Showing posts with label Lolita. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lolita. Show all posts

Monday, 7 July 2014

Glasgow Comic Con Fun


Hey every cutie, How are you all doing?
Last weekend I was through in Glasgow, I decided last month to get a ticket for the Glasgow comic con and check it out. I have not been to this event before. Also I promised to the Marshmallow Dreams Maids who had a stall there to borrow my instant Camera for taking cute photos with the customers and con goers. I did not dress up as I find travel and lugging a kit about with me is bad enough. But I was pretty colourful in my oufit, yuno just keeping it Kawaii. 
Any how everything got off to a good start from meeting cosplayer's at my local station but when I got to station for my second train, it seemed the trains were all messed up- Gahh!! But not only mine but my Lolita friends trains got delayed and cancels too? ehh!?
Lucky for me I got to Glasgow with no further problems and meet up with my friend at the station to then head to the event and meet up with more friends. Because we were running late we seemed to skip having to wait in line and were able to walk in get our events wrist band with out hanging about in a line for ages which was pretty good as the event itself looked pretty busy. 
Within the space of a few minutes I bumped into many folks I already knew with was pretty cool as well as meeting a fellow photographer, the event was spread out over 3 buildings, once we explored them all, found the maids to hand over the camera , we then had a drink and snack and then explored again for a bit. I found most folks were in the main place for buying merch and comics, this was much more a western Comic convention however the cosplays were not limited to that as I spied a few anime cosplayers.




Marshmallow Dream maids Stall.




Before I knew it we were heading off for lunch then returned back to the event as we wanted to stay for the cosplay competitions, on our way we spotted a stunning cosplay. Of Maleficent so I asked if was cool to take her photo with the lolita's - she was soo cool , we also encouraged her to join in the cosplay contest. 






 We also meet up with fellow lolitas and undercover Maids  at the event too. It was rather odd seeing them in Yukatas instead of their lolita or maid outfits! hehe
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Playing with my ''Camera bag'' selfies.



I got many photos from the event and the cosplay contest /masquerade. So I will share them with this link here. Photo's found here!

Over all I had a great time , I just had great company with me and met so many familair faces it was just so nice. I found it a bit hard to take photos at this event cause one I was using my new lens and second cause I was having to much fun. Because I have a HUGE event later this months, yes Hyper Japan!! I tried to avoid spending lots of money. huhuhuh. But I did by myself a wee something - a Funko Fluttershy and a pink GCC pin. I also took some fun instant photos too. After the event and seeing the all the entered cosplays four of us went out to get some bubble tea, something I have not had before it was so nice, am really happy they showed me and helped me pick my first bubble tea. I think I will be making a point to get one next time am in glasgow again.
After getting our drinks we spilt up and we headed for our train, It was nice to have some company on the train and because saturday was the day that Sailor moon Crystal was released , and both me and Layla being Sailor moon fans, We sat on the train watching it on my Phone haha!! 


Laters, Tartan <3


Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Kawaii is not just one type of Fashion or Colour Pallet

Hey every cutie, am sure that all of you know that ,Kawaii is used in many kinds of fashions.

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But have you noticed it gets more of an association on more fashions than others, Lets focus on J-Fashions, There is so many kinds and many sub fashions.But have you noticed once  these reach out of Japan and slowly make their way to the UK there is  are only a few main ones that stand out and some even stay in the UK. Some times Trends come this way but they don't last as long as they do every where else.

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Am gonna pick a few like of Sweet Lolita, Fairy Kei and say Hime Gyaru. Okay so I may or may not have picked  some fashions there because they are all often have the use of Pastel shades.
It did not take long for then Pastel shades to also become kawaii, I have no issue with that at all. These colours and styles seem to be a bit more accepted in the alternative fashions and in the UK, But what about all the other  brighter

Fashions. I wonder if  and why they are being left out?
With so many styles getting more attention that other ones ,you often find these  Lighter colours will come up on a Google search more often and tagged a lot more on tumblr, than the other colours, I guess I wanted to share that Kawaii is not just one Colour Pallet or shades, its every shade and Pallet. Its also can be in every fashion and style.

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 I wanted to do a post on more colourful , brighter and more Creative styles of Kawaii. Personally I wonder why many do not wear these sort of fashions -


Is it because the UK in fashion and in the public eye, is not very brave to stand out and be Brighter. Is it because we are to wear dull colours to work/school and get so comfortable that we forget about a splash of colour? Or are we scared to stand out from the crowd and be different?Are we scared to look like we are clown's escaped from a circus? Can we wear Kawaii and Bright Colours together? Maybe we are to mature to wear something that might look childish to on lookers which is why Pastels are easier to wear and not stand out as much.

 I know am very lucky to be able to wear what I want  more a less every day but even I find I end up wearing darker colours at times.
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But because I have made a promise to be more colourful in outfits and more kawaii maybe my post here might inspire you. Its also very easy to do is well ! But let's get some inspiration form the streets of Japan where I think we can at least pick a few ideas and adapt them to our own styles.

I guess most inspiration comes from Harajuku Fashion trends, then adapts its way into other fashions. I can imagen that there is new and wonderful ideas coming from there all the time. I love seeing the styles that are colourful in primary shades of colour (Red Blue and Yellow btw.)

There is lots of over the top and layering in some Kawaii fashions but you don't have to do this you can make your outfits kawaii in a simple way and can you can bring in brighter colours with this too.


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Mixing styles together is so much fun too. What about Pastel shades with Street styles or Adding brighter tones to your normal Lolita wardrobe? Do you have any crazy accessories or items that you could easily use or even re-vamp to use. DIY Kawaii and hand made are a huge thing over in Japan fashions too.

What do you think? Do you think Bold colours will make a come back. Do you think Bright colours are Kawaii or not? What are your thoughts is Kawaii limited to only girly pastel shades or your imagination is the limit .

But remember , Wear what you enjoy wearing.
Find more inspiring (photo spam) Photos and Looks of all colours of the rainbow below. You can also find lots more at Tokyo Fashion street snaps.
Tartan <3

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Kawaii Interview time with Spiffykidd


Hey every cutie!
By know you are will have read a couple of interviews and I hope you are all enjoying them. This time I have the owner from Suger Trampoline. A Kawaii Esty Store found here and here As I said we will be interviewing the owner Spiffykidd today. So lets get to it!

First off, when and how did you get into Kawaii culture?
I first discovered kawaii culture when I was about fourteen or fifteen. I saw pictures of people at Harajuku station on various social networking sites such as Bebo (haha, I know!), and pictures of people trying to emulate the different styles, and I was immediately hooked!
Ahh I see! What did you find that appealed to you in Kawaii Culture?
I loved all the different colours and interesting styles. It was refreshing to me that the idea was to be cute rather than "sexy", as with mainstream fashion, which I never really felt comfortable in. The meetup aspect drew me in, too. I didn't used to have much of a social life, but through the shared interest of kawaii fashion I've managed to meet so many amazing people.

Please tell us ,what does Kawaii mean to you?

For me, kawaii means that you can be cute, edgy, and individual! There are no limitations to what you can do, and you can be as creative as possible.
Do you have a fashion that you would say is Kawaii and can you tell us a bit more about it?
I dress in sweet lolita a lot of the time. It's basically a style where you dress in pretty, fancy dresses, puffed out with petticoats, and finished off with accessories. I love it!

Kawaii!! What styles would you say influence you?

I take inspiration from all the different lolita styles, and I also really love fairy kei/Spank! style, and cult party kei. I try to be open to appreciating as many different styles as possible, as inspiration can come from the unlikeliest of places.
How do you feel when wearing your outfits or kawaii things?
I feel really happy and confident. It gives me an immediate boost because I feel it's when I look my best and can truly be myself. The best feeling is when you're all dressed up for, in my case, a lolita meetup, and everyone else is also wearing kawaii things.You feel such a sense of belonging.
That is so nice to hear about being happy and being one's self,
Since being into Kawaii Culture, would you say the way you do some things like  your hair and makeup have changed over time?

Definitely. I never really used to bother much with hair styles or makeup, but I've gradually put more effort into my appearance. I prefer being this way! It's made me more passionate about fashion in general, and helped to unlock the creative side of me I'd forgotten about.
What kind of anime or manga do you like and what would you recommend to someone?
I was never really into manga or anime but I did love the Peach Girl anime! It's incredibly intense and ott to watch, and definitely gets the adrenaline pumping due to the ridiculous situations!
Oh I will check that one out , Do you like any cute Japanese music? What do you listen to?
I absolutely adore Moon Kana! She makes both heavy music, and adorable, sugary tunes that make you feel really good about yourself! She used to model for the Gothic & Lolita Bible, and I loved her quirky twist on lolita fashion, which her music really complements. And of course, I also love Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Her outfits and videos really get the imagination going as they transport you to the ultimate kawaii paradise!

Here's the hard question....Who would you pick-- Sanrio or San X ?

I would definitely pick Sanrio!
And who would you say is your most loved Kawaii Character?
I love Hello Kitty! How can you not? She's so simple but totally adorable.
I agree she is totally adorable!
Have you made or created your own Kawaii inspired stuff? (eg cosplay, outfit, deco-den ect ect .)

Yes. I actually make and sell kawaii accessories such as hair bows, collars, and jewellery! I also try to support other indie brands. I like that anyone can contribute to kawaii fashions, or kawaii-fy their lives as "kawaii" really is accessible to everyone.
Do you have a Kawaii Idol or someone that inspires you?
I am quite inspired by Tavuchi, owner of Spank! I love the aesthetic of her shop, and the idea of reselling vintage pieces which have been customised. I am also inspired by Kumamiki and admire the hard work she has put in to launch her brand, Party Baby.
Okay am a Kawaii magical Fairy  and I shall grant you 3 wishes....What would you wish for?
1. To acquire all of my dream dresses!
2. To visit Japan for some kawaii shopping!
3. Most of all, to have a successful kawaii indie brand!

Thank you so much SpiffyKidd for taking part it was so interesting getting to know you and your store.
I hope you all enjoyed the interview!!! 
Stay tuned for much more coming this month!


Tartan <3 xox

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Kawaii Interview with Elegant Poupée

Hey every one- I hope you are all looking forward to my Kawaii Interviews with kind hearted Kawaii souls around the world who have wanted to take part !
Today we have the very elegant Lolita Sapphira , A British Lolita who is know living in Japan!Got to say I do like reading up on her blog, and I like her elegant Lolita style , She is so Kawaii!
so when I got a  message from her wanting to take part and that she reads my blog *waves* I was a bit blown away. So here we go lets get on with the interview then!
Hello Sapphira and thank you for taking part in my Kawaii series of interviews!
Lets get started!
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Sapphira, I am from West Sussex in the UK and I now live in
Tokyo, Japan. I'm a classical lolita and my favourite brands are
Innocent World and Jane Marple.

(copyright Elegant Poupée.) Sapphira looks so Kawaii!
First off when and how did you get into Kawaii culture? The band MALICE MIZER was the starting point for me. I discovered them when I was in sixth form (high school) and from that I began to learn more about Japanese bands, fashion, anime, art etc. I also decided that I wanted to live in Japan someday! What did you find that appealed to you in Kawaii Culture? Ever since I can remember I was always interested in old fashioned and romantic things. As a child my favourite books were Anne of Green Gables, Little Women and The Secret Garden, and I still love them and read them to this day.The thing I like best about kawaii culture is the celebration of innocence and sweetness that we don't have a chance to see or enjoy much these days in the West. What do Kawaii mean to you personally ? To me, it's about expressing the best part of yourself. As we already know, you are a very elegant Lolita, Which I would say its a Kawaii fashion in many ways, In what way would you say its Kawaii to you? The kawaii point of classical lolita is it's subtlety and gentleness. It doesn't stand out as much as it's sister styles like gothic lolita or sweet lolita, but it has a quiet cuteness. How do you feel when wearing your outfits or kawaii things? Happy! Since being into lolita would you say the way you do some things likes of your hair and make up ,Have they changed over time? The biggest change was my fringe (bangs). I had one when I was small and grew it out before starting secondary school. When I started to like Japanese fashion I noticed that most girls have fringes and I really liked how it looked, so I cut one for myself. These days I still love fringes and I'm still carefully cultivating mine! What would you say is your most ''must have'' make up item and why? For me it's blusher/cheek. Pink cheeks look so cute and doll-like! When I do my makeup I always leave the cheeks until last, I feel like it's the finishing touch that really makes a difference. How are you enjoying life in Japan? It's wonderful! Every day I feel so lucky and glad to be living here. What have been your highlights while being in Japan?
The best parts have been attending the Innocent World 15th Anniversary Fashion Party, being featured in the KERA snap and also a GLB snap, and doing a one day shop staff at Fushigi no Mori no Youhinten (Fairy wish shop). These are all dreams come true! How much would you say does the UK differ when it comes to cute/Kawaii in Japan.? In Japan, kawaii is part of every day life. All sorts of things come in cute packages, from eye drops to battery chargers. Each ward/prefecture has it's own kawaii mascot, and clothing generally has a more cute look, even casual, everyday clothing. In the UK, cuteness basically just associated with children and old ladies, whereas in Japan it's for everyone. Here is a question for you would you say Japan is more accepting about Kawaii things than the UK.? Yes, I think so. Kawaii is a Japanese concept and we don't have the same way of thinking in the UK. Having said that I still received mostly positive reactions to my way of dressing from people in the UK, even if they had no idea what sort of style it was, and I have had some bad reactions from some Japanese people when I said I liked lolita fashion... so of course it varies from person to person. Generally speaking though, if you don't go to an extreme like lolita, I would say Japan is more accepting of kawaii things. If you could recommend a Kawaii place or venue to see in Japan what you suggest? I would definitely recommend Disney Sea. The buildings are really beautiful and you truly feel like you're in another world. Although you might think that as this is Disney you won't be getting a very Japanese experience, actually there is only one Disney Sea so it is unique to Japan. There are two special characters for Disney Sea, Duffy and Shellie May who are very cute teddy bears. You can only get their merchandise there! Also, Disney merchandise in Japan is specially made for that market and includes a lot of items aimed at adults like homeware, accessories, clothing etc that is so much cuter than what you can get in other countries. Woah it sounds so wonderful!*takes notes* What kind or anime or manga do you like and what would you recommend to some one? I like anime with beautiful visuals and an interesting story, especially with a historical angle. Versailles no Bara, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Gankutsuou, and Mononoke are some of my favourite series. If you haven't seen it already, I would recommend Versailles no Bara because it's a classic, and even though it blends fact and fiction it brings history to life in a very vivid way. Do you like any Japanese Cute Music what do you listen too that readers might like to check out? I like Kokusyoku Sumire! I think they are cute and very talented, not only with their music but also their image. Their sound is quite unusual so at first I found it a bit strange, but after a few listens I really got into it. Here a tough question for you...Who would you pick Sanrio or San X San X. I especially like Kutusita Nyanko, and generally the colours San X use are a bit more subtle and gentle than Sanrio's so it appeals to my classical taste. YAY I love Kutusita Nyanko too!
But who would you say is your most loved Kawaii Character ? I love Regent-kun (Kapibara-san's friend). He dyes his fur purple to stand out from the other capybaras and makes motorcycle sounds as he walks along. I really like his rebel spirit and his sense of style. I live near a motorcycle shop so I think about him every time I pass there! I also love Duffy (Disney Sea mascot), he's the cutest teddy bear ever! Kyaa those charaters sound so cute!! Have you made or created your own Kawaii inspired stuff and can you tell us more about it? (eg cosplay,corrd's outfit, deco-den ect ect .) I like to make hair accessories and customise hats. In the future I want to start making dolls and also to make more clothes. Wow, I look forward to seeing those..Do you have a Kawaii Idol or some one that inspires you? I admire Sachi from Kokusyoku Sumire very much. Looking at her pictures inspired me to become a lolita, and I still think she the most perfect person to wear the style. And finally ,If I was a Kawaii Fairy and could gran you 3 wishes what would you wish for ! My first wish would be that my fringe would always be perfect, even in a wind storm. My second wish would be for magic eyelash glue that doesn't come unstuck until you want it to, and then would simply fall off when you blink. My third wish would be for super flexible arms so I could do various kawaii hairstyles more easily! Thank you very much for interviewing me, I really enjoyed answering these questions and they made me think of some things I hadn't considered before about the nature of kawaii and classical lolita. Thank you so much for taking part  Sapphira!
If you loved my Kawaii Interview with Sapphira then you can catch up with her and her Kawaii adventures on Facebook and her Blog! If you want to take part in a Kawaii Interview with me and be featured on my blog give me a shout on Tartan Kawaii's Facebook.

Stay Kawaii
<3 Tartan xox

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Kawaii Interview time!

Hey every one today I have a interesting post for you all, I will be doing a few of these Kawaii Interviews with many volunteers around the world who wanted to take part! This is my way of getting others thoughts and feeling on Kawaii Culture to share with you.
Today am interviewing some one who is a lolita and Kawaii fan in the UK. Every one meet Suzanne!
So let's get on with the interview! Nyaa!

Hey there Suzanne, Thank you so much for taking part lets start with your set of Questions, I can not wait to hear your answer's . This is going to be so much fun!!

Suzanne looks so Kawaii even her pets are super cute too! Kyaa!



First off when and how did you get into Kawaii culture?

I have always loved Japan from as long as I can remember. I can remember my parents travelling there when I was just tiny about 4 or 5. I cherished the gifts they brought me back from there and I loved everything Japanese from that point on. I attended high school in Michigan, USA in the 80s and I was in love with J-Pop idols like Seiko Matsuda. I especially loved their cute fashion sense and use of adorable accessories. I travelled to Japan later in my life and I loved Harajuku street fashion especially. I knew then that I had kawaii in my soul! My first Hello Kitty item was purchased by my great-aunt (my grandfather’s sister) who got me a stationary set in like 1981!

Woaah! That so interesting, What did you find that appealed to you in Kawaii Culture?

I think mostly the colours, characters and just overall emphasis on cuteness is the draw for me. I love that is innocent, childlike and just completely adorable. When I see kawaii things I feel happy!

Can you tell me what do 'Kawaii' mean to you?

To me, kawaii is obviously cuteness but it also sort of a freedom. By freedom, I mean it is very freeing to feel like you can dress, accessorise and be as cute as you want to be! Kawaii culture seems to transcend barriers that are present in many fashions, such as age, sex, size, race, religion – kawaii is completely non-judgemental and can be adapted to suit your own personal style very easily. I believe that with kawaii anyone can be themselves and the fashion is about going outside the norm and doing it in a way that expresses your cuteness!

Do you have a fashion that you would say is Kawaii and can you tell us a bit more about it?

My fashion is probably a mix of different Lolita styles (mainly sweet, classic, princess) with a touch of Fairy Kei mixed in. I adore pastel prints and sweet themes but I also appreciate the simple designs of a classic Lolita look too.

What styles would you say influence you?

I would have to say Lolita and decoden are my favourite style types but I do love the looks of Fairy and Visual Kei styles as well. The pastel colours and cute themes on the clothing and accessories just draw me. There are designers I love as well like Anna Sui (who is also from Detroit) and she makes the amazing things! I am also influenced by Japanese Lolita brands like Angelic Pretty and Baby the Stars Shine Bright. Bodyline has many pieces that I like and it is a good place to start for staples to build your wardrobe in a cost effective way. Bodyline and Fan+Friend also offer many larger size to fit our Western body types.

How do you feel when wearing your outfits or kawaii things?

Wearing kawaii fashions and accessories make me feel happy and put me in a fun mood. I feel confident and pretty when I wear kawaii things.

HeeheeKawaii!!,
Since being into Kawaii Culture would you say the way you do some things likes of your hair and make up ,Have they changed over time?
Overall my style has not changed a great deal. I still like the same basic things (pastel colours and sweet things with a slight touch of bling). I have had some train wreck co-ords and I have looked like Lolita roadkill on occasion, but hey we all get it wrong sometimes!

Part of the beauty of the fashion is that anything goes and you have the freedom to be what you want! So it you can have fun with fashion! I think that fashion is meant to be fun and whimsical! Who wants to look like everyone else anyway? Not me!

Okay, What kind or anime or manga do you like and what would you recommend to some one?
I used to adore manga – especially those with romantic story lines but anime has to be my favourite! I remember seeing anime productions from Studio Ghibli and later Akira in the late 80s and just thought they were incredible. I don’t think there has been one anime production from Studio Ghibli that I have disliked! I would recommend any of their films to anyone who has not watched anime before. My Neighbour Totoro is the best place to start but all of the productions by this team are very unique and lovely! I would also recommend an iPhone/iPad/iPod app called Anime Lib (short for anime library). That app is amazing and has thousands of anime series titles you can watch directly from your Apple device without downloading it streams well via wifi or 3G with no annoying buffering.

Do you like any Japanese Cute Music, what do you listen too?
I like a lot of the older stuff like Seiko and Nana Kitade as they were what I grew up listening to. I also like Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Koda Kumi and Perfume and many others. I quite often to listen to Kawaii Radio which is sponsored by Keep-it-Secret (who have an amazing Kawaii Club – for anyone reading this that has not joined it, you should).

Who would you pick Sanrio or San X (the 2 most well known Kawaii Characters companies in Japan.) I know its a very hard Question this...
I do love them both so that is a hard question! I guess I would have to Sanrio because I do love Hello Kitty and all of her friends!

And who would you say is your most loved Kawaii Character?
Hello Kitty and Chococat! I love them both so much!!! 

Yay! for Hello Kitty.
Have you made or created your own Kawaii inspired stuff? (eg cosplay, outfit, deco-den ect ect .)
I have not really made much myself apart from the odd skirt or headbow but I commission a lot of pieces from UK businesses such as:
  • 8th Sin Creations – for lovely accessories and amazing decoden and Laura is expanding to clothing now and I was the first person she made a JSK for and she is currently making me a cosplay outfit to be shown off on FB soon and at MCM London!
  • Stocking Shock – for lovely Lolita everything! Fuchsia is an amazing seamstress/designer.
  • Amehsaurus Handmade Accessories – Ameh does cute litte custom pieces and one off designs – many of which are very kawaii!
  • Rocking Horse Designs – for cute JSKs or skirts in many character prints.
  • Facebook sales sites like Lolita Sales UK are a good places to find exact things you want at decent prices but read things carefully to avoid disappointment! I recently bought the most beautiful Angelic Pretty JSK but it is like WAY too small for me – because I did not read the post properly so read and ask questions to be sure you are getting what you want.

I have completely transformed my boring office at work to a den of kawaiiness! I am quite proud of it and it remains a work in progress! Tartan, you are featured on my door in a super kawaii outfit! I love going to work in a fun office and I am very fortunate that my boss understands my creative side! I feel happy at work and love being in there – so in a roundabout way it makes me more productive at work. Keep an eye on my FB album because I have just commissioned some pieces form 8th Sin Creations which will be added shortly!


WOW!! Your office sounds so cool!
Do you have a Kawaii Idol or some one that inspires you?
OMG! There are so many people that inspire me! Where do I begin? Many of my friends inspire me everyday! My best friend Adele is amazing and always looks gorgeous. Her co-ords always match perfectly and she pays close attention to detail. She is my inspiration to make my co-ords as perfect as I can. Adele recently won first place in the Fruits Catwalk at J-Con (2013)!

 My friend Laura has amazing sense of style and is a gothic Lolita princess, not to mention she is stunningly beautiful like a model! Laura is my go to person for anything decoden! She is the queen of amazing decoden creations!!!
You, Tartan, I love your style! You are kawaii and put your personal stamp on things with some hip hop edginess. ( 
 OMG REALLY ME?!.) 

 Venusangelic is amazing for makeup and hair tutorials; I get some great ideas from her. I also love to read Intrinsically Florrie, which is a great blog written by Florrie Clarke. It is witty and cute and has loads of good ideas in it. Plus Florrie always looks amazing mixing Lolita and vintage pieces so that she resembles a Chanel model most of time. She is a very inspirational Lolita for sure!


Okay let's Play a game . Am a Kawaii Fairy...What would you wish for if you were granted 3 Kawaii wishes?I guess they would be to be instantly smaller so I could wear more fashions direct from Japan, to have enough money to afford to go to Japan twice a year for holidays and remain happy and kawaii in spirit for the rest of my life!  This has been a super fun discussion with you, as it taken me back to my kawaii beginnings! Thanks Tartan. Stay super kawaii always!!!

N'aaaw Thank's Suzanne I really am thankful for you taking part and getting to know you much more too!


I hope you all enjoyed getting to know one other Kawaii lover and Fan on my blog.
If you want to take part in the Kawaii Interview with me please do contact me by email or on facebook okay! I cant wait to hear from you all!
<3 Tartan xox



Saturday, 29 June 2013

Its all about Petite.

Hello every one!(^_^)v
How are you all today?
I really need to update more often hehe! Okay well today topic is all about Poof and am talking about volume here, more to the point when it comes to wearing Lolita dresses, I made a purchase on a new underskirt/ Petit coat. And oh my good-ness its got alot of POOF to it! Maybe too much poof is that even possible?
Any how I got it off Ebay for about £10 form the UK it was suggested in a post on a Facebook Lolita group so I I know my Hell Bunny one is rather long and has lost its poof so I went ahead to buy it.
It came really quick and the other day I put it to the test.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Sunshine Snaps, Lolita and outfits

Hello Kawaii Lovers! Hey how you all doing?
I think am finally over my cold, 2 weeks it decided to stay with me *sigh* And then Chibi bean had it too so it was like ''Don't come near me I have the plague!'' . Any how am just glad it is gone. I really get annoyed more than anything when I get Ill, Like I cant get anything done or sorted cause am to busying felling sorry for myself . .(>w<).
But the Good news is I have a nice day planned for Friday- Yay! Am meeting a Fellow Hello Kitty Junkie Fan! I hope to also do a bit of shopping and get a gift for both my other half's Birthday and our Anniversary .
We will be taking the lil one on the train for the 1st time- (>.<) Helps! She is not one for staying in one place for long....*packs lots of entertainment*

Monday, 8 April 2013

A Magical transformation

Hello Kawaii Lover's. How are we all doing?
You all have a nice weekend? I have been having lots of fun with my new camera going out taking photos and such,But I was also editing a video of mine that is like a magical transformation into Lolita.
Hehe!
Here is the video 

Am also waiting on some new Lolita pieces to add to my collection.I also hoping to be in Lolita this weekend  at a local convention and I hope I can take my new camera with me to take some great photos of the cosplayers and other Lolitas. 
Here are a few photos I got from my Camera the other day.






I hope you like them, again I hope to take lots of new photos of really kawaii things. I do like to take photos or animals and wildlife so I may add more of those, Think this will be a bit of a new hobby for me too.Oh I also know very little about taking photos so any hints and tips would be great hehe!


Till next time

Tartan
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Monday, 25 March 2013

Lolita Wish List!

Hello Every-one.
I thought I would post up my Lolita wish list hehe! This is a more cheerful post than from last time.I think I have just come to the point of accepting some things will just not work out for me.
So I thought there are other dreams and wishes I have and what better way of having them on my Blog to remind me of Kawaii dreams and wishes right?!
Soo Most of this stuff is from bodyline which makes up most of my JSK's but hey its affordable and its not a big deal if anything gets on them or damaged by accident.So yea hehe (^_^)v

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Random thoughts on Lolita and Life

Hey every one so I duno but yea am in a bit of a off mood.I guess I have been for a few days. I could blame female stuff and such but I think its been the depressing weather we have had for so long and even optimist Kawaii type  gets a bit gloomy and down ( Like a sorta gloomy bear being cute and pink and all bit crazy...and such hahahaha(-_-;) Yea ?!). (T^T) uhuh.
So ... Lolita.Life.
Yea..

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Days of snow,rain and lolita

Geeesh- I really am getting sick of all this weather from rain to snow.Its getting depressing, I miss the sunny spring days we had a few weeks back and we are due more rain and snow. Just when I thought Winter was over its back for once final attempt.

Friday, 22 February 2013

New shoes- Lolita Tartan and Sweet

Ah I think I have a bit of a back log of Blog posts here- with being so busy I forgot about my new shoes,
How that happen?!
Never mind here is a small Blog review on my 1st lolita shoes from Bodyline. I felt super nervous buying from them as the site is rather scary looking in some ways with charts and pop ups of ARE YOU SURE ?!
But I took a deep breath and only spent a small amount in case it all went wrong and ordered my 1st Lolita shoes!


Well the came in one piece and no damage.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

A day in the snow with Jazzy Little Magpie

Guess what came in the post for me?!

A Super cute package covered in sweet little stickers and inside some very cool and Kitsch Jewellery!
All from the sweet heart that runs a small online shop called Jazzy Little Magpie!

I got 2 necklaces,one was a Cupcake the other a sweet tooth pendent , a pair of specs and a hair bow with Hello Kitty on them .
>.<
Check them out on Facebook!
Here are some photos to tempt you!
Oh and even better am in Lolita and in the snow,Yes we got snow not much maybe a 1-2 cm Its been falling a lot so I hope there is fresh snow come morning to get lots more photos! - hehe.


sweet tooth necklace


full length view of outfit




And the cupcake necklace.

And the bow and Glasses,I am not Tartan Kawaii with out a bit of Tartan!
Huhuh!

Hope you like the snowy photos!

Tartan 
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Friday, 9 November 2012

Lolita outings

So a while back I stepped back from Lolita,I wanted to try and rethink my personal style but I kept as few dresses but it was my 1st time in public in Lolita the other weekend
>.<

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Tartan Neko Maid


So I got my new wig last week...
I felt rather brave getting a Bright Blonde wig.
I never ever had blonde in my hair even as bright a blonde as this one.The wig I got was form the Lock Shop,Can not recommend this Store enough,More so know sadly Dreamy Stores has shut down.

TT__TT

So I will be so I will be most likely shopping at the Lock shop as I get most of my wigs there anyway.
It was interesting trying to pick a outfit to go with my new wig as I had to tone down on harsh colours of make up which is something I'm not used too,I also teamed it up with my new Kitty Ears with pearls on them and with my new Plushie Called Happy Kitty and transformed myself into a Neko (Cat) Maid.
I wore a off-brand Black and white JSK with a blouse and my hand made maid apron that I use a lot hence why there is a few marks on it from all my cooking and baking,That I do!
^ ^'



Happy Kitty is so cute and soft.Can you see the pin badge too?
Nyan Nyan Nyan!
 Review of wig from Lock Shop,
The wig is lovely and soft to touch,The fibres are silky and smooth,The wigs are so easy to look after too!
The service is great no hassles and the postage is good too.
The Store owner seeks out only the best for the quality of the wigs and you in safe hands with the Lock shop.You also get a complementary Wig cap with your order.
The Blonde colour is like a light bleach platinum blonde that fades into a powder pink.
The Wigs are light to wear and pass for real natural hair.
You can also cut in Bangs/Fringes or thin it out to a side swept look which I did.
I love this fun cute wig!
^V^

I ordered my Happy Kitty after finding the page on a group and feel completely in love with the Happy Kitty.
I had to get one and at such a great price!
There is also a ton of SUPER KAWAII KITTY goodies in there shop!
Kawaii~
Here is the Links!


Stay super Kawaii
Tartan 
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Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Cake, Gifts and Birthday

It was my birthday on Sunday there.
It was a quite day for me,The day before was a bit mad with my photo shoot.
So Sunday was a quite one.
I got lots of Cards,2 bunched of Flowers,some presents and Cake.
I really wanted to wear something nice and bright.

So.
I wore my Hell Bunny drippy heart dress,I love this dress its not to heavy of to light to wear its bright and cheerful.
I also Teamed it up with my Pink wig from Dreamy Store my new starry eyed bow,My Ji Ji Kiki, sassyN punk Jewllery,Black Denim body warmer with my hi tops.




It was Sweet yet puck at the same time!
I got lots of lovely birthday gifts. 
Also My Hubbys gift came today (Tuesday)
^__^
My new birthday Dress ♥ JSK Vampire Requiem Red short Replica!!!!
LOVE!

I fell in love with this dress as soon as I saw it and was over the moon that it was in my size and found it on a Lolita sales group via face book I CAN NOT Wait to wear it,yes I did try it on when I got it and was like ''sqwee!''

So look out for more shoots and photos very soon!
And I had a lovely birthday!
And Thank you for all the lovely messages every one left on My facebook and Twitter!
I have lots more posts coming very soon and hope to share some great news with you all!
Also am considering doing a mini Give away sometime!

Till Later
Stay Super Kawaii!
Tartan.
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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Discovered a Dreamy Shop

Wow !
My my I have found myself a delightful little online shop.



This shop is called Dreamy store.found here!
Its quite a new shop and  that is quite exciting because it means I can keep a eye out via Facebook for updates and so should you!
This is a UK based Wig/Lolita shop.Which is a Plus for me being in the UK.As I said its fairly new so there is not much in the shop as of yet but there is to be a range of goodies to come likes of sweet Lolita, Fairy-Kei and general/daily yet super cute wigs.





I really love these colourful wigs but would I suit the blonde??
You can also find Dreamy at Etsy as well.
The Wonderful young lady who runs the store is a delightful and sweet thing who has lots of goals and dreams for her shop and has such passion about it too.Which means you will be meeting a seller who loves the very items she sells and get great customer service too.
I also noticed the the postage is for 1st class recorded which is a good thing that way you know your wigs will get to you on time and safely.


I named the above wig collection "Heavens Curls Collection" and they picked my name for the wigs!
(my claim to fame haha)

I can not really comment on the wigs them self's as I have not got one from here (yet...need to save up some penny's and I need to replace my black twin falls wig...maybe I should get some more colourful ones...*day dreams*).
I wish I could review on for you all since I loves my wigs but you will have to wait.
Sorry.

>__<

However I wanted to let you all know that there is a UK base Wig Supplier so what you waiting for?
GO BUY!

You can stay super Kawaii with these!
Tartan x