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If you want to submit artwork for next months layout, please check this post.March's theme is Old-School
With old-school lolita day coming up on March 8th (mark your calendars, ladies and gents!), what better time to celebrate our lolita heritage? Reminisce about your starting days in lolita, complain about the lack of raschel lace in today's outfits, long for the days where every lolita rode in on a pair of rocking-horse shoes.... It's all fair game! If you don't want to make a post of your own lamenting the death of the maxipad headdress (and you really should want to), feel free to discuss the pros- and cons- of our frilly sisters on our monthly theme post
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This popped into my head while poking around here last night: finding offbrand items.
Some things are easier to get (socks, jewelry) and some things are a pain in the rear to even find without getting paranoid about it being Lolita (dresses, skirts, blouses, cutsews).
So what items do you have the easiest time finding offbrand. Which items are the hardest to get?
Easiest (for me):
Hardest (for me):
shoes for Sweet Lolita
colored blouses (though I did succeed in finding two at a local consignment shop a month ago)
cutsews (only found two and one of them tends to end up with me revealing my boobs...)
March's theme is Old-School
With old-school lolita day coming up on March 8th (mark your calendars, ladies and gents!), what better time is there to celebrate our lolita heritage? Reminisce about your starting days in lolita, complain about the lack of raschel lace in today's outfits, long for the days where every lolita rode in on a pair of rocking-horse shoes.... It's all fair game! If you don't want to make a post of your own lamenting the death of the maxipad headdress (and you really should want to), feel free to discuss the pros and cons of our frilly sisters on this post.
Artwork this month is by rococopuff9
Hello there, my little fuzzy baby bats!
Well, I'm actually new on LJ, but I always read EGL posts even b4 I made my account. Sooo, anyway...WHO CARES???
I've been a Gothic Lolita since de the end of 2012, and I really enjoy researching about things I like, so I actually understand alot about lolita. But I have like...3 coords or something :(
Why, you ask me? Well, I live in Brazil, and let's say the taxes aren't friendly (not the shipping either).
Since things are very expensive, basically all my stuff is handmade. My mother works with plastic arts and fashion, so she helps me alot with these things. I asked her if she could maybe paint an print on one of my lolita plain black skirts, and she told me she could do it.
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO this is why I need your help, fellow lolis! Pretty pleaaase, for you lolis who know about any print that would be actually easy to paint, and would look really cute on a plain black skirt.
(Something like this:
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~*I'm new to lolita and have finally taken the plunge to try out this new fashion so please help me with my recent purchase ^-^*~
I ordered a couple of skirts and a blouse from Bodyline as I have read they are a good starting point for newbies.
I got this blouse in White or off white according to them
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This skirt in pink
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And this skirt in Black
So I also ordered a pair of black socks with a white ribbon on it and a wig. But i'm not sure how to pair this with either outfit,
as I don't have any other colored socks unless I make an emergency trip to the mall and I really want to wear the black skirt for my birthday coming up.
So how do I pair up this outfit? I know it may seem simple for a lot of you but I want to do it right(as much as possible).
Hello! I am fairly new to lolita and I've recently come across a couple of offbrand blouses that I would love to incorporate into my wardrobe. The only problem is, they are made of a shiny polyester fabric, giving them sort of a satiny look. I was wondering if that was a definite no-no, if there are some do's and don'ts or if there was no problem to it? They definitely don't look 'costume-y', they are store-bought blouses with a shiny edge. Thank you!
Hi everyone! I'm new to EGL and to lolita fashion in general. I only have one offbrand OP, but I'm in the process of sewing an Alice inspired dress for a Mad Hatter Tea Party. I was wondering if anyone knew of somewhere to buy Alice In Wonderland inspired lace. I've been looking for hours, but I can't seem to find anything. It doesn't have to be specific to Alice, but something that would relate to it; bunnies, playing card suits, teapots, ect.
So yesterday I just experienced my first lost/stolen or misdelivered package. USPS insists that they had delivered it to my location, but I was at home, there was no knock on my door or any package left next to my door. When I expressed concerns and told them of the incident, they basically called me a liar, and offered me no options to remedy the situation. When I called consumer affairs, they told me it is illegal to file a claim on a lost or stolen package, and then told me that Angelic Pretty will have to be the one to file the claim. *Sigh* I have since made a police report of it possibly being stolen, but I don't have high hopes of them finding the item.
So, I want to hear your package horror stories. Did you have a similar experience? Were you offered better Customer service? Were you able to find your package, or did you give up all hope?
UPDATE: I found my Package!!!! Turns out that moron delivered it to the wrong address, and LIED about it!!!!! I Then called my local post office and made them apologize to me for all of the trouble they caused me.