Alice and the Pirates/Excentrique
It doesn't show up on camera but the Millefleurs corset is velvet with a shimmery gold base so it sparkles with little flecks of gold in the right lighting. I need to alter it however, right now it's way too big in the bust and I'm considering replacing the gathered trim.
Moi-meme-Moitie St. Peters Cross Lace JQ Corset
Sheglit Restraint Corset
Atelier Boz - Emily Jaket, Roland Jacket
The Emily is actually my go-to formal jacket because the tailoring is perfect.
Moi-meme-Moitie Belt Coat with Double Cuffs
Atelier Pierrot Shirring OP (2016)
Baby the Stars Shine Bright Isabel OP (2001)
I jokingly refer to this dress as the Elizabeth Lite because the bodice and sleeves are almost identical but the skirt is much less extravagant.
Metamorphose Triple Tier Velveteen OP (2004)
The spread from the GLB this dress was featured in is so iconic that I had to buy this dress when it came up, and it thrills me to death.
Millefleurs Velvet OP (2005?)
Purple is my favorite color but the rich royal purple shade I love most is sadly rare in lolita.
Moi-meme-Moitie Nun OP (1999)
The oldest thing in my wardrobe, this dress celebrates its 20th birthday this year!
Moi-meme-Moitie - Backlaced OP (2001)
Look. At. Those. SLEEVES. I'm physically incapable of saying anything bad about sausage sleeves.
Moi-meme-Moitie Lace Ribbon OP (2002)
One of the first Moitie pieces I bought, so I'm very attached to it. The waist ribbon isn't a part of the original dress, I made it myself hoping that it would look good.
Moi-meme-Moitie Shirring Ribbon OP (2003)
One of my dream dresses, I love how simple it is. It's in need of TLC however, the ribbons need a bit of repair and the waist shirring could stand to be taken in a bit to fit me better. Also there's some sorcery to tying all those ribbons juuuust right.
Moi-meme-Moitie Lace OP (2004)
This dress is so short I wonder if the previous owner altered it. Luckily I'm also pretty short, so while it's not knee length it isn't indecent. I wear it more as a goth dress than a lolita one.
Moi-meme-Moitie Braided Tulle OP (2010)
Chiffon sausage sleeves, corset lacing, and custom lace. Being NWT was the cherry on top, and made up for it being fragile tulle. Thankfully it's just the front part and hem rather than a full tulle overlay or I'd be too scared to ever wear it.
Moi-meme-Moitie Cross OP (2018)
Due to my love of old Moitie I was very excited to hear about this re-release so I immediately bought it when it came out. I was initially very wary of the high waistedness of the cut, but it doesn't look awful and it's very comfortable. Eventually I might try to acquire the white colorway as well.
Victorian Maiden Sister OP (2002)
My sad lone VM dress.
Alice and the Pirates - Gathered Chiffon, Versailles Rose Embroidery
Baby the Stars Shine Bright Velveteen Lace Frill JSK (2003)
Moi-meme-Moitie - Flocky Cross Long JSK (2000)
Moi-meme-Moitie Inverse Cross JSK (2001)
I promised myself I'd avoid long dresses but I couldn't resist this one. Also I have no idea why the full length picture looks like it was taken with a potato.
Moi-meme-Moitie Frill JSK (2002)
Moi-meme-Moitie - Fairy JSK (2005), Velveteen Scallop Lace JSK (2005)
Moi-meme-Moitie - Cathedral Print JSK (2007), Flocked Ornament JSK (2014)
Moi-meme-Moitie Neo Gothic Arch (2018)
I missed the original run of this dress, so I was excited to see the rerelease and thought long and hard about if I wanted the OP or the JSK. I ended up with the JSK because according to official measurements it was overall smaller than the OP, and the corset lacing would give me a flattering fit. Unfortunately the finished product was a good 6cm over the stated maximum (and close to impossible to alter) so I would probably have been just as well off getting the OP. Oh well.
Alice and the Pirates - Treasure Hunt in the Mystic Islands (2012), End of Immortal Eden (2012)
Atelier Pierrot Corset Skirt
Baby the Stars Shine Bright - Velveteen Ruffle Skirt (2001), Stained Glass Angel (2006)
Krad Lanrete - Mozarabic Chant
Moi-meme-Moitie Summer Rose (2001)
Moi-meme-Moitie Manuscript Print (2001)
If anyone finds the matching bustier to this skirt let me know, I'm dying to complete the set.
Moi-meme-Moitie Velveteen Bustle Skirt (2002)
Moi-meme-Moitie Thorny Rose Skirt (2005)
This is one of my favorite prints Moitie has done, look at those roses!
Moi-meme-Moitie - Chandelier Print Skirt (2007), Ritual Print (2008)
Moi-meme-Moitie Asymetry Corset Skirt (2010)
I can actually remember sighing over this skirt when it was new on the Marui website. I wanted it so bad because it was a purple tattered Moitie skirt and I thought that was just so cool. Even after I found out it was really a purple-toned blue I still wanted it. It's such a flattering style.
Moi-meme-Moitie Holy Cross Gathers Skirt (2010)
While my heart belongs to old Moitie I still buy new designs and this one is a particular favorite. It's easy to dress up or down and black is easy to coordinate.
Moi-meme-Moitie Cross Print Long Skirt (2014)
Angelic Pretty/Atelier Boz
Offbrand, Voodooodolly, Moi-meme-Moitie
Some of my new accessories, mostly Moitie.
A friend was kind enough to act as an SS for me and get the limited edition red tote from the Moitie/Mana-sama Guangzhou event. I'm very grateful to her!
Ending with the bat bags because why not. I actually bought a second black bat bag as a backup before the rerelease was announced. Go figure.
I'm leaving out shoes/legwear/some accessories. Just assume I haven't sold any accessories since last year because I probably haven't. I'm worried about crossing LJ's photo limit so I'm not copying everything over, plus LJ ate half my post earlier and fixing it has tired me out (Editing to add that I broke LJ earlier so this is the third bloody time I've made this post). Detail pics of old pieces can also be found in my last post.
This year I did a decent job of buying pieces that fit my wardrobe and fill gaps - a few more accessories and blouses, a couple more OPs, and more pieces that are multi-seasonal. I went a bit skirt crazy again, but not too badly and many of those only came in skirt cuts. I even bought short sleeve blouses!
When I have the chance, I'd like to bulk up my accessories even more and branch out into brands like Alchemy Gothic, and smaller brands with unique accessories and headwear. More corsets/waist cinchers as well. Additionally I really want more cutsews, especially with all the skirts I own because while I have zero issues with wearing a skirt with the shapeless tent blouses I have I'd like some variety. Unfortunately Moitie cutsews are hard to find so branching out to brands like Sheglit is almost a necessity.