I have always questioned as to why it is this way. First, no one should judge someone else’s lifestyle. Everyone is a unique individual and entitled to pursue their own idea of happiness, as long as it follows the law and does not endanger others. Secondly, other alternative fashions are said to have their own lifestyles why not lolita fashion? I have heard that there are gothic, punk, and gyaru lifestyles, why should lolita be any different? I believe one of the reasons for this debate is that few people know the definition of a lifestyle.
A lifestyle is generally defined as “the habits, attitudes, tastes, moral standards, economic level, etc., that together constitute the mode of living of an individual or group” (Dictionary.com). And the business dictionary states that a lifestyle "is expressed in both work and leisure behavior patterns and (on an individual basis) in activities, attitudes, interests, opinions, values, and allocation of income. It also reflects people's self image or self concept"( BusinessDictionary.com ).
I like that in both of those definitions it is stated that a lifestyle is based on an individual's way of life. So thus if someone feels that their girlie, princessly, lolita way of conduct, habits, and interests fit the definition of a lifestyle lolita who is anyone to say that that is a preposterous idea?
Everyone's ideals of being a lifestyle lolita are going to be slightly different. My lifestyle choices are going to be different than others especially since I do not strictly follow one of the popular lolita genres. I would say my fashion is a collage of ulzzang, slight sweetly/slightly classical lolita, hime lolita, and himegyaru. I have not reached my ideal lifestyle yet, but I get closer everyday.
Set of behaviors:
Be caring to everyone. Always have a pleasant attitude. Never forgot your manners. Be thoughtful of your words and actions. Be lady-like in everything you do.
honesty, creativity, beauty, happiness, confidence, grace, charity, education, refinement, modesty, sophistication, elegance
A modern day rococo princess. A little lolita, a little hime, a little preppie, but completely me. ❤
local friends, meet-ups, galcir, forums, blogosphere, pen pals, conventions
meet-ups, movies, books, dramas, fashion show, picnics, GLB, trips, calligraphy, para para, crafting, blogging
Most anything not hard labor intensive. Laboratory assistant, mental health worker, office worker
skirts, blouses, cute shoes, heels, cute purses, jumperskirts, capes, boleros, pearls, shorts, dresses, hair accessories, bows, deco nails, heels, parasols, adorable coats, fabulous sunglasses
tea parties, shopping, fashion shows, picnics, conventions, panels, photography, movie reviewing, carriage rides, walks, trips, festivals, caroling, blogging, archery, horse riding,
acting proper, following etiquette, buying fashion magazines, checking brand stores, searching Y!Japan, maintaining beauty, crafting
pastel colors, antique items, cute items, sweets, princess-like items, tiaras, pearls, diamonds,
GLB, GosuRori, KERA, Ageha, Seventeen, Popteen, Hime☆Style, Ray, Pinky
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