Classic lolitia

The next category as you can see is classic Lolita this is a more mature look and is worn by many people in Japan. The look goes right back to the victorian era from which the fashion first originated it is not meant to stand out or look shocking unlike gothic Lolita . The thing which I most like about classic Lolita is how elegant the clothes can look but they also have a unique twist to them which means there are like nothing you have seen before 🙂 the look also reminds me of one of my favourite films ; ‘interview with a vampire’ staring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise ladies !!! The look is beautiful and one my self would defiantly follow !! So how do you do the look ?? Well,

Start off with a simple colour such as dark green or purple add a bit of black for example a dark green dress with black shoes and tights keep the make up Minimal its not meant to stand out unlike gothic Lolita, then make sure you add something cute such as a pair of little black dolly shoes with a heel. This looks needs dresses and so when choosing a dress make sure it has ruffles and a bit of design to it 🙂

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Punk Lolita

Heyy guys so the next category in Japanese fashion which I’ll be blogging about is punk Lolita this obviously is highly influenced by the punk look which is in Japan. Punk Lolita’s main accessories is tattered fabrics ,chains safety pins and also screen printed fabrics. Blouses , and skirts are the most popular items of clothing. As for the shoes the most common shoes are called Mary Janes which are shoes with a very thick sole which makes the shoes stand out from the items of clothing. Many of the Japanese punk Lolita followers take there fashion from Camden town markets in London where punk is also a very popular look , you’ll know what I mean if you’ve ever been to london !!!

As well as being popular in London Vivienne Westwood also has items which reflect this look in her collections , although she is not a Lolita follower ! of course we knew she’d love Japanese fashion as she is so the best fashion inspiration ever !!! personally I think punk Lolita looks a bit like an American look with the tartar skirts and the shirts which they wear it also reminds me of some sort of uniform which may been have been worn in American schools .

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Punk Lolita is so cool it combines the classic look of Lolita which is worn by so many japanese people as well as punk style.I mainly like that it is different from the usual Lolita style as they usually have the same style clothing but different colour schemes and patterns 🙂 not one of my favourite but defiantly like it !!

Sweet lolitia

This is the second sub fashion in Japanese fashion which I shall be writing about . I love sweet Lolita the clothes are really beautiful and girlie. It is inspired by child like clothes and accessories such as Hello Kitty , the main featuring colours are White and pink to make the outfits look really girlie and beautiful.20110912-052302.jpg

History

Sweet Lolita is mainly clothes influenced by Rococo developed in the late 18th century and is a decretive mainly floral art this can be seen on vases , wall pictures or anything else in Japan . They also have similar styles to Victorian and Edwardian eras. The clothe style of sweet Lolita is like any lolitia look however when adapting it to the sweet lolitia look the colours are very light were talking baby pinks and Whites the look is regarded as being almost childlike with the themes which they have I shall explain more about this .

The make up and the whole style is very different to gothic lolitia which was the last post in a huge number if ways where as gothic lolitia was very dark sweet lolitia’s main colours are pinks , peaches and pearls the appearance of the sweet lolitia’s is also a lot less theatrical looking than gothic lolitia is .

Within the outfits worn by the followers of sweet lolita can be a number of different themes such as ; cherries , strawberries , flowers , lace , bows , animals or ribbons these designs are very accurate and small to make the look appear even cuter !!! The sweet lolitia’s want to be seen as being cute and innocent and this is one of the ways in which they portray this .

One of the most popular themes with the sweet lolitia fashion is Alice in Wonderland and other classic fairy tales ( I’m sure they love the Tim Burton adaptation of Alice in wonderland who doesn’t ?! Though this could be seen as more gothic lolitia)

Items of clothing

These include head dresses , bonnets , bows and princess style purses and bags . Princess style purses and bags are very popular amongst the sweet lolitia communities . Some of the designs which the Japanese girls sporting the sweet lolitia fashion
May collect are ; Angelic pretty , The stars shining , bright and also MILK.

How to do it

Sweet lolitia is easy to customise yourself find a few pastel colours you like e.g. Baby pink and peach decide which is your main colour most limited use white but you can choose any ! Then choose a second colour begin with some White knee high socks (the type you’d wear to primary school with the little holes which make a design) some cute dolly shoes preferably a different colour so that they stand out to the socks . A ruffled skirt again most common colour is pink or White a ruffled blouse (h&m have some great ones ) some sort of head accessory e.g a bow or a head band these are the most common and if you really want to follow sweet lolitia to the mark add a old fashioned pastel colour sunshade .

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So In my opinion I’m not sure this is one of my favourite sub cultures of the Japanese fashion I do like it don’t get me wrong , but I think I’m more inclined to wear gothic lolita just because I find it more interesting and I personally quite like dark and mysterious clothes. Although what I do really like about this sub culture is the cute pieces which you can add to it and doing the make up for this look must be so much fun !!! I think id go a little glitter crazy if I was a sweet Lolita follower 🙂

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Vintage fair

Today was the day of the vintage fair and it was so much fun I saw such cool items such as cupcakes with amazing designs ,necklaces with tea pots on them cool clothes which were beautiful yet simple and then clothes which were just glamorous all over !!
Despite all the cool stuff I saw what I loved most about this fair was the atmosphere everyone was having a good time the people on the stalls were really friendly and chatty. I also love how much effort people had made with there outfits with 50’s styles dresses and red lipstick am defiantly looking forward to the next one in October !! It will be even bigger and better ( its at the custard factory in Birmingham Gibb street b9 4aa) xx

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