Swap Meet Score: Lief Sacred Night

The adorable Rachel, who I had the pleasure of meeting for the first time during ILD, held a swap meet this past weekend. She rents office space in the city for her start up and it was such a fantastic spot for the event, especially in the winter time. We were tucked away safe and sound indoors away from creepers ogling over us. More impressive was how many people came and went during the event. Its super hard to coordinate something like this in NYC where we have so many lolitas. I do hope she enjoyed it and will host another in the future. For my first time selling, I think I did well. Sold 2 dresses, a skirt, a blouse and a bag.

lief sacred night styled more otome kei than gothic

And with cash in hand, from one of the dresses I sold, I instantly reinvested in this beauty. Christine, whom I admire so much, arrived with a suitcase full to the brim and with her own clothing rack!! Here I was camped on the floor across from her, eyeing each piece as she pulled it from the case, put it on a hanger, and added it to her little pop up shop. What I didn’t know was how badly I needed this dress until she pulled it from her bottomless bag. I hadn’t come across it before. Enter Lief Sacred Night into my life.

What do I love about it? First, its velveteen which I adore for its softness. Next, its long so there will be no tall girl issues with this jem. And third, I am a total sucker for high contrast so the bold black print against the white base really speaks to me. Oh yeah, and did I mention gothic architecture!!

Google says the typical styling for this dress is either a black or a red blouse. Phooey to that. How about an otome-esq, casual, stripe cutsew instead. {Sheri sifts through her wardrobe… check.} And to put my personal spin on it how about soft pink accessories that say winter. Fur handbag, ok. Neko mimi beret, sounds good. Hello cute pink and black coordinate. I think I am ready to celebrate the New Year in style now :3

Juicy Cherries for Spring

As a little treat to myself, I splurged this week.  Purchased Baby the Stars Shine Bright new spring print. It has a, ahem, rather questionable title – Cherish My Juicy Cherry.  Don’t get me started!  The name has plenty of commentary across the online community.  The crew at Tokyo Rebel, NYC’s Lolita bastion, put it the most polite, “This print series from Baby proves both that the company has a sense of humor about their series titles and that they still do make straight sweet Lolita prints in traditional sweet colorways.”

Once I got over the name, I fell head-over-heels for the print.  I am a bit old school when it comes to lolita styles, which might have to do with, oh I don’t know, the fact that I am not the youngest follower of the fashion. My real passion though is for over-the-top sweet lolita.  Clearly I don’t believe the fashion has an age limit, or I wouldn’t wear it, but I have been hesitant to  strut a full on OTT look.  This print could change that.

Hurry postman, hurry, and bring the goodies home to me:

  • 136★220 Cherish My Juicy Cherry Candy JSK  – in sax
  • 136★816 Cherish My Juicy Cherry OTK Socks – in sax
  • 136★919 Cherish My Juicy Cherry Ribbon Headbow – in sax
  • Antaina Tea Parties – in red

Sweet Dreams, Sheri

 

 

 

P.S.  This will be my first time ever wearing a blue print.  Could have very easily gone for the pink version… but why not live a little.