The anthropologists decided that this tribe was to remain “uncontacted”.

This is one of the best things iv seen today


I had kind of a nerd-out this morning. But I felt like everyone needed to know about this.

Do you know of any sewing themed accessories? I know Metamorphose did a series called Sewing Lesson, but they are made to match the dress colors instead of the theme. It's a classic dress, but it looks good with pretty much every color. I just wanted to know if there were any sewing machine, measuring tape, pincushion, spools of thread, etc. type lolita accessories that you could recommend.


If you’re crafty there’s a lot you can do with actual antique sewing items. I’ve seen embroidery scissors strung and used as necklaces, spools of ribbon and lace used in hair accessories, measuring tapes used as ribbons, etc. Here’s a few examples that I loved:





You can also find a lot of pre-made things on etsy. “Seamstress jewelry” and “seamstress accessories” are both good starting points for an etsy search that can lead you to a lot of great items, many of which have an antique look that is perfect for Classic Lolita.


Rubik Cube by alandalaphotography

I was really out of it this morning and forgot to watch Sailor Moon. D:


Think I might wait until tomorrow though.




Raven Symone makes Sister Act debut at the Broadway Theater in NYC

Damn. She looks incredible. 

She is SO RAVEN!!!



This is a hairstyle timeline that is meant to cover the Taishō era (1912-1926). However the dates for many reference photographs were rather vague, so some might actually fall into Shōwa era (1926-1989). Regrettably I couldn’t cover EVERY single hairstyle from this period so please consider this to be a brief overview. There are no Geisha, Maiko, etc featured here; they will be covered in another fashion timeline someday.

Some interesting notes about Meiji-Taisho era from Liza Crihfield Dalby’s Kimono: Fashioning Culture (1993)

·         “Men and women of Meiji had gulped up Western culture with all the indiscriminate enthusiasm of new converts. By Taishō, Japanese sensibilities vis-à-vis the West were much smoother. This was Japan’s political equivalent of the … social scene of the American Roaring Twenties. Japanese born during Taishō would enter adolescence as modern boys and girls. Significantly, women opened their closets to Western clothing during this decade. Kimono has lost space ever since.” (pg. 124)

·         “By 1915 Japan was beginning to feel itself a world-class nation, more confident of its military strength and social development. Ordinary Japanese were inclined to look at their society in light of how life might be bettered by adapting foreign ideas, or made more interesting by acquiring foreign fashions. Borrowing from the West was of course not new, but it had now become a more reciprocal and respectable process.” (pg. 124)


·         In the Meiji era “a few women cropped their hair, but these courageous souls were simply regarded as weird” and indecent (pg. 75)

·         “If cutting the hair short was too radical [in Meiji Japan], as public reaction attests, women’s hair did gain a new option in the sokugami style, a pompadour resembling the chignons worn by Charles Dana Gibson’s popular Gibson girls. The further the front section, or ‘eaves,’ of the hair protruded, the more daring the style. The sokugami style bunched the hair, coiling it in a bun at the crown of the head. Unlike traditional coiffures, sokugami did not require the heavy use of pomade, pins, bars, strings, and false hair to hold its shape. Its appeal was promoted as healthier and more rational – hence, more enlightened- than the old ways.” (pg. 75)


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