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Summertime Swing by Seitou Summertime Swing by Seitou
I was going to wait a bit before uploading this, but I changed my mind :meow:

For some reason, the '20s through the '40s are starting to be a major influence for me. I blame the music. I've been listening to far too much swing and blues music lately... as you can probably tell... >3>

But... yay for more retro Lolita fashion? The Rococo and Victorian aesthetics are great and all, but pretty much everything I see on brand Lolita sites is starting to look the same; no one seems interested in pulling from other influences-- like the '20s! The Roaring '20s might not seem the ideal era to pull influences from, but this period lends itself surprisingly well to Lolita fashion. I love the idea of utilizing elaborate beading, chiffon ruffles, and more flamboyant accesories (please excuse the poorly drawn sunflowers ;_; ).

On another note... I don't actually recommend swing dancing while wearing Lolita.



Dahlia ~Seitou
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OmegaJennerz88 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're color palettes are always so vibrant and amazing. <3
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Arahiriel Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
The dress is so so beautiful!!! Oh if this would be produced I totally would buy it! Amazing work!
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Frills-Of-Justice Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your art and designs are amazing and origional! I wish Lolita brands would take some inspiration from you - because I'd love one of your dresses!
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DecembersDemon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
you made a dress with sunflowers.
your face should be on a coin somewhere.
:]]
mostly kidding about the coin thing, because that would be creepy. buuut sunflowers are fanfreakingtastic.
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intended-ice Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Cute! :) Love the movement as always~
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Seitou Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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Myrtu Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Student General Artist
This design is stunning. Really, I can't stop staring! 20s - 40s music is quite amazing, and so are designs! I'm really happy to know that this piece was based off of that. I would wear that. I would sooooo wear that. I wonder.... if I could make clothes (I can't, ah ha), would you give me permission to make this dress and wear it, just for myself? Of course, crediting you.
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Seitou Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D Yes, I don't mind if people want to make my clothing designs, just as long as they're not selling anything, lol.
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Myrtu Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh, yay! Thank you! If I make a dress based off of your beautiful designs, I'll show you. I promise I will not sell anything!
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shizaforn Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
its okay. I know how you feel. I actually need to find some good swing/jazz/blues music. lmao. and I need to learn to swing!

and you're right. there does need to be more veriaty and the '20s was such a great decade! :O I love the gangster style for guys and flapper style for the ladies. :P

also. very nice picture! :P
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