Monday, April 28, 2014

Lolita Blog Carnival: A Lolita Coordinate Based On A Constellation

Hiya lovelies!

This weeks LBC topic is......drumroll please.......

*・゜゚・*:.。..。.:*・'☆Make A Coordinate Based On A Constellation!☆'・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*

I wanted to really give this topic a lot of attention, I have been thinking about it all week and kept changing my mind from one constellation to another.  In the long run, however, I kept going back to my initial choice. 


Part of the reason was because I was the most familiar with it aside from Ursa Major and Minor, of course, and the other simply because that is my zodiac sign and have had a natural curiousity for it since I was little.

Not saying all the other constellations aren't cool, but I kept coming up with really nice ideas in my head that I would like to try out. And for all these thoughts and constellations to choose from I kept coming up with some really nice coord ideas for Leo.

There are things I find fascinating about the constellation itself. The fact that across continents, cultures, and times, Leo the lion has been seen and called lion by many.  The Persians called him Ser or Shir, the Turks named him Artan, the Syrians, Aryo; the Jewish, Arye; the Indians, Simha (which to me sounds a little like simba, I'm not going to lie and think that's kind of cool), but through all these names they all mean "lion" which I think is really neat. 

I used a bit of different imagery to pick out coord ideas from a few different tarot cards and astrology as well. The story behind Leo is that he was the Nemean lion whom Greek mythological hero Hercules had to kill as part of one of his twelve labors. After the lion was killed The Greek god Zues raised the lion up into the stars as tribute for all to see.

Leo constellation inspired coord

In almost every tarot in correlation to Leo there are an abundance of flowers, and most noteworthy a sunflower, which happens to be the flower of Leo, so I went with these really delicate sunflower earrings. Sunflowers aren't the only type of flowers used in Leo imagery so I went a little crazy with a floral circlet that I thought would match well with the colors I used. 

The color red and fire are always used in imagery associated with Leo as well so I tried to stay within that color scheme with a red Jsk from Atelier Pierrot. And you will undoubtably notice how in the jewelry there are splashes of greens, most notably in the ring, I used peridot since it is the stone of August, Leo's zodiac month.

I thought using one of gothic lolita wigs would be particularly fitting especially since it made it look more like a lions mane. Lucky for me, this is the only style I would not need a wig to replicate, however my hair would need a bit of taming on it's own.

The Angelic Pretty blouse's collar and sleeves are what really caught my eye. I thought it would be close enough to the cream on the jsk and yet the style was straight forward enough but airy which would add to the ethereal look of the whole coord.

This is only one of the many ideas I came up with and would love to keep working with this idea. If you were to choose, what constellation would you go with and what would you coord it as?

If you want to see some other lovely coords made for this blog carnival, check them out in the links below!

Leo constellation inspired coord

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lolita Blog Carnival: My First Lolita Item

I'm hitting the ON button on my blogging escapades again and bringing you more fun and more frills on my blog here (at least I hope). 

I've recently been reevaluating why I blog and where exactly I want to get with it and it came back simple. I just wanted to grow a little more. I know there are more blogs and vlogs out there with tons of content and ideas and tutorials and what not and I know most people wouldn't think to look to my blog for anything innovative and new and I'm okay with that. I just need to learn to grow myself into a stronger and better put together lolita and living human being.

Speaking of growing...

This is where this weeks topic for the Lolita Blog Carnival drops in!

My first lolita piece! (Da da da daaah)

I actually have answered this before but I figured it was nice to revisit the memories. I had gotten lucky with a two for one kind of thing really. I had just received a big paycheck and scored the internet to look for those ever elusive dresses I had seen on my screen when looking up hair bands to transform my midsummer night's dream fairies into and turned up with Mana.

I was smitten and in need. I kept a search and though I didn't know much I kept pouring away, stumbling upon Kamakaze Girls and pinning away for. Momoko's wardrobe and yet mentally realizing my similarities with Ichiko. Month after month wishing and wondering how to get these things with no idea of the resources on livejournal, this ignorance continued until I found these two particular pieces. Innocent World Alice jsk and Baby The Stars Shine Bright tartan piece.

I knew enough to look at tags and google pictures of at least what to look for in a piece, however not knowing everything about shopping lolita. I at least knew the pricing wasn't bad and asked both sellers for a small deal and was answered back with positive results. I had never been happier with a purchase!

The IW jsk is a dusty rose color, which I was a little chagrined about it because at the time I didn't like pinks at all, and I bought it and it shipped fairly quickly from California, which took about 5 days. The Baby jsk I had bought from a girl in Japan and it only took 3 days. That was my first experience with shipping from Japan and even now I'm amazed at how quick it got to me.

I still have both pieces and I will never get tired of them. I still wear them especially the dusty rose jsk I've come to love and I've come to terms with my dislike for pink and now have a wardrobe full of a smorgasbord of colors.(I hated the fact that my skin tone just looked better in pinks but I gotten over that too. ^_^) 

Soooooooo.....check out these frilly people writing about there first lolita purchases too on there pages. You can find them here:

Lolita Blog Carnival: What's. Next On Your Wishlist

What's next on my list of lolita conquests-er wishlist you ask? Why I honestly have quite a few things to tell you the truth. I shall now spam you with wonderful frilly things!

And simply assume that I'm looking into purchasing the navy Colorway of this:

And looking for the teal Colorway of this:

To me the Night Fairy Fantasia series will always remain on my wishlist until I have these particular colors and specific styles to add to my own collection. 

These pieces are a few of my wishlist that are always on my mind to get. I love the prints and just can't stop looking at them. These are ones I'm actively looking out for. With non prints, nothing against them I love them and find them really great pieces and love having those in my top bracket awesomely good finds for amazing prices, I just don't seek them out as actively.

I did recently do a shoe order with Antaina and have to say that I am so pleased I need to get a few more in a few more shades. I have reevaluated that I need a black, regular red, and a darker pink, but that's just for now.

Another serious purchase is a princess sleeved blouse in pink to go with a certain coord for Rufflecon that will happen this October. I have so many coords planned I'm trying not to go overboard.

If you'd like to read up more on what other Lolitas are looking for check them out here:

Vanilla Traumfabrik

You can also learn more about the carnival if you'd like to join from The Facebook page here.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Of Teacups and Sweet Treats: A Lolita's Holiday

This past Sunday a fellow RI lolita and I hosted a very indulgent event at my home for all things sweet and decadent. We had so many different delicious treats in so many different shapes and styles, you would not believe the sugar overload we had in store.

Everyone was asked to bring a different dessert, which for once was very easy for the gang to do since we always seem to have too many people wanting to bring dessert and not enough actual food to any sort of function, and during the meet there would be a contest for best dessert. I made pettifors and madeleines and two special fruit teas that I used my own recipe for. My co-hostess made these awesome spiced pear cupcakes with crazy frosting that she made from her own recipe, they were great!

We had so many different things to try, it was really wonderful and with plenty for everyone to take home (one of my coworkers claimed to have been waiting all week for me to bring in the rest ^_^). 

Of course with all the delicious dessert we couldn't resist holding a best dessert contest. Our resident pattisier won with her fabulous peanut butter and chocolate, banana bread cupcakes, with little Reese cups on top. They were so good, I was trying not to eat them when she first put them out.

For the second contest we held a coord contest which wasn't necessarily based off best dessert theme coord, though encouraged, but we had smashing results. One girl dressed head to toe in a donut coord, she won hands down (even my fiancé who had been passing through while we were going through votes vocally voted for her). 

Anywho, a small floral hair comb was given to each winner, you can see them perched at the top of the floral arrangements on the table.

Photo curtesy of Scarlet Prettycure of Scarlet Rapshody

We really had a blast! Not just having contests or prizes, we played a create your own print game and spontaneous dance parties to Happy, this group is never one to just sit and chat, half the time we could not stop laughing! All and all I'm very glad for having these ladies in my life.

Photo curtesy of Scarlet Prettycure of Scarlet Rapshody

Well, take a sip and enjoy the sweet indulgent trip, hope you enjoyed it!

This on is honestly just another day in the life of a Rhode Island Lolita meet up.
Photo curtesy of Scarlet Prettycure of ScarletRapshody