So naturally, just when I decide to start shooting some of my new costumes outside, winter decides to act like winter. Oh, NC weather, you are so strange and fickle. Needless to say, I was reminded of my childhood spent in MI, just minus all the snow. But, I can't wait to share more photos from the khaleesi shoot with all of you! Fun fact: Daenerys is my first ever cosplay! Weird, right?
Speaking of cosplay, I have a fun Firefly-inspired cosplay planned for the spring convention season, so stay tuned for some WIPs and BTS shots on my tumblr: [link]
I do love me some Firefly. And, there are like to be some group shots with this as well! In addition, I'm planning to try my hand at steampunk soon (!). There are some clockwork balls happening soon, so I'll scrounge around in my closet (and friends' closets) and see what I can come up with. And, with a Skadi-themed project and historically-inspired Cinderella gown in the works, this should be a costume-heavy spring! Yay!
I'm also working to finalize and finish Flax & Kite ([link]
spring line. Though, being in my last semester at university, I'm crazy busy all the time, so it will probably end up being a small line (4 looks or so). Fun news is that I'm collaborating with my wonderful friends over at Ribbons & Rivets ([link]
so the line will include some super sweet leather accessories! More on that later.
Oh yeah! I'm also on Instagram now, so you can follow me @Akkaiyan. I mostly post BTS and fashion-y things there along with lots of pictures of my cat, since apparently I'm a crazy cat lady in the making.
Health-wise I'm doing much better and am on the road to recovery. I've been able to start going back to the gym, which feels great, though I still have to limit my cardio a lot (which is a-okay by me; I hate cardio, unless it's hiking). I still need to work on gaining weight back though, which most people say sounds weird, since I work in fashion and there are so many unhealthily thin body/weight standards. But I am a BIG believer in being healthy and taking care of yourself! Real beauty comes from within, so know that you are beautiful, no matter what size/shape/weight you are
Sending lots of happy thoughts and positive encouragement to you all! ^_^