December 31, 2013

2013: My second frilly year

Looking back at 2013, it was definetly a year of meetups! I travelled around the country, and even abroad once, to get to know lolitas all around. I always try to dress in my better dresses for meetups! 

I tried to take more photos at home. Again, it didn't go well. I used iPad Mini and althought the photos from meetups taken outside in daylight were fine, there was not enough light for the tiny lens indoors, and mirrors I used were old. The photos were dark and blurry. The best of the bad tries..

I started to get more into photography, using my old camera Panasonic DMC-FZ7, and got first decent results.

My wardrobe got much bigger, though still in the old furniture. I promised myself a new one for next year.

* The rest of the images are recent, I had neither the skill not the camera in 2013 *

I bought some more pink stuff: fantastic Bodyline bolero, a cute TaoBao cutsew and finally got proper sweet lolita wristcuffs, with removable bows which can be swapped for another pair!

I stocked up on badly missing essentials: An offwhite Anna House blouse, white Bodyline blouse L108, the compulsory Metamorphose luckypack bloomers and a hoard of cotton OTKs which turned out to be 100% wool and warm, oh nevermind I tried.

I made a huge mistake with replicas, thinking sweet brands like Angelic Pretty are too expensive to ever own for me. I really love AP sweet prints, but didn't know if I will dare to wear them. Well, at least I didn't buy them new.


I also bought more shoes than my only pair of Bodyline's cream shoes, and some OTKs to them too. Their price was 33 USD a pair plus 30 USD shipping (plus PP fees, the OTKs, and the customs, aggrh), and although they serve me well, nowadays I would definetly search elsewhere.

I splurged on brand, BtSSB Floral Lace JSK, IW Bouquet Doll OP, BtSSB Tartan scalloped JSK

But also found a cheap brand BtSSB cutsew OP for sleepwear for the sweetest of dreams... (drifting lifestyle and brandwhore, am I not? :D) and hunted down my dream dress Marriage d'Amour after half a year of searching on auctions.

I dared to venture into black colorway (and found it's not my thing!)

And got better ready for colder weather, buying some sweaters and turtlenecks. Still missing a coat though!

Lastly, I got my first paper publication with lolita fashion pictures. Without the tote.. and I can't speak japanese, and you read it from back forward, which feels really weird.. but I have it and its mine :3

December 21, 2013

2013-12 Christmas meetup in Ostrava

On 21th December, right before Christmas, I visited Ostrava lolitas community, with lovely Domi and Silvia, the sweetest lolitas we have around here :3 Again we stayed at the cosy small cake shop we visited in summer.

Domi, Silvia, me, Niki, Reni.
We gave each other small christmas presents!


I took my old Panasonic camera with me to take pictures, but being winter and dim lights inside, they turned to be quite grainy. It's frustrating, I have to figure out how to take good photos! Silvia and Domi are such a cute lolitas, though :3

Silvia is wearing BtSSB My Friend Usakumya Judy JSK and Domi is wearing AP Wonder Party skirt together with Anna House blouse (I have the same one :D). I fell in love with Wonder Party in sax.. its such a pleasant dusty blue color!

The meetup on Domi's blog