Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Rose and Blanc Tea Room - Review

If you've been on Instagram in the last few months, chances are that you've seen at least a handful of lolitas visit some sort of pink and white bedazzled palace that looks like the wet dream of a hime lolita. This is likely Rose and Blanc Tea Room located in the middle of Korea Town, Los Angeles. A friend and I were curious and decided to make the journey.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Wardrobe Post 2017

Okay, so it's not January anymore, but it's not against the lolita law to make a late wardrobe post, right?? BETTER LATE THAN NEVER!!! These are all photos I took in January, but never got around to doing this write up.

Image heavy post below the cut!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Reflections on International Lolita Day 2017

Hello blog,

Long time, no see. Frankly, I've been avoiding writing here because I was so embarrassed I had abandoned it for so long, the way I do with many things (Sorry Animal Crossing village!!). It is an unfortunate habit, but I must address it!

Today's post is going to be a reflection on the year as a whole as well as some introspection on the lolita goals I had set for myself at the beginning of the year. My comm had a small tea meet in January to make up for our lack of an ILD and decided to chat about goals in lolita.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Rupaul's DragCon 2015 - Event Report (Sunday, Day 2)

Day 2 of Drag Con was just as eventful as the first day. After Saturday, I had a better understanding of how to best utilize my time at the convention. We chose to forgo panels completely and spend our time going to meet & greets and signings. Photos under the cut!

Rupaul's DragCon 2015 - Event Report (Saturday, Day 1)

I had the honor and privilege of attending the very first RuPaul's DragCon last weekend (May 16th & 17th). A few months ago, I saw an announcement for the convention. Drag Race is my favorite reality show airing right now so it was immediately decided that I will be attending.

I then promptly forgot about it until a week before the event when I saw an announcement for my favorite queen (MILK!!) to appear at the convention. After a bit of persuasion, I managed to convince my boyfriend, Joseph (also a big fan of the show), to attend the convention with me. Our friend Rylee decided to tag along at last minute.

Warning: Photo Heavy

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Coords of the Month Showcase - April/May

Inspired by Roli's post about new topics for lolita blogs and feeling a little creatively drained during finals week, I've decided to showcase five of the most interesting coords I've seen this last week. Some may not be from this week or even five years ago (all about that old school) but I've done a ton of procrastinating on /cgl/ and older blogs looking hundreds of coords and I've found a few that I'd really like to dissect and appreciate. More coords can be found under the cut!

1. Old school in Sax by OSoohyeon

Thursday, May 7, 2015

How I Got Into Lolita

Hello there,

I love almost all Japanese street fashion, but my favorite style above all is Lolita. I'm sure you may know what lolita is already considering that most of you reading are either people I know in person or people from /cgl/, but for those who are unaware, lolita is a fashion that epitomizes loveliness and femininity. The important aesthetic elements are a sense of modesty, a flared skirt, and exquisite detail from head to toe. It draws inspiration from Rococo & Victorian fashion, Alice in Wonderland, and porcelain dolls. There are three main substyles in lolita: gothic, classic, and sweet. Gothic lolita is dark, luxurious, and somber. Sweet is bright, cheerful, and instills a youthful feeling. Classic falls somewhere between the two with earth and jewel tones and historical inspiration. My style tends to fall into classic and classic hybrids with the other two substyles.

Being a huge weeaboo who loved anime and all things Japanese, I had a vague awareness of lolita before I got into it. Perhaps somewhere I had seen a lolita in one of my ultra cheesy shoujo mangas. My first glimpse of actual lolita was an advertisement for Baby, The Stars Shine Bright in Shoujo Beat during a particularly boring history class in seventh grade.
She's beauty and she's grace...