Hi!~ My name is Gwen.
I love receiving decorated packaged mail and I get really excited checking for packages/goodies in the mailbox. I try to make my swap partner's packages as nice as possible (I reused mail packages by the way).
I send what I would like to receive and hope you will do the same too. It makes smile when someone tells me how much they love what I send. I like making people happy, because it makes me happy !
Main Interests: woodland animals, old cottage houses and gardens, nature, European architectures, temple shrines, folkore, fairytales, myths, nautical, mermaids, old/antique world maps, boutique hotels, vintage fashion, victorian gothic, anything related to witches, air-mail, storybook illustrations, literature, photography, psychology (mental disorders), feminism,
I collect pressed flowers and plants, perfume bottles, cosmetic samples, used postage stamps, and instant polaroid photos.
Don't be alarm if my profile looks different, my taste & interests changes every so often...
You'll definitely receive a heart from me if you made my swap package extra special (spoiled me, sent something from my wishlist, lovely profile-based items). I think I'm pretty generous when it comes to giving out hearts.
Clothing: peterpan collars dresses & top, sweaters & cardigans, tops, cute prints tights, leggings, skirts, socks
Pattern & style: cotton, knit, vintage florals, lace, chiffon, vintage prints (i.e. cats), feminine, doll-like, parisian chic, boho
Colors: white, cream, soft-colors, pastels, burgundy, forest green, navy blue
I don't wear... ruffles, boleros, punk style
If you do send me clothing, PLEASE DO NOT SEND nude/taupe/neon/dusty colors
I prefer clothing from thrift stores with no particular brands (no torn or dirty clothing, please!)
My size: I'm a petite girl -- x-small-small/ size 6 US (shoes/socks)
Accessories & Jewelery
Head: floral headwear, french berets, cloche hats, pretty & kitsch hair clips, elegant headbands (ones with rhinestones design)
Jewelery: studded post earrings, bracelets (gold-tones, pastels colors, intertwined chains, and bangles), peterpan collar necklace, long necklaces
I don't wear pearls, plastic, rainbow, or glittery jewelery
Etc. Wooden & kitsch brooches, oxford shoes, leather satchels, cosmetic pouches, canvas backpacks, swingpack bags, cool patches (for sewing on my utility jacket),
I like to keep my make-up simple.
Eyes: eyeliners, eyeshadows, mascara
Lips: lipstick (peach, rich red), lipbalm
Brands: Paul & Joe, Anna Sui, Shu Uemura, Etude House, Skinfood, Kose, Dollywink, Canmake, Chanel, Rimmel, Jill Stuart
Colors preference: natural, earth tones, dark
I adore make-up in cute packings!
PLEASE NO DOLLAR STORE COSEMTICS
Drinks & Snacks:
herbal tea (no black tea or caffeinated, please)
Pumpkin spice latte
Jasmine Milk tea
Pocky (milk & strawberry flavor)
organic fruit snacks
I don't really eat chocolate/candies because my teeth are sensitive
I would love you forever if you send me anything -- antique skeleton keys, silver/brass tea spoons, antique pocketwatch (doesn't matter if it's broken), seashells, nautical toy boat, vintage clothing & things, 18th century France, Victorian, Children's Storybook illustrations, Alice in Wonderland (only the Vintage, Kawaii and Disney versions)
Colors... vintage, pastels; pink, seafoam, mint green, coral, lavender, light blue, robin blue, creme
alpaca, deers, birds, foxes, cottontail rabbits, swans, bears, and other woodland animals
Kawaii & Favorite characters...
BRANDS: Arpakasso, Kamio, Crux, Q-lia, Cram Cream, Jetoy, Disney Japan, San-X, Sanrio (only some characters) --
LIKES: Moomin, Studio Ghibli, Totoro, Alpaca, Sentimental Circus (Elephant, Mr. Bear, Toto), Bambi, Marie from Aristocats, Miss Bunny, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Alice in Wonderland, Kawaii Fairytales, Heidi a girl of the alps, Korilakkuma, Rilakkuma, Oyasumi Bakura, Sugarbunnies, Kewpie, Hanstel & Gretel, Red Riding Hood, 90's cartoons
Fairy Tales: Snow White, Alice, Little Mermaid, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel & Gretel, Humpty Dumpty
Disney: Maleficent, Ursula, Caption Hook, Hades, Bambi, Alice, Marie, Miss Bunny, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Peter Pan, Pocahontas, Mickey & Minnie, Daisy, Hercules, Lucifer
Comics & cartoons: Xmen (Gambit, Wolverine, Jubilee, Iceman, Rouge), Batman (Batman, Joker, Batgirl), Others (Tank Girl, Hitgirl, Spiderman), Bart & Maggie (The Simpsons), Beavis (Beavis & Butthead), Hank & Bobby (King of Hills)
DISLIKES: Hello Kitty, most of Sanrio characters, Tokidoki, Orange Story, Pucca, Monokuro Boo, Sponge Bob, Carebears, My Little Pony, Barbie, skulls, boot-legged kawaii
Drawing is my passion! I consider myself a hobbyist illustrator. I like drawing random human portraits and storybook-esque illustrations. You can view them here.
I like handmaking things with love when I have free-time.
I would really love wooden (buttons & brooches), animal-shaped buttons, zakka fat quarters, crochet doily, and folkore patterns for crafting!
I would love any diary deco stickers, rubber stamps, washi tape, transparent tape, and anything else I can use to decorate my journal & envelopes with!
I enjoy taking photos that I find amusing or wonderful. I collect polaroids pictures of these: flowers, trees, nature, woodland animals, carousels, beach, cats.
I enjoy watching...
Amélie, Penelope, Pan's Labyrinth, The Secret Garden, Marie Antoinette, Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Naria, Jeux d'enfants, Paris, je t'aime, Tada Kimi o Aishiteru, Kimi ni Todoke, Disney films
Edward Scissorhands, Beetle Juice, James and the Giant Peach, Sleepy Hollow, Nightmare Before Christmas, Corspe Bride, The Addams Family, Addams Family Values, Dracula, Frankenstein
Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Bonnie and Clyde, East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, My Fair Lady, A Streetcar named Desire,
Heathers, The Outsiders, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, Home Alone, Weird Science, The Outsiders, Cry-Baby, Grease, St. Elmo's Fire, Pulp Fiction, 500 Days of Summer, Ghost World, Jurassic Park, The Lost World
Matilda, Hocus Pocus, The Crafts, Casper,
The Addams Family, The Munsters, Freaks and Geeks, Friends, Saved by the Bell, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, I Love Lucy, Cold Case, Criminal Minds, Once Upon A Time
Doctor Who and Sherlock are on my must-watch list...
♫ Sigur Rós, Explosions In The Sky, The Smiths, Arctic Monkeys, Lana Del Rey, The Cure, Beatles, Nirvana, The Strokes, Guns and Roses, Aerosmith, The Honey Trees, Bon Iver, The Civil Wars, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, The Killers, All-American Rejects, Horrorpops, Hellcat Two Doors Cinema Club, Foster and the People, The Silver Swans
Good reads from my childhood (a list is for the The Hundred Acre Wood Group):
The Secret Garden, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Madeline, Babar the Elephant, Where the Wild Things Are, Curious George, Roald Dahl (especially Malitda, Witches, and Charlie & the Chocolate Factory), Beatrix Potter, Antoine de Saint Exupery, Marc Brown
Other good reads--
Pride and Prejudice, A Midsummer's Dream, Shakespeare, Edger Allen Poe, The Unbearable Lightness of a Being, The Catcher in the Rye, Slaughter House 5, The Outsiders, A Streetcar named Desire, Of Mice and Men, Lord of the Flies, Frankenstein, The Lovely Bones
I like learning about foreign cultures and foreign languages ! I know a little Chinese/Japanese/Korean. Also very little French.
こんにちは! 日本語が少し分かります. 私の日本語は下手です。
안녕하세요! 나는 한국어를 배우고 있어, 그런데 아직 조금 밖에 몰라. 나는 한국말을 잘 못합니다.
anything related to Moomin!!
antique skeleton keys
profile-related fashion items
pressed flowers for my collection
Children's Storybook illustrations of bookmarks or tags
Overly princessy/fantasy/glittery/colorful items that's meant for children!!
My Little Pony/Barbie/Dora/Carebears
spongebob, looney tunes
Used/opened/dollar store makeup
chocolate or candies
emo/rave fashion items
girly skulls (the ones with hearts & hairbows)
Seasonal holiday items (Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's, Easter, and etc.)
Sorry if I sound too picky =__=;
Thanks for reading this before sending!
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