Etsy Review – Vintage Casio watch from LateRabbitWatch

It’s been a hella long time since I did an Etsy order review. I’m not even sure if I ever wrote one for this blog, or if it was something I had only done on my old one. In any case, I’m doing one now.

Last month my beloved Batman watch broke. I was at my temporary job at the post distribution centre and when I took off my gloves at the end of the day, there was a violent clatter on the ground. I looked down. There lay my Batman watch in pieces. It had always been too large for my wrist and it seemed to have been pulled off along with my glove. I was devastated. That watch had been with me for three years.

But, with every ending, there is a new beginning. I thought it was a good opportunity to buy myself a nice, grown-up watch that actually fit my tiny wrist. So I browsed through the small, black watches in the vintage section on Etsy. I came upon this Casio classic 90s watch from LateRabbitWatch. It was more or less exactly what I wanted and at such a reasonable price. So I thought I’d try it.


It was shipped very fast; the day after I ordered it. It took a while to arrive, but that’s to be expected from Singapore. When it did arrive, it was in a small, square box which protected the watch well on its long, perilous journey. I opened the box.

It was love at first sight. Pictures don’t really do this beautiful watch justice. I love the minimal design of it, the colours (obviously) and the textured band. And the size! I was pleasantly surprised at the size. It had looked larger in the pictures, which I had been worried about, but it turned out to be the perfect petite size for my petite wrist. I almost couldn’t believe how perfect it is.

The more I wear this watch, the more I love it. It is so exactly, exactly what I needed. It’s so small, I barely feel it. I even forget that I’m wearing a watch over the course of the day. It’s so lovely to not constantly feel a big chunk of clock on the end of my arm. I can do so much with my hands without having to take my watch off; lovely.

To go back to the shop I ordered from, they have a lot of beautiful, vintage watches on offer. Their service is good. If you’re also in need of a new watch, I would definitely recommend checking out LateRabbitWatch.

A little taste of their selection:

Happy watch-hunting!

Inspiration for WGT

I can’t believe WGT is in 2 1/2 weeks already! I’ve barely been able to think about what I will wear. Ideally I’d go for over the top gothic lolita and Victorian-ish looks, with some trad goth mixed in. Unfortunately my wardrobe and budget are not too accommodating, but a girl can dream.

Here is a somewhat random smattering of my personal style inspirations for WGT.

aw2013-3From Alice Auaa’s AW 2013/14 collection



Marie Dauphine basically embodies all my gothic lolita goals.


fille_de_porcelaine_iii_by_remussirion-d9g1062Fille de Porcelaine


Can never get enough of Penny Dreadful‘s Vanessa Ives and her fabulous wardrobe.

baroness-dress-7Picture from Fantasmagoria, obviously

One day I will get this Punk Rave dress. One day…



Black Friday is one of my continual inspirations.



As are traditional 80’s alternative styles. Trad goth outfits can be a lot more practical for clubbing too.

Hope you could find some inspiration in this post!

*Uncredited images are saved from Tumblr, where all credit goes to die.

penny dreadful – vanessa ives inspiration

a couple of weeks ago i discovered the show penny dreadful. since then i’ve been slightly obsessed. there are so many wonderful things in that show, among which are the costumes. oh, the costumes. i would take screenshots of all of them, but netflix won’t allow me. they sparked a renewed interest in me in victorian fashion. victorian fashion was one of the goth clichés that i had moved away from, forgotten how fabulous it could be. anyway. of all the characters i think vanessa ives has the best wardrobe. here are some examples i plucked from google:


Timothy Dalton as Sir Malcolm and Eva Green as Vanessa Ives in Penny Dreadful (season 1, episode 2). - Photo: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME- Photo ID: PennyDreadful_102_1519
Timothy Dalton as Sir Malcolm and Eva Green as Vanessa Ives in Penny Dreadful (season 1, episode 2). – Photo: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME- Photo ID: PennyDreadful_102_1519


i can’t stop looking at the detail on this blouse. i think it’s one of her finest pieces.




girl-and-vanessa-outside-churchi love those puffed sleeves on coats & jackets! that scarf makes the whole lovelier still.


nice modern addition of polka dots in this dress. the gold dots on the black look fantastic.

Eva Green as Vanessa Ives in Penny Dreadful (season 1, episode 1). - Photo: Patrick Redmond/SHOWTIME - Photo ID: PennyDreadful_S1_QU6A2491
Eva Green as Vanessa Ives in Penny Dreadful (season 1, episode 1). – Photo: Patrick Redmond/SHOWTIME – Photo ID: PennyDreadful_S1_QU6A2491

penny-dreadful-costumesagain, amazing detail on this dress. if only i could get my hands on lace like that… the contrast of the white also looks really nice.


i hope you enjoyed this post! thank you for looking.

ysl inspiration

last sunday i saw the new yves saint laurent biopic. what a feast for the eyes. any flaws it might have are easily made up by the visuals. the story was inspiring as well. it made me want to sew, draw, write, shop. it also made me interested in the designer himself, & his (older) work. yves saint laurent is one of those designers i’ve never really appreciated for some reason. funny, since he introduced pants for women.

i’ve been doing some googling throughout the week & now have a ysl folder in my pictures. some of my favourites:


1956, for Christian Dior

1958_dior 1958, for Christian Dior


1959, for Christian Dior


1960, for Christian Dior





















the pictures are courtesy of the v&a and met.