Lolita 52 Challenge – 1

January 11, 2013 at 8:56 am (Lolita Fashion) (, , , )

The first topic in the Lolita 52 Challenge is: 5 pieces that every Lolita wardrobe should have, regardless of style

two gothlolitas

Two Gothic Lolitas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a great one to start with and I think different people will have different choices for this. Here are mine:

1. A good petticoat.

For sweet Lolitas this would be cupcake shaped and for classic or gothic this would be a-line.  Either way, you need at least one good petticoat that has enough poof to make sure your skirts give the right Lolita silhouette.

2. A white Lolita blouse

This should be one that could be worn either under a JSK or with a skirt.  I picked white because I think that white will work with any style, even gothic, whereas a black blouse is another important staple of the Lolita wardrobe it doesn’t have as much versatility.

3. Socks and tights in a variety of colors

At minimum a pair of white kneehighs and black kneehighs are really useful, but since what you wear on your legs can help change a look or help coordinate a look perfectly I think having a variety to choose from is really important.  I tend to wear more classic or gothic, so I prefer tights or ankle socks to kneehighs.  If you have a variety it really helps coordinate with different prints and colors of dresses.

4. A pair of comfy Lolita shoes that fit with the dominant colors of your wardrobe

Some Lolita shoes are not comfy.  Be sure to have a pair that is comfortable that is the right color to wear with the majority of your wardrobe.

5. A selection of head accessories

They don’t have to be big or expensive, but you need to have stuff to wear on your head to pull the outfit together.  Having a variety that fit with the main colors in your wardrobe, along with a variety of socks and tights, allows you to transform your outfit by changing just a few pieces and will give your wardrobe more versatility.

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Lolita 52 Challenge List

January 4, 2013 at 6:30 pm (Lolita Fashion) (, , , , , )

Since I don’t post enough in this blog, this year I am going to take part in F Yeah Lolita’s Lolita 52 Challenge, which will hopefully keep me motivated and get me to post more.  Since I renewed my love of Lolita in the past two years I think this is the perfect time!  While you can do the challenge in any order, I’ll probably try to do it starting with number 1 and working my way through.

 

Harajuku Moments © Kalandrakas

Harajuku Moments © Kalandrakas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s the list:

  1.  5 pieces that every Lolita wardrobe should have, regardless of style
  2.  5 movies for Lolitas
  3.  What my own Lolita lifestyle is like
  4.  Favorite thing to put on my head
  5.  My wardrobe turnover
  6.  My favorite Lolita brand
  7.  Why I wear Lolita?
  8.  Why don’t I wear Lolita more often?
  9.  5 keywords that describe my personal Lolita style
  10.  How I first found out about Lolita
  11.  3 trends I wish would come back
  12.  Combining other fashions with Lolita
  13.  Lolitas I have met in real life
  14.  Lolitas I would love to meet
  15.  3 things I wish I was told when I was a new Lolita
  16.  10 facts about my Lolita wardrobe
  17.  My first meetup
  18.  Trends I thought I would never get into, but I now love
  19.  Trends I thought I loved, but now I’m not too keen on
  20.  How satisfied I am with my current wardrobe
  21.  Plan for a trip! A week’s worth of Lolita outfits I can fit in a small suitcase
  22.  How I accessorize
  23.  What influences my Lolita style
  24.  What’s in my makeup bag
  25.  Best places to wear Lolita
  26.  How I get out of a wardrobe slump
  27.  Purses that I love
  28.  Bloomers or no bloomers?
  29.  Lolitafying things in my everyday life
  30.  How long it took me to build a complete wardrobe
  31.  Impulse buys that were totally worth it
  32.  My best deal
  33.  Something that I made
  34.  Wardrobe blunders! Things I bought that I ended up regretting!
  35.  What I thought when I got my first real piece of Lolita
  36.  Nails to match my favorite looks
  37.  Something that’s not my style, but I love anyways
  38.  Favorite hair style
  39.  Most versatile Lolita item I own
  40.  5 inspirational fictional characters
  41.  Fondest meetup memory
  42.  The ways in which I fit the cliche
  43.  The ways in which I do not fit the cliche
  44.  How strangers react to my clothes, and how I react to their reactions
  45.  Something that was a gift
  46.  Parasols: Vital or frivolous?
  47.  The item in my wardrobe that was the hardest to get
  48.  My “signature” outfit
  49.  My favorite Lolita print
  50.  What’s in my closet, but I haven’t worn yet!
  51.  Predict the next Lolita trend!
  52.  How Lolita has changed me

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Cool2Day Wig from Amazon Review

December 27, 2012 at 10:12 am (Lolita Fashion) (, , , , , )

I bought this wig last week from Amazon.com. For about $10 the price was right so I thought I’d give it a try since it had good reviews. The wig is made of 100% Japanese Kanekalon fibers. Let’s take a look at the wig.

This is how it was packaged, inside a plastic bag:

Wig in Package

Laid out on the bed.  As you can see it’s pretty long:

Opened

This is what it looks like worn:

Worn

Worn

From the back:

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Now to examine the construction of the wig.  This is the top.  As you can see there is a skin top:

Top

From the inside:

Inside

There are adjustable straps at the bottom back:

Inside 2

This shows how far apart the weave is, I would say less than an inch:

Width of Weave

Next to two other wigs, in order of shininess.  From left: Gothic Lolita Wigs, Cool2Day, Minty Mix

Gothic Lolita Wigs, Cool2Day Wig, Minty Mix Wig

The wig is very soft and feels almost like real hair.  It is a little shiny, especially in bright light, but it looks pretty good in natural light.  I’ll probably use some baby powder to cut down on the shine.  The wig cap was a bit big for my head, but I have a tiny head so I often have that problem.  I think for people with normal sized heads, or a lot of hair to stuff underneath this wig would work fine.  All in all, a pretty good wig for $10 and I would buy from the company again.  It was also eligible for free shipping using Amazon Prime, so I didn’t pay any shipping costs.

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