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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.
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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. 
9th-Apr-2016 09:26 pm - 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-Apr-2016 02:29 am - Communitys
Hi! Im looking for any Lolita communitys in the uk (preferably near harpenden/st albans), do any of you know where to find one? Thx - im 15 so i cant travel too far so the closer the better XD
7th-Apr-2016 02:54 pm - Lolita Fashion Survey
I'm currently studying business Japanese at university, and for the final project we have to compare three companies that produce similar products.  I decided that I might as well use that opportunity to research lolita brands. The presentation for our project has to include graphs and charts, so I made this survey in order to gather information.

If you have time, please take this short survey. It would help me a lot!

3rd-Apr-2016 02:43 pm - Fanart
Hi! this is my first post but I have been a stalker watcher of the comm since a couple of years ago ^///^
I'm not lolita myself (money and shyness) but I love the fashion and I love to see the posts here showing the dresses <3 I learned a lot about the fashion rules :)
I recently was commissioned to make a figure of an original character and her dress looks lolita inspired so I wanted to share it here too, I remember seeing art posted before so I hope it's ok ^^

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I hope you like it :)

I was free to choose the color of her shoes so I decided purple... but I was thinking dark pink could have looked well too... right?
2nd-Apr-2016 11:54 am - April's theme is food
April’s theme is food.

Do all your dresses make you hungry? Are you now craving a cheese course at the end of your meals? Perhaps you have a favorite meet up at the local cafe you like to show off. Did you make a sweet spread while wearing Lolita? Hey those aprons you bought because they were cute CAN be used while baking. Now’s the month to share a recipe that’s perfect for a potluck meet, show off your baking skills or those dresses that make you want to eat.

(JetJ newest released helped to come up with this month's theme)
1st-Apr-2016 04:12 pm - 15 Lolita Designs in April Challenge
skull, lolita
Last year, my friends at design school and I did the Design 15 Costumes in April challenge. This year, they're not doing it, so I thought doing a lolita themed version would be fun.

You don't need to draw or anything. Taking a picture of something inspiring or writing down a couple sentences about your idea works too. All it takes is getting your head into thinking about lolita things in your life.

For example, a design can be as complete as a drawing (or actually making something), or as vague as the phrase, "Sleepy Circus Princess." It can also be a picture of some flowers, books on a shelf, anything that makes you think about lolita.

I'll be doing it by myself, but things like this are more fun with friends and community. Even if you've never considered yourself a designer, it's a lot of fun to just try out. Anyone interested?

EDIT: Didn't think this many people would be interested! Here's some more details:
The goal is that each person does fifteen designs, but of course you can go under or over! Last year we picked 15 because that's roughly one every two days, and we wanted it to be a pretty intense workload since we were all working on portfolios at the time.
I think the easiest way to do this would be to have everyone post their designs to their own blogs, and then we'll have a community place to share your blog posts. This way, you can use tumblr or blogger or livejournal or whatever you're the most comfortable with. I've made a blogger blog [ http://lolita15april.blogspot.com/2016/04/first-post.html ] that we can use to share them, but I'm open to sharing them a different way if something else works better for people. Blogger has a decent threaded comment system that makes discussion and conversation possible.

There's not really a theme for each design, but if anyone wants to contribute themed ideas to make a list in case anyone wants inspiration, that'd be really cool!
Crystal Dream Carnival has currently been released in three different JSK cuts/styles. Each of these JSKs have detailed bust and waist measurements on Lolibrary except for the Crystal Dream Carnival Premium Set (found HERE). The bust on the other two JSKs is shown to stretch to about 102 or 104 cm but the premium set simply says the bust is about 76cm. Now since this dress has full back sheering and no corset lacing I assume that this dress can also accommodate at least a 100cm bust like the other two JSKs, but before I invest in this dress does anyone have a more accurate waist and bust measurement they could give me? Also can anyone vouch for the quality of this dress compared to the original Crystal Dream Carnival JSK or the Special Set JSK? Thanks!
One thing I wish I knew back then was: Yes, you can mix & match themes. If it only bag/shoes, you have, you don't have to leave the house on bare feet or without a bag, but I was told by rather strict lolitas I couldn't. Especially it is relevant to heart shaped bag, because at least by my opinion is pretty much the ultimative lolita bag, regardless of styles.

Ever since I was scared away from print with more complicated themes...

Things you wish you knew when you was newbie?
18th-Mar-2016 09:38 am - Monthly Theme: Do you have a animal?
Let talk about them.

Even you don't own a pet, you can post a your favorite animals.

I have only have a dog as pet, but I had a variety of animals in the past: Guniea Pigs, rabbits, fish and even a pony. The last one I really miss, because she out of the sudddenly was being terrible ill and there was no cure, even she could live with it for years, it does not make sense to let her suffer from it.
My dog is just really dumb, he would go with strangers, if they have food.
So much does he like people and of course food. He thinks everybody loves him, because he is so important.
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