Friday, December 13, 2013

Super Riceball

I love these drawings by my Lolita girlfriend Aeriel in Arizona. Check out her Facebook page. She is known as Super Riceball. She has a Store Envy shop and also does commissions!

Andrea Nicole Baker

Atlanta Botanical Gardens - Holiday Lights

Andrea Nicole Baker

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Int'l Lolita Day - Winter 2013

I had an absolutely awesome day (Sat, Dec 7th) in Tampa with the Central Florida Lolitas. About 20 of us having formal tea at the Empress Tea Room & Bistro.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Fashion and the Disney Princesses

I am passionate and fascinated about history I find it enjoyable when the two (History and Fashion) come together. Especially my interest in historical trends in fashion!

The Fashion Historian is one of my favorite bloggers! Imagine my delight when she posted about  exploring the decades with the Disney Princess starting with Snow White.

Loving the 1937 movie of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves I always wondered how her appearance reflect the aesthetics of the time period. As you can see, in the log post, she fits right in with the fashion illustrations of the period.  Notice her long and sleek silhouette.

Hope she blogs about ALL the Disney princesses!

Andrea Nicole Baker

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta

I fell in love with Amy Adams' gorgeous gown at this year's Academy Awards ceremony. What makes it even more interesting is that the dress was inspired by a black-and-white photograph that Amy took to the designer. Oscar de la Renta used it as a base to create her dramatic beaded and tulle-embellished gown. To quote the professional description of her appearance

"The powdery blue colour of this confection could have faded into the background, but not with its extravagant design that featured fluffy layers of feathery tulle that trailed several feet behind her. 
Her train nearly needed its own entourage to maneuver down the red carpet line.
Amy didn’t go too far with her accessories. With the sweetheart bodice, she skipped a necklace and wore a pair of simple diamond drop earrings and a braided rope bracelet.
Her auburn locks were pulled into a twisted updo, while a petal-pink lip played into the extreme softness of this look."

Andrea Nicole Baker

Pullip Misako Aoki Favorite Ribbon

I was surprised to see the announcement that January 2014 will be a triple collaboration between Groove, BABY, THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT, and the well known Lolita fashion model & Ambassador of Kawaii, Misako Aoki. I had the pleasure of meeting Misako-Chan at last years Anime Weekend Atlanta formal Lolita Tea (See photo below). There is also an additional nurse outfit (Aside from modeling, Aoki Misako is also a registered nurse). Misako is adorable both in person and as a Pullip! Can't wait to add this to my collection!

Check out this cute video!

Misako Aoki tours the Baby, The Stars Shine Bright Store.

Andrea Nicole Baker

Monday, November 18, 2013

Lolitas at Walt Disney World!

I have been eagerly awaiting my mid-October vacation with my NY Lolita girlfriends for more than six months.  What always happens, before you are aware of it, is that the anticipation grows and grows until the magical day arrives. That day was Saturday, Oct 19th. I left early in the morning and drove the 7 hours to WDW.  Arrived about 3 PM and waited for my girlfriends to arrive in the evening.

Instead of describing what we did every day I will tell you all about the highlights of the trip. We spent 6 full days together. Four of them were at the Disney parks. One day at Hollywood Studios, 2 days at the Magic Kingdom and one at Epcot. Another was a "break day" where we visited some of the resorts and enjoyed Downtown Disney in the evening. Finally one day at Universal Studios.

My personal goal was to dress Lolita (sweet, gothic and classic) the entire trip. I was a bit nervous because of some things I had heard and read about Disney guests dressing and appearing like the Disney characters were concerning. One of the things I did was wear cute Minnie Mouse ears at times. But not all the time. I can definitely say that I accomplished my goal with lots of compliments from many, many other guests on my outfits.

I should also add that the Disney staff and characters were absolutely wonderful to us. I'll add some personal comments at the end. Now it's time to share photos and the magical moments.

Here I am on Sunday morning, Oct 20th, getting ready to take the bus to Hollywood Studios. See the cute Minnie ears instead of a traditional headbow. We all stayed at the Disney Pop Century Resort. It is listed as a "value" resort.  Rooms were comfortable and clean. We did not use the resort for much other than sleeping and having a bite for breakfast. 
Here we are showing off our creative abilities after a class in animation drawing. Well, at least, my drawing looks somewhat similar to Donald Duck! (maybe)

Lauren, Crystal, Dalin and Andrea. You'll see us together again (and again and again). Note we're all dressed to the nines for our very special lunch on Monday at Cinderella's castle at the Royal Table.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Frill 2013

Frill was awesome. I've finally recovered enough to post some pictures and a few links to the highlights. I promise more to come soon!

Frill Fashion Walk
Friday evening we kicked off Frill 2013 with a walk through downtown Decatur, Ga. There were about 80+ Lolitas who joined the walk. We completed the walk with a stop for a reception at Vivid Boutique.

See the entire Saturday Night Frill Fashion Show here.

Otakus and Geeks post about Frill.

The Boutique

Yours Truly with some of the lovely Central Florida Lolitas

More to come....

Andrea Nicole Baker

Monday, May 6, 2013

Zorro - The Musical

I went to see "Zorro the Musical" at the Alliance theatre last night. Was not really sure what to expect. WOW! The plot, of course, was pretty much as expected. But the dancing and the music by the Gypsy Kings  was awesome. Also, the special effects really added to the overall performance. Take a look at this video!

Unfortunately last night was the last performance. Here is a review. To Quote "What the production has going for it, however, is flair. It’s highly theatrical, with fire, swordfighting, magic tricks and a collapsing stockade, as well as the sight of Zorro zipping into the skies and later flying to the rescue across the audience. It’s campy at times, goofy when it needs to be and occasionally funny, especially a confession scene where Ramon reveals a secret."

After the performance the actors did a few more songs and dances as an encore. I have not had such fun at a performance in a long time!

Andrea Nicole Baker

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Frill 2013

Frill 2013 is going to be amazing. Don't miss it!

Andrea Nicole Baker

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Imaginary Worlds - Plants larger than Life.

Had a fun evening yesterday at the Atlanta Botanical garden's special member event - Imaginary Worlds - Plants larger than Life.

A menagerie of magical creatures casts an enchanting spell over the Garden with 19 monumental living sculptures of fantasy and delight.

The sculptures – ranging up to 25 feet tall and 20 feet wide – include a gazing unicorn, a friendly ogre, a pair of gigantic cobras, a group of enchanting rabbits, and a couple of flighty butterflies. The largest piece, a 25-foot-tall representation of a goddess emerging from the earth, greets visitors in the Cascades Garden.
Enjoy the photos! Can't wait to get back and see these sculptures again.

Andrea Nicole Baker