I am so glad that I don't like this print. Normally I am a total sucker for AP's food prints or donuts in general, but this one seems weirdly flat and clip-art-ish. Watching the bloodbath from afar should be entertaining.
Okay gulls, I'm a beginner who has had a few years of being on the outside looking in (and doing copious amounts of research, don't worry) but I want to get into lolita finally. Only problem is, I love gothic and sweet equally, and I'm not sure where to start. I think it would be easier to start with one substyle then branch out once I've built my wardrobe a little. My dream dress list is half sweet, half gothic, so that doesn't narrow it down at all. What would you recommend doing?
>>8799369 Get the basic items first (petticoat, blouses, socks, shoes, etc.) - White blouses and socks can work with both sweet and gothic, as can black blouses and socks (sweet does come in darker colors too, after all). If you prefer sweet prints in black colorways those will probably be easier to incorporate in a sweet/gothic wardrobe than pastel colorways. Like I said, start off by getting basic pieces in neutral colors that will be versatile enough for both styles and work your way from there.
>>8799369 Some will jump at my throat for suggesting it, but why not start with bittersweet? At least you can use black blouses, shoes and other stuff for both styles, even though some styles of blouses and shoes are pretty substyle-specific. Gothic and sweet are both main styles and equally easy to start out with. I'd suggest gothic, because it's more mature and less costume-y so a beginner will probably fell more confident in it. But that's just my personal opinion.
Thank you both! I wish I liked sweet prints in black colourways as that would be super convenient. There isn't much overlap between the two styles in my dream dresses, but I actually have all the basics already (should have clarified that) but I think I'll start off with gothic like >>8799386 said, to get used to it, and then branch out. I'll be moving from my small home town in a year or so, so I can build up my wardrobe in both styles and hopefully be a fully fledged lolita by then
>>8799408 It doesn't say specifically that it will only be sold there, but considering that it was made for the event, there's a good chance that it'll be exclusive to it. Sorry that I couldn't be of more help.
After 6 years of waiting i can finally start lolita. And asshole parents can't do shit about it this time. I got these two beauties for 110$ shipping fee included i feel so happy. I want a small old school and versatile wardrobe. What do you think gulls?
>>8799395 >not sure, most lolitas don't seem too hyped but food prints are almost always in high demand >yes definitely >magic princess print or something? there's scans floating around of another Spring print
>>8799386 Don't worry anon, I was thinking the same thing, or taking inspiration from pastel goth. This board just hates it because of the type of people that usually goes for those styles--the ones who are trying SO hard to be unique and edgy that they wind up being annoying and immature. It's not like the outfits actually look bad. At least, that's how I interpret the situation. So basically if the anon looking to choose a style isn't an annoying brat about it and does the style well, it should be fine.
>>8799433 Agreed. These days it's beautiful art, but they look so busy and ugly from far away. Just bad overall design, BTSSB can make successful clusterfuck prints. This new donut print looks so much like the pic related donut quilting cotton at Joanns that I've always liked, but had the common sense to not make a dress out of. I cannot unsee this dress as some ita Etsy shit. I denied that it was AP when the tea party photos came out, but what do ya know.
>>8799535 Beautiful, anon! I'm so excited for you.
>>8799350 >>8799353 FJ but be careful, last time I did it you have to use the "shopping service" feature instead of the yahoo auctions one. Unlike their yja bid service it isn't live and it takes a bit for your bid to go through (maybe like 30-60 minutes?) I know they updated their website so IDK if it's changed at all but be aware that there is a delay when requesting a bid. I'm only mentioning this because I know a lot of people use FJ because of the live/direct bidding.
>>8799369 I am the same and I was in your shoes about a year ago. The other anons gave some solid advice. I definitely started out buying a few sweet prints in dark/black colorways just so I could use items more broadly but overall, however you plan on buying main pieces, at least just make sure you have things in your wardrobe that are suitable for it. If you have a super gothy bell-sleeved blouse in black and then try to buy like, sugar dream dome in pink, then you're gonna need to invest in something more suitable like a sweet oriented blouse. Buying things that don't go with your current wardrobe isn't a total no-no as long as you just make sure you get items that you can wear it with. I definitely don't recommend just buying pieces willy-nilly as a new lolita though, esp if you're someone that has to budget and plan out purchases (a mistake I made which is something that prevented me from getting to wear the fashion cause I had so many partially finished coords or things that didn't go together)
There's also some prints that could be coorded sweet or more gothic, so you could look into stuff like that too. (I'm thinking some of the brints baby and AP does, i.e. their halloween prints)
Bit of random question. I recently left a HS teaching position. I'm also the admin of my lolita coom and want to invite one of my former students, who showed interest in the fashion, to join. But I really feel like a creeper doing so and I'm afraid of any possible backlash that might come with it. Should I do it or not?
>>8800241 You said you left the position, are you still in any way affiliated with the school? How does the school feel in general about teachers interacting with students? I graduated high school 2 years ago and have friended teachers on FB, have had teachers friend me, and I've seen teachers hanging out with old former students even having a beer with them. Personally I don't see anything wrong with it but I also do not know about the policies of the school you worked for. I also don't know the student - are they going to be the kind of person to go "Hey @ all 400 of my facebook friends, check this out, it's Ms. ____ dressed up like a weirdo!"?
>>8800254 lol, most of my students had seen me in lolita for special events that were more "socially acceptable" some even started calling me Ms. Kawaii. The school is kinda strict on student interaction but mostly when its male to female. I graduated from that High School so I'm affiliated in that way.
>>8800241 I have a few of my teachers friended on Facebook and it hasn't been weird. But that's because we're not creepy and stalking each other's profiles. If you left the school, I don't see why it would be a problem. As long as you maintain an appropriate relationship with what I'm assuming is a minor, there's no harm.
>>8800241 Eh,it can be a bit weird to see a student in a different situation but not creepy. If you are in contact with them sure, but dont like randomly find them just to ask if they want to join. Now that you are not attached to the school you have more to work with.
>>8800241 My master/cooperating teacher had a rule that she wouldn't become facebook friends with her students, former or otherwise, until they were 18 and graduated. Might be good to wait until either you or both of you are no longer affiliated with the school, just to keep it safe.
It's most likely not a big deal, but I guess that also largely depends on your community/context/etc
>>8800241 The schools I work at are very strict about teacher and student interactions. I can't be alone in the room with only one student and I can't touch them under any circumstances. I'd be afraid of doing anything with students outside of the workplace just because the US is so lawsuit happy nowadays.
>>8800555 It says the sale page will be available only for a specific set time during the day (12pm-2pm Japan time). It's well past 12pm right now and the page is still down so I'm not entirely sure what's going on.
I paid for my Innocent World order (a lucky pack) 2 weeks ago and still haven't recieved any news about shipping. Should I start being concerned? I know they're busy, but this is taking much longer than the other times I've ordered from them.
>>8800680 because it's literally sweet lolita in a black colorway. It's not any different from the rest of sweet lolita. It annoys me when I post sweet outfits in black and people call it "bittersweet." It's like calling pink-yellow-brown coords "neapolitan" or some shit. It's unnecessary and snowflakey.
>>8800680 not that anon but bittersweet just refers to black sweet lolita. the thing with bittersweet is you can take a full set coord in say pink and use the same pieces in black and call it bittersweet, it doesn't make sense. it's much more than a change of color to change a style.
>>8800696 Bittersweet refers to mixing dark colors with light colors for sweet prints. Ex: Atomic Cupcake in Black, Milky Planet in Black. Those would be bittersweet. An all black coord is just Kuro, regardless of it being sweet or not.
Omg the dollar is down compared to the yen AGAIN today :'( it's at 115.5 compared to 117.5 yesterday and 120 before Christmas. Just a warning for you guys. I probably should've waited to pay that invoice but I like to pay right away
>>8800694 Bittersweet is not a thing. I didn't fully understand styles, either until I started trying to branch out from classic and sweet into Gothic. The laces are different in each style, the cuts are different, things look very out of place if you try to wear sweet wrist cuffs with Gothic. It's pretty noticeably different. But with """bittersweet """ you just wear the same shit with no difference
>>8800699 no anon i meant if you take milky planet+ accessories in pink and compare it to milky planet+ accessories in black, what is the difference other than BG color? nothing. a darker colorway doesn't change the whole style, it's still the same coord, besides this term originated on egl back when dumb gaijin thought that sweet couldn't be dark since styles weren't clearly defined here yet due to lack of info.
>>8800715 It just has a different feel to it. I would never be seen in pastel vomit, too bright and embarassing. But I recently bought Sweetie Violet in navy because some pastels in a mited color are ok.
>>8800812 Who? I ordered from melikestea and she did it pretty fast even with the holidays. Haven't gotten it yet so can't review anything but speed of commission. Shipping was super expensive so I'm hoping it's worth it now that I keep seeing brand pettis for sale
>>8800827 >melikestea That's the commissioner I'm talking about. On her fb page she says her slots are full and she won't be doing more until feb 1st. She shipped to me pretty speedy. I have her "poof monster" cupcake petti and I love it. The quality is amazing. I wanted to order an a-line from her, but well...
See, I'd say it's more than just sweet in a black colourway. You can incorporate "edgier" (for lack of a better term) accessories, like those cute studded headbands, more punk/gothic shoes. Bittersweet done well, to my mind, is more like a modern iteration of punk lolita that is based in sweet lolita rather than standard punk.
>>8800892 That's not what people (aside from you apparently) mean when they use the term bittersweet, though. Bittersweet is literally just your typical cute saccharine AP lolita but in a black colourway. What you described sounds more like creepy cute or pastel goth like >>8800901 said, which are not necessarily lolita but can be incorporated in a lolita coord.
>>8800901 Someone might give me shit for this (so take it with a grain of salt) but creepycute - pastel goth with bats and eyeballs but in that weird cutesy art type way. pastel goth - that pastel dip dyed hair look with like melty neon tights and pastel shorts, that type of thing. Probably also those cross motifs. Gurokawaii - pastel with bloody stuff or straight up gore, blood on face, or even latex special fx make up accompanied by pastels or light neons as well some OTT stuff, like that guy who had a porn mag stapled to his jacket.
>>8800892 What you mean is what most of us WISH bittersweet was, not what it actually became.
What most people use it to mean is sweet AP prints that are pastel on black, used in a sweet outfit that is pastel and black.
I think most people here would prefer it to refer to lolita in the style of Suppurate System's Dark Decadent Tea Party, sweet with an edge and sometimes guro-leaning tendencies which isn't that easy to do well (in the same way that most ero lolita is a huge fail).
>>8800959 A SS will definitely be cheaper overall to dodge european customs, both wunderwelt and CC use EMS shipping which in my experience ALWAYS gets customs fees. Wunderwelt has a guide on their site, you pay for the items first and then the shipping fees.
>>8799427 >What do you want us to do, take a naked picture of him? Of course no. I'm just curious and hopeful that someone confirm my guesswork about dysphoria. This >>8799449 satisfies me. I don't judge him or really care at all. But warning about pronouns at all his accounts made me laugh and irritated a bit. I've noticed that only trans people are crazy about this.
>tfw dream dress comes in the mail >waited a month for it after all delays >try it on >it... doesn't look good on me.. >not because of fit or anything, just don't feel it suits me that well >help, dreams broken ;_;
>>8800959 >>8800960 wait hang on, do people get hit for second hand items? If the parcels are correctly marked to show that the items are not new, I don't think they should be charging you customs. I live in a country where they go fuckin batshit about customs, but I've ordered tons from CC and other JP second hand sites and never been hit with customs.
For reference, I once ordered two sweaters totalling something like €50 including shipping from the US and got charged €25 on them. Had the same with some small items from Bodyline, too.
>>8801076 I think it might just be what it looks like through the mirror or something might be off a bit with your coord? take a pic and put it into selfpost/coord help, see what people think. most things can be made work with most bodyshapes, you might just need a bit of shapewear or smth
>>8801076 Oh anon, I'm sorry. Did you try wearing it in a complete (or semi complete) coord? Maybe it'll look better incorporated in an outfit rather than tried on on its own. If that doesn't work and it really truly doesn't suit you then that really sucks.
>>8801104 Holy shit anon, I'm so sorry to hear that. That's pretty ruthless. The only time I ever heard of someone getting hit here for second hand stuff was when a girl ordered one really expensive MMM dress from Tokyo Alice and they didn't bother marking it as used, as far as I know she got destroyed with customs. Do you at least have the odd time where you mightn't get hit, or is it every single time?
>>8800241 Given that our hobby is called 'lolita' I would be inclined to agree with >>8800544 If they find the community by themselves, accepting their application to join seems fine, but perhaps don't invite them yourself just in case.
This is what Meta posted for their Vintage Cameo re-release.
*Just one dress per customer per order. *Just one Hair Accessory per customer per order. (Hair accessories include Half Bonnet, Ribbon Barrette. Either one of these hair accessories.) *Just one pair of tights per customer per order. This limit order is valid until 0:00, Jan. 10th. Arrival date of the 2nd pre-order: June 2016
Originally, it was going to be a lottery system. Now this. What is going on?
>>8801104 This is why I ship all my orders, even CC stuff, via Tenso. It works out cheaper to pay the extra $20 for Tenso processing and be able to mark down my package than cover the customs fees I'd be getting hit with on a direct shipment from CC.
>>8800563 >I can't be alone in the room with only one student dafuq. things have really changed since i've been in school man. >what are teacher and student meetings? >what is the student simply waiting in the room and reading until class starts, while the teacher finishes reviewing things or whatever? >what is staying behind after class to chat with the teacher, even just to ask about grades or shit?
I'm really curious to see pictures of the same dresses with different petticoats to compare. I'm not sure if there is enough to discuss to start a new thread about perltticoats tough? Do you think certain cuts and prints look better with an a-line or cupcake petticoat and why? Which 'big' brand has the prettiest petticoats?
>>8801738 I really think that some skirts are cut to fit a bell-shaped peticoat and some to fit an a-line petticoat, there's nothing to discuss about it. If a skirt is a rectangle, wear a bell-shaped petticoat, if it is tiered/A-shaped/full circle then wear an A-shape.
I accidentally listed something on Lacemarket as an auction instead of BIN, and the bids are only starting at $1. Is there any way to fix this in time? I know LM is MIA on FB. I already reported my listing but I have no hope.
>>8801855 Well, I'm pretty sure listings aren't binding on lacemarket, so you wouldn't really "have" to honor it, although it would probably result in bad feedback, if it doesn't get fixed. I'd just say, message anybody who bids, explaining the problem, and hopefully they'll understand and not leave bad feedback?
>>8801867 Ugh I'll message the person who bid but that's pretty unfair. I have flawless feedback that I earned by being a good seller (keeping up communication, offering layaways, sending little gifts, etc). Never had a problem with how LM was neglected/run until now.
>>8801912 i would message them to explain, maybe create a sock account to bump up the bidding to your bin price and edit the auction description? that way you're not on the hook for bad feedback if the auction ends with/without any real bids.
>>8801983 I messaged the bidder but haven't heard back. Hopefully she's not mad. The sock account is a good idea as a last resort, thanks anon. It's probably against the rules but I feel if the mods don't respond in 7 days then it's warranted. I would edit the auction description but it won't even let me do that.
>>8801835 I know. >_< I'm going to wake up early to jump onto this bloodbath. This is going to be a clusterfuck. I'm betting Chinese lolitas might rage even more if the renminbi is devalued within the next 7 hours or sells out fast.
After that, I'm going to wait an additional 5 months for the order to arrive. Meta may have a hot print on their hands. Please I want it so bad.
>>8800545 After washing, try 'blocking' the lace, that way you don't have to risk heat with an iron. Gently stretch and shape it flat while still damp and then lay to dry. You can leave a book with a washcloth on top of it to keep it flat, if you wish.
>>8800713 Yeah, I'm worried about this. Praying that by the time I go there in the spring it won't be way lower...
Has anyone else signed up to Baby's email updates only to find that they're stupidly sporadic. I've had two in the past week but before that had nothing for like four months. Is there anyway I can get updates more often other than having to check the site every single day?
>>8801103 Happens in the UK too. I got my stuff marked second hand and quarter of the value and still paid customs on the marked value. Couldn't really get it lower without looking suspicious because of the box size
>>8802704 Their releasing it item by item to Gold/VIP members first. If the item is gone from the coming soon page then it means that is no stock left for normal customers to buy. This means that you'll have to pray to mana for a opportunity or message them afterwards begging for more stock you dumb fuck.
Read the goddamn ordering terms and conditions- it's plainly stated.
A package of mine from MLD was unexpectedly shipped via DHL, and when I checked the tracking this morning, I was told that my package was undeliverable due to my address information. I contacted them and had to give them basically all of my info, so hopefully it can actually be delivered. I have to sit around all Monday, though, so that my package doesn't get left on my doorstep. Is this common with DHL? Also, does MLD always use them?
>>8802655 I really don't know how to wear these sorts of socks. I have two pairs but I feel like they always look strange when I wear them with shoes. It's probably just my head thinking it looks weird and I'm over thinking things, but is there a specific sort of shoe you're meant to wear with them?
>>8802997 Seconding this. Maybe show a pic of when they look best. I always assumed they were for fairly plain shoes and the socks make it look like there was more to them. I've seen Japanese girls use them when they're in there home and don't want to take pictures with their shoes on inside. They usually give the illusion at least something is there. Maybe that's why they're called "toe shoes"?
They don't seem to be anything special. I'd say I like them best when it's with tea parties (or shoes with a lot of straps that look like tea parties) the same colour as the shoes portion of the socks. That way the "ribbons" printed on the socks blend in with the shoes, but clearly they're not mandatory.
Hello seaguls. I had a friend that was leaving lolita and because I always admired it from outside offered to buy some dresses off her and I ended up with for of them. Its been two years they stayed hidden in the closet but this year I will try to finally start in this fashion. I'm almost certain they are indie brands, I just wanted to know if someone could tell me if they have a name?
Ugh I fucked up, guys. Everything I wanted from IW lately came in M (medium length) and L(long). I ordered the size L lucky pack because of this and now have a blouse, shorts, and jsk that are quite large. Hopefully I can sell a couple things. I'm such an idiot
Has anyone here had any success using dye markers? I just received an old school black piece and some of the cotton lace is starting to turn green unfortunately. It's a velvet cotton piece so I could in theory dye it, but I'd rather not risk dying the entire thing for a little lace, nor have to take things apart and dye it separately. Had anyone tried this?
>>8801580 Sorry for the delayed response and polite sage for ot. If a student needs to talk to me and we would be the only ones in the classroom, we have to talk in the hallway. I could also get into trouble if a student touches me (hugging or high fives for example). It's ridiculous how many pointless rules have been added in the last few years because of some teachers and students having relationships and because parents are quick to turn anything into a legal matter. >tfw I just want to do my job in peace because I love working with children
>>8803533 If it's the semi-recent rerelease and its fully back shirred it'll go up to 105ish, that's when AP's sizing became a lot more forgiving but the shirring isnt as stretchy in those older releases as it is now.
>>8801580 Yeah, I had a band teacher in HS who was really nice and all, but often it would just be the two of us in the classroom. He was all very er, hands on, like holding your hand while teaching you a marimba part, awkward arm touches, awkward hugs....I didn't think much of it until one of the other students said he was checking me out.
>>8803533 I first had it when I was about 108 in the bust and it was really fucking snug where it was difficult to get on or off. If you wear a binder, it shouldn't be too bad. It fits best at 100 and of course under.
I've been interested in Lolita fashion for about 8 years now, and a while back (5 or so years ago), I had made some purchases related to it.
the problem is, I had some issues come up that caused me to lose all self confidence and most aspects of my life went to shit(weight gain, stuff like that). recently I've been gaining back some confidence and passion and I want to get back into what I stopped. that includes Lolita, but I have no real starting point.
I'm losing weight and intend to when I get back down to a weight that I feel is comfortable, I plan on becoming a full time Lolita. I want to be able to talk to people about Lolita, but I'm not sure where I should go for that due to my crippling social retardation.
is there anywhere someone could recommend that I go to do that? what online communities should I look at where hopefully someone could understand me being a fucking retard at interacting?
sorry again if this is nonsense, please have a shit picture I drew
>>8803607 I've found many lolitas (in my comm at least) have some form of social axiety, depression or anything else that isn't wuite accepted in society. I would suggest just going to a meet or join your local comm's FB page. you'll find some people you can connect to and might even understand your problems
>>8803624 I don't have a face book, I used to but I disliked it so much I had to stop. I literally have no friends, because I'm very shy. I didn't always act like this, but unfortunate stuff happened.
trying to branch out though. one of my problems is my weight, for now none of my Lolita I used to wear fits and it will probably be some time before it does. I suppose now I'm looking for someone to talk to online about Lolita, as a starting place
>>8803628 If you have a tumblr or a throwaway email, I'd be willing to talk to you. I've been struggling with weight for lolita as well. I will admit I'm much newer to the fashion however so I'm not sure if that will be a problem or not.
>>8803557 more OT, sorry, but my high school forbade teachers using the students' bathroom. 37 teachers and 2 bathrooms, you can bet the lines were ridiculous during breaks. I'm waiting for when they forbid the Friday high fives tradition that we started and has been going on for 2 years now..
did anyone here start wearing lolita in high school? I just can't really picture it myself since in my high school everyone who wasn't a borderline alcoholic, pothead or partygoer was excluded hard. I used to wear fairly plain fandom shirts and I was fairly universally excluded based on that alone
>>8804243 I posted them in the b/s/t but here's my LM, I put up both main pieces. It's fucking depressing, neither is my style and both are too big for me anyway when i measured them. Cute stuff, just not at all what i was expecting (hydrangea print, rose prints, solids). Make offers if you don't like my prices. http://www.lacemarket.us/author/leigh99/
Does anyone know any of the measurements for Angelic Pretty's Whip Factory jsk? They literally did not release any information for the sizing and now I am a bit scared to find out that my dress won't fit cause of boobs.
>>8804407 If you like it, get it. There's no rule that says you can't have too much of one theme/print/design in your wardrobe. You can get AP's British Bear in another colorway if you really want to mix things up a bit but imo you should just go with what you like best.
How accurate are IW's measurements for boleros and cardigans? IW's size M fits me nicely when it comes to dresses and blouses but their boleros' bust measurement is very small in comparison, even in size L. Seems odd that outerwear would be smaller than blouses and dresses and I want to make sure the measurements are accurate before I spend money on something that might not fit.
The ones with smaller measurements are usually the ones made from stretch knit material. Those do look better when they're a little form-fitting rather than loosely falling off, so they might have purposely made the bust smaller to make the bolero look better when worn.
I wear L size with a 92cm bust, it does stretch to fit me okay. One thing I'd advise is to sew a metal hook and eye onto the bolero when you receive it, that way the bolero stays shut and you won't get that awkward thing where it looks like you're too big for the bolero, but in reality it's just the ribbon coming undone.
If it's not the stretch knit material, though, then I'd certainly be wary of smaller measurements.
>>8804326 Fuck, I wish it was chess emblem. They came out at a week of interval, wew. But I guess British Bear was more popular in the east as they already released in super exclusivity a yellow and a pink colorway..
>>8804326 >asks ap for chocolate rosette mto >gets British Bear but honestly the op in white is on my wishlist so im conflicted on whether i should buy this or hold out for a Chocolate Rosette mto that most likely will not happen
>>8803713 I started wearing lolita in high school actually. I'm a senior now, and I started out my sophomore year. Honestly, there are so many kids at my school that cliques don't usually happen, so theres not really any way for me to be excluded, if that makes sense. If people wanted to exclude me, that is.
I get some weird looks from other kids in the hallway and rarely some assholes laugh but I just don't give a shit. But, just as many other people enjoy it. I've been asked to take pictures with people a couple times. Teachers love me, but there's this one specific hall monitor that makes weird remarks when I pass him. I just avoid him though.
It'd be good to note that I don't wear it every day, only about once or twice a week.
I'm really curious, for those of you that don't take mirror shots, do you have a friend to take photos of your coords or do you use a tripod? I post a lot of mirror coords but feel like they look bad compared to non-mirror photos, but I don't really have enough space indoors to set up my tripod and stand far enough back from it to take a useful photo. Is it common to have people take photos for you?
>>8804720 You lose a lot of details in mirror shots imo. I don't like them unless your mirror is huge and the lighting is great. I don't ask other people to take my photo anymore because I always want them to take like 12. My room is pretty small too, but I use a tripod with a smartphone holder attachment to take easy coord shots (protip: face the screen away from the holderthing so you don't have to lift it up very time). I usually set it up at shoulder/eye level then angle it down a bit. I also point a flexible desklamp at my self and diffuse the light with a tshirt. If your room is still too small, you can always put the tripod on your desk or bed or something.
I'm surprised that AP JP's site still has Merry Bunny and Castle Mirage's OP available. I thought for sure all items related to those prints would be sold out. Think they'll go on sale in a few months or should I buy them now?
>>8804720 If you don't have enough room to take a full body shot, you can always use your mirror pic in conjunction with some detail shots. Like set up your camera far enough back to just take a picture of your shoulders to your knees, your feet, etc. So you can convey a sense of what the outfit looks like together and also give some details
The AP prints that survive bloodbaths do tend to hang around, so if you want to wait until after the sale is over just to be sure, I think it'll probably still be around. This is just my expectation though, might be wrong.
Gulls, I don't know what to do. For my birthday, I was going to get money to go to Baby in NYC to go shopping and have a day out with my boyfriend. But I checked lace market for my dream dress today, and there it was. Listed for how much birthday money I would be getting. Do I buy my dream dress or go to Baby, get something a little less expensive, (and probably) like a bit less, but have the experience of buying something in-store?
>>8805334 Get your dream dress. The experience of buying something in-store is exciting and all but not as much as buying something you actually want. You can always go to Baby to browse, and maybe pick up a small accessory of some sort if you really want to buy something there.
Thanks, anon. My boyfriend saw me freaking out and said he would front me the money for it, I could pay him back when I can, and we can still go to Baby. ;_; I was on the verge of tears. Especially because he's kinda skeptical of Lolita. He said it will make me happy and that's all he wants. ;_;
>>8805334 >>8805376 >got just enough money for Christmas from my parents to pay rent that month >nothing from my bf >haven't been able to buy lolita in years >see this post I'm so fucking jelly it hurts how does it feel to have everything I want
>>8805421 Trust me anon, I'm broke as a joke. I work paycheck to paycheck, that's why I was trying to figure out how best to maximize my money. I moved out of my parents house a year ago, and in with my boyfriend. Since then, the money struggle has been real.
>>8805420 >>8805556 It was immediate when I placed a MTO with AP last month. It was so sudden that my brokerage called me in the middle of the night asking to verify a charge to a fashion boutique in Tokyo. Of course I wanted to take advantage of the zero foreign transaction fees of my credit card.
Most dresses sit short on me, so I avoid saying I'm wearing lolita fashion. I like the way it looks and don't intend on wearing an underskirt. I will just say it's a maid/military/whatever-themed style. If say lolita: "uhhm, das too short to be proper lolita" If say it's something else: "Uhhm, das lolita" How do I win?
>>8805870 i mean how short are we talking here? just because something sits short a few inches doesn't necessarily mean it's not lolita unless it's like, mini-skirt length. just means that it's a bit short. honestly I don't really mind things that are little short on people as long as they're wearing legwear that covers up any exposed leg.
>>8805888 We're talking really short. Some go mid-thigh with a petticoat and other dresses I don't wear with a petti at all because they reach an inch or two below my butt(I swear it doesn't look bad. The waist ends up under the bust and it turns into a cute babydoll dress)
>cover up any exposed leg. Yeah, I don't do that unless it's really cold. Just the usual otks.
Really need help cgl. Can anyone recommend me a non-printed, tonned down but still elegant dress in dusty pink? I'm lost since I never wear pink but it's for a weddin. It doesn't matter wich brand, even if it's taobao or stuff like that. Thank you!
>>8805937 http://www.closetchildonlineshop.com/phone/product/89556 http://www.wunderwelt.jp/products/detail2984.html http://www.wunderwelt.jp/products/detail1628.html Too lazy to check LM or Y!J right now but literally every other Mary Magdalene dress is simple and pink
>>8805870 I mean, who's saying this? It doesn't really matter. Just call it "my outfit" and then people can decide for themselves what they think it is. It's better to just not to call it lolita fashion if it doesn't fit the silhouette. And if someone says "isn't that a lolita outfit" you can say, "well, the dress is from the lolita brand ____" or just "it could be considered that" I get you, I love the ZR+poofy skirt look.
There's tamielove, whose main thing seems to be (a) do gyaru and lolita, so anons are always confused whether it's a lolita dress in a gyaru coord or not, (b) be very, very well-groomed, gorgeous, and rich, so anyone bitching comes across as sour grapes, and (c) tags her outfits as ero-lolita, so it's okay for her skirts to be short, (d) has a solid lolita cred because she's been posting "correct" lolita coords to daily_lolita since forever ago, so her lolita cred is pretty much unassailable even when she choses to cross lines.
If you can't be all those, you might have to accept that some lolita somewhere out there is going to take personal offence that you're making their precious burando look slutty. But, if you're not in a lolita comm, not running an online business where online shittalking could ruin your rep, then I don't see what you're worried about. Let the haters hate, just cover your tracks so your future employees won't find that shit when they google your real name, and go do your thing.
>>8804509 I love the cuts and the print. It would have been perfect, but... the colourways are all really fucking ugly imo. They should have gone with elizabeth bride of death's colouring, especially on the black JSK. The black + red + orange combo looks like something fanplusfriend or some cheap taobao brand would come up with.
>>8804509 I love it in this colorway but the fabric looks so wrinkly and cheap around the hem. Do you guys think it will look less wrinkly and thin in the darker colorways? I don't want to have to iron my clothes every time I sit down.
>>8806147 I think the only MTO that won't be at least retail will be holy lantern, I would be incredibly surprised if it holds retail. Btw. Celestial goes for much more than retail, I think it's even the most expensive of all MTO second hand.
Thinking back, what did MTos did we have so far? Day Dream Carnival, Cosmic, Celestial, Cherry Maguerite, Merry Berry Princess, Dream Marine, Holy Lantern and now British Bear. Did I miss something?
>>8804326 I can't fucking believe it. Every time I skip a release it only goes up in cost secondhand, then when I do jump on it, it becomes devalued. I just spent 47000 yen on this and might still have customs /import tax/vat/extra shipping on top. I paid $500 for gardenberries even... Why do I always get fucked?
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