I really like Rui’s style, I find it closer to cult party aesthetics than to the established dolly kei look. Having said that, the clothes she wears are thrifted vintage items and that is the underlying theme of Grimoire Almadel (and Cult Party/The Virgin Mary).
I started out the outfit just trying to wear as many bulky things as possible so I wouldn’t have to pack them to bring them home over Christmas, but I actually think it looked really awesome in the end. ^_^
I adore this dress- I like to think some German girl wore it with plaits in her hair, once upon a time. I bought this beautiful pinafore the first week after I moved to Berlin; I was completely new to the city and staying in the Neukolln area, so I decided to go for a (long) exploring walk up the Sonnenallee where I came across this shop.