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SPANK! FAIRY KEI FASHION PARTIES. COOL 1980S USED CLOTHING & HANDMADE CLOTHING BOUTIQUE IN TOKYO, BRIGHT COLORED HAIR JAPANESE GIRLS.


SPANK! FAIRY KEI FASHION PARTIES. COOL 1980S USED CLOTHING & HANDMADE CLOTHING BOUTIQUE IN TOKYO, BRIGHT COLORED HAIR JAPANESE GIRLS. cute young japanese girls, emo scene style in Tokyo, big bows on head, Kera magazine, Vivi, Japanese magazine scans online, used clothes Shibuya, shopping for secondhand clothes in Tokyo Japan

Happy Valentines Day and Lunar New Year from the Adventure Team! Thanks to everyone who came to our Jpop purikura party last night — absolutely loved your outfits and dancing Lady Gaga with you. Photos to come, of course.

Tavuchi, the green-haired queen of Spank! clothing stores in Tokyo, kindly gave me permission to post some party photos from her MySpace. I think the shop motto says it all: “So cute! Hug me! Love me! Spank me!”

SPANK! FAIRY KEI FASHION PARTIES. COOL 1980S USED CLOTHING & HANDMADE CLOTHING BOUTIQUE IN TOKYO, BRIGHT COLORED HAIR JAPANESE GIRLS. cute young japanese girls, emo scene style in Tokyo, big bows on head, Kera magazine, Vivi, Japanese magazine scans online, used clothes Shibuya, shopping for secondhand clothes in Tokyo Japan

The Spank! shop girls love the 1980s. They’re not only inspired by Cyndi Lauper’s style, but also her “girls just want to have fun” attitude.

SPANK! FAIRY KEI FASHION PARTIES. COOL 1980S USED CLOTHING & HANDMADE CLOTHING BOUTIQUE IN TOKYO, BRIGHT COLORED HAIR JAPANESE GIRLS. cute young japanese girls, emo scene style in Tokyo, big bows on head, Kera magazine, Vivi, Japanese magazine scans online, used clothes Shibuya, shopping for secondhand clothes in Tokyo Japan

Spank! throws candy-cute pop-and-lovery parties, which I must check out for myself when I’m in Tokyo this May. (Co-hosting the Canal Plus documentary with Antoine de Caunes, if you forgot… pas de vacances pour moi…)

SPANK! FAIRY KEI FASHION PARTIES. COOL 1980S USED CLOTHING & HANDMADE CLOTHING BOUTIQUE IN TOKYO, BRIGHT COLORED HAIR JAPANESE GIRLS. cute young japanese girls, emo scene style in Tokyo, big bows on head, Kera magazine, Vivi, Japanese magazine scans online, used clothes Shibuya, shopping for secondhand clothes in Tokyo Japan

I’ve only bought one item from Spank! so far — a black velvet Alice in Wonderland hairband with a big bow in the center, from Marui One. The stores, however, are a must-visit just for the experience… talk about stepping into Jem and the Hologram’s boudoir.

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Tavuchi (center, in the green hair) has been getting a lot of attention recently from street style blogs. There’s an entire Tumblr dedicated to her outfit photos, and you can also stalk her on Lookbook.

 

I confess I’m a sucker for fairy kei fashion. I’ve done many posts about it on this blog; to read more, search for “fairy kei” (on the right sidebar search box). Or click on the Related Posts underneath this post (click on Comments or the post title, then scroll down.) How about you: fairy kei, yay or nay?

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The lovely mother and daughter team at Happy Birdycake have been having fun making recipes from my book, Cute Yummy Time! Above are some of their cute creations. Clara and Mya write, “We’ve been having tons of fun with the book and will be working on more next week (making your tofu pandas and gingerbread penguins)!” Join in the fun and play with your food: Cute Yummy Time is only $11.38.

Song of the Day #304: Nolans – Gotta Pull Myself Together (Ok, some 1980s sugar-pop should stay in the time vault…)

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  • Lhene

    Yay! on Fairy Kei. The over-the-top childhood pastel rainbow, cotton-candy dreams is portrays are addicting. I’d wear a slightly toned-down version of it, though.

  • Anonymous

    A total yay for fairy kei!! I really love the pastel colors, tutus, big hair bows, and the overall 1980’s gal look. It was even the first thing I posted about on my blog.

    • I can’t think of a more fun style!

  • I love LOOKING at fairy kei, but it’s just not for me. There are some elements I really love, like the neon hair, but I’m pretty sure I couldn’t pull off the rest. They play a lot with volume and proportion, and my frame is better suited to the structure inherent to lolita/goth-loli (jackets, princess & empire seams).

    • Makes sense… I also don’t think it’s for me. Too sunny side up!

  • Those girls are so fun and cute! I wish I had the guts to go out in clothes like theirs. Very very cute. =D The chick sunny side up egg is just begging to be eaten.

    • I love how they did their own interpretations of the recipes!

  • Seiran

    I actually found some Fairy kei styled clothing at RTBU lol Or at least it LOOKS like fairy kei haha So uh.. yeah I’m gonna buy it !! ;D
    Cute…little….eggs :3 Yay for fairy kei! ^^

  • Lhene

    Yay! on Fairy Kei. The over-the-top childhood pastel rainbow, cotton-candy dreams is portrays are addicting. I'd wear a slightly toned-down version of it, though.

  • elizardtornado

    A total yay for fairy kei!! I really love the pastel colors, tutus, big hair bows, and the overall 1980's gal look. It was even the first thing I posted about on my blog.

  • I love LOOKING at fairy kei, but it's just not for me. There are some elements I really love, like the neon hair, but I'm pretty sure I couldn't pull off the rest. They play a lot with volume and proportion, and my frame is better suited to the structure inherent to lolita/goth-loli (jackets, princess & empire seams).

  • Those girls are so fun and cute! I wish I had the guts to go out in clothes like theirs. Very very cute. =D The chick sunny side up egg is just begging to be eaten.

  • Seiran

    I actually found some Fairy kei styled clothing at RTBU lol Or at least it LOOKS like fairy kei haha So uh.. yeah I'm gonna buy it !! ;D
    Cute…little….eggs :3 Yay for fairy kei! ^^

  • Nice!!

  • I love how they did their own interpretations of the recipes!

  • Makes sense… I also don't think it's for me. Too sunny side up!

  • I can't think of a more fun style!

  • Linday

    The 80’s is my valentine. ;( Lmao. I am very excited about Fairy Kei

  • Dena

    “I’m starting to take an interest in Fairy Kei. Do you have any tips on Fairy Kei, such as hair, clothes, make-up, etc.”

  • Anonymous

    I wish I knew how to cook >_< I'm a horrible cook. My food tastes weird and the presentation is messy.
    But ehm…. still as I said, fairy kei fashion… I’m going to start wearing it.. bright and happy shit ftw

  • Linday

    The 80's is my valentine. ;( Lmao. I am very excited about Fairy Kei

  • Dena

    “I'm starting to take an interest in Fairy Kei. Do you have any tips on Fairy Kei, such as hair, clothes, make-up, etc.”

  • Anonymous

    Fairy Kei has some pretty fun aesthetics. It’s kind of similar to Sweet Lolita, in that a kind of kawaii culture found something it liked in a totally noncontextual culture and appropriated it. In SL’s case, it’s provincial and doll fashion of the Victorian era, and in FK’s case it’s 1980s girls’/kids’ culture. Personally, I’m not a fan, because it would feel like regression – I’ve, perhaps tragically, gotten over Rainbow Brite, and moved on, so it would just be strange to go back to that. I say onward! To my dark, egl-romantigoth-dollykei-fusion future!

  • stillprince

    I wish I knew how to cook >_< I'm a horrible cook. My food tastes weird and the presentation is messy.

    But ehm…. still as I said, fairy kei fashion… I'm going to start wearing it.. bright and happy shit ftw

  • RenaF

    Fairy Kei has some pretty fun aesthetics. It's kind of similar to Sweet Lolita, in that a kind of kawaii culture found something it liked in a totally noncontextual culture and appropriated it. In SL's case, it's provincial and doll fashion of the Victorian era, and in FK's case it's 1980s girls'/kids' culture. Personally, I'm not a fan, because it would feel like regression – I've, perhaps tragically, gotten over Rainbow Brite, and moved on, so it would just be strange to go back to that. I say onward! To my dark, egl-romantigoth-dollykei-fusion future!

  • Anonymous

    OMG, I am ODing on the cuteness here! I miss Japan! Cute Yummy Time looks like fun too!

  • All the clothes are beautiful. I wish i was in Japan to see it in person.

  • I was already planning to go to the Spank! store next month when I’m there – but I didn’t know they threw parties! (Not that I have much time free). Interestingly, I believe the Spank! girls know Mademoiselle Yulia as well – who’s famous for her BLUE bob. Oh to get a pic of those two together…

    I think Fairy Kei is for little girls – I’m far too old for it! I’m glad the fashion exists, cos I applaud originality, but it’s just not for me. I like your leggings btw :)

  • shonshon8

    OMG, I am ODing on the cuteness here! I miss Japan! Cute Yummy Time looks like fun too!

  • All the clothes are beautiful. I wish i was in Japan to see it in person.

  • I was already planning to go to the Spank! store next month when I'm there – but I didn't know they threw parties! (Not that I have much time free). Interestingly, I believe the Spank! girls know Mademoiselle Yulia as well – who's famous for her BLUE bob. Oh to get a pic of those two together…

    I think Fairy Kei is for little girls – I'm far too old for it! I'm glad the fashion exists, cos I applaud originality, but it's just not for me. I like your leggings btw :)

  • The girls are looking absolutely stylish in these girls clothing attire. I would love to purchase from this store for my young girls.

  • The girls are looking absolutely stylish in these girls clothing attire. I would love to purchase from this store for my young girls.

  • Jadacostello

    i love those outfits. there the greatest ones i saw.