Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Lolita, it's tea time.


I thought I should post sth before I leave for S'pore so that you could have sth nice to read during my 10 day absence.

(Must be sth really long if it should really make up for the 10 days what? It's not)

Yeah, I know, after the last 100 weeks where I just posted ZERO this is like a joke, but I really have quite a bad conscience about that.

So, I thought I'd tell you sth about my newest Craze it's Lolita.

Yaaay~ LoL
Ok, maybe not hat yay for you.

Before I used to be rather sceptical of it, because it's just exaggerated.
And srsly who looks good in all that ridiculous dresses and disfigured Mary Janes.

For girls wearing Gal fashion, Lolita fashion seems like cosplay.
And Gal fashion is well received by male. Meanwhile, Lolita fashion fills the self-satisfaction of the person who puts it on.
Both of these two fashions are much difference to each other, so had never mixed together until now.
source: Style Arena.JP/ Tokyo New Tribe

The self-satisfaction part is a very good and fair point.
When girls wear Lolita they really do it for themselves and their comfort.
You see that pretty much from the Lolita lifestyle, which is maybe the best thing about Lolitas.

I love the lifestyle but the fahion is not really my cup of tea.
I think it's pretty, but people need to be pretty to wear such dresses and most ppl aren't.
Also, it's expensive and difficult to get those dresses.

That's why, I'm going for the lifestyle rather than the fashion.

When surfing some blogs a while ago, I got very fascinated by that princess lifestyle.
And actually I'm totally in favor of frills, ribbons, glitter, pearls and kawaii.

I decided to decorate my room and bathroom a bit Lolita to make everything more princess like, say~ victorian!
It looks very luxurious, absolute perfect to pamper oneselfs (especially if we suffer from some strong idée fixe and think we are princesses - kidding we are!)

It's also the mixture from childish toys, playful items and victorian jewellery that makes the style perfect, don't you think?

I'm only trying to make it not too messy.
I think that, because of the many stuffs people wear, if they dress up Lolita like, they tend to own many different things, too.
And they like to arrange and display them and voilà, you got the messy look.
It's maybe also just a part of the younger Japanese culture or lifestyle, or maybe Asian lifestyle?
Especially like~ decorah kei is also very messy.

Or is it just, because some Lolita wannabe noobs have no sense for order and can't arrange things, so it just looks messy?

I'm going a bit Gal-Loli.

I hope I'll find some stuff like in the pics to decorate my room with.
I've decided to decorate boxes on my own and will buy lots of gems in S'pore for this.
For living stuff (who are those deco stuffs called) I think I got to check out the English shop in my town and well~ I really depend on some good online stores.

as I was saying before, I fell for the Lolita lifestyle.

Did you know that there's more behind being a Lolita than just the princess dresses?

In fact, I never thought about there being a lifestyle behind any of the many Japanese keis.
Ok, gal's are kinda cute and camwhore and stuff, but that isn't a lifestyle, is it?
Maybe Gothics and Punks and Visual keis listen to special music, I knew that.

But a way of living?

As for Lolitas, they don't only dress very formal, their aim is to behave so, too.
E.g. very lady/priincess like.
Speaking not too loud or too quick, no wild gesticulation or insulting or laughing, refining your manners, being courteous and respectful,...

Learn to control your emotions in public. To look like a Lady (or Lolita!) you must carry yourself like one [...] paying attention to your posture will make you look more elegant and beautiful in Lolita-style. A few tips: Take small steps, carry your head level and look straight ahead, don't swing your arms, let them rest lightly by your sides, sit with your knees together and never slouch!

How cool it is, to find sth about ourselves which we can improve and work at to reach a certain aim. It's wonderful. At least for me.
Having an aim is sth I truly believe in.

Well, and then I found this wonderful list on egl called 101 Lolita Lifestyle Ideas

My favo inspirations are:

  • 1. Buy a lovely floral print notebook or leather-bound journal and keep a Diary. Begin each entry with 'Dear Diary', press flowers between the pages, and draw Lolita fashion designs in it
  • 4. Visit the library and look for some suitable reads while you await the next G&L Bible. Fiction: Look for victorian romances, classic children’s stories, compilations of fairytales, gothic novels etc. Non-fiction: books on Victorian fashion and life, crafts, cooking, pattern books etc.
  • 5. Host a dinner party for something different, bring out the fine china and confuse your friends with a full array of cuttlery (make sure you know which fork to use for the fish!)
  • 6. Teach yourself some arts and crafts, make lavender sachets and pillows, learn embroidery or cross-stitch and sew up some loli-able goodies. Other crafts you might enjoy a millinery, teddy bear and doll making, jewelry, knitting, quilling, calligraphy and watercolours.
  • 9. Have a picnic, theme it to suit your taste. A teddy bears picnic in your local park, a solemn occasion at an old graveyard or a formal event by the river or in a garden.
  • 24. Take pleasure in the tradition of gift giving, you need not spend a lot of money, little gifts and homemade things can cheer others and make them feel appreciated. Always bring gifts to parties and learn how to wrap them with style and elegant presentation. Gift ideas: home baked cookies, jams, flowers, handkerchiefs, hair pieces, scarves, candles, photo-frames, floral sachets and pomanders, soaps.
  • 31. Bake, Bake, Bake. There is no end to the amount of Lolita recipes out there, whether you like sweet cakes and treats, elegant sandwiches or cross shaped cookies. You might like to collect all your recipes into a Gothic & Lolita cookbook to share with your friends.
  • 35. Take sewing lessons, or learn a form of needlework like crosstitch, embroidery, appliqué or lace making.
  • 37. Buy some essential oils and make your own Lolita scent; roses, violets and lilies are suitable, perhaps with some old spices like cinnamon and nutmeg and a dash of something fruity.
  • 55. Make or buy an old fashioned night gown, you might like to make a night cap too! Read one of your Lolita books and have a cup of sweet cocoa or warm milk before you curl up in bed.
  • 84. Here is a fun craft idea. Find a large round hat box and decorate it as you like. Decoupage, lace, ribbons, make it look as you wish and then use it as a space to store your accessories, memories, keepsakes and trinkets. You might like to have a few of these to store letters and photos as well!

There are so many funny things to do, but I'm one of these persons, who sees recipes in magazines and thinks, As if someone'd ever cook that shit... Dang what the heck, cardomoom? What the~ Forget it lah!

But a few of the things have already been on my mind for such a long time, so this list encourages me to do them (baking, making scents, decorating boxes, reading!)

I hope I could also make you get a little intersted in this lifestyle.

As for me, I decided to test myself in a challenge

Valse enchantée: Lolita en rêve ©

The Lolita Life - I want to become a Princess!

Well, I need to clean my room and bathroom and decorate them both appropriately. I need new furniture and I need to fullfil some points of the list above.

Regarding the fashion:
Under the cut, I've got some super pretty Lolitas for you.
Extra gathered by me, guaranteed non-ugliness (to some extent Hahas ♥)

Friday, 13 August 2010

So... Fly.

OK, I'm really a no-good of a blogger.
I realize it, but I'm kinda lazy and also super busy (which doesn't go together~)

I've not been completely lazy though, I also worked on my blog in some way or another!

Welcome back again, to our wonderful Variety Show on http://ai-pan-kute.blogspot.com.

Big news for our Singaporean and Fans and Travel Lovers!

According to the information of her spokesman, Ailing will visit Singapore this summer in order to promot her new movie Eat, Shop, Love together with friend and also actress Angelababy.

She will stay at Swissôtel Merchant Court 4 ★★★★.

The exact time of her stay hasn't been revealed yet, but among fans there's rumour going around that it will be from 20th to 30th August.

This movie is a big personal project of mine and has a lot to do with Singapore, so I hope that many people will come and watch it, Ailing stated on an interview earlier.

In fact she personally wrote the script and is not only the female lead, but also director. Which means, a must for all the Ailing fans out there!
Also because it's her first time ever writing a script and directing a movie.

We are all really excited about the movie with such an original title!
Asked for the meaning of this title, Ailng revealed that it's a story about two best friends being in a foreign country trying to make their fortune. There's also supposed to be a love story in it.

Doesn't that sound promising?

For all of you who are eager to see her live, we have specially organized 5 twin-bedded room for the duration of her stay in the same hotel!

We will raffle this unique offer together with Dream Country Airlines to 5 lucky winners all you have to do to participate is leaving your name and email together with a short sentence about why you'd like to meet Ailing.

Good luck to all participants we look forward to your answers.

Here are further information about the flight and hotel:


But nevertheless, it's a damn elegant way of telling you all about the hotel and so on.

Swissôtel Merchant Court 4 Stars
Twin-bedded room with breakfast
10 days 540 € p.P.

Singapore Airlines
19th Aug Frankfurt/Main + 30th Aug Singapore Changi
841,42 € p.P.
no stop-over
duration 11h 55min

All together: 1381,42 €

Is confirm not expensive lah!

Booking was the absolute horror!
Actually we were so lucky that Angelababy's mom suddenly agreed to let us book earlier. Otherwise we could forget to ever find such a nice offer!

On the other hand, even back then, we went like to 4 different travel agencies, every fucker told us that flight is only 100€+ and only on dates like 10th August to 16th September. WTF?!

Luckily the guys at TUI's still had normal offers. And, I will go to them, whenever I'll travel again, they also organized my Paris travel last time and they're just awesome.

I totally look forward to the flight!

Normally when you book a flight, can't you kinda reserve seats at your travel ageny?
Idk, but in this case we couldn't and so we'd have to do that only at the actualy check-in at the airport! (I always wondered about stories of ppl, who came to the airport and wishing that they won't have to sit next to their wife, etc - as if they didn't know earlier?)

Anyways, so Angelababy and I are trying our best with online check-in 48h before the flight!

The actualy flight will be awesome!
I just super love flying!

Oh and btw, CN Blue will be in Singapore during our stay~
As if I'd wanted to see the boys, but I already said, whatever K-Pop star gonne be there - TVXQ or Orange Caramell - I'm going to sneek into their performance and see them.

But why can't it be FTI instead! (ノД`)・゜・。

Well then,
Byebye everybody! Love

Chu, Ailing