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Curioius about the fashion that is Lolita? Want to meet other lolitas, dandies, and more on Afro-Punk or learn how to get started? This would be your place!

Website: http://hellolace.net/
Members: 38
Latest Activity: Dec 31

Other places to learn about the fashion

The sister community on livejournal, Lalolitas

The main international community on livejournal: EGL

Hello Lace: Outfit analysis (What makes a lolita outfit a lolita outfit)

 

Hello Lace is very useful to find stores, methods on how to shop and other very useful pieces of information for new, intermediate and advanced lolitas alike.

 

And here are the websites of actual brick-and-mortar lolita shops (they're mainly coastal) [and what they sell if mixed variety]

Tokyo Rebel (NYC: various styles) [Baby, the Stars Shine Bright, Alice and the Pirates, Putumayo, Morrigan NYC, Algonquins, etc.]

Baby, the Stars Shine Bright (San Francisco: Sweet lolita)

Angelic Pretty (San Francisco: Sweet lolita)

Black Peace Now (San Francisco: Gothic lolita, EGA)

Harajuku Hearts (San Francisco: various styles) [Putumayo, algonquins, Listen Flavor, Maxicimam, Metamorphose, etc]

 

Yes they're pricy but more affordable brands will be mentioned in the discussion forum 

 

Discussion Forum

New AfroGoth/Lolita Facebook Group

Started by Jordana. Last reply by Kodachi May 4, 2012. 5 Replies

I thought some of you might be interested in joining this group. It's growing pretty fast right now and is great to have in addition to this group on AfroPunk. So if you're on facebook feel free to…Continue

How long have you been in the fashon?

Started by Kodachi. Last reply by Jordana Feb 14, 2012. 3 Replies

How long have you been into Lolita or wearing it? I've been into lolita since 2007 (I love Victorian fashion) and been wearing it since 2008/2009. How about you? I got into the fashion because I…Continue

Let's talk affordable lolita

Started by Kodachi. Last reply by Jordana Feb 14, 2012. 1 Reply

So you prolly clicked the links above on the text box and got some sticker shock. $300+ for a dress? Yep. But the main reason is that you're looking at the top brands of the fashion so they're going…Continue

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Comment by AmaniHiME on June 25, 2012 at 7:49pm

Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm not active on Afropunk at all but I check it once in a while.

I'm the mod of the Livejournal comms lalolitas, and nyclolitas. My LJ name is Amanikitty, and on tumblr I'm amaninyc. anddd blahblahblah.

Comment by Kodachi on June 16, 2012 at 9:51pm

It can be wack, I remember how I was when I started, it seemed like rules were everywhere. It made me moody left and right. I still happily break some rules in lolita because I got in it for me. Spank is pretty cool.I think mori girl and dolly kei are the new waves. It's what you make of it, especially since every style has its rules and elitists. 

Comment by taryn m on June 16, 2012 at 4:59pm

i dont know if i am a fan of the lolita community anymore. dont get me wrong i LOOOVE the fashion. but the pretentiousness and dogmatic rules you have to follow is beyond irritating to me. i respect the japanese fashion because correlates with their culture and the way they dress in all genres of fashion not just lolita but ....its just not me. i dance to the beat of my own drum. i guess i like spank more because its way more open ended. however i love the way it looks and how it promotes a non sexual confidence ....you ladies look fabulous at the end of day anyway

Comment by Cassian on May 5, 2012 at 10:57am

:3 you really helped me out. THANKIES!

Comment by Kodachi on May 5, 2012 at 10:15am

Aaaaaaaah, okies, lolita-inspired XD Totally missed that like an airplane. Well if you need any help, just post a comment here

Comment by Cassian on May 5, 2012 at 9:08am

Thank you for the criticism! Although I was more inspired by the Lolita THEME for these costumes because the convention was super last minute and I put these outfits together from my closet. I was super broke and could only afford some things lol. Thank you for the sites though because i need affordable lolita dresses! I plan on doing it for real this year at anime weekend atlanta.

Comment by Kodachi on May 4, 2012 at 9:37am

Oh you looked very nice, Cassian! The hair looks great! But I do have some constructive criticism but if you don't want to read it, you can just stop here, I'll try not to make it a wall of text.

pic 1 - Not really considered lolita for it does not really have the shape. Now, the top could stay but mainly if you were doing Punk or Ero style (Ero is stretching it) but nothing of what you have on is in the Gothic Lolita vein. The skirt would have to go because it is too short, especially for lolita. It's pretty much a tutu, not a petticoat. Even though Ero is more forgiving of short things, it's usually bloomers, cage skirts, basically Victorian/Lolita undergarments. The shoes look great tho.

pic 2/3 - Harsher lolitas would describe it as "ita". Too short, bad lace, no poof (tho some lolitas would challenge that poof isn't always needed, but it does not mean there should be no fluff). It would be best to scrap the whole thing and get more appropriate dress or skirt, I think I put a shopping guide in this group so you can definitely look around on tao bao or Bodyline or even EGL_comm_sales for affordable stuff.

Comment by Cassian on May 2, 2012 at 4:54pm

I recently attended Nashicon and dressed as a lolita for a bit. Lolita is one of my favorite things to dress up as, especially gothic lolita. Cant wait to do it again. :3

Comment by Amanda Tea on April 30, 2012 at 7:40pm

Well this is really cute and is at a great price 63 usd but I guess it all depends on what youre looking for and your price range ,Im real crazy about bargain hunting online lol.  http://www.qutieland.com/product.php?id=910

Comment by taryn m on April 26, 2012 at 5:10pm

thats super cute amanda. with the little pink deer on it. my problem is that i cant ever find prints that i like. this one i absoltely adore:) thanks girl

 

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