I Wonder What It Is You Could Have Seen

I went to the Leicester Gas Museum this weekend! I wasn't sure what to expect - I'd had a quick look on the website, but a friend organised the meet and the private tour/special opening and I turned up not knowing quite what they'd have. It was really interesting!

Lief Perfume Coffret JSK - Haenuli tights - vintage hat and jewellery - New Look boots - Warehouse blouse
The thing I found oddest was that there were gas powered waffle makers - I'd previously always thought that waffle makers were a more modern invention, but I was wrong. I'm lucky I have curly hair, as the gas powered curlers sounded like they had more chance of burning your hair off than styling it, but I'd have still had to live with the soot and chance of having your hair sucked into the gas powered hairdryers.

One of the cookers even sang a song if you opened it. There were some retro and vintage cookery books too, which I found really interesting. I learned to bake from a Be-Ro cookbook from the 80s, but the one displayed was even older than that! I also liked a cookbook where the recipes were given in comic-strip form, with Mr Therm (the gas mascot) helping the bakers along in the steps.

I wear this vintage hat a lot. I feel like hats suit me more if they perch, as opposed to having a brim - I'd like more in this style, then I truly will be able to wear one every day!

I wore this dress lots immediately after buying it. There's so many colours that it's easy to make lots of different outfits by mixing blouses. I feel happier with the length now I have an underskirt to wear with it (multiple underskirts - another thing to change around to make new outfits!).

Half Doomed & You're Semi-Sweet

This Saturday the mods of my local comm and I went for afternoon tea to look for suitable venues for Summer ILD. We're planning a very fancy event! To test how the hotel would react for lolita I wore sweet - they took all the pastels in their stride!

Angelic Pretty Rose Toilette JSK and brooch - Amavel blouse - Meta necklace - handmade flower crown - everything else offbrand
I traded my Mucha JSK for this with a girl in my comm. I've loved the print since I got into lolita, but I always thought it would be too short for me - it has quite a long bodice, so once I extended the straps it was perfect even without an underskirt!

This was the delicious afternoon tea we had - we were really pleased with the venue, and now we're looking at hiring a private room so we can include fun things like quizzes and bingo (with prizes!).