Hi! I'm Mariel, the girl you met at the Under The Sea meet asking about the pin! Hopefully I wasn't too annoying! Anyways, would I be able to commission one from you or do you have in mind of making any? Let me know when you can! :)
Oh right I remember! You were not annoying at all. I definitely would like to make some when I can. They are quite an investment to make so I would have to save up sometime to make them. I will definitely post about it and let you know when I have made some. They might be a bit different than the one I have, but will definitely let you know :3
How did you get the job at fairytail? Is there any openings in the future?
I’ve actually known the owner for a while prior to her opening the shop. She was an active lolita doing a loooot of things, and had her own brand that she would promote at cons. I also live pretty close to the area, and my full time job is near by so I’m able to visit her right after work.
Generally most girls work as a volunteer or an intern, that’s the best way to start. I doooon’t know if she is looking for someone at the moment, but generally Fairytale will post when we are looking for interns or volunteers on their FB page. So be sure to follow them to be up to date with the updates :)
[c] websites you recommend to buy lolita fashion? Thank you so much! I hope I get to meet you in person someday :3
I think i’m gonna place my list here.
If you are a bargain shopper for lolita, I recommend starting off with Bodyline. They ship overseas, and the owner really listens to their customers, despite rumors, or the sketchy back stories people have said of him. He is someone that really care about his brand, and listens to the customers needs.
Personally, I loooove purchasing from Angelic Pretty. They are my favorite lolita brand. I also like brands such as Milk and Emily Temple cute, but they are more “Otome Kei/ Maiden Style” However they are known to have pieces that are lolitable. Though if you are starting out, I recommend Angelic Pretty. Their customer service is pretty good and ship promptly.
There are many more brands to purchase from, but these are personally my favorite places to browse.
I recommend browsing the lolita tag, and if someone posts a co-ord photo of them, they usually have an “outfit rundown” where they list the shops they purchase that item from. So it helps to jolt those brands down and search them :)
Hope this helps. Feel free to ask me any more questions if you have any :D
I saw your article about peignoir and would love to say your art is so cute!! Your lolita fashion is amazing too! I hope this doesn't offend you, but do you wear lolita fashion on a daily occasion? Aren't lolita dresses expensive? Are there any [c]
Thank you so much :3 I’m glad you like my peignoir doodles :D
Don’t worry I don’t find your questions offensive at all :)
Sadly I don’t wear lolita often. When I was in college I use to wear it as often as I could. I mixed my lolita pieces with my normal clothes all the time. Sort of making my lolita worth my money (I still do that on occasion).
However, now, I have a full time job, and it is inconvenient to wear lolita. Though I have worn SOME of my lolita pieces casually and have received compliments on them, but to wear full lolita, is really in convenient and probably inappropriate for the workplace. I do wear it on the weekends sometimes or when I work at Fairytale Boutique :)
Lolita is an expensive hobby to get into, just like other hobbies if you begin to take them seriously. Do note that. While there are places to purchase things for cheap, do keep in mind that your primary heavy investment will be on the actual dress. I’m not talking about Ebay-or Milanoo. These are taboo places to buy from for their costume-quality clothes. Lolitas see their garments as actual clothes and with the price tag many come in, they expect the quality to be on par with that. It is similar to going to a Nordstrom dept. store, purchaseing a dress, and expect the quality to be what you paid for.
Not all lolitas are wealthy girls or have parents willing to pay them. I do believe some are better off financially(which is fine), but many, like myself work full time jobs, or sometimes more than one. Some wait on the sales community to purchase a dress second hand. Some lolitas are knoowwwwwn to find the bargain prices for many brand dresses and purchase them then.
Saw that yerafrickinunicorn is doing this tag post, sooooo please ask me which number you would like for me to respond to and I’ll respond with my derpy handwriting and doodles :)
1: Write your URL in some writing that you thought were super cool when you were younger. Eg, bubble letters, digital clock letters, letters with lots of embellishments, or letters with smiley faces in them.
2: Write a list of all the countries or states you’ve been to. Write a comment on each of them. Or some, if you can’t be bothered.
3: List your top three statistical Tumblr crushes and draw their icons.
4: Draw a selfie.
5: Name three things you like about yourself.
6: Do you like the climate you live in? What do you like about it or what would you change?
7: What is your current mood? Write and/or draw.
8: Can you tie a bow-tie? A regular tie? If yes, how and when did you learn?
9: Pick something from your immediate surroundings and tell the story behind the item.
10: The last time you noticed you’d put a piece of clothing on incorrectly, i.e. backwards/inside out/etc?
11: What is a typical breakfast for you?
12: How do you take your favorite coffee? Eg strong or weak? Black or with cream/milk and/or sugar/sweetener? Filter, espresso, French press or instant? Hot or iced? Regular or decaf? None of the above?
13: Describe your favorite food. Who makes it?
14: List 5 movies that you love.
15: What is a wanky memory from Tumblr that still makes you blush?
16: What brought you to Tumblr?
17: Have you had any real Tumblr crushes? If you want to keep your mystery, answer with a drawing.
18: Do you prefer to text or call your friends?
19: Write an autograph version of your URL.
20: Pick up the nearest printed material in your first language and copy out a random paragraph.
A while ago you had a picture of a drawing and a little watercolor kit with some sort of watercolor brush pen ( it had an icecream sundae and the star bag you wore with the AP Cosmic outfit.) Anyway, I was wondering where I could find a watercolor kit with a pen like that! I don't see people with them very often and I never see them in stores..
I know exactly what you are referring to! I’m using the Sakura Koi Watercolor set.
I originally saw one of my favorite artist, @myrollingstar, use it, and saw how convenient it was to carry around town. The price is also pretty reasonable so I had to get one. I’ve had it for a long while, so they do last!
There are two sets one with 9 colors and another with 24. Mine has 24.
Asdfghjkl you're so pretty and your clothes are so nice >_< is it hard to find where to buy all those things?
Ahhhh, thank you so much :3
Ummm a lot of the images I post on tumblr are of me wearing lolita fashion. A lot of the brands that cater to this niche fashion are quite pricey, but you can find them for cheaper second hand on sites like http://lacemarket.com
However you can purchase directly from the brands. My favorite brand is Angelic Pretty and below are links to their international and USA webshop.
Ermagerd, the moment I saw your Peignoir post I knew it was going to sky rocket in fame! Congrats to that, it was beautiful! My question is, would you ever consider doing a speedpaint/live stream of you making a pic using your Copics? I just bought a butt load of them but I'm no good at using them yet. Also what paper do you use? I'm so sorry for asking so many questions! ( ; v ; )
Dawwww thank you. I am still shocked at how many people like that post. Its really motivating :3
I’ve aaaalways wanted to do a speed paint of using my markers. I have a camera to do it…. I’ll definitely see when I can film and and upload it onto youtube :D
For the peignoir post, I actually used this custom cardstock my friend zekiecho gave me. I literally have a stack on my desk. Its crazy!!!
For other pieces, I do use copic paper, but I find that I like bristol board better. The paper is thicker, and the ink blends as smoothly as if it were copic paper. I don’t like how thin copic marker paper can be sometimes but bristol board can be expensive if you consider how much you pay for a pad, and how many sheets are in each.
Hope this helps. If you need for me to clarify anything, or explain anything else, feel free to ask :)