Liberation through Lolita: Sugar Coated Documentary

Although I have never dressed in Lolita, I have always been fascinated my the fashion movement and how it shows that femininity can be empowering in some cases.  I highly recommend spending 10 minutes to watch this video.  But be warned, it has left many a viewer teary-eyed. “Kawaii” Japanese fashion, specifically Lolita, is often…

Kawaii and Independent

If there is one Japanese word most people know aside from sushi, it is probably kawaii – the Japanese word that translates to English as “cute”.  Kawaii is usually associated with Hello Kitty and the Sanrio brand at a minimum, but it is often attributed to overall hyperfemininity in both fashion and mannerisms.  Outside of…