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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.

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Metamorphose Perfume Bottle

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2010 by dollpart

Rose Parfum it ain’t but damn if I dont want this in black like burning.

Smells like Teen Spirit

Metamorphose - Feeding my obsession with bottles

I really do have a thing for bottles and any container that holds liquids. When I’m old and senile I’ll be one of those crazy bats who fills her whole house with jam jars and is found three months later partially mumified/pickled under a mountain of collectible nutella jars. I personally don’t mind the blue in this as the pink is just as neon and I do love the strands of broken pearls scattered around the bottles too.

Bottles!

I wonder how much I can sell my blood for this on the black market?

This is up for reservations soon on Metamorphose’s website

Loliweekend Log and Stats!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2010 by dollpart

Huzzah! 80 000 hits!

Frills and an urge to Kill

Alice is Dead. Long Live Lolita

That’s just a very rough drawing I did in a book and hopefully will paint as a proper oil painting miniature. I like the visual of lolitas doing active things even if those things are violent as opposed to the passive, sit there and look pretty thing seen in most lolita drawings/art.

The first day of the Loli weekend was the big day meet there was a good turn out. Filming was a little different but we’re all very much used to being photographed and looked at especially when in a group. We met at King George Square where we were all interviewed as a group about people’s reactions to seeing us as a group, there was a parasol fight (to the death, Star Trek battle theme plays in background) purikura and drinks at Fat Louies to celebrate Suze’s birthday.

ROCK THE HELL OUT!

FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK. WE SALUTE YOU.

I’m the one in the middle looking like a true chumpette – Outfit by Bodyline, Metamorphose, Enchantress and whatever I could find rolling around my bedroom floor.

Por Homme: Part Two – What to Look For

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2009 by dollpart

For basic Kodona stlye there are some key basics that you will need to pull this look off starting from the bottom up.

To read the first part of this article click HERE

Shoes
Boots (knee high, ankle, mid calf) of various styles are appropriate (Preferably lace up, in leather, suede or a matte patent) in black is the most common (though brown can be worn too).
Others: Brogues/Oxfords, riding boots, polished leather school shoes, creepers, wingtips and winklepickers.

The same applies for women but they can also get away with wearing platformed and heeled shoes (men can too, it’s a matter of taste and comfort)

Brands: Dr. Martens, Underground UK, Most Japanese Brand stores (Sizes run small even in men’s shoe) – also inquire at at the mens wear section (formal) of any major department store or mens clothing store.

Do – Invest in a high quality pair as they are versatile and good quality leather will last you for years.

Don’t – Wear construction work shoes such as Blundstones, sports shoes/sneakers/hightops/open footwear/cowboy boots/canvas shoes such as Vans and Converses* (*Though some people do get away with wearing all black Cons – a pair of black lace up leather shoes/boots is the safest option)

Accessories: Spats are popular for Aristocrat and men’s Steampunk as well. Spats are usually canvas or leather covers that go over your boots/shoes.

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Socks/Stockings
Bare legs (save for knees) are not often seen in Kodona/Prince/Aristo. Socks or stockings in solid black and white are most versatile, also popular are black and white stripe or coloured stripes in horizontal or vertical stripe. Stockings, both knee high, thigh high and full are good options for girls and also me (just make sure to buy the thick kind because leg hair poking out of socks is not a good look on any one)

Brands: Sock Dreams, Metamorphose, Moi Meme Moitie, Alice and the Pirates, Baby the Stars Shine Bright

Do – Invest in several pairs

Don’t – Buy ribbed / textured / work/heavy duty socks. They must be smooth on the leg.

Accessories: Garters and spats

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Pants
Traditionally for Kodona they can be around knee length, knickers, jodhpurs, plus fours, and breeches and sometimes shorts. For Aristocrat and Prince you can also wear long slacks. Colours can be basic black though other colours like brown, navy and creams are acceptable and there’s no reason why Kodona cannot be as bright as Lolita, Pastel colours were once a standard in all mens wear in the royal courts of Europe prior to the 1780s. Fabrics include tartans, cottons, polyester, corduroy, tweed and velvets. They can be adorned with buttons and buckles at the knees or have embroidered details.

Brands: Atelier Boz, h.Haoto, Peace Now for Men, Union Jack, Moi Meme Moitie, Alice and the Pirates and Metamorphose.

Do – Make sure they fit well (Japanese mens sizes run very small and some/all brands have pants fitted for women)

Don’t – Wear blue jeans, denims (though sometimes Black jeans can be a comfortable substitute) jeans shorts, cargos, chinos or board shorts.

Accessories: Chains, belts, pocket watches, punk style over skirts, sashes, sword belts.

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Shirts
A basic button can often work just as long as it has a peterpan, pointed, batwing, ruffled or feature collar. Some with high collars can be worn unadorned or with a cravat, jabot or stock. Traditionally either a black or white long sleeved shirt, with ruffled or lace trimmed and often they are cotton and either a little over sized or tailored. For girls you can wear any basic lolita blouse with a long sleeve or detachable sleeve as long as it’s not too “Sweet” or have any ribbon or decoration besides lace/pin tucking/ruffles/frills or embroidery ect

Brands: Atelier Boz, H.Naoto, Black Peace Now (and BPN Mens), Moi Meme Moitie, Metamorphose, Alice and the Pirates and Innocent World

Accessories: Waistcoats and vests

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Waistcoats/Vests/Jackets/Coats ect
What really finishes off an outfit is a statement making coat or waistcoat. They can be anything from long overcoats in a heavy cotton or medium length frock coats in a rich brocade to a short, military inspired jacket with brass buttons.

Brands: Atelier Boz, h.Haoto, Peace Now for Men, Union Jack, Moi Meme Moitie, Alice and the Pirates and Metamorphose.

Don’t: Wear hoodies, modern military coats, bomber jackets, woolen or fleece jumper/sweaters.

Accessories: Brooches, pins, pocket watches, capes, scarves.

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Other Accessories:
Hats: Tricons, top hats, bowlers, boaters
Jewelry: Rings, chains, cufflinks, tie pins, bracelets, piercings
Hair: Can be worn at any length, long hair can be tied back neatly into a bow or let loose on the shoulders, messy pigtails and buns can look cute for girls in kodona too.
Make up: Can optional but if you do like wearing it opt for  light colours like bottle/moss green, greys, silvers, browns, black, dark purple and nudes.

Next article will be about expanding on all the brands mentioned in the past articles, which ship internationally, sizing and options of men as well as western based options, plus size concerns and cheaper alternatives.

Por Homme: Boys Style and Mens Wear

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2009 by dollpart

People often ask various questions about men in lolita.

Can Men wear lolita?
Yes – some brands like Moi Meme Moitie have had men’s sized lines of their dresses.

Can Men FIT into lolita?
This depends. The average Japanese male measured against the average Western male there are differences in height and broadness of shoulders. Most items made as Lolita men’s wear are generally very small so it helps to be relatively thin – the same goes with most Japanese men’s wear.

Atelier Boz

Is there a masculine equivalent to Lolita?
Yes – what good is it frocking up like a princess when your prince is still in his Batman hoodie and jeans? There are different masculine styles for me, “Kodona” which is boyish, “Prince style” which is more formal and “Aristocrat” which is formal as well.

Can girls wear masculine styles?
Yes – a lot of people prefer Kodona/Prince styles to lolita as another facet of Lolita and or because they just don’t feel all that comfortable in Lolita.

Handmade Book

Can girls fit into masculine styles?
You’ll find that most brand shops Prince/Kodona style items are available in women’s sizes.

What brands Sell Prince/Kodona/Aristocrat?
Alice and the Pirates which is the sub-brand for Baby the Stars Shine Bright is the pinnacle of boys/Price/Aristo style with a bold pirate/military inspired edge. Innocent World often releases as softer Boys style lines which is a bit more refined in style – think a casual stroll in the English Countryside. Metamorphose occasionally do Prince style items and in traditional Meta style are a bit more edgy, punkish in influence and playful. Atelier Boz, H.Naoto specialize in men’s wear and have established men’s lines. Boz is more about drape of fabric where Naoto is more punk/goth/deconstructed.

Innocent WOrld

For the Plus Sized/Cheap
There are a lot of options for Kodona/Prince/Aristo for both men and women in commercial stores and especially some chain menswear stores, occasionally Goth boutiques as well as major designers and suit tailors.

So what IS Kodona/Prince/Ojii/Aritocrat and what should I look for when shopping via the Japanese brands and Locally? On this topic and what to look for I will expand on in he second part of this article since Mens/Masculine style dress requires it’s own primer on the dos and dont’s as large and as complex as any outline for basic Lolita fashion so look out for that in the coming days!

[READ PART TWO OF THIS ARTICLE – HERE]

Metamorphose: Princes’ Crown Bouquet

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2009 by dollpart

I’m a sucker for floral prints and I’m totally in love with Metamorphose’ latest print line Princes’ Crown Bouquet which is up for reservation.

The rest of their Spring items are also to die for right now actually I just wish I had money for all of it. It’s intresting to see how they’ve only released the print with either a black background and an off white background rather than pandering to the overtly sweet pallet of pinks and blues that we usually see in Spring lines.

I think it’s especially pretty in blue x black

MetaMOREphose

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2008 by dollpart

On the eve of which I’m getting my first Special Set Metamorphose release yet another one!

http://metamorphose.gr.jp/english/_gogo_lolita/news/m-metamornews187.htm

I am torn between the poodle set and the cross set!!!