Link to last thread: >>10600726General lolita nonsense
>>10620119I'll start, I can't tell if the lack of early 2010 sweet in my life is affecting me or not, but the new dress from onegaishi is cute? Wtf?
>>10620122I also don't hate it and am questioning my sanity rn
>>10620122Maybe its to me cute after looking at taobao trainwrecks, I like it for some reason
Does anyone have any tips for buying stuff online in the U.K? sorry 4 noob question but post-Brexit tax shit
>>10620166use a shopping service that will let you mark down the price before shipping
has anyone here bought from Sunflower Seeds lately? I ordered and paid for something weeks ago and haven't heard anything since then...
The person only got unverified on Lacemarket
>>10620222They’re on break until early June but it would not hurt messaging them to check up, if you haven’t heard anything in weeks. Communication is slow & I will not use them again.
>>10620166If its marked as gift and is under £139 then you're fine. I was confused too but I'm not being hit at all
>>10620260I messaged a few days ago and again yesterday but nothing yet - going to give them until the weekend then raise a dispute. They were fine in the past but really not good now.
>>10620307Gift is under £39 and commercial is under £135. As long as you stay under those values, you'll be fine. So technically commercial is better.
>>10620122Looks like a lackluster AP release, which for indie is a major compliment. Too bad it's not cotton
The europe tax will be in effect by july the 1st and i want to kms fuck our greedy govs
Had anyone in the UK used the airmail option when buying with bellshrimp ss? If so, how long did it take? I’m worried it won’t get here in time for a meet in July.
>>10620392I hope everyone who voted for brexit losses their packages in the mail
>>10620415honestly good luck with airmail - from China its normally 1-2 months.
>>10620424I just had to pay 70 QUID in customs fees for a package from FRANCE. FUCK BREXIT I hope you all choke on your lidl baguette and die.
>>10620431Same, had to pay like £80 in fees for a cutsew and some socks from AP Paris :)
>>10620415Shipping from Japan is very quick at the moment. I think about 6 months ago I have a parcel sent through airmail and it arrived within a few days. Because customs are doing fuck all atm parcels are also really quick once they're in the country.Is it the Greenwich meet? I hope to see you there!
>>10620440It’s coming from China, so I’ll cross my fingers and hope for the best. And yes, it’s the Greenwich meet, looking forward to it!
>>10620443Ah, there's me being dumb and not knowing my SS from each other. IIRC I had a taobao parcel too not long ago and it was reasonably quick, although I think I got EMS
>>10620437why did nobody think of this when they suggested leaving the EU ffs
>>10620450They did, but the boomers and Gen-Xers can't think beyond next week
>>10620366I've had parcels marked as £120 go through fine marked as gift. I've not been hit with customs at all from Japan since Brexit.I think it might just be really inconsistent
>>10620392Really? A friend ordered something from Moncler and had to pay £200 for it to enter the country
>>10620389It really does lmao, has this shop done dress releases before? Ima laugh if this dress turns out to be ass
Are there any comms in montreal?
>>10620392brexit was a fucking mistake. Hopefully for the benefit of every lolita in the uk, they will come up with an arrangement some time in the future to fix this problem, but i highly doubt they would even care.
>>10620392be happy that you don't get the new "customs tax on everything no matter the price" that starts in the whole EU with july
>>10620623Yes. There’s a FB group for Lolitas in Montreal but it’s 70% french.
>>10620641Thank you anon! I guess ill make a facebook just to join it. Cant wait to meet other lolitas in montreal.
>>10620641A lot of people speak English though too, many international students come in and out of the comm.
>>10620449Good news! I think my shopping service may have accidentally bought the EMS shipping as when I enter the tracking number, the shipping method is described as EMS. Although, it’s my first time using a chinese shopping service and tracking it, so I may have just read something wrong.
>>10620640wait what?! I didn't know about this
>>10620634Yeah. I was very anti-brexit, but when we left I did hope that the one thing that'd be beneficial would be customs. I honestly thought that we'd get some sort of trade deal with countries like the US, China and Japan but nothing seems to be happening.
>>10621196i hate to break it to you but EMS from china can mean epacket or anything that's not SAL tracking.
>>10621198most sellers stop shipping to the EU over it as the sellers have to register for IOSS and pay the customs tax beforehandhttps://op.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/77255bf8-65cd-11eb-aeb5-01aa75ed71a1/language-en
>>10621247I placed the order for SAL shipping. So I’m hoping it may end up getting here sooner
>>10620222she can't reply to customers or ship their things, but she's posting sales on lacemarket? OK...
>>10621249God, fuck the European Union. I need to get out of this hellhole.
>>10621251if that's true then thats pretty shitty.
>>10621249> most sellers stop shipping to the EU over it as the sellers have to register for IOSS Shit, really? I just thought we buyers would have to cough up the fees to the postal office/customs like we always did with goods over 22 euros. That would fucking suck. But I guess it's not surprising. Tons of people won't know about this change and will refuse their cheap ali packages when they are told they have to pay the tax and the declaration fee. They probably want to avoid that hassle.
It’s because your “designs” are trash. They look worse than a simplicity pattern. You’re probably the laughing stock of your school.Ofc everyone asspatting in the comments. OP should have posted their designs along with their rant
>>10621249does anyone know how this will affect individual sellers?
>>10621251Wait, Sunflower Seeds is PenguPi? I was wondering is it the same Pengu from Texas comm?
>>10621339>Expecting normies to take you seriously Good lord, if this don't paint a giant red target on her back for bullies then I'll be surprised
>>10621355Absolutely. Not to mention her ratty wigs that look like they’re cut with safety scissors. Her clothes look like dress up clothes made by a mom for her toddler
>>10621339it's the one that started a recent ita thread right? They need to learn how to take criticism. Sometimes you work hard on something and it still turns out to be a dumpsterfire, you either leaarn from it or remain subpar
>>10620222my interactions with her have been awful, do not recommend at all
>>10621352it's the same for everyone
>>10620640That's exactly what I was talking about anon. And I wanna kms over it>>10621249I didn't know that and now I want to kms even more wow european lolitas are KEKED by the guvmint hardcore
>>10621398Sure does feel good to be Murican. $800 before you get customs and even then most of the times they don’t even charge you unless you’re a business
>>10621407You'll be taxed out your ass if you sell more than $600 of used goods per year soon so no, it doesn't feel good.
>>10621423I never sell kek. Cope.
>>10621425Good for you. Do you want a cookie or what?
>>10621339i mean... if this is what u make then u deserve to be bullied
I’m begging baby to stop shooping their models faces. It’s so distracting and ugly
>>10621465They’re already cute they don’t need to look 2D
>>10621322Sellers who have like warehouses in EU like Aliexpress need to do the IOSS. But for those that do not it becomes the burden of the buyer. My local post has a notification on their website with the info, they just say that as soon as it arrives they will send a payment request for the item. I do fear that now they have to charge everything, our post office is going to fuck up big time with exchange rates. I can see them read JPY as USD in their stress over the big amount of parcels they have to charge.
This is a dumb question but if i were to buy an OP, one jsk, 2 blouses and 2 shoes on taobao, how much do you think the shipping fee would cost?
>>10621723I also live in canada
>>10621339It means her designs are trash. Even normies can admit well made lolita dresses look beautiful (especially classic or gothic).
>>10621432I mean..how is this shit not a costume? Theyre right. Looks like something out of milanoo
>>10621465They look like dr seuss characters
>>10621339I get taken seriously and I know many who do so defo OPs issue
>>10621369she has been so awful lately and tries to guilt trip buyers...
>>10621353no she is Sunflower, based in Tokyo and her SS used to be Pengu-something.
>>10621369what issues did you have? I bought something recently and im a bit concerned that its taking so long.
>>10621723this is retarded beyond comprehension, every dress blouse etc weighs different. just buy them and pay whatever the shipping is poorfag
>>10620431>>10620437I had a £94 fee for jewellery and a pair of socks from ap Paris. We cry together.
>>10621782i was just asking for an exemple. calm down
>>10621784wow thats so much. Im sorry anon
retarded question but does anyone know where to find hime lolita inspo?
>>10621339Isn't this a 30+ year old woman, why is she like this?
>>10622048I thought she was a highschooler, dear god
>>10622048If she's 30 why does she have teachers??? Wouldnt she refer to them as professors?
>>10621339There is a lolita who recently graduated from the fashion design program at Pratt and got featured in a Vogue web story for her designs. Wearing lolita has very little to do with being taken seriously as a designer. Being actually good at designing is key.
>>10621745She tried to guilt trip me as well.
>>10622136I'm giving her a week from my last message, then I'm opening a dispute. Such unprofessional and shitty service man.
>>10621896Glb from 2010
Do you guys think there would be a market for lolita blouses designed for large cup sizes? I’m going to be learning pattern making soon and have G cups. I was thinking some fellow large busted lolitas out there might appreciate blouses made for them.
I checked the last thread and didn't see anything- has anyone else gotten their stuff from the classical series release? I won the shoe lottery from the SF branch and am just. Patiently waiting. I also ordered a bunch of stuff from the Japanese site before then and nothing has moved.
>>10622224Baby is extremely slow right now, even SF. I ordered 2 in-stock items and they still took over a week to ship them (I'm also in the US).
>>10622248Luckily for the most part, all I bought was filler. But I'd love to have strawberry usakumya for Little Bunny Strawberry.
>>10622214The cup size alone tells you nothing. I’m an E cup but because my band size is 28 I still have small boobs.
>>10622048I always assumed that she was special needs or something
>>10622224Also waiting, the lottery entry said May/June so I wouldn't worry until end of June.
Secrets are up and not a single one about you know who
>>10622338These were all made by like 1 person
>>10622214Instead of blouses, why not cutsews? I can think of a dozen places to get plus size blouses, but cutsews are another thing
>>10622338Maybe one of the ones not censored enough was for her.
>>10621339I mean, yeah.
>>10621353Yes SunflowerSeed is PenguPi from the Texas comm. She moved to Tokyo a few years ago. You see her suggesting SunflowerSeedSS in lolita threads on FB.
>>10622363Sewing with jersey is a bitch. Not worth the time.
I just saw this, and wanted to know if anyone who's bought direct from IW knows what time their releases usually go up and also how difficult it is to order overseashttps://innocent-w.jp/onlineshop/en/212001_No513_e.html?fbclid=IwAR1bAM6osGZ5mKQNc7Ob2QWvnvEn8cECGzRHdDiA1Lg4ClBYnMUYQviSP0U
>>10622415Didn't she have a bunch of drama a few years back about not paying a girl in her comm back or something like that... Remember it being talked about on here. Doesn't surprise me to hear the troubles with her SS, then.>>10622672Items normally go up 10AM Monday, Japan time. Ordering from them didn't used to be a pain but ever since Covid they've been really annoying to order from, you can see they have notices plastered up all over the site about shipping and payment.If you're in the US, they haven't been shipping here because they've still refused to ship by any method other than EMS. EMS to the US is supposedly returning starting Monday, but I don't know if they'll resume shipping right away or not. You might want to email them and ask to confirm because Japan Post is expecting tons of delays with the rush of mail.Luckypacks usually sell fairly quickly though, so you do definitely want to get your order in pretty quickly after they go up.That said, there is a review of this same LP dress (the winter version) in the previous classic thread that was not favorable. You might want to check it out if you're looking to buy this.
>>10622699I'm not OP but that was useful info! I'm going to try to get some stuff but I'm in the UK so maybe it will be easier for me regarding shipping...
>>10622699oh! I had no idea it was a rerelease, might just see if it shows up cheap on LM or somethingthanks for letting me know!
>>10622708This is the original release>https://lolibrary.org/items/iw-heart-shaped-circular-flare-op
I found a taobao store that makes little dresses for kumyas. Are there any more on etsy or perhaps an independent seller?
>>10622973I've thought about selling kumya dresses since I make them for myself, but while I'm a veteran seamstress lolitas are bitches about sewing and always find something to pick apart. I'm happy blending into the background.
>>10622973can you drop a link anon?i make for myself but im a) an amateur and b) the time and effort it takes would make it cost more or on par with a burando one, which no one would be willing to pay unless it was like really really custom and they’re desperate. anyone with a sewing machine and 3 brain cells can make one with practice, just rectangles!
>>10622708Following on from what other anon said, it’s a short sleeve release of >>10622712but both are based on the earlier chemical lace flare OPs which were much higher quality, so if you’re going second hand I recommend keeping an eye out for those. (They’re not as long, but usually go for under ¥10,000)https://lolibrary.org/items/iw-chemical-lace-short-sleeved-flare-op
>>10622976Hey! This is the link: https://shop289651252.world.taobao.com/I do have a sewing machine and three brain cells, but I don't have much experience sewing. (I can hem pants but that's about it.) Do you know if there are any patterns out there for tiny kumya dresses?
>>10623028I actually made one recently that can be printed true to size and just cut out and pinned to your fabric. What I can't figure out is how to share it. It's a pdf.
>>10623028https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aukOgDC8Sfi5J4JGdszikZX-_FKr51fG/viewGive this a shot.
>>10622974I mean Violet Fane still manages to sell their shit so you'll probably be fine if you establish yourself as an *indie brand* and distract from your sewing with prints
>>10622106Got a link?
Man, did rainies find other platform to scalp on? I've been out of the loop for a while
>>10623090https://www.vogue.com/article/pratt-institute-class-of-2021She’s the one from NJ
>>10623029Put it on Google drive, MEGA, uguu.se or catbox and drop the link here.
>>10623388I did. Is it working? >>10623040
>>10623390yep, works on my machinethanks, anon
>>10622404Where did the comment on this come from? Is that what her teacher said?
Meta what the fuck
>>10623626It’s a secret.
Why did the thread roasting the Lolita 101 book get deleted? I guess there were somewhat name drops in pics but no one was even going in on the individual people, so much as the general shit show the whole fucking thing is.
>>10624092Wow, the pink one looks like a completely different color in the stock photo
>>10624126Did it get pulled from Lolita Updates too?
>>10624144Is it bad I kind of like this?
>>10624166i do too desu. it's a flocked version of their ornament print and i am a sucker for flocked prints.
>>10624166no, it's heckin' cute
>>10624092This is cute fuck you
>>10624092What the fuck yourself, this is nice
I need an opinion. I got back into wearing and buying Lolita last year, after nearly a decade of just being out of it. (Lord of being poor/young problems.) Since then, I’ve bought plenty of brand and sold off the collection of Bodyline that made up most of my collection prior. But every time I see some Bodyline stuff for sale, I instantly get in my mind that it’s cute and I should try it again. Is it worth it? (Follow up question: What are your favorite Bodyline main pieces and how do you handle them and not make them feel ita as hell? I keep looking at these old pieces I had and cringing.)
>>10624144I’m kind of mad that this doesn’t come in solid black or white. It’s got a cute design but the way the colors match up makes me uncomfortable (despite liking all of the colors individually.) But I guess everything meta does isn’t going to be for me, and that’s fine. (I’m just desperate for some solid pieces lately.)
>>10624377I only ever bought two things from bodyline because I found egl comm sales cheaper, but other than the boots that crumbled apart when I looked at them funny, I got a pretty sturdy skirt for them I still wear with my burando without looking out of place. But it was also a single color, with no lace, but lots of ruffles. The details are mostly pintucks, embroidery, and layering. It's kind of hard to fuck up with a piece like that. I'm sure if I'd gotten a printed piece or one with lace, I would have passed it along a while ago.
>>10624397Went looking and found the skirt, if anyone is curious: https://lolibrary.org/items/bodyline-moulin-high-waist-skirt-with-rose-corsage-l380
>>10624377Tbh I find the quality of new Bodyline to be really bad. All my old stuff is holding up nicely, so I only buy older items secondhand. While Bodylines designs are hit of miss, if you get a good design that is made from a nice fabric it should be alright.
>>10624411I think what tossed me off so much about the items I had is that the pieces I wanted to keep were a little too small now (it has been 10 years or so), so I sold them. But what I was left with were actually popular items from Bodyline, and they were just... So difficult to coordinate without it looking tacky. Every example photo I got of “good” coordinates were still off. I wonder if I was spoiled by brand so quickly, but I still loved the solids I had. I tried buying fitting solids and they all wound up tacky. I hate that I can’t enjoy something so simple anymore.
>>10624298>>10624358I already knew that seagulls ate garbage, but this is pathetic
>>10624377Echoing that older bodyline is fine. I have that tart dress as a throwaway for normie friends at conventions and it's decent. I've also got a squirrel party from like 2012-ish and it's decent. Their blouses are useful imo, and I actually have had really good luck with their shoes.
>>10624377IMHO bodyline is just fine as throwaway items. If you can go into it being totally fine with not being able to resell it for much I think it's just fine to use it to fill out your wardrobe, but burando is a much better investment and will likely grow with your style more. Tbh I think every serious lolita outgrows bodyline main pieces, and most outgrow their accessories/blouses. TaoBao has so much variety these days, and better quality so that's where I'd advise you to drop your throwaway cash.
I feel like this is relevant everyday with people who complaining about brands needing plus sized options, but when people mention things like meta, it's clear they only care about AP. (which they probably have no intention of buying anyway, even if they did fit)
>>10624448i mean, meta and ap are pretty different. of course the people who are satisfied with meta are happy instead of complaining like the ap fans are.
>>10624448Ngl I love both the brands but Meta does have an advantage of a majority of their current releases being bigger sized. I was able to buy a dress for someone very close to me who had never been able to access dresses like it before because of size issues. I’m so excited for them to see it!
>>10624462But even when given options that are similar to AP, they still turn their noses up at it. And most of them are newbie lolitas anyway.
>>10624144this is really lovely.
>>10624475This is what I love about meta. They take shit that would be ita af if not done just right, and then nail it.
>>10624448What I find interesting about this is that my indie brand does fully custom sizing, and we actually get a ton of support from plus-size lolitas. We're a little cheaper than AP, but not much and do quite well. I think a lot of the AP demanders aren't actually into lolita so much as screeching about whatever seems like a trendy topic and being dissatisfied with everything. Actual IRL plus-size lolitas have always been very supportive of my brand and put their money where their mouth is, so I personally can't complain.
>>10624436You’re literally the only one here who hates it
>>10624442>every serious lolita outgrows bodyline main piecesThis. When your starting out and don't want to go ham, I think BL is actually a good option. You can figure out what colors, cuts and styles are most flattering on you without spending $$$. At the same time, I can't think of single grown lolita who still wears BL on the regular or keeps it for anything other than a throwaway dress. TaoBao is 100% better, go look for reputable brands like Yolanda and get stuff that has a bit more longevity.
>>10624479Exactly- Which was why I mentioned these people wouldn't buy AP even if they could fit. Theyre more interested in complaining than actual alternatives or solutions.
>>10624464That's very wholesome. I hope they enjoy the dress!
>>10624503Even if AP started making bigger sizes, people would still be upset that they don’t fit into their older designs.
>>10624448To be fair, Meta doesn't usually release the same type of dress AP does. Like their strawberry garden dress is close, but most of their stuff isn't AP-like
>>10624381Same, a solid black colorway would have been really cute. These color combos are too harsh for my tastes.
What are you all planning for Misako Aoki's birthday tomorrow? I'm planning on scarfing an ita on her behalf. I really hope this pleases her, I need a good harvest this fall
>>10624479It's straight up because AP comes with clout that indie brands don't. A lot of those plus size lolitas probably support your indie brand but know they'll never get as e-famous because they'll never have a closet full of AP.
Happy birthday to Misako! She turns 38 this year.
>>10624564Nothing because I don't support problematic people. She loves her free shit from the Leigh's too much.
>>10624569happy birthday to Misako! I enjoy her youtube channel.
>>10624479Drop the brand name, I'm always down to support indie brands.
>>10624506It should arrive just in time for their birthday, so I’m absolutely excited about it.
>>10624592NTA but there's only like two indie brands that do full custom sizing.
I can't stand tiktok. Visual-kei's been getting more popular on there because everyone is trying to be goth and I've seen people call mana-sama a fucking "mall goth icon." I cant do this shit
Some countries in the European Union are going to raise taxes for international parcels this summer so if some of you bitches want to sell to the EU market you better do it soon
>>10624592Bullion or something, it's a Japanese brand
She can’t send out packages because she’s in constant pain, but don’t worry, she can still model.
Happy ILD, gulls!
>>10626586I've never modeled for a brand, but I imagine there are so many factors that affect when photo sets are released. the editing time, as well as lining the photo release up with release of the actual products pictured. That shoot could have been from a year ago from all we know.We all know she has at least one chronic illness she deals with. Grow your empathy, anon.
>>10626693She posted multiple stories on her insta about this shoot along with selfies with the other models. It;s clearly recent.
>>10626697You're not allowed to post things about the shoot on social media until it's ready to be released
>>10628058Depends on the contract/brand technically.
Anyone know of any brand shops with normal lace-topped white or off-white otks in stock? It feels like they shouldn’t be this hard to buy.
>>10628228baby restocks theirs fairly often
>>10628228last time i checked, moitie on wunderwelt fleur had some in stock if you don't mind cross laceotherwise if baby is out of stock you can fill out their stock check request form and i guarantee at least one store will have them. also you can ask an SS to check if any of the physical AP stores have them in stock.sorry idk how helpful that is, but i had the same struggle recently and actually had luck with the last option
>>10628228Meta also has some in stock
>>10628058Nayrt but her stories were pretty clear about her heading out to go to the shoot. It’s recent. As an aside, I honestly feel like she’s making excuses at this point. She’s constantly too ill to work, but has energy to go to tea, lolita stores and dessert shops? Sure.
>>10628228meta's lace topped socks are amazing
Would anyone be interested in a more general jfashion thread to post inspo coords?
>>10628345We have one right now for mori/natural, gyaru, nanchatte, and general jfashion or pastel fashion. Just search the catalog for the one you want to post looks of.
>>10621425>>10621432we might have custom taxes but we got free healthcare and no student debt :^)
>>10628402Get the fuck out Voldie
>>10628264I didn’t realize people with chronic illness are barred from having fun. I guess all people who are sick must look/act/be miserable at all times to prove it? Come on. EMS literally isn’t shipping anywhere and unless you want to pay out the ass to ship with tenso and forward it with DHL you just have to tough it out.
>>10628489Why are you defending her? She literally uses Yamato shipping, which is STILL shipping during the pandemic. I'm so sick of people defending her when she hasn't shipped packages for months, but is still accepting orders and is making absolutely no effort to keep on top of them and instead is frittering her spoons away on modeling and parties. If she cannot keep up, she should close her business and only open again when she has shipped all her orders out. That's being a fucking responsible business.
>>10628503solidarity with you anon. still haven't gotten my stuff. but i know other people have... is it just random? does she just not like me? who knows
>>10628503I just ordered with her and she was fine? You really sound like you have a vendetta.
>>10628553See >>10628504, wk.
>>10628292Seconding this. I just bought way too many of them because they’re SO nice.
>>10628345>>10628015Girly style is general jfashion
this is autistic but do you guys keep your bonnet indoors even in the subway?
>>10628570I tend not to wear bonnets on the subway simply to avoid the stares, but thats weak behaviour from me lmao - I think if it’s part of your coord then go ahead and keep it on, that way you don’t fuck up your hair/wig every time you put it back on/off
>>10628570No, but that is more because I am too tall and the space between the ceiling and the top of my head is too small for that.
>>10628570Absolutely why wouldn't you?
>>10628570Do you actually have autism?
>>10628564Nta but its not. There are a lot of styles that wouldn’t fit under “girly”
>>10628592Nayrt but there are still all the other threads that >>10628385 mentioned if not others. They can just search for them.
>>10628555>Each post about her or responding about her is 5 minutes apart or less.Vendetta confirmed.
>>10628677Look in the archives. Multiple people have complained about her before. Complaining about bad business practices isn't a vendetta whiteknight.
>>10628677nayrt and I've never used her services before but after hearing about how shitty and slow she is while going off and doing other shit for over a year or more now I also kinda hate her and hope she shuts down her business/at minimum doesn't accept any new unsuspecting customers until she provides some sort of update or ships her customers' stuff.I'm shocked this hasn't blown up to anything bigger honestly, considering Bellshrimp got shat on online for an address mix-up that would have been easily fixed if not for the one person it happened to get sent to, and everyone was talking about responsibility and customer service/professionalism but mintkismet has just been skirting her resonsibility she took ons tarting her own business using illness as an excuse.Tons of us have illness and have to budget our time and energy or get help or at least tell people what is going on, not just ignore them and anything we are supposed to be doing. I have worked for myself and other people despite dealing with chronic physical illness and mental illness I couldn't afford to get treated. If the rest of us who don't have the privilege of just giving our clients a big middle finger and going off to tea parties can figure it out, she can do, whether that means getting help with her orders from friends/family or refunding people and just selling the items to try to make the money back later if she truly can't ship it right now.
>>10628682She does ask for help from people and does post about delays. She even upfront says that her illness means she won’t be accepting new ppl. It’s a vendetta because you are complaining about her doing a job (modelling) as if her every waking second is somehow needed for you weebs to get your stupid dresses.
>>10628686She actually still is accepting orders though, which imo is irresponsible as she acknowledged she has a backlog. Literally just don't accept new orders so she can catch up. No one is saying she can't model, but she should really then quit this venture because it sounds like it's giving her more stress than it's worth. Trying to turn it around and trying to insult her customers who paid money for her services within a reasonable time period also isn't helping you anon.
>>10628686I'm not complaining about the modeling and like I said I don't use her service. If she is actually updating about all that and doing her best then that's good, please share THAT info around rather than calling people's complaints vendetta, because I had no idea she was actually at least trying to get help and inform her customers (as I'm not one of them and don't follow her), and that's why I felt negatively about her from all that I was hearing.If people actually shared true good info rather than dismiss every negative experience as vendetta we'd get a balanced account of the situation rather than just person A saying "I haven't gotten my items/any communication" and then person B saying "fuck off with your vendetta", which only gives us one side.
>>10628686>"i have had trouble with this service">lIAR V EEND ETTA STUPID WEEB DRESSESkind of sus
>>10628698uber sus desu
>>10628678If there are so many of you who paid ages ago and never got their items, why not make a call out about her and file claims to get your money back?
>>10628711nta but it's been over a year, they probably trusted she'd deal with it at first and paypal claims have a limited window typically. i'd have asked for my money back by now desu though unless it was an irreplaceable hard to find item.if it really is a huge problem people should be made aware but someone above mentioned she'd addressed it already somewhere so idk if that would help much. callout posts can't be the solution to everything in life, and some people may be patiently waiting but venting.
>>10628691Cgl isn’t here for balanced info, always take what you see here with a grain of salt. Especially negative stuff.
>>10628713yeah, i am one who's patiently waiting but venting. the window for making a pp claim is closed, i could *try* going through my bank but at this point i'm just waiting for covid to be over (lol) because that's her main excuseit's kind of easy to say "make a call out" but that comes with so much extra drama and i don't have the energy for it. i just want her to get her shit together and mail everything... i don't think she's malicious, this is just annoying and i wish i hadn't placed an order in the first place. that's about it.
>>10628489Triggered much? I didn't say she can't have fun. But if you're running a business and take weeks to ship and ALSO post about going out all the time and having fun, customers have every right to be pissed off.
>>10628406You know there are a lot of Canadians on this board, right? You're aware of that, right?
>>10628406this is so myopic, jfc I bet you think there are only two French lolitas lmao
someone i'm good friends with got b& in my comm and some of the lolitas are paranoid. they never got along with the admins. any suggestions to relieve the stress and drama fallout?
>>10628735>weeksIt's been over a year for some people. EMS is an option for more countries now and Yamato, FedEx and DHL have been able to ship during the pandemic. She needs to set down the tea cup and start shipping.
>>10629011Why did she get banned? Can you slow form your own comm
Anyone have recommendations on washers/dryers for delicate clothes like lolita? I hand wash most things, but am thinking about investing in some nicer appliances and idk where to start.
>>10629063Honestly hand washing is your best bet on the brand stuff, but I bought a small tabletop washer and spin dryer so that I could wash them safely at home. I can get you a link if you’re interested.
>>10628716Normally I'd agree with you but if it's about your items potentially being held hostage for a year, you may want to lend weight if multiple claims are being made. This isn't just some random vendetta 'she's a fatty and she's mean to me irl uwu :(' comment.
>>10629063Take this advice with a grain of salt, but apparently front loaders are more abrasive than top loaders. Front loaders take advantage of the gravity and the force of the cycle (so tossing your clothes upwards as well), top loaders tend to only have one kind of motion which is just spinning your clothes on the bottom. This makes front loaders better for stain removal and stuff, but probably not something you want for delicates. At least that's what I was told when I was shopping for appliances.Overall, I never had a trouble washing my lolita stuff in washers. As long as it's in cold water on low cycle, should be okay.I wouldn't trust a dryer with lolita, because it's basically all the motion that's shaking moisture out. Just hang it somewhere sunny or dry and cool.
>>10629121the rest of your post is great but i must interject before anyone actually does this, DO NOT HANG ANYTHING ANYWHERE SUNNYshade is fine
>>10629121I have a front loader because thats all us EU folks can get easily, and I wash everything on a delicate/silks, 20 cool wash, with regular detergent and just air dry everything. Never had a problem and I wash cottons, poly and chiffons. You can do the pillowcase or bag trick but i don't really see the point in it
>>10629121I have a top loader and it is fucking terrible. Never again. Yes, it spins your clothing around but the agitator in the middle makes things twist and tangle around it.
>>10629126Thanks for the correction!>>10629133I have a front loader and on your settings, but I do use a delicates bag. Just thought it might be worth a mention because I don't know if the machines do make a difference but >>10629144
>>10629082NTAYRT but I'm interested in a link!
>>10629082Thanks, definitely interested in that link!
>>10628570Yes. I don't take it off until I get home.
>>10629121Ya, no. I’ve had canvas wear and wrinkle in a top loader, while I put 80% of my lolita clothes in a front loader without problems. Learn to use a laundry bag
>>10629398Tear not wear
New drop from Baby! Trump Alice is cute, but goddamn I hate the word Trump now
>>10629836Such a cute drop, I love the black colorway
>>10629836Baby keeps knocking it out of the park again and again!It's so cute!
God, I'm gay for kumyas. Look at this precious baby and tell me you'd exchange it for *generic ap mascot*
>>10629836I'm surprised it wasn't discussed more earlier. I really like it, but it's not in my budget right now.
whew we're back
>>10629144Lots of top loaders don’t have agitators in the middle these days. I’ve bought two washing machines in the last 8 years and neither had a central agitator.
>>10629144I have a top loader and the agitator is fine? My brand has come out all right, it need a steaming afterwards but its pretty much in the same condition .
>>10629931yeah, same. re: the twisting and tangling, if you put your stuff in laundry bags (they're so cheap, everyone should honestly) nothing will get tangled and it won't be an issue at all.if you have anything with hooks though, make sure the laundry bags aren't a loose mesh or you're in for a fun time.this discussion is interesting but idk laundry isn't that deep. just use the laundry bags, mild detergent, color catchers if it has a lot of dye, wash on cold, delicate or light cycle. hang to dry. done it for 10 years and everything is alright. glitter still present, flocking still happy. if the piece is special or you're paranoid, use dryel or something. that's it, that's laundry.
>>10629937Laundering clothes, lolita or otherwise, is not difficult. Some anon just busted in simping for Violet Fane bringing up Japanese brand wash tags after someone else criticized the quality of their items for producing a fabric belt that fell apart after being (presumably) properly laundered.Their prints and designs tend to be cute, everyone just agrees the quality of their fabrics leave a lot to be desired.
>>10629931>>10629937I was the anon with the toploader with agitator and I do use laundry bags. It never fails to twist my stuff up super hard.
worst online lolita community: go
>>10629836I missed it, I really like the skirt. If it restocks i'll pick it up
>>10621784I got $70.00 custom fees on a BBandB Order because Canada Post valued it at $400.00
>>10630057either amino or the facebook groups like RC
>>10630068Agreed on amino. The main community in there is so ita. Most of the discords aren’t much better though
>>10630057amino everyone there is so...boring
>>10630089yeah, i was an active user when i was a teenager some years ago. i can't imagine why any adult would want to use it, honestly.
>>10629843You're not gay, you're a furry. Now yiff in hell.
>>10630095It’s insane to me that many of the people there ARE adults. Though to be honest they act like middle schoolers
>>10630100As opposed to /cgl/ where we act like high schoolers
>>10630101One step up is better than none
>>10630039Maybe the laundry bags are too big for the items, so the items unfold inside the bag and flop around? I try to pack my bags snugly so it's kind of like a pillow shape that stays together.>>10629844update: I may or may not have bought it anyway... I did. I got JSK II in sax. I wish I could get JSK I in black as well, but thankfully it's sold out. Very similar feeling to the wizard of oz print they had recently, but for some reason this one seems cuter to me.
>>10630143P.S. what caused me to go for it is this store post showing that although the boob-ears can't be detached they can at least be pinned up. I like it much better out of the way like that since the bunny theme is not super prominent in the print.
>>10630143>>10630145huh, interesting. yeah, i’m not super into the ear titties they’ve been doing. its given me pause several times. i guess it just feels less refined. like if i want bunny ears on random shit i’ll buy AP
>>10630066Can you contest it with receipts? Or is Canada post too shitty for that
>>10630148If I could afford both, I'd have the bunny-boob cut in sax for Alice cuteness but the heart-boob cut in black for Queen of Hearts elegance.
>>10630153Canada Post is shitty, but I had to snail mail a request for an adjustment, but know knows how long that will take
Sorry for the dumb question, but will the series come online to buy at a later date or is it just available for these few days reservation period? (Trump Cards Alice)
>>10630170they'll probably have extras added to the store for regular purchase when the reservations arrive, but it might not be every cut/color or in small quanity. The skirt is sold out, the black colorway of both jsks is sold out, and the pink is the only colorway of headbow remaining; so if you want a pink jsk your prospects are good, but if you want a black skirt then not so much. You can use the special request form to inquire about physical-store stock after the reservations arrive, and they might dig one up for you. For example, I special-ordered a jsk once and they were able to find it for me, but the matching OTKs were entirely sold out by then.
>>10630201Thankyou so much anon :)
>>10630782God, Secrets are so boring these days. I remember back in the day when the secrets were shit like the girl who killed her friend's cat for fucking up her burando and pretended he ran away or some shit.
>>10631284well its nice some of the psychos are gone/replaced.
>>10631305there are more psychos now than there used to be. I think being crazy as fuck is normalized now so it is not so glaringly obvious. Sad.
>>10631360Then make secrets about them if there are so many!
>>10631226This is so cute! Is this Kira Imai or someone else? I like it more than any of her work I've seen before.
>>10628553>>10628504I’ve ordered with her heaps before, but just recently does it feel like she’s dropped the ball. And yeah I am pretty annoyed having to wait so many months just for a shipping invoice as I watch the stories of her going out for tea and cake. While simultaneously saying she is suffering while working on orders. She definitely needs to go on break while she sorts out all these month old orders
>>10620440This is true if you use anything but EMS. EMS are trash as always to the uK
>>10620392What Europe tax???
>>10620443Maybe don’t speak with so much detail about private comm meets on fucking 4chan of all places, guys…?
>>10631463The EU will charge tax over every order from outside the EU. So lowering the value below €22 to avoid tax won’t work anymore after the 31th of June.
>>10631439hoshimi_s is the IG account I got it from
>>10631479It’ll sure lower the charge though
Went to first couple of meets now that lockdown is over and my god, how do you guys deal with the gender specials? They’re making me want to just stay lone-lita Like I just worry I’m gonna fuck up someones retarded pronouns and get kicked out the comm or posted online for being a fucking transphobe when they’re in a female fashion, biologically female and presenting female like what the fuck do you expect??
>>10631662Visit a doctor if your memory is that bad
>>10631662Find lolitas in the group that don't do this and separate the group accordingly.
>>10631662I agree with you to an extent but the reality is, they aren't going anywhere. You're going to either have to learn to deal with it, or make your own group of Lolitas.
>>10631662It's not that hard. If you say the wrong pronoun and someone corrects you, just say "my bad," correct the sentence, then move on. Easy.
>>10631691Yeah did that and got death glares
>>10631672It’s not an issue of memory it’s that until a couple of years ago you didn’t need to be paranoid taking to people for fear of offending them for assuming gender by how someone looksMade me feel uncomfortable talking to any of them, but then if I stay away from them Im sure I’ll be called out on wanting to avoid that stressLike this a fashion that attracts attention seekers and being trans in the newest easiest way to get attention and ass pats and honestly it’s a disease, yes there are legit trans people, I’m even friends with a couple that actually present their chosen gender and aren’t cunty if you get their pronouns wrong but my god, how do you guys cope
>>10631662my trick: when in doubt use "they"; it's the polite way to refer to someone who's gender you're unsure of
Registration is soon. Is anyone planning on going to this?
>>10621249Right. We're fucked.
>>10631711until the person in question gets offended you assumed "they/them" are their chosen pronouns
>>10631760I have been doing this for years and no one has ever said or done that to me. It is the accepted standard pronoun to use when you do not know (or remember) the person's pronouns (ie "Somebody left their keys behind. I hope they remember to come back and get them.")
>>10631764oh no I agree and have done the same thing, however I've had this happen where I've said "they" to refer to someone and I was chewed out for basically assuming that was their identitynow I just try to refer to people by first names only
>>10631765I highly doubt that happened in real life.
>>10631736No because the person running it doesn't know what the hell she is doing. She also kisses anyone's ass who have been hosting virtual events the past year.
>>10631736Me! Not worried about the event itself because we can always just fuck off and go do something else. Drinking, dancing, shows, photos in nice hotels and gondolas. Have a group with me so we are excited.
>>10622224I just got my blouse today from the Classical lottery in March. It came with my Kumya's Love Heart Embroidery package with my first release items. I think the shoe lottery was after that, right?
have you ever backed out of a sale before, and why? was the seller suspicious, or the buyer someone you didn't like? maybe you were waiting for a paycheck that didn't come when you expected? did you lie to the other person about your reason why?
>>10631780it did idk what to tell you anon. from what I've seen offline and online, there's a growing subset of ppl that get super offended if you assume "they/them" instead of using their neopronouns or he/him she/her. basically getting upset you're lumping them in as they/them bc it's "lazy" instead of knowing their true preferences or asking first upon meeting
>>10631869Alright, well know that the problem isn't you. Sounds like they want real life to be like Twitter, with their bios constantly visible or something. But I still think instances like what you're describing are relatively uncommon. Can't speak for 5 years down the line though.
>>10631869they/them need to get and wear the fluffy tori pronoun pins, thence/then
>>10621465jesus, this is pretty bad. reminds me of pic related which gets posted as a photoshop fail often
>>10621465wow you're right, the eyes look like they were pasted on
Are people's packages moving from Japan? I have a large package coming in from Japan and it has been at the airport for 2 months. I am about to move so I am getting nervous. It is going to a package concierge service so I don't know how long I will be able to pick it up there after I stop paying for their service.
I really wish that there was a rich pretty lolita vlogger with a super aesthetic house and elegant personality.
>>10632057I've got one posted today
>>10631997Why do they do this with just this one and none of the other girls? Is something wrong with her skin?
>>10631868I had someone back out of a sale they already committed to because their friend had the same dress and they tried it on to find out it didn't fit. They were kinda rude about it too. I would have given them negative feedback over that, but I didn't because they had similar taste as me and I knew it was likely they'd sell something I wanted eventually (which did end up happening). I also backed out of buying a dress on here years ago because I realized I miscalculated my finances. I was upfront about my reason.
>>10631868I had a seller back out recently because it turned out their friend saw the listing and got pissed because they called dibs earlier (or that was the excuse anyway). It wasn’t even a large sale but I’m still kinda pissy about it and the temptation to leave rude/neg feedback is high.
>>10632328You should honestly if you win the bidding, that’s yours, you have the right to leave a negative review and mods should back you up
>>10632328I’m fed up of people being nervous to leave negative reviews for shitty behaviour when it’s massively warranted
>>10632332>>10632334It was a $15 accessory and I’d rather not deal with the nuclear fallout in my inbox for leaving their first neg over something that small. If it had been a dress or something larger, then I’d raise hell.
>>10632338NTA but it really shouldn't matter whether an item is $15 or $300. It's up to you if you want to leave feedback, but regardless of cost, all listings should be taken equally seriously.
How often have you changed your style? For the last 3-4 years I moved from wearing mostly gothic to sweet, and now I feel like I want to sell off all my sweet dresses and dress exclusively gothic again.
>>10632482When I started I thought I would only wear gothic, but I fell in love and built my wardrobe around classical. In 2019 I started to tend towards oldschool and have been swapping some of the granny kei looking stuff for oldschool pieces since then. Some stuff is hard to pass on even if I don’t wear it anymore as I loved them so much back in the day.
>>10632482I haven't changed my wardrobe at all since I started, save for getting rid of my shitty handmade pieces that I used to pad my outfits. I'm an autist with very specific interests, so almost everything I've bought can be worn with each other. Feels good man
>>10631796I’d rather people get the help they need than flail around and act like they know everything
>>10632482I've always indulged in all the major 3 substyles, but i've had my #1 shift 3 times.>goth first 3 years>classic next 10 years>ott sweet last year
>>10632057I'm on the west coast, but I got a dress I bought on Friday earlier today.
i was reading a few Chinese lolita articles and realized that they have no idea what classic is supposed to be. one article was close, used a chinese brand classic-sweet coord but the other was way far off, using one of AP's crazy ballgown OPs from a few years ago. the Chinese comm is strange in general.
>>10632659Aren’t they pretty late to the game in terms of lolita being a popular style over there? It makes sense their definition of classic would be all over the place, especially given their propensity for ott
>>10632659Chinese lolitas should have even less voice in deciding what the fashion is about than westerners. I'm so disappointed in the mainstream brands for catering to their shit taste
Babydoll and Hawase doll rerun. Wondering if I should get a pink set for the headband since I already have the original pink OP.
>>10633271Is it me or does the pink color look more reddish than before?
>>10633271did they make the skirt more voluminous or something? it looks weird.