29 Aug 2016

Wicked and Whimsy - day 1



And so I’m back from London now, still adjusting to life after the high of a Tea Party Club event weekend, which is so much harder than I’d like it to be. I’m definitely more suited to a princess life where I have the money without having to work (and I’m sure you all feel exactly the same). At the same time I still can’t quite believe that I went there, it seems more like a dream than a reality. Were it not for physical proofs and the ever growing number of photos, I’d definitely believe that I dreamt it all.



24 Aug 2016

One Dress Four Looks Take 5


I feel that since I started doing these posts I’ve had so many additions to my Lolidrobe that the first few posts are now insanely dated. Having said that, these really help me see what else is it that I’m missing, as that is slowly becoming more difficult to see when looking at the whole of my collection, especially compared to what was at the beginning of the year. It will be interesting to see what will I be able to create by the time I do posts like these for all my main pieces (provided that I ever stop shopping for long enough for these posts to catch up :P).



19 Aug 2016

Lolita Influences on My Daily Wardrobe



It’s very hard to believe that it’s been just over 3 months since I ditched wearing trousers in an attempt to get more wear out of my clothes, break myself out of a fashion routine and test whether transitioning to a Daily Lolita is something that I could do. It feels like a lot longer and already just the thought of putting on trousers makes me feel somehow uncomfortable and somewhat restricted?, can’t think of a better way to describe it. All of this is undoubtedly thanks to Lolita fashion, and even if what I wear every day is nowhere near Lolita, it’s had a big influence on my style recently. How big? Let me tell you!

17 Aug 2016

Bargain Brand Blouses Unboxing



Last week my bargain brand blouses have arrived and I’ve done an unboxing and mini-review of them. As much as I like offbrand and Taobao blouses, I’ve been on a lookout for a long sleeve cotton blouse and for a pink one in just the right shape and shade (the third one was just too good to refuse), and I wanted to see how brand blouses compare in terms of quality and sizing.

Please, excuse the shakes and the slight choppiness, it was all fine when I was working on it in Movie Maker, so I'm not sure why it did that in the final video. Anyway, I hope you like it!



14 Aug 2016

Dinner and cocktails meet



Saturday was devoted to a small and casual meet up in Leeds, mainly focused around an early dinner and some cocktails. Because of how my boyfriend works, I didn’t know if I could go to this one until a fair bit later, but I’m very glad that I could make it in the end.

| Metamorphose Shirring Tiered Ribbon JSK | Innocent World
Torchon Crown Embroidery Blouse | Bodyline S522 shoes |
Angelic Pretty Dolly Chiffon headbow | offbrand socks and
jewellery |

Selfie with a better view of some of my accessories.

I ended up with a somewhat Oldschool-ish coord, although that was mostly accidental. I wanted to wear this JSK from Metamorphose temps de fille because: a) it’s comfy as hell; b) it’s comfy as hell thanks to full shirring, which means I could comfortably eat however much I wanted; and c) a plain colour dress, even with this many frills, felt more casual, although in retrospect it still looks pretty dressy. After working up quite a sweat ironing it (bloody hell, that bottom tier seemed never-ending) I proceeded to actually putting together an outfit and realised that none of my shades of sax match this one. In truth, I realised that none of my shades of sax match each other, but that’s a minor detail. I might have to do a more serious re-evaluation of all my sax items at some point.

We had dinner at Las Iguanas, a restaurant and cocktail bar serving Latin American cuisine. I’ve had a look at their menu before, so I already knew what I was going to order (cue food photos), although thanks to one of the Lolitas having lived in Brazil for a while, I also had the pleasure of discovering Pao de Queijo, that is Brazilian cheese bread. Honestly, she had me at “cheese” and “bread”, but then I tried it – and angels have sung from above! This is some seriously delicious stuff, I already told myself that I’ll attempt to make it from scratch, since I like baking bread.

Vegetarian Moqueca de Palmitos
(a sort of coconut curry with palm hearts)

Dulce de leche macadamia cheesecake <3


It was such a pleasant evening in really great company. Smaller meets like this definitely make it easier to talk to everyone at least a little and get to know your comm better. There were seven of us, myself included, and with five of us going to at least one day of Wicked and Whimsy in London at the end of the month (and two even being involved in organising and running the event), the conversation naturally kept going back to that topic and how excited we were about it. I honestly can’t wait, my excitement is like a pot of boiling water, constantly bubbling and wanting to get out whenever and however possible. This will be epic, I know it!

Cheers!


12 Aug 2016

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Oh My God! Harajuku Girl


Whether you listen to her music or couldn't care less about it, it's hard to deny Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's incluence on fashion, Japanese or otherwise. Similarly, many Lolitas will be looking to other J-fashions for inspiration or maybe even transitioning to Lolita from them (or the other way round). If you can read Japanese at least at an about an intermediate level, then I definitely recommend Kyary's book, there's plenty for Lolitas and non-Lolitas alike.





10 Aug 2016

Diner Doll + unboxing!


And here it is: the first unboxing video that I’ve done. I’m so glad that this package from Chibi Tenshi arrived first – I’m starting my YouTube adventure with a bang and a big brand release (plus a little extra).


Let me tell you, at one point I really doubted if I’d manage as Movie Maker decided to throw a dickie fit at me – but it’s here, thank God! I hope you enjoy it, and I can’t wait to coord this JSK in a bit more inventive way than in the video.



6 Aug 2016

What Keeps You Involved in Lolita?



That’s actually a pretty good question. Why? Because Lolita isn’t like a summer fad, here for a few months and then over, forgotten, stuffed at the bottom of the wardrobe afterwards. Except for people who try it out and decide that it’s not for them, whether you’ve been into the fashion for a month, a year or ten years, there has to be something a bit bigger than “I like it” for us to get involved with it this much and this long-term.


3 Aug 2016

Fancy Teas


Whilst it’s not nice to generalise, it may be safe to say that the majority of Lolitas love their tea. However, although you certainly can’t beat old classics like English Breakfast, Earl Grey or green, sometimes you need something a bit more fancy, whether for a Lolita get together or as a treat for yourself. So I thought I’d introduce a couple of my favourites.





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