Happy Magic Water Cube, China : THIS IS A REAL WATER PARK. Originally a structure built for the Beijing National Aquatics Center for China’s 2008 Olympics, it’s now open to the public.
When I was in the hospital
I was roomed with a schizophrenic
And she was the most gentle person I have ever met
There was a boy with a long deep slit across his neck
Who told very funny jokes
A girl who never spoke a word
Would draw the most beautiful pictures
The boy who shook with anxiety
Could hold the most intelligent conversations
Even the girl who screamed in her sleep and picked at her skin
Had a heart the size of the ocean
We are not who you think we are
This is related to my last post! This is the shapes that brands typically release that I was talking about. Some of these are maybe sort of borderline (most of which would depend on the length of the skirt, which is very hard to tell in stock photos sometimes), and to repeat how these shapes are defined:
- The usual- The traditional Lolita shape! Flares out at the natural waist (or just above or below it) to a full shape.
- empire waist- The waist is considerably higher than the natural waist, usually between the underbust or the middle of the torso. Skirt still maintains a full shape
- Short- Full skirt that ends about mid-thigh
- Long- Full skirt that ends about mid-calf (also called tea or maiden length)
- Trapezoid- Flares out to full shape from just above bust or about halfway down bust. “Tent” shape.
- Trapezoid relaxed- Flares out from above bust to underbust, “flowing” or not-as-full skirt. “Tube” shape, no room for a petticoat.
- Drop waist- Skirt flares out at about the hips, as opposed to the waist. May or may not have room for a petticoat.
- Drop waist mini- Skirt flares out at the hips, as opposed to the waist, and is very short, usually mid-thigh or even shorter. No room for a petticoat.
- Flared- A smooth, non-gathered, flare from the natural waist, considerably less full than “the usual”. May or may not have room for a petticoat.
- Flared mini- A smooth, non-gathered, flare from the natural waist that ends about mid-thigh. No room for a petticoat.
- Extra long- Ankle to floor length of varying fullness. May or may not require a petticoat.
- Pencil- Tight skirt of various lengths between mid thigh and knee. Absolutely no petticoat.
Just like in the last post, I’m curious what people think of these skirt shapes in regards to whether or not they are Lolita. With the examples, are there any that you would say are simply not Lolita, even though they’re released by Lolita brands and have typical Lolita elements? All of these are examples from a range of years, some as far back as 2001, but each example has at least one dress from 2009 or after (except the extra long, even though Meta and JeJ often release things in this length! I just had a hard time finding stock photos for either brand), as none of these are “extinct” silhouettes.
I’m not trying to argue that these are all perfectly within the Lolita style or anything like that! I am just asking because I am curious what other people’s opinions on different silhouettes within Lolita are! So what do you think?
You forgot Walgreens
See future posts! :)
RIP Borders, but I’m here to add Chase Bank and Whole Foods!
Capitol One mandates that any insurance they offer covers transition relayed expenses, including srs and top surgery.
A single grain of rice can tip the scale. One man may be the difference between victory and defeat.
Yes the song is being sung by a dog, but c’mon, rework the words a bit and it’s totally adorable for Rabbit right? Right? I mean… perfect isn’t easy!
Put’emup!! Thank you to everyone who smeared their invisible love juice on me at WWWC3! Don’t worry, a hot shower can’t wash this crud off. For those whom I will not see sooner, see you next year.
That looks awesome. XD Sam, if you and SPG ever come to the UK, please dress like that. (It doesn’t even matter that the Wild West never happened over here! You could start it!)
"you’re not asian! you’re indian/pakistani/bengali/other"
bruh does the asian map look like this to you:
This afternoon I went to a talk about structural colour in Hibiscus, during which I remembered about these Lamproderma slime moulds that also display this phenomenon (although with a different physical basis). Many species are restricted to the snow-line in montane Europe. Beautiful things.
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