• lolita
    • headpieces (5)
      • bonnets (2)
      • caps (1)
      • headdresses (2)
      • kc (1)
    • outerwear (2)
      • capes (1)
      • jackets (1)
    • knitwear/hoodies (3)
      • cardigans (1)
      • zip-up (2)
    • op (9)
    • jsk (3)
    • tops (7)
      • blouses (5)
      • cutsews (2)
    • bags (1)
      • handbags (1)
    • sk (6)
    • innerwear (3)
      • bloomers (2)
      • petticoats (1)
    • legwear (3)
      • otk (2)
      • utk (1)
    • shoes (4)
      • loafers (1)
      • mary janes (2)
      • teaparties (1)
    • accessories (7)
      • aprons (3)
      • extras (3)
      • jewelry (2)
      • umbrella's (1)
  • punk
    • headpieces (2)
      • hats (2)
    • outerwear (1)
      • jackets (1)
    • knitwear/hoodies (2)
      • hoodies (1)
      • zip-up (1)
    • tops (7)
      • artist merch (x)
      • blouses (1)
      • bustier (1)
      • tank tops (2)
    • bags (1)
      • handbags (1)
      • plushies (1)
      • tote bags (2)
    • sk (x)
    • shoes (4)
      • mary janes (1)
    • accessories (7)
      • belts (x)
      • chains (x)
      • hairclips (1)
      • ties (1)
  • coords
    • lolita
      • gothic (x)
      • old school (1)
      • proto (x)
      • ??? (x)
    • punk (x)
    • ??? (x)
Rosier Half Bonnet

  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 11th Jan, 2021

Devil's Heart

  • matching OP owned
  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 20th Feb, 2021
Classical maid cap - 2020

  • first owner
  • matching apron owned
  • date of purchase: 16th Oct, 2020
Pianolude of the Night

  • full set owned (OP, extras)
  • has a little pearl chain that is detachable with little hooks
  • the veil is also detachable connected to buttons underneath the headdress
  • it is folded in the picture as it's around 150cm wide and 75cm long
  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 23th May, 2020

Unarchived - Cherry Lace

  • my most used headpiece ~
  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 18th Aug, 2020
Cybermaid

  • full set owned (OP, apron, extras)
  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 15th Sep, 2021
Vampire Collar Cloak

  • bought with the help of from for ≈€60
  • date of purchase: 27th Dec, 2020
2way jacket

  • bought with the help of from for ¥1.800
  • date of purchase: 29th Apr, 2021
Bunny Ears - 2004

  • suggested by when offered to her from someone private
  • bought for A$50
  • date of purchase: 15th Feb, 2021
Unarchived - Crown

  • double zippers
  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 1st Jun, 2021

Unarchived - Cat-in-a-box

  • it was only €5!! an absolute steal~
  • double zippers
  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 15th Jun, 2021
Pianolude of the Night

  • full set owned (headdress, extras)
  • my first purchase on lacemarket!
  • detachable sleeves
  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 23th May, 2020

Trump Card ♥ Alice

  • detachable sleeves
  • missing apron
  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 16th Sep, 2020

Bat Maid

  • first owner
  • the most expensive piece I own ngl, don't know if it was worth it but had to own it for that name
  • date of purchase: 16th Oct, 2020

Purple Spoon

  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 18th Jan, 2021

Devil's Heart

  • detachable sleeves
  • matching bonnet owned
  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 20th Feb, 2021

Unarchived - Velvet OP

  • detachable sleeves
  • built-in petticoat
  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 10th Apr, 2021

Spring Lady

  • matching UTK owned
  • detachable sleeves
  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 21th Apr, 2021

Polka Dot Alice - Kuromi

  • matching apron owned
  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 14th Sep, 2021

Cybermaid - Code 01

  • full set owned (kc, apron, extras)
  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 15th Sep, 2021
Anniversary Encore

  • matching blouse owned
  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 16th May, 2020

Wire Corset

  • missing choker
  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 29th Dec, 2020

Unarchived - Gate

  • helped me pay for this piece which has my dream print on it!!
  • alterations: removed the tulle around the neckline and the straps have been lengthened
  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 27th Jan, 2021
Ceremony Encore

  • matching jsk owned
  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 8th Jun, 2020

Spade A

  • full set owned (SK, extras)
  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 8th Aug, 2020

Lollipop

  • detachable sleeves
  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 8th Jun, 2021

The Night Fairy Tale

  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 8th Jun, 2021

Unarchived - Cotton Lace

  • bought listing:
  • date or purchase: 28th Jun, 2021
Frederick Pullover

  • bought with the help of from for ¥660
  • date of purchase: 29th April, 2021

Unarchived - Crescent Rose

  • bought listing:
  • date or purchase: 4th Aug, 2021
Gothic Bat

  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 8th Jun, 2021
Spade A

  • full set owned (2 blouses, extras)
  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 8th Aug, 2020

Autumn Garden

  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 23rd Sep, 2020

Unarchived - Rabbit Print

  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 5th Jan, 2021

Marine Look Patissier

  • a birthday gift from and
  • received: 13th Apr, 2021

Unarchived - Tartan SK

  • bought on for €10
  • date of purchase: 25th Mar, 2021

Celestial Light

  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 25th May, 2021
Unarchived - Pumpkin Pants

  • they look like but it doesn't have a ribbon and this colorway isn't listed there
  • even though they're probably pants, I've only worn them under other pieces, which is why I've placed them in this category
  • bought listing: using 's service
  • date of purchase: 8th May, 2021

Unarchived - SK

  • placed in the bloomers category as it will be worn under other pieces, making only the bloomers peek out
  • bought listing: using 's service
  • date of purchase: 2nd Aug, 2021
Medium Pannier

  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 4th Jul, 2021
Alice - 2012

  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 19th Apr, 2021

Unarchived - Butterfly

  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 28th Feb, 2021
Spring Lady

  • matching OP owned
  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 21th Apr, 2021
Faux Leather Loafers

  • first owner
  • date of purchase: 18th Oct, 2020
DOLLY-01

  • bought on for €55,50
  • date of purchase: 2nd Sep, 2020

Vintage Mary Janes

  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 18th Jun, 2021
Short heels

  • my first accidental lolita piece!! - storytime
  • bought it at Facts Winter 2018 from enchanteddreamwear's tiny booth for ≈€30
  • it was the first time I saw lolita dresses in real life with the shop owner being the first lolita I've ever seen in real life too
  • a very magical and special experience, putting on the shoes made me feel like I stepped out of reality, waiting for my boyfriend's reaction and seeing the owner's approving smile in that secluded mini-boutique a few meters from the busy "main road"
  • "At least I can buy these shoes, too bad I'll never be able to go further than this."
  • I thought, realizing these were lolita pieces as I brought my attention to the dresses above the other cute teaparties, remembering how much I wanted to buy and see these garments when I was 11 years old
  • Who knew I'd actually realize my childhood dreams a decade later? ~
  • date of purchase: 21th or 22nd Oct, 2017
Classical maid tablier - 2020

  • first owner
  • matching cap owned
  • date of purchase: 16th Oct, 2020

Alice - 2012

  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 18th Jan, 2021

Polka Dot Alice - Kuromi

  • matching OP + overdress owned
  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 14th Sep, 2021

Cybermaid - Code 01

  • full set owned (OP, kc, extras)
  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 15th Sep, 2021
Pianolude of the Night

  • full set owned (headdress, OP)
  • 3 detachable waist bows
  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 23th May, 2020

Spade A

  • full set owned (2 blouses, SK)
  • tie, suspenders, bow clips, giant bow pin
  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 8th Aug, 2020

Cybermaid - Code 01

  • full set owned (OP, kc, apron)
  • belt, waist bag, collar, necklace
  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 15th Sep, 2021
Bat Necklace

  • a birthday gift from
  • received: 13th Apr, 2021

Trump rings

  • bought with the help of from for ¥631
  • date of purchase: 29th Apr, 2021
Frill Millefeuille - 2018

  • bought listing:
  • date of purchase: 23th Sep, 2020

30th July, 2021

Missing Pieces

If you happen to have any of these pieces and are willing to sell them, please contact me!!

Even though I usually don't feel the need to have complete sets, small missing pieces irk me to no end...

MAXICIMAM - チョーカー付きワイヤー入り コルセッ - Choker Attached Wire Corset - Choker

Choker Attached Wire Corset

Choker
Baby, the Stars Shine Bright - Trump Card ♥ Alice OP - Apron

Trump Card ♥ Alice

Apron
PUTUMAYO - Alice Set Purple - Dress, Bows & Collar

Alice Set

Dress, Bows & Collar



Dream Items

 ── Headpieces ── 

Baby, the Stars Shine Bright - Bunny Ears Bonnet

Bunny Ears Bonnet


Antique beasT - Cat Bat Headdress

Cat / Bat Headdress


 ── OP & Sets ── 

Stars Shine Bright - Ranko Kanzaki OP Set

Ranko Kanzaki


Antique beasT - Vampire Princess

Vampire Princess


Mitsuba - Aurora - Set

Aurora


MAXICIMAM - Crown Embroidery Apron - Set

Crown Embroidery Apron


Alice Girl - Alice - Set

Alice


Metamorphose Temps de Fille - Trumpet Sleeve Babydoll OP (with Arm Cover)

Trumpet Sleeve Babydoll


 ── JSK ── 

Moi-même-Moitié - Butterfly Print - JSK

Butterfly Print


 ── Aprons ── 

Baby, the Starts Shine Bright - Heart Apron 2004

Heart Apron
2004



 ── Bags ── 

PUTUMAYO - Embroidery Flap Bag

Embroidery Flap Bag


Baby, the Starts Shine Bright - Ribbon Heart Bag

Ribbon Heart Bag


 ── Skirts ── 

PUTUMAYO - Gate - Skirt

Gate



Moi-même-Moitié - Butterfly Print - Skirt

Butterfly Print


 ── Legwear ── 

PUTUMAYO - Gate skirt

Unkown
Roses & Butterflies



 ── Shoes ── 

Vivienne Westwood - Rocking Horse Ballerina

Rocking Horse Ballerina
















Welcome to the EGL & punk section


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 1. Explaining lolita fashion


NOTICE
As I've barely worn the fashion for a year, this section is me trying my best to explain the basics of EGL & my own clothing style since a lot of family members and friends have taken notice of my clothes (I've heard they've got my page bookmarked help). It helps me reevaluate what I know and how I'm representing it to others.
Please keep this in mind before yelling at me in the site comments, but do feel free to give your opinion on it!!

1.1 The basics

EGL stands for Elegant Gothic Lolita. It's a fashion subculture that started in Japan with influences of Victorian and Rococco clothing styles.

People have theorized that Japan used the name to describe a cute girl and nothing more, others argue that they were well aware of its meaning connected to the book. As a comparison, it's like the Bratz crew embracing that they're called brats and punkers embracing that they're called punks. They have given their insults another different meaning, taking the term but not its derogatory definition.

Please remember that there are minors participating in this clothing style.
In other words, this fashion is not a kink. Please refrain from sexualizing anyone that wears EGL.

If someone that is not interested in wearing the fashion asks you to explain what it is, please only tell them the sentence that has been underlined and nothing more to avoid confusion!

When looking at listings and/or talking about lolita, you might hear and/or see these words:

JSK • Jumperskirt, it's a skirt with straps which usually means that you're supposed to wear a blouse underneath it. Don't suffer for the fashion though, wear what makes you feel physically and mentally comfortable!

SK • Skirt, they usually stop right above or underneath the knees

OP • One Piece, a dress with sleeves. You don't have to wear a blouse underneath this piece

KC • Katyusha, Japanese term used for headbows

UTK • Under the knee, referring to the length of socks

OTK • Over the knee, idem

MTO • Made To Order


1.2 The price
oh lordie the price

Before you go any further looking at my aunties and teens that keep saying they've seen lolita on Aliexpress and thinking we're dumb for not buying that, I've got to explain why most lolita pieces are priced this way. Pieces are carefully constructed and not produced in huge quantities. A lot of material gets used into making a piece and those on itself are not cheap as well. Especially for custom lace, hand embroidery and special fabrics.

This is why it can take months for your piece to arrive if you're not buying it second hand, or why you might see very short limited reservation periods. Because usually, pieces are also made to order. They are built to last for decades and to be worn multiple times. Taking months to arrive yeah but everything else doesn't sound very Aliexpress now does it-

Also, you can't forget that even the biggest lolita brands are still considered as rather small ones when comparing them to the brands we regularly see like H&M, Zara, Bershka and many more.

Trends also exist in this fashion and the amount of popularity a style, piece and/or brand has can affect the prices too!! writing this while there's a sweet boom happening, new indie brands are coming out solely focussing on old school and AP are selling out €500-€600 sets in minutes... help I'm just a broke student



1.3 The search

Since pieces are made to last for decades, are made in limited quantities and expensive, it can take a very long time till you've found your dreamdress or a piece on your wishlist.

This is why most lolitas usually dedicate a rather big amount of their time to searching on second hand sites!



 2. Explaining "my" punk

The second style you'll find in my closet is a kind of punk.

I think it is punk? Visual kei & anime art have influenced the style I wear a lot. This is the style I usually wear when wearing frilly dresses is too much for my environment.

Currently (2020-2021), e-girls are getting "merged" with the new wave of mall goths too. The people wearing that style also seem to incorporate clothing items of Japanese punk brands I use for my style! So yeah... it's getting a bit tricky to "classify" my style of punk because of that.

Hopefully my wardrobe/wishlist can give you a better image & description of the punk I wear/am interested in!

If you haven't noticed yet, my favourite brand of all times is PUTUMAYO and right now I own 16 pieces by them. Maybe I should just call my style of punk PUTUMAYO-



 3. My introduction

I discovered EGL and Japanese Punk around 2010-2011 when I discovered anime! More specifically when I discovered Vampire Knight and Kanon Wakeshima and hearing one of their songs in the infamous Michelle Phan make-up tutorial where I learned the term but I digress

During those times, it was extremely hard for me to find something that my parents would allow me to buy that was also available in our small country A pic of an "attempt" is floating somewhere in this wardrobe.

But now, after 10 long years and finding new dear friends that reignited my love for those fashions and confidence at the start of 2020, I'm finally able to wear those pretty dresses & studded pants



 4. Personal style

The styles/themes I like to wear are:

• proto (see cynical neo-princessism)
• old school
• maid not the maid café kind, I'd have to respectfully ask you to not associate me with that style or make any jokes about it. If you want to fight go ahead but remember the piping hot tea is on my serving cart, you've been warned
• gothic
• punk obviously

and the colourways I like to wear are:

• black & white
• black & black
• purple



 5. Where I buy my pieces

Here is a list of the online sources I've bought most of my pieces from with a little description and review of them.




Lacemarket

Budget: All about luck!
Recommendation:

The hub for second hand lolita sales coming from lolitas all over the world. Sellers are able to create Buy It Now and/or Auction listings. The auction system is the same one used by eBay.





Vinted

Budget: All about luck!
Recommendation:

A second hand marketplace that's starting to become more and more popular. You can buy items from people a country or 2 away.

Shipping is very cheap and doesn't seem to go through any customs checks because of this. You either get miraculous deals or scalper prices.

Lolita replica's are easier to spot here, it's mostly Sanrio Aliexpress scammers that are thriving on this platform.






WunderWelt
WunderWelt Fleur


Budget:
Recommendation:

A second hand lolita, gothic & punk and an official retail webshop based in Japan that seems to update their second hand site twice a day. Popular brands such as Moi-même-Moitié, Victorian Maiden, Atelier Pierrot, Sheglit and more are sold on their official retail site. Reservations can also be made here.

Prices are on the higher side here. A single account and shopping cart is used linked to both sites and making purchases earns you 1% your money spent back as points. These points can be used to reduce the price on your next purchase
(1 point = ¥1)

You first pay the price of the item on the site and then wait for a second invoice. When using PayPal, this second payment request will be sent after they've calculated the shipping costs to pay for those. You don't have to pay this one immediately which comes in handy when you make multiple purchases on different days as the shipping price seems to get recalculated for a combined shipment.





Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Alice and the Pirates
Japan webshop


Budget:
Recommendation:

YEAH THAT'S RIGHT I WAS ABLE TO BUY BRAND NEW BURANDO ONCE NEVER AGAIN THO CUZ BROKE STUDENT LIFE

One of Baby's and Alice's official webshops. Shipping is extremely fast (a week or so). The price you pay for brand new burando can also be found in its amazing customer service.

Do keep in mind that one of their payment systems has a glitch where you can accidentally place an order when reloading the page without paying. You will have to contact them when this happens.





Chinese Lolita Updates

Budget:
Recommendation:

A shopping service focused on TaoBao brands operating on Facebook.

They update their Facebook page with multiple posts daily listing certain releases and the prices of the corresponding items together with a deadline of the reservation period.

You can buy items displayed in their posts and/or send them a TaoBao link. I've seen them help customers with Xianyu too!

A FAQ is pinned at the top of their page which also details how they receive & process orders. Invoices and answers are responded to very fast and they themselves are equally kind and understanding too. Their shopping fee is arround 10-15%, together with a 4.4% Paypal service Fees and Currency Exchange Fee.

I'm so happy I've found them!! It feels safe and easy to use as you are talking to an actual person every time. I'm personally not that TaoBao savvy and/or know about Chinese Brands, so having a page keeping up with them helps a lot too!!



 6. Lolita communities


    

As my amazing friends and me consider ourselves as baby lolita's, we haven't been active in any actual communities yet. We have joined the Belgian EGL Community but haven't fully participated yet.

And since we're mostly growing in the same nest, we've dubbed our groupchats and group as a whole
♤ ♡ picknick buds ◇ ♧
We also love spoiling eachother, giving eachother lots of gifts including clothing pieces

So, if you see , that means it's a gift from LadyMortimer, aka Lara.

A is a gift from Alice, also known as berrycollect!



 7. Other fashionistas and
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