Right, so I'm in the fabrics department buying some white fleece for an overdress, and the woman tells me "Oh, our fabric section will be gone by April." My jaw nearly dropped to the ground. Wal-mart is just getting rid of everything that has to do with actual service. Unfortunately, we're just a test store. This will happen to every single walmart in the USA within 5 years or less! *sob* Inexpensive fabric was nice, although the selection was so-so. If you call 1-800-WAL-MART, sometimes they deny that they know anything about it. What makes me the most sad, is that as a lolita-esque person, there will be no fabric because they are replacing it with an EXPANDED PARTY SECTION. In my area, that means going 30 minutes down the road to a JoAnns and paying 7.00 for a yard of decent fabric rather than 3.00. The lines are terrible anyway.
I know this isn't a very upbeat post, and I apologize for that. But for people who can't afford brand names and have to make their loli wardrobe... (granted not everyone goes to walmart...) meh, you get my point. ~
What I'd like to know is what are your views on this?
For those who can't make it to blankoo and burikkoxp's meetup on Martin Luther King day, there's an alternate meetup this Saturday! I apologize for the short notice--I was planning on posting it all week, but I've been so caught up with sewing I forgot! ♥
So, I know a few of you lucky lolis were fortunate enough to come across them! (Either in lucky packs, or bought them) and I'm dying to have a look inside~ I saw the pictures on the website, but I was wondering if all the monthly pictures are like that or if they vary month to month! So please, show them if you have them! ♥
Last summer I bought a shirt on the internet, I thought it's an original Putumayo shirt. When I got it, I had the first doubts. I think it's a fake, because it has no tag in it! Normally the Putumayo tag is outside the shirt, or? But there is nothing, just a tag with the washing instructions (in Japanese language). Probably you know the print from the Putumayo page? or can help me to make my suspicion clear? authentic or fake?
I´d like to see pics of people wearing them (Rhythmical Ballerina by Rose Chocolat) because I´m used to see rocking horse shoes with 7 cms heel and I´m interested in seeing how they look (the heel is 4 cms). I can´t see them very clearly in the webpage, so I thought you maybe can help me ^^ By the way, is the quality high? Sorry for my bad English v.vU
I spent christmas day walking around the forbidden palace in beijing, lovely you may say, but what has this got to do with lolita? Well, not a great deal actually, but i saw some wonderful shoes and thought it may influence some of you to be a bit more creative with your qi-loli footwear, instead of just silk brocade maryjanes.
Christmast Party van_elegance Who: Megan Angelic Pretty blouse, jumper by megan, headdress by elle Shadow Meta blouse, skirt by cupcake Cupcake Meta jsk, blouse by cupcake Carolyn brandless Rachel brandless Haru brand less Clover brandless Elle Innocent World Shannon shirt by shannon, skirt/petti by CSA Viki: meta jsk (blue) innocent world jsk (brown)innocent world cut sew (cream) blk skirt by CSA + BTSSB cut sew (yes... some how I changed in to all three x.x...)
Photographer: Eric Tsai
What we did: We made dolls, chat and ate and apparently Bailey's is a Lolita thing some how.
Do not attempt the Bailey's stunt we have done, for we are not professionals
I was inspired by a AP JSK that was made of pink gingham and I because I can't really fit into brand I was going to attempt to make my own dress. Now the thing is I'm having trouble finding the same kind of gingham they used. I'm looking for a pink gingham but I really would like a fleece or something equally warm. So I suppose my question is to the loli sewers, have you been successful in finding fleece gingham? If so where did you find it?
I just wanted to let the community know that from 1/16 to 2/19, if you purchase the February 2007 issue of Shojo Beat with Nana Kitade on the cover OR Nana Kitade's -18-eighteen album, you'll be eligable for some gifts from Tofu Records! (while supplies last) The February edition of the magazine also has photos from the Nana Kitade Fashion Face off at Otakon 2006.
Gifts include tee-shirts designed by Nana, hand towels, Shojo Beat calendars and goodies, and other fun stuff. So far as I know, the promotion extends to every Kinokuniya store in the country, from California to New York City. :) Details @ Tofu Records (dot) Com!!
I was in New York from the 8-10, and had a ball. Before I share with you my mix-and-match "creative" loli outfit (lol) and ask for CONSTRUCTIVE opinions, I wanted to let you all know that there is a grey capelet at a store called Mystique Boutique in SoHo. I think the store has a clone store, but I can't remember what it's called. Anyway, this is the place http://local.yahoo.com/details?id=11061864&csz=%2C+NY& so if you are nearby, check it out. There is not much else I could see that is loli, but the capelet popped out at me. It's very plain, just solid gray,and I think a large black button.
Anyway, ( Collapse ) I wore that to the Metropolitan Opera to see Die Zauberflöte. >w< (I always saw Papagena as a total loli-chan. In fact, I think I have an in-class doodle! XD ) ( Collapse )
Anyway. Just wanted to let everyone know about the capelet and ask for opinons AS LONG AS YOU ALL KNOW THAT I KNOW THIS ISN'T TRUE LOLITA!! I want advice to make it more lolita if I wanted - recommendations for changing certain aspects of the outfit, etc. :)