Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day 3,4 & 5 of the 30 day challenge

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.
4- Bloomers. 
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
2- chocolate
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 Cath├ędrale, 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!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Because everyone is doing it... another meme!

Firstly, I have a lot of good news and also some bad. First the bad: my camera broke, so I have to use my dad's one until I have a new one. Sadly, my dad's camera is not very good... But now the good news! My package from Taobao finally arrived (After more than 2 months! Ugh! -.-) and everything I ordered is just lovely. I'll be writing a review later.
Also, my brother and my best friend both passed their exams. I also passed all my tests, and I can continue towards the 2nd year smoothly. And lastly, I'm taking driving lessons again :)

So... it seems like very lolita blogger is doing this challenge, and because I think it's a fun and interesting one, I'll be doing it too! Not every day, but gradually. Maybe two or three at a time, if I feel like it!

Day 1 – 10 things about your lolita bubble.
Day 2 – 10 things you love in lolita.
Day 3 – 10 things you hate in lolita.
Day 4 – 10 different kinds of food you like.
Day 5 – 10 items from your wishlist.
Day 6 – 10 things you can’t live without in lolita.
Day 7 – 10 people who inspire your lolita style.
Day 8 – 10 songs that inspire you for lolita.
Day 9 – 10 things you will never do in lolita.
Day 10 – What’s in your bag?
Day 11 – One day in your lolita life in pictures.
Day 12 – A picture of yourself before lolita came in to your life.
Day 13 – A picture of your favorite sweets.
Day 14 – A picture of your dream item.
Day 15 – A picture of your last lolita purchase.
Day 16 – Your outfit for the day.
Day 17 – What do you want more then anything right now?
Day 18 – A picture of your favorite lolita style.
Day 19 – What’s in your make-up bag?
Day 20 – A picture of a lolita friend.
Day 21 – Your favorite fictional lolita.
Day 22 – A picture of your room.
Day 23 – A picture of your handwriting.
Day 24 – A picture of you from a meet.
Day 25 – Your favorite lolita themed artwork.
Day 26 – Your Facebook profile picture.
Day 27 – One song that fits your favorite lolita style.
Day 28 – A picture of the perfect lolita location.
Day 29 – A picture of a lolita you would love to meet for real.
Day 30 – A photo of yourself taken today and 3 good things that’s happened over the last 30

My lolita bubble:
1- When I am sewing or drawing, wearing a pretty dress, drinking tea and listening to classical music, that's when I feel top-to-toe lolita.
2- I made my room a little more romantic, with a pink door, pretty pictures on the walls, fancy tea cups in the cupboard, and a bed that reminds me of a French balcony. Now it really feels like my home.
3- I make sketches of dresses eveywhere, even in my school books.
4- My friends ask me what's the matter when I'm not wearing fancy clothes.
5- My lolita bubble is a daydream of another world, an ideal, beautiful world.
6- My bubble doesn't include only lolita. I also love vintage clothes and mori-girl, because they give that same, other-worldly feeling.
7- I'm not really a full lifestyle lolita, but I think I'm a halfway there. I sing classical music, I sew, I like baking although I don't do it as often as I'd like, I like to go to concerts, opera or ballet performances, and most of the time I try to dress with care. But there are so many other aspects of my life that are not lolita at all! So I can't really call myself a lifestyler.
8- I love reading lolita weblogs and always search for new ones. Sometimes I'm afraid it's an addiction. I especially love the Finnish ones, and would love to know more German ones.
9- Ever since I've discovered lolita, I try to make everything in my life more beautiful. Why have boring, plain things if you could have pretty, interesting things?
10- I think this quote from Marilyn Monroe is very suitable for lolita: "It's better to be absolutely ridiculous than to be absolutely boring."

What I love in lolita:
1- Old ladies in the supermarket who exclaim: "Oh, you look so cute!"
2- I love beautiful tea cups, plates, and even cutlery. Anything fancy or romantic, with flowers or curls or golden edges will catch my eye. I'd love to wear a tea cup on my head and a spoon on a necklace. I believe Emily Temple Cute does that sort of thing.
3- I love all lolita styles, but my favourite is Classic. Victorian Maiden and Mary Magdalene are to me the epitome of that typical lolita look: cuteness and elegance combined.
4- What I love about (classic) lolita is the feeling of the aristocratic life that seems to have disappeared nowadays: To be an elegant young lady, living in a beautiful manor, going for walks in the countryside and balls in the evening... that's my ideal life. (I do realize that life really wasn't so ideal back then, and I truly appreciate the advantages of modern life. I wouldn't actually want to live in another era, but I love to daydream about it.)
5- When, after two weeks, someone comes up to you and says: "I really liked that dress you wore then-and-then."
6- The beautiful lace.
8- Pintucks, buttons, ribbons, box-pleats, ruffles, scallops, everything!
9- The fact that my boyfriend, parents, brother and friends all like it, and think it suits me.
10- Making my own clothes, exactly how I want them.