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.
The cherry blossoms were in bloom this Easter
Dream Fantasy is so pastelly and fun!
wore this on our last full day of vacation! Ben and i hiked Muir Woods in the morning (wearing lolita there was quite entertaining) then we went to the San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival (: it was really wonderful to meet up with the SF lolitas again !!
Anonymous asked: Friendly reminder that you don't deserve the hate you get lately in lolita. Keep your chin up.
Don’t worry, kind anon. I’m hard pressed to care.
I really love and welcome constructive criticism about what I wear. I’m not sure if anyone is aware of this, as I’ve never really talked about it to anyone online, but I don’t hide any outfits I wear that I don’t end up liking from this blog. I’ve posted a true collection of every Lolita experiment I’ve stuck on my body since I started this thing 4 years ago. The posts exist to remind me of the things that worked out for me and the things that did not. Floppy bonnets, for one “did not” example!
What I usually receive from people is destructive, baseless criticism that leaves no room for improvement and I honestly can’t make space in my brain to care about that kind of nonsense.