Friday, December 30, 2011
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Hello Dear Readers I hope the holiday season is treating well.
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I've read through the article and it fairly decent. it tries to explain what the fashion is, it does make reference to Nabokov's Lolita but unless all lolitas gather and agree to change the name of the fashion (and I doubt that will permanently sever the link), there will always be reference to the book and it oversexualize character. My favorite quote from this article has to be:
"Some fans of the fashion believe that it is a direct commentary on the oversexualization of the female image, and by taking it in a new direction, lolitas challenge the image of what women are supposed to look like. Some believe it makes them less approachable, creating a wall of safety between themselves and men who might otherwise approach them. Some enjoy the idea of looking doll-like and simply enjoy the fashion for what it is, and like wearing it out in public gatherings."
Lolitas fashion finds a niche in the U.S. CNN.comI believe it does a great job describing why women choose to wear this fashion. The only thing I found missing was that the fashion has a bigger age range than the one they seem to imply. You should read the article and maybe comment if you prefer ( going back and reading through some of the comments they get nasty so beware ther eis so much ignorance in some of the comments its not worth it)
Friday, October 7, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Welcome to October monthly tips:
Monday, September 12, 2011
September: my most favorite of months. Here's some ways to make your September count.
- Autumn is coming with its crisp cool temperatures and it rich earth and jewel tones. A perfect time to experiment with Mori-Lolita or Dolly Lolita (future post) hybrids.
- On the 19th we have one of our quirkier holidays Talk Like a Pirate day, how about celebrating with a Pirate Lolita coord. Here's some tips to pull off the style.
- Biscuits seem to be the latest Lolita trend, rainy days might be the perfect time bust out the polymer clay and make some cute accessories to embellish everything.
- For those of you returning to school try adding some lolita to your wardrobe if you haven't already. Here's a few tips for those in Uniform and for Free Dress
- Fall leaves are just gorgeous in some areas, collect a few from a tree (or may be your local silk flowers store) and create a beautiful headdress for the season. Take inspiration from this beautiful headdress by Elerronyar:
Thank You to all my followers. I wish you an awesome September!
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
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Mori girl is an aesthetic that has charmed its way into the hearts of many since it first step out onto the fashion scene. Like Lolita fashion, Mori girl originated in Japan and draws from other fashions like natural kei.
"Mori" in Mori girl means forest in Japanese, and Mori girl seek to resemble a forest dwelling girl, or a forest fairy. The Mori girl aesthetic is attributed to Choco from the Mixi community (an online Japanese community similar to facebook), who became inspired after a friend commented that she looked like a forest girl.
What is Mori girl?
Ever imagined what Gretel, Heidi, and Little Red Ridding Hood would wear?
Now with the looseness of Mori girl and the sometimes rigid rules of Lolita, it is a little difficult to see how these could mesh well, but I believe that those that have found a fondness for Mori Lolita, have to find balance. There's a lot of give and take.
The sub-style best suited to adapt for Mori Lolita would have to be classic Lolita, though sweet Classic especially Classic Sweet Lolita would work well too. Classic and Mori girl share many motifs such as muted tones, floral prints, antique pieces and historical flair.
Friday, April 15, 2011
This time around I want to focus on Steampunk Lolita, but let's begin with a quick overview.
Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s. Specifically, steampunk involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain—that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them; in other words, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology may include such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne or real technologies like the computer but developed earlier in an alternate history.
Many will argue til they are blue in the face that Steampunk-Lolita is not a substyle of Lolita, some will hear nothing less than that is is a valid substyle. Why is it so controversial a style? Well, it boils down to the question: "Is Steampunk cosplay?"
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
I often find that most Lolita brand shoes are to bulky, to rough looking, the complete polar opposite of the frilly, airy delicate and graceful garments. I've heard that the bulky footwear is meant to stabilize the fashion, to act as a solid base. Honestly I think that's a load of manure and the combination makes for an odd couple.
The Ballet Flat
How much graceful can you get, inspired by the ballet slipper.
Or it's sisters
To be continued...
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A type of performance art in which participants don costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea. Characters are often  drawn from popular fiction in Japan, but recent trends have included American cartoons and Sci-Fi as well as other pop-culture. Favorite sources include manga, anime,tokusatsu, comic books, graphic novels, video games, hentai and fantasy movies. Any entity from the real or virtual world that lends itself to dramatic interpretation may be taken up as a subject. Inanimate objects are given anthropomorphic forms and it is not unusual to see genders switched, with women playing male roles and vice versa.
Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture centered around role play. A broader use of the term cosplay applies it to any costumed role play in venues apart from the stage, regardless of the cultural context.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Among the hardest of the substyles to coordinate Wa and Qi Lolita tiers between what is considered lolita and what is cosplay. The seasoned coordinator might have an easier time establishing these styles into a truly Lolita outfit and not have it be knocked down as cosplay or worse and ita outfit.
Han lolita a style that mixes Korean traditional Hanbok with Lolita, some examples:
Wryd Loli a style once coordinated by a member of the Livejournal Community, EGL, it s just lovely and fits with the articles theme.If you want more info on Wa and Qi here are some links that may help: