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Some pics and quick update

 

Haven't been much outside lately, as I've been having a tough time with my thesis. I decided to cancel my trip to Paris for the Baby Tea Party + Expo, I'm way too busy to be having weekends away at the moment. I feel pretty sad about it but at the same time I also feel better cause it feels like the right thing to do. Oh well, next year I will be done with my PhD so I'll be ready for all the Tea Parties!

I did have one evening out last week - I went to the end of year exhibition of the school of architecture at the Metropolitan Uni, where my brother teaches. It's only a walk down the road from where I live, so me & Mark decided to pop in to have a look and also catch up with my brother. 

 I finally got around to wearing an old Gunne Sax dress I picked up from Etsy ages ago:




 

[As you can see from the face pic, I'm just discovering photo editing apps for iPhone, thanks to this lifesaving entry:
http://xiaxue.blogspot.sg/2012/06/best-photo-editing-iphone-apps.html ]

I re-made this cross a while ago to suit my outfits more; it was a plain wooden cross, so I just wrapped it in some yarn and added various things I had lying around:

cult party style cross

Some pics from the exhibition: 
I really wouldn't mind at all living in a flat like this....





This wasn't really an exhibit, but there was this sink there at a staircase and they had filled it with a dark red jelly just to make it look neat. It wasn't edible though, my brother said not to try it cause it had chemicals in it or something >_>





I don't understand much about design or architecture so I was just roaming around looking at stuff like a total ignoramus. One class had taken an educational trip to Reykjavík, Iceland and all their works were around that, so at least that was something familiar. I spent most of my time looking at their designs cause at least I recognized all the locations and stuff, so that was a nice surprise! 

On our way back we saw this really friendly cat that looked like a fluffy garbage-ball:





And that's it for this update, as I don't have anything new or much else to say! 




Comments

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dismal_carnival
Jul. 4th, 2012 03:50 pm (UTC)
Too bad you decided to cancel your trip to Paris. I was looking forward to meet you again! :( But that must be the best thing to do as you stated.

I really like your style.

That jelly filled sink is creepy it reminds me of blood and Erzebeth Bathory... (>_<)
alice_ciel
Jul. 4th, 2012 09:39 pm (UTC)
I was looking forward to seeing you and everyone else too :(
I'm really gutted about it, but I really had no choice...
Ha ha yeah, that sink did look at blood at first, it was eerie!
pinpun
Jul. 4th, 2012 06:16 pm (UTC)
I would love to go that tea party but I don't have that much money to fly Paris, unfortunately because the event would be amazing ;^; ♥

Nice outfit~ Your rocking horse shoes looks lovely~

Aww, that cat is so so adorable, kittyyy~ *o* I would be definitely like ♥w♥ if I had seen him/her :3 Cats are always so lovely animals, and cat is my favorite animals from all animals and quite rightly so is because cats are so awesome *3*
alice_ciel
Jul. 4th, 2012 09:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah I was reaaally looking forward to the Tea Party, I have never been to a Baby one before :( Luckily there is the Eurostar train from London which makes it easy to go to Paris!

Thank you so much, I'm glad you like it ^__^
And yeah, I love cats too <3 (I wish I was one so I could sleep all day)
torment2romance
Jul. 4th, 2012 09:15 pm (UTC)
Once again, so sorry to hear you had to cancel your trip! But when you get an incredible mark for your phD im sure it will be worth it in the end. Looking incredibly fantastic as usual in your pictures! And that kitty is so so cute ;; that huge bushy tail made me giggle!
alice_ciel
Jul. 4th, 2012 09:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much Cordelia <3
Ha ha yeah that cat was so fluffy (and scruffy)!
Man, when that PhD is over, I'm gonna be SO. HAPPY.
hakupanda
Jul. 4th, 2012 11:08 pm (UTC)
too bad about trip cancelation :( but if you are too busy is the thesis is better to work hard on it! Good luck!

Cool exhibition :D I like the book.

Cute outfit, layers <3

alice_ciel
Jul. 5th, 2012 10:16 am (UTC)
Thank you <3
Yeah, on the one hand I'm feeling really sad about cancelling but on the other, I kinda feel relieved for the extra time to work...
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alice_ciel
Jul. 6th, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
Oh god don't encourage me about the cat pics. I take HUNDREDS of cat pics. I take pics of our cat all day. I just try to refrain from posting them cause I find that it really tires / bores most people XD

I'm submitting my PhD a couple of weeks after the JetJ event but hopefully all the major writing and corrections will be done by then. It would kill me to miss that T_T
And yay, I hope next year you can come to Paris too, that would be awesome!
lifeisforliving
Jul. 10th, 2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
Wow awesome hair! And great outfit!

So sorry that you had to cancel your trip, but I can completely sympathise!! If that makes you feel any better, I actually brought my laptop and wrote every day when I was there, even stayed up/got up really early just to do some writing. :S I had to send some stuff my supervisors, so I was freaking out a bit as well, but then I couldn't really cancel as Iain was going. But I did feel bad that we didn't get to do much when were in Paris and he had to share my stress a bit while I was there. At least I sent my stuff on time, so now slightly less stressed! Phew. Gah!! We have to go celebrate the end of it when we are both done!!!

I didn't know your brother teaches there?
alice_ciel
Jul. 11th, 2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you <3 My hair is at that awkward stage between bleachings at the moment ha ha (I'm attempting to go partly lilac)

Oh wow good to hear you managed to do some work there! I thought about doing the same, but I thought I'd be too stressed to be productive :(
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's pics from Paris :D
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