KAWAII♥PATEEN Skill-up #6
TRADITIONAL - SWEET - GOTHIC - CLASSICAL - PRINCE
Lolita Styles reference Tutorial
by Misako Aoki
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Lolita genres reference :
Lolita Hair accessories reference :
There are a lot of styles in Lolita fashion : Traditional, classical, gothic, sweet, prince, punk, pirate etc... and it is often difficult to get the difference between some of them, so we grouped them in 5 main categories and had Misako Aoki explain them thoroughly especially for KAWAII PATEEN.
This video is an extension of the styles Misako presented in her noes Lolita fasshion book, which presentation video is here :
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Hi everyone, this is Aoki Misako (Japanese name order; the surname is Aoki).
Today, I'm paying a visit to the storeroom of Baby, The Stars Shine Bright (top lolita fashion boutique chain in Japan, shortened to Baby).
Here, I'll introduce 5 major styles in lolita fashion.
The first is "Traditional Lolita".
This style consists of cute, girlish dresses made from plain, natural-toned fabrics and lace.
Traditional Lolita is the old-school style worn by (actress) Fukada Kyoko in the movie Kamikaze Girls. It places a lot of emphasis on basic colors, lace and ribbons to achieve that sweet, feminine look.
Even though patterned fabrics are all the rage these days, vintage dresses like these with natural cloth and lots of lace are timeless and have never gone out of style.
The chest area of this dress is shirred, making it exceptionally comfortable and easy to wear. Check out these 2 ribbons. The blouse can easily be matched with anything.
These items are sold in a set by Baby, making it easy even for beginners to coordinate, such as with this matching Alice band.
Now i'll introduce hair accessories for the Traditional Lolita style.
First is this headdress i'm wearing; it's a classic piece that is iconic of Lolita fashion.
Next are these ribbon hair ties, which can be used to create an array of hairstyles, such as twin ponytails.
And here is perhaps the easiest item to accessorize with, the ribbon Alice band. Like magic, the simple addition of one can turn any look from plain to adorable.
At times when you want to tone down your Traditional Lolita outfit, or during cold weather, i recommend these fluffy beret hats.
The style I'm wearing now is called "Sweet Lolita".
The hallmark of this style is pink color from head to toe, together with patterns featuring chocolates, candy, animals and other such sweet and cuddly motifs.
This Sweet Lolita dress's design features Baby's original character Kuma Kumya, along with cookies and chocolates. It is a very popular style at the moment.
When you put it on, it looks so sweet that you could almost smell the aroma of chocolate coming from it!
This piece has a "Kumya and Friends" design with a Halloween theme. Lately, having seasonal themed designs such as for Christmas and Halloween has become very popular in the Lolita fashion world.
The design of this piece is called "Alice's Dollhouse". It is filled with images of Alice having a tea party with her animal friends like Rabbit and Cat.
Sweet Lolita is all about pink - for example this blouse made of pink fabric coordinated with this jumper decorated with pink patterns. On top of this pink-on-pink theme, it uses images of sweet things like candy and pastries, and feminine things like cosmetics, to really maximise the sense of feminine identity.
This piece I'm wearing retells the story of Hansel and Gretel with lots of sweets, it's really cute, and one of the bestsellers as well.
For the Sweet Lolita, carrying an animal-shaped bag like this one further enhances the cuteness of the look.
This one is Kuma Kumya, and this one is Rabbit Kumya. It has a 'kiss lock' type metal clasp.
Many Sweet Lolitas coordinate their outfits with accessories like these. For an even bolder statement, you could also go for a backpack. It's just big enough to contain snacks and sweets.
As for hair accessories for the Sweet Lolita, besides the ubiquitous ribbon Alice band, mini hats like this are in fashion now.
This one is designed to look like a piece of strawberry chocolate, and other than wearing it on your own head, you could also let Kuma Kumya wear it!