Saturday, November 29, 2014

My Favorite Things: November

November has been a good month for me, and I thought I'd share a few of my favorite things this November.


I'm really excited for the Mori Girl Google Hangout that the lovely Natalie Newman has started! I was lucky to be a part of some of the initial planning and testing, and I can't wait for the actual thing. We'll all be grabbing our favorite cups of tea, and webcam-ing each other on Dec. 27th. I'll definitely be there, and I hope you will be as well! You can join the Mori Girl Facebook Group and then after you join, you can join the event. Let's hope lots of Mori Girl come!


I'm also loving this Fairytale Forests Stag's Head Handpainted Clock that the lovely Polly Frances Elizabeth has made. She makes such lovely things, and this clock is no different. It's absolutely charming, and I hopefully when the holidays are over I can pick one up for myself!


A super exciting thing happened this month. I won the Mori Box giveaway! I was so excited when Miss Kellie announced she would be making them, and I was super duper excited when I found out I had won! I'll be reviewing my box as soon as I get it. And I hope this will keep going for a while!


The last thing I'm really loving right now is my brother's youtube channel, Revolution Harmonics. They've been participating in something called "Zelda Month", and have been releasing lots of Zelda music covers all November. They do all the instruments themselves, and it's really cool to hear them bring to life my favorite Zelda tunes.




I hope you'll enjoy some of these things as well. And have a blessed Holiday season!

Yet Another Outfit Dump

Here are some more of my recent outfits! Almost everything is thrifted, so I won't bother with outfit rundowns. Enjoy!















Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Mori Music Finds: KOKIA


Today's Mori Music Find is KOKIA. 

KOKIA, or Akiko Yoshida, is a singer-songwriter from Japan. Her style is often referred to as folk-pop, and is often filled with quirky vocals and has a magical or fantasy like feel. She draws much inspiration from Celtic music, and even made a Celtic album called "KOKIA meets Ireland".



Have you heard of KOKIA? If so, how did you like her? If not, I hope you enjoy!

Variations of Mori Girl: Part 3


As always, if anyone has any other terms they would like to contribute, or if you make a post of your own ideas, please let me know and I will make a master post to link them all together. And please keep in mind that all these variations have come from my own head, and that they are not officially recognized terms.

Let's jump right in!

10.Dark Mori:

Dark Mori is almost the same as regular Mori Girl fashion, and is an already established variation. It usually consists of blacks instead of browns, and sometimes uses small skulls and other "creepy" motiffs. Other popular colors are grays, blues, and sometimes dark browns. Dark Mori can contain hints of almost any kind of variation, but colors are always very dark. I've also seen this variation called "Strega" as well.



Shortcuttothestars is well known for Dark Mori Coordinates.





11.Mori Gyaru:

This, like Dark Mori, is an already established variation. Mori Gyaru is basically regular girly Gyaru fashion, but has more natural tones, flower prints, and sometimes more layers. However, skirts remain extra short like in regular Gyaru fashion, the heels are still a must, and it maintains it's "City Girl" look. I enjoy this style, but I often feel like it shouldn't be branded along with Mori Girl. It shares very few similarities fashion wise, and most definitely doesn't carry the lifestyle along with it.





12.Trendy Mori:

This one is rather loosely grouped. And this could probably be called Street Mori as well, but since I've already used that term, I'll stick with Trendy Mori. I would catagorize this variation as "Mori Girl with a hint of any street style, or trendy item." This can mean adding non-mori shoes to your Mori outfit, or a t-shirt instead of a blouse, or even something "Mori inspired". I like to think of this as almost having all the components for an outfit, but not being able to find "whatever item" that you need anywhere in your city. So instead, you just use an everyday item.



This example has non-Mori shoes.


This example is more "Mori Inspired", and features a sports jacket.


This one features a tulle skirt, which isn't often seen in Mori. (Synthetic fabric.)




A couple examples with T-shirts.

What do you think of these terms? Do you agree? Disagree? Let me know below, or in my cbox. (Constructive criticism is always welcome!)

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Mori Music Finds: Anuna


Today's Mori Music find is a Celtic choral group called Anuna.

Anuna features a line up of 10 to 14 singers at a time, and sings traditional Irish music, as well as some modern compositions. Their music style is airy, beautiful, and sometimes haunting, and is sometimes sung entirely acappella.






Have you heard of Anuna? If so, how did you like them? If not, I hope you enjoy!

Also, the Mori Girl facebook page has opened a sub-page, called Mori Music Box, where you can share your own Mori Music Finds, and hear others suggestions!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Variations of Mori Girl: Part 2



This post is going to be a bit longer than the last one, seeing as I have a few more variations for you than last time. And again, if anyone has any other terms they would like to contribute, or if you make a post of your own ideas, please let me know and I will make a master post to link them all together. And please keep in mind that all these variations have come from my own head, and that they are not officially recognized terms.

5.Practical Mori:

A couple girls have mentioned this as a term already in the Mori Girl community, so this one isn't entirely my own making.

This variations consists of little to no lace, heftier, simpler fabrics and silhouette, and looks more suitable for an actual romp in the woods. It can contains hints of any kind of variation of Mori, but the consistent thing in each is the sturdy, and useful feel.





6.Over the Top (OTT) Mori:

I stole this term from Lolita, but I think it applies here as well. Over the Top Mori, or OTT, is usually like any other Mori outfit, but paired with things like antlers, large, unusual, and decorative accessories or clothing, and fawn makeup. This could also be an outfit with more than the usual amount of layers, to the point of almost being excessive.

Keep in mind OTT is not a derogatory term, but just a way to distinguish this variation. I happen to love this variation, I just probably wouldn't wear it as an everyday fashion. I've mostly seen this variation used for costumes, photo shoots, and fashion shows.





7.Casual Mori:

This variation is very simple. Basically, it's everyday clothes with hints of Mori, or it can also be extra simplified versions of a Mori coord.






Maggie, from Dollie Diaries, puts together lovely Casual Mori coords.

8.Yama Girl:

Yama means "Mountain" in Japanese, so this variation contains more things suitable, hypothetically, for a climb. Unlike Mori, this variation includes many bright colors and I've even seen a few with neon colors. Boots and backpacks are a must. And sometimes this style can look very similar to Mori, but other times it looks more like an outfit from a sporting goods store.

Yama girl is an already established term, and can be considered a variation of Mori, but could also be considered a sister style of Mori as well.






9.Hama Girl:

Hama means "Beach" or "Seashore" in Japanese, so this variation focuses more on nautical themes. Stripes, reds and blues, and sailor collars are common. Coords usually contain fewer layers, and are simpler, mainly because of the heat that usually accompanies the seashore.

Hama Girl is also already an established term, and can also be considered a sister style rather than a variation.






What do you think of these terms? Do you agree? Disagree? Let me know below, or in my cbox. (Constructive criticism is always welcome!)

(If your picture is featured in this post and you would like it removed or credited, please let me know.)