Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Vivienne Westwood Sample Sale 4/23 - 4/26!

If you haven't heard the news, Vivienne Westwood is landing in New York City later this year.  That means you can see all the orb jewelry, heart bags, and infamous rocking horse shoes (I hope) in-person.

But if you can't wait you can't always pre-game at the sample sale this Thursday, April 23 to Sunday, April 26.  From my experience stock tends to get updated every day.   

Vivienne Westwood Sample Sale
April 23 - April 26, 2015
20 West 23rd St
New York, NY 10018

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Support Sebastian Masuda's Time After Time Capsule Event 5/3!

Preview of capsule from Instagram
Sebastian Masuda announced last month at his lecture at Japan Society that he will be bringing his Time After Time Capsule project to New York City!  This time it's the iconic Hello Kitty (see above). There's going to a big event where you can make your own kawaii memory to put into the capsule.

Eventually this will be part of a bigger project to be showcased at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Currently their holding a Kickstarter to help promote this event - an $80 pledge will get you a ticket to an exclusive VIP event later that night!

Time After Time Capsule - New York City
May 3rd, 2015
Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza
47th Street on 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10017

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Street Snaps: Anime Boston 2015

Stephanie, a new teammate, went to Anime Boston to check out some of the cute fashions.  I'm not great and trendspotting, but the Classic Lolita style was really prominent this year.  What do you think?

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, April 6, 2015

Street Snaps: Kawaii Meets Art and Fashion at Japan Society

Sketch of the Time After Time capsule art project for New York City.  Will debut later this year.
Last month, I went see Sebastian Masuda spoke on his artistic journey as well as the history and "real" meaning of Harajuku fashion at Japan Society.  Often people who are not familiar with Japanese pop culture think that "Harajuku fashion" is a definitive style of dress, similar to the silhouette of Lolita fashion.  Masuda says this is not the case but rather it is more about self-expression - so each person that has been captured in Fruits and Kera is expressing their style than a group style.

He also announced later this year he will be debuting another "time capsule" art project in New York City like he did at Art Basel Miami sometime in May.

Check out all the fashionably kawaii people I saw that night!