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.
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.
It’s been a long time, but the new shop to replace tictail is now up and can be found at https://eatmeink.me
There are two main sections – general store and secret shop, that is available for StoryTellers only (you need to subscribe to the newsletter to become one).
Currently the pre-sale for Floral belts is running in the secret shop – as one of the perks for being a StoryTeller – you get early access to new designs! In this case it’s very important, since there is very limited quantities available.
Another small announcement is that Angels and Demons collection is coming soon! You can see one of the designs in recent Fanime fashion show!
The Tictail store has been officially closed now and I’m working on a new store location, that I will be announcing soon.
The orchard collection has also been finished and all orders are shipped out, so if you have ordered – check your emails for the tracking number and you should be able to access your tictail dashboard until the end of May (or so, tictail has mentioned). Message or email me, in case you haven’t.
For the future, I’m very excited for a couple of collaborations I would like to do. I will not be announcing any details until I’m sure they will be coming, but keep yourselves posted and sign up for the newsletter not to miss it.
Also, until further notice – I have a couple more commission slots open before I have to commit to the next collection (hopefully before September), so hit me up before they close up again!
The orchard collection is open for some while now, but I’ve neglected to communicate the closing of the release. The official closing date is 30th of January, but some pieces might be out of stock before the date as the OPs and JSKs have limited listings.
There’s still time to order, so be sure to take a look and see if a piece strikes your fancy.