These terms will help you!
As you continue with your lolita fashion journey, you will come across new terms used in the fashion. This list of terms should help you locate, buy, sell and collect all your favorite lolita fashion items.
AATP - Alice and the Pirates, a well known Japanese lolita brand
AP - Angelic Pretty, a well known Japanese lolita brand
BTSSB or Baby - Baby, the Stars Shine Bright, a well known Japanese lolita brand
IW - Innocent World, a well known Japanese lolita brand
JetJ - Juliette et Justine
Meta - Metamorphose temps de fille, a well known Japanese lolita brand
MmM - Moi-meme-Moitie, a well known Japanese lolita brand
Burando - brand name lolita pieces
Indie Brand - designs created from an independent, smaller scale designer
Off-Brand - items created by non-lolita designers or lesser known indie brands
Handmade - items created by the lolita who posted, or an artist on a small scale
HB - head bow
JSK - a jumperskirt, a dress without sleeves
OP - a one-piece dress with sleeves
OTK - over the knee socks
Petti - a petticoat
SK - skirt
Tea Party Shoes - a simple Mary-Jane style shoe with bows on the front
Colorway - the release color category of the item
DS - direct sale
NWOT - new without tags
NWT - new with tags
WTB - want to buy
Sax - a common light blue color
Shirring - gathered material and elastic that accommodates multiple sizes
WTT - want to trade
Comm - lolita community
Coord or Co-oord - coordinate, or a full lolita outfit
J-fashion - Japanese street fashion
Lace Market - a common marketplace to buy and sell lolita
Loliable - these pieces are not lolita, but they can be used for lolita fashion
Lucky Pack or Fukubukuro - a blind bag value pack which can include accessories and main pieces
OTT ~ for coordinates that are over the top
SS- shopping service, which is a person or business that buys an item on your behalf
Taobao - a well-known Chinese based marketplace
Whew! If you'd like for me to add any additional lolita fashion terms, just let me know!
As the year 2018 comes to a close, I cannot help but be very optimistic! After all, it has been one incredible year! Before I make my goals for 2019, I want to cover the lolita highlights for 2018.
Sweet Dolly House
Sweet Dolly House is an adorable accessory shop located on Etsy. Valeria Natsui creates unique sugary sweet jewelry that is a perfect fit for Sweet Lolita, Decora, and Fairy Kei. I have been a fan for years, and I am very happy that I made this purchase. I am excited to share these items with you!
I really love lolita fashion, but...
Lolita fashion is extravagant, especially when compared to mainstream everyday fashion. The energy it takes to physically get dress in this alternative fashion can be a lot. By the time you have finished getting dressed, you still need accessories, often a wig, and jewelry to complete the lovely look.
Here are my tips on how to wear and enjoy lolita fashion despite your chronic illness.
*Note: This post is extremely photo heavy. The products are subject to price change and availability since 12/8/18. All prices have been rounded up to the nearest $ and do not include shipping costs.
What is International Lolita Day?
International Lolita Day is a special day for the members of our Lolita fashion community. It is a day in which we celebrate this expressive and stunning Japanese fashion. Many Lolitas find this day as a great excuse to wear special coordinates, partake in Lolita friendly activities, or attend Lolita fashion meet-ups. Many times these meet-ups are held in a particularly special place and/or have a theme.
When is International Lolita Day?
Instead of just one day to officially enjoy Lolita fashion, we have two days a year! International Lolita Day is celebrated on the first Saturday of June and again on the first Saturday of December. Not only do we have two excuses a year to dress our best, but we have two seasons to do so as well! This way, most of the world can participate in a Lolita holiday in a summer and in the winter season.
Is there a proper way to celebrate?
You should enjoy Lolita in whatever way you would like or what is realistic for you. I myself have had a wide range of ways to commemorate this day. On days that I have had to work in the past, I have watched Kamikaze Girls or have purchased from an online Lolita shop. Other times, I have been able to participate in picturesque photos shoots, picnics on a grassy knoll, and high tea events! International Lolita Day is simply an excuse to enjoy the fashion you love and know that there are hundreds of other Lolitas who are celebrating with you in spirit. Feel free to just enjoy the day!
How will you celebrate this International Lolita Day? I would love to know your answers!
Sometimes, lolita pieces need to move on.
There comes a time in a Lolita's life when an item, or several, sit unused in the closet. Perhaps it is a piece that no longer fits your style or a piece that no longer hangs on you properly. Nevertheless, the clothing item or accessory needs to find another home. Some items are easier to pass along than others, but you may find you experience nostalgia about this piece that grips you at random times.
No problem! Here are my tips on how to break up with unused items in your lolita closet.
This is the account of one young woman and her passion for lolita Fashion.