Lolita Blog Carnival: 1 Piece, 4 Seasons

Hello, everybunny!

Today's Lolita Blog Carnival topic is coordinating one dress for all seasons. I chose Baby, the Stars Shine Bright's Music Salon JSK, because I think the print is neutral enough to fit all the seasons. So, let us begin!


For Spring I wanted something delicate. I think this outfit would be fine for going to a Japanese park to admire the cherry blossoms, or some other romantic nonsense like that.

Please pay attention to the wonderful embroidery on the collar. If that's not delicate, then I don't know what is.

{Blouse - vintage, purse & headbow - Baby, the Stars Shine Bright, shoes - Minna Parikka}


This dress, although called a JSK, actually covers one's shoulders, and so it can be worn without a blouse underneath. For Summer heat, I would do just that. The hat and the sunglasses will protect from the sun, the purse is big enough to fit a bottle of water and of course a fan is a must. Because the outfit itself is very simple, I added lots of pearls to accessorize it. I could imagine wearing this outfit for The Ounce's ice tea or to a nice pique-nique in my favourite park.

{Hat - self customised, purse - Baby, the Stars Shine Bright, sunglasses - Bijou Brigitte, necklace - Chocomint, bracelet - Ibero, shoes - Ebay}


For Autumn I wanted to coordinate something simple and elegant. I could wear this one to my friend's annual Madron party. On the afterthought, I could also accessorize this outfit with lots of rose corsages in my hair.

{Blouse - Seppälä, pearl collar - H&M, headbow - Innocent World, purse - Accessorize, shoes - bought them in London}


For Winter I went for a little bit more playful look, to cheer one up in the cold and the darkness. I combined different shades of white shamelessly. The scarf matches nicely with the boots - both have pom poms - and the star purse adds more fun to the outfit. This one I wouldn't probably wear, though; I tend to wear sweet for Spring and Summer, but then for Autumn and Winter I grave for classic. Still, it's a cute outfit! :D

{Scarf - vintage, purse - Angelic Pretty, boots - Baby, The Stars Shine Bright}


Starshine Fades in The Sunlight

Hi, everyone!

I drew this birthday card for my friend yesterday. She loves and collects MLP passionately, so MLP it is in the card also.

Because of reasons (= my limited selection of colours and the mysterious dissapearance of my best black pen) my version of Starshine looks like her colours faded in the sun. I'm really rusty with drawing cesause I do it way too seldom, so the pony is not that good, but I really like how the colours turned out.

Here's the real Starshine in comparison, her colours are brighter. (My real Starshine has faded in the sun, too, so her colours should be even brighter than this, actually.)

P.S. I'm trying to tag all my paintings and drawings with a tag "art". This does not mean that I consider myself to be an artist, or that I think my scribblings are even that good. I just use "art" in the want of a better word, so that my readers can easily find all my drawings here, should they wish to. :P


Frost to Fire

Good evening, lords and ladies!

Here's my outfit from today. I just wanted to wear something as warm as possible, because it's -15 degrees outside and it's no fun. It's very beautiful, though, with the white ground, frost flowers on bus stop glasses and the trees all glittery.

I like this kind of hairbun, it's super quick and easy to make and looks rather nice with a beret. Right now a wool beret is a must.

Me and bf went to The Ounce, mainly because we'd run out of Irish Whiskey black tea once again, but we did stop for some tea there, also.

P.S. The title of this post is from a book I hope I was reading now, but am not, because it's still in the library. It is also pretty much what I hope would happen outside. I am no Winter person.

P.P.S. Oops, almost forgot...

Outfit details
Dress - Angelic Pretty
Blouse - Seppälä
Shoes, feather hair clips in the beret, cardigan - second hand
Purse , earrings - same old Accessorize


Q & A Answers

Hello, everyone! 

Here are the Q & A answers, as promised. Almost all of you asked your questions in English, thank you for that - now all readers understand them! I was not lazy for once and translated the questions asked in Finnish. So, here we go!

Your favorite outfit and why?

I assume that you meant which one of my own outfits is my favorite? I can't choose just one, but right now I like the first one in this post, and this, and then this. The first one I like because I found a new, more subdued way of wearing that old Doll House dress from Angelic Pretty, making it look almost classic, even though the dress itself is so cute and sweet. The second and the third ones I like because those two are my favourite dresses. They suit my bodytype perfectly and are so elegant. But of course if you asked this question again in, say, a year's time, there would be completely new favourite outfits, I believe.

Your dream dress?

Baby, the Stars Shine Bright's Marie Antoinette OP in blue colourway! *-* And I've been dreaming about a dress with bunnies on it for so long now, too. I don't have any particular dream dress regarding the bunnies; I just want the bunnies to look more real, not like those horny beasts with enormous tails and red cheecks that Angelic Pretty keeps producing... I was so excited about Juliette et Justine's new bunny print, the print was just perfect, but I hated the overall design of the JSK, so I couldn't buy it. It made me quite sad.

What was your favorite subject in elementary school?

History, English, biology and mother tongue. I loved to paint and draw when I was younger, but I never liked arts in school.

Some word in Finnish, that you literally hate?

The verb "omata"! And when people use it everywhere, where it doesn't belong! E.g. "Hän omaa hyvät ihmissuhdetaidot," no, no, NO! "Omata" can always be replaced with some other verb, usually just "olla" verb. "Hänellä on hyvät ihmissuhdetaidot." And voilá, that's how it's done correctly.

Your loli-idol, and why?

I don't have any loli idols. Here you can read who inspires me and why, though! ;)

Name at least 3 finnish lolitas, that you admire.

Again, I don't really admire anyone in a "fangirlish" way. But all my (lolita) friends do inspire me a lot with their unique styles! 

Your favorite pastry?

Oh, I'm going to be so un-original, but still, it has to be said; it is the macaron. Especially pistachio flavored! *-*

And your favorite Disney -princess, and why?

 Again, I can't choose just one! So here comes my top three (not in particular order, I love them all):
♥ Belle, the intelligent and pretty bookworm, who was also brave enough not to be afraid of the Beast. 
♥ Jasmine, the exotic woman with a strong will, who refused to be anyone's trophy wife and run away to the adventure outside the palace.
♥ Merida, the wildest and perhaps most independent of all Disney princesses, who at the end of the movie still remained single and fabulous.

 How your lolita hobby started? / When you heard first time about lolitas? :) 

I first became interested in lolita via Japanese music and culture in general. I was quite a fan of Malice Mizer’s for some time, and through their guitarist Mana I discovered lolita fashion. That happened about eight years ago. (Oh, how the time flies.) I’m no longer that interested in Japan anymore, but I still adore lolita. :)

Yay! My question: what's your favourite type of lace and why?

I especially love tulle lace, because it’s so delicate, elegant and soft - at its best it is like a dream! But I also like high quality Venice lace very much.

What are you intending to study later and what direction do you think you want to take as a career?

I already have a degree in tourism, and at the moment I’m studying economy in University of Applied Sciences. I don’t know about my future career yet, but of course I’m hoping that I can get a job with one of my degrees, in travel business or just business in general.

What is your favourite colour?

I have so many! Almost all shades of white, dark blue, baby blue, powder pink, dark red, beige, silver, gold, beige, black...

What is your least favourite substyle in lolita?

OTT-lolita with really tacky, fake looking wigs. When done with one's own hair or even a natural looking wig, I have nothing against it. On the contrary, I like to look it on other people, even though it would not suit me.

How long have you been with your boyfriend?

Circa 3,5 years.

If you have to choose one accessory, what would be your favourite?

High quality designer shoes, preferably Minna Parikka, of course. 

I don't know if this have already been answered sometime, but show us the dress you like the most!

I'm so bad at choosing just one dress, but some of my favorites are these dresses: 1, 2, 3. And would you look at that, not a single one of those is one of my dream dresses... but those are the dresses that I wear a lot, maybe even most of my lolita dresses. My dream dresses are too fancy and too pastel colored for most occasions. :D

Do you watch any TV-programs? Which?

Well, currently I'm watching The X Files, season 6, with my boyfriend.  Of course I also follow Downton Abbey, but the season 3 just ended. I mostly watch historical dramas or documents. 

 What kind of music you listen?

Many kinds! Here are just some of the bands/artists I enjoy listening to: Emilie Autumn, Hannah Fury, Nightwish (only from the time when Tarja Turunen was their singer), The Eccentric Opera, Studio Killers, London After Midnight, Lana del Rey, Lady Gaga, Schwarz Stein... I also like the following soundtracks; The Phantom Of The Opera, Marie Antoinette, The Lord of The Rings, and then I really like Simgretina's MLP - FiM remixes. What I listen to depends on my mood!

Do you attend to lolita meetups?

Not anymore.  I have my own lolita friends already, and seeing them gives me the perfect excuse to wear lolita! It's not that I wouldn't like to get new lolita friends - I mean, why not? - but it's the fact that big lolita meetups make me uneasy. I hate the attention lolita draws, and I've come to notice that the more lolitas, the more attention and long stares. So it's just easier to be with just the few of us.

Show us one brand dress that you detest.

Angelic Pretty's Dreamy Baby Room, or whatever it was called, the one that really, literally, looked like a nursery room. Just not my cup of tea. XD 

What do you think about the lolisecrets written about you?

Sorry, I'm not going to answer that. I will not give those poor secret makers the joy of hearing what my thoughts on the matter are. ;)

How do you see the Finnish lolita community nowadays?

Well, maybe it's just me, but I do miss Ye Goode Olde Times. It was more easy going back then, maybe a little bit less judgmental, and less drama, too. Or maybe that's just because back then I didn't have enough (brand) dresses to be of any interest to anyone? :P On the other hand, now we have Hellocon (Helsinki Lolita Convention), which is rather awesome, and also it is far more easier to order lolita clothing from abroad. All in all, I think the Finnish community is fine. I would like to think that there are really just a couple of trouble making drama llamas, and the rest of us are all sweet and lovely. :P

Would you like to try some certain theme lolita?

Why, yes! Historically inspired outfits are always nice. And lately I've been really wanting to do a Lord of The Rings/Elf maiden inspired coordination, because of the newest Hobbit movie, which I've already seen twice, and gosh was Smaug a cutie...! But I would never, never take inspiration from Tauriel. She was not that annoying, but I still hate the fact that they just had to make up a female warrior elf character that was not in the books. Yes, I do think that Arwen, lady Galadriel and Eowyn (yes, yes she is not an Elf but she is still a pretty maiden and a very strong, independent character) are far more inspiring. And while I'm at it, I also like unicorn and fawn themed outfits. If I ever get a bunny printed dress, then of course I am going to make a bunny themed coordination, maybe even with those tacky bunny ears! 

Okay, that was it. Thank you for everyone who asked some questions, and I hope someone can to read through all this! There were so many questions and my answers are long, I know. :D


Lace of The Day

Hello, everyone!

Just a couple of casual outfits this time.

Outfit #1: No black at all

I wanted to wear something pastel colored that day. It's hard to see, but my thighs and shoes were dark brown, not black. So that day I didn't wear black at all!

Outfit #2: All black

Yep, this is what I usually look on the daily basis. Mostly, or all black. Sometimes even beige, grey or white. But mostly, black, black and black. I'm just lazy that way.

Outfit details

Dress - Bik Bok
Bag - Aleksi 13
Shoes - Wonders
Cardi - no idea, it's so old!

Dress - Liz Lisa
Shoes - second hand


Fluffy Doggy ♥ Fluffy Carpet

Mom brought Chico to our place yesterday. And today I decided that he is so cute and I have missed him so much that I will not return him to my Mom today. No, I shall keep him here 'till tomorrow. ♥


Brown x Beige

Hello hello, everyone!

Today me and my bf went to The Ounce, because we needed desperately more black tea. It's -12 degrees here so we consume rather a lot of black tea nowadays.

Of course going to The Ounce is always a good excuse to wear lolita, and so I did! We also had some tea there, and run into Tiia, who then joined us to have some more tea together.

Yesterday I wasn't planning to wear this dress at all, but since it was so cold, I quickly came up with this outfit. Next time that I actually plan to wear this, I shall iron it. Today I had no time for that. And this dress, it gets wrinkly if you just look at its way! But besides that, I think this dress might become one of my favorite dresses in the long run... it doesn't seem very versatile, but it is so easy to just throw on (provided that one has ironed it in advance) and it does match with quite many of my shoes.


A proof that my boots (and stockings and the waist ribbon, too) were actually dark brown, not black.

Outfit details
Dress - Victorian Maiden
Earrings - Accessorize (a gift from Tiia)
Roses - H&M
Boots - second hand
The rest - can't remember


Also, I forgot some materia from the previous materialistic post! I also got these calendars and a mouse pad as birthday/Christmas presents. Audrey Hepburn and lots of Mucha merchandise! Me likey.

And darling Susanna gave me Mommy Sweet Celebrations (on the left, that's Daddy SC on the right) as a belated Birthday present! Thank you so much, Susanna! I love love loove it! I'm trying to collect the Sweet Celebrations family and now I only need the two fillies and it is complete, yay!



Good evening, lords and ladies!

Yesterday it snowed so today there is LIGHT! At last! Some light! Hoorrayy! And because of the light, I was actually able to snap some pictures of everything that has drifted my way since... well, last year's November.

OP by Victorian Maiden.

 OP by Innocent World. I swapped dresses with Mimi and got this beauty! I'm super happy with our swap and can't wait to wear this.

It has rufflebutt on the back! Rufflesbutts are awesome.

And then some of my Christmas presents. A tube scarf with sequins and a lace blouse. The blouse would look fabolous with jeans, too bad I don't own any. So I wear it with a dress and look rather like an art student (which I'm not).

A mint green purse. I love it.

Some jewellery, some cosmetics.

I especially like this necklace with a pearl, it's so classic.

And besides all those things, I also got way too much chocolate and marmalade candy, and some vanilla scented shower and bath products. My mom always gives me things that smell like vanilla. :P

Then I commissioned my friend to do me a bigger unicorn horn! Because the bigger the better, right?

I also won this beautiful vintage table cloth with hand sewn lace appliques in a blog giveaway. It is so big that it will fit splendidly my mansion's dining room table. Now the only thing I need is the mansion. :D


Thank You for 400+ Followers: Question & Answer

Hello, my dear readers!

It's time to celebrate yet another bench mark for my blog - it has now reached over 400 followers! ♥

Thank you very much, everyone! I'm so glad to know that people are actually reading my blog. Or maybe you are here just for the outfit snaps? Either way is just fine! :D

So, to thank all my followers and to celebrate this moment - let us have a Question & Answer! You may ask in English or in Finnish (though I do recommend you ask in English, so everyone can understand the question and the answer I give). It goes without saying that I will not answer any questions that I find inappropriate. I will answer the questions after a couple of weeks or so.

This is also an opportunity for you to give me constructive feedback on my blog, or wish for a post about some specific matter. So if you have any ideas for me, bring them on!

And in the end; thank you, thank you again, all my lords and ladies! Keep being awesome. :}


The Last Time

Hello, everyone!

Today was the last time I wore this dress, because I don't have it anymore. I made a swap with Mimi - she took this dress, and I got Innocent World's Chandelier OP in grey in return! I'm very happy with the swap. Even though I really liked this JSK also, it just didn't fit me that well.

Outfit details
Dress - Innocent World
Blouse - H&M
Coat - New Yorker
Shoes, bag, headbow - Second hand