Nagomu appeals to me because I love to feel as young as I can be, younger than what my real age is and I also had a Japanese friend whose father was in the military coming to America for a year. I was lucky to have her in my class and we quickly became friends. We were juniors in high school, back in 1986 and she turned me on to the latest Japanese fashion, nagomu. I loved how innocent the look was and I dressed in it a lot when I was with her. The look has evolved into what is called lolita now, which is what today's young girls in Japan wear. It is frilly based and has a lot of lace and a doll look to it. Nagomu is more normal looking than what lolita is even though I have never seen a lolita in real life before, only in drawings and pictures I found using Google. At the age of 39, almost 40, I know I'm too old to be dressing in Nagomu even though I haven't dressed like that since I entered my 20s.