KAWAII GOTH OUTFIT: BANANA FISH GHOST DRESS, CUTE CAT SCARF & BUNNY PURSE.

Goth couple, Marilyn Manson long emo hair and white pupils, gothic spooky and scary Halloween contact lenses.

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.

Cute cat scarf from Japan, purple furry scarf with animal head, Hello Kitty character. Weird and crazy scarf from Tokyo.

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.

Excelsior Caffe in Shibuya, Tokyo Japan. Coffee shop with soy lattes. Bunny as head, purse on girl with funny cute Japanese street fashion dress.

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!

Cat with top hat on shirt design. Banana Fish clothing line, shopping with cool bone print leggings, goth magic cat top.

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.

Monster Party print from Asian fashion label Banana Fish. cute electro leggings, different print on legs. Designer cool weird leggings and tights from Japan.

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!

  • NT

    I love the skeleton leggings and the shoes she sports are very smart too!
    perfect for a death-disco look on the dance floor!

  • http://kagitsune.livejournal.com kagitsune

    An American seller actually sells “bones” leggings made in Japan. Check out:
    http://www.sockdreams.com/_shop/pages/socks_det
    http://www.sockdreams.com/_shop/pages/socks_det
    http://www.sockdreams.com/_shop/pages/socks_det

    And I can't wait to see how the ghost dress goes from Kawaii to Creepy in a single night! ^^v

  • Emma

    I wanna hang out with Jimi of Man Heaven too!

    I love your dress by the way, it's really cute ^^
    So is Basil, I added him on Facebook now so his cuteness will be spread all the way to Denmark! Maybe we will make a Basil Farrow Lego toy someday.

  • NT

    I love the skeleton leggings and the shoes she sports are very smart too!
    perfect for a death-disco look on the dance floor!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      I love looking at the giant space-age sneakers in Japan!

  • http://desideriasadventuresinwonderland.blogspot.com/ Desideria

    The cat is supercute! Haha, I can really picture Oscar Wilde wearing that in a very nonchalant way… as if he did not have a purple cat around his neck.

    And the dress ghost's flippers. I wish I had a dress like that. :D

  • Asta

    I want that little bag!

  • http://kagitsune.livejournal.com kagitsune

    An American seller actually sells “bones” leggings made in Japan. Check out:
    http://www.sockdreams.com/_shop/pages/socks_detail_ProductID_1028.php
    http://www.sockdreams.com/_shop/pages/socks_detail_ProductID_1266.php
    http://www.sockdreams.com/_shop/pages/socks_detail_ProductID_1263.php

    And I can’t wait to see how the ghost dress goes from Kawaii to Creepy in a single night! ^^v

  • Emma

    I wanna hang out with Jimi of Man Heaven too!

    I love your dress by the way, it’s really cute ^^
    So is Basil, I added him on Facebook now so his cuteness will be spread all the way to Denmark! Maybe we will make a Basil Farrow Lego toy someday.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      The Lego-verse isn’t complete without Basil Farrow in it!

  • Naka

    I designed a bag in a shape of a bunny for my textiles ,thinking it would be original :o
    T.T

    your hair loks very nice tied up and ive seen scarves like that on a site

    http://www.shrinkingvioletonline.co.uk///local-

    its no where as cute as the urs ^^

    hope ur having a good time

  • Angie

    Ohhh, I say get the dress! It's more versatile, because by covering it up you make it seem like a skirt.

  • http://desideriasadventuresinwonderland.blogspot.com/ Desideria

    The cat is supercute! Haha, I can really picture Oscar Wilde wearing that in a very nonchalant way… as if he did not have a purple cat around his neck.

    And the dress ghost’s flippers. I wish I had a dress like that. :D

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      I can picture an uptight old lady wagging her finger at him: “Oscar, how morbid! A dead cat!” He’d say: “Look around you, my dear. This cat is the liveliest puss at this party!”

  • Asta

    I want that little bag!

  • http://nakasnet.blogspot.com/ Naka

    I designed a bag in a shape of a bunny for my textiles ,thinking it would be original :o
    T.T

    your hair loks very nice tied up and ive seen scarves like that on a site

    http://www.shrinkingvioletonline.co.uk///local-images/catalogue-categories/12056_image.jpg

    its no where as cute as the urs ^^

    hope ur having a good time

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Thanks for sharing that link to the scarf! That’s why I love my readers ;)

      I’m having a wild and crazy time here! Tonight, I’m shooting the Alice in Wonderland cafe…

  • Angie

    Ohhh, I say get the dress! It’s more versatile, because by covering it up you make it seem like a skirt.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/nekokan Yuki Nekomiya

    BANANA FISH is one of my favorite alternative labels ♥
    The clothes there are so wild and crazy!

    I love that one piece! It suits you very well.

  • christiane

    Awwww~ you look great! ^___^

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    I love looking at the giant space-age sneakers in Japan!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Thank you! Let's go shopping there.

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Thanks for sharing that link to the scarf! That's why I love my readers ;)

    I'm having a wild and crazy time here! Tonight, I'm shooting the Alice in Wonderland cafe…

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    I can picture an uptight old lady wagging her finger at him: “Oscar, how morbid! A dead cat!” He'd say: “Look around you, my dear. This cat is the liveliest puss at this party!”

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    The Lego-verse isn't complete without Basil Farrow in it!

  • http://profile.myspace.com/nekokan Yuki Nekomiya

    BANANA FISH is one of my favorite alternative labels ♥
    The clothes there are so wild and crazy!

    I love that one piece! It suits you very well.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Thank you! Let’s go shopping there.

  • christiane

    Awwww~ you look great! ^___^

  • Thomas

    With a title like “Banana fish ghost dress” who would not investigate to see what this was about. Everything was adorable as usual!

  • Thomas

    With a title like “Banana fish ghost dress” who would not investigate to see what this was about. Everything was adorable as usual!

  • banansa

    <3 i love the purse and the picture of you holding it up in front of your face. too cute.

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Thanks! Sweet bandanna photo… I've been dabbling in the same!

  • banansa

    <3 i love the purse and the picture of you holding it up in front of your face. too cute.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Thanks! Sweet bandanna photo… I’ve been dabbling in the same!

  • http://zelda-86.spaces.live.com Zelda

    How long will you stay in Japan?

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    At least until the end of November. :)

  • http://zelda-86.spaces.live.com Zelda

    How long will you stay in Japan?

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      At least until the end of November. :)

  • Lollie

    That cat scarf is beyond words adorable!

  • Louise

    I love the purple cat scarf!!

  • Lollie

    That cat scarf is beyond words adorable!

  • Louise

    I love the purple cat scarf!!

  • muffins

    i love the clothing choices i think you may enjoy pawstar.com (though you have probably already heard of them and maybe im wrong alltogether but yeah just a asugestion)

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Cute – thanks for the rec!

  • muffins

    i love the clothing choices i think you may enjoy pawstar.com (though you have probably already heard of them and maybe im wrong alltogether but yeah just a asugestion)

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Cute – thanks for the rec!

  • http://www.myspace.com/demonic_vampyre LiTtLe_MiSs_PsYcHo

    I LOVE THAT SCARF!!!!!!!

  • bogardo's way

    love the dark cat

  • http://stylebubble.typepad.com susie_bubble

    That cat scarf is superb!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Thanks, babe! Have you ever been to Tokyo? Like you, I make frequent trips to Hong Kong because of family… now I don't know which city I prefer for shopping!

  • Jenni Moon

    ihiii BRILLIANT! 8D

  • http://www.myspace.com/demonic_vampyre LiTtLe_MiSs_PsYcHo

    I LOVE THAT SCARF!!!!!!!

  • bogardo’s way

    love the dark cat

  • http://stylebubble.typepad.com susie_bubble

    That cat scarf is superb!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Thanks, babe! Have you ever been to Tokyo? Like you, I make frequent trips to Hong Kong because of family… now I don’t know which city I prefer for shopping!

  • Jenni Moon

    ihiii BRILLIANT! 8D

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    UPDATE: I saw the cat scarf in the Harajuku Banana Fish shop! Strange… it was a no-name in the Shimokitazawa shop… I also saw the bunny purse in a Takeshita Doori (Harajuku) cute accessories boutique, but priced higher at $40.

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    UPDATE: I saw the cat scarf in the Harajuku Banana Fish shop! Strange… it was a no-name in the Shimokitazawa shop… I also saw the bunny purse in a Takeshita Doori (Harajuku) cute accessories boutique, but priced higher at $40.

  • http://socalfashionupdates.blogspot.com/ Kitty Jae

    Kitty scarfs waay cool. I know a nice trendy scarf that has the gothy cute look perfect too. Its being featured on a friends blog and maybe youd all think it fits too. Its the Tolani silk and linen flowered scarf. check it out and let me know if you think its fits the kawaii goth look. at —- http://socalfashionupdates.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    That's a cute scarf! I like to think that you can incorporate any piece into any look – it's all about creativity :)

  • http://socalfashionupdates.blogspot.com/ Kitty Jae

    Kitty scarfs waay cool. I know a nice trendy scarf that has the gothy cute look perfect too. Its being featured on a friends blog and maybe youd all think it fits too. Its the Tolani silk and linen flowered scarf. check it out and let me know if you think its fits the kawaii goth look. at —- http://socalfashionupdates.blogspot.com/

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      That’s a cute scarf! I like to think that you can incorporate any piece into any look – it’s all about creativity :)

  • Cars

    Where do i find Banana Fish fashion?

  • Cars

    Where do i find Banana Fish fashion?

  • Cars

    Where do i find Banana Fish fashion?

  • ht!

    oh my, that bananafish ghost dress is absolutely adorable.
    i went there two years ago when i went to japan and got a snow white shirt and one that said “metal death banana” ahah, except combined, they were like $100..

    but yeah… i really love that halloween line and now i'm determined to find and buy that halter top with the print and the ghost dress D:

    any suggestions?
    you look super cute in it :)

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    It's hard to find Banana Fish online… however, they sell BF in Hong Kong and other countries. Maybe try auction sites in HK and Japan?

  • ht!

    oh my, that bananafish ghost dress is absolutely adorable.
    i went there two years ago when i went to japan and got a snow white shirt and one that said “metal death banana” ahah, except combined, they were like $100..

    but yeah… i really love that halloween line and now i’m determined to find and buy that halter top with the print and the ghost dress D:

    any suggestions?
    you look super cute in it :)

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      It’s hard to find Banana Fish online… however, they sell BF in Hong Kong and other countries. Maybe try auction sites in HK and Japan?

  • shichi

    Is that…Jimi in the top right picture?

  • http://www.theothereast.net shichi

    Is that…Jimi in the top right picture?

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      hhaha yeah, there are a lot of photos of him on this site! Search for Carmina Laverite.

      • http://www.theothereast.net shichi

        Oh dear, it says Jimi in the paragraph under it. Now I feel foolish >.>

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    hhaha yeah, there are a lot of photos of him on this site! Search for Carmina Laverite.

  • shichi

    Oh dear, it says Jimi in the paragraph under it. Now I feel foolish >.>

  • ovjane

    Omigosh!!! Where can i get Banana fish clothes in america? please email back if you have an answer! That is the cutest dress I have ever seen!

  • Anonymous

    Omigosh!!! Where can i get Banana fish clothes in america? please email back if you have an answer! That is the cutest dress I have ever seen!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Alas, the brand is not sold here…

      • Anonymous

        But are there any online second hand stores (like ebay) that have them? Or any other good Loligoth clothes…then again this is more like lolipunk…O.o hmmmm…well….yeah…or do you know of any good lookalikes? also…where can I get Double deckers in america? or can i?

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Alas, the brand is not sold here…

  • ovjane

    But are there any online second hand stores (like ebay) that have them? Or any other good Loligoth clothes…then again this is more like lolipunk…O.o hmmmm…well….yeah…or do you know of any good lookalikes? also…where can I get Double deckers in america? or can i?

  • http://www.myspace.com/teriyaki_muffin Saira

    I just wanted to let you know that the link to this store on the punk lolita list it`s wrong. It takes you to Banana Fish, the baby accesories store. It takes you to http://www.bananafishinc.com/, and it should be http://www.banana-f.net/

    PS. I love your blog.

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Thank you so much for telling me! I appreciate it and will fix it right away :)

  • http://www.myspace.com/teriyaki_muffin Saira

    I just wanted to let you know that the link to this store on the punk lolita list it`s wrong. It takes you to Banana Fish, the baby accesories store. It takes you to http://www.bananafishinc.com/, and it should be http://www.banana-f.net/

    PS. I love your blog.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Thank you so much for telling me! I appreciate it and will fix it right away :)

  • http://www.myspace.com/teriyaki_muffin Saira

    I just wanted to let you know that the link to this store on the punk lolita list it`s wrong. It takes you to Banana Fish, the baby accesories store. It takes you to http://www.bananafishinc.com/, and it should be http://www.banana-f.net/

    PS. I love your blog.

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    Thank you so much for telling me! I appreciate it and will fix it right away :)