Gosh I can’t believe how time flies, and that I am yet to blog about this! Back in the beginning of the year, my lovely little (or not so little anymore) cousin Dan proposed to his long-term girlfriend Jacqui. It was one of those things we always knew would happen (they have been together almost ten years), but that didn’t make it any less exciting!
Of course when we got the invite the whole family decided we had to pack up and head up to Queensland to attend the engagement party!
For the party, I wore one of my favorite dresses from Wheels and Dollbaby. I was super excited, because it was the first time I ever successfully managed to put more than one pin curl in my hair 😛
Of course, this is what happens when one tries to take a selfie around my family… the progression of shots is rather amusing. It started with my brother, then his girlfriend Amanda joined in, and by the time I was done it was more like a Jones family photo than a selfie. lol.
It had been a really long time since I had seen the whole family up there, so it was really good to catch up with everyone. My Nana was particularly amusing, as she kept getting all her grand children to get her a glass of wine because she “Knocked over” the last one, none of us realised this and by the end of the night she was quite smashed. It was hilarious. I don’t think I have ever seen her drunk before, but she was wonderful. Now I know where we all get our sense of humour from 😛
I spent a fair amount of the party sitting in the laundry with a block of ice on my leg as I managed to get bitten by a fire ant whilst sitting on the grass in front of the fire. It was just my luck really, and it hurt soooo much! But eventually it settled down and I was able to continue on as before.
They had a photo booth set up at the party, and we could help ourselves, so they got spammed with a whole lot of photo’s from the Adelaide side of the family.
It was all over way too quickly, and a few days later we were heading home. I am so proud of both Dan and Jacqui, they are the most beautiful couple. Congratulations again guys!
Ok friends brace yourself. There is NOTHING Pink in this outfit! 😛 I know right? I was just as shocked as you are. This outfit I put together to go watch my dads band play. It was a super cold night and I wanted to look hot and be warm/comfortable. Plus, I had just bought these pants and was completely in love with them, and looking for an excuse to wear them anywhere. Unfortunately for you, almost everything in this outfit I bought second-hand, but let’s do the run through anyway.
Pants : Second hand off the Lolita sales in English Facebook page
Blouse: Valley Girl
Shoes: DFO Melbourne
Bag: Second hand from one of the Adelaide Lolita Comm girls
Necklace: Was a birthday gift from my bestie Amanda.
Belt: Bought in Japan years ago (This why it is trashed xP )
I am so in love with these pants, they are just so funky and so different from anything you ever seen in Adelaide, which is why I had to buy them the second I found them. I named this outfit “My big hearts” not just for the bag and the necklace, but because there is actually a big red heart on the left butt pocket of these, although I forgot to take a photo.
I was pretty pleased with how my make up turned out as well, so fierce! 😛
When it comes to photo shoots, for a while now I have just been doing whatever theme has been going at the time. This has led me to do heaps of shoots in the pin-up/vintage/rockabilly kind of style, as well as a few dress up themes. These have been great, don’t get me wrong, but I have been dying to do a shoot that was a bit more my style for a while now.
Enter the wonderful Jo from Snap it Studio’s, a fantastic photographer and long time bestie of mine. She agreed to come and take some kawaii shots of me, and I have to admit that when the day finally rolled around I was so freaking excited!
It was a beautiful day, so we decided to head out to the Himeji Gardens in the city. The gardens themselves were a gift from Adelaide’s sister city Himeji in Japan, and consist of some of the most beautiful plants and rock gardens.
I ended up doing three outfit changes, and the two of us got a little bit giggly and silly. My first outfit was a cute Alice in wonderland JSK from body line. This shot was amusing to take, as I had to climb through the garden to get to the rock I am sitting on, and because of my big shoes I managed to trip and almost fall into the river. Thankfully I didn’t, but had to sit and wait for Jo to compose herself as she spent a while laughing so hard she could hardly hold up her camera 😛
That sort of set the mood for the rest of the day, as the next outfit saw me scaling a tree in a mini skirt and heels to get this next shot, which is also one of my favorites.
Deciding against jumping down from the tree in those shoes (It was quite high 😛 ) I ended up taking them off and throwing them down to Jo before climbing down. This next shot was actually taken whilst I was sitting on a table putting them back on again.
Our next shot saw me climbing in the garden again, and produced these to fantastic shots. I am completely in love with the one below, it is so kawaii and I think it looks like I should be sitting in among a heap of fairies!
This is only a few of the great photo’s Jo captured of me on the day, if you would like to see the rest of the photo set, head over to my portfolio page Miss Venus Fury and check out the alternative section
Friend or not, Jo is one of the most talented photographers I have had the pleasure of working with to date, and her work just speak for itself. Jo is available for any kind of shoot you can think up, can arrange a hair and make up artist at a very good price and is also able to travel. I would highly recommend her.
I have been soooooo very very slack on the blogging front these past few months. Why you might ask, well the answer is simple. I have started playing minecraft again 😛 It started off with me finding a magazine highlighting some of the cool stuff you can do with redstone, whilst on the way home from my cousins engagement party (post on that to follow 😛 ). It also had stuff on some of the different mod packs like FTB and tekkit, and it made me remember just how much I enjoyed the game. So I re downloaded it. I started off playing vanilla, but then thought I would try out some of the mods the mag mentioned, and ended up playing FTB: Infinity, which I thought was super cool. After a little while, my brothers girlfriend got interested after seeing me playing it, and I eventually convinced her she should join me. We were playing together via LAN using Hamatchi, but then it started getting harder as my brother and Mr Tardo decided they might want to play. In the end, I gave up and did what any sane person would do – I bought my own server 😛
I got it through a Sydney based company called STIPE, and so far they have been pretty good. They are quite cheap, and their customer service has been super helpful.
I loaded up the server with the game Amanda and myself had been playing and off we went! We went adventuring for the perfect spot to build, and eventually settled upon this cute little hilltop that was full of big tree’s and mushrooms. Naturally, I had to build a tree house!
This is what it looks like from a distance.
It also has its very own self serve kitchen…
as well as this cute little fountain that starts right at the top of the tree house…
…and winds all the way down to a little lake, which then turns into a little grotto on the other side of the field.
Since we got the server, I have had a heap of other friends get interested in playing again and they have been building all sorts of interesting stuff! Like Mr Tardo’s glass diamond…
and kylans… whatever that is. (Its huge, and very pretty 😛 )
And that is where I have been these past few months 😛 I will be doing my best to post up the back log I have of entries and to get up to date and blogging regularly again by the new year. Stay tuned for more minecraft posts though, we have some interesting builds in the works 😉