Wednesday, 29 December 2010

new hair colour

I've just had a blunt horizontal two-tone done. The upper part is chocolate brown, and the lower part is... light brownish? I had a few different shades of brown before, so the result of bleaching varies. Some strands are almost blond and some are reddish.

The horizontal two-tone is a gyaru trend but don't worry. I'm not leaving lolita for gyaru. I simply admire their makeup and I like some of their hairstyles. Many of their fashion trends are good for casual wear too.

So here's the result of my experiment with hair colours.

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Christmas outfits

I hope everyone had a great Christmas! Mine was very lolita because I got to wear it everyday for three days.

Many photos ahead because I can never choose.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

recent shopping

Despite the Christmas season I haven't been shopping much recently. I only got a few new things and, to be honest, some of them I got from my family as early Christmas gifts.
In general I'm disappointed with this season's trends.
Let's see...
- cardigans decorated with beads and sequins
- angora wool sweaters
- leopard print
- asymmetric, one-sleeved tops
- synthetic fabrics
- intensive colours (royal blue, dark red etc)

Monday, 20 December 2010


Here are some outfits I forgot to post before. They're from a friend's birthday party and Christmas shopping.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Photo shoot - part 2

Do you mind a little photo spam? I just got more photos from my lovely photographer (<3) and some of them are even better than the ones she showed me before!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

photo session

On Friday I had a photo session for my friend's portfolio. The styling was a little haphazard and not really thought out beforehand, but I quite like the results.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Outfit post - Loliday

Yesterday was International Lolita Day. I didn't do anything special but I did dress up to go shopping.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Outfit post - JeJ dress

It just so conveniently happened that I was going to the theatre on the day when I received the JeJ dress, so of course I wore it.

I took these photos after I came back home and it was a little windy outside, hence the disheveled state of my hair.

Friday, 26 November 2010

JeJ review

I received my Juliette et Justine dress yesterday.

I bought this dress, La broderie de la fleur, in black, size 1. I grabbed the last one in this colour and size, and as you can see on JeJ website, it's now completely sold out.

I got hit with customs. Now this entry would normally be filled with f-words to express my deep-rooted hatred for the customs bureau, but I'm too tired for that. I just want to say that I hate them. They don't do anything for me. I pay the shops because I get my dresses from them. I pay the post because they ship the items to me. The customs bureau doesn't participate in these transactions and they don't provide any services useful for me, yet they kept the parcel and would not give it to me, its rightful owner, until I gave them 110 euros. You know what it should be called? Extortion.

Anyway, let's move on to the dress itself.

Outfit post - UnsraW gig

Yesterday I went to see UnsraW in Parlament club, Gdańsk. It was amazing and I'll probably post a live report on my livejournal tomorrow.

Here's my outfit from the gig. It was my first time wearing punk lolita.

I know this one's super bright, but originally the whole outfit looked like a black blob in this photo, and editing it like this was the only way to make some of the details visible.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

brand shop list

I decided to make a list of lolita brand shops that ship overseas as a sort of reference for myself, but maybe it'll be useful for others too.

Brands that ship overseas:

Antique beasT
* open only on certain days, usually announced with little notice

Baby the Stars Shine Bright
sub-brand: Alice and the Pirates

Innocent World

Juliette et Justine

Mary Magdalene


milky ange

Brand that have separate webshops for overseas customers:

Angelic Pretty


Multibrand webshops:

Asian Side
Brands: Innocent World, MAXICIMAM, metamorphose, Putumayo
* France-based

Black Alice
Brands: Angelic Pretty; Baby, the Stars Shine Bright; Innocent World; Putumayo
* Singapore-based

brands: MAXICIMAM, Moi-même-Moitié, Lumiebre

Harajuku Hearts
brands: Atelier-Pierrot, MAXICIMAM, metamorphose, Putumayo
* USA-based

Brands: Angelic Pretty; Baby, the Stars Shine Bright; HeartE; Innocent World; Metamorphose, MAXICIMAM; Moi-même-Moitié; Victorian Maiden
* Netherlands-based; I'm not sure if they're an official distributor of any of these brands or if their cooperation with these brands is permanent; these are just the brands that they have currently in stock

Brands: Angelic Pretty, MARBLE, Princess Doll, h.NAOTO
* Germany-based

Tokyo Rebel
Brands: Angelic Pretty, Atelier-Pierrot, Innocent World, Maxicimam, Putumayo, Victorian Maiden
* USA-based

XO Japan
Brands: Alice Garden, Atelier-Pierrot and brands sold through Atelier-Pierrot

Secondhand webshops:

Alice Fururun

Closet Child

Fairy Angel

Usagi Youhinten

Friday, 19 November 2010

Dear hair, I hate you.

Does anyone have any suggestions how to curl your hair?

I tried everything, but to no avail.

That's as curly as it can get with hot rollers. Surprisingly, it stayed like this for a few hours. A new record, I guess. If only I knew how to make it stay curly for a whole day. Or better yet, how to actually make it really curly, not wavy.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Outfit post

My mum's friend invited us to come over for home made croissants.

JSK, bag, headband: Innocent World
rest: local shops

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Outfit post

I should finally write something here, right? For now I'll just post a few outfit photos. Again.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Outfit post - in the woods

I looked at some mori girl blogs in the morning, and at some dolly kei pictures and videos, and it made me want to go to the forest to pick up colourful leaves.

So I did just that.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Outfit post

I woke up in a rather cranky mood today. And what's the best way to make yourself feel better? Dress up!

And because I'm a really indecisive person I'll show you 5 pictures of the exact same outfit.

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Halloween 2010

HUGE thanks to Hachi or saving the otherwise failure of a Halloween party.


My outfit for Halloween.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010


I don't have a tumblr myself (I have a soup instead) but there are a few tumblrs that I like to go back to for inspiration. I wanted to share my favourite ones here.

I tried to divide them into categories but as you will see sometimes they're a little arbitrary. 

Dark fashion
Frequently updated blog for adult goths, full of high fashion photos and mostly with a grown up feel.

Less frequent updates but still worth looking at.

Not really a fashion blog at all. But some of the girls have beautiful make-up, tattoos and interesting hairstyles, so I thought I might include it anyway.

Again something for grown up goths. Lovely stuff.

Not all of the images are fashion related but most are. 

Most of the time it's a little too old-school goth for me but there are some interesting images too.

Romantic fashion

Not just fashion, and not just romantic. But in comparison to the "dark fashion" blogs, this one seemed to fit this category better.

High fashion

Beautiful fashion photography, not really fitting into any of the above categories. 

Perhaps this one should be in the "dark fashion" category?

Designer specific

Hasn't been updated since April but you still might want to look though what had been posted. 

Dedicated to Alexander McQueen.

Fuck Yeah!

Japanese or Japan-inspired fashion
Street snaps of stylish people. Very inspirational. 

A mixture of different styles. Gyaru, lolita, cosplay, visual kei, mori and decora tumbled into one.

Not exactly a fashion blog, but many of the images are fashion related.

If you know any other interesting fashion tumblrs, please share!

Monday, 25 October 2010

new project

I am currently working on a new dress, and even though I'm only starting I can already tell that it's going to be my most time-consuming project so far.

Here is the basic design.
The design you see at the bottom? Not a border print, no. Embroidery.

It's going to take me forever to finish this piece. To be honest I don't even remember the last time I embroidered anything. And I don't think I've ever tried doing anything like this.
The dress is going to be red, and the embroidery and the tiered underskirt are both going to be black. Not a very unique colourway, but a nice one.

I've already finished embroidering the first, central, panel. It took me 5 days. Now I only have 6 more to go! I hope that with time I'll get faster, since I won't be that inexperienced by the 7th panel.

Wish me luck!

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Lolita - 5 things I love about it

1. Dark romanticism

Maybe punk lolita was the first style I liked, but the dark romantic styles were what made me stay. I describe it as "dark romantic" instead of "gothic" or "classic" because what I mean is really something in between. Not every classic outfit and not every gothic outfit would fit into my idea of dark romanticism.

(images from avant gauche)

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Lolita in Secret challenged me; Lolita Pet Peeves!

It's not a strictly lolita blog, I wanted it to be a general personal fashion blog, but what the hell.

Here it is. My top 5 lolita pet peeves. They're not in any particular order other than the order of them coming to my mind.

1. Blouseless coordinates

Some dresses look great without a blouse, especially those with wider straps, like Princess Drop.
Other dresses don't look so good. Especially if they have very thin straps or are strapless. It's OK if you wear your dress as a sundress. After all, the fact that it was made by a lolita brand doesn't mean that you can only wear it with strictly lolita coordinates. Some dresses, especially those by Emily Temple Cute, can look really cute with sandals, straw hat, no blouse, no socks and no petticoat. But if you decide to wear a lolita coordinate and you even wear socks or tights then there's just no balance in your outfit. You're fully covered from toes to... arms. It doesn't make much sense.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Outfit post - Spirit Day


That's all.

top: Autograf
vest + necklace: NewYorker
skirt: Reserved
shoes: QUAZI
hat: I am

Outfit post

I went out yesterday to a 70s and 80s themed party. I decided not to dress up according to the theme though. Hardly anyone did, so that was OK.
Instead I had a theme of my own for my outfit. I wanted to combine contrasting items. The heavy fur on my boots with the delicate lace on my skirt. The short and rather sexy skirt with the cute top.

I got this skirt last Christmas but yesterday I wore it for the first time. I never had any idea what to wear it with but I think I finally found things that actually look good with it. Or at least I hope so.

skirt: ZARA
boots: Tamaris
necklace: Bijou Brigitte

Monday, 18 October 2010

Outfit post

For some reason I can't take a good photo recently. They're either blurry or I look silly in them. Or both.
Anyway, I guess you can see the outfit here, so that's OK.

These are my first flat boots in... forever.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Outfit post - classic lolita

It was my friends's birthday a couple days ago and she invited a few people for sushi on Sunday. That's my outfit from that day.

dress: Innocent World
blouse: HMHM
tights: C&A
necklace: MOHITO
hair accessories: H&M

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Outfit post - GUILD

My outfit from the GUILD gig I mentioned. I didn't take any pictures in Warsaw. Thankfully I took one when planning what to pack.

I wore a wide black belt with a bow. You probably can't see it too well here. Well, that's the only non blurry picture I managed to take...

And a picture of my accessories because they were the main focus of the outfit.
dress: H&M
boots: QUAZI
accessories: mostly Bijou Brijitte and some random places

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

19th century love

The ballet I mentioned in the previous post was "Chopin. Artysta romantyczny" ("Chopin. The romantic artist") and since it was based on Chopin's life we got to see a collection of wonderful 19th century inspired costumes.

And since I probably spent more time staring at the costumes than I should have, I wanted to post some photos here.
They all come from the Grand Theatre's official website.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Outfit post - theatre

I've just got back from Warsaw! I went there for two reasons: to see GUILD, a visual kei band, and to see a ballet at the Grand Theatre.
For now just a quick mobile phone snap from the theatre.

I'm not wearing a green belt. It's black with white polka dots. I don't know why it looks green here.

dress: Innocent World
cardigan: H&M
belt: Mohito
headband: C&A

Friday, 8 October 2010

Lolita wishlist

My lolita wishlist. It's not really a complete list. This is just a mostly unrealistic list of the things I want the most. I focused only on skirts and dresses, otherwise the list would go on forever!

I crossed out the things I'd already bought.

Thursday, 7 October 2010


I've just discovered the fun of using Polyvore and decided the make some outfits with the dresses I'm currently lusting over.

First, Operetta Bouquet by Alice and the Pirates. It's never been my style but... I think I'm getting more and more into the mori/dolly inspired version of lolita, with its flowers and earthy colours. 

And two similar outfits with Queen's Coach, also by Alice and the Pirates. I'm not so happy with them but I'm still new to Polyvore and still have some problems finding the items I want.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Spirit Day

It is, in a way, fashion-related, and it's important, so here it goes.

It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes and at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbours and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.

(Original post)

Outfit post

Generally, I don't like wearing the exact same outfit twice. I always try to change something. It's so easy to change a coordinate with just a belt, or a different pair of shoes, so why stick to the same version over and over again?

But there are a few outfits that I like so much that I wear them once in a while, not too often though, and still don't get bored.

Old pictures because it didn't make sense to take new ones.

dress: New Yorker
jacket: CandyStripper
hat: I am
boots: Humanic

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

outfit post - new sweater

A simple outfit with the new sweater.

sweater: H&M
skinny trousers: KappAhl
boots: Tamaris; these boots actually deserve their own post
necklace: NewYorker

Yesterday's shopping

Despite my cold I decided to go shopping yesterday. Oh, joy.

I usually end up buying useless junk at Bijou Brigitte or some other accessory shop. This time, however, I managed to buy only and exclusively what I was looking for! Success!

First, a basic black cardi from H&M.

I need some more basic items that I could easily coordinate with... anything, really.
This one is from the children's section, which means that it was only 50% of the price of an almost identical cardigan in the women's section. The size is described as 164 cm, and that's pretty much my size since I'm not much taller than that.

Secondly, a deliciously oversized sweater, also from H&M.

It's super wide, super long and just generally huge and I love it. I can wear it with leggings and a wide belt to give it the right shape. You can dress it up however you want to. Sparkly printed leggings? Huge necklace? Fun belt? You name it! It's really versatile and I need more versatile items in my closet.

I also have my eyes on a gray oversized sweater with a lovely wide neckline. Maybe next time.

Monday, 4 October 2010

hello and welcome

Welcome to my fashion-centred blog. This will be mostly my personal fashion blog. I'll post photos of my daily outfits, write about shopping and sometimes I might rant about designers that I either love or hate. I probably won't write that much, though. You can expect to see more pictures than text here.

A few words about me. I'm a girl in my 20s currently living in Poland. I'm partial to the darker and feminine side of fashion and am a big fan of Japanese street styles. Occasionally I dress lolita, usually either gothic or classic. I don't limit myself to one style though, so you might see many types of outfits here.

For now, just one photo:

I hope you'll enjoy this blog!