Sorry for the lack of updates again, but my life has been quite busy recently! ;D Let me tell you a couple of things that are worth mentioning ♥
I GOT MY OWN CAR, WOHOOOO ♥
It's just a used little Fiat Punto Cult, so nothing to brag about...
(sorry, I just have this tiny photo on my pc. xD")
...but I'm still so happy to have him. ♥ Yes, HIM! I gave him the name "Sephiroth". :´D (Outing myself as a FF VII fangirly now... but cannot unsee the similarity of the car finish and Sephiroth's hair! *__*)
So happy ♥
The only thing that is able to make me even happier these days is the fact, that my BF is going to move into my apt. ♥ I'm so excited and happy to live with him, I just can't wait! ^////^
Haha, but you know I don't want to spam you with lovey-dovey things, so back to other topics. ;D
2 weeks ago, my lovely friend Shoi came to visit me! We didn't meet for almost 1 year, I missed her so much! >////<
She asked me to style her Gyaru-ish, so I tried my best - and it turned out pretty well! I hope I could convince her to wear that style, haha! x3
Shoi already changed back into her own clothes on this photo, and the hair lost a bit of its volume... but nonethless, I think it turned out pretty well. And most importantly: she liked it a lot, and was really happy! What a wonderful day we had ♥
Of course it was the perfect occassion for me to dress up, too. =P
Little photospam! ;D
The only Sel-Ca that looked decent... lol
I wore my favorite Liz Lisa Winter Collection dress that day ♥
My face looks so long here. O__O"
On the day Shoi visited me, the first snow of this years winter season was falling down. =)
I'm so in christmas mood now! ♥ I cannot wait to start baking christmas cookies, decorate the house and open the 1st door of my advent calendar! >/////<
And then I found THIS at the local supermarket! *___*
(photo taken from google)
HELLO KITTY COOKIE MIX!!!
(comes with a Hello Kitty shaper and obviously cute cookie box!)
I can't wait to try them out! xD The cookies will have pink color ♥
Now I'm sure its gonna be the best Christmas EVER, haha! xD
That's it for now! ;D I'll be updating once my life will get more exciting. lol
From checking the latest fashion mags and fall/winter collections of the big trends, I verdict some items to become really popular for fall/winter Gyaru wardrobe 2012... so I thought it would be fun sharing them with you! Let's see if my forecast will turn out to be right! ;D
Cat motives / Cat inspired fashion goods
Seeing how many icon fashion brands are already sporting this trend, I'm pretty sure it's gonna be a big deal in fall/winter Gal style 2012!
Cat's are everywhere - cat printed Tee's, cat ear hat's and beanies, cat ear hairstyle, cat face shoes, cat printed thights... and the list goes on and on. Not really my cup of tea, but I really cute to look at! ;D
Cat ear / Devil horn alice bands
(mostly adorned with pearls and crystals)
Totally fitting into the upcoming cat theme, this cat hairband is the the perfect accessory to go with cute styles ♥ Glavil does also take it's turn on this trend by sporting their absolute awesome devil horn hair accessory (which I personally like better then the cat ears). However, it might be a bit hard to pull it off well. =/
by Liz Lisa
I was really surprised to see this trend, especially since I never even considered combining leather x sweet styles. But as you can see, it is working pretty well! xD" (stupid me is stupid) The leather skirts come mostly in fall/winter colors like bordeaux, brown, beige, dark green and black now. Sweet brands are mostly producing flared or pleated skirts, while mode labels prefer the classic look and rokku brands add studs and laces to their leather skirts.
Flared sleeve tops
by Skinny Lip
I'm not 100% sure about this trend, but I see it pop up more and more often recently.
I find the flared sleeves totally awesome and super cozy for fall/winter styles, hope to see more of it soon ♥
Besides that, I can see a lot of "old" trends continueing. =)
Retro Girly style is still a big deal for the sweeter brands. Flag prints are still quite popular (especially the Union Jack), such as plateau heels. Beanies (of course also with cat ears. lol) will have their revival as soon as the temperature will drop, and leg fluffies/furry leg warmes are THE accessory for every Kuronba Gal.
So much said, I'm excited to see which trends of my forecast will really become famous, haha. ;D
What's your forecast for fall/winter Gal fashion trends 2012?
Recent get's ♥
Surprise Parcel I got from my BF ♥
I love it to pieces! *___*
He even got that damn expensive Shiseido rouge for me, thank you so much! Q////Q Lucky me! ♥
Mini make-up haul ♥
All my favorite things ♥
Preparations for upcoming photoshooting! ;D Lower lashes: Diamond Princess Eyes
Upper lashes: Diamond Angel Eyes (I was using Glamourous Eyes before, but they hardly show up in photos. =/)
Dolly Wink lash fix (alltime favorite ♥)
K-Star "1-day-tattoo" eyeliner (has the finest tip EVER. ♥)
And my new baby! :´D
♥ Angelic Pretty "Little Birds Symphonia" OP in pink ♥
I'm so excited about this one! Q////Q
It is the perfect princess dress. ♥ The cut is Rococo inspired, and the print is just too lovely... it's my first all-pink Lolita dress, and also the heaviest printed one! xD
More of that later. ;D
I'm currently having a terrible cold (currently there's a flu-epidemic in Germany), so I hope you're all doing better then me! :´D
I can't really think of a reasonable entry this time, so I'm just gonna
show you what I've been up to the past weeks. Photospam time! ;D
Trip to Oberammergau ♥
is a really dreamy place in the south of Germany. If you like nature,
arts and history, it's definately worth visiting! They're having a lot
of gorgeous landscape, wonderful hiking paths, and never to forget - two
of the great castles of King Ludwig II. of Bavaria are very close! ♥
Breathtaking art on the ceilling of an abbey
I usually don't take photos in churches since I find it kinda disrespectful, but THIS... I just had to capture it. ;///;
Cute parrot at the entry of the park grounds of Linderhof castle
I wanna have one like that in my garden, please. :´D
Beautiful Linderhof castle ♥
to the other castles of King Ludwig II., this castle is kinda small and
more like a mansion - but breathtaking beautiful nonethless! It has the
most wonderful park I've ever seen! I wanna go back there soon ♥
In the back of the castle...
big "Neptune Fountain" is located. Unfortunately they had to turn off
the water that day, since they were cleaning out the fountain. xD" I so wish I could do a Lolita photoshooting there one day! >////<
My favorite part of castle Linderhof...
...THE BLUE GROTTO. *___*
is an artificial grotto, built to the wishes of King Ludwig II. He used
it as his own private concert hall. The grotto does feature a big pond
with a delicate gondola swimming on it. There's also a big artwork on
one of the walls, showing a scene out of King Ludwig's favorite Opera
To suit this theme, the Tannhäuser Overture is played when entering the grotto...
like entering a dream world... beeing totally carried away by the
enchanting scenery and wonderful tunes, I almost totally forgot to take
I've also visited other places in Oberammergau, but the castle was the most impressive memory I collected. ♥
love everything connected to King Ludwig II., can't help it. xD" I also
read a lot of books about him already, visited his castles, and even
the place he died. I guess I'm just a big nerd about him. xD" But that
man was such a genius related to arts... such a dreamer. ♥
Anyways, enough of that - sorry for the fangirling. xD"
Trip to Autria ♥
It was basically just a short trip to visit my aunt and do some hiking! =D
Aunty had this cute little Bunny on her farm ♥
I fed him fresh grass every day - such a fluffy little cutie ♥
Hiking along the mountainside...
was already snow falling on the top of mountains - so as you can guess,
it was really COLD. xD" But the scenery was really worth freezing ♥
My favorite photo of the trip!
...can you tell I love my mountains? xD
I guess I could never live in a "flat environment" for too long. lol
One of the waterfalls we were passing by!
We kept refilling our waterbottles at such waterfalls - the water has really gorgeous quality! =)
living in the city for 3 years now, it felt really good to return back
to such a rural place again. I really love my city life, but it can be
very stressful from time to time... during that short trip I could
finally calm down from all that and relax a little. =)
Bierfest, YAY! ♥
My city has its own little Bierfest every year, so of course I had to go. ;D
Perfect occassion to wear out my Dirndl ♥
chosen the long Dirndl that day, since it was rainy and cold outside.
x__X I cut out my face since it was an after-partying-photo and I looked
My friends bought me a Hello Kitty balloon and a gingerbread-heart with "little star" written on it. Isn't that cute? :´D
Yes, we only have onesize glasses... which is 1 litre! ;D
...but I only had "kid's beer" that day. xD
call it kid's beer / Radler since its kinda light. It's 50% beer mixed
with 50% lemonade! I don't like the taste of beer that much, so I always
go for this version. ^^" ~ and NO, don't worry, we don't give that to
Bierfest is actually a big funfair, so there area always a lot of fun
rides around! The ferris wheel is always the most impressive one for me,
so romantic ♥
is a lot of fun every year, but I always leave early because I cannot
stand the drunk dudes that are unable to control themselves anymore.
Last but not least - I went to a K-Pop party ♥
I don't have a full outfit picture... but the best part was my
hairstyle anyways! xD" I did a fauxhawk with a hairpiece that I
I was so proud of it. :´D
...but next time I better work out the curls a little more. =/
was wearing a black shirt, brown leo mini petticoat, black garterbelt,
brown wedge-sandals and silver Tutuha-style cross necklace that day! =)
About 2 weeks ago, I went to a meetup of the local Lolita group ♥
I got the chance to meet some really gorgeous new people and sweet friends, it was such a nice day! But let me tell you the details about it. ;)
Let me start with telling you that it was 38°C that day of the meetup. Neverthless, I fully dolled up with 5 layers of hairpieces, heavy Gal-style make-up, and a way too small handbag. xD" *stupid me is stupid*
But that didn't stop me from having a great time! ♥
After dolling up for 2 hours, I eventually made it to the train station EARLIER then expected! :´D So rare for me!
As I wanted to draw a ticket, a group of people asked me if I wanted to share a 5-person-ticket with them, since that'll come out a lot cheaper for all of us. Of course I took the chance! :´D
It turned out that this group consisted of really nice people that were very interested in fashion subcultures! They had a lot of questions and compliments for me, I was really flattered! ^////^
The nicest compliment I got from the "leader" of our group. xD He said:
"You're so beautiful. Every person should wear a fashion like this. Seriously. Everybody!"
We kept talking about aesthetic fashion for long time, until the train suddenly stopped in the middle of nowhere. O___O
Eventually, I panicked. xD"
I was calling sweet rommily, the organizer of the meetup, to tell her that I'll probably be late. She told me that a big part of the mainstation was blocked due to an abandoned suitcase at one of the rail tracks (Police verdicted a terrorist act), and that the group will wait for me a little longer. (At the end of the day, it turned out that some traveller left the suitcase on the rail track because he wanted to buy a snack in a store nearby. <.<)
I had a very bad remorse making the group wait for me. =/ Thanks god the train started moving 2 minutes after I hung up the phone!
When I finally arrived at the mainstation, I got lost in the crowd. I was searching for an entrance to enter the building, but everything was blocked. I'm such a country bumkin, getting irritated by such things. ^^"
Thanks god the other lolitas were super nice and picked me up! I'm so lucky to be part of such a kind group of people! >////<
After all that trouble, the fun time of the day finally begun! ♥
We went to a sweet little cupcake store, called "Wir machen Cupcakes".
Cute store sign
They had so many super cute looking cupcakes! ♥
Unfortunately, the prices were not looking that cute... so I only bought myself one of them. xD
Vanilla Cupcake with a topping of white chocolate and raspberry cream ♥
It tasted as sweet as it looks like - but there was no way to eat it in an elegant manner. xD" (we ended up licking off the cream first, then eating the cake. xD)
After eating the cupcake without staining my precious dress (wohooo! xD"), we went to "Milka World" that was close by! ("Milka" is a famous chocolate producer in Europe, it is part of KRAFT foods!)
There I met my new friend...
a lifesize model of the Milka mascot, the purple cow!
I named him "Franz Xaver". :´D
They also had these super cute traditional bavarian garments there,
Dirndl and Lederhosen!
Everything in purple, to match the companies theme.
I actually really liked the Dirndl! If it was pink, I would have bought it in an instance! x3
They also had this really nice mirror in the dressing room area!
Lydia and me trying to get a good shot.
Stefan photobombing us in the background. lol
I bought a "Lebkuchenherz" (Gingerbread in heart shape) for my sweet neighbour girl - and as we headed out of the "Milka World", I quickly said goodbye to my new friend...
Bye bye Franz Xaver! ♥
We went to a nice location taking outfit snaps afterwards!
Checking my make-up before taking pictures... xD"
I put a whole shower sponge underneath my wig to create that hime beehive. lol It's the only way for me to get the giant poof I'm wishing for!
Our lovely shoe star! ♥
I so love Lydia's mint tea-party shoes! Gotta get a pair myself. =3
Never to forget:
A quick snap of the prints we were wearing! x3
*___* They're all so beautiful! I especially liked Azamir's crown printed Innocent World JSK (unfortunately I don't know the exact name of the series. =/)
Slowly getting hungry again, we made our way to Café Mozart - I so love that place! We already went there during the November meetup, it's so elegant and cozy! ♥
And they have the tastiest food ♥
GIANT salad with chicken, champignons and lemon vinaigrette ♥
It was soooo good, but impossible for me to finish it. =/
We had a really good time there, just sitting around, eating some tasty dishes and chatting with each other. It's so nice to meet people with the same interest in fashion, sharing experiences and just simply getting to know each other. I always feel so warm and welcome around those amazing people - I'm very happy that I can be a part of that group. Happiest Lolita in the world! ♥
After that, it was time to go home already. =/ Good times fly by so fast!
When we were saying goodbye at the main station, I was struggling a lot to go. I just wanted to stay a few minutes longer and longer. xD" It was a bit sad for me to leave... but I took all those lovely photos and memories with me, so that's okay. And we'll soon meet again, I'm sure! ;D
Enough of the drama! xD
Let me end this post with some random info and SelCa! ;D
My Make-up that day
I was really satisfied with my make-up that day, since I even managed to make a decent nose stripe! :´D (Unfortunately, it doesn't show up in photos very well. =/)
"Can I take a photo/video with you?" (though 70% of people were taking photos without asking. lol)
"When I was young, I was wearing poofy petticoats, too!"
"Is this Cosplay?"
"You're looking like a doll!"
Even though some of those quotes might seem very negative, they actually were not meant to be hurtful. All of the people that were talking to me were actually very open minded and interested in my explanations. Even a big group of drunken travellers were super sweet to me! (They carefully closed their beer bottles in order to not stain my dress. xD)
Positive reaction: 50%
Neutral reaction: 50%
Negative reaction: 0%
As you can see, it was a really wonderful day! ;) I'm so looking forward to the next meeting now ♥
(I hope that all of my photos got uploaded perfectly, since I had to draft this entry for 3 times. =/)
I went to a couple of short trips the past weeks, so prepare for some tourist spam in the next entries! =P
Importing fashion goods from Japan can sometimes be very expensive (especially when you live in a country that charges horrendous custom fees like Germany... <.<) and take a long time.
Of course, owning a Gyaru/Lolita brand item that comes straight from Japan does have a very special feel to it - I won't deny that I really love this! xD But it's sometimes also very nice to spot some Gyaru-able and less pricey items in the stores...
This is what I found lately! =)
Emoda/Murua (?) style pants - 14,95€
I've seen similiar style leggins by Emoda or Murua, I can't be 100% sure anymore. x___X I guess it was Murua though, since they're sporting bold monochrome prints.
Hime earrings - 4,95€
Probably no big news for you, since those earrings are in stores since 1/2 a year already. ;) But still a cute find!
(Can you believe this is actually the only item I really BOUGHT from this listing? I've become so greedy... xD")
Liz Lisa style shoes - 39,95€
Not 100% the thing, but still a nice match I think! =)
Lace shorts - 24,95€
A nice basic piece for Gal wardrobe. =) (perfect as safety pants under too short dresses)