Day 3 – 10 things you hate in lolita.
1. Reactions. The amount of times people have laughed in my face just because I'm dressed differently to them. Even when people make nice comments it's hella uncomfortable and awkward. I just row, man.
2. Worrying about what other lolitas think! It seems like lots of girls have this problem, especially those wearing offbrand worrying that they'll be looked down upon. At my last meet I felt awkward because I was in head-to-toe brand and always wear blouses and bloomers when all the others were saying how pointless and uncomfortable they are to wear...so I felt like the odd one out there! Also lots of people worry about 'breaking the rules', but as long as you look good I don't think it matters. Unless it's clearly not lolita, in which case don't call it lolita. But still wear it!
3. Preparation time! I don't even do anything that involved with my hair or make-up, but coordinating and layering up takes a while.
4. The price. I know they are detailed pieces by popular brands, but I can't help but buy things anyway even though I cannot afford them really.
5. Unnecessary bitchiness and substyle wars. Although largely overestimated, it is kinda horrible when people slag off people they don't know because they hate one substyle or think someone can't be a lolita due to their race/size/whatever.
6. Lazy brands. Okay I love just about everything Angelic Pretty has put out but a lot of their prints look the same. And that bunny is on everything and it is a creepy specimen!
7. How hard it is to meet other lolitas! Without the internet I and many others of us would be lost. I am so lucky that I found a lolita at my university but I doubt many people bump into other lolitas in daily life.
8. Not feeling good enough. I will never be an overly pretty lady, I'm naturally plain-looking and am rubbish at hair and make-up despite my efforts. And so often I feel like my clothes are too good for me.
9. Petticoats going flat. Mine are always total pouf-monsters indoors (earlier today I knock a shoe off a shelf with it) but when outside it goes flat flat FLAT.
10. Having to use expensive shopping services or having to pay extortionate customs and VAT fees. I suppose I do wish there were lolita stores in the UK as - even though they'd surely be in London and I live nowhere near the place - it would still be cheaper to go visit them to buy items that it would be to pay for things from another country. Or at least give us a webstore as shipping would be so cheap!
Monday, 13 June 2011
Lolita 30 ~ Day 3 ~ Lolita Hates
Sorry for the delay, I was out all day yesterday with Rob and pretty much all of today too with Annie (I bought a Wii off of her on Rob's behalf so she brought it down and we had a little frilly day...I'll make a little post about tomorrow if you are very lucky).