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Go Bold

30 Jan

You can tell by my hair that I don’t like to be subtle in my appearance. This sometimes applies to the jewelry I wear as well. I like all kinds of jewelry, but occasionally, I want something that makes a statement. Fortunately, if you feel the same way, there are many artists out there that create such pieces. Prepare to be noticed!

Warrior Pagan Fae Woven  Wire Copper Necklace by WireMoon

Warrior Pagan Fae Woven Wire Copper Necklace by WireMoon

Raw Pyrite Four Finger Ring

Raw Pyrite Four Finger Ring

Super Space Tetris Man Nintendo Bib Necklace by MyCheekyCreations

Super Space Tetris Man Nintendo Bib Necklace by MyCheekyCreations

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Unusual Mediums

18 Jul

Oils, marble, porcelain… Tried and true materials that have been around for centuries. The results are gorgeous, but maybe a little predictable. My topic this week is on materials and art that mix it up and make you go, “that’s made out of what?” Check out these conversation starters!

Recycled Skateboard Necklace by sevenply

This necklace is super cute, but I bet if it weren’t for the caption you’d never guess it was made from a skateboard. Now you can keep your skater vibe with you, even in formal occasions.

Chalkboard Skull in Jet Black by iamhome

Everyone needs a message board, but about the last place I’d think to write, “We went to the store,” is on a faux human skull. But not iamhome! They’ve been selling these skulls since late 2010 and now hundreds of people have unique (and morbid) message centers in their homes. Their skulls come in dozens of colors, including a realistic bone shade.

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Cosplaying Around

20 Jun

I love dressing up. Halloween, high school and college drama, theme-based banquet dinners. I relish the chance to wriggle into a costume and become a different person. I’ve been a geisha, a Shakespeare-typing chimpanzee, and a host of other things, but since I began collecting pieces for my Fallout wastelander-themed costume several years ago, I haven’t been anything else for Halloween since. I add new pieces to my costume every year, which include a respirator, a metal bra, and leather motorcycle boots. I doubt the trick-or-treaters know what I’m supposed to be, but I’m not dressing up for them, I’m doing it for me.

I’ll get those super mutants next time!

Many of my costume items I purchased from Etsy. My favorite is my metal bra. Brooksbot75 creates amazing metal bras, cuffs, futuristic visors, costume pieces and even metal purses shaped like skulls. His shop is awesome and you should definitely check it out.

Metal Bra 64150 With Spikes by Brooksbot75

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The Kawaii Takeover

4 Apr
Cute in a Bottle by cutiiekagomee

Cute in a Bottle by cutiiekagomee

We all know ‘kawaii’ means ‘cute’ in Japanese. But it’s not just an adjective – it’s a style, a behavior, and a movement that easily translates to other cultures. Cuteness began to gain a foothold in Japan in the 70’s when teenage girls started writing with mechanical pencils in a large, round style, punctuating their words with cute pictures and shapes.

Sweet Lolita 2 by MikaValentine

Sweet Lolita 2 by MikaValentine

Magazines and advertisements began to adopt this style of writing, and now kawaii is replacing ‘traditional’ and ‘refined’ as the Japanese aesthetic. And according to Sebastian Masuda, owner of 6%DOKIDOKI (a kawaii shop in the Harajuku prefecture in Japan), “kawaii can save the world.” To celebrate this global takeover of cuteness, I’ve found some great examples of kawaii art, including paintings, crafts, and fashion.

Lolita is a fashion style started in Japan, based on Victorian and Rococo clothing. This photo by MikaValentine of a Sweet Lolita, is the epitome of kawaii.

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Japanese Fashion: The 5 Most Popular Styles in Japan

13 Oct

It’s no secret that anime and manga aren’t the only things from Japan that are taking the world by storm; Japanese fashion also has a dedicated and continually growing following.

While Japan is known for a wide variety of its distinct fashions, the following five are among the most popular.

Visual Kei: Elegant Darkness

Known for its androgynous look coupled with elegant make-up, opulent costumes, and elaborate hair styles, the Visual Kei style came out of a sub-culture of Japanese rock that has influences of glam rock, punk and metal.

Visual Kei can be little bit hard to explain to those that aren’t familiar with the Japanese music scene, but most people in the West would most likely classify it as a form of Goth fashion.

Unlike most Gothic fashion however, Visual Kei is fairly complicated and has many different and distinctive sub-fashions, some of which include Nagoya Kei and Oshare Kei.


Lolita Facet Stilet…

$27.20

The Skull and the S…

$30.00

Print. The GazettE.

$20.00

Victorian Gothic Va…

$20.00

Sabotage Star Ring …

$10.00

Blue Lace Mini Skir…

$34.00

Vampire Bite Teeths…

$3.00

Legion Gothic Unise…

$30.00

PurpBurp

$29.30

BE LOCKED-COLOR-ste…

$8.00

Blouse Calais, blac…

$89.00

Black Punk Necklace…

$8.00

Eyepatch Augenklapp…

$19.50

Cheshire Cat inspir…

$15.00

Screaming Blue Murd…

$10.00

Vinyl Grommet Fring…

$79.99

You can view this as a treasury on Etsy.

Decora: Colorful Chaos

Also known as Dekora or Decorer in Japan, Decora is a style that is known for its bright and bold styles that celebrate the playfulness of childhood. Continue reading

Unicorn Vomit

2 Aug

Hello, I’m Lorelei, one of the newest writers here on Momsbasement.org. I’m really excited to get to share my knowledge and style with you, every week I’ll be bring you the best in geeky fashion. I’m excited to get to share my years of fashion knowledge with you, and help to keep your wardrobe as stylish as you are geeky.

Today a local tattoo shop was having a promotion to give away free tattoos! Austin is always got awesome things like this going on, so I got up early and headed downtown! We stood in line in the hot sun for several hours, but I found it a good chance to take in some of the fashions people were wearing. I love observing people’s clothing, especially at times when they least expect it, like standing in line on a blisteringly hot summer day in Texas.  But I have to say, the biggest fashion trend was easy to spot. Both Geeks and mundanes can agree on this, pink and teal are the colors of summer.

The past year has been all about glitter, bright colors, and unicorns. Some wear them to celebrate their pride, and others for the sheer love of fanciful fun, either way the theme has taken the market by storm.

While attending a local event I noticed six girls with their hair dyed in shades of bright pink and teal, wearing bright and bold colors. Their casual but bright style made them looking fantastic in the hot summer sun. One girl even had a beautiful Pokemon tattoo down the entire length of her thigh! Oh my! I was surprised after to talk to several of them, to find all of them were nerds of one type or another. It was so good to see such stylish looks from girls who play as many video games as I do.

But back to the hair, Teal and pink always makes me think of well, unicorn vomit. It’s certainly become my fave trend of the year, better still show no signs of going away anytime soon.

With fall just around the corner, and back to school quickly approaching, it’s time to refresh your wardrobe to keep your style shining bright all the way till Christmas! A few basics from a thrift shop, mixed up with with bright handmade statement pieces is definitely the the way to make your look flawless, and seemingly effortless. Just add a smile, and a comfy pair slip-ons, and you’re you’re ready to go!


Island Fun 3 Feather B…

$6.50

Emilda (Free matching e…

$27.00

STOREWIDE SALE Xx Grow …

$159.60

Turquoise Poppy with Pe…

$9.00

Peace and Friendship He…

$30.00

Pink and Teal Lady of t…

$22.00

Tentacle Love – Pink Do…

$22.00

Magical Unicorn Wing Pi…

$8.00

Pegasus pony phone stra…

$5.00

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