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introduction post - hello!

Hello! I became aware of this group while attending Anime Banzai over this past weekend. I got to meet a few people who were members of this group and I'm interested in participating in meetups.

I'm Silence (yes, really; I usually go by Sy). I'll be 30 in a few weeks and have been a fan of lolita fashion for around ten years. Despite enjoying it as much as I do, I have never quite gotten around to purchasing or making lolita-type clothing, so my lolita/aristocrat wardrobe is almost-but-not-quite nonexistant. In the past few years I have felt like I've aged out of lolita and am more oriented to an aristocrat look; this is just a personal thing and in no way passes judgment on people of similar age who dress in lolita. :)

Gothic lolita has always been my favorite style. I love it all to one degree or another, but I haven't seen much outside that style that I can imagine myself wearing. Aside from gothic, I'm a fan of classic lolita, as well. I'm very excited to see how much experimentation has been done with dandy/ouji/boystyle in the past few years and I'd love to see what local folks have done in these styles.

Aside from lolita and aristocrat, I'm kind of a fashion dunce. It's going to take me as long to graduate from a student wardrobe as it did to graduate from being a student (sigh). For now, it's mostly jeans and second-hand Black Chandelier shirts for me.

I love to sew and do quite a bit of it. I do custom and comission work when I have the time. I most enjoy historical and costume pieces, and I'm interested in finally getting around to the goth and fetish ideas I've had rattling in my head for years. Other hobbies include knitting, embroidery, book collecting, and vegan/vegetarian cooking. I've recently decided that balljointed dolls are freakin' awesome. I just got my first one and I'm having a blast with him. (I'm gonna make widdle clothes and widdle shoes and get lotsa widdle wigs and yay!)

Other stuff: I'm a recent U of U graduate (environmental studeies), I have 2 - 3 jobs at any given time (I love work!), I live in an adorable apartment in a 100 year old building, and have a cat. I'm not super outgoing so I don't do a lot of social activities, but I am looking forward to meeting new people at local meetups.

Nice to meet you!

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shamelesslilly
Oct. 25th, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
Hi Sy it's nice to meet you! from your post I would venture a guess and say we met at the tea party at Banzai, could I be right? I was the Loli decked out in Strawberries. Either way you sound like a awesome person and I can't wait to see you at the meet ups!
abhasana
Oct. 27th, 2011 06:13 pm (UTC)
Hi, tea party buddy! Thanks for sharing info about Bodyline (I think that's the brand we talked about). I took a look and they've got way more than I remember seeing last time. :)
xeniph_b
Oct. 26th, 2011 12:11 am (UTC)
Hey! It's so nice to have you here and I hope you can make it to one of our meetups sometime! ^_^
abhasana
Oct. 27th, 2011 06:14 pm (UTC)
I'm definitely looking forward to attending one soon. I really enjoyed your panel, too.
eternallywander
Oct. 26th, 2011 01:14 am (UTC)
Welcome Sy! If you happened to go to the loli 202 panel, I was the brolita of the group. I look forward to meet you at meetups, as I'm sure we all do. :D Welcome again!
abhasana
Oct. 27th, 2011 06:15 pm (UTC)
I didn't make it to the evening one. But hopefully I'll start putting faces to lj tags soon. Nice to be here. :)
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