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 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
Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY10017