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Previous thread: >>9999353

Ask all your lolita and jfash questions here. For any cosplay questions, your best bet is the cosplay help thread.
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>>10012584
Is larme-kei considered too normie to be a subculture?
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>>10012773
Yes.
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>>10012773
larme-kei doesn't exist, its just a magazine. next.
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>>10012773
I mean there are larme-specific groups on facebook
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>>10012773
Nope, although from what I know it's not a very popular style.
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where did all the prices on lolibrary go? i remember most entries had them, now very few do :(
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>buy thing on LM
>seller says she'll ship day after pmt
>no updates/tracking for 3 days, so I send a follow-up email
>it's remained unread for 5 days
>no packages on USPS dashboard

Anyone been in a similar situation, and how did you handle? What's the standard number of follow-ups/waiting time before you pull the trigger on a claim?

I'm not the type of person to hound a seller (which is why I've only sent one follow-up message) but I just want to know the best way to handle if she really did disappear without sending the package.
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>>10012853
Where are they from? Just to play devil's advocate, some of my family in the south and east are still without power and service due to the weather.

>>10012820
lolibrary sucks now and they're apparently just gone. also can't google for lolibrary results anymore for whatever dumb reason.
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>>10012862
>lolibrary sucks now and they're apparently just gone. also can't google for lolibrary results anymore for whatever dumb reason.

That's what I was fearing... Are there alternatives?
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>>10012862
They're in WA
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Is there a guide anywhere to washing secondhand brand?
Should I just steam it?
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>>10012995
Check the archives, we've had tons of threads about this. Short answer is that most lolita can be washed in the machine on a delicate cycle in a laundry bag or handwashed.
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>>10012862
>lolibrary is gone

I literally checked lolibrary this morning and it was up; what happened?
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>>10013006
I never said lolibrary was gone, I said a lot of the pricing information that was there is gone.
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>>10013003
Thank you! Sorry for not checking first..
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>>10013008
Oh Jesus, I was really worried for a second
Sorry you can't check prices
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Actual male here, been getting into jp/korean fashion. Where do I start sempai?
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>>10013242
>hey ladies please acknowledge my dick and spoonfeed me
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>>10013242
>korean
gmarket
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>>10012773
Larme kei isn’t a thing. Larme is a magazine showcasing Girly style outfits. Girly style is popular in Japan.
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>>10013259
>"Gothic Lolita isn't a thing. Gothic & Lolita Bible is a magazine showcasing girly style outfits. Girly style is popular in Japan"

Larme definitely is less defined than lolita but it still has some distinctive features that set it apart from other girly styles.
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How do I buy shit from mercari.jp? What shopping services u can recommend?
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>>10013309
Japonica and Tenshi are the two most popular. Tenshi is a little more expensive but is a native english speaker and some say provides better customer service. I use Japonica because they're a bit cheaper haha. But with both they will treat return customers better than fresh ones, but you have to get your foot in the door at some point.

There may be others but a few closed/shut down a few months ago I thought, can't remember which ones though.
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Is BPN a consistently smaller brand or is it just that a lot of their pieces are more JP size S than M and there are some M out there? I really like how the dead brand always looks with their aesthetic and they're generally affordable, but then I check measurements on CC and it looks like they'd be too small for me (I'm 86 / 66 and ususally fit JP M). Are they just a smaller sized brand in general and I should give up looking at them, are larger than CC makes them seem, it's just a few smaller pieces I've seen...?
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>>10013390
Most BPN is actually kind of big on me, and I have an 87 cm bust. If you normally fit a Japanese m it should be fine
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>>10013395
To clarify: it's not BIG big but it doesn't fit as snugly as a lot of other Japanese brands
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What brands do my fellow tiny people wear?

I am really struggling to find clothing (normie and jfash) that doesn't require tons of tailoring to wear. The only brands I've had any luck with are Katie and Milk, mostly because they make a lot of casual, knit pieces that aren't fitted like lolita dresses. I've literally swam in the few pieces of Angelic Pretty and BTSSB that I've bought. Even tying the corset laces and waist ties, there is just too much extra fabric.

My measurements are 83-58-80.
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>>10013408
smolita here/ I wear a lot of taobao in XS/S. Also liz lisa (its really short so its not actually that short on me).
but I'm also a seamstress -- only way i have been able to get clothes to work for me. I tailor a lot of my lolita.
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>>10013390
It must vary from piece to piece. I bought an op secondhand that was bpn and i have a 94 cm bust and it fits like a dream on me.
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>>10013408
Are you set on sweet? Old moitie and VM run pretty small IIRC, but those pieces can of course be hard to find.
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>>10013447
Btw recently released Liz Lisa is huge even though they already started making a large size on its own. I have a couple cm on you in some of those measurements and I’m already swimming in regular freesize. Go for 2012 or prior Liz Lisa if you want more petite stuff from the brand.
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>>10013454
My style is pretty sweet/quirky. My daily wear has to be very bland for work (all black uniform) so I like to go more colorful and cheerful when I can.

>>10013447
Unfortunately I really don't like most of LL. I should have specified that, I guess. I'm not into the look of LL/Amavel/Ank Rouge. The quality just isn't there, and it feels kind of too young to me, if that makes sense. I'm 26 and live in a cool climate, and the whole "lots of leg and shoulder" look doesn't really do anything for me.

I'm more drawn to either full on cute (like AP) or slightly more "mature" brands like Katie, Milk, Jane Marple. Fint makes some nicer pieces, too, but they also seem quite big.

Then Axes Femme is both big and frumpy.

I do appreciate the advice, though. I've stayed away from taobao because even the nicer brands I've seen in person have seemed questionable. Maybe I'll try to pick up some secondhand and see.
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>>10013467
Maybe try EAT ME or crayme then?
I don’t think your age has anything to do with not wearing those brands especially with the kind of stuff Ank is producing recently (compared to 3 years ago) and considering you’d wear AP but that’s your choice.
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I've two stupid questions.

1) What is this type of design called? I've noticed AP makes a lot of OPs like this one and I love them.
2) I'm 165cm tall and my bust is 80cm. Do you think I would look good in it? I know I'd be able to wear the dress but I think it would look better if it wasn't too short or tight. I'm not familiar with AP sizes.

Thanks in advance!
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>>10013594
high waisted
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>>10013594
Yes your size is fine
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>>10013574
To me the typical cuts and patterns of LL and whatnot always feel young, in the same way that Hollister or Abercrombie or F21 feels young. I can't quite explain it, but that's how I feel. I just don't like it and it doesn't suit my style.

Maybe it's because most of the lolitas I follow and know are older, but I don't really associate lolita with any sort of age group, even sweet. I don't go for super sweet prints personally.

Again, thanks for the help. Eat Me's S size looks like it should be good for bottoms, which is one thing I've really struggled with.
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>>10013408
I'll second Liz Lisa. It's technically made for teens iirc so it's nothing bigger than Small, always.

You can still wear BtSSB and AP, but pay very close attention to the cuts and measurements. OPs seems to be the "small size" for AP and JSKs are just huge, but that's not always the rule. AP has just blown up in size in the past few years because of westerners, so try older sweet pieces. You can see Japanese models swimming in some of the newer AP pieces.
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>>10013408
some japanese indie lolita brands are small and will also do custom sizing to an extend
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>>10013408
if you are into lolita, skirts tend to go much smaller than dresses
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What could I use to fix an assymetrical face? Atm I try to balance it out by contouring which works to a degree, but short of surgery do I have any other options?
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>>10013408
What this anon said, >>10013717
If you like old-school the main pieces tend to run smaller than a lot of the more modern dresses.
There's also MM/VM if you're into classic.
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>>10013594
I agree, these type of cuts are super cute.
AP is kinda notorious for releasing very generously sized pieces though, but mainly the JSK's or items with shirring have this "problem".
OP's always seem to run smaller with this brand, same goes for skirts. I think this intentional so they can cater to smaller sizes.
Generally, you don't want your piece to be huge on you, or too tight in this fashion. If uncertain, check the measurements AP provides on their webshop or on lolibrary.
You have a small bust, I doubt you will be too large and you will probably look lovely in these OP's. Or any piece with shirring that doesn't go up to like 100~120+ cm max and has back (most common), side or front corset lacing.
Corset lacing helps you adjust the size so it becomes smaller (you probably know this already).
For your size I recommend unshirred OP's with a max measurement up to 90~93 ish, any larger might be a bit too large for you.
If it has shirring, check out the minimum measurements instead of the maximum ones.
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Any good sources for non ita early 2000s style twintail wigs (the big soft cotton candy colored ones, not the ita rainbow limp greasy shit on Amazon)

I checked Arda, AliExpress, and Bodyline and didn't see any. I would be fine with most price points since this is such a commonly fucked up thing.

I would be fine with other styles except I already have the thin grey taobao ones and a long wavy Arda one
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I've been trying to remember the name or location of one meetup with a religious theme a la Met Gala hosted in the US.
Does anyone know which one I'm talking about?
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>>10013242
> Actual female here, been getting into jp/korean fashion. Where do I start sempai?
Your gender doesn't help if we don't know what you like

>>10013271
> distinctive features that set it apart from other girly styles
Watch some larme interviews on youtube or translations from the magazines, they say that larme is not a style but a showcase of girly styles. What we call the "larme style" is actually just a tiny subset of the magazine that people really liked because it was distinctive (aka, we nitpicked one thing and called it larme)
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>>10013726
A good hairstyle
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Is there a legitimate reason why baby SF charges $22 for domestic shipping or are they just ripping people off? It shouldn’t cost more to ship something domestically than from japan jfc
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>>10013968
They use priority 2-day with signature confirmation as a default shipping method, which gets really pricey for large or heavy items.

Kinda sucks having to drive to the post office and sign for a pair of socks.
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>>10013807
Heavenly Bodies?
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>>10013597
>high waisted
I think this is too general :( perhaps they don't have a name?

>>10013606
Thanks.

>>10013735
Thank you for all the advice anon (: It seems this type of cut almost never has corset lacing and I think that's because it should have a loose fit. 90-93 bust it is then! Thanks!
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>>10014081
the name of the dress is sugary gingham
the style is highwaisted, no other name
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I wanna get into cosplay, but I have hyperhidrosis. Means I sweat fucktons. Been to a doctor, not much to be done. Antiperspirants don't help.
Can I still cosplay or should I get this idea out of my head?
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>>10014257
You can get Botox in your armpits to help control sweating, just incase you never heard of it but it’s a thing people do.
If it’s just sweat and not stinking I wouldn’t worry too much about it anon and go for it.
If it helps try to pick characters with costumes you won’t be overly hot in to help keep your temperature even.
You can also put special sweat soak up pads in the sleeves of your shirt under your armpits, to prevent wet marks, use a combo of these things if you go to a con or even at a photo shoot if that’s what you’re into.
Don’t sweat it too much anon, pun not intended.
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>>10013726
Which features are asymmetrical?
Eyes? Nose? Facial shape?
You can get fillers in some of the areas if that’s an option you want to look into, but yeah contouring is a great way to go about it, and other makeup tricks for enlarging eyes/lips to match if those are your issues. (Like overlining lips in areas they’re not even or lining one eye slightly more than the other, eye tape if one eye folds more than another, etc)
I know everyone says the perfect beauty has perfect symmetry but I personally find girls that I think are cutest usually are a bit asymmetric.
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>>10013242
Maybe start by at least posting a photo of a style you like? Any kpop guy photos you have of a style you like?
We can’t give you much help since it’s the same as asking
>>I want to get into American style fashion where do I start?
It’s way too broad to give an answer to we can’t just tell you “go to Tommy Hilfiger and get yourself a polo shirt”
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From the last thread:

is there any other way to join a pod? I'm a lonelita and my only other lolita friend just swore off of IG for an indefinite period of time. Would like to expand my reach a bit, will comment for comments.
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>>10014306
Thanks, yeah I've used the pads before, they're not perfect but they can help. Thanks for the enccouraging words, I guess I really am worrying too much.
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When you buy something from btssb, how long does it take exactly to arrive in Belgium? I've only bought from them through the Paris shop.
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>>10014353
Bought directly through the site? 2-3 weeks give or take. At least that's how long it took for me if I remember correctly.
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>>10013395
>>10013451
Sorry for the late thanks, but thanks so much for the replies guys! I guess I had just seen some smaller items on CC and got discouraged thinking that was the norm rather than the exception. Excited to buy some BPN sometime now!
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Any recommendations for xianyu proxy? I know Chinese Lolita Updates is one. I'm mostly looking for one that's good on communication and won't mind all my questions
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Has anyone ever ordered from Pastel Bat’s store Eyecandy? I ordered something from her about 2 weeks ago and she has yet to ship it and hasn’t communicated with me on when it would be shipped. Am I being impatient or does it normally take this long?
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Help with lice in lolita? I have lice and now I’m unsure how I’m going to clean all my accessories and wigs carefully from it.
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>>10015145
Lice can’t survive away from a host for too long, so if they’re on clothes they’ll die soon BUT you can also kill them with high heat

>”Machine wash any dry clothing, bed linens, and other items that the infested person wore or used during the 2 days before treatment using the hot water (130°F) laundry cycle and the high heat drying cycle. Clothing and items that are not washable can be dry–cleaned
OR
>sealed in a plastic bag and stored for
2 weeks.

So either of these will do the trick, if you can stay away from the dresses for 2 weeks then that’s enough, but washing on high heat will be just fine too.
My little sister had lice once and that’s all we did too.
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>>10015145
Just noticed you specified wigs, so I’ll specifically answer for that too.
They can’t survive away from a host for long so what I would do just to be safe is apply the lice killing shampoo treatments to the wigs as well, and then once dry seal them in bags for 2 weeks to be sure, then wash again to get any dead lice out.
Any hair accessories like combs you can soak in hot temp water for like 10 minutes and also dry and seal away.
This would all just be for peace of mind because lice can only survive 1-2days without a source of food, so if they can’t get to something in 1-2days they’re done, the 2 weeks sealing is mostly to ensure even if eggs hatch that they’ll die out too.
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I asked this in the old thread, but no reply:

Does Wunderwelt or any other JP sites do sitewide holiday sales, like with Taobao and 11/11?
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How long do custom sized Taobao dresses tend to take? Wondering specifically about Classical Puppets but I'm curious about other ones as well.
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>>10015267
no, not online.. closetchild do summer sales in their physical stores and wunderwelt have the occasional 20% or so off a particular brand or type of item (I.E skirts). or like, 1000 yen off anything over 10000. wunderwelt also have some kind of loyalty program where you get a meagre discount for spending like 100000 yen or something stupid like that.
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Can you adjust the length of a hoop skirt? If not, is it possible to cut the bottom ring off?
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What the hell are the shoes in >>10014816? They look incredible.
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>>10015362
Add pintucks if you know how to sew
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>>10015362

If it's this kind of cage-style hoop skirt, you can wrap and tie two of the tiers together with a length of ribbon (or rope or whatever). So you don't have to cut it off.

If you want to cut it off, the fabric in between will likely fray. For this cage-style hoop skirt, you can fray-check the ends, fold it upwards, then stitch it down to keep it from being annoying.

If it's the kind of hoop skirt where there's solid fabric all around, you're better off taking it to a seamstress and having her shorten it for you. It's fairly easy to cut off the bottom loop and simply hem it, it's only annoying/difficult if you need to learn how to sew before you try to shorten the skirt.
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>>10012874
There is a Chinese site for TaoBao brands. Dunno if they have prices and they only follow Chinese brands not Japanese, Korean, Western, etc. shellolita I think it was.

Honestly, I don't think lolibrary really sucks tho. They've been working hard on fixing many issues obviously caring about what's said and do it all for free in their spare time. They simply don't have the time to fix it all in a second.
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>>10013716
Really? What Japanese brands do custom? I never heard of it.
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>>10015269
Depends on the brand. CP I don't know. Amastacia took only a few days. Surface Spell 3 month to make it, then 1,5 year since ordering until she shipped it out.
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>>10015362
Depends on the exact hoop skirt. Some can, some can't.
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How well to bangs like this translate into real life? Is there a name for them? Part of me wants to be experimental now that I have a person that I trust with my hair, but another part of my is worries that it won't suit me. I have round glasses too so I'm worried it'd just be too much.
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>>10015581
Thick bangs are hard to achieve if you don’t have thick hair, you’ll have to have them start so far back up on your head to get a true thick bang otherwise it’ll jsut not end up how you want it and will look like those thin Korean bangs that are popular but imo don’t look so cute.
Another thing to note is that bangs are effort, you can’t just get up and go in them on casual days or they’ll look gross. You’ll have to at least put some effort into curling them slightly or teasing them to get them to lay nicely, every single day. I wish I knew that before getting bangs so I’m passing that on here just so you’re aware before you make the commitment.
Ask your stylist if you have the correct hair to get a thick bang like that first of all and then discuss what your worries are with them.
Lots of people cut their own bangs but that’s a risky route because you can easily end up with shitty bangs that don’t actually suit you, when a consultation with a stylist will at least tell you what realistic options you have and what are the best routes to get the closest to what you want but that will still suit you, since not every hair color or hair cut works for all people.
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If I were to travel around for the weekend with my clothes, where should I put them along with my wigs?

Can i just individually put them in colored garbage bags(unused) since they merely serve to keep it airtight and stain free?

i dont want to buy another wig box, its such a hassle.
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>>10015397
>If it's the kind of hoop skirt where there's solid fabric all around, you're better off taking it to a seamstress and having her shorten it for you.
Some of these have lines with robes that work like bustles to make them shorter. Very confinient. But not all have those sadly.

Honestly, just pay attention to the hoop being adjustable when you buy. It saves so much trouble later.
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>>10015581
This will rarely look cute, unless you already have a cute face to make it look nice. Like how pretty models can make bad outfits look good. Unless you think you can do it, get strait bangs. Not this weird upside round thing. Many things only work well in anime.
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>>10015584
>Another thing to note is that bangs are effort, you can’t just get up and go in them
Not true at all. I have bangs and thick hair. I curl them once if I don't like how they dried after a shower and don't touch them until the next time I wash my hair.
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>>10015832
I wish my bangs were this low-maintenance.

They sit straight on top of my head like a mohawk unless I pin them down. I can dry them overnight in that position, but one breeze and they're curling backwards again. ugh.
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>>10015839
What the fuck
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>>10015843
Cowlicks, man. They run in the family.

My brother gets saiyan spikes when he grows his hair out. He finally gave up and just keeps it buzzed now.
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Anyone know when Closet Child updates their online inventory? I think they have a schedule but I forget. I'm tired of checking every day.
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>>10015584
Seconding >>10015802 in that I thought for most people bangs weren't that difficult to deal with. And hey >>10015581 if you have straight hair you can literally just get up, brush them, and go. Mine tend to get a bit flat if they aren't freshly washed but a bit of dry shampoo helps them fluff up again.

And also anon, pretty sure in anime that way to draw bangs is to emulate straight cut bangs and the small parts kind of just happen as you do your day and they gather very slightly. I sometimes make the small parts in strategic spots on purpose for pictures but you can't really control them IRL.
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>>10015879
Meant to say blunt cut bangs straight across, sorry for the confusing phrasing.
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>>10015872
Usually every Sunday and Thursday at 5pm Japan time but they've been pretty random with updates this past year
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>>10015660

I'd pick sturdier ziploc bags over flimsy plastic bags your roomie might accidentally grab when they need one.

Also travel cubes. Stops your luggage innards from being tossed into a mess.
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>>10015584
>>10015879
Sorry for the misunderstanding, I have experience with having bangs (actually need to get mine trimmed). My main concern was whether or not the rounded bangs (which I've now learned they are called) would translate well in real life, but like >>10015807 said many things only work well in anime (or if they do work, it'll only be on certain people). I might ask my stylist if she thinks it'd suit me, but I'll probably keep looking at other inspo as well. Idk I'm still trying to figure out what exactly my preferred look in general is.
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2 questions here,
1. does the to alice japan website ship overseas?
2. that horrible login window that keeps popping up on taobao is making the site unusable for me, and i don't know how i can create an account because i don't want to give my phone number. are there any other fixes or do i just have to suck it up and give them all my details? i'm worried about receiving spam mail and texts.
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>>10016037
dude just make an account. give them a McDonald’s phone number if you’re that suspicious , they don’t send out anything.
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how to pronounce moi meme moitie? i still don't know
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>>10016407
Mwah Mehm mwati-yay
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>>10016413
Actually I’m not sure if there’s an accent aigu on the last e, if there isn’t it’s “mwahti”
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>>10016414
There is an aigu
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>>10015581
Maybe like this unstyled? You should make sure your stylist is good with really avant garde hairstyles, though. Remember you have to really style them and keep them straight, but it's doable. I advise you do them long rather than short first and see if you like how they look before scaling back.
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Where can I get a good A-line petticoat?

Taobao recommendations are okay as well.
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Is the #着たい服がある hashtag just for regular outfit pics,or is it soft of a movement? It translates to "I have clothes I want to wear" and many of the tweets with the hashtag have captions highlighting how they keep on wearing jfash despite being older/mothers...etc but it may just be twitter acting silly and translating wrongly/showing me the tweets it wants me to. Someone into the Japanese jfash twitter please explain?
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>>10016732
It's a manga. The author or KERA might have asked readers to use the tag like that.
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>>10014806
Ordered from her before & I can confirm it takes a while. Maybe a month or two. I think she does all the crafts alone, and she gets a lot of buyers.
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Are there any good resources for otome kei out there? There are tons for lolita but I just got my first otome specific dress and want to learn.
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>>10016790
Not really. But there are a lot of blog posts with wrong information about it. Which dress is it and what do you want to know?
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>>10016803
I just want to know how to coord stuff, etc. it’s Peppermint Fox L'Orangerie Sleeved Dress Winter Green
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>>10016420
I ended up finding a real life example that I liked. I don't know why I didn't think about trying it out long first. Thanks anon!
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>>10016810
just coord it with something that fits you and looks good with it. there are plenty of worn pictures on peppermint fox's website and social media as examples. maybe not of that exact dress and colourway but you can still look at what kind of shoes, legwear and hairstyle they have here: https://www.peppermintfox.com/blogs/style-book
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Why is /cgl/ so dead these days?
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>>10016877
I think people moved to discord, there is even a server for larme, menhera and kimono now
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>>10016893
How can I get an invite to cgl discord?
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How do you take coord photos of yourself without someone to take them?
I'm moving overseas soon and I won't have anyone with me, and I probably won't be able to really make any friends, not for a while at least.
I'd like to take photos outside of places I visit in the background, but I don't think that's possible when you're alone. Usually, my boyfriend takes the photos, but he won't be able to come with me.
Does anyone have any ideas? Am I stuck to just taking photos at my apartment with a tripod?
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>>10016898
there are a lot of jfashion related servers. just look on google or something
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>>10016920
Camera with a timer or a remote control... folding tripod that fits in your handbag, or one of those flexible ones that can hold your phone and wrap around a tree branch or clip onto something. Or just ask friendly strangers to take your picture.
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How long until Antique Beast opens up again?
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>>10016939

sub to their mailing list, they send email updates telling you when they're open (and what new stuff they added)
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Does a dress being NWT have much impact on its pricing? I am looking to sell a dress, it isn't rare or anything. Goes for about $200, should expect the same for NWT?
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What is your opinion on ReStyle corsets? Unlike other brands like Orchard Corsets, they have the advantage of being EU based (so no customs, less shipping fees).
I was wondering about their quality in general, especially since they're quite cheap (around 40-50 euros).

Basically, can I expect some slight (around 5cm) waist reduction? Or they're just made to be a fashion accessory
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>>10015660
airtight ziplock. Saves your expensive clothes if something liquid gets spilled inside your suitcase.
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>>10017186
I used to sell restyle, and found their corsets are really good for the price. Only thing is they use quite thick and stiff boning so it will pull you in, but you won't be able to really bend in them. I couldn't really wear them for long periods of time.
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Is there any way to search for Angelic Pretty items in Yjapan auctions that doesn't show you a million listings for other brands? When I type Angelic Pretty, half of the listings are for Baby and Meta and other brands.
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>>10017269
select the angelic pretty category, it’s under brands
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at what point can you (as the seller) pull out of a transaction with a buyer who keeps making trouble on LM? First this buyer disregarded my posted terms (international shipping is expensive and a hassle so I require international buyers to check with me for shipping costs first; she's international and knowingly BIN'd without messaging), then she asked for customs markdown, and now I find out her paypal has no address associated with it. I don't even want to mess with her anymore. Messaged LM moderation team, but while I wait for a response, any tips?
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>>10017186
They're pretty popular and will give you a decent reduction as long as you get the right size.
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>>10017186
Restyle is a good brand and designed for waist training, but you must check the measurements for good fit. Lucy Corsetry has done two reviews which are quite detailed. You should be able to get some reduction, but it depends on how squishy you are as to whether 5cm is easy or unrealistic for you.
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>>10017276
I've tried doing that, but it still shows me mostly listings for Baby and other brands.
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>>10016898
don't bother. the cgl discord is a clique.
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>>10017328
I'd honestly just straight up tell her you refuse because she's violated multiple "rules" you've set. The Paypal and customs markdown specifically are ones that every seller should follow just to protect themselves.

Has he done this to you more than once? Or to other people? You should name and shame.
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>>10017419
I know some of the mods/admins are very rude (or just don't have social skills) but I never noticed it being a clique
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>>10017419
Went there done that and I agree
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More lolita clothes or save up for a nice laptop?

~pros & cons~
>Lolita clothes: I love them, they look good on me, but I don't wear them enough.
>Laptop: good for uni, I can add Little Twin Stars stickers on it, but I do own a computer already (not portable).

help pls
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Are all Vivienne Westwood bags leather? I found some on a local retailer site but it doesn't specify material.
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>>10017479
This is all in one transaction and I’m not going to accept business from her again. But LM mods got back to me quickly, I’m gonna cancel and relist unless she toes the line absolutely and pays in the next day. In theory she could just be stupid and not malicious and I’d rather sell the item, but I’m glad they have my back if she keeps being shady.
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>>10017502
Where do you live that you need to save up for a laptop? Is it a super specific/expensive laptop? How is this even a question? Buy the laptop and buy the lolita clothes at a later time ffs
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>>10017418
unfortunately the AP category is just used as the "all lolita" category so you'll get everything in there - as far as I know there's no real way to distinguish them since everyones just decided to lump them all under AP in listings
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Would Innocent World cancel my order because I forgot to put item quantities?
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>>10017586
Dang, That's obnoxious. Thanks for the answer though!
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>>10017502
I need to be doing similar saving, but my laptop will be for work and is really necessary so I'd say computer in a case like mine. If it's not super important for uni and just convenience, maybe consider getting a cheaper laptop or tablet later. It sounds like it's not a big importance to you either way.
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>>10017503
If it is authentic VW, it should specify if its made of "Genuine Leather" and have a tag on the inside saying where the leather is from (usually Italy.) Can you ask for more pics?
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>>10017077

You can usually expect an extra $20~$50 for an item being brand new with tag, assuming you have no drama as a seller.

However, some dresses just have a pool of buyers who plain do not care. Usually brand dresses under $90 aren't the most in demand and people care more about getting as cheap as possible instead of paying more for a brand new dress. Some other dresses just have a very small pool of buyers who simply don't care, even if the dress is $200.

If you're not in a hurry, you might try setting the price at $250 and then lowering it if it doesn't sell.
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>>10017502

If you don't need something, don't buy it. It's just more junk cluttering up your house.

Dresses need to be stored and cleaned. Laptops need a laptop bag, updates, and their own space with outlet (to charge). It's fine if you actually use these things, but when you don't it's just clutter, why would you pay money to torture yourself like that?

Just save the money until you actually NEED to buy something. Meantime, buy a cupcake or some cookies. At least it's not cluttering up your house when you're done eating it.
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>>10017598

They let me put through an order once although I tried to order a non-existent dress (I copied the name wrongly I think). So I think you'll be okay, they'll probably email you to clarify the correct item quantities.
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>>10017503
Depends on the bag, I’ve bought both leather, synthetic, and canvas bags direct from VW
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>>10017419
Seems fine to me. Very quiet though
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>>10017585
It's not an expensive laptop at all but I don't have the money for both stuff, as easy as that. If I buy the laptop I probably won't be able to buy lolita for at least a year, or even more.

>>10017834
>Meantime, buy a cupcake or some cookies. At least it's not cluttering up your house when you're done eating it.
If this becomes a habit I'll be cluttering the house with my own blubber though. But thanks, that was a glorious read.
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>>10017891
Nayrt, but how does synthetic hold up?
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Where do star clips like this origin from? Did some actual brand make them first and others are just replicas or wut
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>>10018038
They're originally by 6% Doki Doki.
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>>10015558
Antique Beast does, I believe, and possibly JetJ as well, or at least they used to.
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What shopping service buys in-store for angelic pretty Tokyo?
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>>10012584
I'm gonna finally buy an actual lolita dress that isn't bodyline after 7 years of wanting to lolita, but spending money on vidya and cosplay instead.
I wanna use my real hair for lolita, so can someone kindly point out some dresses that will match or look well color wise with purple/dark pink hair, that are also somewhat easy to coord, so I don't ita myself to hell.
I'm retarded thanks
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Mfw pic didn't post????

Uhhh
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>>10018123
>>10018125
Do you not wear colors outside of lolita? Really the easiest way to tell is to just go with colors you normally wear and flatter you and your hair color. If you're really unsure then you can just start with black. You can work with it regardless of your preferred substyle too, and then branch out to other colors when you have a better idea of what you can work with.
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>>10018130
Anon I wear no fun colors. Literally only gray and black.
I would like to purchase something fun in terms of color, but the colors I personally like would look like hell with purple. (Mint Green, teal, etc.)
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>>10018136
Buy a lolita dress in grey or black then
I'd suggest looking at AP, sweeter styles would look better with colorful hair imo
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>>10018136
white would work well too.
pinks look good with reddish/pinkish purples

I'd still suggest a wig, though it's hard to tell since your picture is crap.
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Do you think lavender like this would work out?
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>>10018157
desu it's really hard to tell because you edited the fuck out of that picture, but if your hair is more of a reddish/pinkish purple, it might due to the burgundy accents on the dress.

not going to lie though senpai, your hair looks like it needs some tlc and maybe some touchups. if you plan to look elegant in lolita.
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>>10017502
laptop. For the day your home computer takes a massive and unexpected dump.

>t. voice of experience.
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For those who have larger wardrobes and have to keep it outside of a closet, how do you guys go about it?

I just moved from my mom's place into a small house sharing with two friends. I used to keep my lolita wardrobe in the guest room closet, but now we don't have that. Currently it's in tubs which I hate. There's a finished basement which I can probably rig something up in to the side. Mostly eyeing either a custom PAX wardrobe from IKEA, which could be costly, or getting a super heavy duty Z-rack that holds 400 pounds, but then I'm worried about spiders getting in my clothes even with a rack cover and I would need to buy something else for my shoes and bags. I don't think I'll have much luck secondhand since I need something kind of big.

Is there an option I'm not thinking of? How do you guys have your wardrobes if not in a closet?
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>>10018382

I have a medium-sized wardrobe, and I rely on underbed boxes. This is also a benefit for dresses that have shirred straps. Blouses I hang up. Shoes and bags I just put in the closet.
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>>10018382
I still use tubs but I just keep my winter stuff in tubs during summer/spring and lighter stuff in the tubs during winter.
I also hang most of my bags off of my bedroom door and closet door. I store my bags inside each other, and keep my winter lolita pieces (gloves, mufflers, etc) inside a backpack too.
I also store my otks/tights and plain headbows in an over the door shoe organizer.
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>>10018382

I just do a lot of rolling closets, the one from Ikea PS 2016. Mostly because I like collecting sets, so I store the dresses on the hanger, matching bags and headwear in the compartment underneath, then hang sock organisers to store matching legwear and matching accessory sets.

Though, this is again because I like collecting sets, so it makes sense for me to have several individual collections of "library theme", "cat theme", "4 colourways of CDC sets and two sets of its matching jewellery on this side and 4 colourways of DDC and noe matching set of jewellery on the other side", and so on like that.

I think if you're not certain that this is going to be your final house (it seems like you're sharing with friends and will eventually move out at some point?) then I wouldn't really invest that heavily into built-in things that you would have to rebuild every time you move. Instead of one super heavy duty Z-rack maybe just do a series of smaller racks.

Spiders are kind of a different issue. If you don't want tubs, they'd probably get into any closet, with or without doors. I'd suggest insect repellent, and wearing your clothes often, so they don't have a dark undisturbed spot to settle in. If you have clothes you won't wear that much, put it in a vacuum bag so insects can't get into them.
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>>10018382
anon, for the love of the hobby please make sure you live in a place where dust isn't a problem before trying to have an exposed wardrobe. when that shit settles on clothes it literally never comes out
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I bought some shoes recently and they're just slightly too small for me is there any way I can make them for better. I heard you can stretch shoes but these are made from fake leather so I don't know if it works the same.
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I’m shopping for my secret Santa, who prefers brand. Lacemarket and LSE and the BST thread don’t currently have anything in budget that she’d like. How hard is it to use Y!J auctions and Fril?
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>>10018613
Y!J is easier to buy from because it's accessible to most shopping services, while few ss can buy from fril and the ones that can have higher fees. But if you find something that your secret santa might like, it's probably worth it.
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>>10018512
Really? My clothes are exposed to dust a lot and they still look like new
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>>10018600
Put foot in fluffy bed sock, put bed socked foot in shoe, hair dryer

T. Lolita who is always at the end of Chinese shops shoe sizes, and they always come too small anyway.
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>>10018613
Y!J is surprisingly simple to use, especially if you use the Buyee function. They have pretty clear how-to guides and thoroughly explain everything.
>inb4 someone says their fees are higher than some other SS
I just like doing things for myself, and if you make sure to get the ‘lite plan’, the fees are pretty minimal. They are also pretty fast at getting everything packed and shipped off.
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>>10018394
>>10018403
>>10018499
>>10018512
Thanks so much for the replies!

I guess I should have said for context that my current closet and dresser are full of normie/work clothes + shoes and more lowkey j-fash, while I hang over my door my purses that aren't suited for lolita, so none of these spaces are available for my wardrobe. I do already have an underbed tub I keep my pettis in and another tub for accessories and hats. I just really like my wardrobe to be easily explorable by having it hanging up.

>>10018512
I definitely don't want an exposed one! Trying to avoid that most honestly.

>>10018499
My wardrobe is getting pretty big, over 60 main pieces, over 30 blouses, loads of cardigans/jackets/coats/underbusts/capes, so much legwear that I need two sock organizers...

But you have a very good point in that this is not my final house. One of my friends actually bought it since she has a very high paying job, so it's her house. And on the spiders, didn't really cross my mind that they can still get in a closet.

How much weight do your smaller rolling closets generally hold? I was thinking of a heavy duty z-rack because of all the weight, but if smaller ones can hold up fine maybe that's the better route.
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>>10018780
>How much weight do your smaller rolling closets generally hold
I have to bolt mine to the wall or they fall over, and they are moderately heavy-duty. The best one I ever had I got rid of in a move a couple years ago but it was one of those tall circular racks like some clothing stores have, with the glass panel on the top. I bought it for $10 when a nearby store changed all their fixtures, I think they are expensive new.
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>>10016893
Fuck discord.
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>>10018084
AB does custom...ish. You can add 5cm max to specific measurements.
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>>10018790
I like discord. What did it do to you?
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Would anyone be able to help me make a coord that would fall under "Dickens attire"? I'm part of an acappella group and we're talking about "Dickens attire" for our Christmas caroling gigs, but I would love to incorporate lolita! I'm still new to the fashion but I think once I find fitting OPs or JSK, I can find the rest of the smaller pieces and accessories to match the coord.
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>>10018804
Nayrt but it's not anon.
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Not necessarily a stupid question but does anyone have pictures of that one really good ringleader/circus coord from a while back? I thought it was posted to CoF but can't find it.
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>>10018780
What's a sock organizer? I am starting to get a lot of socks and can't figure out how to store them where you can see them easily but isn't space inefficient
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>>10018832
well you're going to want to lean more victorian, so mutton sleeves would be good. I originally had the black colorway of the OP but subbed in the bordeaux for a pop of color
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I found a Lockshop wig I like on MadameChocolat. Is the quality alright for the price?
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>>10018844
That just weeds out the role-players
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>>10018896
That's an advantage, sure, but I really like being anon just purely out of an intense desire for privacy. The move towards places like FB and other less anonymous platforms is a real shame, at least to me.
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>>10018844
>>10018915
You can still be anon? Nobody's asking to say your real name or link your social media, or even show your face. Just prove you wear whatever fashion/show your wardrobe
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>>10018915
There are several (jfashion) discord servers where you don't even need a real email address. In those you can make endless accounts. You can even name your account anon if you want.
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>>10018966
Are there any active non-lolita ones?
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>>10018922
>>10018966
I'm aware, but there's something comfy about being entirely anonymous without an account at all. Even if your Discord account has no info about your irl self, which posts correspond to you specifically are still visible. I know the vast majority of people don't mind this, and that I'm probably just being weird. I just mentioned it as a reason some people might not like the move to Discord. Who knows, maybe I'll finally cave and give it a shot one day. I guess I'm just kind of disappointed.
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I own two of this:
http://a.co/d/fgyEnAN

Top pockets are a little small but suit rolled up tights and shorter socks well. Rest fit rolled up OTKs well and bottom pockets I use for more bulky stuff, brand new tights I haven't taken out of packaging yet, and waist ties.

It's really convenient as long as your closet isn't crammed full.
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>>10019028
the menhera one linked on fy is pretty active
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>>10019127
fy?
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>>10019122
Oh... My closets are very full indeed, I don't think this is the most efficient thing for me. I would need like 4 or 5 of them anyway since almost all my socks are OTKs and don't roll up very small

Thank you for answering though
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Anyone have any used clothes stores that sell jfash clothes in Tokyo area? I know they have them for Lolita but is there ones with other jfash clothes like Fairy Kei or gyaru?
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>>10018869
The capelet would hide the mutton sleeves though. I would go with a fur tippet instead.
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>>10019182
Nayrt but how many OTKs do you have? Don't underestimate the sock holders, they can hold 60 pairs easy (the pockets will be a bit cramped though)
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Most of those come on regular hangers, so nothing's stopping you from getting 5 or 6 and hanging them up in your closet. Their main appeal isn't that they can hold a million socks, it's that you can fold your OTKs up so the print is visible through the clear pocket, so you'll always know which socks are the ones you're looking for (unless you're me and have like a whole row or black lace tights followed by a row of white lace tights, haha).

There's also these kinds of drawer organisers that you can put socks in, so they don't turn into a jumbled mess, if that's what you're looking for instead.

(nayrt btw)
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>>10018792

Nah mate, if someone needs to save up to buy a laptop, chances are they aren't that rich. And they already acknowledge they won't wear the clothes often, nor need the laptop that will be outdated sooner or later.

Don't encourage these people to spend irresponsibly, they're the ones that end up whining burando is too expensive because they buy things for no reason when they do have money, instead of saving it up until they find a dress they know they actually want.
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>>10018790
I agree. I like discord for personal friends but not the jfashion or other niche groups.
Too many shitty people that you cant avoid and no anon
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>>10018780

Depends really heavily on which ones you get.

The lightweight ones (usually from like Target or Tesco) that you can take apart and repack (for when you move houses) usually only hold like 20~35kg. You just plan on having multiples of them and spread your closet out in the basement, instead of having one large closet that holds everything.

The heavier ones that are really sturdy and hold more weight are generally ones that don't collapse, so you'll end up having to charter moving trucks when you move.

The PS 2016, if you're asking about that, really only holds maybe 10 of the cotton dresses with built in pettis, or maybe 20+ lightweight chiffon dresses.

Generally if you aren't nailing them to the wall or making them built-in, the danger is that most clothes being hung up causes the weight to be centred towards the top of the closet, not the bottom, which makes free-standing or rolling closets highly unstable when they hold a lot of clothes . So the lighter-weight, more portable, more easily collapsible closets are built to handle less weight, in case it tips over and crushes somebody.
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>>10019207
Closet Child sells some of those brands. There are no specific stores though. Maybe Kinji in Harajuku or some of the secondhand shops in Koenji would have some selection
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>>10019134
*Fymenhera
There's a link to the discord on that site somewhere I think. If you can't find it, I can email it to you or something
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Is it possible to make the foot part of socks smaller in a way that won't unravel? I'm a JP 22.5 and I find that a lot of brand socks (AP and AatP especially) are just too big for my feet, despite that being included within the size range labeled on them. After walking a few blocks, the heel part will ride up over the edge of my shoe, and make a horrible bulge above my ankle. Have any of you found a solution to this? I have a sewing machine but I'm not great with it.
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>>10019378
You can sew the top of your sock (where the toes are) 1 or 2 cm, or use sock glue where your ankle is so it won’t ride up? Idk if the sock glue will work but shortening them by sewing surely will
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Does Charlotte NC have any shops with jfashion?
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What are all jfashion/cgl related discord servers? These are the ones I know of:

https://discord.gg/faPZzH
https://discordapp.com/invite/Cepmcgq
https://discordapp.com/invite/Q3Q7CZy
https://discordapp.com/invite/kHxyfVM
https://discord.gg/XFX4QVy
https://discordapp.com/invite/ZhWputb
https://discord.gg/NmNjr4
https://discord.gg/gkMrhb

I know there's one for old-school lolita as well but I can't find a link. Idk where else to ask and maybe >>10016898 is interested too.
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Does british bear run a lot? Bought this brand new and never happened to wash, but now it desperately needs to be cleaned. I'm going to try my luck with washing machine, although I've heard a lot of shit about reds from AP.
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>>10019488

It's a synthetic, not natural fibre. You'll be fine. I say this as someone who owns it in ivory and also just washed Ghost Night Bride in wine red last week. You can throw a Dylon colour catcher sheet or some Synthrapol in if you're nervous.

More importantly, put the dress inside a laundry bag so you don't snag the dress fabric, and wash it with a gentle laundry detergent. Remove the detachable bow and put it in a seperate laundry bag, make sure all the bags are secure.
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>>10019467
A lot of those links are broken. Does anyone have a link to the Larme discord?
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Okay super stupid question here. I've been searching 2.taobao/xianyu for a dream dress but the seller only will provide proof photos after I purchase. Condition is listed as worn twice, cleaned once. Am I going to walk into a scam?
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>>10019866
>the seller only will provide proof photos after I purchase

Big red flag. Why would they do this? They're either ar scammer or plain stupid.
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How frail are Bodyline boleros/blouses? Please answer only if you own(ed) them. Do they break or get spoiled easily? I know there's heterogeneity in Bodyline quality but it's just to have an idea.
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I bought a pair of socks and slippers on Aliexpress but they both have a very strong chemical smell. I put it in the washer but the smell is still there.
Should I try washing them one more time or should I dump them in the trash?
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>>10019931
Open air did miracles on mine. Just wait and it will get better.
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>>10019887
I do not machine wash my clothes, I handwash everything. I have a few Bodyline blouses and they hold up very well. Taobao on the other hand breaks down pretty fast from snags and other wear and tear
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>>10019958
Thanks! I won't machine wash them either, then. To be honest I've always been scared to do that with lolita clothing, so it's not a huge sacrifice.
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>>10019961
Nayrt, I've washed my Bodyline garments in the washing machine on a gentle cycle and they turned out perfectly fine. I do the same with my brand pieces now and they're also fine. Unless it's velvet or something super delicate that must be dry cleaned, well made garments (which most lolita should be) typically don't fall apart in the wash.
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>>10019970
I've read people saying Bodyline's quality sucked and that it was not worth it (I think it was on BSOLF but not 100% sure). I was worried because I had already bought stuff during sales ^^"" glad to hear it's not really like that
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>>10019977
That’s true. Body line is cheap shit. Being washable isn’t a sign of quality
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>>10019979
If they don't break easily then I am satisfied by their quality. I'm not sure why you decided to add this salty comment. It's not even helpful, since you don't say why they are bad quality. You should make better use of your time, anon.
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Okay so this is going to make my lack of understanding about fabrics very obvious, but I have a question about velvet.

I have a velvet dress (not lolita) that I throw in the washing machine all the time. It's held up fine for about 5 years, no damage to the fibres.

However I assume it's not actually velvet because of the way it's so easy to wash, unless you can indeed throw velvet into the wash?
If not, what is it?
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>>10019977

Both are true. Bodyline often uses thicker material, polyblends and polyester. Because of this they're often thick, sturdy and very durable.

Because of this they're also thick, drape poorly, unbreathable, feels like plastic or feels like being covered in either tarp material or a heavy curtain, have odd texture or no texture, and for no particular reason they have this one really stiff tulle lace that's really itchy because it's so stiff.

It's a bit like asking whether an evening gown is good because it's made from a potato sack. I mean, you could stomp a potato sack into the mud, wash the mud off and the sack would still be mostly intact whereas an actual evening gown would be destroyed, but not many girls want to wear a potato sack to a dinner party.

That's just to give you a perspective of why people say Bodyline is strong and sturdy yet simultaneously also say the quality isn't really there.
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>>10020006
From my understanding, if it's made of polyester it's fine to be washed, but cotton velvet can get crushed and ruined when wet.
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>>10020006
Are you sure it's velvet and not velour?
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>>10019655
SA
The second link has a Larme channel but I'm sure there was a server that's only for Larme?
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>>10020003
How can you be satisfied when you have no knowledge of what quality is? No one said bodyline will rip in the wash. It is still subpar quality. Learn to lurk instead of getting defensive.

It isn’t even me being salty, it’s a fact to say it’s shit.
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Could pic related be considered "old school looking"? Would it fit in an old school wardrobe? I'm gifting for a friend.
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>>10020212
It doesn't have any white cotton lace, but it's ok I guess
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>>10020212
It would fit an old-school wardrobe really well, but some of those girls are obsessed with the year it was made in, and if it isn't old enough they consider it ''inauthentic'' which is very bad to them.
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>>10020216
Concidering the mentality of oldschool lolita was "who gives a fuck" I find this modern take very strange
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how do you pronounce kei
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I'm a 2008-2012 sweet lolita and I think it looks more from that era than old school. Here are some other pieces released around the same time that could pass for old school easier, I think the white lace makes a big difference
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>>10020329
Same way you pronounce the letter K.
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Does anyone have the Tailor's bear OP? I've been considering buying it but it says the shoulders are 35cm and mine are about 36/37. Would it be okay on?
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What's the width like on antaina shoes? I just want to know if I'd be okay ordering with wide feet and from years of reviews, I can't seem to find anything about wide feet, just length.
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>>10020334
That gingham dress was released in 2008 iirc. so yeah, it does look from that era for a good reason.
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I'm trying to find a dress! I have no stock photo and lolibrary is....a bit cunty right now.

Basically it is:
-Navy
-Has white cupcakes/sponge cakes on
-Is from AP
-Looks to be from about 2012-2014

afaik it definitely has a short/cap sleeve OP cut, not sure about JSK but it probably has one too.
Sorry for being so vague!
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>>10020403
merry making party?
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>>10015581
They are called curved or rounded bangs, if they have the side pieces, those are side bangs or side locks. If you have straight hair you can keep these bangs easily styled with a natural bristle brush and blow dryer. If wavy or curly, you'll need a flat iron and humidity proof spray. If they don't suit you, try straight bangs and curve them under slightly. Upload a picture of someone with curved bangs onto a glasses try-on website and test the round frames, maybe?
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>>10019970
I only started doing it after one of my brand blouse's lace got fuzzy and worn looking after machine washing. It made me nervous to wash lace after that
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What is a 'switching' version of a jumperskirt in lolita? What does that term mean in the fashion?
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>>10020006
There are quite a few types of velvet, each one behaves differently.
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>>10019970
It depends on your machine too, some washing machines are very gentle on the clothes, others will beat them to death and cause pulls and snags. It also depends on what you wash them with and if you use a laundry washing bag.
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>>10020424
Which type is good for washing and what dresses use that sort? I want a closetfull of washable velvet, can you imagine how lush that would be
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>>10020420
I think it varies but the most common interpretation of it is simply "switching" of fabrics, i.e. when the JSK has different fabrics in the design. Pic related for example is a switching JSK where the "switching" of fabrics refers to the bib part on the bodice.
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>>10020431
For fashion in general: Stretch velvet, pre-washed cotton velvet/velveteen, polyester velvet, some rayon velvet as long as the interfacing is OK, even things like silk/rayon burnout velvet can be washed on the timed gentle/handwash cycle (no spin) in a bag with a tumble washer and Woolite in a front loading machine. Hang to dry then steam gently, don't ever iron unless you have a special ironing surface made for velvet.

Most lolita dresses with velvet are a nope for washing though because embossing, embroidery or foil printing.
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What are the best shopping services to use to shop from mercari?
Is vvjapan okay?
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>>10020403
Can't you take a picture? Or are you just trying to go off of your memory?
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>>10020465
You can iron velvet and velveteen on the reverse side with a towel over it, low heat no steam...
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>>10020662
Ironing even this way can crush or flatten the pile and leave uneven marks on the nap, I wouldn’t do it but to each their own. Velvet board is not hard to buy and a steamer isn't that expensive if you love velvet, silks, velour or wool tweeds. It saves so much over dry cleaner bills.
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>>10020672

Can you suggest a good steamer? I went on amazon and got a bit overwhelmed by the industrial steamers. I used my boyfriend's handheld one once and I wasn't terribly impressed, so I would like to look into a heavy duty one.
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>>10020693
Jiffy. The Esteam is the handheld and it’s good. Wait for a coupon and free shipping on Overstock and use ebates.
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What is the general cut off year for oldschool vs modern lolita? I know some brands have always kept releasing oldschool-looking things sometimes but for those who favor oldschool as their style, when would you say the fashion changed from oldschool style to modern?
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>>10020722
I always felt like 2006-7 onwards is modern
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>>10020722
i say some things in 2008 still have the old school feel, but anything after that is way too modern. but in general I stay 2006 or under.
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>>10020161
I am confident I know what quality is. Your logical reasoning seems impaired though (I never implied quality only means washing machine resistant) and your helpfulness is about zero (saying Bodyline is shit without backing up)... Honestly, if someone should be lurking between us, I don't think that's me. Bye bye.

To everyone else who actually helped, thank you.
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Where to buy cute tea party shoes for size 9.5 us womens? Preferably flats, ive been struggling finding some that fit my feet since most shoes i find run a size or half size small but only go to size 9. pls help this big foot
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>>10020791
antaina

just a warning though, tea parties on big feet look ridiculous. like, literal clown ridiculous. You'll look better in something with a heel.

I wear 10-11
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Is Muuh shopping service any reliable?
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>>10020799
Yeah, she's really good but kinda expensive. I think her services are worth it for in store purchases like these reservations, but i dont think it's worth it for online SS.
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>>10020796
It depends on how balanced the coord is. Big hair, big skirt poof and 170cm with 9.5 shoes too, my tea parties look fine. But that is the main critique from people who just don’t like tea parties, big clown shoes.
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>>10020800
It’s 10% which is the same as tenshi, you’re better off going with the latter. Seems inexperienced, used her twice
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>>10020801
ayrt, I love tea parties, they just look horrible in big sizes, QQ
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>>10020791
Check if those on ali go up to your size, they're good.
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>>10020791
https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1-c-s.w4004-14808569926.8.410758b895tQTu&id=22275303046
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>>10020796
Thank you! I was also worried about that but I have a pair that are size 9 (very snug can’t wait for more than an hour) & i feel like they make my feet look smaller than in the heels i have???
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>>10020801
Thank you this helps a lot,, i only have three pairs of shoes for lolita rn & two are heels since its easier to find bigger sizes in them but i really perfer flats since they are more comfortable & better for more frequent wearing but also was scared of feet looking big
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>>10020832
i thought this might be the only option
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>>10020338
That is so cute, anon! Is it shirred?
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>>10020884
Kind of, it's shirred in a way that allows for boob and waist space but not shoulder space. I think the op looks much cuter than the jsk but I'm afraid it will be uncomfortable around the shoulders.
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Have any brands released a collaboration with Candy Candy?
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I'm gifting for my board secret santa and I need help! I'm a cosplayer, she's a lolita, has specifically requested maxi-pad headdresses. Says she "doesn't like bad lace". I don't have a fucking idea what constitutes bad lace. Is pic related ugly to the average lolita? It's from a store called RosieEmilie on etsy, I think all their stuff is gorgeous but what do I know?
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Just wondering if the word "lolita" in the title or tags on Youtube still gets you demonetized? At least Lovely Lor seems to be using it but she's getting sponsored sometimes.
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>>10021010
That is fine, don't worry about it. I think she just means she doesn't want a cheap looking raschel lace headdress (most lolitas don't like raschel lace, even though there is quality raschel lace that oldschoolers like)
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>>10021060
I'd imagine the reason she gets the sponsorships for her lolita content in the first place is so she can use the word in the title of her videos without worrying about getting demonetized.
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Pretty sure this falls into both stupid Qs and jfashion. I’m also too scared to ask in /fa/...

So I bought this freakin’ adorable pokemon long sleeve shirt for my up coming trip to Japan in the fall. I thought I would look super cute in it and then when I got home I remembered that I have zero fashion sense. I don’t want to just wear it with jeans and look like a normie. Can someone help me fashion this up so I will look look hip in my photos with it on if not just ‘oh ... well I guess that looks nice.’ Ugh.
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>>10021387
I mean, what kind of style do you want to go for? This is a basic tee so you can basically style it a bunch of ways? To compare to a cooking analogy, it's like you got some nice eggs and are asking "so what can I do with eggs apart from basic sunny-side up?" lol.
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>>10021387
leggings and a skirt, a jacket or cardi over it if its cold
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>>10021387
Aww that’s actually a pretty cute find for. Pokemon shirt. Super girly. And if that’s the kind of style you’re going for, I could see it paired with a cute hat (a lot of cool jpop looking outfits look 10/10 if you wear your hair right) and like a vest and skirt combo. Think of it as a Lolita coord. You have to pull some colors from the print into the rest of the outfit. If you don’t have yellow, go with blacks and browns. Or even some reds.
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How much can you actually fit in a usakumya/kumakumya pochette?
I really want a purse of one of them but I don’t know if I want the pochette or shell out for the rucksack;;
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My wardrobe is mostly country lolita year round, but I am looking to purchase a coat that would suit this style better (the ones I have are too ornate for country). Any suggestions?
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>>10021394
Pochette: A small, slim wallet, keys and lipstick.
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>>10020791
I prefer the quality of Angelic Imprint over An*tai*na, might be worth checking them out.
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>>10021394
It barely fit my iPhone 6 plus (width wise) in addition to that I fit my coin purse, compact, lipstick, bobby-pins. It’s a hassle to open though.
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>>10021387
Peeking black short skirt, yellow ankle socks (add transparent tights underneath if cold), black loafers. A backpack would be cute, too.
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What’s the most efficient way to store a petticoat ?
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>>10021488
Hang it up like they do in the stores with those clip hangers.
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>>10012584
Visiting Korea soon (Seoul and Busan), where can I find lolita stores? Or liz-lisa/axes femme style items?
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Is it normal for girls to not wear a bra while you wear brand? I'm seeing a few posts mentioning they don't wear a bra under their blouse and dress and I'm just...what? Is that actually normal or is that just normal for the big tiddy committee
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>>10021689
It's very normal for girls with small boobs to not wear bras if their breasts are self supporting. However, some girls who like to jam themselves into dresses that don't fit will not wear a bra to attempt to fit into the dress. The result is boob loaf at best, cowtits, or at worst, they can't even zip up the dress.
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>>10021689
Binch I don't wear a bra for anything, god blessed me with the perfect perky lolita boobs
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>>10021689
If your bust is small bras really don't make much of a difference. I've an 80cm bust, it isn't that small that I can always avoid wearing a bra, but sometimes I can (depends on how the dress/top fits). Girls with a smaller bust would totally be able to skip bra without people noticing imo
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>>10021689
I'm an A cup and I only wear a bra if without it, nips would show (e.g. lolita skirts, thin normie shirts, etc.). If you're small enough like me, the "support" from bras makes no visible difference, and their only function is to hide nipples. A lot of normie girls with small breasts also don't wear bras regularly, but there may be more of us in lolita because: a) the fashion caters to small busts b) JSK + blouse = enough layers of clothing to reliably cover nips.
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>>10021689
I have small breasts but I always wear a bra with everything because I don't want my nipples to show. They're less visible in lolita if I wear a blouse under a jsk, but it still feels too weird for me
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>>10021394
Pochette is bigger than the rucksack by nearly double. The pochette can fit up to a regular 16oz plastic water bottle in capacity. The rucksack can't fit my phone but it can hold my keys, lipstick, and a card holder.
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>>10021763
I think you've got them reversed, anon.
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>>10021763
the rucksack is basically a backpack, whereas pochette is a little "pocket"
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>>10021775
>>10021766
I'm not >>10021763 but I just shoved a water bottle in my kumya pochette and zipper it up. I can't fit the hood back on with the water bottle inside though. No idea how much the big one can fit because I don't have one.
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Who makes the best, most natural-looking bang clips?
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>>10021998
Ebay
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>>10021998
Normie natural hair wig stores.
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Is Lacemarket super strict with their "only 3 offbrand/taobao items per account" rule?

I'm trying to sell a bunch of accessories and blouses that I bought from Taobao but never wore because gothic doesn't suit me. I'm figuring that I'm just going to have to swap listings out every time something sells, which is going to be tedious if the ones I have listed now don't sell fast.
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>>10021998
Anywhere you can go to get color matched/see the shine of the fibers in person, may it be an Arda convention booth or a local wig store.
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How likely is it that Horrot Candy Shop will go on sale? I want to get it, but I’m wondering if an unsold Halloween print past Halloween will go on sale or if I should pull the trigger now.
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>>10022040
I think that rule is mostly to discourage ppl from posting 8 f21 blouses and 4 thrift store cardigans as “loliable” when they’re totally not. I’ve definitely had more than 3 taobao listings up at one time, plus aren’t there like, resellers who post things for sale? I think as long as they are clearly lolita items and not 10 listings of Claire’s cheerleading bows you’re probably fine
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How the FUCK do I buy from Millefleurs
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Is a 4 cm extra in the waist safe? Should I not bother buying the dress as it has no shirring? I've always owned brand with shirring but after losing 27 pounds I'm a little more confident but not sure if I can fit into something even with 4 cm extra in the waist (9 cm extra in the bust). Is it risky? Will I be safe?
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>>10022229
It's fine. Might be a bit snug with a blouse, if it's an OP, but 4cm is generally enough of a different for a good fit.
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Do shopping services not take orders from Mercari anymore? I'm almost sure I used my usual SS to order from there before (FromJapan) but now it's telling me that they will not order from there for customers anymore.

I guess the real question is, what SSs will order from Mercari?
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>>10022327
Tenshi and Japonica both buy from Mercari and they're the most reliable. I can't suggest any others, the others that are less known I've heard have terrible customer service. Tenshi is a little more expensive, but more personal.
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>>10016517
Aurora and Ariel on taobao have some good pettis, they have a few a-line styles to choose from
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I bought two items from one spo two days ago when they were having their 50% off sale using Fromjapan. The sale is over and the prices went back to normal but my order status is still "pending" today. Should I be concerned about being charged extra if they bought the items too late?
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I have an AP beret that I've worn often, and I just noticed it smells a little weird. I want to wash it, but I'm worried I'll ruin it. What's the best way to wash those? It's mostly wool, I think.
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