My handle is Sweet Camillia, though you can call me Lola. I am an avid seamstress, artist and custom content creator for theSims2. I'm a theorized child prodigy without the fame and a philosopher of the what and why. Most of all I'm a love of everything cute and everything 'kick-ass' such as dragons, Metalocalypse, Monster Hunter and custom blades. Though I am a Lolita who loves frilly, fluffy, poofy and cute things I am also rather tough. If you catch me outside of Lolita clothes I am very brash, honest and impatient. This is mainly because I dress however I feel- and most of the time I feel like a princess. I have a beautiful fiance with dark almond eyes, long lashes, arched eyebrows, wavy hair, full lips, well shaped nose, slender body and long thin neck. The only thing is that he's a male. Nonetheless, he is very pretty and looks just as good in Lolita clothing as I do. <3
1. Best Lolita fashion advice you've ever received? I've never recieved Lolita fashion advise- I just went with what I felt was good enough. Though I never wore Lolita out until I was eighteen while I technically started when I was fifteen, it just took me that long to really bloom. I have had revelations such as 'Accesories can make or break an outfit' and 'For Winter just wear layers, your legs can take it.'
2. Style icons? I rarely have any style icons for Lolita except for a local well known girl- MintyMix Kammie. Though I adore her for he good nature and talent in making accesories. There's no one else that comes to mind...
3. Describe your personal style. Sweet, princessy and rich. Elegance is one step behind cute for me- and cute is almost everything. I love my outfits to be completed with accesories and add-ons to complete the look of things.
4. Favorite designers/brands? Baby the Stars Shine Bright for it's always impressive designs and always good quality. If I weren't spending so much money on making my own clothes I would buy a lavender jumper or a light pink- and top it off with a knit cardigan with bunny ears. Angelic Pretty is more of an inspirational drive for me since I can't see myself really buying a lot of their clothes. Though I must admit they'd be fun patterns and ideas to recreate. I do like other brands, though not enough to keep up with and list out.
5. Most cherished items? Every piece of clothing I make is cherished. Several times I think that if my home was burning they were the first things I'd rescue. A lot of love and time went into those.
6. Most used item? My cream underskirt for containing the poof- I hate it when your petticoat is so rebellious that it poofs up like a tutu- and mine seem to like doing that. For those times I'm always afraid my underthings are showing... So I wear a cream underskirt with a shirred waist. It's comfortable too!
7. I feel best wearing? Anything that's cute. You can still catch me in my summer yukatas during the warmer months but during winter I'll always be wearing layers of skirts and frills. I feel best when I feel pretty.
8. The first thing I look for in another Lolita's outfit... The perfect feel is what I look for. It may seem strange but there are particular fabrics I hate wearing- especially things with prints since they feel too stiff to me. Though the main thing I look for is good composition and the 'CUTE!' factor.
9. Lolita Fashion rule you never break? Never over the knees. Since I'm short people wouldn't even notice, but I honestly hate showing off my upper legs or even my knees in public. Even my swimsuit consists of shorts and a top. Also, when your skirt is over the knees it just seems like one of those outfits you see in adult novelty stores.
10. Never caught wearing? I will never be caught wearing... Bodyline One-Pieces. I wore one once, didn't fit right, skirt too high, detachable sleeves consticting and falling off a lot, cheap frills, crappy elastic and overall just falling apart completely. Needless to say I had cut the thing up and used the pieces for a cardigan and a petticoat. Comfortable Petticoat though.
11. Dress to impress who? Myself. Who cares about those guys? <3
12. Your next "must have" purchase? About five yards of soft lavender fabric to make me a good Summertime jumper. <3
13. Favorite type of head accessory? Bonnets. I make my own bonnets and I love each one. Though, these are things I wear during the Winter. In the Summer I wear super big bows right smack in the middle of the top of my head.
14. Favorite cut of clothing (shirring, high waist, princess seams etc)? Shirring is easy to put on and wear- but then all the other cuts have their own charm and use in outfits... Still, shirring is so comfortable for me...
15. Current obsession? Prints. I want to make my own prints but lack the materials and knowledge. I once tried looking up how to make my own prints- but nothing was reliable enough for me to go though with it. Darned internets!
16. Best Lolita fashion advice you can give to anyone: Being able to buy or make clothing means nothing if you can't wear it and both feel proud and give the air of awe. Before you splurge on clothing make sure you actually know how to wear it.
How did you first get into Lolita?
Throughout my years I was a game junky. During a custom content downloading spree for theSims2 I spotted a BtSSB jumper download and fell in love with how it looked. many searches on the internet later I had consumed every bit of information I found and started to theorize the style in my own head. This was when I was fifteen.
What is your current favorite piece in your Lolita wardrobe?
My Mother Goose jumper and my Falling Roses jumper I made. I have several others I adore- though these top the list since my Mother Goose is a perfect fit while my Falling Roses has an embroidered skirt that I did myself. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Rules I've broken:
1) I wear no socks or stockings during the Summer; just my comfy black slippers. Since the weather is so hot there's no need being uncomfortable when you're supposed to feel good.
2) I don't wear blouses undr Jumper Skirts during the Summer. Same reason as number two. Since I'm so skinny there's nothing to show off that's considered sexually appealing, not to mention I usually wear a light cardigan over it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Things I Hate:
1) People who wear Lolita clothing just to show off. They usually don't give off a very charming air... and aren't the best people to talk to.
2) People who splurge on brands but don't wear the clothes right... If you're going to spend money on something, you should at least wear it right...
3) Bodyline knock-off issues... I can understand copying cuts to recreate a certain shape, but to actually copy someone's art is taboo for me.
My fiance had a blouse he got from an acquaintance which was very nice. It just had the ugliest, cheapest lace I had ever seen. I wore this blouse during Momocon when I dressed as a French Maid. After Momocon I immediately starting changing out the lace for better quality lace I had on the side as well as extending the cuffs to fit my beloved.
After uploading memorable photos onto an internet community site, one of my fiance's acquaintances, the same one who got him the blouse, uploaded a Bodyline JSK that they were planning on selling. Of course they wore it with no blouse even though it was a cut that really, -really- needed a blouse to be worn with it. I notified the person of this and they seemed to be insulted, claimed I sounded like someone off of live journal and insisted that my Maid cosplay had no body and that the lace was cheap. [The wierd thing is was that it was a French Maid cosplay to match my fiance's cosplay of Ash Crimson from KoF]
The funniest thing is that the skirt had ruffles while the blouse had cheap lace- which was the same blouse that the person had bought themself. I questioned their accusations and they claimed that I wasn't a Lolita and was a Visual Kei. After I threatened to claim her as a personal enemy for her volatile behavior she backed off since my fiance was very infamous for his strength, temper and bad tantrums. I guess anyone would assume I was something to be feared for being able to handle him. Needless to say, I got a good laugh out of that experience along with some of my good friends. I still share it because of it's hilarity.