Ursa Major Retrospective Saturday


I'm so terrible at posting consistently. I also feel like I'm a terrible writer, but I'll try to stay positive and write more... (I wonder if I really mean that, heh :sweat:)

Ursa Major is a lolita convention in the San Francisco Bay Area (where I live). apple salad, petit piaf, and ordovicienne came to visit for this convention!

On the second day of convention, apple salad and I organized a coordination of all colors (we organized it before hand) of Farutetto JSK by Mary Magdalene. I was able to find other girls from the local lolita community to wear the extra dresses. Both me and apple salad loaned dresses to other girls if they didn't own a dress. Typically classics are often underrepresented at these kinds of events so I was glad to make it happen.

And she was kind enough to loan me the mist color of Farutetto!!! T_T I felt so honored. It's not the easiest color to obtain since it was only released in China. Apple salad herself wore the navy color which is quite possibly the only piece of that color available since it was a sample.

  • JSK, blouse: Mary Magdalene. Hair accessory too (which I guess I forgot to wear for this picture)
  • Shoes - Taobao, they were hand painted to match the dress by apple salad. Her dedication to the project was crazy!

Apple salad also hand made pins for every participant of the Farutetto coordination. petit piaf additionally hand made necklaces(!).
They made a a pin/necklace for every participant for the color they wore. Since I wore mist, that was the color I received!

Socials of participants from Left to Right: tokkigo // beutalbaer // ordovicienne // petit_piaf // apple salad // kayarogoyski // me!
We were missing ivory due to participant being stuck in traffic T_T

Although I live close by, we decided to book a hotel in the city. It was the right thing to do as we were really tired every day! This picture is from a display at the hotel.

This is the haul I purchased at the convention! They were from indie hand makers include some from Japan. The postcard is designed by sakizo who also illustrated the Perfume Bottle dress by Mary Magdalene.

A picture from the ball in the evening.

More shenangians with my friends!

It was a really fun event! I can't imagine the amount of work that went to this by the staff.

P.S. here's a preview of my wardrobe post from 2023! If I can find the energy to finish, I will post it here

♪ Listening to BoA's 20th Anniversary concert! ♪ She used to be the hot shit back in the day haha.

Montreal Day 1 Part 2


The second part of the day was all about lolita. I got to meet applesaladtea whom I twinned with! It felt like a dream come true to twin with someone as cool as her.

Getting ready in lolita. Ironing my dress :)

We had afternoon tea at Cardinal Tea Room. The food was your standard affair. The decor was super cute though! Perfect for a classic lolita.

applesaladtea brought a phone tripod and we went to a park to take coordinate photos. I think they ended up really cute! Especially the back picture. This convinced me to get my own phone tripod. Maybe I'll actually take more coordinate pictures that won't be in front of a mirror.

We coordinated Mary Magdalene's Rose Basket JSK in mint. I feel really lucky to have this dress. It's one of my favorites and most worn pieces. Mint is also one of my favorite lolita colors. It's so hard to get Mary Magdalene these days due to second hand prices sky rocketing.

We then proceeded to go on a walk around the city.

It's been a long time since I saw such a cute book store. We don't have them where I live anymore :((((

We then went to Fairmount Bagel. Montreal is famous for its bagels and it didn't disappoint. I'm not a bagel person, but they were deeee-licious!

applesaladtea made these yummy Madeleines :pleadingface: They were really good.. and it was just very sweet of her.

No picture, but we also went to a bar afterwards :)

It was a really satisfying meet up. Traveling always makes me so happy because I get to meet other lolitas! I think a lot of other lolitas do this too. They travel and reach out to the local community to see if anyone is available to meet. I felt especially welcomed by applesaladtea.. and it was amazing that she has the same taste in classic lolita as me. We hit it off really well and still keep in touch! :)

Unrelated again: I'm so bored and need new friends.

♪ Playing Weezer - Only in Dreams ♪

There was a really good Cowboy Bebop AMV back in the day with Only in Dreams playing the background.

I've listened to this song for many years and I never get sick of it. I spent an hour listening to it earlier today while laying down and relaxing (yeah I'm one of those awful people that can listen to songs on repeat :sweat:)