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Friday, December 18, 2015

Lolita Blog Carnival: Create a Coord for Under $100





Hello everyone,
 For this Lolita Blog Carnival, all us J-fashion bloggers are challenged to create a Lolita Coord under the set budget of $100! Is it possible? If you know where to look, it's surely possible and relatively easy!
Today I'm going to present you with a budget-friendly Lolita Coordinate that I believe is versatile and perfect for those whom are just starting in the fashion. Use this as a guide to avoid the horrid ITA phase!^ ^

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

ラルム Sweet Girly Artbook for Girls with Medium to Dark Skin



Hello lovelies!

If you're following me on Instagram, most likely you're familiar with my recent obsession with Larme-kei. Giving off a feminine and vintage look, Larme is the perfect fashion style for individuals whom love Japanese fashion, but don't want to look, "too out there"!

Despite it's recent boom in popularity among other jfashion adherants such as Lolitas, Mori Girls, and even some gyaru, information on where to shop and videos are VERY limited. If you're a girl of color, this is troublesome since there are no tutorials yet available to compliment our skin tone or hair texture. In today's post, I'm going to invite you to Get Ready With Me--covering makeup, hair, and much more designed with the Kawaii Black Girl in mind.

Welcome to LARME: Sweet Girly Artbook for Kawaii Black & Indian Girls

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Liz Lisa GAL Room Project x Tokyo Otaku Mode! ミ☆  ミ★  ミ☆  ミ★




Hello everyone, and welcome to the Liz Lisa GAL Project update! After the project's launch on You Tube, it made me happy to see all the positive responses as well as feedback.
Since the launch of LLGP there has been many things that happened over the past few months, so let's take a look at some of the things currently underway, shall we?


Monday, December 7, 2015

Naturally Kawaii:10 Hair Commandments for Girls with Curls


Hello everyone, it's Minnie!^ ^

After being natural for two years, I'm just starting to get the hang of how to style and maintain my curls! From blowouts to kinky curly, I discovered one of the best parts about my hair texture is that possibilities are endless.

A close family friend of mine recently released a guide that's perfect for those starting out their natural hair journey, so in today's post, I'm going to share with you the 10 Hair Commandments for Girls with Curls by KA Satcher!^ ^

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

SUPPORT MINAKO FOR KAWAII LEADER ⭐ I.AM KAWAII CAMPAIGN


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Hello everyone, in today's post I want to share something in which I'm very passionate about!
When starting the Wonderful World of Minnie, I wanted to share my love of J-fashion and pop culture with the world from a teen's perspective. NHK World's Kawaii International is currently holding a contest to add another Kawaii Leader to their ranks--a representetive of Dolly Style, and I'd love it if you all support me by liking and sharing my photo submissions to help me reach my goal! 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

⭐⭐⭐SHORT FILM PROJECT:Sailor Moon Celestial ⭐⭐⭐





Hello Lovelies, it's Minnie!

The year is going by super fast, but there's still plenty of things to work on before 2016! For those of you who follow me on Instagram, most likely you're aware of my current Short Film/Lookbook project: Sailor Moon Celestial, which is set to release November 28, 2015 on my Youtube Channel. In this post I'm going to go more into detail about my film, inspiration, and much more!^ ^


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Lolita Blog Carnival: My Favorite 3 Brands and Why

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Hello lovelies!

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It's Friday, meaning it's time for Lolita Blog Carnival! For this week, I'll be covering some of my favorite Lolita brands and will go more into detail about each of my selections.
Since this blog's original purpose was to show various options on how one can dress J-Fashion styles on a budget, the brands and stores I've chosen are both stylish and won't break your parent's (or your own), wallet!
All dresses featured in this post can be purchased from My-Lolita-Dress.com--a Taobao re-seller and alteration company that I've had many positive experiences with in the past.

So let's get started!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Kawaii Box Review PLUS GIVEAWAY!~




 imageeveryone, and happy Friday!~


October, the month when seasons change and the 4th anniversary of the Wonderful World of Minnie! Starting out as a creative writing project in my 2nd year of high school, I created WWM with the intentions of sharing my love of Asian beauty trends, fashion, and pop culture with the world. Now as a freshman college student I'm happy to say that for four years I've been online, and am very thankful to those of you whom follow me on  Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, and of course here. It means the world to me, and it gives me joy to read your comments and kind messages!

For awhile now I wanted to express my thanks to all of you in a special way, so what better time than the present!

Being a longtime fan of Kawaii Box company I reached out to them requesting on reviewing one of their monthly boxes, and the individual I communicated with was very friendly and was willing to not just provide a box to review, but a giveaway to one of you, so happily I accepted the offer!


So let's dig in dears!^ ^
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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The L Word: Innocence or Promiscuity? Lolita Fashion from an Eighteen-Year-Old's Perspective



Hello everyone, it's Minnie!~

School has been keeping me busy for the past few weeks, but one of the classes in which I enjoy the most is my English Composition and Rhetoric. The professor that I have is a very cool and open minded individual, so when coming upon the yearly "Compare and Contrast," essay, I wanted to write about something that was close to heart, and would be a potential positive contribution to the Lolita fashion community.

Although a little skeptical on using Lolita as my base, after turning in my assignment to my professor, he found it to be very informative, as well as refreshing enough to use as an example for other classes in the future!~^ ^

So in this Post, I'll present to you my Comparison & Contrast essay: the "L" Word: Innocence or Promiscuity?

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Photoset & Review: Bodyline Costume 839


 



Hello my dearies!~
Hope everyone had an amazing and fun filled Summer! 


Treating myself to a graduation present, I went online and finally purchased the well adored Bodyline Costume 839. 
Since there's little reviews on this dress, here's my personal opinion of Bodyline's customer service, as well as if their quality improved or not.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Trip to Tokyo for Frills: the Travel Guide Created with Lolitas in Mind








Hello Loves^ ^

Although I've never visited Japan, in my tweens to early teens I'd often dream of one day embarking on an adventure to the Land of the Rising Sun; constantly visiting the Japan National Tourism Organization website; ordering numerous travel guides filled with colorful photos of the various destinations in which I wished to one day see with my own eyes.

In my bedroom, a map of Japan was taped onto the wall over my bed, in which I circled each city and prefecture that caught my eye. One of the many regions that intrigued me the most was Kanto--home of Tokyo Prefecture.

The very large and crowed city of Tokyo has so much to offer for fashion forward youths, especially Lolitas; so today I'll share with you some of the places I'd like to visit when/if I visit the the far East!~


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tokyo Girly Fashion







Tokyo, the epicenter of fashion within Japan. Many new fashion trends and styles has been born within this bustling and fashion forward city, and recently teens and young women are now beginning to embrace their girly side more so than ever before!

Introducing the newest trend of girly fashion, or most popularly known as Larme kei!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summer London/European Style Lookbook






Happy Summer dearies!

Now it's time to put away those pads and pencils, because now it's time to relax, have fun, and enjoy a couple of months of fun in the sun!
This look book is inspired by fashion found on the streets of London's West End, so let's get started!


Friday, June 19, 2015

Summer Events I'll be Attending: Delta H Con 2015 Fashion Show

Hello loves,

this is Minako wishing everyone an happy summer! For these fast few weeks I've been focused on graduation plans, as well as preparing for my family's arrival from New York and Washington D.C. to here in Houston, Texas.

Summer 2015 will be full of future projects for Youtube, as well as other surprises in store, so today I'll unveil three events in which I'll be apart of/ shooting this season!



Monday, May 25, 2015

Beginner Lolita OOTD: Perfect for Budget Lolitas



Hello Dear loves, hope everyone is doing well! Due to Graduation and my Graduation Ball quickly approaching, it's been difficult to blog as regularly like usual, so apologies about that, however with Summer approaching there are various new projects in which I'm planning for both Youtube, as well as my blog that I know you'll love, so please continue to follow and keep on the watch for them!^ ^

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Anime Matsuri 2015 Experience, Gothic Lolita Wigs, and LIFE UPDATE








Hello everyone!

It's now Monday, the beginning of the week, and this past weekend is a weekend in which I'll remember forever!



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For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you probably already know that I attended the Japanese Culture and Anime Convention, Anime Matsuri in Houston, Texas at the George R. Brown Convention Center.  Although there was quite a few slip ups this year as well as disorganization, I still managed to have fun attending some of the panels, fashion events, meeting old and new friends, the guests, and much more.

Here's my second Anime Matsuri experience for this year!


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Pride and Prejudice



Hello everyone!~

With only a few more months till graduation, I've been very busy with school as well as college preparation. Recently in British Literature my class read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, and was assigned to write a paper on the story for a major grade, so I've been busy!
Below is my finished paper (which gained a perf score), so since it's been awhile since I last posted, I decided to share it with all of you!^^

Enjoy <3

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Get Ready With Me Cinderella Part 1(2015)



Hello everyone!

I love princesses, and practically grew up on fairy tales and Disney movies! 
Just in a few weeks, Cinderella will be in theatres, so in celebration of the premiere, today's look is inspired by one of my favorite Disney Princesses, Cinderella. 

Let's get Started!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Anime Matsuri 2015 Prep!


Spring is almost here, and Spring here in the U.S. is the beginning of Con season--Anime Con season that is! After attending and having a BLAST Anime Matsuri last year in Houston, this year I'm happy to say that I'll be attending again on April 4th and 5th as a Super Pass ticket holder! What am I looking forward to see and do at AM this year? Who will be attending?
Read on and be AH-mazed at what's to come this year, and why I dub Anime Matsuri one of the best cons here in the States!


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

My recent Onee GAL Style Obsession

Hello everyone, this is Minnie bringing you another fashion filled post <3
These past few weeks has been super busy for me with finals, so now that the new Semester has begun for me, that means new beginnings and a fresh slate to start out with. Now that I'm getting older, I now have some more freedom to venture into other sub-styles in which I've wanted to try for the longest time, and one that's been on my list for awhile now has been Onee Gyaru.

Unlike himekaji or hime gyaru (which I enjoy dressing usually), onee gyaru is mostly described to be a more mature fashion style and is therefore mostly worn by girls that have already graduated from high school (adult). In Onee gyaru style colors are more toned down than compared to some of the louder gyaru styles and personally I think it's perfect for those whom want to still dress gyaru, but would like to tone things down a bit! Here's some inspo in which I've collected over the past few months <3


Monday, February 9, 2015

Kawaii Photo Apps for Androids




Hallo loves!^ ^

Just recently I've gotten a Samsung Tablet and am absolutely loving it so far, so this post I'll show you some of my favorite kawaii apps in which I've downloaded so far!


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Annie 2014 Movie Review


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Hello everyone, it's Minnie!

For many of us, fun and games will be over after tomorrow and school will start up once again. Before going back to hitting the books, my family and I took a trip to the AMC to watch the long awaited remake of the classic 1982 film, Annie!