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10 Apr 2016

About Petite Dollies


Petite Dollies is run by Eri, Ruka & Alice, three petite dolls with great enthusiasm for girly fashion.

In particular, we both adore Larme-style girly fashion. Larme style is based on on the Japanese fashion magazine “Larme.” The magazine draws on feminine, retro, classical, dark, and street style influences and incorporates them into its unique dreamy, thematic, and girly world. You can find our introduction to Larme fashion here.

Our goals for the blog are:
  1. to share our insights about girly style-related trends, outfits, and happenings with the J-fashion and the broader fashion community;
  2. to provide advice and helpful guides for those who are exploring similar styles; and
  3. to spread our love for fashion and to hopefully inspire more people to pursue their style ambitions.

Name: Ruka
Occupation: University student
Location: New York, NY (and sometimes San Francisco, CA), United States
Favorite styles: Pheromone Fetish, Retro/Pin-up Dolly, Vintage, Dream Casual

Ruka's Style Introduction
Favorite brands: Katie the Store, Honey Cinnamon, Honey Salon, Ank Rouge
Hobbies/interests: Fashion, shopping, academics/school, naginata (a Japanese halberd martial art that resembles kendo), anime/manga, reading, and browsing the internet
Favorite series: Hunter x Hunter, Baccano!, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Tokyo Ghoul
Favorite area(s) of study: International relations, statistics
Favorite color(s): Burgundy, red, strawberry milk pink
Favorite food(s): Sweets/desserts (my current favorite is Shibuya honey toast!), fish (salmon and all forms of sashimi), Japanese food in general
Favorite novel(s): Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
Words that you would use to describe yourself: Playful, silly, diligent, goal-oriented

Name: Eri
Occupation: University student / English Literature Tutor
Location: NSW, Australia
Favorite styles: Pheromone Fetish, Urban Goth, Larme style (in the general sense)

Eri's Style Introduction
Favorite brands: Agent Provocateur, Alice McCall, Fallin’, The Fifth, Honey mi Honey
Hobbies/interests: Beauty Pageants, Fashion, Shopping, Academics/School, Anime, Reading/Writing, Design, Humanitatian/Volunteer
Favorite series: (I'm going to list series that I watch almost yearly, haha) Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul, Damages, The O.C., Yakitate! Japan, Avatar the Last Airbender, Daria
Favorite area(s) of study: Creative Writing, Literature, Ancient History, Art History, Philosophy
Favorite color(s): White, Pink, Nudes, Rose Gold
Favorite food(s): French toast, Ebi Fry/Tempura Anything, Macarons, Chicken Schnitzel Burgers, Pad See-Ew!
Favorite novel(s): The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Surrender by Sonya Hartnett, Weight by Jeanette Winterson, The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, The Chronicles of Narnia, Howl’s Moving Castle Trilogy by Diana Wynne-Jones, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Murakami...
Words that you would use to describe yourself: Awkward, clumsy, caring, observant, ridiculous… xD

Name: Alice
Occupation: University student / Freelance model 
Location: SA, Australia
Favorite styles: Pheromone Fetish, Urban Goth, Vintage girly, Larme style (in the general sense)
Favorite brands: Ehyphen World Gallery bonbon, crayme, lilLilly, Kriss Soonik, Eatme, Fallin', Onespo
Hobbies/interests: Fashion, Music, Academics/School, Painting, Karaoke, Photography, Playing Bass.  
Favorite series: One Piece, Ru Paul's Drag Race, Friends.
Favorite area(s) of study: Languages (currently Japanese and Chinese), Japanese politics, Ancient history (especially Ancient Egypt).
Favorite color(s): Pink, Black, Gold
Favorite food(s): Soba noodles, pizza, nachos
Favorite novel(s): 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami, Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
Words that you would use to describe yourself: Perfectionist, Observant, Caring, Shy (until I get to know you - good luck shutting me up), Crazy.

We welcome questions, inquiries, and suggestions!
You may email us at theauthors@petitedollies.com.


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