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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Loli Hairstyles For Girls With Shoulder Length Hair or Shorter

Hello again!
So, it has recently come to my attention that a lot of girls these days
have shorter hair. "Noooo!" you say, with sarcasm dripping off every
letter. Well, I am one of those girls, that cut her hair, then went and
got interested in Lolita... Ugh. It's a pain, and an annoyance,
especially when the hairstyles you see on most loli's are long
ringlets, and curls, and bunches that reach their chests. But when you
have short hair, all that is rather hard to obtain. Never fear! Check
out these links for inspiration!
You could try out a bob, like the girl in this picture has. It looks
super cute with clip in hair bows, and alice bands.
This one is really short, more a boy-ish kind of hair cut, but with
some teasing, and maybe a mini top hat or small headdress it could work
out to be something really really cute! Not that it isn't cute already!
I would suggest for this one exactly what has been done. If you have
short hair and do dress Ouji-sama (Kodona/Boystyle) short hair is
perfect of course.
I can imagine this going perfectly with a bonnet, so if your hair is
just long enough to curl go for it, I know I would I had a curling iron
or hair straightners!

Now, lets tackle some stuff I have messed around with. please excuse
the anime reference here, but I can hardly think of another way to
describe it other than Misa hair.
See the mini bunches? Well, they work fine with short hair as well.
I've used them on countless occasions and they work even better if you
have layered hair that you can use.
Gather up a small chunk of hair, about the thickness of your fore and
middle fingers put together (side by side), and come/brush it out,
until all the knots are gone. Put it up with a hair band or clip (just
make sure it's out of the way). Then come the hair underneath it until
you either make a small parting under where the bunch is going to go,
or just make it all lie flat. do the same at the sides, until the
surrounding hair is all lying flat and neat. Ever so carefully take out
the bunch, but don't put it down, whatever you do! Come it out again,
then put it up in a plain, thin hair band. Do the same with the other
side, making sure they are level and opposite each other.

You could also try bunches. Get some tiny extra mini hair bands- you
can pic these up in most places like Boots and Superdrug, or the
American/which ever country you are in's equivalent. This only works if
your hair is, I would say, maybe a little above shoulder length, and
cut in a bob. Put your hair up in two little bunches, then with
probably copious amounts of hair spray (I wouldn't know, I never use
hair spray), bend then and shape them so the lay on your head, but
still hold their bunches shape.

Here's another more interesting one!
See the girl on the left? Well, look at how she has the back of her
hair up. I'm guessing her hair is pretty long, and she has put it in
either 2 or 4 small buns on the back over her head, if your hair is
short enough, no need for those buns! If you have a fringe (sorry
girls, this one is really only going to work for girls with fringes (
American translation, fringe=bangs), and some bangs at the sides (yes,
in england, we call bangs the bits that hang down right next to your
fringe) pull them forward, like the girl in the picture has done with
one side of her hair. Get all the hair that hangs down before your
ears, and clip it forward so it doesn't get tangled up with the rest.
Once you've clipped it, get a small come and tease/back comb the back
rest of the hair until it comes up a little hair than the top of your
head if you can. Use some hair spray to keep it in place, then unclip
your bangs. Wear a small alice band (hair bow) to separate the two
sections, and there you have it!
I hope these idea's proved useful to you! I might do another article on
slightly longer hair, but for now we'll stick with this, because for
all you lucky sods that have longer hair there is plenty of inspiration!
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Just a Little Bit of Info on a Little Lolita: Ritoru

Hello there!
I’m Ritoru. My interest in loli was sparked three years ago by a
drawing I saw on deviant art that prompted me to research the fashion.
Needless to say, I soon became addicted! Since, I’ve been researching
loli in-depth for the past few years. I’m an avid reader of such loli
blogs as ‘F yeah lolita’ and ‘Lolita Charm’ whose articles really
helped me to see ‘Loliland’ through the rose-tinted eyes of a real
lolita! At the moment, I’m in the stage of tentatively taking my first
steps into the fashion properly, so far all I’ve cobbled together for
an outfit is a suitable black blouse, off-brand skirt, home-made petti
and knee socks, but aha! This phase will not last long If I have any
say in it muwahahaha! Style wise, I’m mostly into classic/inspired
sweet, gothic, ’Alice’ and so called ‘Bittersweet’ loli. I’m hoping to
build my wardrobe around the ‘dark Alice in Wonderland’ look, with a
few splurges of cute and/or pink here and there.
My favourite brand is Innocent World. I also like a few of the darker
BTSSB dresses, and am in love with Angelic pretty’s prints and …their
head bows!! Though I’m very much in love with the more classic look of
brands like IW and Meta, I still squeal inwardly whenever Angelic
Pretty release a new print!
On a more personal note, I am thirteen, turning fourteen this winter.
My hobbies are reading ,drawing, anime/manga, writing, learning
languages, listening to music, running track and teaching myself handy
skills like sewing, cooking and piano. My favourite artist is Atsushi
Ookubo (Yes!! Big Souleater fan here!) my favourite foods are sushi,
crème bruleé and bread and butter pudding. Tea-wise I like herbal
rosehip and rose ,lady grey and green tea.
My Lolita icon is definitely Miss Lumpy! I really love her style, and
especially the philosophical nature of some of her blog posts. I think
It’s wonderful what she’s doing with these, addressing problems that
affect a lot of women and young ladies, lace-eyed or not.
Victoria Suzanne’s blog also I feel needs a mention, her posts on
lolita-lifestyle ideas are really helpful and inspiring to me. Which
brings me to an interesting point, I’ve been living a loli or
‘quaintrelle’ lifestyle for quite some time now, minus the
all-important clothes! I find the lifestyle very relaxing, I think,
after all in today’s hectic world a little me-time is sanity saving no?
Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoy the blog.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Just a Little Bit of Info on a Little Lolita: Chiruda

Welcome !
We (Chi and Ri) hope you enjoy this blog, documenting our early adventures into the world of Japanese originated loli fashion.
Thank you for reading.

Hello there my fair lolita-ing companions!
Firstly, I would like to point out that I'm pretty new to this... So excuse any mistakes, though my sister will probably point them out to me before any of this gets published anyway. Anyways, on with introductions. As I said, I'm new to lolita as a fashion, I discovered it when I was 11. I was in Camden town (good old Camden town! YAY!) with my friend for her birthday sort of thing. I should point out that I hadn't actually been to Camden before to look around, I had passed through it but only up the main high street. So when we began to delve into the beautiful, amazing, expensive underbelly of winding lanes that is Camden and I spotted all those gothic lolita dresses I nearly had a fit! I then didn't know that these were goth loli style blouses, socks, shoes, JSK's and OP's I was ogling.
So If I remember correctly, and I probably don't because a lot has happened since, the following December (note: I went to Camden in November) my friend Nessa showed me kamikaze girls at her sleepover party. I totally didn't put two and two together about my Camden loli adventure and Kamikaze girls. I then almost forgot about lolita, until I went back to Camden and decided I would try and get my hands on one of these dresses and it would end up in MY wardrobe! I failed... I failed miserably, and I still don't own a single loli item, mainly because I cosplay as well, and I don't have the funds to feed both obsessions, though that should be changing soon as I am determined to put together an outfit! My main kick start into the world of loli again has been my friend and sister (not biological but so close it'd be pointless not to call her my sister) Ritoru-anechan. She has been sending me links and pictures for a few months now, And has succeeded in tempting me back into lolidom. Not that it took much. The styles I like best are ouji/kodona/boystyle and classic lolita. Though when I first found out about it I was attempting a goth, indie-ish look. So naturally I was drawn to gothic and punk loli, though this has now changed to the aforementioned.
As I'm still very new to this I haven't really researched many brands yet. And the only 3 I have seen products from are BTSSB, Innocent world and Bodyline. I know bodyline is off brand and all, but the clothes are good quality (Ri's editor's note: Not always mi querida.) and for someone like me who's a little short in the money department, perfect! I find Baby's clothes a little bright, though that's only going on older designs, the kind Momoko wears in Kamikaze girls. I love innocent World's more muted tones and slightly more simplistic designs.
Lolita lifestyle; I love the idea, I find it romantic and elegant and....almost perfect. I would totally plunge right in at the deep end like the stereotypical newbie I am, but there is one thing holding me back. Some blogs and sites say (and I think these ones are a bit extreme) that you must be perfectly polite and your manners must be A* level. This I find very hard, I get angry easily, and find It very hard to be polite, that and being a total spazz (Yes, I've walked into my fair share of tables, lamposts, walls and not to mention people) I much prefer the more relaxed suggestions of lifestyle loli. Where you pick up a loli-able hobby, wear the clothes but don't have to change your (my) personality. I already sew and bake and draw, so perhaps in a sense, I am already a lifestyler? I have no idea, but I enjoy it, so I'm going to say 'Sayonara' for now and go write some more blog articles!