Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Few of My Favourite Things: Carrousels

In addition to recent events (the re-release of AP’s Sugary Carnival with I’m still super excited about!!!) I decided to make the Carrousel into this month’s Favourite Thing. Because what is a better Lolita-example for carrousels than AP's newest re-release?

Carrousels are such magnificent things! They come in different sizes, all look different and some even have two stories. I read the European carrousels turn clockwise, while American ones turn anti-clockwise.
You know what? Carrousels are actually really simple things! They're just... big round objects that turn and almost always include horses. But that's what makes them so amazing! Even though they only turn, you can still pretend you're riding a horse (or a pig) or sitting in a carriage. You can make up your own story in those few minutes you're taking the ride. From the moment you mount your horse, you're a princess taking a ride on a bright and sunny afternoon with your Prince Charming! Or you're the best horserider in the country and you have to defend that one so important object from thieves that have come to use it for no good!

Carrousels are like portals to your imagination, wether you are a child or not. That's why I find them so incredibly special. And that's why I'm extra thrilled about AP's re-release (I can't say that often enough)!
I read there are quite a few people that collect carrousels (the smaller versions, I hope). Such a wonderful thing to collect...

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Re-release of a Dream Print

It’s simply unbelievable! I decided to take a break from everything this past Saturday, like no school, no computer, etc. And what happens?
Angelic Pretty re-releases Sugary Carnival! Un-be-lie-va-ble!
I’m sure many girls are as excited as I am about this fact! Because this means the high prices you normally pay for Sugary Carnival-items will drop, because there are more dresses and headbows (that’s how it works right? I only had one year of economics).
Unfortunetaly, even if I had been on my computer during this day, I wouldn’t have been able to buy a set, although that thought makes me cringe. I don’t (really) have the money and I’m still saving for summervacation, so I can only hope I will be able to buy a lavender JSK and a lavender head bow one day on the egl_comm_sales, or even better: in Japan itself.

A re-release of Sugary Carnival, I still can’t believe it!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Gothic&Lolita Bible vol. 36

It’s been about ten days since I wrote my last entry. The events happening in Japan proceed and I still try to follow them as much as I can.
Meanwhile, life here goes on. In the past ten days I (kind off) survived a horrible week with incredibly long and hard tests (three hours of mathematics! Crazy people…) and I’ve encountered quite some personal problems I won’t bother you with. After working my ass off I really needed some relaxation.
My friend Tiana (yes, like the Disney princess, but my friend was first!) somehow persuaded me to join her on her shoppingtrip for summerclothes. I usually really dislike going shopping, but joining her on her mission actually sounded like fun! After an afternoon of strolling through the well-known (and quite boring) streets of the city, we decided to finish with a trip to the comicstore. I don’t know what general comicstores look like, but ours includes comics from several countries, figurines, Hello Kitty-items, backpacks, postcards and of course manga. When we walked towards the mangasection I noticed a big, white, shiny magazine with two colourful girls on the cover surrounded by sparkles. Before my friend realised what I was looking at, I let out an awkward shriek and ran towards the first Gothic&Lolita Bible I had ever seen with my own eyes…
(It turns out Tiana knew about the magazine before, but forgot to tell me. TThank you darling. XD)

I am now the proud owner of a Gothic&Lolita Bible volume 36. It cost me quite a lot of money, but the fact I found at our comicstore was pure fate (I think). Tiana insisted I bought it, otherwise I’d end up regretting it (she knows me so well).
I can honestly say holding it makes me so happy! The smooth material of the cover feels so nice and the clothes… The clothes! The magazine includes multiple advertisements (Angelic Pretty’s Milky Berry twice!), Angelic Pretty stickers, street snaps, a huge shoplist, patterns, smaller patterns for accessories and pictures of Maki, Midori, Misako, Mana (what’s with the Ms by the way?) and Akira. Just flipping through the pages is so magical!

I know that owning GLB(s) isn’t very special for a Lolita, but the fact the comicstore in my simple city sells them is just so amazing!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Japan, We Think of You

I want to apologize for the lack of new entries these past days, but because of the recent events I didn't feel like posting anything. The enormous disaster that happened in Japan affects us all in a way. Some people have friends or family living there and everyone is concerned for the thousands of people in the warned areas. I'll be honest: even writing this makes my stomach hurt in fear and compassion for all those people (I hope I used the words right). The tv shows us horrible sights of completely vanished villages and burning cities. On the forums people ask each other if their favourite author, artist, singer, musician, idol or Lolita is okay, because it's one of the few people they know in Japan.

Thinking of you Japan, all the time. I don't pray very often, but now I do.

Friday, March 04, 2011


The anatomy of a Lolita is really important: the blouse, the dress, the socks, the headbow or bonnet… But let’s not forget another important thing too: the hair! I always love to see what people did with their hair and I often see wonderful creations that inspire me. Especially advertisements show Lolitas with some amazing hairdos! So I thought I should write a little blogentry about haircuts that inspire me. I chose five pictures from my Lolita folder with hairdos I really like (+ a little title I made up) and wrote down why I like them so much! ^^

1. Jewelry Jelly Curly Curls. The hair of the model is pulled up into big, curly tails, partially covered by an even bigger bow. A part of her hair falls down in perfect longer curls. I love this haircut so much, since it combines the ‘standard’ fringe, bangs and big curly tails with loose, curled hair until about half of the upper body part. I would love to try this haircut myself, although it won’t be this voluminous.

2. Memorial’s Butterfly Curls. The atmosphere of this picture is quite dreamy. The beautiful blue Memorial Cake dress emphasizes this even more. The interesting colour of the model’s hair (a bit honey-/orangecoloured) really draws a lot of attention. The hair is long and subtlely curled, including the long, broad bangs. The pink butterflies in her hair are also present on the bonnet, making it a perfect combination. This hairstyle is probably easier to do.

3. Puff Puffs. Beside the fact I adore this picture and the dress the model is wearing (wishlistdress, yay!), I also really love her hair. Two tails got teased and curled to the max, although it seems they only exist of curls. The big bow in the middle finishes everything perfectly.

4. Misako’s Sweet ’n Short. You gotta love Misako! She always looks adorable and so well-coordinated. In this picture she has short hair for a change. She curled her hair, creating a playful but sweet look that suits the bonnet really well.

5. Dark Coffee Hair. The last picture shows another one of my Dream Dresses: Milky Berry. The model wearing the dress has quite the ‘standard’ hairdo, but hey: I like the standard hairdo! Long curls and a straight fringe... The thing I love the most is the fact that both the dress and the background are quite a light colour, but the haircolour is a deep coffeebrown. This contrast makes it perfect to me!

Do you like my choices for pictures? Or maybe not? Do you have any inspiring hairpictures? I would love to know!
Oh, I just realised I both used the words ‘fringe’ and ‘bangs’. I’m always a bit uncertain about these words. I thought ‘fringe’ meant the straight cut hair on your forehead and ‘bangs’ the longer hair beside your face. Is that right?