Sunday, 27 September 2015

Glasgow MCM Expo

Some friends and I went to MCM Expo in Glasgow today.
It was a last-minute decision to go since I didn't think I'd be well enough, but as I was feeling pretty good, and it felt like a good chance to wear something OTT and pick up some goodies, I decided I could handle going to the Sunday only.

 It was a fun day, I'm glad to have been able to go after all!




Blouse and Bag: Alice and the Pirates
JSK: Metamorphose
Chokers: handmade
All flower accessories from local shops.


(LostInAFaerieTale and Plasticskittles)

A small, personal video of clips from inside the event.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Review: Pluie Coffin Suitcase



(http://www.yoybuy.com/en/Show/43236182440)

This coffin-shaped suitcase from taobao brand Pluie caught my eye a while ago, and I just recently decided to buy it, as I need a case for travelling to local events now.

I used the Taobao shopping service Yoybuy for this order, as they've always been reliable for me.

I made this order mid-August and it took a little longer than some other orders I've made through yoybuy, but on September 6th it was marked as Shipped!

It arrived today, September 25th.



Overall it is very sturdy and solid.
It has code-locks, as well as metal clips for holding it closed.
The wheels roll in all directions, making it easy to move and it has an extendable handle on the back.

I'm looking forward to travelling in style with my little Coffin!

Monday, 21 September 2015

TPC Calendar Photoshoot - Easter Bunnies

Yesterday, Scot Loli got together with Stuart Crawford, to do our photoshoot for the Tea Party Club's Lolita Fashion Calendar!

After laying out and planning several outfits, once again I wore something completely different.



 Blouse: Angelic Pretty
Coat and Bunny Bag: Innocent World
Necklace: Metamorpose
Necktie: Aloquins
Boots: Queen Bee
Bunny Hood: Ergy


And of course, a video!



Thursday, 17 September 2015

Upcoming Halloween prints

It's almost October. The halloween prints are starting to roll in.
This is absolutely my favourite time of year, many of my favourite lolita pieces are halloween releases!

So far, there's some really amazing things coming.

Alice and the Pirates, Vampire's Nocturne




Angelic Pretty - Horror Garden,
(http://weibo.com/u/2002691397)


 House-Lolita
(weibo.com/u/5571373942)

Infanta
(http://tw.taobao.com/item/521385804228.htm?fromSite=main&spm=a1z10.3-c.w4002-1087129953.113.8IcMfi)


Laurence Lolita
(http://weibo.com/3664875237)


Metamorphose, Witch in the Forest
(http://www.metamorphose.gr.jp/category/select/cid/488)


Phantom and the Maiden, Bat Wings.
(https://www.facebook.com/The-Phantom-The-Maiden)


two different prints from Royal Princess Alice
(http://lineblog.me/kimurau/archives/1038645202.html)

 Personally, I'm most excited about the new Vampire print from AATP, and the coffin and cross print from Angelic Pretty! And of course, any others that I haven't seen or haven't been announced yet.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Bunny Photoshoot Outfit Planning


This time, ScotLoli was assigned the month of March for next year's Tea Party Club calendar!
The obvious choice of theme is Easter, so Easter Bunnies it is!

The shoot is this weekend, so it's time to plan some outfits.

Option 1: Black Rabbit



Bunny Hood: Ergy
OP and socks: Metamorphose
Jacket: Innocent World
Boots: Queen Bee

Option 2: Old-school Black and White
Jacket and Hood: Taobao
Socks: Metamorphose
Boots: Queen Bee


 Option 3: White Rabbit



Hood and Cape: Taobao
OP: Hnaoto
Socks and Boots Offbrand

Friday, 11 September 2015

Rainbow Hair and Makeup


Yesterday, I went out for lunch with my friend, LostInAFaerieTale, who has just come home from studying far away!
My hair is currently rainbow, so I did very simple makeup that was still colourful enough to compliment it, and wore and entirely black and white outfit to keep the balance.



Outfit Rundown:
OP: Elegy Clothing
Hat and Bag: Rose Cross
Boots: Offbrand
Boot wings: Tormented Artifact.


                                                         (Hair and Makeup Video:)

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Rainbow Hair Dying Tutorial

Today, I dyed my hair rainbow! It's been 8 years since I last had rainbow hair, but it is my favourite, just for how fun it is to style, and how it changes as it fades.

Since taking lots of photos has become a habit, I decided to put them to use and make this quick tutorial. Just in case you need to dye your hair rainbow!


Step 1: Lighten Your Hair
Unless you already have light blonde hair, you will need to lighten it. Repeated bleaching can really damage your hair, fast but it will probably be necessary to do at least one bleaching.
My natural hair is very dark brown, and would need bleached twice to reach blonde.

But I was starting with blue, so a low-strength bleaching to get the blue dye out was all it took.



After bleaching and before dying your hair, you need to wash it with shampoo and NO conditioner.
Then dry it completely. It will probably feel dry and nasty, but it really helps the dye stay.

Step 2: The Supplies

You need the dyes you want to use,
a separate container for each colour (I useed glass dishes, since dye will not stain glass),
Brushes for each colour.
Lots of bobby pins.



I mixed each colour, half and half coloured dye to white toner.
For purple, I mixed one part pink, one part blue, and one part white toner.

Step 3: Divide and Dye!

Starting from the top of your head, grab a section, brush the dye onto it, make sure to cover the whole section, twist it around into a curl and pin it!
Grab another section, and do the same thing with the next colour.
You can do this at random, or plan a pattern. I specifically wanted blue in front, and green over my ears.


Step 4: Wrap your head in plastic, and leave it to develop.

Cling film, a plastic bag, or a shower cap will help your dye develop because it traps the heat from your head inside.

(sorry, no pictures of my with my head wrapped in cling film).

Leave it for as long as you can stand it!
The thing with bright colour dyes, is they aren't damaging like bleach, so the longer you leave it on the stronger the colour stains your hair. The minimum time for a decent result would be about 30 minutes.
Personally, I kept it on for two hours.

Step 5: Wash it out.
Hop in the shower, rinse out the dye!


Learn From My Mistakes:

Wear gloves....
Latex gloves are cheap and come in bulk packets, and they prevent this happening!


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