Monday, October 31, 2011

Welcome! :)


My name is Alisa, and I've decided to start blogging about my experiences in the Lolita fashion.  I have no real goal with this blog, mainly to jot down what I see/do/witness while immersing myself in the Lolita 'lifestyle'.

I hope you enjoy.  :)

First, some facts about myself and my life.  At 26 years of age, I'm on the older side of the lolita community.  While anime and manga have been a part of my life for many, many years, and subsequently, I've known about lolita for some years, I've only been active in wearing lolita for about five months.  So while I'm fairly new to indulging in the fashion, I have a different view on what I feel the fashion is than some do.

I'm part of a lolita meetup group called Frilladelphia, based in the Philadelphia area.  :)  I've attended meets and made some great friends.  I feel very lucky to have stumbled upon such an active group of girls (and boys!) who are so supportive in the lolita fashion.

I am not new to extreme fashions, but lolita is one that has truly made me feel beautiful and at home.  It's interesting, being able to recognize that 'home' feeling when it comes to clothing.  Lolita is exactly that for me.  I have been, for the past five months, building up my lolita wardrobe.  While it's not what I'd like it to be yet, I've managed to accumulate enough, for the moment, to get by.

I am a firm believer that the lolita fashion is wide and open enough for change, creativity, and full acceptance.  I do not believe that those who are new the fashion should be shunned or scared off.  It saddens me to see some of the anger/bullying that goes on in the fashion, and I am a strong advocate of acceptance rather than hate when it comes to introducing new people into the fashion.

Above all,  I like to have fun with the fashion.  I do enjoy the attention I get when I wear the fashion, I'm not going to lie, but on top of that, the feeling I have while wearing the fashion is really what drives my obsession.  :)

That's all for now.


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