February 20th, 2010

golden

Pattern help?

Hello there,

I hope this is the right place. I am very new to all of this buisness, but have thought about joining the lolita ranks for years now. I'm a relatively experienced crafter, so I am planning on sewing my own. I am absolutely in love with this dress I saw on lolita fashion.



Could anyone recommend a pattern that is similar? Or if this is completely the wrong community, pointing me in the right direction. Thanks!

Uniquely Loli: Celebrating Individuality in Lolita Fashion

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to announce to you all that a new lolita blog has been made, after being in the works for a long time.

It is called Uniquely Loli: Celebrating Individuality in Lolita Fashion.

The point of it is to celebrate the offbrand/handmade/thrifted/DIY aspect of Lolita, by showcasing handmade goodies that would work well with the fashion, as well as tutorials, editorials, and the like.

Hope you enjoy it!


barbie

Help Me Coordinate Off-Whites!

I'm trying to make a white coord but the only white jsk that's available to me is Baby, so it's a little off-white (if you've got a pure white jsk for sale, let me know :P)

I was wondering if anybody has shoes from Rose Chocolat in IVORY and a garment from Baby in OFF-WHITE? If it wouldn't be too much trouble, could you take a picture of the two items together so I can see how they match? Or at least tell me if they match?

In these photos they look like they could be fairly close, but I just want to get them in the same lighting before I spend all this money!



The shoes are "Tul Tul," but I have no idea what the dress is called. If you've got stock photos or more information about this dress, that would be rad.


Thank you so much!

Can someone with a Yahoo!Japan account help me?

I really want this particular pochette however I do not get paid until Tuesday but the auction runs out in 3 hours :( I was wondering if anyone could help me contact the seller and ask them whether I could give them the full amount if they save it for me until Tuesday? There are currently no bids on the pochette so I think it will go unsold. Is there anyone that could help me with this, or any suggestions as to what to do? Thanks.

EDIT: Sorted, the item was relisted, so will use a shopping service to get it. Thanks.
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parasol

egl_comm_art - Go vote!

Greetings from one of the mods over at egl_comm_art!
For those who don't know of us, we're a Lolita art community, centered around the sharing and critiquing of Lolita-based art, regardless of skill level and level of completion. Need suggestions on what direction to take a certain piece? Afraid of your work getting torn to pieces by the general egl community? Come join egl_comm_art and post your work!
In addition to being a safe haven for uncertain artists, we also do art competitions. The currently running competitions are:

February's theme: Self Portrait - The object of this theme is to create a piece depicting yourself in Lolita. This competition is being extended due to lack of valid entries. Please see this post for more information on this theme.

Contest #4 - Wonderland - The object of this contest is to create a piece and accompanying icon to be used in the community, depicting your own personal Wonderland or a Lolita/Alice in Wonderland crossover. This competition is over, and we need your votes to pick a winner! Please head over to this post and vote!

You must be a member in order to enter our competitions (but you don't need to be a member to vote! Go vote!). Artists and lurkers alike are all welcome to join, just please read our rules before posting.
teddy
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Victorian Hats

Chanced upon an awesome victorian hat store, so I thought I would just share.
It seems like they do carry some bonnets in their collection too, but in my opinion their hats are so much more epic

According to the site, the catalogue is for viewing styles only, to order you have to select 'store locator' to find a retailer nearest to you (who is willing to ship say if you are located overseas)

http://elsiemassey.com/storelocator/


click on picture to view their catalogue
spiderman

Closet Child Harajuku blog - mail orders?

Hello all!

I tried looking for an answer to this, & couldn't find anything. >_<

There's a dress I like on Closet Child's Harajuku store blog, but it isn't listed in their webstore. Will they do online orders for dresses listed in the blog if I ask (& it's still in the store), or will I have to find an in-store shopping service?

Thanks for any help :3
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Meta & C/L New Series

www.metamorphose.gr.jp/english/_new_items/spring_collection/index.htm

 There was a small discussion on the metamor_way  community but didn't have much buzz so i wanted to know what did everyone think of these two series?
I find Meta & C/L have been putting out pieces that aren't really my taste and way over done (in my point of view) but these two series are so laid back I wonder if the prices are really worth it : ) 

Kawaii Noir Project - 2

Dear Lolis and their friends,

I hope that you are having a lovely weekend!

First, thank you to everyone who participated in the first poll - you are amazing and very helpful!  Sorry for not posting earlier - I was stuck on a finance assignment. (ugh!)

I made the changes that you suggested and if there is anyone who would like to participate in the new & improved survey that would be brilliant.  I've set the poll so that I should be the only person able to view text entry responses and voters but I don't think that I can hide the results fully. 

Here is more information about the project. I've posted some of it in my earlier answers, so apologies if you've already read this. Basically, I am working on a business plan for a cafe+retail space in New York based on the cosplay/maid cafes of Akihabara but with a theme that is specifically focused on Lolita. I am trying to discover whether there is demand for such an offering.

I am also interested in how you discovered Lolita. I discovered it through manga/anime but of course, not every Lolita likes anime and vice versa.

If you are not in NYC or US, I would still really appreciate your answers because they may show that there is a better location that I should consider.

Finally, if you have any suggestions, please drop me a line at mariya.sklyar@sbs.ox.ac.uk

Thank you very much!
Mariya

 

Poll #1528124 Kawaii Noir Project - 2

Sex

Female
460(97.7%)
Male
11(2.3%)

Age

under 18
131(27.8%)
19 - 25
294(62.3%)
26 - 30
36(7.6%)
30 - 45
10(2.1%)
45+
1(0.2%)

City, State or Country of Residence

Household Income

under $35,000
246(54.7%)
$36,000 - 55,000
89(19.8%)
$56,000 - 75,000
59(13.1%)
$75,000+
56(12.4%)

How long have you been a Lolita?

I don't consider myself a Lolita
56(11.9%)
Less than 1 year
95(20.1%)
1 - 3 years
175(37.1%)
3-5 years
80(16.9%)
5+ years
66(14.0%)

What is/are your favorite Lolita style(s)?

Aristocrat
16(3.4%)
Boystyle
12(2.5%)
Casual
19(4.0%)
Classic
137(29.0%)
Gothic
91(19.2%)
Guro
1(0.2%)
Punk
10(2.1%)
Sailor
10(2.1%)
Sweet
156(33.0%)
Other
21(4.4%)

How often do you shop for Loli clothes/accessories?

once a week
76(16.2%)
once a month
136(29.0%)
once every 3 months
104(22.2%)
once every 6 months
36(7.7%)
once a year
12(2.6%)
very occasionally
89(19.0%)
0
16(3.4%)

If you shop for Loli clothes/accessories, how much, approximately, do you spend during one shopping trip?

$20 or less
41(8.9%)
$20 - 50
83(18.0%)
$50 - 100
142(30.7%)
$100 - 300
156(33.8%)
$300+
40(8.7%)

How did you find out about Lolita?

anime\manga
84(17.8%)
friends\family
40(8.5%)
trip to Japan
12(2.5%)
Internet
253(53.5%)
other
84(17.8%)

How often, on average, do you visit cafes\restaurants?

0
19(4.0%)
once a week
146(31.0%)
once a month
107(22.7%)
several times a month
117(24.8%)
once in 3 months
53(11.3%)
once in 6 months
13(2.8%)
other
16(3.4%)

How do you choose which restaurant\cafe you'd like to visit?

Word of mouth
127(27.0%)
Review sites
41(8.7%)
Just walk-in
148(31.4%)
Close to where I live
104(22.1%)
Where everybody else goes
11(2.3%)
Other
40(8.5%)

Do you enjoy visiting theme restaurants or cafes?

Yes
429(91.5%)
No
40(8.5%)

If a Lolita themed cafe opened in your area, would you visit it?

Yes
397(84.1%)
No
7(1.5%)
Maybe
68(14.4%)

If you decided to go to a Lolita themed cafe, what would matter to you most?

Food
161(34.2%)
Prices
100(21.2%)
Decor
120(25.5%)
Service
40(8.5%)
Special Events
50(10.6%)