Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lifestyle Lolitas Video

This is a cute video about the lives of several successful lifestyle lolitas (why are so many of them such talented artists!?) It was really nice to listen to their views on fashion and lifestyle and it also provided the ever-needed confidence boost to sport lolita (or just your personal style in general) daily.  I'm not very good at captioning videos, so watch it for yourself!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentines Day Cookies Brooches + Other Crafts

Hello everyone! Today I'd like to share a few quick and cute biscuit/cookies brooches I made. The materials were just felt, fluffing, pins and lace. I thought they would look cute on a scarf or collar for Valentines Day <3

Heart biscuit with lace bow

Heart, circle and rectangle biscuits

I also did a little bit more crafting~

Left-over lace sewn onto my backpack

More left-over lace on a cookie key chain

I didn't make this, but I re-glued the pin and thought it was too cute not to share! *

My favorite item - a vintage velvet rose brooch with lace/velvet/pompom strings

I thought it would look cute on a bag or outfit for both mori and classic lolita

 That was some pretty fun crafting!

* This is the artist who made the bunny brooch!

Friday, February 4, 2011

February Lifestyle Ideas

I almost forgot them this month, sorry!

  • For Valentines day, your own valentines. Try using vintage imagery, pressed flowers, stickers, paper doilies and plenty of lace
  • Make this yummy rose cake (recepice by agewa) I know I'm going to try it!
  • Coordinate creams and white with soft pink for a lighter look
  • Make more Valentines treats like rose brownies or lavender macaroon
  • Accessorize with mini silk or fabric roses - add them to your hair, scarves, jacket, wherever!
  • Bring a miniature rose home with you 
  • A simple lace or crochet collar adds a sweet touch to a coordinate
  • Make a heart themed meal for a friend or significant other
  • Scour vintage and antique shops for old valentines, love letters, delicate lace and whimsical stuffed animals
  • If you have the time and space, why not adopt a small friend as your valentine?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Lolita Under the Weather

Achoo!  Due to the massive cold weather invasion, the flu has hit my school hard (luckily I've avoided it), but the mass of absences and sniffles have inspired me to make a post for sick Lolitas. Here are a few ideas to make being sick a little less miserable.
  • Wear your cutest pair of warm lolita-esque pajamas, including slippers and a night cap
  • Curl up with a stuffed animal and tote them around your house
  • If you must go to work or school, sneak a tiny friend to comfort you in your purse
  • Get your medicine flavored - my local pharmacy will add fruit flavors to most liquid medicines
  • Make a fort of comfy pillows and blankets to curl up in while watching a good movie
  • Speaking of movies, (since you finally have the time to watch them), why not a princess movie or Miyazaki marathon? 
  • Painting your nails is a low-energy way to add a bit of enjoyment to your runny nose misery
  • Use a cute tissue box cover or choose paper ones with cute designs - you will be seeing it a lot
  • If you're running a fever, use a cute animal-shaped ice pack
  • If you nose becomes too try, use lightly scented lotion to ease the tenderness 
  • Experiment with different blends and fragrances of tea to sooth your throat and your nose
  • For your soup fix, try classic alphabet soup or ones with characters or animals 
  • Drink plenty of fluids, through cute swirly straws and cups!
I hope this makes any sick Lolis out there feel a little better... P.S. There is a 70% chance of (about an inch of) snow tomorrow, how exciting! Hopefully that also means school will be canceled and no Physics quiz tomorrow :D