Saturday, November 29, 2014

OTT Mori coord for Japanese Street Fashion Showcase

As some of you know, I'm the Vice President (currently standing in for the Pres.) of my university's Japanese Street Fashion Club. We recently were given the opportunity by the Japanese Association to hold a fashion show at their Fall Festival and I was in charge of the event. Since the festival was hosted at night, we weren't able to get good pictures of the show, but I definitely wanted to share my mori coord with you!

Sweater, blouses, underskirt- thrifted
Overdress, overshirt- forest girl fans
Socks, tights- ebay
Shoes- customized Angelic Imprint
Bag- customized Urban Outfitters
Purse- My mother's, from my great-aunt
Necklaces- my grandmother's
Hair accessory- handmade
Brooch- handmade from my line DoMoCu
I thought that the more Harajuku interpretation of mori (mostly lacy layers and lots of piled-on antique and lacy accessories) would be appropriate because our club is for Japanese Street Fashion, which implies something a little more over the top in reference to Harajuku and other popular fashionable street cultures. Also since it was a fashion show, I thought over the top would be more eye-catching and fun c:

We had such a great time performing and (in my humble opinion) totally stole the show away! I'm really proud of everyone I worked with on this project and will look forward to doing it again next year. 

Yours truly,
Miss Kellie

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mori Girl Google Hangout

The first of it's kind, as far as I know! Natalie of Vanillery Garden  is hosting a video chat "hangout" on Google for mori girls on December 27th!

The event page is here, but you have to join the Mori Girls group in order to access it. I will definitely be there, as will several other mori bloggers! Are you going? 

Yours truly,
Miss Kellie

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Polly Frances Elizabeth { mushroom necklace review for mori girls }

Recently I gave you a sneak peak at the necklace Polly sent me to review in my Mori Vlog 2. ^^

Now, I'm reviewing it!


Polly Frances Elizabeth is a artist and designer of whimsical and nature-inspired accessories, jewelry, and artworks. Everything in Polly's shop is handmade by her and she also takes custom orders!


Polly's lived near nature for most of her life, so it heavily inspires her work, along with fairy tales, folk art, and fantasy. She's a forest girl at heart, just like us! You can also follow her also blog here, where she talks about her adventures; crafts; mori, dolly, and natural kei fashions; and many other similar topics.


I was given a beautiful wood slice necklace, hand painted with a mushroom. They are about $12.16 in USD, which is very reasonable for a hand made and painted piece of jewelry. Here are some of her other pendants: 


I am very impressed with the whimsical design, as well as the craftsmanship. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that even though I played in the rain while wearing it, the design wasn't damaged because of the varnish covering it.

I also liked that the cord is durable and seems sturdy. I feel like a lot of indie jewelry designers will have a really cute handmade pendant, but put it on a chain that doesn't quite fit with the design. Polly's necklaces have a consistent feel throughout of being something a forest girl would actually make herself and wear. 

All of her items have that beautiful handmade quality to them that only comes from a person who's really passionate about what they're doing. I would definitely order from her another time. There are several items in her shop I have my eye on, so I'll have to snatch them up soon before anyone else does! (๑>ᴗ<๑) hehe


Polly is also a total sweetheart and has given me an exclusive code for my readers! If you use the code misskellie when you order, you can receive a 15% discount! The code will expire December 20th, so you have enough time to order your Christmas gifts with the discount. 

Thank you so much, Polly! I had a lot of fun taking photos and reviewing your necklace! I can't wait to own more of your beautiful pieces. ♡

Much love to my followers,

Miss Kellie


Youtube (I really recommend mori girls to follow her youtube! It's lovely ^^)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Mori Box launch ! & GIVEAWAY

T H E  M O R I  B O X

I'm very excited to announce that I'm launching the project I've been working on- a bimonthly box filled with mori surprises! To celebrate, I'm also giving away one free box to a lucky forest dweller!

What is included in the mori box? 

Each box includes 5-10 items inspired by mori kei. Even smaller items or samples will mean there could be 10+ items in one box. Items will range from accessories, jewelry, handmade accessories by DoMoCu, beauty stuff, trinkets, snacks, tea, craft supplies, penpal supplies, and home goods.

How much is it? 

A fixed price of $25 per box.

Can I subscribe to the mori box?

Not yet, but you will be able to soon!

Then how do I buy it?

Currently, you can buy the mori box in a pre-order style! The period will last until the end of the month and I will be sending out your box mid-December. This is due to change.

Do I get any perks for buying a box from the first round?

Yes! You will get a coupon of $2 off for the February box :) You can also enter in the giveaway below for a FREE box!

The "Indoors for Winter" Mori Box

Most days, she braves the cold anyway. Too many trails need to be treaded and too many dead leaves need to be stepped on and too many shivering sparrows need to be sketched for her to stay inside. But some days are just too cold to leave her warm cottage. What's a forest dweller to do when she's confined indoors, with only the windows to offer some satisfaction to her love of the forest? The "Indoors for Winter" Mori Box is a little care package for forest girls to make those days a little cozier, cuter, yummier, and more bearable! ♡

ORDER PERIOD : Nov 2 - 30 
SHIP-OUT BY: December 20
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I also want to thank all of my followers and mori friends! This box is really for you ♡ If your goodies make you smile, make you feel like a real forest girl, and foster your love for the forest and simple pleasures, then my goal is accomplished. Good luck on the giveaway, deers :)

Love all of you ♡
Miss Kellie