Goods Moi-Meme-Moitie Discussion

Discussion in '† moi dix mois †' started by Manneking, Sep 8, 2009.

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    Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:10 am

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    Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:15 am

    My thoughts.

     
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    Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:47 am

    They did a good job creating this dress in real life, given it was from manga style drawings for a character designed by a person who is not a fashion designer. It's not the same as creating clothing for a fashion line. Having said that, I don't know if it's something most people who wear MmM will flock to since it isn't designed by Mana and is a different style from previous dresses. It feels like it is more for the cosplay consumers. I give them credit for taking on this challenge and creating this dress. I will say I bet the headdress sells out since people will want it to use with other MmM outfits.

    Going to add that price point is something that most lolita wearers consider. This dress is around twice as much as previous MmM dresses. Which will keep a lot of lolitas from buying it. I hope that future new pieces are not in this range. I don't know what the arrangements are for this one but I'd guess that part of the sales will go to Peach Pit and whoever handles Vocaloid. Which might account for part of the higher price. Just to add that it's possible that the reason MmM went ahead with this project (besides it being for Kamijo) is the advertisement value of it. However most who want to buy lolita fashion already know about MmM so not sure if cross over goods like this will influence future sales.
     
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    Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:05 pm

    I think it looks nice, for being lolita. I'm not a fan of prints so I think this looks better than many of the original Moite dresses :P But that's not saying much since I'm not into lolita :P
     
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    Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:30 pm

    etherealspirits wrote:
    For that price maybe they'll use actual fabric.
     
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    Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:18 pm

    flowersofnight wrote:
    I don't know if you are just referring to the more recent releases but I've owned four Moitie dresses and a few other pieces and they were all nice quality fabric. Items I've seen in the store also were nice. I've not had a chance to look at the screen print dresses so I can't say what those are like. I really love the lace and fabric in the older dresses.

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    New photos with the front and back of the dress and also the headdress. Thing to remember, this is just one dress, it does not mean that Moitie is totally changing. And that it's based on what Peach Pit drew, who is not a designer for the company. I still think they did a really nice job putting it together, but then I have friends who have competed in cosplay competitions so I have a little understanding of how much effort can be put into taking a 2d image and recreating it in real life.
     
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    Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:44 am

    Did anyone get the issue of CURE with the Moi-même-Moitié feature? I'm curious how it looked given the radio silence from Moi-même-Moitié regarding the men's line.
     
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    Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:02 am

    sanctum wrote:
    Do you know what issue it is? I can see if my local Japanese bookstore is getting it in.
    As for news, it may be some time since they just came off of holiday break. I'm surprised they have already had new items for sale. A lot more than has happened in a while.
     
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    Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:53 pm

    Aaaand Volks Dolls is going to sell the outfit for their Dollfie Dream dolls. I was pretty sure this would happen. I'm kind of sad because it would have been nice to have other Moitie outfits for bjds before this. But this is all about marketing and Volks definitely has gone after the Miku crowd before this point. From the one photo I have seen it doesn't look like it is being sold as Moitie but as designed by Peach-Pit.
     
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    Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:34 am

    etherealspirits wrote:
    Cure Vol.173
    2018年2月号/2017年12月21日発売
     
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    Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:10 pm

    sanctum wrote:
    Ah sorry, they no longer carry Cure. They have dropped a lot of the fashion magazines in the store, expecting people to special order them. They did have a Snoopy mook with a blue tote bag...I didn't get that either
     
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    Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:33 pm

    Seems Mana has decided to do Moi-même-Moitié meetings again. I think this will be a limited group meet and greet. This time is scheduled for May 12th in Tokyo. If I remember correctly, one has to buy a certain amount of items during a specific time frame to obtain a ticket for the event. I wonder if they will also include online purchases this time? Both Mana and Moi-même-Moitié posted on Twitter and Moi-même-Moitié posted on Facebook in both English and Japanese. I asked and yes they will have English speaking staff at the event if anyone needs this.
     
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    Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:08 pm

    I will be there (at least I will do my best to get the ticket xD).
     
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    Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:16 am

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    Mana-sama has released the key to being able to enter the secret place. Purchases through Moi-même-Moitié online, Wunderwelt Fleur (which means the new items not the resale), KERA Shop Shinjuku, and Atelier Pierrot Harajuku may qualify. The total must be at least 21,600 yen (tax included).

    Online the purchases start February 3rd, and there will be an online application. In the stores there will be a paper application of some kind.

    I'm getting this from a machine translation of the Moi-même-Moitié, so if there are errors, I am sorry. Here is the site https://moi-meme-moitie.com/?tid=5&mode=f13

    Ganbatte everyone who wants to take part in this!

    And because purchases on Wunderwelt Fleur qualify, it means anyone outside of Japan who want to attend in May might be able to get tickets. I am going to ask them if this is okay. This is a first and I hope it goes well. Sadly I can't go but there may be people who want to.

    Oh! I forgot to add that Mana wrote there will be new items!
     
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    Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:45 am

    I found a book store that carries cure, but the new issue is out and that is all that they had. Although, it did have a feature with another member of DEZERT modelling some Moi-même-Moitié, but really, the photos aren't any different to what was posted to Twitter, so nothing to report.

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    That is good, it is slim-pickings at the moment.
     
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    Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:40 pm

    And it is a yes to people overseas who want to attend! Moitie replied on FB that the actual tickets for those attendees will be handed out the day of the event, to let them know the name of the person or people attending.
     
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    Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:01 pm

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    Mana tweeted there was an error in the flyer image so he has put out a new one for the May event. Here you go


    *had to fix this since Mana posted a lovely large image file on Twitter, which was a bit large for here, lol

    And there is more information from the Moitie FB:
    Some more details regarding the Rendezvous

    -For online shop orders, all orders placed on the night from February 2 to 3 at midnight and onwards that fulfill the minimum order requirement are eligible, but you must place the separate Rendezvous listing into your cart. Please do not forget it. If you forget to add the ticket at the time of ordering you can contact us afterwards, but if tickets are already sold out at this point you will not be able to receive one.

    -For physical shop purchases, all purchases from February 3 at opening time and onwards that fulfill the minimum purchase requirement are eligible and your ticket will be secured once you receive your form, but afterwards you must apply online by following the instructions given on the form. Instructions will be provided in Japanese, English and Chinese. If you are having trouble, please contact us via Facebook message and we will be happy to help.

    -Purchases over 21600JPY (incl. tax) will receive one ticket, purchases over 43200JPY (incl. tax) will receive two tickets. You cannot receive more than two tickets regardless of how much you purchase.

    -Each participant will be allowed to use up to two tickets on the day. Even if you have more than two tickets (for example because you received your friend’s tickets), you will not be able to use them.

    -If you unexpectedly can no longer attend the event and would like to have someone else go in your stead, please let us know the name of the attendee in advance.
     
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    Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:42 pm

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    Well this was fast. New items! Or return of something much liked. Moi-même-Moitié is taking pre-orders for long and double fold wallets, pass and card cases. I'm just posting a photo of the long wallets to show the color selection. They are now on the Moi-même-Moitié site https://moi-meme-moitie.com/
    where there are more photos of each item. Since Wunderwelt also mentioned them on Twitter, I would guess they will also be on that site for international sales.

    I remember seeing wallets in the stores back when. These new ones look rather nice. Here is the photo Mana tweeted with the different styles.

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    Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:14 pm

    I had a strange feeling a few days ago that wallets were on the horizon, to follow up the phone cases and keychains.

    Those prices are pretty high, you can almost buy the Ornament Table handbag for the price of the wallet!

    The listing also mentions they're made from leather, whereas the handbag mentions synthetic leather.

    I emailed Wunderwelt and just heard back, they're all made from synthetic leather.
     
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    Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:58 pm

    Those long wallets look more like checkbooks from the outside. But geez, none of these are any sort of real leather? For the same price you could get an authentic stingray wallet that would be indestructible.
    It's good that Mana's (re-)diversifying his lineup, but his price/value ratio is all out of joint. If you ask me, he should either go all the way and use real materials at a premium price, or sell the cheap stuff at a cheap price.