Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Japanese festival

Hi guys & gals!

Last sunday there was a small festival in my city, to celebrate the visit of the Japanese emperor some years ago. Ever since that visit, the local Japanese museum holds a a yearly festival filled with Japanese art, food and other cultural aspects. Some friends of mine performed a dance, and a lot of my classmates were there as well. I ate some delicious things, met many nice people (and a few annoying..), and had a lot of fun :)
On my way to the city, I encountered a group of lolita's in the train, the 'elite' of the national community. They were, of course, decked head-to-toe in brand and attracted a lot of attention. Of course all of them were wearing OTT Sweet. They were talking with a Japanese lady, and because I was sitting in the same train, I overheard their conversation. It was funny to hear them talk about Japanese things, and realize how little they actually knew. Of course knowledge about Japan isn't obligatory for lolita (in fact you don't have to care about Japan at all and still be a fabulous lolita) but it's funny when people pretend to be experts when they are really ignorant.
I was not wearing lolita at that moment (although I did wear a rather fabulous hat), and it was strange to see these people that I knew from the internet, knowing that we shared so many things and yet they didn't look twice at me.

At the festival, after I changed into lolita as well, I saw them again. They were posing for pictures a lot. One of them notice my Baby skirt and smiled at me. I smiled back, but that was all.
Would they realize I have encountered them numerous times before? Once at the Animecon, twice at the Elf Fantasy Fair, and probably more times. I always recognize them because they're 'famous' and blog a lot, so I know their face from pictures. But would they know me? I wonder...

I still don't think I'd fit into the national community. It would be nice to have some friends with the same interest, but I always get the feeling I wouldn't really get along with those girls. Of course I won't know till I try...

Anyways, here's what I wore:

I went for a casual, summery look. It was very hot and I really wanted to wear pink. Summer always makes me want to wear sweet (or classic-sweet or country or whatever it's called). I doubted between this and Sugary Carnival, but because I knew the 'elite' would be there I didn't want to wear a replica. That's actually kinda funny because I didn't wear socks or anything, so if they are real snobs they'll still call me ita. Oh well.

Talking of ita's... There's always SUCH a clear distinction between the 'elite' and the 'ita's' that I feel a little lost in the middle. Here again, there were a few girls with fishnets, bad lace, bad replica's and horrible wigs, the usual ita-tastic things like cat ears etc. And then on the other side there's the elite. But what about me, where do I go? I don't feel like I fit at either side...

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Oh, I love shopping when I actually should be studying. But the weather is sooo nice outside, and I -really- needed some clothes, so...

An outfit with some of my new additions :)
It's actually inspired by a girl I admire a lot. She seems perfect in every way: beautiful, stylish, unbelievably sweet and very musical. It's hard not to be jealous! I tried to imitate her style.

I got a Lookbook account :D If you have one too, please tell me! I'm looking for people to follow.

My awesome new shoes:

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New hair

So yeah, I went to the hairdresser and got my hair dip-dyed pink. I guess that's all there is to it. I hope people will like it (judging from the speed with which I now recieve Facebook-comments, it definately triggers a reaction!)

Picture time! (you know, this blog is really an excuse for me to just dump a whole lot of pictures of myself XD)

 Does anyone else have those discussions with yourself when uploading pictures?

"On this one my face looks really good, but you can't actually see my hair..."
"Well it IS about the hair, so I'd better pick the other one, even if I don't look perfect on it.."
"But my nose looks so red, and I have a double chin on it! I can't post that to the internet!"
"Can't I photoshop that?"

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Elf Fantasy Fair 2012

I've been 'out' for a while, due to various reasons... But I've come back to show you some pictures of my Rococo costume that I wore to the Elf Fantasy Fair a few weeks ago.

I made the dress all by myself, and the vest and coat for my partner as well. I also put feathers on her hat and caps on her boots. (And I almost died of stress because of it).
It was quite cold that day, so I sneakily wore a white cardigan underneath the bodice. The gloves and pearls are vintage, I got them from my grandmother. Next time I make a rococo dress, I will definately put boning in the bodice, because this one started wrinkling right away. But I simply did not have the time to figure out boning for this one.

Due to rain the grounds were very muddy and my skirt got dirty...

That's quite a nice castle... It's not Versailles, but it will do, for now.

My partner's cane is vintage as well, she borrowed it from her grandpa.

It was SO much work to get my hair up like that, but a friend helped me and thanks to her it turned out really well :) And I loooove my little boat <3

We participated in a costume contest, but we didn't win anything. Not suprising, because there were many truly amazing costumes. We were the very last ones to enter the stage... Just when it had begun to rain again :( So we (and our clothes) were a little worn out when at last we stood before the jury...

But I had a lot of fun! After all the stress about finishing the costumes on time, it was worth it.