Sacai fw 2014
One other thing we covered with Misako was how she sees the lolita aesthetic evolving, particularly as its followers age:
What do you think lolita clothing will look like in three to five years?
I’m expecting a lot of trends in classic lolita, because the age range – particularly in Japan – is very high. People who got into it when they were young are still there, so the fans are somewhat older than they are elsewhere. I’m expecting a more “adult” style of lolita fashion.
Thank you! Yes, I hope I can.
1. Create a wishlist. Put all the dresses you’d love to own on that list. Maybe keep worn pictures of those items in whatever document or folder you’re using so you can get a feel for what they might look like on you.
2. Mostly stick to that wishlist. Try to seek only those things and buy them without much distraction. Most of my impulse buys (Eternal Party, Lady Sloth JSK, Fragonard JSK) haven’t really worked out for me. If I’d saved that money for dream dresses I really wanted, I’d have been much happier.
3. If circumstance dictates and your intuition tells you so, throw rules 1 and 2 out the window. Rules 1 and 2 don’t really work for new releases or dresses you haven’t seen before. When Day Dream Carnival got announced it obviously wasn’t on my wishlist — but my intuition said fuck the wishlist: this is perfect and I need it on my body. If you feel that strongly about a new dress, or an old dress you had no idea existed, chances are it’ll be a good buy.
4. When you inevitably sell Lolita items that don’t work out for you, keep that money in a Lolita fund. I know this is not always realistic (we have bills to pay) but it keeps me from dipping into my paycheques so much for new clothing. That way when something from my wishlist comes up, I’m ready. I can afford it, because I sold what didn’t look good on me.
5. Keep track of what cuts work for your body, and what garments just won’t fit you. I’ve bought a lot of dud dresses that just didn’t flatter my body at all. I try to take note every time. For example: I typically need detachable straps. I need shirring (by and large) and I can’t wear mini-sleeve OPs. I’ve tried things to the contrary before, and they’ve failed me — so I just won’t spend money on them anymore!
Sound advice for building any kind of wardrobe. Focus on what you love; don’t settle for less when opportunities arise.
Tiffany Cadillac + Risa Nakamura
@ MILK 2014 Summer Exhibition , If you recall, Tiffany was the girl featured in Katie’s S/S 2014 Collection .
Perfection again from Boz Osaka
When we sat down with model and Japan Lolita Association founder Misako Aoki, we talked about the propagation about lolita fashion worldwide. Not only does she feel that lolita fashion has more potential outside of Japan than within it, she thinks that overseas lolitas are more adventurous:
In Japan, the coordination is very conservative – single colour palettes, a very solid theme. Nothing too adventurous. Elsewhere, it seems that it’s a lot more adventurous; the colours are more vibrant. The coordination is something that a Japanese lolita wouldn’t even think about. In that sense, it actually works out – the coordinations are very unique outside of Japan.
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During her recent series of appearances in New York City, we had the chance to sit down with prolific lolita model, Kawaii Ambassador, and Japan Lolita Association president, Misako Aoki.
Sitting with Misako in Alice’s Tea Cup – a small teahouse in the Upper East Side of Manhattan – I notice her attitude is markedly different from when I had met her two days earlier, while she was being subsumed by a crowd of her biggest fans. Her trademark kindness and beauty remain, but she seems less reserved, as if the “character” of being a demure lolita president has melted away a bit. In its place is a pure enthusiasm for lolita fashion, and a mockery of my inability to eat a scone.
At our welcome meetup
Ho Chi Minh city
January 29th 2014
Today`s Styling, New Arrivals
JACKET SILK PAPER
BACK ZIP _ WASHED LINEN CANVASBACK
IS by individual sentiments
7 Hole Boots _ In Heel Model
Silver Bracelet 011
Horse hair × Silver Bracelet
Nicolas & Mark
Modal Silk T-shirt
Baby, the Stars Shine Bright announces “Claudia” series re-release
Praise be unto Baby. They’ve announced the re-release of perhaps my favourite lolita series ever, Claudia, The Fairytale Princess, with reservations opening on January 31st. Never have I wanted to be a lolita so badly.
I remember there being quite a brouhaha over its price when it was originally released. There’s been an understandable price bump this time, but I still think that ¥50,000 is a fair price for this piece.
What do you think? Will you be picking it up?
If you’re a Lolita near New York City, you’re going to want to mark off your calendar for February 5th and 8th, because there’s a couple of very exciting events going on!
On February 5th the Japan Society is hosting a lecture, Lolita Fashion: Costume or Culture?, featuring Misako, both myself and Christina of Ramble Rori will be talking a bit about Lolita’s roots and subculture at the lecture as well! Baby The Stars Shine Bright will also be showing a collection that eventing as well!
That Saturday, on February 8th, RuffleCon will be sponsoring a tea party with Misako! You can view the event here, tickets are getting sold out fast!
I can’t even begin to express how excited I am about both of these events! At being able to discuss a topic I’m passionate about at the Japan Society and then getting to be a part of the tea party!
I’ll be at both events; hope to see some of you there!