Who among us hasn’t dreamed of being a lolita? We mean the fashion conscience kind of Lolita, not the…other kind. The frilly little dresses, the bonnets, the ridiculous platform shoes, and all the cake and tea you can get in your stomach! Sounds great, right? Except for the price tag—buying all of those frilly little dresses yourself will set you back a lot of money! Well, here’s your chance to try out being a lolita for a day without breaking the bank or selling a few organs!

lolita1Starting on August 23, Maison de Julietta, will be reopening their “lolita salon” in Harajuku, where patrons can dress up as lolitas and get glamor photos taken to show off to all of their friends! The event is called, fittingly enough, “Lolita in Summer Wonderland” and comes as the result of numerous requests to turn their limited salon (which was only open for three months) into a regular store.

Partnering with the legendary lolita chain, Baby, the Stars Shine Bright, kawaii ambassador Misako Aoki, the Gothic, Lolita, and Punk Club, and beauty salon, Dea by Noz, Maison de Julietta will offer a wide selection of dresses and accessories to choose from, in addition to providing hair and make-up services. The basic package, starting at 8,980 yen (about US$90), even includes some tea and cookies for you to nibble on while you wait!


There are around 30 outfits to choose from–most of them from Baby, the Stars Shine Bright and their sub-brand Alice and the Pirates.

Once they’ve gotten you all dolled up, it’s time to shoot some photos, which, for an extra fee, they will “improve” with some Photoshop magic. You can also bring a friend or two and get pictures taken together if you don’t mind sharing the spotlight. Photos will take about 10 days to arrive and are sent to you by email.

Of course, if you enjoy your photos, Maison de Julietta also has a store where you can take the plunge and get your own clothes and accessories. Be warned, though, they won’t come cheap!


The salon will start accepting reservations on August 12, but note that there’s no word on whether or not the staff speaks English. If you plan on having one of these lolita photoshoots, you’ll want to hurry since they became fully booked for an entire month in three hours last time. The first 50 people will also get a special present from Misako Aoki’s line of body sprays. However, members have priority, so you might want to get your membership now! You can sign up on their store website (Japanese only). An opening event is also planned for August 21 and 22.

Source: Maison de Julietta, My Navi News
Image sources: Maison de Julietta

▼A few more outfits you’ll be able to choose from.lolita7