Surprise! My new favorite sub-style is EroLoli. I know it has a bad rep but considering the theme of the tea party I attended this weekend was “Secret Rose Budoir” I could hardly resist trying it out!
The tea party was held in Baltimore so it was quite a trek from New York but completely worth it. Martha Prevensie was the hostess. She and the staff did an amazing job. Many wonderful designers donated prizes and i was lucky enough to win a necklace from the raffle. The tea and food was delciious, tho i do wish there was a bit more to eat.
The attendees all turned out in spectacular fashion and the decor was sumptuous. Unfortunately I did not bring a camera since i was already carrying my coord in a bag along with crafting materials to finish my headdress on the train. However i was able to steal some photos from my friends honeyteaclover (she always takes amazing photos) and Yanise.
I made most of the coord myself. You can see the result is fairly close to my original sketch. The one issue is that chiffon is really difficult to sew and this was my first time so the bodice of the dress isn’t very good. The fabric is a little warped there tho it might snap back into shape with a quick soak and light ironing. By the time i got to the sleeves, i had found a good method which basically eliminated warping.
Corset: Purchased about 8 years ago.
Cage Skirt: Self-made
I think ero might be an up and coming substyle! Capes are also showing up more. If anyone is interested in commissioning a cage skirt let me know! I will be vending them at Rufflecon.