Hello all! My name is Destiny, and this is my Lolita blog. I make no claims to know everything there is to know about Lolita or be an expert, on the contrary, I started this blog with the intention of showing a beginners perspective.
I was first exposed to the Lolita community at least a decade ago, but due to shyness and other distractions, I never quite took the first step into being an active member of the community. Instead I sat on the sidelines and watched friends join in, all the while telling myself I would get around to acquiring some Lolita clothing pieces and attending an event one day.
During Anime Central 2013, I debuted a Lolita-style Harley Quinn costume (Harley Quinn being the main costume I wear now-a-days). A friend of mine, who is not only active in the community, but runs a clothing line of her own, after seeing my diamond tights and bloomers, brought me over to the Chantilly booth to see the diamond patterned socks they sold. There were so many colors, and I wanted them all! Of course I was drawn to the red and black ones, but a pair in blue and silver also caught my eye. I mentioned that to my friend, and she told me of a special the company was running, skirt and matching socks for a reduced rate. She sweetened the deal by telling me if I bought the set, she would buy me a ticket for the brands tea party the following day, as well as lend me a blouse to complete the outfit. All at once, I did not just take the first step, I fell in.
This blog, will document my journey as I enter the Lolita community and learn all about how to dress Lolita, and experience Lolita events. Starting out, I have a unique perspective, as I have already done a lot of costuming with strict rules based in period elements and accuracy. While I am just beginning to participate, I have years of research, some of it correct, some of it not so much, but that is the sort of thing I am here to discover.