July 24, 2017

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.

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-v52IkRkJA0s/WFsODJC5UdI/AAAAAAAABjU/MTHj0QJVFsQMORUmF-ZRfTH9U4ttGotNACEw/s1600/btssbcutsewop.jpg

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


July 17, 2017

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

July 10, 2017

2013-10 Lolita calendar photoshoot

Czech lolitas had their own calendar for 2014! Ketmara travelled across the Czech republic to take pictures of czech lolitas. When she said she plans to visit our city, we got together to have photos taken too!


I lended my friend Taiseria my Marriage d'Amour JSK for the shoot. It just looks so gorgerous on her and fits her well! I think she looks better in it than I do. Before everyone arrived, we fooled a bit at the statues where we were to meet them!



When everyone arrived, Ketmara asked us where we are going to take the photos. That was a huge surprise! So we scarmbled together to come up with viable locations. We spent most of the day going back and forth in a city and standing by. Stella showed up in a mint macaron skirt :3




Ketmara went one person a time, it was windy and photos turned out to be blurred. I'm not sure why nothing was sharp in the resulting photos we obtained but at least I was able adjust and sharpen them in Photoshop :3


This scene in a park was simply gorgerous, and the wind supplied a perfect poof for once!

 

 
 
People slowly dropped out one by one as they had their photos taken and by late afternoon it was only me, Tairesia and Ketmara. Knowing most czech lolitas wear gothic and classic, I came up with as sweet a coord as I could put together. It was not very suitable into historical city core though, so I was the last one who didn't yet have any photos taken. We came to my home for some photo props and tried to rush a quick picnic style shoot. It was too windy though, the blanket refused to lay still!



So we came in, I took out my pastel dresses (not many, then), and Ketmara took this awesome photo. I really like it, it reminds me of MilkyFawn.. just with less clothes xD I should re-take it someday now when I have so many more pastel dresses and a proper lolita fringe haircut :3




Part of the calendar is available for viewing here. As always, click on the picture to get bigger version! In the end, I didn't buy the calendar, since I don't like the formatting used, or the choice of photos. My photo didn't get in, but my friend's Tairesias did! Noone can take away the fun I had that day though!




I've also found this short mention of the shooting in Brno from Mitsu (in czech only), and report from Stella.