Japanese "Princess Girls" Live Life Like A Fairy Tale

Today's Wall Street Journal » 11/20/08 12:00pm 11/20/08 12:00pm story about Japanese , brings up lots of different emotions, some of them similar to the ones dredged up by the trend. Instead of dressing like storybook children, hime girls draw inspiration from Marie Antoinette and Paris Hilton. All of the clothes are pink and floral, their hair is worn …

In Her Own Words

"Lolita culture in the US is most definitely feminist." That's part of an e-mail we received from Ellie, the 20-year-old woman pictured at left, who was featured » 9/30/08 2:40pm 9/30/08 2:40pm in the story about Gothic Lolitas. She read the comments you guys wrote about her style (including ones like, "If Lolitas means looking fugly like those girls…

Gothic Lolita Style: Rebellious? Or Regressive?

While the Gothic Lolita trend has been big in Japan for years (there are magazines » 9/29/08 12:40pm 9/29/08 12:40pm dedicated to the style), it has recently been gaining traction on this side of the Pacific, and, on Sunday, the with a penchant for "Victorian children's wear, the French Rococo period, goth-inspired darkness and Japanese anime." While…

The Gothic & Lolita Bible: Japanese Girls Are Living Dolls

In Japan, the Gothic Lolita trend is pretty huge. In fact, they have a magazine dedicated to the darkly cute (or is it cutely dark?) fashion fad, called Gothic & Lolita. This special issue, the Gothic & Lolita Bible, has everything you need to perfect your look — freaky contact lenses, skirts with stiff crinolines,… » 3/13/08 4:40pm 3/13/08 4:40pm