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Theme for December
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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.

December's theme is The Future of Lolita
Lolita has been around in some form or another since the 90's, morphing from natural-kei-like outfits to OTT decadence in the process. As 2014 comes to a close, what do you think the next year will bring? Post about your new substyle predictions in the community, or discuss upcoming trends with fellow EGL members in our monthly theme post.

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Hi everyone, this is a short review for R Series Luna in the sea items.

After they had the option of buying from them directly I really want to get something! ^^

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13th-Dec-2014 05:39 pm - New Here!
Hey everyone! So I'm new to this community and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for a coord. I had just gotten Angelic Pretty's Radiant Candlelight JSK in navy. I was wondering what you guys would think best goes with it. Thank you~ ^_^

What do you think your future lolita warobe will look like?
In the next year? In 5 years? How about 10 years?

Do you think you'll give up sweet lolita and turn to the dark side and gothic? Perhaps switch gothic to sweet? Or do you predict you'll sell everything by the time you're 30? Will you have a closet filled with brand or keep your loved handmade and indie brand pieces? 
12th-Dec-2014 06:13 pm - An announcement from The Snow Field
For anyone who has an open order or has heard rumors of problems with The Snow Field lately this is an update to the situation. Please check the facebook page for further updates on the situation. Thank you!

The Snow Field

Hello everyone! We are sure several of you have noticed there has been some lack of communication here at The Snow Field lately and we'd like to apologize.

Our Designer/President has been going through some personal life challenges and is taking a step back for a little while to get things in order. In the mean time, we'd like to introduce Betty and Halley! They will be helping fill outstanding orders and going through our communications to try to get back to you as quickly as possible. There is a bit of a backlog, so please allow us a few days to get back to you. Thank you for your continued support. We'll be getting back to our normal, quality level of customer service as swiftly as possible.
12th-Dec-2014 06:17 pm - EGL Friday Free for All!
A Chipmunk

EGL FFA Ready Classic

Welcome to the EGL Free for All!

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11th-Dec-2014 11:52 am - For all you gamer lolita...
I just found this bag at Thinkgeek and while it's not lolita it IS super cute! Just thought some of you would appreciate it!
Here's a link to the product:
10th-Dec-2014 10:20 pm - Buying Lolita
While I have been look at Lolita fashion for a bit before I bought my first dress. What had been a non brand dress from eBay what I regret now. I later bought two dresses from Bodyline, and I have now saved up enough now to buy my first Angelic Pretty dress. I am trying to figure out if I am better off to buy one that is used or a brand new one. I have found it hard to find a dress I will fit in, and I had been looking to buy an Op dress in the end I can mainly fit in the Jsk dresses they have. Is there anything you guys would recommend for buying your first brand piece.
How much shorter than the skirt should a petti be?
And how short is too short compared to a skirt?
I'm looking at getting my first petti from Classical Puppets and they seem to be a little short?
Oh! also I'm looking to maybe make my dress. Sorry I left that info out from the get go.
10th-Dec-2014 08:22 pm - Off-Brand Lolita Shoes Question
I'm in need of buying some Lolita shoes. However I have always had a problem with shoe fitting, as I have weirdly size and shape feet, and I do not want to spend a lot of money sending away for some brand shoes that I'm 99% sure will not fit.

So anyway, does anyone know of a UK store (chain store would be most helpful) where I could get some loliable shoes (similar to Mary-Janes)? Also any kind of heel is a no-go. Any help would be much appreciated!
In line with the monthly theme, which one of your predictions for the previous year came to fruition, and what didn't? Did you foresee Sweet's decline? Did you accurately predict a print, or did something catch you completely by surprise? Did you see the rise of Classic as a lot of other girls had? Were you not really surprised by the Mr. Yan pillow?

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9th-Dec-2014 06:25 pm - Satin Lolita?
I want to make my own lolita dress or skirt, but I'm in a grim financial situation so I will be using what fabric I have already. I have a bunch of blue satin, which was originally going to be made into a Saber cosplay, but I never got around to it and I don't think I ever will. Since I have a lot of it, and I have a loliable blouse that matches it, I want to use the blue satin, but I'm afraid it might be ita...

Does anybody know how to make satin lolita without it becoming ita? Or any suggestions for styles?
8th-Dec-2014 03:20 pm - Casual Lolita
Hello All! :)
'Could I get your professional lolita opinions on casual lolita? What makes casual lolita casual? can you wear trousers or non-skirt bottoms for causal lolita? Is it 'ita' to wear casual lolita all the time, or call casual lolita lolita instead of inspired by and casual?
Please share :)
Thanks <3
8th-Dec-2014 12:30 pm - When a dream burst(Bodyline review)
I have bought twice from Bodyline, and here is my review of it.

The Cherry JSK:
Except I can't have my breast in it, the cottonfabric is nice and a bit thick,
the tulle is also pretty nice, but not a fan of satin under it. If you fit the mesaurement, I think the best to replace the zipper, I broke mine, barely touching it. The shoulderstraps is so elastic, so I think the dress need some straps to use on a clothhanger.
The design is fine, but not fantistic, they have mix cottonlace and chemical, however this dress has almostly no lace, so this is not big issue. Especially because the cotton one is on bottom of the skirt and chemical on the top.

The bolero:
Nice thick fabric, but transperant, I don't know it is cherries or strawberries on it. the length is short on me, so I won't recommend it to tall people. The lace is slightly more white than the fabric.

The thights are good quality, but you should be less than 165cm to wear and I am not.
Necklacebunny has lost an eye, but lucky enough it is the plastic bag.

I have learn it is very diffecult to buy clothes on internet. But I got a nice Bolero.
8th-Dec-2014 10:45 am - SpreeNow
I fell over the Taobao shopping service SpreeNow I have not bought from it, but the few reviews(mostly was non-loli) was some very interesting stuff.

The difference between SpreeNow and a ordinary SS is you actually having everything by hand.
They have a inbuilt proxy to search and translate Taobao for you, however the searchengine is not that good. Some Brands like Miss Point and HMHM is impossible to search by tags. The search-engine can take URLs, so if you are going after a specific Item, so it is just find it's address and copy paste and buy it on SpreeNow's website.

About shipping & fees:
Like other services, Shipping aren't cheap, but they have a page about it, and a nice little calculator. Anyway they have a lot of options to shipping. The service fee is about 10% of item's price.

You must make account, before you can purcase from them.

English: I have not sending mails to them, but site is understandable, not fantastic, but the proxytranslating is little awfull.

You still need to navigate on taobao-website, but to me seems it as a easier way to buy from Taobao. I'll defiantly try it in the future.

7th-Dec-2014 08:44 pm - Review Of Bodyline Skirt!
So I recently bought this skirt;
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7th-Dec-2014 06:37 pm - Monthly theme: The Future of Lolita
December's theme is The Future of Lolita
Lolita has been around in some form or another since the 90's, morphing from natural-kei-like outfits to OTT decadence in the process. As 2014 comes to a close, what do you think the next year will bring? Post about your new substyle predictions in the community, or discuss upcoming trends with fellow EGL members in the commnts of this post!

(Those of you who were looking forward to November's missed Dolls theme, we will be visiting it in early 2015!)

Artwork this month is by messalyn.

More artwork can be seen on her portfolio.

Want your artwork featured? Click here for details on our monthly Banner Contest!
Hi there (my first post so please don't be rude)! I have stalked the idea of lolita fashion for a year or two but never really did anything about it. Without saying my age, I'm very young for a person to get into the fashion, but I'm not planning on being hardcore about it. Basically the reason for my post is are there any other younger lolitas (That sounded bad im sorry) that are going to start their fashionable journey soon? If so, it would be wonderful to go through the process with someone. My goal would be to create a local, irl meetup group, but I'm very willing to start talking with open and accepting lolitas to become friends online, and if they've been in the community, to guide me through it, and if they're still new, then we could go through it together. Sorry if this sounds too childish? If so, very sorry but hey, I'm new. If anyone could give advice on the situation or wants to gain a newbie lolita friend, please let me know~! Thanks you!
Okay, this is my first review! I felt that if I didn't write it now I would never get around to it and since I'm trying to avoid writing a paper for my class I thought "hey I can do this." So let's hop right to it shall we?
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Hello, all,

I just post a large, very detailed and image-heavy Bodyline review up on my blog. I wanted to share the link to it here in case anyone was looking to also buy any of the particular items I got: ACC1234, L348, L474, L489, and SHOES 194. I know there are a ton of Bodyline reviews out there, but I had a hard time finding much information on any of these pieces (besides the rocking horse shoes). Hopefully this will be useful to someone.

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6th-Dec-2014 11:35 pm - Help with first lolita outfit !
Hello ! I am very new to this comm so please be gentle.
I believe this kind of topic is allowed, I've read through the rules.

Anyways, I have finally enough money to join the lolita fashion, but I don't want to end up spending a lot of money on clothes that might look bad together, so I decided to first purchase from bodyline and see if I can make it work.

So I have three small sets here

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The shoes will be decided upon after I get some feedback as to which set might be better to buy first.

As for accesorizing, I am not very good at it nor would I know a good store with quality lolita accesoiries, so maybe someone can help me out with this ?

So thanks in advance if you can help me !
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