My ultimate unicorn of a lolita dress has been found! I'm so happy I have been giddy for a couple weeks and I still like to look at the dress. I'm really happy it's a part of my collection. I've been really lucky that my friend Amy happened to come across it on Yahoo! Auctions Japan and she told me about it. I think I had a heart attack because I had pretty much settled with the two skirt versions of the print that I already have.
I had to use a proxy service to bid on the auction; since I don't live in Japan I am unable to bid. I went with Japonica because I heard the reviews for their service were very good and the commission prices are quite reasonable. It was easy to contact them and fill in the 'order' form. They always sent a response within 12-24 hours regarding questions or the status of your order.
I waited for 2 weeks from when I first contacted them, winning the auction, and having it delivered to my door, so here we go!
|A package arrives at my door!|
|You can see the print already :)|
It was nicely packaged in a big sheet of bubble wrap and the shipping bag was also water proof.
The dress was in another clear bag for protection and you can see the little slip of paper Japonica used to identify who the item belongs to, since I was assigned a temporary ID for the transaction.
|Metamorphose March of Ducks shirred JSK|
I couldn't believe the auction when I saw it. It was the exact version and color of the dress I wanted and it still had the original tags. I thought the way the tags were attached were a bit odd though since the plastic tie isn't broken at all, but it is permanently attached to a safety pin so it can be easily removed. However, the dress looks and feels like it's never been worn. Still fresh! :)
|March of Ducks front detail|
There are dual straps on this JSK and all are adjustable if you reposition the button. Since it's fully shirred you don't need a zipper.
|Back of dress|
There aren't many details on the back of this dress. The waist ties are removable on this dress like most lolita dresses. The ends of the waist ties were finished with matching lace that is along the hem of the dress. There is a built in lining with some tulle to add some volume.
I actually noticed that the lace is different on this dress compared to the shirred skirt I have.
|Laces are different!|
|March of Duck shirred Skirt|
This print is so cute. I don't know if I am willing to sell off the skirt versions of this print right now because initially I was collecting what I could get of this print until I managed to find the JSK dress. We'll see how I feel about them in the coming months. :)
I really have to thank my friend Amy for finding the dress for me! I asked her to keep an eye out and she definitely came through ♥ My love for yellow birds continues and I can't wait to wear this dress out since the weather is getting nicer now!
Until the next closet post!