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Pansy & Violet Lolita

Little Rabbit’s Sparkly Droplet Rendezvous Coord

Katie Confetti Cutie Multicolour Polkadot Blouse | Christopher Kane Pansy Bag | Q-Pot Chocolate Bunny Bag Charm | BtSSBLittle Rabbit’s Sparkly Droplet Rendezvous Dress | Q-Pot Bunny Ring | Emily Temple Cute Glitter Shoes | Angelic Pretty Petit Garden Crew Socks

Baby the Stars Shine Bright finally released a pansy print, as always with a name that’s quite a mouthful: Little Rabbit’s Sparkly Droplet Rendezvous! It was part of their Lucky Pack offerings this season and guess who mailed her favourite shopping service faster than you could say the name of the print?! Me, that’s who! :) It came in two colourways: mint and pink; and those of you who have been with me for a while know pink is out of the question, so mint it was. Now I am faced with the fun and somewhat tricky task of trying to coord it. Designer Christopher Kane released a gorgeous pansy bag for his resort collection and it would be an absolute dream pairing it with this dress, event though it means I’d have to go for some bolder pink(!) accents, however the bag costs an arm and a leg so it’s a pairing that’ll never get further than my dreams and the above collage.

January 26, 2017

Christopher Kane Resort 2017

Posted in Bags & Purses, Couture

It’s all about the pansy. Pansy prints. Giant pansy-shaped handbags. Pansy-bloom shoes. Pansy-embellished leather gloves. It’s Christopher Kane’s psychedelic pansy garden.

Fashion Unfiltered

This was Christopher Kane’s first resort show and his violent violets proved very avantgarde yet easily incorporated in to anyone’s wardrobe. I absolutely love the combination of the slightly rock’n’roll inspired lines with the crispy, clean pansies, creating kind of a post-apocalyptic, romantic, grunge style. Personally I will be trying to recreate the look above (to the right) but with a black a-line dress and black leggings, combined with a cute pair of low wellingtons/chelsea boots. On my wishlist is the bag to the left, although in the same black as the boots above… now I’ll just have to be patient and wait for the collection to be released.

*Photo credits || (Christopher Kane Look 15) | Moda Operandi

July 1, 2016

Violet Prints {Part 2}

Posted in Lolita & Otome

Innocent World Antique Violet | Enchantic Enchantilly | Triple Fortune Victorian Violet | Baby the Stars Shine Bright Happy Easter〜Easter Bunny’s Spring Garden〜

As I previously told you, in my post about Violets & Pansies, Baby the Stars Shine Bright had yet to release a violet print, but as it is said: ask and you shall recieve! Ok, so it’s really an Easter style print but it features enough violets to be considered a violet-print in my book. It comes in four colours (pink, yellow, mint and lavender) and features a {borderless} skirt (seen above), a one piece, and no less than three different style JSKs. There are also {far too} many head dresses to choose from as well as matching socks and jewellery.

Innocent World have with their latest creation now claimed the current record (currently three) in the number of violet & pansy themed Lolita prints released, called Antique Violet. It comes three different style JSKs, one of which actually is available in two different sizes! Medium and Large (Japanese sizing) – which is noteworthy as Lolita clothing tends to come in one size (Japanese Medium) only. There are also a tassel barrette, a regular bow barrette, and a pair of matching stockings – all of which, save for the tassel barrette, comes in three different colourways: purple, pink, and blue.

Another lovely current violet print comes from Triple Fortune, who are more known for their bonnets than clothes. They have previosly released a floral embellished skirt emblazoned with what was supposed to be violets (according to the name), but rather lilacs! As far as I can tell the only item in the print series Victorian Violet is a skirt in a lavender colourway, but it is pretty enough!

Yet one more fun suprise are the socks from Enchantic Enchantilly (another Japanese Lolita brand) in black and ivory with a violet and cutlery lattice on one side and violets and bows on the other. Sadly there are only socks and not a real print on actual clothes.

Finally there are some more dainty violet designs on offer, although that doesn’t mean that I am not still waiting for Metamorphose to show their talents with violets or pansies, or both!

(The Usakumya, “bear-bunny”, drawing at the top belongs to Baby the Stars Shine Bright.)

March 6, 2016

Violets & Pansies

Posted in Lolita & Otome

Leur Getter

Many interested in Lolita (and Otome) fashion have a favourite style, colour, or even type of print! Bunnies, cakes, carousels, cats, celestial things (clouds, rainbows, stars), cherries, chocolate, cookies, ice cream, strawberries, and teddybears are some of the most popular — for me it’s violets (and pansies)! Ok, and cookies… fine, and chocolate too! But mostly violets and pansies, which are rare to find.

Leur Getter (pictures above) is a rather new brand, started in 2012 (I believe) by a former designer for Emily Temple Cute, but that hasn’t stopped them from releasing one pansy print and two violet prints already, along with some pansy necklaces and hairpins, and a hat with a big bunch of violets on it (see second picture below). I really adore the two violet prints but have yet to get one.

Lois Crayon | Milk Pansy Cat | Emily Temple Cute Pansy Ribbon | Shirley Temple | Innocent World Antique Pansy

Lois Crayon used to be an otome brand, just like Jane Marple, but have geared towards a more trendy casual style lately, in my opinion. Some years ago they released lovely skirts and dresses featuring violets — every now and then you can find items on the Japanese auction sites.

This spring Milk released a pansy-themed retro-looking collection (wrapdresses!) in the softest pastel colours but what stopped me from going completely bananas over this was the fact that there are cats peeking out from the pansies. I don’t like cats. :( The accessories though (see picture below) are dainty and sweet.

Emily Temple Cute have released (first in 2012) and re-released their Pansy Ribbon print at least twice (it’s currently available again), in different dress models each time, sometimes along with jewellery (see below) and sometimes not. This spring they also revealed their Tea Bunnylabel collection (see picture below), which (yes) does indeed feature violets, and I have been on the fence whether to get it or not ever since. I mean tea and violets! And I have yet to own something from ETC. I think I’ve just enabled myself here…

There were also a violet-themed print Emily Temple Cute’s (baby) sister brand Shirley Temple, which sometimes turn up on the Japanese auction sites too, but I am unsure of the sizing since Shirley Temple caters towards children whereas ETC comes in sizes for (medium sized, I presume) people at a height between 150-160cm. Very confusing really! The skirt is cute though.

Lolita label Innocent World have had a go at both a pansy-print and then later a violet one. Antique Pansy came back in 2010 but has never been on my wishlist as it is a bit too classic and muted for me; but when their Violets Inside Mansions (see picture below) came out in 2013 I didn’t even hesitate! They even made a longer length OP dress, which was quite unique. The only thing that puzzles me, about the print, is that the violets are neither blueish nor purple but a rather reddish-mauve (they are, atleast, on my black dress though). Hmm.

Angelic Pretty Sweetie Violet | Hairpin: Milk | Angelic Pretty Sugar Pansy | Emily Temple Cute Tea Bunnylabel | Necklace: Emily Temple Cute | Hat: Leur Getter | Choker: Milk | Innocent World Violets Inside Mansions

Last, but definetly not least, we come to Angelic Pretty, with whose Sugar Pansy print (released in 2011) my interest in Lolita fashion began. I was only going to buy something (preferably the skirt) in lavender and that would be it with ridiculously expensive clothes from Japan! Hah, little did I know that would only be the start of this lovable lunacy — as I suspect is something many into the fashion will agree to. Eventually I did find the skirt but not the matching accessories, which by then had been added to my wishlist – because you know, you can’t really have less than a full set! ;) Now, several years later, I am still hoping to find the matching OTK socks.

Last year (2014) Angelic Pretty finally released a violet print, Sweetie Violet, which I did in fact go completely bananas over, probably to my shopping service’s dismay as she had to suffer a tsunami of e-mails from me, until everything was finally bought and sent. Even though I made sure to get just about everything, save for the pink items (I don’t like pink either), I still regret not buying something in navy — but at the time I figured it would end up being the most desired colourway and thus quite useless to even ask for… Navy dresses and skirts do, however, end up at second hand sales now and then, so you never know! ^_^

I am only hoping for Baby the Stars Shine Bright and Metamorphose to release a violet or pansy print too! I don’t think I’ve ever seen something of the sort among their pretty prints. Come on, what are you waiting for?!

July 14, 2015