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Theme for March
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egl features a monthly theme, in which everyone is welcome to participate!
Not all community posts have to be on theme; the themes are just to give people inspiration and excuses to post! Everyone is welcome to submit theme ideas in this post. If you want to submit artwork for next months layout, please check this post.

March's theme is Dolls
Victorian porcelain dolls are often cited as one of the main sources of inspiration for lolita fashion, so this month, let's celebrate our roots! We'd love to see your best-dressed dolls, your most charming doll-inspired coordinate, or your cutest doll-like makeup tutorial! Feel free to create your own entry or comment on our monthly theme post.

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1st-Jun-2015 05:09 pm - [sticky post] Newbie Notes- June 1-7, 2015

Hi there, and welcome to this week's edition of Newbie Notes. This is EGL's weekly help thread- please feel free to ask any basic questions here for assistance from our mods and members!

This week, we have an adorable video tutorial for a cute rose headband from YouTube user SecretLifeofaBioNerd! Though this tutorial is a bit old, it seems appropriate to share considering the recent popularity of classic lolita. This would be adorable to match a toned-down classic coordinate, and could even work for a sweet look if you whipped one up in pastel shades!

Check out the tutorial here!

If you have any questions or concerns, please ask them in the appropriate space in the comment thread. Otherwise, the floor is open for any questions regarding the fashion!
2nd-Jun-2015 07:26 am - What’s in the Mail/Haul?

It’s the first Tuesday of the month again! Time for our monthly What’s in the Mail/Haul post. Haven’t bought anything recently don’t worry we have this first Tuesday of every month!

So, what have you purchased recently? You can share your most recent haul/what’s in the mail to you here! You are encouraged to come up with a unique and creative way to display your new items!
2nd-Jun-2015 01:16 am - any advice?
Picture from North Poetry Fest. Tried to made an oldschool coord.
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31st-May-2015 08:04 am - Hi Everyone! A starter lolitas video.
Hello guys, I'm just getting in to Lolita and decided to start a video blog.
I'm hoping to meet some new people. Especially other beginner Lolitas.


I did the "thing" and completed a daily coordinate monthly challenge for April. Each day, I put together coordinates and posted them to Instagram. At first, the process was pretty methodical. I selected a main item and built around it. Then, it become more exciting and fun as I put together new combinations and experimenting with strange ones. Later, the challenge became one that were both inspiring and cathartic.

Please visit my blog post here for the complete photo list of all 30 outfits and entry of my experience!
Thank you!

Here are my top 5 favorite coordinates:

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29th-May-2015 05:40 pm - Is Emily Temple Cute Lolita?
What are your thoughts on ETC's cute dresses? While they very much remind me of more traditional lolita they also have designs that are less suited for the style but still adorable. How would you like to see more lolita coords made with ETC's dresses? What about less lolita coords but still cute, or very reminescent of lolita? Would this be a huge no no? What other brands do you love that are cute or loli-esque? Share your thoughts below!
25th-May-2015 01:13 pm - Advice for Steampunk Lolita Coord
Hello! I recently attended Clockwork Alchemy and was so moved and inspired from their fashion show! They showcased a lot of spring colors and different types of styles, ranging from the traditional wear to the more Victorian style. I am inspired to make a Lolita steampunk coord but I would love some feedback first! I'm going for a mint and brown look to add color.

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25th-May-2015 08:04 pm - FFA

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Welcome to the EGL Free for All! Now also on Mondays! Yay!

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25th-May-2015 02:29 pm - Closet Child Guide?
I apologise if this would come under a newbie notes question, I'm just wondering if its jsut me who has this problem.

So basically I want to order somehthing on thier site and if clicked all around and read all the stuff aobut international orders and the like, but none of it seems to add up with what's actaully on their site. I have looked up serveal guides on how to order from them and none of them seem to be consistant with the actual site. So I decided to just go for it and place an order, or at least attmept to. After clicking the "add to cart" button and got a screen like this:

I filled in my name and email but I was confused as to what to put in the bottom box? At first I just left it blank but then I got an email back saying I need to fill it in. Do I just put in that I want to buy it or what? Is this the right way to make international orders?

It would be really helpful if there was an updated guide (or their own one was accurate) or jsut something to help newbs like me. 
24th-May-2015 01:58 pm - Newbie Notes- May 24-30, 2015

Hi there, and welcome to this week's edition of Newbie Notes. This is EGL's weekly help thread- please feel free to ask any basic questions here for assistance from our mods and members!

This week, I'll be sharing a guide from the blog Lace a la Mode with some spring meetup ideas. One of the hardest parts of planning your own meetup is thinking of something to do that's fun- and doesn't pose a threat to your gorgeous coordinate! This sweet list has a variety of adorable activities for any lolita to enjoy in spring.

Check out the guide here!

If you have any questions or concerns, please ask them in the appropriate space in the comment thread. Otherwise, the floor is open for any questions regarding the fashion!
23rd-May-2015 07:56 pm - Your Last Look?

What was your last look (that you took a picture of.) Did you go to a meet up or just taking a trip to the store?
Was it a standard 'go-to' for you or did you try something new? Do you like the way it looks or would you change it up?

Show off your looks and let's see what EGL is wearing!
I finally recieved everything I ordered so I thought I'd make a review c:
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I found the brand Neverland on a little while ago, and ended up buying a dress from them. Since no one (seemingly) has done reviews of it before, I thought I'd do a review in case any of you were thinking of buying from them, but were unsure~
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I am new to the lolita community and honestly I have no clue on how anything here works. But I do have a specific question. About a year ago, I bought Infanta's Cinderella JSK in red.

I really like the blouse it's paired with in this picture, but I have no clue on how or where to find it. Other than the blouse, I have no idea how to coordinate this JSK, nor do I have any idea on how to shop for lolita. Taobao confuses me and I don't really get the whole lolita shopping experience yet. Could someone please help and maybe give some pointers for a noob lolita like me? All answers will be highly appreciated!

P.S. no clue if I tagged this properly! I'm still confused on that one too. So sorry in advance. :c
Excentrique Summer collection "Jolly Roger' Is nearly half finished, but since they release a catalgoue of all their items we're able to see what things are to come

So do you think this usually minmialist brand pulled off pirates, or should they let Alice and the Pirates do what their name suggestions.

If you want to see their whole summer release you can find it here, but since half of the items are already up on the site you can view those here.

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17th-May-2015 04:59 pm - Bodyline haul review ~
Hi everyone ! Hope you are doing well !
I made a review of my bodyline haul on my blog, if you are interested, check it there :

Hope it can help ^^
With love, Sheeprincess ~~
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