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Episode #53 Lolita Fashion NOW!
Also we got the special interview with Lolita legend, Misako Aoki. We ask Misako about the activities amongst Chinese Lolitas that are very hot right now!
This time’s Kawaii Reporter is from Russia. Kesniya Shigova reports the Lolita event “Gothic & Lolita Festival” that was held in Moscow. [UTC]
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Tea & Cake Christie Harajuku A café that specializes in teas. You can enjoy the tasty English style teas and cakes in this tranquil café. There are more than one hundred different types of teas.
*In the episode, it was introduced as one of the places that the Lolitas were holding a tea party. Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
bistro & café La ChouChou A bistro and a café that serve French cuisine and handmade sweets. The interior is like an old French home and offers dishes which attract ladies' tastes. It is like a secret hide-away for adults.
*In the episode, it was one of the places that the interview of Misako Aoki took place. Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Onishi building An old building that is five minutes of a walk from Shinjuku station. In the five story high building, there are shops that are popular amongst Lolitas, hair salons, a place that offers massages, and offices of different shops and companies. Sendagaya, Sibuya-ku, Tokyo
abilletage A corset shop that is close to Shinjuku station. Aside from the original designed corsets, you can find dresses and accessories. It is popular amongst Lolitas and Gothic Lolitas. There is a café inside the shop as well. Sendagaya, Sibuya-ku, Tokyo
Arcobaleno Magia A select shop that is close to Shinjuku station. They mainly offer Asian cyber style fashion and Japanese print designed Lolita clothes. You can enjoy layering styles by mixing different patterns and silhouettes. Sendagaya, Sibuya-ku, Tokyo
A STORY TOKYO SHINJUKU NEW SOUTH EXIT A select shop close to Shinjuku station which mainly handles accessories related to handmade clocks. There are many one of a kind items which are handmade by Japanese designers. The characteristic is its antique like design and is popular amongst steam punk fans. Sendagaya, Sibuya-ku, Tokyo
Nevermind the XU A select shop that is located in Ura-Hara (backstreets of Harajuku). Their fashion mainly uses black and white, and their punk-style fetish items that use metals and leathers are popular. They handle many Korean brands too. Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
OAKHOUSE A real estate that manages share houses, guest houses and apartments. They mainly introduce rooms that you can rent in the central area of Tokyo. The staff are multilingual that can speak Japanese, English, Korean, Chinese and French, many foreigners use their service too. Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
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Kyo Suenaga She is a DIY Consultant who makes fashionable interior decors using the things around us! Her room which was DIYed by herself has been featured on magazines and is gaining popularity from girls who love interior decors.
Kseniya Shigova Kseniya, a Lolita fan whom bases herself in St. Petersburg, Russia, reported us on the Lolita event “Gothic & Lolita Festival” that was held in Moscow. This event has been held annualy since 2010 and celebrated its seventh event this time. About 500 people participated.
Misako Aoki She is a Lolita fashion icon who is a model, nurse and president of Japan Lolita Association. She has been selected as a Kawaii Ambassador from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs back in 2009. Even now she is spreading the Kawaii culture to the world.
Kayi She is an editor of the Chinese Lolita fashion magazine “GIRLISM”. They pick up and report the latest information on Lolita brands in China and about Lolita culture in Japan.
Lady She is a host of Dolly girls’ tea party. She has been enjoying Lolita fashion for fourteen years and have started to host tea parties every month since six years ago. In a cozy café, the Lolita fans interact with each others.
Akiko Bundai She is a designer of the original Lolita brand, Vierge Vampur and is also an advertising director. All her Lolita clothes are handmade and the characteristics of her designs are fairytale-like but also a bit creepy. You can order them online.
bambi She is the owner of abilletage and designs original corsets.
Kou She is a shop manager of Arcobaleno Magia.
Rumiko Eguchi She is a company director which expands A STORY OF TOKYO.
She is a Kawaii Leader from Myanmar. To make her dreams of becoming a fashion designer in Japan come true, she came to Japan by herself in the Spring of 2016. Currently she commutes to a language school and is preparing to enter the fashion vocational school.
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Junko Motoyama She is a model and an artist. She showed us her colorful fashion which she chose her rollar skates to be the main focus of her styling.
Sakupan Vocational school student who studies clothing and accessories. He balanced out his style by incorporating slacks and leather shoes and created a simple yet Kawaii style.