Friday, April 21, 2017

LBC: What Would You Like To See For The Future Of Lolita Fashion

There has been quite a few changes within the fashion over the last few years, some good while others heartbreaking. The world is changing in lolita fashion, like many others, growing and augmenting itself with trends and elements of personal preference, that one may not know where it's going next. There are a few things though that I would like to happen within our fashion.

❤️More Lolita Fashion Centered Cons❤️

Over the last few years we have had wonderful opportunities such as the likes of Rufflecon and Street Fashion Europe, I would love to see more of these sorts of cons. Even though there are a ton of little details and steps that go into them, and they are seriously time consuming, to me they are worth every bit of it. They bring together a bunch of frillies in one place for what should feel like a magical weekend with gorgeous and superbly thought-out coords, great venders, and wonderful guests. Not only all the super OTT fab feels but it also gets people a stronger sense of community. Who doesn't want to have more opportunities for a fairy tale weekend centered around a fashion they love?

❤️Stronger Media Output❤️

Recently, many have learned about the loss of our beloved Fruits, GLB, and how Kera is moving to online publishing, leaving us all without the ability to find many of our favorite brands released in one cute little package. It's a really sad time for many of us but I think there are some things we can do to ease that. It wouldn't be totally the same, of course, but having groups or blogs that are easier to access for the community with a great deal of content from all over the world would be great. Posts like tutorials, brand updates and shoots, con info would be easy staples that most bloggers can provide but getting groups of people to do it would help create excellent content. (I know a few of my favorite bloggers and vloggers have been upping their posts lately and I think it's great! I should endeavor to do the same and write a bit more...)

❤️Better Representation In The Media❤️

This is one thing that I think is super important going forward. We do not fall in with the status quo and wear those stupid little polos and tshirts a lot of people seem to be handed at birth, and the media tend to craft us into these detached oddities that can't handle reality because of it. This sort of "reporting" on our community happens often. Even with groups lumping us in with fetish enthusiasts and not listening to a single thing the person being interviewed has said. We do have some people who actually do their job and even dare to go so far as to walk in our shoes by experiencing the frills for an afternoon. There should absolutely be more pieces like that.

All in all, I would like to see our fashion and community grow stronger as a whole. We have social media outlets that connect thousands of strangers with the same interest across continents and I truly wish to keep this wonderful thing we have going. 


If you're looking to check out more on this topic, feel free to check out the posts from other lolita fashion bloggers below.



Saturday, April 8, 2017

LBC: What Do You Believe Is Important To Make A Cohesive Coordinate

Lolita fashion is an ever evolving style with different substyles and trends with enough rules to make a headmistress blush. Okay, so it's not actually that harsh but there are quite a few basic rules within the fashion that actually aides to create unique and cohesive coordinates without that much fuss. Aside from adhering to the rules, I believe there are simple things that make an excellent coord without having to buy the entire set. (Not saying this is bad, there is just more then that.)

♠️Attention And Focus On Details♠️

There are so many intricate details within a garment with Lolita Fashion that you don't want to just focus on one. It's very easy to take features of a printed jsk or op and incorporate it into the rest of the outfit and with solids possibilities abound. Sometimes it's the little things people will focus on that I find I really enjoy in a coord, like the choices of fabrics the use, sometimes choosing to use certain types of cottons with silks or crepes. 

❤️Hair And Make~Up❤️

This is another thing I've found super important is hair and make~up. There is the usual bangs and curls or mermaid waves that is very prevalent within the fashion but there are many other hair styles that I find can really pull an outfit together. And make~up, when going out or to a meet,  just polishes off the look and can be equally fun to do. Experimenting with both can really change up the feel of a coord and deriving inspiration from different things, like history, can really bring together a look.

♣️Accessories♣️

These kind of go hand in hand with paying attention to detail but there is a something I feel needs a bit of attention on it's own. Planning accessories needs a balance. Most times you need more and not very often in this fashion do you need less and sometimes it's got to be said that that small adorable spider ring just doesn't fit in with the skulls and bones when it's not even in the print even if you are wearing a creepy themed coord. 

There are actually quite a few other things I'd like to add but for this post I'd like to leave it off here. I think many of us could possibly write a book about cohesive coordinates and what makes them so and I'd love to hear what you think does too. (Feel free to leave it in the comments)

Check out the other frillies who weighed in on this weeks topic on the Lolita Blog Carnival in the links down below. If you would like to join in on the fun please check out the description in order to join on the FB page's link, here