Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Baby darling doll-face honey

Happy 2013 guys! I hope all your New Years celebrations were marvellous!

This dress that Romwe sent me is pretty damn amazing. It's also quilted and really thick, and completely not appropriate for wearing in summer - hence I am going to be taking it with me on my trip to Japan (which is happening in just 25 days, oh my goooooosh!)
I LOVE the creepy doll-face appliqué, so I attempted to look a little bit like a creepy doll myself.

wearing
dress - c/o Romwe
socks - Vintage
lace sock cuffs - The Little Pineneedle
shoes - Label Shoes c/o Chictopia
hat - c/o Wholesale

Rita Levi-Montalcini was an amazing, fiery and bad-ass neuroscientist, who sadly passed away a couple of days ago, aged 103 years old. As a future neuroscientist/cell biologist,  wannabe science communicator and feminist, Rita is someone who seriously inspires me. I wanted to write a short post about her amazing life.
Image source and article
Italian-born, she pursued a career in science at university despite both her father and 1930s society being generally against women in higher education. Then, she had to go into hiding when Mussolini came into power, as she was Jewish and thrown out of her university. To continue studying science, she built a secret research laboratory. Despite this, in 1986 she won a Nobel Prize for discovering something called "nerve growth factor", which greatly advanced our understanding of how neurons (nerve cells) work. Being at this point 77 years of age, she never slowed down - she went on to found the European Brain Research Institute in Rome, and a foundation encouraging the education of young women in Africa. She gave lectures and spoke out about promoting equality for women in science. And she turned up to work every day super well-dressed, with perfectly manicured hands and coiffured hair, even after turning 100.
Basically, I want to be Rita. The world will miss her. Read more about her here.


22 comments:

  1. oh that dress is awesome and so enticing! It's not good when in summer I read so many blogs and have so much time on my hands to online shop. Eek, I am very bad at resisting. the dark lippy is awesome, which brand if I may ask? And "bad-ass" definitely sums up this Rita and you too :D

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    1. I got the lippy from ebay, it was 5 bucks and i'm trying to find the link....
      here! http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/La-Colours-Black-Lipstick-GOTH-PUNK-CYBER-L-K-/150509148702?pt=AU_Makeup&hash=item230b0b5a1e&_uhb=1

      it's a really good lipstick, anyway.

      Ohhh you are too nice :)

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  2. I've been eye-ing that dress but now seeing you pull it off in such an AMAZING outfit I wouldn't be able to wear it as good as you did :P
    And those socks are just... dang it!

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  3. oh wow I love that dress, your hair is just perfect and those socks! well, aren't they just the cutes! ^_^ xx

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  4. Ok, first of all, you look STUNNING on that dress and with black lips, OMG! I'm sad Romwe do small sizes (I've got too much bust and a L size won't fit on me :(, I need a bigger one even if it's big on my waist). I adore this kind of gothic doll look you created here!!

    And secondly; I'm sad about Levi-Montalcini passed away. I've read some of her works and I respect her a lot, even 'cause in science sometimes looks like only men can succeed in this kind of works... but she show us that this isn't aways like this.

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  5. When I first saw those dresses on Romwe, I always thought they looked a bit creepy, yet they are sooo beautiful! It looks amazing on you and gosh, I will never stop loving your socks!

    I didn't know about the existence of that woman. Shame on me! I am looking forward to learning more about her and from what you've described in your blog, she seems to be a great, great person and I hope some day I can achieve some of her greatness.

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  6. Awwww, it sounds like she was an AWESOME person. And she looked so cute too! Sadly, my grandfather passed away last night, so this whole thing is making me cry! hahaha.

    Btw, LOVE the dress. I think they have a similar one in red.

    xoxo

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    1. Oh Rob, I'm so sorry, my post was not such good timing :( much love your way xxxxx

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  7. that dress looks so wonderful! i'm not one for dark colours, so i'm a little sad you can't get lighter dress colours. the dark colours look amazing on you, though! you really pull off black lipstick which isn't something a lot of people can do. this is an amazing look!

    rita sounds like such a phenomenal person. that's so sad she ended up passing away, though it's also wonderful she lived such a long and full life. really inspiring.

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  8. I must say I love your science tidbits! What an inspiration Rita is! Can't wait to hear all about Japan :)

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  9. Perfect. Amazing dress. *_*

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  10. Such an awesome dress! I love it even if the doll creeps the hell out of me xDD I especially like the collar, is really pretty!

    I've never heard of Rita, but she sure sounds like an amazing lady!
    It's so nice to visit a fashion blog and end up knowing a little bit more ;D

    Girls that glitter love the dark
    xoxo

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  11. I think is so lovely When You dress all black .. Is cool, like showing another different side! Annika is, you're a girl incredible! I loved the dress, it's something really cool, adorable! Kisses!

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  12. That dress is so cute! I really want one but unfortunately Romwe dresses don't fit my chest. Sad times!

    Becky
    xx

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    1. Aw man, Romwe needs to make more normal sized dresses!! It's pretty crazy - I often have to get an L for it to fit me in the bust, and I am a size A (or small B if we're being generous) in bra size. (!!!) Who fits into the size smalls??!

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  13. oh, that dress is really neat! i normally don't like all black outfits, but i just love this look!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbit.blogspot.com

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  14. you look amazing, this style suits you so well :)
    I will follow you, hope you can follow back!
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  15. Aw this dress is so cool! I like the creepy doll on it and how you drew inspiration from it. I wish I could pull off black lipstick like you too! You always look so cool when you wear it.

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  16. This dress is to die for <3 I don't know but it reminds me of doll from a horror, but in the positive meaning :) You look wonderful- just like usual.
    I missed your blog Annika <3
    xxx

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  17. Omg, I am going to live vicariously through your trip to Japan so hard. I've been missing it so so much lately and I'm dying to go back!

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  18. Love your dress and also nice band of skulls reference. Apparently you like music as awesome as your outfits.
    <3

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