Archive for August, 2011

Lolita Challenge day 2- 10 things I love about lolita

August 15, 2011

Day 2 – 10 things you love about lolita.

1- The prints! They can be sooo cute! I just love looking at prints. A boy wouldn’t understand how 30 flower prints can be different, but yes, for me they are! And each one of them can be special!

2- The details! Jabots, custom laces, frills, the icing of your cake earring…The sugary strawberry the bunny is eating on your dress…Just lovely.

3-The variety! A lot of styles, prints, trends! I just love how the fashion changes.

4-Undergarments! Fluffy bloomers, poofy petticoats! I just love the light feeling of wearing them.

5-Shoes! I never really cared about shoes. After knowing lolita, I started wanting to buy every lolita or loli-able shoe I find in every color! They’re all perfect for different outfits!

6-Socks! I just looooooooove socks! You can change outfits just by adding a pretty sock. And they are pretty cheap, so it’s easy to have a biiiiig collection of them! I have a lot!

7-Lace!  Soft, high quality lace! Makes everything prettier ❤ Cardigans, skirts, blouses, ribbons ~ What’s cuter than a lacy ribbon?

8-Hairstyles! I fail at styling my hair. Or maybe I just don’t have patience. But I love the variety of hairstyles and the  way girls match them with bonnets, hats, headdress..

9-The lifestyle! It’s lovely to have tea at 5PM, eat sweets, read, write letter, have dolls…There are so many special things that people don’t do anymore. Or that only children do. It’s like having an endless child/princess life <

10-Substyles & Themes! It’s an infinite variety.  Sometimes I think it’s impossible for someone do dislike lolita. Most girls would like it and find the ideal style/substyle for them once they knew really well about the fashion.

Lolita Challange ~Day 1 – 10 things about your lolita bubble

August 8, 2011

1- My first steps ~ I liked lolita fashion from the very first time I found out about it. I really don’t remember when or how it was- maybe in 2005? But at that time I didn’t even feel like wearing it. When I looked at a picture of a dress, I just used to think, “Oh, cute!”. But in 2010 I had a chance to start purchasing from internet. Japanese stores started shipping overseas. People learned more about the fashion and started to dress better. Then I fell in love again and decided to be part of the wonderful world of this beautiful fashion :3

2- Support ~ I feel really sorry and bad when I read about a lolita who has trouble with her family/friends/boyfriend because of the fashion. But fortunately, I don’t have that problem. I get support from everyone. My dad helps me to buy, my mom helps me to choose/make new pieces, my friends all like and and my boyfriend don’t finds it weird or shameful. Yes! ❤

3-Favorites~ My favorites styles are sweet, sweet-oldshool, classical and classical-sweet. I also like country and sailor.♥
And I think they match me perfectly!

4-Changes ~ Lolita changed me. A lot. But for good. Before lolita, I used to hate shopping and dressing up. But now I love it. I also started finding myself prettier. I even started to like looking mainstream fashion shops, wondering if the things are ‘loliable’. I also became a lot more feminine. My self esteem rose up!<img class=”alignright” title=”Innocent World’s Little Lady cat print!

5-Cats! ~ I love animals. All of them. I’m even vegetarian for them. But my favorites are cats. I love cat prints! I plan on making a biiiig wardrobe of cat prints!

6-Determination ~ I’m a very strong person. I’m not ashamed of using lolita outside. I admit: I don’t like going out alone when dressing in lolita. But not for shame. But because I’m afraid someone could start mocking me… And I have a big fear of people, specially men I don’t know.

7-Naked skin ~ I don’t have anything against it. I like ankle socks. I like jumperskirts without blouses or boleros. I like sandals without socks. Actually, I find sandals with socks really ugly…

8-Fun ~ I have fun with lolita. I just loving going to meet-ups. It’s so much fun speaking with other people who have the same tastes! It makes me happy. I also get happy when a package arrives! It’s so…So magical to open the cardboard boxes and see what you bought! Really different from the pictures…Prettier! Touch it, feel the fabric, see the details…It’s just magical and so much fun.

9-Lifestyle ~ I wish I was a lifestyle lolita. I plan on decorating my room when I move with a lolita-theme. I bake, I cook, I sing, I take care of my pets, I eat desserts, I write letters, I draw, but even so…I still don’t think I’m a lifestyle lolita. I wish I had a garden, or a younger niece, little sister, little cousin, so we could make tea parties with stuffed animals…But yeah, I’m alone, so I don’t feel like being into the lifestyle. Not alone, its just boring…

10- I’m afraid. ~ I’m afraid of having to leave lolita someday. Or becoming ridiculous at it. Or stop loving it. It made my life so brigther, prettier, sweeter…I don’t want the fairytale to end. I’m afraid that when I’m finally independent enough to buy anything I want…I’ll be too old. I hope I keep on looking like 14 forever…

August- LolitaChallenge Starts!

August 8, 2011

Since I’ve been dragged (and I actually love it) into lolita fashion, I decided to write my Lolita Challenge on this blog- even if the original purpose of it was only translating songs.  The fact is: everything I like seems to have a translation! I don’t like translating things everyone did already…

To get you started here is the official list for each day!
Day 1 – 10 things about your lolita bubble.
Day 2 – 10 things you love about lolita.
Day 3 – 10 things you hate about lolita.
Day 4 – 10 different kinds of food you like.
Day 5 – 10 items on your wishlist.
Day 6 – 10 things you can’t live without in lolita.
Day 7 – 10 people who inspire your lolita style.
Day 8 – 10 songs that inspire your inner lolita.
Day 9 – 10 things you will never do in lolita.
Day 10 – What’s in your lolita bag?
Day 11 – A day in your lolita life in pictures.
Day 12 – A picture of yourself before lolita came in to your life.
Day 13 – A picture of your favorite sweets.
Day 14 – A picture of your dream item.
Day 15 – A picture of your last lolita purchase.
Day 16 – Your outfit for the day.
Day 17 – What do you want more then anything right now?
Day 18 – A picture of your favorite lolita style.
Day 19 – What’s in your make-up bag?
Day 20 – A picture of a lolita friend.
Day 21 – Your favorite fictitious lolita.
Day 22 – A picture of your room.
Day 23 – A picture of your handwriting.
Day 24 – A picture of you from a meet.
Day 25 – Your favorite lolita themed artwork.
Day 26 – Your Facebook profile picture.
Day 27 – A song that fits your favorite lolita style.
Day 28 – A picture of the perfect lolita location.
Day 29 – A picture of a lolita you would love to meet for real.
Day 30 – A photo of yourself taken today and 3 good things that have happened over the last 30 days.
Wish me luck :3

Fumiko Orikasa- Anata de Nakereba

August 5, 2011

This song is very special to me. Is my favorite from Uraraka Easy. It’s very powerful, even without too many words. No matter when, it seems to bring you a gentle warmth from inside the heart. Fumiko-san really knows how to use her voice and harmony to touch people. I guess this is the “Warmth of love” she refers to ♥

The title is not tricky to translate, the entire song is quite simple actually. But it sounds better and more meaningful in japanese, so I might be doing some interpretation too when translating.

Anata de Nakereba  (It must be you)
Uraraka Easy, Track #8

Anata no kotoba ni wa
Zutto shiritakatta ai no atatakasa ga aru kara

Anata no hitomi ni wa
Zutto shiritakatta ai no atatakasa ga aru kara

Anata no migite ni wa
Zutto shiritakatta ai no atatakasa ga aru kara

Anata no kokoro ni wa
Zutto shiritakatta ai no atatakasa ga aru kara

Anata de nakereba (sono hitotsu hitotsu)
Anata de nakereba (yorokobi wo kureru)

Anata no kibishisa ni wa
Zutto shiritakatta ai no tsuyosa ga aru kara

Anata no kashikosa ni wa
Zutto shiritakatta ai no tsuyosa ga aru kara

Anata no yowasa ni wa
Zutto shiritakatta ai no tsuyosa ga aru kara

Anata no chikai ni wa
Zutto shiritakatta ai no tsuyosa ga aru kara

Anata de nakereba (sono hitotsu hitotsu)
Anata de nakereba (shiawase wo kureru)

Riyuu nado hontou wa
(anata de nakereba)
Hitsuyou nai kedo

English:

I always wanted to know your words
Because of the warmth of (my) love

I always wanted to know about your eyes
Because of the warmth of (my) love

I always wanted to know more about your right hand
Because of the warmth of (my) love

I always wanted to know about your heart
Because of the warmth of (my) love

It must be you (all those little things)
It must be you (give me joy)

I always wanted to know about your roughness
Because of the power of (my) love

I always wanted to know about your wisdom
Because of the power of (my) love

I always wanted to know about your weakness
Because of the power of (my) love

I always wanted to know about your promises
Because of the power of (my) love

It must be you (all those little things)
It must be you (make me happy)

Because I don’t even need
(It must be you)
A reason

Kanji:

あなたの言葉には
ずっと知りたかった愛の温かさがあるから

あなたの瞳には
ずっと知りたかった愛の温かさがあるから

あなたの右手には
ずっと知りたかった愛の温かさがあるから

あなたの心には
ずっと知りたかった愛の温かさがあるから

あなたでなければ(そのひとつ ひとつ)
あなたでなければ(よろこびをくれる)

あなたの厳しさには
ずっと知りたかった愛の強さがあるから

あなたの賢さには
ずっと知りたかった愛の強さがあるから

あなたの弱さには
ずっと知りたかった愛の強さがあるから

あなたの誓いには
ずっと知りたかった愛の強さがあるから

あなたでなければ(そのひとつ ひとつ)
あなたでなければ(しあわせをくれる)

理由など本当は、必要ないけど。