Montag, 20. Januar 2014

Day 8 – 10 songs that inspire you for lolita

I'm sorry but I have to rant about my computer for a minute.

I've been using Ubuntu for years now, I think I started with version 10.4"Lucid Lynx“ in 2010 and never had more than the usual view kinks that you just have to work with. Yesterday, after I updated to 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" a view weeks ago, all hell broke loose! Dropbox stopped working and I can't get it to run again. The dashboard broke and didn't show any applications even though I already fixed that. The keyboard switched from German to English just because to fuck with me.
Sooo many issues! I never had that many problems with Ubuntu and I can't go back to 12.04 or 12.10 without ripping my netbooks heart and soul out ;___; poor bebi!

Anywho, the next thing on my meme-list is "10 songs that inspire you for Lolita" and I'm sorry to disappoint you but songs don't really inspire me for Lolita. I need music to create but not to get dressed ^-^

However, I do have a special treat for you. My 2 good friends and I are going to see Depeche Mode this February and the Official Fan Club is putting together a slide-show of fan pictures, so we got together yesterday and got shooting :D

Keep in mind that my gimp-skills are very limited and, like I mentioned above, my computer is not cooperating with me right now but here you go! Our entry for the slide show:

Don't look at it too closely. I know every bit that is wrong with it but I don't have the skills or the patience to fix it. This is the original picture btw:

Looking at them side by side makes me cringe XD Oh well, it's fine, it's fine! With my skill set it turned out super.

What is the last concert you went to? Tell me in the comments below!

Samstag, 18. Januar 2014

Day 7 – 10 people who inspire your lolita style

Good evening!

Today's topic is one that I already covered a view weeks ago but for the sake of totality I am writing this blog post, just to link you back to the one that already exists. So here you go, if you haven't already read it: people who inspire me.

I found an old picture yesterday. It's from 2011 and was taken while I was in Paris. I'm not sure I ever shared it here, even though it's pretty hilarious!

That was a real fun holiday! Talking about holidays. Did you already start planning what you want to do this year, holiday-wise? Tell me in the comments below!

Freitag, 17. Januar 2014

Lolita Blog Carnival: 3 prints in your favourite colourway!

It's Friday and you know what that means! Lolita Blog Carnival! YAY

Today topic is 3 prints in your favourite colourway.

One of my favourite prints arrived just a few days ago. On Monday actally. It's Angelic Pretty's "Ala Carte Tea Time". I got the black colourway even though my favourite is the white one. It was cheap on Closet Child, who can say no to that?

My second favourite is also by Angelic Pretty. It's the Candy Treat print in white. I'm not a fan of the series at all. I think all the colourways are ugly, especially the black one (Sorry if you own the black one, personal tastes differ and that's a good thing! I bet you look lovely in the dress.) but the white one is special because it looks like it's been dipped in blood. I'm not the only one who made that association btw XD

Last but not least is from Baby the stars shine bright. I owned the dress before but had to sell it because it was too tight around the boobs :( It's Gingham Rose Ribbon in pink. Especially the one piece stole my heart and I want to bring it back into my closet where it belongs!

What are 3 of your favourite prints? Tell me in the comments below!

As always I made a video as well so feel free to check that out if you like!

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Donnerstag, 16. Januar 2014

Day 6 – 10 things you can’t live without in lolita

How does a true Lolita know what day it is? It's the day after Closet Child update but it's not a weekend so it must be Thursday. Yeah, that actually went trough my mind this morning.

Today's topic could kind of be an instructional post for beginners. 10 things you should have because you can't live without them or something like that. Uh-huh. Sounds good.

  1. A good petticoat! Without a good base, you might as well don't wear it at all.
  2. Bloomers. I don't feel comfortable leaving the house without Bloomers on or even walking around my house XD
  3. The bestestes hairspray ever. Ever ever! It's the Forever Aloe Pro Set hair spray. It's a little on the expensive side, that's why I only use it on special occasions but it's so good! It holds curls like nothing else and your hair still feels soft. SO GOOD!

  4. Diamond lashes. I'm a little obsessed with diamond lashes. I currently have... 5 or 6 packages and still think that's not enough!
  5. For the winter: thermal underwear because it is getting damn cold outside. Not this winter but in general, of course ^-^ 
  6. For the summer: a parasol and fashionable fans.
  7. The 2nd hand market. Imagine Lolita without the 2nd hand market. Dresses, once sold out, forever lost and unreachable. What a nightmare!
  8. Wigs because sometimes I just don't feel like putting any effort into my hair.
  9. Bow clips for when you need to add that extra oomph!
  10. That bralette thing that shrinks my boobs. It's horrible, gives no support, no nice shape, practically useless unless I want to go down a cup size. It will do that!
Well, those are my 10 things I can't and don't want to live without. Leave me your list in the comments below! You know, I love reading comments :D

Mittwoch, 15. Januar 2014

Lolita Wardrobe Post 2014


We are skipping one day of the challenge to take a look at my wardrobe ^-^ Like last year I made a video, showcasing what's currently in my closet. It was a lot of work! It took me about 5 hours of filming and another 9 hours to edit. And it almost made me throw up... you will see why!

Let me tell you something! I started with the head dresses. Sitting on my office chair I put on one alice band after another and I span round and round and round in the same direction and after the 5th bow change I had to get up and lay on the floor because I almost vomited all over myself XD AND I WASN'T EVEN HALF DONE!... Originally I planned on filming all in one take but I had to space it out to two days because after I forced myself to finish up the dresses I was so done.

Filming the socks felt like a work-out. I was lying on my back for 40 minutes and hold my feet in the air. That can get really exhausting after a while ^-^ 

Did you do a wardrobe post/video this year? Leave me the link in the comments below. I would love to see it. And as a bonus jonas a gif of my awkward dancing!

Dienstag, 14. Januar 2014

Day 5 – 10 items from your wishlist

Yes, I know. Let's not talk about it...

Todays topic is 10 items from your wishlist and I already told you that I don't like to make wishlists because it jinxes things. However for the sake of this meme I will list some things I would like to own in the future...

  1. more blouses just in general because I don't have enough :(
  2. AatP - Dance of the black Cats JSK because I own the matching necklace
  3. AP - Happy (DAMN) Ice Cream... I've been looking for this dress forever -.-
  4. rings I actually like to wear
  5. the "brandwhore" necklace from Deerstalker Pictures

  6. all the dresses from Kamikaze Girls because, let's be honest, every Lolita wants a piece of that!
  7. a winter coat that fits me and is actually warm enough for Austrian winters
  8. Vivienne Westwood. Nuff said.
  9. a nice off white rose crown, like the one my friend borrowed my for the IW tea party. really should have kept that... -.-
  10. the white version of Ala Carte Tea Time JSK

I love how this GIF loops so perfectly! AWW YISSS!!

Currently I'm filming my wardrobe video for this year and I had this idea, that I want to spin. Unfortunately spinning makes me really sick. I almost threw up several times during filming. Not fun. But the video looks really good, so totally worth it <3 It will be up on Wednesday and I will post it here for everyone to see. YAY!

What are some pieces on your wishlist? Tell me in the comments below!

Donnerstag, 9. Januar 2014

Day 4 – 10 different kinds of food you like

Good evening Maladies! Todays topic seems a little weird. 10 kinds of food I like? Well ok.

  1. Lasagna is my ultimate comfort food. I try not have it too often because it makes you jiggle
  2. Any kind of salad really
  3. Italian... give me all the carbohydrates
  4. Fancy cinnamon chocolate
  5. I just recently found a liking in Pho, really yummy!
  6. Sushi but good sushi
  7. All the cookies! No matter what kind but they have to be home made
  8. Cauliflower curry, combines my two favourite things: cauliflower and curry
  9. Tofu with mixed vegetables and soy sauce
  10. CAKE CAKE CAKE CAKE CAKE CAKE CAKE! Actually I'm not that big of a fan of cake, I just want to show off my baking skills...

What did you have for lunch today and what do you consider the ultimate Lolita food? Tell me in the comments below!

Mittwoch, 8. Januar 2014

Days 3 - 10 things you hate in lolita

Happy Wednesday, everybody. Innocent World started its winter sale and I just want all stuff! ^.^

No matter how much you love Lolita, there are downsides to it too, of course there are and today we are concentrating on the 10 things that I hate in Lolita:

  1. Shipping costs. How can an 1,5kg package, containing magazines, cost 6850 yen (48€ at the current rate)?
  2. Brands that refuse to translate their page into English or to even ship overseas even though they know how many overseas costumers they have.
  3. The fact that I hardly fit into brand blouses.
  4. Shoe size 41. Nuff said.
  5. Petticoats and how uncomfortable they can get.
  6. All the layers in the summer...
  7. Your dream dress that just refuses to show up anywhere. Not in the sales comm. Not in any of the 2nd hand stores.
  8. Friends you never see because they live all over the world.
  9. How long it takes me to get ready.
  10. That no closet is ever big enough... and I'm talking about the actual furniture piece and Lolita collections.
And because I don't want to end this entry on a negative note, here is a picture of my new Vivienne Westwood Melissa pumps, that my boyfriend got me for christmas, because he is the best boyfriend ever!

What are some things you absolutely dislike about Lolita?

Dienstag, 7. Januar 2014

Day 2 – 10 things you love in Lolita

Haha... already almost missed the 2nd day XD it's not even funny anymore.

Today was a bit hectic tho. I tried to find something to spin on for my next video, so I drove out to IKEA (it takes and hour and you need to take a shuttle bus, not fun) and they didn't have the 2 main pieces I wanted to have because of some wrong information in the system. WOOHOO! That's how to successfully waste 3 hours.

Today's topic: "Things you love in Lolita". I'm only allowed to name 10 things but believe me there are so many more. Let's start with something really cheesy, yes?

  1. I love the friendships Lolita created. But you know that already ^.^
  2. the details... on my, the details!
  3. ridiculously big headdresses

  4. the fact that I bloomers make great PJ bottoms
  5. shoes with bows... TO DYE FOR!
  6. one dress, so many different outfits
  7. you still look good in a OP even if you don't put a lot of effort into it
  8. knocking over things with your petticoat on tables with annoying people :P (if your child is throwing buttered rolls, I will do this on purpose)
  9. fake lashes
  10. the fact that opening a package with a new dress in it feels like Christmas and Birthday together :D
Oh, I could name so many more things! What are some of your favourite things about Lolita? Tell me in the comments below!

Montag, 6. Januar 2014

Day 1 – 10 things about your lolita bubble.

UUUUUGGGGHHHH!!! I don't want toooooo! *cough cough*

I'm still sick, no surprise there. The headache is manageable, I'm not longer a snot monster but a nasty cough has set in. It's a really bad old man cough and my voice sounds accordingly. Meh!

But I promised myself that I would force myself to get this blog back on track and now I need to do this! Pull it together, Mimi, be the grown up you pretend to be!

So here we go, 30 Days Lolita Meme - Day 1!

  1. I own at least one black and one pink dress of every bigger brand (BtSsb, AP, IW, Metamorphose ^-^). I guess that's because I will never be able to go just sweet or just gothic/classic.
  2. I own bloomers for every day of the week.
  3. I'm super lazy with accessories and if I don't go to a meet-up or something, I will probably even skip the hair accessories.
  4. The majority of my blouses are handmade because my boobage doesn't fit into most blouses, no matter if European or Japanese.
  5. Sometimes I get too excited about getting new stuff and that is how pictures like this originate. no shame.

  6. Lolita became a part of my life and I can't image that I would ever not wear it.
  7. Even though I cherish my dresses like nothing else, I put them all in the washer. Until now, nothing went wrong!
  8. Lolita meet-ups always make me realize how bad I am at socializing. Just... so awkward!
  9. I love Metamorphose for how quirky they are and want all the strange things they produce!
  10. Through Lolita I met all of my best friends because Lolitas are better people than the usual pulp XD I'm joking, but seriously, Ladies you know who you are. I love you!
Does any of this apply to you? Tell me in the comments below! See you tomorrow.

Sonntag, 5. Januar 2014

2014, let's do this!


It's 2014! Already 5 days in. I actually wanted to start out with a juice cleanse. That didn't work out XD On the 2nd day I broke because I had migraines from hell. Now I'm sick, the whole program with snot, throat pain, sweating and shivers. Not cool. And I'm the worst sick person there is. I like to complain a lot and just shower myself with pity. Luckily you are not the ones having to listen to it, my boyfriend has to and he hates it XD You are not getting away this time, honey buns, NEVER! MUHARHAR

Anywhooo... This year I actually have resolutions for the new year. Normally I avoid them like the devil avoids holy water. It just jinxes things... yes, I am extremely superstitious. That's why I don't have a Lolita dream dress list. I feel like once I put out that I want that dress, it's disappearing from the face of the earth, never to be found again.
Getting off track again. So, I have resolutions! I want to blog more, and I'm doing that right now, so that's a good start. I want to loose the arm jiggle and I already used the weights (guys... I bought weights... I shamed the my inner lazy person) that I bought, feeling good about that too. My Lolita closet has to grow, I need to stock up on blouses and cardigans and since I want to sew more too I'm gonna combine those two! Logical, right? Already bought some fabric because I want to make a new petticoat. That's long overdue.
What else, what else? Oh yes, I want to take more pictures of my outfits. Last year I bought this awesome DSLR camera and I never use it (that's not true, I use my Adelheid all the time). I'm not going to show you my OOTD today because I'm in my Batman PJs... or maybe I will. You know, that I am just kooky enough to do so.

Last but not least, to kick off the new year I want to do the 30 Day Lolita Meme again. This meme was popular 2 years ago and back then I did it on my original blog. Unfortunately it got lost when my blog was hacked and deleted. I always regretted that it didn't exist anymore. So I'm doing it again and you can't stop me :D Not doing the first day today, super tired from typing this. I'm still freaking sick. Blergh.

Also, those are my PJs ^-^

Freitag, 3. Januar 2014

Lolita Blog Carnival: 2014 Trends You Predict

What? Is it already 2014? The hell happened?

Oh yeah... life... life happened! XD

It's the first Friday of the year and today's Lolita Blog Carnival theme is: Trends you predict for 2014. I don't think I have a talent for predicting trends so I'm going to make it as ridiculous as possible because what else would you do with with something like that? ^-^

  • Angelic Pretty will come out with another Chandelier print and this time there is going to be a matching battery run Head Dress, which you can light up, if you like to
  • After they did all the popular fairy tales, some of them even more than once (Red Riding Hood), Baby the Stars shine bright will continue with stories that are lesser known like "The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was"
  • To continue the trend Alice and the Pirates will come out with a dress called "Merry Making Royal Crown Graveyard Tea Party"
  • Metamorphose will complete their house hold series of "Bubble Bath" and "Sewing Lesson" with a simple, but elegant "Cuddles The Cleaning Bunny" print - it will include leather sleeves
  • Moi-même-Moitié... Gate something something (that's just too easy)
  • Putuketchup will still not matter in 2014... (I don't know why tho, they come out with some really nice stuff!)
  • ... and Mister Yan will kidnap Venus Angelic, her mother will sell the movie rights and the Lolita community will eat caramel popcorn while streaming the train wreck
This was a lot of tun! And all of them seem at least a little bit possible, don't you think? ^-^ Tell me your trend predictions in the comments below!

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