September 16th, 2011

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Welcome to Petticoats & Gallantry, Australia's Gothic Lolita Label.

Introducing Australian Gothic Lolita clothing label Petticoats & Gallantry!
We've been around for 18 months, building the brand up within Australia, but now we're ready take on the world and go international!
Please follow through the cut to learn about the brand, our clothing and where we're heading. This is quite a heavy-image post, and contains various  photos from our two major photoshoots, a couple of runway photos from our first collection launch, and a couple of pre-launch promo photographs.

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What do you do with your Lolita clothes in an emergency?

I'm mostly talking about hurricane evacuations, since we kind of have a lot where I live and I'm a bit nervous as to what to do with my Lolita clothes during an emergency. I certainly don't want to leave them behind, but taking them with me seems like a bit of a hassle and I wouldn't be so sure of how to store them properly, especially petticoats which I would hate to get crushed, have any other Lolitas been through an evacuation? What did you do with your Lolita clothes?
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Boddywood / Angelic Pretty Paris

I just got back from my lovely trip! Thanks for the friendly advice I got here:

Just a quick review of Boddywood/Angelic Pretty...
I was pretty impressed with Boddywood. It has a TON of brands jammed into a little space. For those interested in gyaru styles, they have some Liz Lisa Doll and Tralala stuff--mostly knit shirts but also some skirts and shorts. I ended up buying a bunch of non-lolita stuff in Boddywood.

Anyway, on to Angelic Pretty.  It was actually really creepy!  Someone mentioned that it's upstairs. They have a little spiral staircase behind the register and I thought that was the way. But when I asked about AP, they took me outside, through a gate to a courtyard and up a huge staircase to a tiny, stuffy, claustrophobic room. The girl unlocked the door, let me in, came in and locked the door. I understand that she wouldn't want to leave someone in the room unattended but to lock us both in? Creeped me out.  Plus, the air was so stale, it would have been nice to let some fresh oxygen in.

Despite being a tiny space, I think they actually have a lot more stuff than the San Francisco store. They had a several OPs and JSKs, but in every color (colorway?). They also had a boat load of purses, blouses and accessories. There were only a few skirts.

As far as price goes, I'd say they're pretty fair. Fairly fair. :P The dollar is very weak right now but the euro-to-yen ratio wasn't horrible. A skirt, for example, was like 190 euro which is like 260 US dollars. A skirt at the AP store in the US is more like $230. So, yes, more expensive but not unreasonably so. Plus, you're supposed to get some of the tax back if you aren't a French citizen.

BTW, bunnyhuns, you were so, so right about macarons!  They are the yummiest things on earth!  TBH, I was like, "Whatever, they sell macarons at Whole Foods," but the French ones are a thousand times better!  The ones a Whole Foods taste like doggie biscuits compared to the ones I ate in Paris!!!  :P
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Does anyone know where to get sewing patterns for this apron???

Hello! Everyone.
I'm trying to make a dress and an apron for my friend from this picture.
Im making the black dress right now, but I dont really have a plan for what kind of patterns to use for the apron. So, can someone suggest a pattern for me? Either ones I can find in store, websites, or Bibles. Because she wants to get as close as the picture above, the apron I found from my Goth-Loli sewing book is not close enough I think. Any suggestion would be appriciated for my situation right now.

Thanks for stopping by and reading this.