March 22, 2012

Gothic & Lolita Bible and Gosurori

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I recently saw this springs new Gothic and Lolita Bible in jbox and it made me browse my old lolita magazines. The ones I own are a bit old because I haven't bought one in years, but the basic content is the same; there's modeling pictures, new pieces from different clothing lines, articles, adds, accessories, make up and hair tips, street fashion pics, sewing patterns etc...
The newest issue is number 43 and my newest one is number 27. Makes me feel so old..would be nice to get the new one, even thou I don't really need it. :P
Another similar magazine is Gosurori, which means Gothic and Lolita. I have few of these ones that I bought second hand. The one thing that makes these two magazines different is that Gosurori has more sewing patterns, which is nice if you make your own outfits. Of course the patterns and instructions are in japanese, so a bit of experience with sewing patterns or reading japanese is recommended.

My Gothic & Lolita Bible volumes 10, 17, 25, 27 and a special book vol.6

My Gosurori volumes 8, 9 and special sewing issue, that has 59 outfits and patterns how to make them.

I got these magazines mostly for inspiration, also for the patterns, but I've only made one sailor style lolita-dress from these books. Usually I make my own patterns after deciding what kind of outfit I'm gonna make. It's really nervwrecking to make your own patterns without any education for it, but when the outfit is ready, it feels so rewarding to have made it youself
. But if you'r not confident enough yet to make your own patterns for dresses, I really recommend using these patterns or maybe just part of them, they are really helpful. :)

These are fashion-magazines and they have loads of pictures of different styles and outfit combinations. Theres usually some theme in different volumes and of course you can find the latest trends. Theres loads of advertisement and showing different brands and you can see the prices of the clohtes and accessories. You can also read introductions of cafes and bands or something special from time to time, theres also stories and comics. Theres also some lifestyle sections that are often related to lolita fashion, like teapartys, sweets, flowers, fairies etc..

These magazines are sold in local alternative fashion stores, bookstores and mostly online stores. If you purchase these on the internet, make sure what the shipping will cost. These are quite heave since theres about 100-150 pages in each volume and some might charge loads to send them.
They usually cost around 20 dollars/euros/pounds. If you buy them second hand, they might be a bit cheaper. I think it doesn't matter so much if you want to buy one and wont get the newest volume, theres lots of cute stuff in every one of them.

Gothic & Lolita Bible is released four times a year, one for every season + extra volumes.

As you can see, they are quite thick..more like books than magazines. :P
Loads of cute dresses from different brands.

Shoes ♥
Cute accessories.

I loooove lolita-styled shoes! They are so doll- and cartoon-like..also the shape is so pretty. Cant get enough of them. (>_<)

Styling tips.
Acessories - headpieces
Some modeling. I love lolita coats and jackets, have been meaning to make one for so long, maybe for next winter.
Flower theme from asummer volume.
Theme-cafe introductions.
Sewing patterns and instructions. There is actual big patterns also, where you draw them.
Sweet-lolita outfit.
This pic is from a special volumes corner telling what styles it has..I think these are just so cute! ♥

Hope this was helpful and gave some kinf of image about lolita magazines. ◕ ‿ ◕
Next time I'm planning on writing about different lolita styles..untill then またね.

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