February 24th, 2009

F+F Question

So I didn't get the jump on making a costume for Anime Central this year and decided I was just going to buy a lolita dress and wear that. I'm postively drooling over a dress from F+F but I will require custom measurements. I was wondering if anyone knew the general amount of time after ordering that it takes to receive your items from F+F?

Pin Up  March 2008

Lolita Wedding Shower

My wedding is coming up on Pi Day, and so, this last weekend, my best friend flew down to Atlanta from Virginia to throw me a shower. She's not a lolita, but she understands the fashion. She planned about the most lolita wedding shower that a non-lolita could possible plan. I totally forgot to take pictures of all of the pretty food, but it was a lovely spread of "lady food" on heirloom serving pieces on the background of a formal dining room table.

I'm posting this to the community because I think it's fun to see lolitas doing traditional things, and I also think one of the party games we played would be ridiculously fun to play at a lolita meet-up.

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Rose Combs Tutorial

A few people have asked me about how to make rose corsage combs, so while I was putting together another set to match my new dresses, I snapped a few shots for a mini-tutorial. It's one of the easiest hair decorations you can make, but it's perfectly elegant and a perennial favorite for classic lolitas. In fact it's so easy, you'll be hot-gluing in your sleep before the night's over.

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Marie Antoinette wigs?

Not exactly lolita, but I thought this might be a good place to post this. I know that in the time of Marie, not everyone wore wigs, but my hair is too dark to powder. I'm thinking of a wig like this [even if it's not a wig]:
If this is a bad place to post this, please direct me to a community that could.
Thanks guys, you're all great.
Edit: How about real-hair wigs? 

How to take good photos for sales posts!

I've noticed on the egl_comm_sales that some posts tend to have rather bad-quality photos or rely entirely on stock images. Rule 11 requires that photos should clearly show details of each item, and in any case, a pretty, clear and well-detailed photo of your JSK or cutsew will definitely show off how cute it is much better than a blurry, dark or strangely-lit picture. That might make the difference between a potential buyer falling in love with your item and deciding to buy, or closing the tab and moving to the next sale post, and in this economy, I'm fairly certain we could all do with having our items sell nice and quickly n__n .
So in the interest of ensuring that sales posts are as awesome as possible, I've decided to compile a few tips for getting your pictures nice and clear, as well as some general advice for ensuring your sales items look the best possible. Further additions are definitely welcomed!
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Another Florida comm..

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to post here and announce a new community for lolitas in the Florida Panhandle, Gulf Coast, and surrounding regions.


This community is for all lolitas in the area to meet up, communicate, place group orders and make new friends. There are already two wonderful florida lolita communities, but both are more focused on Central/Eastern/Southern Florida. As much as the lolitas in the panhandle would like to attend, 4+ hours travel to a meet is stretching it- so I've created this community. Please, if you know of any lolitas in the area- nudge them in our direction! Thanks!

this post was approved by carnet_atelier  :)

dead girls can't say no

H.Naoto photo request

It has occurred to me that I don't see many H.Naoto JSKs/OPs (frill, honey, jelly, what have you) being worn on EGL. Skirts and cardigans I see quite often, but rarely full-on lolita pieces. I'm trying to familiarize myself better with the brand before I start looking to buy.

So please post pics if you have 'em. :0 Thank you!
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