The Quest For Ultima Loli

Bringing more girly stuff into my everyday wardrobe, little by little! Go follow my new blog, VanDressed, for more dress-up misadventures! I’ll still be wearing lolita every now and then, but I need more toned-down girly stuff that’s suitable for weather in the Philippines. :)

VanDressed is my dress-up blog, so you’ll see makeup, wigs, cosplay, and everyday fashion. Follow me there? :)

vandressed:

I love M’Lady!

M’Lady is a new line of princess-themed bags by the bubbly sweetheart, Jiandra Alda. Her sweetness is reflected in all of her designs, and I consider myself lucky to have been her very first customer! T’was super lucky that she released her first batch of bags right after my birthday, which meant I had some funds to spare. ♥ 

Love, love, love the feminine feel to this bag. It’s also functional, mind you, and it’s taken a bit of abuse from me. While Jiandra has advised against carrying heavier things in this bag, I decided to put it to a test. I think I’ve carried up to 10 pounds of stuff in this bag for short periods of time. It’s gone through malls, thrift shops (bumped into a couple of racks, too!), and I’ve even ridden public transportation with it. If you know what public transport is like in the Philippines, then you know what this bag has gone through. XD

Aaaand of course, we can’t forget the Outfit Breakdown:

Lace-collared top: thrifted
Eyelet bubble skirt: b+ab Gotta Pick My Precious Love Collection
Low heels: off-brand
Bag: M’Lady

You can HYPE this look here.

As part of a collaboration with M’Lady, I’ll be posting more outfit photos to show you what kinds of things you can wear with these bags, and even show you what you can cram in them! :D

That’s it for now, loves! I’ll be doing my best to catch up on entries, and I’m planning more shoots in the near future. Time to have fun!

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Photography by JR Madrasto

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I’ve joined another model search. This time it’s for dolldelight! She’s looking for someone to represent her brand in the Philippines, and I believe I’d do a good job at it! Please vote for me? I need to get into the next round! <3
»> click here to vote «<
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Doing another round of this at the sort of start of the year.
V is taking 2013 head on and is going to do some great things that matter to her. It’d be great if you could do me a personal solid and give her some votes. She’s a bit behind at the moment but I’m confident she can grab a few more votes to make into the the Top 20. I feel she’s a strong candidate as she not only can wear and model clothes well, but she also knows what hair and wig styles go with what, creating her own signature look. As evidenced above.
Every bit counts and the final tally is this Saturday. It’ll only take a few moments to register a vote. You can check out more of her in the plug list below but first off:
Follow the link to drop a vote.

Reblog if you want to share this on your timeline with your own friends. Would appreciate any extra support that comes in from folks from everywhere else. Thanks all.
Plugs For V:

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I’ve joined another model search. This time it’s for dolldelight! She’s looking for someone to represent her brand in the Philippines, and I believe I’d do a good job at it! Please vote for me? I need to get into the next round! <3

»> click here to vote «<

subdivided:

Doing another round of this at the sort of start of the year.

V is taking 2013 head on and is going to do some great things that matter to her. It’d be great if you could do me a personal solid and give her some votes. She’s a bit behind at the moment but I’m confident she can grab a few more votes to make into the the Top 20. I feel she’s a strong candidate as she not only can wear and model clothes well, but she also knows what hair and wig styles go with what, creating her own signature look. As evidenced above.

Every bit counts and the final tally is this Saturday. It’ll only take a few moments to register a vote. You can check out more of her in the plug list below but first off:

Follow the link to drop a vote.


Reblog if you want to share this on your timeline with your own friends. Would appreciate any extra support that comes in from folks from everywhere else. Thanks all.

Plugs For V:


Like on Facebook | Follow on Twitter | Add on Tumblr

Where do you get all of the Japanese-themed fabrics from? They are pretty~ <3

I found my oriental-themed fabrics online! :) eBay’s a great place, if you’re careful enough. :D

vandressed:

Dress me up, dress me down.
I’m Vanessa, and I love dressing up. I’m a cosplayer, a lolita, and a frustrated girly-girl.
VanDressed will be my online dumpsite for all things that are related to dressing up, like shopping hauls, fashion (mis)adventures, and even some crafting/propwork. Starting this blog has been in the back of my head for a long time, and it’s finally here! You will find all manner of entries, from wig and makeup trials to OOTDs, costume progress, sewing/crafting projects, features on the people who inspire me and my style, and the occasional underwear-related post. If any of that sounds even remotely interesting to you, then hit that “Follow” button! :)——————————Photo credits (L-R): Jio Verona, Keru Bear, Martin Callanta——————————Facebook || YouTube || LOOKBOOK.nu || Instagram

Hello there! Some of you may have noticed that I&#8217;m not actively posting here anymore. &lt;/3 It&#8217;s because I haven&#8217;t dressed up in loli in a while. It&#8217;s impractical in my line of work, and I don&#8217;t get to go out much anymore. :(
That being said, I still do dress up, just not in lolita. If you&#8217;re still interested in following my fashion and cosplay misadventures, then please follow VanDressed, my new dress-up blog. 
What can you expect from VanDressed? OOTDs, cosplays, makeup and wig styling tutorials, and some crafts posts. I&#8217;ll also be posting WIPs of my propwork, costumes, and clothes. Pretty much everything I do here, except it&#8217;s no longer limited to lolita.
I will still post here on occasion, but I&#8217;ll definitely be spending more time over there. 
Plenty of love and hugs,Vanessa ♥ 

vandressed:

Dress me up, dress me down.

I’m Vanessa, and I love dressing up. I’m a cosplayer, a lolita, and a frustrated girly-girl.

VanDressed will be my online dumpsite for all things that are related to dressing up, like shopping hauls, fashion (mis)adventures, and even some crafting/propwork. Starting this blog has been in the back of my head for a long time, and it’s finally here! You will find all manner of entries, from wig and makeup trials to OOTDs, costume progress, sewing/crafting projects, features on the people who inspire me and my style, and the occasional underwear-related post. 

If any of that sounds even remotely interesting to you, then hit that “Follow” button! :)

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Photo credits (L-R): Jio Verona, Keru Bear, Martin Callanta

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Hello there! Some of you may have noticed that I’m not actively posting here anymore. </3 It’s because I haven’t dressed up in loli in a while. It’s impractical in my line of work, and I don’t get to go out much anymore. :(

That being said, I still do dress up, just not in lolita. If you’re still interested in following my fashion and cosplay misadventures, then please follow VanDressed, my new dress-up blog. 

What can you expect from VanDressed? OOTDs, cosplays, makeup and wig styling tutorials, and some crafts posts. I’ll also be posting WIPs of my propwork, costumes, and clothes. Pretty much everything I do here, except it’s no longer limited to lolita.

I will still post here on occasion, but I’ll definitely be spending more time over there. 

Plenty of love and hugs,
Vanessa  

The last few weeks have been pure insanity.
And I wouldn&#8217;t have it any other way. For now, here&#8217;s a picture of me and my friends goofing off. 
I&#8217;ll be getting around to doing lolita shoots soon, so stay tuned for those! I have to re-shoot my wig styling video because the video file got corrupted during file transfer.&#160;; A&#160;;
I&#8217;m also planning to do a mini-series of blog entries about people who inspire me, fashion-wise! Some of them will not be lolitas, but they&#8217;re still pretty awesome. I&#8217;ll be starting on those soon. :D
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Photo credits: Jio Verona
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The last few weeks have been pure insanity.

And I wouldn’t have it any other way. For now, here’s a picture of me and my friends goofing off. 

I’ll be getting around to doing lolita shoots soon, so stay tuned for those! I have to re-shoot my wig styling video because the video file got corrupted during file transfer. ; A ;

I’m also planning to do a mini-series of blog entries about people who inspire me, fashion-wise! Some of them will not be lolitas, but they’re still pretty awesome. I’ll be starting on those soon. :D

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Photo credits: Jio Verona

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I&#8217;M STILL ALIVE 8D
Sorry for being so inactive lately, schoolwork pretty much took over my life. But lookie! Here&#8217;s a sneak peek at my newest video project! ♥ This is a quickie tutorial on how to re-curl your wigs without &#8220;hurting&#8221; them as much. :P 
It&#8217;s been a while since I shot anything, and this&#8217;ll take a while to edit and upload, but I&#8217;ll definitely update here when it&#8217;s uploaded! :D
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I’M STILL ALIVE 8D


Sorry for being so inactive lately, schoolwork pretty much took over my life. But lookie! Here’s a sneak peek at my newest video project! ♥ This is a quickie tutorial on how to re-curl your wigs without “hurting” them as much. :P 

It’s been a while since I shot anything, and this’ll take a while to edit and upload, but I’ll definitely update here when it’s uploaded! :D

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1 Wig, 4 Looks, featured on Gothic Lolita Wigs&#8217; blog.
Had fun shooting this set! Twintails wigs can be very versatile, you don&#8217;t have to wear it the exact same way everyone else does. XD
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Photo credits: Pat Santos
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1 Wig, 4 Looks, featured on Gothic Lolita Wigs’ blog.

Had fun shooting this set! Twintails wigs can be very versatile, you don’t have to wear it the exact same way everyone else does. XD

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Photo credits: Pat Santos

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Hello! I saw you on the GLW FB page, and your cute style immediately caught my eye! :) I'm considering purchasing a princess collection wig and a long curly one from GLW, and I was wondering what your experiences have been with the frizziness/tangled-ness, etc of GLW's curly wigs? Do you have any tips on wig maintanence and how to get out tangles without destroying curls? Thank you so much!!

I’m pretty careful with my wigs, so no frizziness or tangles. A lot of people do have that problem though, and I don’t know why.

I say brush the curls individually, and be VERY patient with it. It’ll end up looking fluffier and more natural.

Hi Vanessa! I may be visiting my family in the Philippines soon in Manila. I was wondering if you knew any cool shops that I could go to if ever I wanted to buy anything to build my lolita wardrobe! I don't really speak that much Tagalog, but hopefully when I reunite with my family, I can probably learn a few phrases here and there. I've been there only once, and I've gotten some cute stuff as well. However, that was waaaay before I became interested in lolita. Haha. ♥ Thank you!
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We don’t really have any shops with ready-to-wear lolita clothes here. D8 though you could try going thrifting (ukay) but you’d need to know how to speak Tagalog. Some shopkeepers charge you higher if they think you’re foreign :(

It&#8217;s been a while.
I haven&#8217;t had the chance to wear lolita for a bit, since the weather here&#8217;s crazy. Raining one moment, then ridiculously hot the next. 
I&#8217;ll be downsizing my lolita wardrobe to make way for my renewed love for ball-jointed dolls (BJDs), so watch out for my closet sale post? :D
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It’s been a while.


I haven’t had the chance to wear lolita for a bit, since the weather here’s crazy. Raining one moment, then ridiculously hot the next. 

I’ll be downsizing my lolita wardrobe to make way for my renewed love for ball-jointed dolls (BJDs), so watch out for my closet sale post? :D

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Photography by Luisa Manuel

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