Gothic Lolita and Japanese Magazines Covering the Latest in Fashion

You can order many magazines pertaining to Gothic and Lolita fashion, even get a subscription to Gothic and Lolita Bible.

Latest GLB issues:
Gothic and Lolita Bible #20

Gothic and Lolita Bible #21

Gothic and Lolita Bible #22

GLB subscription:
Gothic and Lolita Bible Subscription

KERA Subscription:
KERA Subscription

Mechanical Bunny Boutique

In honor of our newest affiliate, I present to you some of the finds from their site!

While it does take a little bit to get past some of the keywords (Some of the stuff that is listed as Lolita could be if done right, but otherwise, they did pretty decent.) they do have some great finds, both Western Gothic and Lolita style.

Sale Section Pick:
Black Skirt With Juicy Strawberry
While not goth or Lolita, this skirt is reminiscent of Fruits style, and would make a great addition to really any wardrobe.

Thrift Store Pick:
Sweet White Dolly Lolita Petticoat Slip
A petticoat slip! Now there really is no excuse to not have a petticoat under your dress/skirt! Slip is adjustable as well, and fits up to a 34C bust/29" waist

Accessories Pick:
Cute Rockabilly Gingham Skull Bows
A little bit rock and roll, a little bit cute! Would go great with a punk look, or Meta's gingham jumper that I absolutely covet!

Dresses Pick:
Purple Corset Laced Dress
A corset lacing style Western Goth dress. I love it in purple!! (though the color looks horrendous on me!)

Pants Pick:
Ruby Gloom PJ Pants
I love PJ's. ^_^ And these are very cute to wear to your next Punk/Goth PJ party.

Skirts Pick:
Tripp Purple Petticoat Gothic Lolita Skirt
I wouldn't do this as outerwear, unless it was for a punk or deconstructed look. Would make a great petticoat and add lots of pouf to a purple/black combination.

Tops Pick:
FaeriesMak CutiePie CupCake Top
Great for casual Lolita, maybe minus the leopard print bow.

Plus Size Pick:
Beautiful Blue Laced Princess Top
Add a white blouse underneath and a cute blue skirt and you have your next sweet Lolita/casual Lolita coordinate!

So there's my picks for Mechanical Bunny. They have lots of great stuff for Gothic, rockabilly, and punk girls, as well as some things that could work out well with Lolita!

Gothic Lolita Fashion- Hot or Not?

So, while browsing through some pics on LJ, I found this number. Not horrible, but could use some work. Let's go from the top down.

Hair: She could have done something more with it besides just a ponytail. Ponytails are boring. With an outfit like that, she should have at least curled it and then done ponytails, or down and curls. (I love curls!) A cute thin headband would have added nicely for a simple accessory. I adore thin Goody Headbands for just about everything, because there really is no wrong way to do wear them, and they look cute in any hairstyle.

Make-up: Can't really see her makeup too well, but at least she hasn't done outrageous eyeliner reserved for Jrockers, Heavy Metal rockers, emo kids, or pop-punk bands. No white face=bonus as does no crazy lipstick.

Dress: I think the dress is adorable, especially for Shiro-Lolita. Maybe the bows on the bottom of the dress could have been tied a little neater so that the ribbons don't hang down as much.

Shoes: No sandals please! I know that it's hot out, but those sandals remind me of junior high, and that was not a good time in fashion. (Aka, Late 90's) A pair of Mary Janes would have done nicely seeing as it's summer (well, at least warm weather) and you don't want ankle sweat and blisters ruining your day! A cute pair of (light knit) socks would also keep her from blisters and ankle sweat. ^_^

All in all, not a horrible outfit, especially if it was her first time dressing in Lolita, needs some refinement to make it a truly great outfit.
I give this outfit a 6/10.

If you think that this outfit could use anything else, or you think I'm totally off in my judgement of this outfit and improvements, please leave some feedback! It's always greatly appreciated!


Gothic Lolita Fashion- Shoes

It's sometimes hard to find shoes and boots like those found in the Gothic Lolita Bibles, especially when you have larger feet. Japanese sizing is different from American sizing and as we all know, the Japanese have smaller feet than us Americans. I have done some searching and have found Gothic boots and Lolita style boots for all your shoe needs, along with prices, sizes, and commentary

*If you have ordered from these sites or have these shoes, please leave some feedback to let me and everyone else know about quality of shoes and the service you have gotten from this site.

Price: $59.25 USD
Black Gothic Lace up boots.
Sizes range from Men's 4 (Women's 6) to a Men's 12 (Women's 14) so they are available for many shoe sizes.
Very basic boots for a Gothic look. If you're looking for some boots that aren't outrageously expensive to go with your Kuro or punk look, these would coordinate very well. Not sure on quality of shoes, but appear to be well constructed. Nothing overly special though, since they are pretty much as basic as you can get for tall Gothic boots.

Price: 62.90 USD
Black Gothic Fur-Trimmed boots
Sizes: Men's 6 (Women's 8) and Men's 10 (women's 12) are the only sizes currently available.
Very cute for winter themed Lolita look.

Price: 65.35 USD
Camel colored Fur-trimmed platform boots
Sizes: Men's 5+6 (women's 7+8)
Much like the black boots above, but have different trim and are in a camel colored suede. Great for sweet winter Lolita (especially in a tan, off-white, or pink coordinate).

Price: 41.80 USD
White and Black creeper with kitty face
Sizes: Men's 4-9 (Women's 6-11)
Cute shoe, would go well with a casual Lolita look. As long as accessories are kept to a minimum, these shoes would coordinate with almost any casual Lolita look.

Price: 38.25 USD
Black platform Mary-Janes
Sizes: Women's 6-10 (men's 4-8)
Basic platform Mary Jane, made by Demonia. Goes well with Kuro, Punk, or Casual Lolita. A staple of many Gothic Lolita's wardrobes for years. The only color they come in is black though.

Price: 46.95
Black or Camel Platform Shoes
Sizes: Women's 6-10 (Men's 4-8)
Very cute shoe. Would fit best with a casual look, though sweet Lolita would also be a good choice for the camel colored ones, while the black ones would fit well with a Kuro or Punk look. Once again, Demonia brand.

Price: 45.99
Black Platform Mary Janes with Star Cutout
Sizes: Women's 6-10 (Men's 4-8)
These are some adorable black Gothic platform Mary Janes! Would take a little effort to pull off correctly, but with a Kuroor punk look, it's a lot easier. Demonia brand.

Price: 44.99 USD
Platform studded sandals.
Sizes: Women's 6-10 (Men's 4-8)
Normally, I wouldn't recommend sandals for Gothic Lolita fashion, but sometimes you just need to let your summer lolita out!! These would be great for Mana-style cosplay since he's just so out there sometimes! Perfect for those really hot days when you don't feel like wearing socks or closed toe shoes. I wouldn't recommend wearing socks with these, as I really hate that look, and you don't really want too much stuff going on at your feet when you want people to notice your fabulous new one peice!!

Price: 74.99
Platform Boots with fur trim and star cutout heel.
Sizes: Women's 6-10 (Men's 4-8)
These are really cute boots! Just enough fur trim for your winter Lolita outfit, but not so much that it's tacky! These boots would go well with Kuro, Shiro, Casual, or Sweet styles. My personal favorite out of the trio is the white pair! Those would go with just about any Shiro or Sweet look for winter. Just imagine those shoes, a fur-trimmed jacket and hood, and your cutest outfit on a peaceful winter day. Mmmhmm... Demonia Brand.

Price: 44.99 USD
Chunky Heeled Red and Black Mary Janes with small bow.
Sizes: Women's 6-12 (Men's 4-10)
These shoes just stood out so much on this site! A basic black Mary Jane heeled shoe with that cute little contrasting red bow! These shoes would be an excellent touch to a red and black outfit, or just a little splash of color with a Kuro coordinate!

Price: 39.99 USD
Chunky Platform Heeled Black Mary Jane with white lace trim.
Sizes: Women's 6-12 (men's 4-10)
I know, these shoes are a dream for many Chii cosplayers and fans of the infamous Bodyline dress, yet, there's just something about them that screams: WEAR ME NOW! Would go quite well with Kuro or a black and white coordinate. Also comes in a version without the ankle strap (charade23)

Price: 54.99 USD
Red Plaid and black boot.
Sizes: Women's 6-12 (Men's 4-10)
There are really only two looks that you could do with these boots. Punk or that plaid dress coordinate from Baby. I guess you could try to do a punk aristocrat kind of thing with these, or Kodona.

Price: 44.95 USD (on sale!)
Camel colored suede mary jane style flat
Sizes: Women's 6-10 (Men's 4-8) ALSO IN HALF SIZES!
Very cute shoes, can be used in casual or sweet lolita coordinates. Can also be worn with everyday wear. If you're afraid of heights, these shoes are perfect for you! Skechers brand.