Monday, 16 April 2012

Lolita Meme

As I have no inspiration or any will to take pictures today, I thought it'd be nice to do a little lolita themed meme I found around the internet! Don't hesitate to share your own answers with me too :)

Name and/or nickname:

Montréal, Canada

21 years old (yes I'm old!)

LJ screen name:

Do you plan on lying in this survey in order to make you look more loli?
No, how can you look more loli... than loli?

How long have you been into lolita?
I only started wearing it around 2 years ago.

How did you find out about lolita?
I've been into anime for a long time and I do think I found about it on the internet when I was in high school a while ago. I've been attracted to the style since then.

What's your favorite style?
I really like the sweet lolita look since I've always liked everything that is cute and sweet!

What do you like most about lolita?
The way it makes you look really cute and feminine without being sexy at all.

What do you dislike most about lolita?
Rude people! They are everywhere!!!

What's the most difficult thing about being lolita?
Being able to wear it often! Where I work I can't wear anything that is not chic or elegant, which is really not my thing. I wish I could wear lolita everyday. That's why I'm working on getting more casual items.

What's the best reaction you've gotten in loli?
People shouting at me that I look beautiful. I'm turning red everytime XD

What's the worst reaction you've gotten in loli?
Well I've been insulted and filmed without my consent and people kinda tend to look under my JSKs... which is really awkward.

What's your favorite brand(s)?

Angelic Pretty is my favorite so far. I also like Baby the Star Shine Bright.

What's your favorite accessory?
Big headbows! I love bows so much, wearing one on my head is the best thing for me.

Whats your favourite color combo?
I love blue/pink and black/pink.

What do you think about black and white combos?
They are tricky to wear because it can look 'ita'. But it is possible to make a great coord with experience.

Who or what has the biggest influence on your style?
I don't really know... I take my inspiration mostly on the internet but not from a person in particular.

What do you think about lolis with tattoos?

I have one myself, but it is not really loli. It's a small pair of wings I got before getting myself into lolita. I'm totally for having tattoos in lolita, as long as they are of good taste. (I have the 3rd pair, I made the design myself).

How often do you dress lolita?
Not enough... Once a month maybe.

What magazines do you read?

None, I don't buy any.

What music do you listen to?

Japanese music, mostly Yuki Kajiura. I really like the mix of violin, beautiful voices and techno.

What's at the top of your wishlist?
I can't get enough milky-chan ahah. But I also want the cherry bunny JSK in red.

 What do people around you think about lolita?
My mom dislikes it, which I find sad. On the other hand my boyfriend finds it cute on me and my friends are approving it too. I think my dad knows about it but he never said anything. His girlfriend always compliments me about it so I guess it helps ahah.

Do you own brand?
Yes, mostly AP.

Can you sew?
Well... we'll see this weekend. I have a cosplay I'm working on for a con this summer and I'm beginning to sew it this Friday (with the help of my mom first).

Do you have more brand or commissioned/self-sewed/off-brand clothes?
I have more brand, only one of my dresses is bodyline, the rest is AP.

Do you think brand is worth its price?
Most of the time, yes. But sometimes I'm disappointed in some items when I receive them.

What was the first brand you bought from?
Angelic Pretty, it was the Milky-chan applique set (JSK and headbow)... best purchase ever!

Do you use a shopping service? If so, which one?
I never tried one, but I'm growing more interested by the day.

Finish the sentence:

Angelic pretty is…
A brand with really cute prints and accessories!

Baby the stars shine bright is…
A brand with more elegant pieces and some beautiful prints.

Moitie is…
A brand that is overpriced and which is too small for me most of the time, but it still has nice dresses.

Metamorphose is…
A brand with sweet, classic and gothic pieces.

Emily Temple Cute is…
Too small for me ahah. But really cute casual style.

Bodyline is…
Good for closet fillers and casual pieces.

What's your favorite theme/motif?
I absolutely love animal prints and accessories with faux fur! That's why I love milky-chan since the series has both!

 Do you like any other alternative fashions? ( i.e something you wouldn't regularly see on a catwalk)
I'm growing to love gyaru clothes, but I'm not suited for the style. I especially like hime gyaru.

 Would you consider yourself a lolita elitist?
Not at all. I'm far from being perfect myself and I think everyone should just enjoy wearing lolita no matter who they are inside or outside.

Have you ever been posted on lolita_fucks?
I don't know about this... so I guess not? Now I'm curious to check it out ahah.

Do you participate on lolita_fucks? Why?
Like I said previously, I never heard of it before the last question... so no.

Do you cosplay?
OH YEAH! I've been cosplaying for 4 years now. In fact I crossplay a lot since I don't have a really feminine body type. (Here's a picture from the mini-photoshoot we had at G-anime 2012 with some friends. I'm Sebastian Michaelis, in black. Click on it for good quality!).

Do you cosplay lolita?
I perfectly know that lolita isn't cosplay... what is this question XD?

Do you like anime?
Yes, I do a lot. Ever since I began watching Pokemon at 10, I never stopped watching animes. I wouldn't have studied in 2D animation if it wasn't for the animes I've watched since then. I regret nothing!

 What do you think about those who cosplay lolita?
Erm.. I find that lolita and cosplay are two different things. There are characters dressed in lolita, but I still consider this a cosplay, not cosplay lolita.

Have you watched Shimotsuma Monogatari?
I had to google the title to find out what it is ahah... yes I did watch it.

How many times? (don't lie now)
Once on youtube.

Are you like Momoko?

No, not really.

Do you want to be like Momoko?

Is Momoko your hero?
Still no ahah...

Mana's work or Novala's work?
I don't know Novala so authomatically I will answer with Mana's work.

Honestly, what do you think about Mana?
Well I liked Malice Mizer a while ago, I only found out about Mana afterwards. I find he is  good-looking, but I'm not particularly interested by him or his brand.

Do you think Mana invented loli?
No, but he is still very important in the gothic lolita fashion.

What do you think about Novala?
I don't know him... sorry.

How long does it take you to get ready?
When I'm going to work... 5 minutes? But if I'm going to a  loli meeting, 1 hour is more like it.

Do you wear a wig?
Nope, only my real hair. But sometimes I'm considering buying one to make a change.

Can you pull off a bonnet?
Yes I had one back when I had my lovely sweet room dress from BTSSB. But I sold it together with the jsk... the bonnet suited me better than the dress to be honest XD

Do you wear bloomers?
I wish I had a pair! Especially when people try to peek under my dress... I shall buy a pair soon.

Do you put on the petticoat before ... or after your skirt/dress?

What makeup do you usually wear?
For work I only put on concealer and mascara. For a meeting I put on concealer, powder, pink or glittery eyeshadow, liquid eyeliner and mascara, and finally lipgloss.

Do you like nail art?

Yes I do.

Rocking horse shoes are…
Weird looking... I never tried a pair so I can,t say if they are comfortable or not.

How high are your highest heels?
I don't wear heels.

About what percentage of your income do you spend on loli?
Not much since everything goes into my rent, internet and food (I live alone unfortunately ;_;)... so that makes it 25% maybe? And that is when I can buy lolita. Sometimes I prefer spending it on cosplay too.

Plain socks or socks with designs on them?
I love designs... If I want plain I wear tights usually.

Knee high or higher?
Higher since I'm tall and knee socks look silly on me.

Describe your very first try at lolita.
Bodyline JSKs... I still have one of them though. The other one was black and white and really ita... I'm ashamed I wore it at school often lol (see picture for ita fail).

Your wardrobe consist of mostly what color?
Pink, black and blue.

Would you rather sacrifice all your lolita clothes or never be able to wear normal clothes again?
Well... this would be a very hard choice. If I could include casual lolita, I think I'd prefer dressing lolita everyday. But then again... I won't be wearing lolita at 60 years old. Let's say I'd stick to regular clothes for the sake of a easier life :/
Would you rather be in a world where you are the only person who wears and knows about lolita or live in a world where everyone wears lolita? (as in lolita would be the "normal" attire.)
I wouldn't mind being alone or being the same as everyone. But since I like being original, let,s say I'd like to be the only one.

Would you rather be the designer for major brand with a strict rule that you can't wear lolita at all, or would you rather be able to wear the clothes but all of them will purposely be the opposite of what you like?
Well... none of the above ahah. But if I don't have a choice, I'd design prints since I'm an illustrator.

If you had to wear one brand for the rest of your life which one would it be?
Angelic Pretty.

Do you read community/forum rules before posting?

Sometimes. I had t read them for the EGL sales comm.

Did you think they didn't apply to you?
Do you know how to check the memories?

How about the search function?
I can't seem to get the hang of it... but I'm trying!

Have you ever posted a question about petticoats on EGL?

Do you carry a doll/teddy bear with you? Why?
No... it'd be weird except if it is a purse for a lolita coord.

Do you read books?
Yes I do often. When I was in college I stopped, but since I graduated I began to read again.
Can you recommend any books new lolis would like?
I'm more into fantasy and sci-fi... It doesn't really apply to lolita. But maybe the golden compass? It was a very interesting series, even for adults.

What would you do if your significant other told you they didn't like lolita?
I would tell him that he has the right to wear what he wants and so do I. I'm happy I didn't have this issue with him though :)

What would you do if your significant other told you not to wear it anymore?
I wouldn't be happy... I've been with him for over 3 years now, I guess it'd mean he wouldn't accept who I am anymore, not just the fashion. I guess I would seriously question our relationship D:

Ideally, what would your significant other's style be like?

Whatever he wants ahah. As much as I'd like, I know he wouldn't feel or look good in kodona clothes XD

Have you ever thought about stopping lolita? Why?
No, not really. Sometimes when I'm having hard time, I know it'd be easy to just sell all my pieces... but I cherish them too much for that.

Would you rather be stuck in an island with Mana or Novala?

Mana never speaks... so I guess Novala would be best even if I don't know who he is... well I do know he is a designer now (thanks wikipedia!).

Who's your favourite loli model?
I like a lot of girls on daily lolita. I have no particular favorite. I do watch Shelby, libellule and rosie on youtube.

What are your favorite 3 places on the net? (that are related to loli)
EGL sales comm, daily lolita and the main EGL community.

How many real life lolita friends (I.E not on the internet) do you have?
My community... I'm closer to maybe 10ish people?

What is the most expensive lolita thing you've bought so far? How much was it?
The Fancy Box complete set. It was around 500-530$ with shipping.

Do you think there's an age limit to lolita? If so what is it?
No, as long as you have fun and feel comfortable wearing it!

Keeping in mind what's released by each brand each season, what's your favourite season?
Winter, because of the earmuffs and coats.

What do you think about boys who wear loli? (and I mean loli and not aristocrat, ouji, etc)
I don't have any particular opinion. If they are enjoying themselves and love the fashion, I don't see any problem.

Do you have a favorite artist? (as in painter, animator etc.)
It is not related to lolita, but I like the work of Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited away, Howl's moving castle).

Name every un-loli aspect of yours.
I guess cosplay is one. I also like to dress in boys clothes when I don't feel like squeezing myself in women's clothes (and mostly when I'm at home). I don't like cleaning, so my apartment, despite being full of cute stuff, is really messy. I also often don't put much attention to my hair and make-up on regular days because it allows me to sleep more. Also, I love video games a lot and I'm a total geek... and proud to be one! And also... I LOVE POKEMON... Yes, I said it.

Name all your lolita aspects.
I have cute stuff and plushies everywhere. Every time I buy something for my apartment, I always want to pick the cutest option possible. I drink tea often because it helps reduce digestive problems and stress, I also like desserts a lot. When I do put attention to my make-up and hair, I always try to make it the cutest way possible. I really like looking cute/girly XD

What does lolita mean to you? Is it just a fashion? Is it a lifestyle? A passing phase? Something else completely? Why do you care about the fashion? Please explain yourself as well as possible. Don't be afraid of getting mushy. hell, I encourage you to get mushy.
For me, lolita is a fashion, a way to meet other people with the same interests as you and also a good occasion to have fun and feel pretty. It do is a lifestyle of you consider the fact that it takes up a lot of money and therefore affects your life. I do think I'll wear lolita for a long time since I look younger than my age. When I do need to stop when I get too old (in my opinion), I'll still keep most of my clothes and give them to my children if I happen to have a girl. If not, I guess I'll just keep them as a souvenir.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Very interesting..I love to read Lolita memes :)

    1. Me too XD
      I think I'll give the 30 days lolita meme a try soon. It seems fun.