December 20, 2012

19/12 Outfit Post

I went back to high school today! O.O  Thankfully it was only as an alumni, to speak to the current students about my studies ;) I felt like wearing kimokawa (which was probably more approachable than lolita for students wanting to ask me questions...)

December 19, 2012

Holidays in style!

 With all this cold weather, you might be thinking keeping up with the fashion is getting a little difficult. Fear not, here are a few style tips to help out!

  • Layer tights! I typically wear two pairs of tights (shear skin colored and printed/ colored ones on top), sometimes with an extra pair of socks on top of all that! 
  • Bloomers are definitely your friend. So are petticoats. The more layers, the warmer!
  • Turlenecks. I already mentioned how I adore including them in my outfits. Not only are they warm, they are also very elegant, and give that poise and decency so dear to lolitas. Baby the Stars Shine Bright have adorable ones!
  • Once again, layers: beneath that turtlenck or your long-sleeved blouse, wear a camisole and long-sleeved undershirt
  • Boots
  • Mufflers, earmuffs,gloves, and hats! Berets are my favorite!
  • I also found very cute re-usable gel handwarmers. I slip one in each pocket of my coat and turn them on when I am having a long walk in the cold.

Time to talk about festive decorations! I incorporate lolita in every aspect of my life, so I decided to give our Christmas tree a Victorian makeover!



Santa's airplane!

Someday though I really really want a pink tree! How cute are these?

December 17, 2012

17/12 Outfit Post

Crafting at home today!

Can you tell I have been watching My Little Pony lately? I love that series!
I used fimo for these. I had sculpy and regular clay but they somehow dried between my depature from England and my arrival in France... I was so disappointed! Well, I'm still really happy with the result ;)
I created a mold for making the waffles but it broke after only two uses. I'll have to make the next one out of something more solid than fimo.

December 16, 2012

16/12 Outfit Post

 I decorated the tree today, and went for a bit more shopping. I didn't find everything yet though, so more shopping in perspective!

My friend Penny's present from a year or two ago. Cute isn't it?

December 15, 2012

15/12 Outfit Post

Holiday present shopping! Nothing special much today but it was nice to go out!

I also had fun creating a watermark for my photos!

December 14, 2012

Lolita Blog Carnival: Your Favorite Dress!

Fairly easy theme this week ;) I know exactly what my dream dresses are! Indeed, there are two which I can safely say are my favorite dresses.

First up is Claudia the Fairytale Princess.

   The colors in this dress are so perfectly complementary, the deep blues of the bodice, the gorgeous hue of those roses, and the gentle cream of the soft chiffon (or whatever)... You can tell just by looking at it how soft and beautiful the lace is. The design itself is so reminiscent of Snow White that I thought that was the inspiration. I still don't know if it was, but this is a dress which embodies what lolita is so me: elegance, raffinement, with a touch of antique-ness.

Baby's Ribbon Ribbon Corset JSK

  Wow. This must be the first dress I really, really fell inlove with. The lines are so elegant and the details so dainty. The shape reminds me of a ballet dancer. I don't hav much else to say, except that Ribbon Ribbon still appeals to me after all these years in lolita!

I just had to add this one, I can't stop myself: Angelic Pretty's Soap Bubble JSK! So. FRILLY!

  If we are  talking about favorite as opposed to dream dress, as I first understood, then that would definitely be my recently acquired Cherry JSK from Baby the Stars Shine Bright. No worn photos yet, but this dress is just stunning! It might be my favorite, but there isn't a dress in my wardrobe that I don't adore <3 Actually, because I find Cherry Parade so beautiful, I have a feeling I won't dare wear it often! My most worn, most loved ones are my  Body Line Pink Soft Cream JSK and Baby Pink Tartan Check JSK in that case!

Cherry Parade, photo from Baby SF

14/12 Outfit post

A little late but I wore this to visit an exhibition in Paris with my best friend!

 The exhibition was about the importance of hair from an anthropological point of view: how it creates an identity, what it signifies in different cultures, how it defines stereotypes... It was all really interesting and one showreel had photos of lolitas in it! It showed the diversity of messages hair can convey. Needless to say, I just had to show off and let my hair down!

Oh, and my nails for the day! I also had a snowman on one finger but I didn't get a clear photo of that one.

(brushes by josue1984, Obsidian Dawn, elric888)

December 13, 2012

13/12 Outfit Post

Just hanging around home today, blogging, hence procrastinating. I bought clementines as well, because they're the best for cold winters!
Skirt is handmade, everything else is offbrand/ vintage.

Can you tell I love Creamiicandy's gifs? They're so cute!

(Brushes courtesy xXxDiamondxXx; Cheschire-Angel; redheadstock; gif by creamiicandy)

December 12, 2012

International Lolita Day

  Another quick outfit post to show you what I wore for this Winter's ILD. I wore one of the two Baby dresses I purchased from their outlet sale for the first time that day! So scary though, when I started slipping on the dress and realised... it has no zipper! For an instant my mind went blank and then it went in total panic mode: "Oh my frills, how in the name of Mana do I get into this!". But the straps are actually buttoned on and the shirring does the rest. Phew! I was so happy and my hair cooperated into making huge twin tails! I was so proud to get that look without hair falls ;)

My housemates and I hosted a before-holiday party that day so it was really a fun evening!

I hope you all had a nice day as well!

Out in the Cold

I went for a walk this afternoon and it is freezing here in France!

(I call this outfit the Sugar Plum Fairy) 

I really enjoy wearing turtlenecks with my JSKs, it keeps me warm and snugly and  I love the look, ever since watching Deka Wanko in her adorable outfits!

This is perfect weather for the holidays!

(image courtesy creamiicandy)

December 8, 2012

LBC: Lolita inspiration

  As a fashion, lolita is relatively slow paced, and very structured. Compared to mainstream where every season sees new styles, we only saw a few major evolutions, especially since it is only about two decades old, like the end of the maxi pad headdresses, the start of OTT sweet... A few trends come and go but they tend to repeat themselves and revolve around the same themes (animals, flowers...). So we each need to find inspiration to create our own individual style, by looking at each other, thrifting, looking at other fashions...

  The way I do this is with my inspiration book (since I call it that way, it was perfect for this week's theme). In it, I compile all of the things I like and which inspire me as a lolita.
  It's also my place to go when I'm down and lacking pink in my life!

  I chose this cute diary I had and I stick into it, in a carefully planned mess, clothes tags, photos of lolita models, magazine cut outs, photos of other lolitas, cupcakes, lolita related art, stickers, purikura, and so much more!  I also divided it into sections for sweet, classic and gothic, so  I can look at whatever style I want and have the pictures together.

 Lolita Blog Carnival

Princess Palace - Fashion Fairytales and Sewing Secrets - Päivänvarjon alla - A Sweet Little Strange Thing - Sweet and Simple - Two Teaspoons of Sugar - Teh Pastel Unicorn - Melting Mind of LizJuice - Beyond Kawaii - Redtonic - If Alice were into Platforms - A Lace Jail - EGL