It seems like lolita fashion can make a border print out of anything. Skulls, gingerbread houses, fairytale books, circus lions, you name it – it’s been done, right? Well, not exactly… There are still a few ideas I am dying to see made into the cute new It Print. (Are you listening, Maki and Asuka? This is a GOLD MINE of print ideas right here.)
We’ve seen plenty of cat prints come and go in lolita, but always the focus is on either black cats, white cats, or Persian cats (In Innocent World’s print there is ONE Himalayan cat – but only one and she has fairy wings. Doesn’t count). I grew up with Siamese cats, and their pretty pointed faces and blue eyes (and for their cousins ragdolls and Himalayans, long fluffy fur) mean elegance and sweetness to me. I would also love to have the colorways themed after the different colored points – lilac, chocolate, seal, or flame. If you’re unfamiliar with Siamese cats, you check out their beautiful point colors! Flame is my current favorite since it looks like butterscotch or caramel, but lilac is a close second.
Another print theme we’ve worn down – tea. Everyone loves a tea party, teapot, teatime print. I’d love to see another hot beverage get some love – coffee. Coffee beans, coffee jelly (which I am dying to try), French presses, and cutest of all, latte art. I would love to see hearts and bear faces and swirled AP letters in coffee cups. Plus, they could peddle us nearly the exact same teacup jewelry and re-release the teacup purse in a few different colors, or go the pancake-mix-box route and present us with a classy burlap coffee bean bag to carry. I dig it.
We’ve seen Hello Kitty team up with lolita brands in the past, but I think the perfect collaboration print would be a lolita brand – of course I’m dreaming of Angelic Pretty, since that’s where my slavish devotion lies – with Sanrio’s Little Twin Stars. We just saw Baby the Stars Shine Bright collab with Disney for Alice in Wonderland, so is this really too far a stretch? Lolitas already love Little Twin Stars for its pastel palette and, um, stars, so a lolita brand should definitely be taking advantage of this market.
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To see everyone else’s dream prints, check out the links below!