Monday, December 22, 2014

Will the Real Lisha Misha Please Stand Up?

Omg, so it feels good to be getting back to normal...or at least MY normal. haha
Makes me pretty happy to break free from this big ball of stress that I had become due to trying to finish up school and a lotta other things.

STRESS is a MOTHERFUCKER I tell you! (excuse my French, please!)

But, I try to meditate, breathe and other things to keep things flowing, plus I have been doing more yarn crafts lately and just eating whatever some days. Like, is it bad to order a slice of pie, 3 burgers, and a soda from a fast food joint? :x haha!

Even my best friend noticed I was more myself too when she came over! That made me really happy to hear! ;-; I've been feeling kinda like a zombie or... I don't even know.. a werewolf?! But, now I feel mostly human... I think. :p

Anyways, Christmas is almost here! OMG. >___<
It still hasn't truly snowed here in Chicago, and I have not been in the Christmas Spirit this year. It's also freakishly warm for a Chicago December. Makes me wonder what January-March is going to turn out like.

I did go to a Christmas party at a bar though! Drank a lil more than I normally would have, but tis the season, right?! hahaha. Drink responsibly kiddos!


I have a couple of plans for bringing in 2015, so I hope they come through. Too bad there will be so many parties I won't be able to attend though! Time to learn how to clone myself....

Friday, November 14, 2014

Fka Twigs

Fka Twigs

I went to see Fka Twigs at the Metro on Thursday night. My day went a little shitty, but I still made it out to see her perform. I went alone to the concert, a first , haha, but I enjoyed myself.

Sucks that I didn't take any pictures! My phone's battery died faster than usual. I had worn my white wig and a chain and just wore all black... I didn't have any pictures of that either. SHAME ON ME, right?!

The concert was kinda spiritual for me in a way. Yes, it moved me like none other!
I hope she will come next year so me and a old friend can go together next time. Maybe it will be when the weather is warmer so I can really dress up!

BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT, I missed a different band'sconcert. Why did they have their concert on the same day? Geez!

I even met a new Colum person too! He is a music major and likes some of the same music as I do.I hope he was able to enjoy the concert too, and I wish him luck on his years at Columbia!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Bye Bye GGA



Watch the clip here

Since we both have quite a handful of mutual friends, I am sure the lot of you have seen the official end (at least a wrap up for 2013-2014) of the GGA's. For those who are new to the blog and this fashion, "Gaijin Gyaru Awards", an award show created by Lady Li for the Western Gal community. 
An award show that was to have the community participate in something other than the drama and G_S, and not only that, to have some sort of entertainment for us as well besides the gyaru magazines. Like, c'mon, who cannot say that the para para clips sent in were pretty awesome and a good idea!!

I think that with anything created in the world, in and out of the gyaru community, there will always be people who will love it, feel indifferent, and also show their dislike for it for whatever reason. As for the GGA's people will be mad and probably were,  because they weren't nominated but someone else did or for the fact that the Award show existed. Like dayum, we can't have nothin nice! haha

I felt and still feel really honoured to be asked to be a Presenter for the GGA's! Though I was only a presenter for the GGA's, thank you for your hard work, Lady Li, and also those who had sent in clips and what not, to have made this happen. I thought it was a very sweet gesture and gift to the gyaru community.

Thank you

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Halloween

Well, I had to work that day, but that's alright. I should have done a bit more to my make up that day even though I was going to be in uniform anyways, but the weather was too gross outside! Not only was it windy, it was drizzling and chilly too. I am surprised my lashes stayed on!

I heard that some kids and parents skipped trick or treating this year because of the weather conditions. Hopefully next year there will be pleasant weather for it.

halloween spirit
Adult potions!
I am glad that one of the other store workers had some Halloween Spirit! And even more happy that I got to see some people in costume too! I found 2 Waldo's, Princess Leia, a stormtrooper, and a baby giraffe to name a few!

Artsy Maid Chicago
Did a lil promoting with Kamilah for the Artsy Maid project!
  So, as of right now, the second project I am assisting with is with the Artsy Maid cafe! We hit 200+ likes this week which is super awesome! I felt super amped again at the end of the day as if I drank one too many RedBulls.




This should have been my Halloween look though... Creepy face and all! ahahah.



As some of you may have seen or know, besides normal life stuff and drawing, I have been doing more Youtube vids in my spare-ish time again! I am glad that I got the energy and ideas for em, and even more glad that some of them have made some people laugh too which is pretty awesome!
Though the vids I am posting now is kinda different and will differ from what I used to upload, I hope that anyone who comes across them will enjoy them. :-)

Here are some links for you to watch!

Gurl Get 2 Wurk

Gals Be Like pt1

err0r


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Goofin Around With the Shooping

I am so bored, a lil frustrated and dealing with off and on again creativity. I feel so anxious being out of college! But, sometimes, I do channel that anxiousness into a project or portfolio piece.
Anyways..... I got super bored... and was really inspired (REALLY INSPIRED) by Riri's feature and cover spot for W mag. My female roommate threw the mag away and I was pretty pissed off cuz I found an American mag I liked, but I was glad the mag cover was online though.

So.... I decided to use some past pictures from photoshoots and did a slightly mature/mainstream Gal Vip mag layout parody. (=^o^=)

gal vip lisha
Rihanna, eat your heart out! >:D
What's the must-have lust-have burando for the fall season?.... I have no clue, you tell me!!

gal vip lisha
Alternate "covers"

Here are some other pix I was thinking of using from old shoots.
The far right one... looks more like something for Halloween I guess. 


I had fun with this, even had some nice chuckles too. 

Until next time!
ciao ciao





Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me

from Santasvillage.com


Another year has spun for me. A lot more lessons learned, more music listened to, more steps walked.
Today I'm just trying to chill out. Gelato, cheesecake and pizza in hand, listening to Jhene Aiko and Fka Twigs, trying to just sort out the rest of the day and also the rest of the year. Thinking a big &^#$& you to some things and just trying to soothe my overactive mind. Sometimes I think its a curse to be so creative and also not wall yourself off from people in the process.
Also still looking forward to my second/new job too.

Doctor and even the person who reviews my portfolio tells me to chill out and to be kind to myself. Like, damn... have I been that hard on myself and stressing that much lately? Its not like I don't have a reason not to, but gah...
Well, I'm gonna find something to watch or listen to and just do a lil something productive, like completing 50 million more job apps.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Angry Cat

The past two fashion walks were fun stuff! Couldn't help the rainy day running on a fashionable parade, but one thing does irk me. At the Harajuku Fashion Walk, a few foreign picture takers were quite rude to some of the people who were left over from the Walk, and I showed my discontent in some of those photos. You don't have to be that damned thirsty for a photo. And show some goddamn respect.
People like that tire me out because for real. I have headbutted a guy before, maybe twice, and popped one guy in the mouth and yea,........ I used to be quite the firecracker. ahahaha! Gosh, Humans can be tiring at times.
 There could have been a lot of maybes, but whatever, ya know? Shoulda. Woulda. Coulda.

whew.... But aside from that.... I look forward to more fashion walks in the Windy City. Next time prolly just ignore the fools.

Until next time!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Harajuku Fashion Walk

Fashion Walk-Harajuku Version

I attended the Harajuku Fashion walk on Saturday. I got to strut my stuff with the other very fashionable people all decked out in our gear in Downtown Chicago! From cool to kawaii, we took lots of pictures and chatted with each other. 
Chicago Harajuku Fashion Walk

Chicago Harajuku Fashion Walk

Chicago Harajuku Fashion Walk

Chicago Harajuku Fashion Walk

Chicago Harajuku Fashion Walk

Chicago Harajuku Fashion Walk

Chicago Harajuku Fashion Walk

Chicago Harajuku Fashion Walk

Chicago Harajuku Fashion Walk

Chicago Harajuku Fashion Walk

Chicago Harajuku Fashion Walk

Chicago Harajuku Fashion Walk

Chicago Harajuku Fashion Walk

Chicago Harajuku Fashion Walk

Chicago Harajuku Fashion Walk



The walk ended at Millenium Park and we took pictures, had pictures taken by passersby, and also had a mini dance party!

Good job Harajuku Fashion Walk for your Day 1!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Fall Fashion Inspiration

Clothes clothes clothes... Happy October 5th! Its pretty much fall now, and I have not even prepared anything for it fashion wise. I never really do. Chi-town fall and winter are just not my thing. But, I am trying to get some ideas to execute for the fall and winter to look cute for once. heheh

Nicki Minaj
Nicki
Though I'm not usually partial to knits (I don't think it suits me much)., This one is just so cute! Nicki, you have my heart with this outfit!


Outfit

So far, I love my Kenneth Cole jacket with skirts and what not. I have another jacket, but I feel it needs to be tailored down a little bit. It also sucks that it has no lapels! This looks is super nice and classy with a hint of sexiness. RAWR! When I wear skirts with jackets, I feel like a kid playing dress up. -_-; Curse my round childlike face! 

Ane Gyaru fashion style

This look is so cuuute! I feel it is perfect for a slightly more mature gal blogger look. A hint of edginess and leather! I am in love!

Fashion inspiration

I feel like I have yet to master the floppy hat, but I would like to one day. A flowy top and shorts that has a hint of psche feel to it is cute and I think would work perfectly for the fall depending on the colours. 

Knit wear inspiration

Knit mid sleeve sweater with a cowl neck, super cute and it looks very comfy. I usually shy away from baggy clothes due to boobage though...



Three different looks that I think can work for fall. I am not feeling the far left one all to much, but the middle outfit and the right one are cute. I might have to try them out somehow.

Shoes


Cute H&M shoe

Cute H&M shoe\

Cute H&M shoe
H&M's website didn't seem to have a lot of red coloured shoes in their collection, but these jumped out at me from what I looked through. I really want to break away from having all black shoes asap. I think fall is perfect to wear cute booties paired with shirts, skirts, or jeans. I hope to be able to nab a pair or two this season! 

The only fall trend I got on is the use of purple for my eye make up and also a bit on my nails. I don't really count the use of sweaters or beanies and all that. The purple on my nails is a deep one, not too flashy, and it almost had me thinking it was a brown colour.

Lisha's nail design
Nude +  Deep Purple Nail Colour with lace detail
Soom I have to get into seeing how I will coordinate for this fall season. Kind of looking forward to it...slightly.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

PuriKura For Illinois!

Why Illinois and not Chicago? Because I am from the City,not Bloomingdale. That is all. ;p

So, from this source, it looks like there will finally be some purikura, or photo booths for people not in the loop, for taking super cute photo stickers to share with friends. Hallelu!
Purikura machine, round 1

For the people who were and still are friends of purikura machines and the cute lil stickers in Chicago, this is and can be great news and a major update. We had a print club booth that was regularly out of order and one could not even use custom backgrounds with their pictures that was customary with these types of photos. Then there was the photo booth that was in Chinatown.... I am not sure which one was even better at that point. The pictures were usually a touch too dark compared to the dated photo booth that was located at one of the arcades near Mitsuwa.

I am looking forward to checking out these booths when it opens up! Just need to find a way to get out there....

You can check out more information here:
http://japc.kisekinohana.net/roundoneop/

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Floating Through the City

I sit at my new fave coffee shop, Argo Tea for a quick snack of Macarons with a lovely touch of Hibiscus tea on the side. When I feel like I have the time, I take a stroll in my city. I tend to wander mostly in the downtown area, taking in the sights and sounds of various parts that are still yet hidden to me.

Downtown Chicago , photography by Lisha

I decided to walk through Old Town and make my way over to the Magnificent Mile. The luxury stores seemed most spectacular on a sleek, moonstone grey rainy day.

Water Tower  photography by Lisha

I like to pop in and out of stores in the Water Tower. There is a Henry Bendel store that opened up several years ago and also a super cute and brainy Marble Store.

Henry Bendel New York Store photography by Lisha

Henri Bendel is one of the stores that Gossip Girl's Blair shopped from. It originated from New York in 1895, their iconic print is a vertical white and brown stripes, and Henri also assisted Coco Chanel in bringing some of her items to America from Paris. How romantic!! <3

Giving the store a look see, I fell in love with some of the purses and accessories. I am also a sucker for the cute little charms they had there too! They also had cute doggy goods too! So adorable!
Though I couldn't get pix inside, I saw that stacking lots of bracelets were totally in in the store. Yippu! >:D


Though I am not a big Gossip Girl fan, I know that my sister and also Ms. Ariell are! Maybe Ariell will come to Chicago one day and check out the store...

marbles the brain store , watertower
Pic courtesy of The Brain Store

I also was highly interested in The Marble store, a place filled with games and books to exercise your brain! I got to play a bit of Anomia, a card game whose name means "not to know". It is a phenomenon when you stall and can't think of an answer, something I do at times. Playing the game a lot is said to help lower the time you stall when you are thinking with a lot of pressure put on you.
I also got to play with these little things called Brain Drops. They expand in water and you can pop them at people! A few of them were popped at me and totally caught me by surprise! XD

Edmund, one of the Marble Store people,  showed me a few various games, and also suggested a trivia book for me to read called The Book of General Ignorance which busts myths throughout history! Weird title >___> but it dispels a lotta stuff in it. SOOOOO, I am glad I got a new book for my collection.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Pinky Paradise Coupon Code!

Pinkyparadise coupon code

Hello hello! It is drawing close to Halloween Season again, and I hope you all are excited about getting your costumes and outfits together! To help your costume and cosplay needs, here is a 50% off, one use only coupon code from PinkyParadise to use on a new set of yearly lens to beautify your eyes! Yippu!

Enter: Halloween2014lishamisha22 at checkout for your discount!

BTW: Beauty items, Toric and Phantasee lens are not included for this coupon.


If you would like to share what lens you are getting, I would love to see which style and colour you are gonna get! 
Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Official Merch Up!

Yippu!
Lisha Misha22 Now on Society6!
Grand Opening Goodies!

I now have a brand sparkly new Society6 account! Its about damn time right!!? Time to let my works get out from hibernation and shine!! There will defo be new designs on the way!

Lisha Misha On Society6
I have been quite shy about showing my art and even more shy about selling it over the years. I've sold some drawings and paintings here and there, and maybe showing off a piece of art here and there too. I am not quite sure why it scares me, but, I hope people will enjoy and appreciate them!

I am also going to (hopefullllly) have prints to sell at anime and comic cons for next year too. A lot of people have been asking about them when I attend these conventions, and I hope to be prepared for once!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Chicago Alternative Fashion Walk

Kawaii Chicago
Group shot!
Sen,Eteria, Kevi, Kamilah, Kristi, me

Despite it raining on and off for the first hour of meeting up with a couple of people, the Alt. Fashion Walk/get together was pretty nice. There were many photographs being taken of the outfits, and quite a few people asked to take photos with us or of us!

Cutie Lolita Kevi
Kevi

CyberGoth Kristi
Kristi

Cool Gyaru Brittany
Brittany

Anime Style
Sen


I couldn't make the parade/walk part of the Fashion walk because I went to visit some family for a few hours....

I met back up with the rest of the group at Water Tower. We went to Jamba Juice to chill out a for bit, chatting and a few of us sipping smoothies.

Jamba Juice, one of my faves


After we chilled at Jamba Juice for a little while, we split up. Brit, Kristi and I went back to my place after goofing around in Kmart.

look for the girl with the broken smile

Had to show Adam some love. LOL.

Adam levine and Lisha Misha xo
Chu-hu

I also had to take a pic with Nicki too lol. Maybe I should have copied her pose instead of one of her expressions??

Lisha Misha and Nicki Minaj


Ciao ciao!