The Gothic and Lolita Bible (GLB) is one of the most important things to a lolita. It's been about 9 years since volume 1 was released! The book has always a great way to see new/old brand items from a variety of brands all in one place, like a lolita year book. As well as to see photo shoots featuring different brands. Recently when looking through some of my older issues, I realized just how much lolita has changed. Also how brand identity has changed.
I was flipping though my first volume and found some old ads that really show how some brands have changed! Look at this angelic pretty ad
look at that bonnet! it's comforting to know somethings don't change. However in this volume this is really the only angelic pretty feature. There is no section featuring their designs, odd. One of the other old ads I found a little odd was for Victorian Maiden.
Some brands I feel haven't really changed all that much, Like Metamorphose and Baby, The Stars Shine Bright.
On the left is metamorphose, this is one of my favorite prints from them. The version pictured is on a shinny satin fabric. To the right is Baby, The Stars Shine Bright, it's a little longer and the head dress is a bit awkward then their designs now. Over all the older bibles have some great rare items in them it's fun to see the original price.
I want to say thank you to everyone for reading! I have a gift for one lucky reader leave a comment over the next week (ends 01/31/10) and I will randomly (via random.org) pick one person to recieve:
A 2010 Baby, The stars shine bright Calendar!!
We have a winner!!