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28 Aug 2017

DIY Leopard Print Nail Tutorial

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Hello everyone! First of all, I would like to apologise on behalf of the Petite Dollies for our lack of activity! We've all been quite busy but we hope to present you all with some fun and exciting content in the coming months!

Today, I have a cute and easy nail tutorial to add that final touch to your outfits! I think this would look really cute using a burgundy red and gold nail polish, particularly as autumn is just around the corner for those of you in the northern hemisphere!


 3 x Nail Polish Colours (1 for the base, 1 for the spots and 1 for the pattern on the spots.)
1 x Extra Small Nail Art Dotting Tool (I bought mine from ebay)
Several Q-tips
1 x Base Coat Polish
1 x Top Coat polish




 
Cover all your nails with a base coat and leave to dry.

 
Paint your nails with the first colour of your choice. You can paint them all the same colour or interchange them like I did here. Leave to dry.

 

Using a Q-tip and the second colour of nail polish, paint dots of various size on each nail. In this case, less is more as we're going to add more detail to them in the next step.


This is where the spots start to come to life! Using the last colour of nail polish and the dotting tool, carefully draw thin squiggly lines around the edge of dots you painted in the last step. I also added a few more dots and squiggles on parts of the nail I thought looked a little bare.


Lastly, apply a top coat to ensure your new nails last and you're done! :D


  As someone who usually goes for one plain colour of nail polish, it was fun to experiment with these leopard print nails! You can mix and match colour combinations depending on your outfit and it's really quite easy to do so I hope you try it out :)

Thank you for reading and I'll see you next post!



 
 




 

 


2 Jul 2017

Style Steal: Larme Model Yui Kanno

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Recently, the Petite Dollies have been completely infatuated with Larme model Yui Kanno's sweet yet edgy look and in particular, her brand Crayme's latest Spring & Summer collection. Today, We're going to take a look at a few of Yui's personal outfits and show you how you can re-create them using cheaper and more accessible alternatives!
Yui's fashion style usually reflect current fashion trends, but still remain true to her love of both vintage girly items and 80s & 90s rock culture. She is known to create both mature and feminine looks, and also more sexy and 'grunge' looks depending on her mood and the occasion. Some of my favourite coordinates from her include a mix of these elements, such as wearing a delicate, feminine lace dress and accessorizing with studded pleather bracelets or sporting patent leather shoes for a 'cute with attitude' look.
 
The latest Spring and Summer collection from her brand 'Crayme,' carries a selection of both girly and street items featuring popular trends such as small floral prints, denim, fishnets, sheer fabrics, wide legged pants and rose embroidery. Yui's own outfits often feature several items from Crayme, and it's clear she enjoys designing clothing and accessories to share with us through her brand, that she herself would also wear in everyday life.
 
I've selected three of my favourite outfits from Yui Kanno's WEAR page and searched stores and websites such as Forever 21, H&M and Asos, in order to find items that are more widely available to you all! 
 
Outfit One - Denim x Floral
  
  
Top: Crayme,       9,720 yen (approx. $88 USD)
Skirt: Crayme,       12,960 yen (approx. $117 USD)
Bag: Crayme,       9,720 yen (approx. $88 USD)
Fishnet Socks: Unspecified       Price unknown
Shoes: Ebele Motion (SS 2015 collection)       Price unknown
Earrings: Crayme,       1,944 yen (approx. $17 USD)
Sunglasses: Miu Miu        $390 USD
Choker Necklace: Crayme,       2700yen (approx. $24 USD)
Hair Ribbon: Unspecified       Price unknown



 Cheaper Alternative

[click the brand name to open the shopping page]
 
Top: H&M       $14.99 USD
Skirt: Forever 21       $ 19.90 USD
Bag: Wego       2,149 yen (approx. $19 USD)
Fishnet Socks: Asos       $6.50 USD
Shoes: Asos       $46.00 USD OR Wego       4,309 yen (approx. $38 USD)
Earrings: Forever 21       $6.90 USD
Sunglasses: H&M       $7.99 USD
Choker Necklace: Forever 21       $5.90 USD
Hair Ribbon: Purchase from any craft store for around $1
 
It was actually quite difficult to find a floral print shirred top similar to this, but by choosing this plain black top from H&M, you can easily customise it with some fabric paint and DIY your own floral pattern!
 
 
 
Outfit Two - Feminine Grunge
 
 
 
Jacket: Crayme,       19,980 yen (approx. $179 USD)
Onepiece: Crayme,       12,960 yen (approx. $117 USD)
Tights: Crayme,       1,404 yen (approx. $13 USD)
Boots: Crayme,       10,800 yen (approx. $97 USD)
Choker Necklace: Crayme,       2,916 yen (approx. $26 USD)
 
 Cheaper Alternative
 

 Jacket: H&M       $ 29.99 USD
Onepiece: Asos       $15.00 USD
Tights: Forever 21       $ 5.90 USD
Boots: Asos       $38.00 USD
Choker Necklace: Forever 21       $5.90 USD
 If you want to keep the look as authentic as possible to Yui's outfit, you can sew the black tulle to the leather jacket for an added feminine touch.

 
Outfit Three - Cream x Black
 
 


Hair Ribbon: Unspecified       Price unknown
Choker Necklace: Unspecified       Price unknown
Top: Honey mi Honey       16,200 yen (approx. $145 USD)
Skirt: Crayme,       12,960 yen (approx. $117 USD)
Shoes: Miu Miu       $713 USD
Bracelet: Unspecified       Price unknown

 
 Cheaper Alternative

 
Hair Ribbon: Purchase from any craft store for around $1
Choker Necklace: Forever 21       $2.73 USD
Top: Forever 21       $35.00 USD
Skirt: Yumetenbou       2,490 yen (approx. $22 USD)
Shoes: Shoes pictured above are sold out. Alternative: H&M       $39.99 USD
Bracelet: Wego       1,069 yen  (approx. $9.50 USD)

 *I've listed prices in USD for consistency.
 
 
 
So there you go! I hope this gives you some insight on how to emulate Yui's style! Have fun! Of course, there may be other cheaper options near you, but that's the beauty of re-creating coordinates in this way! I also recommend checking out your local secondhand stores for some hidden bargains ;D
Happy Shopping everyone!
 
 
 
 
 

18 Jun 2017

Cute Tokyo Cafes for Larme Fans!

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Hi everyone! 
 Today, I'd like to talk about one of my favourite things to do when I lived in Japan! While studying in Tokyo, I'd often have long breaks in between classes and instead of staying around on campus, I enjoyed wandering around the city discovering cute and unique cafes.
In this blog post I thought I'd introduce a few of my favourite cafes with yummy food and an aesthetic that keeps your Instagram's Larme theme on point! Y'know, the important stuff. ;D
 
Some you may be familiar with, some you might not, either way I highly suggest checking them out on your next visit to Tokyo!


HoneymiHoney Cafe | Harajuku ♡ 


 
First up is of course, the famous Honey Mi Honey Cafe!  Not only is this cafe decorated as an entirely pink motel, they also offer a selection of juices and shakes, along with several delicious desserts and savouries. There's even a few vegan options including an adorable pink strawberry muffin! 

Due to its popularity, they've since introduced a reservation system, so if you want to dine in, you'll need to reserve your seat by accessing the link here !

UPDATE: Unfortunately Honey Mi Honey has banned photography within the main shop area, in order to provide its customers with a more pleasant shopping experience. Do not fret though! It's still okay to take photos within the cafe area and bus stop area out the front of the shop.

Price: ~Under 1000yen
Address: 6-2-6 Harajuku Akane Building 2F Jingumae, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo 
 | 東京都渋谷区神宮前6-2-6原宿あかねビル2F |
Opening Hours: Everyday 12pm ~ 8pm

♡ Caroline Diner | Harajuku  




The next cafe is a bit of a walk from the nearest train station (Meijijingu mae), but this hidden gem doesn't disappoint. Caroline Diner's menu consists of fancy milkshakes and sodas as well as Japan's take on 'American diner' food (Think hot dogs, taco rice and burgers). The interior resembles a retro American diner, with the waitresses even serving customers in roller-skates! Once you've finished your lunch, make some fun memories with your friends in the retro photo booth, or browse the collection of Caroline Diner goods!  

Be sure to save the address to Google Maps beforehand, so you don't get lost on the way!

Price: 1000 ~ 2000 yen
Address: 2-14-11 Jingumae, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo
 | 東京都渋谷区神宮前2-14-11 |
Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 11:30am ~ 8:30pm
Saturday& Sunday 12:00pm ~ 8:30pm
Closed on Thursdays


 
♡ Sweet Twist | Shimokitazawa ♡ 




This little gelato parlour is too cute not to mention! Sweet Twist is famous for the milk they use which is sent from Owashi Farm, a famous cattle farm in Wakayama Prefecture. This milk is known for having a rich flavour, making the gelato creamy and delicious. They offer 10 different flavours to choose from, as well as a variety of fruit toppings. Crepes and coffee are also available if gelato doesn't tickle your fancy. Their adorable pop interior is incredibly pink and fun, making it the perfect location for Ank Rouge's photoshoot for their Spring/Summer collection!

Price: ~ less than 1000 yen
Address: 3-26-3 Kitazawa, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo 
 | 東京都世田谷区北沢 3-26-3 |
Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1pm ~ 7pm
Closed on Wednesdays
Twitter: https://twitter.com/shimokitagelato



♡ and people | Shibuya ♡ 



It may not be as over-the-top and pink, but this cute and cosy little cafe in Shibuya reminds me of making forts out of chairs and bed sheets as a little kid! Their menu has a wide range to choose from with plenty of delectable sweets and savouries to suit all taste buds! They also offer both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, but personally, I suggest trying their seasonal limited edition drinks! They currently have a mint hot chocolate or a houjicha (roasted green tea) latte for you to try!

Price: 1000 ~ 3000 yen
Address: 10-2 New Tokyo Building, Udagawa-chou, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo
 | 渋谷区宇田川町 10-2 新東京ビ |
Opening Hours: Everyday 12pm ~ 11:30pm
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andpeople.insta/



Special Mention;

 ♡ Cherish Cafe | Kyoto ♡ 

 
 

I tried to keep these cafes located within the Tokyo area but this one was just too cute not to mention! The interior, filled with birdcages and rocking horses, looks like it has jumped straight out of a Larme photoshoot! Cherish Cafe is most famous for its waffles, but they also have an assortment of pasta and rice dishes as well as tea, coffee and other beverages.

Price: 1000 ~ 2000 yen
Address: 4-6  Toujiji-chou, Yanagibanba 2-Jyo Sagaru, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto
 | 604-0956京都市中京区柳馬場二条下る等持寺町4-6 |
Opening Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11:30am ~ 8:00pm
Closed on Tuesday & Wednesday

 
And those are just a few cafes! Let us know in the comments below if you have any other cute, undiscovered cafes to share!


NOTE: Before you get snap-happy, always check with a staff member before taking photos by simply asking 写真を撮ってもいいですか (Shashin wo tottemo ii desu ka) ?

I hope you enjoyed this post and I'll see you next time!