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3 Oct 2017

Check Yourself (Tartan / Plaid)

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When life gets crazy, get crazy with fashion ♡

From Alice's Trend Report, plaid & tartan are big this season, so I've whipped together some recent outfits!

1.
Top: Boohoo
Skirt: Vintage
Shoes: Asos

 2.
Hat: Asos
Inner Plaid Top: Asos
Outer Peplum Top: Ally
Skirt: Boohoo
Shoes: Asos

3.
Top: T-Bar
Skirt: Boohoo
Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo

Inspiration:
All from Alice's Trend Report! I also wanted to mix more diverse palettes and at least experiment with them. As aforementioned in my last outfit post, I'm still very much in love with Ank Rouge's use of this pattern, and I'm excited to see what others do with plaid & tartan, and how they mix the colours! Usually plaid & tartan will have three or more colours, so that was a bit challenging to try and match shade-wise, but it was fun nevertheless!

Have you made any outfits with plaid & tartan? Let us know!
xoxoEri


1 Oct 2017

Interview with Fashion Artist, Snow Priestess!

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Snow Priestess is a wonderful artist who has been quickly gaining popularity amongst international LARME lovers! Her style features bold, clean lines, soft colours, sweet faces, and gorgeous LARME-style fashion! Petite Dollies was lucky enough to be able to interview her and ask her questions about art and fashion!




We're so glad to feature you on Petite Dollies! Who are your biggest artistic inspirations?
My answer is pretty basic but I am a big fan of Loish! I love how she uses colors but also how dynamic her drawings are!
 
Loish is definitely an incredible artist! What tools do you use to create your art?
I used to draw on paper but now I'm almost only drawing digitally! I'm using a Intuos Pro Tablet and Photoshop.

What caused you to be interested in drawing LARME fashion?
As I am studying 3D animation at school, I needed to draw for myself to cool down. And I thought that my favorite fashion would be the perfect match!


It's always so amazing to meet other LARME lovers and see what their passions are! Have you ever designed any LARME outfits in your drawings?

I do! But I also like to imagine and design outfits to match brand pieces. If I knew how to sew, I would definitely create my own LARME inspired clothes!

Oh wow, please let us know if you ever do! What do you find is most challenging about drawing LARME fashion?

I think that as LARME is a very diverse fashion, I might be stepping away from the aesthetics ... Moreover, there are not that much drawings of the style so I cannot relate like I do with Lolita fashion.


That's true, it is a relatively new fashion compared to Lolita. What do you enjoy best about the fashion?

I love the fact that it's cute and mature at the same time!

That's one of the things we love too! Who is your favourite model?
I've always liked Risa Nakamura but these days, I really like Maihee! She's sooo adorable.


She truly is! We recently had an interview with her and she was lovely! Do you have a favourite LARME style?

I love Pheromone Fetish, but unfortunately I think it doesn't suit me 😭. I mostly wear Romantic Girly style!

It's such a pretty style! Do you often wear it?
I do often wear LARME, and we have a great community here in France, "Blue Valentine". We already had meetups and I hope we will have more to come!

That's amazing! We've seen recent photos and you all look incredible! Lastly, which LARME brands are your favourite?

Hard question... at the moment, I love EATME and Ank Rouge!


Thanks so much for your time! We hope you enjoyed this interview with Snow Priestess! She is incredibly talented! You can purchase her designs at: 
Thank you for reading! 

26 Sep 2017

Autumn/Winter 2017 Trend Report + Larme 030 Trend Scans

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Hey everyone! I received the latest issue of Larme (No. 30) the other day, and as Ruka is currently on hiatus at the moment, I thought I would step in and share some of the upcoming trends featured in the magazine! At the end, I will also present some of  my favourite trends that several Larme brands have included in their Autumn/Winter 2017 collections. All links will be provided to save you having to search around for the items! I hope you find some inspiration for the upcoming season!
 
Part I. LARME 030 Autumn Trends and Scans
 
1. Shoes with fur detail 
 2. Matching Top and Bottom sets.
 
 
 
 
3. Mixing different materials and textures.
 
 
 
 
4. Ribbons
 5. Leopard Print
 
 
 
 
6. Check/Plaid Prints
 
 
 
 
7. Frill detail
8. Girly Caps
 
 
 
 
9. Lace Up Boots
10. Sporty Items
11.Velour accessories
 
 
 
 
12. Belts made from warm materials
13.Classic Floral Prints
 
 
 
14. Classic style Dresses
15. Jewelled Accessories

 
 
 
 
Part II. Alice's Favourite A/W 2017 Trends
 Here are some of my favourite trends that I have observed from the many different 'Larme brand' A/W collections. Some of them you may have seen previously, while some are some new additions! Enjoy!
 
1. Shaggy Cardigans
 
These fuzzy cardigans are so comfortable to snuggle up in and will definitely keep you warm throughout the cooler months! They can also add a nice textural element to your coordinate.
 
https://gocart.jp/ap/item/i/A0GC00009AE7
 
https://stripe-club.com/ap/item/i/A1CC0000382I
 
 
2. Berets

With so many different details on this season's berets, you will surely find the perfect beret to compliment any outfit. If you already own a beret, perhaps try adding a cute brooch to give it your own personal touch!

https://gocart.jp/ap/item/i/A0GC00009BQZ
 

https://store.vannie.tokyo/items/8052115
 Vannie Tokyo
 
 
3. High waisted bottoms with suspenders
 
I have been a long time fan of high waisted bottoms, mainly because they give the illusion of longer legs. A total life saver for those of us who aren't blessed in the height department! :'D

https://ailand-store.jp/ap/item/i/A0AL00009A9E

https://stripe-club.com/ap/item/i/A1CC000035S9

Link: http://www.katiewebstore.jp/SHOP/2CT-1704.html

http://runway-webstore.com/Form/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?shop=0&pid=M3417408009&vid=&bid=MK340&cat=DDDAAA&swrd=

http://honeycinnamon-webshop.com/items/5962e71fed05e602530001f2
 
 
4. Mermaid Skirts

These skirts are so cute and feminine without going overboard. I absolutely love the lace up detail on Honey Mi Honey's skirt!

https://honey-mi-honey.com/item/detail.html?sid=2abb8a1f97d2a794a02712d6cc59da5d
Honey Mi Honey
http://www.sparklingmall.jp/fs/sparklingmall/bubbles_all/K170235
 
https://ailand-store.jp/ap/item/i/A0AL00008UW4
 Ank Rouge
 
 
5. Dark red / Bordeaux

Red was a prominent colour in the summer months this year, and for the cooler season it has evolved into deeper, darker version. Deep red is such a sophisticated colour and is perfect for the upcoming festive season. My favourite colour combinations are Dark Red x Black and Dark Red x Pink!

http://lillillystore.jp/brand/lillilly/item/LLI0117F0015?areaid=spNEWITEM
lilLilly
 

https://ailand-store.jp/ap/item/i/A0AL00009DLD
 Ank Rouge

http://runway-webstore.com/Form/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?shop=0&pid=M3417503010&vid=&bid=MK340&cat=&swrd=

http://swankiss.net/brand/swankiss/item/SKI0117F0017?areaid=sp170628SKI_PRE
 
 
6. Tulle Overlay skirts and Dresses

Sheer long skirts have been around for a while now, but many of them only seemed practical during the warmer months. However this season, brands have been coordinating these skirts over the top of jeans and long pants, which is great for those of you who live in a particularly cold climate! It can also add a feminine touch to a more sporty or street outfit - another trend we saw featured in the magazine.

http://fictiontokyo-shop.com/items/593edc5eb1b6195d4e004500

https://stripe-club.com/ap/item/i/A1CC000035S8

http://lillillystore.jp/brand/lillilly/item/LLI0117F0096?areaid=spNEWITEM
 
 
7. Harnesses

Harnesses are making a comeback the season!  Add a harness to a girly lace dress for the perfect combination of cute and edgy. I really love the ribbon harness from lilLilly and I think it'd be fun to even try and DIY your own!

http://www.sparklingmall.jp/fs/sparklingmall/bubbles_all/K170204

http://lillillystore.jp/brand/lillilly/item/LLI0117F0042?areaid=spNEWITEM

http://runway-webstore.com/Form/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?shop=0&pid=M3417510005&vid=&bid=MK340&cat=IIIAAA&swrd=

http://onespo-store.net/brand/onespo/item/OSP0117F0076

http://www.spinns.jp/fs/spinns/na_ladys/0043006-w17-05-15-037

8. Sheer Loose Socks
 
Of course the ever popular fishnet socks and tights are still around, but if you feel like trying something different, how about these cute sheer loose socks? My favourite are the ones with glitter detail!
 
http://onespo-store.net/brand/onespo/item/OSP0117S0181
 
http://www.spinns.jp/fs/spinns/ladies_shoes_reg/0043006-ww17-08-01-53
 
http://store.honey-salon.com/itemFHE-0007/
 
 
 
So there you go! What trends are you looking forward to trying this season? Leave a comment down below, as we'd love to hear from you!
 
If you live in the southern hemisphere like I do, how do you think you will incorporate some of the trends? Personally, I'd like to try out the sheer socks, sporty outfits and girly caps, as I think these trends can be quite versatile, even in a warmer climate!
 
Happy A/W season (or S/S for us in the southern hemisphere haha) everyone!!