Monday, 28 May 2012

Otona coordinate

Hello dear readers! Hope you're all well.

Did anyone catch the last episode of Kawaii International? They showed my picture a few times during the competition segment! I was so excited when I saw it, and luckily my father happened to be in the room when it was on and saw it too! I was super happy that he got to see me. Also, I realised how cheerful and smiley U Kimura is! I always thought she was cute, but after seeing her personality I'm a big fan of her now.

Today's coordinate is very simple and quite mature, which is why I chose the title 'otona'. Otona means adult, and Japanese fashion magazines use it to describe sophisticated, mature style. 

Blouse, skirt: Vintage
Fur chou-chou: Mikazuki Momoko
Shoes: Offbrand

Although it's simple, I chose items with volume and texture to add interest to the outfit (fur, ruffles, pleats)

Well, I certainly won't dress like this all the time, but now and again I'll try something different and think about how I can incorporate a new style or item into a lolita outfit. 

Thanks for looking and see you next time!


Sunday, 20 May 2012

Vintage and Ladylike Coordinate

Hello dear readers! How are you today?

Here's an outfit I wore recently, not lolita but still classical, using mostly vintage items:

Hat, jumperskirt, cutsew: Vintage
Everything else: Offbrand

While the lace cutsew and broad brimmed hat were both bought in local charity shops, the floral jumperskirt came all the way from Singapore! I found it in the big Salvation Army shop in Bukit Timah. The fabric is very lightweight and cool, so it suits humid weather very nicely. It's a simple dress, but the cut is just right- I love the pleats!

I also tried my 'typically 90s' hat with this coordinate:

I think it has such a different vibe now! It's funny how just changing one accessory can transform the feeling of an outfit. 

Thanks for reading, and have a lovely weekend.

See you next time,


Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Bisque Doll in Blue

Hello dear readers! How are you?

In five weeks time, I'll be taking my flight to Japan. It's very exciting! I want to pack my things up right now, but I think it's a little premature....

Today I'll show you my outfit for my friend's dinner party. He's a blogger too!

Onepiece- Juliette et Justine
Sweater- Vintage
Everything else- Offbrand

It's a very simple outfit, so I added blue tights to make it just a little more unusual. Also, I parted my fringe to the side for a change, I sometimes do that if the event calls for a more formal and elegant look.

My friend's name is Jack, and he has adventures in museums! Do take a look at his blog:

Hope you liked my outfit!
See you next time,


Sunday, 13 May 2012

Lolita Exhibition in London: Kitty and the Bulldog

Hello dear readers! How are you? Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Have you heard of the current lolita exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London?

Both my friend and I couldn't attend the big meet up to see it last weekend, so instead we went to see it yesterday. It was great fun to catch up with her, and you know, the exhibition was really quite good! 

It was quite small, but free of charge, and I think the curator made a very good choice of outfits to represent different styles. The focus of the exhibition was illustrating the influence British fashion has had on Lolita fashion (hence the name). Here are the pictures I took:

~Innocent World~

~Baby, the Stars Shine Bright (r) and Alice and the Pirates (l)~


~alice auua~


~Sixh. and MINT Neko~
(looks so much like AKIRA!)

~Takuya Angel~

~Mamechiyo Modern~

As you can see, it was not only lolita that was represented, but rather the whole contents of Shinjuku Marui One! My absolute favourite was the final kimono, so cute and lovely, and the fabrics were beautiful. 

Close up of the obi. I love the ribbon peeking over the top!

I'm happy that our beloved fashion is displayed here in London, and being treated seriously instead of dismissed as 'crazy Japanese stuff'. Maybe some new lolitas will be born after seeing this exhibition! 

Here's the link to the V&A's page about the exhibition:

Have you seen this exhibition? What did you think of it? Or if you haven't, what is your impression of it from this post? I'll be very interested in your opinions!

See you next time,


Monday, 7 May 2012

Country Classical Lolita

Hello dear readers! How are you?

This weekend I was spending time with my three close friends. Happily I will see one of them in Japan in a month or so, but it will probably be a long time before the four of us are all together again. Oh, it's rather sad! It was a wonderful weekend though :)

Today I'll show you my most recent coordinate. I wanted to wear my handmade bonnet again, and I combined blue and brown together for a slightly non-traditional look. 

Bonnet: Handmade
Blouse, gloves: Vintage
Jumperskirt: Innocent World
Basket: Disney Sea
Everything else: Offbrand

I thought that today's coordinate matched the background particularly well. The basket, bonnet and lace gloves give a bit of a 'country loli' feeling.

I feel the need for a fluffier panier these days! I will put mine in the washing machine today I think, that should help a bit. 

I hope you liked my outfit! Thanks for looking.

See you next time,


Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Rock x Classic.... maybe?

Hello dear readers!

Thank you very very much for all the lovely comments on my last entry. I was so happy to read them all :D I'll keep you posted on any further news!

Today I have a new coordinate to show you. I really want to try some new things with my style, and try to incorporate different influences into classical kei lolita.

Now, I really love rock music, but my image is very much a that of a 'good girl'. Not just my image in fact, but me! Yes, I'm definitely a goody two shoes, not rock'n'roll at all. However, I think I can find a middle ground that I'm happy with, and try my version of rock style....

Pierce, lace tights- Vivienne Westwood
Jacket- Topshop
Blouse- Vintage
Skirt- Metamorphose temps de fille

I wore a skirt with a classical print, and coordinated with a blazer for a masculine edge. I also wore a vintage blouse with deep ruffles for a gorgeous effect.

I made an attempt at mori (voluminous/piled up) hair; my natural hair has a fluffy texture anyway, so I did an easy version and just pinned it all to one side. I like the effect actually, if I do it again I'll aim for more volume at the top and add some hairspray.

On the 'hairless side' I pinned one pale blue and one dark blue rose to match the ones on my skirt. 

So readers, if you were in a rock band, which part do you want to be? Vocal, guitar, bass or drums? 

Personally, I'd like to be the vocal! And I would like a mic stand decorated with blue roses..... What a shame I have no talent at singing!

I hope you liked my coordinate.

See you next time!


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