Lately I've taken a habit of writing different kind of positive lists into a notebook dedicated for this. I list things that inspire me, things I would like to do, places I would like to visit, things that I am thankful for, and so on. The most recent list I wrote under the title "What I would like to see in lolita next". I thought I'd share that with you, too. So, here we go...
♥ More natural, but still gorgeous make up styles
♥ Relaxed (e.g. curly hair kept loose) hairdos made of one's own hair
♥ Practicality, wearability, comfyness
♥ Dainty, elegant outfits with some historical influence - "old times" feeling
♥ Old school lolita influences
♥ Having fun with colours
♥ Luxurious details (such as lace, bows, frills)
♥ Great quality fabrics (e.g. cotton velvet, silk, linen) and shoes (real leather only)
I long for this fashion to move towards more relaxed, wearable direction. I wish to see outfits that are easy and comfy to wear, but not boring in the least. Oufits that are of great quality and coordinated with care and love to detail. Outfits that you can wear for a trip to your local library, or a nice cup of tea at your favorite tea shop. Outfits that even on a hot summer day feel good to wear. In short, I would like to see outfits that are less costume-like and more natural. I know this is an unpopular opinion, but I am getting tired of this trend or always more, always bigger, always better. I would like to see something more simple for a change.
All that being said, I'd like to introduce you to a small, starting clothing brand owned by two Finnish ladies, Twin Flower. They make beautiful lolita clothes using recycled materials whenever that's possible. Their brand just happens to have just the kind of look that inspires me right now. All of the pictures used for this post are from Twin Flower (and posted with their permission) - so please do check out their Facebook page, and if you like what you see, remember to show your support to them.
What would you, dear readers, like to see in lolita (or fashion in general) next? Feel free to discuss in the comments!
P.S. Since someone is most likely going to ask this, if I don't say it, I spill it out now; no, this blog post is not sponsored or suggested by Twin Flower. All of the opinions, as well as my adoration for this brand, are purely my own and genuine. First I wrote my list by hand, then I thought about making it into a blog post, and only after that I had the idea that Twin Flower's pictures would go greatly with this post. They are saving me a lot of trouble by kindly letting me use their pictures, and I like to promote Finnish design whenever I get the chance, so this is a win-win situation all around.
P.P.S. To those (foreign?) readers that might not know about this; in Finland there is actually a law that forbids bloggers to do co-operation with brands without clearly stating it in their blog posts. So if I ever get a chance for a co-operation with a brand that I actually like (Hello, Twin Flower!), you can rest assured that I will most certainly tell it very clearly. ;)