My first post for the Lolita Blog Carnival is 3 prints I would love to see. Now personally, I’m not a big print person. There’s the occasional print that I absolutely adore, but I’ve never been one to study the Angelic Pretty print timelines or anything like that. Let me know what you think of my ideas, and tell me what prints you’d love to see in the comments! Enjoy.
1. Etching-Style Fantastical Animals
I don’t understand why this hasn’t been done! It could include all sorts of olden creatures of fantasy, not just dragons. Mermaids, hippogryffs, fairies, unicorns… A border-print with all of them would be so fabulous. They could even be embroidered.
2. H. R. Giger
For those of you who are not familiar with him, Giger is a Swiss surrealist artist most famous for his work designing the monsters in the Alien franchise. His work is very dark, elegant, mechanical, and often erotic. I’ve never seen a truly horror-themed gothic print, and this would take the cake. A lot of his work is not really what I would consider lolita-appropriate, but there are definitely elements that recall true gothic elegance.
3. Cabinet of Curiosities
A Renaissance/Victorian phenomenon, Cabinets of Curiosities were a prolific household item, and often considered a necessity for a true worldly gentleman. They contained archaeological artifacts, taxidermy animals and insects, geological specimens, and fantastical art. They were not simply limited to cabinets; there are several records of whole rooms dedicated to these collections.
(On a quick side-note, Halloween is coming up! If you’re like me and not a fan of the increasingly skimpy female costumes, have a look at Take Back Halloween, its a great inspiration site!)
(I will add other Carnival Posts as they go live!)
A Lace Jail
A Life In Disguise
Candy Coated Life
DixMacabre Sewing Chronicle
Fashion Fairytales and Sewing Secrets
Good Morning Lovely
La Petite Princess
Rainbow Star Candy
Sweet Lolita Doll