Category Archives: lolita

embarking on the 10 items/7 outfits challenge!

A while ago, my dearest friend Alanna of Macaron Hearts set a challenge for all lolitas in cyberspace: Using only 10 articles of clothing, create 7 unique looks that you would wear! Head on down to her first post about it to read about the rules and all that jazz. (:

Now, I personally loved loved LOVED the idea of it, especially having always seen this similarly done in issues of Non-No, and so I thought it would be fun if I gave it a shot! (: I took these in a rush to catch some natural light at 5pm, so please forgive the quality of the photos and my lack of makeup!!

As those who know me would be aware, I’m 98% sweet lolita (2% being my not-so secret desire to be a more mature gothic lolita one fine day!!) and that my wardrobe is filled mostly with pink and white! So that being said, here are my chosen 10 items:

A: Ports International blazer
B: Offbrand blouse (purchased off a local blogshop site!)
C: Angelic Pretty “Country of Sweets” JSK in pink
D: Secret Shop Shoes
E: Offbrand Mules with heart-shaped heels
F: Alice and the Pirates “This is my blood” Asymmetrical skirt in off-white
G: Forever 21 sleeveless top
H: Baby the Stars Shine Bright “Parfait” skirt in white
I: Liz Lisa short sleeved hoodie
J: Vivienne Westwood short sleeved cardigan

 

And so here comes Coordinate #1!

Normally I would wear this off-brand blouse over skinny jeans with a belt for some waist definition, and so, I thought, since that works for me normally, why not try it over a lolita skirt? And so I did. 😀

Coordinate items:
B: Offbrand Blouse
F: Alice and the Pirates “This is my Blood” Asymmetrical Skirt
E: Offbrand Heart-heel Mules
Offbrand belt
Primark lace tights
Paris Kids mini hair bow

 

 

Coordinate #2!

This is probably closest to what my regular Sweet Lolita look would look like! For the longest time, this Country of Sweets JSK was my absolute dream article that I wanted to own!! I was lucky to find this at a relatively reasonable price on Mbok nearly 2 years ago, and I have been one happy girl ever since! (:

Coordinate items:
C: Angelic Pretty “Country of Sweets” JSK
B: Offbrand Blouse (sleeves rolled up!)
J: Vivienne Westwood Cardigan
D: Secret Shop Shoes
Baby the Stars Shine Bright PinkxWhite Hairbow
Baby the Starts Shine Bright Bunny Purse
Sock Dreams over the knee rainbow socks

 

 

Coordinate #3!

This is the first time I’ve tried something like this, so I’m not sure if it worked quite as well as I hoped it would, but here goes anyway! The blazer covered up most of the top of the bodice, effectively toning down the JSK, and making it a little more “wearable” as compared to the previous full out Sweet Lolita look of #2.

Coordinate items:
C: Angelic Pretty “Country of Sweets” JSK
A: Ports International Blazer
E: Offbrand Heart-heel Mules
Primark laced tights
Ice-cream Necklace, a gift from Ivory
Feather hairband from Portobello Road

 

 

Coordinate #4!
So previously I’ve mentioned that my wardrobe was full of Pink and White items. But strangely enough, in my years of being a lolita, I’ve never really done a proper Shiro-Loli look before! It’s got a bit of an old-school lolita look, I think? But either way, I quite like this coordinate.

Coordinate items:
B: Offbrand Blouse
H: Baby the Stars Shine Bright “Parfait” Skirt
E: Offbrand Heart-heel Mules
Angelic Pretty white lace wrist cuffs
Baby the Stars Shine Bright white lace topped knee socks
H&M Offwhite Flower Hairband
Pearl Headband, gift from Ivory (worn as necklace)

 

And as it turned out, I ran out of sunlight before I could take any more photos, so this is all the coordinates I have for now!! Stay tuned for part 2, which will be posted soon!

x

Out and About: EOY 2010

Journeyed down to Woodlands with the rest of the girls to EOY 2010 at RP  this weekend! Having not prepared a costume this year, our main aim to going down was to catch the Lolita Fashion Runway so we planned on coming a bit later in the day. We paid S$16 for our tickets, which was the most I have ever paid for any EOY ticket in the last 8 years! There seemed to be less people this year, but it could be due to to us coming quite late in the day so I can’t really judge for sure!

Little Bears Cafe at EOY 2010, Photo by Shu ♥

Steph and I came (fashionably) late, having been held back a while by Dance Central and dressing up in her Magical Dressing Room earlier that day. I originally planned on wearing my Milky Berry JSK, but I couldn’t say no when Steph generously offered to let me wear her lovely Little Bear’s Cafe JSK! I lovelove this series, and I’d definitely consider owning a piece of it myself (:

But anyway, what I really wanted to blog about isn’t so much about the runway or the attendance.  Basically, during one of the performances, one of the audience members in the front got really into the song and stood up and did wotagei! However, he and a few others who were up on their feet jumping and dancing to the song were told by staff to sit back down in their seats. I was late, so I missed seeing this in person, but the girls did take a video of it, so I have seen this in action at least on video.

If you are not familiar with Wotagei, it is basically a sets of dance moves and chants that fans in japan do to show their support and appreciation during their idol’s song. Here’s a class example of Wotagei done in Japan to Mikitty’s (Hello!Project Artiste) Romantic Ukare Mode:

As an innocent bystander I do think it is a little strange and scary to see Wotagei being actually done in real life, but at the same time, I feel that it is a little unfair for the poor guy who was obviously really into the performance enough to wotagei it up by himself to be told to sit back down! I mean, when I’m at a gig and there’s a song I love that comes on, I’m definitely up on my feet dancing to it! So I think it is quite a bit of a downer to be told to sit back down. Plus, EOY is meant to be a platform for Japanese culture and I think that Wotagei is a big part of otaku culture and should not neccessarily be out of place at such an event.

Anyways, Wotagei aside, I didn’t get to see many people during the event having come so late! I managed to see a few of the Runway participants in their coordinates and chat with them as I haven’t been to any meets in ages! I also caught some of Danceroid’s performance (which some of the audience had to dance along in their seats)! The two girls were very cute and have a lot of energy and spunk into their dance so I quite liked it!

After a full exciting weekend full of events and activities, I’m completely knackered. EOY is the last event I’ll be going to this year, so here’s to more exciting events in the next year!

x