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Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 10:46 PM

from my tumblr

I love gal. New gal. I bought ageha and I want Popteen, and Egg. I love the grown up essence mixed with cute culture, I love the fun, carefree attitude. I love the look, the hair. I love the makeup. It's refreshing to be into trendy fashion, somehow, rather than freakish obscure, weird-looking fashion. There's something a little magical about looking normal, but a little unique at the same time.

If only people would stop whistling when I wear heels with a skirt... Oh well.

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Sunday, January 03, 2010 @ 12:56 PM
Lolita Level: 62!

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From Lolita Level Up! on Lolita Charm


✔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).
✔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 six 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...

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Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 8:07 PM
Limit Lines

Image care of We♥It

Maybe it's just me, but I want to look nice, even in outlandish clothes and styles. If I know I look nice, I feel good.

Now, with that said - I don't like it when people tell me to "wear what I want" if I ask "does this suit me?", or "does this make my ____ look ____?"
Maybe it's a girl thing hammered into us from popular culture that feminism is rejecting or something, I don't know, but personally, when I ask those questions I am not fishing for compliments, I don't want to be told "it looks great!" if it doesn't - I want to pick things that flatter me.

If I love something but my figure, face or stature just doesn't do it justice, I'm quite happy admiring it on others rather than looking silly and lying to myself.

So, why do people swear by wearing what they want, even if it doesn't suit them?

To me, limitations like this don't feel awfully limiting, especially in a world that's beginning to encourage people to love the body they're in. Why have such double standards? To say love your body, but then encourage people not to flatter it? I suppose it relates to the business ideals in the West - sell, do what you can to sell, do what you have to to sell, lie to this person convincingly enough and they'll believe it themselves.

This feels more limiting to me, actually. It makes me feel like I can't trust people to give me their opinions. People are very sensitive to differing opinions and tact is a distant memory. Even I'm quite sensitive as I've fallen back into my safe zone, but if I try to get out there and ask people what they think, I wish they'd tell me.

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