Friday, February 26, 2010

We break away from our regularly scheduled programming

To talk about the newly released video by French studio Quantic Dream, Heavy Rain:

This game has been shown around game conventions for the past three or four years, and it finally came out this past Tuesday. It's the most visually stunning game I've ever seen, even for a game with a darker color scheme than most games. Usually when a game is in development for that long, it's a bad sign(::cough:: too human and probably final fantasy 13 ::cough::), but this game is the exception. The game sucks you in, and leaves you wanting to play more of it even when you're not playing it. When I'm done with it I'll post a full review.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

THIS IS LOOOOLLLIIITTTTAAAAA!


Saturday is going to be a very exciting day for NYC area lolitas! Lolita model Misako Aoki is going to be making an appearence at local J-fashion store, Tokyo Rebel. AND I AM SHITTING BRICKS! HOOOOO FFFFUCK! In order to attend this event, you had to email Tokyo Rebel after 1pm. Now, I have years of experience buying tickets for concerts that sell out instantly. So I was amped to see how fast I could get my email in, and what number I got. I prepared the email around 12:50, and exactly at 1 I pressed send(it also helps that I was in class at the time, and had my blackberry with me). When Tokyo Rebel replied, I was expecting to be number 10 or something. But no, NUMBER 1! Fyeah lolita mission accomplished.

Now, what to wear!

art project/inspiration:rubies and ballet

In Apring I will be taking part in the NYC Lolita Storybook photoshoot. This year's theme is ballets, and my character is Ruby from the abstract ballet "Jewels." For my outfit, I'm taking the abstract thing and running with it. I just need to pick out an appropriate dress for it(since I was itching to buy a red dress anyway might as well.)




I love the way the Kidsyoyo dress looks in sunglight, but I'll probably never wear it again. I already love the BTSSB one. The Anna house ones are ok to me.

For make-up, I'm using Bjork as an inspiration:

Just not as covered.

I want to get a pair of thigh highs and decorate them with jewels. Plus I want to make a neck piece that is COVERED in red shiny things.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I don't get it



Really lolita's? We're shitting ourselves now over a print of JEWEL JELLY!?! Really? Have we run out of cutesy things to throw on dresses? I really don't see the appeal of this line. The print is hard to see, the jsk cuts are ugly, and of course jelly. But knowing die hard APers, this'll sell out right away and go for massive amounts of money on the auctions.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

whoa whoa whoa whoa

Hold the phone there Meta, are you guys actually releasing something that is....dare I say....on the classy side.





There needs to be more vertical stripes in lolita.

lol


Marble makes some of the fucking ugliest excuses for lolita clothing that I’v ever seen in my life. But what is even funnier, the kinokuniya here in NYC has a few marble dresses nestled between their collection of Victorian Maiden and Angelic Pretty.

I must always run the race on my own

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Replicas

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Kidsyoyo and Qcute have wasted no time in churning out a replica of AP’s recently released Marionette Girl line. This is the fastest I’ve ever seen a line go from brand release to Chinese seller replica, in the Lolita fashion world that it. At first, I was ready to jump at the chance of dropping cash on a replica of one of AP’s better lines in recent months, and a very hard one to come by at that. On auctions, I’ve seen Marionette Girl listed for 40,000 yen and higher, that’s $444 USD. Same goes for AP’s Carnival series, another dress that Kidsyoyo has replicated and goes for only a fraction of it’s auction price.

As of right now, I’m not as interested in the marionette girl replica. I love replicas, trust me I do. But when the carnival replica was released, almost every Lolita photo post of a meet included one or two girls wearing the carnival replica. So will probably be the case for the marionette girl replicas coming out. So for the few months expect to see a who lot of this dress.

Maybe down the line I’ll get it, if it’s still available and when the hype has faded. But right now I’m gunning for that adorable sheep print from baby, because I love fulfilling the Little Bo Peep stereotype that lolitas have XD. Or I may just say f it and order it when it shows up for preorder.

Monday, February 8, 2010

oooooooo baby you're going into over drive

Baby has been really cranking out the prints as of late. Last week they released a new cherry print, and one that is fully shirred:
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I hate hate HAAAAATE the straps. But the blue colorway looks really cute ^&^
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Then last night, they put up for reserve a new sheep print:
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and
AND
ANNNNNND
IT COMES IN MINT!!!!
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plus the black is nice, but then again any print in black is nice to me:
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consider my wallet emptied.

Friday, February 5, 2010

moooooooooooooon priiiiiiiism pooooooooooooower!

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A recent popular Lolita blogging topic has been on the subject of princesses. Does Lolita make you feel like a princess? Do you consider yourself a frilly princess waiting to be rescued by her prince? But what about those who don’t worship at the feet of Disney princesses like many girls do? Who do we have to look up to? While reading these blog entries I’ve wondered that myself. Growing up I wasn’t one of those girls who’s rooms were decked out in princess gear, much to my mother’s dismay. I never played dress up. I was one of those girls who would fuss when my mom tried to put me into something girly. Princesses who needed to be rescued by a prince never appealed to me. Looking back, I wasn’t a girly girl, I grew up mostly with male cousins and my comic book loving dad being my best friend. But what kind of princess would a child like me look up to? Certainly not that of the head to toe pink clad Disney princesses. I needed a princess who I could relate to, and did things that would wow me. Only one such princess could do the job, Sailor Moon.(some consider her more super hero than princess, BUT W/E SHE’S A PRINCESS IN MY EYES SO SUCK IT HARD)

The synopsis of Sailor Moon is as follows(according to the most reliable source on the internet, wikipedia):
“The protagonist of Sailor Moon, Usagi Tsukino, an ordinary ditzy middle-school girl - or so she herself thinks, at least - discovers a talking cat named Luna, who reveals Usagi's identity as "Sailor Moon" a special warrior whose destiny it is to save the planet Earth, and later the entire galaxy. Supposedly, Usagi is the reincarnation of the Moon Princess. Now, Usagi must protect Earth from a series of bad guys, beginning with a Dark Kingdom that had appeared once before, long ago, and destroyed the kingdom of the moon. Usagi's dormant powers are then awakened (under Luna's guidance) to defend the Earth against the coming onslaught.”

When it comes to Sailor Moon, many old memories come flashing back. My sister and I would get up around 6 in the morning, just to catch the show before we went to school. I had all the merch, from shirts to book bags. My doll of choice was that of Queen serenity, even though her body measurements were way off, making it impossible to find clothes for her…..plus she had no nose. My dad would travel into New Jersey and into Chinatown with me, just so I could find merchandise in stores. Hell, I still have the bed sheets my mom bought me at a flea market one year.

So why does this one particular character kick every other princess’ ass in my book? I’ll tell you why!

She’s a normal girl
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She’s a normal who does normal things. She goes to school, plays video games, eats more than she should, and hangs out with her friends.

Like me, she’s a klutz and a spaz
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Something you would never see a Disney princess do, make an ass out of yourself. Sailor Moon does just that, she falls and does other spastic things. Which is probably why I related to her at a young age, being the spastic child that I was.

She’s the dorky, kinda ok looking, girl with the hot boyfriend. And when in his Tuxedo Mask form, he doesn‘t completely save the day, he helps her.
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C’mon, Darien was a fox in the show, even if he was animated. In battle, sometimes Tuxedo mask comes in to save the day. But many times he comes in to lend a helping hand and to work besides the sailor scouts. Unlike most princesses who’ll sit back and let the men do the work, so they won’t get their dresses dirty.

SHE DOUBLES AS A PRINCESS AND A SUPER HERO, WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR?
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She can kick you butt, save the universe, get the guy in the end, and still be the most bad ass princess ever.

Plus, Sailor Moon had some of the most beautiful artwork I’ve ever seen for an anime.
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Thursday, February 4, 2010

checklist

While waiting for class to start this week, I found myself making a checklist of stuff I need/want for my wardrobe. I figure I would make a checklist so I would buy things I need, instead of throwing down money on something I may or may not wear in the future.

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-Black bonnet. Since most of my wardrobe has a black base to it, I can use a black bonnet and just accessorize it depending on what other colors I'm wearing. I have my eyes on this one from Princutess:
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-Purse. I have tons of bags, but most are messenger bags that aren't suitable for lolita. I'm looking for a handbag and a shoulder bag.
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-Wristcuffs! I love the look of wristcuffs worn inside of a long sleeve blouse. A pair of black wristcuffs would be lovely.
-A pair of black and pink flats. Pink and black are the basic and most frequent colors in my closet, so I would like to have flats that match a majority of my wardrobe. Even if I'm not wearing black or pink, I still have blues and mints that match with pink. And since sechuna now sells on Asiajam.com, I'm going to go with their flats:
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