I celebrated International Lolita Day with an exciting trip to Liverpool to visit the Merseyside Maritime Museum with a group of North West lolis. International Lolita Day actually happens twice a year, once on the first Saturday of June and then the other on the first Saturday of December, making the perfect opportunity to get together for a frilly celebration.
I’m so glad I finally got round to wearing lolita this last half year. I don’t know why it took me so long to get round to wearing it having discovered it on the cover of Gothic and Lolita in a bookshop. The delightful Japanese street style just feels so ‘me’ and I really treasure the wonderful friends I’ve met through meet ups.
I’d really love to go into more detail on the history of lolita fashion and its subcultures in a series of future blog posts which I hope will be informative and also should be fun to write. The fashion emerged in the 1980s inspired very much by the Rococo and Victorian eras but given a modern kawaii twist.