I just wanted to get everyones opinion on this. Here's a hypothetical situation ... Say someone in America had their own brand of lolita clothing: their own designs, all professionally sewn with quality materials. Assume that the designs were great designs with alot of their own special fabric patterns and laces, and were all made at the same level of quality that you expect from the Japanese brands. What would you pay for these items ? Would you pay the same kinds of prices that you do for the Japanese name brands, or is alot of the justification for paying higher prices for lolita clothing the fact that you are purchasing "name brand" ?
I was just informed that my F+F package is lost, and UPS is not being very helpful. Has this happened to anyone, and how did F+F/UPS resolve the problem?
I just wonder what kind of IW´s colour offwhite am? Is it more like Baby’s offwhite, AP´s offwhite ore something totally different?
I know one of the common topics on here is how your family reacts to your wearing Lolita. Well, my sister and I are into it and we have kind of gotten my cousin interested as well. We went to a convention a while ago my sis and I dressed in Wa-Loli and my cousin in Gothic Loli. There was a photographer there and we got pictures taken. Both my parents thought the outfits are adorable, not too surprising from my mom, but sometimes my dad surprises me with his closed mindedness.
So we were sitting around after Easter dinner and the whole family was over and my dad does something unexpected. He asks my grandparents and my grandmother if they had seen pictures of the three of us when we went on our trip and says, "No? You have to see the picture." I didn't realize what he was talking about until he came back with the photograph of us in Loli and was really uncertain of how my grandparents would react. All three of them adored the pictures. Funny thing is that I wouldn't have been nearly as worried if it was sweet loli, but I'm used to being the weird artist of the family that not everybody gets. It was really neat that they liked the outfits. My grandparents are kind of set in their ways, but I guess a huge bow and ruffly skirts never hurt anybody. lol
It's amazing that I didn't stay a tomboy with the way my grandmother did my hair. She always brushed too hard and recited, "It hurts to be beautiful." Every time I got ready for school at her house, I could count on a giant ponytail on the side of my head with a gigantic single curl and a fresh cut flower in my hair. I'll have to post one of the dresses she got me. TOO MUCH (cheap) RACE! + Peach = Ick
An experiential question to all my fellow lolis out there:
What's the most money that you've ever spent on ONE item of lolita clothing, and did it end up being worth it in the end? Did your enjoyment of whatever item overpower your guilt of having spent so much, etc?
Becuase I personally am considering dropping like..350 dollars on one item, and the confliction is tearing me apart right now. On the one hand, I desire it so very very much! But on the other...there are so many other things I could be doing with that money it's ridiculous. I just can't help but feel that I'll end up regretting it maybe. Especially after my parents just finished complaining to me about how expensive college is :(
I know everyone faces this in such a costly fashion, but I'm sort of hoping for someone to nudge me one way or the other with talk of their own experiences. :)
So please, tell me your gripping rollercoaster tale of joy and woe!
Can I request pictures of the Alice And The Pirates BABY heart-shaped eyepatch on a person, please? It looks massive, and i'd like to see how much of my face it would eat if I were to get one.
Also, can I request for pictures of an old Meta dress, the pinafore one that came with a pearl belt? I can't remember what it was exactly called, and sadly, I don't have pictures, either. And I loved that dress. ;o;.
I used LJseek, but, yeah. Didn't come up with too much.
I'm so excited! I'm going to the city (San Fran!) on Wednesday to see a play, and then I'm going to look around the shops. In October, I'm taking my first trip to NYC ever! =D I'm staying for four days and seeing two Broadway shows! Whoot! Anyways, that's not important. I was wondering if there are any Stores in Frisco or New York City that sell Loli clothing. I was going to go to Paris for a school trip next year, but my parents are too worried about terrorism and want me to travel in the states. ;__; (So no BTSSB for me...)
Oh, and are the rumors true? Is Baby, The Stars Shine Bright really planning to open a store in Frisco? O__O If so, I'm super excited! I only live 30 minutes away from the city. And yes, I did look at the memories. But I am still unsure whether or not there is a store. (I have heard that there is a Japanese book store located in NYC that sells Loli clothes, hmmm.)
I would ask if they had a Loli store in Reno (I'm going there this weekend...Yes, I travel wayyy too much) But I think I'm pushing it.
Oh, and I got these adorable white boots at the party store today! Yes, a party store. XD They are so adorable, white and lacy. I think they'd really look good with a sweet loli outfit. (Once I get my stupid credit card, I'll go buy something. >.<)
Hi everyone! I'm planning to make some lolita dresses to sell here :) But I'm thinking more like making some generic sized dresses rather than custom so it's easier for me to make (S, M, L) What measurements do you gals think would be a good sizing for waist, hips, length, etc for S, M, and L? Thanks!