I am back with another review, this time I am reviewing the Summer Tales Boutique Nostalgia Lace Leopard series 🐆 I got my order in this week and ordered the skirt, bustier, classic headbow and the limited edition Valentine’s Day heart headdress release🖤 They came together in a package!
I ordered the leopard items back in early December and added the Valentine’s Day release in early February. Now, early April, everything arrived🖤 Katie, the owner, was very clear about the timeframe and was happy that she was able to finish the garments within the estimated time🥰
When I opened the package, these postcards from the most recent photoshoot were the first thing I saw! So happy to have the photos in card form, I really want to frame the left one as I have dear memories of the shoot day together🖤 I am so easily influenced by good photos, Mana knows I already ordered the vinyl skirt too 💀
Let’s first look closer at the skirt. What I really appreciate about Summer Tales Boutique is their option for custom sizing, I ordered the skirt in size 1 but opted to have the skirt’s length shortened to ~50 cm as I prefer shorter skirts on me. I like how this skirt falls on me, it is far above the knee compared to my tartan skirts from Summer Tales, definitely my vibe🖤
The skirt comes with gorgeous rose lace appliques, which I really like. It adds some elegance to this simple leopard print!
I also love the two layers of lace, finishing off the skirt beautifully. It is definitely one of the more elegant things I bought this year.
The skirt comes with a small shirring panel at the back and lacing, making it comfortable fit the size range for size 1. It also came in size 2 and custom sizing.
Then onto the bustier! When this series came out, this piece was the first I fell in love with. I own the tartan version as well and knew the cut would work well for me. I love how this one has the rose lace too.
I love how the rose lace mimics a cross, very elegant 🖤
The back of the bustier is fully shirred, making it a comfy fit! Definitely a smart move as it works for many people this way.
I also noticed they made some improvements compared to the tartan version. On my tartan bustier, the straps are fixed. On this one, there are three button holes, making it possible to elongate the straps. Smart move for tall people! I do still think the bustier is quite short if you are above 1.70cm, but I cannot speak for them as I am not that tall.
Then we move onto the headbow. I love this headbow shape, it is my favorite of the ones Summer Tales makes. I think it is incredibly flattering and old school. Happy to have a matching one for this set!
Then we get to the last piece, this limited edition heart headdress, the one Summer Tales does every year with Valentine’s Day. I loved the 80s vibes of this one, so had to order! I was surprised to see how big it is, definitely a head-eating headdress haha.
It came with this cute card with a matching illustration, definitely a very cute touch🖤
On the back of the card, it says the total ones made and which one I have. 3/10. It definitely feels quite special, knowing there were so few made.
So overall, I am very happy with my purchases, definitely like the unique fabric, how they were able to shorten the skirt for me and the quality is superb as always. I also love how these are so easy to mix and match with my other Summer Tales Boutique pieces, definitely feels like its own capsule within my wardrobe.
Biblioteca had a theme for hair accessories in March and I am kinda late, but still wanted to write a bit and show you some hair accessories from my collection.
I am a gothic and old school lolita, so I love hunting for old and unique pieces to complete my coords and sometimes come across weird and unusual pieces that I instantly fall in love with. I love traditional headwear like rectangle headdress and bonnets a lot, but am even happier if it has something that makes them stand out. For me, it definitely adds a lot of charm.
Without further ado, let me show you some cute unusal hair accessories from my collection, hope you enjoy them!🖤
1. NA+H gauze headdress
This is actually a recent addition from my wardrobe, I bought it a couple of weeks ago. What I fell for immediately is the gauze, unfinished edges and how punk it looks. It is small and subtle, so perfect to wear without a wig too. It is definitely thinner than the average headdress size and probably the most comfortable headdress I own. I think the headdress is from around 2003, definitely pre 2004 as I spotted her in one of the early GLBs in Mitsukazu Miharas section. I definitely think this headdress is one of a kind, so it definitely had to make this selection🤍
2. My devil horns bonnets
Devil horn bonnets are definitely a little unusal and I finally found ones that suit my style perfectly. I saw them for a longer time by smaller brands not catered to lolita, but when Violet Fane made this black velveteen one, I know it would fit my style perfectly. Then Fidel David showed this red lacy devil horn bonnet in a fashion show and I was completely sold. I love how the Fidel David one has gorgeous lace, can be worn as a balaclava too and fits my modern gothic looks, while the Violet Fane bonnet is more catered to my oldschool looks for me. Both perfect and a little unusual, something I love 🖤
3. Heart E lace bucket hat
This one was a lucky secondhand find years ago and have been obsessed since. I love the 90s vibes and hopefully one day I can find the full white version. I love how much fun a bucket hat is with oldschool lolita, it definitely adds some personality to a coord and some unique touch, which is whyI now own multiple from modern lolita brand Uf too. Definitely needed to be featured here.
4. Baby, the Stars Shine Bright cake hat
I cannot write a blogpost about weird headwear and not include this cake headdress from Baby, the Stars Shine Bright. This is super camp, extra and fun to wear with princessy pieces. Absolutely recommend it if you see it around, it makes me smile every single time I pull it out my wardrobe🍰
5. Requiem piano headdress
My final unusual, but very much loved, headpiece is this piano headdress by the lovely Alice from Korean brand Requiem. It is made out of some thick wool and truly well made and gorgeous for some oldschool looks. I remember seeing it back in 2007/2008 for the first time and was thrilled to be able to buy it a few years ago. Definitely another stunner and such a clever design!
I hope you liked seeing some of my unusual headwear for this theme and I hope to be back soon with some posts about florals (for spring? groundbreaking) and more print details.
I’m back with my series “print details” where I show close-ups from dresses, with today featuring a non-print dress😂 However it is a very special one to me, my first dress by Kazuko Ogawa, the 0009 OP (Mini).
Kazuko Ogawa was a small brand from Japan, active from approximately 2000-2005. The designer was known for being one of the first of Japanese brands that were inclusive, she made pieces in custom measurements and shipped internationally in a time where that was not common yet. The brand stopped making clothes around 2005 and in 2022 their website returned! The designer still doesn’t make clothes, but makes tiny dog statues now that are cute.
The interest for this brand resurfaced with the old school trend and prices skyrocketed for their pieces, which are hard to find. So I was overjoyed to find one and own a piece of lolita history!🖤
The 0009 OP (Mini) came out in 2004. It comes in black, black x white and a leather black. It says bust and waist are more or less free on Lolibrary, mine however is made for max 87 cm bust and 70 cm waist. It came in different materials, I have the black velveteen version. Here is the offical stock photo🖤
And here is my dress!
It is a simple black velveteen design with lots of ribbons and a ruched up skirt. I really love this last detail, something we don’t see often in lolita anymore.
The bodice featueres a long ribbon in the middle and a simple row of raschel lace on top. At the shoulders, there are also two long ribbons.
The ruched up bottom of the dress has a long ribbon at every ruched up part and features a row of soft raschel lace as well.
The sleeves are also finished with the same raschel lace and ribbons, making it a very cohesive and beautiful design🖤
The back has velveteen non-removable waist ties and a zipper as well.
I am also obsessed with the tag, featuring little cherubs, their website and phone number!
Overall I am pretty obsessed with my first piece and it would be a dream to find another one from this brand, preferably a black x white design. Hopefully I am able to one day🙏🖤 Thank you for looking and hope you enjoyed seeing a garment from this old school brand!
Wardrobe season has begun again and of course I couldn’t resist partaking again this year, have been making wardrobe post for over 10 years now. As I did the past few years, I pick a capsule or theme and make a wardrobe post around that. For 2023, I decided to do a wardrobe post on my old school pieces that are considered tacky or in bad taste, pieces that have this nostalgic ita vibe, from brands people underestimate. So without further ado, here is my “tacky” old school wardrobe 2023!
The first brand I had to feature is Good Luck. Not much is known about them, except that is a costume shop that makes also lolita costumes, based off Marble and Visible designs. They have one famous two piece set they did in multiple colourways (original is by Marble) and a possibly Visible replica two piece they made in multiple colourways. Their pieces are definitely intend to be worn as a costume and ethically debatable as they are ripoffs, but I am surprised every time by the quality of their pieces. I have a handful of them, hope you enjoy seeing them!
This one also comes in red x black, but was able to find the black version a while ago. It is a fun piece to wear and quite versatile as the skirt is a simple elastic black old school skirt.
This one is a dream come true for me! Once I found out that Good Luck also made their famous set in gobelin fabric, I was obsessed. So happy to have found it, the print is truly wonderful and I really enjoy the quality of this set.
Here is the same set, this time in the classic black x white colourway. I think you see this set around the most when you look for Good Luck and with good right, it is a perfect old school staple piece!
This one was my first Good Luck set and the one that sparked the flame for me. It is truly so comfortable and perfect for the holidays season, I always love wearing it!
Next brand is Marble. Marble has been around since the 90s and still has an active webshop and is also sold through Atelier Pierrot. Their designs are really old school, with lots of lace and SHORT skirts. I am obsessed with everything they do, so am pleased to say I have quite a bit from them at this point!
Looks familiar? This is the original Marble piece that Good Luck ripped off haha, sadly mine is missing the collar, but it is otherwise absolutely perfect! I love the heavy fabric with the subtle sheen to it and I knew from my Good Luck sets that the fit would be perfect, which it is!
This was actually my first Marble purchase and led me into the rabbit hole. The fabric is some shiny polyester, but falls surprisingly nicely when worn. Skirt has an built-in petticoat and I like all the lace details of this!
This is actually one of my more elegant pieces in my book, so purely by brand it goes into this wardrobe post haha. It is very flattering and very goth for a lolita piece!
This dress is actually lighter in real life, almost white, but camera makes it look darker haha. It is almost a bridal piece with the huge princess sleeves, but also it is SHORT at the front, so idk what to make of it. I love how the sleeves and collar are detachable, I think I will have lots of fun layering this piece!
I bought this set secondhand and have no information on it, as Marble is not well documented. I absolutely love it though, the colour is soft, the roses are gorgeous and the set is just gorgeously tailored!
I lovingly call this my wedding cake dress, as the front just reminds me of layers of embellished wedding cake haha. This dress is very comfy, has a lovely halterneck and is also very short once again. A fun dress for summer!
This dress is so short, it falls more like a long blouse, so I wear a skirt underneath. It is very lovely though, the orange red hue is great and it is comfortable to wear out for dinner dates!
Lovingly referred to as shiny garbage bag, this set is made out of organza with tulle on top. The dress is really festive and the bolero adds some drama with the sleeves. Definitely perfect for a party, even when this does resemble a trash bag quite a bit.
I feel this is more of a skirt/salopette, but it is listed under JSK on the website, so hey! I liked this one because the ruffle looked fun at the bottom and I liked the original cut. Definitely a fun piece to wear!
A controversial brand when you ask about what is ita and wrong. Bodyline ripped off dozens of designs in their early days in varying quality, had some scandals with Mr Yan and are now making some decent clothes and is still recommended as one of the starter brands to newbies. I really like some older Bodyline pieces, precisely because they are considered ita, but am picky in what to add to my wardrobe. So far, I have one Bodyline set!
Looks familiar again? Yes, very similar to the Good Luck set I posted earlier, but in black x white, with crispier lace and a longernskirt length. Bodyline and Good Luck both ripped off Visible with this set, but haven’t seen an original set for sale yet, hope to find it one day!
Speaking of Visible, let’s go to my collection of their pieces. They worked closely with Marble in the early 2000s and sadly went defunct in the mid-2000s. Their pieces are known for dramatic sleeves, lots of lace and some good tartans.
When this showed up secondhand, it was love at first sight for me. I love the blue tartan, dramatic sleeves and all the bow details! It definitely is a showstopper in my wardrobe and I cannot wait to wear it more in 2023.
This OP is so incredible, I absolutely love wearing it. It is simple, but so well made and with such a flattering cut!
It doesn’t really show on the photo, but the collar is actually huge and covers almost the entire bodice of this OP. Also the sleeves are so wide, it is a super interesting cut. I have worn this casually quite a bit, but I need to make a proper coord shot with this in 2023!
This colour is so hard to catch on camera, this is closest to reality. I love the grey and red in this and the top looks SO nice when worn, it definitely got me obsessed with this brand!
My friend Luise sold me this and I couldn’t get over this unique cut and thick fabric. It is definitely super special to wear, the skirt length difference is insane, but it does fit a small petticoat! I am excited to try some more Elegant Gothic Madame looks with this (anyone else remember this reference and LJ time haha? I never hear this term anymore)
This sub brand of H.Naoto is known for their more punk and tartan styles and was seen a lot in ol street snaps. Their iconic punk yakuta dress was so good, that Bodyline decided to make a rip off, resulting in seeing many oldschool x yukata coords. I was smitten with the original and still feel so lucky I have it in my possession. I am sure some think this is incredibly tacky, but I love it so much! Definitely deserves a feature in this wardrobe post.
Metamorphose Temps de Fille
I am gonna preface this by saying I am not gonna show all my Meta here as not everything fits into this capsule. I picked some curated pieces from them that others might consider ita, but somehow fit my ideal aesthetic of lolita, which is old school tacky ita hahaha. Meta always had a wacky brand image, but since I deep dived into Marble, Meta seems totally reasonable to me haha!
This dress is one I reach for a lot when it comes to creating coords with this nostalgic ita feel. It is perfect for layering, a gorgeous design and it just works perfectly with everything I come up with. Definitely a favourite in my wardrobe!
This one originally comes with a capelet, sadly mine came without it, but I am still obsessed with it. The colour is insanely bright and the fabric is some kind of denim. Absolutely stunning piece honestly.
Maid style pieces were automatically considered ita when I started out in 2007, so a good old maid piece couldn’t lack in this wardrobe post. I feel so lucky to have the matching apron too, it is such a wonderful set like this! I still need a good maid headdress, hopefully 2023 is the year for me!
I don’t even know what to say about this set. I never saw it before I was able to buy it and it is just so good and so weird. Definitely something nostalgic ita that people would have hated back in the day, but something I absolutely love!
This set is not in super bad taste at all, but with the heavy raschel lace, I still think it fits this capsule!🥰 I absolutely love this set and my goal is to wear it way more this year, it is instant happiness for me!
This iconic OP is my favourite Meta design ever and I love how short, full and detailed it is. Perfect for nostalgic looks, pairs perfectly with raschel lace and thus had to be in this capsule.
I love this OP so much, I also have it in white.
Outerwear and accessories
So, I have some outerwear and accessories I like to coordinate with this capsule, so I wanted to show them too! This is not all my outerwear or headdresses, just a curated selection I use with this capsule of my wardrobe😊
The only bolero in my collection that fits this capsule, this Marble bolero is extremely extra with the stand up collar and so many laces.
I absolutely love capelets in old school and these two I use a lot with all the main pieces pictured above. The Hell Bunny one gives me very nostalgic vibes from when I started out in 2007.
I love a good apron with lolita and these are two I use a lot to layer. The Summer Tales one is not old school, it came out in 2021, but it fits the vibe of my coords so well and matches so well with the capsule here, it had to be included.
I love a good heart apron and these two from Metamorphose are everything. One day I own the tulle heart apron from Meta
Mini hats are an essential for me in this capsule, so here is a selection of them that I use to match the other pieces here. The yellow tartan hat from RR Memorandum is definitely an odd one out, but I really like it and it pairs with black and white really well.
Some bigger hats! Bucket hats are my favorite, so here is three of them I love. And of course a leopard cowboy hat as every oldschooler has!🤠
Some headdresses, vinyl armwarmers and my favorite raschel lace bonnets for a general idea how I style oldschool pieces! This is not everything, but definitely my most used ones!
And of course I had to show a selection of bags, mostly black and lacy, but of course some leopard in there too! My bear son is definitely a prized favorite possession, but so is fetus baby!
I hope you liked seeing my “tacky” wardrobe post for 2023, it definitely is something I adore in lolita and all of these pieces and brands are near to my heart Thank you for watching and reading and until next time!
Today I wanted to write a coord round-up, as 2022 comes to a close. This year I have photographed 153 coords, from which around 60 are still in backlog. From all those looks, I selected 8 ones to write about, as these were my favourites throughout this year!
The first coord is actually the most recent one of all the them, I wore it to celebrate the holiday season last weekend with my friend Anna. We went out for Korean food and I wanted to wear something kinda religious to put the Christ in Christmas. I experimented a bit with this dress and ended up mixing lots of brands I love.
Dress: Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Headdress, blouse: Moi Meme Moitie
Bag, socks: Metamorphose
Underskirt, collar: Marble
Shoes: Atelier Pierrot
This coord was a personal favorite of mine to meet my dear friend Myrsky, who was visiting Amsterdam. She is known for her iconic over the top historical coordinates and I figured I wanted to up my game a little to match her, so went with a more intricate old school coordinate, adding some visual kei vibes in there as well!
Headbow: Summer Tales Boutique
Socks, bag: Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Necklace: Raspberry Mazohyst
My dear friend Rosalynn asked me to wear Iron Gate, as she had a gate themed dress added to her wardrobe recently and wanted to twin. So I happily obliged and tried a more edgy approach of this dress, which I ended up really liking! So thank you Rosalynn for inspiring me to get creative with this print again🖤
Dress: Moi Meme Moitie
Headdress, bustier: Summer Tales Boutique
Necklace: Raspberry Mazohyst
My friend Kathleen asked me to go to a Belgium comm meet with her and I said yes, despite being nervous about it. It turned out to be a wonderful meet with everyone being extremely lovely, so I am grateful she asked me! We went out for lunch, so opted for a simple oldschool classical vibe, but adding my favourite bag for a little edge!
Dress, bonnet: Metamorphose
Bag: H.Naoto Gramm
Necklace: Neant Glass
Shoes: Dr Martens
Meeting my friend Anna for food, one of our favorite activities haha! I managed to get this Meta dream dress this year and this day it was finally cold enough to wear it. Absolutely love everything about it, so this simple coord made the list.
Dress, socks, bag: Metamorphose
Mini hat: Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Shoes: Atelier Pierrot
Necklace: Moi Meme Moitie
I have no words for this coord, because of the dress. It had been a 12 year long dream to own it, so to have it and wear it finally.. no words. I did like pairing it with this capelet and felt truly close to the specific elegance that old Moitie embodies. It was truly one of my faves of this year!
Dress, capelet, socks: Moi Meme Moitie
Necklace: Neant Glass
Shoes: Atelier Pierrot
When Rosalynn asked me to go out with her for gachapon and pancakes, I of course was super excited to dress up. I felt leopard print would be perfect and I made it a bit spicier with pleather details. I really felt so pretty wearing this, truly one of my coords that stick with me because it made me feel so good!
Dress: Physical Drop
Apron, bag, socks: Metamorphose
Headbow: Summer Tales Boutique
Necklace: Moi Meme Moitie
And last but not least, one I wore early December to celebrate the birthday of my dear friend Libertad🖤 It was insanely cold, but still decided to wear this iconic dragon dress, because it felt like the right occasion. I still cannot get over this dress and liked the subtle rose theme I did with this. However, I hope to go more edgy woth this dress in 2023. But this was a great first coord for me!
Bag: H.Naoto Gramm
Socks: Moi Meme Moitie
When I look at my favourite coords, I notice they are all either oldschool or gothic, feature a lot of the same items (check bags and socks haha) and brands ans all just really feel like me🖤 I feel I am on a solid and happy track with my wardrobe and personal style and cannot wait to grow and experiment more in 2023!
It is December, so time to write down some resolutions for 2023! I am always happy to write some things down to give my wardrobe some more direction. I hope you like reading my resolutions, let’s see how many I am able to do in the next year!
1. Keep committing to frumpy and tacky old school
This past year I expanded my collection of Visible, Marble, Good Luck and old Bodyline pieces. I really love this aesthetic where it gives is nostalgic ita vibes and it is really frumpy and tacky with some crusty lace. It just reminds me of old street snaps that got me into the fashion in 2007. I like being frumpy and kinda ita, opposed to very elegant other days haha! This aesthetic definitely gave me some fun back in this fashion🖤
2. Get a vinyl main piece
I am in love with vinyl pieces and like pairing them in my coords, a resolution I had last year was to do so more and that was definitely accomplished. I own multiple vinyl accessories and a bustier now, next step for me is a main piece, I would love a JSK/ skirt and this particular OP Mana wore, but then in a more lolita design. We will see what comes true this year!
3. Consciously buy some more jewelry
I am super picky when it comes to buying jewelry that matches my personal style and have a few go-to brands I hope to support more this year and carefully pick out some pieces from them that suit what I want. I have a few ideas of what I would love to pick up and hopefully I can make that happen in 2023! I feel I almost rounded out what I want jewelry wise and once I am done, I am done for a long time🖤
4. Keep supporting small brands
I love buying secondhand mainly, but do wish to consciously keep supporting small brands and independent designers! I love the creativity they have and love supporting that. I supported Summer Tales Boutique for example a lot this past year (also so biased because I am their creative director/social media person right now), but hope to expand to more smaller brands that make interesting pieces!
5. Keep getting weirder and having lots of fun doing so!
I don’t really know how to say more about this, having fun and keep expressing myself are goals I always have. Fashion is supposed to be fun and I think it is important to keep trying new things and have fun doing so!
6. Update this blog a little more (hopefully)
I hopefully update this blog a little more in 2023! I love writing reviews, show close-ups of pieces and write more in-depth of this fashion’s history, we will see if I get around to doing it more in the upcoming year!
Thanks for reading again, it is always appreciated 🖤
I am back with another review, this time about the H.Naoto Dragon Scale Birdcage Devil JSK.
For Halloween, H.Naoto decided to make more of their dragon scale pieces, which includes the birdcage JSK. They offer currently a white, black and a red dragon birdcage JSK, plus the dark red colourway I bought and will be reviewing today. They also tease a cobalt blue version, but it is not yet available from what I can find!
I fell in love with the dark red colourway which was a bit more subdued than the bright red one they made. I love the idea of a red dragon dress as I am a huge fan of Hannibal (mostly the show haha), so was very tempted and happy when I was able to make it happen.
You are able to buy the dress directly from the H.Naoto webshop, but I went through my SS as I had an order open anyway!🥰 She bought the dress swiftly and it arrived within a few days at her place. Shipping to me took only a few days as well!
Here is the stock photo of the dress, I fell in love with this burgundy colour and all the details on it. Time to show more!
When the dress arrived, I immediately noticed the luxurious mix of reds on the dress, a mix of brighter reds, burgundy and hints of magenta. The fabric underneath the birdcage is somehow tie-dyed or splattered with red paint that has glitters in it. They also dyed the long lace part on the side and the shoulders the same way.
Here you can see the fabric underneath the birdcage better. Also the birdcage has ombre effects on it and is made out of a lovely rose lace.
The dragon scales are made out of some heavy fabric that almost feels like leather, but isn’t. It is layered and heavy. The dress has two dragon scale designs, one is made out of small scales and the other one is bigger scales layered on top of each other.
The lace part on the side is clearly dyed as well, definitely is more magenta than red and it looks really layered and interesting with the different colour tones. I liked it more than I expected!
Let’s look at the bodice! Underneath the front lacing there is also dragon scales and next to it a row of ruffles and a row of lace. The straps are also covered in dragon scales and have some shoulder lace details, similar to the longer lace part I just showed.
The bodice is also fully shirred at the back! It is definitely lower at the back than at the front. Also the dress features some wide tie-dyed non-detachable waist ties!
Also the shoulder straps have multiple buttonholes, perfect to adjust if you are tall!
Also the dress is fully lined, the bodice with different lining than the skirt, but still lined🖤
I absolutely love this dress, I think it is super intricate and interesting, something very original. I haven’t seen other brands do anything like this and am very glad I got my hands on this!🖤 Hope you liked this review, until next time!
After so many lovely comments on last year’s edition, I decided to do this again and show you some of my favorite buys of these past months. I have been very fortunate to find some dream items again and made some very conscious decisions on what to add into my wardrobe to make it more cohesive and complete to me. Currently I am at the point where I have only a small wishlist left and am very much enjoying what is in my wardrobe currently, instead of hunting for new things🖤 It is a calm state of mind which I really prefer and enjoy these days.
So, without furder ado, here are my favorite buys!🖤
1. Meta Embroidered Heart JSK
This has been on my wishlist for the longest time, so when someone told me they considered selling theirs, I jumped on it. I love everything about it, the denim like striped fabric, the raschel lace heart and the pink color, something I don’t reach for often!
2. Moitie Rose Lace JSK
We all know that older Moi Meme Moitie pieces are a pain to find for an affordable price, so every time I find a piece, I consider myself incredibly lucky. This year has blessed me with finding two Moitie wishlist pieces and this simple 2000s JSK is one of them, it is everything I love. Simple, elegant, short length and easy to wear!
3. Moitie Rose Lace OP
The other old Moitie piece I found was this lovely Rose Lace OP I got from my friend Bo! It truly is a stunning and simple piece and it makes me so happy to have some timeless Moitie designs in my wardrobe now! They are both very simple, but I honestly prefer it these days, I can easily dress these up and down for old school, gothic or even classic coords.
4. Meta Long Strawberry JSK
This 2003 Meta JSK is made out of corduroy and incredibly comfy! I always loved this strawberry print, but was set on finding it in a long version, so I passed on many skirts and JSKs in this print. I feel incredibly lucky to have found it and I really love the cut even more than I imagined. The juxtaposition of a long aristocratic cut and a cute strawberry print just pulls my heartstrings..
5. Vivienne Westwood Three Row Pearl Choker
This year marks my 15th year in this fashion, so went a little overboard to celebrate the fact with a VW necklace I have been pining after for years. My dear friend Rosalynn picked it up for me in the Paris store and I still swoon over this gorgeous design, that I intend to wear the rest of my life❤️
6. H.Naoto GRAMM Fetus Bag
H.Naoto GRAMM is my favorite subbrand of H.Naoto and their bag designs always made me starry eyed, yet were incredibly hard to find. So when the GRAMM designer told me she does commissions sometimes, I jumped on it to finally get my fetus baby bag, one of their iconic designs. She made it even more perfect than I imagined it with the fabric mix, I love it so much. I called it Leviathan, because it just seemed fitting haha.
7. Jane Marple corset top
Everyone who knows me, knows I love gobelin fabric. And old Jane Marple. So when my friend offered me their corset and skirt set, I got it immediately and was overjoyed. It is also 19 years old again and especially the corset top gets lots of wear over other dresses, blouses and skirts. It just has the most perfect colour palette honestly.
8. Meta Velveteen Triple Frill OP
This iconic dress. I have no words for this stunning beauty, how I finally got the OP from the famous ad photo, how the black colourway is just so deep.. Honestly just overjoyed that I own this now and my capelet finally has a matching dress!
9. Summer Tales Vinyl Heart Apron
I am completely biased, but Summer Tales Boutique has just been putting out bangers. As their employee, I am so happy to see it and also my wallet is in danger all the time haha. In March I succombed to buying this gorgeous vinyl apron. I love vinyl in goth fashion, so spicing my coords up sounded amazing. I haven’t regretted it since. The apron just has everything I love and then some😭🖤 Meanwhile I now have matching arm warmers, headdress and headbow and am ready to be covered in vinyl for the next months.
10. Physical Drop Leopard OP
My god, this long time wishlist item made it to me this year, thanks to my wonderful friend Kei! A leopard dress is something I wanted for a long time, but was set on this specific one that was made in small quantities back in 2017. So chances were small, but it happened and I still cannot believe it. I treasure it incredibly much and everytime I wear it, I am so confident and happy! Honestly a perfect buy.
When I look at my purchases, I notice I really like black x white, Metamorphose, Moitie, gobelin and wacky things like weird bags and leopard. This really tracks with where I am headed style wise and am very much overjoyed to have a cohesive wardrobe at this point, with everything I love🖤 Thank you for reading, until next time!
I know it is summer, but wanted to put a little spotlight on one of my favorite, now sadly defunct, brands: Peace Now❤️ So next to their amazing cutsews, they make some amazing dresses as well, and thus I present today, a Wool JSK.
I don’t know the official name, so dubbed it Tartan and Fur Wool JSK❤️ This dress is made out of HEAVY wool that is super warm and comfortable! It is finished off with a fur trim, a very oldschool detail that I absolutely adore. All coloring in this dress is very warm, very good to match the autumn leaves!
The dress has a back zip and a little tag with the brand. Also in the close up you can absolutely see the subtle green that is also in this tartan!
The dress has grey lining so the wool does not directly touch your skin, something my sensitive skin definitely appreciates.
Here is the back of the dress, very simple, but also very wearable because of it! As a lolita, you probably also noticed this doesn’t hold a lot of poof, which is correct. I can fit a small petticoat underneath but that is it. However, it still has the perfect silhouette for oldschool lolita styles, the ones I gravitate to anyway🥰
Overall I really love this design and just think it is so cute and so flattering when worn! Prepare to see some looks this winter haha!
I am a big Neant Glass fan, so when they announced a pre-order for their Claudia Rose Coffin choker, I had to buy it. It arrived last week, so figured, time for another review🥰
Néant Glass was founded in February of 2019. The artist, Kei, began venturing into stained glass in November of 2018 as a hobby. However, by October of 2019, friends had encouraged them to sell their jewelry designs, and the popularity exploded. They are especially known for their stained glass coffin rosaries that come in many variations.
The Claudia Rose Coffin Choker is one of those variations. Named for the delicate beauty and cluster of petite coffins, the Claudia choker is reminiscent of youth immortalized with seven hand-cut glass coffins and a rose encased at the center. The necklace is assembled on a chain comprised of natural gemstones that is plated in sterling silver, with a solid .925 sterling silver clasp and extender chain, and sterling plated US-cast pewter rose connector pieces.
I went with the red colourway as it gave me all the vampiric vibes I needed. I ordered back in February and it was shipped in April, arriving last week. I paid $130 for the necklace and around $20 for shipping to the Netherlands.
And here the Claudia Rose Coffin Choker is in full. As I have the red colourway, my rose encased at the center is dusty pink, which I absolutely love against the red.
There are 7 coffins in total, but only the center one has the rose encased. I wanted to show you a closer photo, as I think this rose is absolutely stunning.
All 7 coffins are attached to sterling plated US-cast pewter rose connector pieces, which are the same as the ones from my floral coffin rosaries. I truly love this connector, it really compliments the coffins.
This is my first Néant Glass piece with a solid .925 sterling silver clasp and extender chain, as the rosaries do not have clasps to close them. The closure is secure and the extender chain makes it good for a variation of sizes.
Here is the Claudia Rose Coffin Choker next to the Rose Coffin Rosary, for a size comparison! The choker coffins are smaller and thus more delicate than the ones from the Rose Coffin Rosaries. It makes a perfect subtle piece of the choker.
Here is a close-up of the coffins next to each other, to see the size difference a little better. I like them both so much.
And to end this review, a quick worn photo, I couldn’t write this review without it. As you can see the size is perfect when worn, I like how it is delicate and how it compliments my clothes, even when wearing casual clothes.
Overall I can truly recommend Néant Glass and am truly excited for their next release. I have a big wish to grab a violet piece from them and hope to make that happen 💕 Thank you for reading my review, until next time!