Anonymous asked: What made you get into classic lolita in the first place? Weren't you a 100% sweet lolita girl?
I’m still a Sweet Lolita. When I began Lolita, Sweet was all I really liked. I was mostly a lone Lolita back then. I was drawn to pastels and cutesy things, so Sweet was a natural choice for me.
But my local community, when I finally joined it, leaned in the Classic and Gothic direction. I had never been into that stuff before, but they were so great at it. They showed me how beautiful it was even though before I didn’t notice the styles much. They introduced me to new brands and motifs that I once might have found boring, but now I find very lovely.
Around this time, I would get a lot of messages about how Classic style would suit me better because I looked “too mature” for Sweet. I don’t believe that’s true, but a combination of these things piqued my interest in the style.
Right now, what I really like is Sweet Lolita with some hints of elegance or classical style in it. For example, Day Dream Carnival has quickly become my favourite print I own because it looks like an antique carousel with flowers even though a couple years ago I would have preferred the cutesy, sweets-filled, pastel Sugary Carnival. It’s still a Sweet dress, but it fits my interests as they’ve changed better than Milky Planet. Although it doesn’t mean I won’t still wear Milky Planet!
So I still like to wear Sweet a lot, but I’m beginning to appreciate new things very slowly because of my community. As far as Classic goes, I gravitate toward the lighter colours that mix elegant and sweet elements together, perhaps — like Baby’s new “Ave Maria Rosary” or older “Fragrant Rose Memories” in ivory and pink.
Sorry for such a long winded answer.
Anonymous asked: May I ask how you got to be a kawaii ambassador for jlolita?
Honestly, I’m not sure. It was a big surprise for me and I was really shocked!
Turns out the ambassadors in Canada were chosen by a community poll of who was an active advocate for Lolita Fashion in our area (Ontario, where Misako was visiting.) In Europe, however, I heard the JLA had started taking applications. So it’s always different.
CHOKiCHOKi girls Vol.30 / December 2012 cover
Anonymous asked: Where do you buy all your lolita from?
Please check my Frequently Asked Questions tab! I provide a lot of Lolita shop links there. ☆彡
♥ An outfit for meeting up with a friend tomorrow. I might wear my thick lavender stockings underneath the lace tights instead. ♥Parka, Hairties: Angelic Pretty
JSK, Headbow: Metamorphose
Short Socks: Innocent World
Shoes, Necklace: Bodyline
Tights, Gloves, Other: Offbrand
10 BETTER BODY AFFIRMATIONS FOR YOUNG WOMEN
—Ami Angelowicz and Winona Dimeo-Ediger (via fragolle)
1. Your body is in flux for the rest of your life. Think of your body as fluid instead of static — it’s always going to change. So get comfortable with those changes.
2. No one will love you or not love you because of your body. You are lovable because you’re you, not because your body looks a certain way.
3. The most intensely personal relationship you’ll ever have is with your body. It’s a lifelong relationship that’s well worth investing in and nurturing the same way you would with loved ones.
4. You don’t owe your body to anyone. Not sexually, not aesthetically. Your body is yours. Period.
5. What someone else says about your body says more about them than it does about you. Look past the actual snark to the person who’s saying it, because it’s only a reflection of what they think of themselves. That’s when you’ll see how little power their words have.
6. Your body is not a reflection of your character. It’s a physical home for the complex and wondrous and unique being that is you.
7. Take up as much space as you want. You don’t have to be small, or quiet, or docile, regardless of your physical size.
8. Everything you need to accept your body is already inside you. There’s no book, or diet, or workout routine or external affirmation that you need to feel good about your body right now.
9. Your body is a priority. It’s always trying to tell you things. Taking the time to listen to is of the utmost importance.
10. Wear whatever you want. Your body shape does not dictate your personal style, and fashion rules that say otherwise are wrong. Dress yourself in a way that makes you feel happy and confident and beautiful, because guess what? You are.