updates

Vacation

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.

Thank you for understanding!

Past events

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.

Royal Vegas online followed Gramarye, but I’ve already written about it and will go on to the first event of the year 2021 – Garnet Geateu! It was a Valentines/Galentines day themed event.

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 made ‘Supper Massive Caledioscope’ print specifically for this event and was super excited to finally find use for some material, that have been waiting for their time to shine – the Colors of Space allover prismatic/tiedie-like soft mesh print and the black tulle with silver glitter, that felt perfect for the space theme. I loved the design for Valentina dress I made for Garnet Gateu, so I recreated it in all black.

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.

Royal Vegas Online – first panel!

Gramarye event came and went before I could sit down. I have to say, that juggling two works is quite a feat, hats off to anyone studying and working at the same time – how do you do it?

In little under two weeks I will be having my very first panel on how to make headbows! It’s very exciting, but also nerve-wracking! I hope I do a good job as I’m quite awkward on camera ^^;

To learn more about the event, see their fb page!

Sea of Serenity online event

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.

New shop!

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.

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Another small announcement is that Angels and Demons  collection is coming soon! You can see one of the designs in recent Fanime fashion show!

61602110_10213884277889192_5755301333926150144_nPhotography: Ivan Aburto

 

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Tictail closed

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!

 

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the orchard closing

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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.

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the orchard 0.2

The orchard will be finally released again on 15th of January.
I’m currently working on a new website, so hopefully the release will be open on that rather than the usual tictail or etsy shops. This information will be provided, when the release opens up.

For now, I’d like to share a small inspiration video for the release:

Thank you to Annija Pumpure for filming and partially editing the video as well as my lovely model Endija.