2008_09_lolitas.2.jpgThe NY Times today has a profile about Lolitas, a fashion subculture of young women that began in Japan and has been appearing around New York of late. Lolitas seem to alternate between dressing overly innocent with bright pastel dresses and bows in their hair and then dangerous, taking on a more goth appearance, a clash reminiscent of the "kinderwhore" look sported by many 90s female punk bands in America. A handful of Lolitas talk to the Times about their eccentric style, celebrating it as being both rebellious and modest, where "the childhood fantasy of Alice in Wonderland seems to collide full force with the Addams Family." If the Times' gallery has you thirsting for more demonstrations of the Lolita style, there are always plenty of examples direct from the source where it originated on the streets of Japan in Fruits Magazine.