What is Lolita: Taken directly from Avant Gauche Please put away all your preconceptions: this Lolita has nothing to do with Nabokov and his pedophillic Humbert Humbert, nymphets or pornography. Gothic Lolita is a fashion from japan where sometime in the mid nineties fashion explosion young ladies took to dressing like Victorian Porcelain Dolls wearing cute voluminous frilly and lacey knee length dresses, frill top socks and Mary Janes the look was champion by J-pop and Visual Kei stars like Kana, Mana from Malice Mizer, Aya from Psycho-le-cemu and the author Novela Takemoto.
Gothic Lolita is still going strong in Japan where every weekend in the Harajuku district of Tokyo sweetly dressed young women congrigate to chat and giggle and have ther pictures taken by beguiled tourrists. Now mainly thanks to publications like Fruits Gothic Lolita has come to the attention of the world Outside Japan.
Gothic Lolita has many different substyles from elegant gothic lolita (egl) and elegant gothic aristocrat (ega) to sweet, country and classical lolita and even more recently the developement of boyish styles like Gothic Dandy and Oujisama. If you've always longed for a simpler more elegant and chaste world where manners matter then Gothic Lolita is for you.
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