Hello dear readers! How are you?
Today I’m going to tell you about a new lolita magazine that has come out recently, a project that I have had the good fortune to be a small part of.
The name of the magazine is Lolicate, and some very important and popular figures in the lolita scene have been the ones to create it, namely Arika Takarano of Ali Project, Mariko Suzuki (former editor of Gothic and Lolita Bible) and Kaie Tada (Triple Fortune designer and Brilliant Kingdom costume designer and performer).
I was asked to participate in a photoshoot for the magazine. I was so excited! When I got to the shoot, I was even more excited (and rather nervous) when I saw the models I would be working with. Gabrielle, ROOT, Midori, Misako and a very cute girl called Nami Kurama, who is an illustrator. Here’s a peek of our published photo in Lolicate:
If you’re still waiting for your copy, I don’t want to give too much away, but Lolicate is really different from GLB or KERA. Rather than being packed with lots of different articles, sometimes several to a page with a lot of small photos, Lolicate is more like a cross between a magazine and a coffe table book. I was surprised by the size, it’s a fair bit bigger than magazines usually are so you can really appreciate the pictures, which are the main focus as there’s little text. There are several stories along with some one-off shots, and some really interesting and experimental images. One of my favourites was this shoot with U Kimura combining illustration and photgraphy.
There’s also this dreamy shoot (blurred because you should go and get the magazine if you want to see it!)
There are also some great pictures of Arika Takarano dressed by Kaie and new models are introduced alongside our usual favourite faces.
Lolita fashion has been around a long time but it is still developing and expanding. I’m really happy to see a new magazine come out and I am so delighted to be in it. You can buy it from Grimoire, Syrup, and online from Amazon. But please hurry because there aren’t many copies now!
渋谷の古着屋さん「グリモワール・アルマデル」, 渋谷のお店「シロップ」さん, 加えてAmazonで買えます。
Thank you for reading and see you again soon!