introduces lolita, a fashion movement imported from the streets of Harajuku, Tokyo, that has a thriving group of followers in Los Angeles. As they explain "we follow four Lolitas and investigate their motivations for taking on the extreme style; from self expression, to the questioning of identity and body image." Get a look after the jump.
Midori Fukasawa usually models for Lolita fashion brands (as you may have seen in a previous article) and jumping off a bridge is not something that you often expect to see Lolita models do. But she did it in Mikasa Ackerman cosplay from Attack On Titan, turning up the awesomeness gauge up a notch or two. See the photos after the jump!
Have you ever had the dream of wearing a dress that makes you feel like a princess? Lolita fashion tickles those inner desires for ruffles and ribbons, but it is not for everyone. Well, if it's just for one day, would you like to be a lolita? A salon is Harajuku is doing just that for girls in Japan to unleash their inner lolita. More details after the jump!
Kimono designs on Lolita dresses? Yes, it works and the designs are gorgeous! Kaga Yuzen manufactures and local businesses hosted the first "Kaga-Loli" fashion show, featuring winning designs from the design contest. Check out the photos after the jump!
RinRin Doll is an American who models Lolita clothing and j-fashion deep in the heart of Tokyo’s Harajuku district. In this interview, she discusses the Lolita lifestyle, working in Japan, and some of her favorite brands! Grab some tea and macarons and read on after the jump!
To cap off a weekend of in-store meet 'n greeting at the NEW PEOPLE, San Francisco location of his goth, punk, loli-fashion outpost, h.NAOTO designer Naoto Hirooka held a fashion show club event at DNA Lounge. CRN sent in a special ops force for pictures—check them out after the jump!
Novala Takemoto's light novel Kamikaze Girls told the story of Momoko Ryugasaki, the only lolita in the town of Shimotsuma. This weekend, lolita fashion brand Baby, The Stars Shine Bright paid tribute to their fictional number one fan by holding "The World's Grandest Party of Lolita" in Shimotsuma. Videos of the event after the jump.
Designer Naoto Hirooka of h.NAOTO was in San Francisco for the grand opening of his first boutique outside Japan and although he was quite busy assisting and socializing with customers and fans, he managed to carve out some time for us to ask him a few questions. Check out the full transcript—plus pictures—after the jump!
This weekend marks the grand opening of h.NAOTO's first boutique outside Japan. We spent all day at NEW PEOPLE in San Francisco hanging out, taking pictures, trying on clothes (ok, and shopping), plus chilling at the after-party in the upstairs gallery where a retrospective of Naoto Hirooka's work is on display. Check out our photos after the jump!