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Hello,

I was looking for the old essay from 1982 Princesses Love Being Mean by Takemoto Novala that someone had translated a long time ago on here. I’m not sure where else to ask since this is a very lolita specific author and the last time someone shared the essay it was on EGL. It seems to have been included in an old list of translated lolita essays but is now broken. So I was wondering if anyone had archived or saved it. If not, that’s a real shame and a loss for the literature and history aspect of this community. Thank you so much for the help!
17th-Feb-2019 04:10 pm - riribbons's 2019 wardrobe! <3



Hey, kinda late to the party but welcome to my 2019's wardrobe post! This is my first year posting so please bear with me. I didn't expected that photographing and editing photos would take so much time, next year I'll probably start taking photos earlier as I only have Sundays free. Anyways, one of my 2019's goals is "getting things done", so even if it's late, there we go!

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Hello. I am very new to Lolita and this is my first post (was lurking in the community for a while drooling over the dresses, haha) and recently I've gotten a JSK to start off. I knew about bodyline being cheap and affordable (I can't get brand dresses, since I am on a limited budget), so I've picked a JSK that I really liked (which is L587). The thing is, the JSK only came in medium and up and I fear it is too big on me as I'm 150cm (4'11 in the US, I believe). I saw other dresses that look very similar (just different prints used) and they go just above the knee on models that are 16cm above my height which makes me believe that this is too big on me and goes way below my knee. Is there any way to resize a dress that is too big on you? Such as altering the straps, etc. I have no experience in sewing and wanted to ask if anyone has tips on how to shorten dresses. Thank you!
7th-Feb-2019 12:39 am - artemis_argyi: 2019 Wardrobe Post
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Late to posting and not totally complete, but here's my updated wardrobe post!

Find me as @artemis_argyi on Instagram & Twitter

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6th-Feb-2019 01:15 pm - Buttcape's Wardrobe Post 2019




This year's post is embarrassingly late and incomplete, but it's here!

(see it on my blog)
31st-Jan-2019 08:31 pm - Hennrie's Wardrobe 2019

Hello! I’ve been looking forward to making another one of these, but of course I left things until the end of the month again. In terms of main pieces, my wardrobe hasn’t grown too much since my last post since I sold several things. Stylewise, I’ve also mostly stuck to collecting VM and dark/muted solids. But I was able to round things out a lot by focusing more heavily on blouses and accessories, so I’m much happier with it than I was a year ago. Plus I managed to get a few dream/wishlist items, so that helps!

If you are interested in seeing particular pieces worn, my handle for posting coords is @ordovicienne.

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31st-Jan-2019 07:59 pm - Azuki's Wardrobe 2019

Hello! This is my third wardrobe post!
Previous years: 2018 | 2017
I simultaneously participated in @thefabledfawn's #eglwardrobechallenge on Instagram. While it initially sounds like a lot more work, it actually helped break down the enormous task of photographing every item I have into smaller, more manageable parts over multiple days, so I'm actually showing a lot more things that I had before but did not photograph.

Background: I have been interested in lolita since 2001 and finally got the means and motivation to start building a wardrobe in 2013. I primarily wear more mature sweet and classic leaning styles with dark color bases (black, brown, and red especially) but I like to try lots of different things, so there are a wide variety of colors and motifs sprinkled throughout. I have organized the items by type and roughly by color.

Names in italicized text are new for this year.

I frequently enter my historical detective work on Metamorphose items into Lolibrary, so I did the nerdy thing and linked the entries for many items that had them. If you have funds to spare, please consider a Patreon or Paypal donation to this valuable, unique resource that we all take for granted and then complain about when it stops working. It is maintained completely by volunteers, and paid for entirely by donations from the community and the site administrators' own personal funds.

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1st-Feb-2019 12:44 am - WARDROBE POST 2019 ❤
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Hi! Here's my annual wardrobe post. :D I decided to only take pictures of my strictly lolita brand and wearable items (no novelty items), since I have a lot of handmade/offbrand/other jfashion brand items (mainly accessories) and including them all would make photographing everything quite impossible. I'm very sorry for the sometimes blurry or grayish pictures, it's really hard to take pictures in January, since there isn't much natural light outside.
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Thank you for watching!
1st-Feb-2019 03:45 am - 2019 Wardrobe Post
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Welcome to my wardrobe and apologies in advance for the wide variety of outdoor lighting and reflections. My style seems to have become a little of everything, despite my insistence that I'm still a gothic lolita who dabbles in sweet and classic.


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Like most people, I've moved to Instagram for daily outfits and general online interactions, but it's still nice to see wardrobe post month on egl.


This year I'm going to be trying, as always, to part with the things that I don't wear as often or have fallen out of love with, and acquire items to coordinate the dresses and skirts I do want to wear in more different ways.


Wicked Lovely
Hi Everyone,

  I used to be a fairly active poster and follower of the community, but a fell off a few years ago so I'm looking for an update on how things are done with buying and selling.I bought so many pieces way back when and never wore them so I'm selling the majority of my "collection" - mostly Baby and Angelic Pretty pieces. It looks like egl_comm_sales is no longer active. Are most people using Lacemarket now or is that no longer a thing?

Thank you in advance for your advice!
29th-Jan-2019 10:44 pm - Alyssiumbaby's 2019 Wardrobe post
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Its been three years since I last participated in a wardrobe post, so long that I forgot how much work this was to put together. It took me way to long, just to figure out my password, log in and remember how to log a post, let alone the month it took to take and edit the photos. That being said, I am glad I took the time to do it and it's nice to be able to post this and look back at my previous wardrobe posts. If you would like to see the comparison, my 2016 wardrobe is here, my 2015 wardrobe is here, my 2014 wardrobe post is here, and my 2013 wardrobe post is here.
I have spent the last three years, being busy as new mum. My wardrobe took a back seat to my baby boy and now that he is a little older I am able to start slowly getting back into some of my hobbies again. I hope you enjoy a walk through my wardrobe
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27th-Jan-2019 01:33 am - Dodo the Extinct's Wardrobe 2019

This year I felt ambitious to tackle a wardrobe post again so here we are.
My wardrobe has now become a mixture of items that I love and increased flexibility in that I have mostly everything needed to create multiple unique coordinates.
Once again, I apologize for the lighting. Canadian winters = little sunlight = no decent lighting

Check out my previous wardrobe posts: 2015, 2016, 2017

Please feel free to follow me on Instagram and suggest what you'd like to see on my Youtube channel.

Thanks for looking~! ❤️

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26th-Jan-2019 11:21 pm - My 2019 Wardrobe post

I just re-used my previous header and edited the last number on Paint lol... sorry for my laziness xD

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I said I wouldn't do it but here I am, photographed all of them in 20 minutes because that's how much natural light I get a day in my sad mushroom cave of a room. If you squint you can see the light fading as each picture progresses!!! Fun game to play with my wardrobe post.

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23rd-Jan-2019 09:10 pm - 1st Wardrobe Post, 2019

My partner and I started building our lolita wardrobe after an amazing trip to Japan in 2017. In that year and 2018 we bought and sold a lot as we figured out the clothes we most wanted to wear. This is our first wardrobe post!

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Introduction
I'm princessfawny on tumblr and instagram! I'm a 26 y/o Canadian lolita.
I've been wearing lolita since 2013, after Enchanted Fawn got me to stop window shopping and start building a collection. I thought I was going to be a classic lolita, until my wardrobe started to turn pink! I'd like to continue buying more pink items to build a casual wardrobe as well.
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