Tuesday, December 15, 2015

My Lolita Year 2015

I found this questionnaire on egl and thought it will be fun to answer. I changed the questions a little bit, feel free to copy them from egl or from here.

Questions:
1. Favorite look
2. Favorite purchase
3. Least favorite purchase
4. An item you wished you purchased but didn’t
5. Favorite release
6. Trends you liked and didn’t like from 2015
7. Favorite event
8. Favorite picture
9. Achieved Lolita-milestones
10. Fashion goals from 2015 and did you achieved them
11. Fashion goals for 2016

1. Favorite look
Honestly this year I didn't had many special outftits, because of laziness, too small dresses, too hot weather and no meet-ups with photo-opportunities. But I think my favourite outfit is the one from Japan Day:

2. Favorite purchase
Definitly my Castle Mirage dress from Angelic Pretty. I never thought that I will ever buy a dress in lavender, but this shade of lavender is darker than AP usually uses, so I fell in love with the color.

3. Least favorite purchase
My whole Taobao order. Some items were quite nice, but I paid way too much money for them in relation to their quality. I would say from the order, the traditional hair piece is the least favourite, because it doesn't really fit to any of my stuff, even if it is beautiful (why did I bought it in violet again instead of pink???).


4. An item you wished you purchased but didn’t
I wished I had bought one of the Kimono-inspired dresses from Metamorphose. I missed the release of the Daydreaming Goldfish and I didn't liked Dozing Cat at first, but now I love it. Sadly, Metamorphose also became a target of the scalpers this year, so it is nearly impossible to get those dresses for a reasonable price 2nd hand. 


5. Favorite release
Of course Mirage Castle and Goldfish are one of my favourite releases, but I think the best dress released was the Pompadour dress from Angelic Pretty. The dress is so beautiful, but I also love that it is inspired by an original painting.



6. Trends you liked and didn’t like from 2015
Well it's not really a trend fashion-wise, but I like that some Lolitas want to revive the Lifestyle aspect of Lolita. I'm happy that egl is somewhat active again, however I'm disappointed by the mods of egl, who still don't care about the website, so I barely check egl anymore. But I enjoy the general vibe in the community and wish to contribute more to it too.

Fashion-wise, I actually can not remember any new trend that started this year?! Or I guess there was no trend that I really liked or really disliked.


7. Favorite event
Can't really choose one event because all moments I spend with my friends and lovely Lolitas are special, but my trip to Paris was definitly a highlight!


8. Favorite picture
While flipping through my pictures from this year to find my favourite one, I had to realize that I barely took any pictures this year D-: I really have to change this!!! So I don't have really pretty pictures from a special photoshoot... but I chosed this picture as my favourite one, because I find it so awesome that I have worn the same dress in the same color like Maki ^_^


9. Achieved Lolita-milestones
- anniversairy: wearing Lolita for 5 years
- bought my first Pullip
- first post on Daily Lolita
- first order from Taobao
- started to collect Bibles and Keras (I already bought some issues in the years before, but this year I started to buy every new issue)
- found two wishlist items (crown headdress & bow bag from Btssb)

10. Fashion goals from 2015 and did you achieved them
I didn't made any goals last year, but if my goal was "buy tons of dresses", I guess I achieved it xD

11. Fashion goals for 2016
- buy more blouses (I barely own any Lolita blouses, it's horrible)
- buy a big Lolita bag (I own several Lolita bags, but they are all so small)
- don't buy anything that doesn't fit you 100%
- don't buy random things just because they are cheap
- don't buy crafting supplies / an item if you don't have a specific project / outfit in mind

Thank you for reading,
Miuko~ <3

Monday, November 30, 2015

Halloween Tea Party

This year I was invited to a Halloween Tea Party at a friend's house. Her living room looks like the Alice in Wonderland Café in Japan, I should have taken pictures of the room, it's just amazing!

My friends put a lot of effort into preparing really tasty and awesome-looking food and drinks, and decorating everything very spooky.

Of course I have to share the pictures with you, all of them are made by Jungblut Fotographie :-)







We also took outfit pictures, but unfortunately my outfit isn't very scary because I had to work in the morning and therefore no time to prepare.



Later, we also played "Cards against humanity". The game is quite funny, but I didn't understood many cards of it, because I either didn't knew the english word or I'm just not nerdy enough, so I didn't knew many of the references or persons in this game.

Thank you for reading,
Miuko~ <3

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Christmas time with my doll

A few weeks ago I bought my first Pullip doll! I wanted one for YEARS, and finally I was ready to spend some money for them. They are quite expensive, and the quality of the clothes is not what you would expect for that price, but none the less I am very happy with my doll and I can't stop looking at her beautiful face (ノ^o^)ノ*:・゚✧

I bought the Favourite Ribbon doll a.k.a. Misako Aoki. It even came with a nurse costume as Misako is also a nurse. And the best thing is, I even bought the Favourite Ribbon JSK for myself, so I can twin with my doll *\(♥o♥)/* I always dreamt of having a doll and wearing the same outfit myself. But I have to wait until March when the rerelease arrives.

Yesterday I decorated my christmas tree and my doll is also part of the decoration (^o^)* So I used the opportunity and took some pictures!






Thank you for reading,

Miuko~ <3

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Behind the Mask

2 weeks ago I attended "Behind the Mask" in the Netherlands. It was a mask-themed Lolita event and it took place in a beautiful circus-themed location.

I drove together with May and Ami. Even if we had the longest way, we were one of the first Lolitas who arrived. So we took the opportunity to take some outfit pictures with Rosalynn, who was the official event photographer.



After this, we could grab some tea and brownies and I chatted with some of the dutch and belgian Lolitas. I'm always amazed by how many Lolitas I know from different countries, and even if I don't have much contact to them outside of events, I can always have a nice chat with them.



The first official program point was a historical dance lesson. I think it was a very good idea, and the teacher was also very good, as it was a professional dancer. He also gave a lot of background information about the dance and the music. However I think he could have chosen a more easy music piece, because it was quite confusing to count the steps, at least for me D-: But still I had a lot of fun!



Then we had a buffet, where we got bread with toppics like cheese, corned beef, salmon and tuna. It was enough food for everyone and very delicious.


After this, we played a game named "guess the brand". We had to register 2 weeks before the event, and May and me were the only ones who did xD. But during the event, 4 more people wanted to join. We got shown some pictures of prints and we had to guess the name. We also got the name of the dress and then we had to describe all the details. In the end, I failed quite a lot, because I barely know any prints except Angelic Pretty. And there was a girl who really knew ALL the names and print details... I was impressed D-: She won a jewellery set, but sadly she has an allergy and can't wear the items, so she shared the price with the other participants. It was really nice of her.

Between the program points I also went shopping a little. They had 4 stalls with Lolita and Sanrio stuff. I bought a Sentimantal Circus necklace and a unicorn brooch from the indie label "Risu Rose". You can see it in the following picture.


The last program point was the raffle and they had some nice prizes. Of course we also took a group picture.


Then the event was sadly over, I really wasn't bored at any time, and I was happy that I attended, even if I was away from home from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Oh yes I was sooo tired when I came home. The organizers really put a lot of effort in the event, and I think I will attend next year, if there is an event again.

~ Pictures are mostly by Rosalynn ~

Thank you for reading,
Miuko~ <3

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

My first post on Daily Lolita

Hello cuties!

Several days ago, I made my first Daily Lolita post. I wear Lolita since 5 years but I never made a post before. A few years back, when Daily Lolita was very active, I kinda didn't had the guts to do it, because if you posted a bad coord, the whole Lolita world would see it and everyone would knew, who you are D-: However there was a time, where I commented nearly every post on Daily Lolita! So I was kind of active there, but not with posting pictures xD

Even if the days of Daily Lolita are nearly over, I think that as a TRUE© Lolita, you should have posted at Daily Lolita at least once in your life. (Another thing I can tick off of my Lolita level up list xD).

So here is the glorious link => http://daily-lolita.livejournal.com/5835817.html


I actually think it's nice to have an overview about all the different coords you did! Actually, this year I haven't done that many different coords, due to lack of fitting dresses... but now that I bought new dresses, I can wear more different outfits again *_*

Thank you for reading,
Miuko~ <3

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Angelic Pretty 3way Bag Book REVIEW

I recently purchased the newest e-mook by Angelic Pretty! I already own 2 e-mook bags by Angelic Pretty and I love their quality and use them nearly every day! And since I'm in need of a bigger Lolita bag, I decided to buy this e-mook too.

I bought it *here* at CDJapan for 20€ + shipping (I always choose the cheapest shipping SAL, which is around 10€ and without tracking and insurance, but I never lost a package from CDJapan, and it needs 2 weeks to arrive). An Angelic Pretty bag for ~30€ sounds like a very good deal, doesn't it???

What is the difference between a mook and an e-mook? A mook is a crossover between a book + magazine, while an e-mook is a mook which also contains a freebie. There are two different kinds of e-mooks: some e-mooks contain an actual mook with interesting information, while other e-mooks doesn't contain a mook at all but instead contain a small flyer with 5 pages, and the main purpose of those e-mooks is to actually sell the freebie.

The bag was wrapped in a nice package.




Even if the package was already quite big, the bag was still a bit squeezed inside.


This is how the bag looks directly after taking it out of the package. The bow and the small handle are a little squeezed, but just try to flatten the handle with your fingers, the dents will go away. The bow is harder to get in shape, I think I will use hot glue to make it stay perfectly. But it doesn't look that bad so you don't have to use glue if you don't want to.


The Angelic Pretty logo is embroidered! It looks very elegant.


The quality of the fake leather is VERY GOOD. Actually, the quality is even better than the quality of their normal expensive bags, because for their normal bags, they always use a very thin and soft fake leather, which rubs and peels off very quickly. The bag is also very sturdy and can hold a lot of things. I can put inside a bottle, cell phone, iPod, tissues, make up, folding umbrella and sunglasses and still have space left! However if you thinking about using it for school, I would say it is a little too small to carry more than 1 book.

Do I recommend the bag? YES!

Here a coordinate with my Castle Mirage dress. The color matches perfectly!


I hope this review was helpful!
Thank you for reading,
Miuko~ <3

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Karotaler achievement unlocked!

This is a super random post, but yesterday I achieved 1500 Karotaler at Animexx. Only german people will understand it xD. Well, Animexx is an old site for Cosplay and J-Fashion, it used to be very active, but it died. I only visit it because I'm a mod and control all Lolita pictures which are uploaded there. And every day, you can collect 1 Karotaler, like the ribbons on Poupee Girl. And after so many years, I collected 1500 of them xD. Like I said, super random post xD


Pimp my bag! + current bag collection

Hello cuties!

I want to show you my newest crafting. I transformed my old Angelic Pretty bag into a new Hime Lolita bag! Yesss I glued stuff on my burando D-: But the bag looked REALLY horrible, after 5 years of using it, all the leather around the edges peeled off and it had several scratches. Actually, I haven't used this bag for nearly 2 years because of this, but I couldn't just throw it away, I needed to make something new out of it.







Here is also my current Lolita bag collection:


Thank you for reading,
Miuko~ <3
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