Sunday, January 20, 2013

Lolita 52 Challenge #3

 #3 - What my own lolita lifestyle is like 

Iive never been a fan of the "lifestyle lolita" girls who seem to have some sort of superiority complex, like completely changing who they are to fit the ideal of a perfect princess, forsaking EGL because it's not 100% asspats, etc.
of course i enjoy "lolita" pastimes like shoving as much cake in my face as possible, drinking tea, and doing crafty stuff. but, i guess to me, a lolita lifestyle is one that is is hedonistic. it is selfish and self-satisfying to spend time, effort, and money on acquiring frilly dresses (i fully admit that i'm a selfish person).
lolita has probably made me more interested in clothing in general, and has introduced me to a lot of brands (lolita and non) that i probably wouldn't have heard of otherwise!
i have a really hard time meeting and connecting with people, but lolita has helped me to make friends. to be honest, i think all the friends i have now i met through some connection with lolita; whether they are lolitas themselves, (perhaps non-wearing) friends of lolitas, or no longer wear the fashion now.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Lolita 52 Challenge #2

lolita 52 challenge #2 - 5 movies for lolitas

1. shimotsuma monogatari/kamikaze girls
everybody probably has this on their lists! momoko is often idolized as a perfect lolita, but in reality she's pretty rotten (self-centered, manipulative). my kinda gal

2. any jan svankmajer films
i'm a big fan of stop-animation, and his works are always unsettling

3. cranford
a mini-series chock-full of sassy old english ladies

4. the duchess
5. the secret of moonacre
clothes and setting porn yaaaaas!!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Lolita 52 Challenge #1

worst blogger ever, i know. life happens.

to inspire myself, i'm going to attempt Fyeahlolita's Lolita 52 Challenge!
i'd love to see how others respond. a few of my friends are also trying it

#1 - 5 pieces that every lolita wardrobe should have (regardless of style)

1. petticoat/pannier
this is an absolute must. no exceptions.

2. willingness to improve yourself
even a great outfit can be improved upon. be willing to accept criticism, don't get huffy about it.

3. a sense of style
of course you can always just buy the full set of matching headbow, dress, and socks. but even those who wear all brand can still look bad if they have no style. having the skill to coordinate an outfit with pieces from various places and make it look good is a major asset.

4. at least some basic experience with makeup
i know some people are really into the "i'm a natural beauty princess"-bs, but everyone looks better with some enhancement. even just a little (light eyeshadow, mascara, tinted moisturizer, lip balm) can help you look more polished.

5. one really decadent dress/outfit for special events
something that shows you off and gives you confidence. not something you'd wear everyday.

i know my answers aren't really "items" per say, but since clothes are a given, i thought i'd include what else i thought was important