Outside of cons, I've been trying my hardest to save for the end of this year (heh, some stuff just can't be bought in Japan). However, a few Fridays ago Rachel sent me a sneaky link to the one thing I'd said I would buy before we went. And now Thali and I both have Lucienne Dream to twin! We're planning something lovely, and hoping the opportunity to wear it arises in Japan.
It was my first actual time buying from Closet Child, so I guess I can do a mini review. I say actual because they once stuffed up the price on something, and couldn't honor it so we were refunded.
Ordering was pretty simple for me, but their how to is grossly out of date though only really in system. A lot of the information is the same, it just might be worded differently (in the case of the where are you from, I could select Australia rather than Rest of World) or in different spots.
I think because I bought it quite early in the morning, they ended up shipping the same day I ordered, a Friday. The parcel actually beat me home by a day (I love you EMS) arriving Tuesday. Other than the item or items inside, Closet Child orders are pretty unexciting as a whole. It's a dress in a bag in a box with some paper or wrap. It's a very relaxed affair, haha.
As for it's condition, apparently it has a tiny spot somewhere. I don't know where, I haven't found it yet. The dress was under retail, though this is actually the only piece of the Lucienne series that sold on release. I don't know how intact the glitter is on the screen print, since the brown is plain but going by close up stock photos it seems to be in pretty good condition.
As for Sydney, I'll probably write something up soon with an instagram digest. I also received a few new little accessories that I'd like to write about. Thankfully, that's mostly the end of convention season for Peppermint Fox! There's just Animaga with PSS and I can rela- prepare for the Peppermint Fox second anniversay tea party!
No rest here!