Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Reboot of the Site coming soon!

So after being away for quite awhile this site needs a complete reboot. So I will start working on that. In other news witha little luck I will be hosting a panel at AnimeIowa this year. It is primariliy an introduction to the style of new lolitas and a chance for veterans to share their knowledge. There will be a fashion show and I will bring my Gothic and Lolita Bibles as well for people to look through.

There will also hopefully be a tea party for anyone interested, it will not be a requirement to dress in Lolita. This will be a great time for new and interested lolitas to talk to veterans about their outfits and so forth. There might even be a craft (still working on the details) for an accessory.

The final thing is that this June we are going to be doing a group order from Fan+Friend please email me at if you are interested. I will post more information about that after the site reboot.


Monday, May 25, 2009

Hey! Would you like to take a trip to the new Baby store?

The forums that I visit frequently visit ( has a thread about visiting the new Baby the Stars Shine Bright store in San Francisco, CA. Here is a copy of the thread with contact information.


*whispers* I'm willing to make it happen.

...But I'm hesitant. I have everything already planned out but I have yet to call companies and write up the forms. I first need to see who would actually be interested and allowed to go so I can start planning the route. I want us to take a coach bus that will start in PA and zigzag its way across the country and pick up every single person that wants to go, ending in San Fransisco. Now I'm not saying picking up directly at your house. I want to split the country into different zones, depending on how many lolitas are in the area and with that zone will be a pick up or checkpoint that all the people would be picked up at. That means some traveling on the person's part but I plan to get every single person directions to their checkpoint and to make it the least amount of travel time for them.

Please Note that I am dead serious about this. My parents are going to help me coordinate everything and I'm going to go to an NRHS (National Railway Historical Society XD) meeting to talk with their trip coordinator for some help. I have down what everybody needs and what legal documents I need to write up or get from a lawyer (liability and such).

The only thing I need before I can start planning is the amount of people that are going and where they live. Rules are, you need at least 1 chaperone if you're under 18 and definate parental consent. If I don't get a call from your parents during that process of the planning, you're not going. If you show up without me knowing, I'll call them.

This is a serious matter. Please take the time to talk it over with your parents (If you're under 18) and see if you would be able to go. When you know for sure or even if it's a maybe, contact me at with your name, city you live in, and state and I will get back to you eventually.

PS. I'm planning it for next summer and am trying to make it so that it's only 50-200 dollars per person.

So I think that if you want to go then you should let them know! It sounds like a ton of fun. :)


Friday, May 22, 2009

Lets Get Together!

So as you have noticed on the side I have made a poll to help decide what we should do when we meet up.

Now I need to know what you suggest for a possible date in July. Take a gander at your calenders and post it in the comments. Then we can vote on them!

Remember you don't need to register to comment!


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Iowa Lolita FAQs

So either you have talked to me on an other forum and found your way here or you just browsing and came across us! Either way you might have some questions and I am here to answer them.

What is Lolita?
Lolita is a fashion style that is based on Victorian fasion. It has nothing to do with the book. It is a very modest fashion. For more detailed information visit:

What does a Lolita outfit entail?
There are several sites that you can use to learn about the history and the styles associated with lolita. Although every style has the basics in common. A skirt or dress that goes to your knees, tights or knee high socks, mary jane style shoes, a blouse (if wearing a skirt or jumper), a petticoat and sometimes bloomers.

Is Lolita the same as cosplay?
No. Lolita is a fashion trend, not cosplay. Although there are some characters in anime/manga (Chobits and Death Note come to mind). If you choose to dress as those characters it is cosplay and not Lolita. Although there are theme lolitas. A themed outfit is one that follows all the rules of Lolita. A good example is a themed dress that has the colors of a sports team, and might even have their logo on the dress but is not a jersey.

What should I do with my hair?
So many possibilities! Ringlets, straight, wavy are all very beautiful. Pig tails, pony tails are cute as well! The best advice I can give is to find a hairstyle that looks great with your outfit. Or in my case - figure out what your hair will even do that day! Mine has a mind of it's own! :P

Who can wear Lolita?
Everyone! There are several different styles and it is a very flattering style for everyone.

How much does it cost?
This one depends on what you buy, where you buy it or if you decide to make it yourself. Before you buy do research on the company and read several reviews. If you decide to make your outfit then you can ask others for advice. There are patterns available through the Lolita Bibles yet those tend to be in Japanese and in smaller sizes. There are patterns that you can modify for Lolita and some prefer to make cut sews or their own patterns.

I'm a boy, can I wear Lolita?
Yes! There are many styles available to boys as well! All it takes is a little research and you will find the perfect style. You can wear any type of Lolita, even dresses and skirts! Girls can also wear the 'boy' style clothes as well.

Where should I wear Lolita?
Just like every other style, there is a time and a place to wear it. Where that is, is your decision. Lolita can be more casual or very dressy. Wearing Lolita with a cute apron can be fun for baking. You might also want to consider the weather, for us Iowans the winters can get pretty harsh.

What is a meet up?
That is when you get together with other Lolis and do something fun. Hanging out at a nice park, having a picnic, getting afternoon tea or even going to a concert or theater! All of these are great ways to have fun.

How much will I have to spend for a meet up?
This will depend on what you do! A great inexpensive meet up is picnic in a park where everyone brings a dish to share.

Where can I meet Lolitas from all over the world?
A great forum that I frequent is it is a very friendly site with Lolitas that have been wearing this fashion for many years. They give great advice and can answer almost any question you have. There are others as well but I do not have personal experience with them.

If you have any other question, or if you would like to improve on this post either write in the comments or email


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Welcome Iowa Lolitas!

Welcome! Please bear with me as I set up this new blog! This is for Lolitas in Iowa (or anywhere else!) to help plan Meet-ups, get advice and share our experiences with each other! Anyone can comment and when you have something to share either email me at or put it in the comments! I would suggest to email me, I have set up an account specifically for this site and it would be very rare for me not to receive emails quickly.

I will also be accepting guest blogs! If you have a super awesome tutorial or meet up, or maybe a review of a product then email me the entry!

A few rules (I know I don't need to do this but just so it's posted)

1. Be polite, offer only constructive criticism.
2. If you have a problem with anything on the site please email me privately and we will discuss it.
3. Since this is an open site to anyone, please be mindful of your language and how you talk about people.
4. Unless otherwise noted, I do not own the pictures on this site. They are used with permission from the site that is noted. Please email me if a picture is not labeled with the appropriate owner.
5. I reserve the right to remove any comment that violates the terms of use. By commenting on this site you agree to all terms.

If you are unsure of something you would like to post then please send it to me privately and I will tell you.

Heres a recap!

My name is Gigi, this is a Lolita community that focuses on Iowa Lolitas, email with any questions.