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
Well, here it goes!
Top: Offbrand (Forever 21)
Skirt: Innocent World Replica (Dream of Lolita on QutieLand)
Necklace: Disney Couture
I realize I look terribly awkward and its a weirdly-lit phone picture, but I’m really happy with my outfit! I felt gorgeous all day. And I’m learning to embrace my lolita side instead of putting it on a shelf; I deserve to feel pretty and wear whatever the hell I want!
Here’s a pic of my (simple) makeup:
But on to more interesting things! I found a bakery in my area that makes macarons, so I bought a box to share with my boyfriend.
They’re gorgeous aren’t they? The green was pistachio, purple was lavender, orange was passion fruit, and the yellow was lemon. I have a thing about lavender flavoring and these were absolutely perfect and did not take on that “soapy” flavor at all. A++
Inspired by my rekindled love for macarons, I chanced upon a book at Anthropologie:
And finally, some news that’s mostly exciting to me. I just commissioned a Lady Sloth Silk Cherubins JSK (which she is still taking commissions for on LJ!). I’m especially excited because its completely custom-sized, and she did not charge extra for a larger size/longer length. I’m getting the full-fabric version (pictured below) with added shirring, and I plan on doing a full review when I receive it. All I can say for now is that Lady Sloth was very kind and willing/quick to communicate, and I have no doubts that my JSK will be lovely.
Thanks for reading! I hope everyone is having a lovely end to their summer.
And my lazy family still hasn’t gotten it together enough to put up the tree. Seriously. How lame is that? This is one of the most dysfunctional family holidays I’ve been on yet. Oh well. On to more cheerful things.
I recently bought this skirt to wear for Christmas Eve. I realized this morning that I don’t really have a top to wear with it that will really make it lolita (or a petticoat for that matter), but if my outfit is cute enough I’ll post it anyway. Why not, right?
Two days ago my family took a day trip to another island (one with cellphone service and more than 2 restaurants), and my stepsister and I did a bit of shopping. One of the days after Christmas I’ll make a haul post.
I’ve been trying to do some baking up here, since I have all day to prep and such. Yesterday I made a pear gallete, and for tonight’s Christmas dinner I’m making a lemon-pinenut tart. For the Boxing Day open house that my mother has organized, I am making sticky toffee cupcakes with salted caramel buttercream. I hope those turn out as tasty as they sound! (I’m getting the above 2 recipes from a little book I snagged recently, Small Sweet Treats. Some of the recipes are not for me, but the ones that are really are!)
Anyway, I hope everyone reading this has a lovely Christmas Eve/Christmas, and I look forward to posting more soon!