Style By Me

Are you using a style someone else created to define yourself?

Style by Me is about expressing yourself to the world, in an individual and completely unique manner, knowing with confidence who you are and knowing that confidence is the best outfit of all…

Express Your Style…

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Did you know that some fashions start ‘in the streets’? That is, they are created by ‘nonprofessionals’ for their own wear. Let’s take for example

 The Lolita Look

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From the sidewalk …   to the catwalk…

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The Lolita look  – two versions

“Fashions from the streets” – A potential influence …

Fashion Postcard 

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Japan’s Lolita Fashion

Japan’s Lolita Fashion is a Japanese street fashion based upon Victorian and Rococo influences. This sub-cultural fashion originated in Japan’s Harajuku district n the 1980’s. Lolita fashion has evolved into several different sub styles and it is present in many parts of the world. Because of the “do-it-yourself” – Style by me – nature of Lolita fashion, many other themes have come out of the basic Lolita frame.

The Lolita Lifestyle is a philosophy of living beautifully rather than just dressing it.

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Basic Japan’s Lolita Fashion elements

Japan’s Lolita Fashion features over-knee socks, knee-length socks, stockings, and opaque tights. Never sheer tights (too sexy for Lolita). The original silhouette is of a knee length skirt or dress with a “cupcake” shape assisted by petticoats. The most popular type of Lolita blouse is a  button-down shirt with a peter-pan collar, ( round collar ). The Mary Jane – a closed, rounded toe and chunky shoe – is the traditional footwear for Lolita. Headdresses are also worn.

Lolita clothes can be very expensive, particularly when you order from stores such as: Mary Magdalene, Baby, Angelic Pretty, The Stars Shine Bright and Milk. There are affordable Lolita-type of clothes in stores such as Macy’s, H&M, and Forever 21.

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Now that you know how ‘staples’ dress up, and down, a lot of outfits, you just have to put your creativity to work…

Ready to be a style leader on the catwalk of your life?

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Express Yourself ! You may even start one or more style trends with a look you created for your own wear… If you are a style leader send us your creative outfits. We’ll post them here 😉

See how new yorkers embrace their own sense of Style…

Best street style trends video @ New York Fashion Week

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A brief look at Street Style during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012

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