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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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!!!!