My obsession with Mary Magdalene’s Angelica has been reborn. I am actively seeking it out now.
Day Five: 10 items from your wishlist
In no particular order. I tried to pick one thing from every main brand, but there are a couple brands I want a lot from, and a couple brands I barely want anything at all from.
–1. Angelic Pretty – Chess Chocolate JSK with Jabot (2011) in Brown or Ivy –2. Angelic Pretty – Melty Ribbon Chocolate JSK (2014) in Brown
–3. Angelic Pretty – Melty Royal Chocolate JSK (2013) in Brown or Bitter
–4. Innocent World – Union Jack Just Waist JSK (2014) in Navy
–5. Juliette et Justine – Rose du Plissé Evelyn (2004) Rose Bluvard or Rose Corail
–6. Mary Magdelene – Angelica OP (2009) in Milky Rose
–7. Mary Magdelene – Cordelia Puff Sleeved OP (2007) in Lamé Blue
–8. Metamorphose temps de fille – Secret Library Pinafore JSK or High Waisted Skirt in Purple/Blue or Green/Red
–9. Victorian Maiden – Striped Rose Ribbon Dress (2010) in Caramel or Foggy Rose
–10. Haenuli – Swan Lake in Black or White
This one is ridiculously easy, and I have covered it before. I absolutely adore Mary Magdalene.
Runners up….Victorian Maiden, Innocent World, Juliette et Justine, Metamorphose, and I am developing a love for Angelic Pretty….at least their penchant towards chocolate prints. 😀
Just an ironic series for Sundays. Every Sunday I will post a page I like from the Gothic & Lolita Bibles. For the first excerpt, here is one of my favorite spreads from my first Gothic & Lolita Bible, Volume 12.
It is a little off center due to the binding, and I apologize for that. I am working on acquiring better scans for the future. When I first purchased this volume, I went through and put post-its on the items I wanted at the time. Later, when I actually began wearing Lolita Fashion, I went back and looked through it again. There was a drastic shift in my tastes, then trending more towards Gothic, now trending more towards Classic. Gothic seemed to be more the trend back then though. Still, there were little snippets of Classic and Sweet, like this Mary Magdalene spread.
By the way, the banner image I am using for this was also taken from Volume 12. It was the back of the playing cards.
The number one spot, without a doubt, goes to Mary Magdalene. I have had a Mary Magdalene dress on the top of my wishlist since before I knew that Mary Magdalene existed, and going through all of their clothing, past and present, I do not think there is a single item of theirs that I would not wear. If I had a closet full of MM and nothing else, I would be fully content.
The number two spot was a little more difficult to decide on, but in the end, it goes to Innocent World. I do not love EVERYTHING they have done, but I do love a good majority of it. Sometimes their prints are a bit too busy for my taste, or their dresses a bit too frilly, but generally, I really enjoy what they come out with, and they have some very nice Classic Lolita items.
What about you, what are your favorite brands?
Next week I am going to do my two favorite Taobao shops, let me know if you know of a great one that may not be as well known so that I can take a look.
The color options for this listing confuse the hell out of me. It is a reproduction of a MM dress, my dream dress. I want it in pink, in the description it says they have it in pink, but there is no option to select pink. GRRR!!! Admittedly, I am a little afraid to buy a reproduction of this dress because I want the soft dusty pink color, not a bright pink, and I am worried a reproduction may be a different color of pink.
I have been in love with this dress since I first saw it on eBay some time ago. It has sat on my watch list forever, but even before reading reviews of eBay sellers and confirming how bad most eBay sellers are with Lolita, I was wary and did not purchase it. I recently tracked the original dress back to Infanta (a Taobao seller), and then found it available on QutieLand. So, I ordered it, size Large (damn you Asian sizing, I WILL loose weight!). Then, Saturday, I come home from the event I was trooping down in Joliet only to receive an e-mail from QutieLand, that the Larges have sold out. I confirmed this on the Infant Taobao store. Damn! So, I sent an inquiry about ordering an XL instead, because I could alter that to fit.
Then, I checked EGL Comm Sales and someone had a size Large one up for sale! I PMed her, she confirmed it was still available, and I just sent her payment! Yay! It ended up being slightly more expensive due to shipping costs, but I think I would have had to pay extra for the XL anyhow. I cannot wait to receive this dress, even though it really does not make sense to wear until the holidays (unless I do something toy related).
Sometimes things just work out perfectly.
Now, if I could just find the Mary Magdalene Angelica JSK in pink. I want to post a WTB on EGL Comm Sales, but the admins have not created any new feedback pages in over a week, so I have to wait for that.
*At least two summer outfits. If the one I am making is successful, then at least one additional.
*This dress. I first saw it on ebay YEARS ago, but the seller has a very bad rep, so I will not buy it from them. I think it was originally Mary Magdalene, but the only way to buy the original is if it comes up second hand one day (which I would not mind, but that is a waiting game). I have seen it offered at myesoul.com in blue, and whatabeautifullife.com in all the colors but pink (I really like the pink), and miccosplay.com in pink, but I am not sure of the quality of their recreations. I REALLY like this dress though.
*Ick – Seven Seas Skirt Set – I have always loved nautical looking clothing, so of course I need to have at least one nautical themed Lolita outfit since it is actually a thing with Lolitas. Plus this is my friends brand, and I must buy something from her.
*A long sleeve white blouse
*A short sleeve white blouse
*A short sleeve black blouse
*Shoes! Summer shoes especially.
*Bloomers – I only have my black/white/red diamond ones right now, so probably a pair in white, a pair in black, and a pair in a shade of brown.
Every, single color (aside from the two I have – red/black and blue/silver). I want black/purple, black/white, black/blue, brown/ivory, red/white, wine/white, black/gold, black/silver, brown/gold, ivory/gold, white/gold, wine/gold, and wine/silver.
*Other socks to match outfits.
*And though they are a priority, I would like to acquire one or two pieces each for autumn and winter this year. Of course i I find pieces that can be altered for multiple seasons, that is even better. Shoes as well.