Mystic Medallion

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.

We did the photoshoot in lovely Pasadena, the new location for Pacific Media Expo. The photos were taken by Manager-san!

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.

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