If you’re involved in the scene in the UK, you’ll know that The Tea Party Club was the longest running organisation for Japanese street fashion – and I’ve also been doing video for them every year for about five years. It was a really big part of my life, and I’m immensely sad that they’ve decided to disband. But, all good things must come to an end.
In honour of a great final event, I put together a playlist of all the video I took at the event. About 4 of the videos were taken live at the event, and 2 were edited up from proper footage later. You can see it all in a playlist, or check out any individual videos below the cut.
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.
Now that I’ve transferred all my posts over I can start giving you all fresh content again! At some point, I’m going to have to do the boring job of fixing all the pictures, but it’s been too long since we had an update so let’s have one.
The past couple of months have been exceptionally busy; I’ve been traveling a lot with work, everyone I know has had loads of drama, I’ve had 10,000 things to do in general so not much posting has been happening. I’m really sorry about that. This blog is usually something I do to chill out but I haven’t had the energy at all lately. Anyway.
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.
I happened to have recently acquired a gold Milk heart shaped bag, yay me! My friend has had the Loris replica version for a good while and we thought we’d put them side by side and show you the difference, so you don’t get caught out by someone trying to pass off a replica for the original brand price.
I know light night was 2 weeks ago but I forgot to write about what an amazing night I had. Which is all the more reason to write about it, but when you’re having a really good time its really easy to forget to make a post about it.
I actually wore lolita for the night! It was a fun night out after work with my boyfriend and I wanted to look nice. I tried on a few different outfits in the morning and I just didn’t want to wear any of them. I had this cute, summery gingham outfit on with Vivienne Westwood 3 strap heels and my Dr Marten’s Heart Shaped bag. (Also my work is super cool with my fashion sense, but obviously I don’t wear my more outlandish outfits to client meetings)
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