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Exquisite Corpses Competition Winner

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2010 by dollpart

And the first Doll Part Exquisite Corpses Competition Winner is…

Milky Honey of Montreal Canada :D

Winner!

Horaaay!

Her beautiful images have won Doll Part’s first competition prize! So lets have a look. Click on them to see a larger version.

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!

You will be contacted by now and an update will be made on EGL so please check your email if you haven’t already so I can get your details for your Prize!

Lovely!

Tre Seasonal!

Thank you so much to all the wonderful girls who entered Exquisite Corpses! It will be back hopefully next Halloween and there may be a New Years competition coming soon! This was so much fun to run and to look for prizes for!!!

And in other news the Brisbane Lolitas appear in an article in the Melbourne Age – they interview a few of my  favorite girls and there is an image gallery too. Check it out!

Max Brenner Chocolate Meet

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

Tomorrow I will post the last delicious update of the prize pool for the Exquisite Corpses photo comp – keep those entries coming – I’ve received so many cute ones it’ll be hard to choose a winner!

A few days ago the Brisbane Lolitas and I went to Max Brenner which is a specialty chocolate cafe – so delicious!

This is what I wore

Tiara Rose

Too Herp to Derp (Click for bigger)

JSK: Angelic Pretty
Blouse: Bodyline
Socks: BTSSB
Shoes: Bodyline
Bow: Angelic Pretty

To see all the other girls click HERE to see the image gallery!

Lolification and where to draw the line

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

This is something a lot of lolita blogs, communities and lolitas themselves debate over. The general conciseness is that there is a time, place and a limit to what you can lolify but when you get right down to it you will usually do as you choose and hopefully not as the group dictates you should.

Lolitas aren’t the only ones who try and put lolita in everything. For example, Metalocalypse stars Dethklok endevour to make everything METAL, Blacker than the blackest black times infinity- and often the results are brutal in a bad way.

 

DIE FOR DETHKLOK

DIE FOR DETHKLOK - or attempt to lolify them

 

Of course Murderface would be ita as all hell. (Excuse my terrible drawing skills, I’ve spent six years in art school progressively getting stupider somehow)

The division is usually over common sense things – a cute casual outfit for a short walk in a park vs forcing OTT decora elements into an outfit intended for a 10k hike, adding ruffles to a plain white work shirt for a casual day/work clothing vs deconstructing a whole starbucks uniform just so it can fit a petti under it.

Lolita is not the only subculture that has to tone it down for work, a lot of my goth, alternative friends leave the 6 inch creepers and corsets out of their office jobs but they’ll wear pentagram cuff links or simply keep their palate to blacks and whites. Office Goth was born out of a need to work to pay for endless gin and tonics, ridiculous shoes and capes – depending on your workplace the rules can be relaxed and you can rock up as OTT as you want to, the Goth in the Office for example is an inverview with the amazingly outfitted Jillian Vetters working at Microsoft.

Most Classic brands have dresses that work well without pettis and with non lolita shoes and accessories – the ultimate challenge is de-lolifying something inherently loli to fit the situation at hand.

Work outfits aside, other things like school work, cars, pets, toilets and what ever can stay still long enough for you to pin a bow on it on the other hand I personally go buy these guidelines.

1. Will this thing be used by anyone but me?
2. Will the loilfication process impede my using of the item?
3.  Will it void a warranty, cause damage or lower the resale value through its lolification?
4. Will it be safe to use after modification?
5. Do I have permission to modify it?

Generally an answer of:

1.  Yes
2.  No
3.  No
4. Yes
5. Yes

– means you can cram as many bows on a thing as it can handle.

Location Shoot Ideas

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

Okay haha maybe not! A quick THANK YOU for all the amazing submissions I’ve been getting for the Exquisite Corpses competition, sorry about the lack of updates as real life has been getting in the way – come NEXT Monday there will be another prize update!

When considering a photoshoot as in real estate it’s always a question of location, location, location here’s a list and guide to some cool places to take a photo

Abandoned houses and Ghost Towns

Historians were Baffeled by their choice of Window treatments

Historians were Baffeled by their choice of Window treatments

Nothing gives people the hard core willies quite like places of Human occupation without the human in it. Towns become empty for a number of reasons like economic upheaval and mass outbreaks of disease, there are whole towns around the USA, Australia and Europe that the residents simply walked away from. Houses full of furniture, stores, business places, churches, farms left to the abrasive hand of the elements and nature to gently erase away. Sometimes this occurs when the farm land is too poor, when gold or mineral rushes dry out or when sheer isolation cut people from the outside world, they either leave or die there with no one left behind to manage it. When venturing into this type of Urbex situation always do so safely, watch for nails in the ground, don’t go into places that look like a hard cough could topple them over and beware of nature (Bears, Dogs, Dingoes, Ghosts and The Yetti) because it’s taken permanent residence there. If there has been a chemical/toxic/nuclear spill or meltdown in the area do not go there – unless your with a guide and you happen to be in Chernobyl

The Geiger meter reads "FUN"

The Geiger meter reads "FUN"

These places are fantastic locations for photo shoots because they have a fantastic, otherworldly ambiance just be careful when entering them.

Churches

Show us your Bones

Show us your Bones

Always ask the caretakers of any religious space if it’s okay to take photographs and always be respectful of the place (Nun’s aren’t down with BDSM themed shoots in their Abbey – as Z Grade horror films from the 70s had tried to tell me otherwise) you are using and as a rule, stay away from graveyards and necropolises. It is believed that sometimes ghosts can appear in photographs as blurs, bubbles and lights and nothing can ruin a decent shot like a photobombing dead guy. The photo above is of aspects of the Sedlec Ossuary in the Czech Republic, back in plague days they had a lot of dead people and not much else to do and one mad achitect put one and one together to decorate this church with about a zillion bones, skulls, ribs, pelvises and every little piece of the human frame is used to create massive chandeliers and as ornament throughout the building in a horrifying yet elegant pattern in tribute death and eternity. This guy was a mad genius and unfortunatly bleached chicken bones sellotaped to the ceiling is not going to cut it so if your ever in this part of Europe do check it out.

Grand Gardens with a Folly

Ooohh!

Ooohh!

A Folly is a small, faked piece of architecture placed in a large garden in tribute to a different time to evoke a sense of wonder and surprise. They were placed in areas where one would feel like they are stumbling on a Roman ruin or a tumbled down Gothic Cathedral – there are many such gardens around the world that are open to the public and make for elegant locations for gothic, classic and even sweet themed shoots.

The first Church of Garden Landscaping

The first Church of Garden Landscaping

Hope that inspires you! Keep submitting your entries!!!!

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

Return! Again!

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

A long break that was but I will be back and posting this week! The Australian winter season is starting and all the Brislolis are currently nuzzling together our fuzzy little be-wigged heads trying to keep warm.

Coming up a long review on QutieLand and Rose Melody, Ero Lolita and some fun tutorials!

Last night I split my lip stumbling in the dark so I’m going to have a long nap right now because my face feels like death.