2016

…so. I have reached a new low (or have I?) in not updating in over a year. I have all these half-written drafts that are just… half-written. And nowhere near completion anytime soon. So here’s another of those point-form overall dump-y type of updates. :’D;;

BJD: Work/Event

  • anemone has been rebranded to Ma Petite Cherie!
  • Actually achieved a very significant milestone of producing doll wigs! Only 3 styles in 4 colors and 1 size (21cm) for now but hey, it’s a really big start!
  • First time having a booth in an overseas doll convention (DollPaCa in Bangkok)! We timed it so that we could launch MPC and the wigs together
  • Went out on a leg with T to organize a doll event in Singapore: DOLLelong. It’s currently in the booth application stage. Really hoping it’ll work out!
  • Attended my first Dolpa in March this year! I was a little disappointed but it was a HTDP in Kyoto, so the scale was kinda small. I’m hoping the Tokyo ones would be much better!
  • Skipped the annual doll trip to Hong Kong in July this year due to budget constraints, unfortunately :(!
  • Decided to take on a fandom-related booth at SGDC this year (Touken Ranbu) but 4 costumes proved too much for me to handle after all. In the end, we did a no-show, oops. I learned a lot in terms of Japanese-style outfit sewing when sweatshopping the costumes though! Especially because I stupidly decided to try making them as historically accurate as possible.

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Got Lolita!

April and May had been extremely stressful months due to responsibilities at work and this was a perfect excuse for me to indulge in some expensive shopping.

On to the spoils!

First, the Lace Design Skirt from Moi meme Moitie! I’ve liked this ever since I saw Mana modelling the OP in one of the Gothic & Lolita Bibles. However, I’m not fond of full shirring and shirred short sleeves, so I’m glad there’s the skirt! I’ve always thought it was embroidery but turned out that the lace pattern is printed instead. I’m not particularly disappointed because it looks lovely and intricate as it is. Plus, embroidery probably would have meant that it would cost much more!

Next, the Amour d’Amants JSK from Juliette et Justine! Okay, I admit that there are quite a few things that I regret not getting when I had the chance but this has to be one of those that really gnawed at me as time passed (others would be AATP Midsummer Night’s Dream in black, and my dream dress, the BTSSB Koitsukihime Stained Glass JSK in black!). When a dear friend alerted me to the re-release, I placed an order without hesitation.

It’s not so much the print that I like but the latin text and what the painting portrays. A quick summary of the explanation on the JetJ website is that the young man confesses his love to the beautiful princess but she dares not accept in fear that her previous lover who has passed away may not be happy. The latin text goes as,”Tempora mutantur, et nos mutamur in illis” which means that time passes and we all change as time passes us by.

Moreover, I’m really partial to JSKs with a solid color bodice and an elaborate print at the bottom. ;) So classy! A random coordinate that I put together:

I need more flowers on my head. /shot

First Lolita Swap Meet in Singapore!

12 February 2011 marked the first ever lolita swap meet in Singapore! Together with Shu, Teresa and another friend, I attended the meet which was graciously hosted by Xin Yu and co-organized with Karmen.

An interest check and discussion of dates and location and updates were carried out on the local lolita interest group on Facebook and guests were requested to RSVP via Google Documents. Photographs of items that attendees intended to bring were uploaded as well, so people had a rough idea of what others would bring and so, could gauge what would be an appropriate amount of cash to bring in the case of sales. I might sound like a bit of an internet new media geek here but I must say that I really liked how the use of such free resources led to an efficient and organized planning process!

The meet was held in the attic of one of the organizers and attendees’ wares were displayed neatly on nearly every inch of the room. I bet the cost of all the items present would total to a rather alarming amount!

Perhaps due to the nature of trades (mutual interest and value agreement), it seemed like there weren’t a lot of swaps but more of buying and selling. Though the term ‘swap meet’ then becomes a little inappropriate, it’s still a convenient way that doesn’t cost money for people to offload unwanted items and acquire new pretties into their wardrobes.

The swap meet is a great idea and I do think it’ll be great to have more in the future, so long as the interval between each isn’t too short since the fashion is expensive and people are not likely to have a lot of additions to their wardrobe over a short span of time.

As for my own loot…

Stuff from the swap meet!
Angelic Pretty Okashi no Kuni skirt, Metamorphose socks, off-brand shoes and hairclip

I almost have an outfit right there already! ;)