Monday, December 26, 2016

2016 Lolita Journey

The year is just about at an end! I saw this questionnaire over on Puppenschloss and the lovely blog owner Princess Miuko said I could use the questions as well.

If any of you would like the answer the questions, either in the comments or on your own blog post, definitely do so! I'd love to see your answers! 

1. Favorite look
After looking through my Daily Lolita album, I have to say that my Disney Christmas coordinate was my favorite this year. I simply felt the most beautiful in it!
Though there are some details you cannot see well, such as the BABY biscuit brooch and the White Rabbit on my wrist stop, those little details made me feel good about this coordinate.  Also my hair. I love my hair in this
Top: Little Dipper
Wrist Stoppers: handmade by me
Petticoats: Classical Puppets
Socks: Secret Shop
Shoes: An*Tai*Na

2. Favorite purchase
This one is so difficult! This year has been my largest purchase year in Lolita fashion. However, I think I will say that this Kumachan and Friends JSK set is my favorite because of many reasons:
1) It is by my favorite brand!
2) It has bear characters, my favorite motifs after Usakumyachan!
3) It is a new color for me: yellow
4) It was a discount price (around 9,800JPY for the set, if I remember correctly)
5) It has a switching chest piece! I did not realize this at the time of purchase, but I have never worn any deep scoop-style necklines so I can give that a try. Even if I don't like it, I can just keep the lace-covered chestpiece on to wear as a regular JSK!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

ECONECO Flash Shop in Taipei!

This is a bit of a continuation from the Disney meetup post! I first saw about the ECONECO flash shop on instagram, I believe. I've always admired this artwork without ever actually finding out the name of the artist T^T so when I saw the ad I was excited and asked if anybody wanted to go with me!

Even more luckily, the artist (instagram link) herself came to Taipei on the 17th and 18th!! So we got to see her in person!
Wall decals
 The flash shop was a small booth set up along a walkway, so it was very crowded!! There was a miniature photobooth section with her original artworks for sale
Patchwork elephant

Monday, December 19, 2016

Disney-theme Meetup at Alice is Coming

Saturday was our December meetup with the theme of Disney! Perfect chance to wear the BABY, THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT collaboration item with Disney's Alice in Wonderland!

Perfectly matching the theme was our restaurant of choice, 來自愛麗絲/Alice is Coming! They had their Christmas decorations up in addition to the regular Wonderland decor.  There was also a magician entertaining guests with magic tricks! However, he did not come to our table, likely because there were eight of use and it would have been difficult to see anything clearly.

There were also Christmas special foods! 
Group photo by shop staff

Monday, December 12, 2016

Dark Rainbows, Bright Hopes

Recently Taiwan legislation has been considering legalizing marriage equality.  It has been every bit as controversial as it was in the USA ^u^v  Though I prefer not to post about political things, so really, this is about my outfit and makeup because... I'm narcissistic, probably.

The original legislation date (is that the correct term?) was delayed to allow for citizen input and to avoid rushing the process (which was what the Sunflower Movement was about; the government was accused of rushing through legal processes without taking all necessary steps). While the delay is off-putting, I do think it is a good thing to follow the steps clearly so if (when!) marriage equality is legalized, nobody can dispute it and say it was a rush job and should be reconsidered.

Heading out to catch Charmander

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Chopsticks Art in Taipei

Living alone, I often go days without seeing other people, or weeks without seeing any friends. I don't enjoy crowds or public transportation, so I rarely head out alone to just wander or window shop. However, I really enjoy art exhibits!! So when I saw on instagram that Sense, a modern Japanese artist I met at another exhibit was coming to Taipei for an exhibit, I mustered up the energy to brave the rain (it is the rainy season now) and go see the exhibition!

Since I was meeting up with local Lolitas and a visiting Hong Kongese Lolita that evening for hotpot, I was wearing my perfume bottles dress.
Outfit Rundown:
Top: Little Dipper
JSK, SK: handmade by me
Bag: Swimmer Japan
 I also liked my makeup that day! I just used a pink eyeliner with no black eyeliner base at all. I think it was fun and nice.