1. Best Lolita fashion advice you've ever received?
To love the feminine nature of the fashion. To make a unique fashion statement because Gothic and Lolita offers so much room for individualism.
2. Style icons?
I am still learning. But I follow two wonderful Lolita girls who are my role models. They are such creative, intelligent and lovely girls who adore the fashion, the lifestyle and then bring those into their everyday life. Caro-Chan from fyeahlolita and Victoria Suzanne from Lolita Charm . I am also reading anything I can find about Novala Takemoto who has made many contributions to Lolita fashion.
Maki and Asuka from Angelic Pretty are definitely in my beginning group of icons.
3. Describe your personal style.
I am most definitely a sweet lolita. I adore pink and pastels. But I also enjoy gothic and classic Lolita. I love pink and black together. I'm still experimenting with different looks. I love Angelic Pretty but some of the dresses are not sophisticated enough for me to wear to work and be taken seriously. I have a gorgeous Classic Lolita dress from a local designer, Megan Maude, that I adore (right).
4. Favorite designers/brands?
I adore Angelic Pretty. Just ordered my first dress and accessories. Hope to have it in January. I also love BTSSB and h.NAOTO.
Hope to add those to my wardrobe in the next year. I also have some cute "Sweet" outfits from F+F.
5. Most cherished items? I love all my fashions. But I cherish my girlfriends first and foremost. Without them this would not be so much fun! Sharing common interests and discovering EGL together is the best!
6. Most used item?
My black Gothic Lolita JSK and blouse. Even with the cute multi-colored knee socks it looks cute and pretty.
7. I feel best wearing?
Anything Gothic and Lolita. Of course, I love all elegant, pretty and gorgeous fashions. Adore dressing to the nines for any occasion.
8. The first thing I look for in another Lolita's outfit...
All the little things that make an outfit look gorgeous. The fabric, style and design, lots of ruffles, pin tucks, prettybows, color and shaping.
9. Lolita Fashion rule you never break?
Always, always wear a petticoat under my skirt to give it the poofy look. Always wear hair bows and jewelry that compliments my outfit.
10. Never caught wearing?
Pants or casual clothes. I love dressing up no matter where I go out (except to the gym, etc)
11. Dress to impress who?
Myself! But I love compliments from anyone. LOL
12. Your next "must have" purchase?
A Baby (BTSSB) dress or JSK. Have not decided on which style or pattern yet. They are all so lovely!
13. Favorite type of head accessory?
Love my head bows. Small or large. Front or side. They truly complete an outfit! Plus they are so noticeable as "Lolita".
14. Favorite cut of clothing (shirring, high waist, princess seams etc)?
Shirring because it fits so well. I have always loved full (poofy) skirts. Plus petticoats are so beautiful and girly.
15. Current obsession?
Building a complete Gothic and Lolita wardrobe so that I can dress Lolita to work and everywhere else and not have to wear the same thing more than twice a month.
16. Best Lolita fashion advice you can give to anyone:
Know what flatters and looks good on you and the accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!
Andrea Nicole Baker