Today’s post from the 52 Week Lolita Topic Challenge is 4. Favorite thing to put on my head. Which, is pretty easy to answer, because the answer is…. everything, of course!
But on a more serious note, I do have some favorite head accessory looks. First of all, I love doing off-set double standing headbows with sweet.
I also really enjoy doing decololi looks with a ton of bows. My basic rules for the bows is that they should all be relatively the same size (though I’ll use multiple sizes, I won’t pick drastically different sized ones), that they should have a matte finish (shiny bows look cheap when you have a lot of them, IMHO), and that every color I use should be in the print of the garment I’m wearing. I then try to pair them in groups of two or three, usually mixing and matching the way that they clip in so that a barrette style one is below every slide one (the slide ones fall out easier). I never put two of the same color against each other, try to pick a bigger and a smaller one, and try to off set them from each other. I also try to change up what two colors I’ve put side by side and balance the colors on either side of my head.
Lastly, I really like the floral hairpieces that I have from sweet mildred. They are great for classic and I have a bunch of them, though I haven’t worn all of them yet (and I don’t have a lot of great pictures of me in the ones I have worn, unfortunately). I love that they work well by themselves, but also can have other floral clips clipped in near them for an even more OTT look.
This past weekend I went down to VA, and while there I went to a meet at the Science Center and saw an Imax on butterflies. It was a lot of fun, even if it was technically for far smaller people than us. They had some really interesting stuff that you could play with like text to speech software, interesting robotics, and a lab full of butterfly specimens (the poor things!) that you could examine under a microscope. I absolutely loved the butterfly Imax and I totally recommend it if you have an Imax near you that’s playing it! One of the things we saw while there was this awesome perspective room which made you look tiny or huge depending on which side you occupied. It was done up in a red-orange and blue and so we decided we had to get some Alice-inspired pictures of us all being shocked at random growing/shrinking.
Photography/editing by the lovely ladies over at Belladonna.
I’d kinda been toying with the idea of entering the Lockshop flower circus contest since it was announced because circus prints are one of my favorite motifs and I just obtained this OP (and the JSK) from Angelic Pretty. So, when she extended the deadline and I happened to be planning on wearing this OP, and then we found this room, things just sort of came together. Voting ends on the 8th of August, 2013. If you would like to vote for me, just pop on over to my entry on Facebook and press like.
Quick coord rundown
- Angelic Pretty: Star Night Theater OP, Bag, Headbows, Socks, Star rings
- Bodyline: Shoes
- Baby the Stars Shine Bright: Black Bangle
- Chocomint: Red x White Bracelets, Star Pin, Bow ring
- Surface Spell: Black roses & feather pin in hair
- Cards & Rose pin is from the art area at Frill (anyone know who made this? I’d love to credit it properly!)
Quick outfit rundown
Angelic Pretty: Toy March Jumper Skirt, Toy March Headbow, Pink Headbow, Star Night Necklace, British Ribbon Necklace, Carousel Necklace, Socks, pony ring and bangle, pink star bangle, parasol, strapped barrette (pinned to side of waist), ruffled badge
Vivienne Westwood x Melissa: ShoesBodyline: Blouse
Paris Kids: Gold pearl necklace
Chocomint: 2 Way Stars (pink and gold), pink/black/red heart and star beaded bracelets, bow rings (red and pink)
Meta: Large pink bow bangle
6% DokiDoki: Black heart beaded bracelet
Dollar Store: Gold Star Bangle
On Saturday we had a meetup at Fiesta Asia and the National Zoo (it was actually two meetups that both ended up on the same day, so we just sort of smooshed them into one)
It rained on and off all day, so we ended up seeing part of the parade at Fiesta Asia, an exhibit about the costumes of the Russian Ballet (~1900-1920, I think?) at one of the Smithsonian art museums that we ducked into for lunch, and then part of the zoo before, and then there was sushi at Union station, but I ducked out to take the train home before that because I was feeling really tired (and I don’t like sushi).
Imani got the guard at the museum to take a picture for us, so here is the morning group (photo swiped from Imani).
By afternoon, we had a totally different group, because people kept coming and going!