Anonymous said: Please could you let me know if your leggings in the new fabric have a matt or sheen finish to them? I'm really excited to order a pair but would like to know first, many thanks :)
Hi! The new Alien Botany leggings are definitely on the matte side, but they still have just a little sheen to them. You can get a decent idea of what to expect from this magnificent material if you have a look at this video.
Also, I’m wearing a pair of the new leggings in this shot:
Anonymous said: I love your new leggings and would like to buy a pair but I'm always hopeless at creating a leggings-based outfit. Would you be able to give any pointers? (Particularly seeing as you are a person who always looks fabulous!)
Thanks! It’s not just you - leggings can be hard to style. I took your question seriously and joined Polyvore to compile some quick spring and summer looks visually similar to stuff I’ve worn, or plant to wear with my Alien Botany leggings. Meaning, these aren’t “fantasy styling” get-ups, but actual wearable outfit components.
I hope they give you some ideas!
P.S. I should mention that all these pieces are interchangeable. I.E. You can be a gothic active alien or a night bunny on parade, that grey zip-up would look great with a different pair of leggings, etc.
You can see me wearing an almost-identical outfit to the one below in this shot.
celestialdolls said: Hi Zoe! I was curious about your cooking. Did you go to a culinary school? Or do you find these recipes online? Or maybe another explanation?
Hi! I’ve never been to culinary school or anything of the sort. I love food and have been interested in nutrition and cooking for a long time, but only really began to hit my culinary stride after moving to Ireland. I think this was largely prompted by living someplace new and having access to amazing organic produce! Looking stuff up online is a huge help and after enough practice, I know enough to experiment, too.
Just posted the photos I shot in beautiful Southern England between modeling for these Polaroids. See more and read my memories of this enchanted day here: Photo Flurry 141: Summoning Storms on the English Coast
Anonymous said: Dear Zoetica, I've followed your work a long time, and've always liked the way you see the world, and how you live in it. So I'd like to ask you about Micron. I'm searching for a dog, and I wondered whether you could tell me what you like (and don't!) about Chihuahuas. I spend a lot of time doing art by myself or running around making art with other people, so I want a companionable canine who would be with me often. Micron's obviously a great fit for you - would you talk about that? Thank you!
I’m sick in bed, Micron curled up at my side, and this question is making me giddy despite sniffles and fatigue, so thank you!
One important thing to remember is that Micron is not a pure-bred chihuahua - a factor which I suspect has a lot to do with her pleasant temperament and overall robustness that’s atypical for purebreeds. I’d also like to note that I don’t take her everywhere I go - she doesn’t like crowds and noise all that much (understandable for a weenie of her tiny stature), so art openings and restaurants definitely are not her thing. She’s usually fine inside her carrier, though. She feels safe there, so visiting friends, public transit, etc. are all fine.
She loves parks and long walks and curling up in my lap or in front of a window, where she can approve (or occasionally disapprove with a low growl) all the happenings of our street. In general, this dog loves high, soft perches – like the backs of couches, provided a blanket or another soft implement, like a sweater, is available. Big windows are great for keeping her entertained for long stretches of time while I’m drawing, and she’s snoozing half of that time, anyway. She’s quite zesty when it’s play-time, though!
Honestly, I love everything about Micron - she’s the perfect fit for me, because she isn’t easily bored while I’m working and is content to just hang in the same space as me. She’s portable when need be, easy to hide from landlords/hotel managers/etc., doesn’t eat too much, is easy to wash, even though she loathes the ordeal (but the happy, seemingly infinite sprints after are worth it), and is friendly enough with other dogs and people, give a few minutes of introduction.
Her peeves are bicycles (she barks and lunges at them), aggressive people, especially children who run at her (she’ll nip them without a second thought, who wouldn’t?), joggers, people with bad intentions, and people who walk too fast – this is similar to bicycles: if the Big Moving Thing doesn’t show her due respect, or appears like it doesn’t see her/could step on her, she barks and lunges and makes damn sure she’s seen. These are the only times she barks.
She doesn’t chew shoes or cables (some bitter no-chew spray on potentially-chewable items when you first adopt does wonders), or engage in any neurotic behavior aside from occasional paw-gnawing, but it’s worth noting that my family always kept dogs, so I have experience, decent intuition and a knack for dealing with them. When I adopted Micron at 10 months, she was incredibly closed off, aggressive and afraid of absolutely everything. A single year later, you wouldn’t believe she was the same dog, she’d softened up so much! Giving her guidelines, structure, and lots of love made for the kind of stability she needed to grow into a very well-behaved lady. Aaand, that about wraps my accidental ode to Micron.
TLDR: I think a chihuahua mix is a a good choice for you. Read some stuff by actual dog experts (I recommend The Art of Raising a Puppy), set rules, and be a responsible dog parent. I wish you the best of luck!
strangedefinition said: Your art always inspires me. Who are your boots by?
Hey, thanks! I just posted a Style Dispatch featuring these bad puppies on Friday, right over hurr.
Anonymous said: Hi! Do you know the hip sizes for your leggings? I have a 27" waist and 36" hips, and I'm not sure if I should buy small or medium, since both of them say they'd fit a 27" waist. Thank you!
Hiyoo! I don’t have the hip measurement on hand, but think a Small is best for you ♡