Halloween and Lolita: The Horror Story

I'm not entirely certain, dear readers, that you need a wall of text to understand my horror regarding the fru-fru costumes that crop up around Halloween taking the moniker of "Lolita", so instead I'll show you some visual examples. For those new to the undertaking of Lolita, let this be a lesson to you in what Lolita is not nor ever should be.

Yellow Sweet Lolita Maid

Red Checkers Lolita Cosplay

Sexy Harajuku Girl via Amazon

There is a silver lining, though, readers! Halloween is a wonderful opportunity for you to don your most outrageous coordinate or experiment perhaps with a style or garment you hadn't the nerve to before. Remember though, dear readers, Lolita is not a costume but can be worn for extravagant occasions much like one would wear a slinky dress to a cocktail party. Have fun with it!


A Long Awaited Gift

I turned the ripe old age of 27 at the beginning of the month, dear readers, and as usual my lovely friend Eva simply could not resist in sending me the most wonderful of gifts. I dare say her little packages are a godsend.

Everything came neatly folded in this tiny and unassuming little box, but I knew better. ^_^

Her personal artwork always makes me smile and I truly think this one is my new favorite - the shading and colors of the witch hat and swirly bits are gorgeous!

I suspected there'd be at least one pumpkin flavored item and was I not only correct, there were actually several flavored teas present. I'm quite excited to try them!

The last item in the box was this beautiful skirt from Pyon Pyon and as soon as I saw the butterfly motif - I knew I'd seen this garment before. Sure enough - it was something I'd oogled once or twice on the internet, but had never been sure of the quality.

I am delighted to say it's a beautiful skirt and I'm actually looking forward to coordinating it in an appropriately Gothic and spooky fashion.

The Longest Road Home

Dear Readers,

I must sincerely apologize for my absence from this blog. The delay could easily be blamed on feeling under the weather, a needling desire to establish stable mental health before returning, or even lack of adequate time. Either way, it all lies with me, dear readers.

As to whether this will be a temporary withdrawal from hiatus or not has yet to be decided.

Please be patient, friends.

~ The Black Rose


Sailor Lolita

I know, it's a little late in the year to be oohing and aahing over the Sailor style, but I very recently picked up a sailor style top at the thrift store and couldn't help thinking to myself that I'd kind of like to try my hand at a Sailor coordinate.

So to inspire me (and maybe others) here are a few photos I pulled off Pinterest: