Tuesday, 23 August 2011

7: Five people who inspire me in lolita style.

I may have mentioned this earlier but this particular part of the meme is difficult for me to fill in. Five people who inspire me? Like, all my friends? Like, hundreds of girls on Daily Lolita? Like, random models? But then it struck me that there was yet another way of looking into this and that would be to go back a bit more, to the people who inspire my own designs whenever I sew something for myself.

1. Madame de Pompadour.

She's the number one in reality too because who can trump that mixture of OTT everything and elegance? How is it even possible to wear that many bows and roses and not look like a sales bin after Bobmas? Yet her eye for appearances seems to have been flawless from accessorizing to colour combinations to seasonal changes in style and I can only watch images of her and wonder where she got it all. Besides that I also have deep respect for the lady herself and her many achievements, so add that to my fangirling her style.

2. Alphonse Mucha.

All those flowy dresses, flowers, gradient tones. I know none of his prints are "real" in the meaning of real, actual clothes that would look like that when one wears them but whooo boy if I haven't taken a whole lot of influence from his whimsical, fairy-tale world!

3. Audrey Tautou in Un long dimanche de fiancailles.

Why yes, some people who have inspired my style aren't real either. Audrey Tautou is perhaps my biggest celebrity crush so her being on the list is hardly surprising. I also stared at her clothes a lot in Amelie, but A Very Long Engagement is the one where I just swoon whenever I see a new outfit on her. Those lovely blouses! Her hairstyles! Aaaa!


4. Marie Antoinette, especially as played by Kirsten Dunst.
I put two images of her since I couldn't decide which dress I loved better.

More rococo ladies ooh yes. Rococo is perhaps my favourite of all the eras of fashion. Marie Antoinette is lovely to look at in paintings, but that movie really did it for me. I've watched it so many times I can't even remember. It's the perfect rainy day escape and demands cupcakes, cake or macarons, something little yummy to shove in my mouth while watching it. I harbour a long-time dream of actually trying to bake some of the goods shown in it and have a meet-up for people where we'd watch that movie and stuff our faces silly!

Well, there are only four. However, I'll make up for the lack of one in the next part!


  1. recently I read an interesting article, do have a look if you like: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/juliet-grey/busting-marie-antoinette-_b_932678.html#s334897&title=Marie_Antoinette_never

  2. Indeed, Marie Antoinette was misunderstood in the worst possible ways in her time - but concerning the already brewing revolution I don't think the people even cared whether there was any truth behind their accusations or not. -.-