Friday, 23 November 2012

Mannequin Snap: Blue & Brown Casual Outfit

This outfit has been on here for ages! I haven't quite completed it to my full liking yet (though I actually already love it as it is haha... it just feels incomplete!) but I figured it's time I took it off the mannequin and let the clothes have some rest away from the constant light.

So here's a snap of the outfit before I start planning the next outfit to throw on Manny!

Mannequin Snap: Blue & Brown Casual Outfit
Mannequin Snap: Blue & Brown Casual Outfit

The hat was kind of an accident - I didn't have a place to keep this newly arrived hat, so I tossed it on the mannequin... and suddenly my incomplete outfit looked rather elegant! Just tossed some matching roses onto the brim, then add in matching bag and shoes, and voila! An almost complete outfit :D

Now, if only I can figure out what seems to be missing....

Blouse, Skirt, Bag: Innocent World
Hat: Juliette et Justine
Roses, necklace: Offbrand

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Outfit Snap: Lolita for Distant Worlds 2012 Kuala Lumpur

Trirose and I had an amazingly fun weekend! We had tickets for the Distant Worlds 2012 Kuala Lumpur concert on Saturday night, so we planned a girl's weekend at my house!

I had a facial on Saturday morning and had to finish up buying Christmas presents for the extended family, so Trirose only came over at 3.30pm. We were originally planning to wear kimono, but after dithering about, we decided to wear lolita instead ^^;;

Because we were chattering like magpies about anything and everything, we finally finished getting ready by 5.50pm! We took some quick outfit snaps before leaving the house and heading towards KLCC for a very lovely dinner at Harrod's and the concert.

Here is Trirose's outfit snap!

Distant Worlds Concert Kuala Lumpur 2012

Trirose is wearing AP's Memorial Cake! And BtssB's Usakumya bag, which is so adorable and so cuddly *___* This photo is sans shoes, because the proper shoes for her outfit was in her car hahaha.

This outfit was actually chosen as a back-up to her kimono outfit - she'd painted her nails this awesome teal colour to match her BtssB yukata, so her back-up lolita outfit was also pink and blue hahaha. It matches really well! I love pink and blue together ^__^

Here is another shot she took in the Dewan Filharmonik washroom, including shoes:

Distant Worlds Concert Kuala Lumpur 2012

Here's a sneak shot of the orchestra she took as well, hee!

Distant Worlds Concert Kuala Lumpur 2012

The concert was all sorts of awesome!! They played most of my favourite songs that they didn't play in London!! I was so excited! Liberi Fatali, Man with the Machine Gun, To Zanarkand, Suteki Da Ne... The only one missing was Fisherman's Horizon! But I was really pleased to hear the Maria and Draco Opera again, as well as FFIV's Theme of Love ^_^

The orchestra itself - I feel so proud of Malaysia! It wasn't as perfect as the London concert, but I say the MPO did a damn good job! Well done, guys! I'm looking forward to attending more concerts by the MPO again :)

Eh, *coughs* went on a bit of a rant there. But it was awesome!! Though I'm also wondering how much of my excitement was also from having had a glass of really good port right before the concert hahaha.

Anyway, back to the outfit snaps - here's mine!

Distant Worlds Concert Kuala Lumpur 2012

As always, I decided to go for a more Classic Lolita look. It was kind of a spur-of-the-moment decision - Trirose has the same Dim Light JSK, and we've been brainstorming (sort of XD;) for outfit ideas when it occurred to me that the roses have quite alot of pink on them, so dusty pink should match the JSK pretty well. I brought out these pieces so we could see them - and next thing you know, the outfit was on me hahahaha.

I love this blouse - it's an Innocent World dusty pink chiffon blouse that I got in last year's Halloween LP and it's gorgeous <3 It looks good with almost everything!

I paired the outfit with my bordeaux LK Bennett Mary Janes because they were the only shoes that matched other than a pair of tea parties, and I was very determined to wear heels and make the outfit look more grown-up-lolita. Er, that's why I put my hair in an updo as well hahaha. It's difficult to see in the mirror, but my hair has a pink rose and the two green bows in Meta's Dim Light series (the haircombs).

The handbag was an exact colour match to the waist tie! What a coincidence! We were both very excited when I found the bag in my mum's closet hahaha.

The neckline felt a bit too simple and plain after I took off the brooch that came with the JSK, so I plonked on a plain necklace and matching earrings and ring. I think the minimal accessories helped with making the outfit more grown-up looking!

Outfit Breakdown:
JSK, Hair combs: Metamorphose's Dim Light
Blouse: Innocent World
Shoes: LK Bennett
Bag: Prada
Jewellery: Chanel
Rose Corsage: Surface Spell
Tights: Aldo? Not sure ^^;

By the time we got home and chattered more and went to bed, it was nearly 3am so I'm pretty knackered hahaha. Will blog a bit more about Sunday later.


Friday, 16 November 2012

Lolita Closet

Hello peeps!

I'm just home from the UK! I was there for a little over 2 weeks for a nice long holiday, and had a really relaxing break in Cambridge (where I mostly became a couch potato in my brother's flat and spent the whole time buying and reading books ahaha).

Highlights of the trip were:

  1. Went to see Distant Worlds: London THE CELEBRATION. It was awesome!
  2. Found a really gorgeous bookstore with many interesting antique books to add to my collection! Will definitely be my favourite haunt in Cambridge!
  3. Finally managed to buy a pair of bordeaux Mary Janes for my classic lolita wardrobe that's also suitable to wear with officewear! They're from LK Bennet :)

That said, I was putting away some freshly laundered dresses into my loli closet and just decided to snap a random photo:

Lolita Closet

(This cupboard is actually in my brother's room here. I appropriated it for my use since he's not here most of the time hahaha)

My lolita closet is getting pretty full! This is all dresses, skirts, boleros, blouses and cutsews that are from lolita labels only. (And yes, that does include Bodyline, Infanta, R-series, etc) Except for a very select few pieces, maybe two or three each of cutsews, boleros and skirts, this closet doesn't include my mainstream loli-able stuff :)

Hmmm now that I think about it, there actually may a few Innocent World items that I use in my dailywear so often it's migrated to my dailywear closet instead hahaha.

(Bags, shoes, socks and other accessories are kept in a separate area too)

There actually is an order to this mess:

Top row:
OPs, from light colours to dark colours
JSKs, from black to green to blue to beige to pink to brown to red.
Skirts, form black to brown to blue

Bottom row:
Boleros & cardigans, from light colours to dark colours
Cutsews & blouses, from light colours to dark colours
Skirts, random colours to red to pink. There's white and beige somewhere in there, but I think it ot mixed up somewhere in "random colours"

Need to stop shopping! XD