QPOP SHOP LA: JAPANESE GOTHIC LOLITA PUNK CLOTHING & CUTE TOYS. LITTLE TOKYO ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT JAPAN EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI VICTIMS.


QPOP SHOP LA: JAPANESE GOTHIC LOLITA PUNK CLOTHING & CUTE TOYS. LITTLE TOKYO ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT JAPAN EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI VICTIMS. sanrio, hello kitty, uglydolls, kamen rider tshirt keychain, japanese singer band, PRAY FOR JAPAN ART FUNDRAISER: JAPANLA, SWEET STREETS, BUBBLEPUNCH. CUTE JAPANESE STORE, SANRIO LOS ANGELES. japanese earth quake 2011, survivor stories, DONATE TO JAPAN japan earthquake, sendai, tsunami, relief fund, fundraising, Funds for devastation tokyo, red cross japan, fukushima, sendai, caro sweet streets la, magical girls, la japan fashion stores, boutiques, gothic lolita, fairy kei, tokyo subcultures, street style

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.

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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.

QPOP SHOP LA: JAPANESE GOTHIC LOLITA PUNK CLOTHING & CUTE TOYS. LITTLE TOKYO ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT JAPAN EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI VICTIMS. sanrio, hello kitty, uglydolls, kamen rider tshirt keychain, japanese singer band, PRAY FOR JAPAN ART FUNDRAISER: JAPANLA, SWEET STREETS, BUBBLEPUNCH. CUTE JAPANESE STORE, SANRIO LOS ANGELES. japanese earth quake 2011, survivor stories, DONATE TO JAPAN japan earthquake, sendai, tsunami, relief fund, fundraising, Funds for devastation tokyo, red cross japan, fukushima, sendai, caro sweet streets la, magical girls, la japan fashion stores, boutiques, gothic lolita, fairy kei, tokyo subcultures, street style

With DJ Del Martin. The event was a success: the donation box was filled to the brim!

QPOP SHOP LA: JAPANESE GOTHIC LOLITA PUNK CLOTHING & CUTE TOYS. LITTLE TOKYO ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT JAPAN EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI VICTIMS. sanrio, hello kitty, uglydolls, kamen rider tshirt keychain, japanese singer band, PRAY FOR JAPAN ART FUNDRAISER: JAPANLA, SWEET STREETS, BUBBLEPUNCH. CUTE JAPANESE STORE, SANRIO LOS ANGELES. japanese earth quake 2011, survivor stories, DONATE TO JAPAN japan earthquake, sendai, tsunami, relief fund, fundraising, Funds for devastation tokyo, red cross japan, fukushima, sendai, caro sweet streets la, magical girls, la japan fashion stores, boutiques, gothic lolita, fairy kei, tokyo subcultures, street style

Seba and I wrote supportive messages on a t-shirt. (He also drew a cute cat.)

QPOP SHOP LA: JAPANESE GOTHIC LOLITA PUNK CLOTHING & CUTE TOYS. LITTLE TOKYO ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT JAPAN EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI VICTIMS. sanrio, hello kitty, uglydolls, kamen rider tshirt keychain, japanese singer band, PRAY FOR JAPAN ART FUNDRAISER: JAPANLA, SWEET STREETS, BUBBLEPUNCH. CUTE JAPANESE STORE, SANRIO LOS ANGELES. japanese earth quake 2011, survivor stories, DONATE TO JAPAN japan earthquake, sendai, tsunami, relief fund, fundraising, Funds for devastation tokyo, red cross japan, fukushima, sendai, caro sweet streets la, magical girls, la japan fashion stores, boutiques, gothic lolita, fairy kei, tokyo subcultures, street style

J-pop singer Stephanie Yanez sang at the party.

QPOP SHOP LA: JAPANESE GOTHIC LOLITA PUNK CLOTHING & CUTE TOYS. LITTLE TOKYO ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT JAPAN EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI VICTIMS. sanrio, hello kitty, uglydolls, kamen rider tshirt keychain, japanese singer band, PRAY FOR JAPAN ART FUNDRAISER: JAPANLA, SWEET STREETS, BUBBLEPUNCH. CUTE JAPANESE STORE, SANRIO LOS ANGELES. japanese earth quake 2011, survivor stories, DONATE TO JAPAN japan earthquake, sendai, tsunami, relief fund, fundraising, Funds for devastation tokyo, red cross japan, fukushima, sendai, caro sweet streets la, magical girls, la japan fashion stores, boutiques, gothic lolita, fairy kei, tokyo subcultures, street style

Participating artists in the auction included Junko Mizuno, and illustrators for Power Puff Girls, Samurai Jack and Pixar.

QPOP SHOP LA: JAPANESE GOTHIC LOLITA PUNK CLOTHING & CUTE TOYS. LITTLE TOKYO ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT JAPAN EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI VICTIMS. sanrio, hello kitty, uglydolls, kamen rider tshirt keychain, japanese singer band, PRAY FOR JAPAN ART FUNDRAISER: JAPANLA, SWEET STREETS, BUBBLEPUNCH. CUTE JAPANESE STORE, SANRIO LOS ANGELES. japanese earth quake 2011, survivor stories, DONATE TO JAPAN japan earthquake, sendai, tsunami, relief fund, fundraising, Funds for devastation tokyo, red cross japan, fukushima, sendai, caro sweet streets la, magical girls, la japan fashion stores, boutiques, gothic lolita, fairy kei, tokyo subcultures, street style

We had a wonderful time meeting you, and interviewed several participants for a video… it’ll be on my YouTube channel soon.

QPOP SHOP LA: JAPANESE GOTHIC LOLITA PUNK CLOTHING & CUTE TOYS. LITTLE TOKYO ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT JAPAN EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI VICTIMS. sanrio, hello kitty, uglydolls, kamen rider tshirt keychain, japanese singer band, PRAY FOR JAPAN ART FUNDRAISER: JAPANLA, SWEET STREETS, BUBBLEPUNCH. CUTE JAPANESE STORE, SANRIO LOS ANGELES. japanese earth quake 2011, survivor stories, DONATE TO JAPAN japan earthquake, sendai, tsunami, relief fund, fundraising, Funds for devastation tokyo, red cross japan, fukushima, sendai, caro sweet streets la, magical girls, la japan fashion stores, boutiques, gothic lolita, fairy kei, tokyo subcultures, street style

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…

QPOP SHOP LA: JAPANESE GOTHIC LOLITA PUNK CLOTHING & CUTE TOYS. LITTLE TOKYO ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT JAPAN EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI VICTIMS. sanrio, hello kitty, uglydolls, kamen rider tshirt keychain, japanese singer band, PRAY FOR JAPAN ART FUNDRAISER: JAPANLA, SWEET STREETS, BUBBLEPUNCH. CUTE JAPANESE STORE, SANRIO LOS ANGELES. japanese earth quake 2011, survivor stories, DONATE TO JAPAN japan earthquake, sendai, tsunami, relief fund, fundraising, Funds for devastation tokyo, red cross japan, fukushima, sendai, caro sweet streets la, magical girls, la japan fashion stores, boutiques, gothic lolita, fairy kei, tokyo subcultures, street style

Q Pop shop has adorable Japanese toys, books, accessories and more.

QPOP SHOP LA: JAPANESE GOTHIC LOLITA PUNK CLOTHING & CUTE TOYS. LITTLE TOKYO ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT JAPAN EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI VICTIMS. sanrio, hello kitty, uglydolls, kamen rider tshirt keychain, japanese singer band, PRAY FOR JAPAN ART FUNDRAISER: JAPANLA, SWEET STREETS, BUBBLEPUNCH. CUTE JAPANESE STORE, SANRIO LOS ANGELES. japanese earth quake 2011, survivor stories, DONATE TO JAPAN japan earthquake, sendai, tsunami, relief fund, fundraising, Funds for devastation tokyo, red cross japan, fukushima, sendai, caro sweet streets la, magical girls, la japan fashion stores, boutiques, gothic lolita, fairy kei, tokyo subcultures, street style

Lovely to see LA friends again.

QPOP SHOP LA: JAPANESE GOTHIC LOLITA PUNK CLOTHING & CUTE TOYS. LITTLE TOKYO ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT JAPAN EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI VICTIMS. sanrio, hello kitty, uglydolls, kamen rider tshirt keychain, japanese singer band, PRAY FOR JAPAN ART FUNDRAISER: JAPANLA, SWEET STREETS, BUBBLEPUNCH. CUTE JAPANESE STORE, SANRIO LOS ANGELES. japanese earth quake 2011, survivor stories, DONATE TO JAPAN japan earthquake, sendai, tsunami, relief fund, fundraising, Funds for devastation tokyo, red cross japan, fukushima, sendai, caro sweet streets la, magical girls, la japan fashion stores, boutiques, gothic lolita, fairy kei, tokyo subcultures, street style

Thank you Leon for the generous gifts from Lush!

QPOP SHOP LA: JAPANESE GOTHIC LOLITA PUNK CLOTHING & CUTE TOYS. LITTLE TOKYO ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT JAPAN EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI VICTIMS. sanrio, hello kitty, uglydolls, kamen rider tshirt keychain, japanese singer band, PRAY FOR JAPAN ART FUNDRAISER: JAPANLA, SWEET STREETS, BUBBLEPUNCH. CUTE JAPANESE STORE, SANRIO LOS ANGELES. japanese earth quake 2011, survivor stories, DONATE TO JAPAN japan earthquake, sendai, tsunami, relief fund, fundraising, Funds for devastation tokyo, red cross japan, fukushima, sendai, caro sweet streets la, magical girls, la japan fashion stores, boutiques, gothic lolita, fairy kei, tokyo subcultures, street style

Chris, owner of the boutique, did an amazing job in coordinating the event on short notice.

QPOP SHOP LA: JAPANESE GOTHIC LOLITA PUNK CLOTHING & CUTE TOYS. LITTLE TOKYO ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT JAPAN EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI VICTIMS. sanrio, hello kitty, uglydolls, kamen rider tshirt keychain, japanese singer band, PRAY FOR JAPAN ART FUNDRAISER: JAPANLA, SWEET STREETS, BUBBLEPUNCH. CUTE JAPANESE STORE, SANRIO LOS ANGELES. japanese earth quake 2011, survivor stories, DONATE TO JAPAN japan earthquake, sendai, tsunami, relief fund, fundraising, Funds for devastation tokyo, red cross japan, fukushima, sendai, caro sweet streets la, magical girls, la japan fashion stores, boutiques, gothic lolita, fairy kei, tokyo subcultures, street style

So nice to see artists like Dig Jelly come together for charity.

QPOP SHOP LA: JAPANESE GOTHIC LOLITA PUNK CLOTHING & CUTE TOYS. LITTLE TOKYO ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT JAPAN EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI VICTIMS. sanrio, hello kitty, uglydolls, kamen rider tshirt keychain, japanese singer band, PRAY FOR JAPAN ART FUNDRAISER: JAPANLA, SWEET STREETS, BUBBLEPUNCH. CUTE JAPANESE STORE, SANRIO LOS ANGELES. japanese earth quake 2011, survivor stories, DONATE TO JAPAN japan earthquake, sendai, tsunami, relief fund, fundraising, Funds for devastation tokyo, red cross japan, fukushima, sendai, caro sweet streets la, magical girls, la japan fashion stores, boutiques, gothic lolita, fairy kei, tokyo subcultures, street style

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!

QPOP SHOP LA: JAPANESE GOTHIC LOLITA PUNK CLOTHING & CUTE TOYS. LITTLE TOKYO ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT JAPAN EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI VICTIMS. sanrio, hello kitty, uglydolls, kamen rider tshirt keychain, japanese singer band, PRAY FOR JAPAN ART FUNDRAISER: JAPANLA, SWEET STREETS, BUBBLEPUNCH. CUTE JAPANESE STORE, SANRIO LOS ANGELES. japanese earth quake 2011, survivor stories, DONATE TO JAPAN japan earthquake, sendai, tsunami, relief fund, fundraising, Funds for devastation tokyo, red cross japan, fukushima, sendai, caro sweet streets la, magical girls, la japan fashion stores, boutiques, gothic lolita, fairy kei, tokyo subcultures, street style

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

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  • Clara

    Yes to the leopard dress! :-)

  • http://twitter.com/Parangnabi ☆ Parangnabi ☆

    yay!!! for the print leopard dress.

    what you did is simply amazing. I’m very glad to see that many people go there to support the event.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      It felt good to have lots of supportive people in the room :)

  • Magnales

    I should do more research to find shops like this in Holland/Europe, that shop looks awesome.

    I hope they raised much money ^_^ I’ts always impressive when such a quickly organized event works out well.

    PS: I think leopard only works when it gives something sexy with it. Like: leopard printed thighs or tight and short leopard dress. It’s a boring motif because the motif repeats quickly. So when the clothing is too much covering the whole outfit, it wouldn’t work out well. This dress works fine. Though, you could have made yourself look taller by wearing a longer coat and wear high shoes (if you did wear them: excuse me, I couldn’t see them on the pics!)

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Nice! There is the M Fashion store in Amsterdam, run by Leyla…
      It was amazing how everyone came together on short notice.

  • Gothsarry

    I like your new hair color, specially the bangs cut.

  • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

    xo

  • Jrockonhigh

    Yay to the dress

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      hehe I am enjoying leopard print these days…

  • Naomi

    Is there going to be any event like this anytime soon?

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Q Pop often has events :) You can check their website for upcoming ones.

  • Bridget

    =D

  • Janna

    He is soo fucking cute! are you dating him?

  • Stephanie

    Yay! Awesome pic! I had a lot of fun performing. And I was so happy to be a part of the event! I am doing anything I can to help. I donated more money yesterday and raised a good amount for my online fundraiser too! :) Next weekend I will be performing with my whole band at the cherry blossom festival! That would be cool if you can come with your Japan sign! Okay talk to you soon!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      <3 <3

  • Abiagiltil24

    This is so AWESOME!!!!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Glad you like the photos! More Jpop blogs coming right up – please check back! http://www.lacarmina.com/blog

  • Bbg_gayo

    WOW the gurl in BG is funny XD

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      :)

  • PsYcHo_oTaKu_TM

    wow seba is hot o/////o..
    and you and steph are so cute <3
    thank you for helping Japan! <3

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Thank YOU for your support. We have more annoucements coming right up, about how we’re helping Japan… please check back! http://www.lacarmina.com/blog

  • Berga

    wish I were there!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/BBxWASxHERE Susan Byrnes

    Everything in that shop looked so cute! And yay to leopard prints!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      My cat agrees :)

  • Margie

    Leopard dress is fabulous and I adore your hair!

  • Rachel

    I loooove the illustration at the top of you and your cat! So awesome :D

  • Aya

    I love your outfits :3 I’ll be looking forward to your updates

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Thanks!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Thanks!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com lacarmina

      Thanks!

  • Chris

    Thank you for the coverage on the event. Could you remove the part about you hosting it though? The event was only hosted by Q Pop and Tune in Tokyo.

    Thanks again.

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    Nice idea. Japan will rise up again soon. I know you’re going to make it. Good luck Japan!

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    Cool outfit. How was the fundraising? I wish it turned out great. By the way, keep posting!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5AP5SKJMJ2QNVZGT5K2UVOO7QM Aina

    This was a great program for the benefit of Japan. The auction got cool stuffs too. It was one way of helping Japan after that terrifying disasters. Great job! cell phone accessories