Review: ムチャチャ←→あちゃちゅむ

My Mook arrived today ~ yay
brand's website: http://ahcahcum-muchacha.jimdo.com/


amumu
The canvas of the bag is very thick , i like it.
Its big in size, quite nice to fit a lot of stuff in... see fig. with pen
Very cute and perfect for the 'cult party kei' look or even dolly kei -
there is a inner pocket inside the tote big enough for my hand to fit
the quality is very nice so i can expect the same if not better with the brand's items
the catalog is filled with interesting things
a personal list of my favorites:
the stuffed teddy bear collars and bracelets (pink/brown) on pg. 15
mushroom socks (white) on pg. 17
glassware with appendages on pg. 18
eyeball ring on pg.22
striped black and white alice falling top on pg. 59
a small part of their current collection can be seen here : http://ahcahcum-muchacha.jimdo.com/collection/

Review: Mary Magdalene

Hello everyone

Ill be reviewing a highly demanded classic lolita brand today; Mary Magdalene
This brand usually sells out of its new releases within 24 hours, so its best to reserve the items desired when possible.
This brand is also recognized for using very high quality materials, so it is also more pricey. 
This brand accepts PayPal as payment and only ships by EMS.
Also if you live in the USA, i havent had a customs tax, so its likely you wont either.















I ordered the "プティフールドレス" one piece in Raspberry Tart back in February and its initially release date was late April, but they
postponed it to late May.
The dress is modeled in the mint chocolate colorway in Goth & Lolita Bible volume 40.

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http://www.marymagdalene.jp/contents/dress/241/0104/

Shipping however was incredibly fast like most things shipped using EMS.
My package was shipped May 30th and arrived June 2nd so it took 3-4 days.

Once a order is submitted by email, Mary Magdalene emails back with confirmation of your items and sends a PayPal invoice.

Quality (5/5): On the high quality end of the spectrum. However, the OP is slightly hard to get in and out of but that may be true with most if not all OPs.
Pricing (4/5): Very, very pricey, but the quality and look/design is well worth the money.
Shipping (5/5): Very fast by EMS.
Packaging (4.5/5): Came in a thick box that is still penetrable and soft. I assume its soft cardboard. 
The box is somewhat busted up.
Inside the box contained the OP in 2 bags. A thin plastic bag over a thick plastic bag baring the Mary Magdalene name.
There is also a slip of paper stating the order.
   

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Review: Classical Puppets & Taobao Spree

Today my Classical Puppets daily a-line petticoats arrived! They do require a bit of time to reflate after being stuck in a small plastic bag. I purchased 3 of the daily a-line petticoats through a taobao shopping service called taobao spree. this post will be dedicated to petticoats, so not only will i review both already mentioned services, but i'll also add the best materials for petticoats in case you prefer to make your own, where to buy the cheapest a-line petticoats, and the poofiness experiment of the CP daily a-line petticoats. stay tuned for an update on this post! ^-^v

Review: Innocent World (continued)

I'm wide awake and been having trouble sleeping lately so i thought to myself
why not take some pictures and continue the review
so here it is, but most likely i will have a part 3 to this because its just so sloppy altogether
im leaving the Ashley embroidery JSK out of this one

blouse first 
this is the Lily Emblem Original Crepe De Chine Blouse by Innocent World
it came with a necktie/ribbon, but i dont think i need to address that 
heres the stock image again
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design: 5/5
elegant and gorgeous design!
detachable neckribbon and theres a tie in the back to adjust waist
comfort: 5/5
this blouse is superb for warm/hot weather, but not ideal for cold. at. all. 
you would freeze to death wearing this outside during the winter without a heavy wool coat

detail on the lace
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this blouse also has pearl bead buttons <3

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ooooo, shiny pearl buttons
thats the neckribbon btw

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this is me wearing the blouse
see all the nice details? its just gorgeous. a good tight fit for me 
why yes, that is Reita from The Gazette
sxc Reita :)

fsgs
in this picture you can see how it fits me much better
so yeah, this blouse is definitely worth the money
get it quick before it sells out in pink!!!!

now for the skirt
Chiffon Stripe Rose Skirt by IW

i only have detail shots of the skirt
the pictures of me wearing it sucks, sorry
my petticoats havent arrived yet and it doesnt look too attractive on me with them
design: 5/5
lace up and shirred back
side zip w/ hook
detachable bow
comfort: 5/5
again, good for warm/hot weather

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detail of the roses on the skirt
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detail of the lace at the edges
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zip up side w/ hook
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detachable bow that has pin on the back
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lace up back w/ shirring 

Review: Innocent World

First time ordering from Innocent World, first lolita (brand) pieces during 2012 Winter Sale (3/1 - 3/11).
Communication: 5/5
IW has a really good English speaking costumer service person that does all the overseas orders i believe. Shes very nice, helpful, understanding. I had a bunch of questions which she responded with a very long, thorough explanation. Sadly i don't know her name. :C
Cost: 5/5
IW sends invoices rather quickly. Paypal was the method of payment. After I sent the orderform to IW, they sent me the invoice the day they responded to my order which was 4 days after.
Shipping: 5/5
The products arrived faster than i imagined that i missed the delivery and picked up the package from the post office.
the package required a signature and there was no customs fee. Products arrived in a weatherproof sealed envelope and the clothes was inside sealed plastic bags in a plastic IW shopping bag. Included a letter and receipt. IW only ships with EMS.
shipping and handling cost was ¥3,200, insurance was ¥50 for 1kg package
shipped thursday 02/23 and arrived monday 02/27

Onto the clothes! finally ~

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ASHLEY EMBROIDERY JSK
 CAFE AU LAIT×CHOCOLATE LAME
FABRIC (100% COTTON), LINING (100% POLYESTER)

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Chiffon Stripe Rose Skirt
 Beige×Chocolat
Outer fabric: 100% Polyester/Chiffon Stripe Rose Print(Original color)Waist fabric: 100% Polyester/Pearskin Inner linning: 100% Cotton/Broadcloth

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Lily Emblem Original Crepe De Chine Blouse
Pink
100% Polyester/Silky Crepe de Chine

** Will Post Pictures Soon **