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Finished making a new JSK and bonnet (and matching jewelry) just in time for the back to school meetup in my community~

"Cranberry Shantung" JSK and Bonnet handmade by me
Chiffon Frill Blouse Alice and the Pirates
Socks Metamorphose
Jewelry handmade by me
Rose Hair Clips Surface Spell
Handbag Loris (TaoBao)

Sorry about the bad lighting in the last picture, I didn’t have anyone to take my picture while it was still natural light out. Lolita problems, oops.

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My boyfriend is pretty amazing. 

He told me that my birthday gift was ready and that I should open it. He seemed a bit more excited than usual, which I usually find suspicious. If you know him and he is especially excited, it usually means he’s being a bit mischievous.  I was too excited for my present to really notice. When I opened my gift, there was a goose with a bonnet drawn on it.  That I had already known about that image with the teaser photos he had shown me a few nights before. That’s when I became a bit hesitant for what was to come

He told me to shake the box and guess what was inside. I thought he had placed another present he said he had pending, into this box. When I opened the box, he showed me the packing slip. THERE WERE GEESE EVERYWHERE!!! The AP shop girls had a ton of fun doodling geese on his packing slip. I asked him how this happened and he explained how he simply typed in the comments section “Can you draw geese” and this happened…

It was a really pleasant surprise. This only shows how awesome the AP shop girls can be :3 definitely a more memorable birthday gift because of the geese. 

Oh btw, want to know what was inside the box.

This is even cuter now that I know about your goose familiar… 

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Finished my latest sewing project over Labor Day weekend—I have dubbed it “Cranberry Shantung”! (Yeah, I’m not very good at names.)

It’s made with poly-blend shantung and chiffon with grosgrain ribbon trim. The fourth picture is most color-accurate, a lovely wine-red shade bordering on burgundy.

It was my first time making an A-line JSK, and I drafted the pattern using several different GosuRori designs as the basis. The overall look is heavily influenced by Mary Magdalene designs (but is not meant to be a replica of any sort).

I’m planning to make a proper hair accessory for it soon (maybe a bonnet?) to match. Also pictures of it worn will be up on my blog as soon as I have an opportunity to coordinate it!

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schwirl asked: Lolita is sexual. Literally. The definition of lolita is a sexually attractive adolescent girl. It's not just a cute 'kawaii' fashion statement. You can't sexualise something that is already sexual by default.



Wrong, wrong, and wrong. Literally. If I got a dollar for every person who thought this because they couldn’t be assed to do their research, I’d be a happy girl indeed.

Lolita is a book written by Vladimir Nabokov about a girl named Dolores Haze, but her nickname is Lolita. The protagonist of Lolita falls in love with Dolores despite him being 42 and her being 12. He is a pedophile who abuses, rapes and takes sexual advantage of her after becoming her stepfather.

Lolita FASHION is something else entirely. Lolita FASHION is a fashion trend that started in Harajuku, inspired by victorian fashion, victorian dolls, sailor dresses and femininity, and most of all, self-expression. It has NOTHING to do with the book by the same name. The only thing they share is their name. Lolita FASHION has nothing to do with sex, because it’s just that; A FASHION. 

Lolita is a term misguided and misinformed people (such as yourself) use about attractive girls when, in truth, it stems from a book about a pedophile rapist.

Do your research before you try to start a discussion on something you have no clue about. There is absolutely no reason for you to be this much of an arrogant know-it-all when you haven’t even done the research to back up your arguments. Don’t be overconfident before you’re 100% certain that you’re right. 

Can I just add a thing here

When my mum heard about / discovered that this weird fashion I started trying to wear at 16 was called “lolita,” she had a miniature heart attack. She thought I didn’t understand that that word was used in the wrong context often. She thought that the fashion was intended to be sexual and that I was too naive to understand that, and that I just took it to be a cute fashion. Here’s the thing tho: it IS just a cute fashion. And after explaining this, she was then worried that other gross people would sexualise me against my will or target me and therefore I shouldn’t be wearing it.

Wrong. It is other people’s fault for sexualising me, not mine. It is never my fault, if I am sexualised against my will. It is never anybody’s fault.

Especially when, personally, I liked the idea of lolita because it was so darn sweet and elegant, and in my opinion, so not-sexually-charged in a world that shoved sex in my face every day. It was a breath of fresh air. I’ve had more sexual connotations associated with me when I was fucking 12 and wore a tank top and shorts to grade 7 orientation on a hot summers day and everyone who didn’t know my name called me ~the girl with the boobs~ for two years straight. Like ????

And then we fast forward to when I met my dad’s partner and she heard about lolita and had a minature heart attack because, in juxtaposition to my mum, it was so adorable, she couldn’t believe it. In her native culture, Lolita was a nickname for Dolores and had little-to-no sexual connotations with it. She even, if my memory serves me right, mentioned that lolita or dolly was just something you called sweet young girls. So the word was really fitting and it was all just so sweet and cute. She even pronounces it with a Spanish accent despite having an Australian accent because that’s what you do with totally native words.

So I’m emphasising a cultural difference here.

And here’s my thing, here’s a bit of TL;DR:

Have pedophiles and misogynist pigs who sexualise young girls seriously infiltrated every aspect of our society that it is somehow more fucking plausible that girls who want to dress in cute and feminine fashion are doing so because they want to be sexualised? Or that they should expect to be sexualised? Is that what people are saying now? That girls cannot take charge over their lives and their aesthetic for one god damned second before being, yet again, sexualised in every aspect of their being?

I don’t want to use ‘you’re damned if you do, and damned if you don’t’ but hey, that’s all I can muster up right now because I feel like I’m on a different fricking planet.

And, as a not-so-subtle side note, if you don’t think mainstream porn and it’s culture has something to do with this, you are dead wrong.

Amazing new concept: If girls want to be sexual, they can be sexual. If they don’t, they don’t. Either fucking way it is impossible to win when mainstream society oversexualises young girls and their fashion in an ~adult way~ and if you somehow take a different path you’re fetishised as an ~innocent sex nymph doll~ like where the fuck do we draw the line?

I will tell you where we draw the god damned line: where ever the fuck the girl in question draws her own m o t h er fricking line.


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