|Mistuba (left) and Masumi Kano (right)|
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.
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.
Tokyo Rebel takes Designers out on the town.