Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Lolita 52: How lolita has changed me

Wow, we have to end the Lolita 52 series on a poignant note, don’t we? So, how has lolita changed me?
  • I have a blog, this blog, and I really discovered a love of blogging
  • I’ve ventured back onto 4chan after a terrifying first experience with /b/ and have settled in the gentler waters of /cgl/
  • I have been to several meets (with more planned), which is a big deal for introverted me
  • I have a single settled alternative fashion that I wear rather than my previous hodge-podge of random things (though sometimes I miss wearing a rainbow, and my everyday style is still jeans or miniskirt + nerdy t-shit)
  • I have a better awareness of fashion generally and outfit cohesiveness, which really helps with styling photoshoots in particular!
  • I found a love of capsule wardrobes (in theory, not for me in practise)
  • I’ve challenged myself more with sewing than I think I otherwise would have
  • I am now a snob about lace and details in alternative fashion
  • I have discovered the joy of having a big, multifaceted hobby (to be fair, I’d had modelling and photography before, but that wasn’t a hobby I could engage in on my own and lolita is)
I also learned to love flat lays...

So lolita has changed some things about me. Nothing too dramatic on the surface of things, and I always have been a bit of an eccentric so I can’t claim that I “gained the courage to be myself” or anything because I already did that, but still. It’s been a great journey so far and I look forward to remaining engaged in this subculture for years more to come.


  1. Wow, you've gone through all 52 prompts now? Well done! That's impressive in and of itself!

    1. Thanks! It's been around 2 years since I started I think...