Friday, October 6, 2017

LBC: Odd Habits Of The Fashion

The EGL fashion has been a rather large part of my life. I've kind of molded into it over the last decade or so due to a plethora of reasons. It fits my personal aesthetic preferences, hobbies, and habits for the most part which is why I feel more attuned to a lifestyler than most would, I suppose. Though this may be the case for me, and has been so for many years, there are still things that are glaringly different than in most other fashions. This week we decided to discuss a few of them in this week's Lolita Blog Carnival topic.

People Catalogue And Documenting Their Closets

Personally, I love this habit. I do find it odd but I enjoy making lists and logs of colorways, year, style numbers, and names of the pieces I own and seeing everyone else do similar lists. Wardrobe posts every January are something I greatly look forward to, though I need to work on mine and really commit to trying to make a post.

Outfit Shots And Rundowns

Whether it's laying out, on a mannequin, or on a body with a blurred out face, I feel like this is a habit that's fairly unique to EGL fashion. I know that there isn't a frilly who doesn't enjoy seeing someone's meticulously planned coordinate laid out in a pic, with all the little detail shots, but I don't think there are many other fashion groups that do this (I could be wrong! I don't generally subscribe to other fashion groups.)

Large Scale Meets For No Particular Reason

You know you've been to one or two major meets with more then half your comm in attendance, sometimes planned out to have seating arrangements even. But the wonderful part about it is there may not even be a reason at all as to why there is a Meet in the first place and not a reason, either, for why it may be so big. 

Creative Stand-Out Pieces

This fashion strives for creativity, there are so many things that one can do as long as they stay within the guidelines of the fashion and keep that certain silhouette. I love a lot of the OTT looks and the sometimes intense headgear and accessory pieces people can produce. I know sometimes people can think it can get a little out of hand but I truly love it. 

People Taking Pictures With And Without Permission

No matter how many times I get asked or see this I will always find it weird and unsettling. This may be due to my upbringing, being taught to be a little weary of people taking pictures, but even still I could never wrap my head around why strangers want to take someone's picture they don't know. I feel like those who also dress goth or steampunk must get this a lot as well. 

All in all, the odd little habits of this fashion fascinate me. I think a lot of fun and interesting things do come out of the fashion that make it a bit more fun. I'm sure there are many more but these are the few I could come up with. Now I'm off to have a quick cup of soothing tea before bed and hope you have a goodnight too. (I highly recommend a Lavender chamomile blend!) 

If you want to read a little more about what others think of the fashion you can check it their pages in the links below.