Creating something new from something old has always been the result of Japanese ingenuity, and Japanese fashion is no exception. From lolita fashion’s reinterpretation of Victorian and Edwardian aesthetics mixed with gothic darkness or saccarine sweet prints, gyaru redefining conspicuous consumption and then subverting it, and to vintage menswear aficionados incorporating military items from opposing forces, it’s no wonder that contemporary Japanese fashion has become such a fantastic melting pot. It’s almost impossible to pick apart each individual style here, and Grimoire’s own dolly-kei is no exception. On the surface very similar to the laid back forest-dwelling mori girls, dolly-kei lovers take it once step further: perhaps the witches secretly ruling the forest, perhaps travelling sellers of ribbons and bobbins, the dolly style aesthetic is a touch more regal and imposing.
Do click on Grimoire’s website link and drag the page around once it loads. It’s incredible — one of my favorite sites, for the art and atmosphere. (Not mobile-friendly.)
I actally had a discussion with one of my dear friends about cult party kei and mori looking a like and how nice it is to make your own mix. I love mori-girl fashion but I never see me wearing it, this however is actually something I would wear, so pretty!
FUCK YEAH DOLLY KEI
This is my entry for Electric Alice’s contest. My inspiration is, of course, none other than Heri from Grimoire! :)
Do you like my outfit? I would be really grateful if you could please vote for me by following these two steps:
1. Like the Electric Alice FB page
2. Then like my picture on Facebook to vote!
Easy as pizza pie
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