sep 28

New York Lolitas

NYC imports from Japan which imported from Victorian England: New York Lolitas, an NYT audio slideshow (more). The interviews are strangely fascinating. They hang out in Chinatown, there's a Meetup Group, and the beginnings of a documentary.


We've actually reached the point where girls are rebelling against blue jeans.

I love this whole Neo-Victorian, fuck the 20th century thing, but I can't tell if it has legs yet.

posted by Michael Duff at 3:34 AM on September 29, 2008

Listening to these girls, I find them all insufferable. Trying to justify a college student dressing like a 6 year old from the 19th century as something other than attention-grabbing is as false as Paris Hilton saying she just wants to be left along.

posted by Jeremy Meyers at 8:33 AM on September 29, 2008

This is more desexualizing than what I'd previously assumed. Commodify your virginity!

posted by Jared at 12:03 PM on September 29, 2008

This trend should have never left Japan.

posted by marrina at 4:48 PM on September 29, 2008

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