September 15th, 2007

  • swdpunk

Speaking of the commercialization of lolita fashion...

So, I'm an advid knitter. I love going to the books store and looking through the newest knitting books to see if anything strikes my fancy. (I have a point, hang in there!) So I see this book, "pretty in punk" which looks like this:

I pick it up to flip through it and then I find this:

A knitted corset for the "newest trend in punk rock, the gothic lolita". Pretty lulzy. You should all go take a look at it. Their myspace is here. lol


So, my recent obsession has been lolita jewelry. Especially rings. I've really been lusting after this:

in particular... but (to give you an idea of my personal taste) I also love this BTSSB ring, and this IW ring in silver. The problem is- I have chubby little kid fingers. I wear a US size 8 which, according to an online converter is a JPN size 16... and it doesn't look like brand rings really go up that high. I don't really know anything about jewelry at all, and much less lolita brand jewelry so I have a few questions you all:

Firstly, from your experience- how is the quality of brand jewelry? I know they are pretty cheap but what are they made out of? somehow I doubt that most are actually sterling silver- but just some shiny plate.

Second- do you know of any lolita brand jewelry that might be able to fit my chunky baby fingers? I know IW makes adjustable rings- but don't they tend to break? What do you think about the adjustable rings?

Thirdly- If I found something I really fell out for and it was decent quality, would it be worth it to take it to a jeweler and have them extend the band a little bit? Or perhaps I could get a replica made- like they do for VW stuff. The only problem with that is that I really don't know what to expect cost wise- and I know most lolita jewelry has some sort of engraving and I wouldn't really want to mess it up. I'm into silver- so I don't think the colouring should be too hard to work with.

Should I just give up and stick to necklaces, bracelets, and hairpins? Should I just buy some cheapo lolitable stuff from claires? Should I just chop off my fingers all together? I hope someone could shed some light on this subject.
  • emah

ebay buyer

i am thinking of buying a dress from ebay user "cosplay007"
has anyone bought from them before, and if so, should i buy or run away?
here is the link, if anyone wants to look and say whether it looks okay or not
thanks for your help!!!
self portrait

Baby, you're a liar~!!!

So I was at the OIONE baby store in Shinjuku and there were these Pearl chandelier shoes in WHITE that I wanted so much to buy but the baby online store says they're SOLD OUT. However, they're only available in size S. T___T

Irritated and miffed, I bought shoes from a local shoe store back home (in Singapore) and stuck on baby's white shoe clips.

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is the next btssb embroidery series the virgin mary?
i saw the pic of the one-piece in the latest kera maniax but wasn't entirely sure.

btw, for those interested, theres a new gosu rori out.
its like a compiled version, so its thicker, but it doesn't have all the patterns of all the volumes that have been published so far. i don't think theres any new patterns in it, kinda hard to say because i didn't commit all the outfit/patterns to memory