: Bodyline

Blouse: Bodyline

Shoes: Offbrand (Lorie & Knight on Amazon)

OTKs: Sock Dreams

Rings: Offbrand & Enchantlic Enchantilly

Pins: Gaia Online & Galactic Castle

Purse: Mufish

 

Thanks for reading!

Memorial Art Gallery Hangout

Hello hello~
This past Sunday I went to the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery with one of my friends from my comm!

We went to listen to the Italian Baroque Organ the museum has on constant display.
You can find out more information about the organ on the Memorial Art Gallery’s website! 🙂

The person playing the organ was just wonderful. She showed us the organ’s barrows and talked about the origin of the organ in regards to the museum. Apparently the organ was in pieces and being sold as furniture before it was saved, restored, and acquired by the museum! I found this very cool video by the University of Rochester, which features a time-lapse of the Organ being assembled in 2005!

There was also an interesting exhibit on the Female Gaze as well as permanent exhibits.We were so busy chatting, I completely forgot to take new pictures of any of the art! ^^;

We did however, take pictures in front of the organ 😀

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I wore the coordinate I wore during the fashion show I participated in earlier this year! 🙂

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OP: Sleepless Masquerade by Alice and the Pirates
Hairbow: Alice and the Pirates
Bag: Tent Bag by Alice and the Pirates
Tights: TejaJamilla on Etsy
Shoes: Lorie & Knight on Amazon
Wristcuffs: Belladonna
Rings: AP Store in San Fran, Enchantlic Enchantilly, Offbrand

Thanks for reading~