The Quest For Ultima Loli
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’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 ♥ 

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  

Keep on smiling. :)
A smile has always been my coping mechanism. Nowadays, when people stare at me/glare at me when I wear lolita in public, I just smile at them. It makes them realize how cranky/mean they look, I think. XD
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Keep on smiling. :)


A smile has always been my coping mechanism. Nowadays, when people stare at me/glare at me when I wear lolita in public, I just smile at them. It makes them realize how cranky/mean they look, I think. XD

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My First Lolita Meet
Your &#8220;firsts&#8221;can happen at any point in your life. I&#8217;ve been wearing lolita for about 1.5 years now, and this is the first time I have been able to attend our local meet. Pretty late, but better than never? :P I&#8217;d like to thank my waifu, Caz (seated, beside me in front), for organizing this one. I enjoyed talking to the other girls face-to-face, and everyone dressed well. :D
My outfit was inspired by more old-school sweet this time, back when prints weren&#8217;t all the rage. I think it turned out okay, though I&#8217;m sure someone out there will bash me for wearing the infamous maxi-pad headdress and fingerless lace gloves. XD
(MY) Outfit Breakdown: Headdress: BodylineOP: Bodyline (I actually got it from Caz&#8217;s closet sale)Gloves: Labyrinth GardenShoes: Bodyline
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Photo credits: taken by Jio Verona (one of my favorite photographers)
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My First Lolita Meet

Your “firsts”can happen at any point in your life. I’ve been wearing lolita for about 1.5 years now, and this is the first time I have been able to attend our local meet. Pretty late, but better than never? :P I’d like to thank my waifu, Caz (seated, beside me in front), for organizing this one. I enjoyed talking to the other girls face-to-face, and everyone dressed well. :D

My outfit was inspired by more old-school sweet this time, back when prints weren’t all the rage. I think it turned out okay, though I’m sure someone out there will bash me for wearing the infamous maxi-pad headdress and fingerless lace gloves. XD

(MY) Outfit Breakdown: 
Headdress: Bodyline
OP: Bodyline (I actually got it from Caz’s closet sale)
Gloves: Labyrinth Garden
Shoes: Bodyline

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Photo credits: taken by Jio Verona (one of my favorite photographers)

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Babydoll
Back to sweet lolita for me! There&#8217;s no denying that my favorite color is pink. XD Once again, all pieces were bought/received separately, and I was lucky enough to have them all fit together in one coordinate. ♥
Follow me on Instagram (username: thelolisteinchannel) for outfit pics, sneak peeks, and random moments in and out of lolita. :)
Outfit breakdown:headband: offbrandbolero: Labyrinth Gardentank top: offbrandhigh-waisted skirt: Labyrinth GardenOTK socks: Bodylineshoes: Bodylineaccessories: Dorotee Sweetlips 
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Babydoll

Back to sweet lolita for me! There’s no denying that my favorite color is pink. XD 

Once again, all pieces were bought/received separately, and I was lucky enough to have them all fit together in one coordinate. 

Follow me on Instagram (username: thelolisteinchannel) for outfit pics, sneak peeks, and random moments in and out of lolita. :)

Outfit breakdown:
headband: offbrand
bolero: Labyrinth Garden
tank top: offbrand
high-waisted skirt: Labyrinth Garden
OTK socks: Bodyline
shoes: Bodyline
accessories: Dorotee Sweetlips 

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Photo credits: taken by Venus Lopa

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The Little Things
A lot of the time in lolita, people focus too much on what print they&#8217;re wearing. What some girls neglect are the little things that help make an outfit more unique. The right pair of shoes, some key accessories, and a good bag all go a long way in lolita, but a lot of girls forget this. :(
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The Little Things

A lot of the time in lolita, people focus too much on what print they’re wearing. What some girls neglect are the little things that help make an outfit more unique. The right pair of shoes, some key accessories, and a good bag all go a long way in lolita, but a lot of girls forget this. :(

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Photo credits: taken by Vanessa Lopa (me)

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Back to Basics 
Wore this to day 3 of Tagcom, a local hobbyists/collectors&#8217; convention. :D
Outfit breakdown:Hat: Baby Moon LifestyleTank top: offbrandCardigan: Labyrinth GardenSkirt: BodylineShoes: Bodyline
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Back to Basics 

Wore this to day 3 of Tagcom, a local hobbyists/collectors’ convention. :D

Outfit breakdown:
Hat: Baby Moon Lifestyle
Tank top: offbrand
Cardigan: Labyrinth Garden
Skirt: Bodyline
Shoes: Bodyline

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Photo credits: Taken by Pearl Pabalan

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I&#8217;ve got my head in the stars.
Wore this to my loli date with my waifus last Saturday! It was plenty of fun, and I wish I could spend more time with them. &lt;3
Outfit breakdown:Bow: handmadeBlouse: Emily Temple CuteCorset: Labyrinth GardenSkirt: BodylineFishnets: BodylineShoes: Bodyline
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Photography by Kat Langomez
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I’ve got my head in the stars.


Wore this to my loli date with my waifus last Saturday! It was plenty of fun, and I wish I could spend more time with them. <3

Outfit breakdown:
Bow: handmade
Blouse: Emily Temple Cute
Corset: Labyrinth Garden
Skirt: Bodyline
Fishnets: Bodyline
Shoes: Bodyline

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Photography by Kat Langomez

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My gorgeous waifus~
Derped around with these pretty ladies last Saturday. :) I had plenty of fun, and I&#8217;m looking forward to spending time with them again. :D
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My gorgeous waifus~

Derped around with these pretty ladies last Saturday. :) I had plenty of fun, and I’m looking forward to spending time with them again. :D

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lolistein:

Lolita: Head to ToeA talk on what Wikipedia can’t teach you about Lolita Fashion! ♥ I’ll be the speaker for this lolitalk and I’d love to meet you guys! This’ll be held in the Ateneo de Manila University (Social Sciences building, room 280), and is open to non-Ateneo students. If you’d like commute instructions, leave a comment here, and I’ll PM you. :D
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lolistein:

Lolita: Head to Toe
A talk on what Wikipedia can’t teach you about Lolita Fashion! ♥ I’ll be the speaker for this lolitalk and I’d love to meet you guys! This’ll be held in the Ateneo de Manila University (Social Sciences building, room 280), and is open to non-Ateneo students. If you’d like commute instructions, leave a comment here, and I’ll PM you. :D

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Photography by Niko Nico Cruz
Awesome poster by Pat Santos ♥

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I have a lovely French waifu. :D
Her name is Janine. Isn&#8217;t she gorgeous? 8DDD
Also, &#8220;waifu&#8221; is our affectionate term for each other. It&#8217;s a dorky version of &#8220;wifey.&#8221; 
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I have a lovely French waifu. :D

Her name is Janine. Isn’t she gorgeous? 8DDD

Also, “waifu” is our affectionate term for each other. It’s a dorky version of “wifey.” 

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Photo credits: taken by Lyra Pascua

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