Gothic Lolita Harajuku street style snaps: Japanese fashion magazine photos. Tokyo shopping & clubbing tips.
A quick “potpourri” post, as Jeopardy would call it, to wrap up loose ends.
If you flew on Aeroméxico in the past month, you may have spotted La Carmina and Yukiro in Escala magazine (Revista Escala), which reaches 1.5 million readers a month. Here are scans from the in-flight mag.
We took part in a story about Harajuku fashion and youth subcultures. Here I am on Jinbubashi (Harajuku bridge), where the cosplayers used to gather. They still come, but in smaller numbers…
Yukiro Dravarious is a fashion chameleon.
While this blog’s focus has expanded to youth/dark cultures and travel worldwide, I’ll never tire of Japan’s electric fashion. We Pirates are speaking with several TV shows, and it looks like we’ll be sailing to Tokyo… so you’ll have more first-hand coverage soon.
Thanks to Laura, Gerardo and Caroline for having us take part in this magazine cover story.
Gracias also to BadSkin Magazine (revista alternativa espanola) for interviewing me.
Hugs to Eliyana for the Tim Burton inspired drawing of me above. And to Mochi Magazine for interviewing me; I’m all for their mission of supporting young Asian American women.
PPS: I always get asked the same questions about Japan, so I’ll answer them here..
1) Where should I go shopping in Tokyo? Please check out my in-depth Tokyo shop guide, which has maps, addresses, and photos of the best stores in Harajuku, Shinjuku, Shibuya and Ikebukuro. These include Goth Lolita Punk and Visual Kei favorites like Angelic Pretty, Marui One, and Vivienne Westwood. I also have an Osaka shopping guide.
2) What Goth clubs, bars and parties are happening in Tokyo? For an up-to-date overview, check out my Tokyo alternative club guide. There are descriptions and links to official websites, which will have upcoming events listed. Most events aren’t listed until about a month in advance, so check back a few weeks before you are arriving in Tokyo. No matter what, Decadance Bar will be open.
Got any questions for me about Tokyo street style or travel? Leave a comment and I’ll answer.