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hey, old schoolers! :D

I'm Lauren; I got into lolita probably when I was about 15 years old? I don't remember exactly...but I was only able to start dressing it when I was 17 and bought my first dresses from In The Starlight. I miss her a lot, she did a great job at making my designs!

I love classic lolita especially, but I guess the style I wear the most is old school sweet lolita, when pastels and princess life were a new concept from the creepy doll origins of lolita.

really, I just miss the open-endedness I feel like lolita used to have. it might be nostalgia creeping in, but it seems like the online community has become a bit restricted and drama filled since I stopped paying attention to the 'scene' about 5 years ago. and what I mean by open-endedness is that as long as one fit the lolita silhouette, you could run with it from there.

I realized just how much lolita had changed when about a month ago I found the Avant Gauche website again. it was probably one of the first lolita image galleries I'd ever stumbled across online and it hasn't changed since then. a lot of memories in those pictures. I posted quite a few on Tumblr to share my nostalgia and because I thought it was interesting just how much it had really changed!

there are some things about old school that should stay dead, but I think it's a great source of cool ideas that went by the wayside that can be revived to great effect! I plan to adopt the bloomers peeking out of skirts thing, that's for sure!

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lolidolly
Apr. 9th, 2011 05:30 pm (UTC)
I love that site! I still visit it from time to time but will I was searching for a poll post a few days ago, it pulled up a few posts from Avant gauche trying to follow the trends and growing culture of the early western community. Just a great resource for us back then.
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