The July Bibliotheca theme was 'Vacation', in honor of summer break (that most of us no longer get to experience, RIP). We've asked our bloggers to explore this theme by writing about their travel experiences, tips on how to travel in lolita, dream vacations, or exploring destinations within their own cities.
Bay Area Kei - Bibliotheca July: Vacation - Bay Area Kei goes south!
Some of the Bay Area Kei team travelled down to Orange County in Southern California to help out with a swap meet - check out how each member spent their time!
Crimson Reflections - Bibliotheca July Travel: A Spring Tea
Navigating the challenges of tea in the time of covid, Raine Dragon shares with us how she prepped and planned for an intimate family gathering.
Dearie Dawn - J-fashion Friendly Guide to Toronto
Headed to the Great White North? Check out this detailed list of cafes, shops, and other sightseeing locations for any J-fashion jet-setter!
Mahou Queen - Bibliotheca: Vacation
Just how do you pack a petticoat? Perennial tips for fitting lolita in your luggage, along with musings on dream destinations for the ultimate coord shot.
昔のSewing - Bibliotheca July: Vacation!
A look back to the vacationing trends of the 19th-century...and what everybody was wearing, of course.
Cupcakes & Unicorns
Where does the time go? (If you find it, please share with the class.) Cupcake Kamisama gives a sartorial editorial- wait that pun doesn't quite work. Just click the link.
A sub what now? (Fun fact: Kelp wore Innocent World's Random Dot JSK to the only commencement ceremony she bothered showing up for.)
Us Northern Hemisphereans know that now isn't quite the time for velvet OPs, but you can always plan ahead, right?
Who doesn't love a bitchy cat print! The surprising versatility of Angelic Pretty's Cinema Doll
Dear Gabriella Marie
A detailed account of a marvelous event at Meadow Brook Hall - the Michiganders really know how to (tea) party!
Who doesn't know Barbie and her many hobbies, like tennis, food science... and #vanlife? (Actually that last one does make a lot of sense.)
Hello Lizzie Bee
Lizzie snaps pics of her agejo attire and I wonder why we still don't quite have the tech from 1995 classic teen comedy Clueless...
You know we don't judge here.
Lizzie certainly wasn't feeling blue after this attempt at an iconic eye look👁
Is your coord truly complete without a cute character bag?
Just gals being pals! No, uh, really, tho.
Okay, Kelp's gotta know - who else clicked thru and thought "old Jane Marple?"
Shamelessly stealing Jenna's own "just like super villains, the designers were eager to share their origin stories" for this one.
Spoiler alert: one is Instant Gratification (ohhh yeaaaah!)
Big livejournal energy with this throwback quiz!
Are you one of the spreadsheet people? (It's okay, you're in good company.)
A short but sweet summary of Mahou Queen's singular get
You know Bay Area Kei loves to see it! And by it I mean Taisho Roman. In this context.
Every sewist knows that garment, at the end of the day, where most of your time is gonna be spent wrangling with trim...
The prologue to 昔のSewing's attempt to restore two older pieces in a challenging fabric
I don't go here...but I would go eat here!
This post has everything - Europe-only energy drink flavors, caviar taste tests, closet cosplay...
I hope someone walked the runway to ♬who is the tenth floor....ghost! girl!♪
As soon as I read "antique dresses kissed by darkness" I gave up on this blurb. Not gonna top that.
Readers, Kelp couldn't write a blurb for this one either because she was relating too hard to also having index nails that curve downward. Is this a thing? Should we start a support group?
Sometimes the auction gods smile upon you...and then you end up with a big shipping bill.
Honestly, what's more fun than the simple joy of eating out at a restaurant late at night? (Prolly a lot of things, actually. But the Bay Area Kei crew are pretty much all night owls, so hashtag relatable.)
Changing brow shapes is always tricky - will Sei's attempt pay off?