Sunday, 30 October 2011

Coordinate with waistcoat

Hello everyone!

Guess what? My new camera arrived! So happy!

To celebrate I took some pictures of my coordinate.

I wore a navy waistcoat over the white onepiece I made for graduation and added light blue accessories.

I think I've used that exact pose before....

Onepiece, ribbon- Handmade
Everything else- Offbrand

I got the blue shoes in Singapore! Blue shoes are rather hard to find, aren't they? I used to have a lovely cream and navy pair, but sadly I wore them to absolute death and they are no more. It was so sad when I had to throw them out!

I tried out the 'toy camera' feature of my new camera- I really like it! That's good, I can make my pictures look interesting with no skill at all, haha. Cameras are so clever these days. I'll be extra careful with this one!

Thanks for reading!

Friday, 28 October 2011


Hello all!

I mentioned in a previous post that I'm visiting Tokyo in January- very excited!! I thought I'd reminisce with you about previous trips to Japan, so today I'll tell you about my first time in Osaka last summer.

I love eating, and Japanese food is one of my favourites! The first thing we did on getting to Osaka was to eat omu-rice.

The next day we went shopping. We visited the Big Step shopping mall, which has a KERA shop (Maria?), Anna Sui, and Rag Tag. Opposite Big Step you'll find Pure Sound/Maiden Clothing, which sells second-hand VK cds and goods and Lolita clothing. I liked that shop a lot! There were a lot of interesting bits and pieces to rifle through. I picked up an old LAREINE vhs and an equally old Metamorphose headdress. That reminds me, I need to wear that headdress again! 

~You can click the images to make them bigger!~

I wonder what the Pure Sound in Shinjuku is like? 

On the final day in Osaka we visited the famous castle!

The garden was so pretty.

I hope to visit Osaka again someday, and get to know it better. Do you know much about Osaka? If you do, please recommend me something!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011


Today I'm posting the last lot of pictures from my recent holiday.

From Singapore, I took a short trip to Cambodia. I've never been there before, and never thought I would! I'm glad I did go, since I was able to see and learn some things that were completely new to me.

The first bit of sightseeing was a boat ride on Tonlé Sap. 

The captain brought his cute children along for the ride! They were quite fearless sitting on the prow of the rather rickety boat, and made the ride even more entertaining.

The most famous feature of the lake is the "floating village", a village of houses built in the water itself, on stilts. I felt a bit intrusive sailing past someone's front door and peering at them! The funniest thing was the little floating pig pens; a sort of raft/cage attached to the house by a rope containing two or three little pigs. The pigs seemed happy enough, though it must be a strange life for them!

We also visited Angkor Wat, a huge temple complex. It was very impressive! We saw many of these Apsara ("heavenly dancers", I think).

These ladies were even decorating our hotel room! Across the road from the hotel was the Cambodian Cultural Village, an attraction that introduces the different groups of people who have been living in Cambodia. It's  basically lots of model villages built different styles (for instance Chinese). There were short perfomances put on at the different villages telling folk tales.

We watched one about a princess and a peacock! A bit hard to follow, since I couldn't understand a single thing being said, but entertaining nonetheless. 

All in all it was quite eye-opening and a fun experience. It's always good to visit somewhere new! 

I hope you enjoyed the pictures. My new camera is on it's way, so I hope to share some nice coord shots with you soon!

Friday, 21 October 2011

JM jumperskirt and camera troubles!

Recently I've added to my Jane Marple collection (no doubt destined to expand further when I go to Tokyo in January!) with this plum-coloured jumperskirt.   

JSK-Jane Marple
Blouse, tie-Vintage
Everything else-Offbrand

While it's an uncomplicated design, the key is in the details! The edge of the bodice is scalloped, as is the hem, with two rows of pretty trim in a lighter shade of plum decorating the hem. I think I'll wear this jsk a lot!

I coordinated with a tie for a prim but girlish look. I used to wear ties a lot, in my more dandy-ish days! Since I have a nice collection, I want to start incorporating neck ties into my Lolita style. I know a few different knot styles, so please look out for those in future coordinates!

I'm sorry about the webcam pictures- not only is my camera broken, but now my parents' camera has given up too! Hopefully I can sort that out at the weekend.

See you next time!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Singapore Highlights (part two)

Hello hello!
Today I've got some more pictures from my trip to Singapore last month.

One of the best moments of my holiday was meeting the famous terracotta warriors, who were on loan to the Asian Civilisations Museum.

Amazing to think of how old they are! The rest of the museum was very interesting too, and this stylish lady caught my eye:

Singapore is well-known for it's combination of high-rise modern buildings and lush greenery, and to my eyes it is certainly very pretty.

While I was there though, I went to see a different side of Singapore- farms and a nature reserve! 

This is Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. It's certainly a big change from the city! It's wonderful to have so much variety of scenery in such a small country.

Across the water, we can see a glimpse of Malaysia! I also saw all sorts of wildlife- monitor lizards swimming happily in the water, mudskippers looking very odd, and a cute squirrel, the only one I've ever seen in Singapore.

And here's a sweet little goat from the farm I visited. Look at her bald knees! 

Hope you enjoyed the pictures, see you next time~

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Winter is coming!

Hello lovely readers!

The weather has been nice this weeked, bright and a little crisp. I can feel that winter is coming! I always get excited about the changing of the seasons. I went shopping with my mother yesterday, and wore a simple autumnal outfit with my favourite skirt.

Blouse- Vintage
Skirt- Innocent World
Hair accessory- Handmade
Everything else- Offbrand

Soon I want to show you a nice coordinate with the Jane Marple JSK I got recently! It's in plum-coloured wool, very nice for the colder months. I'm going to try some different colour combinations with it, since I haven't worn that particular hue before.

Hope you're enjoying whatever season you happen to be in! I look forward to seeing you next time.

Sunday, 9 October 2011


I'm taking an interval from posting about Singapore to write about the Versailles live last week.

My camera is out of action at the moment, so unfortunately I couldn't get a coord snap. I wore my Metamorphose Antique Bouquet onepiece with an Innocent World necklace.

I really enjoyed the live! Hello to the lovely girl I met there, was it Sarah? My ears were ringing a bit still, so I'm not sure if I heard your name correctly. Please excuse my deafness, I was glad to meet you! I'm sad to have missed Emilie and Cordelia though :( I was looking out for you two!

Well well, so now I've seen Kamijo. And I've been smiling a lot since then! 

I thouroughly enjoyed myself. Although the band seemed a little tired, and could perhaps have been a bit  livelier, their appearance and performance was certainly gorgeous. Versailles' "twirls" were one of the highlights for me. Everyone's costume was engineered for maximum twirlability, whether it was a cape, a big skirt, long coat tails, or, in the case of Teru, a fabulous net curtain(!)

 Kamijo's movements were so.... Kamijo-y! Flamboyant and graceful, perfect. So much that it's bit hard to believe he's flesh and blood! Hizaki also conducted himself very elegantly and daintily, even when leaping bodily into the crowd- that part scared me a bit! He looks so softly pretty in real life, more convincingly feminine than I expected.

Yuki looked very handsome and his drumming was cool, but both he and Masashi seemed to me a bit subdued. However, Teru was certainly entertaining in his glittering lace cape; he probably had the most energy, and his very very wide smile was infectious. My friend and I admired his gilt-trimmed pumpkin pants- they had just the right amount of pouf! 

Sadly both my friends and I couldn't go to the meet and greet afterwards, we wouldn't have been able to get home otherwise. I do wish they had started earlier, they didn't play for that long and it would have been so nice to meet them! Did any readers get to go to the meet and greet? Please tell me your experiences!
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