Day 3 – 10 things you hate in lolita.
1- The stupid idea that handmade is less good than brand. A handmade dress is unique, fits perfectly and is made exactly to suit your own taste. A brand dress, however beautiful and limited-editioned, is still a mass product with standard sizes. A garment in which someone has put all their effort and love cannot be outshone by a machine-made dress that everyone knows already.
2- But, on that note... Badly made handmade items. Sewing takes a lot of practice, and you shouldn't wear or post your very first creations. They're probably not good. See it as a painter: you sell and show your masterpieces, but you need to make a lot of sketches before that. The first few dresses that you make should be seen as sketches; once you have a certain level of skill, you can start your 'masterpiece'.
3- Girls who think that owning a lot of expensive dresses automatically makes you a good lolita.
5- The impossibility to obtain items you want. Either it's too expensive, or it's out of stock, or the shop doesn't ship internationally... Etc.
6- Split-color wigs, or maybe wigs in general. Natural ones can look good, but these pastel-colored, pigtailed, enormous masses of curls really make lolita look like a costume. And why are wigs never on the outfit rundown? Is it to pretend that it's your own hair? No one's gonna believe that.
7- Shipping costs.
8- People who think it's a fetish.
9- Gathering fabric is soooo much work! (But the full skirts and pretty ruffles make up for it ^^)
10- Some of the lolita shoes are just... well, not my cup of tea.
Day 4 – 10 different kinds of food you like.
(what does this have to do with lolita?)
1- ice cream
3- summer fruit (watermelon, mango, strawberries, etc)
4- spaghetti bolognese
5- gyoza, a.k.a. jiaozi or dumplings
6- Chinese noodle dishes
7- typical Dutch meals, like 'hutspot': potatoes (or parsnip), carrot and onions all mashed together, and eaten with a big smoked sausage. It's great in autumn and winter ^^
8- caramel fudge
9- strawberry cheesecake~ <3
10- different kinds of pies and cakes
Day 5 – 10 items from your wishlist.
(or; the AatP 2010 collection)
1- Alice and the Pirates- Midsummer Night's Dream, ivory
2- Alice and the Pirates- Sleeping Beauty, ivory
3- Alice and the Pirates- St. Mephisto Cathédrale, ivory or black
4- Alice and the Pirates- Masquerade Theatre, red or ivory
5- Alice and the Pirates- Queen's Coach, any color
6- Alice and the Pirates- Stained Angel, ivory or black
7- Alice and the Pirates- Operetta Bouquet, ivory or green
Now that we've had AatP, let's move on to other brands...
8- Baby, the stars shine bright- Cinderella Jewelry
9- Baby, the stars shine bright- Marie Antoinette
10- Mary Magdalene- Antoinette, any color
Now, I won't be writing for a while, because I'm going to Finland! I'll meet Jousia there :) I can't wait!