Lolita pen pals!
Jumping on the lolita pen pal bandwagon, I just bought some super cute stationary and would really like a lolita pen pal. PM me if you’re interested! (My lolita style is sweet and sometimes classic)
My daily style
So awhile back someone asked me if I was a “lifestyle lolita”.
ONE, I don’t have NEARLY enough lolita items (3 JSKs, a skirt, one pair of shoes, 2 blouses. That’s it.) to even last me a week. Two, my job doesn’t allow me to dress in such a way, and anyway cleaning up blood and spit and sometimes vomit (god I hate when patients vomit - I have a phobia of it so I usually have to go have a panic attack in the break room) is SO NOT LOLI. Three, my interests are far far far too eclectic, as any of you who follow me probably have realised already.
So… what DO I wear day to day when not in lolita? (Well, at work I wear scrubs. But other than that.)
My style is very girly. It’s a little bit retro, a little bit fairy kei, a little bit Jem and the Holograms, and just a little bit gyaru inspired too (mostly himekaji, the casual version of hime gyaru).
MY STYLE INSPIRATIONS:
Mana Starre, an online hime gyaru who sometimes dabbles in lolita and other gyaru styles. I read her blog all the time.
Lexi Bee, the Pink Queen!
Katy Perry. Now, it should be mentioned that I don’t care for her music. Like at all. I am not a Katy Perry fan. I just really like her clothes.
Kitch and Lunie-chan! They’re my lolita idols, cos they’re so creative with their coords! Also I like their fairy kei and more casual styles.
Kreayshawn, semi-local (she’s from Oakland) lady rapper. (Her music is a guilty pleasure…) Once when I was at school in a style I called “Dark Fairy Kei” (it was fairy kei but in blacks instead of pastels, basically) a girl in my bio class with really hime-esque nails told me I reminded her, style-wise, of Kreayshawn. When I got home I looked her up and she’s been a staple in my style inspiration folder ever since!
Rockabilly fashion. I just really love retro 40s and 50s looks, and how rockabilly fashion in general is a flawless bland of classy and kitschy.
Lady Gaga! She was the first celebrity who inspired me to wear as crazy of clothes as I wanted, fuck what other people think of me!
Marie Antoinette. Well, her whole era in general, but she isn’t called the Queen of Fashion for nothing. It isn’t as big an inspiration as others on this list on what I wear, but it’s there.
The Misfits (from “Jem and the Holograms”) - not only were their songs better, their fashions were too! Well, I like 80s fashion in general. All the crazy colours and patterns. As you can tell, I’m very into the idea that “more is more”.
Nicki Minaj is another pop star I really like. A lot of people don’t like her but I really do, and I love her fashion sense.
Fairy kei <3
AND SOME PHOTOS OF MYSELF AND THE TYPES OF THINGS I LIKE TO WEAR:
(note: I wear my glasses a lot, but in many of these pictures I am not. Also I’m disappointed none of these photos are of my red pants, even though I wear them a lot)
(I love this pic cos I’m photobombing and cos Chris is in his Dean cosplay)
(That last photo I just took like 10 minutes ago)
So I guess you can say I’m pretty femme most of the time.
Except at work when I’m in my scrubs with latex gloves covered in saliva and blood. SO KAWAII~!
Frillies! I have a question!
The reason I got into lolita fashion is because of its connection to historical fashions, particularly Victorian and Rococo.
But what about other eras? Regency? Edwardian? Baroque? Renaissance?! (If anyone can point me to Renaissance-inspired lolita I will love you forever and ever)
Help a fellow frill lover out - Does anyone know if such historically-inspired coords exist?
— A lolita defending her fashion