Sunday, 24 February 2013

Floral Overalls, Free People and Fairy Floss

You know what's seriously super lovely? These floral, stripy overalls sent to me by Free People. They're a little pricey, but well worth it if you are happy to pay the price. I kept wanting to buy cute vintage overalls that I saw basically in every shop in Japan but stopped myself every time (well, except for once), because I knew that I had these amazing things waiting for me when I got home. I've got a big huge clothing crush on overalls, jean shorts and rompers right now, as well as anything with suspenders.
And I don't know if you've noticed, but I also happen to be a sucker for anything with a face on it. So my little fox bag is making an appearance once again in this outfit.
wearing
overalls - c/o Free People
necklace - Claire's (Namba)
blouse - c/o Oasap
bag - Ebay
socks - Tutuanna
shoes - A shop in Tokyo

Because of my fairy floss hair, I thought I'd write a little bit about the science of fairy floss (which I also learnt, although this is the original name for it, it is only called this in Australia. Everywhere else you might know it as cotton candy or candy floss). In 1897, fairy floss was invented by a team consisting of a candy maker and dentist (and I'm totally starting a conspiracy theory that the dentist was only part of this so that he'd get more patients, after everyone ate masses of cotton candy and made their teeth bad, heheh). Basically, all it involves is sugar (sucrose), and a device which can both melt sugar and then spin it around.
First, the sugar is made into a liquid by exposing it to high temperatures. Then, using centrifugal force, it is spun around really fast and the sugar molecules are flung through tiny holes. When the sugar goes through the holes, it cools down so rapidly that it can't crystallise back to the normal sucrose form, undergoing a process called Vitrification instead and forming a glass-like substance, appearing as long, thin threads. The threads of sugar are spooled onto a stick, and you've got fairy floss!
I hope you're all mighty fine!


31 comments:

  1. cutest outfit! love the bag and the overalls, also love the new header, it reminds me of old school comics!

    I love reading all your posts, keep up the good work! :)

    Yvonne xx

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    1. Sweet! That makes me happy - that was the exact look I was going for with the header :D

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  2. In England, we call it candy floss.

    I love those dungarees, and your new blog look too!

    Becky
    xx

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  3. Absolutely love your overalls. Been looking for the perfect spring time shortalls too. Yours just look so cute! <3

    Kathy
    http://mypeachdays.blogspot.com

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  4. I like fairy floss as a term for candy floss. I found your candy floss facts pretty intriguing. I am always amazed by where invented food came from. I mean things like lasagne.
    Who sat down and said I'm going to make some sauce and bolognase and then some layers of pasta and then make a series of layers of each and then bake it in an oven? It's so complicated to just invent!

    You hair looks awesome here! Is this your real hair this time or a wig? The whole bow-plait thing is awesome. I would have no idea how to do something like that.

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    1. I can't ever start on that train of thought because if it blows my mind that someone can come up with lasagne, I can't even begin to contemplate how radio, or televisions, or FABRIC let alone clothes or basically ANYTHING was invented. Hahaha :) It's a wiggy wig ;)

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  5. I love those dungarees and Free People too, although I've never actually bought anything from there. Too expensive, and there aren't any shops in the UK

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  6. Amazing bag adn shoes!!! Lovely outfit!

    //Airin

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  7. This is such an adorable outfit! Like always :) hahaha
    -Tori
    Fashion, Trends & More

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  8. I love so much that I can be inspired by your outfits and learn a science fact every time I come to your blog. Thank you!

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    1. :D Aw, well thank you for reading them!

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  9. Hey, there is probably a strange virus in the air : I've also developed an addiction for overalls, romper etc. What happened ? Is there a guru who managed to enter in our subconscious to put this envy in our minds ?
    Your dungaree is so lovely, and I hope I'll find a perfect one too ! It fits you so well, as if you had it for years; there are some clothes that sometimes are meant to be ours !
    Your hair color is so beautiful; I'm trying to dye mine in something close to white. I've bleached it quite a lot of time but it still blond ! As a color expert, do you have advices ? :p

    Have a lovely day !

    Noé.
    Couleur Spleen.

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    1. Don't over-bleach is my advice!! Haha, and I'm certainly not a colour expert as I kind of made my own hair bad by over-bleaching it! Make sure you're waiting at least 2 weeks between each bleach, in any case. Have you tried using silver toners as well? They can make it look more white.
      xx

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    2. I've tried to use a purple shampoo, I'm not quite sure if a toner is the same thing. But it worked a little bit actually ! For bleaching your hair, do you use a special product (I've tried with Schwarzkopf Nordic Blond, but it doesn't work a lot !)

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  10. oh wow, this is all so pretty!! perfection :-)

    Francesca xo
    http://www.goingroundthemulberrybush.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I'm a huge advocate of short overalls!
    Also, I've been longing for a pair of shoes like that. Praying I can visit Japan again in the next few years!

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  12. I don't even much like dungarees/ overalls but that floral one is so cute!!xx

    thelittlejennywren.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Oh Anika, I love your outfit! I'm addicted to Tutuanna's socks, love them all! And the floral romper is absolutely lovely <3

    I adore your science quotes, by the way; never get bored of reading them!

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  14. I simply adore the new header, outfit, and pink hair; I'm actually in the process of going pink (I just finished my second bleach--- my hair's almost black). I'll let you know how it goes! :D

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    1. Woow that's a serious hair commitment! Good luck, I'd love to know how it turns out!

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  15. This looks adorable!! We love your super cute floral overalls and your swoon worthy hair <3
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  16. Sugar high on Science! Interesting :) You look adorable, anyway. Those florals and lace are lovely, not to mention the candy cotton hair - cuuute ^^

    nancywilde.blogspot.com

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  17. I love the way you style your wig!

    http://imaginarymi.blogspot.com/

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  18. This is the coolest outfit. And you are the coolest.
    My dentist has a whole room filled with coca cola paraphernalia, and I asked the hygienist if it was to bring in more business. She didn't get it though.

    Rachel

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    1. Hahaha, what! are her humour bones broken or something? ;)

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  19. Oh I love this! everything about your outfit is so cute- love the hair and the scciiieence!

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  20. Your overalls are so incredibly adorable! I love how perfect they look with the lace top and pink hair. This is such a cute spring-y oufit.

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  21. kawaii overalls.. and I loved what you did with the wig, was very beautiful ^^

    nasty-lady.blogspot.com

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  22. This solved my outfit problem! :D You will always be my the best blogger ever! :)

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