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disfigureddream’s Wardrobe Post~! 
27th-Jan-2013 05:49 pm

I was working 2-10.30pm, 6 days a week as a part-timer at Daiso for incredibly low wages to buy a PS3 to play Final Fantasy XIII when I found Lolita (or it found me). I used my first salary to buy a dress from Black Alice, a shop that sold brand-new branded loli instead. Three years and 6 jobs later I still don’t have a PS3… but I do have some very beautiful clothes. DX No regrets! I still did play FFXIII and other games on my friend’s PS3. SG is a country in eternal summer, meaning normal humans would sweat, so most of my stuff has to be washed after wearing. ): Since I'm still a poor student, I can't afford to dryclean all my clothes, and all of Baby and AatP's stuff says 'dry-clean only' on their tags. This isn't true, so I'm just going to mention which dresses I have found to be handwashable, and which ones run.

My beautiful banner was done by the amazingly talented zhenteng. Please do drop by her artblog here: to see the process of how she draws stuff and some very nice classic coords! She is also the co-author of a well-drawn and well thought out Lolita webcomic, and though it has been discontinued, you can read some 20+ strips over here: (please do, it is excellent. and the guro-lolita in my banner is a character from the series).

On to the clothes!

I don't follow a specific style except that I have to like everything that I own. Yup.

here we go: 
This is my very first lolita dress, Alice Beardsley in red by AatP. It's even more beautiful in real life and I never meant to buy it because it was so expensive, but the shopgirl asked me if I wanted to try it on, and I thought oh why not... ;________; 
And Melty Mermaid Princess in navy, also by AatP. Both are handwashable in cold water. =)

Koitsukihime stained glass angels~ I love this print so much! I'm hunting down the jsks, but for now I just purchased the white AatP jsk from pandasaurus and am waiting for it to arrive. =X The black print runs in water so it can only be dry-cleaned.
A friend has told me the white is okay for washing.

Inowa's Rose Basket Angel JSK, and a floral skirt. =D The JSK is a wishlist item so I just don't dare to try washing it!
Moitie's Chandelier print SK and Mary Magdalene's Rose Flocky JSK. Both handwashable.
BtssB's Doll Heroine and Hymn OP (dryclean only) I can't actually fit into the Hymn OP. At least, I can put it on and zip it up, but after an hour, I am in severe pain because the waist part sits on the end of my ribcage and it really does hurt. I'm telling myself I'll be able to wear it comfortably.. one day.
AatP's Drosselmeyer's Toy Box Clara JSK and Moitie's Blue Rose Dress (I was lazy to put the belt and ribbon on. Clara JSK is handwashable)
I bought the Drosselmeyer SK thinking it would satisfy me, but eventually I realised that only the Clara JSK would make me happy. =D It's soooo beautiful!
Juliette et Justine's La Fleur Princesse (handwash) This dress is wonderfully floofy. 

AatP's Circus Print (secret wishlist dress!) and Midsummer Night's Dream (handwash). I had the JSK I, but decided to get the JSK II instead because it's more fancy. Midsummer came out right around the time I was studying A Midsummer Night's Dream in lit class, but also when I'd just purchased Vampire Requiem and was plumb broke. I figured it would come cheaper second hand but was woefully disappointed. Saved up and chased it down second-hand two years later. n___n
Circus is another Breathing Difficulty dress. I thought I was slim till I found lolita. >__> It has absolutely no shirring and no give.. but it looks too gorgeous to give up.
Millefleurs Georgette Shirring  (handwash) and Baroque's Missing Letter Keys and Rabbit JSK
I've only worn the blouse once with the koitsukihime skirt in black ecause it's such an event item. A friend of mine has the same blouse in white, and it looks even more lovely, but I bought the black for various reasons, including transparency.
AatP's Horoscope print (handwash) + blouse from Olive & Ting

BtssB's Trick or Treat JSK in pink(handwash).. I wear it with that belt. =D and Metamorphose's Mini Wedding Dress (shantung) and AP's Fruit Parlour JSK in Mint (handwash)

Victorian Maiden's Fairy Doll JSK in Rose. I sold it before and regretted it! So I bought it again...Handwashable and so wearable!
MMM's Orchestral Print. The velvet means it's very unsuitable for wearing in this country! I'm keeping it for my models when I do photoshoots and will probably let go of it when I'm done because it's so unwearable. T__T This was a wishlist item when I first saw it, and I went nuts when I found it on auction. =D Borrowed money from a friend to get it and now it's mine!

AatP's Rose Jail SK and Alice and the Clocktower SK (handwash) I'm still looking out for Clocktower in sax and white.
Angelic Pretty's Merry Making party & Star Night Theatre SK (wishlist item GET!)
Lief's Gardenberries and Jane Marple's Angel at my Table SK.
I've obtained several items from Lief, but Gardenberries was the only keeper. =D The rest were beautiful but impractical, and I hadn't gotten around to keeping items for photoshoots only, so. D:
Choco Rosette <3
H.Grimm and Rose Melody SKs 
AatP's Apple Princess cutsew and AP's Wonder Cookie SK
Miscellaneous Boleros and scarves.. Innocent World and handwashable!
I've a short sleeved cream one, but it's hanging outside to dry right now. 

Not Quite Lolita
These are quite a few items I don't wear in a lolita manner because they're too short, not poofy enough or I just like them that way. 

AatP's Vampire Requiem JSK, my second dress and first wishlist item! It's really great, I wear it out anywhere and everywhere, and it has been washed zillions of times but the colour never fades. I know because I don't wash the bow on the front, but the fabric is still the same colour. =D

Ozzon denim top 
Vintage Skirt and MM dress of unknown name

Putumayo top and AP's macaron tartan riders SK (both handwash). I missed the JSK in mint when it came out and totally regret not getting it. u__u

Putu's Cat Window Print <3 and Axes Femme mermaid print JSK (both handwash)
H.naoto jsk
H.naoto JSK (buttons can be done on either side. =D)
Axes Femme OP
Carina e Arlequin JSK 
ETC stuffs. I bought the ivory dress after seeing the pink version on someone's wardrobe post. Immediate. Want.
and Get.  ^^"
Accessories.. Nothing too much of note except my jade beads and Suppurate System rose crown. Oh, and my Beauty and the Rose Promise necklace (the corset SK in red is on its way to me!)

Frame tights
tights.. I've a ton of socks but I'm not going to post them up because most of them are duplicates I got in case I spoilt any.
AatP's Cross and Crown Sandals! I saw them on a girl online and had to have them. *__* Never having bought brand shoes before I didn't know what size I was, so I got L and LL. I turned out to be LL and managed to sell the L to a very sweet buyer. =D Happy story!

Since I'm posting, I'll just take the chance to pimp my shared blog with a friend, and tumblr. I talk about lolita from time to time, and also various other things so do drop by. =)

and that's about it! Thanks for reading! <

27th-Jan-2013 10:05 am (UTC)
yay first! steal all your pretty stuff! wear the choco rosette out soooon! :]
27th-Jan-2013 10:11 am (UTC)
Next week! ;)
27th-Jan-2013 10:15 am (UTC)
Very cool wardrobe *__* Have you tried washing your star night theater? I haven't dared to try mine in water yet!
27th-Jan-2013 10:23 am (UTC)
Thanks! I have washed the waist-ties, and they have been fine. =) Will be washing the skirt itself soon.
27th-Jan-2013 10:17 am (UTC)
Thats a lovely collection, I really like that you took the time to make comments about how you bought or felt about the dresses :)
27th-Jan-2013 10:24 am (UTC)
Thank you. :))
27th-Jan-2013 10:45 am (UTC)
I love your wardrobe, so much variety, so many pretty things!
27th-Jan-2013 11:19 am (UTC)
aww.. thank you!
27th-Jan-2013 10:57 am (UTC)
Your wardrobe is brilliant! My favourites are the IW rose basket angel dress and Lief's Gardenberries!
27th-Jan-2013 11:20 am (UTC)
Thanks, I hunted those items for more than a year before I caught them!
27th-Jan-2013 11:05 am (UTC)
You have a lovely collection!
27th-Jan-2013 11:20 am (UTC)
27th-Jan-2013 11:45 am (UTC)
beautiful collection ^^
27th-Jan-2013 01:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks! =)
27th-Jan-2013 12:20 pm (UTC)
what a pretty colelction!
27th-Jan-2013 01:20 pm (UTC)
27th-Jan-2013 12:31 pm (UTC)
Amazing collection, I love everything!! I had never seen that Axe Femme mermaid dress before, it looks so dreamy *_*
(And the AatP sandals I bought from you turned out to be one of the most comfy pairs I've ever had, so thankssss!! <3)
27th-Jan-2013 01:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks! ^^ I think Axes Femme releases tons of items but most never make it to the webshop if they sell out instore. When I saw the mermaid dress I knew I had to have it! =))

Yay! You're welcome!
27th-Jan-2013 12:47 pm (UTC)
Oh dear! I love to see that my ex-vintage skirt is now living in such a fantastic wardrobe :D
27th-Jan-2013 01:22 pm (UTC)
ehehe. =D It's such a wonderfully flattering skirt. <3 Thanks for selling it!
27th-Jan-2013 01:18 pm (UTC)
Wow I love your wardrobe! So many beautiful pieces.
27th-Jan-2013 01:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
27th-Jan-2013 01:35 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous wardrobe :). I particularly like the shades of colours you have (not sure how to explain!) Also, if/when you do decide to sell your MMM orchestral print, I'm interested!! ;D
27th-Jan-2013 01:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, I think I know what you mean! Those gorgeous jewel green-blue tones and blacks and reds! Thank you. :3

I've a friend who might want it, but I'll let you know. =)
27th-Jan-2013 04:02 pm (UTC)
I really like your wardrobe <3 the JetJ chiffon dress is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing :)
28th-Jan-2013 12:27 am (UTC)
Thanks! It really is! I was lucky to get it. n__n
27th-Jan-2013 04:25 pm (UTC)
I absolutely love every piece in your wardrobe! Also off topic but when I saw "chapalang" it reminded me of an old co-worker who was from Malaysia. He would say that word sometimes :)
28th-Jan-2013 12:29 am (UTC)
Thank you. =))
Hmm. I googled it just now and google says it has hokkien roots and means a person who has eaten, but I always thought it was a hokkien/malay nonsenseword that means random things! I'm from Singapore though, and we're right next to Malaysia, so I guess some things just mix around. =D
27th-Jan-2013 05:09 pm (UTC)
great wardrobe! can I ask you which year the axes gothic frames op is from? i follow axes but missed this...
28th-Jan-2013 12:36 am (UTC)
Thank you! I think it's a 2012 release.
27th-Jan-2013 05:29 pm (UTC)
Lief's Gardenberries is gorgeous. I wish I had gotten in Lolita earlier when that brand was active, and I've never got to visit Black Alice.

Your PS3 story reminds me of how long I waited to buy a PS2. I only got it when it went on clearance for $99 =D; by then the PS3 had already been released and I have yet to get it, but I don't regret spending my money on books and clothes instead.

That said, your wardrobe is one of the most gorgeous I've seen =D
28th-Jan-2013 12:40 am (UTC)
It is!!!! I was around egl when Lief was functioning, but I didn't have the cash or courage to buy. ): I missed out on tons of good stuff that year! Black Alice also closed not long after I scrounged the courage to attend my first tea party. >__>
Hello countrymate. =D

Ungh,, I don't think I'm ever getting a PS3 now.. it's like, the price of 1.5 dresses. T__T and the games are horrendously expensive too (at least, the games I like). The PS4 is coming in two more years, I think!

Thank you. =) I love my wardrobe to bits.
27th-Jan-2013 05:53 pm (UTC)
your attp and btssb collection is amazing esp. the 3 stained glass pieces. :D I own the skirt in black, and cold handwashing works fine, however the white jsk of a person I know bleeded terribly. I think it's different for every individual piece, but it's still helpful to receive some hints :)
28th-Jan-2013 12:42 am (UTC)
Oh, I see! What happened with me was, I was in a very bad mood for an unknown reason, and suddenly felt like I HAD to start washing clothes. I took my beloved stained glass OP and dunked it into the water without testing for colour-run first like I usually do, and it bled horribly. T_____T
Thanks for letting me know! I don't know if I'll try with my black skirt because I'm scared of letting anything happen to it, but it's good to know that not all black koitsukihimes will run. =)
27th-Jan-2013 07:00 pm (UTC)
You have an ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS wardrobe. And I can never thank you enough for including which ones are washable. :)
28th-Jan-2013 12:43 am (UTC)
Thank you! I used to look at the 'master list' on egl for what clothes are or aren't washable, but the list isn't getting updated anymore. ): But as the commenter above mentioned, washability can vary from piece to piece, because brands are just a pain that way. =) I hope I still helped you!
27th-Jan-2013 07:04 pm (UTC)
Love your wardrobe post! <3
28th-Jan-2013 12:43 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'll reply to your pm in a little bit.
27th-Jan-2013 09:26 pm (UTC)
Eee you have several of my wishlist items! I love your collection ^^
28th-Jan-2013 12:44 am (UTC)
n_____n Thank you, and I hope you have some luck in finding them too!
27th-Jan-2013 10:18 pm (UTC)
I have your "Doll Heroine" JSK in cream/gold, but when I bought it it was "Frill Maiden". Are they separately named versions or....?
28th-Jan-2013 12:50 am (UTC)
Hmm.. I really don't know. When did you buy it, and did you buy it from the webstore? I tried doing a google search for Frill Maiden but came up with nothing.
28th-Jan-2013 01:17 am (UTC)
Hm, I have Rose Basket/Cherubim Birdcage in pink and it hasn't run after washing.. None of my IW has run, only my btssb has (red usually runs anyway..)
28th-Jan-2013 01:24 am (UTC)
hmm.. okay. I was worried because the tag says dry-clean only and it was so horribly expensive. XD Funny enough, most of my pieces that have run are btssb as well. I tried washing the waist ties of Rose Basket Angel, and they were fine, so if I get the courage, I may try washing the dress. =)
Thank you!
28th-Jan-2013 02:14 am (UTC)
I love the individuality of your wardrobe! Drosselmeyer really looks more beautiful the more I see it. A lot of these pictures made me want things I hadn't seriously considered before. Great taste!
28th-Jan-2013 02:21 am (UTC)
Yayness! Drosselmeyer is one of those things that just grows on you. I think the green and blue colourways are the most beautiful, but I like blue more because the lace is the same colour.
I'm interested to know which items I made you add to your lolita shopping list. XD Thank you!
28th-Jan-2013 02:59 am (UTC)
Your wardrobe is awesome! :D
That green floral skirt really caught my eyes, it's beyond gorgeous!!!
May I ask you where did you bought it?
All your items are fantastic! *--*
28th-Jan-2013 03:53 am (UTC)
Thank you very much. *bows*
I bought the skirt second hand on auction. I think it's an older IW release.
28th-Jan-2013 04:48 am (UTC)
Yay you posted! I still call dibs on Orchestral if it fits me XD but I have no idea how you'd wear it in SG, I was dying in the heat the whole time I was there.
28th-Jan-2013 05:08 am (UTC)
I was thinking of renting a place if I could find one for an air-conditioned shoot. I just got a new lens for my camera. =D
We're probably more used to the heat than you are. When my friends from overseas visit, they feel the heat quite terribly even when the weather is cooler than usual.
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