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Exquisite Corpses Update/Delay

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2010 by dollpart

Oh my goodness! So many beautiful entries it’s gonna be HELL choosing them – and not to mention I’m starting a new job, finishing over 5 years worth of studying and moving home in a few weeks time. I’ve not had access to a camera for the final prize update (Courtesy of Kanzashi Hime’s beautiful Kansashi style silk flower hairpieces).

So to keep you all on the edge of your seat the prize wont me drawn until the 4th of November. This means the deadline has been pushed ahead a few more days!!! Thank you so much for your patience and lovely entries!

This year’s Halloween has been a bit of a disappointment, traditionally I spend it partying till I have to re-learn how to tie my shoe laces again. But a mixture of cashlessness, stomach upsets and work in the morning have me home and watching this;

Several times over and over again. Nothing goes as perfectly together as Restoration Shenanigans and Rap, well maybe the Soft-Rock Vikings but overall the Horrible Histories series songs are all amazing.

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Lolita in Secret challenged me; Lolita Pet Peeves!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2010 by dollpart

Fellow lolita blogger Lolita in Secret asked her fellow bloggers what is their top five pet peeves. Lolitas have plenty to be pissed off about and these are my pet peeves.

1. Black x White Co-ordinates = Instant Ita! Ha, hell no – Black and White co-ordinates were once a classic bench mark of the gothic lolita style and when done right can be elegant, sweet and classic. Just because a few beginners or cosplayers loose a thing or two in translation doesn’t mean that it doesn’t get better than that.

Blanco y Negro

An oldie but a goodie, I miss my short cute hair

2. All Lolitas Love Anime, Japanese Music and Manga. No we don’t, though I’ve read, listened and watched a few good ones it doesn’t hold my interest as much as Batman and the DC Universe does. I’m a huge Watchmen fan and I sometimes wear my Blood Drop Comedian pin with my Lolita dresses, I’m crazy about Metalocalypse which ties into my love of Metal and Goth Rock. Lolita is a loose affiliation with an aesthetic more than it is about mutual interest outside of your opinion on Angelic Pretty. Lolitas can be Otaku but we’re also Goths, Punks, Stoners, Hipsters and sick sad people who like Country and Western.

3. Petticoat Deflation. According to my dear friend Disa an all organza petticoat made of about a zillion yards worth of fabric will hold its poof indefinably  and is also machine washable. She’s made herself a prototype and I’m mad jelly, I’ve been making do with four deflated pettis Frankensteined into one plus another skirt under my dresses.

Drink Drink Drink

All this tom-foolery may be the cause, or cure?

4. Mini Top hats and in fact 99% of mini hats. This is mainly because 99% of them are not worn in a flattering way, from the wonky ita ones to the high end millinery ones. Its usually because people don’t know how to style their hair so it sits properly on their heads.

5. Unsolicited photographs. Especially if you’re a semi-pro photographer or might use our image for commercial gain – this is not on. Would you do the same to a stranger who you saw holding a bag you think is pretty? No and ninja phone photos are also not cool. Please respect the privacy concerns of others.

Exquisite Corpses: Prize Update #2

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2010 by dollpart

Again, sorry about the delay but here’s the current prize jackpot!

 

Omg Goodies!

Omg Goodies!

 

In this update I’ve added a gorgeous black and white stripe tote handmade by yours truly, Dollpart!

 

Its in the bag baby!

Its in the bag baby!

 

For clearer images of the prizes click HERE and HERE

For FULL details of the competition click HERE

There have been such lovely entries coming in it will be hard to choose the winner so make it harder for me and SEND YOUR ENTRY IN! fappy.chan@gmail.com

In other news me and some of the other lolitas caught up at my favorite thing on earth – the Brisbane Suitcase Rummage! The idea is you haul out a couple of suitcases worth of your vintage, second hand, hand made and unique things and sell, trade, haggle for them, I know I always come away with tonnes of clothing, jewelery and stuff I never knew I wanted till I found it!

Here’s me and Xelyna

 

Elegent Bitches

Optical illusions make me look taller

 

My big dumb face

 

Too Herp to Derp

Too Herp to Derp

 

Yikes, my hair WAS in curls earlier that day but the humidity killed them

Outfit
Jsk: BTSSB
Blouse: Metamorphose
Bow: BTSSB

Delicious things

 

Dead Tasty

They were Pumpkin and Cinnamon!

 

Pretty things!

 

Hipsters gonna Hip

Your Granny's Nick Nacks are some Hipsters Treasure

 

Stuff to rummage through

 

Fabric of Time

Fabric of Time

 

The Brisbane Suitcase Rummage is on every 1st Sunday of the Month, King George Square, Brisbane and sometimes down in the Valley Laneway Markets.

Exquisite Corpses Update #1

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2010 by dollpart

Thanks for all your questions about the competition!

Some of you have asked if you can participate despite not being Australian and the good news is that it’s open internationally to anyone interested! So send in your entries!

Every week the prize INCREASES in goodies and this week’s update to the Exquisite Corpses haul:

OMG MORE!

Click for larger and clearer image!

Velvet Pencils from Smiggle – These are utterly plush and decedent for a pencil!

Black Rose Romantic – Pendant handmade by yours truly!

Little Black Book – Perfect for notes and sketches, the book is from Typo but I’ve decorated with violet sparkle and chandelier appliques and satin ribbon!

For the full Details on this Competition click HERE

If your looking for some inspiration here’s a few cool music video clips that are a true visual feast!

Tonight, Tonight – The Smashing Pumpkins

Loverman – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

The Perfect Drug – Nine Inch Nails

Atmosphere – Joy Division

Have fun!

Exquisite Corpses: Halloween Comp!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2010 by dollpart

BOO!

Muahaha! Okay so Halloween isn’t for a while but who can wait for all that fun? Not me!

To celebrate I’ll be running a Photo Competition. The rules are as follows:

1. THEME: It must be Gothic Lolita, Classic Lolita or Aristocrat. It can be “Over The Top” and dramatic in your co-ord and in how you set it up.

2. Straight co-ord shots not accepted.

3. No cemetery/graveyard photos

4. Images must not exceed 800/600 pixels

4b. A max of TWO images can be submitted!

5. Files submitted as .JPG format

6. No nudity or NSFW image

7. Your images will be kept private and deleted once the competition is over unless you wish to participate in the “Gallery of Dark Entries” posted on this blog. Please specify on submitting. All photos will be your property and will not be used by this blog for any other reason than the gallery if specified.

8. Entries must be submitted with your name/screen name as the file name and emails should have the subject line DOLL PART COMPETITION

9. Submissions should be emailed to fappy.chan@gmail.com

10. Feel free to write a little bit about yourself :)

Start Date for Submissions is Monday 13th of September.

Close Date is Friday 29th of October

Winner Chosen Sunday October 31st.

Winner will be contacted that day through e-mail and their image will be posted on this blog.

The winner (there can be only one!) will receive a prize pack of all Gothic Lolita themed goodies. Each few days the prize gets bigger so keep checking DOLL PART for updates on goodies!

PRIZE UPDATE #1

Awesome Goodies!

Prize Update 1
Novala Takemoto Pour Lolita Gothic Lolita Charm, Hand made gold Doll Part Earrings, Hand made Brocade Hair bow, Hand made Ink Black Kanzashi Bloom Ring, Delicate Cello Brooch by Fiddlewood House

PRIZE UPDATE #1

PRIZE UPDATE #2

If you have any further questions or comments feel free to email me at fappy.chan@gmail.com
So dust off your daguerreotype, shine up your spirit camera, light a few candles for the dead and get snapping!

Prize Update 1
Novala Takemoto Pour Lolita Gothic Lolita Charm, Hand made gold Doll Part Earrings, Hand made Brocade Hairbow, Hand made Ink Black Kanzashi Bloom Ring, Delicate Cello Brooch by Fiddlewood HousePrize Update 1
Novala Takemoto Pour Lolita Gothic Lolita Charm, Hand made gold Doll Part Earrings, Hand made Brocade Hairbow, Hand made Ink Black Kanzashi Bloom Ring, Delicate Cello Brooch by Fiddlewood House

Storage Solutions!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2010 by dollpart

I’m sure a lot of you have about eight million bows, clips, head bands, hairpieces, bonnets, small hats and other hair accessories just scattered around your room as though a bomb went off in a accessories store.

I was getting pretty sick of my good brand bows and 90% of my hair things living in my sock draw. My regular jewelery box is already choking with the masses of things crammed into them so I had to relocate a lot of delicate and small things elsewhere.

BOX!

Behold!

When passing my local dollar store I saw that they had this gorgeous Gift Box white with black velvet flocking. For about $6 AUD I picked it up and it’s really helped keep my bows, bonnet and other delicate things in order.

Flock!

Stroke its velvety goodness

Now it’s a tad big for my smaller hair bows so I found a cute little gift box my friend Disa gave a gift to me in earlier in the year to house them. For my handkerchiefs I recycled a plastic packaging my undies (shock) came in which snaps closed at the top. They now live nestled neatly inside my beautiful storage box!

Thingies! moar thingies!

Material Goods!

Material Goods!

Look around your local area shops*# for pre-made gift boxes from ring box size right up to large hatbox style boxes with all manner of beautiful prints. If you can only find the plain in the size you want – bust out the craft glue and decoupage that baby. Also finding large pieces of remnant or sample wallpaper or fabric to cover the boxes works too and you can even use velvet or velor to line the inside for that added plush protection.

Everything in its right place

Everything in its right place

This is also a great way to recycle fancy gift boxes, wrapping paper and fabric that would have otherwise become landfill.

*(Australians: Spotlight, Lincraft, Crazy Clarks, Newsagents, Gift card stores)
#(Americans: Hobby Lobby and gift shops)

Micro Post: Quiteland Order

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2010 by dollpart

I put in an order for a new JSK and Bonnet from Rose Melody through Quiteland and I eagerly await it! It’s been almost a year since I’ve been able to afford a new dress so I’m quite happy this is coming my way.

Of course I will review the dress and service, overall I’ve heard great things about Rose Melody as a brand.

*fingers crossed*