I am writing to ask for your help. In my city, Bucharest, Romania, a new magazine will be issued in May, titled Cosplay Gen, which will be distributed both in my country and abroad.
The magazine will also have a section on Japanese fashion, which has been entrusted to me. Right now, I am working on my article, which will contain presentations of the Lolita and Mori Girl fashions. It's not a "compare and contrast" type of article, rather a description of the two styles, complete with information about some of the different brands and tips for people who would like to learn more about the styles and maybe even adopt them.
The interest for Japanese fashion among young people is at very very early stages here in my country, so my hope is that they will be inspired by this article. You see quite little in the way of "different" on the streets here, and I hope this article will be an encouragement to diversity and creativity.
I know there have been many well-intended but misguided attempts to introduce these styles to new audiences, often by people with not a very good knowledge themselves. I have been interested in Lolita for about four years, and by now I am well aware of the possible pitfalls. For example, my article will make very clear that Lolita is a fashion, not "wearing a costume" or "cosplay", and will contain tips on how to be a genuine lolita, rather than an "ita".
My request for help is directed to those of you who would like to share photos of yourselves, or on which you hold the rights, wearing Lolita (any kind of Lolita is great, since I will include descriptions of the different sub-styles). The photos can be of just you, or you and your friends, at a tea-party, at a picnic, outdoors or indoors etc. If more than one person is shown in the picture, please ask everyone shown if they agree to the photo being published. If you have photos of your Lolita room (or corner) that you would like to share, that's great too. The photos should be big enough for good printing quality.
We cannot offer monetary remuneration for the selected photos, but your names, or nicknames, and the name of your town, will be published, should you desire that. It is a chance to be at the cutting edge for the development of the Lolita fashion in a country with a population of over 20 million people! ^__^
Please post links to your photos here, or send them to liantasse(dot)ilsa(at)gmail(dot)com, until tomorrow, the 10th of March, 24:00 GMT.
Thank you so much for your help, and I am looking forward to your submissions! <3
(Cross-posted at morigirls