It feels like a while since I’ve looked at anything particularly frilly, so let’s remedy that as soon as possible!
I’ve had an on-off love affair with lolita fashion for many a year (it’s gorgeous, but if I’m rushing around to shows and meetings the layers of petticoats aren’t going to do me any favours!), and while I’ve always leaned towards the darker end of the spectrum, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t harbour some deep feelings for brands such as Juliette et Justine. I love the romance of it – the prints like antique storybook illustrations, the soft colour palette, the air of refined Victorian debauchery that comes with such excess… Okay, now I’ve just drifted off into my own little world of street urchins, miniature princesses and foggy London. Kudos to Juliette et Justine for bringing such classic daydreams to Tokyo of all places.
It really makes me wonder about the impetus behind choosing lolita fashion over ‘mainstream’ clothes. I know some like the feeling of belong to select group, others like the modesty aspect (which baffles me slightly), and yet more find themselves dissatisfied with certain realities of modern life. If you dress in lolita fashion, why does it appeal to you?
Dragging myself back to the matter at hand, let’s heave a collective sigh over just how beautiful Juliette et Justine’s spring summer collection is…
One, two, three… sigh. Click through for more…
Please excuse me while I just make little gurgling noises over how stunning this collection is. To describe in material terms would almost be a sin.
A selection from the site;
Would totally wear this. It really reminds of Vivienne Westwood’s romantic phase; I have a t-shirt that almost matches this print! I think this kind of dress is a great way to incorporate this kind of aesthetic without actually covering yourself from head to toe in lace.
I’m having hot flushes just over the print. Glass of water, please!
Yes, that’s a rabbit in there.
Ha, I love the styling in the main shot.
Gorgeous colour scheme; it’s like the roses have been brought to life!
I love how over-the-top the choker is. More jewels! More pearls! More crosses! More! I can image the design meeting right now…
Versatile, and dare I say it, a lovely little weekend DIY project for a crafty lolita.
This outfit really interests me as it’s a great example of a less structured lolita coordinate (both top and skirt seem far softer in appearance and texture than a typical blouse and skirt combination), yet it elegantly captures all the fun and frilliness of lolita to a T – or should I say tea?
Oh Juliette et Justine, were I more romantic and girly, you’d be in my wardrobe right now. As it is, you’d have to fight it out against leather jackets and leggings, so perhaps it’s best if I leave you for someone else to appreciate.