Saturday, 29 October 2016

Cafe art meetup

HERP
Blouse: H&M
Bustier: JetJ
Skirt: Victorian Maiden
Bag: Vintage
Shoes: Pertti Palmroth

Helllurei~

Olen ollut hiljainen kun töiden jälkeen ei ole jaksanut tehdä mitään enkä saa edes nukutuksi kun nään vaan ihan tyhmiä unia :'D Tällekin päivälle varasin 8h yöunet mut ei auttanut; näin vaan unta että olin jossain pimeässä kauhupuistossa, uimahallissa, ja lopulta italialaisessa kahvilassa jossa tarjoilijat eivät osanneet tehdä teetä eivätkä ottaa vastaan luottokorttia. Kassaneiti meinaan leikkasi parin millimetrin siivun luottokortistani maksuksi. Miksipä ei... :'D Mutta nää älyttömät silmäpussit ei helpota.

a finnish lolita posing in front of an autumn scenery

a finnish lolita posing in front of an autumn scenery

Turussa järjestettiin ensimmäistä kertaa säännöllinen kuukausittainen lolitamiitti! Osallistujia oli lopulta 11 joka on Turulle nykyisin ihan hitsisti. Tosi hienoa. :)

portrait of a finnish lolita in autumn

portrait of a finnish lolita in autumn

Cafe artista saa ihan mainiota kauralattea ja Teepolun teetä! Oli vähän pettymys kun nyt ei ollut mitään vegaanista makeaa. Välillä on hankalaa olla marginaalinen ihminen, :'D

friend selfie between two lolitas

Söpö Anni tässä mun vieressä oli mulle uusi tuttavuus jonka kanssa olin jo ehtinyt vähän jutella fabussa!
Harmittaa ettei tullut muiden kanssa yhteiskuvia. Ensi kerralla sitten!

a lolita taking a picture of another lolita on the street
Leikin kuvaajaa.

Tästä lähtien Turussa on aina kaikille lolitoille (oujit myös) avoin miitti joka kuukauden viimeisenä lauantaina. Seuraava kerta on 26. marraskuuta!

Kiitos käynnistä ♥ 

Monday, 17 October 2016

Oldschool velvet at a pre-Christmas meetup

a finnish lolita posing in old school velvet metamorphose dress
Headbow: Temporarily made from the extra bow that came with the dress.
Blouse: H&M
Dress: Metamorphose Temps de Fille
Bag: vintage
Shoes: Asos

Heli piti aikaiset pikkujoulut luonaan koska hänellä on kovasti työkiireitä joulun aikaan. Hän tarjosi kaiken ruuan vegaanisena joka oli tosi jepa. Pidin ihan erityisesti kaardemumma-banaanikakusta, ja aion kysyä reseptiä itsellenikin. Taisin meinaan röhkiä suuhuni ainakin puolet tarjotusta kakusta....

Heli invited us to an early Christmas party because she'll be very busy during the actual Christmas time. She had made all food vegan which was really awesome. I was particularly fond of the cardamom banana-cake and I intend to inquire for the recipe! Because I may had eaten half of that cake she made...


a finnish lolita posing in old school velvet metamorphose dress

Kengät ovat Asoksen halpikset mutta tykkään niistä todella koska niistä tulee 1900-alun vibat. Lisäksi ne on mukavat ja niillä voi kävellä. Samaan aikaan ne on todella surkeat koska korko on tehty kovasta muovista ja pari kertaa on ollut lähellä etten olis liukastunut.. Näähän on vaaralliset! Pitää viedä suutarille.

These are cheap Asos shoes. I love them because they are really early 1900s vibed. They are comfortable and good to walk in, but the heel is made of hard plastic. That means they have very little friction on smooth surfaces. Even when I walked on the street, I stepped on a fallen leaf and I felt the shoe slip a little.. These are dangerous! Gladly shoemakers still exist.

a portrait of a finnish lolita in old school velvet metamorphose dress

Pukeuduin tietty teeman mukaisesti varsinkin kun kaapista löytyi siihen sopivaa! Ostin tämän mekon vuosi sitten joten jo oli aikakin laittaa päälle. Tulee ihan sellainen tonttu-olo tästä mekosta.

I of course dressed for the occasion! I had bought this jsk a year ago so about time I wear it. It makes me look like a christmas elf..sort of thing! It's adorable. I love oldschool.


Prinssi Albert-piirakka! Ja Johanna joka ottaa prinssin kanssa selfietä.

Prince Albert-pie! And Johanna taking a selfie with him.


Varasin punaisessa mekossa punaisen tuolin punaisen seinäryijyn vierestä. Ja nyt tuijotan tyhjyyteen. Huomatkaa jalkani massiivinen koko!

I reserved a red chair in my red dress just next to a red wall rug. And now I'm staring into emptiness.
Look at my massive foot!


Dokumentointi tänkertaisesta miittikirjasta. Ylimalkainen joulupallokoristelu on omaa käsialaani.

A documentation of the meetup book from this day. I drew the overly plentiful christmas bawls.


Kirjoitin peruukin väärin!


"Nyt kaikki seksikkäät pinup-ilmeet kehiin" Mä näytän vaan siltä että oon käyny hiljattain hammaslääkärissä.

"Okay, now everyone put a pin-up girl face on" I only look I have recently visited a dentist.


"JOS JOKU VARASTAIS KAIKEN TEIDÄN BURANDON"

"IF SOMEONE STOLE ALL YOUR BURANDO"


Mekko-hali

Dress-hug


Ollaan söpöjä

We are cute


...ja kamalia!!

Kiitos käynnistä ♥

AND TERRIFIYING!

Thanks for visiting ♥

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Saturday afternoon in the Turku library

a finnish classic lolita facing backwards in innocent world's birdcage jsk
Hat: Thrifted
OP: Victorian Maiden Frill Collar Blouse OP
JSK: Innocent World Birdcage jsk
Bag: Innocent World Rose Lace Book
Shoes: Pertti Palmroth

a finnish classic lolita facing backwards in innocent world's birdcage jsk

a finnish classic lolita facing forward in innocent world's birdcage jsk

Smirk! Book bag for library of course.

a finnish classic lolita's portait

Thank you darling Matti for always taking my pictures ♥

a picture of a old school gothic and classic lolita standing in a library

I visited the Turku library with Johanna and her sister.
I borrowed the The Invisible Child and other stories by Tove Jansson and for my wonder, I really enjoyed it. I usually never read books but her works have potential to become something I enjoy. What she has created, very much reflects me and my boyfriend's inner world.

I'm going for an early christmas party at Heli's place this weekend, so I'm looking forward to throw a very christmassy coordinate!

Take care, thanks for visiting ♥

Friday, 7 October 2016

It's cold enough to wear mittens.

a lolita posing in a white and green outfit
Headbow: Thrifted
Scarf: Thrifted
Knitwear: Thrifted
Bag: Vintage
Skirt: Victorian Maiden
Shoes: Pertti Palmroth

a lolita posing in a white and green outfit

a detail shot of a lolita holding an ivory vintage bag

Just dropping an outfit here. Very happy with this. Especially with the headbow that matches so well even though nothing else is black.


Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Pros of having low budget in lolita fashion.

Classic sweet lolita wardrobe

I'm sure many lolitas think if they had endless resources to spend on the fashion, it would make them ultimately happy. But! I think it removes something essential from the fashion as a hobby. I know a stable income helps a lot, especially when starting out. I am not against good income, but I want to remind you of the good things that come with not being able to spend an enormous amount of money every month on lolita pieces.
Often I wish I had more money to buy things I put on my Pinterest wishlist, but that kind of desire can cause suffering. At least I have suffered from it. I know lots of money is involved in this fashion because of its quality and uniqueness.

I have listed here what I think are good points of having a low budget in lolita fashion.

Lolita wearing a bonnet while browsing internet
1. Spending way less time browsing potential purchases.
I have spent many hours browsing mindlessly on the internet, thinking what to buy with the extra money I have. ALL those countless hours could have been used to do something way more productive.


a girl tries on a bow tie on her rabbit
2. Doing it yourself.
Sewing or other kind of craft that supports the fashion can be a fulfilling hobby.
Decorating your items such as shoes, knitwear and bags can make them brand new and exciting. For a start, you can use flowers and ribbons. Got a dress with a peculiar colour and have nothing to coord it with? Well, go to a thrift store and find a fabric (an old shirt for example) of the same peculiar colour and make it into a bow tie you can attach to your hair or bag. Ta-dah!
Or if you're advanced: make your own shoes and dresses! Woah.
(Edit: Actually, quality fabrics are not low budget friendly!)

A girl stares in a thrift store
3. Thrift stores.
Thrift stores are full of treasures, and often at a very cheap price. They offer unique items which you can use to stand out in the crowd of full-set-all-brand coordinates. If you like vintage items you're in luck. It takes some skill to notice all the potential a piece of clothing has. Consider carefully! (Thrift stores tire me after a few hours because my eyes are constantly on the lookout for potential pieces. I scan through many items, analysing, contemplating. Imagining how it would look combined with something I have at my home.)

a classic lolita checking her makeup with the ipad's front camera
4. Focusing more on the look.
You can make an enormous change in your look just by exploring hairstyles and makeup. Your face and hair are like an empty canvas, be sure to discover them thoroughly! There must be a million ways to do a cute hairstyle. I haven't explored them all. But when in lack of money, I tend to pay more attention to my hair, makeup and poses to produce different kinds of looks - and practise makes perfect. Curling hair isn't easy if you don't know how to do it properly. Because I still don't. But I'm learning. My technique for curling bangs has been developing since two years, and I feel like I'm only just getting the hang of the perfect bangs I want.

Innocent World Bisque doll jsk
5. Receiving a new dress feels extra special.
You have waited for it; you saved money for it; your dream [insert-what-you-like] is in the mail!
Remember the day you received your first brand/dream dress? Wasn't it exciting? I remember jumping around and thinking THIS IS IT. This is my moment! I shall not forget about this! I have noticed buying many things repeatedly loses its novel feel very quickly. For me, experiencing something enjoyable rarely makes it better than experiencing it daily. It's a comforting thought for me.


a drawer filled with clothing
6. Creativity.
Yes, I'm about to say it: limitation drives creativity. When you're low on money and want to make a completely whack coordinate; creativity is all you should look for, and your house has all you need. After a while you might think "I never knew this scarf would go with lolita!" "Oh this old bow tie can be used to tie my hair up and it matches one of my dresses perfectly." It's really fun.
Though I am not the best example of creativity used to its fullest, I am currently working on it!


lolita in winter clothes doing a kick in the air
7. It wouldn't be as fun without a challenge.
This I am very fond of: challenge is what makes this fashion so interesting to me. I think it's a very complicated and difficult fashion to be good at. Appearing effortless, elegant and finding the style and items that fit you and your body is no easy task! I have made better and worse coordinates, but I have learnt from all of them.
And you know what's best? I'm looking forward to making even better looks in the future.

What do you think? Is there anything good in being a low budget lolita? :)