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>>10754876Doing a small Elizabeth OP dump, as requested in the previous thread!
>>10754891Some more modern ones
>>10754904And some cute bonus images
What have you purchased recently?I normally don't wear black, but I just ordered this shantung set from Endorphins that I've had in my wishlist for a while - here's to hoping the website isn't dead and I will actually be able to get my items.
>>10754900is this an old pic of obsixwi? either way, 10/10 I love velvet>inb4 i get called racist for thinking all asians look the samei am asian i just have mild face blindness lol
>>10754941I feel ya, I always worry people will think I'm racist when I figure people of my own race as well
>>10754941Yes, it is! She's the only person I know of that owns the blackxblack velveteen Elizabeth
Sharing my re-ri archive before her website goes offline. It's not everything (I omitted historical costumes and normie outfits), but all lolita and a lot of her Kaneko-kei coords are here.https://mega.nz/folder/Ar4EHAga#y8IE9hlNsJ2PnfZhHGBSAw
>>10755257Samefriend, I did archive the entire website once I saw the announcement, so everything should be available as an archive as well. This is just for anyone who wants to have the images and doesn't feel like spending days saving them manually.
>>10754896Eugh, parasol doesn't match.
>>10755410Just say you’re autistic
>>10755411Post it on ita, it's where it belongs.
>>10755410Buy her one that does then and quit acting like an entitled LARPer over actual lolitas working with what they own.
The assmad itadumper has returned
>>10755449I was just about to dump some rare scans, but I guess this thread is as good as dead now
>>10755455Which colorway? Imo Hawase is similar to Elizabeth in that people don't tend to style it in many different ways
>>10755455It's not very 'authentic' old school but I like how casual it looks
>>10754952Kind of stalkerish ngl. Who pays this much attention to who owns specific dressss.
>>10755701Meant to say dresses.
>>10755701Everyone and their grandma knows there's only one of them in the western comm and she has it, it's not some big secret. If you look at wardrobe posts and interact with people, it's not that difficult to notice or remember - I personally don't even follow her.
>>10755709That’s not true. Another girl has a velvet Elizabeth but she doesn’t have a big social media presence.
>>10755482That bag is so mismatched with the outfit.
>>10755712The all black colorway? Either way, my point was that if someone does have a social media presence/makes wardrobe posts and publishes coord photos, it's not that difficult to remember who has an extremely rare and memorable dress.
>>10755714Found the poor teenager
>>10755728Obviously, genius. Obsixwi has hers and the other girl bought the all black one less than a year ago.
>>10755701I mean it's a really rare version of one of the most iconic dresses. I personally have a vague idea of who in the western comm owns my dream dress in case they ever post worn pics/decide to sell it. It's not that weird if you enjoy looking at wardrobe posts. As a random aside obsixwi is one of like, 3 people in the comm I've seen that own the dress i'm talking about lol
>>10755733what's her instagram?
>>10755701Lolitas are creepy autists, more at 11.
>>10755732Sorry grandma, your old people eyes just can’t see properly for coords anymore.
>>10755738> I personally have a vague idea of who in the western comm owns my dream dress in case they ever post worn pics/decide to sell it.Wtf go to therapy you fucking creep.
Has anyone ever shortened the sleeves on an Elizabeth OP to match Momoko's?
>>10755774nta but its just a black square bag, and vw at that. perfect for oldschool.
Meta dump incoming, starting with my favorite ads
>>10756149Some official coordinate samples I love
>>10756158Oops, forgot this ad. I'll be back later with their 2002 fashion show report and attendee coords, if there's any interest.
>imagine there's no cringe prints, it's easy if you try
>>10755941nta but that's natural knowledge even if you don't intend to, if you've been into the fashion for a few years
>>10756104Bunch of people lately who don't know VW
>>10756335Whatever you say creep.
>>10756159>if there's any interestLooks like there isn't any, but I'll post anyway. Hope someone enjoys looking through them!
>>10756527This is so beautiful
>>10756525Bless you Anon. May you find all your dream dresses at a reasonable price.
>>10756528>>10756531Thank you nona, I wish the same for you!
>>10756558Finishing up with some attendee coords
>>10756564And here's the final one of everyone gathered in line at the entrance. All hail Meta!
>>10756540I’m still pissed off that Gloiresoleil got a hold of this dress for her shite “””museum””” then scalped the fuck out of it. She was such a cunt at her event on top of that.
>>10756554>>10756553>>10756558Do we know if these were actual releases or one offs? I've seen similar dresses but never these exact onesAlso for releases at the time, how many were issued? I have obtained several meta pieces from this era that I've never seen elsewhere, and also seen one for sale that I missed that never came up again
>>10756579>>10756553 Looks like this JSKhttps://lolibrary.org/items/meta-crown-print-mini-jsk I'm also 99% sure I've seen >>10756558 before, but it doesn't seem to be on lolibrary
>>10756579>Also for releases at the time, how many were issued?Hit post too soon. I recall reading somewhere that Kato-san confirmed on her Facebook (either through DMs or in a post) that there would usually be around 100 main pieces in a release - whether that's 100 of each colorway or in total, I'm not sure.
>>10756568Me too, so pissed I missed the original sale. Did she end up selling this? How much did it go for?
>>10756605Yes I already said she scalped this dress. She made a few hundred euros off reselling it.
>>10756396cry harder newfag, if you don't want people to know what you own, don't post coords on social media
>>10756159>>10756525A seller added a staff tshirt from this event to my order as a gift. It still hurts deeply that I will never be able to thank them for it, it was such a sweet surprise.It's really a shame we never managed to communicate with japanese lolitas properly.
>>10756669Can you please take a photo of it and share with us? That's so neat! I always hear of these amazing experiences people have buying old school brand from Japanese lolitas, but I've yet to have one myself.
>>10754910anon update us if u were get it
>>10756550I'm a dude, and I love tartans, this one made me want to wear tartan, but 2bh, I'd in what way a dude could wear tartan and not look weird. Well, there's shirts and stuff, I used to have a brown tartan shirt that was literally god-tiersry 4 blog, and no I'm no lolito/ouij nor want to be one
>>10756810Why are you pretending like punk fashion doesn't exist?
>>10756877anon, they probably don't know anything about lolita
>>10756669Considering they refuse to sell to non Japanese and make no effort to talk to the foreign attendees at tea parties and events in Japan, I doubt they want to communicate with us anyways.
>>10756889Lol what events are you going to?
>>10756889Considering the state of Western lolitas I honestly can't blame them
>>10756889Japanese girls don't communicate with people who don't fluently speak Japanese, water is wet. Most sellers don't even care if you're a foreigner. I've never had my shopping services get denied for being an obvious ss.Lurk more, larper-chan.
>>10756963Tell me youre a larper without telling me. A good number of sellers on Yahoo Auctions and Rakuma explicitly say they refuse to deal with foreigners and shopping services. Just because your ss blends in better doesn’t mean the xenophobia isn’t real.
>>10756963I have, unfortunately with a dream dress and the listing is still there and has been for months because nobody else wants it but me but I'm foreign kek. Don't call others larpers if your shit doesn't hold up.
>>10756999https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdD97vTRqhkIHxYMzb0tNX9F2AIgWLHf8vMPT_S8nn5n8Fj4w/viewform?usp=send_formTime to submit all your Meta DDs and favorite old school prints!
>>10757316People need to stop bothering brands with this bullshit
>>10757331Nu Meta sucks. Might as well specify exact releases and cuts you want to see again and hope they decide to do an actual oldschool cut again
>>10757331>customers shouldn't tell brands what they want to buy
>>10757331You're an idiot
>>10755415Autistic and blind? Life really shat on your chest.
>>10757316It's not a print, but I put Embroidered Heart JSK as my pick! It's so cute!
New RRM. Thoughts?
>>10757381The first thing I noticed was that the collar looks cheap and oddly disproportionate, it should be bigger imo. I also dislike the print, it looks like IKEA bedsheets instead of a gorgeous old school floral.
>>10757393Agreed on the collar being bigger.
>>10757361good taste nonny
>>10757381It's ok. The details look really nice but the skirt looks small?
>>10757361I put this as well, prints be damned.
>>10757316Can we please do this with Baby and ask for velveteen Elizabeth? It's clearly possible, given that they're still rereleasing the OP in cotton, and regularly putting out other old school velveteen releases
>>10758071Haven't the other recent velveteen releases all been JSKs? My theory is they're reluctant to rerelease a velveteen OP because it requires washing after every wear
>>10758153That's a good point, they do all seem to be JSKs. To be honest, Elizabeth is such a special occasion piece, that I personally wouldn't mind dry cleaning it after each wear. I really hope they do release it, maybe for an anniversary of some kind, it's just so beautiful!
>>10756983Were you trying to use a well known ss company or a smaller ss run by a single person? It's a lot easier to get turned down if you use the obvious ss companies like buyee/white rabbit
>>10758167Sorry Momoko, I live in a large city where normies won't leave me alone if I walk down the street in something this OTT
>>10756877>>10756878I know about punk lolita, I like it, just not for dudes/ouijs, really really don't like them, just tartans, punk lolita is one of my favorites though, just the cute/sexy onesI guss I'm stuck with just plaid shirts (not t-shirts, don't know the name sry)
>>10758175To be fair, the normies didn't leave Momoko alone either
Should I get Elizabeth OP in white to trade it for another colorway later?
>>10758180Bro, punk fashion, not punk lolita lmao. What do you think punk lolita was inspired by? Not to mention that you don't need to dress in any particular style to successfully incorporate tartan into your outfits, as long as you have taste
>>10758483I've seen some okish tartan pants in the past, specially those those that don't stand out like crazy could be cool, thx for the idea
>>10758236What colorway would you want?
>>10758612Black x white
>>10758648I'd say don't, bxw is a more desirable colorway
>>10758989White is much cuter imo
>>10758236I'd say save your money unless you think there's going to be some situation where someone has it in bxw and will only accept trades and not money, and they will accept white as a trade. Unlikely, but I guess it could happen, but still, unlikely
Opinions? I really wanted to do an experimental coord with a few old school pieces that I own. I'm thinking that I should change the hat for a more traditional maxipad headdress, but I'm not sure.
>>10759133This is the kind of old school I love.
>>10759145why do people on this board confuse joke posts with bait
>>10759138Not enough bread
>>10759133Robin! She was in the first Pokemon commercial and frequently appeared in CUTiE, I'll see if I can find some scans to posthttps://youtu.be/mjCK2D88bCshttps://youtu.be/8IWD7tlFABI
Requesting AP and Baby’s earliest items (2000 and earlier). Lolibrary doesn’t have much from that time and it’s almost as if those brands have no trace of their earliest items from when they first started (in the late 70s and 80s respectively).
>>10759534Ap didn't even make stuff when they first started so that could be why.
>>10759534Like >>10759536 said, before AP rebranded and started producing their own designs, they were a retailer that carried various brands - you can see IW and Meta items being sold in picrel
>>10759537Here's a GLB spread with illustrations of clothes Baby sold in 1990 and 1992
>>10759538Baby OP from 1998
>>10759539Another 90s OP on the right, very unusual design
>>10759540Skirt with an older tag, perhaps before Baby took on their current brand name?
>>10759541And bonus 90s IW
>>10759543Forgot this one - another 90s item from Baby. The caption says Pretty, but I have this in black and it's BTSSB - I noticed a lot of the time girls would just list where they got something, instead of the brand itself. You can find a few more Baby items listed as Pretty in early issues of FRUiTS.
>>10759546You have this??? Can you post a pic or two?
>>10759550Seconded, I'd really love to see it if you are willing!! It's neat being able to see pieces from well known street snaps.
>>10759540wow I'm in love with that OP so weird but endearing and cute
>>10758071Would like a black velvet jsk of Elizabeth.
>>10759538The apron skirt and Michelin man blouse have been around since the early 90’s? That’s interesting. I wonder if any gull has one of those from that long ago.
does anyone have any info/more pics to share of this brand called classic lolita? obviously because of the name it is hard to search for them. I saw this ad before and the glb where an artist (sorry im having a brain fart and can't remember her name) drew atelier pierrot shop staff wearing it. havent really seen anything besides that
>>10760076I've seen them mentioned in Kera ads before, but they don't seem to have been a major brand. Their website says they designed "sexy lolita" clothes with bondage elements and a classic silhouette. There's also a blurb about them accepting custom orders for wedding dresses and stage costumes, that's pretty much all I could find.
>>10760080And the only two other images that were archived on their website
>>10759540A wider shot from the same shop setup
For anyone who wanted this and missed out last time, Lara's Doll is up for preorder! No red colorway, but they added pink, and red/green tartan
>>10759540>>10760503Never forget the girl who accepted donations to buy these dresses only to scalp them off after her shoddy museum.
>>10761607That's a hustler right there.
>>10761607She’s Japanese so it’s fine. She’s a real honest lolita. You must be jealous. Seethe, Western piggu.
>>10761559Ita magnet fr.
>>10761559tf is this
>>10761705>the most basic old school design imaginable, cotton, brand quality torchon lace>ita magnet
>>10761559i think it looks pretty cute, not the best dress ever but it's nice
>>10761559Can someone explain why this dress is generating so much hate? It looks fine? Like not amazing but not terrible
>>10761776Probably because old schoolers have a stick up their ass and think it's not ~true old school~. It just looks like something AP would release in 2004-2006 to me, and from seeing it in in person it's really good for Taobao, both quality and design wise. I'll be getting it so I can have something cheap I can wear whenever I don't feel like ruining my brand, but still want to look cute.
>>10761778well, since major brands have been putting out poorly constructed pieces for decades, especially ones made for lucky packs, it's going to be a very authentic old school experience
>>10761775lmfao. this is an accurate representation of clolita old school
>>10761559It's just kind of awkward.. The modern too short bodice with super poofy skirt. If The bodice was lower closer to natural waist, skirt 50% less poofy and nicer lace details + matching ribbons on hem it would look much better
>>10761792Babydoll cuts were prevalent in old school, no? The poof issue could probably be solved by wearing a smaller petticoat as well
>>10761797NTA but honestly, I don't think they are that prevalent.
>>10761798I don't know, maybe it's my luck, but I have accumulated at least 5 old school main pieces in this cut from various brands - Meta, Baby, ETC, JP indie, so I got the impression it wasn't an oddity
>>10761799>>10761801I was mostly joking, but nobody's going to see this but you, and it's like a $40 dress. it's lined, not made out of shitty polyester and has nice lace - that's more than you can ask for from a dirt cheap taobao op
>>10761797Uh it doesn't look like baby doll cut to me. Smaller petticoat doesn't look nice If there's too much fabric. The fabric is too heavy and it ends up looking saggy. It's just half assed design.
>>10761807to be fair, I didn't see anyone itt saying it's on par with brand, just that it's alright for taobao
>>10761805>dirt cheap taobao opQuestionable. Considering the price of the chinese dollar going up and indie brands already charging a lot, second hand is cheaper and better quality still...
>>10761818Have you seen second hand prices for anything even remotely cute and old school? Unless you get lucky on CC or Mercari and dedicate your free time to refreshing pages, it's not going to be cheaper than this dress or even reasonably priced
>>10761822Yes? You can still find things. Otherwise, fucking save up you fast fashion Clolita cunt
>>10761827>you fast fashion Clolita cuntProjecting there? I don't wear Taobao garbage. My point was that it's increasingly difficult to find anything worth wearing for a "cheaper" price, so you're objectively wrong. Also, care to explain how a Taobao MTO is any different or less fast fashion than a Baby one?
>>10761828This board is full of LAHs. It's easy for anon to say this because they're not the one who has to take care of 20 year old dresses that only show up secondhand once every 5 years. I'll take a cheap low maintenance dress every once in a while tyvm.
>>10761788>>10761827Stop calling it clolita you actual clown
>>10761877did you just get here? it's not new.
>>10761883anon thinks we're retarded and using clolita in place of taobao, when in reality it's what you said.
>>10761806It looks perfectly fine with a smaller petticoat imo
>>10761880The term it warped into is new just like your newfaggotry. I can’t believe I’m spoon feeding a cunt like you: It’s what you call friends that clone together.
>>10761932It is cheap, I think that's the point
>>10761985NAYRT but when you just started using 4chan so you feel the need to use as many pejoratives as possible to try to look cool/fit in
Requesting jacket x skirt coords
>>10761799Why the fuck ain’t they extend the pink ribbon lace all the way up
>>10755451pls post them
This thead has been gold. God bless ye anons.
Gothic, classic or sweet old school?
>>10755258what is the website?
>>10774793www.re-ri.netYou can still view her posts at www.re-ri.net/wordpress/, but apparently she's going to be taking everything down sometime this year
Old school is important
>>10778537most oldschool would end in ITA threads nowadays
>>10759138This nigga wearin beans
>>10761607That tartan dress was actually swiped from my SS on Mercari. It was being sold for 4000 and idk how much she resold it for but she made an absolute killing off the things people donated to the museum.
>>10778664>and?and that's sad reality of the modern scene
>>10759138I like it, this is really cohesive and themed well
Just received a reel old school Jane Marple set, this is the coord I'll wear to go fishing next weekend
>>10780586You can even go fishing Russian military with a Javelin rocket launcher
Does anyone have old snaps with these (or similar) t-strap mary janes they can share? I don't recall ever seeing any, but someone just told me they were popular with lolitas back in the day
I was browsing through archives and stumbled upon re-ri's old blog. There's a section with her thoughts about the fashion - I found it curious how even in 2001 lolitas were apprehensive about the title and avoided saying it out loud. Kind of dispels the myth that westerners were the only ones who ever had a problem with the fashion's name.https://web.archive.org/web/20010810213515/http://tsubaki.sakura.ne.jp/~re-ri/dress-room/cross-room/cross2/
>>10785582jeez, why is google so bad at translating japanese? all those posts are nigh unreadable
>>10785686because it's contextual.
What year would you all day is the cut off for old-school? Like, obviously Baby and other brands still release old school items, but what year would you pinpoint as the year that lolita generally shifted away from what we call old school now?I would say 2005 or 2006.
>>10786780I think 2006 is too early (still too many old school style pieces being released), whilst there was an obvious shift towards other aesthetics in 2008, so imo the old school era ended somewhere in 2007.I expect you're going to get a variety of answers, some people will be saying as early as 2004 whilst others will be saying 2009.
>>10786784Yeah, I was just guessing, but looking back on library I would say 2006. The next year is when rose toilette and country of sweets came out, officially kicking off the era of border prints. Prior to that AP mainly dabbled in screen prints like pastel ala mode, which I still consider old school.I'm using AP as a kind of bellwether since they, like other brands, released pretty similar stuff to Baby and everybody else until some point in the mid 00s where brands started deviating into their more modern look.
>>10786780imo 2005 ap looks like 2008 ap in terms of their solids, so that's when i would cut it off. before that, it was overall not that ott...
>>10786790I'm using btssb as a barometer. If I look at lolibrary OPs and JSKs from 2005 btssb was very old school but when I look at 2006 it's a mix of old school and other aesthetics.With the Koitsukihime Stained Angel dresses, the baby border dresses, Tears of the Snow Princess OP and the Royal OP serving as the new non-oldschool flavors that year.In 2007 there are more non-old school style pieces than there are old school style pieces that aren't re-releases.If I look at AP in 2006 I can see a shift happening, but still with lots of old school pieces, whilst 2007 the shift is more obvious (I see more prints and more chiffon) and I think you're right about country of sweets. Also stuff like Candy Pop.I've always had more eyes for btssb, so I think I'm going with you on AP.
>>10786784In 2006 the term old school already existed and there was already nostalgia for old school so I'd say earlier. Source: was the year I got into the fashion and was on LJ then.
>>10792153I don't remember the term being used in 2006, and can also not find any mention of it online between 2000 and 2006. I'm not saying you're wrong though.If it was being used might be it a possibility that what they saw as old school was looks from the late 90s until 2003 or something?