Calling all Lolitas and Yankis! Rock your best Lolita or Yanki threads to the outdoor screening of KAMIKAZE GIRLS on Friday, August 14th for the KAMIKAZE GIRLS FASHION SHOW! Best Lolita and Yanki fashion wins a surPrize, compliments of CAAM, Japantown Merchants Association and VIZ Pictures! Contest begins at 8PM. Please check-in at the CAAM table by 7:30PM to participate.
Clothes reminiscent of Victorian dolls, with frills, lace, petticoats, and head-dresses. Accessories include teddy bears and parasols. Lolita style with lots of pink, white, baby blue, soft purple, frills, and lace is known as “Sweet Lolita.” Lolita fashion with gothic twists, such as deeper and darker shades of colors, is known as “Gothic Lolita” (aka “GothLoli”). The idea is to wear clothes that few can understand and not be afraid to be alone. More info.
Yanki are notable for their characteristic hairstyles and clothes. They usually have permanent waves of varying styles and length. They are well known for their thin cardigans in black, white, and red. Short permed hair, shaved eyebrows and hairlines, primary colors, and narrow belts are derived from what once was yakuza style. Yanki take pride in their appearance and also in the fact that they are intimidating. Despite their name, Yanki are attracted to Japanese-patriotic, right-wing ideas and prefer using Chinese characters to decorate their clothes and bikes. Mysteriously, although they seem attracted to political thought and ancient languages, most of them are dropouts. More info.
For more info about Lolitas and Yankis, check out the KAMIKAZE GIRLS website at www.kamikazegirls.net.