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Out and About: Meet and Greet with Lolita Designers at Tokyo Rebel

Mistuba (left) and Masumi Kano (right)
With Otakon having taken up so much of my time, I barely had moments to enjoy myself (much less have time to eat). Which is why I was truly ecstatic when Tokyo Rebel announced they would be hosting a meet-and-greet session with designers Masumi Kano and Mitsuba on Monday, August 1st, 2011.

It was also a great opportunity for those who weren't able to make it to Otakon, and for people like me, who prefered a more intimate one-on-one sitting -- not to mention avoid hour long lines just for an autograph.

Tokyo Rebel asked those girls interested to RVSP ahead of time, with everyone going in groups of ten at a time so each person could have a few moments to speak with the designers. It was also beneficial to attendees to not feel claustrophobic with Tokyo Rebel being such a small store.

Girls were asked to arrive around 5-10 minutes ahead of time so as not to block the sidewalk from passerbys and the occassional dogwalker. There were girls who were local to the city, as well as a few as far as Connecticut just to see Kano-san and Mistuba. The wait time was about 10 minutes longer than expected, but it gave a chance for me to take a few snapshots of girls waiting.

Once my group was called, everyone formed a line for an autograph and then another for a photo-op. As soon as I was up, both designers smiled and giggled a bit since I had helped them out in Baltimore the day before. You were allowed to get one item and one postcard (of your choice), signed. Unfortunately the only pens were regular ink pens, and the autograph evidently rubbed off. The postcard was thankfully inside so no smudge there!

There was one last group photo with everyone, and after you were free to browse the store or leave. It seemed like everyone enjoyed themselves, and Tokyo Rebel accommodated latecomers by asking them to go in the last group

I do hope Tokyo Rebel continues events like these because it makes Lolita fashion more real seeing the people in person who wear Lolita and work in this particular fashion niche. In a way it also enforces one's love of Lolita to continue wearing it.

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