Sunday, December 26, 2010

a very merry un-Christmas to you...


Well, Christmas is over once again! Let us enjoy it little while longer as I show my Christmas presents....

This is what I wore that morning.
Skirt: Alice and the Pirates
Socks: Target
Sweater: ???
Blouse: Gap (found in a thrift store in London)
Broach (you'll see it later): Costco













Now onto the most important part, presents!!!

I got this lovely broach from my dad. It's a blue kitty, my favorite color and animal!

I've been wanting to read these books for a
while. I've already started Memoirs of a Geisha randomly at school, but I wanted to finish it. And Sorcery and Cecilia was recommended by
the blog "The Weekend Lolita" and I wanted to try it out! (Here is the article, if you're interested:


Recently, I've been into cardigans. So I got a lot of new ones in the past few weeks. I got the one on the far right for Christmas, though. (The one on the left is from Nordstrom rack, the middle is from Pink Zone and the right is from Costco)

I also got a new petticoat from my mom! I usually wear two petticoats, one handmade and one from some random kid's store. Unfortunately, the handmade one is really itchy so I have to wear the flat kid's petti underneath, which makes my waist very bulky! This petticoat is very fluffy and comfortable. It's from Leg Avenue, but my mom got it at a local weird-alternative-secondhand-stuff shop called "Flashbacks".

And finally, I got my BJD that I mentioned in an earlier post! How exciting! She is so gorgeous, I can't get over it. I made her a dress really quickly, so it's not the best, but she would still look adorable if she were wearing a trash bag.
Her name is Colette! She is an Asleep Eidolon Cherry, normal skin.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Great Russian Nut-Cracker



Yesterday I went to Downtown San Diego to see the Russian Ballet that came from Moscow to perform the Nut-cracker. I decided to
wear a simple classic lolita coordinate. For once I didn't feel
overdressed at all, since many ladies around me wore long, luxurious coats and fancy fur hats.

Skirt: Handmade
Socks: Target
Cardigan: Thrift store in London
Blouse: Random boutique in France
Scarf: Local indie shop
Rose: Yardage Town
Shoes: Soda












The Ballet was amazing! The dancers were simply splendid, almost
inhumanly talented, and the costumes were gorgeous. Though I'm not the biggest fan of Classical music (how un-loli of me, haha) I really enjoyed the music. Who knows, Classical music may grow on me?

To the right is a book I got as a souvenir. The art is wonderful!

Although it may be complicated to see this same performance - I know it was only in my area one night - I do recommend you all see a version of the Nut-cracker this Holiday season, if you haven't already!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

of teapots and winter lilies

I wore a quick casual outfit yesterday to go shopping for some fabric and a new teapot.

Skirt: Handmade
Cardi: I have no idea...
Scarf: It was a gift so I don't know either
Boots: Ross
Socks (you can't really see them): Ross


Sorry for the boring outfit! I was brainstorming some outfits with a few dresses I don't wear much so hopefully I'll have a nicer outfit to post soon.








Anyways, I'm very happy because I found some lovely fabric and really a cute teapot! I got around 5 yards total of fabric, plus some lace, elastic and ribbon and it came out to only $24 - inexpensive, no? Also, the teapot (guess where I bought it! Yes... ROSS, haha) was only $8, and with a matching cup it was $10. Hooray for cute cheap stuff!

I'm thinking of starting with the brown fabric, and making my first OP. It would have a rounded neckline and a shirred back (can you shirr the backs of OPs? I'll have to research...) I don't know what I'll do with the pink fabric, though.




Some other stuff, if you're interested. I'm getting my first BJD for Christmas! I ordered a beautiful Asleep Eidolon MSD Cherry off Mint on Card. She's supposed to arrive on Tuesday - not that I'll be able to open her until Saturday anyways - but because of crazy Christmas season stuff, I'm afraid she won't come on time! Either way, I'm very much looking forward to making clothes for her.


Also, I'd like to thank my new followers and people who commented on my earlier posts! Unfortunately, I can't really reply to your comments on Blogger, so I'm sorry about that. Just please know that I appreciate your support and hope you will continue to read! I'm really new to blogging, so if you have any suggestions, feel free to tell me - I read your comments, I promise! I just can't reply directly...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

International Lolita Day + Paris in a Cup Meetup!


So, Saturday was International Lolita day. It was my first time celebrating! Although, I started studying the fashion just around the last summer lolita day, but I didn't actually know enough to know about it....Anyways, I didn't do much. I just wore a simple handmade skirt with a light petticoat and went to do some grocery shopping.

Skirt: Handmade
Coat: Ross (haha...)
Shoes: random French shoe shop
Bag: random French boutique (I love this bag! I bought it five years ago, and I am very happy that 9-year-old-me had pretty good taste)
Cardigan: Thrift Shop






On Sunday, I went to my first meet-up! I'm not very good with social situations, but I figured staying behind a computer screen won't help me. So I went to a meet-up at Paris in a Cup, which is about an hour away, but there aren't any active communities closer to me.
There were so many lolitas! It was kind of overwhelming... but I had a lot of fun, and I got to talk to some really nice people.
Also, the food was really good, but so expensive! I had to call my mom to save me when I saw the check...

JSK: Innocent World
Blouse: Random French boutique
Cardigan: Ross (stolen from my mom)
Tights: JCPenny
Shoes: Random shoe shop
Hair Bows: Hand made






Here are some pictures from the meet-up! (Most of them were taken in a stalkerish way since I was too shy to ask...of course, if you're in one of these pictures and don't want to be posted,
please tell me!)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Stuff that's coming and giveaway!



I figured I would update for those two followers that are reading this (haha)...

Next week is International Lolita Day! But I'm sure you already knew that. Anyways, I'm celebrating by going to my very first meet-up that Sunday. It's at this place called Paris in a Cup, an hour away from my house (which is pretty far, mind you, but there aren't any active communities closer to me). When I went to PMX, I felt I sort of missed out because I didn't really get to talk to other lolitas as much as I would have wanted. Hopefully I'll do better at the meet-up, though! I'll be wearing my sparkly new Innocent World jsk.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

in a dream....



I went to PMX convention on Nov. 12 and 13. I stayed in the same hotel as the convention, the Hilton. It was so much fun! I spent every last cent I'd saved up, though (but it was worth it!).

This is what I wore on Friday:
It's very.....ama lolita?

Blouse: Some random boutique in France
Vest: Vintage
Skirt: Alice and the Pirates
Socks: Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Shoes: (once again, you can't see them) some random shoe shop in France
Rose-hair-thing: Yardage Town

I was going to curl my hair that day, but I didn't know we wouldn't get our room until 3... and we arrived around 12.... so I had to change, do my hair and makeup in the tiny bathroom with a couple of cosplayers who were touching up on their outfits and another lolita who was trying to clean up some clothes that had gotten dirty in the suitcase. (I felt bad for her, what a nightmare!)


On Friday, I got to see the panels of Yumi Fujiwara, the Innocent World designer, and Miki Nohmoto, the Alice and the Pirates designer. It was very
inspirational to hear them talk! I filmed almost all of it.
I also bought a BTSSB lucky pack at the Fashion Hall for 35$, which
included a bonnet, some socks, and some stationary. Usually, only one of those things cost that much and I could actually see the content of the lucky pack, so it was great deal! I also bought the September KERA magazine for only 5$, another great deal!

This was my outfit on Saturday.
It sort of has a country-ish feel to it, I think.

JSK: Hand made
Blouse: same random boutique in France
Tights: JCPenny
Shoes: same as above
Bow: Hand made

This time I was able to curl my hair and do my makeup more...successfully (not that you can see it, haha)








On Saturday, I re-visited the Fashion Hall with my mom, and fell in love with an Innocent World jsk. I tried it...and bought it. It's my first brand jsk, and I am completely in love with it! Not to mention, I also got to speak with Ms. Fujiwara, who was also wearing the same jsk in the dusty rose colorway.
Later on, I changed into my new dress and bonnet and went to the Starlight Fashion Festival and got a picture with Ms. Fujiwara. I was so nervous the whole time, my lips were trembling! When I went back to my hotel room, I wondered if I had dreamed the whole thing. I was afraid to go to sleep because I didn't want to wake up and find that I never actually met Ms. Fujiwara and never bought the IW dress. But it was reality!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

so happy


I received my postcards the other day...
I'm off to PMX tommorow! I'm so excited!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Wing of Bat and Tongue of Dog

A picture for Halloween! I drew it during the art class I take outside of school. The wisps of smoke/clouds look like chewed-up peanuts. (>_<)

Unfortunately I don't think I'll go trick-or-treating this year since it's on a Sunday and I have school the next day. Truth be told, I don't even like the candy, I just like dressing up....

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

could really use a wish right now...

This is a quick picture I drew in art because I was really bored...hehehe...
The song "Airplanes" was playing on the radio - automatic title generator! yay!
A girl in my art class gave me an origami butterfly that she made (very sweet of her!) I noticed that if I placed the butterfly on my drawing, it looked like she was looking up at it.
I was struck by the thunderous bolt of inspiration!

Anyways, this was my first art post. Certainly not my best drawing, but I liked the whole butterfly concept....

Saturday, October 9, 2010

the beginning

Hello there. This is my first "real" post on this blog. I'm unsure of how to go about this, so I hope you'll bare with me. (^_^;)

This is very simply a blog in which I post outfits, mainly in the Lolita style, art, and the occasional slice of my very tedious High School life.

To start things off, here is an outfit I wore to school last Tuesday, since it was cold and perfect weather for a long-sleeved blouse. It's a quite casual outfit.


Skirt: Hand-made

Blouse: Thrift store in London

Socks: Target

Shoes: La Halle au Chaussures (discount shoe store in
France)

Unfortunately, you can't see my shoes, but you can see a bit of the horrid mess in my room.

Also, after taking the picture, I noticed my sleeve was unbuttoned, and now I'm terribly annoyed by it, but too lazy to take it again... so just pretend my sleeve is buttoned, 'kay?

I'm sorry about the awkwardness of this post. I hope to get better, please be patient!
But thank you for reading...
Have a lovely Day!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A prelude




Hello! It's very nice to meet you. I'm flattered that you've taken an interest to my blog. Before I begin my posting frenzy, I thought I'd introduce myself.

I'm simply a child stuck in the body of a girl who adores cats, drawing, and useless pretty things (and who wishes she could still fit into those adorable frilly pastel dresses in the children's section.) Armed with my laptop, I hope to write my thoughts as they float on by and paste them on this page. So essencially, this is another one of those blogs dedicated to posting lolita outfit snaps, cute cooking and craft tutorials, art posts and the other random things that pop into my brain. So I hope you'll continue reading, dear viewer. If you do, I'll bake you a lovely sugary, scrumptious, 100% calories and indulgence strawberry vanilla cake. (It isn't a lie, I swear!)