By now you must be wondering what is going on tutorial tuesday. I have had been very busy with life apart from lolita. But I still would like to share with you a cute little clip for those not bother by the occasional stroll down memory lane.
Who said that after a certain age, or in this case before a certain age you are cut off from the wonders of the Lolita world?
I say wear what you want when you want....except in certain situation of course. Not everyone needs to be happy with who you are, and chances are someone or other will have a problem with what you do, no matter how hard you try to please them.
But on to a lighter note.
It is obvious that some Lolita was inspired by children. I will not mention any names...
This is partially the reason that we get stopped on the street by doe eyed little girls, who fawn over us and tell us we're beautiful.
So isn't absolutely adorable when a child is dresses to the nines in Lolita?
Frilly Capricious is a blog about a japanese little girl who dresses up in Lolita, especially Angelic Pretty. Her mother is also a Loli. Both come up with wonderful coords
So to those of you who just love to ahhh that so adorable at the ultra kawaii head on over to her blog, it is just so darling.
I will have to postpone tutorial tuesday because I couldn't find good tutorials for this week. I haven't acquired a new camera so I can't make my own yet. But I invite you for next week, jsks and OPs will be on the block!
You probably already heard of a GO, especially if you are member of EGL LJ comm.
If you haven't or have but have no idea what one is, today's article will try to shed some light on this aspect of Lolita shopping.
A GO, group order, is when a group of say 2 or more people get together and order from a site under one person, the GO host/ess.
Usually a GO is meant to lower the cost of shipping* by getting rid of the expense all together since many online shops offer free shipping for orders above a certain amount (say $350 or more).
Now as a participant it is your responsability to tell the hostess what you would like to purchase, and pay her(or him) ahead of time.
You will also give her your address in order to get your items, and this is why a GO is only meant to lower the price of shipping not eliminate it completely (unless its a GO hosted by your local lolita group). The company will send merchandise to only one address. The hostess is responsible to send it out orders received to all participants of the GO.
It can be a simple and pleasant transaction, but something can go wrong. Here are some helpful tips often overlooked in of the excitement.
Make sure you trust your hostess, if you can meet her in person, great! but if not check her feedback (check feedback even if you know them in person).
Make sure that you sent her the money and have physical evidence that you did. Remember to keep track of receipts and email confirmations.
Make sure she has your info correct: from what it is you want to order, to your address sometimes one letter/number difference is all it takes to not getting what you wanted or lose something in the mail.
If you'd like to participate in a GO try the egl_grouporder_comm : you must be a member to participate. Many of the hosted group orders have their own guidelines so make sure you read before you join. Some hostess charge a fee (usually Paypal fees) in addition to the shipping for doing the work.
I'll be posting another article on hosting a GO so keep your eyes out for that for that.