Asian Poses: Lolitization

June 30, 2009 at 1:24 am | Posted in fashion, Lumpy | 5 Comments
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Why is everything in America so sexy? Think of our biggest stars – Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Beyonce. Americans seem to have no appreciation of cute things! I think this is one of the reasons lolita is regarded with such confusion by my countrymen – why  would anyone bother to be cute? It’s so much easier to be sexy, and you get more attention. Who wouldn’t want that?

Fun fact, America: Not everybody. We like to mock our Asian brethren for things like Hello Kitty, Pokemon, and other parts of the “kawaii culture” that seems to be oozing from the Land of the Rising Sun, but in other countries, cute is cool. Cute is sexy. Cute is, well, cute!

Working to unite the world with this phenomenon &build a bridge between Asia & us lesser beings is (Cute) Asian Poses. Asian Poses posts pictures, rundowns, &case studies of cute Asians and their cute Poses. Mostly focusing on celebrity photoshoots and paparazzi photos, Asian Poses also hosts Challenges to its viewers, challenging them to try the cute poses on the site themselves & send them in to the webmaster. Unsurprisingly, I love this idea, as the poses of Asian celebrities have always been a topic of great interest to me – they’re just so different than the ones I see in my own country! I love it!

I know lolitas are often uncomfortable in front of the camera, and newcomers to website like Daily_Lolita often have post after post of the same pose – arms at sides. Feet straight or, occassionally, pidgeon-toed. Awkward smile. Tres boring! And I don’t mean as a viewer – as someone who always tries to have fun with her pictures, I feel bad for these girls who are so uninterested in this side of lolita – the “Look at me! Look how cute I am!” It’s just so much fun, goofing off in front of the camera. Maybe, like I said, they’re just uninterested, but maybe they just don’t know what to do & fall back on this standard. It must not be very interesting for them – or for the other people looking! Not that they look bad, &I’m going to appreciate a good outfit no matter what, but I love looking at photos of people having fun – its like, they’re having so much fun I can feel it through the pictures.

This is why I’m telling you about AsianPoses.com, if you haven’t already caught the bug- they’re so cute you won’t be able to resist trying out a few of your own!

My favorites for lolita:

And now, I leave you with some of my own examples:

Surprised - Alternatively, the Aly Face

Surprised - Alternatively, the Aly Face

Blow Kiss

Blow Kiss

Claw/Puffy Cheeks

Claw/Puffy Cheeks

Confused

Confused

As you can tell, these were taken with my NEW WEBCAM!! and no shoopage or makeup. Au natural!

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  1. jeepers you are adorable! I am almost finished with the scarves that I made for you and Victoria Suzanne!

    • Oh wonderful!! I’m sooo excited 😀 Do you have any ideas on how you’d like us to model them? Or well I guess we can talk about that once we get them XD;

  2. I saw that website myself just last week. I agree sexy is overrated and cuteness is far better.

  3. I agree as well. Why be sexy when you can be cute? I actually get kind of scared by sexy things. Not to say I don’t love Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, or Beyonce — I adore their music, and Katy Perry’s outfits seem cute, but I still prefer cute by a truckload of reasons. ^^

    Great blog, and you have amazing skin!

  4. Hiyo! Wha? No classic peace sign Asian pose?


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