Mori Challenge Revisited: Question 16

16. Post at least 5 photos that inspire you. They don’t necessarily need to be fashion!

When I took on this challenge the last time I simply took (hopefully) inspiring photos so I decided to use my own again. There’s never enough inspiration!

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This post is part of the 30 Question Mori Kei Challenge. For other posts from this challenge, please look here for all the questions!

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FinThSat: Starbright

Finished Things Saturday is the (usually) bi-weekly counterpart to my UFO Fridays. While there I show you what I’m working on FinThSat is about small finished projects that I didn’t think worthy of a separate post for some time but now just put in this feature. They deserve it! For more FinThSats, look here.

Starbright DIY Lampshade | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comI’ve never been good at picking lamps. I grew up with a mixture of whatever was there from the 70s and 80s and those round asian-inspired paper lampshades. Those were my pick, always, especially when I had ceilings over three meters high.

Starbright DIY Lampshade | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comThe things is: My new room is 2.50m, at best. Everything that hung deeper than necessary would inevitable result in bumped heads for everyone who’s taller than me (read: most people around me) and my agony for feeling like the thing took too much space.

When I went to Ikea to get a few other things I had “lampshade, maybe” on my list but instead I found a huge lightbulb (it’s called Lunnom, for those of you interested). This seemed like a good alternative – not as bleak as a simple bulb but not too imposing on what little space I’ve got.

The naked bulb wasn’t particularly decorative, though. I fashioned the lampshade star out of glitter paper I’d taken home for another project a while ago, an old book cover for stability and a random star shape from the internet.
It seemed a bit blocky, so I added a few holes and I adore the light speckle effect they lend to the shadow star on my ceiling.

Starbright DIY Lampshade | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comStars seem to remain a recurring theme in this flat. Prepare for more.

Mori Challenge Revisited: Question 15

15. Post a photo of your favorite personal Mori coordinate.

Instead of taking a coordinate from somewhere else I decided to show off my favourite coord I ever wore.

Mori Challenge Revisited: My Favourite OOTD | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comI really like the layers here – socks, boots, tops, skirts, the work. It was still comfortable enough to spend the day in. I could have added another long-sleeved layer, maybe, but that’s nitpicking. I still like this outfit.

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Scrolling through my OOTD tag reminded me of how versatile my looks can be. I definitely want to take more outfit photos again!

This post is part of the 30 Question Mori Kei Challenge. For other posts from this challenge, please look here for all the questions!

Mori Challenge Revisited: Question 14

14. Do you like to coordinate the colors in your outfits to match the seasons? What colors do you think are most appropriate for each season, and why, if you’d like to explain?

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I think my general colour preferences shift a little with the seasons, but overall I’d say no. While I’m generally an Autumn type I tend to go for blue only when it’s warmer outside but that might be because I barely own warm things in blue. I get pastel cravings every once in a while but it’s not tied to the weather or seasons, so that isn’t it, either. I admit that I avoid the combination of red and green until I get Yuletide vibes, though (even though it’s hard sometimes).

It’s less colours with me than motives and material. I love my rose hip wreath but wouldn’t wear it after Imbolc because for me rose hips belong to the dark half of the year. On the other hand I feel strange with most of my more normal flower crowns during later Autumn and Winter. I mostly go for flowery patterns and airy fabrics in Spring, cartoonish, bold prints in Summer and solids and knits in Autumn and Winter.

As we are shortly post-moving at the moment and I am in the progress of unpacking my wardrobe I can see the range of clothing I actually wear right before me. I’d say I barely own things that scream specific seasons at me, they are made for moods instead.

This post is part of the 30 Question Mori Kei Challenge. For other posts from this challenge, please look here for all the questions!