I filmed the last interviews for my reality show this past weekend.
It has taken about 6 months to film the entire season. To be honest, I don't know how to feel about it yet. But I hope it would be a good show, as everyone worked hard for it!
Anyway, we wrapped up early on Sunday so we had time to do a photoshoot for one of my dresses. I call it Mystic Medallion, and it's one of the few gothic doll dresses I have made. I paired it with these lovely chandelier tights. Of course, I needed to make a matching headpiece which I've posted here. A dolly outfit is not complete without the lovely Bijou wig from Gothic Lolita Wigs.
What do you think should I call this look? Honestly, I have a love-hate relationship calling something I make Lolita now, even though I feel this is Gothic Lolita. Years back I stopped calling myself a Lolita designer, since I did more punk and pop art designs, and opted for shorter and sexier dresses. But up to this day, I still get some awkward comments on how I am/what I make is not Lolita, when I myself know and have declared that I know most of what I make is not Lolita.
However, there comes a point where I want to do something inspired by Lolita, or at least dolly. And such is the case with this design. What else could one call it?
I guess we could use a post-structuralist perspective? Say, the designer is dead and the design could mean anything to anyone. It's always happened with most of my work, and I appreciate anyone who find beauty in it. Moreover, I find that I am able to do design and create more freely, by forgetting labels. Case in point, this.