The counterpart to my Merchandise Tidbits posts.
As you may or may not already know, I’ve incurred some steep debt after going on a shopping spree for three months (to this day I’m still not sure how so many little things added up to over $1,000…). I’m going to make a few posts to sell off things to repay my debt. This is the first of many. The one for next week will have a lot more things.
Mary Magdalene, a classic lolita clothing brand in Japan, has opened its overseas shopping service today. It has a considerable dedicated fan base due to the elegant beauty of its products, which are extremely rare and coveted outside of Japan, because they were only obtainable through proxies or secondhand. Not anymore!
Post updated July 2011.
Same dress in 2011
Dress in 2008
I received this beautiful dress in the mail today (March 26, 2008) from a friend, a Mary Magdalene St. Claire Mini-length one-piece in gateau chocolate (dark brown). It is absolutely gorgeous and worth every yen it retailed for (27,090 yen, ~$270.63 in 2008, ~$345.36 in 2011). As of current, MM seems to have stopped selling mini-length items all together. I don’t fit in most of their regular-sized items since they’re too big.
The sad part is that I don’t own a petticoat to poof out the dress like you see on MM’s website. I’m really afraid of wearing the dress, actually, since it was so expensive, so I probably won’t get a petticoat anyways.
With the recent addition of a Classical Puppets A-line petticoat, the entire outfit around the dress is nearly complete at this point. I do wear the dress twice a year for a few hours when the weather is warm enough to permit so. I don’t attend any occasions in them. Since receiving the one-piece in 2008, I’ve purchased the matching St. Claire headdress in kinari X gateau chocolate and the matching St. Claire beret in gateau chocolate to go with the dress. The only major item I am lacking now is a pair of suitable shoes, though given how the dress is worn indoors, I haven’t had a compelling reason to do so.