Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It's getting colder...

I know I don't write very often, but I do want to. It's just that nothing really exciting happens in my life. I don't go to meet-ups, I don't buy a lot of new things nor do I keep track of new releases, and I don't feel like I'm experienced enough to give style tips. The only thing I really have to offer is sewing results and outfit posts, and I'm afraid those are boring... But I love looking at outfit posts on other blogs, and I don't want my blog to be silent and empty, so I'll just post daily outfits. Oh, and I can share experiences and give advice about wearing lolita in certain occasions! Such as rain, or riding a bike. I live in Holland, rain and bicycles are the definition of our country. Plenty experience ^^

Also, I would like to keep this blog to be strictly lolita related. I could talk about personal things or about studying, but I don't think those topics belong on a lolita blog. I will, however, post more drawings! I draw a lot, especially new designs for dresses, and I would like to share them with you. Since I don't have Photoshop at the moment, it will only be scanned pencil sketches, but I hope you will like them anyways.

Now, the weather is terrible at the moment. Strong wind, rain and cold. It's not really wintery cold yet, but cold enough to be very limited in clothing choices. It's supposed to get better in a few days, but I'm sure it won't stay sunny very long. :(
Well, here are some recent outfits that are, if anything, warm:
The first one I wore to have dinner with a friend. I was having some trouble with studying and also emotions, and she gave me advice and really cheered me up. I'm lucky to have such good friends :)

dress: handmade by me, "Antique French Roses"
bolero: offbrand
wristcuffs: handmade by me
bag: offbrand
shoes: Graceland
jewelry: vintage & offbrand

The next dress is relatively new. Although it's been finished for a while, I haven't worn it often yet. I think it's just a little too much to wear to lectures. But I do really like the design. The middle part has doves and clouds on it, and the buttons are very pretty as well. 

modeled by my loyal dress form

I usually give my dresses names, but I haven't been able to come up with a good name for this one yet. I'm calling it "Sixtine" for now, because the birds and clouds remind me of the Sixtine chapel, but I don't think it suits very well. Do you have any suggestions?

Isn't that bag lovely? I've been searching for ages for a bag like this, and now I use it almost every day ^^
this pose is exactly the same as the previous one, minus the bag ^^;

dress: handmade by me, "Sixtine"
turtleneck: somewhere on taobao
wrist cuffs: handmade by me
shoes: Graceland
bag: offbrand
Well, I hope that entertained you. Now I'll have to go back to studying~

Friday, October 21, 2011

A sweeter side of me

Classic lolita  is my big love, and most of my wardrobe consists of classic clothes. I do like sweet and gothic as well, but I feel they don't suit me very much. Sweet is often too childish for my taste, and I'm not really fond of pastel rainbow colors all over. And I don't think I have the right attitude and face for gothic, I don't have that 'vampire-widow dark elegance' that I associate with gothic.
However, that doesn't mean I will not wear sweet or gothic at all. I can tweak it in such a way that it becomes a little more classic, and suits me more.
This skirt is obviously sweet, but coordinated with a classic blouse and heels it becomes more my style. I really like the result.

Skirt: Baby, the Stars Shine Bright- Paris' Window
Blouse, shoes, thights & hair ribbon: offbrand

I really like how one skirt can be coordinated in different ways, to create a completely different look. If you'd pair this with knee socks, pink tea party shoes, a big Alice bow, and a blouse with a peter pan collar and short puffy sleeves, you'd get a very different image. Put a huge colored wig on top of that and an overload of plastic jewelry, and I would only wear it as a joke.
But I really like the classic-sweet look, and I my next target is trying to coordinate Sugary Carnival in a somewhat classic way. That'll be a challenge!