Saturday, February 22, 2014

LBC: Romantic Coordinate Ideas

So this week on Lolita Blog Carnival we voted on a topic that correlated to this Friday's sweet sweet holiday.

This is my very first foray into polyvore....please tell me how you find all these awesome lolita dresses and things on it because I'm lost but this is what I came up with for it.

I began with a lot of Innocent World pieces when I initially started then I wanted to do it in dusty rose colors...but because I don't know how to use this thingamabob just yet and I came up with this.

I thought the tights were simple and elegant and just gave a nice flare that made me think more on the Romantic Era. The shoes I wanted were more like these IW boots or spats but these were nice and fit with the idea I had in my head.
The dress is Mary Magdalene and the sweetheart neckline is nice and sits just right for a delicate jewelry piece so I went with this really cool cameo chocker and a similarly colored cameo ring with a little mermaid on it and thought they'd go well.
Black lace wristcuffs that are simple and soft because of the lace with a similar veiled headdress from Angelic Pretty add a nice touch. For hair styles I'd honestly go with an up hair-do to be honest but if not that a wavy down-do would go as well. The bag is a cute IW bag that pairs nicely with the rest of the coord.
To take a look at other lovely coords check out these links for more Lolita Blog Carnival Lolita!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Why I Appreciate Lolita

I sit on the floor in front of one of my closets that I store some of the most lovely and interesting garments that I have ever owned. I see that I've acquired so much of it in the past few years and find myself grateful to have the ability to purchase them.

I think it would be difficult to become disenchanted with this fashion because, quite frankly, I find every bit of it so interesting.

It doesn't take much more than then a glance to catch my interest. The prints, ruffles. and pin-tucks and pleats, I can't help but to find it interesting. I love my Lolita clothing, I really do. I find it beautiful and intriguing, and I can't help finding it fun to just look at the pieces.

I like to look at a single piece and wonder what the designer had thought when making it, if there was a story involved or not. It sparks my interest to wonder and think a little about it. And I don't simply mean pieces that have print either. Different cuts and stylings are involved in many pieces that you have to wonder why they did something that way.

Because of Lolita I've had several doors open for me, I've taken extra steps to learn more about crafting and sewing. Since Lolita I've learned how to make bonnets and wristcuffs and dresses and blouses, I've learned about pleating and darting and all sorts of new things that I had never even understood what to call them. On the side of sewing it has also given me a chance to have a closer relationship with my mother. Not that I didn't have a good one prior, but there is nothing quite as fun or interesting to go out to the fabric or craft store with my mom to talk shop or ask her for advice or share what I've learned and feel proud.

Another thing I have gained from Lolita fashion are my friends. I have met the coolest, most interesting people from all walks of life because of Lolita. These are people I'd never would have had the chance of meeting if it hadn't been for a simple style of clothing attracting attention or posting on an old community board after plucking up courage. I feel comfortable enough with them to talk about my problems or be my extremely goofy self or whatever nonsense spouts out of my head. These cicadas are cool and I'm very glad to have met them.

Well, that's all the ruminations I got for now, I'm going to go enjoy some macarons I smuggled out of New York and a cup of tea now. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

LBC: Lolita Designers I'd Like To meet

Good evening lovelies!

Today I'm bringing you another post for the Lolita Blog Carnival. This weeks topic is which designers would is like to meet.

As always I'm fickle, I wanted to pick an indie designer and a brand brand designer, but I did narrow it down after some thought to it.

I would like to meet Uehara Kumiko.

I just think she is too cute and very sweet and I really like a lot of her designs particularly My Sweet Mate Kumya's Trick or Treat. I just melt when I look at all those squish able bears all dressed up and the chubby hearts and pumpkins with their cute little faces.

After seeing this video and simply hearing her love for lolita and her designs and how she decides them made me really want to meet her. I had already wanted to meet the Baby and AAtp designer staff but I think at this point in time I'd be really happy to meet Uehara in particular.

Just watch and you'll understand why.

Don't forget to check out the Lolita Blog Carnival if you want to learn more about these types of posts. You can visit their Facebook page and learn more here.

If you want to know other lolita bloggers who also posted on this topic you can click the links here and give them a read.

Helado De Cereza

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Rufflecon! And Some Updates

So, I got a VIP ticket to Rufflecon, baby, wooooo!

I know this was more of a last week kind of post because they sold out sometime last week for VIP but I'm still excited.

For a little about Rufflecon you can go and visit their webpage. This is the first Lolita and Alternate fashion con in the Northeast and it will be held in Connecticut which is only a short ways a way from us Rhode Island Lolita's.

I have so much planned and just as much going on. I started working on the other blog page Frill Seekers and this time we're using it as a platform for some of us frilly RI girls to blog about our fun and ecxcitment and intrepid journey to Rufflecon.

This will be my very first time ever out and about with just friends out of state for a weekend....No family. No boy. I feel like this is a small milestone in my life I have missed out on without realizing it....f^_^;

Anywho, I'm off and running like a wildcat! I feel so energized and pumped and really can't wait. I have a zillion things going through my head. I want to do a panel, sewing projects, and enter the fashion show, I just feel a little self conscious about a few things and I want to kick that mentality out the door. 

We shall see what Rufflecon shall bring through the year. I'll be posting here and in Frill Seekers so be sure to check my friends and I out there, too. 

In other news, I finally finished my fraken bonnet. I know! It's been like over a year since I started that project, but lack of direction and making it out of scratch and no pattern is a butt, however since I now know it's super easy and I feel dumb.

I have plans for another one but in creams and golds and all those pretty colors, so now I'm drafting out another pattern. 

I also have 5 new dress patterns I'm working on. I am determined to get things done quicker and more efficiently and really hone my craft. I want to start a teeny indie brand and I'm tired of feeling inadequate about my work. I can do this, I've been learning and working on these things for years, it''a about time I got down to business, as it were.

Okay cupcakes, that's all for now, I've got so much to do and very little time to do it in. 

Wish me luck and tip a cup to me!