Friday, 26 February 2016

"Gothic Shoe Co" Boots Review



After fawning over these boots for a long, long time, I was finally able to buy them and decided to do an unboxing and review video for you!
I got the black suede ankle-height winklepicker boots with bat buckles.
Even when ordering them, I knew that leather would have been the more practical choice, but my heart was set on suede.



(stock image from http://www.thegothicshoecompany.com )



For the video, I filmed the unboxing, wore them all day, then gave an overall opinion.

They stayed comfortable all day. No pinching, no rubbing.
My feet were cold, but it is very cold weather right now, and I did choose suede over leather.

Overall, I absolutely love them!

Sunday, 21 February 2016

School Museum Meetup



Last week, ScotLoli went to Scotland Street School Museum.

The museum is a genuine old school, done up to look like it did in the past. Complete with victorian era, ww2 era and 60's era classrooms.

We had a lot of fun, and as usual, everyone looked great!




Of course, I also made a video:

Friday, 19 February 2016

Writing for Wuderwelt

Recently, Wuderwelt shop were looking for people to write English language articles for their blog. I talked myself into applying, despite being nervous about it.
They replied to accept me as a writer! I was surprised, and also even more nervous! Honestly, I hadn't prepared for actually being accepted at all.
Yesterday, I submitted my first article. It's a re-vamp of an older post here, but with more details and information on how to put together a simple co-ordinated outfit.

Read it here: http://www.wunderwelt.jp/blog/7560 !

Friday, 12 February 2016

Style Swap! Mori Girl and Gothic Lolita

Since we wear such different styles, Plasticskittles and I though it'd be fun to do a style swap!



Here are our Before and Afters!



Mori Girl turned Gothic Lolita.


Dandy, turned Mori Girl




Gothic Lolita turned Mori Girl

Overall, I felt that Mori was cute, and surprisingly comfortable. I'm just sure it was very "me".

 What do you think? Do we suit the new look, or better stick to what we know?




Sunday, 7 February 2016

DIY "Vampire Bite" Scarf

Have you ever wanted to look like you were just bitten by a vampire? And are maybe still bleeding from the neck? Wanted to achieve this look, while still staying cosy in winter?

I have just the scarf for you!

You will need:

Fabric Dye (I used Dylon hand-dye)

100% Cotton Scarf  (this dye requires cotton fabric, synthetics will not dye!)

500ml Warm Water

250g Salt

Rubber Gloves.

A bucket.


Following the instructions for this type of dye;

First, you dissolve the salt into the water.
Pour the water into the dye tub.
Add the dye to the salt water.
Mix it in till it's all dissolved.

Now, wet the fabic in clean water, and wring it out. So it'd damp, but not dripping everywhere.

Fold  it in half, and dip the folded end in the dye, with the loose ends out of the dye.
The middle of the scarf is the part that goes on your neck, so that's where you want the dye to be, mainly.
You can splash a little of the dye further up the scarf if you like, to give it as gory a look as you like.

The instructions say to leave it for 45 minutes, but I left it for 2 hours.

After that time, rinse out the dye, wash the scarf and hang it up to dry.



Once it's dry, it's ready to wear!

Video Tutorial:



If you do this yourself, feel free to tag me in your pictures, or send them to me. I'd love to see your results!

Friday, 5 February 2016

LBC: The Substyle You Wear Least



This week's Lolita Blog Carnival topic is "choose a substyle you wear least often, and create a new co-ord"

My mind immediately went to Classic. Although it's not really a SUB style, it is a style of lolita that I rarely wear.
Not because I don't like it it, I love classic lolita. It's just that everything I do ends up more Goth. So I felt like trying to make a true Classic Lolita co-ordinate.



I went with the Innocent World Charles Crown OP, and metamorphose socks.
Offrband green heels, and a hand decorated white straw hat.

I like this outfit, although I feel that if I were to wear it myself I'd add some more gothic-leaning accessories.

While laying out this outfit, I realised that Ero Lolita is a sub style that is rarely represented anymore.
Ero has always been kind of a controversial topic among Lolitas. After all, does it really count as a Lolita fashion outfit if you're not even wearing a skirt?! And the topic of modesty, and being deliberately un-sexualised as a feminist statement is always a valid criticism of Ero Lolita.



Still... it's a stub style I quite like, and almost never wear.



This outfit features the same DIY Hat as the classic outfit, Queen Bee boots, Abetelige stockings, Moitie Cutsew and F+F bloomers.

I'm not sure I'd wear it as a Lolita outfit, but certainly as a Goth look!

What is your favourite underrepresented sub-style?
Do you love or hate Ero Lolita? 

Monday, 1 February 2016

January Scrawlr Box, Unboxing and Challenge

This month's Scrawlr Box included a full set of coloured markers, along with a high quality mechanical pencil and other permanent markers. An impressive haul, to go with an interesting challenge; "Abstract" 

  



My abstract challenge drawing resulted in something in a compeltely different style from my usual.
Which of course, is the whole idea! It was fun, and I'm quite happy with the results.

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