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Retrospective Photo Post: Philly Lolitas First Meetup

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Mar. 14th, 2008 | 04:50 pm

This was sometime in April, 2005!

It was organized by _vasha_ , a...erm, precocious young girl of 14 who looked like she was 18, started a few lolita communites, became the mascot of a local con, and disappeared into thin air.

Also in attendance was Roger, the host of the now sorta famous Tainted Reality j-rock radio show, who organized BLOOD's tour, among other things.

I even found sakurafairy's original post  and the pictures still work! Wow there are some really horrible pictures of me.



Let's start this psychedelic journey.



Hosnap it's Tyler looking so young and ittybitty! She pretends to be embarrassed about this dress nowadays, but when I met her I was unbelievably impressed with what she could do.



Apparently named Frances? I think after this she may have shown up to one meetup. She was VERY quiet.



As you can see, Vasha did not look 14. LOL @ Roger in the background




Dear beautiful Katelyn!




HURRRR. I'm so happy in my Kazuko Ogawa dress. I still love it. Do not care that it's a lace monster.



Yes, we were the first ones to do the gangsta pose.

GOOD TIMES.

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Z

From: cornix
Date: Mar. 14th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
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I totally remember the post about this meetup! Man. Blast from the past, etc etc.

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Yumemiru Macaron

From: angelicpretty
Date: Mar. 15th, 2008 04:49 am (UTC)
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haha it's so funny to look at it now. it's so representative of how western lolita has evolved-- so few black and white outfits now, no more maxi pad headdresses, etc etc

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J

From: kyomu
Date: Mar. 14th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
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I seriously remember thes pictures. 14??!?!

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Yumemiru Macaron

From: angelicpretty
Date: Mar. 15th, 2008 04:49 am (UTC)
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she was certainly well DEVELOPED for 14 naw mean

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leichenkeller

From: falling_empress
Date: Mar. 14th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
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lol "precocious"

she's really tall for a 14 year-old, too.

how old were you, mary?

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Yumemiru Macaron

From: angelicpretty
Date: Mar. 15th, 2008 04:48 am (UTC)
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about to turn 16! >.< it doesn't sound like that long ago but i guess it really is.

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Nightmare Carnival [ ハート は 万華鏡 ]

From: addictive_sugar
Date: Mar. 14th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
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hahahah oh gawd, the comments! "All the costumes are lovely, by the way." they'd get flamed to death these days.
and uhm, yeah...well let's say that y'all (...ok, actually only Tyler and you since i don't know the others) have definitely improved a lot since then, which is a very good thing! :D;
i don't think i even have pictures of my first lolita outfit save for a bunch of old myspace shots where you see mostly my face, thank god...

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Yumemiru Macaron

From: angelicpretty
Date: Mar. 15th, 2008 04:48 am (UTC)
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i know rite!

yeah i think we have too! tyler's sewing has improved and my taste has too.

god i have a really bad one i am saving for later. you won't even believe it.

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Z

From: cornix
Date: Mar. 15th, 2008 06:10 am (UTC)
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"god i have a really bad one i am saving for later. you won't even believe it."

IS IT THE ONE WITH THE MAKEUP

Or is there something else lol.

I almost feel bad for remembering that.

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Nightmare Carnival [ ハート は 万華鏡 ]

From: addictive_sugar
Date: Mar. 15th, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC)
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oh jeeze, can't wait to see that. xD
also i forgot, with all due respect to Tyler's sewing skills, holy Michelin man sleeves batman! o_O;

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Tyler "Sakura Fairy"

From: sakurafairy
Date: Mar. 15th, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
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haha I know XDD

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Tyler "Sakura Fairy"

From: sakurafairy
Date: Mar. 14th, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
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haha wow, thats insane, looking back at it so many years ago. I'm so glad I met you then. =)

mismatched plaids >.< ugh

Haha I never once belived she was 14..

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Yumemiru Macaron

From: angelicpretty
Date: Mar. 15th, 2008 04:47 am (UTC)
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me too! we're the original gs!

i still love that dress of yours!

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Gloria

From: countess_gloria
Date: Mar. 15th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)
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lol, i always thought the first gangsta pose was at otakon '04. but i knew you were the one that started that trend

my first dress was kazuko ogawa too :D

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Yumemiru Macaron

From: angelicpretty
Date: Mar. 15th, 2008 04:47 am (UTC)
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oh i guess you're right! :O

oh do you still have it?

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Gloria

From: countess_gloria
Date: Mar. 16th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
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nah i sold it, it was already a little big on me and i had lost some weight since then so it was just hueg on me

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archfaith

From: archfaith
Date: Mar. 15th, 2008 06:28 am (UTC)
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It always makes me sad to see people who float in and out of meetups. I always wonder what happened to them, and why they disappear!

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Yumemiru Macaron

From: angelicpretty
Date: Mar. 28th, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)
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I know! Fortunately sometimes they come back. I feel like since meetups on the east coast have been going for almost three years and there are clear friendships, it's hard to just show up and feel comfortable. :/

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archfaith

From: archfaith
Date: Mar. 28th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I know. I would hate to think that we ever made any new lolitas feel uncomfortable! It took me a long time to finally summon up the courage to go to my first meetup without knowing anyone.

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kiyomi23

From: kiyomi23
Date: Mar. 15th, 2008 06:49 am (UTC)
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Yup, her name is Frances. LJ at [Unknown LJ tag]. She posted a han-loli to egl recently. She was at the first Zenkaikon too. She's quite funny once she gets comfortable with people :)

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kiyomi23

From: kiyomi23
Date: Mar. 15th, 2008 06:53 am (UTC)
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envirion, rather

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Yumemiru Macaron

From: angelicpretty
Date: Mar. 28th, 2008 02:14 am (UTC)
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Oh f'real? She was soooo quiet!

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Cynthia

From: pinkwigs
Date: Mar. 19th, 2008 01:08 am (UTC)
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Oh man... I totally remember this post and it did not seem this old! I still love both yours and Tyler's dresses.

Who knows about Vasha.. when I was 14 I looked 40 so I'm not one to talk :S

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Yumemiru Macaron

From: angelicpretty
Date: Mar. 28th, 2008 02:13 am (UTC)
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Yay thanks!

No way you have such a cute, youthful face!

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