So Far From God, So Far From Japan

November 2nd, 2010 Permalink

  Lolita, a thriving subculture in Japan inspired by the sartorial stylings of the Victorian period, has taken root in Tijuana, where as many as 30 adherents to the movement—and its Gothic Lolita, Sweet Lolita, Classic Lolita, and Punk Lolita micro currents—style themselves in genre’s aesthetic of doll-like dresses, knee-high stockings, and little-girl shoes. For […]

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Lolita, a thriving subculture in Japan inspired by the sartorial stylings of the Victorian period, has taken root in Tijuana, where as many as 30 adherents to the movement—and its Gothic Lolita, Sweet Lolita, Classic Lolita, and Punk Lolita micro currents—style themselves in genre’s aesthetic of doll-like dresses, knee-high stockings, and little-girl shoes.

For Claudia Cardenas, Yadira Jaqueline Torres Moreno, Glades Coronel, and Daniela Michel, Lolitas who became friends through a Lolita internet forum, being Lolita in Tijuana means having to buy your clothes online from the Japanese based brand Angelic Pretty, always knowing the peso-yen exchange rate, and spending nearly every Saturday hanging out together at the local mall, Plaza Rio.

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