Thursday, October 6, 2011

When Lolita Gets in my Non-Lolita Internet Life

  So, a few days ago I was doing my regular rounds on I Can Has Cheeze-Burger.  I love almost all of the sites that are on there (Lol Cats, Memebase, If Style Could Kill, Must Have Cute, and Poorly Dressed are amongst my favs).  I reached the bottom of the page that I was reading and this is what I saw.  Something jumped out at me.
That pink and yellow outfit looked familiar to me.  I clicked on the link so I could further investigate.  I had seen this picture before on Egl if I am not mistaken.  I believe it wasn't very well received for a few reasons.  This time the picture was picked up and posted on Poorly Dressed.  
The title of this post is Are You Sure You Have Enough Bows.  Which does make sense.  There are quite a few of them.  I am not going to weigh in on my feelings on her outfit.  That is not why I am doing this post.  I am writing this because the only time I see Lolita on-line is when I seek it out  visiting my regular Lolita sites (egl, blogs, daily lolita, ect.).  It takes me by surprise when I find Lolita when I don't seek it out, whether it is positive or negative. 
There have been other times when I see Lolita in my normally Lolita-free internet.  
Above is a picture from People of Walmart.  It regularly depicts people who are dressed inappropriately, barely covered, and horribly dressed.  I was very surprised when I saw this picture.  She is a very nicely put together Lolita.  Most of the people in the comments come to her rescue and defend her.  Very nice.  I believe it got posted because she looks different.  (Also, the title of the post is Eating Her Curds and Whey, which is a Little Miss Muffet reference.  I have been called Little Miss Muffet on more than one occasion when in Lolita and I am sure I am not the only one.)
This picture I think is the best representation of Lolita on the non-Lolita internet.  It is from The Sartorialist.  The blog is just pictures by a fashion photographer.  This is the only picture of a Lolita on his site.   He doesn't say anything about it, he just displays it for others to see.  It was nice to see a good picture of a Lolita and have it come off in a positive way.   
There have been other times I have seen Lolita on the wild internet.  It is just few and far between.  Most of the time I kind of wish they would stay pretty separate but I know that is impossible.  Lolita is growing and as it does there will be more and more overlap.  I will just embrace it and hope for the best.

3 comments:

  1. I'm so used to what Lolita looks like, but sometimes I really wonder exactly what people think when they see things like these pictures, for the last two especially, the first thing that pops into my head was "Is that a BtSSB coat? Is that a Meta or BtssB print? I can't tell. I like their hair style" But I imagine the average person's first impression is not exactly the same as mine XD

    Oddly enough, the first picture on Poorly Dressed is another Lolita!

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  2. is that a petticoat... on her....

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