Monday, 14 January 2013

Snow White / Poison Apple: Fairytales meet Science


A bunch of things to talk about in this outfit! After receiving both this apple necklace and this near-black wig the other day, I decided to dress up in a Snow White inspired outfit. My dress is yet another amazing find from my thrift shopping adventure of a week ago (I told you I got a whole bunch of amazing stuff).

The necklace is from a new sponsor of mine, Australian-based Merrin & Gussy. They've very kindly provided me with all the jewellery I'm going to need for Japan, so look out for them in my outfit posts while I'm blogging overseas!

The wig was sent to me by Abhair to review (this wig if you're looking for it). For $23, it's a really good quality wig and looks pretty darn realistic, hat on or off. The bang falls naturally and doesn't get into my eyes either. It's also ludicrously soft right now (although as I've noticed with my other wigs, that softness doesn't last for too long). The only thing I was disappointed with is the colour - I ordered darkest brown, but it looks black which makes it seem a little bit unnatural on me. However everything else about it is awesome, so I can't really complain. (And if you like this colour and are ordering it for yourself, order "2").

Lastly to note are my amazing shoes. When Topb2c asked to sponsor me, I was really excited because they sell heaps and heaps and heaps of lolita-style gear, and I've been after some chunky black Mary Janes for years. Also the shoes fit my big feet, which is something I always have trouble with at Asian stores! Expect to see these gorgeous things in many, many more outfit posts.

wearing
dress - Vintage
shoes - c/o Topb2c
necklace - c/o Merrin & Gussy
wig - c/o Abhair
socks - Cotton On

Science fact! Snow White was given a poisonous apple to eat by the evil Queen, but are all apples actually poisonous?
Apple seeds contain amygladin, a compound which consists of cyanide and sugar. In contact with digestive enzymes in our body, this is converted into small amounts of HCN, hydrogen cyanide, which is lethal to humans because CN (cyanide) is extremely poisonous in very small quantities, and can kill you in a matter of minutes (it's the typical poison used in old-school murder mysteries).
Image of Amygladin from here.
Don't let that stop you eating apples though. Thing is, you really need to chew up your apple seeds for your body to come into contact with the amygladin - the seeds have a tough coating which encases the amygladin and protects it from your digestive enzymes. Also, your body is able to handle tiny amounts of cyanide, so if you do accidentally eat a couple of apple seeds, you're going to be okay. In fact you'd have to crush up and eat around 143 apple seeds (from around 20 apple cores) to begin to do yourself any harm.

So anyway, how are you all today?


35 comments:

  1. Love the outfit & the snow white theme xD xx

    thelittlejennywren.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. This whole outfit is so simple, but so so cute!

    xx

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  3. Super cute outfit and the science ties in with it - so rad! :)

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    1. I love it when my fashion-to-science segues aren't awkward, so thanks for noticing that ;)

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  4. I instantly thought of Snow White when I saw this outfit! 10 points for me ^-^ I really like the combination of black and red, and you look great with red lipstick you lucky ducky!
    You're going to fit right in in Japan :)
    xxx

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  5. loving the inspiration for this outfit. the shoes are awesome, gotta love a shoe with a good t-bar. :D

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  6. This is one of the best outfits I have ever seen! Also, I am super happy to see some well explained chemistry(I am chemistry student).
    You look gorgeous :)

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    1. Yess haha so glad I explained it alright, I've only done basic chemistry so I'm no chemistry whiz ;)
      And thank you so much :D

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  7. You look lovely in the black wig! I'm getting pretty excited for your trip to japan...I've always wanted to visit there so I'll live vicariously through you! :)

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    1. Awww.. I'll make sure that I take loads of awesome photos of my surroundings!

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  8. I love this outfit - it looks so great! Also, as always, love the science! Who would have thought that all apples contain poison?

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  9. So cute! The outfit is spot on with the inspiration, I immediately thought of Snow White when I saw you.

    xx maggie
    saltandleather.blogspot.com

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  10. Cute look. Love the whole outfit. :)

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  11. Amazing. :)Lovely dress and shoes!

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  12. Love the outfit! And nifty science facts too :)

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  13. Haha love the information on the apples. And very cute look, love the necklace and the lace socks! x tiny

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  14. snow white <3 aw.
    i love this dress and i think it's pretty amazing. i was quite sad when i read it's vintage :<
    you look wonderful *_* i love every thing about this <3
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  15. lovely blog.would you like to follow each other? :)

    http://ollyvialaura.blogspot.com/2013/01/laurensia.html

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  16. i love this outfit, so beautiful and that necklace is the cutest!

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  17. I knew that apple seeds contained cyanide, but I never made the connection with Snow White, that's awesome! I love the science segments, they're pretty cool :)

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  18. Love your dress and bag :) Your blog is so interesting and cool, I'm so glad I found it :)) You have a new follower!

    http://smilesnapsparkle.blogspot.com

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  19. Love ALL THE LOOK, all the itens. Your look are so pretty... :) congratz

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  20. I cannot believe you incredible thrift finds you have been posting and you got them all in one day. Green with envy here :)

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  21. These shoes look a bit like what girls wear in Harajuku, sure, bring them on Japan travel haha.
    I liked this black wig, was good for you .. And the rest of the outfit, really pretty (:

    nasty-lady.blogspot.com

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  22. The black wig looks gorgeous on you!

    Becky
    xx

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  23. Black hair looks amazing on you, and the dress is just so cute!! <3

    Girls that glitter love the dark
    xoxo

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  24. I love everything about this! Your vintage dress is adorable and I am seriously loving the black wig on you, even if the color was a bit of a mistake! AND THOSE SHOES! SO CUTE!

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  25. I love everything about this outfit :D The shoes and socks are particularly fab though. How interesting about apples I shall think of that everytime I munch on one now. I really look forward your posts x

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  26. I cannot believe you manage to find such lovely things whilst thrifting!
    And i also did not know that about apples! I went through a brief period of being fascinated with respiratory inhibitors (and Agathe Christie novels), like cyanide, when i was in college. Their effects on the body are so complex and interesting.

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  27. Oh my goodness, this dress is just amazing! What a great thrift find! Paired with that apple necklace is just so perfect!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  28. I absolutely ADORE this look! That dress is amazing, and I actually really like the dark hair color on you. Makes me miss when I had my hair black, haha.

    xo
    Maddie

    http://littlestylebird.blogspot.com/

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  29. That dress is so lovely!
    You should do more sewing diy (:

    Rach
    xx

    Teardops Are Falling

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