There’s Something About Lolita

Beach feather in the sand

The Lolita look keeps resurfacing but, few follow the controversial trend back to the roots. On the surface, fashion shows us saddle shoes and sultry sunglasses. However, Lolita was an ambitious book about a grown man’s tumultuous affair with his underage step-daughter. The look has become highly derivative as the book spawned a fetish and the fetish, in turn, inspired edgy designers and Japanese teenagers. Now, that inspiration has been recycled and no one really talks about the original Lolita.

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