I recently released a collection made out of mainly repurposed and/or vintage materials. Here’s a small lookthough:
As you can see this is a bit more substantial collection than I’ve recently done – quite a bit more pieces. I think making each item in some way unique really helps my creativity and boots the productivity of the releases, so I might use this way in the future. I’m already acquiring materials for the second release of Second life, so stay tuned, if you missed out on the first.
The next one to follow will finally be the final release of The Orchard. The interest will show if I need to do this release in two parts or just one will be enough.
The tragedy happening in Europe right now is terrible and I want to try and help as much as I can. Here’s your chance to get an item and help the Ukrainians against this madness.
I’ve released a small collection of items and I will be donating 100% of the sales to The UN Refugee Agency. If you’d like to – you can donate to them directly or any other confirmed help agency.
All items, that are part of this release will be marked with a little Ukrainian flag, to make sure you know, which ones will fund the donation. All will be under the ‘Ukraine fundraiser’ category. Any sales of this release will be donated as they come until all are sold and sent. I have been and will continue updating here for any progress.
In April (1-15) I will be going my second vacation in 10+ years, so please bare with lack or response. Shops will be put on vacation mode, but some items are always available in Lolita Collective. My apologies for the inconvenience, but being a one person army takes a toll on me and I should probably get myself some off time before I burn out completely.
Here’s a quick recap of past events along with pieces, specially released for each of them. Work has been bountiful, so there’s been little to no time to update socials and this news section. I will try my best to update better in future. I have a blogpost about this happening this year outside of this update coming up, so I will explain more there.
Gramarye was one of the last 2020 event and it was everything I like! With the stressful time I had little time to enjoy the event itself, but, thankfully, BeayAreaKei have uploaded most of the panels in their youtube channel!
For this event I tried my best to create themed looks and even made several more Lover’s eye belt versions, including a demon one
It was actually really fun creating looks for a specific theme and I tired my best to do it for the future events, too.
I created a couple of new prints like the Teapot print in pink and the ‘Birds’ print, that was origianlly a William Morris design (I just altered it for print purposes and added a red colorway to the original blue).
and I also brought back some of the original first release Old Master’s prints – ‘Afternoon tea’ and ‘A humorous tale’.
HelloGalaxy! was the most recent event, just finished yesterday! It was the very first online event organized by Hellocon Ry group and was really fun and made me miss the irl events and familiar faces! ♥
I don’t have any new events planned currently aside from Domus Reginae, that will be at the very end of the year, but I will do my best to update as soon as I plan to have any. I’ve actually created a small section in the shop, where all past and upcoming events are visible neatly in order. you can view that here.
EMIM is taking part in the online event Sea of Serenity, that will have a list of Western indie brands doing a special release and/or doing discounts in their shops. You can learn more about the event here.
I’ve made a set of pieces to release in this event and I’ll be adding a couple of ‘the orchard’ skirts, since a lot of people have been requesting for a release (this is not an official release, though).
I’ve also made a special design for an ‘Angels & Demons’ collection, that keeps getting pushed back. I’m quite happy how the design came out.
Another piece, that I designed for the event was this Lover’s Eye belt. I’v e had the idea about this design for some time now, so I finally gave it a shop. It came out way better than I expected to be honest. I hope to do other skin/eye colors in the future, if the items proves to be popular.
There will be a variety of other OOAK dresses, so keep an eye when the release comes later today.
From technical side – the release in EMIM shop will have two sides: one – secret shop will have all of the Sea of Serenity special release items and two – the rest of the shop will have a discount. Both the secret shop password and the discount will be the same and will be first announced in the event page, then in all of my social media.