"A merchant, who had three daughters, was once setting out upon a journey; but before he went he asked each daughter what gift he should bring back for her. The eldest wished for pearls; the second for jewels; but the third, who was called Lily, said, ’Dear father, bring me a rose.’ Now it was no easy task to find a rose, for it was the middle of winter; yet as she was his prettiest daughter, and was very fond of flowers, her father said he would try what he could do. So he kissed all three, and bid them goodbye.
And when the time came for him to go home, he had bought pearls and jewels for the two eldest, but he had sought everywhere in vain for the rose; and when he went into any garden and asked for such a thing, the people laughed at him, and asked him whether he thought roses grew in snow. This grieved him very much, for Lily was his dearest child; and as he was journeying home, thinking what he should bring her, he came to a fine castle; and around the castle was a garden, in one half of which it seemed to be summer-time and in the other half winter. On one side the finest flowers were in full bloom, and on the other everything looked dreary and buried in the snow.”
— excerpt from “Lily and the Lion” by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
coat, dress, rose bow: Victorian Maiden
necklace: Innocent World
parasol: Baby the Stars Shine Bright
rose bow corsage: Moss Märchen
FYI this gorgeous coat is now for sale. If I had the extra money, I would totally snap it up!
(also if I did not already own too many coats, lol)
- Now available for Preorder -
Paper Doll: A Lolita Fashion Artbook
44 pages, full color 8 x 10.75”
chaoticoasis / coffeshere / donniii/ janemai/ n0toriouslil / lindateatelier / loputyn / l-papillon / mayuiki-art / choconoke / hattercharles / saicoink / tangledbeasties
An artbook featuring illustrations of lolita fashion by wearers and fans of the iconic japanese street style. Special thanks to all of the amazing artists that helped make this project possible! I’ll be debuting this book at Rufflecon (therufflecourt) Oct 4th and 5th. I’m at table T13 so if you are in the area please come check it out~
Really excited to pick up a copy of this!
On my birthday I wore Cameo Window in Paris.
Photos by margaretmargrethe
I love this dress in this colorway so, so much. I feel like it’s a Fragrant Rose Memories in the making, where nobody understood its potential when it was released and then six months later it’s on everyone’s wish list!
Do you Love me After All feat. Juliette et Justine’s La femme nue de la Bibliotheque
"Don’t wanna fall into this trap again / Don’t wanna lose myself into this fight / I could be the one to die in pain"
Dress: Juliette et Justine
Bag & Headbow: Innocent World
Picture by Daniel Knapp
It’s been a while since I posted something at tumblr :$
I had a swap shoot with some other Lolitas and borrowed a beautiful kuro coord, which I combined with some of my accessories.
Blouse, Tights, belt: Offbrand
Collar: Vampire Symphony
Photo by Vampire Symphony
I had the great opportunity to join the Lacebook Tea Party in Juli in Rothenburg o.d.T. It was an amazing event and I met a lot of great Lolitas.
This is my Rococo themed outfit from the first day.
OP: Mary Magdalene
Tights: coconut from Taobao
Accessory: offbrand, Bijou Brigitte, C&A,
Umbrella: Alice and the Pirates
Gloves: Victorian Maiden