The Gaijin’s Conundrum

March 23, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Posted in fashion, Life, Lumpy | 4 Comments
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These past few weeks I’ve been having a total love-hate relationship with brand. I go from daydreaming about a closet full of Innocent World and BABY to slamming my wallet closed in disgust &vowing away from the expensive things multiple times a day. Why do we do it? Look at the sales community – there are girls (myself included) spending whole paychecks on clothing other people have sweated in. Hopefully they’ve been dry-cleaned or at least aired out, but who even knows? This is the gamble we take for brand, to look the way our souls feel (or maybe that’s just me – is my hippie showing?).

But why? With so many talented seamstresses and stores in our own countries, why do we bother exporting overpriced dresses and skirts, saving up for weeks for a single item, when we could pay a fraction of the price for something that is beautiful, personal, and actually sized to Western bodies? Let’s start it, ladies – the anti-brand revolution!

Maybe that’s going a step too far. After all, the reason brand names are so expensive is because they’re usually so ornate, delicate, and creative that we can’t really find exact substitutes elsewhere. And that’s great – there’s no better feeling than putting on a dress you’ve been saving up for and looking at yourself in the mirror. That’s why we do it. We like feeling that way. Whether they’re just clothes or more of a lifestyle, you have to admit – you wouldn’t wear these ridiculous, expensive things if you looked in the mirror &didn’t feel awesome about what you saw looking back at you (Would you? I’d love to hear some opinions – being a lifestyle loli myself I can’t really imagine what it’s like not to be one).

But who says brand is the only way to feel like that? Okay, lots of people. However, I think that’s because those people have never really seen what American designers (Or Australian, or Swedish, or Brazilian, or…) are really capable of. That’s the gaijin’s, or foreigner’s, dilemma: Buy from Japan expensive things that may not even fit our body types, or do we buy from smaller Western brands without the big name &quality guarantee? I’ve seen both – on top of owning pieces by both American and Japanese brands, I’ve modeled for both BABY, the Stars Shine Bright and American lolita designers, and I can honestly say, I felt layers upon layers better in clothes by the latter. I felt so much more connected to the clothing knowing it that had been designed not to make money but specifically for the event I was modeling it in and feeling the soul of the seamstress who poured her heart into producing it. There’s something to be said for mass-production, and I love Forever 21 as much as the next girl, but once you feel something so personal, it’s hard to find a good Methadone to take its place.

There’s also a very different style and look to American lolita brands. I think this is necessary – the things they’re exposed to are so different from what affects Japanese lolita designers that anyone who tries to emulate what they do, in my opinion, doesn’t have a very high chance of success. I see this especially in designers from New York City and other urban areas – exposed to such a harsh, concrete-and-steel landscape every day crafts citydwellers into unique people, and lolitas are no exception. The beauty that we obsess over seems to be almost rougher in NYC – maybe this is my country-mouse coming through, but it seems to me that there’s just some sort of discernible edge that comes from Manhattanites that they bring to their coordinates that always takes me by surprise. How exactly that shows is dependant on the individual, and yes, I’ve seen plenty of girls in the city rocking cookie-cutter styles and making it look right off the pages of the GLB, but I think more often there’s a certain je ne sais quois that permeates their attitudes and fashion sense. I’ve seen it in other places, too, but never as strongly. There’s such an energy to people who frequent the Big Apple that I’ve never seen replicated. Maybe therein lies my deep adoration for the city – while every metropolis has its own unique story and energy, I’ve never encountered one as intoxicating as New York’s.

But I digress. The point I’ve been trying to make is that lolita is not something that you need to pay customs for. There are some amazing designers in our own countries that need their economy stimulated, and we’re just the people to do it. Here’s a list of some of the American brands that I find most stimulating:

Any other suggestions, American lolitas? And for you non-American lolis, who are your favorite designers from your country?

Zodiac-loli: Fire Signs

March 17, 2010 at 3:02 am | Posted in fashion, Life, Lumpy | 6 Comments
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Onto the fire signs: Leo, Aries, &Sagittarius. I definitely underestimated the amount of work this would be! Three-quarters of the way there…


Leo v1 by herlumpiness

Leo v1

Leo, the Lion: I adore Leos. I find them utterly hilarious and totally endearing. They’re energetic lover of attention – and have you seen their hair? (Side note- Leos LOVE their hair. I have a dear friend who’s a Leo ascendant, which means that whenever she’s uncomfortable she gets Leonine tendencies, so whenever she’s angry she’s really quite funny to watch – “You know what? Fuck him! He does NOT deserve me. He’d better just not cry himself to sleep every night when he realizes what he’s missing out on!! Can I borrow a comb? I need to tease my pigtails.”) Their love of attention, color, and brightness makes them very suited for OTT sweet, even bordering on gyaru. Their confidence doesn’t stop at their hair – they love their bodies, or at least outwardly act as they do, so showing a little leg shouldn’t be unsurprising for a Leo Lolita. Their confidence also spreads to creativity; they like to be praised, so they follow the rules, but they’re definitely innovative. Also, name brands. If Virgo is dressed in an exquisite dress that you just KNOW is brand without them having to proclaim it, Leo is the one with logos on every item they’re wearing, or the uber-print that everyone can recognize on site. Virgo is Innocent World; Leo is Angelic Pretty.


Aries v1 by herlumpiness on Polyvore.com

Aries v1

Aries, the Ram: Rules? What rules? Aries is the sign of Mars, so these people are passionate individuals, natural leaders, and very emotion-driven. Aries is the type of sign who throws open their closet and puts on whatever ~feels right~ to them at that moment, the type to change outfits a hundred times a day, the type who either looks like they’ve just stepped off the pages of Alice Deco or who looks a hot mess. Another sign whose personal style varies greatly on the individual themselves, and in fact can vary greatly from one day (or even moment) to the next, they’re also hard to categorize. Personally I’d say that Aries, another fire sign and like Leo a lover of attention, would go for over-the-top- probably not sweet, as they have a flair for darker, more dramatic styles, but whatever they’re doing is going to be big. They’re often foolhardy daredevils and are just as likely to get hundreds of comments on daily_lolita as they are to be posted to /cgl for their utter wtf-ery. As I said above, they’re ruled by Mars, planet of passion, so these are very sensuous people; my Arian lolita here channels Mars by leaning heavily toward ero-lolita. However, Ram-lolis aren’t all sex; all Arians still have a lamb hiding inside them, and lolitas have less trouble showing this than non-loli Rams. Colors for Aries are reds, purples, maybe royal blue – anything deep and brilliant. Black is a definite contender, but only if paired with bright or eye-catching colors like the above or maybe bright, metallic gold.


Sagittarius v1 by herlumpiness

Sagittarius v1

Sagittarius, the Archer: Jen, on Sagittarius: “Sag is like… the kind of girl who’d be taking a walk in the park, then break into a run, then trip &fall over into the grass, then roll around in it until her hair was full of twigs &leaves &flowers… &then stand up and continue on with her day.” There’s little else to say than this: Sagittarius is the ultimate mori-girl. She loves layers of soft, earthy fabrics, she dresses almost solely for comfort; she is “immaculate in her disorder,” as Jen puts it. Make-up is natural for a Sag, or not at all – she’d much rather go for some natural lip balm. Jen relates Sagittarians to horses, which I can see, but from the Sags I’ve seen, birds and bird motifs seem to appeal to Sagittarius-loli. For colors, husky brown, earthy turquoise, and a soft, dusty purple are favored.

Other signs:

Zodiac-loli: Earth Signs and Introduction

Zodiac-loli: Air Signs

Thank-You Giveaway!

March 14, 2010 at 12:52 am | Posted in Life, Lumpy | 20 Comments
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We’ve crested 100 posts! To thank you all for your continued support, I want to send you some valentines. Anyone else notice it’s White Day? In Japan, our Most Holy Motherland (sarcasm, of course!), girls give chocolate to their romantic interests, friends, and co-workers on Valentine’s Day, and then a month later, March 14th, is White Day, where those who received treats have an opportunity to reciprocate. This was totally unplanned – I wanted to have a give-away, and it just ended up working out that way – yay for happy coincidences! Think of it as your continuing support was the Valentine you all gave me – now I’m giving back to you guys.

I have six Valentines to give away:

Valentine 1

Valentine 2

Valentine 3

Valentine 4

Valentine 5

Valentine 6

These are all the extras I made for the Valentine’s Day meet-up I hosted – remember, I mentioned them here? All you have to do is comment on this post with the card you want, and I’ll e-mail you for your address, at no cost to you! Only North American readers, please – I’m not sure how much it’ll cost to send these so I’d prefer not to confuse everything with international shipping. If the card you want is taken I’ll let you know which other options are available.

Starting… now! Comment away – but one per person, please!

EDIT: Wow, I wasn’t expecting that! All of the Valentines have been claimed. Thank you all so much!! Also, I’m currently planning a BIG announcement – keep your eyes open!

Zodiac Loli: Air Signs

March 11, 2010 at 1:17 am | Posted in fashion, Life, Lumpy | 2 Comments
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Continuing my Zodiac Loli series today with air signs! Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius lolis ahead:


Gemini v1 by herlumpiness featuring Tarina Tarantino jewelry

Gemini v1

Gemini, the Twins: Gemini is, first and foremost, the eternal child. Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the planet of information, intellect, and communication, which these days translates into, of course, the Internet. The Gemini lolita is tech-savvy, up on all the recent drama, checks the community twenty times a day, though they may or may not really be very active. Their childlike nature (“childlike,” remember, is a very different word than “childish.” Gemini is very mature, just with an eternal youthfulness) creates in them a creativity with their wardrobe, as well as a love of color &frivolousness – fairy-loli is where it’s at for these ladies. The keywords here are eccentric, eye-catching, and experimental. If there is any possible way it can be neon or brightly-colored, it will be.


Libra v1 by herlumpiness featuring Juicy Couture jewelry

Libra v1

Libra, the Scales: Libra is noted as having an air of mellow relaxation. They are very elegant and refined, turning their noses up at the mundane. They’re definitely the type to enjoy the luxury of brand names, but it’s more important for them to enjoy the fit, quality, and style of each piece they own than just to be decked out head-to-toe. They’re also ruled by Venus, like my beloved Taurus, so luxury &beauty is very important to them, as well as actualizing both qualities into their daily life. Librans love textures, from opulent ones like organza and fur to rustic straw hats and thick woolen socks. They’re also very charmed by accessories, so they’re likely to pile them on – remember, though, that Librans are the epitome of taste and elegance and will never look overdone or out of place. Colors associated with Libra-the-lolita are earthy but elegant, like brass, antique gold, and light brown.


Aquarius v1 by herlumpiness featuring Masquerade shoes

Aquarius v1

Aquarius, the Water Bearer: Aquarius means business. Aquarius knows exactly how it wants to look, what it wants to wear, and the exact image it gives off. The water-bearer does not fool around when it comes to fashion; they will bend over backwards for no magazine! They create their own rules – I remember an Aquarian lolita once telling me “I’m giving up socks. I’m not going to wear knee-socks or OTKs or any of it anymore. It’s either tights or nothing. Socks are just not elegant enough.” And once an Aquarian decides something, it is decided. They have a pioneering edge that will not give up, will always be trying something new. Aquarius is, however, the water-bearer. She is very intimately close with water, which is ever-moving and ever-changing, so the Aquarian style is ever-evolving, always pushing the envelope, always trying to find a way to perfectly channel themselves. They’re very given to historical inspiration; almost all of the Aquarian lolitas I’ve encountered are classic or at least have a great personal interest in history. Jen associates the Aquarian lolita with the colors dark brown, sky blue, white and maaaaybe light pink, depending on the person’s individual style. But remember, Aquarius is not one to be defined, and could very well be absolutely nothing like this. The point with Aquarius is individuality.

Other signs:

Zodiac Loli: Earth Signs &Introduction

Zodiac Loli: Earth Signs

March 8, 2010 at 2:22 am | Posted in fashion, Life, Lumpy | 15 Comments
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Some of you may not have picked up on this yet, but I’m a pretty big hippie. This is largely to blame on my ex-roommate and forever love Jen, who is a certified astrologer &introduced me to Tarot, pendant-divination, and chakra cleansing in the three months she lived with me, as well as the study of the Western zodiac. It’s funny – once you’re introduced to this stuff, you can’t begin to imagine how people live without it. You start thinking in terms of Tarot cards, diagnosing ailments on behalf of blocked chakras, and, especially in my case, start blaming things on your astrology. In short, you look for connections. For the entire history of my blog, I’ve been meaning to do a write-up of Zodiac for Lolitas, so this weekend I sat down with Jen &her laptop, &brainstormed what attributes of which signs would come over into a lolita’s manner of dressing. I’m going to be transcribing all of my quotes, as well as some quotes from Jen herself on the subject, into a four-part series organized by the element of each sign, starting with Earth (I’m biased).

(Please note that the following is really all in jest, and that there is a lot more to someone’s astrological chart than their sun signs – if something in your sign seems totally unlike you, remember that these are stereotypes and that not everyone fits them! There is also much more to your astrological birth chart to consider – many of my lolita friends show their ascendant or rising sign more than their sun signs because we so often put up a front when we dress up.)


Taurus v1 by herlumpiness featuring Forever21 jewelry

Taurus v1

Taurus, the Bull: The ruling planet of Taurus is Venus, the planet of love an beauty. Therefore, Taureans have a love of beauty that borders on obsession. Like their bovine namesakes, Cow-people have an easy, lazy air about them and a stubborn loyalty that you do not want to cross. Their top priorities are being pretty and being comfortable. Since they’re very nostalgic, they’ll forever relate colors and styles to things that have made them comfortable in the past, so the Taurean clothing style is very personal and unique to the individual – not always something you can define or pinpoint. The Earthly bull is very soothed by nature, so they will often include them into their wardrobes. It would have been easy to put my Taurus in brown, but really, many Taureans find brown too harsh and stark for their own wardrobes. They are more comfortable in lighter, soothing colors like sage green and lavender. This isn’t true of all Taureans, of course- as I said above, their nostalgic nature means that the specifics will change, but the ideas of achievable, comfortable beauty is very high on their priorities.


Virgo v1 by herlumpiness on Polyvore.com

Virgo v1

Virgo, the Virgin: Virgo, like all Earth signs, is very traditional. The guiding theory behind Virgo is what Jen calls “purity of purpose.” Virgos, when it comes to fashion, are the ones wearing the exquisitely-tailored suit that doesn’t even need to be plastered with labels for you to know it’s on par with Armani; the same goes for lolita. Virgo is the one decked head-to-toe in brand, and even without a name showing, you just know – not because of the status symbol, but because they know that brand names are synonymous with quality. The purity of high-quality items hold with the Virgoan motto of Purity of Purpose. Their presence is enough; they don’t need to go Over The Top to be noticed. These are the Earth signs who will go for dark, deep brown, because they like elegance of it; the same is true of maroon. If they go for a light color, they’ll prefer cream to pure white; they’re too sensible to wear something so easily dirtied, though, so they usually will prefer colors. Virgos also like historically-inspired clothing, because of their love of tradition and the idea that if something has lasted this long, it must be good.


Capricorn v1 by herlumpiness on Polyvore.com

Capricorn v1

Capricorn, the Seagoat: First of all… what the hell is a Seagoat?! Anyway, Capricorn, like other Earth signs, is very traditional. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the planet of rules and laws, and therefore there is nothing they love more than following all of the established rules – this could be what drew them to lolita in the first place. Traditionally, most people would think of Capricorn as being a gothic lolita because of its connection to dark Saturn, but in fact, they would be too worried about what people would say about them to do so, and are more likely to go for old-school sweet or classic, if they go for lolita at all, really. It’s all about established tradition. They’re not ones to do much innovating; they prefer to accept rules as they are. Despite their dislike of negative attention, Capricorns have a secret longing for fame, and therefore they like that brand names are status symbols. In the end, though, they’re too thrifty to spend hundreds of dollars on one dress, so they’ll probably go for brand accessories and an off-brand dress of fantastic quality. They also put fashion over comfort – they’re the type to wear a tightly-laced steel boned corset under their dresses all day, simply because, in their mind, it’s “what you do.” Colors that Capricorns are drawn to are either very classic colors like pale pink or blackxwhite coordinated looks, or the colors of their ruling planet Saturn: plum or light gray.

Aly’s V-log Debut

March 1, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Posted in Life, Lumpy | 6 Comments
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I made my first v-log! Of course, I was bitten by the bug… it was only a matter of time, especially considering most of my friends already make their own! I gave in to peer pressure &I have no regrets.

So, how did I do? I actually blabbered on for about 10 minutes, so  I decided to just take a snippet of it and post that instead of… ten minutes of nonsense. Enjoy!

Daily Outfit 2/21/10

February 26, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Posted in fashion, Life, Lumpy | 2 Comments
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Outfit for Chocopologie meet-up

I hosted a belated Valentine’s Day meet-up at Chocopologie on Sunday, and this is what I wore. After lunch, we went to a local museum to take pictures on the grounds – look forward to more meet-up pictures soon!

Rundown:

  • Cutsew: Angelic Pretty
  • Blouse: Innocent World
  • Skirt: Mew
  • Socks: Secret Shop
  • Headbow: Bought at Otakon

Interested in more? Here’s Carolyn’s post over at F*** Yeah Lolita. Thanks to everyone who attended, you were great!

(Also – approaching Miss Lumpy’s 100th post! Look for the chance to win some goodies in the next week or so.)

Cropped Coifs

February 20, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Posted in fashion, Life, Lumpy | 1 Comment
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Before cutting my hair, I did a demonstration of some of my favorite styles. Now that I’m getting used to my new coif, I think I’ll talk a bit about working with short hair for my fellow cropped cuties!

First of all, short hair itself is often regarded as more of a style than long, so it requires less effort. That doesn’t mean you get to slack off, though! If anything, it means you need to take better care of your hair. Short hair shows greasiness and frizziness much more than long in my experience, so get a few good products or procedures you swear by – for example, I wash my hair with baking soda &vinegar right before I go to bed, then sleep on it, scrunching it to form curls periodically while I’m trying to fall asleep. Keeping your hair clean, shiny, &healthy is important no matter the length, &it is especially so for us shorties because we’ll have less going on with the way we style it. Have a few stand-bys for bad hair day protection – longer hair can just be put into a bun or braid, but for us, not so much! Almost all of my friends swear by snoods, but other hats or claw clips if your hair is long enough will work well too. And for prevention, invest in a good dry shampoo, which will clean your hair without being washed out if you’re in a rush, or keep some baking soda or baby powder on hand &lightly run it through your hair from roots to tip. It’ll dry up the grease &ickiness, but don’t do this for more than one day in a row or it’ll be noticeable.

When I had long hair, I used it to accessorize itself – tiny braids or loose loops were staples for lazy days because they could hang with my waves or be pinned back for extra cute. Now, however, I find myself relying much more on outside implements like clips, headbands, and hairbows. I got a pack of glittery, bright-colored clips from Hot Topic on super-sale recently that I adore, which I really recommend – keep a few hair clips or bobbypins in your purse in case you find yourself wanting to snazz up a bit in a pinch. It’s very important to invest in accessories if you have short hair – cute little star-shaped hair gems,  flower bobbypins, and feathered headbands are all some of my favorites for daily wear. For lolita, I wear… well, all of those of course, but also mini-hats, hair bows on elastics or bobby pins, and of course, headbows. The latter presents its own unique challenges – long hair will be able to hold its own with a huge, head-eating bow, but short hair needs to be highly teased or otherwise styled HUEG so it doesn’t just look flat &dead in comparison to your big, perky bow. However, a side bow looks very sweet with short hair of almost any type – curly, straight, boy-short, etc – and depending on your type of hair you can vary the size &style. For example, a long, flattish sidebow looks nice when my hair is curly, but when it’s straight I prefer a double-sidebow headband. Do your own experimentation, though – head to your local Claire’s or Icing store &try on their selection to see what works best for you.

So, what can you do? Here’s a brainstorm of some of my favorites:

  • Pull the front sides back &secure with a barrette or bobby pins and a bow comb. Bonus points if you brain them!
  • Similarly, starting at your part, twist the hair tightly in on itself all the way across your hairline, behind your bangs if you have them. Secure behind your ear with a bobby pin. Cover the pin with a rose corsage.
  • Gather all of your hair across the crown by inserting your thumbs behind your ears and pulling back. Secure with a ponytail, then curl the shit out of it. Top with a tiara.
  • Too short for pigtails? Using a similar method as above, gather the hair from your crown into two small ponytails above and slightly behind your ears. Use small bows or hair clips in these so the accessory doesn’t overwhelm the style.
  • If your hair is at least chin-length, you can probably do french braids if not regular ones. Try two small ones, it’s easier one short hair than one because the hair doesn’t have to reach as far to join the braid.
  • Put your hair in pin curls before bed. Wake up &take them out. Instant pseudo-curl-fro – tease to enhance! Wear a small sidebow with it.
  • In the end, if you miss long hair, you can always buy a wig or clip-in extensions – they’re easier to wear with short hair sometimes, too!

Letting the Spectacle Astound You

February 17, 2010 at 6:11 am | Posted in Life, Lumpy | 1 Comment
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image c/o we heart it

image c/o we heart it

Masquerade! Paper faces on display-

Masquerade

Hide your face so the world will never find you

I always say to keep your eyes open, because you never know when inspiration will strike you. On a blizzardy day last week, I was watching the Jim Carrey movie Yes-Man on TV with my boyfriend. While it was a cute, cheeky, enjoyable movie, there was one scene that actually really struck me, despite the obvious facetiousness of it. The premise of the movie is that the main character, Carl, attends a seminar and makes a commitment to turn his life around by accepting any opportunity that comes his way. The scene in question is one where, during a night of heavy drinking with his friends, he accidentally puts the moves on a beautiful girl with a huge, testosterone-rich boyfriend. Obviously, the boyfriend challenges Carl to a fight, who has to accept because of his “secret covenant,” on one condition: that if he wins, he gets to take the man’s pretty girlfriend to a ball – ” ’cause she deserves that. Every pretty girl deserves to go to a ball,” he slurs. After losing horribly and taking a few bystanders with him, his reaction is a tearful pout towards the camera and the realization that the pretty girl in question would never go to a ball.

This, oddly, got me thinking. At first, it was, “I’m so happy I’ve been to a ball!” thinking, among other things, of Dances of Vice. Then I realized, there really ARE a lot of girls in the world who’ll never go to a ball. Is that a bad thing? Well, no, not necessarily. However, what is it that a ball really is? Is it just a place to drink punch and wear a fancy dress and sit around staring at the dance floor, waiting for someone to ask you to dance? If so, no – there is nothing wrong with not attending those balls. I’m thinking of course of the high school proms and homecoming dances and cotillions of my native twentieth-century Americana in this case – in fact, one might think it’s better to avoid these cesspools of upper-middle-class adolescent debauchery. However, maybe this is skewed. We’re lolitas, after all – nine times out of ten, don’t we yearn for an era (bygone or non-existant) in which princesses are forever donning breathtaking gowns, staying out til midnight (but no later!), and being swept off their feet by the handsome, exquisitely-dressed gentleman in grand ballrooms with marble pillars and candelabra? The ideal ball is an ideal of escapism and beauty – a place of beauty and fantasy that any girl can escape to in her mind when the real world becomes too harsh. Like a lilting piece of music. Like a beautiful book of poetry. Like looking in the mirror and seeing a living doll stare back at you.

And what about these girls who never go to the ball? All of those girls, the ones who are content to live their lives the way they’re “supposed” to, who go to class, go to work, party with their friends, and never think twice about what else life could hold for them – do they know what they’re missing? Are they really missing it at all, or has it simply taken on a different manifestation in their lives? I don’t dismiss the possibility. However, while my hippie idealization of the world is one where everyone appreciates &seeks out beauty, I know that this is vastly untrue in the world I have found myself. Therefore, I find it safe to assume and be disheartened by the idea that there are people in this world who will never truly find themselves captivated by the beauty the world can hold. Even worse are the people who, when surrounded by utter ugliness, cannot create a source of beauty to lose themselves in.

There are little girls  who stare at me, eyes wide, as I walk through the supermarket or board a subway.  This is to be expected of children, but even more interesting are those my own age, who see me in the cafeteria or walking to and from class, who get that same glassy, wide-mouthed look to them. Bewildered, they turn to their friends, who are already scoffing at the sheer immaturity of my dress, and fake a smile to save face, when in reality they are mystified – they have fallen under the same spell the dresses first cast upon my fellow lolitas and I. Will they ever be able to shake this enchantment? Can they ignore what just happened, can they decide it doesn’t matter and forget the shattering of their universe, or reason it away? Probably. The human mind is capable of much, and as a lolita I constantly overestimate how groundbreaking &earth-shattering this fashion is to the rest of the world anyway. My school seems to have a good amount of artsy, “alternative” kids anyway, so it’s possible that I’ve just been written off as one of them, which is fitting and doesn’t bother me. But for the people who can’t do that,who experience beauty and can’t get it out of their heads, what recompense can they hope for? Only the one dancing in their minds.

Daily Outfits: 1/13 and 2/7

February 10, 2010 at 4:55 am | Posted in fashion, Life, Lumpy | 4 Comments
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Daily Outfit 1/13/09

Alice-y to sit in on my boyfriend’s band practice. Luckily, the practice space they rent is downstairs from Nirvana, a health food/smoothie shop, so I sat upstairs slurping a pineapple banana smoothie &listening to the music as diffused by the floorboards. It was probably for the best – the Open Mic Night crew came in &started setting up half an hour early, so  I was glad  I was there to give them dirty looks when they started playing over each other. Dammit, those open mic guys aren’t paying for the space – someone should’ve given them the old what-for! If I’m too hsy for that, at least I can give them the old stink-eye…

Rundown:

  • Blue cutsew: Angelic Pretty
  • White cutsew-blouse: Innocent World
  • Skirt: Mew
  • Socks: Secret Shop AP replicas
  • Bow: Bought at Otakon
  • Neckalce: Lolitas N Cream

So since the above picture is pretty shitty, I’m combining two outfits into one post. Also… I wanna show off my new hair!

Daily Outfit 2/7/09

Worn for a day of making Valentines with Victoria Suzanne. I’m going to be hosting a Valentine’s-themed meet-up later this month, so I’m getting started on little favors for my attendees. This was what I wore for craft day. I did pretty well, almost halfway done with 20 unique Valentine postcards. I’d consider that a success!

Rundown:

  • Dress: BABY, the Stars Shine Bright
  • Custew: Innocent World
  • Headband: Offbrand, ganked from Vix
  • Socks: Secret Shop IW replicas
  • Shoes: Bodyline
  • Jewelry: Bracelet from Otakon, necklace from Lolitas N Cream

Also, here’s my new f*cking haircut!! Hairstyle, really – I gave myself bangs again &dyed my hair redder. This picture doesn’t really show it well, so I offer you my bedazzled facebook picture instead:

What do you think?

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