Just sharing a quick link to another blog that gives a very realistic look at Lolita, and in that way I found it very relate-able and encouraging to read something “telling it as it is” for realistic expectations.
I hope you will find it interesting and encouraging as well!
Finished my newest skirt! I am in love with it and I can’t wait to coordinate it in so many different ways. The wide waistband is very flattering and comfortable and I think I might have to make all of my skirts like this from now on!
Skirt: Dragonflies at Ducks
Tutorials from this skirt
Pockets | Shaped Waistband
I couldn’t find any good brown fabric at JoAnn’s (and I have a gift card, so I wasn’t going to look anywhere else until it’s all used up!) but I did find these amazing fabrics instead:
I quickly figured out the skirt I was going to make and patterned the skirt gores. I would use the blue dragonfly fabric for the main skirt and the red for the wide, shaped waistband and either a band or ruffles on the hem.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to best achieve that shaped waistband. Continue reading
2014 was a year of few Lolita coordinates sadly. But, the dresses that I did sew, I love. And the coordinates I managed to wear made I feel like a princess again. How about we travel backwards through time…
This last dress and coordinate were top-notch for me. I adored how this dress turned out and being able to head down to the pier for some fantastic photos was so great, even if it was a bit windy. Continue reading
I finally got an opportunity to wear my new JSK, Paris by the Sea!
The coordinate consisted of:
JSK: Sweetie Pie; Handmade
I was excited to wear this coordinate down to Lake Michigan for a photoshoot on the north pier by the lighthouse! It was perfect weather and got so many beautiful shots. Plus, I now have Adobe Lightroom! So editing them was almost as much fun as taking them (but not quite, not really close but still tons of fun!) Continue reading
This week’s topic is…
You’re Three Favorite Paris of Shoes for Lolita
This week’s topic is…
Your Dream Meet-Up
I love going to meet-ups and I miss my community in North Carolina SO FREAK’N MUCH! They are such a wonderful community and it saddens me to be so far away and have the weekends always be so busy that I haven’t been able to meet the community in Wisconsin.
So it certainly seems like a time to dream about magical meet-ups.
I love meet-ups where you do more than just shop or eat food, even though those are still amazingly fun! I like to have time to talk with my fellow Lolitas while we do something. One meet-up that really sticks out to me is where we went ice skating! It was the first meet-up that I hosted and, despite the sometimes windiness, it was very unique and fun.
So with that preface, my dream meet-up wouldn’t be something overly specific, but meet certain criteria: Continue reading
Yay! Spring is finally here!
Not only do I have the inspiration to take this pup to the park…
…but also to wear Lolita a couple of times! It is finally warming up and I just recently got my hair ombre’d, so I’m a little bit more than motivated to take advantage of it all by dressing up more often.
This week’s topic is…
Your First Lolita Item
So I will talk about my first TWO Lolita items (because I’m a rebel): the 1st thing I made, and my 1st brand item.
The first Lolita item I ever made was this OP
Despite some of it’s rocky design choices, I still really love it. I don’t wear it hardly anymore, but it holds a special place in my heart. I would love to do tiered circle ruffles again like this in a more country or classic style, but they take up SO MUCH FABRIC haha. Anyways, even though I still hadn’t met the wonderful North Carolitas when I first wore Lolita to Animazement, it was a fond memory and – luckily – not a complete embarrassment.
My first brand item was my Usakumya bag, which my college roommate gave me one year for my birthday. It was such a special gift, a sweet memory and an amazing item to receive. Even though it took me a moment to get over that fact that you pull back the bunny hood and unzip into the bear’s brains to open the bag, I still think that it is a very elegant and wonderful addition to coordinates. I sometimes think that stuff animal bags can be a bit creepy, but not this one…maybe because it was my first brand item.
Here are blogs with more thoughts on this topic: beautiful and damned | electric carnival | the bloody tea party | alice in lolitaland | alpine heidi | breiðholt | the life of a lolita | whimsical adventures of me | vanillas traumfabrik | wonderland gone mad | abc lolita | sparkling girl | spoon and fork