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HIME GYARU PRINCESS KEI, JESUS DIAMANTE SHOES. KEWPIE, BLYTHE, BALL-JOINTED DOLLS IN SHINJUKU YOUNG WOMEN'S DEPARTMENT STORE, MARUI ONE 0101.


Jesus Diamante shoes, hime gyaru, princess kei fashion in Tokyo Japan. Paris Hilton bow and lace high heels, heiress designer fashion in Shinjuku young women's department store, shopping center Marui One 0101.

On the kawaii-kowai scale (cute to scary), I’d place hime gyaru, aka princess kei fashion, near the latter end… The exploding-silk-flower dresses and Valley of the Dolls hairdos aren’t exactly my speed. But the shoes – oh, the shoes! A five-year-old girl’s stacked bows and pink lace fantasy, on top of a three-inch heel. Hidoi meets sugoi: hideous and awesome. Same goes for the heart-shaped and giant bow purses (which I compared with Lolita ones in this post).

Jesus Diamante dresses, Rococo shoes, hime gyaru, princess kei fashion in Tokyo Japan. Paris Hilton bow and lace high heels, heiress designer fashion in Shinjuku young women's department store, shopping center Marui One 0101.

We’ve ascended to the fourth floor of the new 0101 Marui One shopping center in Shinjuku. The Jesus Diamante shopgirls style themselves like cartoon Stepford Wives and hover closely as you browse. Let’s just say that I didn’t spend too much time in this boutique.

Blythe and kewpie dolls in Japan, ball jointed dolls, bjd, shop for kawaii toys and dollfies at Tokyo shopping center Marui One 0101.

The center section displays and sells dolls. Blythe, Kewpies, Dollfies… I don’t really know. I was more interested in the handmade and screenprinted stuffed toys.

Rare, collectors items, Blythe and kewpie dolls in Japan, ball jointed dolls, bjd, shop for kawaii toys and dollfies at Tokyo shopping center Marui One 0101, department store window display Shinjuku boutiques.

I’ve never been a doll person, so I don’t really know what to say. You tell me: what do you think of the fourth floor of the new MaruiOne? Would you wear Jesus Diamante? (More princess gyaru photos here.)

cute cats love greeting card, valentine kitty cats, heart shape fan mail

In kitty news… Basil Farrow’s big fat head has gotten larger. A pretty Scottish Fold girl-cat named Karma sent him a love letter with a photo of herself! She meows and rubs against the laptop whenever her mommy plays his videos. Check out more cute kitty pics on Basil’s blog.

I have a busy weekend ahead… I have to plan and shoot a demo reel, complete several writing tasks, and ship some items from my Online Garage Sale. What are your plans? You’re always free to go off-topic in the comments; this is the best way to chat with me.

Song of the Day #137: Roisin Murphy – Movie Star (Ronan just found this vid; the giant lobster and styling are hilarious and the song is so good. “You little wench!”)

59 Comments

  1. Liz
    Posted June 20, 2009 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    I love, love dolls. However, it's an extremely expensive hobby. (I only have one, with a second on order.) My faves are actually Pullips, which come out on a monthly basis and typically reflect the current Japanese street fashion (there's an H. Naoto line and an Angelic Pretty line is coming out later this year). Blythes are really cute too. Both are highly collectible and, even though they are sort of pricey, the are much less expensive than resin ball-jointed dolls (like Dollfies). Here are some doll-related pieces I did.
    http://blogs.laweekly.com/style_council/events/
    http://blogs.laweekly.com/ladaily/arts-news/elf
    I think you would probably dig the Pullips because they represent a lot of the fashions you cover here. There are some cool anime and manga-inspired Pullips too, like a Black Butler line and Evangelion dolls.

  2. lacarmina
    Posted June 20, 2009 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Sweet, sweet! Thanks for the links.

    I also wrote before about h.NAOTO x Pullip doll collaboration (there was an exhibit at the old Marui) – http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2008/10/hnaoto-an

    I really liked the styling of these dolls. Hahah, I never played with dolls as a kid… I've always preferred cuddly kitties!

  3. Malice
    Posted June 20, 2009 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    haha those shoes are scary!XD

  4. Liz
    Posted June 20, 2009 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    That's a really great display for the h. NAOTO Pullip project. Here's a preview for the Angelic Pretty line.
    http://thevalleyofthedolls.com/dollshop.php/Ang
    The doll Sfoglia looks a lot like Maki and Asuka
    Also, check out this line of dolls called Toffee. They're made of cloth. Fashion forward and cuddly!
    http://thevalleyofthedolls.com/dollshop.php/Toffee

  5. chelsea
    Posted June 20, 2009 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    They are basically hooker shoes gone good. I love the scary OTT pinkness of hime but am not sure how much I would wear in public. The pig toy/purse/i dont know what is pretty brilliant, it's calling out to join my collection of piggy things.

  6. Liz
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 12:11 am | Permalink

    I love, love dolls. However, it’s an extremely expensive hobby. (I only have one, with a second on order.) My faves are actually Pullips, which come out on a monthly basis and typically reflect the current Japanese street fashion (there’s an H. Naoto line and an Angelic Pretty line is coming out later this year). Blythes are really cute too. Both are highly collectible and, even though they are sort of pricey, the are much less expensive than resin ball-jointed dolls (like Dollfies). Here are some doll-related pieces I did.
    http://blogs.laweekly.com/style_council/events/as-the-sun-set-over/
    http://blogs.laweekly.com/ladaily/arts-news/elfdoll-dont-call-them-a-toy-c/
    I think you would probably dig the Pullips because they represent a lot of the fashions you cover here. There are some cool anime and manga-inspired Pullips too, like a Black Butler line and Evangelion dolls.

  7. Malice
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 12:20 am | Permalink

    haha those shoes are scary!XD

  8. chelsea
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 1:16 am | Permalink

    They are basically hooker shoes gone good. I love the scary OTT pinkness of hime but am not sure how much I would wear in public. The pig toy/purse/i dont know what is pretty brilliant, it’s calling out to join my collection of piggy things.

    • lacarmina
      Posted June 21, 2009 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

      Did you say… piggy things??? You will LOVE the video I am making today! Coming right up…

  9. LiTtLe_MiSs_PsYcHo
    Posted June 20, 2009 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    how sweet!

  10. LiTtLe_MiSs_PsYcHo
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 3:34 am | Permalink

    how sweet!

  11. Lunna
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 2:34 am | Permalink

    H-hello ;;;!
    This is the first time I comment one of your entries so I'm a bit nervous ///.
    Well, I've been reading your blog since a couple of moths ago and I like the entries you post a lot <3 I love watching to the Harajuku photos and all of that wonderful shops ;u; I wish I could go someday to a Putumayo or an Algonquins one -sigh-, because I really love punk loli style…well, I love lolita and visual style in -almost- all of their forms.
    Your kitty is adorable too xd, my cat Uma would like him as well, though.
    Well, I only wanted to let you know that I like your blog a lot :3 and If you don't mind I would like to link you in my Livejournal ~, also, I learn a lot about clothes reading you so…continue posting awesome entries because I'll continue reading you! :D

    orz sorry if I sound like a fangirl or something lol;;;

  12. Lunna
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    H-hello ;;;!
    This is the first time I comment one of your entries so I’m a bit nervous ///.
    Well, I’ve been reading your blog since a couple of moths ago and I like the entries you post a lot <3 I love watching to the Harajuku photos and all of that wonderful shops ;u; I wish I could go someday to a Putumayo or an Algonquins one -sigh-, because I really love punk loli style…well, I love lolita and visual style in -almost- all of their forms.
    Your kitty is adorable too xd, my cat Uma would like him as well, though.
    Well, I only wanted to let you know that I like your blog a lot :3 and If you don't mind I would like to link you in my Livejournal ~, also, I learn a lot about clothes reading you so…continue posting awesome entries because I'll continue reading you! :D

    orz sorry if I sound like a fangirl or something lol;;;

    • lacarmina
      Posted June 21, 2009 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

      Hi Lunna,
      Thanks so much for commenting – it encourages me to keep blogging! I have more Marui photos coming up that I hope you’ll like. Basil sends a furry kiss to Uma. :)

      Absolutely, please feel free to link to me and let your friends know about my site. You can also see me on YouTube and Twitter:

      Twitter http://twitter.com/lacarmina
      YouTube http://www.youtube.com/lacarmina

      Feel free to chat me any time in the blog comments! Speak soon.

  13. xXVampiricHearts
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    sunday (today) will be spent mostly in front of the television to watch nascar….lol
    monday i have my piano lesson, wednesday cello, i'm probably going to a water park sometime this week, and i've got church monday night….

  14. chaoticLady
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    wow some nice stuff

  15. Maleva
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    loved your cat…..

  16. Eva
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    like the shoes *drolls* but Marui One is sooo expensive! right? :| at least when i went there i just saw really expensive stuff ;_____;

  17. lacarmina
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    Not everything is too expensive…Yosuke shoes are incredibly made and $60!

  18. lacarmina
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    awww! Thanks! Basil is so much fun… yesterday, he insisted on being carried around, and then we spent a long time playing “tunnel” (where he runs through a foam tunnel).

  19. lacarmina
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    Nice hair! I like the blue-green streak!

  20. lacarmina
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    I did piano up to the end of high school!

  21. lacarmina
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    Hi Lunna,
    Thanks so much for commenting – it encourages me to keep blogging! I have more Marui photos coming up that I hope you'll like. Basil sends a furry kiss to Uma. :)

    Absolutely, please feel free to link to me and let your friends know about my site. You can also see me on YouTube and Twitter:

    Twitter http://twitter.com/lacarmina
    YouTube http://www.youtube.com/lacarmina

    Feel free to chat me any time in the blog comments! Speak soon.

  22. lacarmina
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    Did you say… piggy things??? You will LOVE the video I am making today! Coming right up…

  23. Anonymous
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    sunday (today) will be spent mostly in front of the television to watch nascar….lol
    monday i have my piano lesson, wednesday cello, i’m probably going to a water park sometime this week, and i’ve got church monday night….

  24. chaoticLady
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    wow some nice stuff

  25. Maleva
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    loved your cat…..

    • lacarmina
      Posted June 21, 2009 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

      awww! Thanks! Basil is so much fun… yesterday, he insisted on being carried around, and then we spent a long time playing “tunnel” (where he runs through a foam tunnel).

  26. Eva
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    like the shoes *drolls* but Marui One is sooo expensive! right? :| at least when i went there i just saw really expensive stuff ;_____;

    • lacarmina
      Posted June 21, 2009 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

      Not everything is too expensive…Yosuke shoes are incredibly made and $60!

  27. kath
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    I love hime gyaru. If I get a summer job I plan on buying some :3
    It's so feminine, but still alternative, and very princess like. Compared to punk/gothic things… I think it is a cuter way to dress ^_^

  28. kath
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    I love hime gyaru. If I get a summer job I plan on buying some :3
    It’s so feminine, but still alternative, and very princess like. Compared to punk/gothic things… I think it is a cuter way to dress ^_^

  29. SILLY Bitch☆
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    DNJCLIUFBJVLN T8YP49OITBJP0;W94 JT;OI4H5ILWNG!!! GAAAAAHHHH!!! >8O

    I LOVE JESUS DIAMANTE!!!!!!

    if only i could afford it T.T >w<

  30. lacarmina
    Posted June 21, 2009 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    hahah! I love how you expressed your excitement!

  31. SILLY Bitch☆
    Posted June 22, 2009 at 6:15 am | Permalink

    DNJCLIUFBJVLN T8YP49OITBJP0;W94 JT;OI4H5ILWNG!!! GAAAAAHHHH!!! >8O

    I LOVE JESUS DIAMANTE!!!!!!

    if only i could afford it T.T >w<

  32. mujitsu
    Posted June 23, 2009 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    omg i love those shoes in the first pic, very hime, but would go perfect with my loli outifts

  33. Anonymous
    Posted June 23, 2009 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    omg i love those shoes in the first pic, very hime, but would go perfect with my loli outifts

  34. Emmie
    Posted June 23, 2009 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    I adore Jesus Diamante. Alot of my style inspiration comes from there but it's horribly expensive, very impractical and I couldn't find an occasion to wear it.
    there is also a point in which alot of frills and lace become TOO much frills and lace.
    JD seems to be losing it's sophisitication recently but their shoes just seem to get better and better.

  35. lacarmina
    Posted June 23, 2009 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    There's something about shoes… you can get away with so much decadence down there!

  36. Emmie
    Posted June 23, 2009 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    I adore Jesus Diamante. Alot of my style inspiration comes from there but it’s horribly expensive, very impractical and I couldn’t find an occasion to wear it.
    there is also a point in which alot of frills and lace become TOO much frills and lace.
    JD seems to be losing it’s sophisitication recently but their shoes just seem to get better and better.

    • lacarmina
      Posted June 23, 2009 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

      There’s something about shoes… you can get away with so much decadence down there!

  37. † 스테파니†
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    I want those bow shoes!!
    They are too adorable!

  38. † 스테파니†
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    I want those bow shoes!!
    They are too adorable!

  39. † 스테파니†
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    I want those bow shoes!!
    They are too adorable!

  40. Anonymous
    Posted December 26, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    I love those shoes.Thank you.

  41. john3450
    Posted December 26, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    I love those shoes.Thank you.

  42. john3450
    Posted December 26, 2009 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    I want those shoes too

  43. Anonymous
    Posted March 29, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    I have a blythe doll called ashlette. I love Lolita !

  44. AmaLolitakawaiigirl
    Posted March 29, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    I have a blythe doll called ashlette. I love Lolita !

  45. lacarmina
    Posted March 29, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    Aww cute!! <3 I have a zillion more Lolita photos in this section of my blog: http://www.lacarmina.com/blog/category/tokyo-go

  46. Jasmina Gyaru
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    i wish it was my home :o

  47. Twix6x
    Posted November 12, 2013 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    How can I buy this doll across the online ?? Please tell me if you know ..

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