February 9th, 2012


DCP Lolitas?

Have any egl members applied for the Disney College Program for this coming fall? :3 I applied and was accepted for QSFB and it'd be pretty cool if I wasn't the only frilly one there!

Anyone accepted or still waiting for a reply?

Coordinating fully shirred items?

Specifically speaking skirts with fully elasticated waistbands-I'm used to partial or no shirring and am recently in the process of ordering my first full elasticated waisted skirt. It's occurred to me I'm not entirely sure how to wear it. I'm used to tucking my blouses in but with a shirred waist I think it would look rather silly, though leaving the blouse untucked just seems so sloppy to me or too casual for my tastes. The only other option I can think of is a large belt to disguise it but with the style of belts that doesn't really seem to follow the Lolita aesthetic (unless someone can point out a place for Loliable belts I may be missing?).

Any suggestions? I'm really excited for this skirt but can't think of any way to coordinate it!

RinRin Dolly Interview

RinRin is one of the most recognizable up-and-coming faces in Lolita fashion.
She is already known as an official Angelic Pretty model, has been in TV advertisements, and is often featured in magazines such as KERA and Alice Deco.In answer to her fans, she was willing to give a little inside information about her private life and the work of an official Lolita model.

(follow the fake cut to the interview)

I want to thank [info]xelyna for editing my interview. :)

Photos or ideas for making a rather busy JSK more casual?

I've looked through several pages of daily_ala_mode, hellolace's Casual Lolita style page, and searched the egl community, but unfortunately nothing really perfect hit me. I just got the black Candy Treat JSK, and while I think it is absolutely adorable with a blouse, my husband thinks it is way too "formal"...basically, he'd feel uncomfortable with me wearing it when we went out, unless it was to some place 'fancy'. Why he thinks a dress printed with candy hearts is ever really going to look 'fancy', I don't know, but there will be no changing his mind.

Instead, he suggested that it would look better with a "t-shirt", and when I pressed him for what exactly he was picturing, he just shrugged.

So, basically, I want to be able to wear it casually, and we're both thinking it would look cute just with nothing underneath, summery and retro-kitschy, but it is winter so that's a no go.

I think I'm specifically wondering what you can do when the JSK itself is quite loud. I was thinking a black turtleneck, maybe? Or a lavender one if I could find it? I'd prefer it not to be a turtleneck though...but if not a turtleneck, I worry about the conflicting necklines.

If you have any pictures, especially if they're of a AP print being worn casually, but still warmly, I'd love to see them. If you have any ideas for the Candy Treat JSK, I'd love to hear them!

Scam Update

Over the past few days, you may have heard of an incident where users were being scammed with false invoices on the sales community. If you were not aware of the situation and are interested in knowing more, you can read about it here and here.

After much investigation from both members of the mod team and members of the community, we have determined that the scammer is skybee8910, operating under the alias baby_booboo. This is not just a one-time incident, either; this user has previously used her alias baby_booboo to attempt trade scams on egl_comm_sales. Both of these usernames have been banned from EGL, the sales community, and eglfeedback as a result of this behavior. If you know of another username that this user may be employing, please notify a member of the moderation team as soon as possible. Some kind of proof (matching PayPal e-mails, matching IP addresses, etc.) would be extremely helpful in this case. If you are not comfortable posting publicly, please feel free to submit further information here. This scammer is operating using the IP addresses listed below- while this is not a conclusive means of proving a user's identity, we advise you to please compare IP addresses before making purchases to ensure that this scammer has not returned. (most recent and frequently used IP address)

For those currently involved in a transaction with either of these users, we strongly advise you to immediately withdraw from said transactions if you have not yet paid. If you have paid and have not received proof of shipping, we advise filing a PayPal dispute as soon as possible. If your item arrives and you have any issues with it, we advise you to file a PayPal dispute and contact a moderator. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately.

This incident has also highlighted another issue in the community: the practice of leaving PayPal addresses in public, unscreened locations. We'd like to take a moment to give both sellers and buyers a few tips to prevent similar incidents from happening again.

Buyers, please be extra-cautious with your PP address going forward. If a seller has not screened your PP address within a reasonable amount of time, please do not hesitate to PM a mod and we will be happy to screen it for you. To even further ensure your safety, it may be in your best interest to PM a seller your PP address (if their privacy settings allow you to do so) and comment to let them know that you have done so.

Sellers, in order to help your buyers out, you may wish to consider leaving part of your PayPal e-mail address in your sales post, so your buyers know who to expect an invoice from. For your security, though, we advise against leaving your entire address in your post (so if my e-mail address was example@fakemailhost.com, I'd want to say something like "Invoicing from exa....@fakemailhost.com").

Additionally, sellers, please try your best to be vigilant in screening your buyers' PP addresses (if left in a comment) as soon as possible. Our community settings unfortunately don't allow users to screen their own comments, so it's up to you to help protect your buyers' privacy.

If you have any further information, questions, or concerns regarding this case, please don't hesitate to contact any member of the mod team. If you would like to contribute information or ask questions anonymously, please do so here; otherwise, you may use the normal EGL or sales community ARCs.
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