// my wedding was a circus //

the meanies // alternative circus wedding  // margotmeanie.com

If you follow me on instagram, then you know I was celebrating ten years together with my partner this past Thursday!!  It’s crazy to think a whole blissful decade has passed since we first got together!!  We have shared in so many adventures, triumphs, hardships and joys.

I also gave the heads up that our wedding anniversary was not even a week later. Four years ago today, on a very hot afternoon on Friday the 13th in East Vancouver, I married my favourite person on the planet.

We had a blast of a wedding, as we had a full out rock n roll, carnival wedding!  We were decked out in vintage carnival games, hand painted photo cutouts and a home built photo booth!

The day was a huge success due to weeks & weeks of DIY work by both ourselves, family and close friends, which we will eternally be grateful for! Everything from the massive props and signs, to the candy apple bouquet, to my dress & dessert table was the result of hard work from amazing people I’m honoured to know & love.

It was a wonderful day, surrounded by so many of our favourite people, partying it up and celebrating love.

I hope you enjoy these photos, most were taken by a photographer friend, Fatal Pixels.

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I’ll be taking the rest of this week off from blogging, but I’ll be updating instagram for sure and we’ll probably both be on pinterest our fair share, you can check me out on pinterest here, and Mister Meanie here! { isn’t it great he took my last name ;-)  }

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Thank you // 10 Alternative Plus Size Bloggers You Should Be Following

 

 

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I just want to give a HUGE Thank You to Michelle over at Zaftig Times, she shared a post titled “10 Alternative Plus Size Bloggers You Should Be Following” and kindly included me in the list!  She featured some amazingly fierce ladies,  I recommend you go and check out the list and see if there is anyone you haven’t been following yet!

It’s really an honour being mentioned amongst these names, as I’m relatively new to blogging but falling deeper in love with it everyday!

I also want to thank all of the wonderful new followers that have sought me out!  I really am overwhelmed by the love this community gives!

You all inspire me so much.  I’m feeling a lot of gratitude right meow.

Much love!

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April 16th // My Birthday

Today is my 32nd birthday!!!

I love celebrating my birthday and I’m not ashamed to have a me me me day!

Not only is it my birthday, but as of this week, I am also embarking on a new chapter in my life!

This blog has become very dear to me and I find myself wanting to focus on it more and more.  I also have a huge project in the works that I’m also so very excited for it to come to it’s fruition!

Anyway, back the birthdayness, here’s a little taste of what my birthday has been all about so far!

birthday in bed // April 16th // My Birthday

birthday in bed

Presents from my main squeeze // April 16th // My Birthday

Presents from my main squeeze

I just want to thank you all for following me!  This blog has brought me a lot of joy and I love the focus and direction it is heading.  I get really excited about new posts and interacting with so many inspiring bloggers!

Cheers!

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Fan Girl Finds from ECCC

Last weekend was Emerald City Comicon, so my friends and I packed up and headed down to Seattle for the weekend.

Our weekend was full of fun stuff, like watching cosplayers, checking out Alan Tudyk’s panel & playing tabletop games.  But mostly, it’s shopping.

SO MUCH SHOPPING!

It’s basically a huge shopping mall for nerds of any and all sorts, which is awesome!!

Though we did acquire a Firefly board game expansion & I finally purchased my first two sets of dice my biggest finds this year where actually all clothing.

I really tried to rein myself in and only purchase things that I knew I could incorporate into outfits that I would wear on a somewhat regular basis.  I think I was fairly successful too!

So here are my top finds from this years ECCC.

BMO Sweater // We Love fine // margotmeanie.com

// BMO sweater // We Love Fine //

I Am Vader Tank //  We Love Fine // margotmeanie.com

// I Am Vader Tank // We Love Fine //

I totally scored at the We Love Fine booth!!

I absolutely HAD to get the BMO sweater (ps, they have a pretty sweet Lumpy Space Princess sweater too!).  I scoped it out on Friday and went back early Saturday to purchase it! I didn’t even see the Vader tank until Sunday, it was a total impulse purchase, but one I am not feeling any regret from.  I already own the X-Wing dress by her universe, so it’s nice to have both the Rebels and the Empire covered in my closet now.

Deathly Hallows Crop Tank // Android Sheep // margotmeanie.com

// Deathly Hallows Crop Tank // Android Sheep //

I had also spotted this Deathly Hallows crop tank on the Friday and figured if I was still into it on Saturday I’d nab it too! I was a little apprehensive of purchasing at first, as it is a one size only.  But the girl working the booth was a similar body shape to me and said she wears it all the time.  So I figured, whateva’ whateva’, and if it doesn’t fit how I’d like, I can easily alter it with some lace side panels or replace the back with chiffon.Nerd Nail Wraps by Espionage Cosmetics // margotmeanie

I literally SQUEED when I saw these nail wraps by Espionage Cosmetics!  I had originally saw them featured on Gamerwife and I totally wanted them then, so soon as I saw them in person I knew they had to be mine.  I ended up with the “Time Lord” and “Make It So” sets!

I plan on putting them onto fake nails so I can wear them whenever.  Though, they did say if they are applied correctly, they can last up to 3 weeks!  That is some pretty impressive wear, so I may change my mind on the fake nail thing.

Last item I splurged on was on was a total temporary, none clothing, none accessory, complete indulgence.  I purchased Serenity, Tardis & Dalek gourmet chocolates from The Truffle Cottage.  Man, they were sooooo good!! I’m seriously considering joining the Novelty Truffle of the Month Club!

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So, expect some nerdy type outfit posts to come in the near future!!

 

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On Wednesdays We Wear Black // Patricio Oliver

I am madly in love with these illustrations by Patricio Oliver.  They are based on characters from my favourite spooky show, American horror Story: COVEN.  I think he really captured the essence of each girl so well and I think the style is divine!

Fiona Good // Patricio Oliver

Cordelia Foxx // Patricio Oliver
Cordelia
Zoe Benson // Patricio Oliver

Zoe

Myrtle Snow // Patricio Oliver

Myrtle

Madison Montgomery // Patricio Oliver

Madison

Delphine LaLaurie // Patricio Oliver

Delphine

Marie Laveau // Patricio Oliver

Marie Laveau

Misty Day // Patricio Oliver

Misty Day

The White Witch // Patricio Oliver

The White Witch

Nan // Patricio Oliver

Nan

Queenie // Patricio Oliver

Queenie

Balenciaga // Patricio Oliver

Balenciaga

Even though this season is done, I still can’t get over how much I enjoyed this years story.  But more than anything, I loved all of the styling that went into this year.  The fashion was on point, the set was immaculate and the camera shots made it so beautiful to watch.

I just might need to run another feature on Patricio.  Not only does he have a really great style (which makes me reminiscent of one of my favourite artists, Shag), but he also has great taste in nerd culture that he uses for many of his pieces!

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Memento Mori // Good-bye to a dear friend

I’ve been laying low this week.  I had some posts I had scheduled and some that were in drafts, but I put them all away or postponed them for the time being.

On Monday, I received the horrible news that my oldest and one of my closest friends had passed away.

I have been devastated since.

I will miss my friend more than words can say.  I feel I have lost a piece of myself.

She & I had a strange connection, something not everyone understood.  We had our ups and downs, but through and through, we were linked by something strange and intangible.

I’m just so saddened by this news.  I’ve felt denial, bewilderment, sadness, regret, anger, the list of emotions could go on.  But mostly, I just think of how much I already miss her.

I’ve been on the fence on if I would actually post this, but she was such a huge part of who I am and how I came to be, that I had to share, as painful as it is.

We were weird girls together, most people labelled us as “goth” but really, we were just weird and we got that about each other.  We would so often know what was going on in one another’s head, it could be spooky.  Even when we no longer lived in the same city, we would find our selves thinking of the other at the same time.

We went through some moody, self discovery, experimental times together.  We would spend our time listening to music and casting spells, we’d take photos of each other in attempts to either be alt models or to just be artsy, we’d stay up way too late to take walks around unsavoury neighbourhoods or stay in and swoon over Conan’s string dance.

We had a fake band that was the best fake band in all the land, we made up some funny songs singing along to some really bad tracks by a indie metal band that had stalked us around the neighbourhood to give us a copy.  We thought they were going to attack us, but we held hands, looked at each other and I could see it writ on both our faces, if shit happens, we will kick their asses.  We never took any guff.

We used to watch our favourite movies over and over and over again.  I can’t tell you how many times she & I had watched Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, or Natural Born Killers or Rubin & Ed.  We had so many quotes that we’d turn into ticks and couldn’t stop saying over and over….”TAKE THE TICKET!”…”My cat can eat a whole watermelon!”…

Our motto was “Too weird to live, too rare to die” from Fear & Loathing.  She had gotten it tattooed on her the last time she came out to visit, I was supposed to get it done too so we could have matching tattoos.

I think that is something that stings me the most.  “Too weird to live, too rare to die”  She was special to me, she was the most wonderful kind of weird, but she was too rare as well.  She wasn’t supposed to leave.  This world has lost something beautiful and weird and far too rare.

She was funny, beautiful, bright, moody, smart and she’d never believe you if you ever told her any of it.

I loved her.

I will always miss her.

Good bye, my lovely friend.

With Starry Eyes

I’ve been promising myself to finally start rereading The Mist of Avalon and I finally picked it up last week.  I just love this book, it makes you look at things around you like they are a little bit more enchanted.

Rune Guneriussen is an installation artist who makes fairy rings and other otherworldly displays out of lamps, books or furniture set in natural settings.  It’s so magical and whimsical and very much from the other side of looking glass.

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ARTIST BIO

Rune Guneriussen, born 1977, in Norway. Education from Surrey Institute of Art & Design in England. Live and work in eastern Norway. Is an artist working in the transition between installation and photography. As a conceptual artist he works site specific, primarily in nature.The work on objects started in 2005, and has been photographed on locations all over Norway.

It is not as much photography as it is about sculpture and installation. The long oneman work on an largescale installation is a process triggering the artistic genom. This process involves the object, story, space and most important the time it is made within. It is an approach to the balance between nature and human culture, and all the sublevels of our own excistence. The work is made solely on site, and the photographs represents the reality of the installation itself.

As an artist he believes strongly that art itself should be questioning and bewildering as opposed to patronising and restricting. As opposed to the current fashion he does not want to dictate a way to the understanding of his art, but rather indicate a path to understanding a story.

Hope you enjoyed these!  If you’d like to see more images like this, check out my {with starry eyes} or {art} boards on pinterest!

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