BLABLAHOSPITAL JAPANESE PUNK FASHION PHOTOSHOOT, HOLLYWOOD SIGN & BATCAFES. KERA MAGAZINE, TOKYO BOYS PUNK MODELLING.
Isn’t life random? In January 2010, I wrote a blog post about my friend Ako’s punk brand, Blablahospital. I included two photos of her main model… who happens to be Sebastiano Serafini! We were both friends with Ako, but didn’t end up meeting each other until Halloween 2010.
Ako made me this punky red dress, which was featured in Kera Magazine. What a fun and unique design; you could never find this in a big-box store. Sebastiano tried to put on the dress… and got stuck!
We did a Blablahospital shoot with Shannon Cottrell, photographer for LA Weekly. She drove us near the Hollywood sign, at the “batcaves” where the Batman TV series was filmed. Seba’s hat and shirt are by Blablahospital.
Striped socks: gifted from Artisan Socks
Shiny black boots: Alice and the Pirates, from Closet Child
Patched up punk jacket: Yellow House Harajuku
By accident, Shannon caught these incredible shots of me dancing at the mouth of the cave.
Reminiscent of Little Red Riding Hood.
Inside the spooky caves. Aren’t Blablahospital designs adorable?
You can see Ako’s latest designs and purchase them internationally here. She speaks English and can custom-make something for any body size.
Bonus photo: Sebastiano in Like Atmosphere, a Japanese brand he also models for. Hollywood, baby.
Punk fashion — is it alive and thrashing in Japan? Got any favorite punk bands or designers?
Japanese Word of the Day: Mechakucha – Messy, chaotic
Song of the Day: Joy Division – Chance