I'd like to start out by saying hi! I'm Courtney, I'm a freshman in high school and I live in the mid-western US. I've been following the lolita fashion since around mid 2008. Pleased to meet you!!
Now, onto the real stuff~!!
Now, onto the real stuff~!!
After a good long time of lurking in all those pretty, frilly shops and lacing myself into and out of a few fashion choices, I'm ready to take the lolita plunge. While I am very unreliable when it comes to sticking to a fashion choice (manba phase flashback!! D=), I have watching the fashion grow for quite a while now and I'm excited. Unfortunately so excited that I got sick adn was unable to sleep so I took to bed the past three days. =( Anyhow, now I need help! I have a few key things in mind and I need opinions and recommendations.
1)Bodyline Shoe Suggestion
First of all, I am looking at buying these(www.bodyline.co.jp/bodyline/showProduct.a
Next, I would like to just start by saying, I am weary about f+f because I haven't seen many good reviews and their items seem rather...low quality. That said, I would still like to order a few pairs of socks from there as well as this(www.fanplusfriend.com/servlet/the-1643/C
I am a rather crafty person and I plan to go into the fashion business when I get older(perhaps even lolita coords-gasp!), so my plan is to sew quite a few of my things. When I start out in lolita, though, which I guess will be about August/September 2010, I'd like to begin in cas-lolita and slowly branch into sweet by about New Years. I know I am going to begin a few winter JSK projects(tartan, fur, corduroy, velvet, etc.), but I'd like recommendations on summer/fall skirt materials and maybe a few cheaper brands with cas-able(is that a word? Hehe <3) skirts.
I was originally going to go with a model of bodyline in 35 cm(www.bodyline.co.jp/bodyline/frame01.asp), of which I have seen a lolita wear often, but I am now weary due to their reputation. I have read many reviews and though they aren't on any models even similar to the one I'd like, they still scare me because they're all bad reviews. ;( I also have read that 35 cm is rather short for a panier, though it would measure rather well on me considering I'm about 5' 3". So I'm asking for a first panier recommendation or if this bodyline petticoat is a good choice. Also, I'd like a cupcake shape like the Angelic Pretty skirts and JSK/OPs have.
I am considering a wig because I have rather short hair and I like my cut, but a longer style would be more versatile for sweet lolita wear. I am considering this(cgi.ebay.com/MACROSS-FRONTIER-SHERYL-pin
Do I need separate petticoats for baby doll-style dresses and my skirts?
Is it difficult to walk long distances in lolita? (I know Momoko did it, but that was a movie. :P)
Do people look down on wigs?
Does anyone have a link to a good modifiable bodice pattern?
Whew. Sorry for the large post guys! Hopefully I can recieve a little help <3 Also~! Thanks very very much in advance. =)
p.s. I read through the rules, but if this violates anything, pleasepleaseplease do tell me so I don't repeat offence. D=