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The most recognized, the photo that make you fall in love with lolita, etc, post them all
>>9789384I wonder if the girl in the photo knows how iconic she has become over the years and how many girls she has inspired to love the fashion.
>>9789450It’s Fumiko the designer of Chantilly
What kind of filters are they using? They should really find a decent photog to take their photos for them. These pics look so old like it's from the 90s
>>9789453Ha ha ha ha ha
>>9789453They actually are from the 90's or early 2000's.
>>9789384Timeless, does anyone know what this dress is called?
>>9789475https://lolibrary.org/items/ap-high-neck-shantung-opI only know this because of Shantung anon who was around for years looking for this dress
>>9789485Did she find it in the end? It is a gorgeous dress
>>9789486>>9789485Anon is still looking.
>>9789453Holy fuck anon, stay in your Cosplay threads so you don't look as retarded haha.
never forget this very important pic
>>9789531Fuckin a, forgot to crop this one, sorry gulls
>>9789447This one is forever etched into my heart
>>9789531>>9789534Did you read OP? In no way is this picture iconic.
The first lolita of any kind I ever saw, back when it was just for dressing up on the weekends and hanging out.
>>9789548>the photo that make you fall in love with lolita>etc
>>9789525>doesn't know old school>doesn't know kamikaze girlsPlz leave
>>9789525It's really not. It's old school that isn't ita. You're probably some OTT only conlita if you think that's ita.
>>9789427Was this ever made into a real piece sold by Moitie or did this remain a Malice Mizer outfit?I would do anything for that OP, it's so beautiful.
>>9789384Good thread, OP.Pic related is one of the first pics of the fashion that I've ever seen, and still one of my top favorites.
>>9789570Malice Mizer Stage costume only. Fanplusfriend used to have it as a cosplay, but of course not as good as this.
Dumping few of my favorites.
>>9789583I smile everytime I see this one.
>>9789575Basically I had a FRUiTS book as a kid
>>9789585I really like these "lolitas sitting near some random street, not woring about their brand getting dirty". There's something really charming about them.
>>9789580What a bummer. It's truly a beautiful piece.
>>9789604The girl in blue >>9789589 remains as inspiration for me.
>>9789451Cool! Had no idea who she is, was never into that brand.
I was always so envious of this girl when I was younger>>9789616
>>9789566The title of the thread obviously.
>>9789617Even though I own some of the dresses pictured and many more, I still feel envious when I look at this, I don't know why.
>>9789453TFW your trolling game is so weak you just come off as retarded
>>9789704This namefag always comes off as retarded though.
>>9789596>>9789591These were the ones for me. I still shudder a little when I see these.
Anti-inspo but pretty recognizable.
>>9789739It would be incomplete without this, anon!
>>9789548>>9789566To me, the titanic photo was iconic because it brought me back to the fashion after years of self neglect. Sure it’s not from the very origins of the fashion and it’s not nearly as important as most of the pics here to me or to anyone else, but I’ve seen others agree this inspired them in various ways.
>>9789715wow, what dress is that? it has the same vibe as an ex-dream dress, but almost betterI have to admit HD chan got me into the style that I wear now, both with the super nicely executed military and Meta's uniform-kei
>>9789761I'm not entirely sure but I want to say it's Antique Beast.
>>9789739>>9789745The holy trinity
>>9789785Bless you, anon, I've been searching for this image.
>>9789626I never noticed the two bottles of coca cola behind them. Now I imagine them hanging out sipping their cokes, and putting them down when they got asked to take this picture. Huh.
>>9789591sae was my idol. I'm stubby legged just like her, so I used to get happy seeing her pics.
>>9789809i still want that apron to this day, just never cam across it at the right time or price.
>>9789598does anyone know where to get socks like these?
>>9789814Meta. Those look like they might actually be Meta socks, and they might be in stock right now too.
>>9789721God. Yes. This is 4 O’Clock, right?
One of my all-time favorites.
>>9789525I agree anon. It was my first thought. It looks really cheap, doesn’t matter if it’s the fabled untouchable old school.
>>9789817It is! I hope to be able to commission Linda one day, her work is superb.
>>9789806Whatever happened to her and her clones? Did she stop wearing/posting?
>>9789820You can't claim /that/ looks cheap when we're living in the era of shitty taobao and declining brand quality
Not necessarily an older photo, but MilkyFawn was my idol when I was a small weeb starting out in the fashion
Not lolita but this photo is just so iconic for me. I miss the decora era
>>9789880Same with this photo
I miss these kinds of photos
>>9789833afaik she started dressing mori, then got married and turned pretty normie. I remember someone on here linking to newer pics of her, but I can't remember when to be exact
Not old school but this coord has always been super iconic and goals for me.
>>9789883My comm still does this, we do shoe shots and print/dress shots too. I don't know why this isn't a common sight anymore, it's fun! I hope some comms out there still do this.
>>9789820I own that btssb dress in a different colorway, and no, it's not cheap. The fabric is nice thick cotton pique, and the lace is beautiful.
>>9789890Don't waste your breath on tasteless newbies, it's not worth it.
>>9789893I know, I should've held back.
>>9789890Ok but it LOOKS cheap.
>>9789907And by cheap I mean the whole coord not just the dress. That parasol is nasty.
>>9789907when did you start lolita?
>>9789918I’m not a lolita at all actually, just a jfash girl, and I just watch the threads out of appreciation. So from an outsider perspective, that looks bad in relation to the other coords in here.
laran and m
>>9789943i love how they always looked as if they had so much fun. made me fall in love with this fashion even more. and as another anon previously said, the sitting on the ground! its such a "whatever" attitude that i love.
>>9789931Then GTFO. This thread isn't for you, and you clearly have no idea what the fuck you're talking about.
>>9789945and, of course, such cute outfits.
>>9789525it may look ita today to new lolitas. but this image is still ICONIC
>>9789949>>9789945How old were they back then? And how were they in Japan?It makes me so sad that I barely wore lolita when I was there for a short term study abroad, but it was summer (too hot and humid) and I had no friends.
>>9789947>appreciates Yeah it is senpai, make me leave.
This photo made me take the plunge into lolita. I don't even dress in ott sweet, but I just always thought this was so lovely. I wanted lolita friends to walk around with since I saw it, and now I have lolita friends too!
>>9789453Oh my Lord, please be trolling?!
>>9789945Honestly, pictures of girls just being outside at all is amazing, the way coord pictures are taken nowadays makes it feel like most just dress up for their mirrors.
>>9790060>that drawingTruly an icon
>>9790060Damn her eye makeup is perfect, how?
>>9790073It reminded me of this gem.
>>9790095>accessories: ring paired with younger brother>point of fashion: being myself>current obsession: cutting myself
This one always fills me with nostalgia.
Maybe less popular but this pic inspired me to start wearing lolita all those years ago.
We need to bring back real flickr-tier lolita photography.>>9790095Highly relatable>>9790099Honestly, these little notes alone are a good reason to buy the Gothic & Lolita book.
Small dump of some of my favourites!
>>9789887I have some! She got married and had a baby.
>>9789447>>9789572>>9789810>>9789978>>9790060>>9790095I love the vibes give off. lolita in the late 90s and early 2000s wasn't so much about being over the top cute, which wasn't really the point, but more about being unsettling and "edgy" but you didnt necessarily have to be goth to do it. I really miss this and the way people chose to express lolita that way
>>9789785god this pic upsets me so much
>>9789745Did she really sew 2 dresses together???
>>9789889Because group/meet-up photos are on livejournal. My comm still does it too, we just don't post them anywhere.
I don't know how iconic this is to anyone else but shelby was the one Who got me into lolita, and this coord is my all time favorite still
>>9789706oh shit, I didn't even notice the name bc I never read them, lol true thosometimes I wonder if it's an actual fucking idiot who's too far removed from reality to realize how dumb they are, or a normal person RPing a fucking idiot for shits and giggles, bc some of their antics are just too on the nose to be genuine
>>9789745Someone please tell me those are replicas
>>9790537They're not. The one in the middle is actually two CTP dresses sewn into one, badly.
>>9789883>miracle candy, milky planet, star night theater, honey cakebased prints all in one photo. love it!
>>9789524People can say this looks tacky or ita all they want, still looks 99% better than all the OTT pastel fucks these days.
>>9790574The people who say it's ita are either newbies, conlitas, or shitposters looking for a reaction. Either way, not worth wasting your time on.
can't forget pic related>>9790058yes I will always love thisott sweet with a creepy twist>>9790095hahaha what a freak! I love her blurband those shoes!!
>>9790099didn't notice it at first, thanks for the laugh anon
>>9790576pic related is one of the first coords I fell in love with. everything about this photo makes me happy.quick storytime: my first exposure to lolita fashion was through an original gothic u.k. brand (called dracinabox) when I was 14/15. I thought it was just a youthful fairytale style of gothic and had no idea I was looking at old school gothic, or that it was a Japanese alt fashion with such a rich subculture.it was etched into me and became my aesthetic, as I tried to recreate the look with halloween costumes every year. years later, when I finally had my own money, the u.k. site had dwindled to dying. my search for more stuff like it finally brought me to LJ EGL and coords like pic related.I love lolita so much.
>>9790576I live for this kind of weird shit
The first pictures I seen when I found out about gothic lolita (can't even remember what made me search for it back then)
>>9789565Has this been said enough? I've been a member of this community for a very long time, and I just cannot deal with it anymore. I've really gotten sick of everything in this community. No, I'm not sick of people posting auction pictures, I am seriously appaled at the behavior of the members of this community. I'm sorry, I know there are certain 'guidelines' to 'proper' EGL, but YOU PEOPLE ARE HYPOCRITES!! How can you say you know everything and are the True Judge of Japanese EGL fashion when YOU DON'T LIVE IN JAPAN? You don't know how and where these people wear their clothes, you don't know how they act when they wear the clothes... It's just absolutely ridiculous to be elitist over something you don't fully understand. As much as you adore the fashion, you can't fully grasp anything you are not an active participant in!
>>9790622u ok anon
I can be a bit of a perfectionist with Lolita myself, but there's something so charming about how casual old-school Lolita was, just the messy, everyday look.
>>9789955Lauran was early 20's she did some study there but also went back again later, and Emm I think was in her 30's, her husband was deployed there with the Navy.The two most iconic western Lolita's.Also what happened to matching boystyle and Lolita coords? Anyone know of newer releases like that Meta school tartan check?
>>9790622>>9790627I think this is a copypasta, or a part of one.
>>9790538God help us all. Talk about being a Frankenstein monster.
>>9789888This was the photo that made me want to wear lolita.
>>9790575Whatever you say, anon
>>9790645Oh I remember this? I always wished that heart padlock was a purse! I'd love a bag like that>ribbon ties>hefty decorative padlock as ball&chain>handcuffsthe kind of overkill I expect of a lolita lolas messy as this looks, I love how non-sexual this shoot ended up. like, it looks like someone restrained their comm mate in the woods so they'd have less competition before a bloodbath release lol
>>9789591I was going to post this one! always a fave
>>9790635Man I still love Lauran. I live for her VW wardrobe now.
>>9790492She tried to, yes
>>9789600>>9789589Japan is also a lot cleaner than other countries. There is very little trash on the streets and sidewalks.
>>9790856>>9790492I thought she only had one and Just cut it in half, this makes it so much worse...
>>9790861Trash is not an issue though. It's still a sidewalk near a street. People still walk there. Amount of dust and other dirt must be terrible.
i see this picture everywhere, and it's one of the ones that made me fall in love with lolita again after years of ignoring it, even though it's soo old. i still don't know where it's from or who it is, and i really want to.>>9789818mine too, and I scoured the internet for it's source, which ended up kinda ruining it for me. It's a picture from a taobao brand which afaik doesnt exist anymore. i just love the slightly moody nature of it, and the fact she looks to be going about her daily life.
>>9790385I 100% agree! That's why old school is my favorite. It wasn't about being over the top cute but more like yeah, I'm wearing pink lace what the fuck are you looking at? Love the attitude and casualness of it all.
>>9790538It was one dress split in two then resewn, no?
>>9790576I've got a few of these saved, they're so weird but cute
>>9790992I don't like these ones with the hair showing though, it looks stringy and weird.
>>9790996This is my second favourite
>>9790999This is my favourite of all
Kanon Wakeshima was my first lolita idol. I wish she still worked with Mana and wore lolita.
my soul is as rotten as yours, momoko
kind of not lolita but i was very inspired by this back in the days
>>9790973Yes, you are right.
I have two images i first saw of lolita fashion, a friend from school gave me a fruits postcard set. This one was in it.
And especially this one!
>>9791048Would this be classified as lolita anymore? Almost looks like a Liz Lisa outfit. Still adore it though
>>9789809i have the skirt she has peeking under this! i nearly missed it
scraggy old usa! i love you!
>>9791104This one looks nothing like a Liz Lisa outfit, wth.
>>9790632When western girls dress like this nowadays, they get posted in ita threads, kek.
>>9790632The shoes the girl on the left is wearing are way too big for her and it's giving me anxiety
>>9791048Not at all. Her look is too mature looking for that, besides you'd never see black in a liz lisa outfitOn another note, the lolitas in Japanese street snaps usually seem very young from the ages they give. What's up with that?
>>9791215Mix of photoshop, makeup, and good genetics
>>9791216I didn't mean the way they look, I meant the age they are as stated in snaps like in >>9790095 for example
>>9791221Oh, I misunderstood. Maybe they just want to appear youthful
>>9791179someone please sauce this jsk. I NEED IT.
>>9791233It's a handmade piece. The pattern is on page 99 of whatever publication that image is from.
>>9791233It's a pattern from OnS 8 iirc.
>>9791221I guess there might've been way more teenagers and kids involved in street fashion in the past.
>>9791250Street fashion in Japan is still very much a youth thing. At 25, I felt kind of old in Harajuku. It's kids who spend their big allowances or part time work money on fashion.
This picture is what got me into lolita about 13 years ago. I just thought she was so perfect, it was love at first sight.
i've only been in lolita for a few years but I remember this being the first picture of it I ever saw that got me into the fashion
>>9789589Left girl on >>9789600 must have her shoes scuffed to hell and back sitting like that though.
This is turning in to a 'pictures that got me in to the fashion' thread, and I think I like that much better than the original idea.
lemme see what I can dump
>>9791365>back rightoh fug whatever that OP is I need it
not a coord but
I'm pretty new to the fashion,and what really got me into it was the YouTube video of Midori and Misako going around BTSSB and picking out a coordinate. I rewatch that video all the time.
This is leaning to being more infamous within the intl lolita community than as an iconic image of lolita as a whole. I think her coord was the first time we realized how to do wa-lolita and not be ita. rip princess>f for respects>>9791373hmm, I want to say it's from Mary Magdalene. I wish I could dig up the photoshoot on egl because I'm sure they did a coord rundown.
>>9791365I remember seeing this on Devientart and falling in love. Realising that there were dresses like this in real life and not just art gave me life.
>>9791373Pretty sure it's https://lolibrary.org/items/ap-chocola-chan-wearing-boots-set
>>9791385She made me fall in love with Victorian Maiden really hard, her way of coording it always looked so elegant yet delicate.
>>9791373>>9791423It is, and it was up on auctions a few days ago with the matching beret. It hasn't sold yet afaik so it might be listed again soon, if it's not up again already.
>>9790385It's exactly the reason why I wear lolita. I have an obsession for uncanny and kitschy stuff. Lolita allows me to become the uncanny myself. All this cutesy princess stuff is such hypocrisy
this was the first japanese magazine I've bought in 2009 which got me into lolita fashion, unfortunatly can't find any pictures
>>9791423>>9791535>bust 85cm>no shirring Whelp pressure is off, not gonna fit. Appreciate the help nonetheless!
>>9789889my comm does this still! i joined only a couple years ago and i think i kind of brought it back since i hadn’t seen it done by them, but i had always wanted to. i always asks friends to now.
>>9791004Anon, this is going to sound so dumb but this just gave me chills. Kanon Wakeshima is the exact reason I got into lolita. Shinshoku Dulce will always be a special album for me.
>>9789880decora is how i found lolita, i couldn’t find a lot of the images i had saved back in 2008-2009 but thank u for sharing
>>9789591>>9790061some of my favorites
i really loved cadney when i got into lolita. i never made an lj account but i loved seeing her photos. her huge, changing wardrobe was so amazing to me
>>9793428Does Cadney even wear lolita anymore?
>>9791384I love that video too!My favorite part is when they show an usakumya with a dress on
>>9789582This image gave me the confidence to wear all the short gothic dresses. Shout out to you, random Japanese girl. I couldn't have done it without you.
>>9793462She posts on insta yes. This is from Jan
>>9793462not lolita so much until this last couple months but yes she has insta and still wears jfashion fairly often.
>>9789686It really has that air of a woman being painted with all of her jewels to show off her wealth. It's a total brag picture but it's what I love about it.
For some reason or another, I don't remember the pictures that got me into lolita.I just know that one lolita documentary on a TV channel really pulled the strings of my heart.I wanted to be like them.But anyway, this picture is still so iconic to me and reminds me how I fell in love with this casual style of sweet lolita.
>>9793787Like >>9789877 Milky Fawn was so inspirational to me.She just made it look so easy to wear.
>>9793797It was just a short video on german TV show "Galileo".Some german lolita comm made a small documentary with them on what is lolita and such.The way one of them was filmed while getting ready (she wore a cute sailor dress with twin-buns) just made me go "aah, that's the life I want to have".
The most inspirational to me has always been pictures of girls just wearing lolita out and about. I wish I could have some candid pictures of me and my friends taken when we're just out doing normal stuff in lolita, it feels so much more charming to me than posed photoshoots.
>>9791385How did she die? I never really knew, seeing pics of her makes me sad though
>>9793810we're not allowed to ask about that
>>9791200As a daily lolita, that's 100% true and kinda sad. That sort of shit is why I never post daily outfit shots, they'd be held to the same standard as meetup outfits and nitpicked to hell. No one would ever nitpick the tshirts and jeans a normie wears to the grocery store by asking why they aren't dressed like they're going to a cocktail party. But no, daily lolitas have to look perfect 24/7.
>>9793813That's not an answer I expected to see on 4chan. But OK. Respect to her, I won't ask again .
>>9793816Sorry you dress like shit on a daily basis I guess?
>>9793816i feel you. i need to be 100 % satisfied with a coord, everything matching, big petticoat, wigs and false eyelashes and all, to have the confidence to post it online. but i guess it is also what people most want to see. lolita as an escapism from the daily life, a perfect coord, something to dream about. not a daily casual outfit with minimal poof and comfortable less cute shoes, etc.
>>9791743>tfw you used to collect Kera magazines from 2006-2013>sold all of them to manga cafe that went out of business few years agoBesides lolita fashion I used to look at them for street fashion pics and An Cafe pics and interviews. I feel a slight regret now for selling them, but it is what it is. Your photo made me google the magazine again and I feel little nostalgic because I see all these covers of magazines I used to have.
>>9793892>pic related was my first bought Kera And then there was CUTiE that featured an item along side the magazine, I got gloves and a cute pouch I used as tiny wallet for coins.
>>9793871I really don't though? I just wear toned down lolita. The kind of stuff that gets very few likes on CoF and no concrit on here because it's neither gorgeous nor bad.>>9793890I guess that's true. For me, lolita is what I wear everyday, but for a lot of people it is escapism or for meetups/special events only. I wish d_l were still around, I felt comfortable posting there and since likes didn't bump the posts it felt like there was more individual visibility.
>>9791210Have gulls never realized that your feet slip forward in high heels? I feel like every person I see complain about heels being "too big" has no idea how heels work.
>>9793981Why would you want that?? I have those gel slip ins to hold my feet in place.. They work really well as my toes are no longer in pain
>>9793979When you read up about the origins of lolita fashion a lot of it is about escapism and creating a gap between you and society. That doesn't mean those people don't wear it regularly.
>>9791210This is a really common thing in Japan for some reason. Apparently, wearing shoes that are too big for you is kawaii.>>9793981The only way to get a gap that wide is if you're wearing heels that are more than a size too big. It's good to have a little bit of space for your feet to swell during the day, but it shouldn't be more than about 1cm. If your feet are slipping around that much inside your shoes, try insoles.
>>9793820Its actually a rule not to speculate about dead people. Unless they're actually famous.
>>9793987No one wants that, but it's a normal part of wearing heels? Not everyone puts in gel slip ins.>>9793989The gap in that picture doesn't look that big at all, you seem to be projecting. There's at most 1 cm of gap there, and it probably is even less when her weight isn't obviously shifted forward.
>>9791200Yea but that's only cause people who actually post others to the ita thread are naggy perfectionists who love to shit on people and will literally go out of their way to defend their asshole behaviour.
>>9793992>Not everyone puts in gel slip insHave fun ruining your feet. No wonder sandals are a faux pas when clearly girls like you need to hide your destroyed toes.
>>9793989Maybe because some brands only have size S, M and L for shoes
>>9793994Ooookay, nice projection there. Sorry you can't accept a simple fact of life; not everyone does the same things you do. Have fun with your anxiety about imagining girls wearing shoes too big for them.
I learned about Lolita from Taylor R's photoshoot video, a discovery that was completely accidental (I don't watch her). I can't even begin to explain the impact Lolita has had on my life since then.
>>9793999Not projecting... Not even sure where you would get that from but you are obviously memeing.Slamming your toes into the front of your shoes isn't good for them. Sure, not everyone cares enough to take care of their feet... But that's kind of sad. Don't you want every part of your body to look nice?I really don't get why you're fighting this so hard. Did I hit a nerve or something? Why are you so ok with your feet being mashed inside your heels?You're the one being fucking weird anon.
>>9793816>No one would ever nitpick the tshirts and jeans a normie wears to the grocery store by asking why they aren't dressed like they're going to a cocktail party.Underrated statement. Although as far as I see by social media the most of lolitas already wear it more comfy when it needed. The necessity of top notch outfits daily is must be opinion of few anons, who's still in their youthful maximalism era.>>9793979Tbh it's quite awkward to see people saying lolita is an escapism. We are all basically trying to scape from the stress of normie society to get into stress of lolita society, sometimes less forgiving than normies. From this point I totally agree with anon who said we need no community to wear fashion.
>>9794007ok but that's not what this thread is for newfag
>>9794149it literally isthis thread is not for shoe talk
>>9794017ntayrt but shoes that fit correctly will not have a large gap at the heel and your toes will also not be mashed into the toes of the shoes
>>9794149>doesn't read the thread description>Calls a valid poster a newfagOk newfag
>>9793890Cosplay lolita plz
i love this photo so much
>>9789577Omg, this is the one that took me down the rabbit hole too!
>>9793890>i guess it is also what people most want to seeNot really, this over-saturated OTT bullshit is the cancer that's killing lolita as an actual fashion.
do old school fattychans count as iconic?
>>9793992>at most 1cmAre you blind?
>>9798222This is my daily look god bless
>>9790900That's Pinky, a Swiss lolita who used to run her own Indiebrand. I don't think she wears lolita any more, tho.
The old classic gothic team
>>9794017>Slamming your toes into the front of your shoes>feet being mashed inside your heelsNo wonder anon called you out on projecting, you clearly are. Your feet will slide forward in heels if you're leaning forward. That's how gravity works, anon. You can still be comfy the majority of the time in your heels if they're decent quality without slip ins.
>>97939921 cm is a full size. Stop buying shoes that are too big for you.
>>9798377This feels forbidden...cursed...
>>9798371I'll never forget how that super SJWesque mod of EGL coveted and bought items from Meta's Axis series. Ahhhh.
>>9791742but...anon... I like the cutesy princess shit...
>>9789739I will never forget her expression.I will never stop laughing.does anyone know where moitie ita is now?
>>9799200She's alive and well, actually improved quite a bit!
>>9791381hnnng that fucking laceanyone know what dress that is?
>>9799202No she hasn she posted on closet of frill last month and it was worse than ever.
>>9793787This isn't casual though. She's just wearing a cardigan.
>>9799234nayrt but I think she means toned down sweet lolita? anyways thats my favorite too.
I never understood what the fuck she was wearing on her head but I still love it and that dress
>>9799373I never understood the hairnet either. Is she wearing a pair of mesh underpants on her head? There are holes sewn in for her twin buns.
This was one of the most popular pictures on deviantart ca 10 years ago.. made me fall in love with Mary Magdalene.
>>9790231One day this dress and bear bag will be mine...
>>9790645love this: have it on my moodboard
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