Of course when you have an event in Little Tokyo, Hello Kitty will be there...
Okay when I think of gothic/lolita style, I think of those girls who like wearing frilly skirts that almost look too childish for them...pretty much the goth kids except sweeter. I didn't really know that there were types of lolita...none of the books I have really mentioned a difference. While my non-anime friend was with me, he also had a camera, so I couldn't get notes taken as to what the differences are, but I'll try to recall from memory what I saw. Feel free to correct me in a comment.
Anyway, this event was hosted by one of the maids from the AniMaid Cafe (or Funky Fresh Cosplay?) group who was showing off her Mary Magdalene style:
The first was an example of kuroi/shiroi (black/white):
The plaid makes me think punk on this one (though someone mentioned aristocrat):
More sweetness without a petticoat (this reminds me...I have a dentist appointment coming up soon...)
More country sweetness:
and more Punk:
Still more sweetness:
Sweet with muted colors:
And one more sweet thing:
Then a final bow for the models...
At least I got my non-anime friend hooked now with this fashion show. I also learned that a lot of the items shown are available at the mall...now when will we get the Kogal fashion show!?!?!
Well that's all for now...