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17th-Sep-2017 06:12 pm - new to lolita
hi i'm new to Lolita :) I hope can meet new friends.
16th-Sep-2017 12:09 pm - Visible
Hi, I'm looking for information about a brand called Visible, in kana ヴィジブル
I'm particulary interested in the kind of fabric they use as i found a second hand jacket i might be interested in, but there's no info about the material and i really need something heavy for next winter.

I know it's not a popular brand, but if you own any of their outwear, pleeease help : D

Thank you in advance!
Lolita fashion show at Animefest 2017 (Czech republic), featuring european indie brands.

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I am going to buy a hime lolita dress. It is 106cm (include lace) in length (but it is about 65cm from waist to lace). I wonder if a 45cm petticoat is appropriate. If not, which petticoat do I need? In which length? I'm not keen on wearing a hoop-skirt.
Also, I think that dress is quite heavy.I'd like to buy a super large petticoat to make the dress a bell-shaped look. Do you have any suggestions?
Thanks for your attention !

Excentruqe put out their Autum and Winter collection. I posted some photos and shared my thoughts in a video. What did you all think? The link to the whole collection is here.

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13th-Jun-2017 04:31 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!
8th-Jun-2017 11:21 am - Where to print high quality fabrics?
I was wondering if there are any lolita diy-ers that have experience with ordering custom fabric, especially with black and dark colors. I love designing prints, but I don't know where it's best to print them.
I tried spoonflower, and while I think they're amazing, the quality isn't what I'm looking for. The cotton is a bit thin and wax-y, even the more expensive ones and after washing. I also use a lot of blacks in my design and their prints just turn out too light.

Does anyone know of a place or website that prints a nice black on fabric? (I live in The Netherlands, so something in Europe would be great.)

I also considered painting over the black parts with fabric paint, but that would take a lot of time.
8th-May-2017 03:33 pm - Yoybuy help
Well, last year I ordered something from taobao through Yoybuy. Nothing expensive though, only cost 10 bucks. But then I say the delivery would cost the twice so I decided to just cancelled it. The problem is the item already had arrived at my chinese address. I cancelled it anyways and now I got an email there will be fees soon and the free storage will end soon. Do I still have to pay for the fees even if I don't want it delivered anymore?
2nd-May-2017 08:53 pm - Prisila wigs - where to buy ?
Hi all,

I used to buy Prisila from from Wigland/Rakuten but the store seems to be closed or something. Where can I get new and authentic Prisila wigs nowadays ? (I live in Europe).

Thanks girls !

Like every season I look through Excentrique's collection... sadly this season I was so unimpress I added Sheglit's season which is LOVE!

What do you guys think?
20th-Apr-2017 11:28 am - Chicago/Midwest Community
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I was wondering if there is still an active chicago comm anywhere? Every one I find hasn't been updated in at least a year. Thank you!
3rd-Apr-2017 12:02 am - Very Confused Beginner Lolita

I'm just starting in lolita and have so many questions about coordinating and lolita in general.

So my first question is... is this the right place to ask those questions? If not, where can I ask more experienced lolitas for advice?

If this is the right place, here are my main questions at the moment (if not, sorry for posting to the wrong place and please don't mind!):

I bought the BTSSB Marie Antoinette Lace JSK as my first lolita dress, but haven't been able to find any pictures online of anyone actually wearing it... How should I coordinate it? After researching all the styles, I think I would like to go for hime lolita.

Which petticoat would be good for that dress in particular and in general? I read a lot of reviews that Classical Puppets sells good petticoats but then also read a lot that the quality has declined. I also heard that the Angelic Pretty petticoat is very comfortable and lasts a long time, but they seem to be out of stock and I don't know how often they restock or if it's the best option in the first place. I am willing to wait and pay a little more to make sure I have a good petticoat.

Also... my bust is rather small (78cm) and it seems many of the brand dresses are too big, but I really love some of the prints and styles, like BTSSB's Thumbelina JSK I and Bambi de la Foret Secret. Is there anything I can do (other than gain a ton of weight because I don't think that would be healthy)?
31st-Mar-2017 12:23 pm - Hypothetical wardrobes
Laterly I tried to make some fancy hypothetical wardrobes(some is posted in my journal, if anyone interested), inspired by other have done. I actually did it as a well, before I bought my first dresses, just to trying avoiding rookie mistakes(but ending to do every single one anyway minus 1 or 2).

But that do you think of hypothetical wardrobes? Does it help you coordinate or does not help at all?
Personal I am really visual and I like deconstruct outfits into pieces, which is easier in flat lays, on mannequin or hypothetical wadrobes, than say somebody wearing it.

This is example of one I have made about year ago, there is terrible many ways to do it.Collapse )
Hello lovely people!
So I really love all lolita fashion styles mostly sweet and gothic I only wear sweet tho right now. But I was wondering if there was anything inbetween sweet and gothic lolita where it's still cute with bows and kawaii prints but dark and spooky at the same time, I've heard people mention something called bittersweet lolita but is that a thing I've read lots of confusing junk about it! Anyway I hope people reply to this <3
nuova predefinita

Hello everyone! This is my first lolita review, unfortunately a negative one.
The review comes with high quality pictures of the JSK.
27th-Mar-2017 07:28 pm - Greetings to all loligals on EGL
I am lolita fashion lover also owner of the loligals on aliexpress. I am good in exploring good lolita fashion products but really bad at promoting both my site and store. After long discussion with one of my returned customer, I finally figure out a plan.

I can invite some real lolita fashion lovers and bloggers to help with my promotion and in return I can award them free lolita dresses from Brands like neverland, Infanta, surface spell, magic tea party etc. However, the problem remains because I don't know where to reach such willing lolita bloggers. Can anybody here on EGL give me some guidance. Million thanks in advance.

Anybody who give constructive suggestions or refers such bloggers directly will get an free gift from our socks&tights category.
25th-Mar-2017 07:39 pm - coord question?

Excited to have my first aatp dress, was wondering if it would look better with a white blouse to match the shoes and bag. Don't have a white blouse in the right style to try it out with. Or should I just wear white jewelry to attempt to balance it out? Pearls?
Any other advice on the coord is very much appreciated as well. Not used to coording darker colors...

This is my first post to egl as well please let me know if I did something wrong regarding posting rules
25th-Mar-2017 09:14 am - Your first lolita coord
I made  a video a little while ago about my first few shots at lolita back in '08.

What did everyone's first attempt at Lolita looked like.

14th-Mar-2017 06:27 am - Cakes & Couture!
So sometime last year there was an annoucement of a Jfashion event with a strong focus on lolita fashion being held in Tampa, Florida. My question is: Have you heard of this event? Are you planning to go? What do you think of the cost of the ticket?

It looks like its going to be a pretty big event for the Florida area. I have friends who are planning to enter the handmade section in the coordination contest. I'm strongly considering it myself.
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