A Classic Lolita lifestyle inspiration blog.

Classic Lolita is a refined and elegant style influenced by various eras in history, such as Renaissance, Elizabethan, Baroque, Rococo, Victorian, and Edwardian. The prominent features of the style are neutral dusty colors, simplicity, high-neck collars, a-line skirts and soft floral patterns.

  1. sweety-creamy:

sugarcreamcandy:

frutarara:

Lolita (1997)


(via nostalgicdreams)
  2. Young Woman Drawing, 1801Marie-Denise Villers (French, 1774–1821)

    Young Woman Drawing, 1801
    Marie-Denise Villers (French, 1774–1821)

  3. Self-Portrait with a Harp, ca. 1790Rose-Adélaïde Ducreux (French, 1761–1802)

    Self-Portrait with a Harp, ca. 1790
    Rose-Adélaïde Ducreux (French, 1761–1802)

  4. neuro-mantique:

That dress or skirt on the top-left is to die for!

    neuro-mantique:

    That dress or skirt on the top-left is to die for!

    (Source: xylia-x)

  5. (Source: hipstarori)

  6. (Source: croixdememoire)

  7. hipstarori:

Metamorphose Antique Boquet 

    hipstarori:

    Metamorphose Antique Boquet 

  8. funfunfood:

Recipe: Summer Pudding from Leite’s Culinaria
  9. Hawaiian Tea Sandwiches2 C Crushed pineapple, drained 1 C Sugar 1 C Chopped nuts 8 oz pkg Cream cheese Milk or mayonnaise In saucepan combine pineapple and sugar. Bring to boil. Cook until thick, stirring constantly. Cool. Stir in nuts. Soften and mash cheese with enough milk or mayonnaise to make a good spreading consistency. Combine with pineapple mixture. Spread on thin bread, top as sandwich. Trim and cut into squares.Makes about 4 cups.
Prosciutto, Goat Cheese and Fig Sandwiches Makes 6 sandwiches6 oz soft mild goat cheese (3/4 cup) at room temperature1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper3 tablespoons butter, softened6 (4- to 5-inch) soft round seeded rolls, split6 fresh figs, trimmed and sliced lengthwise 1/4 inch thick1/2 pound paper-thinly sliced prosciutto12 arugula leaves, tough stems discardedStir together the goat cheese and pepper with a fork. Spread butter on cut sides of the rolls. Make sandwiches with rolls, peppered goat cheese, figs, prosciutto, and arugula.
Ham, melon, and Prosciutto would make a good tea sandwich.
As would smoked salmon and cream cheese.

    Hawaiian Tea Sandwiches

    2 C Crushed pineapple, drained 
    1 C Sugar 
    1 C Chopped nuts 
    8 oz pkg Cream cheese 
    Milk or mayonnaise 

    In saucepan combine pineapple and sugar. Bring to boil. Cook until thick, stirring constantly. Cool. Stir in nuts. 
    Soften and mash cheese with enough milk or mayonnaise to make a good spreading consistency. Combine with pineapple mixture. 
    Spread on thin bread, top as sandwich. Trim and cut into squares.
    Makes about 4 cups.

    Prosciutto, Goat Cheese and Fig Sandwiches 
    Makes 6 sandwiches

    6 oz soft mild goat cheese (3/4 cup) at room temperature
    1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
    3 tablespoons butter, softened
    6 (4- to 5-inch) soft round seeded rolls, split
    6 fresh figs, trimmed and sliced lengthwise 1/4 inch thick
    1/2 pound paper-thinly sliced prosciutto
    12 arugula leaves, tough stems discarded

    Stir together the goat cheese and pepper with a fork. Spread butter on cut sides of the rolls. Make sandwiches with rolls, peppered goat cheese, figs, prosciutto, and arugula.

    Ham, melon, and Prosciutto would make a good tea sandwich.

    As would smoked salmon and cream cheese.

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Strawberries and cream are perfect together and this is a slightly different way of combining the two. I came across this recipe while browsing through Mary Berry’s "Desserts and Confections" where she aptly describes these cream filled strawberries as looking like "flowers". Each strawberry is cut with an ‘X’, starting at the top of the strawberry and down almost to the bottom. 
The ‘petals’ of the strawberry are then spread apart and filled with a cream made with mascarpone cheese and heavy whipping cream, with a little sugar and vanilla added for sweetness. These are simply delicious when made with flavorful strawberries with the added bonus that they can be assembled a few hours in advance of serving.

    Strawberries and cream are perfect together and this is a slightly different way of combining the two. I came across this recipe while browsing through Mary Berry’s "Desserts and Confections" where she aptly describes these cream filled strawberries as looking like "flowers". Each strawberry is cut with an ‘X’, starting at the top of the strawberry and down almost to the bottom. 

    The ‘petals’ of the strawberry are then spread apart and filled with a cream made with mascarpone cheese and heavy whipping cream, with a little sugar and vanilla added for sweetness. These are simply delicious when made with flavorful strawberries with the added bonus that they can be assembled a few hours in advance of serving.


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