Happy Friday! One of my favorite kinds of Japanese street fashion is Lolita, which is a style inspired (vaguely) by Victorian Children’s clothing. I do wish it didn’t have such a sexualized name, but then I didn’t name it. So, there’s nothing for that, I suppose.
It’s really a pity that Nabokov’s novel means that I can no longer hear the name Lolita and not feel sort of creeped out by the experience. On the other hand, maybe he deserve props for his skillful writing. (By the way, I think the novel Lolita is among the most amazing works of the 20th century, but it’s not exactly kid friendly.)
Lolita Fashion Paper Dolls
One of the fun things about Lolita fashion is, like any sub-genre of anything, there’s layers upon layers of nuance and sub-categories. So, my Lolita forays have included Sailor Lolita, Gothic Lolita, Country Lolita, Sweet Lolita, Princess Lolita, and Classic Lolita, plus I included in this archives round up a few pieces that while not strictly Lolita were very much influenced by the style. Whatever you Lolita Fashion preference, I should have something that will do. I am missing Pirate Lolita or the sort of Punk Lolita looks which involve plaid. Plaid and I do not get along. There are words when I draw plaid.
As a friendly reminder, there’s a Friday paper doll on Patreon every week. Pledge 2 dollars a month, and you get access to all the past and future Friday paper dolls. One of those was a Qi Lolita set which was really fun to create.