HARAJUKU TAKES SWEDEN
Before you frown and go, “Lolitas? Really?” I’m well aware of the amount of times the movement’s been covered ever since it was still kind of a novelty. Years after trend spotters went on pilgrimages to the streets of Tokyo, going into raptures about sailor-suited gangsters, Pippi Longstocking look-alikes, teens sporting hamster costumes, and, of course, Victorian and Rococo inspired porcelain-doll-girls—the Swedes have finally caught on. To my great discomfort, cuteness is officially wearable.
It dawned on me the other week as I was walking past the Japanese vintage shop, Tokyo Stop, in Stockholm. Suddenly, I was facing what looked like hundreds of caramelized Gretels. READ THE REST HERE