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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)
 
 
~ BONUS~


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
 
 

9 Mar 2018

Eri's Top 10 Summer Makeup Picks!

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Hi everyone!

As summer draws to an end, I'd like to share some of my favourite products that took me all throughout Christmas & heatwave season in a glorious haze of peach and rose!



1. Tarte Blush Bazaar
This amazing blush palette features 10 shades, all in large (or what I consider pretty large) size! There are 7 blushes and 2 highlighters, then one very interesting shade that is red, but has the luminosity of a highlighter - "Extraordinary". The pigmentation is great, so use sparingly! 

2. Stila Liquid Liner
The only downside to this is that the cap is a little bit loose, and it eventually ended up falling off and drying out :( But while it was still alive, it was incredible. I don't have a steady hand but this still worked for me, and survived much sweat and even showers!

4. Too Faced Peach Kiss Lipstick
WHAT IS THIS SORCERY? It's simultaneously creamy and matte with amazing pigment (swiped once), and didn't dry my lips out, and also tasted delicious and I want every single colour.

5. Tarteist Lip Crayon
Latergram was a perfect nude for me! Good pigment, good lasting power. Matched really well with the ABH Lip Gloss in Toffee.

6. Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette
I am aware this is a cult fav and I 100% understand why. Several months in and I feel like I'm still discovering new ways to use it! Good for everyday and also good for when you feel like being extra but still cute! Pigmentation is better with some colours but I usually use a damp brush and it's fine. Also it smells incredible.

7. Jane Iredale Glow Time BB Cream
I'll probably never buy another BB Cream aside from Jane Iredale & Skin79. However, I much prefer Jane Iredale in the heat because it melts a lot less easily. It also has the coverage of a full foundation without suffocating your skin! A small drop goes a long way.

8. Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss
I really love this lip gloss in Toffee because I love shiny lips - but it also is fully opaque and it doesn't sink into cracks! And it tastes like toffee ice cream.

9. Youngblood Setting Powder
Second skin: check. Pretty golden glow: check. No icky floral smell: check. Great coverage: check!!!

10. Ardell Dark Eyelash Glue
Their transparent version is good as well, but I prefer the dark, as I feel like it blends better with a thick upper eyeliner! I've also tested this on a rollercoaster - passed!

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Hope you all enjoyed my little beauty picks! Which are your favourites? Do you have any of these products as well? Let us know below & stay tuned for Autumn beauty picks!