Queenie has been into Lolita fashion for five years. She says she loves the aesthetics of the style and how an article of clothing is filled with little intricate details that, as a whole, make up one beautiful garment. She also loves the amount of care that each individual wearer of the style puts into his or her outfit – from the hair accessories to the shoes, each item is carefully chosen so that the final look is beautiful and cohesive. Her dress and purse (pictured below) are from Baby, the Stars Shine Bright, and her shoes are from Vivienne Westwood.
Queenie’s interests include photography, collecting books, and reading up on the latest in technological developments. She likes the music of Lampshade and Hazel Nuts Chocolate.
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Sarah has been a Lolita for two years. She says she loves the fashion details, the care and attention that can go into putting together an outfit, and the variety and uniqueness of the sub-styles – her favourite being Pirate Lolita, closely followed by Sweet Lolita. She’s wearing a handmade skirt, socks and shoes from Secret Shop, and a blouse from Angelic Pretty. Her headbow and purse (pictured below) are from Baby, the Stars Shine Bright. She’s also toting an Alice and the Pirates parasol.
Sarah’s interests include playing piano, sewing, drawing, composing music, and writing. She also loves musicals, learning languages and looking at theatrical costumes. She likes listening to instrumental music, with a preference for film scores. Hans Zimmer is her favourite score composer, followed by Michael Giacchino. She also digs Japanese electronic duo Capsule.
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Jell is dressed as an Aristocrat, which is a style that’s associated with Lolita fashion. She says she loves the variety of Lolita styles and enjoys being able to explore different ones, such as Punk Lolita, Classic Lolita, and Boystyle. She’s wearing an Alice and the Pirates blouse, a Suzy Shier vest, pants that she made herself, and a handcuff chain from Lipgloss and Black. Her interests include sewing, designing, drawing, and gaming. Her favourite bands are The Pillows and Dragonette.
Linda has been into Lolita fashion for three years. She says she loves the intricate details and soft feminine elements of Lolita clothing. She’s wearing a Metamorphose skirt, Innocent World socks, and Vivienne Westwood shoes. Aside from fashion and design, her interests include art, architecture, and working on her vintage bicycle and riding around the city (though not dressed as a Lolita). She enjoys the music of Genki Rockets and Perfume.
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Melissa has been into Lolita fashion for about a year. She says she likes it because it’s a way of being feminine “without having your bum and breasts hanging out all over the place.” She also loves all the little details that are put into making a piece, such as the lace, pintucks, and prints. She’s wearing an Innocent World skirt, her bag (pictured below) is Marc Jacobs, and her hat is from The Village Hat Shop. As for interests, she’s into karate (so don’t mess with her!), reading, painting, photography, architecture, musicals, and dance. Her favourite bands are Carolina Liar, Armor For Sleep, and Brand New.
Geraldine has been into Lolita fashion for two years. She says she loves the Victorian influences of the clothing, and how it can be extremely feminine and modest at the same time. She’s wearing a handmade dress, Bobbi Blu shoes, and Innocent World socks. Her bag is also from Innocent World. Her interests include reading and writing, and her favourite bands are L’Arc~en~Ciel and Within Temptation.
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Karen is dressed in the Gothic Lolita style. She says she sometimes wears pink and assumes a Classic Lolita appearance as well. She’s also into traditional Goth fashion. Her friend Stacy made the dress, and her friend Alexandra made the bonnet, which makes her cherish those items more than anything store-bought. Her band, Amy’s Arms, plays goth-influenced music and has gotten some international attention, including a #2 song on the German charts. She likes listening to the music of Rozz Williams, Bauhaus, and Duran Duran. Her interests include painting, gardening, and riding her motorcycle.
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