QPOP SHOP LA: JAPANESE GOTHIC LOLITA PUNK CLOTHING & CUTE TOYS. LITTLE TOKYO ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT JAPAN EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI VICTIMS.
A crazy week in LA for La Carmina and Sebastiano… In addition to the Melrose charity event, we also hosted the Q Pop art fundraiser, with all proceeds going to Japan. Once again, it was a treat to collaborate with Tune in Tokyo DJ Greg Hignight.
Sebastiano Serafini wears: t-shirt gifted by Blablahospital. He bought this Kamen Rider keychain.
La Carmina wears: leopard dress gifted by Bettie Page (gorgeous retro designs — one my new favorite brands!). The jacket is gifted by Lip Service.
With DJ Del Martin. The event was a success: the donation box was filled to the brim!
Seba and I wrote supportive messages on a t-shirt. (He also drew a cute cat.)
J-pop singer Stephanie Yanez sang at the party.
Participating artists in the auction included Junko Mizuno, and illustrators for Power Puff Girls, Samurai Jack and Pixar.
We had a wonderful time meeting you, and interviewed several participants for a video… it’ll be on my YouTube channel soon.
Dig Jelly vocalist Rayko spoke movingly about how her mother was in Tokyo during the quake. She managed to get her on a flight to LA, where she’ll stay for three to six months. So many lives in upheaval…
Q Pop shop has adorable Japanese toys, books, accessories and more.
Lovely to see LA friends again.
Thank you Leon for the generous gifts from Lush!
Chris, owner of the boutique, did an amazing job in coordinating the event on short notice.
So nice to see artists like Dig Jelly come together for charity.
I highly urge you to visit the Q Pop shop in Little Tokyo. It’s the only store in Los Angeles that sells Sex Pot Revenge, Swimmer, Algonquins, Super Lovers, and other Goth Lolita Punk brands from Japan!
Big hugs to everyone who came to support, and donated time and resources to the fundraiser. Let’s keep the momentum going.
Leopard print: yay or nay?
Japanese Word of the Day: Gempatsu = Nuclear power plant
Song of the Day: Dig Jelly – S.L.A.M