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October 26th, 2008

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11:42 pm - One of those "which one are you...?" tests
Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Simple, Progressive, and Sensual

19 Ukiyo-e, 8 Islamic, 5 Impressionist, -13 Cubist, -7 Abstract and -5 Renaissance!

Ukiyo-e (浮世絵, Ukiyo-e), "pictures of the floating world", is a genre of Japaneseand paintings produced between the 17th and the 20th centuries. it mostly featured landscapes, historic tales, theatre, and pleasure. Ukiyo is a rather impetuous urban culture that has bloomed in popularity. Although the Japanese were more strict and had many prohibitions it did not affect the rising merchant class and therefore became a floating art form that did not bind itself to the normal ideals of society.

People that chose Ukiyo-e art tend to be more simplistic yet elegant. They don't care much about new style but are comfortable in creating their own. They like the idea of living for the moment and enjoy giving and receiving pleasure. They may be more agreeable than other people and do not like to argue. They do not mind following traditions but are not afraid to move forward to experience other ideas in life. They tend to enjoy nature and the outdoors. They do not mind being more adventurous in their sexual experiences. They enjoy being popular and like being noticed. They have their own unique style of dress and of presenting themselves. They may also tend to be more business oriented or at the very least interested in money making adventures. They might make good entrepreneurs. They are progressive and adaptable.

Take What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test at HelloQuizzy


Speaking of styles and ways of dressing, check out my newest discovery (well...not really newest, I knew about this awhile ago but just tonight really started looking into it and finding interest in it);


(Go to nailart  community for more info and to see posts of more examples of this fashion)

This is apparently a very popular, if not must-have, part of the hime-kei (or Princess Fashion style), one of the many types of Japanese street fashion that exists (there's even one called the "Female Garcons & Butlers" where it's girls/women dressing up in handsome mens' uniforms/outfits...much like the otokoyakus of the Takarazuka musical organization).

The pictured nails are decorated onto fake nails, but I've seen pictures of people who have done it to their real nails too.  Some are completely impractical and way over-the-top, others are cute and sweet, simple yet elegant, beautiful and sparkly.  My fashion tastes are running to interesting areas, I wonder in 10 years when I look back if I'm going to think I've totally gone into a "phase" starting late last year or if in 10 years time I will just have dug myself deeper into this fashion niche.


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Date:October 27th, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)
Same result as me. ^^ It's kind of scary how much like me it is... @_@

And those nails are one of my big weak spots. I love them to bits. ^^ Some of them are just so ridiculous and huge.... and I love them. *laugh* I very much like the ones on the left.

Hime style is so gorgeous, isn't it? There was a special on that on the Japanese channel a while ago and I just couldn't stop watching. <33
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Date:October 29th, 2008 07:33 am (UTC)
Yeah, aside from a few things the result of that test's not bad.

The nails really are gorgeous, I mean I prefer the more functional ones but even the over-the-top ones are so pretty *-* It's like the cherry on top of a fully decked-out outfit.
Date:October 27th, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC)
OMG *rolls eyes*...well, I do have to admit that the nails really are fascinating & would probably be great for making conversation with new friends! You should totally try it to see what others say!-James
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Date:October 29th, 2008 07:35 am (UTC)
Yes James, Mengya's turning girly-girl XDD Nah, not really, only when the mood hits although they're hitting more often than they've ever hit before. Recently my distaste for the hippy-left has also made me more willing to be more consumeristic and prone to giving in to my decadent side, lol.
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Date:October 28th, 2008 01:58 am (UTC)
I got the same result.

I've seen web sites for ordering those kind of fake nails. We should order some of the nail decals online and do our nails! All I can ever find in the stores here are the rhinestones...
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Date:October 29th, 2008 07:36 am (UTC)
Yeah, our stores are so boring, but thank goodness for internet shopping (well...thank goodness for its choices, not so thank-goodness for my wallet).

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