~First and foremost, I am looking for lolita books/fashion magazines that can be bought off of Amazon. I have 35.00 in American money at my disposal and I don't have access to additional money. I'd like some books not only for personal enjoyment, but to appeal lolita fashion to my parents. I am fifteen and they have a large say over how I spend my meager income, so I am hoping that if they read a particularly persuasive lolita book, or thought that a certain dress in a fashion magazine was pretty, then we could find some sort of common ground.
I would purchase the Gothic Lolita Bible, but I am afraid that the anime/manga based cover would turn off my parents. I don't want them to think that I'm only interested in the fashion because I was influenced by anime/manga. I believe if they felt this way they would be more inclined to say no.
Also, a friend advised me that I shouldn't call lolita fashion "lolita" right off of the bat only for it's "negative association", but I'm not so sure. I disagree because I am proud and not at all ashamed of what I'm interested in (go, go, lolita!), plus I hate beating around the bush. But said friend, who is familiar with my rather strict parents, believes that the term and it's misconceptions would be detrimental to my case. My parents are very quick to jump to conclusions, so I suppose I could understand where she's coming from...what do you guys think?Any advice in regard to convincing my parents is much appreciated. C:
PS) The styles I'm most interested in dressing are Aristocratic and Classical Lolita, along with a little Punk Lolita, but the book/magazine can cater to any style of Lolita and I'll be happy. Also, if anyone has any brand recommendations, please let me know! <3