Lolita fashion is a Japanese street fashion that emulates Victorian modesty but still have that fashion flair. There are all types of styles including Gothic, Sweet, Classic, Punk and Boystyle. Though you don't have to stick with a specific style to be Lolita. It's all about thinking about the Lolita silhouette and then making it all your own.
If you're interested in learning more about Lolita fashion, here are some helpful links:
Lolita Fashion - A resource for all things Lolita including the basic anatomy of a Lolita outfit, the many styles debunking myths about Lolita
Lolita Handbook - So you want to try Lolita, but you want to do it right the first time. This is a resource full of hair and makeup tutorials, clothing care tips, and coordination ideas.
EGL - Have a question that you think only experienced Lolitas would know? EGL is the go-to online community for all things Lolita.
"A New Generation of Lolitas Make a Fashion Statement" - an article by the New York Times that includes New York Lolitas