I'm starting this blog to run along side my youtube channel with the only difference being that all entries here will be Lolita-related (to tie in with the egl community here on livejournal) while my youtube channel is going to expand out to include non-Lolita related things such as movie, video game and anime reviews.
(Whenever I make a non-Lolita video I'll link it here in my next post as a footnote to an otherwise Lolita-related post)
So basically I'm a 26-year old fan of Lolita fashion whom has been following the style since the early 2000's. Lolita, mostly Sweet and Classic, has always seemed very appealing to me and often I have described myself in the past as an "admirer" of the fashion; siting that I'm not actually taking part in it but enjoying it from afar much like one enjoys a piece of art in an art gallery.
BUT... This is the year. Everyone always asks if I'm dressing in Lolita, as my daily dress has a very Lolita-vibe, so I've decided to take the plunge and take an intentional step towards Lolita fashion. What I'm going to end up looking like isn't exactly clear but I think it will be something like Casual Lolita with themes from Sweet and colorways from Classic combined to form a toned-down yet very Lolita-y look.
Part of what inspires me to take this clothing journey now is the recent passing of a loved one; I've come to realize that though I might never be a full-blown Lolita, I've always wanted to be more like one. Witnessing mortality and the reality of how fragile we are made me realize that if I want to look like a doll, then dammit, I should just go for it while I still look the part.