Samstag, 25. Januar 2014

Day 9 – 10 things you will never do in lolita

Good evening!
Onto today's challenge topic!


01. Sit around in Lolita at home. I'd be constantly worried about wrinkling my clothes or getting cat hair on them, so I always change into whatever else I can grab as soon as I'm home.

02. Partying in lolita. I just hate it when the smell of tobacco sticks to my clothes and I especially don't want it on my Lolita stuff. Also drunk people tend to knock their drinks over more often and voilà there'd be another disaster.

03. What I'll never do again if possible: travel longer in Lolita. I don't think it's too uncomfortable, but  in my opinion long distance flights are spent best in fluffy jogging pants.

04. Go to lab class in Lolita. No lolita for me while tossing around chemical substances!

05. Paint in Lolita. I once got acrylic colour on a shirt I had just bought - and oh I don't want to imagine it on my dear Lolita stuff !

06. Go to my summer job in Lolita. We don't have an aircon and my colleague refuses to open any of the windows; so I basically sit in there with as little clothes on as possible xD

07. Go to rock/metal concerts in Lolita. Again drunk people and all the squishing - I'm mostly in the front where the real party is going on, so it's all crowded! Plus again drunk people with no control over their beer cups whatsoever!

08. Go to a music festival in Lolita. Simply, nope.

09. Go to a job interview in Lolita. No need to shock people unaware of Lolita on that occasion. Although I also share the opinion that one's abilities should be ranked higher than one's looks or way to dress, society unfortunately doesn't think that way. Therefore I'd still be myself but kind of 'join in on the game' for a job interview.

10. Wear Lolita before kickboxing class. Would be way too much of a fuzz to get in and out of all those clothes.

Okay back to my studies... 
On Monday I have a huge exam and IT'S SO HORRIBLY boring to study for it! *rant*

Take care & thank you for reading!

Randomness #01

About something I found a few days ago...

I've been adoring deerstalker pictures video projects for a long time. They make such beautiful, hilarious and creative Lolita themed videos :)

Their newest video though is my favourite so far! I already watched it a billion times since it was released three days ago x')

It's the first part of a documentary about 'The Secret Life of the Lolita' ; which showcases a rare glimpse into the daily life of a Lolita ;)




I looove it !
Haha, I wish every day was like that... hunting postmen and getting parcels filled with beautiful dresses ;)

What do you think about this video?

Enjoy!


Freitag, 24. Januar 2014

Day 7 – 10 people who inspire your lolita style

 Hello and welcome to the challenge of the day!


Alrighty, this is going to be pretty though to answer. I actually don't have specific people who inspire my style, but I do have some sources of inspiration so I'm going to talk about those instead.



01. The daily_lolita community on livejournal. I like browsing through pictures and looking at the pretty coordinates of Lolitas from all over the world. I then take ideas from there and come up with my own looks.

02. Local lolitas. Although I see most of them every few months, some Lolitas of our community inspire me to create new outfits when I meet up with them. This is the best opportunity to collect some real-life fashion ideas!

03. Lolita themed YouTube vlogs. I'm a real sucker for those. I especially like the 'Lolita Blog Carnival' videos and wardrobe or  other lolita tag posts. Make me want to vlog again. My favourite channel of all time is my friend Mimi's (because she's the coolest).

04. Lolita themed documentaries. There are very few that actually are well made, but I adore 'Sugar Coated' by 72U and well also something more non-documentary, but absolutely hilarious are the projects of deerstalkerpictures. Love love love it.

05. Magazines. I love to take my time and browse through issues of for instance the Gothic Lolita Bible and check out the newest trends and craziness brands and fashion lovers have come up with.

06. Blogs written by Lolitas. I follow a trizillion of Lolita blogs and now even my tumblr has been totally lolified because I follow too many Lolita tumblrs so my dashboard is all kawaii now :P

07. Other styles I like. I take inspiration from old fashioned and vintage stuff, mori girl style, gothic style and many more that come my way.

08. My very own fantasies. I've had quite the imaginative, creative head since childhood and this head helps me to think of new craziness to combine, mix and match and also incooperate new ideas into my style.

09. Period dramas. Watching actresses wearing beautiful dresses, ribbons and bonnets... this is what I need to inspire me to wear more Classic lolita haha :)

 I think I'm out of ideas now, so yeah  no 10th point, sorry xD


I'm really fond of the fact that my blog is so active now. Also I've immersed into a phase of total lolita craze; I wish I had the bank account of Bill Gates (guess it would soon be down to half of its previous content regarding my current wanting-to-get-all-the-things mania x')); 

Still I'm more determined than ever to extend my lolita wardrobe and strengthen its weak points (socks, blouses, accessories), even though that will mean that I won't travel as much this year.



Have a good day & thank you for reading!

Donnerstag, 23. Januar 2014

Day 6 – 10 things you can’t live without in lolita

Hello there!

Today I'm going to be part of an oboe class concert, so I'll have to get everything done and get rehearsing :)


01. A proper petticoat! Without poof it's just half the fun!

02. Parasols. I love parasols, because I'm super pale and getting all burned in summer, so in order to protect my fair skin I rather prefer to go out carrying a beautiful parasol with me. They even look so pretty!

03. Loliable coats for winter. It's pretty hard to find one in our normal stores around here and if you do, then they mostly aren't that warm - but still - they make wearing Lolita in winter so much more nice!

04. Wigs. Sometimes I'm just waaaay too lazy to make my hair look good or I just want another hair colour instantly because it would fit way better with the style I want to wear on a certain day xD


05. Headgear. Put on a hat and you feel like a real lady (or a real sir ;))

06. Cute cardigans to go with your outfits.

07. Hair styling tools. My natural hair is wavy/ sometimes more messy curls, so it just likes to basically do whatever it wants and not what I want :')

08. A good variety of lolita shoes. It sometimes is a real pain in the butt that some shoes are not wearable in every weather; plus of course you have to match the shoes to the colourway of your dresses!
Solution: buy more shoes xD

09. Shopping Services! Thanks for existing, you make life for oversea lolitas so much easier.

10. Having fun with the fashion. To me coordinating a new outfit or an outift that I like is just so much fun!



I'm ending this post with a tartan outfit I wore yesterday! And I adore my bat clip <3


Thanks for reading, have a good day!


Mittwoch, 22. Januar 2014

Day 5 – 10 items from your wishlist

Good morning again!

Are you tired of the amount of Lolita on my blog yet? xD

*groans*
I want to employ a cleaning-woman to keep my room looking shiny and nice.
If you have cats you might recognize that problem; as soon as you're done with cleaning up, a day later there will be fur, fuzz and other stuff flying around your place all over again.

I sometimes really wish I had gotten hairless cats, even though I love my hairy cuddly boys to bits.


Today's challenge subject is to create a wishlist of 10 items... only ten? ; _ ; 

 01.
(pic from some blog, sorry I really don't remember which one it was :-/)

Emily Temple Cute Biscuit Print OP (in pink)
My absolute number 1 of dream dresses & I've already had to leave it behind (with a heavy heart) at the store twice, because it was horrendously expensive and I couldn't afford getting it. One day, one day... it is going to be mine for sure.

02. 
 Angelic Pretty's O-Sanpo Candy-chan OP (in red)
Another piece that I've been adoring for years. Unfortunately it's very rare and hard to find, especially in this colourway. Still, I really would like to get it in the future.

03.
Innocent World's Doll House Sleeveless OP (in lilac)
"Old loves die hard" I'd say to this one; more stuff that I've been admiring for ages and almost got it once aswell. Well, I'll be here waiting for it to pass by again.

04.
Emily Temple Cute's Pippi Longstocking JSK (preferably in pink)
This one I just stumbled upon again recently and I'm head over heels in love with the adorable print. Further this would be a really special one for me to own, because Pippi Longstocking has always been my idol throughout childhood. The red hair I have aquired now, the freckles unfortunately failed to arrive so far ;)

05.


 Alice and the Pirates' St. Mephisto Cathédrale (in lilac)
With me and this dress it was love at first sight xD Unfortuneately I seem to have a knack for stuff that is hardly available anywhere hahah... lucky me ( - __- ) ;

 06.
Alice and the Pirates' Vampire Requiem JSK (in red)
Ahh... my gothic heart is thumping at the sight of this beauty! Vampires, gates, crosses... what more can you wish for? Again a hugely popular print in a very popular colourway.

07.
Angelic Pretty's Fantastic Dolly JSK (in red)
This dress just gives off the ultimate retro feel and I have a thing for red and polka dots in general - therefore this one just belongs on my wishlist ^^

08.
 Baby, The Stars Shine Bright's Ribbon Heart Bag
Such a nice lolita bag I think. Easy to match with your stuff and probably handy if you don't need to take loads of stuff out with you. I'd probably get it in full black or red with white details.

09.

 Emily Temple Cute's Matryoshka OP (in mint)
A recent piece from their collection. I adore anything with babushkas/matryoshkas on it in the first place, so this is the piece to get for me. Isn't it lovely?

10.

Innocent World's Rottenburg JSK (in bordeaux)
I didn't even know this print existed for a long time, but after the IW Tea Party in Vienna I began looking around for more of their prints. The fade of the colour and the night time scenery of the city are done so beautifully, it amazes me again and again.


Generally I need more socks, overknees, blouses and bags to coordinate, but I didn't really want to list them here, so I opted for more of a 'dream dress list'.

Also I have to say if you throw whatever ETC my way there's a high possibility I might like it. I enjoy about 90% of the stuff they make.
Further I've discovered my adoration for IW last year. There are so many of their recent prints that I'd like to get that this list would be litereally exploding.

Wow, this turned out to be one huge post!


Thank you for making it this far!

Goodbye for now!


Dienstag, 21. Januar 2014

Day 4 – 10 different kinds of food you like

Good day to all of you!

Today I'm in a superb mood! One of my dream dresses is on its way to me & I just can't wait to finally hold it in my arms and drool over it non-stop...


I love those designs Innocent World produces: romantic, yet very elegant at the same time <3
And after this dress had been snatched away from me once before I was just so happy when I heard that it would finally be mine this time! Excited! :D

Today's challenge topic: food <3


01. I adore Japanese cuisine; especially Maki (Futo Maki are the best!) and Sushi, Miso soup, Udon, everything including Tofu, Natto... *never-ending-list*

02. Indian food, especially vegetable curry of all sorts and samosas. Mhhhhm.

03. Vegan food. Even though I'm pescetarian I just looove vegan stuff. Too delicious.

04. Seafood. All of it. Mussels, shrimps, eel and lots of fish.

05. Bread. I have a soft spot for bread in my heart. Really good, fresh one I like to eat plain.

06. Vegetables all the way. Broccoli, spinach, leeks, green beans, chickpeas, carrots, lentils ... *never-ending-list*

07. Fruits. I'm such a fruit addict. Special love for bananas, apples and berries.

08. Breakfasty stuff. My favourite meal of the day is breakfast. There are so many great opportunities from sweet to savory; From pancakes to omlette ... you can have everything!

09. Sweets from all over the world. I like simple cakes, but also lots of other desserts. Like macarons, tartelettes, sweet pies, donuts, crème brulée, Belgian waffles, crèpes, roll cake ... etc.

10. Homemade soups. There's nothing better in winter than some hot, tasty soup. Carrot soup, tomato soup, pumpkin soup, potato soup, garlic soup, onion soup....



As you probably noticed, I'm quite the foodie ^^
I just enjoy good food very much and even though I have a sweet tooth, I adore healthy food equally.

Thank you for reading & see you tomorrow!

Bye! :)




Montag, 20. Januar 2014

Day 3 – 10 things you hate in lolita

Hello there, hope you're having a good day!

I'm still in my PJs and it's already noon... but at least I haven't been lazy!
Spent my morning doing obligatory stuff like laundry and washing the dishes - nothing too exciting yet.

I've got a huge to-do-list for today though; I've got to study for a bunch of exams, clean my room, do the groceries, go to an oboe rehearsal... all in all it's going to be a busy day, but probably not very interesting x'D

Let's start with today's challenge then~



 01. I really dislike what Lolita does and has done to my finances. If we're being honest everything is just damn expensive and we're all fools to buy stuff for those kind of prices; but we do it anyway ^^;

02. Unneccessary bitching in communities, especially online. We should really try to remind ourselves to rather support each other than to harm one another. Luckily I feel that the Austrian Lolita community is more or less drama-free; still what you see going on online is just ridiculous.

03. Deflating petticoats. Why the hell do you do this to us?

04. The lack of Lolita stores in Europe. It would be so nice to just walk into a store and be able to buy stuff in real-life than mainly online.

05. The pain of having to pay horrendous extra sums if you're beloved purchase gets stuck in costums.

06. Long wanted items you ordered online which are just being snatched away in front of your very nose for multiple times.

07. The fact that you have to worry about how to wash a ~300€ brand piece while you don't have to think twice about throwing your Bodyline into the washing machine.

08. The lack of safe storage spaces for your parasol. Be it at university or the office, I've always had problems with my parasol falling down if I try to lean it onto something else. Gets really old with time.

09. Having your period while wearing Lolita.

10. Differing shoe sizes. There are just shoes which have a larger or smaller fit depending on their design; Unlickily it's never mentioned on the sites if they do run big or small for their size. So ordering online is basically guessing and hoping for the best.



That's about it I guess ^^
Even though there are some things in Lolita that could drive you mad sometimes, the love for it just makes it all worth again and again.

In the final months of 2013 I kind of fell back in love with Lolita all over again after not wearing it too often for a year or so. After the IW Tea Party in Vienna my old love and inspiration for creating lolita outfits came back with a bang and I'm really glad about that :)


 I'll better get going now, there are lots of things waiting to be done !

Thank you for reading & have a productive day!


Sonntag, 19. Januar 2014

Day 2 – 10 things you love in lolita

Good evening everyone!

Today is Sunday and I was able to wear Lolita for meeting up with my band members from Desire .
I'm a big Emily Temple Cute fan and one of my favourite dresses of theirs is the "Alice Tea Party" JSK which I wore today!




On to today's challenge topic!


01. To feel as if you just descended from another planet. A frilly one of course.

02. The shape of the clothes. Full, poofy and all romantic.

03. The cuteness. In my opinion nothing is fuller of cutesiness than dresses with lots of frills, lace and adorable prints on them.

04. Spending time with other Lolitas and of course, making friends :)
It's just so nice to have some buddies with whom you can babble freely about all things Lolita.

05. All the different sorts of things to wear on your head! All the bows! Hats! Bonnets! Wigs!

06. Second hand shopping. If it weren't for second hand stuff my closet would probably be all empty.

07. Bags of all shapes and sizes. Gone are the days of boring bags in similar shape; in Lolita you can literally get it in whatever shape you desire, no matter if star, heart, book, ribbon, candy, bear, horse, bunny....etc.

08. I'm totally addicted to well written Lolita blogs, as well as interesting vlogs. Sometimes I just spend my time watching Lolita themed channels on YT.

09. Crazy things you stumble across when you're interested in Lolita related stuff. Like the movie 'Kamikaze Girls' which I adore to bits!

10. Lolita fashion magazines. Every time I have the opportunity to grab one of them, I do. I could spend hours drooling over beautiful coordinates and sometimes I imagine what I'd buy if I had all the moneyz x'D




Ah...all the Lolita joy...
thinking about all the beautiful stuff makes me love Lolita even more!

Thanks for reading & see you tomorrow :)


Samstag, 18. Januar 2014

Day 1 – 10 things about your lolita bubble

It feels a bit funny to start a Lolita challenge on the most unglamourous day of all - I've just been working today and because I've been way too lazy to get up on time in the morning I just snatched the first clothes I could find and put them on. Because sometimes I just don't care :P

Alrighty, let's get this baby started!



01. I recently realized that I've been into Lolita fashion for 7 years now (that's a hell of a long time!) Wearing it "successfully" for about 6 years now I'd say.

02. I've already had two Lolita flatmates, which can be really practical (I can always run over to Sylvia in case of not knowing what to coordinate xD and sometimes we inspire each other on what to wear <3)

03. I have quite a big collection of Lolita clothing (20 dresses and 10 skirts to date); it just kept growing over the years - although I'm still nowhere near satisfied with it.

04. I can't choose a favourite style. I do especially love Gothic Lolita, aswell as Bittersweet coordinates, but I also have a knack for Classic, Sailor, Country and some forms of Sweet Lolita.

05. I recently discovered my love for OTKs.

06. I like to mix some other styling influences into lolita, for instance mori girl or vintagy stuff.

07. When I was in school I wore Lolita almost every day. One teacher even called me "little hat" because I was mostly wearing tiny top hats with my outfits.

08. In summer I always work at a hospital and never wear lolita to work because we have no air conditioning in the office and I'd probably die of the boiling heat.

09. I'm literally obsessed with headgear. I never leave the house without an accessory stuck to my head - may it be bow, flower, bonnet, beret or hat.

10. At school I even had a Lolita friend. It was so awesome to meet up in the breaks and talk about Lolita; after we graduated we spent a holiday together in Japan (and shopped the shit out of hell xD)


That's it for today!

Hope you enjoyed reading ! :)



30 Days Of Lolita Series

Hej there!

There's this thing that I've been wanting to try for ages now - and I've finally come to the conclusion to give it a go!



A challenge called 30 days of Lolita!

I haven't been posting a lot of lolita themed stuff on this blog (well frankly, I haven't really been posting anything frequently during the last year...) but this is about to change as I embark on this challenge!

Day 1 – 10 things about your lolita bubble.
Day 2 – 10 things you love in lolita.
Day 3 – 10 things you hate in lolita.
Day 4 – 10 different kinds of food you like.
Day 5 – 10 items from your wishlist.
Day 6 – 10 things you can’t live without in lolita.
Day 7 – 10 people who inspire your lolita style.
Day 8 – 10 songs that inspire you for lolita.
Day 9 – 10 things you will never do in lolita.
Day 10 – What’s in your bag?
Day 11 – One day in your lolita life in pictures.
Day 12 – A picture of yourself before lolita came in to your life.
Day 13 – A picture of your favorite sweets.
Day 14 – A picture of your dream item.
Day 15 – A picture of your last lolita purchase.
Day 16 – Your outfit for the day.
Day 17 – What do you want more than anything right now?
Day 18 – A picture of your favorite lolita style.
Day 19 – What’s in your make-up bag?
Day 20 – A picture of a lolita friend.
Day 21 – Your favorite fictional lolita.
Day 22 – A picture of your room.
Day 23 – A picture of your handwriting.
Day 24 – A picture of you from a meet.
Day 25 – Your favorite lolita themed artwork.
Day 26 – Your Facebook profile picture.
Day 27 – One song that fits your favorite lolita style.
Day 28 – A picture of the perfect lolita location.
Day 29 – A picture of a lolita you would love to meet for real.
Day 30 – A photo of yourself taken today and 3 good things that’s happened over the last 30 days.

I'm not entirely sure though if I'll really be able to write something every single day in a row, because I have a couple of exams coming up at the end of the month; so I'll have to excuse myself for those days from blogging.

But for now: GO ME!
Hopefully this challenge will help to bring a bit more liveliness back into this blog!


A friend of mine is doing this aswell at the moment, be sure to check out her blog Sweet Indeed !



Bye for now & thanks for reading ! :)


Dienstag, 14. Januar 2014

Newsflash 1.0


 Heya!

Once I'm here already, I figured why not throw out another post...


I know it's already out of season by now - but I anyways wanted to post the two vlogs I filmed during Christmas time for my YT channel purplecatbaguette .

...


What else have I been up to recently?

During the past few months I've been playing several live gigs with my band Daedric Tales and finished working on the first mini-release of my other band Desire, which is going to be released soon. (I also put up a new facebook page for Desire, check it out if you like ;))

In autumn I changed university studies and currently I'm studying Maths (YES Maths, this is not a typo xD) and preparing for an entrance exam at an fh.

I've totally fallen in love with Lolita fashion again.
For a while I didn't wear it too much, because my petticoat had deflated and I was missing some other items that would have been handy for coordinating (I somehow find it really hard to acquire nice blouses and tops which go well with Lolita.)

However in the course of the last year my closet gained a few basic items that are pretty nice to combine with Lolita and I wanted to wear it more often again.
With the beginning of the new year I also got a new skirt from Emily Temple Cute and another headbow from Angelic Pretty, aswell as... a petticoat :D

So whoopie! The fashion fun can begin now once again!


I haven't been photographing as much recently. I still have tons and tons of polaroids to scan though (and scanning polaroids is a pain in the butt, so it won't happen anytime soon I assume xD)

Another fairly new developed passion of mine: I listen to Death Metal
I used to despise any sort of growling a few years ago... and now under the influence of Metal festivals and my band members from Daedric my musical taste has been taken to the next level x'D

I guess these are all the shocking news for now :P



Have a good night or day, wherever you are!
Thanks for reading!

Lights they blind me

Whoa... first of all I have to apologize for taking so incredibly long with reviving this blog from the dead xD

As I had promised, here are finally new pictures!


This film I started shooting during my holiday in Japan around Christmas 2012 and New Year 2013!

Spending time with friends, enjoying the beautiful nature...

The last few pictures are from various parties at friends' places and at my place and were shot between  March and April 2013.


Enjoy!



































This camera's flash is a bit unpredictable, sometimes it exposes the pictures way too much and sometimes it just doesn't really lighten up anything at all.

But nevertheless, memories are memories, right?
No matter how they may look on film.


What kind of equipment did I use?

Camera: Fisheye No. 1 (Hello Kitty Edition)
Film: 35mm,  dm's Paradies Universalfilm, ISO 200.





Thank you for reading !


See you soon! :)