I turned on anonymous posting for my How Not To Be An Ita post, because I figured some people would disagree with me, and I really don't mind that, I wanted to hear what people had to say but might be afraid to say otherwise. So please, don't think that this is a "Well, you can't be trusted to agree with me, so I'm turning anon posting back off : (" flounce.
I thought about adding this note to the post about Itas, since I had to say it to practically every anon who commented, but it really applies to me and my whole blog, not just that post. I thought it would be obvious, because this blog is in English, but I am not a Japanese Lolita, nor am I a brand marketer, I am a Western Lolita. So, when I talk about Lolita's trends, the community, it's early days, and so forth, I'm talking about how Lolita is interpreted and perceived in the West. Especially when I'm talking about things like trends, I am not talking about what is being sold through brand websites, I am talking about what the majority of Western Lolitas are and are not wearing. I don't give a shit if Baby is still selling square headdresses and stripper platform shoes. Most western Lolitas simply aren't wearing them. I think that warrants a "It's not as popular as it used to be."