KAWAII GOTH OUTFIT: BANANA FISH GHOST DRESS, CUTE CAT SCARF & BUNNY PURSE.
La Carmina is in serious need of a kawaii intervention – and no, I’m not talking about the boy (who actually looks quite Marilyn Manson-esque in this photo. Only Jimi can pull off the no-pupils look without contacts or Photoshop.) These are outtakes from our visit to Christon, the Jesus-themed restaurant in Shibuya… you’ll have to wait until the book comes out to see the rest.
Back to the subject at hand: cute overload. I’ve become obsessed with clothes that look like adorable animals or anime denizens. It began with a black faux-fur scarf with a fox’s head attached, which I found at Shibuya 109 (aka Gal Heaven) but could not afford (it was around $210). Fortunately, I found a $20 substitute in a Shimokitazawa accessories shop. Can’t you picture Oscar Wilde making a late entrance at a party with a dead purple cat draped around his neck?
On the same trip to Shimokitazawa, I fell for this $70 Banana Fish one-piece dress. The store clerk explained that the “pockets” were entirely non-functional and represented this ghostly creature’s “flippers”; I immediately took out my credit card. The black bunny purse is a $20 find from Key Word in Odaiba. Rounding out the outfit: an old Muji top and black knee socks with diamond cut-outs.
It’s pretty clear that I need a kawaii intervention. I also need to wean myself from Excelsior Caffe’s soy lattes…. but they’re just so delicious!
I’m digging Banana Fish’s new Halloween-inspired collection. It appears that Basil Farrow is not the only cat in a top hat (do add him on Facebook if you haven’t already). John Entwistle (bassist of The Who) would appreciate the femur / tibula leggings.
I can’t get enough of the brand’s Monster Party print, which is used in a halter, puff skirt, and asymmetrical leggings. I’m tempted by the leggings in black and white… what do you think I should splurge on?
Tomorrow, you’ll see how I Goth-ed up the Banana Fish dress for Alamode Night with DJ Chihiro!