I actually own this dress, Secret of Kells by Knight Night on Taobao, in two different colours. One day I’ll probably en devour to take photos of myself in both outfits so I can put them next to each other and make out like I’m my own twin.
JSK – Secret of Kells
Blouse, Cardigan – Amavel
Socks – Metamorphose Temps de Fille
Shoes – Hush Puppies
Beret – Kangol (vintage)
Necklace – Jane Marple
Bag – Milk
The pictures were taken in Southport shopping arcade. I think this staircase is really beautiful, and I like the way the rich colours of the chartreuse wall tiles look with the deep wine and navy in my look.
Secret of Kells gives me such a ‘scholarly’ feeling, so I wanted to do quite an academic look to go with the gown. I really like the balance and depth of colours in the overall look – and it’s so weird to not be wearing any black at all!
About a week ago I smashed out a blog post about the closure of the Gothic Lolita Bible. I say ‘smashed out’ because I sat at my computer as soon as I got home and furiously typed that post, knowing how rare of a moment it was that my two great passions – Japanese street fashion and content production – would cross over in such a way that I would be able to analyse and make comment. As Laganja Estranja might say; THIS WAS MY MOMENT.
In the post I provided suggestions for how the GLB might move forward, and since I said it all, I should probably do something about it rather than sitting on my soapbox and telling everyone else what to do. Doing nothing makes me part of the problem, and I’m not really about that life. So, as a follow up I’d like to try and engage people in a community project to bring the GLB into a community run digital project. If it fails, then it fails, but I thought I should at the very least make an attempt. Continue reading
I ordered my first dress from Enchantilic Enchantilly and it arrived today! What surprised me the most was the sheer level of attention to detail in the packaging, as well as the garment itself. I should say, this is not a product review and more an appreciation a really beautifully packaged garment.
Inside the box
The box came with a beautiful A3 poster, pictured top right, on top of the order. There was also a small, sealed brown envelope containing TEN postcards! The dress was packed inside this branded draw string bag and came with a non-slip hanger. The small A4 poster representing the series came in plastic, as did the dress, and both were sealed with branded stickers.
As someone who owns at least 15 copies of The Gothic and Lolita Bible (GLB) I’m obviously devastated to hear the announcement today that the magazine will be suspended as of May 24th.
I know it’s a little bit late to be posting about Christmas, approximately two months late, but I have Tokyo Disney Sea photos to share!
One of the things we really wanted to do during our holiday was go to Tokyo Disney Sea while the Christmas decorations were up. We went on the 21st and it was beautiful! It was also Disney Sea’s 15 anniversary, which was crystal themed, so there was beautiful crystals everywhere.
First Views of Tokyo Disney Sea
Remember when I went to Den Bosch and Amsterdam? I took lots of photos with a theme of red and, not saying that red is my favourite colour or anything but I’ve done it again in Tokyo. I just got back from an amazing two week holiday and I noticed I’d done the same thing and taken some red photos at a local temple. Not that its hard to find red in Japan.
Somehow my trip to Den Bosch and Amsterdam ended up being very quiet and peaceful. Looking back at my photos I notice a lovely thread of red going through them. I would even go as far as to call it a photo story. Continue reading
Odd thing to say, but I really appreciate how well signposted the attractions are in Leeds. I really had no problem finding my way around. While following the signs and enjoying a walk by the river, I spotted the one above. I assume it’s some kind of art piece, but I laughed and it caught me by surprise so I had to take a picture. Continue reading