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Shadaloo Cammy

When I was a kid, I was a hardcore gamer. My mother thought it she was cursed having a kid who was glued to the tv playing video games rather than playing with other kids, but this was my escape. Video Games have always been therapy for me, even now as a grown ass adult. It helps me get my mind off of things and escape to all of these alternate universes that I can just do whatever I want in (Can you tell I love RPG’s?). I went a few years without playing because life got in the way but I still kept all of my old systems. So these days with a little more me-time, I have been diving back into the past and playing tons of my old games. One of my favorites was Street Fighter so for Halloween this year I decided to pay homage to one of my favorite characters, Killer Bee Cammy! Back when I was a kid, I toggled between her and Chun-Li because they were the only two female characters in SF during that time (Or the only two I remember). I was a low-key feminist even as a child because I always wanted to play the women. They were just so incredibly inspiring to me. I wanted to be that strong. I wanted to be that brave. This is why having women leads in video games is so important.

Anyway, I have always wanted to dress up as Cammy for Halloween or a comic convention and thanks to Lady Lucie Latex I was able to bring my vision to life. This Halloween, I went above and beyond and decided to be Shadaloo Cammy because I felt it was too easy to just throw on a green body suit and combat boots (Her original get-up). I worked with Lucie to get the latex pieces as close to the original Shadaloo outfit as possible and thankfully the bodysuit is something she already offered on her site. For the hat she covered one of my vintage hats in latex which made my life so much easier since I would have to source another hat and hope it matched. She also created the base of the gauntlets for me which was fingerless long gloves I could attach my armor to. Lucie is AMAZING. She even shipped everything just in time for Halloween. The outfit ended up turning out exactly how I had visioned and though I wish I had more time to create some shoulder and boot armor to make the costume exact, I just settled for doing it my own way. I was only able to create my gauntlets (which was an unnecessary headache haha). After my costume was finished, I then ran over to Savers and grabbed me a long blond wig (I am not a cute blond btw lol) and a cheap cape I could wear out in public since my booty kept stopping traffic lol.

The costume was so epic, I did a fun shoot in it at Battlefield Vegas. This place is beaming with awesome Military planes, tanks, and etc. The best part is that the staff is friendly and they welcome people to take as many pictures as they like. We kinda stumbled upon it by accident as we were looking for an industrial area to shoot (hello miracle!). So happy I get to document it here, thanks to my friend Daniel! I love these images!

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Flower bomb

If romance was a dress it would be the Loretta dress by The Pretty Dress Company. This is hands-down one of the prettiest dresses I own and I was happy to wear it just a few weeks ago at the beautiful Montelago Village for lunch with friends. It has a gorgeous floral print with the most glamorous sheer sleeves. I love black floral prints. The print on this is so good, it camoflaged so well with my flowers! I also want to mention its lined and super comfortable. I love that PDC creates dresses that are both fashionable and functional because there is nothing worse than wearing a gorgeous dress you feel super uncomfortable in. This one also has a little stretch so my curves can move freely. Since the dress is such a statement piece, I paired it with some vintage/vintage style accessories. My jewelry and purse are vintage and my hair flower is from Nic Coco Creations. As for my shoes, I wore the most perfect springolators by Long Gone Shoes. They are black satin with a cute jewel toe design. See images inside! Read More

Santa baby!

As a lingerie addict, I have my favorite brands I buy from regularly and Secrets in Lace is 100% a part of my top 5. Like, can we just take a moment to appreciate this gorgeous leopard SIL set? Its one of my favorites and though it is no longer available in leopard, you can grab the other colors like the pink, red, or turquoise color ways (I have them all haha). Anyway, all of this lingerie talk has me thinking about the Holidays and what I would ask Santa for if he was (spoiler alert!) real lol. All a girl wants is some good ol lingerie and I’ve been a good girl all year. Read More

Genie in a Bottle.

As I said in my previous post, October was the perfect month for me to bring out all of my costumes and spooky looks. I had two costumes this year, one was Shadaloo Cammy and the other was a Genie! Sadly my golden lamp didn’t arrive on time so when I went out in this outfit, I was missing the key piece to my costume but that’s what I get for waiting until last-minute haha. Luckily I got my friend Daniel to shoot me in it before I put it away with all of my other costumes until next year. In these shots I am wearing a vintage genie pajama set, Bow and Crossbones Jewelry, a Classy Rebel pony cuff, vintage purse, and my Pleaser Mules. The real stars of the show aside from my vintage two-piece was my earrings and bangles from Bow & Crossbones. I am OBSESSED with confetti lucite jewelry so when she released her colorful collection of confetti lucite earrings and bangles, I went a little nuts. I literally have every single color from the collection and recently hosted a contest where you could have won $150 worth of jewels (congrats to the winner!). Anyway, everything looked awesome put together and I was happy my jewelry matched my vintage purse! I love these images and wish I could be a Genie every day haha.  Read More

Vampirella.

Things got pretty spooky last month! I love October because it inspires me to bring out all of my vampy looks! One of my favorite looks was when I wore this awesome Uma dress by The Pretty Dress Company. I felt like Wednesday Adams in it and man I love a good little black dress that still makes a huge statement. It’s also awesome that this particular style is a pencil skirt fit. Most dresses in this style, only come in swing. This one is sexy, sophisticated, and hella comfortable. I kinda want to wear it every day for the rest of my life haha. I wore the Uma dress with my favorite patent leather coffin purse by Tatyana Boutique and my patent leather pumps from Christian Louboutin. For jewelry, I kept it simple with a bangle from Bow & Crossbones and a vintage cat brooch. Read More

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