Saturday, October 31, 2009

Movie Inspiration: Une femme est une femme

Lately I've been inspired, a lot, by Anna Karina; her eyes so perfectly delineated; her beautiful face; and funny expressions; her fabulous Parisian style and natural acting.
Right now, she's my number 1 muse!

Une femme est une femme, such a lovely, fresh and funny film by Goddard, how I love it!

People always wonder why men go crazy when I walk by...
It's simple, really the truth is plain to see...
I've got breasts to make men holler and eyes like purple gems,
a little sailor's collar and panties made of...
I just hate it when it's early and I'm pulled out of the sack,
I just love it when someone strokes my back
I'm the kind who always says... When a fella says... C'mon, sweetie
Because when a guy gets amorous that's no time to make a fuss
I'm not the kind of girl to behave I'm really very cruel
But men never rant and rave

Because I am Beauti... ful...

Because I'd like to be in a musical comedy
starring Cyd Charisse and Gene Kelly.
Choreography... by Bob Fosse.

I bet you can't do everything I can.

Angela: Would you rather have fish or meat for dinner?
Angela: Emile!
Émile Récamier: Fish.
Angela: What would you have preferred if you were having meat?
Émile Récamier: I dunno. Veal.
Angela: And if you were to have beef rather than veal,
would you prefer a steak or a roast?

Émile Récamier: A steak.
Angela: And had you answered roast,
would you prefer it rare or well-done?
Émile Récamier: Rare.
Angela: [jump-cut to Angela returning with the well-done roast]

Well, honey, you’re out of luck. My roast beef’s a little overdone.

Nothing's more beautiful than a woman in tears.
We should boycott women who don't cry.
Modern women are stupid... when they try to elim...
That isn't it.
A woman who can't cry is stupid.
These modern women who try to imitate men.

I want a baby...

Angela: Got any change?
Alfred: Wanna hear a record? Which one?

"Itsy-Bitsy Bikini"?
Angela: No. Charles.
Alfred: Aznavour?

Émile: Angela, tu es infame.
Angela: Moi? Je ne suis pas infame. Je suis une femme.

Friday, October 30, 2009


"Girls lined up at the barre in delicate pink slippers. A quiet susurrus of young giggles drifts lazily trough the air. La Classe de Danse, Degas, 1875, but on a far smaller scale."
Excerpt from Arabesque à la hauteur by Jacquelyne Thurmond.

ARABESQUE is an aesthetic zine aimed at all things beautiful and refined. Inspired by the Japanese concept of otome, or maiden, it recalls the tiny loves, dreams and fancies that comfort and console the mind.
Imagine: a good cup of tea at a cafe you chanced on a rainy day, the delicacy of light playing on an embroidered silk handkerchief, a whisper of music passing through an open wondow; you walk through the forest, breathe in the crisp and cool autumn air- lost in the wonder of every day life.

Today I got in the mail ARABESQUE 2009, a beautiful and girly zine that features the hard work of many beautiful women.
You can see their effort and their passion while going through the pages; beautiful images and tender words drowns you into a world of neverending beauty.

Otome is what I'm loving lately, so this lovely zine covered up all my expectations!

The zine also came with free extra bonus card, apparently there were two designs, I got the one with the ballerinas tying their slippers.
I hope the zine becomes biannual!

Head over heels?!

I've been developing an insane taste for high heels, and it's rare for me since I only wear them for "very special occasions", like once in 5 years..
But after coming back from Argentina, where my mother gave me her awesome boots, too tall for what she can stand at the moment, I realize heels are not that bad!

So I've been buying a few pairs, and want to buy lots more..

I really need to get some yellow nail-polish..

Skirt: Emily Temple cute
Cutsew: Emily Temple cute
Cardigan: Moderate
Bag: Lancôme
Bag charm: Bijou Brigitte
Head-piece: Emily Temple cute
Shoes: Off-brand
Leggings: Off-brand
Accessories: ai-candies

Monday, October 26, 2009

Dossier Urban Tribes: Lolitas

A week ago, Cuatro, a TV channel from Spain made a dossier about Lolitas, and against all predictions, it wasn't bad.
They kind of spent a "lolita day", totally utopic, I must say, with three lolitas, two of them being Alicia and Merkades from Doll Stories, and talked about the fashion and about lolita ideals, which fell again with all those hatred topics.

It was over all good, since it was quite professional, and not some ridiculous interview with pathetic journalists laughing about the girls interviewed.
After the video, they invited a lolita to the set to chat a bit about the fashion.
It was a nice surprise to see Evangeline there, she always looks so sweet and I love her smile.

What I didn't like at all is that none of the journalist appeared to be interested enough to give their own opinion about the whole thing. I was really expecting to hear whet they thought about it, while being polite.

Anyway, an utopic interview, cute indeed, but nothing out of this world.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Lolita Mistakes

Lately, has been an influx of lolitas. Little by little more and more girls (and some guys too) became interested in the fashion. Personally I'd hate lolita to be mainstream for several reasons, one would be everyone wearing puffy clothes, and a second one would be people doing it wrong without wanting to get better at it.
Mainstream is not the exactly the case, but there are lots of new lolitas trying to be lolitas with terrible results.

Girly Style by Alannah Hill vs. Sweet Lolita

The problem comes when you try to give them advice; the first answer is: "I'm new to the fashion", which is OK, so please research and try again.
When they try again with a new unsuccessful result; they say: "I don't have the money to buy 'BURANDO' yet, so I took my mother's skirt and a cute tee and tadaaa!", for me this is not OK anymore, because you don't have to own brand clothes to be a lolita. Commission! Learn how to sew!
A week later they come wearing a beautiful skirt, but sadly it doesn't adjust to the lolita shape, so when you point it out; they just can't believe how you dare to 'insult' their work of art. And then they say they wear lolita the way they want to.
It looks like they don't want to get better at it, and that makes me mad! Because lolita has some guidelines that if you don't follow, it's not lolita at all. A black shirt won't be pink just because you say so, it's black because of its pigments, and the same happens with lolita.

On another note, regarding new lolitas (and others not so new), is that they claim feeling beautiful while wearing lolita, which in my opinion is totally true!
But on the other hand, the girls that wear lolita the wrong way, claim they feel beautiful and that turns them automatically in lolitas; which is a wrong concept.

So here I give you some tips for what I've been seeing lately:

Girls, your ZARA and H&M dresses and sun dresses are lovely, your pin-up dresses are pretty too, but no.., they are not lolita.
Your skirts have to have the characteristic bell shape, they must fit over a petti, whether you wear it or not; and not every single girly and cute skirt is lolita.
Your tops.., not any cute tee is lolita and being cute doesn't make it perfect for casual lolita, so don't say you're casual with your Hello Kitty tank top.
Another one regarding tops, cut sews or shirts, v-neckline is not appropriate, especially if it's a v-neckline that reach your boobs; a deep neckline that show your curves doesn't look cute either, EVEN if the top has ribbons all over it.
Leggings.., oh leggings.., they look cute with lolita clothes.., I agree, but the whole outfit won't be lolita. It's girly, it's cute, but not lolita. And I don't effing care if Emily Temple cute sells leggings, ETc is NOT a lolita brand, get over it! (You can wear this brand for lolita, but it's not.)
Ballerinas on your feet look weird, especially if the whole outfit is fluffy, they make your legs look odd, and if the socks are same colour as the ballerinas it looks like you're shoe-less. (OK, I know this is a pet-peeve of mine, but admit they look strange).
I know there are still cold places on the earth, that's why wool tights exist! They come in lots of cute colours and they keep you safe from the cold weather. So if you're not brave enough to wear knee-socks, wear warm tights, but don't overlap socks over socks over tights or leggings, especially if they are different colours. That looks terrible! DD:
Try wearing make-up, I'm not saying 'paint your face like a door', but at least a little, a very subtle look is cute. There are make-ups for every kind of skin, especially hypo-allergenic which is the trend.
Comb your hair, practice cute hairdos. A pretty headband looks good if you're going for a casual look, but with sweet and BIG bows, you can't just put it over your head with all your hair down because it looks like a parabolic bow, and it's not pretty.
Balance the colours you're wearing, distribute them. Don't just throw colours because you have them, use a bit of criteria.
Girly is not the same as lolita.

First photo shows "Casual Lolita", and the second shows "a lolita inspired outfit",
but definitely not lolita, both done with the same skirt and cardigan.

And the biggest pet-peeve of mine: Please don't say you're casual lolita just because you were too lazy to dress up.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Miss T Sugar at "El Salón del Manga"

This year, we invite you to our magical little corner at "El Salón del Manga".
With a new collection of clothes, lots of kawaii things and all kinds of doll accessories.
We'll be waiting for you in front of the fanzines booth!

Here's the map of our location, booth nº20 / Nuestro stand es el nº20.

Denominación de Origen; Urban Tribes

Last night I was told to watch "la sexta", a Spanish TV channel, because they were going to talk about urban tribes, including lolitas, and my friend Tamar was going to appear.
Not only they cut the part Tamar talked, they talked about almost 10 different kinds of "tribes" in less than 20 minutes, and like always they misinformed everyone about everything.

At minute 0.56 the lolitas appear, Merkades the first. It's not the first time she does this, she already gave quite a few interviews for different media. So I'm sure she explained very good what lolita is, buuut they managed to 'cut cut cut cut' everything, so you don't get anything clear; and it's alright with me.., I hate this kind of "let spread our lolita knowledge", because I want it for just a few of us..
The thing that got me on my nerves was at minute 3.40 a cute girl claims to be a gothic lolita, which is obvious she's not!
She starts talking and misinforming about the fashion with things like: lolita is inspired by barroque and byzantine, when you look at her, can you see any barroque?!
And byzantine!!! Oh my.., that was just so full of fail! Does she even know what byzantine is?! I guess not! Or things like mixing style names or not knowing the name of some.

Anyway.., that's why I hate lolita on TV.., can't we just keep it private?

Monday, October 19, 2009

Dead Nature

Today we had a family walk, our country town looks like a desert; sometimes I love it, sometimes I hate it.

The necklace holds a good memory for me, a gift from
my husband back when we were dating..

Shorts: Osh Kosh B'gosh
Cutsew: Emily Temple cute
Tights: Calzedonia
Boots: muaa
Bag: Disney couture
Coat: Narcisa Designs

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Have fun with your Photos

I love taking photos of everything, I know I'm not good at it and I don't have a real camera to do so, but I do it anyway!
Sometimes I enjoy experimenting with photoshop, another thing I'm not good at; but I also use programmes to change the photos and at the same time, having fun!

Bakumatsu Koshashin Generator
It's a Japanese programme to generate old-looking photos.
It's really easy to use and it's also in english. You just have to choose between a file in your PC or write the URL, press "convert" and tadaaa! You get a photo like over 100 to 150 years old, as the page claims!

It's a well known image maker that make your photos look like real polaroids!
Another easy to use programme, you just download the free poladroid application, and then you just have to open it and drag and drop the photo you want to convert, then shake you picture and enjoy it!

But if you're more cute than anything else, and love kawaii things, Puricute is for you!
It's really easy and fun since it needs you to make all the decoration. Just register your account, when you're done with that, upload a super cute photo (it's better if you choose a close-up), and start decorating with frames, glitter and everything you want!
Then you upload it to your gallery and choose whatever to do with it: embed it, save it, mail it or even get stickers just like real Purikura! Of course you have to pay for them, but it's quite inexpensive..

So.., what are you waiting?! Go and try these great programmes!
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