Friday, October 26, 2018

365 LLC Days 297 - 299: Of 100 Year Old Fashion Illustrations, Who I Want To Be, & Games Other Lolitas Might Like

October 24, 2018


 Here is the truth, Madeline can spend hours and hours and hours looking over fashion illustrations, they can easily get stuck in my head. And often times I will be looking at the cut shown in one of these and I will think 'I need that in my next op/jsk I want to wear' and then I'll have cut them out with very little else to do about it.


I'm only sharing illustrations from approximately the 1890s but I have been browsing as far as I can go, portraits being the next best source because illustrations from magazines weren't really a thing before the 1780s about (I'm going off of the first fashion magazines and apologize for sharing inaccurate info). But even so, these pieces have my attention and keep me from my sewing table.


October 25, 2018



I'm just trying to be realistic because I have tons of hopes to getting better with things like hair, makeup, coordinating, so little by little I will get better. One thing I really hope to be is a Lolita wearing Secret Laboratory jsk in red XD that's really the only thing I think I can draw well and get across.

October 26, 2018



I'm going to be really honest and then run away...as far as I can!! I don't usually play anything but survival horror games and the only other game I play is Final Fantasy online (and I am living for the Halloween event decorations) but I have decided a game fellow frillies may like is...well...otome games? (I BLAME YOU KERRY!!!) I actually haven't tried this one yet as I've taken a break from one of the others I've really enjoyed. It's really been an avalanche effect, really. I don't like romance novels, never read one before, but I think my brain must have done a flip~flop at some point over the last few years and I have no explanation for it. I haven't touched any of the modern games and don't plan too, I prefer all the period ones or magic type ones where everyone has the most fabulous outfits and hairstyles. I also just really enjoy the ikemen art style in a lot of them if I'm being honest. 

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I'm not going to lie about this I think I look up historic fashion illustrations and portraits at least 3 times a week. It's something I have been doing I think since my high school years. I was actually just talking to my favorite antiques dealer today about how I'd like to do just that when the time comes. She was actually worried I'd be moving too far away but I definitely would make the trip to the antiques village because the deals are just too good, and she has quite a few things I'd like to furnish my nooks and corners with. (There is this sleeping cat statue she just got in that I almost chucked money at her for and a beautiful mirror I need).

Also, if anyone sees Secret Laboratory in anything but the skirt please do me a huge favor and send that link my way!

So with all that said and done I think I'm going to go and finish off this little bit of baked good I picked up today. Cheers! XOXO





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