Friday, 28 September 2018

Coord: Helsinki Adventures (2 coords)

Although I didn't get a ticket to the Sunday tea party, I still had time in Helsinki. So, I took a ferry over to Suomenlinna, a sea fortress which is made up of 6 islands, where I spent most of the day.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Looking At The Roots Of Lolita - Pre-Oldschool

When I first discovered that lolita fashion had its roots in the 1970s and 80s, I was quite surprised to hear it, seeing as the oldest lolita photos we tend to see are from the late 1990s. I was about a year into wearing the fashion, and was reading fyeahlolita's blog post talking about lolita in the 70s, 80s & 90s. I recommend you check it out. However, her post doesn't include many photos to demonstrate the earlier years, most of the ones included are from the 90s. I have been very interested to learn more about lolita's roots, and expand upon the revelations made by fyeahlolita. 
I had come across a small handful of earlier pre-lolita looks, but last night I decided to dig deeper and find more information, and I ended up doing a deep dive until nearly 3am. Now, I will be including some information that is in fyeahlolita's blog, just so that I'm not missing any information, but I'm not trying to step on any toes or anything.
Just a warning that this post is going to be very image heavy, but I'm sure that's what you're here for anyway~

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Eternal Twilight

Last week I made a trip to Helsinki for the lolita fashion event Eternal Twilight. Naturally, since Mana-Sama and the brand Moi Meme Moitie were guests at the event, I wore my (currently) only Moitie piece, a 2000 JSK with the most beautiful bustle lace. I absolutely adore the clean cut of this jumper skirt and the intricate cross and rose lace on the bustle. 

Of course with such a beautiful clean Moitie dress, I had to coord it in a very EGL way. I didn't even realise I would be wearing so many offbrand items until later- if anything I'd want to wear as much burando as possible at an event like this to assert my dominance (lol), but I really wanted to have the streamlined leggy look. Of course it doesn't actually matter how much brand I'm wearing as long as the finished result looks good

JSK - Moi Meme Moitie
Blouse - Baby, the Stars shine Bright
Shoes - Antaina
Bag - Vintage
Everything else - Offbrand