12/30/2010

Utrecht Mini Meet up 28 December

The dutch lolita community had a "mini" meet-up (to which about 20 people showed up!) this Tuesday. This was the first time I attended a meet up with the dutch community and I really enjoyed it, especially because I got to hang out with some of my favourite lolitas!
I finally wore my intimidating red and pink polka dotted skirt by Angelic Pretty, from their colourful drop series. I loved how it turned out even if I ignore a couple of lolita guidelines!
A comunidade lolita holandesa organizou um "mini" encontro (para o qual apareceram cerca de 20 pessoas!) esta Terça. Esta foi a minha primeira vez num encontro da comunidade holandesa e gostei muito da experiência, especialmente porque tive a oportunidade de estar com algumas das minhas lolitas favoritas!
Finalmente usei a minha saia intimidade vermelha e rosa às bolinhas da serie Colourful Drop da Angelic Pretty. Adorei o resultado final apesar de ter ignorado algumas linhas orientadoras do estilo lolita!



Happy lolita who's shoes are accepted by fellow loli's:
Lolita feliz cujos sapatos são aceites pelas camaradas lolitas:






Happy lolita who won't break a leg in the snow:
Lolita feliz que não vai partir uma perna na neve:





I must admit I like the outfit just as well with the adidas shoes, it matches the more "decora" or "Fairy kei" side of this look.
I didn't wear a blouse, and I added leg warmers and the adidas were for practical reasons because you can't walk in the snow with rocking horse shoes. The lack of blouse and adding leg warmers didn't stand out too much in this outfit because it is more of a strange and playful look rather than an elegant toilette being ruined by elements that don't fit in. In this case the leg warmers give that chunkier cartoon-like feel to the general outfit and also cover the top part of the adidas which makes them blend in better.
Devo admitir que gosto tanto do conjunto com as adidas, porque vai mais ao encontro do lado "decora" ou "fairy kei" deste "look".
Não usei blusa e acrescentei caneleiras e as adidas foram escolhidas por razões praticas porque não é possível andar na neve com sapatos Rocking Horse. A ausência de blusa e o uso de caneleiras não se destacou demasiado neste conjunto porque o "look" inclina-se mais para o infantil e estranho do que para o de uma toilette elegante que estaria a ser arruinada por elementos que não encaixam. Neste caso as caneleiras dão aquele aspecto mais denso tipo desenho animado ao conjunto em geral, ao mesmo tempo que cobrem a parte superior das adidas o que faz com que se misturem melhor.





My make-up choices are the union of what flatters my eye shape, what matches the outfit, and what my inner child believes to be the right choice. This would be where the whole thing with sticking plastic jewels on my face comes from.
As minhas escolhas de maquilhagem são o resultado da união entre o que favorece a forma dos meus olhos, o que condiz com a roupa e o que a minha criança interior crê ser a escolha correcta. É daqui que advém toda aquela coisa de colar jóias de plástico na cara.

Tiny and proud!
Minúscula e orgulhosa!



(this is how I display affection and admiration)
(esta é a minha forma de demonstrar afecto e admiração)
One of my favourite lolitas ever! She is so elegant and has wonderful taste :D
Uma das minhas lolitas favoritas! Ela é tão elegante e tem um gosto maravilhoso :D

For this meet up we had lunch at a small café in Utrecht, from there we went to some vintage and fabric stores, in which I got some items for my future mori girl and dolly kei adventures! After we stopped to have a snack at V&D, but my flu and lack of sleep were catching up with me so I left the other girls to their delicious activities and came back home.
Neste encontro almoçamos num pequeno café em Utrecht, de onde partimos para visitar algumas lojas de tecidos e artigos vintage, nas quais eu adquiri alguns artigos que serão usados para as minhas futuras aventuras nos estilos mori e dolly kei!
Depois paramos para lanchar no V&D, mas a minha gripe e falta de sono começaram a afectar-me e então deixei as outra rapariga às suas actividades deliciosas e voltei para casa.

12/22/2010

Merry Christmas!






Here is a Christmas themed outfit which I didn't actually wear out, but I felt like trying this whole thing on as a set, I think I'll wear it to the meet up on Monday.
Aqui está um conjunto de Natal que não cheguei a usar fora de casa, no entanto tive vontade de me vestir para o Natal. Acho que o vou usar no encontro de Segunda-feira.

Feliz Natal!

11/28/2010

Jeremy Scott x Adidas Originals Teddy Bear




Jeremy Scott x Adidas Originals Teddy Bear are scheduled to be released in 2011 for the Spring/Summer collection. I can't say much about these shoes as the sheer awesomeness of their existence robs me of words, though what I can say is that, in short, it's being able to buy design pieces like this that make me feel glad I live in this age.
There's no arguing that these will not be easy to coordinate, that challenge is one I am more than willing to take and I can't wait to own these, in both colours!

11/06/2010

Yesterday was a long day, that involved twenty minutes of raining pouring straight on to my face while I was riding my bicycle home. This was how I looked when I got home, like a sad puppy left locked out in a rainy night.

I wasn't about to let a little rain discourage me, after a warm shower and a nutritious meal, I turned from sad wet puppy in to a presentable human being:











Yes, I should have removed the bows from the coat, as they are removable, but I am too lazy for this.

Upon arriving at the house of my photographer friend Carah Slagboom, I was summoned to the studio where these pictures were taken:
(please excuse the lack of poof and floppy hair, the coat is heavy and there was a lot of wind between this house and the other.





















Photography: Carah Slagboom
Hair & Make-up: Me

11/04/2010

Ginghamcherry Comission Review

Despite owning the red skirt from the Puppet Circus series for quite a while now, I have yet to give it the use it deserves because I didn't have a hair accessory for it.
Happily, I came across one of ginghamcherry's sales post on the international sales community, and as I was quite impressed with her work, I asked her if she would make me a hair accessory for my Puppet Circus skirt.
Apesar de ter a saia da série Puppet Circus há já algum tempo, ainda não lhe dei o devido uso, especialmente porque não tinha nada parausar como acessório para o cabelo que chegasse aos pés da dita saia.
Felizmente, encontrei um post da ginghamcherry na comunidade internacional com artigos feitos por ela, e fiquei logo impressionada com os trabalhos dela. Perguntei-lhe se podia fazer-me algo para eu usar com a minha saia vermelha da série Puppet Circus.



Time(0-5): 5
The order was completed very quickly, and I was always given updates throughout the process.
Tempo (0-5): 5
A encomenda ficou completa rapidamente, e foram-me sempre dadas actualizações durante o processo.

Packaging(0-5): 5
The bow came wrapped in paper and inside a cardboard box, together with a thank you note. I find it extremely positive that the seller chose the cardboard box, as it is not the cheapest option but it is surely the best to assure the article's integrity, especially through such a long distance.
Embalagem(0-5): 5
O laço veio dentro de uma caixa de cartão muito bem embrulhado e com uma nota de agradecimento. Acho um ponto extremamente positivo a vendedora usar uma caixa de cartão para enviar o artigo, uma vez que não é a opção mais barata mas é certamente a melhor para assegurar a integridade do artigo, especialmente quando vem de tão longe.

Price(0-5): 5
The total was 26$ with shipping, the seller didn't mind lowering the price from 26 plus shipping to 26 with shipping, when I asked.
Preço(0-5): 5
O total foi 26$ com portes dos EUA. Muito acessível e a vendedora não se importou de baixar o total de 26$ mais portes para 26$ com portes, quando lhe pedi.

Communication(0-5): 5
It was always easy to communicate with the seller and she was always available to clear any doubts or make modifications.
Here you can look through the ordering process, since we ended up communicating through comments instead of e-mail.
Comunicação(0-5): 5
Foi sempre fácil comunicar com a vendedora e ela demonstrou-se sempre disponível para esclarecer duvidas ou fazer alterações.
Aqui podem ver o processo da encomenda, uma vez que acabamos por comunicar por comentários em vez de e-mail.



Quality(0-5): 5
Excellent and filled with details, it was exactly what I asked for and the materials used were of great quality.
Qualidade(0-5): 5
Excelente e cheio de detalhes, foi exactamente o que pedi e os materiais usados são de grande qualidade.

In general it was a very positive experience and I plan on ordering from this seller again in the future.
Em geral foi uma experiência muito positiva e planeio voltar a encomendar desta vendedora no futuro!


10/31/2010

Casual!


Last Friday everything seemed to be going wrong, even what I was putting on. Nothing look good, so I decided to wear lolita, which always look good, or at least makes me feel like I look good.

Queen's Coach is on it's way from France and should arrive some time this week. I have also received an order for a head bow that is to match my Puppet Circus skirt, I will make a post about this as it will also be a review for this service.



Yes I have blurred out my face, but this is because the flash on my camera does not produce flattering results.






I wish you all a great Halloween, mine will be spent at home watching horror movies and eating too many sweets!

10/06/2010

Newspaper appearance


This interview is from July, but I only got my copy about a week ago. I'm not scanning the full article because it's not that relevant, I believe. It's stuff you already know and my opinion about some aspects of the fashion.

In other news, I didn't get picked out for the Kera model call thing, which isn't that bad because I was cancelling the trip anyway, although I must admit it wasn't good for my ego either.

Queen's coach is still late, but I have requested a commission of a head-bow to match my Puppet Circus skirt, so I can finally wear it as a part of a complete and awesome outfit.






This was an experiment I made with mori girl style, because I'm planning a mori lolita outfit. It's almost complete, I just need the boots I ordered for it to arrive and maybe some socks. Let's see how that turns out :)

9/06/2010

Kera Hyper Style a Go Go!


Well well well...! The date is getting closer and I just bought a plain ticket to London. I haven't booked any hotel rooms yet because I'd like to stay with someone I know, and am waiting to find out who else is going.

So, any of you planning on attending?

I applied for the model contest too, but no word on that yet. I don't know if I have a shot though because they were accepting applications from all over the world and only 6 girls will be selected, but it's nice to dream...

9/02/2010

Integrate your accessories in to the decor!

Lolita is not everyday fashion for most of those who wear it, but I like it so much that I try as much as possible to integrate my wardrobe in to the decor. Let's have a look at the shelves on my desk:


The top shelf is my favorite, I keep my head bows on the left as well as my clip-on extensions, you can spot several brand items as well as a random pot of marshmallows that is to remain untouched as it is also part of the decoration :)


On the second shelf I keep my more classic accessories, I have some earrings on the sides of that little basket as well as the dangling pearls which I really like.
As an adition to the accessories I picked some postcards and fliers that fit in, not only do they add to the "lived-in" look but they also have emotional value to me. I will rarely resist the temptation of buying a postcard because I find some meaning in it, as was the case of the little wooden post card that has a vintage feel to it accompanied by the quote "When time was on our side." it makes me feel quite nostalgic and it matches the classic accessories.


To the bottom things get a little more weird and less sweet lolita. There is a cocktail glass holding necklaces and bracelets (black only), and a flayer for the Torture Museum in Amsterdam. Again, a post card that caught my eye: it is a picture taken in a library in which the ceiling collapsed. I was attracted to it because the men are looking through the books as if they didn't notice that the building fell apart. I personally found a lot of meaning in this.

Some random items that match each other yet I try to make it look like they were somewhat casually placed there. I really like the feel that this is a practical space and that has a lot of life and use in it, whilst still finding an aesthetic harmony in mundane objects.

Notice that Usakyuma is holding a pair of earrings (he has magnetic hands) on the left hand and has a tiny bottle with pink pearls to this right (this tiny bottle was a contact lens container).

The socks! I for one love socks, and with the money invested in to lolita socks, I feel they deserve to be kept safely away from the mess of my everyday sock drawer, which is nothing but a blur of black or white cotton socks. I find tea boxes to be a great way to both organize and display this part of my closet!


P.s. Sorry to all the Portuguese readers, but I don't have a Portuguese keyboard at the moment. I promise a translation ASAP!

8/30/2010





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtnLIa5AIvk

Here is a video from Summer Darkness featuring many lolitas and in which you can see me too, at 0:38 :)

8/19/2010

Summer Darkness Mfashion







As usual, detail shots of my make-up.


Photography by Ed Rowendal

The show went well and there were a lot of people watching, I felt really comfortable on stage though my bloomers gave me a bit of trouble.


Photography by Ed Rowendal


Photography by Ed Rowendal



Photography by Berlinda Van Dam


Photography by Rob Hoo


Photography by Rob Hoo


I got to the place early and got ready there, before and after the show a lot of photographers (and random people) asked to take pictures (or just took pictures without asking).
I don't have a video of the fashion show yet but I'm guessing it will be provided eventually.




I would like to dedicate this entry to my dear friend Maya who passed away last evening.
She never got a chance to see these pictures although she was really looking forward to it.
Thank you Maya for being such a great friend and wonderful person, I will miss and remember you always, and our times together that, although short, were always fun and pleasant.


I apologize for the lack of enthusiasm or descriptiveness of this entry, but I don't feel like saying much at this time.