Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Dressing Lolita in the Rain (plus bonus)
Summer showers, its hot AND raining. Two completely loli un-friendly weather conditions. So you have to adapt!
First things first, get your priorities right and chooose a pretty umbrella to base your outfit around! ;)
Since you're going to need the umbrella, you might as well make sure it co-ordinates.
Choose a hairstyle that wont get completely ruined in the humidity. My hair is naturally curly, so I wore a curly style. It'd be impossible to keep a sleek, straight look today. However, if you have naturally straight hair that falls out of curls easily, do the opposite. Play to your strengths!
Waterproof Mascara is a must.
Since you are likely to get at least the ends of your dress wet, and your feet go for clothes in block colours and leave your most delicate prints for a drier day. Most prints are not washable, and equally not rain-proof.
Because it IS july, and still warm, I wore a sheer chiffon blouse and ankle socks to ensure not to overheat.
i hope some of these tips are helpful to you <3
now for the bonus picture!:
Remember back when I used to post strange soft drinks regularly? I haven't tried anything new and unusual in a long time :(
Fanta STRAWBERRY. As modeled by the Professor.
We ordered this stuff from americansoda.com, which is a great source of nice drinks. Strawberry flavour is very sweet and quite sticky in your mouth, but it tastes like the strawberry sauce on the top of strawberry tarts and I absolutely love it.
My favourite is still grape flavour however.
I hope Fanta expands their selection in the UK one day. They really only do orange and lemon flavour here, in fact, "fanta" is often synonymous with "orange soda". For example, you would order, Cola or Fanta. The latter is always orange flavour.
But other countries get lots of weird and wonderful flavours!