All posts from July, 2015

New Kawaii Aliexpress Seller Discovered! BOBON21!!

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

“But Bridget, why are you freaking out?!  You’ve featured BoBon21 Aliexpress sellers plenty of times!!”  NO THIS IS DIFFERENT! BOBON21 is actually the name given to this newly-discovered store, although they sell many TaoBao brands besides BoBon21, such as Candy Rain (which is MY FAVE btw).

I’ve added them to my Favorite Aliexpress Stores guide!  Now, let’s go over a few of their cute items!

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Cute Woolly Fluff Stripe Dress

This dress has horizontal rows of fuzzy fluff that is kind of sparkly!!
It also comes in pink and white!

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High-Waisted Chiffon Skirt with Cris-Crosses and Polka Dots

It’s so rare that I feature clothes in black, huh?
And here are two in this same feature!
I think the cris-crosses along the top of this skirt were cute!

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Embellished Kitty Candy Rain T-Shirt

Okay, I clicked on this one thinking it was for the cute suspender shorts!
But the t-shirt is okay too!  The kitty design on it is precious,
and I love the keyhole cut into the sleeves, which are super ruffly~

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BoBon21 Plaid & Lace Cute Cupcake Skirt

These just look adorably schoolgirlish!!

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Plaid Crop Top with Sheer Overlay Top

The flouncy sheer overlay part of this top is so cute,
I didn’t even realize the tank top underneath is midriff-revealing!
I don’t mind it so much, its overall look is very nice!

Chobits-Inspired Chi Dress Cosplay Sewing DIY Tutorial (Video)

Monday, July 20th, 2015

DIY Anime inspired Kawaii outfits-How to make Chobits Chii costume/dress

 

A Guide to All Those Kawaii Brands You See on Ebay, Storenvy, and Aliexpress

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

When you’re browsing for cute clothes in the style of Lolita, gyaru, mori girl, fairy-kei, and others, you may find in your searches through Ebay, Storenvy, Aliexpress and others that you begin to recognize certain pieces listed!  Maybe you’ll recognize the model wearing the fashions, or something about the photography will look familiar to similar listings you’ve found.  You have the vague idea that they’re probably TaoBao brands, but what are their names, and where do these listings originate from?

The thing about these marketplaces is that they very rarely actually list these items by name!  Knowing the originator of these pieces can help you shop around for them and get them at a fair price.  Plus, it’s just good to know where the things you’re buying come from.

Here is my quick guide to my favorite brands that I’ve encountered across these marketplaces!  It’s certainly not a comprehensive list, but maybe it can help you find some direction with your own browsing. :3

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Candy Rain

This is my favorite of all of the TaoBao brands available –
everything is lacy and ruffly, with light floral patterns and soft pastels!
Candy Rain models are usually posed around rich-looking rooms
set with flowers, tea or cakes, or outdoors in a garden setting.

Sellers:
Candy Rain’s YesStyle Brand Page
LoliLoli Shop for Lolita Princess 
– an Aliexpress seller
BOBON21 – another Aliexpress seller that stocks Candy Rain
Candy Rain’s TaoBao Page

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GOGO Girl

I hope I have the name of this brand correctly;
I only have their YesStyle page to go from.
It doesn’t refer to this brand by name on its TaoBao shop as far as I see. nn;

GOGO Girl is a very widespread brand on marketplaces
that features this model who is doll-like in cuteness!
She is posed against a wall in a cutesy interior room.
Again is the recurring theme of pastel colors and soft fabrics,
like sheer chiffon overlays.

Sellers:
GOGO Girl’s YesStyle Brand Page
PRO-G DEAL
 – Aliexpress seller that features GOGO Girl heavily
MONGPING finery – another Aliexpress seller
GOGO Girl’s TaoBao Page
Another TaoBao Page for this seller because who knows??

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BoBon21

That’s BO-bon, not BON-bon, like a certain bunny-related URL you might know of.
This brand surfaced as a cheaper alternative to Liz Lisa.
Many of their pieces are similar to Liz Lisa stylistically.
They are not listed on YesStyle.
Their usual model has the light strawberry-blonde hair pictured above.
She is usually posed against a blank wall, but as with all of these guidelines,
there are variations sometimes.

Sellers:
LoliLoli Shop for Lolita Princess – again!  Such a reliable seller for cute clothes.
BOBON21 – A seller that shares the name, but may not be officially connected.
BoBon21’s TaoBao Page

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Pink Doll

Pink Doll is also Dabuwawa, and it features mature and elegant clothing!
Their models look older and more mature than the previous featured
kawaii brands, to match the look of their clothing line.
There are also often non-Asian models featured sometimes,
such as the blonde woman in the center above.
They are usually posed in interior spaces against curtains or similar.

Sellers:
Dabuwawa’s YesStyle Brand Page
One, Two, and Three different Aliexpress sellers for Pink Doll
Pink Doll’s TaoBao Page

Cute Office Lady Makeup for Work Tutorial with Misako Aoki (Video)

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Cute WORKING LADY MAKEUP Tutorial by kawaii lolita fashion model Misako Aoki | 青木美沙子のナチュラルメイク講座

Cute WORKING LADY MAKEUP Tutorial
by kawaii lolita fashion model Misako Aoki
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Kawaii Pretty Socks, Stockings, and OTK Socks

Friday, July 17th, 2015

As I fill my wardrobe up with more and more skirts and shorts, I need to make sure that my legs and feet look cute too!

There is an unlimited quantity of adorable socks and stockings nowadays!!  I love the cover that OTK (over-the-knee) socks and stockings give, so I picked out a bunch of those here!

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Ruffled Lace OTK Socks

When it comes to girly frills, socks with lace and ribbons at the top
cannot be beaten!  This is a universally cute look!
You can also just wear these under a longer skirt or dress
even if the ruffle isn’t visible.
You will still feel cute anyway!

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Thigh-High Illusion Stockings – White

One of my favorite trends with stockings right now
is the nude or sheer color at the top of the stockings,
creating the illusion of OTK or thigh-high socks!
It feels like more coverage than wearing them alone would entail,
and they look very smooth and will never fall or roll down.

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Sweet Soft Floral Sheer Socks

Okay, these are shorter socks than everything else featured here,
but I wanted to show how sheer fabric is used in regular socks
to add cuteness and interest, too!

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Knit OTK Stocking Socks

These are modest and adorable,
and the cable knit texture creates a schoolgirlish look!
Very cute and comfortable, and extremely workable
with many, many outfits.

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Cute Hello Kitty Stockings WITH PAW PRINTS!!

Okay, I cannot emphasize enough
how cute the paw prints on the bottom of these stockings are!
These are more illusion stockings – the top part of them is sheer!