Saturday, February 25, 2017

LBC: 1 Main Piece 2 Drastically Different Looks

One thing that seems very particular to lolita fashion, with our high prized and priced garments, is that we tend to have a sort of tunnel vision with major pieces. Carefully and concisely planning out each aspect of our coords as we all tend to plan our expenses carefully around purchases because they can be a slightly large, unnecessary, expenditure. This is okay really, it doesn't matter if you repeat a coord to the last cross ring and rosette pinned to your pinafore jsk as long as you love it, but it's nice to get creative and change it up.

With this week's prompt we plan to do just that, taking one major garment and creating two drastically different looks with them. It allows an individual to not only be creative but to also make their garment more versatile with what they have. I liked this prompt because I wear my garments daily and don't tend to like to have very casual looks but then also change it up from time to time and even make a completely new look for events. This challenge is not simply about sweet vs classic vs gothic, etc, looks or casual vs OTT, this can be making a coordinate for one style as long as it's different.


♠️Look 1♠️
Jsk: The Bloody Tea Party caged butterfly jsk
Blouse: offbrand
Jacket: offbrand
Hat: vintage
Headbow: The Bloody Tea Party
Rosette: The Bloody Tea Party (cameo: antique)
Pins: vintage
Rosette chain: the Bloody Tea Party
Gloves: vintage






This jsk is more of a classic daily wear look I've adopted. This was one of the jumperskirts I made for the label design contest at Rufflecon 2016 which I plan to have another version in my shop soon. It was originally paired with my orginal design the winged bolero (as you'll see in my next picture) it's a fairly easy print to work with with a lot of rich colors and busy butterflies amongst cages. The rouched front of the bodice gives it the look of a butterflies body, which I thought would be a cool touch. Clearly this piece can easily be over the top and creating this particular coord shows that it can be more of a comfy classic.


♠️Look 2♠️
Jsk: The Bloody Tea Party caged butterfly jsk
Winged Bolero: the Bloody Tea Party matching caged butterfly bolero wings
Blouse: The Bloody Tea Party
Necktie: Alice and the Pirates
Rosette chain: The Bloody Tea Party
Headdress: The Bloody Tea Party




For this particular coord I used an accessory again but was still able to create a completely different look. This time instead of a comfy look I went more of the regal and elegant look. Bell sleeves totally grab my attention and I love wearing them often. I had initially thought of doing a bonnet but found I had preferred the flowery headdress. Without the blouse and adding a necklace this was basically the look for one of my models for the contest. I didn't place but I really do enjoy the winged bolero look.










Saturday, February 4, 2017

LBC: Frillies You Find Inspirational

This week in the Lolita Blog Carnival we wanted to take a look at the people in the fashion, whether well known or local, whom we find inspirational. Over the years of being in the fashion, attending cons, tea parties, small meets, and even trekking the land of livejournal and Facebook I have learned to connect and be inspired by a great deal of different individuals. Some on my list I have been fortunate enough to have meet and hang out with at events or tea parties, which I am greatful to have the chance too.

❤️Sheri Branson ❤️

In all honesty every time I see her I'm just inspired and feel so happy. She is a wonderful creative individual and such a treat to talk to. Sheri always has such creative coords and a great mix of brand and handmade (one of the times I had gotten to see her again she had made bear head frames for her glasses, for her tea party coord,  because she is all about that's kumya kumya-chan!). She is definitely someone I look up to who is sweet and a sweet lolita and just makes some of the most neat things. (Honestly, she is such a nice person!)

♠️MyLittleDolly♠️

This girl always amazes me with her coords! Since the day I first saw her she has wowed me me with her coords and another sweety. Her style is more gothic from what I usually see her in and I just really enjoy her style.

♦️Frochan♦️

This kid has epic written all over her! Her style is always too notch and spans both her lolita and ouji styles. The attention to detail in everything she coords in great and she just slays in every look! Her style preference ranges from gothic to classic but I've seen her sweet lolita styles as well, and just everything really looks good on her. And I'm not going to lie, every time I run into this kid she is hilarious and just such a fun person to be around.

♣️ Victorian Rabbit♣️

Every coord that this lady wears amazes me. She's lovely and I truly enjoy looking at her coordinates.  Victorian Rabbit tends to wear more of a delicate classic style with just a hint of sweet to it, giving her a very fairy tale look.

❤️Kiki❤️

Every time this girl posts a coord it just makes me want to throw some cute things on my body! But then I realize I am now way as cute as this her. She always has such cute coords and I really enjoy what she puts into them, she just seems to have an ease to creating really cute coords.

All of these individuals are really fabulous and make me want to gear up and rush to my sewing machine and make something cute to throw on. And all of these people on this list are just a few of the frillies who inspire me, I believe I've done this type of post once or twice before, this just really expands on it a bit.

If you want to read about more inspirational frillies, I suggest you take a peek at the other bloggers who took part in this week's Lolita Blog Carnival in the links below.


                                                                     Vanilla Bear
                                                             P├ępins de Pom & Co.
                                                                      Poppy Noir
                                                Cupcake Kamisama's Lolita World