Rouge Aerie Designs

Sydney, Australia · 3 Sales


Rouge Aerie Designs

Sydney, Australia 3 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Rouge Aerie Designs Trips Out of the Closet

When I first found out that lolita fashion existed in the US, I did what a lot of girls do: I wore closet lolita.

I took the frilliest, girliest, laciest, most ruffled bits of my wardrobe and tried to shoe-horn them into being lolita. I bought items that "fit" the aesthetic (at least in my mind) to try and convert all of my clothes to lolita. More important than my misguided attempts to "lolify" my world, during this period, I also started to learn how to sew.

In general, my attempts were far from lolita and my sewing looked rather like broadcloth sacks with tulle underneath. In spite of that, I didn't give up. I was posted on a lolita mockery community at least once. I was so used to being the odd one out that it really didn't faze me, however. Though I didn't ignore what they said, I ignored the tone. I took what they said and made improvements based on the criticisms.

Fast forward a few years to where I was just out of university.

Originally, I started designing prints for only myself and perhaps for sale on Spoonflower. As the demand for the first print (the now finished Carouskel fabric) increased, the more my friends and family encouraged me to make something more out of it.

Thus, in February of 2012, I opened a Facebook page and unleashed my prints upon Spoonflower. A couple of thousand Likes later, I have finally launched the official Etsy page for the sale of finished garments.

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  • Kate


    My name is Kate. I am the designer and seamstress behind Rouge Aerie Designs. I have been an active lolita since mid-2007 and have also been teaching myself to sew about the same length of time.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 14, 2012
Rouge Aerie Designs was founded in order to bring a bit more dark whimsy to the world. Driven by custom-designed, one-of-a-kind prints and influenced by a wide variety of styles, we seek to fill that niche you didn't know was empty.

Rouge Aerie Designs focuses on the lighter side of the macabre with forays into quirky, smile-inducing kitsch. In our prints, dark fantasy themes abound, skipping hand in hand through our designs with unicorns, mermaids and skeletons in meticulously rendered detail.

If you're looking for something that will suit a lolita, goth or even a casual, retro-inspired outfit, Rouge Aerie Designs fits the bill!

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Returns and exchanges
Sample and prototype items are sold as is. Any flaws or damages will be photographed in detail and marked in the listing. As such, refunds and exchanges are not available for these items.

Refunds are not available for items which do not fit unless custom made
- All listings include detailed measurements for suggested best fit, please read them carefully

All other items can be returned within 45 days for a full refund or exchange where available.
PayPal payments are preferred. Local/Domestic purchases can be made through bank transfer by special arrangement.

Order cancellations will not be honoured once items have been shipped.
Items will ship within five business days unless the order is cancelled (post offices are closed on Sundays and only open for three hours in Australia for those unaware; shipping times reflect this)

Buyer pays for all shipping and packaging costs incurred, shop will cover additional insurance fees as necessary

Inquire in advance in regard to express shipping options
Additional policies and FAQs
At present, custom orders are not available