Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Witnessing History: Queen's Day 2013

Today is a very special day for my country and although it doesn’t have anything to do with Lolita, I am going to blog about it anyway. Because today we are witnessing history in the Netherlands! Our queen, queen Beatrix, abdicates today and her son, prince
Willem-Alexander, becomes king of the Netherlands! I wasn’t born when princess Beatrix became queen Beatrix, so this will be my first coronation! I am writing this the day before this entry gets posted, so at this moment I am very curious as to how this special day will be celebrated. I do know I will walk around in my orange shirt all day (orange is the colour of the royal family) and I will watch the coronation on television. This will be our very last Queen’s day, because from next year we will have King’s day! So whether you're celebrating or not:


Thursday, April 25, 2013

DIY Lolita Easter Meet

On Saturday March 30th Cat and her friend Rebecca organised a new kind of Lolita meet up: a Lolita DIY Easter Meet (well, it was new to me, maybe not to others)! We would meet up in the city and then all go to Rebecca’s house together where we would have tea and make little accessories. It sounded like a lot of fun to me! ^^
Since the meet up was Easter themed, I decided to dress up in classic Easter colours: light pastels. In this case I chose pink and yellow, combined with white. I had made a coord in my head in advance with my pink Baby, the Stars Shine Bright Millefeuille jumperskirt, my offbrand white bolero, white ankle socks, pink shoes and some simple accessories. I decided to only wear a light petticoat, since it didn’t strike me as very handy to craft and sew in a big, poofy dress. I actually really liked it! It really showed my Millefeuille jumperskirt can also look really great wihout a (big) petticoat!
I decided to put my hair up in a crown braid, like my friend Emilie often does. I had a bit of a hard time getting it right. When I was at her place it was so easy! Now it took me a while, but I managed and I think it looked really nice with the outfit! ^^
Unfortunately, I wasn’t feeling very well that morning, so I look a bit teary on my pictures. I hope you like my outfit though!

Easter Pastels Full Shot
☀Easter Pastels☀
My outfit rundown:
♥ Bow- and Rose clips: Claire’s
♥ Bolero: NoaNoa
♥ Jsk: Baby, the Stars Shine Bright’s Millefeuille jumperskirt
♥ Socks: offbrand
♥ Shoes: An*Tai*Na
♥ Necklace: offbrand
♥ Bracelets: Claire’s and Chocomint
♥ Rings: Angelic Pretty and Six

Easter Pastels Hands

Easter Pastels Close Up

Easter Pastels Details

As I was running late, I called Cat and told her I would meet the group at Rebecca’s house. When I arrived there, it turned out they were still in the city waiting for some of the other girls, so I decided to go there as well after all. We finally all met at the train station. There were some girls I had never met before, so that was a lot of fun! Once we were all gathered, Rowam gave us all a gift: a self made ring with an egg on it, to celebrate Easter! Unfortunately, the eggs came off a bit quickly, so we turned it into a game: who still has her egg by the end of the day?
We walked to the bus station where we waited for the right bus to come. While waiting, we did a quick introduction round. ^^ Then the bus arrived.
It didn’t take long to get to the right stop. After making sure everyone was present, we walked to Rebecca’s house, where we sat down at the big table and had tea. I chose a particularly nice flavour: strawberry and pomegranate. So good! ♥ We also had some sandwiches and Cat had made onigiri, which was really tasty!
Then we started crafting. Rebecca had gathered an impressive amount of fabrics, laces and other creative thingies to get crafty! She had also printed some tutorials we could follow if we wanted to. I quickly decided to make some bow clips, because it didn’t sound too hard and I just really like bows. ^^ As . I had never really sewn before, but this sounded manageable. Well, I can tell: I don’t have a sewing gift! XD It took me ages to finish one bow and it just looked so sad. In the end, one of the ‘new’ girls (Mairin) made two bows for me with her glue gun, which were perfect! Thank you again! ♥
After a while, we decided to take a break from the craftiness and take pictures in the garden. Despite the fact it was quite cold, we conquered the wind and took non-coat pictures!

Hands, Prints, Shoes
Our hands, prints and shoes all together! ^^

After our photo session, we quickly went inside where we went crafting again. I decided I wanted to try to make a head band out of light pink chiffon. Cat had had the same idea, but with black chiffon.

Table Full
The messy table! On the left you can see Tamara working on her set of gorgeous wristcuffs!

With Cat’s help I was able to make the head band after all! I was so proud and it looks really cute when worn!

Pink Results
The fruits of ‘my’ labour! ^^

After a while, it was time for me to go home. I thanked the girls for the wonderful afternoon and took my accessories with me. It had been such a wonderful day! Despite the fact I am not a very crafty person, I had loads of fun and even things I could take home with me! ♥

Sunday, April 21, 2013

A Very Pastelly Candy Photoshoot

I apologize for my lack of posts in the past few weeks. Sometimes life just gets in the way you know? Anyway, I am back!
My friend Cat, who likes to organize things a lot (^^), asked if I wanted to join her in a free Lolita photoshoot, very close to my house! After a little doubting (it was only six days away) I decided to join! We decided to make it a bit candy themed, so after some head coordinating I decided to wear Jewelry Jelly. Now I know that’s not really a candy print, but I didn’t want to wear Candy Treat again and I thought Jewelry Jelly actually fit the colourfulness of candy. I also really wanted to combine it with my new lavender Bodyline blouse, so I did! ♥
On Tuesday March 26th my mom drove me to the photographer’s house, where I met up with Cat and her mom. After Cat and I had changed into our outfits, the shoot started. We had a lot of fun playing around with candy and dancing to Kyary Pamyu Pamyu music and Mozart pieces (the music folder on my phone is very versatile). The photographer was a very nice man and he loved our outfits so much! ^^ Here are some of the many pictures we took:

A Very Pastelly Photoshoot

I really liked my mint and lavender outfit and Cat and I matched surprisingly well I think! I really liked doing a photoshoot again together! I hope we will take many more pictures together in the future. ^^
If you want to read Cat's post about the photoshoot, you can find it here.

I hope you like our outfits! ♥