What about make some money with stolen pictures?
Salty you weren't asked to join?
All these photos were submitted by each lolita themselves.
A Japanese lolita sought out international lolitas though online comms and asked them if they would like to participate in the book, over a year ago.
Get your facts straight.
Kind of embarrassed since half of the coords on the front cover aren't very good. Or at the least, eye-catching as cover photos should be.
Kind of makes it look like some lolitas asked to be added on haha.
Ai is a shitty Lolita desperately trying to be the next Misako. She has zero accomplishments. Her being a "guest" at one of the European events where she did nothing but take selfies and give a presentation on her life story was fucking embarrassing
Uhm no, it was clear that she will make an e-book with it and sell it, if you don't like this, don't send in pictures. Also if she would pay everyone with the profit of the book, everyone would get like 10 cents.
She organizes Lolita Tea Parties in Japan, translates event reports in the Bible and gives presentations about Lolita at universities in Japan. So she does something for the Lolita community in Japan, while Misako is just a model and does nothing
Never heard of this, can't say I care.
>person who organized this trying to make a name for herself
>people who volunteered to be in it trying to get more attention
I'm so tired of it. These are like watered down versions of street fash magazines with even less detail about what they're wearing.
I assume OP is the auth shilling this here, since y'know, we have to BUY it to even know what's in it to discuss it further. Asshole.
I also think this is a desperate ploy for attention, on the part of Ai and all the lolitas who submitted, but at the same time I cant help but thing how great this will be in 10-20 years. I wish there was a book like this from about 2004 with all the old school lolita coords. It will be interesting to look back at this and think about how lolita has changed, as we are wearing OTT SweetGothic with a full length cape and 10 underskirts.
Not everyone "hates her" but she isn't exactly popular. In Japan Lolita's are quite different. Hardly any of them post pictures on-line and a lot of those who do blurred their face out in pictures. Humility is big over there, nobody wants to be the center of attention. And looking for attention is quite looked down upon. Lolita's in general are looked down upon for this reason and most go above and beyond to dissprove this stereotype.
She on the other hand constantly putting herself out there. Calling attention to herself, doing press things nobody cares to do. She's seen as a bit of a fame whore. The sort of thing she does I've heard friends say are more apt for a model, designer and other "public faces". She is not only seen as an attention whore but runs around acting as if she's some sort of magazine model.
With that said, plenty of Japanese girls would be interested in seeing western Lolita's and this book should work out well for her/be a good "legitimate" claim for her to act as if she's somebody.
To expand a little further because I realize I didn't really explain it properly and I'm very bored; Japanese Lolita's don't really hold tea parties/meet ups like we do in the west. They do have this sort of event but they are always held by either brands or models usually as a greet and meet sort if thing. Which is probably why a random nobody holding a tea party is seen as odd and fame-whorey.
That is not to say that Japanese Lolita's don't hang out and maybe do tea. Plenty do, but it's mostly a meeting between friends/a private outing.
Also, because my post might make it look otherwise I don't think anybody actively and balantly "hates" her. It's more of a "Lol what a fame-whore" and everybody moves on sort of thing.
Last I heard, Ai quite her full time job to try and launch her career in something lolita related. Haven't kept in touch with her lately, but she has always been nice to hang out with.
I'm not sure what the problem with her book is? Lolitas were asked to submit pictures for her book, it's not like she stole the pictures for profit.
Don't like it, don't buy it.
I searched for the old post in the London Facebook comm and it says the book will be released on Amazon.jp (the post is from December 2014). So I assumed it was not free, but I don't know how it was communicated in your community
>Hardly any of them post pictures on-line and a lot of those who do blurred their face out in pictures
Maybe in 2011, but there are metric tons of Lolitas with IG accounts who don't blur their faces and who post tons of photos in Lolita.
>I'm not sure what the problem with her book is?
/cgl/ hates anyone who puts themselves out there. you have to have the perfect balance of beauty, skill, and an apparent lack of self-promotion to get a pass from seagulls.
any visible effort made to do anything unusual is tryhard or famewhorey.
>trying to profit on pictures when most of those pictures can be found for free with a simple Google search
I'll stop scoffing when you explain what content my money is actually buying that isn't conveniently available already.
She wears lolita too, not just otome.
Y'all are just so damn salty.
She's Aiakizuki on both Fb and instagram.
Back on topic, I'd buy her book if it was a physical copy but if it's just online I could just download coords off CoF.
But printing physical copies is a big risk for her as well so I understand why she didn't do it.
>"international" lolita fashion photobook
>all attendees are Japanese
I spot one foreigner in one of the pictures but she isn't even wearing lolita
Tbh I still enjoyed seeing this. It was really nice to see a lot of well dressed japanese lolitas and how they look like when they're enjoying themselves. A lot of them were especially adorable and I love the creativity they had with their coords.
I really like Ai. I enjoy her lolita report videos (although she hasn't put one out in ages), and she is very friendly. Just because the Japanese lolitas don't like her doesn't mean you should dislike her too. Disliking someone just because someone else does is a pretty pathetic excuse.
I live in a country where standing out or aiming to be anything more than mediocre is looked down upon, and people dislike others for making an effort. It's not fun if you don't fit in, but fitting in is boring so it is a trade off.
Ai really enjoys and cares about the fashion, she wants to be connected to the international community. It's not like she has created something meaningless like LACE (efame for nothing), or has a prominent modelling career (money incentive to stay in the fashion). Good on her.
Maybe I'm missing something here, but someone caring about something and actively organising events and such for it hardly seems fame-whoreish to me.
The photo book is international the launch party is in Japan where just about everybody is Japanese. Are you fucking retarded? Jesus Christ I didn't even know people this stupid existed.
Lol no shut up.
People over here aren't idiots, everyone understands different facial structures perfectly well. And if fact chubby or round faces are considered cute, childish, and are preferred in lolita.
I honestly can't tell if you're trying to bait me or if you geniunily think I'll take the word of someone just going "I know better than you" when they present no sources. A round face to a certain extent is considered cute, just like a small mouth is but when it gets to a certain stage it's no longer considered such. I'm pretty sure there is even a manga based around this.