── Headpieces ── 

Baby, the Stars Shine Bright - Cherry Headdress - サクランボレースのヘッドドレス

Unknown
Cherry Lace

Alice and the Pirates - Classical maid cap

Classical maid cap
(2020)

Baby, the Stars Shine Bright - Rosier Half Bonnet - ロージィアハーフボンネット

Rosier Half Bonnet
R1 Dream Maker - Devil's Heart Half Bonnet

Devil's Heart
Half bonnet

 ── Coats & Capes ── 

PEACE NOW - Vampire Collar Cloak

Unknown
Vampire Collar Cloak


PUTUMAYO - 2way Jacket

2way Jacket

 ── Cardigans & Hoodies ── 

Baby the Stars Shine Bright - Bunny Ears Cardigan (2004)

Bunny Ears Cardigan
(2004)

PUTUMAYO - unkown - crown cardigan

Unkown
Crown Cardigan

 ── OP & Sets ── 

Angel's Heart Lolita - Pianolude of Eternal Night OP Set

Pianolude of Eternal Night
夜之钢琴曲

Baby, the Stars Shine Bright - Trump Card ♥ Alice OP - トランプなアリス

Trump Card ♥ Alice
Alice and the Pirates - Bat Maid OP

Bat Maid
Hime - Purple Spoon
Hime - Purple Spoon
Purple Spoon
R1 Dream Maker - Devil's Heart OP

Devil's Heart
Cornet - Velvet OP

Velvet OP
Ragdoll Lolita - Spring Lady

Spring Lady

 ── JSK ── 

Pumpkin Cat - Anniversary Encore JSK

Anniversary Encore
周年之礼的安可曲

MAXICIMAM - Choker Attached Wire Corset JSK

Wire Corset

PUTUMAYO - Gate JSK

Gate

 ── Tops ── 

Pumpkin Cat - Anniversary Ceremony Encore Blouse

Anniversary Ceremony Encore
周年之禮的安可曲

Alice Girl - Spade A Blouses

Spade A
Blouses

Innocent World - Frederick Pullover

Frederick Pullover

 ── Bags ── 

BAND-MAID - Tote Bag

Tote Bag
Kuromi Bag
Kuromi Bag
PUTUMAYO - Unknown Tote Bag

Unknown
Tote Bag


R1 Dream Maker - Devil’s Heart Bag

Devil’s Heart
Pochette

 ── SK ── 

Alice Girl - Spade A Skirt

Spade A Skirt
PUTUMAYO - Autumn Garden - オータムガーデン

Autumn Garden
PUTUMAYO - Rabbit Print - うさぎプリント

Unknown
Rabbit Print

MAXICIMAM - Marine Look Patissier Skirt

Marine Look Patissier
&
PUTUMAYO - unknown tartan skirt

Unknown
Tartan

PUTUMAYO - Celestial Light Skirt

Celestial Light
 ── Undergarments ── 

PUTUMAYO - Purple Plaid Bloomers

Unknown
bloomers (??? considering these as bloomers pls no rage)
 ── Legwear ── 

PUTUMAYO - Butterfly OTK Socks

Unknown
Butterfly OTK

PUTUMAYO - Trump Suit OTK Socks

Alice Set
OTK

Ragdoll - Spring Lady UTK

Spring Lady
UTK

 ── Shoes ── 

Antaina - Short heels black

Unknown
Short heels

Demonia - DOLLY-01 MATTE SHOES

DOLLIE-01 MATTE

Monki - Faux leather loafers

Faux leather loafers
Demonia - EMILY-221

EMILY-221

 ── Accessories ── 

Angelic Pretty - Frill Millefeuille Umbrella (2018)

Frill Millefeuille Umbrella
2018

Alice and the Pirates - Classical maid tablier

Classical maid
tablier

Alice Girl - Spade A accessories

Spade A
accessories

PUTUMAYO - Alice Set Apron - アリス Set Apron

Alice Set
apron

san-x - Sentimental Circus pochettes

Sentimental Circus
pochettes

Narcissique Couture - Bat Necklace

Bat Necklace

PUTUMAYO - Unkown trump wallet

Unkown
Trump passcase

h.NAOTO - Angry Charm

Angry
charm

R1 Dream Maker - Devil's Heart Eyepatch

Devil's Heart
Eyepatch

MA - Embroidered Necktie

Embroidered Necktie


chocomint - Trump rings

Trump rings


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 need to wear a blouse underneath this piece

KC • Katyusha, which means headbow in Japanese

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 extremely 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 dress on your wishlist.

This is why most lolitas usually dedicate a rather big amount of the 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 punk-style 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 14 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.

But now, after 10 long years and finding new dear friends that reignited my love for the fashion and confidence, I'm 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 a % your money spent back as points. These points can be used to reduce the price on your next purchase
(1 point = ¥1)

When using PayPal, you will get a second payment request after they've calculated the shipping costs. This second payment doesn't need to be paid 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 Baby about this.





Chinese Lolita Updates

Budget:
Recommendation:

A shopping service focused on TaoBao brands operating on Facebook.

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

A FAQ is pinned at the top of their page which also details how they receive & process orders. Invoices and answeres 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're not comfortable with joining and participating in an actual community yet.

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

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

A next to an item is a gift from Alice, also known as berrycollect!



 7. Other lolita's and
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