6.14.2010 @ 2:50 pm UTC by lilah wild
Fantasy costumes that push way past Halloween-in-a-bag getups into the realms of maximum frill. Trans and plus-size friendly, the designs are an explosion of lolita/french maid/cosplay ruffles – this is a great place for packing on some serious petticoat volume – with some more grownup occupational attire in PVC flight attendant dresses, boss-lady puff-sleeve blouses, military caps, and satin nurse masks. The lingerie is just as frothy, and accessories include tulle hair flowers, heels, wigs, and little lacy bags to match the outfits.
6.1.2010 @ 5:11 pm UTC by lilah wild
The name sounds like the transformation of beautiful old dresses into reconstructed creations, but not quite. The “vintage” here is in the use of 80’s and 90’s cartoon prints – the typical grist of rave-era phat pants – for corset tops and sweet little side-cinched swing dresses. My Little Pony, Space Invaders, Gremlins, Strawberry Shortcake, and the Nightmare Before Christmas are among the motifs, with some wanderings into tattoo flash, monster movies, and Alice in Wonderland. They don’t do custom, meaning it’s all dresses and bodices for now, but you’re welcome to get them in the print of your dreams – and if you don’t see it on the site, they’re happy to help you find it.
4.9.2010 @ 2:29 pm UTC by lilah wild
This site gathers together a bunch of brands and designers across Asia and presents an enormous catalog – 293 pages of dresses, at this writing – with worldwide shipping. It’s the standard casuals-and-partywear stuff of the trendy modern wardrobe, but a patient perusal reveals the distinctive splashes of lolita style shining through in flowery leggings, tiered miniskirts, ruffled bloomer shorts, satin-bowed blouses, double-breasted coats, lacy capelets, and general pastel sweetness. There are also sections for swimwear and intimates, plus sizes, maternity, and accessories.
1.29.2010 @ 12:59 pm UTC by lilah wild
A UK boutique specializing in Japanese playthings and wearables, who have brought a smattering of their bricks-and-mortar stock online. The catalog is a little bit of this and that: tin robots, skull cardigans, graffiti tees from Terratag, kissclasp purses appliqued with cuteness, Russian doll socks, Mr. Messy coffee mugs, tartan tights, greeting cards styled after retro advertisements, Kreepsville 666 coffin mirrors, bear-eared snoods that unfurl into pocketed scarves, and of course Paul Frank and Hello Kitty.
1.22.2010 @ 2:45 pm UTC by lilah wild
Rockabilly fashion influenced by Tokyo street style, resulting in swing dresses made from the designer’s original syringe print, gingham dresses with heavily ruched skirts, sailor dresses with exaggerated appliques, big fat bows to wear around your neck or in your hair, and nautical scarves. Also frilly little kids’ dresses, which you’re welcome to customize by sending in your child’s drawings.
1.20.2010 @ 2:43 pm UTC by lilah wild
Handmade bags created from vintage kimono fabrics. All sizes, from shoulder slings to pudgy little clutches, to tote one’s necessaries within a small torrent of wild color.
12.18.2009 @ 1:27 pm UTC by lilah wild
Handmade kawaii jewelry and accessories to deck your body out in tiny smiling things: bunny and kitty and bear hats, candy tees, ice cream cone necklaces scooped out of little animal heads, angel pig rings, sushi earrings, and for craftier purposes, dollhead stickers and mushroom rubber stamps.