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GOTHLOLI OF THE WEEK #58: HALEY.

Los Angeles Lolita, EGL Community. Classic Victorian jacket and dress, high heels on Gothic Lolita. Emo skirt.

† Name/URL: Haley (or Nekoni-chan).
† Age: 20
† Location: Half Moon Bay (SF bay area), California.
† How were you introduced to Gothic Lolita fashion?
I suppose it was through anime, but I’ve always loved vintage Victorian clothing – ever since I was little, and I’ve always loved gothic styles. When I was at anime conventions, I saw the lolita girls and I instantly fell in love. Once I was introduced to Mana, that was it: I was hooked, and I couldn’t go back.
† What do you find appealing about GL style and culture?
It’s the ultimate feminine fashion, and yet you can make it tough. It’s versatile, but adorable. I love all different styles and clothing, but I always come back to wanting some sort of cuteness with it. When I’m in lolita, it feels like past-meets-present, east-meets-west, hard-meets-soft, and it all comes together with the ultimate cuteness that can only be found through lolita fashion. There’s just nothing like it!
† What are your favorite GL clothing brands?
I enjoy making some of it myself, but my favorites would have to be Body Line (on the cheaper end) and Moi Meme Moitie (on the complete opposite of the price-scale). And I mean, what’s better than buying lolita clothes from Mana himself?! I also pick up lots of accessories from vendors at cons. You can find great pieces at inexpensive prices, and really get to know the people who made them.
† Any other comments?
Take inspiration from everywhere: for example, I went to Disneyland a while back and they had tophats with mouse-ears on them. So cute! <3 And really, just enjoy it! I did a short, independent film recently with someone who was just introduced to gothic lolita. All he knew was that he wanted the character to wear this dress, and I got to design everything around it. I had so much fun, he told me I was even eating in character! =^_^=

Film of the Week #6: Repo! The Genetic Opera (Alexa Vega, , dir. Darren Lynn Bousman)

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  1. Posted January 23, 2009 at 2:14 am | Permalink

    Repo! was recently released on DVD. Has anyone seen it? Should I rent it? xoxo

  2. Posted January 23, 2009 at 4:42 am | Permalink

    YAY thank you for promoting Repo! I loved that movie! It has many beautiful outfits in it but its also not very Lolita, because they show a lot of boobage and gore. The music is very catchy though, and the story is pretty good.

  3. Posted January 23, 2009 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    Repo! was recently released on DVD. Has anyone seen it? Should I rent it? xoxo

    • Posted January 23, 2009 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

      Yeah its pretty awesome, actually. its the only movie in a long time that I wanted to watch more than once in one sitting

    • Posted January 23, 2009 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

      i haven’t seen it but forgot whose recommendation i came across. said it was going to be like the next rocky horror cult.:shrugs:

    • Posted January 23, 2009 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

      its the most awesome EVER. a must see, seriously.

      • Posted January 23, 2009 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

        Thanks! I’ll rent Repo once I meet my deadline… it’ll be a good way to celebrate!

        • Posted January 23, 2009 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

          you won’t be sorry, i assure you! the soundtrack is also awesome. :)

    • Posted January 24, 2009 at 1:35 am | Permalink

      Yes, yes and yes! REPO IS INCREDIBLE. It is a beauty to watch too!

  4. Posted January 23, 2009 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    YAY thank you for promoting Repo! I loved that movie! It has many beautiful outfits in it but its also not very Lolita, because they show a lot of boobage and gore. The music is very catchy though, and the story is pretty good.

    • Posted January 24, 2009 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

      I saw it last night – couldn’t wait, after all these recommendations – and got SUCH a kick out of it! The makeup and costumes were awesome, and the aesthetics came together with the music and food-for-thought story…

      I’ll spread the word – it’s a good one. :)

  5. Posted January 23, 2009 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    ah! yay! ^__^

  6. Posted January 23, 2009 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    I love her expression in the black photo O.o awesome!

  7. Posted January 23, 2009 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely positively lovely! Congratualtions!

  8. Posted January 23, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    Yeah its pretty awesome, actually. its the only movie in a long time that I wanted to watch more than once in one sitting

  9. Posted January 23, 2009 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    i haven't seen it but forgot whose recommendation i came across. said it was going to be like the next rocky horror cult.:shrugs:

  10. Posted January 23, 2009 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    its the most awesome EVER. a must see, seriously.

  11. Posted January 23, 2009 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    ah! yay! ^__^

  12. Posted January 23, 2009 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    I love her expression in the black photo O.o awesome!

  13. Posted January 23, 2009 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely positively lovely! Congratualtions!

  14. Posted January 23, 2009 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    I've been wanting to! so its good? that purple dress is positively adorable. I love the pattern and color. looks like it would have a really nice texture

  15. Posted January 23, 2009 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Thanks! I'll rent Repo once I meet my deadline… it'll be a good way to celebrate!

  16. Posted January 23, 2009 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    you won't be sorry, i assure you! the soundtrack is also awesome. :)

  17. Posted January 23, 2009 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations Haley! When it comes to Repo! I absolutely love it! I saw it in the Village for my birthday in Nov. Saw it again on the road tour in Jersey last Friday and I got to meet Alexa and the Grave Robber. A lot of people compare it to Rocky Horror, its certainly very different but theres not many Rock Operas to compare it too (that I know of). I say buy the DVD, if your not sure you can watch some of the music videos online for free. If nothing else you'll love the costumes, but I'm thinking you'll love more then just the costumes.

  18. Posted January 23, 2009 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Oh, and I also bought the DVD and sound track but you could probably guess that by my adulation for the film. Being a teacher and running a model congress I had my students debate a bill on organ repossession just a few hours ago lol.

  19. Posted January 23, 2009 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    Yes, yes and yes! REPO IS INCREDIBLE. It is a beauty to watch too!

  20. Posted January 23, 2009 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been wanting to! so its good? that purple dress is positively adorable. I love the pattern and color. looks like it would have a really nice texture

  21. Posted January 24, 2009 at 1:02 am | Permalink

    Congratulations Haley! When it comes to Repo! I absolutely love it! I saw it in the Village for my birthday in Nov. Saw it again on the road tour in Jersey last Friday and I got to meet Alexa and the Grave Robber. A lot of people compare it to Rocky Horror, its certainly very different but theres not many Rock Operas to compare it too (that I know of). I say buy the DVD, if your not sure you can watch some of the music videos online for free. If nothing else you’ll love the costumes, but I’m thinking you’ll love more then just the costumes.

    • Posted January 24, 2009 at 1:04 am | Permalink

      Oh, and I also bought the DVD and sound track but you could probably guess that by my adulation for the film. Being a teacher and running a model congress I had my students debate a bill on organ repossession just a few hours ago lol.

      • Posted January 24, 2009 at 1:03 am | Permalink

        Gothic campiness – that sounds right up my alley! Maybe I’ll rent it tonight, *before* I meet my deadline… heheh

  22. Posted January 24, 2009 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    I saw it last night – couldn't wait, after all these recommendations – and got SUCH a kick out of it! The makeup and costumes were awesome, and the aesthetics came together with the music and food-for-thought story…

    I'll spread the word – it's a good one. :)

  23. Posted January 24, 2009 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    I saw it last night – couldn't wait, after all these recommendations – and got SUCH a kick out of it! The makeup and costumes were awesome, and the aesthetics came together with the music and food-for-thought story…

    I'll spread the word – it's a good one. :)