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New style in the making: Mori-Lolita [May. 21st, 2010|04:45 pm]
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In the past couple of years quite a few different styles have boomed, and I’ve noticed that slowly more and more Lolitas are blending different styles with Lolita. Mori-girl style for one has been growing in popularity, so much that it has influenced Lolitas in their styling decisions. Lolitas are coordinating their pretty pettis to take on a mori-spin. These coordinates are quite charming, I’ve seen a couple of lolitas post coordinates that incorporate earthier more neutral tones, fur lined vests, leather boots, and intricate cardigans. Often these coordinates are accessorized with soft knitted goods, forest creature motifs, and vintage accessories. Even hairstyles are done up differently to better encompass a “forest girl” style, all the while these coordinates still maintain a good balance between Mori and Lolita.

As Mori-fashion peaked in interest, more people seemed to welcome the style with open arms. Even here on LJ Mori-girls have united and created their own community. Some Lolitas have started creating Mori-inspired outfits, by mixing their Lolita outfits to embrace neutral colors, appropriate woodland motifs, and other handmade accessories. Layering vests and mixing matching antique jewelry has really become popular when trying to blend the forest-girl look with Lolita.

I really have become quite fond of the Mori girls community here on LJ, it’s so helpful in getting a better insights on the clothing and accessories that Mori girls select to create their “forest girl” appearance. As I filtered through the community I noticed there are some Lolita brands like Meta, Innocent World, Victorian Maiden, and Juliette et Justine have certain clothes that seem to really mesh well with Mori-style. There are even some posts where some Mori-girls have selected specific Lolita garments that would suit the Mori-style. Some of these Mori-girls select certain Lolita garments because of the femininity Lolita clothing exhibits with its delicate usage of pleats, ruffles, and lace. These are popular Lolita brands, and to see Morigirls mix, match, and modify certain loli-garments to fit their Mori-style is really interesting. Depending on how these garments are worn theses outfits can take on more of a Lolita than Mori style, and vice versa.

I’ve really enjoy seeing coordinates that merge other styles with Lolita, and despite that Mori and Loli styles are different they really do compliment each other. I suppose what I love the most about seeing this mix of lolita and mori is the potential it holds as its very own sub-style. As more Lolitas grow an interest in mixing their Loli-garments with Mori-garments, the more likely it is that “Mori-loli” will be recognized as its own style, much like gothic, sweet, and country lolis.

Anyways, Last week as I was looking through (lots and lots of )Daily Lolita I came across these lovely Lolitas whose coordinates were Mori-inspired, these were so cute that I really wanted to share their posts:
Mori-Lolita Coordinate1: http://community.livejournal.com/daily_lolita/2683221.html
Mori-Lolita Coordinate2: http://community.livejournal.com/daily_lolita/2847671.html

I also found this lovely Swedish Lolitas lookbook, where she shared her own Mori-Lolita Coordinate:
Her full blog here. http://zerudaswonderland.blogspot.com

Other Related Mori-Lolita links
Mori-Lolita Blogger: http://misselthwaitemanordiary.blogspot.com/2010/01/mori-loli-part-i.html
Other Lolita Blogs:

I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more Mori-inspired Lolita coordinates, and maybe even a new sub-style slowly emerging :-)

What are your thoughts on Mori-Lolita?
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(no subject) [May. 21st, 2010|12:00 am]
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Good Evening ladies annnnnnd gentleman~ I am officially back from the dead !

My posts have been so slow lately mostly because of school.. It’s always the institutions fault kekeke.. just kidding. Well maybe not.
Well I've decided to take the summer off I really wanted a break and I'm so sick of school projects, quizzes, and exams. Now that school is out I can do everything I’ve wanted to like take mid-day naps, go jogging, going out with friends and best of all SEW!
I’m really excited about it, just yesterday I had so much time on my hands I didn’t know what to do jeje.

Now that finals are done and over with I really want to get things back on track. The first thing to do on my list is to finish up a crinoline that I had started up during spring break. It’s only half constructed and I ended up putting it on hold since my professors loaded me with work that week.. :-/
Anyways~ I’ll be finishing that up within the week and start work on some new designs.. hopefully an array of headpieces, bottoms, tops, and OP! it’s been a while since I’ve sewn.. gawsh I hope machine isn’t all out of whack!

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Writer's Block: Categorically speaking ... [Mar. 14th, 2010|12:31 am]
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If the interior discussion in your head were indexed by category, what would the five most recurring subjects be?

1 my future lolita boutique
2 WWD RTW fashions
3 The Big BangTheory Icons
4 Redbox: future rentals
5 school work
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Alice in Wonderland Movie! [Mar. 9th, 2010|03:01 pm]
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This past sunday I went out with my sister and some friends to see Alice in Wonderland, and boy was it entertaining!

My favorite character, (other than Alice) was the Hatter! Johnny Depp did such a good job. His role as the hatter was so touching. The Audio all be it was a little weird,.I just couldnt hear certain dialogue that seemed important. Other than that I really did enjoy myself.
I just loved watching Alice change sizes! For every change she seemed to get a new outfit<3 I especially loved the little dress the Hatter made it was so so cute, it reminded me of thumbelina!

Anyways~ I feel so inspired I just might make some inspired alice designs~
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Drink Me. [Mar. 7th, 2010|12:09 am]
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Tommorow I'll be going to see the Alice in Wonderland Movie, which by the way, I'm super excited about. Infact I was so excited about it that last week I ended up buying this really cute Alice necklace off of Etsy. I just love Alice themed jewlery and after seeing Q-pot's Alice in Wonderland collection, I couldnt help but go on a crazy alice-adventure, I went through what felt like pages and pages until I came across this little beauty~ it's just so pretty I couldnt pass it by!

I really miss sewing, School takes up the majority of my time and I've had to put alot of my sewings/projects on hold. It's sad, the last thing I've worked on was a crinoline.. which I've been working on for the past week!! argh! a seamstress's nightmare~ it's not even like it's difficult to sew, it's just that I dont have the time to work on it. My classes have me hitting the books 24/7 ugh... read this read that write this write that...so much work and no time to sew .

Solamente quiero pasar mis dias haciendo ropa y comiendo fresas con crema jajajaa...
ahhhh porque no hay tiempo en mi vida por estas cosas? I think I need to manage my schedual better.

I guess for now my biggest goal is to finish up this crinoline in time for spring break~
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(no subject) [Jul. 20th, 2009|10:09 pm]
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I finished my management final this past week and I got an A!!
hoorah! unfortunatly that A cost me quite a bit of my summer, so I'm taking my summer back as of today!! In fact I've already started up work again on a skirt and coming up with some fresh designs and ideas for a future collection♥

Yesterday I was peeking through my fabric stash and I realized I have a lot.. and I mean A LOT of fabric! jaja I need to really get on the ball and start sewing! it's kinda funny even though I have alot of fabric I still cant get over the fabric I recently bought last month. It's just been sitting pretty on my shelf and I'm just dying to make a skirt with it!I've even doodled a couple of designs here and there but nothing for sure just yet. The print is so lovely and I dont want to take too much away from it's natural beauty, so I'm leaning towards more of a simple design with some defined pleats and a little bit of tulle peaking out would defintly bring out the print.

for now I'm gonna head off and hit the hay! ;-D
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Goodbye May! [May. 29th, 2009|08:31 pm]
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This past week has been super fun! I spent Tuesday afternoon at the beach, it was such perfect weather for collecting seashells, attempting sand castles, and splashing around. It was so fun and I just love South Padre Island and I can’t wait to go back again!

I also got this adorable vintage linen which I am just wild about! Jeje Every time I go out shopping I come back with fabric!It’s actually a bit of a bad habit of mine but I just fell in love with the print I’ll admit usually I’m not that big of a fan of green fabrics but this print is just way too darling! dots x flowers x ribbons! How could I resist?

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