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Girls donning frilly tops, bell-shaped skirts, knee-high socks and rocking horse shoes appear in the photos of the Facebook page of the group "Lolitas Paradise." The group site is a meeting point for Mexican girls who are are interested in the fashion subculture of Gothic Lolitas which has made its way from Japan to Monterrey, in Northern Mexico.
At its very core, Gothic Lolita style is not about the sex appeal. It's about the clothes, the fashion and the way those