Thursday, April 24, 2014

justanotherimpossiblegirl:

Old photos from when I used to wear lolita. These were taken in 2012.

Dress made by me, photos by Alain Camporiva.

Women in their multitudes is something that needs to be seen more than men in their multitudes. Graeme Manson, regarding whether he ever considered a male lead for Orphan Black (x)

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

that-fucking-lame-dude:

Game of Thrones cast photos out of character.

I love these photos so much

3.13 - 6.18

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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psiioniic:

lifes too short to pretend to hate pop music

Sunday, April 20, 2014

specialbored:

DINNER IS COMING. (Part 2)

themaidofdishonor:

Happy Easter, everyone!

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

citroenelle:

belindabird:

citroenelle:

mnrufflebutts:

My coordinates from Anime Detour 2014 this past weekend.

Day 1:

Dress: Luna Rossa “End of the Vanitas”

Bonnet: Mystery Garden

Headpiece: Sweet Mildred

Shoes: Bodyline

Wig: Bodyline

Day 2:

Dress: Krad Lanrete “Auralia - Lost in Sea Blue” long OP

Shoes: Modcloth

Wig: Bodyline

Wrist Cuffs: Bodyline

Day 3:

Dress: The Snow Field “Moonlight Palace” OP

Shoes: Antaina

Wig: Bodyline

Hair ornament: Hand-made by me

The bag is an Innocent World tote that I use all the time, in or out of lolita :)

How pretty!
I’ve been looking for a review or even owner pics of End of the Vanitas. How would you say the overall quality is?

OP here - I’d say overall the quality is so-so. The construction on the bodice is particularly wonky, as if the pieces aren’t put together quite right (I found myself kind of tugging it back and forth to try and get it to look even, and I’m fairly certain I’m not the one who’s built unevenly).

The other major problem is the fabric used for the skirt lining. Normally I think manufacturers will use some sort of smooth polyester to line skirts, but in this case it’s a really thin, kind of weightless black fabric that is really only good for static-clinging to my petticoat. It got to be kind of a pain after a while. I’m sure that’s something that could be fixed pretty easily (and to be honest, the hotel was really dry all weekend so I think that contributed to it), it was pretty irritating.

On the upside, for the price I think the print looks pretty nice. It’s not quite as crisp as some of the things that I’ve paid more for (like, say, my Haenuli Royal Kitten skirt which is all sorts of colorful and full of fine details), but I think the image used is really striking and the color scheme is appealing. The fabric of the actual skirt is nice and fairly light, so it would be a pretty good piece to wear in warmer months with a lighter chiffon blouse.

Overall I’d rate the dress so-so, but I’d say I got my money’s worth and I’m not disappointed with what paid for it. It’s pretty comfortable and simply-constructed but also a little bit different from most of the lolita stuff you commonly see, so I think it was a good investment. I definitely plan to wear it again :)

I might do a full review of the dress now that I know there’s some interest. I guess I haven’t really seen any other ones around for this specific dress.

Firstly, thank you for such an in-depth response! Secondly, that’s so sad to know about the bodice being weird. It looks so simple in design that I was hoping they wouldn’t be able to mess it up. I was considering doing a last minute order for the dress if I can get it custom sized because I am Huge McLargeHuge, but knowing that the bodice fits funny is kind of disheartening. From poking around their taobao it seems like they’ll do custom sizing for a fee though, so I’m still curious.
Do you think it’s just how the pattern itself was made, or do you think that it’s something that went wrong in the construction?
How much did you end up paying for it (with or without taobao fees, I guess?) if you don’t mind my asking? Did they do a discounted preorder price for it? Are the measurements accurate to what they provided? (I didn’t even see measurements for that version of the dress, actually)
I’d love a full review regardless of if I buy one or not, it’s really beautiful.

To be honest, I think that maybe the problems with the bodice are more due to the materials used. There’s not a lot in the bodice that helps it to hold its shape (no boning, etc.) and the fabric is very lightweight with not a lot of stability to it. There’s also corset lacing on both the front and back, so if any of that is tied too tightly or pulled in a weird way, there’s really nothing to compensate for that. It might be a matter of me just messing with it until it fits a little better.

Looking back at the conversation I had with my shopping service at the time, I paid close to $100 for the dress, but I think that probably includes the SS fee and I’m having a hard time telling what sort of percentage she was using to calculate that. So I suppose my answer would be in the high double-digits for price.

I didn’t ask for custom sizing, but I fit pretty well into the XL size, whatever that is (my measurements are around 96cm bust and 78-80cm waist). I would say there’s still a little give in it and it could be adjusted with the corset lacing to some extent.

Oh, and as an aside, as with so many other pieces I have, brand or not, hidden zippers are seriously the bane of my existence. This one in particular. Because the fabric is so light, the zipper tends to get really caught at the border between the skirt and the bodice.

I hope that helps! When I get time, I’ll take some more pics and post some more thoughts.

Friday, April 18, 2014
rakuzan:

ハーレルヤッ

citroenelle:

mnrufflebutts:

My coordinates from Anime Detour 2014 this past weekend.

Day 1:

Dress: Luna Rossa “End of the Vanitas”

Bonnet: Mystery Garden

Headpiece: Sweet Mildred

Shoes: Bodyline

Wig: Bodyline

Day 2:

Dress: Krad Lanrete “Auralia - Lost in Sea Blue” long OP

Shoes: Modcloth

Wig: Bodyline

Wrist Cuffs: Bodyline

Day 3:

Dress: The Snow Field “Moonlight Palace” OP

Shoes: Antaina

Wig: Bodyline

Hair ornament: Hand-made by me

The bag is an Innocent World tote that I use all the time, in or out of lolita :)

How pretty!
I’ve been looking for a review or even owner pics of End of the Vanitas. How would you say the overall quality is?

OP here - I’d say overall the quality is so-so. The construction on the bodice is particularly wonky, as if the pieces aren’t put together quite right (I found myself kind of tugging it back and forth to try and get it to look even, and I’m fairly certain I’m not the one who’s built unevenly).

The other major problem is the fabric used for the skirt lining. Normally I think manufacturers will use some sort of smooth polyester to line skirts, but in this case it’s a really thin, kind of weightless black fabric that is really only good for static-clinging to my petticoat. It got to be kind of a pain after a while. I’m sure that’s something that could be fixed pretty easily (and to be honest, the hotel was really dry all weekend so I think that contributed to it), it was pretty irritating.

On the upside, for the price I think the print looks pretty nice. It’s not quite as crisp as some of the things that I’ve paid more for (like, say, my Haenuli Royal Kitten skirt which is all sorts of colorful and full of fine details), but I think the image used is really striking and the color scheme is appealing. The fabric of the actual skirt is nice and fairly light, so it would be a pretty good piece to wear in warmer months with a lighter chiffon blouse.

Overall I’d rate the dress so-so, but I’d say I got my money’s worth and I’m not disappointed with what paid for it. It’s pretty comfortable and simply-constructed but also a little bit different from most of the lolita stuff you commonly see, so I think it was a good investment. I definitely plan to wear it again :)

I might do a full review of the dress now that I know there’s some interest. I guess I haven’t really seen any other ones around for this specific dress.

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make me choose

anonymous asked: aaron paul or amy poehler

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
cwnerd12:

never not reblog

cwnerd12:

never not reblog

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