May 20th, 2011

Kuragehime/BTSSB Pic Request...Again...

I need to live vicariously through one of you! Errr...what I mean is, have people received their b&w striped Kuragehime BTSSB dress yet? I fell in love with it but didn't have the funds to purchase it when it came out so I'm hoping people will have photos of theirs. (I'm a sucker for anything striped, really) I posted this same request back in February, and someone said the production schedule was behind.

Thank you ladies for any help!

My original post 2/12/2011

Show me your coords! BTSSB Paris Window JSK

I'm going to be completing the second half of my payment towards this JSK in lavender (Type 1) and I'd love to see what kinds of things you lovely ladies have done with it. I'm mainly looking for coords using the lavender jsk, but other colors are welcome.

I personally really want to try this as a LavenderxPinkxSax color coord.
seated fry

Origin of brand labels' names?


I happened across the mention of the Marquis de Sade, searched him up on wikipedia, and discovered the fact that he had written a book entitled Justine and another called Juliette. As you might expect, this led me to think of the brand Juliette et Justine.
I thought this a curious bit of information, and wanted to know everyone else's thoughts on it. Do you think it just a strange coincidence? A name chosen knowingly? Unknowingly?

I find it somewhat ironic, the fact that Lolita fashion tries so hard to disassociate itself with sexual and fetish elements, yet this one brand's name bears a striking resemblance to books written by a libertine, one who reveled in blasphemy, hedonism, eroticism and whose name itself is the root of the term 'sadism'. The name of the store and the Marquis both being French also arouses some suspicion...

But I wonder, what do you think? I hope you find this relevant enough to the community... I thought it was quite an interesting possible connection.



To slide over to a more light-hearted topic, I also wonder at the origin of other brands' names..

I've read that BABY's name comes from a song by EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL of the same name and Metamorphose, a direct translation to French from Japanese of the phrase 'the time of transformation into a little girl' and h.NAOTO is a rendition of the founder's name, I think. Victorian Maiden perhaps speaks for itself.

I'm curious as to whether there are any other brands with some sort of background to their name, so please do share if you happen to know of any~