By Heather Ericson, EnStarz | May 04, 2012 11:34 AM EDT
The popular "Lolita" trend from Japan seems to be spreading around the world. Last month, Venus Palermo caught our attention as her online tutorials of "how to look like a doll" reached over 10 million views on Youtube. "Venus Angelic" Palermo was inspired by the craze for Japanese anime after a trip to the country - and started changing her looks to look like a living doll.
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As reported by the DailyMail, Venus said: "I was always like this, I liked to dress in frilly dresses and tie my hair in pigtails, then I discovered how and what I really want to be as a teenager. A lot of people like the look and I want to help them achieve it."
Now the aspiring craze with Lolita style has spread all the way to Mexico, where a group called Lolitas Paradise Club in Monterey have turned to the make up and attire of a doll. According to DailyMail, a member of the Lolitas Paradise club said : "The goal of Lolita is not to create a sexy image but rather to maintain a cute or elegant appeal. The intention of Lolita fashion is for women to wear what makes them feel beautiful and dress for their own happiness, not for the approval of the opposite sex."
24-year-old Ellie Frye told Jezebel that what they are doing is not to pander to pedophiles. "Pedophiles like little girls. They don't like grown women who happen to like dresses with cakes on them. I've never been hit on by a pedophile while in Lolita. We don't get into it because it is some sort of misplaced pedo complex or anything, and the objective isn't simply to emulate little girls, despite the name Lolita."
Along with Venus Palermo, a Ukranian model who has been dubbed the living barbie doll has also come under the spotlight. With some saying she is not real, and that she is a scammer, she is pictured in dozens of photos with perfect "Barbie" proportions. Nonetheless, the trend to look like a doll seems to be spreading around the world.
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