Beautiful roses

 

09.16.09

09.16.09

Purple Theme ❤

Kodona

 

Hello everyone!

I am terribly sorry for not updating! (T___T)

Here are some photos of my “Daily Outfits”. There have been a few where I wasn’t able to get some photos. I bought a nice memory card for my camera, so that will work just fine!

As of other news, I am hosting a Christmas Card Exchange this year! So far, I have over 60 people on my list! I am planning to make 10 cards a day. (*___*) This is going to be so much fun!

Here’s the link, for more info: http://community.livejournal.com/egl/14613939.html

 

 

What is Lolita?

17/08/2009

Credit to Lolita Handbook: http://lolita-handbook.livejournal.com/3431.html#cutid1

Photos from Gothic and Lolita Bible (GLB)

Photos from Gothic and Lolita Bible (GLB)

What is Lolita?
Lolita is a very hard style to define, but in my opinion what really defines it is it’s childlike innocence and old-fashioned elegance. It’s distinctive style is most obviously from the Victorian and Rococo eras, but you will see a lot of influence from the Edwardian period and even some 40s and 50s American clothing styles – any time period in which fashion was elegant and beautiful. The bell-shaped skirt provides the typical silhouette, but it is neither what makes something lolita nor is it required of all lolitas. There is no one item of clothing or a color or trim that embodies all that is lolita – it is a unique aesthetic that’s hard to perfect. To some there’s a lifestyle attached – not only wearing the clothes as often as possible but also taking part in lolita activities and following a certain code of etiquette – but to others it is merely a clothing style. Lolita can be an escape from the mundane, or an attempt to return to a more innocent time in life. It’s something a little bit different to everyone, but what lolitas have in common is a shared desire to wear really awesome clothes.

What about Nabokov’s “Lolita”? Isn’t that where the term “lolita” comes from”?

Yes and no. There is no simple answer to this and you can probably argue it for hours all to no avail. Yes Nabokov popularized the term as a name for a young girl, but there is no indication that the Japanese borrowed the sexual connotation of the word as well. Most lolitas will protest a Nabokov reference, but others see a sexual side side to the fashion. Like all other facets of lolita fashion, each person has a unique perspective on the word itself, so rarely is it beneficial to argue it at length. If anyone has some articles on the subject I’d love to add them.

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Credit to: http://www.lolitafashion.org/what_is_lolita.php

What is Lolita?

Lolita is a Japanese street fashion inspired primarily by the clothing and general aesthetics of the Rococo and Victorian periods. This fashion movement started in Japan in the 1980’s and has evolved greatly since. Nowadays Lolita Fashion has grown to be relatively popular all over the world. Relatively popular for an obscure Japanese street fashion, that is.

While it is true that most fashions are open to various interpretations, the term Lolita is used exclusively to describe a very specific (one could say narrow) look that is created by abiding by a number of strict guidelines and principles (seeAnatomy of A Lolita Outfit). The “rules” of Lolita fashion don’t exist to limit the wearer but are rather qualifiers of what makes an outfit Lolita. Within these rules however there are a variety of styles.

Gothic Lolita is probably the style associated most with Lolita Fashion outside of Japan. Lolita Fashion is often referred to as GothLoli or EGL. While GothLoli can be a correct term it only applies to the specific Gothic subset and not Lolita fashion as a whole (see Lolita Styles for more information on the different subsets). However EGL is an abbreviation of the term Elegant Gothic Lolita, which was coined by the Japanese musician Mana to describe his specific Lolita clothing line.

The term “Lolita” may be off-putting to those who first hear about the fashion because of the connotation it holds from Vladimir Nabokov’s novel, “Lolita”, which changed the meaning of the name for most people in the Western world. It is generally assumed though that the name of the fashion comes from a distortion of the meaning while word-borrowing from English. In the case of the fashion the term “Lolita” only refers to the child-like nature of some of the clothes and is also used because of the beauty or cuteness of the name. Lolita Fashion is emphatically not about looking sexy and is instead about looking cute or elegant.

In addition to being a fashion, some people enjoy living a “Lolita Lifestyle” in which one sees Lolita as more of a philosophy of living beautifully rather than just dressing it. Someone living a Lolita Lifestyle may try and live like a princess, surrounding themselves with things of beauty, and taking part in a number of ‘proper’ feminine activities such as baking, embroidery, sewing and other old-fashioned “women’s” activities

My First Burando! I love it <3

My First Brand! I love it ❤

This color works with everything! It’s so wonderful!

Lovely details

Lovely details

Bustle, hell yea!

A little bustle

I am in love ❤

Hello! This weekend was great! I met up with Meagan and Emily. *___* We got our tickets around 9:30 (like they told us! But apparently they started giving them out around 8:30). There was a large group of lolitas hanging out and we decided to go chat for a while. I was so surprised to see only 4 Kodonas! I thought that there would be more than that!

The actual Opening for NEW PEOPLE didn’t start until 11am. (Everything was so disorganized) After the breaking of the sake barrel, everyone headed to the food tents. I found some tasty tofu onigiri (Rice Ball).

When BABY opened, people were rushing everywhere. All of the LP’s (Lucky packs) were gone! (u.u) I found out that the AC was not working and I stood in line for 2 1/2 hours!  When I arrived at the register, I gave the BABY Fan Book to Mr. Isobe. He looked very tired, and I was worried that he might not like the Fan Book. He in fact said “Thank you!” in english. One of the translators told him about the Fan Book and he nodded. (I wanted to give it to him when he wasn’t so busy. ) So, I am glad that it went well!

On the way out, I saw Misako-san. She looked so beautiful! I went up to the security guard and asked if I could give her a gift and he said it was fine. *_____* There were a lot of people taking photos of Misako-san. I waited until they were done, and I walked up to her. “Hello Misako-san!” I said. “I have a gift for you! I hope that you like it!” She looked at me and asked “Oh! Present! Thank you!” She went on saying “Kawaii!” “Sugoi!”

Angelica, one of the BABY employees, came up to me and asked if I wanted to show Misako-san the Fan Book. (How could I say no to that?!) 😀 Angelica explained to Misako-san that the girls in the fan book were from all over the world. (We tried really hard to explain it to her in english) (u.u) All I could say was “Hajimemashite!- Nice to meet you!” Misako-san seemed really happy ^__^ I asked her about the weather and she said that she didn’t like the hot weather. (She didn’t have any water either)  I felt really bad for her. (;_;) Angelic took a photo for me ❤ She is so kind! ***Thank you so much***

It was worth it though! I bought a nice AntP OP. It’s blue *___________* and so pretty!

Here are some photos for the BABY Opening!

Meet-up at the Zoo

Meet-up at the Zoo

Hello!

Nice to meet you! My name is Emily.

I am interested in Art and Fashion. Lolita is part of my life ^_^

Please reference to these sites for more information:

http://community.livejournal.com/egl/

http://lolita-handbook.livejournal.com/