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VIVIENNE WESTWOOD & SEXY DYNAMITE LONDON: PUNK LOLITA SHOPPING, ORB LOGO.

Sexy dynamite queen, vintage Vivienne Westwood clothing store in Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan. Punk Lolita fashion, alternative street style.

God Save the Queen! We mean it, man! Sexy Dynamite London decided that Vivienne Westwood’s designs needed to be preserved for punk posterity. The Japanese and London brands squat together in Harajuku, in a store that combines SDL’s latest and Westwood’s greatest.

Sexy dynamite queen, vintage Vivienne Westwood clothing store in Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan. Union Jack painting or wall mural on storefront. Punk Lolita fashion, alternative street style.

I wasn’t able to take sneaky photos inside the museum-shop, but you can see pictures in this previous post about Sexy Dynamite Queen. Both locations of Closet Child also carry secondhand Vivienne Westwood clothing, including furry skirts from the 70s and the original rocking horse shoes that Lolitas love.

Vivienne Westwood logo, orb design. Vintage Vivienne Westwood punk rings, purse, silver crystal necklace.

Vivienne Westwood’s label logo is one of my personal favorites. The orb reflects that of the British Crown Jewels, while the planetary ring gives it a bit of a punk twist. The designer has always used a lot of tweeds and tartans, hence the nod to Harris Tweed’s signature logo

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26 Comments

  1. Black Bitten Nibblets
    Posted November 26, 2008 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    I'm glad Westwood has her admirers in japan, I watch her collections on runways and I admire her too, people don't give her enough credit for the lovely collections she has…

    like always KUDOS ALL YEAR ROUND!

  2. lacarmina
    Posted November 26, 2008 at 7:49 am | Permalink

    She is huge in Tokyo among the Goth/loli/punks! And well deservingly so :)

  3. Black Bitten Nibblets
    Posted November 26, 2008 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    I’m glad Westwood has her admirers in japan, I watch her collections on runways and I admire her too, people don’t give her enough credit for the lovely collections she has…

    like always KUDOS ALL YEAR ROUND!

    • lacarmina
      Posted November 26, 2008 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

      She is huge in Tokyo among the Goth/loli/punks! And well deservingly so :)

  4. MaiMaz
    Posted November 26, 2008 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    I love Vivienne Westwood's collections… must buy something from her collestions sometime soon *-*

  5. MaiMaz
    Posted November 26, 2008 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    collections*

  6. LiTtLe_MiSs_PsYcHo
    Posted November 26, 2008 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    AW!
    I love that necklouse and bag!!!
    ^_^

  7. MaiMaz
    Posted November 27, 2008 at 5:06 am | Permalink

    I love Vivienne Westwood’s collections… must buy something from her collestions sometime soon *-*

    • MaiMaz
      Posted November 27, 2008 at 5:07 am | Permalink

      collections*

  8. LiTtLe_MiSs_PsYcHo
    Posted November 27, 2008 at 6:26 am | Permalink

    AW!
    I love that necklouse and bag!!!
    ^_^

  9. lux lux
    Posted November 27, 2008 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    oi! im a sometime lolita-wearer and fellow blogger (i particularly like the craft and DIY entries!). as an english lit student (im irish, but studying in the UK) im always particularly inspired by the way you talk about fashion and pop culture with a sense of fun, but also a beautifully considered style. you always know when to take fashion seriously, while still preserving the humour and irreverence of japanese street style.

    so i was surprised when i checked out the news on the Guardian online today, to find this somewhat familiar article:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2008/nov/27/to

    i suppose its an intriguing and (kind of) well-known topic, and can only bring more publicity should you want to publish your book in Europe (which you absolutely MUST!!).still, hope the guy didnt plagiarise, and he should have at least linked to your page!

    anyways, just thought id let ya know about it. keep up the fabulously morbidly fashionable work, and cant wait to read more:)

  10. lacarmina
    Posted November 27, 2008 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    Hi there,
    Thanks for your kind comments and for forwarding me the article! Rest assured that while my book covers most of the same places (and a dozen more), the writing is… not what you'd expect. It's as wild and crazy as the restaurants themselves. There is dialogue. Twisted fairy tales. Cross-dressing, disguises, cute Visual Kei boys, surprises! I'm sure you'll get a laugh out of it – it's not merely description and restaurant review, oh no :)

    The book will be published in Europe – it's distributed by Thames and Hudson. Again, thanks for passing the article along!

  11. lux lux
    Posted November 27, 2008 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    oi! im a sometime lolita-wearer and fellow blogger (i particularly like the craft and DIY entries!). as an english lit student (im irish, but studying in the UK) im always particularly inspired by the way you talk about fashion and pop culture with a sense of fun, but also a beautifully considered style. you always know when to take fashion seriously, while still preserving the humour and irreverence of japanese street style.

    so i was surprised when i checked out the news on the Guardian online today, to find this somewhat familiar article:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2008/nov/27/tokyo-theme-restaurants-japan-food?page=all

    i suppose its an intriguing and (kind of) well-known topic, and can only bring more publicity should you want to publish your book in Europe (which you absolutely MUST!!).still, hope the guy didnt plagiarise, and he should have at least linked to your page!

    anyways, just thought id let ya know about it. keep up the fabulously morbidly fashionable work, and cant wait to read more:)

    • lacarmina
      Posted November 27, 2008 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

      Hi there,
      Thanks for your kind comments and for forwarding me the article! Rest assured that while my book covers most of the same places (and a dozen more), the writing is… not what you’d expect. It’s as wild and crazy as the restaurants themselves. There is dialogue. Twisted fairy tales. Cross-dressing, disguises, cute Visual Kei boys, surprises! I’m sure you’ll get a laugh out of it – it’s not merely description and restaurant review, oh no :)

      The book will be published in Europe – it’s distributed by Thames and Hudson. Again, thanks for passing the article along!

  12. syam
    Posted May 3, 2009 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    sy sgt mnat brand punk..i love punk..

  13. syam
    Posted May 3, 2009 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    i love sexy dynamite & vivienne westwood..i love brand was support punk..tq all

  14. syam
    Posted May 3, 2009 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    please tell me what is punk???who's brand was support punk???please help me..i want to know…

  15. pawie
    Posted May 3, 2009 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    sy pawie…sy nk jpa vivienne westwood

  16. syam
    Posted May 4, 2009 at 1:42 am | Permalink

    sy sgt mnat brand punk..i love punk..

  17. syam
    Posted May 4, 2009 at 1:43 am | Permalink

    i love sexy dynamite & vivienne westwood..i love brand was support punk..tq all

  18. syam
    Posted May 4, 2009 at 1:45 am | Permalink

    please tell me what is punk???who’s brand was support punk???please help me..i want to know…

  19. pawie
    Posted May 4, 2009 at 1:47 am | Permalink

    sy pawie…sy nk jpa vivienne westwood

  20. syam
    Posted May 4, 2009 at 1:42 am | Permalink

    sy sgt mnat brand punk..i love punk..

  21. syam
    Posted May 4, 2009 at 1:43 am | Permalink

    i love sexy dynamite & vivienne westwood..i love brand was support punk..tq all

  22. syam
    Posted May 4, 2009 at 1:45 am | Permalink

    please tell me what is punk???who's brand was support punk???please help me..i want to know…

  23. pawie
    Posted May 4, 2009 at 1:47 am | Permalink

    sy pawie…sy nk jpa vivienne westwood