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Theme based posts do not
need to include both of the themes, and 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.The General Theme for November is Fashion-forward Lolita
Combining different influences is one of the most fun and rewarding parts of making an outfit in any fashion. Now we want to try it with lolita! Can you use mainstream fashion trends - or trends that you predict will become mainstream in the future - in your fashion-forward lolita coordinate?The Aesthetic Theme for November is Futuristic
We all have our own image of what the people of the future will be wearing, from classic sci-fi-style metallic jumpsuits to decadent neo-Rococo splendor. Show us your vision of the future, expressed in your most futuristic lolita coord!
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I had a question about the newly released lucky pack from AP. I completely missed the reservation time for these lucky packs but will they be released at the SF store or was this only for Japan. If anyone knows more about this please let me know because I really wanted this lucky pack. thank you.
Im Osito; Pleasure to chat with you all.
Im somewhat new to lolita fashion and am into steampunk and renaissance wear. Upon scouring sites Ive noticed a reoccurring thing. They just don't seem to have my size.
Im rather tall and rather broad near the top. My measurements are as follows.
Neck - 15 inches
Chest - 39 inches
Waist - 32 inches
Pant - 34 inches
Im a little over 6'2 and I find it nearly impossible to find my size without it being custom and the clothes as you all know are already pricey enough :: ). I was hoping that with some of your expertise I may be able to update my wardrobe. Thanks in advance and cheers!
Edit: Very important to detail I forgot to add is that I am a male which makes it even harder for me to find clothing.
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Hi ladies! I am hoping for a little help.
I am afraid my package may be/has already, been sent back to Japan.
I ordered a package from closet child and I expected it to be here within a few days since that's how it always turned out. It usually arrives no problem, so it slipped my mind when they gave me my tracking number.
Fast forward to after the weekend and tonight, I go and check the tracking number.
It tells me that USPS tried to deliver it on Friday, the 6th, but no one was home. I received absolutely no notice! What's worse is that I had another two packages that came that day, both needed to be signed for. My sister-in-law signed for me. Someone was most definitely home! I received both of them (one shipped express from Japan too) with no problems.
My problem is that express packages get sent back after 5 days! I have work tomorrow and my hours are the same hours as the post office hours. There is no way I can get it tomorrow unless my boss decides to be nice.
Has anyone had their Closet Child package returned to Japan? How do they handle those issues?
I'm looking to purchase a garment rack to put my lolita on. I've bought 3 in the past: 1 from Target, 1 from Home Depot, and 1 from eBay (from Hong Kong) which were all relatively cheap (under $50). They all were very wobbly and ended up falling down if I had more than 4 dresses on them.
I was looking at http://www.garmentrack.com/salcol250lbc.html
and because they list a weight capacity, I was thinking of buying it. A lot of in-store places don't list how much weight they can hold. If anyone has any other places or websites, please post because I'm interested in purchasing a garment rack.
I'm looking for something portable because I can't punch holes into the walls in my room.
This question has been around since 2005 or so- and lolita still lives on- but it still remains. How long do you think lolita will continue to thrive? Definitely not anytime soon I think, since brands are still coming up with lots of new releases. Do you think it will still be a hit 8 years from now? If not, why?
Sorry if this sounds like a game of 20 questions- I wasn't 100% sure how to word this! Thanks for your input :)
So, I have this beautiful off-white/cream Lisbeth Dahl umbrella. It is shaped a bit like a brand umbrella and it has those nice ruffles at the bottom, so I use it as both my everyday umbrella and my Lolita one.
The problem is, it rains a lot where I live, sometimes heavily, and I've used this umbrella in such rain. There were times when I could not lay it open to dry (classrooms...), I had to close it even though it was still wet, and it dried this way. The result was that it got grayish-brown stains in the folds, and small rust stains on the inside (these aren't too visible on the outside so it's not too bad if I can't get them off). The little strap thingy is also dirty, this time it's probably sweat or something, because this is where I hold the thing to carry it - but most of this comes off with soap / dish detergent and a good scrubbing so it's not the main issue.
Also, the handle seems to be covered in some kind of clear plastic - at first I thought it was meant to be taken off but then I realized it was supposed to stay there, how weird - and after a while, parts of the plastic came off and there seems to be some kind of fabric under it. Problem is, the exposed parts of the fabric got stained as well, probably from my very sweaty hands. I'm not even sure this is actually fabric, I'm only assuming because of the texture and how easily it was stained. I wrapped clear tape around some of the holes in the plastic layer, but 1. it shows a bit 2. I did this too late and the fabric had time to get dirty so it still looks like brown stains, it just prevents the rest of the plastic from ripping and coming off any further.
I tried cleaning the umbrella with a mixture of warm water and dish detergent (I read somewhere that when you don't know what product to use to clean something, you can use that because it works on everything), I scrubbed the stained areas with a brush, but nothing came off (except on the strap, where most of the staining came off, but not quite all of it). I didn't try anything on the handle. I don't know what to do. Since it's an off-white / cream umbrella and not a white one, I'm afraid of trying anything containing bleach.
Do you have any advice on how to clean all this? Right now the umbrella looks so gross I hardly want to carry it in myblic, particularly when wearing Lolita, and it's my only one. Buying a new one could be an option, but I'd like to avoid it. I love my umbrella (I even named it! xD) so I'd like to save it if possible. Thank you in advance! ^^
I have been looking around for shopping services and every time I run into one that sounds great, they always seem to have some bad reviews. I don't know if those reviews are true or not but it really discourages me from using a shopping service. I want to know if you could recommend any shopping services you use or your experience with some. I prefer a shopping service located in Tokyo, can easily get to Harajuku and Shibuya for example. Also most of the shopping I do is online anyway so a shopping service that can order from Japanese websites or sites that don't ship internationally. Any recommendations would be great, thank you.
I looked all over the archives but all of the "Safe to wash" lists aren't up to date..
Is the tiered version of Whip Showcase safe to wash? I just bought it after loving it for a while, and I want to know if it's safe to pop in the wash so I can wear it more often without worrying about dry cleaners fees ><
I've googled and searched archives but I can't find anything for this particular dress..