Please note that you must always include the post type and brand name tags in your post. The color and item type tags are optional! Additionally, please note that we expect you to accurately tag your posts- so don't tag your post with "color:black" and "angelic pretty" if you're selling a replica dress that has a black outline around a cake in the print- that's considered false advertising. Anyone caught doing this will be asked to remove the offending tags within 24 hours or risk post deletion.
Furthermore, please note that we're doing this as a trial. If we have too many issues with people abusing the tags in an attempt to increase traffic on their posts, we will not hesitate to remove them from the community. So please use these responsibly!
Finally, we'd just like to point out that, in an attempt to keep things simple, we tried to minimize the number of color and item type tags and adopted broad categorizations in favor of specifics. So rather than having separate tags for blue, navy, sax, and electric blue, we just have a "blue" tag. Similarly, instead of having tags for t-shirts, tank tops, and camisoles, we simply have a "cutsew" tag. If you're not clear where your item falls, please read on for some brief descriptions of each tag.
And without further ado, an explanation of the new tags :D
You must always have one of these tags on your post. Failure to do so will result in post deletion if they're not added within 24 hours.
!ac- Art Commission. Use this if you are an artist advertising your services.
!afc- Available for Commission. Use this if you are a seamstress.
!attention buyer/seller- Use this if you are making a post in an attempt to get in contact with a buyer or seller. Please only use this in cases of emergency, and check with a mod first!
!da- Direct Auction. Use this if you are auctioning an item through Livejournal.
!ds- Direct Sale. Use this if you are selling an item through Livejournal.
!dt- Direct Trade. Use this if you are looking to trade your item for another.
!ea- eBay Auction. Use this if you are linking to your eBay auctions.
!es- Etsy Sale. Use this if you are linking to your Etsy items.
!go- Group Order. Use this if you are hosting a group order.
!mod post- Only used by mods to mark important announcements.
!scammer alert- Only used by mods to mark warnings about scammers.
!ss- Shopping Service. Use this if you are a shopping service advertising your business.
!wtb- Want to Buy. Use this if you are looking to buy an item.
!wtc - Want to Commission. Use this if you are looking to commission an item.
If you are selling items from a brand with a tag, you must use the appropriate tag. Failure to do so will result in post deletion if the appropriate tag is not added within 24 hours.
alice and the pirates
baby the stars shine bright
black peace now
dream of lolita
emily temple cute
in the starlight
juliette et justine
sex pot revenge
sexy dynamite london
These tags are optional! They're just here to make it easier for potential buyers or sellers to locate posts.
*fabric- use for posts where you are selling unused lengths of fabric.
*petite- use for posts where one or more of the items could be reasonably expected to fit a petite (smaller than standard brand sizing) figure.
*plus size- use for posts where one or more of the items could reasonably be expected to fit a plus-sized figure.
*publications- use if one or more of your items is a magazine or book that is linked to lolita fashion.
*real fur- use if one or more of your items contains real fur.
*replica- use if one or more or your items is a replica of an item from another brand
*supplies- use if one or more of your items can be used to create lolita-related items (e.g. deco supplies, jewelry findings, etc.)
item:accessory- use if your item is a small wearable item not covered by the other categories. Some examples are jewelry (necklaces, brooches, bracelets, etc.), detachable collars, muffs, etc. Hair accessories have their own tag.
item:bag- this includes purses and pochettes, as well as change purses, wallets, and passcases.
item:blouse- use if your item is a top that buttons up the front and is made of a non-knit material. Here is one example and here is another.
item:bolero- use if your item is a jacket or sweater that has a single closure or no closure in the front. Here is one example and here is another.
item:cardigan- use if your item is a knit that buttons up the front. Here is one example and here is another.
item:cutsew- use if your item is a top or dress made of a knit material. This covers t-shirts, camisoles, and tank tops, among other things.
item:hair accessory- use if your item is an accessory that goes on the head or in the hair. This includes headbows and hats, among other things.
item:hoodie/parka- use if your item is made of a knit material and zips up the front. Here is one example and here is another.
item:innerwear- use for items made to be worn under other items. This includes bloomers, undershirts, and petticoats. Roomwear and pajamas also fall into this category.
item:jumperskirt- use if your item is a sleeveless or strapless dress. Here is one example and here is another. Salopettes with skirt-style bottoms also fall into this category.
item:legwear- use for any kind of non-pants leg covering. This includes socks, tights, stockings, ankle socks, and legwarmers.
item:novelty- use for any brand-produced item that is not wearable. This includes coloring books, dishes, photo frames, and catalogs.
item:onepiece- use if your item is a sleeved dress. Here is one example and here is another.
item:outerwear- use for coats and jackets.
item:pants- use for pants, breeches, and shorts. Bloomers should be tagged as innerwear. Salopettes with pants-style bottoms also fall under this category.
item:shoes- use for shoes, sandals, and boots.
item:wigs- use for wigs, clip-on ponytails, and other hairpieces.
Again, these tags are optional! Furthermore, we recognize that colors can vary from monitor to monitor, but we do expect you to use these responsibly. Only use a color tag if your item has a color as a main component, and try to be as accurate as possible.
color:blue- use for items that are navy, sax, electric blue ("Motie blue"), powder blue, aqua, etc.
color:brown- use for items that are brown, tan, etc.
color:cream- use for items that are beige, cream, etc.
color:green- use for items that are green, mint, etc.
color:pink- use for items that are light pink, hot pink, dusty rose, etc.
color:purple- use for items that are purple, lavender, etc.
color:red- use for items that are cherry red, bordeaux
color:white- use for items that are white or offwhite. Cream items have their own tag.
And last but not least... please add all tag requests here