Monday, 20 January 2014

January Wardrobe Post

The first January Wardrobe Post I have ever got around to making!

It was a lot of fun taking time to set out my clothes and photograph them, although I had under estimated how many items I actually had. It's a nine year collection, even though during that time I have bought, sold and auctioned more than you see here. My collection as it stands now, I am very proud of.

First up, my Dandy/Boy-style wardobe!

         Boots! Offbrand bucked knee-highs, Queen Bee velvet boots, and BW leather crucifix boots.

 Brocade Frock Coats, in light blue, dark pink, and dark green. They all have matching waistcoats.

  Innocent World Salopette, AATP Pandora's Box trousers, and Misty Royal Game Shorts in Green.

 Metamorphose swan border coat in beige, with F+F gold waistcoat, and Lady Sloth Two-piece velvet suit set in dark red velvet. (The back of the jacket is shown, to show off the cherub panel)

 Waistcoats! Hnaoto blouse + waistcoat set, AATP William vest, AATP school stripe vest, and Waterhouse classical painting print waistcoat.

 Handbags! From the back; Metamorphose doctor bag in grey, bat-winged leather backpack, AP Rose Toilette pochette, and AATP white coffin handbag.

Next, my LOLITA clothing collection!

 AATP & BTSSB OPs: Misty Night Royal Game, Snow Dot and Marie Antoinette.

                            AATP Skirts: Eden skirt in green, Alice Clock Tower in white.

      Angelic Pretty JSKs: Milky Berry, Soap Bubble, Candy Treat and Holy Lantern. All in white.

Angelic Pretty OPs: Alice Tear Bottle OP and Chiffon and pearl detail princess OP.

 Assortment of blouses, top two are vintage, red one from taobao, striped ones from meta and AATP

 Innocent World OPs, long grey op, Snow White story book OP, Renoir OP in brown and Charles Crown OP in Green.

                      Metamorphose JSKs, Dim Light and Yumiko Igarashi collaboration dress.

           Meta old-school OPs; Angel Cross embroidery, and long nun OPs in black and grey.

                                            Red velvet tiered OP and 60's style swing OP.

 Lolita shoes; White meta flats, beige suede Milk heels, black Meta heels, Red taobao heels, red AnTaiNa ribbon lace up heels, DreamV heart heel shoes and Innocent World brown ankle boots.

And saving the best for last, my AATP vampire print colelction! Including Vampire Requiem JSK in red and skirt in black, Vampire Prelude skirt in white and Vampire Forest OP in red!

Thank you for looking! I hope you enjoyed this peek inside my closet.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

LBC: 3 prints in your favourite colourway.

 This week's Lolita Blog Carnival topic is: "3 Prints in your favourite colourway"

My favourite colourways are usually either red, or white. My absolute favourite is if it is red and white together. Red with white details is quite common in sweet, and is a cute look. But my guro sensibilities are always looking for a white dress with red detailing.
On my search for images of three, I ended up with six!

                                     My top 3, are these three:
                           BTSSB's Marie Antoinette, AATP's Vampire Prelude, and AP's Candy treat.

But I feel, honourable mention should be made of these three!

 Meta's Heart Print, Meta's Yumiko Igarashi Collabouration OP, and BTSSB's current Red Riding Hood print.

Alice in Lolita Land
The Bloody Tea Party
Lolita Glamour
Crimson Reflections

Thursday, 2 January 2014

New Year's Resolutions and Predicions!

The last two Lolita Blog Carnival topics were "Lolita New Years Resolutions" and "Predictions for Lolita fashion in the new year". And I missed both! Sorry. So I'll catch up now;

"Lolita New Years Resolutions"

1. Buy more black blouses.
Unbelievably, I only own ONE black blouse. This is a huge hole in my wardrobe.

2. Wear more accessories.
I buy accessories and jewelery, I even make them myself. But so rarely wear most of them!

"Lolita fashion predictions!

1. The rise of GOTH
In the long long ago of lolita, it was an offshoot of goth fashion, and black and white were key colours. Sweet lolitas wore the same simple outfits as goths, but in pink and white. Sweet lolita became the most popular style for a long time, with every new lolita being initially into classic, but discovering sweet as their favorite. But in recent times it seems everyone is selling their sweet wardrobes, or they find sweet lolita first, then move on to classic and/or gothic.
In the last year, the lean towards gothic motifs and looks has started to rise.
I think 2014 will see a huge surge towards gothic lolita.

2. Wigs will go out of fashion almost completely.
Again, in the long distant past, wigs were not worn with lolita. They were just "way too cosplay.too much like a costume" for lolita fashion. In fact, when the question 'is it okay to wear a wig with lolita' was posed to the egl community, the answer was usually "only if it doesn't look like a wig".
Then when sweet was the BIG THING, pastel wigs came in to fashion and unsure new starts would ask if it was okay -not- to wear a wig with lolita! Well; I think 2014 will see a complete revert back to no wigs with lolita.

3. Tights will be more common than socks.
I remember a time, again, in the distant past of lolita, when girls would ask the comm if it was okay to wear tights with lolita. Because it just wasn't seen much, and brands only did socks to match their dresses. Usually the answer would be something like "if you live in a cold climate, you can get away with it!", or "if they're flesh-toned tights, and you wear socks on top, it's okay". Brand tights are a very new thing. But they're super cute, and really popular, so I think 2014 will involve a lot of new girls wondering if you -have- to wear matching printed tights, and if it's okay to wear socks with their lolita!