Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Roses in May - stories for Lolitas

I'm announcing the start of my new Blog Roses in May

Roses in May is an anthology of short graphic novels related to Lolita Fashion and Culture

The first story,  Molly and Fern, is about two young ladies on the outskirts of Lolita culture.  Molly finds she doesn't seem to fit the usually Lolita image, and Fern seems to fall prey to the negative elements of the online community.  However, when they meet they remember why the fell in love with lace in the first place.

Please check it out,  click the link below or in the Links category.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Country Art

The peak summer heat is on its way for most of us, So this post is dedicated to the best summer style, Country Lolita!
Its an underrated style of Lolita I believe.  Maybe it's a little to 'grandma' or 'country bumpkin' for most Lolita's but it doesn't seem to have the same recognition of popularity as some of the other styles.  This could also be, at least in part, to it's lack of definitive guidelines.  The best way to describe Country Lolita is  a Classical Lolita on a picnic.

So, dedicated to the Country Lolita, to art pieces to help inspire your country style.

Mary, quite Contrary

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sorry y'all!

Just wanted to thank everyone who may still check this blog for an update.  Its been a long and hectic couple months for me (I've been working on my thesis film for graduation) but to cut to the chase I am finished!

 Its a wonderful short animation about a young man who finds a mermaid which I will be posting this summer to tie in with my wonderful mermaid dress!  Here's the print, I love this fabric soooo much. The style of the mermaid is so unique (sort of reminds of a McKean sketch of Coraline) and the color scheme is so different from most lolita but I think it could work.

Anyway, please check in because some real posts are coming up now that I have free time again and here's some artwork to hold you over.  <3

Monday, March 22, 2010

Copy-Cat Check List

Yup, I'm copying the other loli-blogs and posting a check list for the Lolita because it has been too long since my last post and I'm honestly to busy to do a proper post. Yes that's right, this is a cop-out post but I will treat it with all the respect and integrity of my other 'highly researched' posts.

 Of course, this list is tailored for the Classical Lolita!

So don't forget, a Proper Classical maiden...

  • Loves to eat at bakeries, not look like one : P
  • Speaks eloquently, even when she's swearing.
  • Believes in natural beauty, especially when wearing fake eyelashes, nails, and hair pieces
  • Has her own vanity in her room, with a charming stool and all her brushes in a neat row, because no maiden would perform beauty rituals in the same room she poops.
  • Cuts all her sandwiches into tiny triangles, it tastes much better that way.
  • Won't take a scone with out a healthy dollop of Devonshire clotted cream
  • Loves rose flavored/scented...everything!
  • Thinks Shiro-Lolita could be improved if they were tea-stained.
  • Consider's a corset a staple undergarment, not an accessory.
  • Matches her outfits to her French bisque doll whenever she can.
  • When it comes to lace, less is more.  
  • When it comes to ruffles and gathers, more is more
  • Knows the difference between high tea and afternoon tea, and uses both appropriately
  • Knows the difference between a pannier and a crinoline, and uses them both appropriately
  • Just doesn't get the appeal of tea-party shoes, but loves a nice granny boot.
  • Keeps bird cages, even if she has no birds to keep
  • Sleeps in a chemise and night cap, a silk night cap, because its better for her hair.
  • Her home furnishing are usually more than 100 years old, or at least look that way.
  • Has very good balance and posture, otherwise its very difficult to turn up your nose at someone and look down on them at the same time.
  • Cardigans are cute, but a fur lined cape is always preferred.
  • Is a lover, not a fighter. But if she we're a fighter, it would be pistols drawn a twenty paces.
  • Might take a trip to Japan to visit her favorite brand stores, but can't seem to book a direct route to Tokyo via Airship.

If you've checked off 10 items or more, congratulations, you are far more refined than your Sweet and Gothic sisters, you are the crowning jewel of antiquity, a Classical Lolita.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Inspiration for Afternoon Tea

Just added a new link for my classical inspirations,  Tea Time Magazine.  This magazine is carried by Borders and other retailers of the sort and is perfect for any classical lolita who enjoys hosting a lovely party (or just making tea at home a little fancier).  The magazine feature spotlights on special tea suppliers, recipes for delightful afternoon treats, beautiful spreads for decorating inspiration, and tips on holding a successful tea service. The website itself is pretty sparse, save a few of their featured recipes, but you can order the magazine from there if your so inclined and theirs also a calendar of special tea events being held all over the country.

If you prefer to getting your inspiration in a more digital format, my second new link is for you.  The website Razzel Dazzel Recipes has a wonderful section on tea services including methods for brewing all types of tea and has all their recipes beautifully organized.  Its also an adorable web design.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Lolita favorites in Remix

A quick post for lolita fans of cinema and music: Pogo has done my favorite movie!  Pogo is an artisit who samples soundtracks from films to compose unique and original electronic music.  Most notably ( at least for a lolita) are his video and audio remixes for Disney's Alice in Wonderland and my favorite, the Secret Garden.  Since these are two films very popular in the lolita community I thought I would post them here. 

Please visit Pogo's site for more music from these films.