Hi, guys. Waddy up?
I am in a rather good mood today after a long time, no fucking reason. I am wearing nice clothes and listening to a banging song may be that’s why. It’s 15:25 on Thursday and I am drinking tea and listening to One Match by Until the Ribbon Breaks. UPDATE: That was last week (yup it takes me a fucking week to write a blog post) right now I am in Kolkata sitting on the side of a window enjoying pretty view sipping whiskey and listening to All the Stars by Kendrick Lamar. I was having a rough time for a while now but it feels like things can get to normal.
I have finally decided to leave my job, yasssss, not right away but maybe after three months hope I don’t over think this. Imma work hard on not being homeless. I also have decided to study Fashion Styling. Even though I am maybe good at it there are so many things I have to learn.
What interesting thing should I share with you guys today? OK, lemme think. Lately, I have been super obsessed with socks and have been pairing them up with dresses and shorts. They add a certain jazz to your boring outfit. So naturally, I am stuffing my wardrobe with socks and stockings. This obsession is inspired by Anime Fashion. Growing up I have always seen my cousin obsess over Anime. I have noticed the girls in it are always wearing a school uniform or really cute outfits with a lot of accessories and what not. I also decided to check out some shows and Manga. After watching a few hundred Korean, Chinese and Japanese shows, movies and Anime (yes, I am a weirdo with no social life). I realized their sense of fashion is totally different than ours. They favor cuteness over sexiness and are not ashamed of it.
Lolita: Japanese Street Style
In Japan, there is a subculture of fashion called Lolita. I have done so much research on it and I am obsessed. It’s basically based on the Rococo French fashion of 18th century. An era defined by white and delicate skirts and ruffled collars. It started in Japan in the late 1980s. If you are confusing it with the book Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov then please don’t. Lolita followers take real offense when people compare this elegant and tasteful fashion with fetish and something sexual. In reality, it is based on the aesthetic of cuteness or as the Japanese call it, “kawaii”, however, there are many branches of Lolita and one of them is called Ero Lolita, which is more on the sexy side.
This is the look of Classic Lolita ( this is not me :p)
In general, Lolita fashion is in favor of modesty and mostly all branches of it require you to wear knee-length skirts, socks, and outfits with covered necklines. Lolita is not just a Japanese fashion anymore, even though it originated there. It has expanded to several countries, now, and youths of different cultures follow it. As I have already mentioned, Lolita revolves around modesty and femininity. Lolitas hate it if anyone calls their clothes costumes because it has become a lifestyle for them.
Substyles of Lolita include:- Sweet Lolita, Classic Lolita, Gothic Lolita and many more. There is a district in Japan called Harajuku. It’s a meeting place for youths who follow different subcultures of Fashion. I am thinking of writing a separate blog on Lolita Fashion since now I’ve read so much about it. If you guys have read till here I am guessing you don’t hate my writing so I would love it if you share my blog and follow me on Instagram (@veinofmydesign). Below are my outfit details, check it out. Bye for now, have a nice day.
About my Outfit:
Little Black Dress: Forever 21
Socks: Lulu and Sky
Shoes: Steve Madden