Sunday, 30 September 2012

Pride and Prejudice

I guess the title is pretty self-explanatory... I just finally got around to reading Pride an Prejudice and was surprised by it. It was so much lighter than I thought and full of delicious irony! I would really recommend it if anyone else has gotten to this point without ever opening it.

The book with my late grandmothers Myrna coffee cup

This fall I wanted to pick up some classics and fill the darkness and rain with old romance. Right now I moved from Austen to Bronte, so alphabetical order and all... As you may guess my next pick was Jane Eyre. So far it has been quite nice, though not quite as enjoyable as Austen. Also it's heavy and fills up my bag so I often have to choose between taking it or my laptop to uni.

I also finally got my hands on infamous Lolita. My local library seems to never have it available, until now. I could probably have borrowed the lovely old edition my boyfriend has, but carrying it around in my bag would pretty much kill it. My love for books, especially old, won't allow that. Or buying Kindle edition. Anyway, I'm really looking forward to actually reading it. Although... it has already showed it's bad reputation. I got some raised eyebrows, when I told my schoolmates I finally got it. Some where kind of puzzled, why I would want to read about a crazy pedophile, and wasn't it "kind of nasty book". Oh, Nabokov, what have you done!

Tomorrow it's time to shop a little. I need new shoes and coat for winter, also maybe I'll pick up some other nice stuff like earmuffs and more tea. With good luck I'll get my boyfriends camera pod since he won't need it for a while. The trees are really pretty right now.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Light Créme

On Sunday I had a craft meet-up "Light" Créme de la Garderobe. We were in a lovely cafe/shop filled with romantic things and clothes. I mostly just continued my lace glove-crochet project, I'll post them as soon as they're ready! I had fun, met people and ate great apple pie. And I want to go back to that cafe for lunch one day, ti was so charming! Too bad I didn't have my camera with me to take some pictures.

Anyway, my coord for the day, I wanted to wear my favourite dress. Sorry, the photo is a bit yellowy(and my hair bun does not show!), I was in a rush.

Jsk, blouse, OTK: IW
Shoes from Italy
Everything else offbrand

Next week will be filled with labstuff and hopefully shopping. It's sale in Uff, a second hand shop. I'm hoping to find a coat I can mod and/or destroy since my old winter coat is ragged and not so warm.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Starting up

I really should be reading my tomorrows lab instructions, but I just felt like starting this right now. I've been pondering about having a lolitaish centered blog now that I'm slowly creeping back in style. So I believe this blog will contain everything I feel pretty and loliesque from clothes and shopping to tea, literature and ideology.

I first stumbled upon lolita in 2007 with the help of anime conventions. Back then sweet was becoming more and more popular and multiple brands started international shipping. Still, in Finnish ommunity it was wuite common to wear handmade stuff and real burando was around but few had it. I was never too big fan of sweet since I didn't feel at home in bright pastels. I absolutely fell in love with classic brands like Victorian maiden, Mary Magdalene and also Innocent world. But... getting any of those was hard and cost a fortune and even then you had to be small enough. I went to couple of meet ups but felt the style was too hard to fit in everyday and my friends back then wouldn't have understood a thing. Everyone dressing somehow Japan-inspired were grouped as japanese weeaboos and so on. I simply gave up.

I never stopped following forums and brands though. Every now and then I went back on sites and ogled dresses. Almost all of the skirts and dresses I sew for myself had wide hems and loli-inspired feeling. This summer I was once again browsing forums. I though, why couldn't I simply start dressing up again since I love the style. Of course it still wouldn't be practical and I wouldn't be able to wear to uni because of labs and other stuff. Still, even weekends or nights out would be a dream of mine. And that's how I'm here.