MARUIONE.JP & KERA MAGAZINE TO HOST STREET SNAP SESSIONS AT LA ANIME EXPO.

Kera Magazine from Japan with punk, gothic lolita, Harajuku decora style. MaruiOne street snap event at Anime Expo 2008.

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

Kera Magazine street snaps from Marui One LiveJ. Manamu, gothic and sweet lolitas and aristocrat fashion.

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? )

Gothic Lolita street style snaps from Japan. Goth designer couple in military jackets, masks.

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!

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  • http://kagitsune.deviantart.com kagitsune

    How cool! I'm glad that Kera and other J-fashion mainstays are recognizing the great street fashion we have here in the states. I won't be at AX, either, but I wish much luck to the lolis and rockers who will be attending! ^^v

  • http://lacarmina.com Christiane

    Wow *__* The couple looks amazing! I love Mitru´s clothes <3

  • http://lacarmina.com shauku

    what? no more stage crashing ?? @o@

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  • http://kagitsune.deviantart.com kagitsune

    How cool! I’m glad that Kera and other J-fashion mainstays are recognizing the great street fashion we have here in the states. I won’t be at AX, either, but I wish much luck to the lolis and rockers who will be attending! ^^v

  • http://lacarmina.com Christiane

    Wow *__* The couple looks amazing! I love Mitru´s clothes <3

  • http://lacarmina.com shauku

    what? no more stage crashing ?? @o@

  • http://lacarmina.com Retro

    Fabulous styles I love the Dandy Kodona Look
    Keep up the Good work
    I Love your blog :)
    Cheers Georgies Gal xx

  • http://lacarmina.com Yueh

    Awesome!! *¬*

  • http://lacarmina.com Ian

    your site is great! The practical DIY was inspiring (I’m a hardcore DIY’er); great ideas.

    The Blowfish Cheese Ball video cracked me the hell up, too…LOL.

    Subscribed to your blog. Thanks again and hope you’re having a nice week. CHEERS!

    ~Ian

  • http://lacarmina.com Panda

    omg! i love it!!!<3

  • http://lacarmina.com Cassy

    I'll be there in lolita on friday!!

    I wonder if I'll be one of the lucky ones to be photographed…

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Exciting! I'm sure you'll catch their eye :)

  • http://lacarmina.com Cassy

    I’ll be there in lolita on friday!!

    I wonder if I’ll be one of the lucky ones to be photographed…

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Exciting! I’m sure you’ll catch their eye :)

  • http://lacarmina.com chaoticLady

    amasing^^

  • http://lacarmina.com chaoticLady

    amasing^^

  • http://lacarmina.com Laura

    Manamu rocks! Totally had the girl-crush on her a few years ago :x

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    UPDATE: the LA AnimeX snaps are posted at http://livej.maruione.jp/content/blogcategory/2

  • http://lacarmina.com Laura

    Manamu rocks! Totally had the girl-crush on her a few years ago :x

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    UPDATE: the LA AnimeX snaps are posted at http://livej.maruione.jp/content/blogcategory/28/46/lang,en/

  • http://lacarmina.com Laura

    Manamu rocks! Totally had the girl-crush on her a few years ago :x

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    UPDATE: the LA AnimeX snaps are posted at http://livej.maruione.jp/content/blogcategory/2