Thursday, 31 December 2015

Lolita New Year's resolutions

1. No more "same-y" items. What do I mean? Well, when I was looking for a dress to buy, I realized I had three stained glass prints on my list. ... I already have a stained glass print. I actually have lots of black dresses and skirts with cool prints, so I'll be looking for more gray, brown, beige and ivory.
2. I'm only allowing myself to buy one  black blouse. I have some, but I love having more because black is the color I use the most, but since I do have them, I could be buying something more useful. So only one.
3. Only 1 pair of shoes, because I have a bunch of those as well.
4. More accessories! In different colors too.
5. Better quality wigs (from GLW and Lockshop)
6. Buy one, make one! I have a bunch of fabric left unused, so for every dress and skirt I buy, I have to make one before I buy another. Hopefully this will slow the buying process down.

Here's a video if you want to see it ~ 

Monday, 28 December 2015

Alice Cooper and Mätley Crüe

I saw Alice Cooper! Live! And Mötley Crüe which was also awesome but ALICE COOPER! <3

I keep tickets. Yes, even parking tickets. You should see my collection, I have all movie + theatre + convention + you name it. Anyway, the warm up band was Canadian Saint Asonia, and they were okay. It's a new band so I had never heard of them before but they seemed good, and really nice. (Add a Canadian stereotype joke here about how nice everyone is. They really were metal sweet hearts.) 

And then Alice Cooper! I've been a fan since I was a little girl (since my parents listened to him) and it was a dream come true to see him live. 

Our seats were in the second floor and technically  in the second row, but the dudes in front of us went down to the mosh pit so we sat in their seats. Even though we were up high we were right next to the stage so we saw really well down there! Plus the big close up thingy in the ceiling was close too. The photos are bad, I know. Phone quality. 

Alice Cooper was legendary. I mean, he's no youngster but he ran up and down the stage, changed costume at least four times and kept throwing things to the audience. He put together a real show with the actresses and band mates! There was a giant, zombie nurses, his snake (<3) and a big guillotine with which he was beheaded. Wow. He was the reason I went to the concert and it was worth every penny. He played some of my favourites, big hits (like Poison) and my personal favourite, Feed my Frankenstein. <3

After him was Mötley Crüe, and they were awesome too. They had their drum-rollercoaster (which was epic), lovely dancer ladies and pyrotechnics. 

They opened awesomely with Girls, girls girls and ended with Kickstart my heart :D (And were called back and sung a ballad). Sadly they were not as cool as Alice (at least in my mind) but veru entertaining none the less. I was happy that Cooper played first, I was happy for the rest of the concert ^^

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Short hair woo

My hair grows really fast. I mean my hair is super light blond and since I like to dye it black or in-your-face-bright, it grows annoyingly fast (roots that look like bald patches, yay!). See this awful selfie that I took as proof that I wore a life jacket while on water? That was summer 2012. A bit over three years ago.

Aand here is yesterday. It's grown quite fast. Excuse the lovely quality, I realized after midnight that I had a appointment the next day and wanted a quick photo to remember how long it was. It takes so long to dry that I always wash my hair in the evening, not morning, so it has the natural curls that make nasty knots when it dries. I wanted a white shirt to show the darkish hair, but aside from lolita blouses, I had none xD So blue it was!

No more knots here! *maniacal laughter*  Not but seriously tho I love it short. Soo much easier to manage and it dries quickly. Plus I can make nice punk rock thingies with this!

Here's Oliver, no more a kitty but still adorable <3

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Dollhouse meet

Hi. Long time no lolita? I've been way too busy for my liking, but still managed to arrange one more meet-up for this year. Why? We have a new lady in our comm! I was super exited since the theme was first tea and then we went to a dollhouse exhibit (how much more lolita can you get come on) and most of us were supposed to attend. However two ladies had to cancel :/ Some day we will have a meet with everyone!

Anyway, we started by heading to Cafe Monarch. I had made a table reservation for seven people, but when we went there, we were given a four person table (we were ten minutes early and I thought we just had to wait) but in the end, we just stayed at that table. The waiter (who was very nice) didn't seem to understand I had a reservation even though I told so? And since one of us is vegan I had inquired beforehand of vegan options, and I was told there were several.However the menu had none? And when she ask about it, the (still very nice) waiter suggested omelet ^^' We did manage to get food and drinks which were delicious, but then the cafe closed early? I had a reservation for 90min and just before an hour had passed, the (still, very nice) waiter told us they will close in five minutes o__O So the overall experience was kinda "whaa..?" so I don't think I'll be going there again...

After eating we headed to the dollhouse exhibit, and it was so pretty! The lobby looked pretty too ~ 

I didn't want to lug my big camera with me and my phone is useless, so I thank my lovely ladies for these photos <3 The amount of details was stunning! There were older and newer dollhouses, enjoy ~

And here's our squad! Photo taken at the exhibit lobby.

Can I just say that I love that it's time for jackets and coats? I love jackets and coats in lolita and ouji, and have thus gathered a small collection of them :D Here's the one I wore today, photo taken before I left the house (since I knew it would be pitch black by the time I got home, since winter). I did change my shoes at the last minute for a bit more classic style.

There was also some modern art at the museum :)  Let's end in a silly note? I'm still suuuper awkward when posing so I sometimes do silly things. Here's one.

I hope to see again next year and resume monthly meets, and one day have a meetup with everyone present! <3