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Theme for July
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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.

July's theme is Vintage
For lolitas on a budget, vintage items are often a godsend: they match the aesthetic of our fashion, and they put even Taobao's prices to shame! This month, share your favorite vintage finds, your best vintage hunting grounds, or your cutest guide for lolifying a vintage piece. If you don't want to make a post of your own, feel free to discuss it with the rest of the community on this post.

• Please familiarize yourself with the list of banned sellers/scammers over at egl_comm_sales right here.
24th-Jul-2014 04:46 pm - Moving and Packing!?
Hello folks, in about a month's time I will be moving out of state to start a Masters program. I have been look at some posts from the past about how to pack up my closet and thanks to a few great ones I have a better idea of how to pack my larger pieces. However I still have questions on how to pack other things like purses and shoes. So here I ask, how did you pack these things when you moved? Did you have any issues with things losing shape or being damaged?

Note I am driving not flying.
Hello! I plan to host a panel at Rufflecon 2014 that addresses the subject of bullying within the lolita community. As part of the panel, I will be presenting online survey results. If you have time (about 10-20 minutes) and are interested in participating, please fill out the following questionnaire.

I am only interested in collecting responses from people who are current active lolitas or participated in lolita fashion in the past. The survey asks questions about your relationship with other lolitas, your local community, and your participation on lolita online communities.

Please click to view the survey.

If you have any questions regarding the survey or panel, feel free to leave a comment or contact me at
24th-Jul-2014 12:49 pm - EGL Throwback Thursday: December 2004
This week's TBT is December 2004! Since this is nearly 10 years ago, most of the photos shared don't work, so there aren't any outfit shots (besides this one!) but there was a few instances of Lolita/Jfashion popping up in the mainstream that I thought was neat.


Amy Lee designed this questionable dress and had h.Naoto create it for her, and in one episode of America's Next Top Model they went to Japan and featured some Jfashions, including Lolita. They visited both Milk and Meta and put together some cringe-worthy outfits that were suppose to be their attempts at "Baby Doll Lolita" or something. You can see the segment starting here and continuing here. I love getting to see what the stores looked like back then, but ouch, it's very painful to see these girls so apathetically put together some of the ugliest outfits I've ever seen.

One of my favorite posters on EGL from this era is this girl, who made some really cute clothes, a lot of which were reconstructions. People were also weirdly obsessed with finding dresses with Lenore collars, and a lot of dubious "Western Lolita" shops at the time pretty much always had a Lenore dress in their "EGL" sections. These weird bellbottom leg warmers were also really popular at the time for completely mysterious reasons.

A lot of the same types of questions you still see today were first being discussed back then! Including "How old is too old for Lolita?", "How much is too much?" and "How important are brands?". A lot of the answers are the same ones you'll see now, but I think people back then were much more open about being close-minded about some of these things! You're more likely to see someone bluntly say "X is just too old for Lolita" or "You just shouldn't wear Lolita if you are X" than you would see people saying now! This post is also really ridiculous sounding now, because it's 2004 and they're claiming to have been interested in Lolita (and yet they call it "EGL!") for the last seven years. As silly as this post looks, this sort of claim wasn't really that uncommon back then, and no one really ever called anyone out on it xD You would often see people make posts like "I just found this community and learned the name "EGL" but I've been wearing the style for the last decade!". Everyone in 2004 was such an expert xD

Last but not least is this pretty hilarious sales post. This girl is selling 2 brand items, and she gets 37 comments! It doesn't even look like she ends up selling anything? Old sales posts were suuuuch a mess. Everyone wanted to tell you how much they wanted your clothes, but no one actually had any interest in buying it!

I'm probably going to put this series on hiatus for the next month or so because I really should be working on some other stuff! So this will be the last EGL TBT for a while, anyone else is welcome to pick the series back up though ;D

I noticed that the other community on livejournal for lolitas in Arkansas was dead. So I decided to create a new community on FaceBook.
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If you live near or in Arkansas and don't already belong to a community, please consider joining the new Community here!
We are currently accepting new members and would love for anyone to join.
We plan on actively educating new lolitas, and bringing together all lolitas (who wish to participate) in the area.
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please comment. It would really help.
Thank you,

The Tea Party Club is the UK's oldest and biggest lolita community.  Each year we celebrate our birthday and each year our birthday events keep on getting better and better.  In 2012 The Tea Party Club hosted Juliette et Justine's director and head designer Mari Nakamura and Gothic and Lolita Bible - this was the first time Juliette et Justine had attended an event outside of Japan.  In 2013 we hosted Frock On!  The biggest lolita convention in Europe, we were super honoured to host a multidtue of indie brand designers from around the world as guests including Hitomi Nomura of Grimoire.

This year The Tea Party Club is proud to anounce that Metamorphose temp de fille will be our main guest for our 7th year Anniversary.  The anniversay runs over two days - Saturday 20th September and Sunday 21st September.

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The venue for our tea party with our special guests in the exclusive private members club; The Army and Navy Club, also known as the Rag

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The model calls is now open! If you would like to have a chance to model for Metamorphose AND perhaps get your pic in the Gothic & Lolita Bible (and maybe more, modelling for our events has lead to further modelling opportunities - some people have gone on to model for JetJ, Grimoire)

Applications are open to everyone who has a Saturday ticket! Metamorphose will be choosing the models and we have no idea what their preferences are so please give it a try! If you don't have your ticket yet they're still available to buy!

Please send us A SINGLE PICTURE with:

Face close up
Full body shot
Bust measurement
Waist measurement
Ticket number

And send it to

Applications close on the 10th August

That's it, that's everything - we still have a few tickets left.  More event info can be found here and you can buy tickets here but feel free to comment or PM me.

Each year lolitas travel across the world to celebrate our anniversary with us - Australia, Chile, USA, Canada and all over Europe and we would love for you to join us and Metamorphose this year.
See you there!
22nd-Jul-2014 12:37 pm - Gothic Wigs New Hime Gyaru Wig!

My wig line Gothic Wigs, which will primarily supply more western gothic and punk designs, has just released a Hime Gyaru lolita style wig in 10 different colors called "Reign"

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day man

NY Magazine had a writeup about the Baby/Tokyo Rebel opening that happened over the weekend! It's sort of a breath of fresh air to see an article about the fashion that isn't sprinkled with living doll and fetish buzzwords! Of course, the comment section has already begun to draw in the know-it-alls.

I just wanted to share it here though! Did anyone else attend the opening and get any good photos? The ones in the article are sort of too ~gritty~ for my taste and I've been dying to see more pictures of the crowds!

u made me lol, rofl, emergency measures
Hello all! I just wanted to make a quick post to ask for some help identifying this Angelic Pretty JSK (if not the exact model, an estimate of what year it came out?) since it's so... different from what I'm used to seeing from AP that I was wondering if it was real at all. Then again, I got it in Closet Child, so a fake seems unlikely. @_@

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It was a bit of an impulse buy for certain, so I can't say I know what I'll coordinate with it yet, but I wonder (with those ribbon straps) if it would be a bit too much if I went without a blouse... but there's a certain appeal to that given the hot weather, I have to admit. It's a fairly heavy piece, though, the construction's very solid. I'm also not sure if I'm tying those straps the way I'm supposed to, whoops.
22nd-Jul-2014 01:30 am - Vancouver lolitas?
Hello everyone~
I was wondering if by any chance there was a community in Vancouver (Canada) and if there might be any possible meetups at any time? I've been in lolita for a few years now, though I've never really seen anyone around. maybe because i dont get out much
I would gladly help plan anything if that's needed as well. c:

(I'm kind of new to EGL here, so I apologise in advance if I didn't make this post properly. If there is anything I need to correct, please tell me. ;;;; )
21st-Jul-2014 10:35 pm - Monday's Free For All!
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Welcome to the EGL Free for All! Yay!

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21st-Jul-2014 11:36 pm - Strawberi Cinta
So I was lurking the internet for some new movies to watch, and I came across this Malaysian movie called Strawberi Cinta (which is "Love Strawberry" in English?? "Strawberry of Love"???????? eh ) and the main character is supposed to be a Japanese tourist who also happens to be a Lolita. And eh... she came out looking kind of ita.


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Hello EGL! Since this month's theme is Vintage, I wanted to discuss several items that I wear in lolita - inspired coordinates. Everything is offbrand, so the shape and/or fit is not perfect, but it's enough for me.

* There was more content than this, but LJ chopped off everything else I wrote, for some reason. So if you find this sort of thing interesting, you can browse the vintage lolita tag on my Tumblr, or my d_l post here.

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MF Lover!
I recently found these in my room, and whilst deciding if I'm going to sell them or not, decided to scan them for the community first!
Under the cut is some preview pics, with a link to my tumblr, which contains Higher Quality/Larger versions!
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20th-Jul-2014 04:53 pm - An anonymous lolita at the rock pub
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I moved An anonymous lolita at the rock pub entry to my own journal

I'm a fan of Moon Kana and Ali Project. (Not saying I know everything about them. Just love to listen to their music)

Recently, my boyfriend dragging me around underground music events. And not once, I found a music that related to my lolita taste.

I've been thinking about making a lolita music in Thailand underground scene.
How do you think about making a lolita music.

How should it be in your opinion?
19th-Jul-2014 11:46 pm - Chesapeake Lolita's?
Are there any Chesapeake, VA Lolita's, or just people who like the Lolita fashion? I haven't bought my first Lolita clothing pieces yet but I've been admiring the fashion for years. I would just like to find some people in my area interested in Lolita fashion or just cute, girly things. None of my friends are interested in the fashion or anything particularly cute, girly, or elegant. I'd love to have some people to do things like this
Thanks so much! I'm very sorry if I don't put this in the proper place, I've never posted here before.
In line with this month's theme, I wanted to show my relatively small collection of vintage items. I've always had my mind on my money, so buying vintage at deep discount makes me feel better not only as an eco-conscious consumer (Less stuff to go into a landfill), but as a cheapskate! I only really started having the extra funds to buy them within the last 6 months or so, but I've gotten together a decent little collection so far!

WARNING: There is vintage fur in this collection.

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