Hold Up…

20131202-073151.jpgI’m quite annoyed with myself for not reaching my goal of opening up shop during the holiday weekend. Le Fancy Geek Boutique may not be ready for Cyber Monday, however I WILL be opening up shop this Wednesday,the 4th of December NO MATTER WHAT. Mind you, it’ll be a soft opening featuring necklaces I’ve been able to photograph (I was not expecting the glass domes on the bezels to be ridiculously difficult to photograph — if anyone has tips, feel free to share!).

Thank you all so much for your enthusiasm about my new pieces and for your patience. And as a treat, there will be a coupon code to save $5 on your first order! More details to come.

Once again, thank you all soooo much for being patient with me!

Cheers,
Nina

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Burdened With Glorious Purpose

outfit details – dress: Annabelle // belt: Xhileration // shoes: Cityclassified // glasses: Derek Cardigan // tote: Gama-Go // Lego Loki necklace: made by me

Hello again, my little ponies!

So I put together this Loki-inspired outfit for day two of mine and Tim’s SoCal getaway. This would’ve been perfect to wear to Disneyland if they had opened up their “Treasures of Asgard” experience while we were there. I could’ve taken a picture with Thor and then demanded that he kneel before me. How could he refuse? I mean, look at how fierce my shoes are! Actually, those shoes would’ve totally been the death of my feet if I wore them to the park. Eek!

Anyhow, our day mostly consisted of shopping at Company D, which is basically like Costco for Disney employees and heaven and hell on earth for me (so amazing, yet so dangerous for my wallet with all the Disneyland merchandise for half off!), and Downtown Disney, and driving to San Diego (boo, traffic). Since I knew we wouldn’t be on our feet the whole day, I opted to wear shoes that aren’t too comfortable for long durations of time, but damn cute! I found them at TJ Maxx a month ago and was naturally drawn to them because they reminded me of the god of mischief. And my green dress with the slanted blocked stripes was found at Ross. Yes, that reminded me of Loki too. With both items I remember seeing them in the store and leaving empty handed, and completely regretting my decision to not buy them. Don’t you hate it when that happens? Luckily, I ended up with both of them!

I made the Lego Loki necklace for myself the day before we left out of a keychain I got from a Lego store last year. It’s not the most functional thing I’ve ever made — he tends to like flipping with his backside out since the horns on his helmet protrude quite a bit. Oh well. I still think it’s quite charming.

My Gama-Go tote was purchased at Comic-Con a few years ago. Isn’t it neat? It’s supposed to look like an x-ray of what bags look like when they’re put through the conveyer belts at airports. I wouldn’t ever bring this on a flight though — something tells me TSA wouldn’t appreciate it. x__x

And look at who I found at the Lego Store in Downtown Disney! HULK GO SMASH. He wasn’t too happy with my ensemble’s inspiration. Sorry I’m not sorry, Hulky!

Cheers,
Nina

Blogger Night at Old Navy

A few weeks ago I was invited to be part of Blogger Night at Old Navy’s Dublin, CA location where myself and a couple of other bloggers (Courtney of The Curious Commuter and Jesica of Ryzenberg On) were on hand to give style tips to customers and help them pick out outfits. We even got to style our own mannequins which was ridiculous amounts of fun (kind of stressful at first — I’ll digress in a bit)!

I arrived at the store a couple hours before the event to roam around and pick pieces for my mannequin and for my friend Caitlin. I found myself engulfed with anxiety because I was unsure of which direction to go — there were some vintage style Disney tees and I thought, “Do I rep my Disney Dorkness or go with something else?” I picked a Mickey Mouse shirt for Caitlin to try on and held onto it until I eventually found a skirt and cardigan for her to wear with it [pictured below], and ended up basing my mannequin’s outfit around this sweet olive military jacket that reminded me of Clara Oswald from Doctor Who. I was thrilled with the way my mannequin turned out and that I managed to get a geeky element on it. YAY!

My friend Amanda came over too and the three of us kept fangirling about Tom Hiddleston, so I decided I wanted to put Caitlin in a Loki inspired ensemble! At first I was walking around holding a kelly green shirt, but nixed it so I could use the military jacket again — totes appropriate since his fandom is referred to as “Loki’s Army.” I had fun (too much, me thinks) with accessories too. I found a gold necklace with a pointy pendent that was reminiscent to the horns on his helmet. I had layered on another necklace with some feathers — we reasoned that his brother has feathers on his helmet so it still made sense with the Loki theme. 🙂

And lastly, all the bloggers got to style Vivian (the lovely manager that invited me). I kept eyeballing these black and white printed shorts that I would totally wear if I felt comfortable rocking shorts, so I had Vivian put those on with a black cardi, aqua tank, and pastel accessories. I was happy to hear she ended up buying the shorts and top at the end of the day!

I had soooo much fun throwing these outfits together and meeting Courtney and Jesica. Hopefully I’ll be able to come back for the next Blogger Night and I hope to see some of you there too!

Le Fancy Geek mannequin’s outfit detailsmilitary jacket // taupe top // striped skirt (somewhat similar) // navy flats

Loki’s Army outfit details – military jacket // black cardigan // olive sequined tank // dark denim skinny jeans // metallic flats // accessories found @ Old Navy store locations

Mickey Mouse outfit detailscardigan // Mickey tee // floral a-line skirt // navy flats

Pastel outfit detailscardigan // aqua top // printed shorts // black ballet flats //accessories found @ Old Navy store locations

Cheers,
Nina

Wishful Wednesdays #3: Livin’ La Vida Loki

Loki hearts necklace // green satchel // Loki dress
Bifrosted Loki Charms t-shirt // Funko Pop! vinyl figure

Tom Hiddleston is what we fangirls like to call a “life ruiner.” As many of you know, he’s known for his portrayal of Loki, the god of mischief and Thor’s [adopted] baby bro in Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers. Hiddleston raises expectations of potential future mates sky high by being uber charming, extremely funny (have you seen the Loki’d video? Or him doing impressions of other people and a raptor?!), kind to his fans, and not to mention that he’s really, really, really, ridiculously good looking. I’m so glad I have Tim, otherwise I’d be a hot mess of a single lady since I’d probably have even higher expectations of a future-boyfriend because of Tom Hiddleston. That perfect bastard.

Ever since Comic-Con he jumped from #5 to #1 on my list of Top 5 celebrity crushes (sorry, John Krasinski)! I mean, how many ovaries exploded when this happened?:

So today’s Wishful Wednesdays post is ALL THINGS LOKI!!!

I did a little Loki search on Etsy and found so many awesome things! A couple of my favorite finds that I’ve been drooling over for the past week are the heart shaped Loki helmet necklace by FanFlail and dress by Couple Parel. I love the design of the pendant — I think it’s clever, elegant, and the perfect thing to wear to rep one’s love for Loki and show allegiance to his army.  And the dress. DAT DRESS. I keep creating different outfits for it in my head, I’m OBSESSED. And it’s only $16.99 (+ $8 for shipping)! Totally a decent a price!

The green satchel with gold accents is from Asos, and the only item on my list that’s not directly Loki-related. But in terms of color, he’s definitely represented. And how cute would it look with that dress? HELLA CUTE. That’s how cute. The scalloped details along the border of the satchel is adorable too ❤

I’ve been in love with Bamboota‘s Bifrosted Loki Charms shirt since I saw it on TeeFury ages ago. I’m lame and totally missed my chance on buying it because I kept asking myself all day if I wanted to or not, and by the time I figured out that I did, the next day’s shirt was already put up. RUGH! But it’s available on Level Up Studios now, so huzzah! Like FanFlail’s necklace, the design on this shirt is super clever. From the marshmallow shapes to the tagline (“Mischievously Delicious!”) to the free prize inside (Loki’s sceptre), it makes me wish I could find a box of Loki Charms at my grocery store.

And lastly, the little Loki figure by Funko. I adore their line of Pop! figures, I have quite a few Disney ones, and this Loki one is soooo amazing! But they retired the design, so if I want to take this guy home I’d have to give up a little over a hundred dollars. *cries* I’m hoping that they’ll come out with another one since Thor: The Dark World is hitting theaters this fall.

Are you part of Loki’s Army? Do you think Tom Hiddleston is a life ruiner? Let’s fangirl together in the comments section!

Cheers,
Nina

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Curator’s Corner #3: Freddy Scribbles

I stumbled upon the art of Autumm Fredrickson, who goes by the moniker Freddy Scribbles, at Stockton Con last December. I was on the upper level looking below and saw someone flipping though her portfolio and was immediately drawn to the most adorable little print of Loki and I had to have it! It’s currently hanging above my bed 🙂 Freddy Scribbles art consists of many beloved characters from nerd culture — not only does she have the cutest Loki print, but she has all of the Avengers (even Nick Fury and Phil Coulson)! She also makes plushies called Cubies (kyoo-bees) and currently has The Hulk, Thor, Harley Quinn, and some Avengers keychains available in her store (pictured below).

I hope you all enjoy the art of Freddy Scribbles! Be prepared to say “awww!” 😀

Iron Man
Hawkeye and Black Widow
Captain America
Thor and Loki
The Hulk
Phil Coulson and Nick Fury
Hulk and Thor Cubies
White Phoenix
Vanellope Von Schweetz
Death and Delirium from Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman”
“The Doctor and Sexy”
Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn
Harley Quinn Holiday Cubie
Wonder Woman

You can follow Freddy Scribbles and check out the rest of her art on:

Cheers,
Nina

Happy Geekydays!

It’s 12/21/2012! Well, in my neck of the woods anyway. Some apocalypse this is. *sigh*

Anywho, last week while skimming through the paper (yep, we still read the printed word in this house) I saw that my town was going to hold another comic book convention on the 16th. I wrote about the first Stockton Con held in August on Imaginary Battles if you care to read about it.

This time around it was billed as a “Holiday Mini-Con,” and mini it was! I think my friends and I made our way around all the booths in half an hour, and then we left afterwards hence my lack of pictures. Wah wah wah.

I found some pretty cool things though and didn’t leave empty handed! 🙂

Miss Carlyfornia had a smorgasbord of cute accessories and clothes featuring nerdy prints and childhood favorites, some were made out of vintage bedsheets. Most of her jewelry consists of upcycled toys ranging from little Star Wars characters to ReMent foods. Her Jabba the Hutt ring is horribly adorable, isn’t it?! I got to chat with her a bit and we lamented on how it’s hard to stay original when people start to make the same things we do — this is why she doesn’t make little top hats anymore and I just found my first copycat on Etsy. *le sigh*

She doesn’t have an Etsy store, but she does custom orders! You can add her on Facebook too.

I came across a booth that had some customized Sonic Screwdrivers from Doctor Who that looked old and worn down. While looking at the 11th Doctor’s screwdriver, the vendor kept telling me all about it as if I had no idea what I was holding. I was like, “Sir, please. Do you not see Doctors 9, 10, and 11 on my shirt?” Obviously, he didn’t. He was a nice fellow though. And I forgot to take pictures of all the Sonic Screwdrivers (d’oh!), but I did manage to take a picture of this beautiful replica of the Doctor’s fob watch that’s just like the one from the episodes “Human Nature” and “The Family of Blood.”

The vendor said he could do better on the price (it was marked at either $65 or $75), but even if I could get it down to $50 or $45 I still wouldn’t have been able to afford it. 😦

While on the upper level, I saw someone down below checking out Freddy Scribbles‘ portfolio and spotted a cutsey Loki print. I thought, “I MUST OWN THAT.” And it was only $10. HUZZAH! It’s up on my wall right underneath my Jenny Parks Doctor Mew print (who was also at the con, but I didn’t get to take a picture of her booth).

Freddy Scribbles also creates super adorable plushies called Cubis [kyoo-bees]. I love the little wing details on Thor’s helmet!

Another vendor I stumbled upon was Abby’s BowTique. Her handmade hair bows are all kinds of nerdtastic with the likes of old school Nintendo characters, Star Wars, Disney, and comic book heroes gracing each one little bow.

I ended up getting a Stormtrooper bow because, y’know… the darkside is just so appealing. Stormtrooper Burt is pictured above with my pretty bow.

Christmas is coming and the end is not nigh! Hope you all have an amazing weekend ahead of you 🙂

Cheers,
Nina