Gothic & Lolita Bible

On Tuesday August 24th the 37th issue of the Gothic & Lolita Bible was released. This issue features the new fall collections. I checked this morning and this issue is not yet available on yesasia.

I am in no way fluent in Japanese. I took 3 year of Japanese classes and am continuing to study on my own. I still have a lot of learn so if something is incorrect I am sorry.




Featured:

・ New fall line collections from 36 brands
・ Special appendix:
     ~ pullip × 5 brand seals
     ~ life size paper patterns
・ Castle, music, and Märchen (folk tale?) Country
・ German special edition
     ❤ Skillful castle and palace romantic highway trip ❤
     ❤ Leipzig's music and cafe street ❤
     ❤ Innocent World's Fujiwara Yumi's trip around German with pullips ❤
     ❤ Special edition clothing and handmade accessories of Grimm's fairy tales ❤
             Innocent World × 「Snow White」
             Angelic Pretty × 「Red Riding Hood」
             GRAMM(h.NAOTO) × 「Rapunzel」
             PEACE NOW × 「The Star Money」
             BABY,THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT × 「Sleeping Beauty」
・ BABY,THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT&ALICE and the PIRATES 48 point new fall line presents
・ Good gothic & lolita note studying clothing
・ Many special rules to wear gothloli clothing stylishly with other slightly different clothing
・ Studying to become the prefect gothic & lolita
・ Gothic & lolita church foundation
・ First time 「My gothic & lolita-like job」
・ Artist, designer, shop staff, etc.
image from: KERA Info

Elitism

Pet peeve #3: Better than thou

No matter which era you want to attribute your inspiration for lolita fashion to derive from, there was a class system. The royalty and upper classes could afford the expensive, finer materials and luxurious accessories. While the lower class could only afford mediocre materials and cheap, plain, or no accessories. Clothing was an easy indicator of what class you belonged in. Fashion has not changed much over the centuries. Some lolitas can afford or fit into brand items and others cannot. Thus creating a class system of popularity and elitism.

The pompous attitude disgusts the people that made the elitists popular and their reputation slowly disintegrates. There is no benefit in looking down on the people that made you popular, without them you would not be famous. However, brand is not the only thing that brings out elitist attitude. New members, style differences, and being popular on forums or in the blogosphere can also induce snobbish behaviors. No one likes a snob. But there are ways to tune down the attitude.


Accept others. New members are essential to fashion. The more customers a brand has the longer they are able to stay in business and the more pieces they will make. The increase in overseas lolitas has gained the attention from brands. Thus resulted in BABY stores in France and America and multiple shipping serices. New and younger members also inspire designers to bring new idea to our favorite fashion.

Use restraint. If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. No matter how you feel about non-brand wears, plus sized lolita, or brand hoarders it would be best to keep it to yourself or your close friends. Some people are easily offended and might take your opinions as being haughty.

Try to be courteous. When someone asks for constructive criticism try to be polite. Offer helpful advice without any prejudice. If the person does not accept the advice simply do not offer any more help to him or her.

Help others become the best they can be. Some itas cannot become great lolitas without the advice and help of others. For itas to learn from their mistakes veteran lolitas should teach them how to fix their faux pas. The more knowledgeable a person is the less annoying they are and the less blunders they will make.

Talk to others. One of the main complaints people have about elitists is their refusal to speak with people lower than them. Just by being cordial to others you are less likely to be labeled a snob.


image from: CartoonStock

New phone

Those that follow my twitter know that my pink blackberry curve screen cracked a little while ago. Shortly after I changed my cellphone service to Sprint and bought an htc Hero. I love my new phone the only problem was it boring and bland, not very princessy.


I ordered a Miracle Rose charm kit and cream fuzzy ball from Strapya for my new baby. I also bought a clear case for my phone in case I want to change the design.



After almost 2 hours of planning where everything will be glued, an hour of gluing, and letting it dry over night my baby is decorated.



This was my first deco project. It was definitely more difficult than I thought it would be. But it was fun. (I wish I had more roses.) I think maybe I will buy some more clear cases so my phone can have different designs. I think I will buy the white and pink fuzzy balls when they are back in stock too.

Night at the Movies

I went to see The Sorcerer's Apprentice two Sundays ago with Brad and my good friend Angelica. It was really cute and funny. I am definitely buying this when it comes out on DVD. I would recommend to go see it. If you do go to see this movie make sure you stay for the extra scene after the credits.

I really liked that there was a recreation of the cleaning up scene from Fantasia. The music scene with the Telsa coils was another great part of the movie. Being a science nerd myself I enjoyed that the main character was one as well.

Sunday was a blast. Before going to the movies, Angelica and I went to the Eastern Market in D.C. in the morning. Afterward we went to the Arboretum and fed the koi fish. Sadly the park was closing not long after we arrived so we did not get to see the rest of the park or bonsai trees. There was a big school of koi fish at the end of the pond next to the food dispenser.

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Feed us! Feed us!

When we had to leave the fish started following us along the edge of the pond. But they turned away about half way across the pond.

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top image from: 80millionmoviesfree.com

Lovely Fashion

While searching for boots I stumbled upon an amazing find, Lovely Fashion. This webshop is similar to yesstyle, only cheaper. Lovely Fashion sells shoes, bags, and a small amount of accessories. I don't know of the quality of their products, but I intend to find out. I also like that you can favorite items to find at a later date. Just thought I would share before bedtime.

Good night~.

image from: Lovely Fashion

Ring-around-the-rosie

I was recently window shopping and I noticed one of the local strip mall had added a 5 belºw. Everything is cheaply priced and sometime you can find the cutest accessories. I did not see anything I wanted to buy until I passed the registers. They had rose rings.


I like these little plastic rings. I have pink rose rings but I really wanted a white rose and a blue rose. 5 belºw had all of the rainbow colors along with white and black. I should go back and get a black rose.

These rings were $2.00 each. They are not the best roses, I wish the center bud was more open. But the rings were a steal. I mostly see these rings online for about $8.00 or more plus shipping. There is even a $20.00 white rose ring on etsy!



They are a nice size and don't collect dust and lint like clay rings. The ring is adjustable and glued on pretty well.