Modern Lolita

10:23 PM Imke Db 19 Comments



After having read Lolita for about the 4th time some time ago, I decided to make a Polyvore set out of it. Last Tuesday, I had my English exam, and we had to choose a novel to read and discuss with the lecturer during the oral exam. Quite an unexpected choice, but you can never go wrong with an American classic. Nabokov is such a master of words, he seems to sing the lines of the story. He makes a gentleman out of a monster, makes a mademoiselle out of a seducing twelve-year-old, turns the good guys into the bad ones, and gets away with it. The story is about pedophilia and incest, but seems more like a romantic lovestory despite the sad ending. Of couse I'm not a supporter of these practices, not at all, but the movie and the book cling to you as soon as you've met the story. 

But of course - I'm not a book blogger, neither a librarian: I'm a fashion blogger. And I must admit, I loved the late forties/early fifties fashion used in the Stanley Kubrick movie. The story is dark, deep and dark, but Lolita style is bright and girly. Wide skirts, kitten heels, peach lipstick, high waists - it's all there. The movie is B&W indeed, but you can imagine the pastel colour palette without seeing the colours. The ultimate modern Lolita is a bit edgier, the skirts get longer, but the feeling remains the same. In my opinion: the perfect look for the summer.

What's your opinion on "Lolita", both book and the movie, but most of all: the Lolita style? Fashion go-go or old-fashioned? 


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19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous outfit.
    It's a cute style.

    XO

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    1. Not at all ;) I can only say it's worth the while!

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  3. Oh really beautiful outfit!
    Sweetie now I´m following you in GFC and Facebook
    I hope your follow me back in both!
    :)

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  4. Great inspiration for the outfit, which is utterly charming and sweet! Love the cute sweater.

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  5. This outfit is perfect, totally my style, I want it so much! I LOVE Daisy. I wore my daisy shoes today and I love it when people say it reminds them of marc jacobs daisy.

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    1. Daisy prints are amazing! I'm curious to see those shoes, you should feature them on your blog anytime soon!

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  6. Nooit gelezen, nooit gezien. Zoals jij het verteld ben ik wel nieuwsgierig geworden. Jij kan het altijd zo smakelijk brengen, ook al is het onderwerp nou niet echt een smakelijk idee hehe. De Lolita style; helemaal iets voor jou! Ik ben niet zo van de uber girly stijl. Doe mij maar de Boho/tomboy look, dan doe ik al gek genoeg ;P!

    Liefs,
    Lucia

    XOXO from the Netherlands,
    Lucia

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    PS: opnieuw je blog ingedeeld zie ik?! Super mooi en overzichtelijk. Als ik iets kan doen, geef maar een gil!

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    1. Hehe, that's me! En ja, het is inderdaad echt wel heel girly, jij staat dan weer supergoed met tomboy, waar ik dan weer niet mee weg kom! Ieder zijn stijl denk ik zo!

      En ja, ik ben er wel trots op, op de nieuwe lay-out! I'll keep it in mind, lief van je, als het niet lukt, I'll let you know!

      XO Imke

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  7. the little sweater with floer is just awesome!

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  8. Love this outfit" The skirt is beautiful!
    xoxo

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  9. WAAAAAAAT ik ga net naar de film kijken vanavond (na het bloglezen) ! weuuwwww dit is eng :D

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    1. Oké dat is best wel eng ja ;) Hopelijk vond je hem net zo goed als ik! Zeker ook het boek eens lezen als je tijd hebt, aanradertje!

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