Friday, 18 May 2018

LBC: 5 Releases From When You Started in Lolita

This week's Lolita Blog Carnival theme is "Share 5 Releases From When You First Got into Lolita"
It's been a long time since I took part in an LBC topic, mostly through forgetfullness on my part.
But I will try to do more.

My first enounter with Lolita Fashion came around 2004, although I didnt properly start following any communities or trying to wear it till 2005. 
And even then.. I didnt own anything that really worked for the fashion, just vintage clothes that I wished looked the part.
It was 2006 before I bought my first brand piece, and 2007 before I attended a meetup.

But lets get nostalgic here.

(2004 Pink Camo print on the left, not to be confused with 2006 Punkma Camo print on the right)

Metamorphose was my favourite brand. It still it, because they consistantly make the most interesting items.
All the "legendary" lolita and ouji items seem to come from Metamorphose.


(2006 Punkma Camo Print Hat and Shorts)

A lot of early metamorphose items really stuck with me.
The pink camo prints and cherry red pleather items in particular. 

Back then I mostly used my parent's computer to stare at Metamorphose' website, longing for the velveteen swallotail coats.

 One of those, in red, would still be my Holy Grail item of clothing.

( 2005 Metamorphose velveteen swallowtail coat, and velveteen pants)
Back then it was easier to find similar style off-brand items at the time than it was to order them.
Especially for Ouji style.
 Lolita was trickier.

But the first lolita piece I ever bought New From The Brand was this:

2006 Side-Frill Rose Skirt from Metamorphose.

A lot of my favourite lolita pieces are the ones I fell in love with right at the start.

This is Meta's Velveteen Princess OP from 2006, and matching hairbow.
Both of which I own and still wear regularly. 

Photos of it worn in 2008 and 2017

And pictured below in 2013. 

My other favourite dress is also a Metamorphose piece.

2004 Long Nun OP, I bought it second hand a few years after its release.
I had it altered to be ankle-length rather than floor length, and mostly wore it casually.

(pictured in an Outfit Planning from 2015 and worn in 2014)

Pictured below from a video in 2018

Lastly, is the infamous Hospitality Doll series.

This may forever be "the one that got away" from me.

So please have a look at that if you'd like to see more!

What was your first introduction to lolita and ouji fashion?
Has your style changed since then?

Take a look at these other blogs on the same topic:

Roli's Ramblings

The Bloody Tea Party

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