December 30th, 2014

German article on Sweet Lolita from 2003 (pictures and translation)

Recently I got old issues of the Daisuki magazine (german manga mag). Two of those had articles about Lolita (gothic and sweet), it were these that got me interested in Lolita back then.

For nostalgic reasons, let me share the scans. Lolita was an entirely new thing in Germany (probably for the rest of us "westerners", too) back then.

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Angelic Pretty dispatching delay

Hello! I have a question about an order from Angelic Pretty.

I bought their Mercator Antique Store JSK on December 19. It was the day of additional stock (restock?) of Mercator Antique Store collection.
I received an automatic confirming mail. I also received one more mail on December 23: they thanked me for the purchasing again.
But since then I have not received any news from them. They've still not sent this dress to Tenso.

Does anyone have already sent the items from Mercator Antique Store collection?
Or maybe it is custom order? Or such delay is normal for Angelic Pretty?

I look forward to any information from you!

Monthly Theme: What would you like to see in the future of lolita?

With the new AP and BTSSB fashion shows already showing us much of what will be released next year, we have a pretty good idea of what we'll be seeing released over the next few months from the main Japanese lolita brands. What series are you looking forward to?

Additionally, what would you like to see as lolita fashion continues to grow and evolve? Do you want a revival of OTT sweet? A return to old school? Or are you content with the direction it seems to be going in?

Please feel free to share your opinions! Personally, I would love to see more classic/gothic AaTP pieces like they had in 2009-2012. I feel like not much from them has spoken to me recently as much as a few of their older series have, though I loved Ragnarok and their Halloween series Guilty Meltin' Sweets Town, as they both much reminded me of AaTP style from the past. I'd also love to see a surge of OTT gothic.