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Link to old thread: >>10502087

Ask dumb questions, wash your clothes, etc
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>>10505147
Links: https://www.luluslolitacouture.com/2018/03/laundry-and-dryclean-instructions-for.html?m=1

http://www.fyeahlolita.com/2010/09/how-to-clean-lolita-clothes-at-home.html?m=1
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>>10505148
More links if you like older prints:
https://egl.livejournal.com/14953249.html
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Avina's guide to washing lolita clothes
http://www.twitch.tv/jfashionondemand/v/804259907?sr=a&t=0s

Rainedragon's Google Doc database of brand washing + what damage, if any, occurred with which cleaning method
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12KbP6hnhHQ7yhN4g1FAcVtPHhCBnwBAsAvj-EMPIFlU/edit?usp=drivesdk
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Dumb question, but I'm trying to handwash a skirt with some deep reds in it's print. Should I use cold or lukewarm water? I'm seeing conflicting advice
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What is GLB?
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>>10505158
Gothic and Lolita Bible, it's an old magazine that featured lolita fashion. Tokyopop handled the American release til it either got dropped or TP went under


Shit was legit, came with patterns and everything
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>>10505147
Just wanted to leave a big thanks. The graphic is really helpful.

On another note, are tide pens okay with lolita? Am I better off spot cleaning at home rather than with a tide pen on the go?
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>>10505178
Try it and post the results


In other news, Sugar Bouquet bleeds even when handwashed OTL
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>>10505157
cold is your best bet with reds. in my experience they bleed more easily with any kind of heat. i use gentle detergent and spot treat stains.
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>>10505184
I've owned multiple Sugar Bouquets and machine washed them just fine. Even bought a stained one before with lace and bustle covered in red bleed; one machine wash with oxy in warm water and it was good as new.

I don't have a fancy washer, just a top loader. Not sure why I seem to be the only one hasn't really had significant trouble with any red in lolita prints bleeding or being impossible to get rid of bleeding on. Maybe I'm just lucky or careful.
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>>10505235
Seriously? I got a cheap one from CC, but the lace is yellowed with sweat/age. I’ve had luck getting yellow lace white with a good machine wash but the bleeding of the red really concerns me.
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Has anyone ever gotten in trouble for lying in their package value? I'm intending on going wild in Angelic Pretty's winter sale this year, but I don't know if the customs worker will find anything suspicious at the fact that I bought 3 dresses and a coat for £50
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>>10505235

I'm another who's never had trouble with reds, even own AP berry prints on cotton and aatp wine red dresses. Still, I feel very conflicted every time someone brings it up, like is it just me? Is everybody else having issues with reds? Is it my area's water hardness? Is it because I wash them in the washing machine rather than handwash them?

idk, it's such a mystery. Anyway, nice to hear that there's at least one other person that hasn't had issues with red stuff.
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What are some instagrams/ tumblr blogs that show people wearing dolly kei and cult party kei, aside from people in street snaps 10 years ago?

I would also like some ideas on how to construct such outfits, such as Jennifer Carlsson's vid on cult part kei because when I look at photos of cult party/ dolly kei outfits, I tend to get visually lost in the layers and struggle to break them down
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>>10505251
Nope, I lie all the time and I'm also British. I honestly doubt they'll care.
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>>10505251
I lived in the UK until a couple of months ago, constantly massively underdeclared stuff and never got pulled up on it.

On the other hand, I recently moved to another country in Europe and for the first time in my life I was questioned on the value of a YesStyle package (they auto mark everything down to like €5 without asking). I had to forward them an email of the invoice and they calculated my customs charges based on what I'd actually paid, though under the absolute letter of the law they could have seized my order because of the discrepancies. I guess in theory it wouldn't be hard to doctor an invoice, but I'm not sure I'd have the guts to do it.
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>>10505251
You could lie and pretend it's normie children's clothes which *could* have that value, theoretically. They don't know lolita is luxury. Worst case scenario those fees hopefully go to good things, maybe just think of that and you'll be less sad about having to pay.
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>>10505251
Never once have I got in trouble for undervaluing. Never got any suspicious questions either. Especially when it comes to clothes it's easy to say they're second hand so ofc they'd be cheap.

>>10505265
I edited some invoices a few years ago when I was still big into buyfagging anime figures. Never anything obviously ridiculous, like 2k yen for a big 12k yen figure but yeah it worked. Wouldn't recommend though, it's quite risky and probably depends a lot on your country and the person in charge of your package.

All this customs talk made wonder, does CC undervalue your packages? I've never even considered it but now I'm kinda curious if anyone has asked them before. I doubt it but would love some confirmation.
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>>10505235
I wish I had your luck
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>>10505254
Have you tried tag searching?
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where is this teddy bear ring from? I see it sometime in tokyo fashion snaps
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>>10505321
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>>10505322
It looks like one of the tiny teddy bears I’d see on ornaments glued to a hair scrunchie
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>>10505252
when i was a kid i grew up in an area with such hard water that we weren't supposed to drink it, and it definitely had a negative impact on our clothes. it made whites looks yellowed and dingy and MAY have increased color bleed- unfortunately i was too young to keep track of something like that. i do know that high quantities of certain minerals keeps your detergent from properly mixing with water though.
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>>10505235
>>10505252
do you guys do anything specific other than just throw them in the machine like put your clothes in fabric bags or something?
i'm washing sweet check soon and i'm unsure what to do. my machine made a pair of red and white stripe shorts bleed once so i'm not too confident about it
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>>10505381
Make sure your washing machine's delicate or handwash cycle is actually delicate, use color catchers, put dresses inside out, with all detachable parts removed, in a garment bag. You can test how the fabric will respond by trying a waist tie first, or the sample fabric swatches some dresses come with sometimes
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>>10505381
What >>10505384 said. I also use this since it's gentle on my clothes
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hey gulls, is there an app or something to help me keep track of all the accessories I own, and put together coords? What do yall use to put together your outfits in general? Do you just lay everything out irl on the bed, or use something like Fashmates to drag and drop things together? I want to make sure I'm getting appropriate accessories, like if I get a strawberry necklace I want to make sure it matches the dress and socks I have without having to open my closet and physically look if that makes sense. Idk. Just how do you gulls put together outfits?
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>>10505436
I use Excel with picture
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>>10505310
>All this customs talk made wonder, does CC undervalue your packages? I've never even considered it but now I'm kinda curious if anyone has asked them before. I doubt it but would love some confirmation.

They don't.

>>10505251
Never had any problems in the UK. If you're worried ask the SS you're using to take out any invoices.

>>10505265
Where do you live now anon? Have also moved to a different European country and I'm worried UK customs might have been way more lax than the norm
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How do lolitas afford their extensive wardrobes? I see wardrobe posts out there where people own well over 50 sometimes close to 100 JSKs. Some have been in the community for over a decade which makes sense. I’m curious as to what careers people have.
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>>10505449
I do gig jobs and just save up for 2nd hand and the rare pre-order. If I limit my eating out/games I'll can afford brand every month
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>>10505436
i usually make a collage on my phone.
there's also this app called combyne that lets you swipe through your clothes to arrange stuff, but it's really bare bones, you can't put accessories on it. i've never used it for lolita.
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Does anyone have a good shop reference that makes cute extra spacers for a JSK strap (so it buttons between the top and bottom) to lengthen it, please?
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>>10505449
I have disposable income after bills/rent/savings. That's it
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>>10505449
I work in the financial sector. It took a few years to work my way up but now the pay good.
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>>10505450
>>10505455
>>10505456

How many pieces are you guys purchasing on average a month?
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>>10505449
combination of almost a decade of participating + disposable income after paying bills

I used to be amazed at how people were able to have so many dresses, and then I got a full-time job that paid over minimum wage and I'm now like, oh, that's how. I make 3k a month and I only need 1/6 of that to pay all of my bills. I think I've bought 10+ dresses since March.
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>>10505449
By being a sugar baby, of course
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>>10505449
My bf pays all the bills and gets me lolita stuff as gifts. And I have a part time job for fun money
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>>10505457
It really depends on the month. Anywhere from 0-3. Lately I’ve been focusing on non-main pieces and picking up a few each month.
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>>10505459
Holy shit rent and bills are only $500 total? Where do you live?
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>>10505457
Like main pieces? 1 a month, but smaller stuff? 10ish
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>>10505470
I have roommates, our rent combined is 1700/mo
my parents pay for some things too because I'm still finishing my degree as well
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>>10505457
>>10505459 here, usually just one a month if even, but there's been a lot of good sales this year, I'm waiting on 4 dresses in the mail atm. Also have been really big into socks, I gotta almost be at 50 pairs now, especially after this next SS order gets to me.
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>>10505449
As a follow up to this question:

Do you folks set strict budgets that you will not exceed for the month/year?

It’s been really interesting learning about this. Ty all.
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>>10505479
No, >>10505467 here and like I said it really depends on the month. When I’m stressed I tend to buy more. Sometimes there are dry spells where there isn’t anything I want to buy. I’m into other jfashion too so i split my money between that and lolita.

I have a lot of discretionary income because I moved here right before rent skyrocketed so my place is kind of rent controlled. I’ve considered moving somewhere bigger/nicer but I’d have to pay so much more to stay in the same area, and I like the discretionary income.
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>>10505436
stylebook
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>>10505449
software developer.
>>10505498
no, i just log into my bank account from time to time. if it's over 4k, i move 1k to savings. if it's under 2k, i try to purchase less.
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So guys, because my misty sky OP didn't fit, I decided to make it into a skirt. It feels so much better now. Is it normal for people to make OPs into skirts?
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>>10505449
I'm a uni student with a free ride living at home. I barely pay any bills and now with rona I'm not spending money on going out so most of my part time money goes straight to lolita

>>10505479
I just keep track of my bank account. If I want something and I have the spending money for it I get it
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>>10505449
I work as a statistician and have around 60 dresses.
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>Get "dark wine" IW dress
>It looks like that on the website, a dark wine
>Get it
>"More purple" dark wine
>Doesn't math the bonnet I was planning to wear with it (bonnet is more red)
>Plan to make my own
>No fabric matches this damn shade
So that's where I'm at. I can make the bonnet with an outer more purple wine, the inner with a more red one, and coord the whole thing with a spectrum of wines, but am I going to look like an idiot? Should I try dyeing my own fabric? The secondary color was supposed to be ivory.
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>>10505512
Bait
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>>10505502
I have an android awww
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>>10505479
I don't because I do freelance work, but I DO have a rule that with all of my leftover money after paying bills, I save half and spend the other half on lolita
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>>10505515
Buy another dress maybe? Why keep something around that doesn't match your wardrobe? Unless it's a dream dress I don't get why you would go through all that trouble, seems like such a hassle for just one coord.
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>>10505576
I do actually really like the dress, all this aside. I have shoes and and a bag that work nicely with it, it's just the headwear I'm having trouble with. I was hoping to wear a bonnet, but I may just have to settle for a lacy headress
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>>10505504
Damn I would kill to have a software dev/engi salary for buying lolita. What's your collection like?
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>>10505449
>>10505457
>>10505479
I work as a nurse, i usually buy around 2 dresses every month and then accessories
I usually just order from japan and ship it all every 6 months
have around over 50 dresses now
I split the bills with my fiance but I usually budget still and try not to go to crazy shopping, although corona really made me buy extra stuff
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Damn, do we have a thread of showcasing lolita wardrobes or is that frowned upon? I personally love seeing people's wardrobes.
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>>10505449
>>10505457
>>10505479
I'll come clean. I'm able to purchase lolita because of my partner. He is an SE and the highest paying job I ever had was about 1/4th of what he gets paid in base salary. I have a 4-year college degree, plus some, but apparently I'm just not good at climbing the job ladder. My salary alone was never enough to cover rent in our area, so basically, after school loan payments, my car, and a few other expenses, he takes care of the rest.

I usually purchase about 2 main pieces a month, but that's slowed down a lot because there's just not that much on the market anymore for me. I've worn the fashion for 5 years and I have around 70 dresses (300-ish brand items in all when you include blouses, jewelry, etc). I only buy AP and 95% of it is secondhand.

My only budgeting rule is "spend less than you make and don't price-gouge yourself" As I said before, any money I make is basically icing on the cake. I do have a savings account, so not all of my money is spent on lolita.

I'm horribly privileged, and I'm aware of it.
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>>10505621

January's the traditional month for wardrobe posts. There's usually a matching thread on cgl, and people making wardrobe posts on their own social media.

Although now that it's actually been years since livejournal was even relevant to lolita I don't know if people still remember that January is wardrobe posts.
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One of my moitie dresses straps are too long/big on me, is it a better idea to get it altered or clip it back somehow? They’re non adjustable straps.
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So it's LP season and I'm figuring out which would be cheaper to buy with: Tenshi or Tenso? I was wanting to buy the unisex LP from Honey Cinnamon
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Does anyone have a good guide on how to replace elastic? I bought a dress recently where the shirring on just the top and bottom rows is stretched out. All the middle rows are fine.
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>>10505621
google egl wardrobe post
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If I buy a dress secondhand that has been worn by someone that is significantly bigger than I am, will the dress be forever stretched and unwearable? I'm talking about the plus sized lolitas that are barely squeezing into the max measurements of a dress. Is this something you can fix in a dress depending on fabric type?
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>>10505692
Ask them if there's pulls at the bodice seams
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>>10505692
I'm not a pro or anything, I only sew small shit and tailor my non lolita stuff, but if i had to fix something I would deconstruct a little and take in the seems on the bodice. AP doesn't match the print at seems on the bodice so taking it in wouldn't be noticeable .
if there was a shirring panel I would replace the elastic in the panel.

With a sewing machine, lots of planning/ double checking i don't think it is too difficult.
it seems scary at first but you can use the existing seems as a guide
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>>10505692

Depends a lot on the material, the plus-size, etc etc. Some of the brand dresses are pretty hardy and the girls aren't as big as they look, or they merely wore it for five minutes, so even after the squeezing the elastic recovers fine and the dress is pretty intact. I'll second >>10505695, ask for details of seam damages, if there's a lot of pulling, it's coming apart, etc, than it's basically a bucket of scrap fabric and not a dress.

As for fabric, the lighter fabric tend not to recover as well, so chiffon, gauze (even cotton gauze), etc will usually be pretty irreversibly damaged. However, the bigger and worse the squeeze, even heavy cotton twill won't be able to stay intact.

If you're up for making the dress smaller, you can basically cut it at the seamlines and basically re-sew the whole dress back together. I don't suggest this if you don't have enough experience in sewing though, it's just as tricky as sewing a new dress because it'd still need to be sewn from scratch, seams need pressing, hemlines need finishing, inserting zippers/elastic/etc, but you get the bonus extra task of carefully cutting the dress apart to get the fabric scraps and then trying to piece a dress out of the fabric scraps you cut up.
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Where’s a good place to make a WTB nowadays? I mainly see people posting them on Instagram, but this doesn’t seem like a good move if you barely have reach.
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Where can I find the pin she's wearing? I know that she says that it's a minnery pin, but idk which shop/person she's referring to

https://youtu.be/YcUYOp0_FEE?t=95
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>>10505710
Honestly, this whole WTB thing needs to stop. Just stalk sales online like the rest of us. Most people post their sales/auctions on LM even if the item is in someone's WTB because generally they can get more money. Also I s2g all I see lately are WTBs everywhere.
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>>10505733
I‘ve aquired multiple dream dresses through WTBs, because some people are too lazy to put up a listing, take a pretty picture and think of a description. My best friend only started selling her stuff when I agreed to help her the work. So no, WTBs still work.
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>>10505449
I got to be honest, right now my parents pay me an allowance for my living expenses while I’m in college and I save what I can to spend on lolita. Usually once in every two months I will buy one main piece and one accessory. My wardrobe is still small, 15 main pieces only, mostly second hand brand and some off brand.
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>>10505504
This sounds similar to what I do savings-wise, except I also already chuck ~1k into savings per paycheck.
(I'm also a software developer, it isn't necessarily "fuck you" money but it's nice. I also paid back my student loans because I worked my ass off to graduate early/in minimal debt. Feels good.)

>>10505611
I have probably ~60 main pieces (it's been a while since I checked), but I also wear hard-to-find classic so my spending fluctuates depending on what's available. Patiently waiting for MM to release their back stock/survey.
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Damn Anons y'all ballin out of control with those budgets.
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>>10505792
>>10505504
noticing there's a lot of lolitas who pursued careers in programming (myself included) - is there some kind of group or discord? It would be nice to make some frilly coding friends.
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>>10505846
AYRT. Not that I know of, sadly, but I'm also not someone who actively searches for discords to join. It would be nice though, I'm in embedded and it's rare to find other women period in my experience.
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>>10505869
>>10505846
Also a lolita in STEM, it would be nice to have a discord. Is there one for lolita fashion general?
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>>10505869
yeah, I'm the only woman at my job doing software engineering, all the other women are doing HR or marketing.
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>>10505846
I'm a lolita who is a theoretical physicist (i.e., sits coding all day and sometimes does maths) so would be interested.
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>>10505809
Looks like Soufflesong's strawberry rabbit https://www.soufflesong.com/Strawberry-Rabbit?product_id=913
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>>10505449
Just a basic IT call center agent. $17/hr with weekly pay, and occasional over time at $25/hr. I have no debt and only a few bills rent/car/internet/electric/food. Work from home has been saving me gas money as well so that adds up.
>>10505479
I wouldn't say strict. After bills are paid I have money left over to freely spend. If there's something that's expensive that I want, I usually just don't spend my extra money for two weeks or work on art commission in between taking calls. I've only started lolita within quarantine so I only have 8 dresses, 5 blouses, 5 shoes, stockings/headpieces/jewelry etc. though I'm gonna hold off next month because I want a cute gun.
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What would you think about a European dating a Japanese lolita model?
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What happened to the COF threads?
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>>10506014
I think they just weren't getting much traffic or people willing to add content. You could try making one, but it might end up petering out.
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>>10505623
No shame in having a sugar parent, I would if I could. At least you aren't snobbish about it
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>>10505515
IW's burgundy/wine has always been very purpley. I currently have an IW ribbon hair clip in the mail to match a dress I've had since 2008 since I've never been able to find the correct color from another brand.

I'd say buy an IW bonnet in their wine color way, match your headwear to a secondary color, or go fabric shopping in person to color match.
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>>10506085
>>10505515

I love IW but honestly it's not a brand you want to dabble in if you have some colour-matching OCD-ness. Their solids tend to be commercially available fabric, they have a far wider range of fabrics that they use than other brands (presumably a lot of different suppliers) so quite often their colours ends up being tonally different between releases. My friend and I own various things in navy and they range from almost black to 'lolita standard' navy to something in between.

Personally I think if you lean classic rather than sweet it seems to matter less when the match is less than perfect, eg - see the typical classic coord with at least 3 different shades of brown. Another route you can take is to choose a different material, eg if you have a cotton dress, then match with it some satin ribbons -- the difference in the way the light reflects will make it harder for most people to notice the different tones. Though I guess that doesn't really help with the bonnet, sorry.
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>>10505251
Ive seen this backfire. Anons put the value for $50 but spent $1000+ and the package gets lost. Then they get whatever amount they lied about. In my opinion it’s not a good idea.
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>>10506204
anon, customs form doesn't have anything to do with the insurance on the package.
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>>10505623
My husband is the breadmaker for us and I’m in school for my career. I get like 2-3 main pieces a year because I feel guilty spending his money. Idk how people use others for money and not care.
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>>10506208
Maybe don’t think so much about money and see it as a nice thing you both share. I hate the sentiment that one partner is „worth more“ or „bringing more into the relationship“ when it’s about money. I work just as hard as my husband and he simply has a STEM job. I won’t feel guilty spending his money, when we both work hard in our respective dream careers.
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>>10506206
Then i guess people have made up the stories. It is 4chan after all.
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>>10506228
what's more likely is they only bought the minimum insurance. the free one in my country only covers $60. when a package gets lost the post office asks for purchase receipts. customs forms are only looked at by the customs agencies to charge you fees.
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>>10505449
Pandemic bucks!! I was furloughed for around 2 months due to the pandemic. I received UI which was more than my salary plus an extra $600 per week plus the stimulus check. I made out like a king (which admittedly is messed up) so even after saving a huge chunk of that money I expanded my wardrobe to 30 dresses and counting.
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>>10506263
Unemployment in America is never more than your income (minus the extra $600) though is it? My state pays only 80% wage replacement or something.
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>>10506263
You make minimum wage and are in debt.
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>>10506263
The messed part isn't that you got extra money, it's that people still working and struggling got nothing. Also that you spent it on lolita kind of...
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>>10505449

I mean I make a lot of money so I'm able to spend up to $1000 on lolita and still am able to save more than that for my retirement or long term savings. It's nice to have a nice job.
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>>10506275
That anon makes less than UI which means they make shit for pay. They’re going to live a shit lifestyle buying *burando* but never improving their quality of life. It’s less than 3k a month for the max amount of unemployment insurance and this anon doesn’t even make that. Making less than 36k a year is laughable. Spending tax payer money on Lolita is expected as human beings are shitty. But the fact that they make so little and chose to spend govt assistance money on Lolita is
top fucking kek.

No wonder so many Americans are in debt and have no savings. The reckless spending, lack of investment, and just general lack of education makes for great success financially lmao.
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>>10505449
i don't have a super extensive wardrobe, but i afford lolita on my income while supporting my partner and cats by buying secondhand, having some durable basics (quality shoes/bags that i can also wear with normie clothes) and being pretty frugal in general.

>>10505479
i put a set amount of money away to save and just try not to spend like an idiot desu

>>10506302
i make less than that, but i admittedly don't live in the US and probably have a lower living cost
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This is a stupid question probably, but I simply never bought anything new from Baby: how do I buy from them directly (or in-store with SS) and how to find out if an item is available?
I‘ve kind of fallen in love with Kumya‘s Christmas Market in the greenish colorway and I have zero clues how good my chances are now after release.
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>>10506328
You can buy directly from the Japanese site using paypal
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>>10506328
They sold out during the reservation period, and have already shipped them out.
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>>10506331
Yeah I can see that online, but I‘ve wondered what if they might have separate stock in-store? I know for AP it’s worth a shot, because sold out items might still be available in their stores. But idk if it’s the same for Baby.
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>>10506336
If you mean the teal blue colorway it was online only so no, there’s no chance
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>>10506338
Yes, exactly! That’s good to know, thanks! In this case my chances on mercari and fril are probably higher. I just hope it doesn’t get scalped too much.
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>>10506206
Yes it does
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styling question: i have a huge belly that extends outward and not much to the sides, how do i go about choosing blouses and cutsews? I look pregnant in all of them, do I just accept that I’ll be and look fat no matter what? By waist is 102cm
Also just shirts in general I struggle even with normie clothes so I end up wearing baggy sweaters and shirts to feel comfortable
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>>10506465
troll
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>>10506208
Hopefully you were speaking in general, because I'm not using my partner for money. I fell in love with him before he even had a job. It just so happened that he would become wealthy enough to support himself fully, as well as me whether I had a job or not. I'm not spending his money directly on lolita, and
I don't think I'd feel right if I did. He's pretty happy with just me using what I make as I please.

I do feel bad at times that I don't contribute more. But as >>10506208
said, the median wages in my career are far below an SE. Not all degrees are made equal, and it's an unrealistic expectation for both people in the relationship to make the same amount of money.
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>>10506491
Whoops, I'm stupid, I meant >>10506214
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I feel retarded for asking this but I guess it’s what the thread is for. Branching into classic and wondering where to get good shoes.
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>>10506469
i’m no troll, i’m just struggling with some pretty bad bloating atm, and I’m actively working on losing weight. My stomach wasn’t this bad before. I guess I’ll look at pregnancy styling kek
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>>10505321
That is literally a hair elastic wrapped around the finger twice
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I was looking for magazines about lolita fashion and came across this one called IDOLFILE. The cover model is wearing lolita but the name of the magazine makes me think it's about idols? I'm looking for magazines to flip through for coord inspo.

The magazine I'm talking about: https://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-2369551?s_ssid=e365bb5fbcefa98847
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Is shopping addiction a common thing in lolita?
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Where would I be able to find the Lolitas and Colitas macaron unicorn dress? It's the only sweet taobao print I really like but I don't know where to find it and it wasn't on their shop assuming I clicked the right place.
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>>10506630
Do you have a Taobao account? If you're not logged in you can't see most of the stock (idk if it's in stock but it sounds like that might be your problem)
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>>10506632
Maybe that's my problem. I never use an account, just browse the stock on my phone generally. Assuming it's still available.
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>>10506628
my shopping addiction led to actual bankruptcy
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>>10506628
Probably a lot more common than the average population that isn't into expensive hobbies, and maybe more common in people who've just started out and have a lot more to spend.

I think I've had a bit of a shopping addiction this year since I was finally able to afford the fashion a couple of the weeks before the quarantine started (and of course, also due to quarantine boredom). I'll never spend a whole bunch on lolita in such a short amount of time ever again though, since I was lucky and basically found every main piece I really wanted secondhand. I don't really have the urge to check the secondhand markets that much anymore, and I average about 3-4 releases a year that I really like enough to get.
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>>10506328
There's actually a chance they'll restock online. I missed out on something from the Kumya's Twinkle Cosmetic series, and it restocked a couple of weeks later. Missing out during the reservation period doesn't mean you've completely lost your chance.

Buying during the Twinkle Cosmetics release was my first time buying from Baby, so I'm not experienced enough to know how their system works every time, but on the listing page, it says it'll come into stock around the end of November or the beginning of December (unannounced), so just check the website occasionally before trying to look for it secondhand.
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>>10506491
I’m speaking in general. I don’t know you and I personally know gold diggers. I’ve called them out and they have wk’s who defend them using men for free flights to Japan and concert tickets. They don’t even work and yet people defend them. How else would they be getting the money? People are retarded.
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>>10506641
deets?
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>>10506680
I spent a lot of money in a short period of time. I had perfect credit, therefore multiple high af credit limits. But I was also unemployed and in the midst of my first full blown manic episode.

I also took my parents and my friends on some lavish vacations, in addition to my lolita shopping habit. The resulting debt was fucked up and there was no way I'd ever be able to pay it. My credit score is already back in the "good" category so it was worth it.
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>>10506665
Nta but if a man wants to fly a chick out for whatever reason it's his money and his choice. Men aren't children. They're not being used when they willingly spend money on beautiful women.
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What style of coat is the middle girl wearing?
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>>10506730
Your average vivienne westwood
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Is there a search function on wunderwelt? I can’t find it anywhere. The page is pretty cluttered.
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>>10506730
stupid question but how come these women look so different from today’s japanese? is it the photoshop?
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>>10506746
It’s called makeup.
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>>10506746
Makeup and plastic surgery trends have changed.
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>>10506746
Imagine thinking all women look alike
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partially related but i feel like trends have also changed because of access to smartphones and beauty apps as well. plus with the internet trends aren't condensed to one area. even clothing trends have less of a distinct style because of globalization and the internet.
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Wtf is sax short for? Is that a color lmao

Also what is KC?

Is there a glossary for common terms and abbreviations?
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>>10506842
Sax = saxon blue
KC = katyusha, aka a headbow on a headband
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>>10506746
makeup and photoshop
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>>10506687
One of the men dumped the gold digger gf because he realized that he was being used.
The chick goes crying to her ex who was also used for his money. Fucked him while he was drunk at a party. It’s disgusting behavior to use people through sex.
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>>10506844
Ty anon. Does the C in KC stand for anything?
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>>10506861
AYRT, I've been wearing lolita for over a decade, but I have no idea what the C in KC stands for.

Anybody else know?
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>>10506863
Because in Japanese it’s カチューシャ and チ is actually the kana for chi, which in romaji starts with a c.
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>>10506865
Ty anon good to know
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>>10506861
>>10506863

Kachyusha.
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Is the sweet boom over? I'm noticing some really popular sweet dresses just sitting on LM for weeks
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>>10506945
America is in a recession, people want sweet, but people are mcbroke
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>>10506863
>>10506865
When did we stop calling them Alice bows?
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>>10506959
http://www.rainedragon.com/the-curious-case-of-the-term-headbow/
http://rei-saionji.com/what-did-the-most-famous-russian-girl-in-japan-do/
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Anyone know what ever happened to pixielate and herajika and some of the older lolitas?
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>>10507007
>http://www.rainedragon.com/the-curious-case-of-the-term-headbow/
Bruh, I'm old
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>>10507007
>head eating bow

I feel like I haven't seen anyone use this phrase in fucking years, dude. It used to be fairly ubiquitous.
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>>10507030

We're kind of trending towards smaller bows and hairclips, not even AP is releasing a head-eating bow with every release now, so I guess we actually do have less of them.

It's usually reserved for a larger-than usual bow anyway, one that looks like it's actually eating your head.
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When does Devilinspired's 2 hour free shipping for Black Friday start? I messaged them and they said there's a countdown on the website, but I can't see it?
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>>10507033
AP was never really known for head eating bows. Sure they had some but it’s mostly a Baby thing.
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>>10506658
>Buying during the Twinkle Cosmetics release was my first time buying from Baby, so I'm not experienced enough to know how their system works every time
So shut up, you sound stupid.
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>>10507100

Well, the name was originally given to a red Meta headbow so large I think it was bigger than the mannequin head it was modeled on, but Meta hasn't been making much of headbows either, and I can't even recall the last time I saw one of the large wired ones.

2010's era sweet AP was making headbows that made you look pinheaded if you didn't have enough hair, so that's where the moniker went to next.

Baby's headbows usually aren't that big, they're kinda a normal size for headbows, so they usually aren't described as head-eating.
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Fingers crossed it doesnt post twice
ID on this dress?
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>>10507113
Baby headbows are often bigger than AP when looking at them but they lie more flat if you want them to while AP headbows tend to stick straight up so Baby ones look less crazy even with a more flat simple hairstyle
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>>10507126
Looks like a taobao Little Witch equivalent but I couldn't tell you the name.
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>>10507145

Yes? I mean the term was head-eating bow, so the bow should look like it's eating your head. Not "largest bow measured flat with a ruler".
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Does anyone have examples of turning a jsk into a skirt that still has the corset lacing? Pic related but I think I'd rather have the corset lacing still in the back because that's where it already is on the jsk.

I recently got my hands on a second jsk of a dress I love decent condition and I wanted to see if anyone had done this/had good results
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>>10507279
it likely won't work because of the seams on the front of the jsk bodice.
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>>10507279
This may work if you keep the corset lacing on the back. But you’d also have to add significant reinforcement to the bodice and m seams to make them heavier duty and more like a waistband and less just like a cut off bodice
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Anon who was trying to dye a blouse here. Here's the results. I wouldn't call ot a complete failure but it still was a learning experience. Watched some tutorials on YouTube and even found one about dying lolita blouses and it was a fail. Got RitMore dye and instead of adding half a bottle I only added a cap full and it STILL came out a strong pink color lol. Afterward I bleached it and it came out better, closer to what I wanted but some of the lace deteriorated in the back leave small holes and there's some darker streaks on the collar.
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>>10505449
I’m a software engineer and I make 250k/yr. last year I spent 20k on lolita
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>>10506851
So? Get over it. People make choices you wouldn’t. That’s life. There are actual bad things happening in the world you could spend you time worrying about. Like human trafficking. Those people are the real victims, not some idiot dude who spends too much money trying to get laid
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how often does Bodyline do a sale? Like a real good one, not the fake sale like they're kinda doing now
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>>10506851
Lmao he can get fucked, gross scrotes who pay beautiful women to have sex with deserve to get taken to the cleaners.
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>>10506687
You're right. And women who stay with their boyfriends who berate and insult them shouldn't complain at all. They're adults and can leave any time they want- it's not like they're being physically held back.
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What do lolitas even talk about at tea parties and meets?
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>>10507388
New releases, outfits, secondhand sales, cgl lolitas are meanies, and random sperging about other niche hobbies.

This was at a ticketed meet up. I did meet a couple cool girls but the rest of the people there were either really cringey or insular to their clique.





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