Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Summer lolita alternatives.

You may think to yourself when going through clothes or plainly just staring into space. What do I really need in my Classic/Goth/Sweet lolita wardrobe for summer? The truth is, you need more items than you may be thinking are necessary! Just having the usual, quite formal lolita undergarments (I'm looking at you bloomers!) is going to be hard to wear or make do with in different conditions and seasons. So here is a short list of what I believe is extremely necessary in the summer but overlooked by many lolitas.

1. Pajama Shorts
Wear these during summer instead of bloomers! They are usually loose, comfy, and designed for warm weather. So ditch the lacy white bloomers this summer and grab a pair of these. Country road kids does really nice pajamas that come with these types of shorts.

2. Underskirts
A lighter, less fluffy and only slightly less puffy version of a petticoat. With less layers it may not last as long, but it's just for summer, so it doesn't really need to last as long as a petti.

3.Chiffon Blouse
Instead of wearing a blouse with ruffles and stiff cotton collars, why not invest in a chiffon blouse like this? It's lighter, flowy, and better for hot summer days.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Wishlist (A lazy, brief post.)

It comes around that time of month when I really just want to buy something. Maybe it's a new JSK or a random sweater, either way it's fun to put it in a blog!
So, here, ladies & gentlemen, is my March wishlist!
(Note that this is only a wish-list of stuff available right now, if it was of all time the list would be endless.)

Pink Anna House skirt

Pink Anna House Headbow

Angelic Pretty bows

Angelic Pretty Biscuit bag

AP Dreamy Girl pink skirt.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Print I would like to see & a lot about it.

Dream Prints
In this post I am going to go into detail about prints I dream of being real. These are all fake, although I might include a picture or a print that is similar. I'm hoping my adjective and describing skills are not to ridiculous and that I don't bore you with my ramblings! Well, anyway, on with it!

Misty Graveyard
The print starts off with forest green patches of grass at the bottom with the detail of weeds. Clovers, dandelion leaves and small clusters of stinging nettles accompanying it. A little mist is hinted ever so slightly right above this, followed by the beginnings of  ancient looking grave stones, covered in deep green moss. Another slightly thicker layer of mist floats above this, translucent. The gravestones are now very visible, some rising up into a foggy grey/ dim blue/ ivory/ magenta sky/ mars black while others you can only just see the heads of. Of course these gravestones are all a stone shade of grey, but most have vines, weeds, grass or moss creeping up them. Giant Yew trees sit around spots in the graveyard, their interesting leaves made with huge detail. So much that I can see the individual spindles on the deathly poisonous plant. The branches reach up, and up, and up the garment stopping around the waist, seemingly because of the fog that slowly makes them less visible. The colour of the fog on the piece depends on which colour the person orders. It would come in an A-line Op, JSK with neck cross straps, and puffy skirt. The bag would be a grey leather grave stone, that the person could choose what was engraved in it. The blouse would be ivory with a peter pan collar along with detachable sleeves. The head accessory is a black silk rose on a medium thickness headband, also covered in the soft silk. The JSK & OP would both retail at $135, the bag $70, headbow & other accessories $22. Either it would be sold at my own brand, or by Alice And The Pirates.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Lolita Bible issue 51 + Topshop socks

Yesterday I went to the city, again, and I bought a few things. I thought I might share my little (Big) things I got in a quick blog post.
First of all I went to Kinokuniya, and went straight to the Japanese section. And get this: My Kinokuniya does not only stock the most recent Gothic & Lolita Bible, It also stocks every single one of them for $27.10. I looked at the covers of nearly all of them. From the first one published- in 2002- to the editions in 2008! I was so overwhelmed that I couldn't not buy one! So I broke my "no spending until you have $500" (Like that was going to happen anyway.) rule and bought issue 51, as you can see below.
 Gothic & Lolita Bible issue 51- purchased by me

The next thing I did was be dragged to Topshop by my mum. I at first thought "Nooooooooo, let me go home to read my magazine!" But then I spotted the socks section and fell in love with them all. They have short ones with lace, long ones with lace and some pairs that had pugs & cats printed on them. You can probably guess what happened next. I showed them to my mum and she said she thought they were cute, so she would buy me three pairs (That was only because there was some 3 for 2 business going on, but that turned out only being available in England topshops.) Here is a sidewards (whoops!) picture of them:
Topshop socks, gifts from my mum
I shan't forget the lovely bag they came in: (Also sidewards.)
I will probably do a post around something to do with the gothic & lolita bible, but until then, goodnight!

Friday, 7 March 2014

Red Classic lolita co-ord

My lolita wardrobe March 2014

Lolita wardrobe!
Hmmm.... It's been a while since I've posted, I hope nobodies noticed... 
I really do want to show all of you people who are reading my blog my lolita wardrobe. Currently all my items are off brand, but are lolita. Very soon I will be making a Bodyline order, so I look forward to that.
Because many of the items are  from when I was a child, some of these things don't exactly fit me, however most of them do.
I'll start with an overview, then take pictures of the different sort of items I have, then next to those pictures dot poits of what I own

First of all I just wanted to say that my lolita wardrobe isn't big, Infact if you take out the 1 Jsk that doesn't fit properly, it's tiny. But I love it and really don't care that I don't own any brand.
Second thing, I have a mixture of classic and sweet.
And last thing, I am still working out what style I want to be, and it's really hard to decide.

But anyhoodle, enjoy!

[Excuse the David Bowie t-shirt on the right.]

So, this is my wardrobe/ fireplace in all it's candy coated beauty.

- I have my jewellery, nail polish, dolls, money box and other bits on the fire ledge.

-In the middle I have my blouses, petticoats, JSK's and clothing.

- But, right at the very bottom is my favourite part, where my bags, shoes, beanies, hats and socks are. [Including my garbage bin which is that pink thing!]

-Pink Gingham button up JSK

-Navy blue Corduroy button up JSK, high neckline

-Rose Petal Cream JSK

-Sailor blue long sleeve blouse, [ZARA]

-Cable knit short sleeve blouse, [JCrew]

-Blue knee length petticoat [Country Road]

-Pink fairy skirt [Used as an additional petticoat.]

-Navy blue waist apron

-Black patent lace up boots [Wannabe]

-Blue gumboots with light blue stars [Target]

-Yellow clogs

-White loafers

-Pink felt "Strawberry slippers" [Magic Felt]

-Dark blue and cream spotted shoulder bag [Cath Kidston]

-Rainbow sparkle handbag [Jcrew]

-Picnic basket handbag.

-Black felt bag with cherry. [Magic Felt.]

-Pink and lime handmade crochet shoulder bag.

Other bits & pieces
-Jewellery box

-Katy Perry "Meow"

-Nail polishes

-Hello Kitty watch

-My mannequin called George

-Elizabeth Arden "Splendour"

Thanks so much for reading my blog post, I really appreciate it. If you like my blog I would be over the moon if you were to comment, follow or +1 my post

-Vanilla Kitty

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Great blogs & websites [Will update]

Lolita shops:


Angelic Pretty

Baby The Stars Shine Bright

Alice and the Pirates

Closet Child

The Wind Rises
Film By Hayao Miyazaki
Review by Vanilla Kitty

The wind rises is a movie by Hayao Miyazaki, about a boy called Jiro who dreams of flying planes, but can't because of his short sighted-ness. He has a dream about a famous aeroplane designer, Mr. Caproni, and decides he will design them instead. Years later he is travelling on a train to University when the Japan Earthquake of 1923 of hits. There are other major events in his life, but this one seems to be the most significant to how the story builds up.

 The movie is played out in different stages of his life, starting with him being about 10, and ending with him around 25. Each stage is about half an hour long, the first one being the shortest. Even though it is hard to get into, around 20 minutes into it and you will be hooked!
The characters were all unique and different, and there were some very funny parts in it, that made the cinema laugh.

However, although the movie made me laugh, it also made me smile, grimace and cry. It really is like you are watching a real persons life on a screen, so many ups and downs.

There were surprisingly a lot of characters in this Miyazaki film, compared to his other masterpieces such as Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service & Ponyo. It really was hard to choose a favourite character, but I really did like the guy who lived at the hotel with the massive nose. (Sorry about that, only people who have watched it will understand who I mean.)

Favourite parts
There are many parts I enjoyed in the animation, but by far the one that really scared me was the earthquake sequence. The rising of everything- All the houses and ground and, ugh, everything was coming up from it's usual place as if it was a giant wave- The massive groaning noise as if there was a demon under the ground, it completely freaked me out, I had to grab onto my dads arm. I could almost feel the hysteria of the people on the train.

The front layer animation really was just as amazing as all Miyazaki's other films. It was the Backgrounds that really set this animation apart from the others, the scenery was just so amazing and beautifully painted, I almost cried because of how much I wanted to live in one of them. The scene where the viewer gets a full shot of his house is absolutely gorgeous, it was his house, framed by a beautiful sky, and what I assume is a cherry blossom tree overhanging onto the wooden roof.

All, in all, I thought this film was one of the most emotional and compelling animations I have ever seen. With beautiful animation, charming characters and a new and exciting plot, it is a triumph as an end to Hayao Miyazaki's career. I really do hope he is bluffing and will pop back at any moment to make another film, though.