Mum asked for some Mori Girl examples, so here they are.
Some photos of Mori girls, purloined from the web without credit, which is not kosher but as I saw these images in a bunch of different places without attribution, it makes it a little difficult to credit! (If these are yours, let me know and I will credit!)
So this is an example of Mori girl style:
whites, neutrals, pastels, long skirt, cute hat, lots of layers, sweet without being sugary. Here's a closeup:
I have a sundress from my teen years (yes, I do have great difficulty throwing out pretty things), that I think I could cut to get a skirt from, if I can but figure out how to make a waistband and attach skirt to waistband without going crazy. It could be a little shorter so another skirt could peek out from underneath, or serve as the longer petticoat...
Here's another Mori Girl look:
Love the waistcoat over the dress, and the lace headband. I went shopping at Yardage Town last weekend and picked up this lace (and some other things, but more on that some other time).
And here's a shot of me wearing the lace headband and what I'd call "Mori Girl Lite" (well, hardly Mori Girl at all from the waist down -- it lacks layers!) to church.
Which is lace headband, lace tank, cotton sweater, long blue skirt (the bright colors are more the Grimoire style--which is very Eastern European folk), natural ribbed wool socks and black flats that look a little like ballet slippers. Comfortable and flowy and it felt good. The part I was most uncertain of was the head band because I don't usually do anything with my hair.
Sorry. I don't ever do anything with my hair. Which is why the lace headband felt weird.
A couple more Mori girl examples:
Do you suppose they are wrist cuffs serving a new use? Not sure I'd ever do that, but they sure look cute!
I need me some brown boots.
So what do you think of Mori Girl?