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The Mashup Trends of Lolita in 2014
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Fashion trend is really hard for us to predict. But with the fashion type in mind, we really can figure out what we want. For Lolita dress, we are really in love with its elegant look. Maybe some innovation like mashup of Lolita will be the new trends these years.

When did the mashup start? Probably it started on February 24, 2004 when DJ Dangermouse mixed the Beatles’ The White Album with Jay-Z’s The Black Album. The result, The Grey Album, was downloaded a million times in one day: Mash-Up Culture was born. We simply love it when two (or more) different worlds get together in a creative, innovative smooth way. Be it in music. Be it in playful mash-up movies: Rocky Bilboa (Sylvester Stalone in Rocky 4) mashes op with Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep in the Devil Wears Prada, see on top of this page). Be it in the virtual social networks we love and are still separated from each other. Be it with the Lolita dress without mentioned about the traditional type but the mash up.

The Lolita look has been a notable counterculture in Japan with subtypes ranging from gothic Lolita (a mostly black wardrobe, dark wardrobe, red lips) to sweet Lolita (pastel dresses, ruffles and bows galore, childlike makeup) for over 10 years. In Japan, this culture is more influenced by Lolita-looking anime characters than the actual Lolita novel.

Lolita has long been a fashion type that the public are look for. Rococo type and gothic type are the most popular style. As the anime of Japan swept the world, the maidservant style has been infatuated with by the girls. Boys are also fun of the Lolita cosplay. Some of the very good looking man also is part of the show.

Anime characters are inspired off of Lolita fashion and its influences, the Victorian and Rocco Eras. Lolita started in the 70′s and is said to be not only influenced by J.Rock/Visual Kei bands of the time, but also brands and designers of that time as well, i.e. Pink House, who’s designs are not particularly Lolita

But the Lolita cosplay is not so popular at present. How could we show up our style and how the mash-up could work well? Now look at the pictures as follows:

This is a mash-up of the maiden outfit and Lolita boot. Simple and clear type is definitely the public cup of tea.

Lolita Dresses are from: www.salelolita.com