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Most human beings agree: food is good. Here are some humans from planet Earth discussing their very human-like thoughts on food-related topics.

Crimson Reflections - Current Trends: Lemons!

Yet another case of “Kelp can’t think of a blurb because she got distracted reading the post” - this time, by the incredible idea to try to recreate desserts on lolita prints. (Also, I wonder if there’s a loquat print out there…)

frillSquid - Bibliotheca: Food

Ever wonder where frillSquid falls on the McDonald’s triangle meme? You’ll find that out, and also a lot more important things. (Do people use that meme anymore? Am I out of date…)

I Don't Know Much But I'm Learning - Bibliotheca November: Food

All about famous food-themed brand Q-pot! (Actually sometimes they do non-food things…)

Luna by the Lake with Cake - Tea Time Recipes!

Nothing better than random society cookbooks you pick up at a thrift store (Kelp has several!)

Mahou Queen - Bibliotheca: Food

What are your fav food prints? Kelp’s is obviously Jane Marple’s Anniversary Cake.

昔のSewing - Bibliotheca November: Food

Strawberries! On clothes! It’s been a thing for a while, apparently.

Stephano - I had a fashion photoshoot inside H Mart

You’ve heard of Crying in H Mart, now get ready for- oh you haven’t heard of it? Well, it’s a memoir- wait, uh, please enjoy this Stephano editorial, featuring the most beautiful eggplant you’ve ever seen. (SFW. I promise.)


Crimson Reflections

Rating my Wishlist Items from 10 Years Ago

It’s time…to go back…in time…wait where was I going with this. Raine Dragon chats about dream dresses of days past in this retrospective post!

Response to 'A Critique of Lolita Fashion'

Did you know researching even fairly recent fashion history is shockingly difficult? Oh, you did? Cuz Novala Takemoto mentioned it specifically in So Pretty, Very Rotten? Well you’ll definitely enjoy this look at an early fashion magazine discussion of ‘lolitas’!

Winter 2022-2023 Lucky Pack Round Up!

Love to gamble responsibly? You’ll want to bookmark this list!


Cupcakes & Unicorns

October Coords Roundup

That’s a lot of coords! (Also, I see a wild Konbini Market👀)

The Banquet of Hexen and Menschenfresser Event Report

Talk about google-proofing your event name…wait this is that big event that happened in a castle! Europe, man.

No Buy Support Challenge Summary

Are you one of those spreadsheet lolitas? Cuz this post has not one, but TWO pie charts.

November Coords Roundup

So many coords! So many styles! You’ll ooh! You’ll aah!- wait, but not in a scary way.


Dear Gabriella Marie

10 Ideas For The (Aspiring) Lifestyle Lolita

Spoiler: one of the ideas is Read More Blogs. This message is endorsed by Bay Area Kei.


Dearie Dawn

Different ways to wear a JSK + Bridgerton Experience in Toronto

Have you heard of this Bridgerton thing? Apparently it’s really popular with the kids these days…


Hello Lizzie Bee

Winter himekaji co☆de

Are legwarmers officially back yet? 🤔

My grandad’s birthday (ノ´ з `)ノ

Seeing fries in a little metal cup makes me crave Red Robin…

New nail ♡ pink plaid

Pink goes with everything, right?

Hime gyaru co*de ♡ theatre date ♡

Okay but I do think these twintail wigs have come back. Or have they never left?

Eczema skincare GETS

Warning hungry readers: there’s yet another delicious looking cup o’ fries in this post.


I Don't Know Much But I'm Learning

Day 23: What's your favorite animal and why?

Day 24: What's your favorite fairy tale or myth?

Day 25: Thoughts on cottagecore?

Day 26: How do people react when you wear mori?

Day 27: What is the most difficult thing about wearing mori?

Day 28: Any tips for wearing mori?

Day 29: Have you made any mori friends?

Day 30: If you were a mythological creature, what kind would you be?

The final chapters of the epic showdown in this woodland wrasslin’ - wait, it’s not that kind of challenge? Well, still an impressively strong finish!



Designer Interviews – Hasegawa from PUTUMAYO

The first of hopefully a series of translated J-fashion articles from years past, featuring a 2005 interview from Gothic Lolita & Punk Brand Book

Designer Interviews – Kato Kuniko (GLP, 2005)

Another translated interview from the June 2005 Gothic Lolita & Punk Brand Book, this time featuring popular lolita designer Kato Kuniko!



Perfume Coffret JSK – Lief – Indie Brand Review

What is it with brands releasing dresses with very shallow princess seams?? Kinda defeats the point…

Le Fantôme de l’Antiquaire – Violet Fane – Indie Brand Review

I saw this in person and can confirm it is Very Gobelin.

5 Gifts for Sweet Lolitas, Gothic Lolitas, and Classic Lolitas

This ¢la$$i¢ lolita would like cold, hard, cash💸

2022 Black Friday Kawaii Round-Up

Black Friday may be over, but some of these deals and releases aren’t!

Konbini Market JSK – The Black Ribbon – Indie Brand Review

Hey…I think I know that brand…


Luna by the Lake with Cake

Long Time No See!!

Welcome back!

Lifestyle Lolita Ideas for Work (When you can’t wear the fashion)

Do you have to shower in to work in a clean room? Yeah, me neither. But that’s my go-to example.

2 Minute Daily Makeup Look That Works for Lolita Fashion

Kelp tip: wear sunglasses indoors to avoid doing eye makeup!

Simple Lolita Fashion Hairstyles for Shoulder Length Hair

For when just throwing on a wig is maybe not the best idea…

Clip in Bows are Underrated!

Is this what the kids call a “hot take”? Trying to stay hip here.



Happy 100 Posts, 昔のSewing!

Congratulations! Here’s to 100 more!

Velveteen JSKs Restoration: The Sewing (Neckties)

Prolly the easiest thing to replace, but you know. Not with the whole velveteen factor.

Mukashi no Sewing & Bay Area Kei Gramarye Present “The Afterlife of Clothes”

Hey, it’s us! Thanks again for being a panelist at *puts on spooky voice* Gramarye…Afterlife…

Spotlight: Storage and Curation (Part 4)

This is reminding Kelp that she needs to air out and re-pack her kimono…at some point…



Izakaya Hi Fall Menu Tasting

Once again, Stephano is here to make readers very hungry.



Heavenly Bodies NYC 2018

A look back at another incredible trip! Resident globe-trotter Sporkii provides a detailed account of this exquisite exhibit (and more).


Sweet Dreams

Casual Looks, Exciting News

Congrats on the news! What news? You’ll have to click through…

Latest Buyee Haul

Yeah that exchange rate is really something, isn’t it?

Fancy Sushi Date

Important question: is it possible to have a non-fancy sushi date? Conveyor sushi maybe? Kelp’s allergic to fish so she can’t test this hypothesis…

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