Kawaii Data no Monogatari
How much is Cats Tea Party worth? Why is it so expensive? This question has plagued people in kawaii fashion circles for many years. By which I mean, since approximately 2014. So three years.
It’s bothered me for a while too, so I decided to finally, definitively find out using the only tools I had available to me; crowdsourced data, some spreadsheets and a recently acquired knack for data visualisation.
The result is this.
Sales values of Angelic Pretty Cats Tea Party since 2012 (separated by colour)
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!
There is something very aggressively teenage about provocative slogan t-shirts. Examples of why I’ll never be taken seriously as an adult from my own collection include;
- A tight, black t-shirt which states “PARENTAL GUIDANCE. EXPLICIT CONTENT”
- A jumper with “BITCH 01” emblazoned across the front
- Another jumper which I cover up when there’s children around that just says “SUCK A FUCK” outright.
I can’t explain what compels me to purchase such things, but I’ve gone and done it again.
For ILD this summer we went out for Korean food and then for Karaoke! I wore a brand new dress I just got from LIEF.
My obsession with this Sonia Rykiel jumper will never end. Sorry about the phone camera selfie collage but I was spending the day with my mother and having a lovely time and I took these in about 5 minutes while she went to the bathroom!! Desperate, but this overall look was too good to miss.
Loving the amount of pink in my life at the moment to be honest.
A year ago yesterday I quit my job and started this blog. I don’t think I ever intended it to make me any money, but I wanted something to do while I looked for a new job and a platform to put my work on in order to encourage me to keep going. Continue reading
Guess who charged their camera battery and then forgot to put it in the camera?
When I started this blog, it was because I’d lost my job. I knew that I needed a plan, and I want to talk more sometime about what my personal plan was, but for now all you need to know is that IT WORKED and I USED LOLITA TO GET MY CURRENT JOB. I’m back in employment, in my industry, in a job I really wanted and I’m even paid more than my last job. Being a fashion blogger really paid off!
|Here’s an outfit I wore to my NEW JOB!
Despite being incredibly ill over the past few weeks, I’ve managed to drag myself out of bed enough days to plan a whole fashion show and display. It took place at The Atkinson Gallery on the Saturday that has just passed and I’m still feeling really surreal about it. I almost can’t believe it happened even though I planned the thing and also I was there?