Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Unusual Brand Item #7

Sneeze in style my friends...

Ever experienced a situation where you thought "dang it, my snotty tissue case is just not rori enough" ? Well, if so, this lovely "tissue case" from Moi-meme-Moitie is the answer to your worries! For just 2100 yen (approximately the price of 30 mini tissue packs) you could be the proud owner of a gothic tissue cover. And who ever questioned that Lolita wasn't a lifestyle choice? 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Quick Update + Fashion Show

Hi everyone! It's been a while since I've posted, please forgive me. I have been up to something though, I've completed four outfits for a student-run charity fashion show. All hand sewn dresses guys, yup. DX The show is tonight and hopefully someone will take some good shots (I'll be too busy running around backstage to take photos). Wish me luck everyone! Photos will follow soon though, I promise!

Also, I designed a flyer for the event and I thought it'd share it.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May Lifestyle Ideas

  • Pastels aren't done yet! Switch from Easter lavender and pink to summery blue and yellow!
  • Mix spring and summer (and pastels) with pastel sailor collar blouses. Angelic Pretty and Meta make a number of sailor-style tops 
  • Four spring sweet/country looks, add a white, frilly half apron (a la old school Angelic Pretty)
  • One thing I love to see (mostly with Japanese Lolitas) is themed outfits - not like a particular color or print but a theme like "Antique Doll", "European Student" or "Aristocratic Maiden". Try to coordinate outfits with a specific scenario or lifestyle in mind
  • For more spring outfit inspiration watch the Marie Antoinette cottage field movie scene (where she is in the garden with her friends and garden). Not only does it have amazing outfits, but cute sheep too!
  • Make Daisy chains with a best friend
  • Plan a lazy pic-nic by yourself (read books, cloud gaze) or relax with friends
  • Spring clean your room, office, closet or entire house to make way for fresh spring air (and new spring dresses, of course). Bring in a fresh bouquet of fragrant flowers to refresh the room. 
  • Visit an exhibit or research about antique and historical spring clothing styles from different eras for outfit inspiration
  • Look into a new skill to learn - I'm currently looking on roller skating (not going to hot)... but I've also been interested in learning to play the accordion as a result of Imai Kira's beautiful St. Canary prints!

Lauretta Rose Outfit

I was finally able to wear my new (dream) dress today. I was very happy when the boots that I ordered came two days early as well! It was a little chilly, so I decided on a light cardigan. Plus I am also currently looking for a nice antique blouse to pair with it. As you saw in the last post, I think this dress has a lot of coordination options. I do regret forgetting my straw boater hat though! Oh well, that's just an excuse for another outfit :)


JSK: Innocent World
(Lauretta Rose long version in ecru)
Scarf: Rue 21
Cardigan: Gift (C'est Chic?)
Bag & Watch: Innocent World
Shoes: Xhilaration (Target)