Sunday, August 23, 2015

"Atheist Lolita"...?

Okay, so this entry might ruffle some petticoats and as a disclaimer, I'd first of all like to point out that I do not mean to offend anyone or their religious feelings here. I just though about this topic for a while now, so I thought I'd write a few words about my opinion!
If you have very strong feelings about your religion/belief you might not want to read this, but if you are feeling open for a discussion I'd be happy if you leave me a comment with your opinion!

Now that this is out of the way, let's start with a proper introduction.
In the last few weeks I've come across several articles online which describe "Muslim Lolita" as a new fashion trend. Mostly shared by Lolita friends on facebook or twitter, I was surprised to see the media catch up on this topic now, after all to my knowledge these girls have been around for quite some time. First of all, I have to say that all of the images I have seen so far of Alyssa and Noor, the two girls who seem to have pioneered this "style", look really really great and I think the do a great job incorporating their hijab into their coords. However, it makes me wonder if the simple fact that these girls are muslim and wear a hijab to their coords is really sufficient to call this an entirely new "fashion trend", or even a substyle.