Hello again, everyone!
It has been a while.
As many of you already know, I have been ridculously busy with my life lately. Yes, I know, I'm always busy, but this time I'm literally overbooked. That's why I'm quite worried if I'm able to write my blog often enough or take pictures for people to see, or not. Nowadays, I have less and less time to wear lolita or aristocrat, or hang around with my friends even though I wanted to. However, I will still try my best and find time for everything. So, that's why the only thing I'm asking from people is to understand my situation at the moment.
Never forget how much I appreciate everyone's kindness and the effort people put on commenting my photos and texts. I bet that people have no idea how much their kind words have helped me to get through my daily life, even when my work day seems endless.
As said, I have been extremely busy. Due to that my next vlog entry is still unfinished and waiting for its subtitles. All I can say at the moment is that the video will consist a quite a lot of information about gothic aristocrat style and the type of an aristocrat I prefer most myself. I'm trying my best to give you information that could be useful in a way or another. I hope people will find it useful and pleasant to watch, but, as always, concrit will be highly appreciated.
Thank you for the critique and Beautiful Blogger "things" last time! Those really made me smile. I'm actually quite touched of the fact how nice people really are.
*many hugs to you all*
Now, I would like to share few very useful links dealing mostly with lolita and aristocrat styles, but also other very inspiring web pages. I would also love to share couple of my latest outfits (unfortunately, I haven't taken photos of every outfit I had) that you will find at the end of this entry (with one short video). Plus, at the very end of this post, I will let you know what my motto is (I bet many of you already know what it is). It tells very much about the way I'm used to see this world and people living on this small Tellus of ours.
Then, to the links:
Online shops that I prefer and recommand:
http://maruione.jp/en/ (to buy Moitié, for example)
http://closetchild.ocnk.net/ (to buy many lolita and lolita related brands)
http://www.mfashion.eu/ (Miraifashion: Buy clothes in Europe, Netherlands - I will totally visit their store some day!)
http://www.ebay.com/ (to buy wigs, hair extensions, nails, fake eyelashes and other cosmetics + FABRICS with a very cheap price)
http://community.livejournal.com/egl_comm_sales (EGL community sales: use tags and find secondhand clothes from a specific brand)
http://www.babyssb.co.jp/ (BABY, the Stars Shine Bright online shop)
http://angelicpretty.jp-stores.com/ (Angelic Pretty online shop)
http://www.fanplusfriend.com/ (to buy replicas, especially coats and gilets; BE CAREFUL WITH THE QUALITY OF THE CLOTHES!)
http://www.yesstyle.com/en/home.html (to find loliable shoes with quite a cheap price, Korea)
+ many others. ask me if there's something specific you want to find and I try my best to guide you to the right site. :)
The best tips for shopping:
Prefer second hand. Also, to save money, buy regular clothes and turn them into lolita/aristocrat/kodona etc. by adding lolitaish elements like bows, lace, ruffles, satin stripes and flowers, especially roses. I would also recommand that people used more delicate buttons (golden, silver, rose shape etc), and for hats: tulle and feathers combined (tulle is there to keep the feathers still). Pearls, camé jewelleries, crosses, and rose charms are also very good options to be used for your clothes. Just choose your style and combine!
http://community.livejournal.com/egl (EGL community: a great place to share meet-up photos and photoshoots with other lolitas and aristocrats)
http://community.livejournal.com/daily_lolita/ (a good place to share your daily outfits with people around the world)
http://www.facebook.com/ (find me there with my name: Iira Salo)
http://www.enfantterrible.fi/ (a Finnish lolita community, Enfant Terrible)
http://unecortilederoses.blogspot.com/ (Our "circle's", CDR, blog which in my part is on a temporary hiatus)
(at our summer cottage, our part of the lake)
(And this is the reason why I always complain about my skinny legs.. Those don't look healthy at all.)
Pictures that have inspired me lately:
A video that has inspired me for a long time now (the music especially).
Say what ever you want, but I find Mana extremely inspiring. He has been one of my style icons from the beginning and will remain as one in the future as well:
This song reminds me of the reason why I have never been in love.
"We are wise when we know that in the end we know nothing." - Sokrates
The silly and useless video. I hope you don't mind the goofy face of mine.
P.S. I almost fell at the end of the video as you might have noticed...
Thank you for reading and watching!
I wish you all have a great week. :)