I often get asked if Japanese Lolita fashion is ‘wearable’. Other times I get told it makes us look too much like dolls, or princesses.
To answer such a question, one must understand the connection between reality and imagination. In my head, when it comes to fashion, imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.
You see, we are dolls, we are princesses. This is as real as the pink frosting on the cupcake I had this morning for breakfast. Or did I?
“Have I gone mad?
I’m afraid so, but let me tell you something, the best people usually are.”
“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”
“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.”
So if someone tells you that any kind of fashion is not wearable,
simply tell them:
“I’m afraid I can’t explain myself, sir. Because I am not myself, you see?”
Thank you, Lewis Carroll, for the amazing work on Alice in Wonderland. His writings live with me everyday. He taught me it is okay to be slightly mad.
We are bold. We are strong. We are artists. We are introverts and extroverts. We are dreamers. We are rebels.
This is our reality and imagination.
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