Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Innocent World Spotlight!

Evening Ladies and Gentlemen! As anyone that reads my blog knows, I love Meta, but to be fair, I love most every Lolita brand from Angelic Pretty to Innocent World.

I happened to be looking around the Innocent World site today and noticed they had something new out for summer. The dress is a cute summer halter dress with connected apron. It's a sweet, simple look that is perfect for a country Lolita style.

As you can see, the apron is decorated with a sweep of strawberries at the corner and for a extra kiss of sweetness, not only is there a band of strawberries around the bottom of the dress, but there is also an embroidered berry sweep on the right lapel.

This is a good dress for larger girls. IW is known for making their shirred dresses for any size and this half shirred halter dress is just the ticket.

For added fun, this dress comes with the option to remove the front lace panel, giving the wearer the option for a more casual look. Good planning on the Brand's part.

Everyone has different tastes, some of us like Light Blue, others Pink, or Mint, but Innocent World is more of a...classic sweet, so their colors are richer than one typically finds these days.

Red and Beige, Blue and Beige, and Chocolate and Beige. Rich, Bold colors that are sure to please any one looking for a more tame sweet this summer.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Back from Acen!

I'm back from Anime Central my lovelies! Armed with stories and brand new jewelery to make my outfits super cute!

Most of my new pieces are Deco style, all of which are generally pink and ya'll know how I much I don't really wear pink. But I love each piece and hope to find outfits to match them.

I'll have pictures of my new pretties up tomorrow, but for now I wanted to let you know how much fun I had and that I'm happy to be back!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Daisy FlipFlop Tutorial!

My First Tutorial!!!!!

Darling Readers,

I'm very excited to share with you, my very first tutorial ever! Summer is fast approaching and I was looking at all of my close toed shoes and over the knee socks, mentally whining over the fact that in the middle of July I'll be more than wilted and irritable in the heat with almost no relief.

So while out shopping at Walmart I saw the WALL of flip flops and began wishing for a pair of Loli-ish casual slip ons, something cute and easy. So I tossed a pair into the cart and kept shopping, a short time later I came to the craft section and the fake flower was like everything suddenly became brighter! reality it was the flickering light finally deciding it wanted to stay on, but to me it was clear, and this is what came of it.

What you lovelies will need is.....

<> One pair of any color flipflop you like. I am using yellow, but I encourage you to express yourself.

<> One bundle of fake flowers. Any type will do, I liked the daisies, but I made a pair with roses so anything works.

<> One Pair of Scissors

<> One hot glue gun and glue. I used three glue sticks in the making of these, but I have big feet, it just depends on the size of your shoes.

Alright, now that we have our supplies gathered let's start.

First, Choose your shoe and cut a flower from the bunch, until there is very little stem left, then put enough glue on the back of the flower to hold it in place, use your judgment and don't burn yourself, then place it on the band of the flip flop, As shown below....

Next, keep gluing, remembering to let the glue try for a moment in between each flower placement, until you reach the 'V' or the piece of plastic the goes between your toes then STOP!!! Do NOT place a flower there until you glue the other side of the band. The 'V' should be the last flower you place.

When finished, go on to the next shoe. Let both shoes sit for a FULL ten minuets. No Cheating, that's how you get burned.

This is how mine turned out...

Hope you like this and try it out for yourself. I'd love to see what you come up with if you do ^_^

Friday, May 7, 2010

Another win from Meta!

We all know how much I love Meta, so I tend to be a little bias, but as of May 7th, Metamorphose has released a completely new concept line, complete with full mock ups!

The 'Perfume Bottle' series is another in a long line of border prints, but lucky for Meta, this is not another Over the Top explosion. As seen below, the print comes in Pink, Black, and a White/Blue color, the bottom is patterned with large Perfume bottles of varying sizes and styles. The hem is a printed pearl scallop motif and pairs nicely with the small butterfly-bow, ring, and jewel scattered bodice and upper skirt print.

It's wonderful how perfectly this print mixes with the 'Jeweled Butterfly' print that was released early march-ish.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Words for Thought

What makes a Princess? Is it money? The way she looks? The way she dresses? Her Blood? To be honest, that is how the world sees and defines a princess, but the answer to each question will always be No.

According to Sara Crewe, a semi fictional character from my much loved book and movie, 'A Little Princess', it doesn't matter what a girl looks like, because no matter what, she is a princess.

Is this true? Is every girl in the world a Princess just because she can be?

My mother feels that the following words are words of a child who doesn't understand how her world has changed. That she is naive and to spoiled to know better.

"I am a Princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress is rags. Even if they aren't pretty. Or smart. Or young. They are still Princess. All of us." - Sara Crewe, 'A Little Princess', (1995)

From time to time I see my mother as the school mistress, having lost the spark that made her look at the world with wonder. She is cynical and dreamless, but within her is a spirit longing for more than their dark word, but unable to reach for it, much like the school mistress.

So, is Sara to young to understand? To Spoiled? To Naive? Maybe. But her immortal words are still true. Every girl is a Princess, has it with in herself to be a Princess, it's in everything she does.

From a smile at a stranger to helping someone in need, it's the actions of a truly beautiful person that make her beautiful after all. So wouldn't it stand to reason that it's the actions of a Princess that make her so?


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