28 May, 2010

Behind the Fashion: Princess Raelynn

What inspired you to wear Lolita?

I really found it by accident while searching my life long interest, the Victorian Era. I love the fashion of the time, the life style, the arts, and especially the etiquette. I mean, now I can dress in Victorian style, look good doing it, and not have everyone thing I’m from a renaissance fair! YAY!

What do you like to wear when not in Lolita?

I usually wear jeans, but I’m trying to break that habit in favor of slacks and casual but nice tops, rather than tee shirts. I also love sun dresses!

Are you in school?

If so what is your major/grade? Yes, I just finished up my 11th grade year in High School! Senior next year!

What would you say are your “non-lolita” hobbies?

Hmm, I suppose video games. I love to play Oblivion and DDR, as well as others. I also have a strange fascination with card games, though since the Alice movie I think Lolis have picked cards up (again, maybe.)

What kind of music do you enjoy?

I really like anything except hip-hop, rap, and screamo. I really like Miranda Lambert, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Linkin Park, and Shinedown.


I really like romance books, historical fiction, and books about mythical creatures (vampires, werewolves, valkyrie, witches, etc.) My favorites are the House of Night Series, the Immortals After Dark Series, and the Vampire Academy Series.

What do you think is the least Lolita about you?

My speech and my eating habits. I have the tendency to not be very nice when I talk, threatening is my biggest problem, though I can sound like the stereotypical loli at times. My eating habits are also not very loli. Most lolis I know try to take care of their bodies and eat healthy, I don’t. I don’t eat the stereotypical sugar all the time, but I eat potato chips and fast food ALL THE TIME!!

Any final words?

Uh sure, whether I’m in lolita or I’m not, I am who I am and that doesn’t ever change. There so much more to girls then the clothes they wear, and I am no exception.

22 May, 2010

Behind the Fashion


I’m sure we all have blogs we turn to in need of inspiration or perhaps we follow them closely. While I certainly love to read the blogs of others, the fashion tips, the photoshoots, the newest items bought, I believe we tend to forget these girls are actual humans with actual lives, aside from Lolita. We read their tips and thoughts on Lolita, but do they not go to school? Work? The grocery store? Do they not get sick? Sure we read their “about me,” but they usually just give style, name, perhaps some loli-able activities they enjoy. Usually nothing about school or work or what they do other then Loli. I often find myself getting frustrated that this or that blog hasn’t updated recently, but I always try to stop myself and say, “They have something going on in their life. School or work or non-internet friends” (Gasp, I know! Non-internet friends? What are those?) That’s why I’d like to start a small series per say. A series of posts about girls, lolis, with blogs. Essentially a series of questions, answered hopefully truthfully, about normal life. Just to get a glimpse of the girl behind the fashion. Granted loli is a big part of this girl, whether she’s in the clothes or not, but there is more. If anyone would like to volunteer to do this with me, that would be wonderful. I also plan to ask some of the girls from the larger, more popular, blogs if they will play along. But the first to go up, will be me. Why ask them to do it, when I haven’t? Look foward to that sometime soon.
On that note I’ll be off to hang with my non-loli friend. XD Oh and harrass the pizza man of course!
Princess Raelynn

04 May, 2010

Oh the Shame!


Recently I’ve been looking at and thinking about that lovely Miss Caro-chan’s "Confessions..." post. And in this thinking, I’ve decided to make my own list of “Lolita Confessions.” This is not to say that I am ashamed of these, but they do go against the “norm” of lolita.

  • I like to show more skin then most. I, of course, wouldn’t do this to a meet up, unless it seemed appropriate, but I don’t like to wear blouses all the time. With JSKs or strappless OPs, I prefer to let my shoulders show. This may come from the fact that in the Sunny South, the less clothes mean the cooler you are.

  • I don’t always wear a petit coat. Most of the time I do, but not always. Sometimes I find they get in the way and can be itchy.

  • I don’t do my hair or wear hair bows. Granted sometimes I do, but most of the time I prefer to simply let my hair lay however it wants. Sometimes I’ll put in a barrett or ribbon, but straight or pig-tail braids are more common for me.

  • Very few of my skirts or dresses were intended to be worn as lolita. This isn’t to say that the petit coats don’t work with them, it’s simply that they were made to be flowy and loose. Mostly American brands.

  • I wear flats more than anything. I’m not one for crazy shoes. I’m clumsy enough on the ground, I don’t need farther to fall. Plus, I despise heavy shoes!

I’m positive I have many more, but those are the ones I can think of right now. Do you have any lolita confessions you’d like to share? Maybe we can all find a kindred spirit!
Princess Raelynn