It’s been two weeks since I’ve written anything in here as we got a couple of public holidays in France which led me to stay put at home and spend most of my time reading and sleeping^^
But now I am back to go on with the introduction of the Black Sugar shop in Paris!
So after cosplay, let’s talk about lolita fashion for a bit!
For those who don’t know, lolita fashion as I mean it here as nothing to do with the western view of the "nymphet". It is quite the opposite actually!
Lolitas in the "Japanese way" are meant to be ladylike and modest from what I could see, they enjoy tea parties and "feminine" activities like cooking and knitting for example (somebody correct me if I’m wrong, still a noob at this :D).
I myself didn’t really know about lolita fashion until very recently and I didn’t consider it fashion but more like cosplay. However I realized how wrong I was by attending this event last September in Paris: Tokyo Crazy Kawaii!
This was like a revelation as I got to discover more about fashion and in particular about lolita fashion…
The Black Sugar shop I was talking about in earlier posts is interesting as they offer various lolita items coupled with affordable prices. I mean at first, I was really baffled by the big brands’ prices but I get that there is this price quality ratio and stuff going on… Still my wallet couldn’t go there so I was simply delighted to find about Black Sugar’s lolita goods! At least I could start somewhere!
Dresses, skirts, blouses, hats, socks, shoes and jewelry, Black Sugar tries to cater to every need a lolita could have!
Let’s get started with the clothes then!
Cute sweet pink one piece with teddy bears (also exists in black and in red).
Simple gothic lolita one piece
For the "shiro" lolita, an all white long sleeved one piece!
Black blouse and skirt pack, the skirt is available in other colors as well.
Gothic lolita one piece with a high-low hemline. The sleeves are detachable.
High-low hem dress without the sleeves.
Cute hooded cape, also available in blue!
The models are usually cute and simple with lot of small details! They also keep it simple with the colors because a beginner lolita doesn’t necessarily want to start with printed patterns? The prices are also noteworthy as those dresses cost 70€ in average^^ (the hooded cape costs around 30€ I think).
By the way, those dresses can be bought straight away as they are in stock but Black Sugar also has some items that are only made on order like those:
Pink sweet lolita one piece
Red lolita dress with long sleeves and stand-up collar
Gothic Lolita JSK, available in other colors as well: pink, lavender, black/white, all white, yellow and blue.
Navy blue dress with bows, also exists in red (burgundy), pale blue and pink.
Navy one piece, back view!
Classic Lolita One piece (also exists in beige and navy)! Mary Magdalene anyone?
One of my favorite dresses is definetely the Jumper Skirt, it’s soo cute with the bows and ruffles~~ Here are the other colors pics!
Lolita JSK, lavender version
Lolita JSK blue version~
The yellow one!
Gothic Lolita JSK, available in other colors as well: pink, lavender, all black, white, yellow and blue.
It usually takes around 15 to 30 days before the dress is done and available to be picked up or dispatched by mail. So if you are just coming to Paris for your holidays, you should order your item in advance to find it ready during your stay!
Also for the sizes, it usually goes from S to XXL and even XXXL some times! Just check the size chart on the official website.
Furthermore, you can also have your dress custom made if the sizes aren’t right by contacting the shop and send them your 3 sizes (bust, waist and hip) as well as the shoulder width!
Don’t hesitate to ask me questions if you want more info about something, I’ll be glad to answer as well as I can!
See you next time, I will probably write about (lolita) shoes!
Address: 27 rue Keller 75011 Paris. Bastille station on Métro line 1, 5 and 8 or Ledru Rollin station on Métro line 8.
Opening hours: From Monday to Friday 1:00pm – 7:30pm and on Saturdays 11:00am – 7:30pm.
Phone: +33(0)9 50 72 53 11