July 22nd, 2011

The Most Indecisive Lolita

I'm going to start saving up money for an order from Bodyline to start my lolita career off. First, though, I'd like to know if anyone would be kind enough to help me make a few silly little decisions (I am incredibly indecisive... I stand in the Walgreens candy isle for about 10 minutes trying to figure out what I want, as if it's a major life decision!). Here are some pictures to help you, help me, in making decisions.

First, what should I choose as my main, "default" colors? I was thinking blue and black, blue and white, or black and white. I have lots of black tights and I think black and white looks very elegant, but blue would also be very cute. Could I just do blue, black and white?
Second, I know my hair isn't very loli. At all. I'm just not sure what I should do with it though. Help? (Baby you're a lo-ost cause...)
Third, what do you all think about mixing loli with other trends? Like punk-loli, or maybe even ska-loli? Rudeloli?
I think these are all silly things to ask about advice on, so I apologize for being a bit ridiculous. I just have one last thing.
I'm going into 10th grade, and I go to a school in the Bay Area where kids from Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond and everywhere else go. Very big variety of kids. I'm nervous about them making rude comments or teasing me. (My mom has a quick wit, and always tells me to stand up for myself, but I always forget what to say when the time comes.) Any advice?
Sorry for this being so silly ^_^;;
Any answers, advice, or feedback in general would be grrrreatly appreciated! 
(Also, I apologize if anything is confusing or spelled wrong. I'm basically a zombie right now. Soooo tiiiiired)
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Gothic Lolita Tutorial :3

So, I just wanted to let you guys know I have a mini series running on my youtube for gothic lolita and I thought some people here might enjoy it. Currently posted is my nail tutorial here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hR-_CflAYA
I'll have two more parts on makeup and hair, and I'm thinking about doing some on other japanese fashions. :3 Any that you guys would like to see? 
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Wicked Lovely

I've been hearing ALOT about Baby's abominable customer service!

So here is the thing: I love Baby, but I've been hearing that their overseas customer service is the crappiest in the history of. . .customer service. In fact, I emailed them the other day with a asking how I should go about accurately converting the prices posted on their webshop to USD (wasn't sure how close to the google calculator they'd be) and the response I received was "please convert it into the US dollar by yourself" which irked me. Now that wouldn't bother me so much if I hadn't read horror stories about Baby's overseas customer service, but because I have, I'm bothered by it. I just want to know if any of you can share your good and bad experiences shopping through Baby's webshop. Thanks!

Sorry guys, what I meant was this: because I'd already heard so many incidences of horrible customer service by the Baby rep, the curt response this person sent me irritated me. I would have overlooked it had I not heard such bad things. As such, I guess I felt that they/this person really didn't care enough to respond beyond "please convert it into the US dollar by yourself" without explaining how I should go about doing that or why they couldn't tell me the actual price. Everyone, thank you very much for explaining!
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kyo

Rakuten shop "And Romeo"

Hi!
Today I came across this Rakuten store called "And Romeo". I fell in love with some of their dresses, and I was just wondering if anyone's bought from them before? Here's a link to the shop: http://www.rakuten.co.jp/auc-andromeo/
On another note, the dresses are so cheap! Judging from the price, one can't really expect brand quality, right? For example, this OP here is only ¥12,999... http://item.rakuten.co.jp/auc-andromeo/30-bb/

So, if you've bought from And Romeo before, how were your experiences?
harleyxjoker by likeatruck

Our Norwegian Lolitas

I'm sure this may be a bit premature but some truly inspirational lolitas are in Norway.
Today is a sad sad day in Norway.

I really hope that the Norwegian members of this community (as well as their friends and family) are safe. I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that you're in our thoughts and we hope your country can rise above such an awful tragedy. Please let us know if you're unharmed. It's a sad thought to think that I may not see another meetup post from Norway but it pains my heart to think that something awful may have happened to them.
I have family in Norway and they are thankfully safe. I hope for the best news for anyone who is still waiting to hear that their friends/family are safe as well.

It is a tragic day for Norway.

Edit: For those who have not seen the news and are confused here is a link to an article about the tragedy-
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/07/22/norway.explosion/

Any good lolita jokes?

I don't think I've ever heard a lolita joke, anyone have any? Why did the lolita cross the road? One lolita said to another lolita... A lolita walks in to a bar...

Be as creative or non-creative as you'd like, as crude or silly as you want.

Here's my joke to start us off:

A lolita walked into a bar..

And was immediately carded.
gothic frills/Ciel Phantomhive

need help with ClobbaOnline...

I made an order with ClobbaOnline for a Rose Melody set at the beginning of April and I still haven't received my order.

I also ordered a pair of shoes and a petticoat. The petticoat was in stock (but I only learned that it wasn't available in the colour I wanted THIS month!) but I think the shoes had to be custom made and the Rose Melody set is a JSK, underskirt, blouse and bonnet that also had to be custom made, so I expected a waiting time from the beginning.

But I'm getting worried now, especially as the Paypal deadline for asking for a refund is of course long gone.

I have been in touch with the SS, who sent me a picture of the parcel and said he sent it off at the start of July. He said I had to wait until after that weekend (he sent it on a Friday) for the parcel to pass the sorting office and that I'd get a tracking number after that, but I've waited three weeks now and no tracking number. I asked him and he said this was normal, but I don't really understand why it's taking so long just to get a tracking number.

This is why I'm asking for help... does anyone have any experience with this? Does it really take that long to get tracking with SEA shipping from wherever it is that ClobbaOnline ship?

I'm worried... I don't mind waiting but this wait is VERY long and now I just want to know where my parcel is. v.v
Rose

Gothic and Pirate Lolita Blog

A few days ago I made my own lolita blog.

http://castleofnightmare.blogspot.com/

It's mainly about gothic and pirate lolita and features a lot of pictures, new releases, outfit snaps, purchases and similar stuff.
I would be very happy to gain a few more readers as I am currenly planning on a giveaway :3
(Also I am interested in any suggetions about topics you might be interested in seeing me write about)

Thanks for stepping by!
viola liliana sanches

whatabeautifullife.com lolita clothing?

Hi all.

So, a few days ago I did the simplest thing and googled "lolita dresses". I stumbled upon this site pretty soon. http://www.whatabeautifullife.com/Lolita-Dresses-D01

Now, I looked through what they have and while yes, some of the items they have a ita and lace monsters, others look pretty legit to me and quite nice. Now, I've been searching the internet, lj comms and blogs for any reviews or anything on this site and couldn't find anything, unless I totally missed it.

So, I was wondering whether anyone knew anything about this site, had ordered from them or knows if it's legit.

Thank you. :)

EDIT: Thanks for all the warnings and advice. Now this brought up another question. Do any of you know what these two dresses are rip-offs of/where they originally come from?

http://www.whatabeautifullife.com/D01-dark-gray-cotton-gothic-lolita-dress-p7317.html

http://www.whatabeautifullife.com/D01-white-and-light-blue-sweet-lolita-dress-p6963.html
koishi

Help a loli out!

So. I got my outfit finished. Was bursting with excitement about wearing it out, so I played with my clothes a bit and tried it on. My lazy-daily makeup, however, clashed something fierce with the coord (which, btw, looks adorable when all put together).

I need help with my makeup. I'll link a photo of me (crappy, taken an hour ago with my mytouch 4G's crappy front-facing camera) at the bottom here and see what can be done...

halp? D:

herpin' and a' derpin'
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14987157/herpderp.jpg

my first/only coord :D
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14987157/the%20outfit.jpg
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