Dec 14, 2011

Tea time!

A tea post is a must in a lolita blog. Here's mine!

I've always liked tea, even though I'm not as refined as many others. I don't have high understanding when it comes to water temperature, cups with right shapes, the quality of tea leafs and such. Still, I'm very interested in Western tea traditions. It's such a pity that you can't find a tea house in Finland where you could get afternoon tea (at least I haven't found one). I've also always wanted to host a tea party meet up - I just didn't own some necessities such as a tea pot... But now I do!

I was randomly searching for Christmas presents yesterday and came along this pale blue tea pot at Clas Ohlson. It was only 15€ so I had to buy it! I've been looking for a tea pot since... hmm, forever? And this one was just perfect. It is the exact colour of my Arabia KoKo tableware and even the style is quite similar.

...and it also goes well with my Green Gate cups! (The camera changes the colours, in natural light there seems to be no difference at all between the pot and the polka dot cup).

It is big enough to serve at least for four and can be washed in a washign machine.

Of course, I'd love some cute flowery tea set with gold decorations, but they are both super expensive and impractical. I also don't have the space to store multiple tableware sets and they are hard to come by. So this pot is just perfect!

My favourite tea is black tea, even though I drink some green ones too. I like Earl Gray a lot, it's what my father prefers so I've always been drinking it and it's quite nostalgic. Many flavoured teas are lovely too, at the moment I especially enjoy Spring Flower tea from Indiska (I know, not very Christmas-like ^^;). It's a black tea flavoured with almond crocant, fudge, egg liqueur and cream. Very sweet and the scent is heavenly <3 I also like chai tea and everything else with spices like cinnamon, cardamom or vanilla. I prefer my tea with sugar, no milk, lightly infused.

I'd love to try scones with clotted cream and jam, one of the most traditional treats to go with afternoon tea. Anyone tried them? I'd also make cupcakes, sandwitches, pastries and a cake to go with tea ^^ ...and now I'm getting hungry.

It seems it's time to go and eat something :D

Dec 4, 2011

Breaking Dawn


I went to watch Breaking Dawn with my friends (I won't even bother to tell in how many ways it was a lousy movie) and I wanted to wear my Milky Planet ^^ This is yet another casual coordinate, but I prefer oversweet prints with everything else toned down.

skirt: Dream of Lolita
cutsew, tights: H&M
shoes: YesStyle
pearls: Ninja
hair bow: Classical Puppets

Nov 30, 2011

TaoBao order

So! My TaoBao order finally arrived.

I used DollyPoddle's shopping service, she can be found on Facebook by "TaoBao and Anna House shopping service". She was very kind and helpful and it was easy to communicate with her. I would recommend her if you need a shopping service ^^

Here's my order:

A blouse from KidsYoYo. Originally I was going to order a simpler one but then my sweet side got me... This is a good basic blouse anyway, it's good to have other colours than white too.

A close up. Lots of bows... I might remove some of them ^^; The buttons are heart-shaped <3 There is also a snap-on button at the highes point of bust to prevent the blouse from opening between the buttons. A very thoughtful of them, as western lolitas often aren't as flat as the easterns ones.
The Sweet Little Chocolate -skirt from KidsYoYo. I think the mint base makes this a bit more versatile as it can be coordinated to both mint and pink, as well as brown. The quality is very good, there are no mistakes, even tiny ones, at all.

I love the details!
They had a brand name lace made for them! The quality is also very good.
I ordered the necklace in both colours. They were shipped in adorable boxes as shown in the photo. These are handmade my the company owner. I intended to take one apart and make earrings and such, but I'm not sure I have the heart to do so...
As you can see, they vary a little. These are totally adorable.
More details.
The headdress and a removable bow from the skirt. The heart is from the headdress, it is detachable. The bow is loose enough to move along the hairband so it's very variable.
A Milky Planet -replica from Dream of Lolita. They are often referred as a low quality seller, but this is a very nicely done. The sewing is good, colours at least to me seem to be just like the original and the lace is soft and pretty. There's also a slim built-in petticoat. For a casual coordinate I'd love to combine this with pink UGG boots and thick knee-high wool socks with pompoms ^^
The print. The dark pink isn't actually as bold as in the photo but the bad winter light makes it look like this.
Lace close up.
Removable bow from the skirt, Milky Planet headdress and three hair bows from Classical Puppets. They are a perfect colour match ^^
The big bow (in the picture above it's the one placed highest).
One of the small bows, on the back you can see the one from the skirt. The colour match is quite nice, isn't it? :)
Boots from Antaina. These were quite necessary, as I don't own any loliable boots except for a couple of brown, very old ones that doesn't actually match anything I own.
Black shoes from Antaina. Black ones are a must-have even though I don't have that much black loli pieces. I love the heart buckles.
Pink ones from Antaina too. Until now I only had white and mint ones, so it's now easier to coordinate some of my dresses.

I also bought a petticoat for casual use, it isn't very poofy. It also isn't very pretty so I didn't take a photo ^^;

Now I have two more complete coordinates as the blouse can go with both Sweet Chocolate and Milky Planet. Too bad these both have a very spring-like feeling in them ^^;

For Christmas I'd love to have a red velvet skirt, maybe with embroidery. My mother has a sewing machine that can do embroidery and I spotted the perfect velvet at the fabric store, but it was just a liiiiittle bit expensive so we'll see...


Nov 23, 2011

Less Expensive Brands - KidsYoYo

Long time no see ^^;

As I've told, brand clothes aren't my piece of cake (or my wallet's, as it is...) so what to do when there's something I just can't make myself? To turn to the less expensive "brands",  of course. These less expensive ones include places like Bodyline, FanPlusFriend and shops in TaoBao, like Rose Melody, Infanta, Dear Celine and KidsYoYo. I have ordered clothes from Bodyline and FanPlusFriend and also talked about them previously. I'm now intending to focus on TaoBao brands, starting with KidsYoYo.

As I've neither personally communicated with them nor received my order yet, this won't be a review. I'll just highlight some of my favourite pieces from them.

KidsYoYo is one of the most high-profile Chinese lolita brands. Their quality is good and prices higher than most, for example their JSK prices ranging from 45€ to 70€. (Not very expensive, but when compared to brands like Dream of Lolita or Lolita Princess with their JSK's priced 30€...)

They are also a personal favourite of mine, with their sweet-classic style and lovely colours. Here are some of my must-have-these -items:

This set of skirt, jacket and headdress is my number one love at the moment. It's a part of their Classical Violin series, available in dusty mint and dusty pink. I adore both colours, but would probably end up with this dusty mint. The jacket could be worn with regular clothing too.

This is sold out at the moment, but one can hope they'll re-stock. Luckily they usually do ^^
A coat with a cape, a beret and a muffler, also Classical Violin series. This isn't available at the moment either, at least not in pink. Oh well, wouldn't have the money anyway... But I love it to pieces!

A blouse and a skirt from Sweet Little Chocolate series. These are also available in mint and pink. I ordered the skirt in mint, a headdress and a necklace a while ago ^^ As this series is more decorated than many other of theirs, I decided to go with the skirt instead of a JSK. This way I can downplay it to everyday use with regular shoes and top. The sweets motifs on the bottom are totally adorable. I ordered two necklaces, I'm going to make other accessories with one of them and keep the other one.

This one is gorgeous. Not actually lolita (the lower hem is removable, though, so with a petticoat it's totally loliable), but a very beautiful and detailed piece anyway. I could never wear this, because grey looks horrible on me and I'm not slim enough for this kind of loose, full-lenght dress (one needs to be absolutely tiny to look good in this). But nothing can stop me from loving it!!

Now I can just wait for my Little Chocolates to arrive <3 I'll be sure to share them with you.

I also made a new layout, there are me and my friend Christina in the banner picture. How do you like the new look?


Oct 9, 2011

Outfits and nails


I was planning on making a little chance on Rose Tea Sugar: to post pictures about non-lolita outfits too. Not too often, but sometimes I wear something I think might be interesting enought to share.

 Here's my Tuesday's school outfit. On Tuesdays and Fridays I go to Technical University for my Japanese lessons. It's extremely fun to wear something colourful and make all those boys-wearing-black-hoods go blind by all the colours ^^

One of my favourite aspect of Bodyline's skirts is the removable bow. I think it's supposed to be worn on the waist but I prefer to put it on my hair or even use it as a brooch.
This outfit I wore on Monday but I didn't have the time to take a photo so I took this one on Tuesday too. Luckily I wore my hair the same way both days.

I'm totally in love with this huge cutsew/t-shirt. I paid 2€ for it and it's size 42, hehe. I think it looks great when combined with skinny jeans like in this picture, or with a short skirt like this - I own a skirt like that too.

I also made my nails yesterday (ignore my ugly cuticles...) I got inspired by this post at Cupcake's Clothes, it was highlighted at F Yeah Lolita a while ago. I had some difficulties, like the lack of colours - the only non-seethrough colour is mint, blue and pink needed a white base to have any colour at all and I had to mix white and dark purple to get light one. But I'm quite happy with the result ^^

And lastly, I finally ordered some clothes and shoes from TaoBao. I've been planning to do so for a while now and finally did! I'll post a review when I get them.


Sep 13, 2011



Umm, this is a little late, ehehe ^^; But anyway:

 The picture quality isn't the best as we totally forgot about the pictures until it was too late so the light was lousy. Sorry ^^;

Here's my outfit for Saturday. A classic coordinate with a hint of steampunk. I was going to make a gearwheel print for the white skirt, I had it all planned and ready in my computer but I could find an ink printer anywhere! Only laser printers... So no gearwheels.
 ...I did draw some on the corner of my eye, though. I love the jacket, it is from Lindex but for this coord it's absolutely perfect. On the hat, there's a big bow made of satin ribbon, some hat lace and an ostrich feather. I love ostrich feathers <3
 My outfit for Sunday. This one was quite simple, but OTT still isn't my thing. I love the old-fashioned way when it comes to the amount of accessories (though OTT is fun too). I rather go over the top with my hair (I love GothicLolitaWigs!) and the amount of fabric (the hem is six meters!)
 Another picture, just because the light was beautiful <3
And the a totally random picture that's got nothing to do with anything.

And that's it for the photoes. I did take a lot at the lolita fashion show (loved that, by the way), but I had to zoom in a lot, light was bad and flash didn't reach the stage, so they didn't turn out well at all.

I also got an invitation to visit Crème de la Garderobe, a lolita fashion market on November. I really want to go, hopefully I have time for that!


Aug 31, 2011



I made myself a new calendar and decorated a notebook and a folder to match it. These aren't exactly lolita, but I think they give a nice classic-steampunk feeling (by the way, I'm going to wear a steampunk coord to Tracon next weekend ^^) I used decoration cards I got from a bookstore and added some stickers. The gold lace on the corners is cut from a cake decoration (the thing you put between the cake and the plate, I don't have the faintest idea what it's called in English). I also added a matching bracelet to my pencil case. (The notebook is for my Japanese course - I finally managed to get it into my curriculum. I'm so happy!)

What do you think of these:

Next post will probably be about my coords to Tracon ^^

Regards, Giselle

Aug 18, 2011

Yesterday's look

 Hi! Here's another casual coordinate. I wanted to use all the pastel colours from the print to make it as sweet as possible ^^
Here's a close-up of the brooch - the same I wore for the concert.

That's all this time!


Aug 16, 2011

Arboretum photoes


Here are the photoes from the Extreme Edges -meet up. Photo credits to SilkSucre.

And when we were just about to leave, the wind started. Really, it was hard not to fall down! But the meet up was great <3


Aug 13, 2011



On Tuesday I travelled to Sweden to see Gackt's concert!! I've always liked Gackt, but never been a huge fan. My boyfriend's been his loyal fan since, hmm, forever so I took the chance and went with him. I'm so happy I did, as it was totally awesome.

Gackt <3

He's so cute <3 (Not to mention the "I'll remove my shirt and hey, maybe even my pants...!!" -part. Well, he also has a great body :p)

<3 <3 <3

/end of fangirl-mode.

I wore lolis, this is how I looked like. (I had to remove the not-so-pretty background.)

The picture isn't the best quality: my boyfriend is great but taking photoes isn't one of his strong points. The print is actually a lot bolder, the dark pink parts are exactly the same colour as my top. The brooch is quite similar to the candy jewellery I made for my mint x pink -coord for Desucon, it's actually made at the same time. The skirt is from Bodyline, I got it on April but I had to change it a little and I didn't have the time to finish it until now.

For the longest time I've had troubles with making pretty, lasting curls. Either they don't curl at all or they'll be flat in a minute. This time I managed, though, these made it through the whole concert! A tiara has been on my wish list since I first started wearing lolita and now I finally got one!

I would have loved pink shoes for this, but I don't have any. They are the next thing to buy. I think I'll try TaoBao, someone recommended a good shopping service.

Here's a close-up. This print is absolutely lovely, maybe the best from BL. Originally I don't like black but for casual coords it's the best as it tones down even the sweetest prints. Imagine this one with mint instead of black - makes my teeth ache from all that sugarness. Not that it would be a bad thing, though, just not so casual :D


I think that my meetup photoes can be saved, so I'll probably post some of them in a few day's time. See you then!


Aug 6, 2011

Chess Chocolate

Hi hi!

I know that I just posted a couple of hours ago, but I just have to post this! As I've been totally off-lolita recently I just noticed this now, but...

Oh my good, my absolute dream dress. It's sweet, classic and a little hime at the same time, I love it love it love it <3 If I'll ever buy a brand dress, it's going to be this one. This is so gorgeous!

I. Want. This.

The end.