Friday, October 26, 2012

Lolita Madness

I may have gone insane.  Just slightly.  I'm considering (well, pretty close to decided) getting into Lolita fashion.

Some of you just jumped for joy at the thought, some of you are confused, and some of you are slightly disturbed because you have certain connotations with the word "Lolita" already.  I can assure you, it's not what you think.

For those who don't know, "Lolita" is the general name for a type of fashion originating from Japan.  There are several sub-types of Lolita, but the overall style can be characterized by feminine details, voluminous skirts, and a sense of youthfulness.  Lolita is not an attempt to attract pedophiles; the name for the fashion was probably chosen by someone who didn't know much about the novel beyond "there's a beautiful young woman in it".

Anyway, the other day I woke up and checked Tumblr (like ya do) when I noticed that a friend of mine had reblogged a couple of photos of lolita outfits*.  It was like a tiny voice inside of me was just saying "You should try that.  You should try that." It got me out of bed within five minutes of waking up on a Saturday (not an easy feat) to head over to my computer and search out information on Lolita.

I have fallen down a strange rabbit hole.

A very pretty rabbit hole.