MARUIONE.JP & KERA MAGAZINE TO HOST STREET SNAP SESSIONS AT LA ANIME EXPO.
I’ve been corresponding with Patrick Macias, who has an awesome pop culture blog and is co-author of Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno. (I reviewed the book last year; it’s a colorful breakdown of the various Harajuku fashion tribes, including Lolita.) Patrick also oversees and contributes to MaruiOne’s LiveJ site, home to Kera’s street snaps of stylish Tokyo youths.
If you’re lucky enough to be in Los Angeles next week, you could soon spot yourself amidst these style mavens! Patrick gave me the head’s up: MaruiOne.jp and Kera Magazine are hosting a “Street Snap” event at the 2008 Anime Expo (AX). In addition to selling Gothic/Lolita/Punk clothing, photographers will be shooting stylish attendees. The best photos will appear on MaruiOne’s LiveJ and in an upcoming issue of Kera.
The “Marui bunch” (as Patrick puts it) will be manning a booth throughout the entire Anime Expo, but the Kera Snap sessions will only be held on:
† July 3: 3-5 PM
† July 4: 2-3PM, 4-5PM
† July 5: 2-3PM, 4-5PM
So put on your best bonnet, and don’t miss your chance to be on the same pages as Kana and Aya! For inspiration, here are some recent Kera Snaps. Goth muse Manamu (left) – who you may remember from the Absolut ads – rocks the Aristocrat look and carries an… intriguing… purse that she made herself. ( Out of roadkill, maybe? )
You may also recall my post about stylish couples who are captured repeatedly. Introducing another duo: Mitru (fashion student at Bunka Women’s University) and Asaki (Visual Kei/metal vocalist). They describe their relationship as “Princess and Prince” – and like me, they flutter around in feathered masks, pirate/military coats, and gossamer bell skirts.
I won’t be at the LA Expo, but I’ll be sure to keep up with the “Marui bunch” and post the best of the Kera snaps. Maybe I’ll find you in them!