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)
For those unfamiliar with lolita fashion, there are actually two ILD. One is the first Saturday in June, the other is first weekend in December.
It was super hot today so I dressed very casually.
I went to see an exhibition of edo prints at lady lever gallery! I went to the hokusai museum during my Japan holiday and really enjoyed it, so it was nice to see woodblock prints locally too. Continue reading
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!
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.
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?
Hat: Marks and Spencer
Blouse, Dress: Metamorphose Temps De Fille
Tights: Teja Jamilla
Shoes: Vivienne Westwood
Bag: Dr Martens