terça-feira, 19 de fevereiro de 2013

Lolita 52 Challenge - Week #8

WEEK #8- Why don't I wear Lolita more often?

This is easy!

1) Weather: On summer time, Rio de Janeiro's weather is terrible and not lolita friendly. Temperature goes up to 41 celcius and no wind. Wearing layers, wigs and even boleros aren't comfortable and make-up melts easily;

2) Going out: Usually I only wear Lolita when going out with friends to special occasions. I am too lazy to coordinate something casual to meet a friend or to go to her house. For me, it's about something bigger. Plus I suck for casual and don't like to go out alone (alone= going shopping with mom, going out to dinner with parents) dressed in lolita;

3) Lazy: And I'll blame everything on my laziness sometimes!

segunda-feira, 18 de fevereiro de 2013

~ books ~

Yesterday I went to a bookstore to buy a fashion book. But there I saw these art books with 50% off and couldn't resist. I really like Art nouveau and déco, the objects, art and fashion.

And also finished "Fashioning Japanese Subculture" book. It's great. Yuniya Kawamura is great. I respect her so much.
Now I am going to write everything on my notebook for future researches and studies.

sexta-feira, 15 de fevereiro de 2013

~ NYC: Getting Ready ~

Hi ♥

My trip to NYC is next week...ok, not exactly next week but very very soon. I am always excited when it comes to trips, and NY is always a great place to be! I love this city. Can't get enough of it.
I am already putting clothes on the luggage and organizing it.

Since I may meet some loli buddies, I planned this outfit for the meeting or going to MET's exhibition:

~Grazia Crown~
It's simple, comfy, casual but warm and kinda elegant...right?

quarta-feira, 13 de fevereiro de 2013

Lolita 52 Challenge - Week #7

WEEK #7- Why I wear Lolita

Why do I wear lolita? Well, when I first saw the style was around 2004/2005, was a Gothic & Lolita Bible scan, very old school pieces and Mana.
I am pretty sure these were the images, or some of them.

I liked the proposal: dolly look, with gothic accents.
Of course, I was a noob, more otaku than fashionista and did it all wrong in the beginning, this time I used to go to conventions and get dressed in "ita" (as I say now) just to have fun and pose like gothic-from-hell.
Now, lolita is for me another way to express myself. It's a disguise, makes me more confident, I made friends that I go out dressed in the style, I started going more to Tea salons, exhibitions, doing cultural programs and stuff. Got more interested by art and literature, started to read more costume and fashion books and started to care less to what other people think about me or anything related to what I am wearing.

Lolita is fun, is a play, is a game, is a runway. Is something to be broken and played with. Something that is there for us and we finish to create it. We re-criate. 

Why do I wear lolita? BECAUSE IT'S FUN!

segunda-feira, 4 de fevereiro de 2013

Lolita 52 Challenge- Week #6

WEEK #6- My favorite lolita brand

As you see, I am the classic type. Yes, I like AatP, MMM but my favorite brand, I would say, Innocent World. I like their prints, the corset skirts are comfy (only problem, lack of bones), quality is good and the design is pretty too.
I am in love with Juliette et Justine too, their quality is amazing, also the prints designs. Mary Magdalene and Victorian Maiden are great too, but they are, IMHO not changing a lot. The prints and dresses have quite the same looking year after year.
So, IW won? haha