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27 May 2018

Style Steal: Melt the Lady designer, Aya!

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Hello everyone! Today I have another installment in our Style Steal series! This time I've chosen the wonderful Aya - a model and designer of the well known brand Melt the Lady. Below is four of her personal outfits, as well as suggestions for dupes in order for you to replicate her style! I hope you enjoy!

Aya's style is very versatile and she is a master at creating stylish coordinates by interpreting each season's trends in a unique and interesting way. Her main two styles seem to be either girly with a fitted silhouette, and featuring lots of lace and feminine details, or a more loose casual and sporty style that still keeps the Larme vibe by utilising cute accessories such as ribbons, chic sunglasses and fancy phone cases.

Aya pays particular attention to detail, often choosing unique bags and accessories as a main vocal point. Sometimes these accessories are in a contrasting colour to further compliment each outfit. I personally love how she manages to make her street style look sleek and stylish, but still comfortable and easy to move around in - Perfect for a trip to Disneyland or a long day of sight-seeing!

I've selected four of my favourite outfits from Aya's Instagram and searched through many online stores such as Forever 21, H&M and Asos, in order to find items that are more widely available to you!

 Outfit One - Feminine x Leopard


Choker: Shelly de Titi
Top: Very Brain
Skirt: Moussy
Coat: HoneymiHoney
Bag: Cannabis Ladies
Socks: Unknown
Shoes: Melt the Lady
Cheaper Alternative
[click the brand name to open the shopping page]

Choker: Forever 21 $6.30 USD or Bodysuit: Boohoo $12.00 USD
Top: Spinns $31 USD
Skirt: Boohoo $17 USD
Coat: Boohoo $43 USD
Bag: Aliexpress $28.56 USD
Socks: Forever 21 $1.95 USD
Shoes: Asos $41.50 USD


Outfit Two - Denim with Red Accents

 Top: Unknown
Onepiece: HoneymiHoney
Tights: Unknown
Shoes: bubbles tokyo
Bag: Unknown

Cheaper Alternative

Top: Spinns $20.00 USD
Onepiece: Asos $103.00 USD OR Spinns $37.00 USD
Tights: Asos $12.00 USD
Shoes: Boohoo $23.00 USD
Bag: Aliexpress $6.99 USD

Outfit Three - Beige x Melt the Lady

Sunglasses: miu miu
Top: Fiction Tokyo
Pants: Fiction Tokyo
Shoes: Onitsuka Tiger

Cheaper Alternative

Sunglasses: Spinns $26.30 USD
Top: Fashion Nova $24.99 USD OR Boohoo $22.00 USD
Pants: Boohoo $23.00 USD
Shoes: Boohoo $15.00 USD

Outfit Four - Sporty Casual x Leopard

Cap: HoneymiHoney
Top: Melt the Lady
Pants: Melt the Lady
Shoes: Unknown
Phone case: miu miu

   Cheaper Alternative

 Cap: Pretty Little Thing $12.00 USD
Top: Boohoo $14.60 USD
Pants: Forever 21 $19.00 USD
Shoes: Asos $48.00 USD
Phone case: Aliexpress $3.38 USD OR Aliexpress $3.19 USD

 *I've listed prices in USD for consistency.

I hope these outfits have inspired you all to try out Aya's gorgeous style!
Which one was your favourite? Which outfit would you like to wear? Leave us a comment down below!

Thank you for reading and see you in the next post.

3 Apr 2018

Valentine's Day | Petite Dollies Fashion Theme

Back in February, Petite Dollies announced the first ever Fashion Theme! The idea was born from a discussion in the Larme Facebook group concerning the amount of similar coordinates within the foreign community, due to limited contact with the fashion outside of Japan. 
Our goal in starting this fashion theme is to encourage everyone to experiment with different styles and colour schemes, and remove ourselves from our fashion comfort zone! This is not to say that we can't still enjoy our favourite colours and fashion styles (You know I'm all for pink x black coords ;D), but we thought it would be a little less nerve-wracking for people to try out something new if we all did at the same time! Who knows, you might even discover your new favourite colour combination or clothing style!
 For our first theme, we chose 'Valentine's Day' and below are the cute and stylish girls who sent in their beautiful entries to us!
one. Nana
Instagram: @mamatiannatheo

two. Fon K.
three. Weisstariss d'Orange
 Instagram: @weisstariss

four. Marisa
 Instagram: @awkwardsquidward

five. Wing
 Instagram: @chocoreverie

Thank you to all who participated in our first ever fashion theme! You all look amazing! <3
Our next fashion theme is 'Spring is in the air'!
If you'd like to participate, please email (theauthors@petitedollies.com) us:
> Your name
> Your username from your SNS of choice (Instagram, Facebook, Youtube etc.)
> A small description of your outfit and the inspiration behind it
> 1~3 pictures of your outfit, hair and makeup
Think about what inspires you about spring! Maybe it's a picnic date? or picking flowers in a garden! What patterns and colours make you think of spring? Gingham or floral? Pinks, reds, greens, or maybe purple? Whatever you decide, we are looking forward to seeing your beautiful coordinates!
Please send us your entry for this Fashion Theme before May 31st 2018.

Note: We decided to make the theme bi-monthly to give you a bit more time to come up with your coordinates, as well as to follow along with Larme magazine, which is also bi-monthly. We may return to monthly themes in the future, although this depends on how many entries we receive!
Thank you for reading and we hope you participate!

22 Mar 2018

Adventures in Asakusa | Outfit Post

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Hey guys, how have you all been lately? Today I have just a quick update! I've been lucky enough to spend the last month and a half in Japan, and so I thought I'd share a couple of outfits I've worn during my trip!

I wore this first outfit during my day out in Asakusa with my lovely friend Tomi (thanks for taking the photos :P)! I wanted something comfortable and easy to walk around in, but still somewhat 'put together,' so I opted for this cute off the shoulder top from Spinns and a pair of black pants from Valleygirl. In order to give the outfit a little more 'attitude,' I added heart locket choker and wore my shiny black crayme, shoes that feature silver detailing. For a more close up look, please watch the video below! :D

One of my favourite things to do in Japan is to seek out Showa Retro ( 1926 - 1989 ) cafes and attractions that most people tend to overlook. Away from the hustle and bustle of the main streets in Asakusa, lies Hanayashiki -  the oldest running amusement park in Japan. Although some might find it's decorations tacky and childish, I find the scenery quite whimsical and even somewhat nostalgic! Definitely a cute place to visit for any Larme lover!

Necklace: aliexpress
Top: Spinns
Pants: Valleygirl
Shoes: crayme,
Coat: secondhand shop in Japan
Hanayashiki Amusement Park
Address: 2 Chome-28-1 Asakusa, Taitō, Tokyo 111-0032, Japan
Opening Hours: 10:00 ~ 18:00 (May vary depending on the season/weather)
Entrance Fee: Children - 500yen Adults - 1000yen (Ride Tickets separate)

This outfit I threw together when I met up with a friend to go shopping in Harajuku. Due to the end of season sales, I was able to purchase this lovely coat for only 1000yen! What a steal! The touch of pink helps to soften the punkish vibe coming from the rest of the outfit.

Top: Swankiss
Harness: GU
Skirt: Bardot
Shoes: Doc Martins
Coat: Spinns
Although short, I hope you enjoyed this little update post! Please look forward to more content from us soon!
As Always