I decided to participate in this week's Lolita Blog Carnival by introducing some of my previous, more ore less historically inspired coordinates
My favourite era to draw inspiration from is Rococo - how could it not be with its ridiculous opulence and luxury? Baby's Marie Antoinette OP is of course in itself very Rococo-esque. It's a dress one simply can not wear casually, and therefore I don't get to wear it that often. But when I do, I feel really special, like I just started wearing lolita and it feels all new, fresh and ecxiting. There's a love at first sight feeling to this dress that's yet to fade. It's one of my dreamdresses. ♥
The French Revolution isn't really my thing, as I'm a royalist by heart, but I have to admit I really like their colours. I wore this outfit to Mimi's bachlorette party, which had a French Revolution theme. Of course the chemise type dress seen here (and handmade by Mimi), also worn by the revolutionists, was originally made fashionable by none other than Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France. I've always loved the irony in that.
Deary me, this one is so old! But this Angelic Pretty's dress also has some Rococo influence on the upper part, and that's why I purchased it. I really like this dress but don't wear it that often, because it's quite uncomfortable to be in. Shame, really.
For this outfit, I wanted to get Vintage-like feeling with the hat and the classical pumps. The dress (handmade by Mimi) also has historical inspirations; the unicorn print is from a Medieval tapestry, and the fabric choises and the golden embroidery on the shoulder straps were inspired by British Renaissance.
This Victorian Maiden's OP clearly has some Victorian vibes. The laceup boots add to it.
So, those were some examples of how I like to bring historical inspiration to my outfits. What is your favourite era to draw inspiration from? Or are you not that interested in history at all? Do share your thoughts in the comments!
The other LBC participants