Working on my lolita comics “Lolita lifestyle” on Tapastic, I’ve knew many lolitas around the world. One of them is Alis. She is Romanian, and before to know her, I never thought that could be a lolita community in Romania. I’m so sorry about that.
So, I decided to ask her something about her life and comm.
The lolita community in Romania isnt so big. I would say around 50 lolitas I know of, but we try to spread the word ! Most of us live in different cities so its hard to meet in real-life, but we do communicate a lot via social networks to keep it all together !
We have tea parties from 2 to 2 years, not very often as you can see. We gather in the capital, in Bucharest. We also have fashion shows during anime conventions ^_^
Well, I personally do not take any traditional romanian influence, but the fashion from the interbellum period influences me, even though the people from Romania at that time were just following the french trends 😀
I usually take my inspiration from catholic churches and baroque period. Marie-Antoinette is my fashion icon.
The lolita fashion arrived like 5-6 years ago in Romania, but it became much more popular lately.
Well, my everyday lolita life is ok. It depends where you live. If you live at the countryside, it is more difficult. I live in Cluj-Napoca, the heart of Transylvania and I am fortunate because being a big city, it has a fashion scene and people usually just give me weird or intrigued looks.
My mom got used to it, even if she did not agree at first saying the lolita fashion is too fancy and over the top. Now she is a fan of classic lolita hahahahaha! She often says that she would like to try to dress up as a classic lolita sometime ^_^. When I try a more decorated style she often replies: Its too much, why not try something more simple? I laugh and reply that I dress how my hearts wants. My father doesnt like it, saying that I’m not mature enough because I like to dress up like a princess. He does not understand fashion too well, so I do not mind.