03 June 2011

lo. li. ta.

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Happy International Lolita Day!!! 


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Lolita day is the first Saturday of every June. I celebrated a bit early mostly 'cause my cat died and I wanted to wear something really cute to make me feel better. I love Lolita but it's pretty much impossible for me to dress up in the style because it's so freaking expensive, like, one knockoff dress is pretty near the price of one of the main lolita brands and both are in the same price range as a CDG dress so obviously I'll choose the CDG. If you're disapproving of knockoffs, when it comes to Lolita, you pretty much have to STFU because buying designer lolita is neigh impossible unless you have $600 to spend on just one designer cutsew or whatever..... everyone buys brand replica Lolita, the original brands are perpetually sold out and too expensive. This isn't even a brand replica, this is just a vintage uber cute dress I got off ebay 'cause it fit Lolita style. I'm too cheap to afford even the knockoffs. >_>; Shuffles feet. I'm not a true lolita by any means, but it's fun to dabble in it when I'm feeling like I need a picker upper. 

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If you'd like to learn more about Lolita (no, it's not founded of the Nabakov book), you can learn more at Lolita_handbook. I researched and got into all Japanese Street Fashion at around the same time, I learned about BtSSB the same time I learned about CDG. TBH from what I've noticed, Lolita is dying out in Japan (this is what I hear from friends that live there and visit there) and I see less of it in streetstyle websites, but I'm not that surprised. A lot of awesome famous Japanese stores that sell specific (and pretty much necessary) brands have been gradually closing 'cause they don't have any government support. They're getting pushed out. Still, I heard this maybe a year ago so I do hope the situation got better. 

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There are different 'types' of Loli: sweet, gothic, guro, oriental, etc. I like wearing Princess because I make it a point to be sickly sweet if I'm going to dress like a doll. Go all the way or go home, you know? 


Back 2 dramas now. Bye. ♥

27 comments:

cavaan said...

hi arabelle... be mine.

things like this make my day.

kate cait sith said...

bodyline duh

Ash said...

It's Friday but whatever. We'll make it "ARABELLE'S LOLITA DAY" I couldn't stop drooling over your dress...and your hair...and your glasses...and everything about you.

Happy Arabelle's Lolita Day!

The Wardrobe Whisperer

Arabelle said...

bodyline is expensive bc of shipping k

alix said...

that dress is so cute :)

anne m bray said...

so pretty!
like the kitchen too

Erin said...

I'm so sorry about your cat! I know how sad it is to have a pet pass away, so I'm glad you decided to celebrate Lolita Day early for some fun. I've actually never really looked into Lolita style, but it IS really cute. Lovely post!

-Erin
fashionunderwater.blogspot.com

Sammi said...

Ooooh, I love it so much!

The Style Hive said...

Sorry to hear about your cat :( *hugs*

You're my hair idol.

trenuh's reality said...

I really like lolita, and as you pointed out, I realized that I don't see as much lolita outfits on Japanese street blogs anymore. But thank you for the lolita handbook site, because I love looking through it all.

Kaiami said...

A onepiece or JSK usually runs for $300 when it's new from the store. I generally buy used, from EGL, which is a lot cheaper. My first dress was a Metamorphose one, and it was only about $60.

Lolita isn't dying out. I think you'd be surprised how big the worldwide lolita base is. Though, in the past few years, lolita has been morphing with several different styles. If you mean dying out as in the older styles (maxi pad headdresses, black and white ensembles), then yeah. But really, it's just evolving.

Peeps on EGL do group orders for Bodyline to lessen shipping. You could always take part in those! Really, it's not as expensive as it's made out to be.

Gabriela said...

i'm really sorry to hear about your cat, hope you're feeling better, though! that outfit is probably the best pick-me-up ever, though :)

meagan said...

so sorry about your kitteh <3 but dressing up like a cupcake is a good antidote to sad feelings. you look adorable. hope you're feeling better.

Hvit said...

I'm so sorry about your cat. :(
But yes, super cute. :D

Saúl said...

Arabelle! How wonderful and strange name, I like it! Well, I found you the other day by the blog of Tavi, when I saw you, I was very interesting about you, cause you have a lot of personality and style how it can see in your blog and videos, I want to tell you that your philosophy is incredible,you inspired me and you have made me think about how to be more myself! About your entry, Lolitas is an amazing style, so bizarre sometimes, striking and cute! you looks so beautiful with this dress and I love your colour hair and your vintage glasses haha well Im not going to bore you more, many kisses and Im sorry about your cat... Im going to visit you as much as possible! Get well! (Im Spanish,my english is not very well)

A said...

gah i want your hair!

caden said...

Adorable! I love the matching bow. The lolita look always reminds me of fairytales.

Where did you get those glasses?!


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Sniéjana. said...

WOW! FANTASTIC! I follow your blog, you're SO pretty, I love your style.I'm so surprised when I saw you speak about Lolita! About 1 year gao, I love this style, but today, I know it's little expensive (If you know good site), I prefer my style , but I don't say no if I can have one dress! french blog if you want:http://libelulle13.skyrock.com/
I want to broke the computer when I saw all dresses , My gosh .

Roma said...

um hi arabelle. you are cooler than fish sticks. I'm sorry aboot your cat. I love cats so i understand how sad it is. ANYWAYZ! I love your dress just because it's not a lolita brand doesn't mean it isn't the best thing since sliced bread

Kaitlyn said...

Bodyline shipping can be a bitch... Well, now that they got rid of the max $20 deal. I love the dress! I'll have to look through ebay more often xD

Mary said...

You are a hair goddess.

Savannah Burton said...

NOOOOO! I am so sorry about your cat :( RIP

I love your dress! Lolita forever! But I completely agree, if it were between Lolita and CDG, CDG foshiz!

FASHION ICE said...

u have such an awesome blog! glad i found it. and love the glasses and hair! xxo

Aliza said...

Wow, I absolutely love Lolita, but I tend to stick to the princess end of things. Thanks so much to directing us to those essays and definitions of Lolita b/c it clarified a lot for me. I love that dress a whole lot, and all of your looks!

Yvonne said...

the outfit works very well in that kitchen!

Bérénice ♥ said...

like a sweet lolita! i like it :3

canvas picture said...

What a great post, thanks so so muh for sharing this.