Before you go any farther than this, I’d like to make it perfectly clear; I’m well aware that there are more blogs out there than any sane number of people could possibly manage to consume within the confines of normal space and time. I do not expect fantastic levels of readership. I do not expect people to flock here in hoards and wagon loads, or flocks, or however else people might travel, to read it. In all, pure, and totally honesty… I expect to be talking to nearly no one. I’m ok with that, to be honest. I have a lot of spare thoughts rattling about in my head that likely no one particularly cares about… but alas, they insist on sticking in there and making a general nuisance of themselves, so I thought I might write them down and see how they deal with that.
I should probably tell you a little about myself, though, there isn’t much to tell. I overuse a lot of transitional phrases, I’m a web developer, I like crazy Japanese fashion. I like cute things; pink, red, sky blue, polka dots, red pandas… I like to read; I like real books. I like to dream, to think.. I like the way light can make things magical. I like to take macro photography of things outside, or inside, or anything that is more interesting up close. Someday I’ll write a whole book, publish it under a different name because I’m afraid of people not understanding, and then no one will read it. I think I’m ok with that.
The currently layout is a work in progress and the current banner image is probably still a photoshopped couple of photos of a dress I bought from Angelic Pretty featuring their Toy March print. The print 100% belongs to AP, and I’m only displaying it because it is one of my favorite pieces in my closet at the moment, and I purposefully picked an image that could not be used for reprinting the design onto other fabric.
What is Lolita?
Lolita fashion is a Japanese street fashion that takes influence from European Victorian, Rococo and Retro fashion styles and remixes it with modern gothic, punk and Japanese “kawaii” (cute) aesthetics. It’s a highly creative and very modest fashion. Primarily worn by young women, typically the shoulders and knees are both covered and long socks or stockings cover the legs. Skirts are full and puffed out with petticoats, and blouses or cardigans are worn with dresses. The fashion, on it’s surface, is in direct rebellion against the idea that a young woman must dress herself in tight or short clothing, and that she must give up the idea of “cute things” past a certain age. Lolita fashion is not meant to be “hot” or “sexy”, and instead celebrates the idea that a woman can dress in clothing that makes her happy and makes her feel pretty without tailoring how she dresses to the male gaze.
Lolita Fashion, Like Gothic Fashion has the curse of an asynchronous name. Lolita Fashion is not related to the book Lolita, just as Gothic Fashion is not related to the Visigoths.