6/30/2010

New lolita movie: Mr. Rococo!


I was excited to find out that there is a new lolita movie on the way! It's called Mr. Rococo

I'm not one to complain about visual movies with no or weak content, so I'm not concerned with it, I just really want to watch.

What do you think?

6/19/2010

Bye bye Portugal!

Today's meet-up was a good bye to me meet up, because I'm moving to The Netherlands in just 3 days! I'll miss having friends who hang out with me in lolita.




My long bloomers are always happy to show up...!

I seem to be suffering from Poupee girl syndrome, I can't stop putting stuff on. Who needs to bags? But I must have both!

No circle lenses because my cat ate them!!!


Macaroons!!

Casually taking pictures in the caffé










HISTORY IS EXCITING!



Now it's time to pack my frills and move on, though I will miss all the friends I've made, I can't stay put forever.
Joana was nice enough to give me some gifts from Amethyste, thank you Joana!
I'll still be active in the portuguese community, providing you with ever growing sweet lolita OTT*-ness.

So, thank you everyone and especially the girls who showed up, I'll miss hanging out but rest assured: I'll be back! For short visits, but still!


*OTT- Over the top

6/18/2010

Lolita Quizz!

*You've been to egl.
*You've posted on egl, without an onslaught of 'USE THE MEMORIES' and likewise.
You've bought a lolita mook.
*You've picked a favorite brand.
*You've ordered your first item.
*You've worn a full outfit.
*You've worn a full outfit out in public.
*You've worn a full outfit and posted photos of it on the Internet.
*You know what JSK, OP, and cutsew all mean.
*You've bought your first brand piece.
*You know your measurements.
*You know you shoe size - in American, European, and Japanese.
*You know who Mr. Yan is.
***You know who Mana is. (*+1 points if you know his band. *+2 points if you know his brand. +3 points if you know why he's featured in every GLB. +4 if you have a shrine to him in your closet.)
*You know who Maki and Asuka are. (+2 if you've met Maki and Asuka).
***You've watched Kamikaze Girls. (*+1 if you know the real name of this movie. *+2 if you know who wrote the book this was based on. *+3 if you've also read the manga or novel. +4 if you love the author despite his criminal record).
You own a wig. (+1 if you own more than 2.)
*You own a pair of falls.
*You can identify lace on the spot.
*You can identify an item's brand on the spot.
You can identify the year a dress was made by a specific brand on the spot.
*You can name several different dresses or prints.
You answer stock photo requests.
You mod a lolita community.
You decorate your nails. (+1 if you wear fake nails. +2 if you make fake nails.)
**You own a pair of a rocking horse shoes. (*+1 if you know their abbreviation.)
You've made your own rose corsage.
You've made anything out of your brand dress's waist ties.
You've made anything out of a matching eco tote. (+3 if you were the first one to do it, you think).
*You know how to apply false eyelashes.
*You know how to pronounce shirring.
*You know how to pronounce Moi-meme-moitie, or Metamorphose tempes de fille.
*You know a reliable shopping service.
You bid on Yahoo!Japan or Mbok.
*You've been to a meetup.
*You've planned a meetup.
You've planned a meetup with catering or more than 20 attendees.
You've met up with lolitas while on vacation to foreign or faraway locales.
You've seen a lolita fashion show.
You've seen a brand fashion show.
You've modeled in a lolita fashion show.
You've modeled in a brand lolita fashion show.
*You wear bloomers.
You know how to make bloomers.
You tell other people to wear bloomers.
*You draw lolita art, write a lolita blog, or provide the community with some sort of creative services.
You've taken purikura in lolita.
*You've decorated your room/house/apartment in lolita style.
*You've listened to lolita music.
*You've learned kana.
You've learned enough Japanese to read a magazine.
*You wear or own circle lenses.
*You've been called a princess by a young child.
You've dressed up a friend.
You've convert a friend.
*You've been in media (television, newspaper, magazine). (+2 points if it's Japanese media.)
*You've learned a handicraft, like jewelry making, embroidery, or sewing.
You've become a lolita mentor.
*You've attended lolita events at an anime or multi-genre convention.
You’ve organized or presented lolita events at a convention.
You've visited a brand shop.
Trip to Japan!
*You've dressed up and gone out alone.
*You're prepared for inclement or colder weather in lolita (coat, parasol, boots, gloves, other climate-specific items.)
*You've learned face contouring.
You've made a lolita valentine.
*You've got a lolita pen pal or online lolita friends.
*You have local lolita friends.
You know how to modify clothes that don't fit you.
*You know how to dress for your body type.
You've been in a street snap.
You've been to multiple world locations of the same brand store (BABY Paris, BABY Tokyo, BABY San Francisco, etc.)
You've created a makeup/hair/sewing tutorial.
*You've sold hand-created lolita goods.
You have your own lolita fashion line.
*You've gotten a lolita haircut, style, or color.
*You've mixed other street fashions with lolita.
You've thrown a lolita party/had a lolita wedding.
You've dressed your child/small children in lolita or kodona style.
*You've successfully cross-dressed in lolita style at least once (boystyle for girls and girls' clothing for guys).
*You've lolified or made sure all the contents of your purse are cute (wallet, lipgloss, keyring, etc.)
*You have a lolita pet (small dogs, cats, rabbits, exotic birds, fancy fish) or have dressed/accessorized your pet (bows or pet clothes). - Animals are not accessories.
*You've dressed your significant other or dated someone who dresses in J-fashion/alternative fashion.
***You've read Alice in Wonderland. (+1 if you've seen the animated movie or other variations, +2 if you've seen more than one variation, +3 if you own more than one variation)
You've dressed as Alice or another Wonderland character in lolita style, or own Alice themed items.
You've made something from a Japanese pattern.
*You've found, bought, or made lolita underwear (bras and panties).
You wear lolita daily, or have gone 7 days straight wearing only lolita.
You have lolita calling cards or business cards.
You play a lolita instrument (i.e., piano, violin, harp, French horn... well any instrument really.)
***You can translate yen to your country's currency in your head. (*+1 if you can convert other currencies you shop with as well. +2 if you read the news to know how the yen is doing.)
*You've sold lolita clothing online (secondhand, egl_comm_sales).
*Your article or entry has been put into the egl memories.
*You take photos of your outfits/daily outfit photos.
*You’ve posted to daily_lolita.
***You own a petticoat. (*+1 if you own more than one. +2 if you wear three or more at a time).
You’ve bought a lucky pack.
You keep a style diary or look-book.
*You can put together an outfit made entirely from offbrand.
*You’ve bought offbrand or non-Japanese brand.

Adorable Admirer (lvls 1 - 20) You've started studying or liking lolita but haven't taken that leap of faith yet. Good luck!

Resplendant Rufflebutt (lvls 21 - 40) At home within the land of the rufflebutts and spilling frills from every edge.

Victorian Maiden (lvls 41 - 60) A classy lolita of taste and experience, who knows her way around the lolita social set.

*Starry Celebrity (lvls 61 - 80) On page four of the lolita world, you've risen to the ring of the upper crust.


Pretty Princess (lvls 81 - 100) Lolita royalty, truly versed in the ways of the lacey ones, the lolita princesses have achieved a special level of enlightenment.

Ultimate Lolita (Boss Fight!) (lvls 100+) Wow, you've gotten over 100 levels? You're the ultimate lolita with unlimited hitpoints. That's actually a little scary..




P.s. Tomorrow there will be a lolita meet up hoasted by me here in Porto, so expect an update :)

6/15/2010

A new package appears!

This is a small review for the online store Nana Jun and Secret Shop Tea Party Shoes (the Angelic Pretty replicas). I will also provide a small comparison between the orignal shoes and the copies.
Payment was made through Paypal, with a 15€ fee at the time of the order and the final payment when the order was ready to ship.
O pagamento foi feito com Paypal, como seria de esperar, tendo pago primeiro um sinal de 15€ e o restante quando a encomenda estava pronta a enviar (segundo a vendedora).



Comunication (0-5): 2,5
There was a time at which I couldn't contact the seller for almost two weeks, which was made more annoying by the fact that the second invoice was late, according to the initial two week order->shipping estimate.
Comunicação (0-5): 2,5
Houve uma altura em que durante umas boas duas semanas deixei de obter resposta, por mais que insistisse. O que se agravou pelo facto de o segundo "invoice" estar atrasado em relação à estimativa que me tinha sido dada antes da compra.

Time: about one month since the moment in which I ordered them.
No custom horrors!
Tempo: cerca de um mês desde o momento da encomenda.
Não tive de passar pelos terrores da alfandega!

Shipping (0-5): 5
As you can see the order was properly sealed and wraped in descreete paper.
It was marqued as "gift" and shipped through EMS.
Envio (0-5): 5
A encomenda, como podem ver, veio devidamente selada e embrulhada num papel discreto (o que é bom porque passa mais despercebido na alfandega) e vinha marcada como "gift".
O envio foi feito pela EMS, senhores que tiveram a amabilidade de não tocar à campainha, limitando-se a deixar o papel na caixa do correio a dizer que ninguém atendeu. Mas isso já é com os funcionários dos CTT que às vezes têm destas coisas.

Price: 68€ incl. shipping costs
It seems to be the normal price for brand new Secret Shop Tea Party shoes, I don't think it's too much especially taking in to account the price of the originals sold by Angelic Pretty, which are made from the same materials.
Preço: 68€ com portes
Estou na ideia que este é o preço normal que se paga pelos Tea Party novos da Secret Shop, não acho que esteja alto, especialmente em comparação com a Angelic Pretty que os fabrica do mesmo material.

In general, this was not a bad experience though it could have been better. I intend to order from this store again, more Tea Party shoes and some parasols to use in the rain, so I don't damage the brand parasols in the rain.
Em geral, não foi uma má experiência mas podia ter sido melhor. Faço tensões de encomendar desta loja novamente no futuro, mais Tea Parties e para sóis para usar à chuva (não me apetece estragar os de marca na chuva).


Secret shop has a new look!




FREE BAG!!! Free "Princess Tam-tam" bag. At first I thought it was to put my shoes in, but when I opened it I realized it would only fit one shoe. So I guess it's a random gift, which I will gladly use to store my accessories in the huge bag i'm taking with me to Holland.





I only have them in 4 colors, though I still want them in lavander(shown bellow), brown, mint, dark pink and black.
You can clearly see in this picture that the blue ones have a different symbol and clearly flatter bow, in similarity to the Angelic Pretty originals.

Podem ver que, em comparação com os mais antigos, não só o símbolo mudou, mas também o laço, que agora é mais achatado e colado ao sapato.

These are the original Angelic Pretty Tea Party shoes, as you can see, the bow is more "squashed" down then in the case of the older Secret Shop replicas. But now, Secre Shop seems to be squishing their shoes' bows aswell.

Outra diferença entre as replicas da Secret Shop e os originais, que se mantém, é a maior quantidade de tecido no laço, no caso dos Secret Shop (a parte superior do tecido faz um laço verdadeiro que dobra sobre si enquanto que os da AP têm apenas uma camada de tecido a fazer o efeito de laço).

6/11/2010

Prom in gothic lolita







This was my first real attempt at gothic lolita. I was fun, but I preffer sweet lolita.


The make-up was so much fun to do!
I got cool reactions, and I enjoyed doing something different, though I didn't have a proper a-line petticoat for this dress, so it wasn't looking great. I'm not going to invest in more stuff atm because I'm moving so soon and it would only be more trouble, more stuff to pack.


6/08/2010

Diy or die!





I made my hair accessory for prom yesterday. This is what I used:
Fabric
A hair band
Scissors
Big stapler
Cat-generated motivation.



This was the result! A black veil thing. All I did was staple the fabric in to place. Pretty easy.
It only cost me about 5€ and took about 20mins to make.

I guess everyone can tell what style of lolita I'm wearing to the prom, right? haha

6/07/2010

Mom's store opening in lolita!






"Maria Augusta"
Rua Padre Himalaia nº110, perto da lavandaria!


I know, this cutsew looks terrible on me! :(

After the meet up, I went to the opening of my mother's store/salon(nails, hands, feet care, etc). I'm really happy for her, she always had problems with her bosses or colleagues because everyone is usually really young compared to her and it's hard to deal with such a big age gap.

Also, I found this cool picture in the portuguese lolita community poto album:


Phew! That was it for my weekend. ;D

6/04/2010

Olá!




I've decided to start a blog dedicated to my lolita obcession!
Decidi criar um blogue dedicado à minha obcessão com a moda lolita!

Angelic Pretty makes me happy!