I saw this today and I think that's great idea:
Are you going to participate?
I'd love to see your experiences/answers to the challenges if you take part.
inb4: No I'm NOT the blogger of Lace a la Mode and advertising this, I really just like this idea/project.
Pretty simple to start with. I am looking forward to this. I just want a more wearable daily wardrobe.I also need more hosiery and cardigans. Blouses never suited me and I think the appropriate cardigan/bolero makes the coord look more mature..
Honestly I think it's a good idea too but I feel like it'll start out strong and then loose steam in a couple of weeks. But my wardrobe goals are simple this year: get more stuff. I finally got my first brand yesterday and I want more. And that fits in perfectly with my New Years resolutions "smaller waist bigger closet"
I really like this but know I won't finish it if I start posting somewhere. But it might be cool to post these in this sort of thread daily and see what other gulls have to say.
Similar to others, I just want to fill out my wardrobe a bit. I especially need more legwear, and I'd also like more rings/bracelets.
I thought this was going to be more of a "incorporate x item into your outfit," "coordinate an outfit with x theme," "what items in your wardrobe use x color? style an outfit around it!"-type of challenge. sort of disappointed.
it's literally day two. I'm under the impression she's going to do those sorts of challenges too, and could you (or anybody else) really keep up with a challenge that requires 365 new coordinates?
This is pretty "lifestyle" actually. The popular usage of "lifestyle lolita" means someone who incorporates lolita aesthetics and values into all aspects of their life, not merely someone who wears lolita almost/everyday. Appreciating fine art is extremely lifestyle.
Well I live in DC so we tend to have a lot of meets at museums in my comm... So this suites that.
Museums have all kinds of love lovely things that make them suitable for Lolita, even outside of Rococo. Personally were I lives we have so many, with lovely gardens that make them suitable for picnics are just being around lovely art and artifacts inspires me a lot. Like I can spend hours at the Smithsonian art Galleries just looking at paintings and sculptures and the furniture in the basement. And whenever I go there I find something else to inspire my coords.
I was kinda hoping there'd be more cohesion to these. Like make the first two or three each week wardrobe/coord related goals and then towards the weekend lifestyle stuff, since most people are free to do things during weekends
Well, I like other art styles besides Rococo, such as Baroque, Art Nouveau (in the late 19th century and its little resurgence in the 70s), Art Deco, Orientalism, Japonisme and so on. I feel rococo fits the best with my classic lolita aesthetic. I go to the national art gallery and see my favorite paintings at least twice a year.
Hello fellow DC lolita. I have been spoiled by free museums. I feel bad for others sometimes.
Also, your opinion is pretty common anon. When I first learned about Rococo, my teacher told me it is the art style everyone hates. It will always have a special place in my heart with its excessive pink, ornate, and flowery style.
Yeah, I see I misinterpreted the challenge. I'm not a "lifestyler" nor do I read the blog, so I was hoping for something that would help me wear my clothes more often/be more clothes-oriented.
afaik you don't even have to wear a coord a day, you just have to photograph a new coordinate for each day of the month (or however long you want to do it). This is what I will probably go by when I get around to doing it myself:
This is really weird. I was expecting lifestyle stuff like maintaining a flower garden or even just a really beautiful potted plant, learn or improve embroidery skills, read more classic or fantasy lit, bake cute stuff, DIY things, but this is just a bit creepy?
How is it creepy?? Sure, if it's a girl you don't know very well and you know their entire wishlist maybe, but if it's a close friend, why wouldn't you know which dresses they're looking for? I always keep my friends dream dresses in mind when browsing auctions so that I can alert them if something I know they're looking for comes up, and they do the same for me, it's great!
Maybe it's seen as creepy because it uses the word 'memorize' in place of just 'keep in mind' or something.
Not to mention, I wouldn't memorize my friend's wishlist, I'd more likely just remember the ore notable items like main pieces.
I guess it's not creepy to me, but it's not at all what I was expecting in the worst way. Already made a stupid blog post about how I was going to do it, too, so I guess should go edit/delete that and replace it with my own.
Would any gulls be interested in compiling a weekly prompt one?
I was thinking it could be nice to write one up that featured both fashion related prompts and more lifestyle things in alternating weeks. I have a few ideas written down already since I realized this morning that this challenge wasn't exactly going to work for me, but I'd love to get feedback and share ideas with some fellow gulls.
A weekly challenge sounds fun! Things maybe like
>decorate your nails to match your favorite dress
>make time to dress up and have tea by yourself in your nicest dress with your favorite tea set
> start a small herb/flower garden (or if you allready have one, plant a new herb)
And ones a few weeks down the line can look back on previous challenges such as
>pick flowers from your garden and press them for scrap booking or to make a card for a friend
For like valentines day or some shit idk. Just some ideas
Yup definitely! I like the idea of some hair and makeup challenges since so many people fall down on that after they learn to make a decent coord, although I can imagine making them general enough to apply to everyone would be hard.
>sew a lolita item! (skirt, bloomers, apron, etc)
>try your hand at drawing and designing your own lolita outfit!
>pack a basket and have a picnic at the beach or a park! If you cant go anywhere, have a picnic in your backyard (or patio for apartment living lolita)
>go thrifting or antiquing for vintage accessories to compliment your wardrobe
Glad you like them! Ill post some more as they come to me!
Unpopular opinion time but I like how low-maintenance these challenges have been so far. I am straight up not going to have time to do styling or coordinating challenges every single day of 2016 (especially since my work dictates how my make up, nails, and hair look). A weekly prompt challenge might not be horrible but I can still see myself falling behind on it if the challenges don't line up nicely with my work schedule. Lace a la Mode's challenge is manageable without being overwhelming or straight up impractical.
Here again. I really like what >>8795058 and >>8795122 have suggested. I too, however, would like to keep them relatively simple and low-maintenance so that they're not too time consuming or difficult to accomplish, so I'll probably not include anything that requires a ton of sewing or too much equipment. For example, I think sewing small hair accessories or doing crafts like embroidery/felting would be good, but something like "sew an apron" might be too much for some people.
I'm working on a google doc with a simple list of ideas I have so far; if anyone's interested, I can drop an email or something.
I agree. It's 365 days, if it is too much effort people will just give up whenever they are to busy with other things. It also makes it easier to try and catch up for people who missed it for a week.
Yeah same. The suggestions in >>8795122 and >>8795058 are nice but way too intensive for daily challenges, ain't nobody have time for that shit. Besides the author's challenge seems more like putting yourself in a certain ~state of mind~ and not doing random pointless activities like a tea party by yourself.
That said the challenges so far are kind of stupid and only tenuously related to lolita.
I can't wear lolita daily so I think I'm going to make a jar with one note for every day with suggestions like:
>wear something from BRAND today
>wear a headbow/TPs/XYZ today
>start reading that book that makes you feel like a lifestyler
>watch kamikaze girls
And then color code them by how much effort is needed. Red = some kind of pampering to pull after a bloodbath.
Honestly I think the idea of having one prompt per week is a good idea. One prompt per day is nice, but my job and life are so hectic that there are some days when I barely get a second to eat a meal, much less look up the wishlist of a friend and memorize it. Those ideas like going thrifting and having a picnic in lolita are really cute, and they're fun things to look forward to in a busy week without being horribly time consuming. They're also good to do with friends.
I like the idea of doing it once a week, maybe putting out a new prompt on Mondays and everyone has that week to post pictures/blog posts of what they did for their prompt.
That was out of left field. Calm down, anon.
I kind of agree with them.
I want someone to make a casual weekly challenge too but these things don't hold much weight with bloggibg lolitas unless you can link the source of the challenge on your blog, and nobody is going to come forward as the creator of a challenge when there are so many seagulls that hate other people having fun so much that they'll shit on every suggestion.
The level of salt is too damn high.jpeg
Would anyone be willing to give some feedback? I have almost 50 ideas now; I'm sure they're not all great, though. If no one is really interested, I will still post a prompt here when I start posting it to my blog (this Saturday). Because this is off to a slow start and most people have already done it, I'm just making #1 a "Wardrobe Goal" post.
I was thinking that it might be interested to list all 52 somewhere on my blog when I first start making posts, too, so that people in different hemispheres (a couple are seasonal) or with busy schedules could on them as time allowed. For example, if week 25 is "paint your nails to match your coord," but you just had your nails done, you could skip it and come back to it the next week. Yea or nay?
The main drawback I can imagine is that it would kill any sort of group blogging/sharing experience if everyone was posting about a different thing.
I wouldnt post all of them, it wouldn't be as much fun and you might get better ideas later and if someone wants to skip a week because they got their nails done already they will do so.
Ehh i wouldnt post all of them. Maybe at the very end, or you could post what each themebwas for the previous weeks, so people could easily see what they missed, but i wouldnt want someone to go on and make new posts because they skipped ahead of the rest of us. After all, part of the fun is looking foreward to what the next challange will be. It kind of kills it if you know ahead of time.
I made some of the suggestions up thread, and i would definately be super stoaked to participate!
Rock songs, or just loud songs. Choose a song you really dig, with a loud intro that makes you want to pump your fist, jump up and down, and headbang. Much better mood when you wake up to a song you could get pumped up to.
At least, it works for me. The actually pleasant songs I either sleep through, or I get annoyed after a month and have to change it.
This I tried something more slow paced and it didn't even register, I thought my alarm had started fucking up. If you workout to music maybe something from that playlist would work.
Try the first Overture of Phantom of the Opera, should be the first track on any soundtrack. I used to use it as an alarm to startle myself awake, never got sick of it, and PotO is arguably a kind of (gothic-y) lolita thing.
So how about we just come up with some prompts for blogs/tumblrs/whatever as a group here?
I love the ones like try a new hairstyle and post the results.
Maybe things like try a new craft, bake a new treat, or try a new tea.
Lolita related book reviews or suggestions.
Maybe we can make a google doc to keep it for the future.
Do you think that maybe this is also some sort of dig at normal people that lolitas complain about not understanding and staring at them on the street and that these challenges are filled with boring shit just to show that "lolitas are just regular people too!!!!!!!!!!"?
In a way, it could be. I'm not sure what the point of it would be though because the majority of people seeing the stuff will be other Lolitas.
Does anyone else feel like Lor's new video is conveniently timed and themed? I wonder if that's a dig.
She probably knows the challenge though. I didn't really get the point of the video. She made a deal out of how she's not a ~lifestyle lolita~ which seemed pointless because it's not like it's shocking, it's pretty rare to find someone who is.
Aww boo hoo. Like honestly, she can fuck off with that.
Some people really enjoy a lifestyle, and it's not all about being super-ladylike or polite or fake. I'm really disappointed that someone who has been around for as long as she has has such a bad understanding of what it is, and is publicly shitting on it just when people were taking interest again.
We're going to end up back in the "ITS JUST CLOTHES WHATS WRONG WITH YOU STOP HAVING FUN" era again.
if you had watched the video, you would know she is not shitting on it. she just says she's not one, and you don't have to be a lifestyler to be a "real lolita". she specifically says it's okay to be a lifestyle lolita if you like it.
she apparently gets a lot of questions from newbies asking things like "is it okay if I wear lolita and *do non-lolita thing*"?