Saturday, 3 December 2011

What is Kodona Fashion?


Gothic Lolita Fashion or, "Gothic Lolita" is a subculture fashion that originated in Harajuku, Japan, as a street-fashion and is influenced by and aims to imitate victorian clothing, and the image of fairy tale princesses, old world elegance and antique dolls.


I took an interest in this fashion since I'd always been interested in vintage and victorian styles.




Not to be confused by the blanket-term 'gothic lolita', there are many substyles of Lolita Fashion. Gothic Lolita is simply my personal favourite. Other styles include the popular Sweet Lolita, and Classical Lolita, and more minor substyles such as Guro Lolita, Ero Lolita, Shiro, Kuro and Themed Lolita styles.




Lolita fashion as a whole, and it's subsets have their own established brands and designers.


Some of the most popular for Gothic Lolita include;
          Black Peace Now (http://www.peacenow.net/)
          Alice and the Pirates (http://www.babyssb.co.jp/shopping-ap.html)
          Moi Meme Moitie (http://moi-meme-moitie.shop-pro.jp/)



                                             

Sweet Lolita's most famous names include;
          Angelic Pretty (http://www.angelicpretty.com/)
          Baby The Stars Shine Bright (http://www.babyssb.co.jp/)
          Metamorphose (http://www.metamorphose.gr.jp/english/index.html)



                                                   

And for Classic Lolita there is;
         Victorian Maiden (http://www.victorianmaiden.com/)
         Mary Magdalene (http://www.marymagdalene.jp/)
         Innocent World (http://www.innocent-w.jp/)



                                                          

And what about Boy-Style?
Boy-style, Kodona or Ouji-sama is the more masculine counterpart to Lolita. Immitating boys fashion inspired from the same eras that lolita is taken from; Rococo, Victorian and Edwardian.
Kodona could wear frock-coats, knee-shorts and top hats while Lolta wear petticoated dresses and hairbows.
There are no specifically Boy-Style brands, and it is a much less developed subset than the others, however, Alice and the Pirates, Peace Now and Metamorphose often have appropriately prince-like clothes for this look.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Gatsby Club Outfit


 This is what I wore to the recent Gatsby Club night. It was a fantastic evening, with amazing performers.

This entire outfit is offbrand.
Fun fact though, the waistcoat used to belong to my little brother... when he was 8 years old. Pretty soon it will be a vintage wasitcoat even though it was bought new... haha..


Friday, 22 July 2011

Vintage Victorian Outfits

Playing with my wardrobe recently, and making some interesting co-ordinates. This time featuring some vintage clothes I have that dont fit and I am intending to alter to fit, or potentially sell.

Bonnet - AatP
Overdress - Victorian Maiden
Underdress - Vintage

Hat - Miho Matsuda
Jacket - Innocent World
Shorts - Vintage Plus-fours

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Pink Pirate Outfits

I bought this pink AATP skirt a while ago and still haven't got around to wearing it. I have planned a co-ord however;Cutsew - Btssb
Skirt - AatP

two necklaces, one of a crown to symbolise treasure and one of keys, to go with the chest handbag!


Cutsew - Btssb
Shorts - Metamorphose

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Bedroom Tour


Last November I made a post about planning to re-decorate my living space in a way that was more 'me', more gothic, more Elegant.


Here, you can see my books and dolls.