Friday, October 5, 2012

Lolita Blog Carnival - Week 2: 3 Trends You Could Never Get Into

  1. The classical large rectangular headdress. This point is perhaps not that surprising, since they have gone out of fashion quite a while ago - but as I started out in 2008, I still remember them being quite the rage, and as a matter of fact, if they suited me, I would care but little if they are in vogue or not. Back in 2008 I actually owned one - pink, lacy, AP-styled, very pretty. I was very sad when I realized how little it flattered me.


  2. The rocking horse shoes. While I'm unsure about their popularity in the international community, they seem to be trendy still in my country - I do not dislike them, in fact I consider some of the designs rather cute, yet I have never yearned to own a pair, or even try them out. For gazing at, there are surely many which are very nice - but worn, I find them a little clumsy and a bit too big to look good.

  3. Trash Lolita. This is not a clothing trend actually, but rather a tendency which was a great craze in my community a couple of years ago: to take photos in Lolita while standing next to a trash bin, holding a toilette paper, going through garbage or drinking and smoking in a pub. I have never understood the appeal. 
              That is all for this week's challenge - I'm curious to see what others have come up with:-)

                                               Blogs participating:
                                               Sweet and Simple 
                                               A Lace Jail
                                               F Yeah Lolita
                                               Ramble Rori                                                                                              Starry Dreams
                                               Make Lovely
                                               Diary of an Elegant Gothic Lolita
                                               American-Born Chinese Lolita
                                               Rainbow Star Candy
                                               ❤ laurita
                                               Lolita Cor de Rosa
                                               Lolita Poupée
                                               Pop Princess
                                               Darkly Darling

Monday, October 1, 2012

Beautiful Sights: A Visit to a Toy Museum at the Prague Castle

      My country is magical. In the good and bad sense, almost everything is possible here. And part of the magic of Prague, our capital, is the fact that at the very heart of our ancient and beautiful Prague Castle, stands a tremendously beautiful Cathedral, from what I have read and seen so far, quite a rarity in Europe. It is this Cathedral of Saint Vitus which gives Prague its characteristic panorama, like the Eiffel Tower gives it to Paris; it is in this Cathedral the Crown jewels are kept, among which, the jewel most mystic and most valuable, is the Crown of the Saint Wenceslav, Crown which is said to kill in a year anybody who illegitimately puts it on his head. (By the way, Reinhard Heydrich put it on the head of his son Klaus - and Klaus indeed died within a year in an accident.)
And it is nearby this majestic Cathedral that the Toy Museum is located. It is rather small and if you do not know about its existence, it is possible to pass it without notice - which, considering the beauty it hides within, low entry charges and possibility to make photos of everything within, would be quite a shame.

 The two identical dolls have got heads made of stone; they are one of the eldest dolls in the collection.

Besides porcelain dolls, there is also a whole floor devoted to Barbies, very pretty antique dollhouses, kitchens, shops, teddy bears, trains and other, rather unique toys - but about them, perhaps next time.


                                                         Love, RosaJ


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