Steve Ruark, For The Baltimore Sun
May 24, 2013
Faith Tandoc, 20, didn't let a sudden drop in temperatures put a chill on her Lolita style. "It's a Japanese fashion style not to be confused with the novel," explained the Johns Hopkins University junior. The Charles Village resident came to the food truck gathering at Hampden's Castle at Keswick in a pink and cream sleeveless Innocent World dress that she got online, a white crocheted shrug from Kohl's, white scarf and white parasol she found on eBay, cream lace gloves she scored from taobao.com ("It's the Chinese eBay"), a lace purse from a Hampden vintage store and nude patent leather Cole Haan pumps from zappos.com. "There are different flavors of Lolita," she said. "This is the `classic' style. It has a Victorian rococo influence. You have the petticoat underneath the skirt to give it pouf."