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Nov. 1st, 2012

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Japanese Street Fashion Picnic and Photo Shoot Out

This was cross posted to all the attendees, models, fashionistas, and photographers! :) This event is open to ALL street fashion styles not just lolitas. :)

The girls of the Charm City Lolitas and the Photographers of the Baltimore, DMV area would like to get together for a wonderful and casual picnic and shoot out. I've broadened the shoot to Japanese Street Fashion in general since that's pretty all encompassing. Most of the girls will be in Japanese Lolita, this is not the Fetish Lolita! It is a Japanese Fashion derived from the Japanese 1980's take of Victorian Era clothing. Confused yet?

Outfits for lolita mainly consist of knee length cupcake shaped skir
ts, knee high or over the knee socks, doll like shoes, lots of bows and lace, hats, bonnets, head bows, etc. Themes for the outfits vary from extreme gothic in black with iron gate prints to tooth decay sweet in pinks with candy designs. As well as guro for gore, typically an all white outfit splattered in blood, classic which is a lot more subdued, steampunk and the list goes on. Other non lolita fashion sub genres that might pop up are elegant gothic aristocrat, ganuro, manba, and decora. Example can be found here: http://www.japanesestreets.com/ and more specific lolita can be found here: www.lolitafashion.org/

Interested yet?

Now the girls (and a few boys maybe) aren't all used to modeling, though some might be, we are used to getting our pictures taken for the outfits but most will probably not have a lot of modeling background and might need some encouragement or instruction. I only stress that you dont ask them to do anything vulgar or profane unless they want too (which I doubt). Lolita prides itself on being demure and pretty, not skimpy and whorish.

The area I've chosen is Brighton Dam Azalea Gardens and though the garden wont be blooming, the fall colors of the trees should look amazing! The azalea garden is situated on the banks of the Patuxent River, by Brighton Dam (built in 1942). The 5 acre garden has over 20,000 azaleas and is provided by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. There is a large stone "deck" in the center of the maze like garden. Across the main road from the garden is a gravel parking lot. There is no public transportation that I'm aware of.

I'm planning to have all the girls meet at the parking lot around 11am. I'm going to tell them to bring picnic stuff since they're more used to event meet ups then photo shoot meet ups, so I'm blending the two! Its going to be very casual, feel free to shoot while we're picnicking or run around the garden with a few of us. Be open and understanding.

I believe most girls will be elated with full body shots, since 95% of their rapture is about their outfits, so this will be a very fashion heavy shoot. Though I'm sure they would LOVE some very nice portraiture shots and head shots. ^_^

I'd like to open this up to other models not in the Japanese Fashion community, but I just urge you to think and research your outfit and fashion thoroughly. I hate to say it, but the girls I'm bringing will possibly snob their noses at half-assed outfits or scantily misinterpreted ideas of the fashion that they fight so hard to keep out of the fetish idea front. If interest is expressed, I do have a few extra items in my closet I can open up to one or two more models. ^_^

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Email me at casiesmith@rocketmail.com or post to our facebook event http://www.facebook.com/events/470745166291943/

Oct. 23rd, 2012


Anime USA Meetup Facebook page



Introduction~ <3

Hi there everyone, my name is Casey!  I'm 15 and I live in eastern MD.  My favorite style of lolita is sweet lolita, and I haven't begun wearing lolita yet but I plan on getting my first pieces of lolita clothing for Christmas.  I'm starting to get into communities now in case I have any questions!! If any of you have a tumblr, mine is mercuriouser <3  I hope that I'll get to know all of you dolls!

Oct. 20th, 2012


Anime USA Meetup!!!!!!

I was thinking that we should have a swap meet and those who aren't swapping can't just converse with other Lolita's. After swapping and such maybe we could grab a bite and wander around around the dealers room. Then even later maybe we all could attend the Ringmasters Ball in our fancys. If you're interested comment bellow.
Once the schedule comes out I'll have more details.

Sep. 30th, 2012



I really want to go to a meetup. I'm sure I'm not the only one ? So I'd like to know if anyone would be interested in planing a meetup with me. Maybe for anime USA? Or maybe even Halloween? Just Pm me if your interested!!!

Jul. 15th, 2012

lolita vanity


Washington DC Metro Area International Lolita Day Extravaganza!

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Jul. 3rd, 2012

indecent amoral I like that


Warning: Introduction post and MDRF

Name: Nicki
Age: 16
Place of residence: Anne Arundel County
Style: slightly OTT gothic with bits of classic. The only exclusively lolita dress I own is covered in skeletons, though... :)
How long have you been dressing in lolita?: a few months, though I've been stalking forums for years.

just noticed how many similarities there are between me and the previous poster... sightly weird, actually :P

Are there any plans for meetups in the future as of now? the dc group hasn't had one since march, and neither has this group, so far as I can tell. I'm busy almost every weekend until October unless we want one at the MD Renaissance Festival (which would be awesome... in fact, I could be convinced to help set it up, even though I likely couldn't attend for most of the day.  People would have to pay some visits, though. I know for a fact that at least two lolitas work at the fair. Also, sturdy shoes...)

Jun. 10th, 2012



Name: Karina
Age: 16, turning 17 this July! C:
Place of residence: Anne Arundel County
Style: Gothic and Classical Lolita
How long have you been dressing in lolita?:
I only just started wearing lolita this year, I'm very new, but I've learned a lot and already have several items, with more on the way! *u*

Jun. 6th, 2012

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International Lolita Day Winter 2012

Yes, I know it's super early but I really want for the next ILD to be amazing and huge! I've seen some of the other Lolita communities (most notably the Russian and BC Lolita communities) always have a huge party I think we in combination with the Maryland Lolita have plently of frillies to make a party! So, I'm starting to plan everything no since I want it to be big. Though I can't do it alone; if some of you ladies and gentlemen would be willing to help I would be greatful.

First, though, is ideas of what to do! Post any ideas you have for ILD Winter 2012 and when I have enough I'll make a poll with options.

x-posted to NOVa Lolitas

Apr. 30th, 2012


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Name: Amanda, but on here you can call me Edelweiss, Edel or Eddy

Age: 18

Place of residence: Washington county

Style: I like classic, country, sailor and steam

How long have you been dressing in lolita?: I'm in the middle of making my first skirt and pannier which I will be wearing to Otakon as part of a steampunk Poison ivy cosplay and then after that I will use it to complete my first co-ord.

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