Last week I went to the 2nd annual O-T-Tea Party in San Francisco. (The name is a reference to OTT, meaning over-the-top). The attendees were instructed to build opulent, imaginative, and or themed outfits using Japanese lolita fashion as a base.
I didn’t have time to make a new outfit from scratch, so I recycled an old dress I made years ago and jazzed up my coordinate with accessories and new embellishments. I wore the dress over a satin blouse with balloon sleeves and put on satin gloves with pearls and cutouts in the fabric. I carried a black velvet clutch purse with gold embroidery and had a golden rhinestone brooch at my waist.
I made my dress using a very soft and plushy black cotton velvet, screenprinted with gold. The crown motifs are accented with golden bows made of vintage jacquard ribbon and faux pearl and golden buttons I had in my stash.
I also wore a golden tiara with faux pearls (from Amazon) and a gold and black lace neck ruff from Aliexpress. These items were purchased new, but otherwise I already had a lot of things in my closet to complete my outfit!
I finished my outfit with Miss L Fire Vistas, which I previously wore with my 1920s outfit.
The event took place at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, where we had delicious food, a vendor room, and many generous raffle prizes.
We were all given these pretty acrylic brooches with a number that was used for voting in the outfit contest.
Here are some group photos taken by the Lens Collective!
Wow, your outfit is fabulous and very opulent! I love the gold screen print especially. 🙂
Thank you Ellie! I had fun wearing the dress at the party.
Thank you for giving us a peek into opulent Lolita style tea. So much ruffles and cute even when dark and gothy. 🙂
Every time I’m amazed by some of the creativity and loveliness I see at Lolita events!
I love all the extra little details in your outfit! The gloves in particular are my favorite.
Thank you! The gloves were a gift. I wish I knew where I could get more when these wear out!
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I love this dress! All the decadent details make it perfect :))
Thank you! I loved making and wearing it.
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