Thursday, September 11, 2014

Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe 9/10 - 2/15


Walking in high heels takes practice - some could say it literally is an art form.  So it is no wonder the Brooklyn Museum opened the long awaited exhibit on the history of the high heel.

Killer Heels: the Art of the High-Heeled Shoes explores the symbolism of the shoe and features shoes from sixteenth century Italy to present day.  This exhibit will be on display from September 10th, 2014 to February 15th, 2015.  Check out shoes designed by Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Alexander McQueen, and Vivienne Westwood.

Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoes
September 10th, 2014 - February 15th, 2015
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Street Snaps: Secret Rose Boudoir Tea Party


Last month, I had the opportunity to attend a grand tea party in Baltimore hosted by the lady behind Moss Marchen. Held in the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Baltimore, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to meet some 90+ fans of Lolita fashion.  While Otakon was occurring that same weekend, a good portion of people had attended just for this event alone!

It was certainly a grand affair which everyone pulled out all the stops when it came to their coordinates. I was very impressed, overwhelmed and blown away by the entire well-dressed crowd.

Note: As always, please credit me if you decide to use these photos elsewhere. And if you see your photo and would like it taken down, please let me know!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Street Snaps: ConnectiCon 2014


ConnectiCon is the main convention for Connecticut Lolitas to attend. And where there are Lolitas, I must attend!  It's a small group but it's growing.  I saw familiar faces and saw how they've grown into their own individual style. But I also saw people take "cosplay" and make it more like fashion.   

Note: As always, please credit me if you decide to use these photos elsewhere. And if you see your photo and would like it taken down, please let me know!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Street Snaps - Tokyo Rebel/Baby, the Stars Shine Bright NYC Store Opening!


It was a momentous day on Saturday, July 19th.  Tokyo Rebel and Baby, the Stars Shine Bright opened its doors for business, attracting Lolitas and Japanese fashion lovers (and awe struck passerbys) far and wide (some as far as Canada!).

I managed to take a few girls in line who wanted to dress their best for the special occasion.

Note: As always, please credit me if you decide to use these photos elsewhere. And if you see your photo and would like it taken down, please let me know!


Monday, July 28, 2014

Cupcake of the Week: Sweet Buttons Desserts

Cherry Blossom and Lychee Panna Cotta, Orange Creamsicle, and Chocolate Mousse
Stopped by this place after a quick shopping trip to the Lower East Side.  Sweet Buttons Dessert is really cute and purple, and their cute chalkboard menu attracted me the most.  Their cupcakes are alot like Baked by Melissa but with a more gourmet taste -- especially with flavors like Chocolate Nutella, Pistachio, and Lemon Curd.  They also had seasonal ones like Firecracker and Orange Creamsicle.

I chose an Orange Creamsicle, which was a vanilla cake with orange marmalade filling and an orange slice on top!  It was quickly devoured and tried not to buy another.  Though at $1.50 it is definitely a treat worth indulging.

In addition to cupcakes they had single serving dessert cups and tarts!  If you are in the area, it's definitely a place to check out and grab a bite (or 6).

Sweet Buttons Desserts
 84 Rivington Street
 New York, NY 10002
 (212) 253-8484

Friday, July 25, 2014

Weekend Getaway at Connecticon 2014


Having been to bigger cons like New York Comic Con and Otakon, it makes me appreciate the quaint smaller cons.  With larger events you have to really plan out your day, while smaller events you have the choice of going or not going -- and it's not a great disappointment if you are not able to go you will be able to find something else to do.  In addition, I'm able to see the small con grow bigger.

This is why I'm growing to love Connecticon.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Baby the Stars Shine Bright/Toko Rebel Opening July 19th!




I'm sure readers and Lolitas across the East Coast have been overwhelming ecstatic about the news of Tokyo Rebel joining forces with Baby, the Stars Shine Bright and opening a store in New York City on July 19th.

Today the new website announced their location: 158 Allen Street!  Located in the Lower East Side, it will fit right in with all the vintage shops and great eateries around the area.

Will you be there?

Monday, June 23, 2014

Cupcake of the Week - Betsey Johnson


Been on a no-cupcake diet lately.  I'm off it now and have been staring at this leopard print cupcake purse by Betsey Johnson.  Would go great with any Punk Lolita outfit, don't you think?

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sebastian Masuda's "Colorful Rebellion" Exhibition 2/27 - 3/29


Sebastian Masuda visited New York City last year, with prospects of doing a future exhibition.  That exhibition is called "Colorful Rebellion - Seventh Nightmare."  This will be his New York debut into the city's art scene, which will certainly be a treat and definitely attract anyone interested in Japanese pop culture.  There is not much else revealed about his art exhibition other than the theme being the "2 Deadly Sins of Sebastian Masuda," but it will be bright, colorful, and just plain bizarre.

From February 27 to March 29 you will be able to visit the artwork created by the same person behind 6%DokiDoki (which has an online shop now).  You'll not only get to see his artwork in person, but see the man himself, Sebastian Masuda.  According to a TokyoFashion, he'll also be holding special performances from March 3rd - March 6th, where his alter ego will appear.

Keep track via the gallery's website or on Sebastian Masuda's official Facebook page for behind the scene pictures and more.

Colorful Rebellion - Seventh Nightmare
Kianga Ellis Projects
516 West 25th Street
Studio 306B
New York, NY

Monday, February 3, 2014

Cupcake of the Week: Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma Puzzles

These 3D kumukumu puzzles have caught my eye after my husband linked me to a macaron one.  I did some more digging and found a ones of all different sizes and characters - including these adorable Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma cupcake puzzles. I love puzzles but no longer have the time or space, but these 3D ones are great to show off once your done.

They can be found on YesAsia.com or HobbyLink Japan.  What do you think?

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Lolita Fashion: Costume or Culture 2/5

Misako at Tokyo Rebel in 2010
With a rapid growing community, Lolita fashion has become a popular topic. As such it's important to bring to light the often misconceptions associated this Japanese fashion.  That it is not a costume, but a fashion.  However there is also a continual debate of whether it is a "lifestyle;" by adopting the fashion does one then adopt characteristics associated with "Lolita" fashion to be a true Lolita?

"Lolita Fashion: Costume or Culture" is become a popular event for the community, not only because of the topic but their speakers.  Japan Society has invited Misako Aoki, the former Kawaii Ambassador and founder of the Japan Lolita Association will be speaking about her thoughts on this debate of fashion versus culture.

She will be accompanied by two famous Lolita bloggers: Caro from FYeah Lolita and Christina from Ramble Rori. The lecture will be moderated by Gwyinn Galitzer.  Both ladies have dedicated themselves to dispelling myths and bringing insight to anyone interested on what Lolita fashion is really about.

There will be a small meet and greet wine reception after the lecture, so dress your best and learn what your fellow fashion enthusiasts have to say! As well as get an opportunity to meet a lot of well-dressed attendees and find out what Lolita fashion is really all about.

Lolita Fashion: Costume or Culture
February 5th, 2014
6:30PM
Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY10017

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