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13th-May-2007 07:53 am
i have looked through the memories (twice!) and haven't found an answer to my question. so i decided to start a post. 
Hello everyone 9 u 9

i am not new to the lolita scene but i only just now decided i should invest in a magazine or two. but here's my dilemma. which one?!?! LJ Seek wasn't helping so the only way to get a good answer was to ask the lovely loli's on EGL!

so, which is your favourite series or volume and why? 
information can be on any Gothic and Lolita type mag/book/mook etc like the GLBs, Handmade Gothic and Lolita Mooks, Gothic and Lolita Hair and Make-up Bibles, GLBExtra's, Kera Maniax/s, Clara Bow/s, Gothic Lolita and punk Brand Books or any other magazines or books that you have found very good or helpful to you.

my plan is to read the comments and see if one bible or magazine seems to be a favourite and hopefully this will help me decide which ones to buy.
i hope this works and that this post will be able to help others who are having the same problem as me!! ^ u ^

thank you very much for your time,
Love Imuin : )
13th-May-2007 12:47 am (UTC)
I like the GLBs best, out of the ones I have I think I like #18 best. I also have most of the Gosu Lolis but they are definetely 'sewing books', not really fashion/lifestyle magazines.
13th-May-2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
Hello :)
it seems GLB's are the obvious favourite choice of most people!! i did know this before but i was just curious about which volumes people liked most :p
thank you for telling me about the GosuLoli's! i am not into sewing at the moment but i'm going to try to learn next year so i'll keep the GL's in mind!!
thank you for commenting, Ilimiari ^ u ^ comments make me happy!!
Byes! Love Imuin
13th-May-2007 12:52 am (UTC)
Hello ^^ I mostly have GLBs, vols 19 and 23 are my favourites so far. Gosu Rori is good if you want patterns for sewing. There's a book I've been meaning to get for a while called the "Lolita Fashion Fancier" which is like an introduction to lolita, it goes over all the basic style and types of clothing (jsk, op, blouse, pin tucks, collar types etc.) It just looks like a really nice "dictionary" of lolita ^^
13th-May-2007 11:13 pm (UTC)
Princess! Hello! ^ o ^
thank you for your comment!!
19 and 23 are your favourites? may i ask why? :p hehe
oh! and i would love to know how may GLB's you have!
my friend namidaichigo likes the Fashion Fancier's! maybe you could ask her about them? :)
thank you again for taking the time to comment here!
as you know...i don't usually get many comments so i am quite happy with the interest this post has generated!
Goodbye Princess
Much Love from Imuin <3
13th-May-2007 01:38 am (UTC)
Lolita Fashion Fancier 1 & 2 would be useful.
My dear XD

Gosuroli, G&B....
13th-May-2007 11:17 pm (UTC)
hello's! :)
yes! the fashion fanciers seem to be quite useful! they would be great for beginners or just people looking for new ways of wearing their clothing!
much love to you for the comment! (hug)
bye Isabel Darling
Love Imuin 9 u 9
14th-May-2007 12:53 am (UTC)
=v= Dears,
The Fanciers 2 introduce much about lifte styleXDXD....
And the picture are really really nice.
> < How can I become a girl like that ( sigh
14th-May-2007 03:47 am (UTC)
hehe you can become a girl like that when you are rich and have millions of people to make you look good (stylists, hair artists, make up artists etc) ^ o ^ tee hee!!
i really want to read about the lifestyle in the second volume! that sounds really interesting :)
love Imuin
14th-May-2007 03:53 am (UTC)
HMMMM.........become rich.....
That's what I am wondering....

14th-May-2007 05:15 am (UTC)
Isabel Darling says:
"become rich!! that's what i should do!"
hehe if only it was that easy XD
13th-May-2007 02:26 am (UTC)
I really like the Gothic & Lolita bibles. :] I only own four of them so I couldn't say which is my favorite. I used to really only be focused on amaloli and himeloli but after seeing so many of the products that were in the bible, I've really expanded me taste. :D My favorite part of the bibles is the Street Snap, seeing what people are wearin' and such, and Kera is the magazine you want for that. It helps with coordination too, seeing how other people did it.

Goooood luck.
13th-May-2007 04:01 pm (UTC)
I second the streetsnaps!!X3
13th-May-2007 11:49 pm (UTC)
hehehe YAY street snaps!
hehehehe! i'm glad to see you like them too! i'd love it if you could maybe comment again as to why?
it would be very helpful! pleeeease? 9 u 9
from Imuin
14th-May-2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
Because the most original coordinates are there X3 they're really inspiring, and I like to see what do people actually wear on the street.
14th-May-2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
hello again,
yes, seeing what people wear on the street is sooo fun! if only "our" streets were as interesting, fashion and otherwise!! ^ o ^ tee hee
hehe thank you so much for replying, it helps, it really does :)
Love Imuin
14th-May-2007 10:59 pm (UTC)
You're welcome X33
*haha I love how all your replies are extremely cheerful <3*
14th-May-2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
= ^ o ^ = really??!
oh i'm so glad!!! i was worried that people on EGL wouldn't like me (hence why i don't post alot) because i'm not...bitchy :p
yay! now i can be my happy silly self!
much love to yoooooou *squish* :D
love Imuin
14th-May-2007 11:12 pm (UTC)
XDD Bah, bitchy! Some people are mean just to have fun, I don't like that on this community. That's what other comms are for!
There are more nice people here than mean ones, so don't worry!!^O^ <3

14th-May-2007 11:31 pm (UTC)
:) you are sooo nice! thank you!
would it be alright if i...added you as a friend? 9 . 9 i'm looking around your journal and you write about such interesting things :D
love Imuin
p.s i hope people in this community have finally started working together to make it a better environment in which to be in.
15th-May-2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
^O^ of course!!! Thank you X33~
15th-May-2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
oh wow! thank you so much! ^ u ^
i don't comment alot in peoples journals as i am...quite shy 6 . 6 but i do read them and i enjoy that alot!
i love reading your journal! you are so pretty and elegant and you really have an eye for coordination :)
and your super funny too!!
i only wish that i could understand spanish though as i'm missing out on a few of your posts > u <
Byes! Love Imuin
p.s don't read my journal!!! > o < i don't write about interesting things and it's really boring and i'm not a good writer and i write too much and...and...i don't post alot...but i'm going to try harder and just post about...whatever :p
16th-May-2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, don't be shy XDD I comment a lot, even if it's only to say "woah" hahaha X3

Awww thank you *blushes* no I'm not!!!x__x
Don't worry I don't like posting in spanish and don't do it often ^^ when I do, most times it's because I want to swear XD and can't find the good expression in english!

Thanks for adding me <3

13th-May-2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
hello there :)
your comment means alot to me :)
thank you - u -
all your feedback is very helpful! i knew about street snap but i didn't know which magazines had them :p i will most definately be trying Kera now!
i hope i can get some more lovely comments and get a feel for which volumes are peoples favourites!
thank yous!!
Love Imuin :D
13th-May-2007 02:30 am (UTC)
I like Gothic and Lolita Bible best. It's best to look and see what inside is interesting to you (ie: band you like, theme you like, etc.)

Out of the ones I own, my favorite is... I think it's #8.

I think Lolita Fashion Fancier is a more of a book/guide, while GLB etc. are more issue-based... I think~! Something like that. *sweat*
13th-May-2007 11:25 pm (UTC)
hehe the GLB's seem to be a favourite, most definately :)
this has been a very interesting experiment!! tee hee!

number 8 is your favourite GLB? may i ask why? i'm just curious as to why people like a certain volume :p

hehe yes, i think the Fashion Fanciers are guides as well but they may be just as helpful as the GLB's...i'll have to buy one and find out!! :)
thank you very much for your time
bye byes
Love Imuin > u
13th-May-2007 05:27 pm (UTC)
I like Rococo. I collect the GLB and the brand books :)
13th-May-2007 11:29 pm (UTC)
Miss Duplica-chan!! hello :D
you commented, yay!!
and you like Rococo? that is very good to know! what is it about the book (is there just one?) that you like the most? :)
it's great to see that people have their own favourites and that it's not just the GLB's that are loved!
thank you lovely duplica chan, i very much value your feedback :)
bye byes Love Imuin = 9 u 9 = (blush)
14th-May-2007 06:13 am (UTC)
I think Rococo just has 2 issues. I like them both. it's not only lolita- also other outfit varations are in the focus and I like the variety. ^_^
14th-May-2007 06:18 am (UTC)
2 issues, i won't forget that :)
may i ask what other styles are in them? fruits? decora? or maybe something else?
from Imuin :3
14th-May-2007 07:06 am (UTC)
no :) i meant it's lolita but also casual... a lot of Jane Marple! beside normal lolita photos you can find skirts without petticoats, unusual colour combinations, ero loli pics... and there are extra pages for the nana manga and dolls ^-^
14th-May-2007 07:32 am (UTC)
:D tee hee, oh ok!
i'm getting more interested in casual lolita and Jane Marple too (though it's too expensive for me!!)!
thank you for clafifying what is in the Rococo issues
you have been most helpful!
Much Love and thanks from Imuin :)
13th-May-2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
gosu rori 'cause i'm a sewin loli. and it makes me practice drafting. Favorite volume is a tie between 3, 5 and 6. 3 because it has a range of patterns from basic jumperskirts to ouji-sama outfits. 5 because it caters to me more elegant tastes. 6 because of the awesome aristocrat and kimono patterns.

I have one volume of GLB and GLB extra. I don't like them too much mainly because Mana always has a spread in there and he scares the CRAP out of me... and the patterns don't have multiple sizes which means I HAVE to make a mock up before adjusting it to fit D
13th-May-2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
wow! ^ 0 ^ so much helpful information! so much detail!
i think i may just try the GosuLoli's/Rori's just to have a look see at what you are talking about! it's great that they have so much variety! #3 sounds especially appealing to me. though they all do really ^ o ^ hehe

ummmm....9 . 9 Mana is a bit scary to me too.
he is a very...creative (and brave) man and he deserves my respect but...he is still a little...scary (sorry Mana ; . ;)

thank you for your input!
goodbye superiorsmirkxd!
Love Imuin :3
13th-May-2007 08:58 pm (UTC)
I like Kera.

This is probably because I like to wear punk-type clothing more often than lolita. Living in Japan, this book often provides samples of hair salons`s and they`re styling skills.

Not to mention they`re much cheaper to buy.
13th-May-2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
hi kimalucifer
Kera sounds very good! i'll have to try it/them!!
i don't wear punk-y clothing (sweet loli + cute other loli styles ^ u ^) but that doesn't mean i don't like looking at other styles! all styles interest me! i love pirate loli and all the cool cuts/styles that are avalible to punk loli's and any style really!! :D

hehe and cheap is good ^ o ^ tee hee
thank you for taking the time to add to my post
comments are loved!
Bye Byes
Love from Imuin / u \
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