Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Oval Headdresses?

Notice: In my previous posts, I have written in a "voice" that doesn't completely suit me. From now on, I shall write in my own "voice"-- my writing style. Thus, the tone of this blog will be a bit less formalised.

Now, on this blog I have mentioned three types of Lolita headdresses: round, oval, and rectangular. This was a mistake of mine; I somehow became under the impression that "oval" was its own category.

For clarification, here are examples of each headdress:

Round headdress.
"Oval" headdress.
Rectangular headdress.

The difference between the last two may be difficult to see. The second one, from Victorian Maiden, has a distinctly round edge, whereas the third, from Baby, is more of a rectangle. The truth is, these are both rectangular headdresses; I somehow became confused a while back.

So, for those of you who were wondering what an oval headdress was, I hope this gives clarification.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

How to Help Japan

The disasters in Japan have left many people stranded and many more people missing-- and a lot of people outside the country don't know how to help. So, I have made a compilation of links to help the relief effort.


Global Giving: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund This organization is giving to several different groups who are helping Japanese victims.

The American Red Cross

The Canadian Red Cross

The British Red Cross

Российский Краскый Крест

Missing People

Google Person Finder: 2011 Japan Earthquake A searchable database of missing/found people in Japan. The database has information on people, including whether they are alive, dead, missing, or unknown. You can add to the database if you have information on a person.

I hope this helps.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Lolita and Piano

If I told you that I played piano and guitar, was a lifestyle Loli, and was wondering which instrument to put more focus on, which would you choose?

Throughout my Lolita years, I have occasionally mentioned to someone or another that I played both piano and guitar. Whether I asked them or not, people would consistently encourage me to stick with piano. If I said that I also sang, I would be told that playing piano and singing would be the best way to go.

There was something that I never said, however. The truth is, I love guitar. I also love piano, but guitar is the instrument that speaks to me most. Piano was my first instrument, but it is still almost like a stranger to me.

I was a very timid person, and was afraid of saying that guitar, the instrument that nobody mentioned, was so close to my heart. I still am timid, although I am writing this post. I could never ask, "What about guitar? Isn't it good enough?"

So, now I ask. What about guitar? Isn't it good enough? Could frills and lace really be enough to stop someone from getting out a six-string (or twelve-string) and playing to their heart's content?

Ms. Velveteen decides to play her guitar to her heart's content.
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