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Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/raydance/ in /home/raydance/ on line 8 Wed, 17 Nov 2010 23:54:13 +0000 en hourly 1 Mint Days at Black Alice Wed, 17 Jun 2009 12:19:25 +0000 Alanna Wow, it’s been a while since I last posted here!

I just dropped off some new items at Black Alice last week, but because Black Alice was at Streetfest with some of my items, many have already sold!

Here are some of the things still left at the store - be sure to go down and pick them up fast if you’re still interested in any of these!

Caged bird

Cross Charm

Cupcake pins

Flower pins

Flowers in her hair

Flowers in her hair

Mint Days at GOHD Books! Sun, 03 May 2009 05:45:28 +0000 Alanna I had a great time at the flea market yesterday!

GOHD Books (GOHD stands for the owner’s name - Diana Goh) is a beautiful, cosy little place tucked away in Little India. Remove your shoes and go right into a carpeted space, with shelves of books from eclectic authors such as Primo Levi to Grahame Greene, from books on General Tactictus to the Kama Sutra. The books here are all carefully handpicked by Diana for her customers. Prices are really reasonable too, from $10-$20 per book.

Cushions are strewn all over the floor for readers to lounge on, and Diana plays some pretty cool music for you to relax too while you’re browsing. Diana is a happy, crazy girl who loves books and will chat to you at length about them.

Wai (my great, uncomplaining assistant) and I had the good fortune to meet some other great people who had set up store at the flea as well - intelligent, witty and very warm people who were brought together by this flea. To be honest, we didn’t really sell much, but the experience was very fun, and I’m glad I was given the chance to meet them.

I’ll be sure to pop by GOHD Books the next time I’m free and want some books to browse.

Mint Days at GOHD Books
The little table I set up, packed with Mint Days goodies. There are a lot of items which I made specially for this event which I didn’t put up on the site yet, so I’ll be putting them up soon.

Mint Days at GOHD Books
Wai was sneaky and took this shot of this sweet-looking couple who set up store selling some very beautiful canvas paintings.

Mint Days at GOHD Books
Wai snapped a picture of me browsing a book while lounging on the cushions.

Art & Vintage Flea Market Wed, 29 Apr 2009 14:13:15 +0000 Alanna Mint Days will be at the Art & Vintage Flea Market at GOHD Books this Saturday, 2 May! (The Mint Days slot is 12-7 pm)

For those interested to go, the address as follows:
519 Serangoon Road, #02-01

It’s near the Farrer Park MRT, exit G.

Have a look at the Facebook event page for a store listing and some other exciting events that will be happening at the flea! Hope to see you guys there!

Inspiration: Mint x Pink Fri, 03 Apr 2009 02:43:24 +0000 Alanna Recently, I just started a 365 photos thing on my Flickr called “Daily Inspiration”. I’m currently into Day 4, and I’ve started with colours.

In particular I’d like to share Day 1’s colourway - Mint x Pink, because it was the inspiration for the whole site.

Daily Inspiration - Mint x Pink - 1/365

1. mint green clay roses, 2. pastel cuppies, 3. aqua and pink, 4. Butterfly mint cupcakes, 5. rose cupcakes, 6. Baby the Stars Shine Bright Gingham Rose Ribbon Print (mint), 7. pastel de fresa, 8. Pink Porcelain Rose, 9. German Trivet, 10. Planter full of lace, 11. MInted Rose Locket, 12. Victorian Cone Confection *Tussy Mussy* Shabby Chic/Romantic *Tussie Mussie*, 13. 820-3329 レディローズワンピース, 14. Mint Vintage Inspiration Tag, 15. earrings / Ohrbaumler "MINT / PINK", 16. garden party earrings in mint and pink

Created with fd’s Flickr Toys.

To be honest, I started out not liking green. It wasn’t until pretty recently (last year? two years ago, maybe?) that I started really falling in love with mint as a colour. It was a lolita dress by Baby the Stars Shine Bright that sealed the deal for me, with its beautiful combination of rose pink and mint. You can see the print in the mosaic above (picture 6)- it’s called Gingham Rose. Thus started my minor obsession with all things mint! I really love the colour now, and especially the colourway of mint and pink.

I’m enjoying myself with different colour combinations so far, and in the process of searching for pictures for the inspiration board, I explore and find many wonderful photos on Flickr. All in all, a pretty fun exercise, I hope I can keep it up for the year!

One Day in Paradise at Supanova! Wed, 01 Apr 2009 13:51:59 +0000 Alanna One Day in Paradise just got back from Supanova Melbourne but will be heading straight to Brissie for Supanova Brisbane this weekend! They’ll be bringing with them beautiful lolita goods, so be sure to watch out for them if you’re going to be at the convention. Here are some pictures from Supanova Melbourne.

ODIP at Supernova Melbourne

Mint Days products

[Garden Party] Rose Red Mon, 30 Mar 2009 04:07:14 +0000 Alanna
Garden Party: Rose Red

Garden Party: Rose Red

her lips were of the deepest red
and when she kissed me
i felt the velvet touch of a rose in fullest bloom

Rose Red is a long pin set with a porcelain focal bead featuring a rose in full bloom. Complemented with Swarovski pearls and separators. This pin is so beautiful and elegant, you won’t be able to take your eyes off it!

The pin setting is of a metal alloy and may not be suitable for sensitive skin.

Rose Red was made especially for Mint Days and is not available elsewhere. Pin is one-of-a-kind.

[Garden Party] Night Rose Mon, 30 Mar 2009 04:03:19 +0000 Alanna
Garden Party: Night Rose

Garden Party: Night Rose

the velvet of the night steals over the garden
drawing a quiet veil over the blooming roses

Classic and elegant, Night Rose features a long, black focal bead with a rose motif outlined in vintage gold. The bead is complemented by large maroon Swarovski crystals.

The pin is a metal alloy and may not be suitable for sensitive skin.

Night Rose was made specially for Mint Days and is not available elsewhere. One of a kind.

[Garden Party] 金魚 Mon, 30 Mar 2009 03:59:58 +0000 Alanna
Garden Party: 金魚

Garden Party: 金魚

金魚 (’kin-gyo’, ‘goldfish’) has the most unique focal bead! A round, clear bead, with painted goldfish frolicking in a pool, is complemented by two large pink Swarovski crystals. Simple, but the large beautiful beads need no dressing up.

Pins are set on a metal alloy pin and may not be suitable for sensitive skin.

金魚 was made specially for Mint Days and is not available elsewhere. The pin is one-of-a-kind.

[Garden Party] 菊 Mon, 30 Mar 2009 03:55:44 +0000 Alanna
Garden Party: 菊

Garden Party: 菊

菊 (Kiku, ‘chrysanthemum’) features beautiful Japanese-style Chrysanthemums on its focal bead. Complementing this elaborate bead are Swarovski crystals and separators. The entire setting is placed on a pin with a sparkling, jewelled head. This pin is sure to draw heads!

Pin is made from a metal alloy and may not be suitable for sensitive skin.

菊 was made specially for Mint Days and is not available elsewhere. This pin is one-of-a-kind (and a personal favourite!)

[Garden Party] Fireflies Mon, 30 Mar 2009 03:50:39 +0000 Alanna
Garden Party: Fireflies

Garden Party: Fireflies

Like the elusive firefly lighting up the darkened sky, Fireflies features streaks of gold flashing across a trio of black beads. A large Swarovski crystal completes the unique gold pin setting.

Fireflies is set on a metal alloy pin and may not be suitable for sensitive skin.

Fireflies was made exclusively for Mint Days and is one-of-a-kind. This pin is not available elsewhere.