I started my fashion journey this year, anno 2022, with the goal of being able to embody & project outward what kind of things I like. The reason I wanted to get into EGL and EGA was mainly the aspect of revivalist historical clothing: unsurprisingly, I am a big lover of bygone styles and fashions. It helps me find a way to wear historically inspired clothes without having to look in the smallest nooks and crannies of the world, or commission handmade clothing that would cost a fortune, or buy fast fashion replicas that only hold up for one season, which would not do my conscience any good. While Lolita is anything but cheap, it is more affordable than other options.
With that, I can see my future dream wardrobe, EGL, EGA and other, containing many classic and gothic styles, handsewn pieces and DIY accessories, and also lots of offbrand vintage articles, simply because I prefer authentic looks rather than a lot of modern designs and prints that Lolita brands have to offer. Also, I want to try and reduce synthetic fibers for the world’s, and my own, wellbeing.
♡ Classic, Gothic, Ouji/Aristo, Kuro, Country, Dolly Kei
♡ Sheglit, victorian/historical influence, real gobelin, cotton, linen & velveteen, no print only pattern
Reporting from 2023: my clothes collection is growing slowly but surely. My refusal to buy things made of polyester or any other synthetic fiber has preserved me from throwing my money at overpriced and mediocre clothes that fall into the EGL category; and also helped me reconsider every time before I buy something new; really making sure that I want an article and will also wear it. Something I can recommend to anyone who likes vintage/atique clothes: look for theatre archives that sell second hand costumes at flea markets or similar! I got lots of nice things that I wear more than normal store-bought clothes that way. Still working on photographing and archiving my favourite articles of clothing.