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Every street fashion comes and goes. There's been many a discussion here and in other annals of the internet about Lolita 'dying' as a fashion, most of them related to down-tics in activity, a store closure, or lulls in releases. I haven't been around the fashion long enough to really remember all those early brushes with death the fashion might have had, so I'm opening it up to the floor. Was there ever a fellow street fashion that threatened to overtake it and put it out of business? Did interest lull at some point and fire sales happened? Indulge me and my pre-coffee question. I'm not saying Lolita is dying right now, but I'm just curious if it almost happened in the past.
30th-Jul-2016 08:43 pm - is quiieland down?
hello everyone. I just have a quick question about qutieland. I bought shoes from them over two years ago and everything went fine. but then last year my friend from my local comm bought a petie and never got it. I looked at the site today and it seems like they haven't updated since 2015. are they no longer a working business?
28th-Jul-2016 12:36 pm - Lifestyle lolita blogs?
Hello everyone,

I am quite new to this community but not to the fashion in general. I was an ardent follower of the fashion in high school (back in 2011-2012), but drifted away from it for a couple of years, and now I've been drawn back in! Back in the day, I remember seeing a lot of lifestyle lolita blogs, but many of those have since grown inactive. So I was hoping to ask you if there are any active lifestyle lolita blogs out there, and if you know of any, please comment. We could start a list in this post so it would be easier for others to find in the future :)

I've started a blog of my own, where I hope to post daily outfits and inspirations, as well as hobbies that are relevant to the fashion. It would be great to find some others to follow! Mine is Dulcet Doll.

Attitude Lolita
Cupcakes and Unicorns
Dulcet Doll
Lolita Wonderland
Luna Rain
Roli's Ramblings
Season in the Sky
Teacake Time Machine
Hello, it's me again

As I already said in the other entry, I finally want to order from my-lolita-dress.com.
Unfortunatly, some unexpected events took place and I really don't know what to do now.

As a Taobao reseller, MLD is located in China and since I neither have a Paypal account nor ever purchased anything online, I figured out that wire transfer was the best payment methode for me. I asked my mom if there's anything special I need to keep in mind when sending MLD the money for my purchase. However, my parents got extremly angry, calling me naive, stupid and foolish just because I want to order from a chinese store. They yelled at me, asked me if there weren't enough "normal clothes" around and made a fun of me. I didn't even get to explain myself. My parent didn't let me finish my sentences, also they don't know MLD or what Lolita Fashion is and don't believe me that I just can't get these clothes here in Germany. I'm really upset now and I seriously don't know what I should do next.

Has anyone here ever purchased from MLD using wire transfer as payment methode or has any idea what I could do about my parents? I really did a lot af research about this shop as well as Lolita Fashion in general and I don't want all my afford to be wasted (honestly, since I'm on summer break I spend my days researching all day long and I'm really devastated right now).
Any advice?


PS: I'm sorry for this extremly long post.
23rd-Jul-2016 09:39 am - Excentrique Autumn 2016 releases

Excentrque released their Autumn 2016 collection here.

I pulled out some of my favorite ones and figured we could all share what we thoought

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Hello ^^

I'm trying to get into Lolita Fashion and want to do my first purchase soon. However, I'm on a budget and therefore can't afford brand pieces. Since I want to wear my co-ords to school, I'll need some rather casual items. I really like classic lolita and fell in love with some oldschool dresses. Do you know any affordable pieces, e.g. from Bodyline or Taobao that meet my description? I have a max. of 100€ to spend on my first purchase and I still need to get a petticoat and shoes.
12th-Jul-2016 09:52 pm - Newbie Worries
Hi, everyone! I wanted to get a couple of fears and questions off my chest, and while this might not be the best place to say these things and ask this stuff, I'm not sure where else I could put this. So, here we go!

First, I'm terrified of trying to join the lolita community. If BTB is any indication, there are a lot of mean-spirited people, but there are a couple nice ones that want to help. I'm scared that even if I try my best, because I can't wear brand, Bodyline, or TaoBao OPs and blouses because I have 45cm shoulders, because I'm new and might not get things right on the first few tries, because I may or may not have worn a white blouse originally intended for a Sonia Nevermind cosplay as part of a lolita coord, because I like cosplay as well as lolita, because I only have a few items that are officially lolita, and because I like both brand clothing and indie/TaoBao instead of one over the other, people are going to call me ita. I know that probably sounds silly, but it's true.

I really want to start a YouTube channel that focuses on gaming, lolita, and general nerdiness, and my plan was to wear cosplay and lolita (not together, mind you, barring the blouse mentioned above) while recording myself. I kind of think that I'd be getting hate for that though, and I'm worried that people might get mad, even though I'm not trying to say that lolita is cosplay or anything like that. It just makes more sense to wear lolita for the videos where I'm talking about lolita, and cosplay for the videos where I'm talking about gaming and nerdy stuff.

Also, am I the only one bothered by people who say that you can make any old item loliable? I mean, I can understand blouses, accessories, shoes, and that sort of thing. But you can't just take any skirt from The Salvation Army, or your old bedsheet, or something and make it lolita. Handmade can work, but there are some things that don't fit with the aesthetic. It's not as expensive as some think, but not cheap either.

What is everyone's general experience with the lolita community? Is there advice you'd give to a newcomer, especially one who plans on mostly sticking in the sweet and classic styles?

Also, if this is the wrong place, could someone kindly point me to the right place to post this?

Thank you in advance for any help y'all may give!

13th-Jul-2016 12:01 pm - Mystery dress, is it Lolita?
Hiya Comm (o´ω`o)ノ
I found this adorable dress while op shopping and was curious to know whether it qualifies as 'Lolita'.
It doesn't have lace or puffy sleeves and its made of a type of polyester (i think). What do you guys think? ╮( ̄ω ̄;)╭


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1st-Jul-2016 07:23 pm - Canadian Lolita buying help
    I'm an aspiring Lolita who also happens to be Canadian. I really want to buy a dress soon as I have saved up and will (with hope) be getting a job. The only issue for me is cost. I know that there are plenty of ways to buy dresses whether second hand from rakuten, grand bazaar, Yahoo Japan, buying indie from taobao as well as buying straight from bigger brands. I personally want to buy from btssb and angelic pretty but I'm unsure of what methods would be beneficial. I know that btssb has direct buying but with Angelic pretty I'm not sure whether to use a shopping service or the US site. My other inquiry is what sort of fees I will be receiving. I know that there might be taxes but I'm unsure of if that applies to EMS only. //Sidenote: I emailed Canada post about this a while ago and the response I had got was that taxes were only for companies or something, I highly doubt it though I may have just read it wrong.
    Anyways long story short I would like to know or at least have some help knowing: What methods are best when buying from btssb and ap, What types of fees/taxes I can expect and the best to cut them down and lastly what is the best method of buying when you are Canadian.
I apologize for the long post and muliple questions ;___;
28th-Jun-2016 08:03 pm - Ero loli and how is it done?
My google fu is failing me at this moment as I am on the search for how to pull off Ero lolita. I know it isn't a substyle(?) in and of itself and involves more revealing and mature aspects such as a shorter skirt, stockings and garters, etc. However, I have yet to find any information on brands whether they be official or indie that specialize in that type of lolita, like with shorter necklines, skirts / dresses, etc.

Bonus question: Any Lolita / J-fashion stores in Texas? I know of Shop in wonderland, now I just need to find more.
26th-Jun-2016 09:51 am - Your last look: June

What was your last look (that you took a picture of.) Did you go to a meet up or just taking a trip to the store?
Was it a standard 'go-to' for you or did you try something new? Do you like the way it looks or would you change it up?
Mitsukazu Mihara, doll
I'm interested in buying Baby's Rose Flora JSK, but I've been unable to find measurements that include the shirring stretch. Lolibrary has a post for the dress, but no measurements *shrugs* and the online shop selling it does flat measurements only. If anyone has this dress and could measure it's bust and waist I'd be extremely grateful. Or if anyone has any insight into the jsks with partial shirring Baby was putting out in 2008, that would be super helpful too. Thanks ^-^
18th-Jun-2016 10:57 pm - WTF Lolita Colors
I decided to make this post when the colorways for AatP's new collection "Ticking Clock ~Gears of Stardust and the Unfound Land" were revealed. Two beautiful shades of blue, a nice purple and then...

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18th-Jun-2016 01:07 pm - Your favorit colour in lolita?
Or colour combo, if you can't settle for just one specific shade.
Right now I am into shiro spectrum, white, offwhite, ivory, cream, it doesn't matter for me. It is my favorite summer colour combo, light and airy.

My growing collection of whites:
11th-Jun-2016 12:23 am - What's in the mail?

It’s that time of the month again!  Time for our monthly What’s in the Mail/Haul post.
Haven’t bought anything recently don’t worry we have this first Tuesday of every month!

So, what have you purchased recently?
You can share your most recent haul/what’s in the mail to you here! You are encouraged to come up with a unique and creative way to display your new items!
9th-Jun-2016 09:08 am - A updated guide to Lolita substyles?
Ok. It is more a idea. There is prober guides to a lot of substyles, but some styles seems mising or simply out of date. The Classic style has changed a lot since fYeah Lolita Blog's guide to starting a lolita wardrobe, while sweet is more himeish than ever. And Boystyle/Ouji is not longer about wearing long white bloomers to your white blouse.
Some styles I never seen any prober guide to:

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