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  • Mei replied to the topic Advent Rosary! in the forum Group logo of Shining Tea RoomShining Tea Room 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Rayati honored Miss Lynn, honored Elefarya-chei,

    I personally have a great love of the Chapel’s Catholic style rosary, given my upbringing. I have both a Catholic style rosary and a Hindu style mala at present, but I often default to using the former.

    I’ve always preferred the Chapel’s scriptures and prayers – while I will, on occasion, make…[Read more]

  • Rayati honored Mei-san, honored Miss Lynn,

    I think that saying a rosary every day of Advent is a lovely idea! For myself I think I would be more likely to accomplish it with an Estrenne style rosary like this one.

    My issue with LLC prayers and texts is that they use the “silver world” version of the scriptures, rather than the more, well,…[Read more]

  • Lynn replied to the topic Advent Rosary! in the forum Group logo of Shining Tea RoomShining Tea Room 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Rayati, Honored Mei-chei!

    I would love to! I currently try to do my rosary daily, though I must confess this tends to be only three times a week or so in practice.

    After trying a few variations, I’ve settled on the Ostara Cycle version of the rosary from LLC for my usual weekly practice, but after reading your post while wondering what I should…[Read more]

  • Rayati, mina-san

    I’m actually quite fond of the Mori aesthetic myself, but I agree that it can appear less than put together. I’ve heard of people combining it with Lolita by using the Lolita silhouette and clothing items, but choosing patterns, accessories, and colors that are inspired by nature, and perhaps adding an extra layer such as a…[Read more]

  • Rayati, mina-san

    I’m actually quite fond of the Mori aesthetic myself, but I agree that it can appear less than put together. I’ve heard of people combining it with Lolita by using the Lolita silhouette and clothing items, but choosing patterns, accessories, and colors that are inspired by nature, and perhaps adding an extra layer such as a…[Read more]

  • Rayati, mina-san

    I’m actually quite fond of the Mori aesthetic myself, but I agree that it can appear less than put together. I’ve heard of people combining it with Lolita by using the Lolita silhouette and clothing items, but choosing patterns, accessories, and colors that are inspired by nature, and perhaps adding an extra layer such as a…[Read more]

  • Living in a mild climate, I usually get away with a jacket or cardigan sweater. Actually I do tend to wear several layers such as a turtle-neck plus twin-set because I am a samugariya (feel the cold).

    If I were in a colder part of Telluria I would love to wear something like this:

    Baby the Stars Shine Bright

    Assuming I had 44,000 yen to spare! Which sadly I don’t!

    But…[Read more]

  • Rayati Mei-San!

    I think it depends. Mori girl can look messy, but I have seen lovely styles of it that are neat and racinated. I love a mix of mori and Lolita. I also like it when it’s a little more toned down like this:

    I hope this helps.
    With love,
    Venus

  • On this topic –

    I’ve quite admired the “mori girl” street style of Japan for some time, and I think that, ergonomically speaking, it would indefinitely help to ward off the cold (a great many layers, and long ones, at that!)

    However, I was wondering how racinated it is? Since it takes on an almost… I don’t want to say sloppy, but it perhaps…[Read more]

  • Mei started the topic Advent Rosary! in the forum Group logo of Shining Tea RoomShining Tea Room 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Rayati!

    I confess that I am not always consistent with my prayer life, and as such, I thought it might be an interesting idea to start a sort of rosary “challenge”.

    I plan to pray a rosary every day up until Nativity, and, Dea willing, beyond that.

    Would any other maids be interested in joining me?

    In Amity,
    Mei

  • Rayati, mina-san!

    Thank you everyone for your wonderful suggestions. In particular, I think I shall try out Rosamunda-chei’s petticoat suggestion, as I’ve always loved the look of that sort of silhouette.

    If you don’t already own one, I’ve found ankle-length “peasant skirts” to be quite comfortable, while also very modest and feminine, and…[Read more]

  • Lynn replied to the topic Welcome Miss Lynn in the forum Group logo of Shining Tea RoomShining Tea Room 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Rayati, honored Sanae-chei! Please give me your loving indulgence.

    You are far too kind. I chose it as an image of what I’d ideally want to look like more so than from a specific series, so I don’t know many details, I’m afraid. The artist is Marin-chei and she appears to be from the Tellurian state of Korea (not certain which one), so it’s hard…[Read more]

  • My racinated wardrobe is quite mada mada (not there yet) but I can relay a few basic principles to keeping warm in racinated clothing that West Telluria seems to have lost in recent years.

    1. Thick stockings, good boots. Covering and keeping the feet dry does a lot towards keeping the rest of your legs warm. Cold toes are dangerous in winter!

    2.…[Read more]

  • Rayati!
    I, too, live in a very chilly place.
    Personally, I have taken to wearing a sort of compression nylon under my knee-length dresses. I am also Estrenne, but dressing as such could be taken very poorly in my culture, and I have yet to pluck up the courage to do so… So I often stick to 1950s style dresses, or even shift dresses reminiscent…[Read more]

  • Sanae replied to the topic Welcome Miss Venus in the forum Group logo of Shining Tea RoomShining Tea Room 1 month ago

    Rayati and welcome, honored Miss Venus! Please grant me your loving indulgence.

    I am glad that you have found this place which speaks to your heart. I hope that it continues to nourish you.

    In Amity,
    Sanae

  • Sanae replied to the topic Welcome Miss Lynn in the forum Group logo of Shining Tea RoomShining Tea Room 1 month ago

    Rayati and welcome, honored Miss Lynn! I beg your loving indulgence.

    Your profile picture is so beautiful! May I inquire from where it comes? The style looks so gentle and serene, and if it is a kinnie or a manga, I should like to see it, I think!

    In amity,
    Sanae

  • Rayati, minasan,

    I live in the north where it gets quite cold! As winter approaches, and the days of summery skirts and flowing tops go into hibernation, what is a maid to do with her clothing? As an Estrenne, I much prefer the old old styles like those in medieval or Renaissance Telluria, and even wide flowing dressy bifurcs with a beautiful…[Read more]

  • Lynn replied to the topic Welcome Miss Venus in the forum Group logo of Shining Tea RoomShining Tea Room 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Honored Mei-chei,

    Rayati! Please grant me your loving indulgence. That’s quite alright. In fact, I apologize that my reply is rather late in coming as well. I am also very pleased to meet you. I love your avatar, by the way. Sailor Mercury is my favorite sailor scout. Your profile is also quite adorable.

    In amity,

    Lynn

  • Mei replied to the topic Welcome Miss Venus in the forum Group logo of Shining Tea RoomShining Tea Room 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Rayati, and welcome, Miss Lynn! Please grant me your loving indulgence, and forgive my tardy welcome. It is entirely a pleasure to make your acquaintance!

    In amity,
    Mei

  • Lynn replied to the topic Welcome Miss Venus in the forum Group logo of Shining Tea RoomShining Tea Room 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Honored Venus-chei,

    Rayati again and I would like to extend my welcome as well, such as it is as an even newer member of the forum than yourself. I’m also from Texas and would be honored if you would join me for a coffee or other outing some time if you are able.

    I too have a Dianic Wiccan background and I would say your insight into the matter…[Read more]

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