I was wondering if anyone would be interested in trying out a fashion called "Uswidi". Its basically an afro-vintage fashion that draws inspiration from lolita, hime, and Janelle Monae. Like in this picture, all you have to do is take a piece of African fabric and tie it around a lolita dress, or wrap your hair with your dress.
Model: Monisha Holmes (sooo pretty! <3)
I also found these some pictures in Pride Magazine that's along the lines of what I'm talking about. It's a more complicated alternative, but these girls are wearing lolita looking dresses made out of African fabric. The look is a bit more mature than the traditional "lolita" look. The goal is to avoid looking like a child, but also to avoid looking sexy like the video vixen. Just as it's argued that lolita was a response to the ganguro, Uswidi is a response to the over-sexification of the African American female (mainly through hip hop caricatures like the video vixen or the ghetto girl).
I decided to make an apron for this style (you can find it in the "first lolita skirt topic"). I made a bustled skirt made out of African fabric too, but LJ is being a pain so its not letting me add it yet.