November 26th, 2009

  • wing

Photo Request: Fanplusfriend Winter Coats (x2)

It's freezing here in England so I'm looking to buy a lolita-style winter coat. I'm looking at these two from F+F, but having trouble deciding which one to choose:

I'd like to see how both of these look in real life so please show me your photos (being worn if possible).

Also, would it be better to give F+F my exact measurements to make the coat custom-size or should I go for Size UK 10 from their chart?

My measurements are
Bust - 32-34" (78cm) / Waist - 24-26" (70cm) / Hip - 32 - 35" (80-83cm)

A brief overview on their sizing would be great in addition to pictures. Thank you~ ^^
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  • genkie

Bit of a realization...

Yay edit:
If your sick of this, get the mods to delete it. I don't care. Like I've probably said a million times, it was something I noticed, dug around to see if it happened else where, and thought it might be interesting.
If that sounds bitchy to you, great. I'm happy for you.

Also, to everyone who says I'm being immature/not making sense/etc etc, how much sense do you make at 4-5 am, with no sleep and a caffeine buzz? Not much, probably. Feel free to argue differently though.

And finally, I probably should have saved this all as a draft and come back to it when I woke up, proofread, and fixed it up all nice and pretty right? Right. Someone please smack me the next time I'm typing stuff up at 5 am on LJ.

End edit!

-- One last thing; Sorry if I don't reply to all your comments! My house AND school are being renovated so that leaves me little time for much except late at night. I promise I'll read as many as I can and reply!

(Sorry if this isn't allowed)

Today after reading over a few forum posts from a screen cap my friend in Sweden (she lacks a LJ account sadly) showed me, I felt a bit sad.

Many girls in the forum were complaining about this comm, what about? How everyone on this comm has JUST brand. Now, I know for a fact that's not true. No one has enough money to have JUST brand. While many of the members do have brand pieces, not everyone does.

SO, while I no longer have the screen cap (temporary files delete on my laptop after four hours - and this was at least 8 hours ago - to save space), I did some digging, not here because I don't want to name call or anything, but I looked around any place where this probably occurs. Which includes 4chan, and Gaia, and a few other sites.

and I came to this conclusion.

Burando Envy.
(link leads to my personal journal where I pretty much repeat what I've said here, but more in depth, if you will.)

And while I may be talking out of my ass, I have a friend who has extreme brand envy of a few of the better known members of this comm (not naming names), so... I don't know. I'm concerned some girls might be wasting money on offbrand/bodyline/whatever because they can't afford AP even second hand, and they hate their current wardrobe.

Anyway I'll stop here as most everything else is talked about in the linked entry.
Again, sorry if this isn't allowed, this is probably only my second or third post here. ):

egl_comm_art - General update!

Greetings from one of the mods over at egl_comm_art!
We're a community based around Lolita artwork, a friendly place to post your work and get helpful critiques (or if you just want to share artwork you did without fear of being torn apart by the non-art community ;)).
In addition to being a great place to show off your mad art skillz and ask for help and suggestions, one of the things that we're doing to keep the community active is having art contests!
Current competitions:
~ December/January theme - Photography - This was announced to be a theme a few months ago, but got pushed aside for more seasonally fitting ideas. For this theme, we're looking for artistic photos (not your d_l photos!). The winning piece will be featured in the community layout for the month of February. More information can be found at this post. The deadline for this competition is January 23rd.
~ Contest #4 - Wonderland - Being that Alice in Wonderland crosses over with Lolita so much, it's only fitting that we have a contest for it (especially with the new movie coming out next year). The winning piece will be featured in the community profile for a minimum of 90 days, as well as receive two surprise Alice inspired items (which will be announced within 2 weeks of the contest ending). More information can be found at this post. The deadline for this competition is February 15th.
You must be a member in order to enter any of the contests (obviously). If you're interested in becoming a member, please see our community rules here.

Want to become a work of art? We're looking for photo donations! I'd like to expand the resources available to our community artists, and for that, I need everyone's help who's able to contribute! If you have photos that you'd like to donate, and/or would like more information, please see my full post in the art community, here--commenting has been enabled for non-community members (and screened to help protect those that don't want their photos too widely spread, but don't mind them being used for artistic purposes). Please post all photos/links in the linked post, not in this egl post.

'cupcake-y' petticoat pattern

Well I checked memories and I checked the 'search' feature and I'm surprised that I only found 1 pattern!

Anyways, I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions for how to tier and layer a petticoat so it's not square-dance-y? I think the lace one from Candy Violet looks the most like 'cupcake' but really...

I found this tutorial but it's still not the right 'shape'

The lace one from CV looks like it has 2 tiers and either 2 or 3 layers... but like how do you make it the right shape? is it because there's 2 tiers? maybe there's less fabric on each tier? like 4 metres on one tier to 5 metres on the next instead of 4 to 6?

(no subject)

I was wondering.. Is there any trick to keeping pet hair from clothing?

For example.. I just got my new dress in the mail and had it out for maybe ten minutes, trying to be SUPER careful about where I was while wearing it in my house before I left. I even used tons of lint roll sheets to get all the hair I could see off of my dress. But when I got to lunch with my mum, I still had fur everywhere.

Is there any tricks any of you know of? Maybe a static reducing type spray? XD I just can't seem to get rid of most of it, as I can by a simple lint roll on my regular clothing.
Somehow, it picks up way more hair than any of my regular clothing.. Even with me keeping it inside out and pushing them straight in to my basically hair-free closet.

Thank you so much for all your help~!

Thank you ALL <3 I think it may have been static from the bag. I'll try all the helpful hints :3
Marby drawn Kyra

Sophie Lancaster Foundation

Mods: If you deem this irrelevant to the community please feel free to delete. I think this kind of hits close to home with a lot of us though.

Sophie Lancaster was a goth who was murdered walking home through a park in England in 2007, simply for how she looked. She was an intelligent and kind girl with a bright future ahead of her who died trying to protect her boyfriend as the gang repeatedly kicked and jumped on her head. When the police arrived they couldn't identify if she was male or female because of the extent of her injuries. Today would have been her 23rd Birthday.

Worse than the horrific event itself were the reactions of the perpetrators and their family claiming "There's two moshers nearly dead up Bacup park — you wanna see them — they're a right mess." More worrying still one of the killers 'was "laughing and joking" with his mother as police quizzed him.' and that 'Harris’s [one of the killers] mother was laughing all through the proceedings of this murder case.'

The Sophie Lancaster foundation has been set up in her memory to help Stamp Out Prejudice, Hatred & Intolerance Everywhere. They aim to educate people and try to eradicate prejudice over people's looks and appearance. We're not goths, we don't look the same and more often (in my experience) receive mostly positive comments; however I know some people that do not like travelling home alone when they're dressed up and many of us who can at least identify with being physically or verbally abused because of their appearance.

If you want to support the foundation please watch the video, visit the website, make a £1 donation, or buy some makeup or a tee-shirt As you need to have a British bank account or to sign up with the makeup company to donate I can make a paypal button and pass on the donations if anyone wants. Even just spreading her story is a step towards making sure this never happens again

Donate here


Input from the Community

I would like some input from the community on the subject of group orders.
As I'm sure many of you know, I do many orders from wigs and petticoats. Most of the time they run very well, but recently I have had several girls who have dropped out after ordering. I haven't left bad feedback in any of these cases, but it's getting a bit irritating and I'm wondering if it would be considered justified?
I've always been under the impression that after an invoice has been sent out, it is bad form to back out of the sale. Is this normal, or am I off the mark?
I don't want to seen harsh, but it gets a bit irritating and throws off my books when people drop out of orders, especially after I've sent out the invoices. However, I wanted to see how other members of the community felt about this.
Also, this is not directed at anyone in particular, and is just the result of this happening a lot lately. I don't want to make any rash decisions, so I would rather get feedback from the community on this issue.
Thanks very much, your input is greatly appreciated!
EDIT: Many people have suggested neutral feedback, since it is less harsh. How would you react to the following system:
~If you back out of the sale after the invoice has been sent to you, you will receive neutral feedback for the transaction.
~If you back out of the sale after the item is purchased, you will receive negative feedback for the transaction.
In this case I will of course make it clearer about when I will be sending invoices.
Many people have also suggested blacklisting, but I don't think this is necessary unless someone backs out of sales several times, which has never happened with me, so I think it's a bit extreme for backing out once., tea

Is this for real?

A couple days ago, a friend and I visited a small, quiet Korean gift shop. I picked up a headband and noticed that there was a small "AP" printed on the side. Angelic Pretty? I flipped out. After I recovered, I began to question if it was really Angelic Pretty. Are there any other brands whose initials are "AP"? I hope not. Cause this could be a really cool find.

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  • mizaya



Just wanted to let you know that after weeks of working on checking feedback/pairing people up by area and shipping requirement and tracking addresses down... I finally have all Secret Santa assignments sent out!

If you were originally approved and didn't get an assignment, it's because I never got your address. I'll most likely be hosting this again next year, this time more in advance and with help from the wonderful tsunderess.

1. Keep all gifts between $20 and $30 USD.
2. Send out a little note along with your gift!
3. All gifts must be sent out before December 19th.
4. Email me as soon as you've sent out your gifts so I can keep track.
5. If you haven't received your gift by January 15th, please contact me. I'll give you your gifters username and try to get in contact with them.
6. Unsent gifts will result in negative feedback on the DBS.

Happy gifting and I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!