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18th-May-2016 06:00 pm - What happened to Decoden?
Before I was into Lolita, I had another J-fashion interest Decoden. I really enjoyed the very cute look of it and dreamed about making my own. Since I was rather picky, and don't like the exstra fees of getting cheap plastic cakes marked as 1 euro(and manufactured for 1 cent), I ended making my items.
Wich ended up in donuts, macarons, swiss rolls and a rather crappy looking cover. I was pretty terrible to it.

But what happened to the trend? Decorate your phone, I think most electronics is really boring, because theyre all grey, black or white.

The reason I got out of decoden, was major hobbycompany took some stuff home, first of all their basic items was overpriced and secondly the decor was really ugly. Cheap rhinstones instead of delicious relastic looking bread and cake. Not really my thing.
11th-May-2016 10:28 am - Professional Pictures?
Hello all! I was wondering if any of you have had professional event-type photos taken in lolita. I'm getting my senior pics taken in a couple of months and I'm trying to decide if it would be a good idea to wear lolita for them. Have any of you had any trouble with photographers being okay with it?
8th-May-2016 10:42 am - DFW lolita meet up at cat cafe

My local lolita group had a meet up at a cat cafe. We also played some easy games and I wrote one below. It's kind of like a mad-lib/ fill in a blank adventure.

So play along and write down the answer to the questions and open the cut to see what the adventure is...

1.      A place. (the park, a restaurant etc)
2.      A coord (an outfit you'd wear)
3.      Yes or no (pick one)
4.      Yes or not
5.      A number
6.      A food item
7.      Yes or no
8.      Famous Lolita
9.      Person at the meet
10.  a food item
11.  a liquid
8.  Answer for 8
12. Yes or no
13. yes or no
14. two people at the meet
15. yes or no
16 yes or no
17. a number
18. yes or no

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8th-May-2016 04:16 pm - Shoe suggestions for Prom?
Hey guys! I am new to egl and I would most appreciate it if you all could help me out ^.^ This year I am going to prom but I wish to go in a gothic-lolita-ish look. This is the dress I am planning on getting: http://gothlolibeauty.myshopify.com/products/dw039-gothic-noble-dovetail-dress-no-petticoat-included

I am not sure what shoes would look good with this that is the issue and I reckon boots would look a bit off for prom. All suggestions are welcome brand or off-brand :O) Thanks :3
5th-May-2016 06:16 am - toning down a sweet print...
Hello! Just wanted to share a dress I finished recently. I love sweet lolita but unfortunately I just can't wear them. That doesn't stop me from buying fabric with sweet patterns on them tho! ^^; So the goal was to tone down the print. I decided to borrow elements from Angelic Pretty and use a Jane Marple-esque palette for the colors. And since I didn't want a tooth-ache sweet dress, I thought black was the way to go. Add some pearl buttons and it turned to a surprisingly okay combination. What do ya'll think?

03-30-16 Lavender lolita dress 09.JPG

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Excentrique has started to release their summer line. It's called Curisity cabinet.
You can view their preview catalogue here. I pulled a for of my favorites.

More below cut. What do you think?Collapse )
28th-Apr-2016 05:10 pm - Financing lolita lifestyle
I'm very new here and yes I read the rules and faq's but if this isn't allowed I'm sorry and please let me know.

Anyways I'm doing research for a college anthropology project on how lolitas afford to live the way they do. For the project I need actual survey data so if anyone is willing to take my short 9 question survey, that would be VERY helpful. It's anonymous and you can skip questions if you still don't feel comfortable with them.
I'm not sure if this breaks the generating discussion rule, but if it helps, open discussion beyond the survey is encouraged.. although I'm sure there are already posts about this =^=;;

(also if you're interested in this subject as well you can view the results of the survey after you complete it)
19th-Apr-2016 08:47 pm - The rise of teapots
It might be just me, but I have seen a lot tea-prints lately. Not just the rerelease of the IW Tea time OP, but I found sometime ago a Matcha tea swiss roll print! Sadly I can't find it again. So far I see mainly sweet or classic prints. I really love to see a more gothic version.
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Only two months until the next Helsinki Lolita Convention, Hellocon, that is held 18.-19.6.2016!

 The source of inspiration for the main event is enchanting and elegant rose garden. Our guest of honor is Baby the Stars Shine Bright.

Have you already bought your tickets? If not, please do! There's still some left and you will not miss out on Hellocon's excellent program, amazing guest Baby the Stars Shine Bright, fashion shows, workshops... and of course all while shopping a big variety of vendor tables in the grand hall of Event Arena Bank! If you hurry, you might even catch one of the last tea party tickets and join the Children of the Night masquerade ball in an old church building.
Learn more about ticket sale, program and vendors!Collapse )
As a big fan of French house music, I am a big fan of Breakbot, a French group who (sorta) recently released an interesting music video following a trouble-making Mexican lolita in Tijuana, Mexico. She spits, she fights, she shoots bullets into the ocean, and yet she is also a bonafide lolita, and not just a poor representation of the general lolita look. Video after the cut.

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12th-Apr-2016 02:48 pm - Kodona attempt...

Sorry if this is not perfect,i don't have many accesories for now

11th-Apr-2016 06:05 pm - How to Style Lolita Print Tote Bags?
Tea Cup Cracked Melon Green Mint Pink In

Recently I got a print tote bag (of the AatP's Ragnarok print) and it got me thinking; they (most / many brands) make a lot of these tote bags out of prints but how do people choose to style them?
With my new Jfashion reporting job I'm planning on using it as a way to express my inner-Lolita while wearing more practical clothing (in the field reporting is hard with a full petticoat). I was also thinking maybe a print bag could be a way to bring Lolita style themes into other more casual Jfashions like Larme, Otome and Mori?

So how do you guys style these bags? There has to be a lot of people out their with them; totes are getting sold with mooks, given away in raffles and end up being gifted a lot from one Lolita to another.
11th-Apr-2016 02:33 am - lolita art!
05-23-2003 The Red String of Fate.JPG

I just stumbled on an old drawing/painting I made back in 2003. I didn't realize that I've been into this style for so long. :D I remember the first time I saw lolita-styled clothes and then it clicked: this was what I wanted to wear forever! What was your first "ah-ha!" moment like?
10th-Apr-2016 10:10 am - indie food

was scrolling through my twitter feed and noticed these bags by an indie Japanese designer.

If you could get a bag print out of any food what would it be?

I would love a bag print of victorian looking berries. 
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