I’d love for JetJ to do a unicorn screen print, maybe like of the unicorn tapestries (with no random clip art!!) or AP a ‘Last Unicorn’ style illustration print.
I: Do you ever think you went through an “ita” phase? Describe.
LOL yes. When I first got into lolita, the egl LJ community had a lot of crossover with “Little Big Girls” - a group of diy eBay sellers like Shrinkle and Limecrime that sold a lot of babydoll dresses and really short lacy skirts and corsets. At that time, it was super difficult to buy lolita (you had to either go to Japan yourself or know someone that could buy you things) and not really a lot of guidance as to dressing, so most people, myself included threw, together some badly sewing and hot-glued lacy short complete messes. How embarrassing.
R: Rate these brands from your favorite to least favorite: Angelic Pretty, BtSSB, A&tP, Innocent World, Bodyline, and Metamorphose!
Least favorite: Bodyline
Of the others it’s really hard to say! They all have good points and bad points.
AP - I am quite fond of some older AP pieces (Puppet Circus, Carnival Applique) and they have done recent releases that I like. However, I’m starting to find a lot of what they produce to be a bit cutesy for my liking, and I don’t like that a lot of their dresses are getting shorter.
BtSSB - Many of their releases look too similar or are too cutesy or “mild”. I dislike the rough textured fabric. Usakumya is creepy. Their angel, floral, and historical themes are usually nice.
A&tP: Prints are almost always amazing, but dress designs/cuts are weird. Also dislike the rough textured fabric.
Innocent World: IW has been killing it with good print these last couple months. I don’t own a lot from them. Most pieces don’t have lining + tulle like AP/BtSSB.
Metamorphose: Is really hit or miss in terms of designs. Some are awful and some are beautiful. Usually I wait too long to buy something of theirs and it sells out. Love their old school floral/gobelin pieces.
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oh god, maybe around 03-04? i started buying stuff and trying (pathetically) to make my own. i was a hot ita mess back then
10: What is your parent’s opinion on Lolita?
i don’t think i’ve ever specifically asked them, but i’m sure they’d think it was weird and expensive. but most of the stuff i like is weird and expensive
21: What’s the weirdest thing someone has told you while in lolita?
i have a case of chronic bitch face so people don’t talk to me much. someone called me a prostitute once which was pretty wtf. knees and wrist exposed = whore?
27: Which dress do you like the most in your closet?
hardest question ever D: i’d say my favorites are AP chandelier, JetJ la eclairer du croix, & MmM iron gate. but i love everything i own!
28: Are you a skirt, op or jsk person?
either jsk or op. op because it’s super easy to just throw on, and they’re usually pretty comfy. jsk are less comfortable, but lately i’ve been liking chiffon/lacy blouses and they’re fun to coordinate together
Peace Now Inc Japan, operators of the brands Peace Now,Black Peace Now, Black Peace Now for Men and Gadget Grow announced that they have filed for bankruptcy protection, under the weight of about $4 million USD in debt. Their Japanese stores have begun closing immediately.
The following was posted on their US website:
As many of you have heard from various sources, Peace Now Inc Japan had filed for bankruptcy protection on May 6th 2013.
Peace Now USA operates independently from it’s Japanese parent company, and we will continue to operate until further notice. Please note, we will no longer accept special order requests, and we will unlikely to stock additional products from here forward.
If you are a fan of Peace Now and Black Peace Now, this is probably the last chance and the only source to collect a piece of this iconic brand, and a piece of gothic lolita history.
Thank you for your continual support throughout these years.
From all of us at Peace Now USA.
To put this into prospective, PN is a much larger brand than most lolita brands, offering not just gothic clothing but also more punk/casual and even men’s items.
And they’re going under.
This is a harsh reminder how important it is to SUPPORT BRANDS
How long have you learned Japanese? i want to go to japan and live there but I don't know how many years of the language i should study first...
I studied some in high school and since I moved here. I’d still consider myself to be low level. I’m pretty good at speaking/reading things related to shopping (￣▽￣);;;; It’s fairly easy to get around, especially in big cities, even if you know very little Japanese.
Probably just as important (maybe more so) if you want to live in Japan is getting a visa!
Hi! You have a photo of the Gloria ruffle back JSK, is it yours? Congrats! If possible I'd love to know the waist measurement of the JSK! Is the waist 70,5 cm and not more at all? Or is there some stretch? I just noticed there is the front lacing and under that something that looks like a shirring so do you think it could possibly stretch like 2 cm more from the waist? I just wonder would it fit my 72 cm waist and 90 cm bust. I'd appreciate your help very much! Thank you! <3
Sure, no problem! The front has no shirring at all, it is sheer fabric gathered over a solid panel. The waist measurement is approx 35cm flat. The (ooo sexy sexy) lacing panel in back allows for some adjustment in the bust size, but the lacing part does not extend far enough to adjust in the waist. I hope that is helpful to you!
PLEASE SPILL ON THE POST WITH THE ANGELIC PRETTY WINE D: Is it yours? Did you buy it? That other picture with the same label, is that a jar? What's in it? I NEED DETAILS IT LOOKS AMAZING :O
Sure! Those items were special gifts for those who attended the Angelic Pretty 星降る夜のFantasic Party. Yep, they are mine. There was no cost except for the party ticket. The drink is “chanmery”, a non-alcholic carbonated drink (basically fake champagne). There is a matching Angelic Pretty champagne glass. In the jar are bath salts, the label has the ‘Gloria’ print on it. And lastly, two cupcakes. Hope that answers your question! I’m torn if I should drink the chanmery and use the bath salts or not D: it’s so pretty