I’ve been wanting to draw a few things about Lolitas lately, as in the Japanese fashion trend, not the novel. It’s a fashion trend I adore, because it’s basically like small pockets of history, walking around, inspired by Rococo and Victorian fashion and design.
I wanted to draw two posters, one showing the different types of Lolitas, and the other showing the proper layering required to achieve the Lolita look. So far, i’ve only done the “type” one, but it’s a good start!
Technically, only 4 “types” are actual types, the others are more like themes. The main 4 types are classic, punk, gothic and sweet.
I never had the courage to dress up as a lolita myself, but I love looking at all the magazines…
this is just an adorable collection of Lolita dress variety!
DIY Fruit Delights!
I can’t tell you how much I love fresh fruit in the summer. Beyond the amazing taste of fruit, particularly when it is in season, the bright colors and shapes are a source of endless inspiration. It is no surprise then that this weekend when I decided to do some baking that I went for a fruit theme that was oh so fun to decorate and would be a perfect afternoon party theme. You can also combine with real fruit for some delightful noshing.
For fruit cookies, you simply need food coloring, a good frosting recipe, fruit cookie cutters and an easy cookie dough recipe. When the cookies are baking, mix up the frosting and separate into a few bowls to create a variety of colors for your fruits. I then used a paintbrush to paint on the frosting to be more exact. For some added fun, you can add fruit extracts to the frosting so it not only looks fruity but also tastes fruity. Lastly, don’t forget the sprinkles!
For fruit cupcakes, you just need an easy cupcake recipe, some thicker frosting, food coloring / sprinkles, cupcake holders and squeeze bottles to pipe the fruits on the cupcakes. I used sprinkles to color my fruits but you could also use frosting.
These sweet, fruity bites promise to make your summer that much sweeter—Enjoy!
(All photos by Explore*Handmade)