SAYONARA TOKYO: EGL GOTHIC LOLITA STORE FLYERS, VISUAL KEI CONCERT POSTERS.
Phew – I don’t think I’ve stopped to breathe in the last two months. Alas, my writing workload is looming and I must say sayonara to Tokyo… for now. I’ll be back soon, there’s no doubt!
I accumulated a million flyers during my stay, and they’re a pretty good visual snapshot of the current Gothic Lolita / J-Goth / Visual Kei scene. Above, you can see bits and pieces from the Marui Individual Fashion Expo, Alamode Market, and various Japanese Lolita fashion brands.
Most of these handouts came with the Marui fashion show gift bag. I included cards and tags from Listen Flavor, Artherapie, Angelic Pretty, Sex Pot Revenge, Atelier Pierrot, Algonquins, and Sexy Dynamite London.
I saw Jimi (aka Man Heaven) perform twice with his band Laverite at Urawa Narciss. Here are some of the other Visual Kei band posters that I picked up at his concerts. There’s a memento from the Becca showcase on the left.
Ah, I will miss J-rock hair and disappearing noses!
I went to Gothic club nights up to three times a week, and was hugely inspired by the music and fashion. You may recall my reports from Tokyo Decadance, Midnight Mess, Alamode Night, Tokyo Dark Castle and more.
So what’s next for the blog? I’ve only posted a fraction of my store photos, so you can look forward to inside peeks at Closet Child, Milk, Sexy Dynamite London, Sex Pot Revenge, and more (which I’ll tie into a Lolita shopping and nightlife guide). I’ll be going on a DIY clothing binge: parasols, anyone? Finally, I’ll be in Los Angeles in early December… massive adventures are in the works, I promise!