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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Alice in Wonderland Dress

My 16-year-old daughter is an anime fan, and loves Japanese street fashion.  She enjoys wearing the puffy sleeved, frilly-skirted dresses known as "Sweet Lolita."  Japanese fashion incorporates western clothing without much regard to original situational meanings, creating new and ever-evolving styles.

The "Sweet Lolita" girl wears these exquisitely made cotton frocks, replete with lace and darts, plackets and big bows, and adds knee socks or hosiery with specially designed Mary Jane-style shoes, and finishes the affair with a girly-girl parasol and hair bows.  This dress, made by "Baby the Stars Shine Bright" has blue gingham checks and a fanciful tea party design.

My daughter and her friends don their dresses for special outings such as picnics in the park, tea parties with finger sandwiches, and theater events.  I have never ever dressed so fabulously, not even in my BC (before children) days when I had money and a waistline!

If you'd like to see how this photo looks as a "Mini Moo Card", scroll down and see "How Do You Moo?"


  1. Hi Cathi, thanks for stopping by and I'll be checking in on you. I'll be at the Montgomery Antique show on May 1st, maybe you can make it out. Have a great rest of the evening, Theresa

  2. Your daughter is adorable! The girl has style!!!!


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