Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cleo's Third Birthday!

Alright, well, I know this isn't exactly Lolita related, but my little sister Cleo just turned 3, and when she was asked what she wanted to do for her party she proptly told us that she HAD to have a fairy tea party!

That being said when it came time for the party and Cleo and I were getting ready she told me that she wanted me to wear "One of your pretty outfits sissy." That being said I QUICKLY jumped into a casual lolita coord. Needless to say she as trilled, she hugged me and said "Sissy we look so beautiful." 

That alone made it so adorable that I thought I would brave my fathers wrath and we headed down stairs. Now before I get into my father despising lolita, I figured we could look at a few pictures from the party.

                      This is Cleo my little sister in her birthday outfit with some balloons.

                                             The party was outside and of course very pink.

                We had a very lovely selection of teas and tea cups. And of course healthy munchies.

                                                     Cleo acting like the princess she is!

              And of course my little brother Phelan acting like a 5 year old boy at a tea party.

And now onto the not so fun part. When I came down stairs with my sister my Dad flipped out, he HATES the fact that i wear Lolita, and no matter what I tell him or show him he is still 100% under the impression that it is nothing but a fetish. 

So I had to explain to him that Cleo is the one who asked me to dress up, but he didn't care. Needless to say I refused to change and he hasn't really talked to me in 4 days. My point is, in my opinion it doesn't matter WHAT anyone else thinks, if you love something stick to it.

My father has threatened to kick me out because of Lolita, and honestly while it would suck a lot, I love wearing Lolita more than I love living in his house. I am never going to change because he thinks its a fetish because I know how much it means to me, and his matters not!

Basically if you love it, stick to your guns. 

Any of you readers have freinds, family or loved ones who hate your love of Lolita? How do you deal with it?

As always thanks for reading!

Next time: Custom Sizing: Who does it, How much?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dress for your Body Type: Diamond and Oval

Hey all! Its weird cause I actually have an audience to talk to now! I wanted to think you so much for following my blog, I do really appreciate it! I really want to say sorry for taking so long to update my blog, the world has proven that it wants to keep me away from the internet, but here I am for you're entertainment. Todays Post is going to be another Dress for Your Body Type, but this time I have chosen more common body types for us voluptuous ladies: Diamond and Oval

Don't know if you're beautiful body is Diamond or Oval Shaped? Here is what they entail:
  •  Your waist is undefined, very similar as the rectangle body shape. [Some of those guidelines may also work for you!]
  • You may have a larger high stomach for Diamond or a large low stomach for Oval
  • You may have love handles
  • You might have a large or flat bottom
  • You may have wide hips if you are Oval 
To dress for your beautiful Diamond or Oval shape you want to dress to draw attention to your face, neck and shoulders. 

Now to do this in Lolita may seem a bit tricky, but remember, no matter what your shape you CAN look good in Lolita, its all about deciding what works best for your body type and then making and awesome coord that involves just that! For these body types the styling tips are basically the same.

You are going to want to wear lower necklines, for which I recommend cutsews, they aren't all that low in the neck, BUT in comparison to a blouse they are a lot lower. Personally for these body types I don't like OP's or JSK's. I like the look of sperates, a skirt paired with a cute cutsew and a cardi for that over-all Lolita look. Of course color and style are up to you! I also think that that large pettis make larger body types seem a bit smaller, as the size difference between your waist and the bottom of the skirt flared out is pretty drastic, it is going to give you the illusion of a smaller waist. And remember DON'T tuck in your cutsew! It will give you an over all round shape and that is not what we are going for.

And don't forget a truly finished coord includes accessories, make-up and a hairstyle, so don't skimp on those details! You're already putting in so much work, why not just add those finishing touches and make your outfit go from wow to WONDERFUL!

As always thanks for reading, and remember that you are all beautiful individuals, and that no matter you're size or shape you are gorgeous!

Next Time: My Little Sister Turns 3! Cleo's Fairy Teaparty, and Dealing with Parents who HATE Lolita.
They are related trust me!