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>> No.7455109

whats with the victorian era shit. Its literally the worst shit in the world

>> No.7455123


>> No.7455129

Im wondering about the fit of my IW JSK?
I came under the measurements recommended but I'm wondering if it starts too high up on my torso? Its the long Glitter Seraphim JSK and it starts something like half an inch below my collar bone. Is this a normal IW fit?

>> No.7455138

IW does generally cut a bit high but how is your bust? Do you have a large cup size? Even if you're under the measurements, IW is not cut for boobs above a B cup so it might be riding up on you?

>> No.7455143

Do you have a worn photo?

>> No.7455147


It's usually more like two inches below. Rather than that though, try to look at other things, are the armholes too high up as well? Is the waist falling in the right place or too high/too low?

If the waist or the armhole is too high, you can adjust the length of the shoulder straps to bring it down. There should be buttons on the shoulder straps that you can unpick, then sew it further along the strap so that it's longer. If the armhole fit before, this will make it much lower, but you're likely to be wearing a blouse underneath so it shouldn't matter much.

If the waist and armholes sit just right, it's just the neckline is an inch below your collarbone, I'd leave it as is and just coordinate around the high neckline (I suggest high-necked collars, maybe with pussy bows).

If the armhole is too high and the waistline is too low, then your torso is too short. It's costly to shorten the bodice, so if you can't coordinate around the weird silhoutte, I'd suggest just selling on the dress.

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I'm a B or C depending
I did notice it flattening my breasts out a bit though not in an uncomfortable way, just looks a little unusual. Its shirred and I'm about 3-4 from filling the shirring out completely and my bra right now is padded

Pic related, hope its enough

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Its higher than my natural waist, yes. I'm 5'5" (hence opting for the long version!)
The arm holes are higher than usual but not cutting into me.

But nice idea about the straps! There's a heap of room left where I can add two or three more buttons so maybe this won't be so bad after all! I've been worried I'd have to sell it.

Now I'm praying this will fix my kinda weird bust issue, pic related. Or am I being too fussy over it I don't know. It can be covered with a cardigan and all but for the days its too warm I may as well find a better fit dress.

>> No.7455169

To me, it looks like it should be sitting lower. That version of the JSK looks like it was designed to be a low or drop waist jsk, flaring out just at the hipbones or so.
Near as I can tell, yours is at your natural waist?

If you can, I'd adjust the straps to lower it some so it sits better on your bust and the waist.

I've had IW dresses that fit my width but the strap lengths and torsos don't work with me.

>> No.7455177

Yeah no it's really obvious from the side anon, you really need to adjust with the straps. That top part there is supposed to kind of be a boob pocket. (I don't expect it to fit anyone with a larger cupsize but they should at least be in it!)

I'm 5'3 and their straps are always too short for me.

>> No.7455179

Naw my natural waist is an inch lower, I'm one of the long torso-stubby legged people

Strap fixing it is! Looks like something I can finish before the end of the night. I'm so happy to ask you guys, it wouldn't have ever occurred to me to modify the straps.

>> No.7455234
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Its even better in person
Thank you everyone! You've made me love this dress even more.

>> No.7455256

When's Sweetie Violet coming out?

>> No.7455267
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how the dickens do people hang their dresses up like this

>> No.7455271

Tape. I've done it before, doesn't harm the dress

>> No.7455274

This surprised me - I'm 6'0 and moved the buttons on the straps on one of my JSKs right to the end to get extra length, and managed to make it too long. Do you have a long torso?

>> No.7455296

maybe IW varies their strap length, putting them to the end may not work for all dresses

>> No.7455297

like double sided tape or something?

>> No.7455307
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MM is rereleasing Apollonia and Elodie Doll (again). Who's going for them?

>> No.7455323
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>Would buy immediatly
>still too fat fot MMs waist measurements
>doesnt matter, boobs will never be small enough to look good in an MM dress


>> No.7455340
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Not excited at all, they've re-released these dresses like 5 times in the past. I'm suprised there are people still wanting them, especially Elodie Doll since it's so easy to get second hand. I'd wish they come up with something new or at least some re-releases of rarer designs they haven't re-released before.

Pic related, I wish they'd rerelease something like this but it will probably never happen.

>> No.7455373

Everything about this dress is gorgeous.

Does anyone else think that the mannequin's proportions look really weird? Like a body that's been cinched in too tight?

>> No.7455379

Woah, Apollonia has a waist size of 78, that's way bigger than I would have thought. That fits me with room to spare and I always thought that MM would be too small. Then again there's the issue of ribcages/shoulders.

>> No.7455387

Apollonia until I die.

I fucking love Apollonia.

>> No.7455390

Morgane is one of my all-time favorite dresses. They've rereleased it once but I wouldn't say no to another release.

>> No.7455395

Any idea how much Apollonia will be?

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Apollonia might fit in the waist but the bust is way too small.
Elodie Doll's waist is too small for me, but even if it would be bigger it would look horrible since I have bigger boobs.

Just gonn admit it, I'm just not really built for Mary Magdalene, even wothout the 15 extra pounds, I guess.

>> No.7455407

The waist size is the empire waistline, nit the stomach.

>> No.7455409


It is high waisted, that is why the waist measurements are so big.

>> No.7455410

it's listed for 26040 yen

>> No.7455469

Apollonia's bust is actually pretty big for a lolita dress, I have a 33-inch bust and bought it for myself and it turned out to be way too big, don't discount it if you fit other brand.

>> No.7455473


I do not know how it fits in real life, It is offically 34 inches (88cm), that is not very big for a Lolita dress.
I would need 37 inches...

>> No.7455483

Can somebody tell me what's going on with Angelic Pretty's shipping? Are they still shipping as normal? Or are they waiting for the two sites to merge or whatever?

>> No.7455535

Corsets in lolita are a thing ? Are there any pics of these outside of the Chantilly/Atelier Pierrot dresses (because these would fit me really wonkily) please ?

>> No.7455538

>Lolita General Sargent
please don't
the last thing we need is your homestuck culture invading our perfectly good generals

>> No.7455543

Is there any way to get off BTSSB's black list?

>> No.7455559

>General Sargent

Cut out that Hamfuck shit right the fuck now OP.

>> No.7455561

Just email them saying you really want to order again, if it's been a long time since you were added to the blacklist, they'll agree to take you off of it if you pay within 3 days.

>> No.7455565

Look up Excentrique.

>> No.7455568

Not sure if it'd go up to 37, but it's definitely bigger than 34.

>> No.7455675


Nah, I won't risk it. Even if it might somehow fit I am sure it would not look very good maximum stretched out and my booby pushed upwars so half of them might fall out (since the dress is so low cut). Gonna pass on that.

>> No.7455864
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Can someone help me out with measurements. I really want the royal kitten print but they only have M Skirt or OP left (35in/29in). My bust and waist is 32in/25in. Would the corset lacing in the op make a difference and be a better fit, it should I keep waiting until I find a small?

>> No.7455959

Was there a 'small' size made for the op? Like I have the op in size 1 and I am 32/26 and it fits pretty okay. Even on my boobs it gives a boob loaf so its the design. But idk if they made smaller sizes than that at the time. It should be okay either way if the M skirt is the same as the op in sizing.

>> No.7455979

Just looks like you need to adjust the straps. It's as simple as removing the button and just sewing it back lower down (towards the end of) the strap.

>> No.7456085

Shoe help?
Does anyone know a shoe size conversion chart that works?
I'm trying to order shoes, I'm definitely a UK size 4, but some charts say my japanese size could either be 22 or 23.

How big is a Japanese 23.5? The shoes I want only come in that size.

>> No.7456125

Not that anon, but what about Innocent World?

>> No.7456128

Did you try measuring your feet (stand on a hard surface on paper, trace your foot and measure heel to great toe a straight line)? Japanese shoe size is like your foot length in cm. I wear a size 5-6, my larger foot is 24.2cm, and Japanese size is 24-24.5

>> No.7456129

I'm a Japanese 24.5 at a UK size 6 if that helps. The sizes are normally around 5 cm smaller than your actual foot measurement

>> No.7456438

I'm gonna ask a really stupid question, so I'll apologise for it in advance. I really want to make some coord collages but I just can't find a good program or site to make a proper one. What do you guys use to make a collage?

>> No.7456459

Photoshop, polyvore

>> No.7456461

Honestly? MS Paint.

>> No.7456490

This might have been asked in an earlier thread and I missed it, but does anyone have an update on the JeJ release of the Cadre-du-Chat tights? My gf ordered mine through RococoDaze for my birthday back in February, but all of the correspondence they've given her is that JeJ hasn't released the tights yet. Has anyone gotten theirs yet or does anyone have an further info?

>> No.7456646

Am I cursed to forever have to tailor my lolita, seagulls? I brought a skirt two years ago and it was way too long on me. A while ago I brought another one from a different seller and it's also too long on me! I'm exactly 5 foot.

What's the general rule for skirt length? (Do I take a few inches off of my waist-knee measurements?) Would getting a larger petticoat solve this? Cause I already look like an overgrown child.

>> No.7456680

Thank you
>The sizes are normally around 5 cm smaller than your actual foot measurement
Thanks, by 'actual foot measurement' you meant like it's actual length in cm or whatever, right?

>> No.7456711

Longer skirts are getting more trendy. You can get away with longer lolita skirts as long as the bodice and whatever fits you well.

>> No.7456714

i barely have an idea what homestuck is i just thought it be fun to start the thread
i'll do it every time now just for you!

>> No.7456716

Isnt that an overstatement?

>> No.7456956

I think it may be how you are porportioned. I am 4 11 and like most things hit me on the knee easily. There are a few things now that are longer (and i need a longer petti for them) but I never had issues with length. It also depends on where it hits you, as that may determine if it is flattering on you. Being short doesnt mean you cant wear long dresses.

Pics would be nice to see what you need to do.

>> No.7456985

Really? I have tried to wear my classic skirt without a petti and it looks fine as a regular cool long skirt, but long sweet's a little hard to pull off with or without petti. (I have one classic and one sweet skirts.) I'm glad that longer skirts are getting trendy, though!

I'm typical petite East-Asian! Pulling the skirt up to my boobs help, but I'd rather not... I try to leave it on my natural waist (the curve in my hourglass). Maybe I have really short legs since I have noticed that a bit about myself. Or maybe I'm buying skirts that are too long? It's 55cm.

>> No.7457005
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Stand fully on a piece of paper (don't sit down in a chair and bend over, you want your weight on the foot) in your preferred legware (socks, tights, etc). Bend down and trace your larger foot, keeping the pen/pencil straight down (don't let it bend in or out). Then draw a rectangle around your foot, hitting the longest points, and measure a straight line down in CM. This is your Japanese shoe size. Sorry for my shitty drawing, but I hope this helps! Shoe sizing in other countries can be just as bad as clothing sizes (I wear a 6 shoe in some brands and a 7.5 in others, for example, but I have a 23.5 cm long foot) so it's best to just ignore a conversion chart and measure your foot yourself, i think!

>> No.7457013

That seems standard for the length on skirts, so it should be at knee length typically. If you do need shorter skirts, new AP is getting shorter so that is a thing, or scalopettes because those tend to on the short side as well. A bigger petti will make it rise up and therefore shorter on you, but you dont want to try to overcompensate with the petti.

>> No.7457035
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anyone order recently from tokyo alice? I've sent them 3 emails with my order and no response. What email can I use to reach them?

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>ordered from Innocent World last week
>still no response
>knew it would be like this but ordered anyway

Why do I do this to myself...

>> No.7457090

I know they only have their international staff working something like 2 or 3 days a week? So maybe you just missed them.

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I played around with the skirt some more, and I figured out that it'd be perfect if I pulled it up to my boobs and then leave my blouse untucked! I just need to have a fitting blouse that won't look sloppy. So happy now!

Next time I'll take your suggestions and get shorter skirts (maybe 10cm shorter or something).

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I feel you anon
>Put in order with TBS 20 days ago
>Get an email saying they're going to be very slow
>Do it anyways
>Haven't heard from them since I paid my invoice
>mfw I wanted to get my items before my meet mid-april
>mfw I did this to myself because I was too stubborn to try out a new SS

>> No.7457146

Yeah I'm pretty sure I ordered on one of their vacation days. Still I'm always anxious that my items will sell out before they process my order.

Yikes, that sucks. Fortunately I don't have a deadline, just my own impatience.

>> No.7457233

pixlr (online photoshop) or picmonkey for easymode collage

>> No.7457513
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can i pull off this OP without a blouse or am I completely delusional.

>by pull off I mean, can I at least look like a fat girl ;_;

>> No.7457527

Sorry, man, but I don't think anything could make that dress look good.

>> No.7457532

I would wear a cardi or bolero over the top because your bust looks really tube like... are you wearing some kind of shapeware? Anyway, I'd layer something (but not wear a blouse) to keep attention away from it

>> No.7457536

nah, I'm just a man so I have a flat tube shaped body that is tragically also too large for lolita

>> No.7457539

well that doesnt mean you can't invest in shapewear, like a corset. That belly fat can move up and down and you'll look less like a stuffed sausage.

>> No.7457548

oh yeah but, my point was I expect to look kind of fat but, do i at least look not particularly manly-fat? lol

i kind of want to get a corset so that i can better focus on standing up straighter, but like, so expensive and I'd rather see my options in person first somehow...

>> No.7457556

I think they meant .5cm

Definitely look for slightly shorter skirts (45-50cm), it sounds like you probably have a slightly lower natural waist even for your height so the extra 5cm matters. I'm 5' 2" and 50cm skirt length is just on/above my knees for me.

>> No.7457564

Dude why doesn't IW just have multiple buttons on the straps for adjustments?

Also how do I not boobloaf

>> No.7457570

Because having random buttons showing on the strap would be a bit weird and unpicking, then resewing a button is an easy alteration that anyone can do. I don't think any brand that has adjustable straps puts more than one button on unless the strap is wide and requires two to distribute the tension from wear.

>> No.7457653

Can someone translate this please? JetJ is looking for lolita coords to post on their blog as far as I understood it correctly. But there are a few things I don't understand. Only worn pictures are allowed in which you can see the torso?
And what is a "NG person?"


日頃より、Juliette et Justineのお洋服をご愛用してくださっている皆様が、
そこで、Juliette et Justineのお洋服を着て撮ったお気に入りの一枚を募集しちゃいます


お住まい(任意 : 都道府県、または国のみ掲載)
着用したJuliette et Justineのアイテム(商品名、または"ワンピース"などでもOK)


[email protected]

※募集期間 : 随時

>> No.7457756

JetJ would like to see what places and what coordinates all our fans wear our pieces in! Please submit your best one shot of a JetJ coordniate, even an upper body shot is okay! We'll post our favourites on the blog.

Content required: Name (nickname ok), age (optional), address (optional, we'll only post your state and country), the theme of your coordinate, the JetJ item you're wearing, and a message (link to twitter, blog etc.). Please Email the above content and photo to us, if you don't want to show your face you can obscure it when you send the photo, or just add "I don't want to show my face" in the email and we'll take care of it.

Send to info.jej.photo.gmail.com.

*JetJ does not take any responsibility for any adverse affect if you choose to send in your photo or publish your contact information in the message.
*Submission acceptance time: any
*We reserve rights to this event blah blah

>> No.7457764

No clue but Maiden Clothing on the other hand are fantastic, it only took 5 days from the time I emailed them with my order until my items in my city. Thank you EMS and Maiden Clothing.

>> No.7457776

JetJ Photo Collection Announcement

What kinds of coordinates do you usually spend your time in? What places do you usually wear your clothing to? We are really interested in these aspect of Juliette et Justine fans, so we would like to collect one photo of you wearing your favorite Juliette et Justine clothing. Photos of coordinates on dress forms, etc. are OK! We plan to publish these beautiful photos on this blog.

[Collection Details]
Name (nickname is OK)
Age (any age is fine [translator note: this includes ages like 666, secret, etc])
Location (anything is fine, your prefecture [Japan] or country will only be published)
Theme of your coordinate
Specify which Juliette et Justine items you are wearing (the actual item name, or just "JetJ OP" is OK)
Message (if you want to make friends, linking your Twitter/blog/etc is OK)

Please send the above details along with your photo via email. For those of you who don't want your face to be shown (translator note: face NG), please conceal your face before sending your photo, or you can tell us "showing my face NG" and we will take care of it.

[Mail address]
[email protected]

*There is a possibility that publicized photos/messages could be collected by third parties and JetJ isn't responsible for any damages you incur due to this.
*Photo collection is ongoing
*Without any prior notice, the details of this event could change, or end.


It's not exact since that would sound weird and mechanical and I tried to make it sound natural. If you have any questions due to how some statements could be interpreted I will check back here occasionally and answer anything I can.

>> No.7457780

Another note, トルソー is the Japanese word for dress form, not a human's torso/upper body.

>> No.7457801

I ordered from them a couple of weeks ago, no problems. I used [email protected]

>> No.7457803

Probably just means they didn't get your stuff yet. What did you get?

>> No.7457851

Thank you for translating anons.

Sounds like a really neat idea. Already excited to see the results of this.

>> No.7457946

Shoe question! Thinking of placing an order with Lenore, but I've never bought shoes online before, trying to figure out what size to put to make sure they fit properly: if my feet measure 22cm exactly from heel to toe, do I just select the 22cm size? Or is that supposed to be the length of the shoe itself? Sorry for the newbie question

>> No.7457960

You have to account for socks. It may fit you barefoot, but once you add socks it's not going to fit. Get a size up.

>> No.7457970

awesome. thank you!

>> No.7458920

No, email them saying your feet are 22cm and ask them what do they advise re: sock allowances etc.

>> No.7459010

Oops, just realized I posted this in the old thread... Quick IW question- I assume the answer is yes but. if you're ordering 1 reservation item and 1 in-stock item from IW in the same order, they'll wait to ship both until the reservation item is released, right?

They're not like Baby (I think it is?) that doesn't allow you to order and ship reserve and in-stock items at the same time?

>> No.7459382

Oh I forgot to mention that the 22cm measurement was with socks included, should it not be? I didn't think it would really make too much of a difference
Either way, I do think I'll just message the seller as to sizing issues, good idea

>> No.7459532
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Can anyone share some pics of A-line skirts? All the skirt pics in my collections are bell/cupcake shaped or A-line JSKs.

Pic unrelated.

>> No.7459547

Must suck not being able to find your size in regular shoe stores for adults

>> No.7459582

Oh don't even get me started, anon. I've been trying for months to find even just a normal pair of sneakers that aren't glittery zebra print, velcro or Spiderman.

>> No.7459600

I used to think I had small feet before I met a friend who is also 22cm like you and I never complained again.

>> No.7459705
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I think I have a few. More if stock photos are okay.

>> No.7459712

Anything is good. I want to see what brands have done with the waist area. I'm making an A-line skirt now and not sure whether I want to embellish it or not...

>> No.7459736
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I think this is A-line... Unfortunately most of what I have isn't very embellished, I think, but I have about another quarter-third of my folder left to sift through.

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just a few more IW ones I found with waist embellishment

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>> No.7459808

Would there happen to be a pattern or at least tutorial/guide on A-line lolita skirts? I'll need to make one as well but I'm a bit afraid to start by going in blindly.

>> No.7460182

I just got a dress that I had been after for a long time which was my dream dress (tied with another I have yet to find) and it has weird white marks on it. It's black chiffon and I'm not sure if it's a stain or if it has gone that way from discoloration as it's fairly old. So far I've found 2 longish marks on the bodice and one on the front of the skirt - they're in really noticeable places. I'm going to contact the seller but I'm a bit worried as I had to hassle them a lot already with getting them to reply to me. Does anyone have any tips on how to get whiteish marks out of black chiffon? I didn't want to pay $400 to get a damaged dress, especially when it's one that I like so much.

>> No.7460454
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I don't know how I feel about all those butterflies...

>> No.7460463
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Actually it's alright compared to the jsk

>> No.7460468

Hydrangeas are my fucking shit.

>> No.7460472

Welp I'm >>7460468 and I'm sadly not feeling this. I'm not much a fan of the butterflies or the sort of random stripes. Blue is something I'd consider because it has the look of clouds but I just dunno.

>> No.7460473

I love everything about this!

>> No.7460480

This print is the next Cardinal Rose.

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Even the butterflies?

>> No.7460491

Yep. The whole thing is very quirky and fresh.

>> No.7460492

I love the print (hydrangeas!), but the JSK design is a little plain for my taste, and the OP doesn't come in long. Which leaves the skirt, but I'm still waiting for confirmation on an order with them and I've spent enough money this month.

>> No.7460494

Eh, to each their own

>> No.7460497

There were great on the Papillon JSK but just plonked on the bodice like that... ehhhhh...

>> No.7460506

Wore Night Dream for the second time today and a button came off for the second time... Has anybody else had this problem?

>> No.7460509
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I'd be more inclined to like it if the butterflies were light and fluttery like the one on the head piece

>clunky butterflies don't fly well with me

>> No.7460515

Buttons falling off of brand is normal unfortunately. I usually reinforce all of the functional ones (waist tie, strap, etc) on my new items to prevent that.

>> No.7460519


I think they're the same butterflies

>> No.7460522

Oh man, that's a nicely designed bow. I think the dress' print is a bit kitchen tile-ish for me but that'd be nice with my Papillon js-
>No mint green colourway
Well it's just a dumb bit of ribbon so why would I want to buy it anyway

>> No.7460531

It's just an applique stuck on a grossgrain ribbon bow. You could make one super easy for a couple bucks.
As far as brand headwear goes, IW's are some of the easiest to replicate because they're so simple and really not worth the price they're charging unless they're in a print or a really specific custom color you wouldn't be able to match on your own.

>> No.7460860
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Does anyone know what this skirt is? I can't find it for the life of me on lolibrary

>> No.7460867

iw - forest harvest

>> No.7460965
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So I bought Misako's book, and in the back there are books and movies listed. I don't into nipponese so I'm not sure if they're meant to be Misako's personal favs or relevant to lolita, but
>Nabokov's Lolita
>Legally Blonde
Misako what r u doin

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Apologies for the giant image, resized for your viewing pleasure

>> No.7460974

Maybe someone can help me, I'm getting a little antsy because I ordered something from IW on the 19th and until now, all I got was the automatic reply mail telling me to wait for the invoice...
Is IW always this terribly slow? I haven't ordered from them before.

>> No.7460975

>Edward Scissorhands
>27 Dresses
>The Devil Wears Prada

Damn, Misako, you got some kind of taste.

>> No.7460985

Is there a way to decipher the age of a dress from Moi Meme Moitie's labels? There's two numbers on it: EGL-89047 and 03-3403-5745. If they're series numbers, then maybe I can work out how old this otherwise completely plain and therefore undocumented dress is from.

>> No.7460997

I think those are popular movies that a lot of lolita like.

>> No.7460999

They can take up to 2 weeks to invoice you. Shoot them an email if you're worried. Also check your spam and other mail folders.

>> No.7461002

Maybe? One of their pieces say EGL-41344. If he goes by #of items created over the years, maybe you can get an approximate year.

>> No.7461004

Oh okay, I was worried that this might be unusual. Thanks anon.

>> No.7461035

>tfw you liked legally blonde

>> No.7461319
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Complete differet topic, but this just appeared on my dash; Angelina from the albinwonderland blog answering the request for a full Lolit Outfit she mentioned to wear:

"’m not sure if I really wear “full lolita”, although I sure do admire that style a lot! I tend to borrow elements and pieces from many fashion styles and fit them into my own personal style, so if I had to categorize myself within the context of lolita it would lean more towards retro lolita or casual lolita, or at times hime lolita.

For example, here I am wearing this Angelic Pretty jsk a few weeks ago~
(see Pic)
Normally, to be considered proper lolita, I should be wearing a blouse under the jsk. But that’s just not me! And I think that’s okay, you know? I don’t really believe in rules when it comes to fashion, I say just wear whatever makes you happy.

Anyways I’ve been back on a lolita kick the past few months so I’m sure you’ll see me in lots of frills in the future."

So, what do you guys think? I really love her and I love that she enjoys her dress, but there is something about this that irks me. Anyone else or am I just a bitchy nitpicker about this? Nonetheless I would love to see a proper Lolita coord of her!

>> No.7461321

that username sounds familiar for some reason...
anyway that is irritating but just that she's making a big deal over wearing something in a really casual way. it's pretty common for jsk's like those to be worn like sundresses, especially during the summer.

>> No.7461331

I think it's one thing if she was incredibly into the fashion and wearing it all the time, but it just seems like she got the dress because it's cute. I'm getting the vibe she doesn't want to wear lolita, rather incorporate the lolita dresses into her style. Which I think is okay, to each their own right? Everyone has to have their own levels of comfort in creativity and fashion.

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Of course she'd make a big deal. She's the one who makes such a fucking mountain out of a molehill for everything. Everything.

I only see her gifs floating around tumblr and I already get so annoyed.

>> No.7461348

'Dolores Haynes' is listed in the glossary too, I want to read what the entry says but no translator yet, dammit. Also, A+ for engrish typos scattered through the book.

>> No.7461352
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it would be fine if she accessorized more or wore a sheer bolero over it. whatever. it's not worth getting mad about since she won't listen to advice about it anyway.

>mfw people who "don't like rules in fashion" try to start wearing lolita and get mad when people tell them they're doing it wrong or offer them concrit

>> No.7461357

She shouldn't call or tag it lolita then. It's far too speshul to just be common old Lolita if she needs to grace it with her own youneek fashion magic.

>> No.7461359

This. She's not a lolita and she wears the dress well. You angry anons need to calm down.

>> No.7461360

She didn't tag it. She said all that + posted the pic as an answer to an ask.

>> No.7461369

As long as it's not breaking the rules and called or tagged lolita then I think it's fine. I don't have a hate boner for people wearing lolita brand pieces out of a coordinate as long as they don't tag or call it lolita. I think it's often cute.

>> No.7461379

The second number is a phone number, the first one is the actual product code. The first digit of the product code roughly tells the year when it was released (sometimes it's a year more or less). So the 8 stands for 2008. This only works with older releases btw. they are using a different system now.

I wasn't able to find the actual dress though, only one with a similar product code (EGL-89048)

It has to be there though, I'm sure it was one these broken links.. this is the closest I could get.

>> No.7461380

I find it hilarious how clearly she enunciates in her videos, clearly thinking more for the gif than the video itself. And that forced jawline...

>> No.7461396

So now it's frowned upon to enunciate in videos because lol famewhore. She should probably start mumbling, right? Just smush all her words into one slurred mess. Don't want people to think she speaks clearly for the attention she gets on Tumblr.

I swear I'll never understand you people.

>> No.7461506

Legally Blonde was a good movie, I don't care what anyone says.

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Just venting my indecision in hopes it'll help me make a choice, since the reservation ends in less than a day.

I'm so torn about whether to get this. I have Elodie Doll in navy and adore it, and I really like this light khaki colorway. But it's always on auctions because it's been released what, four times now? So I figure I have a pretty good chance of getting it in the future for somewhat less, or I can guarantee getting it now.

>> No.7461784

>implying Legally Blonde, Devil Wears Prada, The Red Shoes, and Marie Antoinette aren't great fun to watch

>> No.7461797

I would get it now, Elodie Doll (s?) often goes for around the 20,000yen~30,000yen mark on auctions anyway, compound that with SS fees + shipping it's around the same. Why risk not finding it?

>> No.7461862

she's not wearing lolita though, she's just wearing a dress, and Albin used to wear lolita so she knows what is and isn't lolita. I do it all the time, I have a ton of lolita dresses in my closet, but I don't think full lolita is flattering on me so I wear heels and belts with my dresses.

>> No.7461963

Does anyone here know how the conventions go about getting the brands to come over and how much it might cost?

>> No.7462022

She looks like Princess Pudding without piercings. sage for no contribution

>> No.7462135
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Another IW release?!

>> No.7462138
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I think this is a nice colorway

>> No.7462144

I really like this colour combination and that hat, but I'm so tired of the pocket watch theme already.

>> No.7462200

I was thinking I'd have to make my own hydrangea print. Its a shame its just purple ones, and I think these could have been drawn more delicately.. but wow how many times have I talked about a hydrangea print!

>> No.7462201

Reminds me of a nicer version of Bodyline's Antique Clock print, which I am sick to death of looking at. I agree with anon, I'm so tired of the pocketwatch theme.

>> No.7462205

that shape wear will probably only take you so much
Go custom made otherwise you'll look and feel unfortunate. You want to feel pretty right? Not pretty tight.

>> No.7462334

It really depends on what they are, so it's hard to say. Pics?

I think it's great. There are a lot of prints with random butterflies on them (forest animal prints and etc) but not as many where they're the actual focus, apart from MSND and one by Meta I think off the top of my head.

And I love seeing different varieties of flowers in prints. It's a lovely spring release, I like the OP. The blue version of the headdress is really pretty, too.

>> No.7462336

It sound like soap residue

>> No.7462351

I ordered on the 20th and I'm in the same boat as you. I emailed them today to check up on it since 3 of their working days have passed.
The slowness is normal for them while they're having a sale, but it wouldn't hurt to email them just in case your invoice got lost in cyberspace or something (I had that happen once).

>> No.7462358

>Ask brand to come
>Agree to pay for flight, hotel, transport, & food
>In return, brand will provide items for sale/fashion show, maybe do a q&a and tea party
Cost is whatever flight + hotel + food + transport is. It's usually good form to cover their stay for an extra day or two and take them sightseeing

>> No.7462366
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>mfw half of these are my mom's favorite movies

>> No.7462372

she did a tutorial way in the egl archives... let me see if I can find it...


>> No.7462389

Wow, for a fashion icon, she sure does have some shit taste.

>> No.7462404

What are "fashion icons" supposed to watch then? Citizen Kane?
Heaven forbid a model enjoy watching lighthearted movies relating to fashion.

>> No.7462414

the thing is that lolita is a great movie?? like it's kubrick??? and the book is like, amazing literature??
does everybody literally assume that because the main character is a pedo it means that it's low brow entertainment...? so confused.
besides all that, what >>7462404 said, what does it matter what they watch, really? And movies that look good are probably the most likely choices for a list like this.

>> No.7462438

While I don't agree with them, I think "shit taste" anon was referring more to the chick flicks on the list since like you said, Lolita is a very famous and critically-acclaimed film.

>> No.7462461

Massively pissed off. An item I was watching on yahoo auctions was ending today and was bidded on but as I was at work I couldnt use japonica as they were closed, I used buyee and snipe bidded and won, but then my bid was cancelled anyway... FFFFFFFF

>> No.7462471


what is with tumblr and their love affair with spamming question marks

>> No.7462488

not tumblr but sometimes you just have a lot of questions i guess

>> No.7462500

But one question mark per question should be enough

>> No.7462501

definitely tumblr

>> No.7462562

Someone tell me what Nu-Lolita is.

>> No.7462565

is that the fashion where people are inspired by the book/movie lolita and not to do with our lolita?

>> No.7462577

...if it is then I think I may have vomited a little in my mouth.

>> No.7463189

If you want them to do things like have things to sale they also have to have that space. So that is paying for an area for their booth and stuff. You do need to coordinate with the people who are running the con to do this and see what the con can do to accommodate. Price tends to be the biggest issue because it costs them a lot to fund these guests and you need to have the demand, and you need to convince them it is worth it.

>> No.7463194

>You do need to coordinate with the people who are running the con to do this and see what the con can do to accommodate.

Well, if you're trying to get a brand to come to a con, it'll be through the con's guest relations staff. You can't invite guests on behalf of a con yourself...

>> No.7463204

Yup. It's a growing trend right now. And yes, they tag it 'lolita'

>> No.7463378

Explains why someone asked taobao finds for it. What does that even look like?

>> No.7463398

...never mind. I regret looking now. I'm so sorry for your tag.

>> No.7463665

I searched nu lolita on tumblr, and it looks fine? Or am I missing something? There were only like 4 or so posts, so...

>> No.7463830

I got nothing.
I want to see so I can be angry.

>> No.7463833

If you want to be angry then you are going to be disapponted. The outfits are cute tumblr.com/tagged/nu-lolita

>> No.7463838
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Starting to think my tumblr is broken.
Can't see anything relevant to blocking posts in settings either.

>> No.7463839
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Check the nymphet tag, there's some calling and tagging things Lolita there. Flower crowns too.

>> No.7463844

Okay, wait a sec, I'm going to post the pictures here for you

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>> No.7463858

Damn, these girls (girl- is it all the same girl?) have nice creepers.

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>> No.7464150

See the little padlock in the right corner? click it. Tada! you are now looking at 'NSFW' tags.

>> No.7464218
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Found this pic on weibo. Any infos on it?
Please tell me that this is not a replica but an actual rerelease. We all waited so long for this to happen..

but then It also appeared on taobao, I'm not sure what to think about it.

>> No.7464266
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What exactly makes this "nymphet" fashion? It just looks like generic Tumblr shit that's been around for years.
Jesus Christ, those shoes are hideous. They look like some kind of elaborate medical brace.

>> No.7464305

Anyone know where I could find ETC or Milk replicas.

>> No.7464306
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Has anyone ordered from Ista Mori before? I'm interested in their Nameless Poem OP but even the smallest size is rather large. Are their dresses normally on the larger size or is this some sort of mistake?
Also a heads up for plus sized lolitas - they even have an XXL that goes up 128 cm in the bust.

>> No.7464308

jet j replica. but ooo might get

>> No.7464309


it will be a replica according to the page, and from the photos it actually looks pretty nice?

>> No.7464313

If you've seen the original sketch it's supposed to be very loose like a babydoll dress. But since it's so cheap and large I expect to see some hamplanet stretching the shit out of it.

>> No.7464314

It's nu-lolita...

>> No.7464315

How likely is it that I'll be able to get this second hand in the future?

>tfw the most gorgeous dress you've ever seen and you're gonna be broke for ages

>> No.7464325

Too bad, I was hoping for the real one. Well I hope this replica does not effect JetJ that they end up not releleasing it because of this. This would be really fucked up.

>> No.7464330

Ah thank you! I did not.
And loli-loli paradise said they would have it after pre-orders for 735 HKD + Shipping. Ista Mori has their own storenvy you can order it from btw.

>> No.7464335

I like cute, youthful fashion and all, but the whole "nymphet" thing creeps me out considering the origins of the word. It's what the pedo/ephebophile narrator of Lolita used to describe his fantasy girls, which is definitely not something I would want to associate with (I know the book was doing the opposite of promoting that sort of thing, but any nuance really goes over people's heads).

>> No.7464362

Has anyone ever ordered from Loli-loli Paradise? She's just a agent right? The storenvy markup is ridiculous but I'm not experienced with Taobao.

>> No.7464366

I was interested in this but it says that you need to wash it first to "set the dye". That makes me nervous that it might have a tendency to rub.

>> No.7464367

i think it's because seeing 14 year olds girls proudly call themselves (and dress as) essentially "pedo-bait" or whatever you want to call it is really disturbing. because to their point of view it might be taking early ownership of their sexuality, or being proud that they can cause such a reaction in people at a young age, maybe. but from a pov that has a fully developed frontal lobe, it's essentially inviting abuse and statutory rape. and proudly, boldly, with no shame. it's hard to watch. i don't think most of the girls who would want to dress in ~nymphet~ fashion are really thinking about the realities of what's out there, just a nebulous thrill at being thought of as sexy so soon.

>> No.7464434
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>>7463398 here. Sorry for the confusion. I went to the lolita tag. So much non-lolita shit on it.
This is one of the ones I found.

The whole nymphet movement needs to die in a ditch.

>> No.7464468
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Could I possibly have a link to their Storenvy? 735 hkd isn't too bad though actually, thank you for the info, anon!

>> No.7464527

It's terribly marked up on their storenvy though. $165 USD. http://www.storenvy.com/stores/318685-ista-mori
You're better off ordering it from their Taobao.

>> No.7464558

I found these

>Nabokov is my daddy

>> No.7464594

This is kinda disgusting... Keep your fetishes to yourselves, please.

>> No.7465099

Hey lolis of /cgl/, I'm new to the fashion and am really drawn to aristo, it just suits my tastes more than most actual lolita fashion, with the longer silhouettes and subdued colors. However there seems to be 100x more pages, comms, and resources for loli. Are there guides or pages that I should look at for aristo, or companies that specialize in it? I've been looking but I haven't found much.

>> No.7465135

I remember we had a thread a while back talking about the nymphet trend and there was a link to a blog where some middle/high school girl said she flashed herself to her male teacher. Amazing.

>> No.7465152


I remember that. I got banned for posting a screencap of her post where she claimed she seduced a married teacher.

>> No.7465173

Does anyone know what's going on with AP's online shop? I know about the renewal and all that, but there is a notice on their site right now, but it's an image rather than text and I can't remember the damn image translator.

Apparently, it's "open" but how the hell do you get to it? The notice is below:

>> No.7465217

All these dumb people romanticizing the shit out of this book are the grossest thing ever. I'll bet half of them didn't even read it.

>> No.7465252

imo if you've read the book it's hard not to enjoy it at least a little

>> No.7465344

I'm not sure what the kanji next to the four means, but it might be open in either April (4th month) or in 4 days?

>> No.7465498

Ah! Thank you! I was thinking that the 4 was referring to April, but it being a date or number of days makes more sense.

>> No.7465557
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So, I'm new to lolita and have a question for you all that have been in it for a while. I'm in love with Merry Making in the Ghost Town. I really want the skirt in navy. What I'm trying to figure out is: Since it's a new print, should I wait a little while to try to acquire it? Or will the price only go up from here, so I should seek it aggressively now?

Thanks, ladies!

>> No.7465565

Price has already climbed on all navy colorways. Look for it now. Good luck on finding head bow and socks however.

>> No.7465584

4月 just means April.

>> No.7465590

The price has climbed on pretty much all colorways of this print, which is unfortunate because there was a lot of criticism of my desired colorway (red) when it first came out and I figured I was going to be able to find it for less than retail after Halloween was over.
I'm still mad about it lol.

>> No.7465594


kanji next to four is for month, so April
The rest just seems to be a bunch of rehashing of known information. Something about a 500 point present.

>> No.7465613

Thanks! So there isn't more info about the new sign up?

>> No.7465705

As I had feared... thanks, again! I'm so bummed that one went for $185 on lacemarket at the beginning of February.

>> No.7465711

How long should I wait to ask a seller when they will ship my item? I bought something on Wednesday but the seller did not specify when it would be shipped, and has not told me it was yet. I don't want to be annoying, how long do most people take for this?

>> No.7465744

Personally I'd find one question about it to be okay. More than that and I'd get annoyed. Then again I ship shit out fast and it'd be on the way within a day or two.

I'm generous and I'd give a private party up to a week to do it. Remember that you have up to 45 days (assuming it's PayPal) to dispute and something like 180 if through credit card.

>> No.7465750

I usually ask during transaction, but if not, then wait a week. If it's not done by a week, then send a message.

>> No.7465751

I'll wait until Wednesday to ask, then. I don't want to be rude and I'm not in a rush, but I haven't bought much from others so I didn't know what to expect. Thanks anon.
Yeah, I should have asked then, I'll do that though.

>> No.7466184
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So, quick question. My eyebrows are very dark and thick, will a light wig like pic related look absolutely ridiculous on me?

>> No.7466193

Doesn't look right in my opinion.
Shape eyebrows and get eyebrow mascara.
... Or hide everything behind a full fringe

>> No.7466208

I do shape my brows, they're just very noticeable regardless. First I've heard of eyebrow mascara though, I'll look into that.

>> No.7466221
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This is the one I use, but there are other brands like Kate, Dolly Wink, etc that produce eyebrow mascaras

>> No.7466235

If the bangs are trimmed well, they should be right at your eyebrows and thus your eyebrows would not be visible.

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>> No.7466250

I think the goal should be to look like what's on far left.
>eyebrows aren't entirely visible but we can tell you have eyebrows underneath that helmet of hair
The far right is, no offense intended, extremely fake looking.

>> No.7466315

I currently have what is becoming a very large order with From Japan, consisting of a couple of slightly bulky items (a few bags). Would it be better to split the order in half or to ship it all together? I've bought: 1x dress, 3x bags, 2x socks, 4x hair accessories, 2x jewellery

>> No.7466332

Probably together is best.

>> No.7466412

anyone have any good pictures of casual lolita coords with shirts over loose fitting t-shirts? can it work sucessfully?
it sounds cute in theory but the only people i see trying it are ita as hell

>> No.7466430

>shirts over loose fitting t-shirts

>> No.7466441
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I recently got the lolita sewing book for autumn and winter which has an Enchantilly pattern. It won't be able to do it for a while but will people be interested in some scans at some point if there is none already out?

>> No.7466464

of course!

>> No.7466467

No T-shirts for Lolita. Cutsews with cardigans instead. Things should be fitted to fairly fitted, not loose.

>> No.7466470

It depends on where you live and which packages get hit for customs and how you're getting it shipped what method you're using.

>> No.7466472

if lolita is just an excuse to wear a skirt with a petticoat, then just wear a skirt with a petticoat. it'll probably look a million times better than if you're trying to actually make it a lolita outfit.

>> No.7466592
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Just say this coord on tumblr; the Lolita had altered the dress with pic related circled... things?

Helg /cgl/, what are they called and where can I get them?

>> No.7466603

They're just decorative buttons, I guess?

>> No.7466630

Cloak clasps. You can get them on etsy, ebay at knitting shops, etc.

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Can someone translate this??

>> No.7466717

not a translation but it looks like a maintenance notice

>> No.7466718

I was about to say what anon above said, moitie have a similar message on their website.

>> No.7466743

mm, isn't today the day the tax increase goes through? maybe it's maintenance for price increases.

>> No.7467660
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>Tfw been wanting to join lolita for 4 years
>All the while been in love with the Lotta print
>Just sent my first payment for a payment plan to get my first lolita item
>It's a lotta skirt

>> No.7467664

I placed an order with IW last week. I got the auto invoice, but no email to make the payment yet. They invoiced pre-tax increase prices in the auto email. What are the chances I'll actually have to pay more when they send for payment?

>> No.7467690

That's odd. I placed an order on the 26th. You should have received your email to make payment by now.

>> No.7467780

Someone who's never lolita'd before.
What would you guys suggest for a white rabbit themed coord? I'm thinking a white and light pink/red scheme but I'm not too sure where to start?

>> No.7467796

I got the invoice email on the 28th. I don't think they're that far behind. Especially because the site says they're a little behind on emails after the sale.

>> No.7467881

Replicas have never really affected things in japan, whether rereleases or the secondhand market.

Yes. I'm same as you, and have given up on ever pulling blonde off, whether in cosplay or for lolita wigs, just looks really off.

>> No.7467886

I just googled 'white rabbit lolita'. A dozen ideas on the first page. Start with google image search.

>> No.7467897

I already did that
honestly a majority of them look really shitty
I came here to hear/see other options

>> No.7467951

also the scans that someone uploaded before: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/45231979/Otome%20no%20Sewing%20Book%201.pdf

>> No.7467954

lol I remember all your requests in the drawthread /sage

>> No.7467961

Do you guys think Misako's book will ever be officially translated? I'm tempted to just buy the book in Japanese, but alas I won't be able to read it.

>> No.7467962
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Yup! Though it's not nordic blue, I can deal with that

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Well, well, seems your taste, critiquing abilities (but not tact) is super-duper elevated then especially as a noob who isn't lolita yet. Yeah, good luck with that...do let us know how it goes, won't you please?

>> No.7468113

What is it with anons being mad about newbies wanting to look nice on their first time lately? Is it the same sandy anon who was whiteknighting the NZ comm? You type like her. I hope it's the same person, I'd hate to think there's more than one running around.

>> No.7468140

I live in Australia so I don't really have to worry about customs. Shipping will probably be by either registered airmail or EMS, but I think they'll make me use EMS as the value is a bit over $200.

>> No.7468155

I think it's great for newbies to want to look nice. I do have a problem with rank noobs calling the majority of things they see so far 'really shitty' when they haven't do much as made a coordinate themselves.
They need to learn to do a little research and not expect to be spoonfed. Alice and rabbit themed things are everywhere in Lolita.
I noticed you and others did not jump to help her either.

>> No.7468156


Not the anon you're replying to, but I don't get that vibe from the conversation so far. A newbie basically asked for a picture dump in lolita general and got redirected to google image search. It's pretty standard.

Nobody hates on newbie lolitas who want to look good on their first time. We love them. We just hate on those who don't want to do their own research. Everybody gets redirected to google if the question is too general or too easy to answer.

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“Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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The latest meta blouses are so lovely.

>> No.7468237

This kind of themed outfit is a little bit difficult to pull of without looking too costumey, especially as a begginer. Otherwise, yeah, google, and lolibrary. Seriously, look at Baby and AP's items based on Alice, choose a style (old school, sweet, classic based on your color scheme) and find the best accessories to go with. Make collage and come back here.

>> No.7468242

Oh fuck I need that now.

>> No.7468258 [DELETED] 

ooh which thread was the NZ comm talk in?

>> No.7468282

/cgl/, what exactly makes everybody sell the same print at the same time ?

There are something like four dreamy dollhouse JSKs for sale in the Lolita Sales group and two Dreamy Baby Room, and there are loads of Melty Chocolate on mbok and Yahoo!Auctions right now (I think you could make a full set or two with it)

I'm just wondering why

>> No.7468313


I think it's a mix of springcleaning, popular opinion and maybe herd mentality.

Spring cleaning happens around this time of the year, and you're likely to come across old things stashed away.

Popular opinion -- if you come across an old dress and it's still worth something you might hang on to it, or at least think twice about selling; however, if it's past its popularity peak then you're likely to sell it off in order to make space and maintain a nicely curated wardrobe.

As for herd mentality, it's not so much copying your peers, but sometimes if you see someone selling a dress you own, you might be reminded that you still own that dress and no longer like it as much, so then you put it up for sale.

And lastly, given that a lot of these things are seasonal repeats (eg AP puts out a chocolate print and a toy print every year) then it might be girls selling off the dresses after their season is over, in time to buy the next release.

>> No.7468315

So they can start buying the new more mature sweet themed items maybe (getting too old for boldly childish things like toys on prints and big cartoony globs of chocolate dribbling on everything)
If youre youthful still and wanted to get into sweet, nows your chance!

>> No.7468355

I will never understand how having dark brown eyebrows is shit but having black lashes and liner is not. both play a role in making eyes look larger and faces look more striking

Anyway I'm guessing you're naturally brown eyed brunette too? Regardless of brows its OK but if your eyes are brown as well it looks a little more silly that you got blonde hair on top... shame but true. At least brown eyes can pull off all eye shadows I guess but unfortunately not all hair.

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Sloppy t-shirts + fancy puffed skirt don't sound cute to me
A prim well fit shirt like a cutsew though, yes.
but from what you tried to describe it sounds as silly as a old fashioned puffed sleeve bodice being casually worn with a pair of straight cut jeans.
Nonsensical. Un-cute

>> No.7468364

wouldn't it be cheaper to use a different service? FJ I heard is best for if you want to do really small orders like AP post cards or something

>> No.7468367

I have this, I either got shit brows or I don't know how to apply this coz it always looks painted on and fake..

>> No.7468369

That's what I figured too :)
I'm not into prints this sweet unfortunately. I like looking at them but I know I wouldn't wear them.
And it looks like they're having a hard time selling them too - I think nobody bought any of the Dreamy Dollhouses.

>> No.7468370

I feel bad for Nabokov.

>> No.7468374

Has anyone else noticed that meta in general on mbok has seemed to go up in price? Also a lot of AP's sweeter prints seem to be going for cheaper and a lot more have been going up than probably 8-10 months ago?

>> No.7468375

yeah true! I bought a dreamy dollhouse skirt on whim not long ago for 5k yen. Too sweet for me to wear out as well (darn me I got the pink color way). Unless I toss in a little red or brown with it very carefully.

>> No.7468391

There have been literally 10 people or more selling the Gathered Chiffon JSK lately which I thought was odd


Well that's interesting.

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Dropped my pic.

What the hell, it's the same Captcha.

>> No.7468396

Do you like the black one or black x iris better? I can't make up my mind but I really love the design of the dress.

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I'm not sure, I really liked the all-black one when it first came out and I remember wanting to wear it to my school formal. The iris one is really nice too though. I really don't care for the red one though.

WTF is this captcha? I'm guessing this is an April Fool's as when I hover over it, it changes to a normal one. Let's see if it works when I type in Japanese.

>> No.7468423

Actually, I have grey/blue eyes. I think I'm just gonna try out some eyebrow masara, and if that doesn't work I'll bleach my eyebrows a few shades lighter, since they're darker than my hair is and it would probably make my face look a lot softer too.

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its either aprils fools or extra anti-spam stuff.
hover over it to turn it into a real captcha

coincidentally I have a hilarious one

>> No.7468544

Yeah, they're probably busy with people making orders with the change in the VAT in Japan on April 1st.

I just hope my package arrives by the 11th. I have a tea party to go the next day.

>> No.7468560

Baby has it too... so its likely theyre working on their tax increase as well.

>> No.7468900

This will sound lame but does anyone have any full scans of the GLB in either vol.50 or 51? I was hoping to buy the current one today for a last minute project I'm doing tomorrow to look at all the brands shown currently and who advertises but there wasn't any in the shops that normally stock them, just a couple that were 1-2 years out of date. I did buy the current Kera (even though I think i just found scans for them). If anyone could help that'd be great.

>> No.7469560
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A lot of Meta's blouses in the past 3 months or so have been amazing! And I've missed them all due to allocating funds for other things. I wonder how often nice Meta blouses come up secondhand...

>> No.7469600

In the western market, not often unless it's lucky pack season and you got a bunch of fugly ones. On mbok and Y!JA, pretty regularly, but again, mostly fugly ones. You can find nice ones though. I've gotten a few of their older chiffon ones in the last year for under 4000yen each.

>> No.7469623

Look at moot's red announcement, guys.

>> No.7469768

I feel like the only person who dislikes that style of sleeves. They're everywhere right now. That blouse is gorgeous otherwise.

>> No.7469806

I don't like those sleeves either.

>> No.7469910

New Thread >>7469908

>> No.7470366

I somehow ended up with Dreamy Baby Room OP in pink last year... I can't sell it because nobody wants it and it's absolutely impossible to tone it down ;_;

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