October 16th, 2007

sora, kawaii, camwhore, black

Tips for a Beginner (:

Hi guys,

im asking for tips/advices/whatever for a beginner like me.

i mean i've worn loli before.
but it doesn't capture the essence of loli at all ):

anyway, I just started to learn how to sew.
any suggestions about the materials i should use?

also i have an uber big problem about the shoes.
i can't order online, 'coz i don't have the money to do so.
looks like, i'm gonna go hunting here.

parasol help.
how can i make one?
i don't seem to find any parasols here >_>

[specifications...]

1. suggestions on which materials i should use.
2. shoes x_x
3. parasol making xp

btw, I live in the Philippines (:

any tips/advice/suggestines is much appreciated.

_xoxoxo Emily xoxoxo_
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darren

NY meet?

i have been seeing quite a few posts about meetups, and i must say that i am insanely jealous of all of you!!!!
but i have not seen anything for my area.
i live in new york, more specifically on long island.
there is an anime/scifi convention, i-con in my area on the first weekend of april.
is anyone interested in having a meet-up then?
if so email me at angelicwitch7@yahoo.com
or comment here.
hope to see some of you in april!
sparkles
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wtf

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I just ordered through Crescent Shop, and was glad to find out today that my items were shipped..
and then I realized... I gave them a wrong zipcode by a typo -_-;....
Would my package be sent back to japan or do they double check at the post office if the zipcode is right (my post office did this for me but I'm not sure if it's the same way in Japan?) Thanks.. I'm .. really pissed at myself for this stupidity -_-;.



EDIT: Thank you for all the answers!! You have no idea how much relief they brought <33.
Thanks again!!
elf

Cotton

I searched for this answer but to no avail.
With fall, lolis need thicker clothing and more layers. For the seamstresses out there- where can you get heavier cotton? I'm a newbie when it comes to cotton, unfortunately, as I'm only now starting to hack at larger-than-accessory projects. I know there is cotton broadcloth like in the quilting section of Joann, and all sorts of cotton prints there as well, however most of the material is so thin. So where does one get the thicker, better quality stuff? Even simple solid colours?
Thanks ^_^
paris

Yet another petticoat question

Okay so I have yet another petticoat question, I looked all through the memories and couldn't really find anything that answered my question so I though I'd throw it out there.

So I've been noticing recently that my petticoat is kind of...lost its fluff. I didn't expect to get much out of it as I did buy it from 8th street lab so it wasn't a lolita petti but it serves me fine. So is there anyway to re-fluff a petticoat? I read somewhere that to refluff a down comforter you throw it in the dryer with tennis balls and I was wondering if there was some trick like that for a lolita petticoat.

And my second question...Who do you think makes the best petticoat? Any brand, off brand, special seamtress, you, whatever. I'm sure there are some people like me who are just looking around trying to find a really good one but are worried about dropping a lot of money on a brand one if we can get a better one at a cheaper price.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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BSSB Gift

okay so i was looking on the Baby site today and they have another one of their giveaways.
if you spend 15,000 yen you get a halloween tote but...
Question: do you need to place the order by the 20th? or by the 22? or between the 20th and 22nd?

i couldnt translate the page.

thanks in advance :)
louise belcher

Hong Kong shopping (confirmation)

My mom and I plan to go to Hong Kong over my sembreak and go shopping, and I want to make the most out of my visit there. I've already searched the memories and database for information on lolita/jfashion shops in Hong Kong, and so far, these are the names that I've got.

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I was wondering if anyone could update me on these locations. Are these places easily accessible/familiar? (I might have troubles directing a taxi driver to them or whatever.) Are any these shops still open? If so, how are their products/prices? Do they sell nice shoes? Which would be the best ones to visit? Also, does Anna House have a store in Hong Kong? (And if there are any other nice lolita stores or markets/malls/stores aside from the ones mentioned (or also where I can get different punky stuff), it would be really nice if you could tell me about them.) Thanks for your help!

Billy Idol

Montreal Shoes Problem

So I bought these shows from Montreal. When I put them on the first time, the little press stud attached to one strap broke. =_=;

I went to a couple of shoemakers' shops, but none of them can fix it because they don't have and can't even order press studs that small.

I thought of asking Montreal for an extra press stud, but I've already had the shoes for like 3 weeks now and I'm not sure.
Is there anyone out there who has had the same problem and was able to fix it somehow?
Popteen

Lolita themes and symbols

I'd like to know what people think of some of the themes/motifs in lolita these days. They seem to be expanding to lots of interesting prints and designs that years ago we would've never associate with the lolita fashion.

We've seen everything from the universal crowns to sweeter symbols like candy and cupcakes...or even symbols like red crosses and medical stuff like what Meta had quite a while back for their nurse lolita pieces. Now I see kitty cats appearing in every corner from Meta to Angelic Pretty which I find kinda refreshing.

Now my question is what are the your favourite motif and what are the least favourite/ugliest that you have seem on lolita clothes? Or whatever you find really weird on lolita. [Edit] I thought I'll add this as well: what would you LIKE to see on future lolita clothes?

To start I have a dislike for the alphabet print Meta did. I think it's a tad creepy in an age-play kinda a way :S My fav would be anything with windows because I find them really aesthetic.

Sorry if this discussion is not really original but I'm bored.