I was asked to host a Lolita Parade in this year's Asiafest festival held to celebrate the different Asian cultures that have become a part of Australian culture. It's a part of OzAsia, which is an annual celebration of Asian art and culture, from movies to dance performances to visual art exhibitons by renown Asian artists. I got the community involved to participate in two parades taking place over the weeeknd. Since there were 2 shows, we had two different groups presenting a variety of coordinates.
Of course I had to introduce lolita fashion to the crowd before launching into the parade. I tried not to go into the details of the fashion since I had to limit myself to a 10 minute presentation when honestly I could have talked for hours! I focused on what, to me, is the essence of lolita fashion. I wanted to convey the community's dedication and love for lolita fashion and share how the fashion has changed our lives - brought together communities worldwide, given confidence to girls and provided a wonderful outlet for self expression. It was a great success but unfortunately I didn't get any group photos of the wonderful outfits since I was so busy running around with tickets and being on stage to present everyone. But I couldn't be prouder of the comm I'm part of.
Shoes: Juju Footwear
Dress: Leur Getter
For the two days I wore two different outfits. The first day a boiling hot, but some crazy part of me decided to wear a long sleeve knit. I guess I still haven't learnt that Australian Spring is like a European Summer. I was dying in the heat even in mainly chiffon, short socks and sandals. So the following day I just wore an otome outfit. But guess what? A cool change blew in so it was a pleasant, cloudy day! I should have swapped the outfits I wore! What an idiot I was!