Day 2 – Share photos and experiences from your Baby Bat days.
lol! I don't think I have Baby Bat days, do I? I explained last time that I only had a mild interest in goth as a youngster, so I never really got dressed up.
On top of that, I have some kind of curse that makes nobody want to take photos of me AND/OR makes all of the people who took my photo forget to give them to me. Recently I've been asking my husband to take photos of all my outfits, but of course I forgot to ask him to take my photo the first time we went to Darkwave Night last month.
Well, I CAN share some of my experiences. Like when I was in middle school, how I was dying to, er, dye my bangs neon green
. Should I be grateful I never actually did this? I mean it's not like I had the clothes to match...lol.
And what happened, how did my hair preference go from neon green to blood red?( Collapse )
OOH OOH WAIT...I do have a few photos from my bad newbie gosurori days, does that count? I'll make a new post and call it Day 2 Part 2.Day 2 – 10 things you love in lolita.
1. I was born to be a tea fiend. Lolita allows me to express my love of tea through tea parties! Who else do you know besides Lolitas who have tea parties? Besides Republicans I mean...those don't count.
2. Gothic Lolita mixes my two favorite aesthetics, dark and cute. I knew I'd found home when I discovered Gothic Lolita.
3. Lolita allows me to express a type of femininity that differs from both the mainstream, and from the type of woman that certain kinds of feminists seem to want me to be. It allows me to be with other women whom I can relate to.
4. Ouji allows me to express a kind of quasi-masculinity and has opened me up to appreciate the world of men's fashion and Dandyism.
5. It embraces a type of modesty that blends well with my personal style. I used to wear pants or shorts underneath my skirts, so hello bloomers! It's not so much the modesty as much as my opinion that flashing your underwear or certain body parts to everyone by accident is really tacky. It's different if it's intentional and part of the fashion statement, but I don't dress that way.
6. Most real-life Lolitas I've met are very open-minded people from all walks of life who accept alternative lifestyles from others. It's true that there are some rigid, dogmatic people, and some snobs and drama-mongers, but most of the people who love Lolita to death and wear it as often as possible are very easy-going and accepting of others. I'm happy to be part of a community like that!
7. It's so versatile. Once you've mastered the rules, you can bend them slightly to create new and unique forms of Lolita! I've seen people do Hobo Loli, Communist Loli, and all sorts of interesting themes. It might not seem this way to newer people, who probably hear left and right about following the rules and fitting into substyles, but you can totally personalize Lolita into your own unique style with some effort and creativity.
8. Coordinating an outfit is a pleasant challenge. Well, it's pleasant when I have all the parts I want...it's much easier for me to create an Aristocrat outfit than a Lolita one because I've invested much more time and money in the former and not the latter. Even when I don't own everything I want, though, it's fun to go window shopping via the internet and put outfits together in my head!
9. The people who manage to follow through with Lolita over the course of time aren't easily hurt or upset. I admire that. I think it's because you have to put up with so much drama from the more insecure Lolitas, and you get used to that as well as the rude comments people give you about your fashion sense. I've watched some pretty epic drama break out in other communities over relatively petty circumstances that would never have fazed Lolitas.
10. I've tried to give up Lolita for good many times, but always come back. There is just something about it that speaks to the deepest part of my soul, as though it's my home and I belong here no matter what changes and no matter what drama ensues.