Thursday, March 31, 2011

Baby the Stars Shine Bright "Chocolate Fascinate Fairytale"

When I saw Josephine blog about this I knew I had to too. Part me of me loves it while the other part is thinking wtf!

"In BABY's latest fairy tale series, Hansel and Gretel take a stroll down the Dutch Chocolate thoroughfare ♪ Enjoy the delicious sights of candy-coated flurries and chocolate candy showers. The trees are ripe with sweet treats, and heart balloons decorate the skies. Please select your favorite chocolate flavor: white chocolatestrawberry chocolatemilk chocolate, or bitter chocolate."

I'm in love at how all the different colour ways are referred to as different flavours of chocolate. I love the print, its sweet but also very usable in classic too.

There are two JSK's

The first is called Chocolate Fascinate Fairytale Chocolita JSK and is 292 dollars plus taxes.



I love this jumperskirt. It's really cute and the print is gorgeous.

What do you think of this one?

Or do you prefer the other version?

Chocolate Fascinate Fairytale Chocolierre JSK for the same price as above.

The only thing I don't like at the moment is the corset lacing in the front. It feels out of place for me but other than that I love it. There is

Now for the headbow and socks. 

The head bow costs 50 dollars plus tax. The socks cost 26 dollars plus tax and are over the knee.

The headbow is super cute and I can imagine it being able to coord with a lot of other BTSSB dresses.

What do you think of the collection? I'm surprised that there isn't an OP but the JSK's make up for that. The skirt and the bag have no pictures at the moment but I will update when they have them.

The skirt costs 186 dollars plus tax. I can imagine it being really cute and can't wait for the pictures.

The bag costs 58 dollars plus tax.

Is anyone thinking of getting it? If so send me your coords. I'm really interested to see what this looks like.

Aimee Absinthe

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Lolita Level Test

Each criteria is a level. Add up your total and then put yourself into a category. Repost this to your own blog, website, or journal, bolding the ones that apply to you, and then show your score/level at the bottom. The only rule is that you must add one lolita 'level' to the list!

*please note that this post is tagged as humor. satire only, dolls!

I'm going to put mine in bold :D

You've been to egl.
You've posted on egl, without an onslaught of 'USE THE MEMORIES' and likewise.
You've bought a lolita mook.
You've picked a favorite brand.
You've ordered your first item.
You've worn a full outfit.(I'm planning to do this to the next meet up :D)
You've worn a full outfit out in public.
You've worn a full outfit and posted photos of it on the Internet.
You know what JSK, OP, and cutsew all mean.
You've bought your first brand piece.
You know your measurements.
You know you shoe size - in American, European, and Japanese.
You know who Mr. Yan is.
You know who Mana is. (+1 points if you know his band. +2 points if you know his brand. +3 points if you know why he's featured in every GLB. +4 if you have a shrine to him in your closet.)
You know who Maki and Asuka are. (+2 if you've met Maki and Asuka).
You've watched Kamikaze Girls. (+1 if you know the real name of this movie. +2 if you know who wrote the book this was based on. +3 if you've also read the manga or novel. +4 if you love the author despite his criminal record).
You own a wig. (+1 if you own more than 2.)
You own a pair of falls.
You can identify lace on the spot.
You can identify an item's brand on the spot.
You can identify the year a dress was made by a specific brand on the spot.
You can name several different dresses or prints.
You answer stock photo requests.
You mod a lolita community.
You decorate your nails. (+1 if you wear fake nails. +2 if you make fake nails.)
You own a pair of a rocking horse shoes. (+1 if you know their abbreviation.)
You've made your own rose corsage.
You've made anything out of your brand dress's waist ties.
You've made anything out of a matching eco tote. (+3 if you were the first one to do it, you think).
You know how to apply false eyelashes.
You know how to pronounce shirring.
You know how to pronounce Moi-meme-moitie, or Metamorphose tempes de fille.
You know a reliable shopping service.
You bid on Yahoo!Japan or Mbok.
You've been to a meetup.
You've planned a meetup.
You've planned a meetup with catering or more than 20 attendees.
You've met up with lolitas while on vacation to foreign or faraway locales.
You've seen a lolita fashion show.
You've seen a brand fashion show.
You've modeled in a lolita fashion show.
You've modeled in a brand lolita fashion show.
You wear bloomers.
You know how to make bloomers.
You tell other people to wear bloomers.
You draw lolita art, write a lolita blog, or provide the community with some sort of creative services.
You've taken purikura in lolita.
You've decorated your room/house/apartment in lolita style.
You've listened to lolita music.
You've learned kana.
You've learned enough Japanese to read a magazine.
You wear or own circle lenses.
You've been called a princess by a young child.
You've dressed up a friend.
You've convert a friend.
You've been in media (television, newspaper, magazine). (+2 points if it's Japanese media.)
You've learned a handicraft, like jewelry making, embroidery, or sewing.
You've become a lolita mentor.
You've attended lolita events at an anime or multi-genre convention.
You’ve organized or presented lolita events at a convention.
You've visited a brand shop.
Trip to Japan!
You've dressed up and gone out alone.
You're prepared for inclement or colder weather in lolita (coat, parasol, boots, gloves, other climate-specific items.)
You've learned face contouring.
You've made a lolita valentine.
You've got a lolita pen pal or online lolita friends.
You have local lolita friends.
You know how to modify clothes that don't fit you.
You know how to dress for your body type.
You've been in a street snap.
You've been to multiple world locations of the same brand store (BABY Paris, BABY Tokyo, BABY San Francisco, etc.)
You've created a makeup/hair/sewing tutorial.
You've sold hand-created lolita goods.
You have your own lolita fashion line.
You've gotten a lolita haircut, style, or color.
You've mixed other street fashions with lolita.
You've thrown a lolita party/had a lolita wedding.
You've dressed your child/small children in lolita or kodona style.
You've successfully cross-dressed in lolita style at least once (boystyle for girls and girls' clothing for guys).
You've lolified or made sure all the contents of your purse are cute (wallet, lipgloss, keyring, etc.)
You have a lolita pet (small dogs, cats, rabbits, exotic birds, fancy fish) or have dressed/accessorized your pet (bows or pet clothes).
You've dressed your significant other or dated someone who dresses in J-fashion/alternative fashion.
You've read Alice in Wonderland. (+1 if you've seen the animated movie or other variations, +2 if you've seen more than one variation, +3 if you own more than one variation)
You've dressed as Alice or another Wonderland character in lolita style, or own Alice themed items.
You've made something from a Japanese pattern.
You've found, bought, or made lolita underwear (bras and panties).
You wear lolita daily, or have gone 7 days straight wearing only lolita.
You have lolita calling cards or business cards.
You play a lolita instrument (i.e., piano, violin, harp, French horn... well any instrument really.)
You can translate yen to your country's currency in your head. (+1 if you can convert other currencies you shop with as well. +2 if you read the news to know how the yen is doing.)
You've sold lolita clothing online (secondhand, egl_comm_sales).
Your article or entry has been put into the egl memories.
You take photos of your outfits/daily outfit photos.
You’ve posted to daily_lolita.
You own a petticoat. (+1 if you own more than one. +2 if you wear three or more at a time).
You’ve bought a lucky pack.
You keep a style diary or look-book.
You can put together an outfit made entirely from offbrand.
You’ve bought offbrand or non-Japanese brand.

Adorable Admirer (lvls 1 - 20) You've started studying or liking lolita but haven't taken that leap of faith yet. Good luck!

Resplendant Rufflebutt (lvls 21 - 40) At home within the land of the rufflebutts and spilling frills from every edge.

Victorian Maiden (lvls 41 - 60) A classy lolita of taste and experience, who knows her way around the lolita social set.

Starry Celebrity (lvls 61 - 80) On page six of the lolita world, you've risen to the ring of the upper crust.
Pretty Princess (lvls 81 - 100) Lolita royalty, truly versed in the ways of the lacey ones, the lolita princesses have achieved a special level of enlightenment.

Ultimate Lolita (Boss Fight!) (lvls 100+) Wow, you've gotten over 100 levels? You're the ultimate lolita with unlimited hitpoints. That's actually a little scary...


(I found this through


Now your turn. Let me know how you do :D


Aimee Absinthe



Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Recent WTF moments in Lolita

As I was going through the community recently I found some WTF moents I wanted to blog about. What do you think about this?


The first is one of the most recent ones, from the brand Emily Temple Cute. Normally I love what they do but it took me awhile to fugure this dress out. It looks as someone on wtfburando said


"like someone has taken a dress that is several sizes too small for them, put their head through the halter, and is wearing it like a necklace." That's probably the best description I found of it.




The next comes from Alice and the Pirates. Again normally a good brand I have no idea what they were thinking when they made this skirt. It just sreams awkward.

Now for BTSSB

This reminds me of Jesus Dimante gone extreamly wrong. Like they used very weird fabric, soft flannel type. A lolita grany.

And to end my rant Angelic Pretty telling us we aren't maids but american waitresses!



So what do you think of the above? Are they any Lolita items and went WTF? If so let me know?

Or do you disagree with me and own any of the above? If so I'd love to see your coords?


Aimee Absinthe



Thursday, March 24, 2011