Meetup Idea Thread
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We haven't had one of these in a long, long time. Post ideas for meetups, about your favourite type of meetup activity, what has worked well in your comm, and what hasn't. Any croquet success stories or pottery meet horrors?
Also, for those who have organised swap meets, how did you put them together? Our comm has never had one, but there's an issue of where to hold one. Should garments be laid out or just brought in bags? What works best with a swap meet?
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the topic has been discussed briefly in the fairy kei thread and i figured it could use its own thread. anyway,
>"What is Menhera?"
>When it comes to fashion, Menhera is rather a theme than anything else as it depends more on motifs than the clothing pieces on their own, something not uncommon for substyles. It was popularized by the artist and fashion designer Kuua Oyasumi who is also in charge of the designs for many indie brands. In general, it is based on “dreamy cute with a touch of sickness“ (??????) which here mostly refers to the combination of kawaii clothes with mental health or sexual themes, usually in the form of prints and accessories. It is a lot about sexual liberty and against the pressure of society as mentioned before, showing japanese society the ugly truth behind the facade of its innocent and pure kawaii culture.
pic related, kind of. i'm really interested in buying some menhera-chan merch.
feel free to dump pics, stores, anything really
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In light of the recent wave of well known Lolitas quitting, I've been thinking a lot about the subject. In almost every instance I've seen of this occurring over my 9 years in the fashion, it is usually someone deciding lolitas are awful and they can't deal with the community, even if the vast majority of attention they get is positive and they don't actually get any severe hate. Often times they also quit the fashion, while simultaneously saying how much they wish they could still wear it and some have said they were "forced" to stop wearing it because of the negativity.
I don't really understand this, if you truly love Lolita, but can't deal with the community, then why not quit the community but still wear it? Unless it was mostly an attention thing? What do you guys think about this phenomenon? Experiences with people doing it?
Otome Kei Thread
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Old thread >>8658835
What is otome-kei?
>Japanese for 'maiden'
>Focuses on a feminine and quirky look
>No set rules
>Outfits often use colour popping, interesting print combinations, and contrasting materials
>Generally has a kitsch or twee vibe
>Sometimes overlaps with casual lolita but is still a separate style
Main otome brands:
>Emily Temple Cute/Shirley Temple Cute
Other Suitable Brands*:
>Lolita brands (accessories, legwear, bags, mini skirts, cardigans/boleros)
Suitable Non-Japanese Brands*:
>Hello Bones Jones (Indie)
>Mulberry Chronicles (Indie)
>Peppermint Fox (Indie)
>Sock Dreams, Teja Jamilla
>Melissa Shoes, Bait Footwear, Dkode Shoes, Neosen, Fleuvog
*NB: these brands are not all specifically otome, but sometimes produce suitable items
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Let's talk about fashion inspired by Junko Mizuno and Uchuu.
Warning: Aspects of gurokawa may include vomiting, self-loathing, abortion, and general self-harm.
Also please no discussion of real mental health or who can/cannot wear this stuff.
We are here to talk about pretty clothes with pills and syringes, so if you don't like the imagery, please go somewhere else.