This fun article on Gothic and Lolita fashion was gearing up to follow Sunday Style Section Formulae—women sport Tokyopop-meets-Nabokov fashion statement, Gwen Stefani busts it out on MTV, cool kids recoil in horror as freakishness turns mainstream. But something bizarrely sunny happens at the end:
…some fans are warming to the idea that the trend is not solely theirs anymore.
"We should all be flattered that the style is reaching mainstream," read one recent post online. "Fashion is a free right."
Also, Ms. Lam pointed out, the more mainstream the look becomes, the more available the clothes will be, and more affordable, too.