Thursday, August 25, 2011

30 day lolita challenge post 5

Day 5 – 10 items from your wishlist.

OH YEA BABY! This post is better made with pictures.
1. Alice and the Pirates 2 piece set (never fit me ever )

2.Angelic Pretty

3.Angelic Pretty jsk (another that will never fit me) the cut out heart in the back is so cute!

4. Baby jsk- minty and pink

5. AatP Horoscope underbust jsk

6. Milky Planet jsk in black by Angelic Pretty

7. Innocent World halter jsk

8. Fantastic Dolly jsk

9. Angelic Pretty mint chocolate jsk

10. Innocent World Bambi jsk

So, there they are in no particular order. For fun, I am also going to post the pictures of things I own that I dreamed about owning or that I have owned and then sold.

Twinkle Mermaid- yup I used to own it, in this color too.

Lavender Rose Jewel- I love this jsk and am SO happy it fits me.
Milky Chan, another dress I currently own that I HAD to have.
Just acquired this, in this colorway. Love it.

I used to have this, but it was WAY too small.

I have the version of this jsk without the light pink bust part. It's one of my favorite prints.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

30 day lolita challenge post 4

Day 4 – 10 different kinds of food you like.

Because food is TOTALLY lolita all the way.

1. Milk shakes
2. Blizzards
3. Sushi
4. Japanese Curry
5. Ice Cream
6. Coffee (it is the "other" food group- deal)
7. Mashed potatoes
8. Milk Shakes
9. Fruit plates
10. Fruit and yogurt mixed with crunchy things- the best one is at Fresh and Easy.

Milk shakes and the like ARE food and yes I put that more than once. I think I am 1/3 ice cream actually.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

30 day lolita challenge post 3

10 things I hate about lolita.

1. The limit of sizing for brands, a lot of the stuff I really like I can't buy because it won't fit. My broad shoulders and big boobs just aren't fitting in there
2. Prices, although I understand them better than most- a lot of AP stuff is limited and I can see hand work in it. It is also SO expensive to print your own prints. OMG- yea.

3. The low toleration of newbies, I know it's annoying to answer the same questions that you learned forever ago, but hey- we were all newbs at one point.

4. USA lolitas seem to have giant sticks up their butt about mixing the fashion with other stuff. I understand there is the style lolita, but I can still wear the dress without HAVING it be lolita. Calm down, it's a dress.

5. Shoes with snaps and buckles, the buckles work just fine- the snaps don't. I didn't pay $60 for my strap to pop off every 5 minutes. I hate how this is becoming more and more popular.

6. Cheap accessories with big price tags. It's plastic AP, PLASTIC.....why $35 for a plastic ring?

7. Replicas that actually have the name of the brand printed on the replica. Why hello Ebay, look at this Baby the Star Shine Bright replica with the name emblazoned across the bottom. Totally shameful.

8. Crazy over the top shit.

9. I'm a slob- slobs and expensive clothes just don't mix.

10. The lack of boobs in lolita, I have boobs....why no one else have boobs? Seriously- not cleavage--boobs-- just adult body shapes would be nice.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

30 day lolita challenge post 2

Day 2 – 10 things you love in lolita.

1. I love that lolita has so many genres and that I don't have to choose to be sweet all the time or gothic all the time. I can jump between my favorite styles and be different every time I dress up.

2. My lolita friends! They are so awesome!

3. Lolita lets me express myself, I can make my own dresses and accessories and just go all out. I can be crafty and stay away from scrap booking :p

4. Angelic Pretty

5. Alice and the Pirates

6. Mini hats- this includes tricorns, boater hats, sailor hats, marching band hats, top hats...hell! any kind of hat is better in mini form.

7. Giant Hair is quite normal, I love that my hair can be like 2 feet tall and 2 feet wide. (I usually look happier with giant hair then this person)

8. Prints! I am in love with prints on fabric. I love finding prints and using prints and anticipating new prints from brands.

9. I can feel absolutely beautiful without the least bit of cleavage. I feel beautiful because I think so, and I'm not judging it based on how many men offer to buy me a drink or look at my ass.

10. It's different, what can I say- it's the hipster in me. I love that lolita is a different style than the norm and anyone else into it automatically has a bond with you.

Friday, August 12, 2011

30 day lolita challenge post 1

So I've seen some people doing this and figured, sure- why not? You can steal this, since I did.

Here are the posts....after this list is my response to day 1.

Day 1 – 10 things about your lolita bubble.
Day 2 – 10 things you love in lolita.
Day 3 – 10 things you hate in lolita.
Day 4 – 10 different kinds of food you like.
Day 5 – 10 items from your wishlist.
Day 6 – 10 things you can’t live without in lolita.
Day 7 – 10 people who inspire your lolita style.
Day 8 – 10 songs that inspire you for lolita.
Day 9 – 10 things you will never do in lolita.
Day 10 – What’s in your bag?
Day 11 – One day in your lolita life in pictures.
Day 12 – A picture of yourself before lolita came in to your life.
Day 13 – A picture of your favorite sweets.
Day 14 – A picture of your dream item.
Day 15 – A picture of your last lolita purchase.
Day 16 – Your outfit for the day.
Day 17 – What do you want more then anything right now?
Day 18 – A picture of your favorite lolita style.
Day 19 – What’s in your make-up bag?
Day 20 – A picture of a lolita friend.
Day 21 – Your favorite fictional lolita.
Day 22 – A picture of your room.
Day 23 – A picture of your handwriting.
Day 24 – A picture of you from a meet.
Day 25 – Your favorite lolita themed artwork.
Day 26 – Your Facebook profile picture.
Day 27 – One song that fits your favorite lolita style.
Day 28 – A picture of the perfect lolita location.
Day 29 – A picture of a lolita you would love to meet for real.
Day 30 – A photo of yourself taken today and 3 good things that’s happened over the last 30 days.

Day 1 – 10 things about your lolita bubble.

I'm not sure what exactly this means, but hey- let's give it a go shall we? My lolita bubble is basically in my head all the time. I barely get to wear it on a weekly basis. I'm an older lolita (as in I'm older than 25) so my day job gets in the way of wearing my over the top sweet co-ord (damn social standards). But my brain thinks about lolita all the time. To me, lolita is a fashion- and one that makes me feel frilly and pretty without feeling overly girly. Normally ruffles and lace and pink would make someone feel pretty girly, but maybe because it is such an extreme style it doesn't make me feel as girly as when I'm wearing an pink cardigan and heels. I feel more at home in bloomers than in slacks. Lolita also makes me feel ageless, like my brain. I'm not young or old, I just am. And I am quite beautiful too, lolita is the best pick me up ever and makes me feel put together in a way that matching earrings never could.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Larger Sizes

So most of us know that lolita tends to be made for the Japanese- which means smaller bone structured people. Those of us with broad shoulders, large arms, long legs or large chests can forget about fitting into quite a few brands. This sucks, a lot, especially when you find your dream dress in a brand you know will most likely never fit you (Mary Magdalene cough cough). So...I thought people might appreciate a list of places you can buy blouses and other things custom made for you.

Fan Plus Friend- They can custom make almost anything in their inventory- it just costs a little more.

In the Starlight- This is an Etsy store where they custom make bloomers, petticoats and blouses. Nice prices too.

Qutieland- this site offers a lot of replicas and original dresses that can be tailor made for an additional cost.

Sweet Rococo- This site you can design your own dress or skirt and then have it made for you, they are usually pretty far out for orders though. It just depends on how long you are willing to wait.

Anna House- This site used to "bespoke" items which meant they would tailor make them. I don't see it advertised but if you contact them they may still make things custom sized.

I know there are more, but I hope this opens up some shopping for people. If you know of any more shops please leave them in the comments.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Dream Design Contest

So I wanted to do something really cool to thank everyone for all the support, and that includes "liking" the Facebook page. So I decided to have a crazy contest that no other same person would want to do, but I wanted to do because for one lucky person it will be the most awesome "thank you" gift ever. So I announced the Dream Design Contest...details below.

Want to try putting on the designer's shoes? Well here's your chance. Announcing the Dream design contest! Where you get to design your own dream lolita dress or skirt.
Here's how it will work. You will brain storm and come up with an amazing dress or skirt. It will be fabulous! Then get it down on paper or on your computer or however you want to represent your piece- you can color it, leave it black and white whatever you want. You will then send that image to as an attachment and I will add it to the photo album of entries. You will then call forth all your friends and lackeys to vote for your awesome image and you yourself will also vote. Voters will need to like the page to vote, but they don't have to stick around if they don't want to. Whoever has the most votes by Midnight on August 31st will win their outfit- custom made for them. For real! Get to brainstorming!!

Rules: please follow these or I will return your image to be adjusted.

1. Use solid colors only. I can't make a print that doesn't exist and I (unfortunately) can't give out my expensive existing prints for free. You can use as many solid colors as you want, just please no prints.

2. Your outfit has to be make-able. Meaning no hovering parts, suspended stuff or all over just weird craziness that I have no idea how to recreate. This is not "lets make Mikki crazy" contest.

3. This is a skirt or dress contest- not a full coordinate. So while I encourage you to add pieces to your drawing if you think it will help the design, be aware I won't be making your blouse, cardigan, sock garters, bracelets and rings. I will make a head bow or headdress though to match your outfit.

4. You can vote for more than one person by liking the picture.

5. The winning design will be made for the winner to keep, but Poison Sugar has to right to distribute images of the design and finished product with credit to the winning designer. It won't be mass produced for sale. This basically means that Poison Sugar can advertise the winner :)

6. Specifying a certain type of fabric does not mean that it will be used in construction. You can definitely suggest fabric that you think will work well for your design if you want.

7. Once a winner is decided, I will need their measurements and the finished product will be done no later than 3 weeks from when I receive measurements- not from when the winner is decided.

8. Your design can be on a person or not, it doesn't matter :)

Did I forget something? Ask away below and I will clarify best I can.

Now get drawing!!

P.S. When you send your image to please label it however you want- if your dress has a title or whatever, so I know what to post.