Lolita Blog Carnival: How Do You Keep Your Love For The Fashion Alive Without Meets/In-Person Events
What is the Lolita Blog Carnival?
The LBC is a network of bloggers who vote on weekly topics to write about together. It's a great way for lolita fashion enthusiasts to get inspiration, connect and promote each other! If this sounds like something you would be interested in you can check out the Facebook page here.
This week's topic is:
How Do You Keep Your Love For The Fashion Alive Without Meets/In-Person Events
This was a sad topic for me to think about. I really wish I could say that when the pandemic hit and our communities locked down; that I was able to adapt to total online communication and it helped grow my love for the fashion… but sadly that wasn’t the reality. At first, I was really involved in the Moitie livestreams and online teaparties but after attending a few I quickly fizzled interest. I’m really thankful for the organizers of all these wonderful online events! I even ended up meeting a few people and adding them to my close circle of friends because of them. However I’m missing the stimulation of actually leaving the house and being physically around my friends.
So, in order to keep my love of the fashion I’ve been focusing on writing this blog. It has really gotten me to analyze what I love about this subculture. Writing is also a passion I gave up when I was younger, so it feels great to pick it up again. Upon reflection and seeing my initial topics, lolita has become more of a hobby or collection as opposed to a subculture or fashion that I actively participate in. Since this realization I’ve been more proactive in restructuring how I think about lolita. Thanks to the 2020 United States Presidential elections I’ve been consuming a lot more news and it’s inspired me to look at lolita fashion from different angles outside of just a consumeristic viewpoint. I’m doing my best to polish up these thoughts and provide some interesting topics to write about.
I’ve also picked up calligraphy; although not necessarily lolita related, a skill I hope to utilize for future blog design and other creative ventures. I want to elaborate on this more but I’ll save that for a separate post. So far it's been great for practicing my fine motor skills and being more aware of my posture and movements.
Something else that’s a little more lolita related is that I’ve rediscovered my love of cooking. Now, I must admit, I’m not the greatest at it, but I have been having fun creating little afternoon tea menus using unconventional foods. I originally wanted to do a afternoon tea cooking/meal prep livestream but my internet is pretty spotty and the layout of my kitchen is a little awkward. Perhaps it's something I'll be able to do in the future.
Most importantly, my main driving force that is currently keeping me involved in lolita fashion are my friends. Somehow throughout all this craziness my little circle of friends have kept me sane and updated on everything that’s going on. We hype each other up, look forward to future releases and emotionally support each other when the dark shadow of loneliness comes for us. I consider myself very blessed that all my best friends are lolitas that are as loving and passionate about this fashion as I am. They all inspire me to be the best person and lolita that I can be.
Check out these other blogs participating this week:
Thanks for reading! I'll see you next time!