Friday, 16 August 2013

30 Day Lolita Challenge - Conclusion Part Two!


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Got a bit side-tracked from this 30 day challenge! Oh dear. I'm gonna complete the last 9 challenges in two parts.

Here's Part Two!

The End!

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Day 26 – Your Facebook profile picture.



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Day 27 – One song that fits your favorite lolita style.

The entire Pride and Prejudice movie Soundtrack, but the song from the start of the film in particular, called 'Dawn'. It's simply beautiful and embodies classic lolita perfectly.



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Day 28 – A picture of the perfect lolita location.


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Marie Antoinette's Estate at Versailles.
Where girlyness and opulence's favourite icon once lived, Marie Antoinette. It looks like the most adorable wonderful fairy tale house. It would be the perfect place to chill out with friends, indulge in looking at all the pretty and the nature, to have a picnic, and to be cultured at the same time!
Also it would be the perfect place for a photoshoot.

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Day 29 – A picture of a lolita you would love to meet for real.


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Sachi and Yuka from Kokusyoku Sumire.
They are beautiful, stylish, talented, and play amazing music.

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Day 30 – A photo of yourself taken today and 3 good things that’s happened over the last 30 days.



First Good Thing: I finished upcycling a wooden chair for my bedroom. I painted it pink and mint, and decoupaged birds, butterflies, and flowers onto the seat and back-rest.
Second Good Thing: Went to London for my birthday and saw all my friends.
Third Good Thing: Summer hit the UK!

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Day 1 – 10 things about your lolita bubble. (Hester's Post)
Day 2 – 10 things you love in lolita. (Hester's Post)
Day 3 – 10 things you hate in lolita. (Hester's Post)
Day 4 – 10 different kinds of food you like. (Hester's Post)
Day 5 – 10 items from your wishlist. (Hester's Post)
Day 6 – 10 things you can’t live without in lolita. (Hester's Post)
Day 7 – 10 people who inspire your lolita style. (Hester's Post)
Day 8 – 10 songs that inspire you for lolita. (Hester's Post)
Day 9 – 10 things you will never do in lolita. (Hester's Post)
Day 10 – What’s in your bag? (Hester's Post)
Day 11 – One day in your lolita life in pictures. (Hester's Post)
Day 12 – A picture of yourself before lolita came in to your life. (Hester's Post)
Day 13 – A picture of your favorite sweets. (Hester's Post)
Day 14 – A picture of your dream item. (Hester's Post)
Day 15 – A picture of your last lolita purchase. (Hester's Post)
Day 16 – Your outfit for the day. (Hester's Post)
Day 17 – What do you want more then anything right now? (Hester's Post)
Day 18 – A picture of your favorite lolita style. (Hester's Post)
Day 19 – What’s in your make-up bag?
Day 20 – A picture of a lolita friend.
Day 21 – Your favorite fictional lolita.
Day 22 – A picture of your room.
Day 23 – A picture of your handwriting.
Day 24 – A picture of you from a meet.
Day 25 – Your favorite lolita themed artwork.
Day 26 – Your Facebook profile picture.
Day 27 – One song that fits your favorite lolita style.
Day 28 – A picture of the perfect lolita location.
Day 29 – A picture of a lolita you would love to meet for real.
Day 30 – A photo of yourself taken today and 3 good things that’s happened over the last 30 days.

xoxo

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

30 Day Lolita Challenge - Conclusion Part One!


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Got a bit side-tracked from this 30 day challenge! Oh dear. I'm gonna complete the last 9 challenges in two parts.

Here's Part One!

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Day 21 – Your favorite fictional lolita.


Miwako Sakurada from the anime & manga Paradise Kiss.
She is such a sweet, quirky, unique, innocent yet cheeky character. She makes me feel so positive.

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Day 23 – A picture of your handwriting.


Started taking part in this twitter movement recently. It champions random acts of kindness. Check out TheHopefulNotes!! :D

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Day 24 – A picture of you from a meet.


This was taken when I won a prize in the raffle as the Tea Party Club's 5th Anniversary Event featuring Juliette et Justine in London last year. A simply wonderful fashion-filled day. I had a lovely time.

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Day 25 – Your favorite lolita themed artwork.



I love Hime+You's artwork, it's sometimes adorable and ethereal which reminds me of Victorian children's books, as well as sometimes bright pop cuteness like some work they are doing with The Power Puff Girls.
You can find Hime+You on Pixiv and on their Website.

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Day 1 – 10 things about your lolita bubble. (Hester's Post)
Day 2 – 10 things you love in lolita. (Hester's Post)
Day 3 – 10 things you hate in lolita. (Hester's Post)
Day 4 – 10 different kinds of food you like. (Hester's Post)
Day 5 – 10 items from your wishlist. (Hester's Post)
Day 6 – 10 things you can’t live without in lolita. (Hester's Post)
Day 7 – 10 people who inspire your lolita style. (Hester's Post)
Day 8 – 10 songs that inspire you for lolita. (Hester's Post)
Day 9 – 10 things you will never do in lolita. (Hester's Post)
Day 10 – What’s in your bag? (Hester's Post)
Day 11 – One day in your lolita life in pictures. (Hester's Post)
Day 12 – A picture of yourself before lolita came in to your life. (Hester's Post)
Day 13 – A picture of your favorite sweets. (Hester's Post)
Day 14 – A picture of your dream item. (Hester's Post)
Day 15 – A picture of your last lolita purchase. (Hester's Post)
Day 16 – Your outfit for the day. (Hester's Post)
Day 17 – What do you want more then anything right now? (Hester's Post)
Day 18 – A picture of your favorite lolita style. (Hester's Post)
Day 19 – What’s in your make-up bag? (Hester's Post)
Day 20 – A picture of a lolita friend. (Hester's Post)
Day 21 – Your favorite fictional lolita.
Day 22 – A picture of your room. (Hester's Post)
Day 23 – A picture of your handwriting.
Day 24 – A picture of you from a meet.
Day 25 – Your favorite lolita themed artwork.
Day 26 – Your Facebook profile picture.
Day 27 – One song that fits your favorite lolita style.
Day 28 – A picture of the perfect lolita location.
Day 29 – A picture of a lolita you would love to meet for real.
Day 30 – A photo of yourself taken today and 3 good things that’s happened over the last 30 days.

xoxo

Boombox Eryri

 

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Local North Walian dance organisation Migrations have been organising a short film involving 100 amateur dancers. Here’s a bit about the project, called Boombox Eryri, from their facebook:

“We’re making a new short film and looking for people who live, work or play in rural Conwy county to take part - and hope it could be you!
What is it?
We're filming people in their favourite places, moving to their favourite music. The resulting film will be screened at a special live event in Gwydyr Forest, June 2013.
Who can take part?
Anyone! People of all ages and backgrounds who live, work or play in rural Conwy county.
You don't need to be a performer - no experience necessary.”

So it’s basically a little film celebrating rural life in a way! I was asked to take part as I know the people at Migrations from doing some voluntary work last year.

The song I chose was Ponponpon by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. I wanted a song that would match the clothing I was going to wear and that represents an aspect of my life. One of my biggest hobbies and interests is Japanese Street Fashions, and I felt Kyary’s first major hit around the world would be perfect. The video for Ponponpon immediately cemented the kind of artist and singer she would be. I therefore decided to learn the dance that goes with the song too! Seeing as I’m not a professional dancer or anything, this would be better than crazy flailing, as is my usual dancing :P

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First time wearing this wig. It was a Christmas present from Kairi, and she has the exact same one :D It’s such a fun colourful wig, and I love the cut of it – it’s so bouncy and really easy to maintain.

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My outfit… Wore the Polka Dot Chocolate salopette from Angelic Pretty. And the Candyholic Sparkle ring…

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I chose to dance in my Nain’s garden… It’s a rockery/flower bed type space. It looks out over a horse field, and a mountain. I have many memories throughout my entire life with my family and my late Taid in this garden. <3
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This is Eilir, who has been filming everyone’s dances and conducting the interviews. He was interesting to chat to. He’s worked with S4C, the only Welsh TV Channel, and he wants to direct weird indie shorts. He also made me super jealous as he’s been to Japan 5 times!
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The only issue we had was that it was super windy!! My wig kept being blown everywhere and my skirt kept blowing up! Luckily I was wearing bloomers!

We used a GIGANTIC boombox Eilir brought along, connected to my phone. Wish I had remembered to take a pic! It was so cool playing Kyary with good bass outside in the middle of pretty much  nowhere. It made me almost gleeful that music this area has probably never heard before was being played for all to hear. Poor tiny village where my Nain lives XD It was definitely a juxtaposition of Welsh countryside meets crazy hyper Japanese pop.

After we’d filmed the dance, there was a short interview where I discussed Kyary and her connection to J-fashion, why I like her, the clothes I was wearing; and why I chose this particular place.

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After the filming was all done, Eilir left, and I had a lovely cup of tea with my Nain as we looked at old photographs. I hadn’t seen her for a while so it made me happy to see her and to see all the photos. Wish I had taken a pic on my phone of some of them cos they were funny or just really nice :’)

I caught the bus home, but I was short on 40p to get to my town (I could only had enough change to get to the town before mine) but the bus driver was so nice! He let me stay on for free. DAY MADE! I think this is my ‘nice bus driver allowance’ for my entire life though! haha!

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Looking like E.T. on the bus X’D

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Boombox Eryri is being screened for the first time this Friday in the middle of a forest. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s dances and choices of music!
A sneak peak can be seen here.

I’ll post another blog to let you know how it went :)

P.S. This is the vid I used to learn the dance…

PonPonPon Mirror Dance [Len Version]

xoxo

Monday, 10 June 2013

30 Day Lolita Challenge - Day 22

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Day 22 – A picture of your room.

I’m currently in the process of having a massive sort out and redecorating my bedroom, so making today’s post is a bit awkward. I’ll therefore take some photos of the areas that look ‘ok’ haha.

My bedroom is kinda crazy colours as I last painted it when I was a teenager. I want to paint the walls a shimmery pearl colour; a cream with the lightest hint of pink.

I’m unsure if I want to keep my ceiling as it is. It’s covered in stars which I still think are pretty even after having it for 10+ years. But is it too childish?

 

So! Here’s the door to my bedroom. It has a large My Neighbour Totoro poster on it, as this movie gives me warm fuzzies and makes me think of home.
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I finished upcycling a vintage dresser the other week, and this weekend I started putting things on it and in its drawers, so this is like a big reveal for me! haha! I’m going to make a post detailing the entire process, as it’s been so rewarding.

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My bed…
As you can tell I sleep on the right side xD
I’m in love with floral bedding at the moment.
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My ‘mini chandelier’ light and star ceiling…
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This is what I mean by my room needs sorting out haha. One of my messy bookshelves…
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Finally, a peak into my closet…
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~*~Hester's Day 22 Answers~*~

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Day 1 – 10 things about your lolita bubble. (Hester's Post)
Day 2 – 10 things you love in lolita. (Hester's Post)
Day 3 – 10 things you hate in lolita. (Hester's Post)
Day 4 – 10 different kinds of food you like. (Hester's Post)
Day 5 – 10 items from your wishlist. (Hester's Post)
Day 6 – 10 things you can’t live without in lolita. (Hester's Post)
Day 7 – 10 people who inspire your lolita style. (Hester's Post)
Day 8 – 10 songs that inspire you for lolita. (Hester's Post)
Day 9 – 10 things you will never do in lolita. (Hester's Post)
Day 10 – What’s in your bag? (Hester's Post)
Day 11 – One day in your lolita life in pictures. (Hester's Post)
Day 12 – A picture of yourself before lolita came in to your life. (Hester's Post)
Day 13 – A picture of your favorite sweets. (Hester's Post)
Day 14 – A picture of your dream item. (Hester's Post)
Day 15 – A picture of your last lolita purchase. (Hester's Post)
Day 16 – Your outfit for the day. (Hester's Post)
Day 17 – What do you want more then anything right now? (Hester's Post)
Day 18 – A picture of your favorite lolita style. (Hester's Post)
Day 19 – What’s in your make-up bag? (Hester's Post)
Day 20 – A picture of a lolita friend. (Hester's Post)
Day 21 – Your favorite fictional lolita. (Hester's Post)
Day 22 – A picture of your room.
Day 23 – A picture of your handwriting.
Day 24 – A picture of you from a meet.
Day 25 – Your favorite lolita themed artwork.
Day 26 – Your Facebook profile picture.
Day 27 – One song that fits your favorite lolita style.
Day 28 – A picture of the perfect lolita location.
Day 29 – A picture of a lolita you would love to meet for real.
Day 30 – A photo of yourself taken today and 3 good things that’s happened over the last 30 days.

xoxo