Thursday, 26 December 2013

Fabulous Lolita Themes Thursday: Hello Kitty

Posted by Caitlin Neryce at 12:00 2 comments

Well I absolutely adore Hello Kitty, so that's what I decided for this weeks theme :)

Myself in my own Hello Kitty Lolita dress

Myself again

Found on Google images 
Angelic Pretty Hello Kitty Dress
There is a Baby Hello Kitty Dress *-*
Too bad the photo is so bad quality...

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas ^w^

Posted by Caitlin Neryce at 16:40 0 comments

My Christmas Tree
I have had quite a nice Christmas myself so far. I got so many things, mostly little Hello Kitty trinkets, but the main thing I am happy about is my new laptop and the Royal Albert tea set. I am very appreciative of all my gifts and I am very happy to spend this time with my family.

Unfortunately because this is a new laptop and I have a really old version of Photoshop my father is apprehensive about installing it on my new PC, so I was not able to edit a nice picture for you all. Enjoy this lovely piece of art, which is not mine and from DeviantArt.

Gingerbread House I made
I have had a great Christmas, spending time with my family and overall a great Holiday so far. I went out to the movies dressed in Lolita with a new friend on Monday, and I am finding myself having a great time everyday. I am gaining more confidence with wearing Lolita out in the public now days (it helps having supportive friends, who I am very thankful for) and I hope to save up and buy some more clothes soon. With the end of the year coming to a close soon, the excitement of my birthday in February shouldn't be too far off.  I am getting a new dress from my parents for my upcoming birthday (it has yet to arrive), the Mystery Garden dress I talked about in a previous post.

I hope everyone else is also enjoying themselves and having a great time with friends and family. I wish you all the best for the new year.

The Royal Albert Tea Set my Nanna gave me. I have the matching tea cup
and plate set already, but I chose to use the Hello Kitty tea cup
 my sister gave me for Christmas. Isn't it such a great gift :)

You can see my pop in the background :p

Monday, 23 December 2013

The Young Lolita- Dealing With Difficult Parents

Posted by Caitlin Neryce at 17:23 2 comments

I have touched upon the topic of self esteem and dealing with society's reactions, yet I believe learning to deal with parents reactions can be just as daunting. For a young Lolita, the only things getting in your way may be money concerns and parents....

I get mixed emotions from my parents no matter what outfit I am wearing. Sometimes they hate my fashion, sometimes they love it. Although this can be the same with any outfit, and any fashion that anyone wears. 

Whether you are trying to work up the courage to show off your first coordination, or you just need the courage to be able to get past the fear of what your parents may think, there are many different things you can do to help.

Research- This is one thing, I regret to inform you, I did not do. Before you purchase your first coordination, research as much as you possibly can, ask for advice online from other Lolita's and learn exactly what the fashion is as a whole. As you research you can show your mum or your dad some of the things you find. Find pictures of 'actual' people, and definitely not anime characters. Although some people get into Lolita Fashion through anime, the two have nothing to do with one another. Showing your parents pictures of anime characters will get them to believe that the fashion is cosplay, or something real people don't wear.

As you go through this process of research, show your parent or guardian that this is something you like. Point out that dress you see online, tell them you think it's cute. Point out that girl on Tumblr and say how you like what she wears. Just show them as much of the fashion as you can, and get them warmed up to the idea that this is something that you like.

Don't lie- After hinting at the fashion for a while and telling them how cute you think it is, you may want to embrace the first step of buying or eventually wearing your garments. I can't stress how important this point is, don't lie to your parents. If they are confused and don't understand something, do your best to explain it even if they don't understand or believe you at first. Don't say Lolita is cosplay just to get them to buy you something, as they will forever believe it. Don't sneak behind their backs and buy items they don't want you buying, or getting your friends to buy things for you. Even if your parents don't understand Lolita, being deceitful or lying  to them is just going to make them ban it from you all together, or hate the fashion even more. 

Budget- Some things parents hate about Lolita Fashion is the price. If brand is your thing, a parent may not understand that or want to buy these things for you. No way is any parent going to buy, or even see a reasonable reason for you buying that $800 dress. Start out with off brand for your first coordinate if you can, and show them this is something you love. Wear your off brand coordinate as much as you can and work your way up to the more expensive things gradually.

If you are old enough to get a job, then I highly recommend you do so. If you show your parents this is something you will work hard towards to obtain yourself, you are showing them you are responsible. If you are not old enough to get a job there are other ways you can still get the things you want. Collect birthday and Christmas money, do odd jobs around the house, ask to baby sit a younger sibling or relative etc. Even if you can't earn much, work hard at it to achieve what you want.

Be gradual- If you aren't a very feminine girl then of course your parents won't want you to buy that Sweet Lolita dress, or see any point in you wearing something at all feminine, elegant or cute. If you are always wearing band t-shits and skinny jeans for example, your parent may just groan and see this as a phase you will grow out of, and a total waste of time and money to buy these clothes.

Although it may seem like a pain, the best idea is to gradually introduce more feminine or Lolita like outfits into your wardrobe. And even if you do own Lolita already, start wearing dressier clothes when going out with mum just to prove that you can be girly when you want to. Show your parent of guardian this is something you love, and you will do whatever it takes to get it. 

Unfortunately though no amount of advice I can give will entirely change a parents mind. Some people get lucky and have parents that love Lolita Fashion for various reasons, others have parents who don't care what they do, and some have parents who hate and despise Lolita Fashion to no end. Unfortunately we can not change a parents opinion sometimes, and while we live under their roof we have no choice but to abide by their rules.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Misako Tea Party

Posted by Caitlin Neryce at 16:29 0 comments
Well before I jump right into the deep end and tell you all about the title...*ahem* I am sorry for leaving the blog and not posting. I have no reasonable excuse or lie to tell you, I just got extremely lazy. I will attempt to actually post again from now on.

Now that is all cleared up...

Yesterday I went to a Lolita High Tea. After weeks worth of excitement and waiting, and a long eventful trip...I finally had the amazing opportunity....the opportunity of seeing Misako in person.

This wasn't just any normal meet up, not only was it the very first one for me, it was a chance to meet in Australia! Misako Aoki, model and Kawaii Ambassador...what Lolita wouldn't love this opportunity?

It is a about two hours by train to Sydney from where I live, so we broke the trip up and went half way by car and half way by train in order to shorten the journey. Although in retrospect I didn't even travel very far, there were Lolita's there at the High Tea from all over.

I was bored and excited so took selfies in the car ^^'

I was rather nervous at first, as this was of course my first meetup. However my nerves soon settled down in no time as I realised how friendly everyone was. I talked to a lot of different people, made friends and had a lot of fun. Words just can not describe what an opportunity this was for me. Seeing so many different Lolita's packed into one room was just mind blowing, and having the chance to see was just...just...I can't even put it into words...

Following are the pictures I have taken from the event. I felt very under dressed compared to all the other Lolita's, as I am an off brand casual Lolita. It made me a little sad as everyone else looked so pretty, but I'll get there one day.

The food was downright amazing 

The scones and that strawberry cake thing was the best

Misako >.<
We all laughed when she was given a stuffed Kola

She was give a card with all our names in it.
We each wrote a different message for her and
we put little hearts on the Australian map to
show where we were from.

The Yen ring I won and the cards she gave everyone
Here's the group shot which I took off Misako's Twitter

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Fabulous Lolita Theme's Thursday: Sailor Moon

Posted by Caitlin Neryce at 03:00 4 comments
Sailor Moon was a big part of my childhood, I grew up on the English dub and loved it for many years. Once I was older I started watching it again, and re-watched the entire series in Japanese. It was what introduced me to anime originally, and because of that Japanese culture. If it weren't for Sailor Moon I might not of liked anime, might not of become a fan of Japanese culture, and I might not have become a Lolita. Finding Sailor Moon Lolita coordination's is just like really special to me, and now I feel like trying one for myself :)

This is probably my favourite :)



How cute is this ^w^

It has bunny ears *-*

Pegasus Lolita Skirt

I just couldn't help myself, so I made one as well. What do you guys think?

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