Masque de Carnival | Summer International Lolita Day 2014

This year I spent Summer International Lolita Day across state borders to attend a party coordinated by friends in and around the Pacific Northwest. “Masque de Carnival” was the theme for the affair, with masks and carnival performer-inspired coords and prints scattered about the afternoon.

My incredibly talented friend Yuki did the event artwork


✾ View coord details on Lookbook ✾

My look was inspired by my favorite season. In the days before I was working hard hand-painting a mask to match the print and putting my hair accessories together. I’m quite pleased with the result and everyone at the party thought I’d used scraps of fabric to decorate the mask- a compliment I gladly accepted!

A dear friend of mine accompanied me and I had the chance to dress her up in lolita for the very first time. I’m excited to say this won’t be her last adventure in lolita, as after the event she started her own wardrobe!

Precious goodie bags!
Coordinate contest winners (in the middle is my local friend!)

There were bottomless mimosas, brunch platters, a plethora of raffle prizes, and a coordinate contest that produced three winners. My raffle ticket won me the cutest stuffed bear speaker from Liz Lisa and a charming alpaca necklace.

I thoroughly enjoyed seeing old friends from Seattle, and as always, meeting new ones. I hope you’ll enjoy the rest of the photos from the event on my flickr album!

Have a sugar-sweet day and thanks for reading!