Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Historically Inspired Review: Gaia noir { 4-22-2012 }

*Special Note* Now, in the Lolita community, a post like this, showing what goes underneath the cute dresses and skirts might be frowned upon but I find this is totally worth it! So I apologize to anyone that might be offended by pictures of pettis!

Meet Jane. She owns a very awesome shop on ♥ Etsy ♥ called ♥ Gaia Noir ♥. In it, you will find things like corsets, bloomers, shoes and even dreads - all in a historical look. I'm sure that if she has a physical store, it will be like stepping into the past and that is definitely a place I would love to visit.

From her lovely shop, I bought what are called Hotpantaloons/Pettipants/Short Bloomers which are perfect for Lolita, Gothic, and Victoriana styles. For those that have been reading my blog, you will know that I have entered the world of Loli and of course every Loli needs bloomers to give our skirts that gorgeous shape.Two of the best things I love about Jane's store and how she runs it, is that there is constant communication and a lot of it is customizable. 

With the Pettipants in particular, I was worried about fit. She was very kind and very helpful and leading me through the steps for the best fit.AND they're made to order! So I got to choose what fabric I wanted, my exact measurements and if I wanted a bow or not. Of course I went with a bow.

My order arrived pretty quickly and came nicely and securely packaged. When I opened it, it was a very nice surprise. This is my first time owning a petti but I have to say - the fabric is great. Very good quality and it was exactly as I ordered. And another great part, is that it fits perfectly! It has a shirred waist so even if I do happen to put on some weight, the petti will still fit! I also love that it's so versatile so that I can make the petti as poofy as I want or as long as I want. Very great decision, Jane! And the bows are just a cute lil' addition!

All in all, I am VERY happy with my purchase! I love everything about the store and will definitely purchase from again in the future! Jane really is very helpful and has a lot of options and at very good prices. So for anyone that wants beautiful pieces for Alternative or Historically Inspired Eco Fashion - this is the place to shop. Thanks so much Jane!

Until next time~

Cuddles & Kisses,

~ Kieli ~