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Friday, July 01, 2011

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Melissa Yeuxdoux

I'm showing my cultural illiteracy here, but I have to ask: what's the deal about the cookie/bonbon in the mouth?

Iris Ophelia

Just cute for the sake of cute! :D

Hitomi Tiponi

Thanks for this article and some great looks Iris. It has given me a few more shops to check out as well.

Renee Galicia

Thanks for the links ^_^

Nomi Lee

For me is missing a bit the sub-genre with slightly sexual connotation which is quite widely spread in SL. Shops like Hal*Hina, Lo*momo, Pinky*Gals, Umi-Usagi etc. They have the cutest stuff but one senses very fast that it is created with a certain 'purpose' in mind (although quite subtle). Exclusively Japanese designers inspired by their manga/animee (we could add hentei) cos-play pop tradition.

Iris Ophelia

I loveeee Hal*Hina and Lo*momo, though I'd consider them more casual, sometimes even mori kei/forest girl. I've never gotten much of a sexual undertone from them, though Umi Usagi totally ^^;

Iris Ophelia

Whoops I forgot to add... To me, Pinky*Gals seems to have more of a Gyaru influence, a bit like Bijou had. Gyaru are quite different from Lolita (even though people can be forgiven for confusing elements of Hime Gyaru and Hime Lolita) in that they are very sexy, interested in clubbing and dancing all that. They usually consider Lolitas to be too prudish and old fashioned even though things like their hairstyles and accessories are often very similar.

Nomi Lee

Hal*Hina skins i would put into the category "sex skins" (like Cherry Girl etc) and the bustlines and other subtle features of her dresses as well as Lo*momo's complement these 'assets'. Also looking at Lo*momo's vendor-pics and flickr this is way beyond 'innocent' lolita cute.

Nomi Lee

I was not aware of a difference between Hime Gyaru and Hime Lolita ... this really is a complex matter lol. Image-googeling both looks pretty similar to me, but i guess the difference is in the details ><

Flo2

"I'm showing my cultural illiteracy here, but I have to ask: what's the deal about the cookie/bonbon in the mouth?"

You are so naive and innocent :) it's a metaphor (instead of her saying "I would l..ck yours, too").

Iris Ophelia

@Nomi Skins are a bit of a different issue. Japanese-designed skins often have a very distinct and specific style, especially with the breasts. That's just what a lot of the market values, Japanese or otherwise.

I don't personally see much that is super sexual about the vendor ads for Lo*Momo or Hal*Hina's clothing, but it depends on the outfit itself. No designer really stays on one style and never deviates, American, Japanese, or otherwise, and just because you like one look doesn't mean you have to commit to it alone. Gyaru styles tend to be revealing around the legs and chest especially, but Lolita will usually be a bit more buttoned up, covering most cleavage and featuring skirts from mid-thigh to knee length. Lolita styles often encourage socks, stockings, or tights to cover much of the bared leg as well.

And, returning to the bonbon for @Flo2, I couldn't be rolling my eyes more. It's a craft designed to look like cute food; food goes in your mouth. That's all there is to it.

Imnotgoing Sideways

Oh, nearly all my favorite stores here. =^-^=

While she hasn't had an update in a while, Edelweiss is a great place for EGL, school, and maid stuff. Wretched Dollies, too. (^_^)

My dollies, Glass and Krystalle, reeeeeeally bring the cute on. (^_^)y

http://snapz.me/s/496251

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