momoco

o8.o1.1o

so ... yeah, wow. it's been a while.

has anything changed? well sure, it's been well over a month since i've posted last. but i really don't care to talk about it here, it's far too much for me to keep track of anyways.

however. this was really mostly a lolita blog here, and i have to say, i think these days are coming to an end.

do i love lolita any less? of course not! it's a lot of fun and i enjoy it, but to be honest, it's just ... not really for me anymore. it's enjoyable but only really for the point of posting photos online, which is more of photoshoot stuff and less of an actual fashion at this point. i don't wear lolita out, save for the rare occasion with rachel, and i don't really have a burning passion to keep up with anything anyone ... i actually hardly even check egl, lol.

: ) but i'm getting into other things now, i really like some gyaru stuff, but i'm moving away from japanese fashion in specific and into a style all of my own now. i'm working on blending together some vintage, some popular stuff of right now, and blending in certain asian aspects that work on a caucasian girl like myself, not trying to squeeze my way into a fashion that doesn't always suit me. i still love lolita artwork and continually work these themes into my pieces, but other than that, i'd say i'm beginning to close the book on this frilly, whimsical world.

it was so, so much fun while it lasted, and i'm not going to completely abandon this little blog of mine or anything, it's just that real life has essentially come up and swept me away, so i've little time for it. i have a few blogs around the internets, but most of which are personal now, so i'm not going to share them here.

but i greatly, greatly appreciate all the advice, the love, and the attention you've all given me over, what, two or three years now, and if i feel like coming back here one day, i most certainly will. for now, look for me in the occasional photoshoot : )

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momo.
momoco

o5.18.1o


hee hee.


we don't use it as much anymore, but my friend sharon has a little pchat that we draw on from time to time. the reason why half of this image is white is because, before I edited it, there was a drawing of a freaky drag queen with poo all over the place (this is what happens when you invite friends that aren't artists to a pchat...), so most of the time it's just me drawing nekkid women and my friends drawing ... well, poo, haha.

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momo
momoco

o5.16.1o



so if sugary carnival and star night theatre had a twisted, siamese-twin lovechild, in my mind, it'd look like this.

i'm pretty happy art wise, because i've got two on the go (this one and the balloon one a few posts below) and one in the works (aka still need to sketch it out). Despite the shit loads of stress i've been feeling lately, I'm still managing to draw, which is a good sign.

i want to buy loads of lolita.

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momo
momoco

o5.11.o9

gooooodness auction sites are bad for my health.

I'm now considering an all out purge of my wardrobe to convert everything I own to Angelic Pretty. Honestly the only dress I ever want to wear is my DDH, and just getting into AP makes me want moarrr *A* GOSH AP WHY ARE YOU SO ADDICTIVE.

Here are the dresses I hope to obtain before September of this year:


Memorial Cake ( メモリアルケーキ ) JSK or OP in any color except black


Milky Chan ( ミルキーちゃん ) JSK in white or pink



Jewelry Jelly ( ジュエリージュレ ) JSK or OP in mint or sax


I'm also looking to grab tea parties in white, sax and pink, but I actually might only get them in white and just stick to bodyline shoes for the rest :/ I mean, I'd be getting knock off tea parties anyways, so I don't see the difference xD

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momo
momoco

o5.o9.1o


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finished jennie's birthday present picture! can't wait to deco the crap out of this thing *A*;;

anyways, onto some lolita updates ♥



buying this wig shortly, thinking of doing this before I buy from Cyperous because I kind of want to get my OTT sweet outfit finished asap ... hoping that I can somehow find a way to make that wig into super straight bangs, though. I'm looking to make it into a takulu-esque wig, and her wig's bangs are STRAIGHT.


see what I mean!?


Still waiting on Jewelery Jelly, but I'm going to snag that early June I believe; I'd like to get my money for my top secret anniversary plans tucked away first~ Once that's over with it's new dress, new tea parties, new wig, new socks, wrist cuffs ... the list goes on xD; I guess I can never have enough of AP these days ;__;

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momo
momoco

o5.o6.1o



yet another work in progress! this one is for autumn_x0 birthday; once it's completed I'm going to be printing it onto a hard canvas board, deco-ing the shit out of it, and making a sweets deco frame to go along with it as well <33 I think that when I have my art show in the fall I'm going to put it on display, but have it listed as already sold XD;; since I like it so much I want to show it off!

I've been working a lot lately, and been getting great hours; Last week I worked 19 hours, and this week I work/worked another 23.5 (still got tonight and Sunday's 6 hour shifts to go!), so I'm feeling really accomplished, and more secure. It's really safe feeling to know that my paycheck next friday is going to be $410, and not what I used to get, which was like $30 every two weeks ... I'm feeling a lot more rewarded at Earls. The work is harder, things are more stressful sometimes and the trip getting there is longer, but honestly, I like my co-workers, I like the job, and I love knowing that I'm making good money (and that it's only going to get better!). I'm going to become really full of myself there, though; I've been receiving praise from my managers, my co-workers, and even some customers for how 'great of a job' i've been doing *w*;;; Also I get cheap food *A*;; I'm going to get fatter ...

Continuing on with money talk, my mother brought to my attention the fact that despite working since I was in grade 9, I have never filed for my taxes. Now, because I have never actually made very much money, I don't ever owe any taxes, which is why it's never been an issue. However, it's been 5 years of working at different positions without ever getting that tax money BACK ... and now we're filing for it all at once! I'm so excited, according to my mom it's going to be a really significant chunk of change ... she's saying $1,000, I'm thinking she's crazy and hoping for somewhere around $500 or so. But whatever comes my way I'll be happy with! I'm going to try to make an appointment to go get all my t4's tomorrow at some point so we can file asap~ Wish me luck! If that money ends up being a lot, guess who's buying Angelic Pretty ... hahah ♥

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momo
momoco

o5.o1.1o



just a quick work in progress shot today, i've started to sketch with pencil/paper, then scan and work on it in there. hopefully this will turn out to be more of a multi-media piece, i'm hoping to do some lace stenciling and oil/acrylics on this when i'm done (and some deco stuff, obvs, haha).

still on the hunt for a house, feeling stressed about it like -whoa-, but to be honest, darren has been such an excellent, caring help these past few days that i'm really doing alright. whenever i tell him that i feel lonely in this house, whenever i tell him i'm not doing so well, he's so quick to be by my side or just say things to cheer me up, strike up a conversation so i'm not left to feeling sad about the situation, helping me look forward to a new home. i'm so thankful for all the help i've had from him over the past little while ♥ even to the point that i've felt inspired enough to work towards my art show, still! looks like i won't have something until at least the fall, but whatever, it'll happen.

thank you to each one of you for your kind comments last entry, i was just so stressed out, and i really appreciate all of your care : )

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momo
momoco

o4.28.1o

well, this shit sucks.

last night our landlord came to our home to tell my family that they'll be tearing this house down to make room for their daughter and her new baby. we've got 2 months, plus an extra if need be, to find a new home, pack up our things, and get going. now, i know people move all the time, but we've been in this house for seventeen years. my sister has never even lived in another place, and the amount of things that pile up in a home lived in for this long are ... endless. we've got so much stuff here, more than just physical things, that the concept of putting it into boxes and heading on has me feeling like the floor just gave out. i've been walking around all day just dizzy from the stress of this; truthfully, our family can't afford to leave here. we can't afford to be here half the time, let alone find somewhere else, and the good thing about living here has been that if we've ever run into a really rough patch, the landlord was understanding (since we've been there so long). so now we're looking for a three bedroom house, not suite or apartment or condo or townhouse, on the east side, within bus/walking distance to my sister's highschool, within reasonable distance to my university, and that allows a dog. oh, and we have to lease it for under $1800 a month. ...this is just really tough.

oh, and in addition to that, didn't write down my schedule for work down properly when i went in the first time; i was supposed to be working a split shift at work today, so i went in from 12 to 2 (like i had thought i worked) and left for the day when i was supposed to be back at five. it's five thirty, they've got another girl on shift, but the fact remains that i was a total no-show, i've already called in sick once and had to cover a shift twice, once due to school and once due to no voice, and i've barely been there a month, which makes me look like an absolutely terrible employee. but i actually really, really need to make this job work.

i feel sick.

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momo