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Previous thread >>10749895

For cosplay questions, go to the cosplay help thread.
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question about the btssb store in sf. do they get stock separate from the online shop? for example, if a kumya print dress releases and sells out online immediately (as they almost always do) will the sf store have some in stock physically that i could go get on release day, or even after? or is the store just stocked with things that didn't sell well online?
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>>10762419
How do I get prescription contacts? Do I just get need permission from my doctor, or can I just send in my info and buy them?

I'm in the us if that helps
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>>10762451
Do you know what an optometrist is anon?
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>>10762451
if you have your prescription in hand, you don't need your doc's permission.
If you've never seen an optometrist/been fitted for contacts, do that first, and then buy your contacts.
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Any idea what this style is called?
cant seem to find anything else like this
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>>10762463
Normie shit.
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>>10762463
It's like they took IW or VM and removed all the details that make it lolita. No lace, no ruffle, no buttons or pin tucks on the skirt waist. Idk what this is, maybe retro or vintage inspired, or just ita?
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>>10762419
Anons help, I'm stuck between these two colorways.

Like either one would go with my wardrobe. Which one did ya'll pre-order
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>>10762513
I put an order in for pink. White resembles a wedding dress unless if that’s the look you’re aiming for.
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>>10762513
Go for pink! It looks much more unique than white, and I agree with >>10762516
on it resembling a wedding dress too much
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>>10762463
Yikes
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>>10762460
If >>10762451 is buying stuff in the U.S. sites are required to send an email to the eye doctor asking for confirmation to make sure the buyer isn't going to fuck up their eyes too badly. What usually ends up happening though is that they send a message to the entered doctor contact and if they don't hear back, they assume that you're good to go. Basically, a "I'll do the legal minimum to check that this won't detach your retinas but other than that, IDGAF"
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>>10762420
The online and physical store share the same stock, and items only go into stock if it didn't sell well in Japan.

The SF online store will always have a lottery available to enter the weekend of a release, and there's usually a high chance of winning most of (if not everything) you entered.
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>>10762516
>>10762539
Thank you anons (。・ω・。)ノ
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Are the contents of this DVD published anywhere?
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>>10762644
>Discord.jpg
Go back.
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There was a makeup style being discussed on threads a while back and I can’t remember what it was…it wasn’t igari, wasn’t gyaru, it was like…semi-dark? Does anyone know what it was?
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>>10762974
larme makeup?
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>>10762975
No, it was definitely similar but a little bit more…edgy?
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>>10762980
Jirai kei?
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>>10762984
Yes! Thank you so much, anon!
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what is the new behind the bows website called again?
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>>10763100
dreamwidth. it's beneath the bows
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https://www.babyssb.co.jp/store_info/20220516_kumyas-floating-sky-tea-party/
Can anyone explain this to me? Is it just being made available for extra reservations in the Japan stores or will it come online too? Thanks!
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What does ゆるロリ mean? Is it the same as daily lolita?
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>>10763145
it's kind of a mix between daily and casual. ゆる means something like laid back.
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>>10763137
Reservations will be available online sometime after May 25th and only for those items and colorways listed.

Everyone who entered the in-store lottery in Japan is guaranteed all of their items if they still want them.

Each main piece (jsks, sk, and kumya pochette jsk) will be 10% more expensive than before.
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z
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How do i find jfashion brands that are casual but still unique? For example bubbles saw the city was a really fun and affordable brand when it was new but now it's generic.
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>>10763193
Thankyou anon!
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>>10763101
>beneath
Ew
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>>10762463
I once tried to make minimalist lolita happen but it didn't happen :(
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Anyone know if cyperous wigs restock their hime wigs? The one I want has been out of stock on the site for a while
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anyone know what shop this wig is originally from? i ordered it once on ali and they sent me an entirely different color.
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>>10763720
dalao home I think
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>>10763721
thank you!
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How are angelic pretty socks quality nowadays? The ones with bunny ears. Is it worth the money or am i better off getting taobao?
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Does anyone have a physical copy of GLB vol. 2? I heard there's a cute text excerpt next to the contents page and would really love to see it, if someone's willing to take a quick photo
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>>10763822
http://www.lolitahistory.com/gallery/index.php?/category/3
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Where can I find an oldschool style ringlet wig? I feel like I’ve checked places and not found any at all
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>>10763875
They don't have the contents page or the text I'm talking about... That's the first place I checked and why I'm asking here
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>>10763877
I got mine from Maple, they're the only ones still making old school ringlet wigs
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What do you do with creeps that send messages on sales platforms? Just ignore and block, or respond and make fun of/shame them? I'm always afraid that if I do the latter, they'll find a way get off on that too, but the urge is strong.
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>>10763886
Tf? Why are there any creeps sending weird messages on selling platforms? That seems like an obscure place. Do you mean actual creeps or people you subjectively find a creep for just messaging you an offer?

Because the former..isn't commonplace..?
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>>10763888
No, actual perverted men asking for me to send photos of me wearing the shoes/socks I'm selling and the like. I've had plenty of encounters with them, in fact one happened just now which is what prompted me to post in the first place.
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>>10763785
They’re pretty good as long as you don’t stretch them out too much. Not as good as their old socks, but the bunny socks are one of AP’s better socks currently. Taobao is cheap for a reason.
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>>10763379
I miss Bubbles. Unfortunately that sort of fun, colorful style isn’t trendy anymore so a lot of the brands disappeared or changed with the trends. Unique brands are a little harder to find and tend to be higher end these days I find. I find brands I like by following Japanese influencers with style I like and checking where their clothes are from in the tags.

If you’re looking for casual, colorful clothes Koenji has some of fun used/remake shops too. Try Kiki2 or H_birthdaytoyu to you on Instagram.
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>>10763881
Thanks, anon! I’ve been getting into old school and more classic lolita and I just adore the look of ringlet wigs. It was killing me to not find any.
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Okay I’m new and have been a lurker around a month now. Thinking about getting into lolita after having interest in it for a while. But what the fuck is good taste to you people? I will admit I’m a sucker for classic, and even tasteful sweet but you people all seem to be obsessed with over accessorizing like this is slightly muted decora. The most popular prints are mostly ugly asf too. Honeycake is ~okay~ but shit like sugary carnival, milky berry, fancy hospital, dolly cat, and I could go on are either just straight up ugly or so over the top it looks fucking retarded. Is that was good taste is to you? Its kinda crazy that I will see the most campy over the top print and see gulls gushing. Please genuinely someone explain to me what is good lolita to you. Whats a “good” dress and a “bad” one.
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>>10763959
taste is subjective its just how you style it that matters. make sure the co-ord is balanced and cohesive.
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>>10763959
Sweet lolita dresses = well designed, good print placement, nicely designed prints. That is why people like the prints you listed, that you don't like. Also, so you know when they originally came out..there was nothing like that on the western market and decora was not alive. OTT was what there was of decora. Decora lived in the 90s and the OTT sweet boom happened in 2010 and you're seeing people just having nostalgia.


Regardless, if you like a different substyle to OTT sweet lolita then that is why you don't get it. It's likely you belong more in the classic domain, because while Honey Cake is a good print.. personally I don't like it as it's far too classicy sweet and southern grandma to me.
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>>10763959
You clearly don't seem to really like most sweet prints (or at the very least, you don't like AP), which is okay. Tastes differ from person to person. If you like classic, then you like classic.

All that can be said really is look out for what materials dresses are made out of, and make sure your accessories match the dress well.
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>>10763822
Apologies for the black marks, I need to clean my scanner
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>>10764029
Yes I suppose. Just so confused by gulls screeching about “bad prints” when honestly most of the sweet prints I see are bad. Like what makes it good or bad? Especially regarding complaining some look like age play… when most do to the average normie. Also confused by people fawning over over ruffled skirts smothered in ribbon but maybe I just don't get it and its fine… at least I won’t respect what you call bad or good.
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Could someone help me id these shoes?
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>>10764072
Looks like BTSSB Victoire
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>>10764087
I thought so too since everything else looks the same, but the back/side is different
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>>10764072
Probably Antaina, found them in black. Picrel from their taobao store
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>>10764097
thank you!!
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>>10764048
The average normie doesn’t know what age play is and just think it’s princess cosplay dresses. You’ve spent too long on 4chan.
It’s fine if you don’t get it, you don’t have to like everything. Just give it a year and you’ll likely find you can differentiate between shitty and better sweet prints. It’s probably also being overwhelmed as a newlita by how different sweet lolita is from normie standards, unlike goth and classic
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>>10764035
Thank you so much, anon!
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>>10764048
anon I feel you, I wear sweet but think most sweet prints like the ones you mentioned are hideous and unprinted ones tend to have ugly design choices too. it takes a while to find cute stuff but it's out there, keep looking.
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Anyone know where I can find this headpiece / can anyone ID it?

The dress was listed as diamond honey but idk anything about chinese brands and it doesn't seem to be on their taobao store. I don't know if normally the headpiece would be sold with the dress exclusively or if it's even by diamond honey but I just really want it, this is the first crown headpiece I'd actually consider wearing. Plz help anons
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>>10764133
forgot pic lol
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>>10764048
Again, it seems that you just simply don't like the general aesthetic of sweet/AP, which is fine. You can be solely into classic or non-prints.

Perhaps look at some of Baby, the Stars Shine Bright's non-mascot prints if you *had* to get something with a print? (This is Sugar Bouquet)
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>>10763959
As an owner of milky berry, I take offense to this.
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>>10764137
this looks cheap af.
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>>10764155
Okay good
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>>10764159
The lace totally does seem shitty which makes the headpiece look cheap, I agree. I still like it though, I dont expect any clolita items to look high quality lmao

Plus I'd probably detach the crown from the headband anyways
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>>10763959
You don't have to like sweet anything, just like I don't like 80% of classic. Good dresses have elements such as cute color palette, high quality material, skilled design and craftsmanship, well-drawn artwork, proportionate and appealing detail work, and overall aesthetic appeal. Most of those dresses you listed are missing one or more of those components (except for SC i'd argue) which is why you think they're "off" in some way
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>selkiecollection .com/products/la-belle-etoile-organza-french-puff-dress

Is anything from this website loliable? I love the floaty fabric but I don't know if the sleeves/neckline is too far off
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>>10764202
like the quality or what
i'm meh on this specific print I just picked one to post
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>>10764207
ty friendo
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>>10764200
this costs the same as (or more than) most lolita dresses. just buy actual lolita dresses instead of "loliable" ones
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>>10764137
>>10764169
Just get a Spica crown instead, it looks so much better
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>>10764200
I went through the whole site and no, not without reworking basically the entire garment. The only thing acceptable on that site was the bloomers and jewelry.

However, you can still wear cute dresses even if they aren't lolita dresses, anon. There's no rule that everything in your wardrobe must be lolita or loliable, you can wear different styles.
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>>10764225
Those are cute but I'd like an all white one, which I haven't seen around. I don't really care if it looks cheap since I don't intend to wear it in lolita coords
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>>10763959
Nothing about lolita is in good taste, not even the most subdued classic coords. If you want to wear this fashion you have to accept that you're going to AT BEST look like some sort of kooky victorian larper to 100% of the people who see you irl. You will never look tasteful, you'll always look weird and out of place.

This fashion is made up of women who aren't afraid to wear crazy shit. Is it in good taste? No, obviously not. Lolita is tacky and ridiculous. There's nothing of "good taste" in wearing a petticoat and frills, so why would any of us worry if the print of our dress is equally tasteless?

When people talk about good and bad dresses they're talking about the design and quality level. We're judging things like how well the garment is made, the quality of the materials, whether the cut will be flattering or universally ugly. There are also differences in print quality. Some prints are scaled well to the garment, are well illustrated, have good crisp printing and colors, etc. and others have glaring flaws. Lots of beginners are just like you and don't yet get the nuance of this shit, but with time and experience you will.
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What’s the best service to buy maple wigs from? They don’t ship directly internationally and my usual proxy service canceled when I tried to use them.
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>>10764233
They do have all white crowns, anon...
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>>10764257
This is literally a Putumayo crown from the early 2000s that was produced for them by Spica, keep seething
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>>10764260
Nobody said it was, retard. OP isn't even looking for a crown to wear with lolita, but I bet you'd be shocked to find out that it was and still is worn in lolita coords. Keep screeching about Putumayo every time you see it in hopes it will make you seem like a superior oldfag.
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How do I become a lolibrarian? I have so much information on old releases that aren't in the database, and a ton of images for entries that don't have any. Would really love to contribute as lolibrary is the only comprehensive resource for data hoarders like me.
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>>10764262
Nice straw man, it's even funnier to think that you're most likely the newfag here.
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>>10764273
I think so long as you're logged in, you can list new items. I think they'd just need to get approved by mods.

Click the 3 bars icon at the top of the webpage, and if you're logged it, click "Junior Lolibrarian", dashboard, then "Create item."
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>>10764273
Ive reached out to them before and was left on read. At this point I assume they dont want help/dont care
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>>10764273
Bless you Anon
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>>10764255
Good to know. When I looked around I couldn't find any. But knowing they exist doesn't tell me where I can find one

So far I've checked LM, CC & wunderwelt and nothing, so I'm still empty handed.
The one advantage of the cheapshit clolita one is it would be much easier to get my hands on.
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any opinions about the state of baby’s jewelry quality within the last couple of years? i haven’t bought any of their more recent pieces and want to know if they’ve pulled an angelic pretty quality wise.
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>>10763959
great news, classic is not very popular at all. the pieces you like will be cheap. downside being that classic doesn't pop up as often on the western secondhand market because fewer people wear it here.
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>>10764249
try FromJapan. if all else fails Tenshi, she's good but the fees are $$$
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>>10764273
Join the Discord.
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>>10764411
FromJapan is who I initially tried so I will shoot Tenshi a request. Thanks anon!
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>>10764262
I adore Marble desu. It’s not lolita though
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Is CC Cat gone? I really wanted to try one of their pieces and I remember an anon saying that but I can't seem to find a straight answer anywhere
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What is this type of ribbon with loops all along the edges called?
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>>10764430
Since when is marble not lolita? The absolute state of this board.
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>>10764374
I bought their loves chocolate jewelry and it's all good, better than ap
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>>10764443
>The absolute state of this board.
yo anon, if you've only been on this board in the past 2 years I can tell you 100% without a doubt that you don't have the cred to say this line.
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>>10764370
https://spica-shop.mame2plus.net/list.jsp?categoryType=5&categoryName=hat
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>>10764447
Weird response
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>>10764440
Yes. They shut down in December and they aren't producing any new pieces. Their shop is still up with some unsold stock last time I checked in March, but it's only small things like bloomers and accessories.
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>>10764454
Thanks anon. I did find that website earlier but it looked old as fuck and dodgy to order from, glad to know it's legit. However they seem to only have it in the black colorway. So I'm back to square one.
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>>10764430
what the hell are you talking about? marble is most definitely lolita. I swear either trolls or crossboarders just come here to make up dumb shit, or sweetfags have lost their damn mind.
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I'm new to lolita, I really want the Melty Berry Princess dress in red but I missed the MTO. Is there any way to still be on the list or will I have to wait until the scalpers list it next year?
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>>10764497
They MIGHT quietly put a dress or two available in the sf/paris/japan shop as leftovers from the mto when it comes out.
But i think you could get it for a non scalped price when it arrives. There were a lot of sugary carnival mto for sale for an ok price after it came out, for example. You could try emailing them too but no idea if that will work
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>>10764500
Thank you anon, this gives me hope!
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>>10764447
Anyone with a brain has the cred to say that Marble is lolita
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>>10764503
Marble, standardly is not lolita you moron lol. did you never sit there and think about why some of their packs say "goth"?
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>>10764512
Its almost like gothic lolita doesn't exist and there's no crossover whatsoever between the two subcultures. But I am curious, other than packaging semantics what makes them not lolita to you?
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>>10764514
Please anon. You must be one of these old schooler newfags claiming everything in GLB is lolita. I'm not spoonfeeding someone with no brain.
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>>10764497
Idk what other anon is talking about, there’s always leftover stock after the MTOs ship out. Right now AP USA has some stock for the LBS and Cherry Stamp MTOs and those shipped out weeks ago. The only recent MTO that quickly sold out all its leftovers was SC and even then it still had some items for a few weeks after. Just check the website regularly and turn on notifications for AP’s socials when the ETA comes around so you can grab it as soon as leftovers go up.
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>>10764512
This is like arguing that AP isn’t lolita just because they make miniskirts sometimes. Marble is lolita. And they also make non-lolita items, like basically every brand has done.
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>>10764522
>And they also make non-lolita items
They MAINLY make non-lolita items. Your argument is retarded.
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>>10764515
>>10764545
anon their own website literally calls themselves a lolita brand right on the first page, front and center. you can't be this stupid
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what AP item was it T*ler was freaking out about melting in her closet? but it was just resin or glue or smthing
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>>10764545
…they don’t mainly make non-lolita items though, so what the hell are you talking about?
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any recommendations for brands with a wide variety of high quality socks and tights?
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Why was Tyler cancelled?
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>>10764768
I don't think she was canceled. She's been doing her usual fake mean but is actually nice shtick forever and still is. Some people just thought the way she reacted to Lor's weird apology vid was shitty or unnecessary for various reasons. For some people it was a race thing. For most it was more about Tyler being a shitty friend to Lor by making a drama video on a situation that had blown over already just for views.

I stopped watching her vids before that because she is just a cringe person when not on script and she kept doing content like her letter reading stuff too much until I just gave up.
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>>10764635
There aren’t really. Good stuff for tights and socks usually gets snapped up quickly, and brands never seem to make enough stock. but metamorphose always has the plain cotton socks in stock and those are good quality. Marble socks are also good quality but it’s plain stuff too. Taobao brands like roji roji are pretty decent for sweet tights. Atelier pierrot has a lot of gothic stuff but I can’t speak for its quality.
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What should I look for when finding a seamstress to commission a custom dress? Better yet does anyone have any recommendations for seamstresses with experience making lolita?
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>>10764354
I'm 30 and don't even wear old school lmao. Stop projecting and straw-manning, having worn Bodyline in 2008 doesn't make you special.
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>>10764799
nta, but the majority of us that were actually around for old school's existence, aren't interested in it. no we're not magical dieties and anon, you're really projecting. old school pieces were pennies at the same time as bodyline also being pennies. if we wanted to buy it, we would have.
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>>10764200
No
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Marble was around but wasn't highly regarded
https://egl.livejournal.com/10275928.html
Also mini crowns and mini hats were kinda always ita despite being in glb
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>>10764808
>Also mini crowns and mini hats were kinda always ita despite being in glb
This part was more western opinion, but yeah Marble *was/is* ita still.

old schoolers are just easy to trick, they parrot anything they hear
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>>10764822
Marble is ita as hell, but there’s something so charming about their designs to me
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>>10764793
A lot of the seamstress are in Russia so please don't waste your money like I did>>10764793
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>>10764635
Abilletage, maxicimam
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>>10763900
Thank you but I can't find those accounts
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Question about buying from Fril! I'm in burgerland and I finally found a dress I've been looking over on Fril!

I've never bought from them or used a SS, but if I use Tenshi, will she buy from Fril? If not, can I get a recommendation for a SS, hopefully one that isn't too expensive? Thank you!
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>>10764954
Tenshi will buy from Fril, but she's currently on vacation and charges a 10% fee. Perhaps use From Japan if you're only purchasing from secondhand sites atm?

https://www.fromjapan.co.jp/
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>>10764961
Thank you!! Turns out the seller doesn't work with proxy sites. Sucks, but at least I know,
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>>10764962
Oh, okay. I suppose message Tenshi, then. She'll take a while to respond since she's traveling, though.
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>>10764962
You can try hoyoyo. It’s another ss but they have their staff use their own accounts (or at least someone’s account that looks legit) to buy stuff, so I’ve gotten past plenty of ‘no proxy’ buyers with then.
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>>10764962
hoyoyo will do it.
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>>10764949
H_birthdaytoyou (sorry typo before)
Kiki2_clothing
Kiki_honten (for non pastel clothing)
Teddy_shop2017 another one

There are a bunch of similar stores in the area.
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Where do i get really fancy sweet loliable earrings such as strawberries and fruits ones, that are like gold plated and i can take showers and sweat in them?
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>>10765027
Why would you wear jewelry while you take showers and sweat? Gross.
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>>10765089
>sweat
Nta and taking showers in jewelry is dumb but if you live in a warm place or do things outdoors in summer some sweat is inevitable.
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>>10765091
Oh yeah, true. I was imagining anon like working out or something.
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>>10765027
Les nereides?
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>>10765091
>taking showers in jewelry
You take off all your earrings to shower??
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>>10765102
she's talking about regular piercings with dangly stuff not cartilage rings or something.
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newfag here how do I find other people around me who are into jfashion? I'm really into hime gyaru but would I look like a clown if I went to a lolita meetup wearing it since that's not lolita?
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What kind of keywords should I use to search this type of cross-neck cutsews/blouses? Thanks in advance
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>>10765089
Sometimes i forget i’m wearing them and then take a shower and i don’t want that to ruin my jewelry completely if i did a mistake. And i sweat if i sit outside because it’s hot.

>>10765096
That looks perfect thank you
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>>10765112
Everyone will think you’re retarded and annoying at best for thinking hime gyaru is lolita. and at worst they’ll think you’re trying to make fun of them and then kick you out. Don’t do this. Look around for j fashion groups on facebook and even try pinging the gothic lolita group if they know. But hime gyaru is almost dead so good luck
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>>10765112
unless you're in a city with one of those garbage jfash comms then don't. a lolita comm will think you're ita and try to help you, or try to get you to wear lolita instead. and you're probably going to look awful attempting himegyaru initially if you're not gyaru to begin with. no idea what >>10765125 is smoking though. her comm just must be autistic.
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>>10765130
thank you for your input, the last one had me scared :') I just see hime gyaru as a natural progression for me since I've been wearing so much himekaji/liz lisa stuff. I will study other people's coords and maybe join some Facebook groups to get more in the swing of things for sure!
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>>10765147
just to let you know, hime gyaru like jesus diamante or la pafait etc. and himekaji are nothing alike unless you are wearing himekaji stuff from 2009 or earlier maybe up to 2012. himekaji wasn't really gyaru related for long because it's not a gyaru style. it was only gyaru incidentally because kaji styles just follow trends and water them down. like, you can look up himekaji today and it is totally different because it's just following trends and hime is a huge umbrella term. it was just utilized by gyaru leaning brands and mags to attract a wider audience. that said lizlisa isn't even the same type of hime as hime gyaru, it used to be called romantic princess, which was just under the same princess umbrella.
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>>10765162
I've been wearing stuff from like 2012 I find on ebay and depop, I have no idea what kind of stuff Liz lisa makes nowadays. but I appreciate the tips and the information :) I will look into la pafait and jesus diamante!
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>>10765172
you're welcome. i hope i didn't come off as aggressive with that post. i just feel like hime stuff in general is very confusing. especially since there is so much overlap with lolita and other things. stuff that lizlisa puts out now is nothing like anything more "traditional" style brands or even old lizlisa used to make.
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how do i find pieces for old school only? is there a certain japanese keyword i can look for in their 2ndhand market?
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>>10765304
You could try searching by year released maybe?
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So for the loneitas out there, how did you guys get over the anxiety of wearing lolita out by yourselves?
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>>10765304
No
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>>10765524
I actually find it easier to wear it by myself, because I attract less attention that way and people are less likely to talk to me. When I'm at a meet, there are always some very loud lolitas embarrassing the rest of the group
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>>10765524
I didn't :( I always feel stupid and physically sick before I go out.

>>10765581
I feel the same way about this. Also some people at meets wear extreme coords that really stand out, especially the itas, so that doesn't help.
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Are there any tall lolitas that own IW's Forest Harvest Festival/Forest Animal Anniversary JSK? Or, do you know someone that does? I'm quite tall (180 cm) and I think they're adorable dresses but I'm wary of how the high waist cuts might fall on me (I really don't want to be literally just legs lol) so I want to see what other tall girls might know about it
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>i like some clolita (not dumb hime extreme shit), i’ve seen some good old school from brands
is it over? am i perma ita for this?
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>>10764789
>>10764945
Thank you
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>>10765524
You just get used to it after awhile. Most people are nice, really.
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>>10765623
what the heck is the correlation between good old school and liking clolita?
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>>10765639
Right?? Like you could make the argument between liking nu-ap and clolita, but old school?
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Any western brands that carry larme-or jirai-kei like clothing? No Shein pls
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>>10765639
>>10765641
i'm sayng that some clolita brands have good old school pieces. is it over for me that i like what some clolita brands have to offer for old school lolita?
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>>10765657
can you post examples of stuff you like? old school style clolita looks weird to me but I want to believe there's good pieces out there
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>>10765657
Post links? I can't imagine the quality being anything to write home about
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This is more of an imageboard culture stupid question but... what does "a-logging" mean?
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>>10765654
hot topic for jirai-ish stuff, maybe charlotte russe for larme-ish
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>>10765663
making exaggerated false comments about someone, like saying they're a pedo or a nazi
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>>10765745
no, it's not. it's just generally being disproportionately angry at a lolcow, including wishing bodily harm or disaster upon them
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>have old BABY dress
>doesn't zip up all the way in the back because i unfortunately have badonkers (biggest problem) and wide-ish shoulders

a binder will fix that right...? haha...right? haha..
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>>10765774
Depending on how big your gahonkadahonkos are then it should help. Remember though lolita dress zippers are notoriously dogshit so honestly don't feel too bad about it.
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>>10765780
>Remember though lolita dress zippers are notoriously dogshit so honestly don't feel too bad about it.
this does help me, thank you for that actually. ;; also the measurements on either WW (where i bought it), or Lolibrary are wrong. WW said that the bust goes to like 104cm whereas LB said 86cm. it's a 2007 dress so i can't be too sad ya know?
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My question is, why do white “people” bother wearing lolita? They look like shit.
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controversial question: can bodyline main pieces look/be styled well?
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>>10765813
imo it depends on the piece. bodyline can be really hit or miss sometimes. some things are decent quality and design and some are absolute dogshit. you just have to look and judge carefully to discern which are which. many ppl who get bodyline can't do that to begin with cause they only want a cheap dress and are new/not that serious about lolita so they make it super ita
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>>10765813
Yes, they absolutely can. You just need to pick a good, solid piece with some decent lace and invest in a steamer.

Like fr, a good steamer can take a shitty look dress and make it look good.
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To Taobao brands usually put up leftovers for sale after MTOs get delivered?
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Heya, I'm having a hard finding jewelry that can go with all my main pieces. Now I understand why people recommend staying with one color scheme when you start out lol.

I'm thinking white/pearls, but I'm not sure if that would look good or not
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how exactly do I read moitie tags? I have a piece that's not on the library and I'm curious what year it's from
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>>10766293
Depends on the brand but yes, some do.
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>>10766330
Get some silver or gold jewelry with generic motifs. Vivienne Westwood's Orb is a good choice, and Jane Marple have done many variations on crowns over the years.
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>>10766335
I'm looking at NyaNya, if you (or anyone else) are familiar with them. I don't keep up with Chinese brands and missed the preorder for their strawberry series.
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>>10766330
also rose/florals and fruits
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>>10763959
>Okay I’m new
We know hun. You sound insufferable so please stay out.
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>>10764827
Is Marble still in business? I clicked a link to their old webshop recently and got a 404 error. Seeing their stuff in old GLB issues makes me feel really nostalgic.
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>>10766340
>>10766419

Thank you! Y'all are great
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>>10766464
Seems so, they sell through AtePie
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Has anyone ever used ECMS for their proxy shipment? I was just going to go with FedExex International Priority, but this one is slightly cheaper by 1k yen or so.
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>>10766464
As >>10766469 said, yes, they are sold through AtePie. They also have a more recent website of their own
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>>10766343
I don't know about NyaNya in particular, but Ecailles de Lune, Infanta, Knight Night etc. have all put leftover stuck up after preorders sold. The only thing to do is wait and hope that they do it for your preferred size and colourway.
also, a second, not as ideal solution would be to check resellers like My-Lolita-Dress, Clobbaonline, etc. They'll order a bunch of dresses to keep on hand sometimes and you can then order it from them. It's gonna be more expensive than using an SS (and some of them have poor customer service, like Devil Inspired) but it just depends on how badly you want the item I suppose.
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Newfag question

How many rings is too many for a non-ott classic look? I bought a bunch of cute rings for my first tea party and I've accidentally overwhelmed myself with choices. There is 2 rings that aren't really basic, I'm thinking 1 on one of my ring finger on 1 hand, and then a completely different one on the middle finger on the other. My problem is that my hands still bare?

Sorry for being so autismo about it I'm just trying to set a good impression it's the first time I'm meeting my com lol
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>>10766629
Still feel so bare*
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>>10766629
1 on each hand is completely fine
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>>10766590
Thank you! I'll keep an eye out for restocks, and if all else fails check out the resellers - hopefully they'll have some in stock.
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Does anyone have any recs for pettis for dresses this length/"poof" capacity? I've been looking at the wunderwelt long petti but it feels like too much.
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>>10766638
Aurora & Ariel have several long pettis with varying levels of poof. Alternatively, you can try to find a brand one secondhand, but they don't show up that often.
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I keep getting a "We're sorry, but something went wrong." anytime I try to open a listing on lace market now. Is this happening to other people or just me? Is there a way I can fix it?
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>>10766638
she's not even wearing a petti there
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>>10766666
Same thing just happened to me when I clicked on a listing, so they’re probably having issues at the moment.
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>>10766666
Yup, getting the same issue
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>>10766666
whenever lm errors happen i'm hoping it means they die and someone finally makes a better alternative
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>>10766701
I don't think anon was claiming she was, the image is clearly there just to illustrate the type of dress they were talking about
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>>10766666
Same here...also checked
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>>10766710
If lm dies it means no one will ever make another one. It isnt worth it to make a sales website you guys are annoying to deal with.

Chances are ppl will go back to fb.
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>>10762419
Where does someone who's starting out in gothic get staple accessories, especially head accessories? Closet child and Wunderwelt are empty, LM pretty much too and taobao doesn't seem to offer anything decent. I can't tell if I'm just to retarded or if available products are really that sparse....
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>>10762419
is it ita behavior to not wear bloomers... i wear a pair of white biker shorts.
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>>10766902
Look at Atelier Pierrot stock, subscribe to Antique Beast/other indie brand mailing lists to know when they reopen, wait for new Moitie releases, stalk the second hand market for older pieces. Basically what everyone else does.
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>>10766905
No, bloomers are just cute extras mostly, as long as your ass is protected from flashing people you're fine
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I bought this dress already…but is it ita if i wear it showing my shoulders? or should i get a blouse?
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>>10766943
it's ita period. you can't even wear a blouse with those kinds of sleeves, just a frumpy bolero. but this is one of those "not really gothic or sweet" abominations that will look bad no matter what.
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>>10766943
that dress is really cute and reminds me of this one :)
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>>10767243
>different color
>different material
>different silhouette
>different styling

Oh yes, I see it.
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>>10766943
>White model for Japanese brand
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>>10766943
I personally wouldn't wear it but I could see this being passable for ero.
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>>10767254
...how new are you?
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>>10767254
kek that's extremely common anon
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>>10767282
Doesn't make it okay.
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>>10767295
Agreed. White people are fugly as sin and shouldn’t ruin the image of Japanese brands that could literally just have any Japanese model who looks over a billion times better.
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Would it be stupid or unfeasible to get a candy fairy OP secondhand and hack off the bodice to make it into a skirt (and use the bodice fabric for something else i guess)? Most AP OPs look like shit on me and I prefer the skirt anyway
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>>10767297
This
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How do I make myself less ugly as a white person?
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>>10767301
Well if you wanna spend $300 or whatever just to cut it in half, and understand that nobody will buy it from you if you try to sell it, go for it. Also i hope you know a really good tailor
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Are old moitie (the one i'm looking at is from approx ~2008) polyester blouses nicer than the ones now? I got a new one from wunderwelt like a year or two ago and it was really plasticy feeling even for poly. Maybe I'm just autistic.
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>>10767307
>understand that nobody will buy it from you if you try to sell it
Some of us buy our clothes to wear them nonny
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>>10767301
If you really want to do that, please find a good tailor (either lolita or bridal/formal wear specific) and make sure they know to leave enough of the bodice to make a waistband like on the original skirt
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>>10767346
You all say that and then I see a mangled ‘i made a skirt out of this jsk’ or ‘modified i made it plus size!” pop up on lm and stay there
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>>10767307
>>10767354
I don't really plan on selling it or anything. I have a lolita-specific tailor in mind.
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Comfiest brands for under-wear like Undershirts, petti, bloomers, etc. in terms of material?
I have bad sensory issues and want to invest in some nice under clothes but I don’t want to spend a lot without knowing what is comfiest option? Preferably soft and lightweight with no scratchiness.
Adding on to that, I have a couple organza Pettis but I find the material horrible even when it’s not directly touching my skin, so I was eyeing up a voile from melikestea, is that a good option?
Thanks nons.
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>>10767403
Uniqlo is great for undergarments, their airism line is incredibly soft and doesn't bother my extremely sensitive skin. Haven't tried the heat tech line for winter yet, but hopefully other anons can chime in as I know it's pretty popular.
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Anyone have any sources for main pieces that aren't polyester shit?
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>>10767513
Anon...
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>>10767403
I have sensory issues as well and I really like my wunderwelt petti when I'm able to wear elastic banded stuff. It's really soft and it's lined as well. If you can, look for bloomers and pettis with drawstring instead of elastic. MLT will do drawstrings instead of elastic for both of those if you ask her I think. I have some other pettis from A+A and one from Sheglit that are kind of scratchy but they're bearable.
>>10767513
It's obviously mostly dependent on the releases themselves and what substyle you're looking for. BTSSB still consistently puts out really nice cotton prints and solids, and I've noticed a lot of nicer western/Korean indie brands tend to use more natural fibers than major JP brands nowadays, especially gothic and classic indies.
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>>10766906
Welp, guess it *is* a test of patience after all. I will keep my eyes open then and continue lurking the places you mentioned.
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>>10767303
Get the surgery.
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>>10767531
>wunderwelt petti
God, how I wish they'd make an a-line or just a lower poof petti
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>>10767593
Me too. It's kind of in-between A-line and cupcake so it looks fine for softer a-line dresses but it's still really intense poof.
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>>10766974
>>10767257

what if I get a tailor to remove the sleeves and make it a jsk? Still bad? I feel like it’d look nice without sleeves and if i wear a blouse.
The sleeves are weird now that I look at it but i like the rest of the dress
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Is there a master list of all the second hand websites lolitas use to buy? Wondering if there is more out there than Mercari, Lace Market, and Wunderwelt that are active.
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>>10767678
Someone made one a few months back with some pretty obscure ones, check the archives
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>>10767682
Nvm I just found it. Here's a copy paste. This doesn't have any that aren't specifically lolita (like mercari)

>lacemarket - everyone knows LM
>wunderwelt - updates mostly twice-daily
>closetchild - updates daily
>usagiyouhinten - updates irregularly, posts previews to instagram
>maidenclothing - updates very rarely, seems to be mostly dead
>tokyo alice - updates irregularly, around every 3-7 days
>violetblue - updates irregularly
>alice + fururun - might be dead
>kitty carousel - also on LM, US-based
>onegaishishop - sells both new and used items, focuses on sweet and plus size friendly, US based
>kuroshiro kawaii - sells mostly new items with a small consignment section, US based
>gloiresoleil - updates irregularly, posts previews to instagram, sells mostly old school and milk/ETC
>milkyfarm - seems to be mostly dead
>atsudemon - sells moitie / malice mizer / moi dix mois merch
>belsel webshop - unknown update schedule, seems to mostly have BTSSB. kind of overpriced
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>>10767689
You're the best!
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>>10767689
Here is gloiresoleil shop since it's half a bitch to find

https://gloiresoleil.kawaiishop.jp/
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>>10762419
Does anyone have any pics of a Stocking Anarchy cosplay, but using actually lolita clothes?
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Why are Baby cardigans and boleros so ridiculously small? I can wear all their blouses, ops, jsks etc fine but all their cardigans are like trying to wear something out the kid's section. I don't understand why outerwear would be smaller than the stuff it's supposed to go outside of.
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>>10767841
They’re just petite sizing. Saying they’re like kids section is being dramatic. lose weight, or accept you are a big boned american. Also they’re pretty much meant to be worn over blouseless jsk
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>>10767841
Yours might be shrunk. My boleros and cardigans from them have a comfortable fit but I do own one ridiculously small cardigan. I’m 99% sure it was shrunk because it’s way smaller than the measurements listed on lolibrary.
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>>10767848
this, I have gotten shrunk ones secondhand. reminder to air dry all knitwear.
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Hey y'all, I need advice on this dress. So this is from an indie company I've never heard of callee Fuwaya, and I'm not sure if I want to go for it or not.

It would cost the same as new AP, and it would come in my size, but I'm sure if I should drop $200+ on a brand I've never heard/seen before.

What do y'all think? Anyone bought anything from them before?

>https://fuwayalolita.com/
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>>10767841
>>10767848
I'm seconding the shrunk thing bc I own a short sleeve bolero from Baby and it fits me very comfortably, and I have fairly wide shoulders and my upper arms def aren't slim. in which case sorry about your luck nonny,
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>>10768113
Don't do it! The border print is up too high, it looks like a bad AP knockoff. Just buy one of the hundreds of AP berry prints
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>>10768113
Agreed about the weird print placement, the gold star lace looks horrible as well. Looks very shoehorned in and reminds me of those ita staple star petticoats.
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>>10768113
I don't see the point in paying AP prices for an indie brand that's trying to bite/mimic AP's style. Just buy AP.
>inb4 "i can't fit into AP"
unironically lose weight
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>>10768113
>>10768159
>>10768173
>>10768175

There might be something wrong with me bc that cherry dress is kinda cute desu lmao

But yeah, these feel a little *too much* in the spirt of AP, or rather, AP done berry prints so much. Regardless, How would you rank these among recent AP prints?
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>>10768113
I did buy the first round of Fuwaya dresses but was told that due to a manufacturing error, they would be delayed another month or so, so I haven't received it yet. If you haven't heard much about this brand, that's probably why - nobody (except the influencers who got their sample dresses or people who bought ready-made items) has gotten their dresses.

I don't plan to repurchase with how much the prices are. I'm always down for supporting independent designers but it's frustrating to see the 2nd round of dresses go up when the issues with the first haven't been fully resolved.
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>>10768201
I've definitely seen the fabric for those first two on Aliexpress, seems like they're using at least some commercial fabrics instead of original prints.
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>>10768206
That's really helpful, thank you anon!

>>10768207
If that's true, why is it $200? Like, this girl is aiming at fat girls who like AP, right? Does she really think she can compete with Meta?
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>>10768210
Meta is way more expensive than this brand, wtf. Also most people are lazy and don’t wanna spend time looking through taobao or even trying to view taobao
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>>10768207
They are using commercially available fabric for some and then she designs others. I think Fox Cherry or something is the name of the brand? It says on the cherry dress. The berry dresses are commercially available and the pie dress is one that they designed.
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I just bought my first J-Fashion purchase at convention, I bought Bodyline's Kitten Piano Concerto JSK (L562) in beige, and now I'm kind of stuck because I don't have anything to pair it with and I don't know what to even to buy to pair with it. I'd like some suggestions, but what I really need is help to point me to where should be looking when it comes to figuring out what to pair with my main pieces.
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>>10768229
I will spoonfeed you a little. If you don’t even know what to buy to pair it up with, it is extreme laziness on your part and you should have at least a vague idea of what you need. please make use of google and read up more on lolita

http://sleepingsweets.blogspot.com/2014/09/lolita-fashion-beginners-guide-part-one.html?m=1
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>>10768220
Not really? Once you factor in shipping for both, Meta is only about $50 more expensive
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>>10768259
I was thinking about the hidden princess series but yeah $50 more for their normal releases and something actually quality seems like a no brainer
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>>10768262
To be fair, AP usa adds like $90 to it's prices
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>>10768229
Personally, I think that's kind of ugly, but I'll bite and spoonfeed. This seems like the kind of dress that a newbie could easily fuck up, so I'd like to offer advice.

It's music themed and cat themed, so try to coord items which match those themes (barring cat ears). Don't go wearing a big butterfly necklace or a cupcake headpiece, because it'll look stupid and out of place. Not keeping to theme is a very common mistake for newbies. While the dress is beige, trying to color match accessories which perfectly match that shade of beige will be an exercise in futility, and will also make you look like a hideous beige blob. The dress has white accents anyway. So instead of beige, just stick with the colors white, black, and red for coording.

I'd personally coord it with a collared white blouse, a red or black cardigan, simple white OTKs (even ankle-height lacy socks would look fine with a dress this simple), a black or white headbow, and black mary janes. Make sure you buy all your items from a lolita brand (like Bodyline). You won't get away with wearing a normie shirt, accessories, or socks from Target, so don't even try. If wearing a short-sleeved blouse, some kind of simple wristwear (simple white wristcuffs) would be appropriate. Accessories shouldn't be too sparkly or lacy since the dress itself is pretty plain. Any simple black or red bag should be acceptable. If wearing a red cardigan, include a bit of red elsewhere (either the legs/feet or head) to balance it out.

For hairstyling, bangs and braided pigtails with bows would be nice. Bangs are essential. Don't wear an updo. Makeup should still be done nicely (lashes, lip color, eyeliner, blush, maybe some eye shadow sticking to subtle browns) but you don't need to go crazy with a lot of colorful eyeshadow and glitter or blotchy pink cheeks.

Picrel is of a model wearing the dress, which is a good example of it worn nicely.
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>>10768229
>>10768278
(cont.)
Don't wear it like picrel. The striped sheer socks and lacy gloves don't match the simplicity of the dress, and would look more appropriate with a goth coord. Her hair looks dull and poorly styled, as does her makeup. The white shoes (boots?) look very out of place and have weird cut-outs, which also clashes with the stockings.
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>>10768157
>>10767848
Shit I was kind of wondering this because they all happened to be wool as well. It's just happened like 2-3 different times and I tried stretching one of them out. But you guys might be right since it's specifically wool ones that were secondhand. I guess I'll try buying them new then.
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>>10768201
I like second from right but they should remove the brand name from the print, it's awkward and no1curr

The pie print is too high contrast and ugly colors. The two on the left are ok but remind me of cheap AP wannabees also.

You can buy some of the AP berry prints secondhand dirt cheap and there's all kinds of sizing
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Will Baby re-release Hawase Doll OP again do you think?
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>>10768525
It's possible, Baby staff told me the MTO was super popular in an email
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>>10768525
Yes
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>>10767772
She's the lolita museum scammer tho
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>>10767363
>pop up on lm and stay there
Even many of the most awful hack job alterations sell like immediately though.

Still most people who alter their clothing the right way and have it done well by a tailor tend to keep them so you almost never see the good ones. Or it's a small thing like longer straps or rearranging buttons on straps so people don't even always label it as a real alteration.

Most of the fucky alterations are to bodices as well so hacking off the bodice and creating a skirt would actually save them from the most offensive problems that alterations tend to have which are related to resizing and a different part of the dress.
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>>10768525
Yes but I don't love the new flowers they do. The original roses were the best and made more sense with the original name.

>>10768546
Recap?
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>>10768201
I know for AP prices or lower I'm definitely going to live to regret it. I only got bitten once by a local indie brand and it legitimately made me never want to buy indie dresses again. I'm too embarrassed to even ask the seller to take down my picture because I ghosted her and unfollowed her. So you know what? I fit AP without stretching the damn seams out so I'm just going to continue being a permanent second-hand market prowler and DIYer. It's just not worth it. I don't want to get burned again.
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I’m looking for an AatP or BtSSB dress with a stupidly lengthy name. Recommendations?
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>>10768594
Spent way too long looking through lolibrary. Hope this is what you meant
>Hydrangeas in Reminiscence ~Melody Dedicated to You~
>Galaxy Chris ~Twinkle Stardust and Space Gear~
>Oath of Rose ~Rondo of Love and Betrayal~
>Quiet Toys Room ~The Days Played with Them~
>Rumble Fish and the Phantom Crystal Palace
>La Prière ~The Glimpse of a Dream through the Glass Window~
>Labyrinth Collection Room ~Secret Slumber Room in the Old Castle~
>Stardust Fantasia ~Horoscope of Twins Star Kittens~
>Pastoral in the Grass Green ~Poem of the Shepherd~
>Banquet in the Dark Night with Dancing Roses
>My Advent Calendar ~Magic of the Happiness over the Special Day~
>Bambi de la Forêt Secrete ~Petite Princesse de la Forêt~
>Celestial Harmonia ~Angelic Melody Upon the Stars~
>Cherry Rendezvous ~ BABY CHERRY Beginning of Love~
>CHOcOlate addiction ~with your SweEt MEmories~
>Queen of Snow ~Fragment of Eternity I Hid in Snow Globe~
>Le Petit Chaperon Rouge ~Maiden of the Dark Forest~
>Funeral Procession Of Rose~ Aria Blooming In The Twilight (my personal favorite AATP print)
>Secret Hospital for Dolls ~It's Me Who Heals You~
And of course
>The world's most adorable dog and the world's most delicious strawberry frappe
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>>10768113
they use that ugly blonde bitch as a model, would never buy them.
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>>10768201
the scatter print one is okay. i hate how they're using a fake japanese word though. and i hate how all the writing is huge on all the things i've seen. pie dress is the ugliest thing i've seen in a while, burn it.
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>>10768602
Did she shit in your petti or something
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>>10768602
the only model i see in their listings is a chubby asian girl
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>>10768626
So what you're telling me is that you're too fat to fit into Innocent World
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>>10767493
Seconding the airism line, the seamless camis are super comfy and made from a smooth material that won't make your clothes ride up or cause static.
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Newbie here, I'd like to star buying AP jewelry from their site. How do I know when they have it available? They announce it? They just drop it?
I am desperate enough to be willing to buy from AP JP, AP USA and AP JP, can I buy directly from them or do I need a SS?
My main concern is knowing when something will be available
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>>10768751
This question is so fucking stupid that I recommend you ask it in the Big Sisters Of Lolita Fashion group. Or Google it I beg you. The information is already out there.
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>>10768751
Scalper vibes
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>>10768113
Whoever runs the account was spamming me and my friends with links to their new items. And we don’t even follow them.
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>>10768606
look on the site
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Maxicimam's quality? I found a couple of reviews but they look Bodyline-tier.
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>>10768772
It’s very good quality and sturdy. Their blouses are especially loved. Bodyline tier, really?
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>>10768772
Their lovely line is A+, all well made and what not. Maxi is an old brand like Btssb and AP
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how to source this dress? i google image searched but all i can find is an aliexpress listing. would appreciate if someone could tell me where this is from!
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>>10768772
They are somewhere between bodyline and brand, like higher end taobao.
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>>10768772
suffers from bad stock photos but it's an o.g. brand for a reason. ignore the newfags here saying it's like higher end taobao. clolita could never.
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>>10768808
>higher end taobao
>between bodyline and brand
fuck, don't make me laugh
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>>10768808
They ARE brand. They're Japanese and have been around since the 90s. Why wouldn't they be?
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>>10768815
Yeah right, I bought some recently because everyone here swears up and down they are amazing quality. They aren't. They're just fine. They use cotton which is good but they are nowhere near brand.
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>>10768821
>>10768820
Spotted the fatties. Keep telling yourself it's on the same level as Baby and older AP. Delusional
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>>10768823
Are you too autistic to understand social cues? I'm laughing because it's laughable to think it's on the same level as brand
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I've noticed some sellers on mercari request that you leave a comment before purchasing. Does buyee (or other shopping services if you know them) do this? Or do they just go ahead and buy it?
Normally I wouldnt worry but I've been saving up for this particular dress for a while and I would shit if the seller cancelled my order
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>>10768815
Anon, they aren't a brand. They are an indie japanese brand.

ITT: Newfags be rollin' in here thinking they know shit and advising newerfags of shit the newfags already don't know about.
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>>10768828
Buyee and fromjapan basically say they're buying for foreigners overseas can we buy? which is part of the problem
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>>10768828
I don't think it's possible to instabuy something where the seller requires you to comment, I use an SS that has an automated system and it makes me think Mercari has an option for sellers to disable this on their end somehow. And yes, all shopping services should be able to comment for you.
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>>10768828
Hoyoyo does this, they just comment something like "Hello I am interested can I please buy this?" (paraphrasing, after google translate). I think Buyee does it too, though it's been a very long time since I've used them.
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Is sheglit my best bet for light color gothic/classic stuff that has a fitted waist? I need a white or light blue dress, but i don’t like sheglit’s bodice cuts. I just want a plain jsk bodice without random shit going on like they tend to put
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>>10768858
I see, I didn't know this, thanks. I guess I was under the impression that leaving the comment was more of an "etiquette" thing or something like that, I feel a little more confident placing my order, then.

>>10768853
Yeah I'm a little worried about this being an issue with the seller also, to be completely honest haha. I guess it would be possible to try with a different ss if I have a problem? But if they don't to sell, they don't want to sell, I'll just take a chance.

>>10768860
>Hoyoyo
Haven't heard of this one, might try it if my first attempt fails. Thank you.
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>>10768874
Try some VM and exentrique
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>>10768758
This is literally the stupid questions threads, complaining about it makes you look even more stupid
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>>10768875
I don't recommend hoyoyo. Their service is awful. I tried them in March and they took at least several days after I paid to even leave comments on my items. For one item they went a week after payment without doing anything, and they even bought some items that I requested a few days after that first, so I sent them a nudge about it and they instantly commented on the listing. They essentially went a week sitting on their asses with my money and either forgot or were too lazy to bother getting my things.
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>>10768910
I'm >>10768860 and just wanna say I've had somewhat an experience similar to you. I used them without issue all last year and they were very fast. But then this year starting in January they started taking 3-5 days to respond and I lost out on a couple of items. Their customer service is also a crapshoot bc some of them have excellent English and some of the really don't. They are the cheapest SS by far, though, so it's a tradeoff I guess? They're also willing to buy listings on Mercari that Buyee isn't (the ones that say "sorry this item is only available in Japan.") I don't think I'd recommend them at this point, probably, although as a last resort they're still useable somewhat.

Oh, and in my last order they ended up buying the wrong item from the seller. I bought socks and a headdress from the same seller. Seller made a new combined listing, but made a mistake and put wristcuffs in there instead of the headdress. I didn't realize anything was up until I got my package bc I never even saw the new combined listing. We went back and forth a bunch and finally they asked me to take a picture of every single item that had been in my package. I did that, but the day after I had to go out of town bc someone in my family was hospitalized and I had to stay with them. I was busy, tired, and fed up I just didn't bother respond to them at that point.

Now I have a pair of wristcuffs I don't care for and no headdress. I mean, I guess that's kinda on me, and they're not bad, they're baby and all, but...fuck i'm still kinda mad lmao
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>>10768858
Mercari has no such option for sellers. If a ss buys it the seller has to manually cancel and tell them to sod off.
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>>10762419
why is it that when an MM piece is being sold on lacemarket, the exact same piece pops up on closetchild or wunderwelt? i thought it just might be the same collector/reseller, but the people selling it on lacemarket are sometimes from the US

Also, they're usually in bid format, so it couldn't be taken down if someone on another site buys it, so I doubt it's the same dress??
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I have a shitpost maxicimam shirt, I want to frame it for home decoration. It's probably a bad idea to put under glass so I was wondering if it's better to frame it without glass on it or to put it on a canvas so it's less likely to trap moisture.
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Do you have any recommendations where to find a bag that would be at least somewhat suitable for lolita (casual-ish, worn to the office) bag that would fit a 16-inch laptop? The best I could find is the pictured one from BerryQ, but it's still slightly too small. I'd have to put the laptop in vertically and it would still stick out a bit. Pls help. It stops me from wearing lolita to the office more (I need to take the laptop home often)
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>>10769448
Samefag: I also think of just getting a custom a'la tote bag in the needed size but with some bows and shit if I don't find a suitable one in some lolita store, whatbdo you think. Maybe it will just be a quicker way...
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hi, is it possible to register on taobao without using my number?
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>>10769445
definitely stretch it over a canvas. then you can add a minimal frame around that. glass not needed.
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>>10769472
thank you !
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Does anyone know if the measurements on sexpot revenge flat measurements or full... I have my eyes on a parka but 84.cm for an L size seems small...but also I'm American
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I just put in my first ever order at Wunderwelt (yup, hella late to the party) and read all the faqs etc. I was warned that EMS and ePacket are currently not available to my country and that it would be sent by Yamato International TA-Q-BIN (UPS). There was also a warning that Yamato shipping would likely be more expensive than EMS.

When I placed my order on June 1st it said that the shipping cost was 1000yen, which seems almost too good to be true. On my order page it says 'payment status: paid' 'Fulfilment status: Unfulfilled'.

I haven't had any contact since. Am I missing something here? Will I be charged additional shipping costs? Basically, is there anything else I'm supposed to do at this point?
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>>10770380
I might be wrong, but I think I know what's happening:

Wunderwelt only ships Yamato packages once a week (I think on Thursdays?), so they probably didn't have time to prepare your package in time to ship it. I would wait until the 10th or 11th to be worried about it.

Another scenario might be that Wunderwelt has a deal going on right now where all orders have 1000 yen shipping (it was a promo for March, but got extended indefinitely). There's a chance that Yamato shipping is an exception because it is more expensive like you said. So maybe if your package doesn't ship by the end of this coming week, you can email them and ask if there's any outstanding shipping fees you need to pay.
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is there any SS that does preorders? a brand I like that doesn't ship overseas opened a preorder now and the item gets shipped out all the way in december. what SS would be good for purchasing that with?
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>>10770460
That's really insightful anon, thank you. I will definitely message them if I don't hear anything by the end of the week.
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What taobao stores make really cute acrylic necklaces for sweet? There was one store that made adorable rabbit necklaces with red gem eyes that I can't find, but also I just need necklaces
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So I have a few rare dresses that are just too big on me. I don't want to get them altered because of how rare they are, but the gapping on the sides of my bust just looks dumb. Is there any methods I can use to make the gapping smaller or less noticeable without damaging the dress?
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>>10768804
>how to source this dress?

My best advice is: don't. It's ugly.
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im really new and worried about blowing a ton of money on my first coord/jsk and end up realizing lolita doesnt necessarily suit me. should i just buy some low quality shit from aliexpress or just get over it and buy brand?
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>>10773364
Do research before you buy anything, even if it takes you 6 months. What you might like when you first get interest you might hate/think is tacky a few months down the track. I hated the first taobao dress I bought when I received my first brand dress the quality difference is miles apart.
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I gained a lot of weight during the pandemic. My dream dress has popped up secondhand in my preferred cut, and I have the funds to afford it, but I don't think it will fit me right now. I am losing the weight steadily so I believe I'll fit it eventually, but I've never bought a dress knowing it wouldn't fit before. Is it a bad idea? Have you done this before? I honestly think holding it in my hands, seeing the lace up close, will motivate me to work out harder, but who knows.
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>>10768804
You're welcome
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=655978490656
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Looking for good websites to do some ouji inspired outfit, I want to be able to wear it outside without looking too much like a boy lolita ty.

I'd like something good, quality wise, not rly fazed with taobao/devil inspired stuff. I have money, ty.
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>>10773731
I had the same situation and ended up buying the dress and now I can wear it. I actually hung it up in a visible place so I could see it and it was a good reminder for me to get up and do some exercise instead of laying around on the computer.
It might depend for you how far outside of the measurements you are, whether it ends up being a good idea, but you could always sell it too, so I'd say go for it.

>>10769463
Not that I'm aware of.
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Idk if this is saging or not but gonna post anyway

Anyone have good tips on how to use press on nails, or how to make your own? Since they're plastic, can I literally use acrylic paint to create designs? How easy are they to remove and store, and how many uses can they last for?

I try to keep my nails painted, but it's hard to keep up with, and regular polish takes so long to dry and chips. Gel seems like a pain in the ass to remove. I'd love any insight to your best methods, thank you kindly!



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