An aspiring catlady (basje) wrote in egl,
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Hey, that's curious

We've all compared Lolita lifestyle to Victorian and Rococo (and occasionally Edwardian) culture, but upon browsing Wikipedia I found another movement very similar to lolita lifestyle.



The following are quotes from the article on the Dandy culture, which I never realised was pretty similar in it's goals to some lolita lifestyle goals.

A dandy is a man who places particular importance upon physical appearance, refined language, and the cultivation of leisurely hobbies. Historically, especially in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain, a dandy often strove to imitate an aristocratic style of life despite being of middle-class background.
[...]
Baudelaire was deeply interested in dandyism, and memorably wrote that a dandy aspirant must have "no profession other than elegance . . . no other status, but that of cultivating the idea of beauty in their own persons . . . . The dandy must aspire to be sublime without interruption; he must live and sleep before a mirror."[...]

(Especially the 'no other profession than elegance' seems very Momoko-like.)

In Japan, dandyism became a fashion subculture during the late 1990s.
And hence, might have inspired some lifestyle ideas? Or maybe that's too farfetched.

And this one is just thrown in for fun, because it remimded me of the otaku who think that using random Japanese words in their speech will make them 格好いい ^.~
Like a practitioner of macaronic verse, which mixed together English and Latin to comic effect, he mixed Continental affectations with his English nature, laying himself open to satire.







A while ago I bought a pair of shoes from the Inspired Cat Ling Mao store, specifically a pair like this. I had to wait for a while because they were not in stock, but they were shipped within two weeks time, and were shipped with tracking. They're not resembling Tea Party Shoes as much as I expected, but they're pretty awesome. They look exactly like the picture and come in a box with a carrying bag, they have detachable bows and the An*ten*na logo and cute pink insides. They seem pretty true to size, I usually wear 7US (4.5UK, 37EU), I ordered a 23.5, and they fit perfectly :) They're a little more expensive then Ling Lam but I think well worth the money.

Oh, and they make your feet seem cute and small: ;)
Tags: discussion: lifestyle, discussion: menswear, lifestyle: misc
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