There won’t be a Young Hollywood haul or lookbook 

as I only managed to scoop one of the things that I liked.

I will maybe do something though.

Maybe I’ll resurrect Anatomy of an Outfit…

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It takes me a million years to make anything la la la la la la la. 

The Subcouture lookbook for the subcouture haul, which you may read here.

All the colours made me cry. 

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I rage-quit this lookbook so many times, which is why it’s taken me so long to publish it. I found so many ways to style everything, but did any of go together? nope. 

To see the corresponding haul, click here

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This weekend, Subcouture popped out of the Stardoll machine. I forgot that this was even a thing, but I guess that sums up how I’ve felt about previous releases. 

I warmed to quite a few of things in this collection, so if you want the 411 on what I bought, then you pretty much know what to do by now.

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Good gravy. 

There are 405 of you. Where the bloody hell did you lot come from?

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I had some lovely messages from people saying you still wanted me to put this haul up even if it was going to be late. Thanks guys, it means a lot to know that you like my rambles even if the items aren’t available any more!

So if you want Haul, clicketty clicket. 

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I did have a Dior haul made… 

I haven’t had a chance at all to type it up, but I do have the pictures.

I know the store closes tomorrow, so I don’t know if you want me to bother posting them. 

I won’t be able to do all the typing until Tuesday probably because I’m rushed off my feet.

Shall I bother?

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Anonymous:
how did you come up with the name miloshki? xx

It was my nickname when I was about seven. 

No one calls me that now though….at least, no one who knows me…

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And here’s the lookbook to follow my Bonjour Bizou haul. 

This was a tough one to put together, especially now that I do four looks instead of just three.

That lace trimmed tee just did not want to match any colour schemes, which is its one downfall. That green-y coloured stripe doesn’t always want to play nice. But I think the layering worked out well.

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I’m working backwards now to cover releases that I’ve missed and the next most recent was at Bonjour Bizou. I have a love/hate relationship with this shop mostly because I think it’s lost a bit of identity. When it first opened at the plaza, it had a very clear indie vibe that I couldn’t get enough of. Now I think it has crossed lines with It Girls. As I was putting this post together I was having trouble identifying what belonged with what from sight alone. 
However, that is an odd little note that bothers me and is somewhat tangential to our saga. 
For in depth hauling, take a peek under the cut and don’t forget to leave a comment via disqus if you have opinions you’d like to share.
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I can’t say I was blown away by this release nor were we supposed to be. These additions feel very much like they’re just keeping the store ticking over.


 

 
What I was happy with though, was the increase in quality for starcoin items. Of the three we were given (don’t get me started), they were all great. I only didn’t go for the shoes because I have shoes that do their job already. For anyone starting a wardrobe, these would be a great pick though (see picture 2 above).
There are several items that I know a lot of people have bought, the collared denim dress ($16) for one, but I just couldn’t get on with. To continue the example, I find the dress kind of unflattering. I love a good button up denim, but the buttons on it are kind of clumsy and it does something to the bust line that make me go hmmm….
But… this isn’t about what I didn’t buy, it’s about what I did, so let’s commence with some HAUL.

lace trimmed tee ₡186

Everyone has gone a bit nuts for this haven’t they? If I had to choose between this and the It Girls striped tee, I’d choose the It Girls one for sheer simplicity of design. It’s a wee fussy and on the white background, the transition from stripe to lace is a little off. Nonetheless, the treatment of the lace is divine and I already have a pretty clear idea of where I want to take this in a lookbook. I’m always dying to get rid of my useless, but ever accumulating stardollars, so this is a bit of a no brainer for me. 

mom cropped sweatshirt $11

I went back for this shirt after going past it in the catalogue over and over. The severity of the crop vs. the volume of the sleeve concerns me a little proportions-wise, but I love the quirk of design. I only wish we could see a little more of the design, but that is a minor point that no doubt relies on the reference images that Stardoll uses when they make graphics. I’d love a mom tattoo print on the front of a tee too, but that’ll have to go to stardesign to be realised no doubt. 

cloud vinyl skirt ₡172

Anyone who has followed this blog for a while will know that I am a texture fiend and this graphic is like sweet sweet music to me for that reason. Stardoll always excel at shiny textures like vinyl, but it’s so pleasant to see this effect in grey. With careful positioning, the length of this skirt could be easily altered giving it versatility, so basically it ticks all of my boxes - texture? - versatility? - grey?

hotbuys isabel purse $16

Alright, alright, this wasn’t in the main Bonjour Bizou release, but I am including it. This bag is still available and if you have the stardollars for it, I think it makes a really good buy. Once again, the graphic quality is fabulous. The embroidered detail on this is stunning, not to mention the lived in treatment of the leather. It will suit a range of wardrobe styles and has potential to be resized and rotated into a variety of different modes. 
 
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I think it’d be unwise to try and score this release as a whole. Aside from some splashes of yellow and leopard, it’s generally pretty coherent, although the overall graphic is a bit up and down to me. 
For starcoin spenders, we were definitely thrown a bone and I am happy to find myself ₡358 lighter.
 
Based on price and potential, best buy for me is going to the cloud vinyl skirt.
 

 
I think it’s just one of those basics that a. looks more expensive than it is, and b. everyone has a space for something like this in their wardrobe.
 
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I hope you enjoyed this Bonjour Bizou haul. Let me know what you think with a comment below while I work on getting out a matching lookbook.

I’m working backwards now to cover releases that I’ve missed and the next most recent was at Bonjour Bizou. I have a love/hate relationship with this shop mostly because I think it’s lost a bit of identity. When it first opened at the plaza, it had a very clear indie vibe that I couldn’t get enough of. Now I think it has crossed lines with It Girls. As I was putting this post together I was having trouble identifying what belonged with what from sight alone. 

However, that is an odd little note that bothers me and is somewhat tangential to our saga. 

For in depth hauling, take a peek under the cut and don’t forget to leave a comment via disqus if you have opinions you’d like to share.

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