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Go Bold

30 Jan

You can tell by my hair that I don’t like to be subtle in my appearance. This sometimes applies to the jewelry I wear as well. I like all kinds of jewelry, but occasionally, I want something that makes a statement. Fortunately, if you feel the same way, there are many artists out there that create such pieces. Prepare to be noticed!

Warrior Pagan Fae Woven  Wire Copper Necklace by WireMoon

Warrior Pagan Fae Woven Wire Copper Necklace by WireMoon

Raw Pyrite Four Finger Ring

Raw Pyrite Four Finger Ring

Super Space Tetris Man Nintendo Bib Necklace by MyCheekyCreations

Super Space Tetris Man Nintendo Bib Necklace by MyCheekyCreations

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The Kawaii Takeover

4 Apr
Cute in a Bottle by cutiiekagomee

Cute in a Bottle by cutiiekagomee

We all know ‘kawaii’ means ‘cute’ in Japanese. But it’s not just an adjective – it’s a style, a behavior, and a movement that easily translates to other cultures. Cuteness began to gain a foothold in Japan in the 70’s when teenage girls started writing with mechanical pencils in a large, round style, punctuating their words with cute pictures and shapes.

Sweet Lolita 2 by MikaValentine

Sweet Lolita 2 by MikaValentine

Magazines and advertisements began to adopt this style of writing, and now kawaii is replacing ‘traditional’ and ‘refined’ as the Japanese aesthetic. And according to Sebastian Masuda, owner of 6%DOKIDOKI (a kawaii shop in the Harajuku prefecture in Japan), “kawaii can save the world.” To celebrate this global takeover of cuteness, I’ve found some great examples of kawaii art, including paintings, crafts, and fashion.

Lolita is a fashion style started in Japan, based on Victorian and Rococo clothing. This photo by MikaValentine of a Sweet Lolita, is the epitome of kawaii.

Read on for more cute-overload!

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Japanese Fashion: The 5 Most Popular Styles in Japan

13 Oct

It’s no secret that anime and manga aren’t the only things from Japan that are taking the world by storm; Japanese fashion also has a dedicated and continually growing following.

While Japan is known for a wide variety of its distinct fashions, the following five are among the most popular.

Visual Kei: Elegant Darkness

Known for its androgynous look coupled with elegant make-up, opulent costumes, and elaborate hair styles, the Visual Kei style came out of a sub-culture of Japanese rock that has influences of glam rock, punk and metal.

Visual Kei can be little bit hard to explain to those that aren’t familiar with the Japanese music scene, but most people in the West would most likely classify it as a form of Goth fashion.

Unlike most Gothic fashion however, Visual Kei is fairly complicated and has many different and distinctive sub-fashions, some of which include Nagoya Kei and Oshare Kei.


Lolita Facet Stilet…

$27.20

The Skull and the S…

$30.00

Print. The GazettE.

$20.00

Victorian Gothic Va…

$20.00

Sabotage Star Ring …

$10.00

Blue Lace Mini Skir…

$34.00

Vampire Bite Teeths…

$3.00

Legion Gothic Unise…

$30.00

PurpBurp

$29.30

BE LOCKED-COLOR-ste…

$8.00

Blouse Calais, blac…

$89.00

Black Punk Necklace…

$8.00

Eyepatch Augenklapp…

$19.50

Cheshire Cat inspir…

$15.00

Screaming Blue Murd…

$10.00

Vinyl Grommet Fring…

$79.99

You can view this as a treasury on Etsy.

Decora: Colorful Chaos

Also known as Dekora or Decorer in Japan, Decora is a style that is known for its bright and bold styles that celebrate the playfulness of childhood. Continue reading

6 Ways to Dress in the Sweet Lolita Fashion Style of Japan

30 Jun

While some of you may have heard of the Lolita Goth style that has been a hit in Japan and has swept through the US in recent years, maybe you haven’t heard of its sweeter side, which is referred to as Sweet Lolita.

Reminiscent of the Victorian era mixed with everything from Alice in Wonderland to the current kawaii style of Japan, Sweet Lolita is a real treat—literally, as candy-themed accessories are a big part of the style.

So whether you’re looking to learn a little more about the style, or have been a long-time Sweet Lolita fan, feast your eyes on these handmade accessories that no Sweet Lolita could live without!

It’s All About the Dress


Sweet Lolita Cup Ca…

$50.00

Pretty Tea Party Cl…

$150.00

CUSTOM in Your Size…

$150.00

Rosemarian Flowerry…

$150.00

Sweet Strawberry Pi…

$60.00

Pettite Fours Cake …

$155.00

Lolita red dress

$55.00

Summer picnic tea p…

$130.00

Queen’s Candy J…

$240.00

Pink Princess Strip…

$30.00

Winter Garden Lolit…

$225.00

Cherry and Sprinkle…

$60.00

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