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HAPPY SOCKS: BRIGHT, COLORFUL FASHION SOCKS, DESIGNER HOSIERY FROM SWEDEN.

La Carmina designer and Japanese blogger, author wearing Banana Fish jumpsuit from Tokyo. Happy Socks, designer Swedish brand knit cotton socks. Colorful 1980s rad electro socks.

In Japan (and much of Canada), visitors take off their shoes before entering a home. Years of experience have taught me the following: a) leave the thigh-high corset boots at home because you’ll spend 15 minutes unlacing them in the doorway; b) your socks will be exposed to the world, so they’d better match your outfit… and each other.

Swedish company Happy Socks asked me if I wanted to hop around in some of their products. Sure, why not? I slid their High Heel socks over leopard-print tights. My cute jumper is by Banana Fish and the sweater is from NYC’s SoHo.

h.NAOTO Blood cardigan with corset lacing, vintage lace black prom dress from Seattle secondhand store. Cute purple socks, velvet headband.

Barring any foot odor, everyone will be praising your cute cotton hosiery when you take off your boots. The Switched Color adds a splash of purple to a monochrome outfit, while the black lower half maintains balance. I’m wearing an h.NAOTO Blood cardigan (vintage from Closet Child) over a black lace dress with a heart-shaped corset to (from a Seattle secondhand shop).

Happy Socks, designer Swedish brand knit cotton socks. Colorful 1980s rad electro socks, new rave fashion.

Here are some of my favorites from Happy Socks. They’re a nice addition to a Japanese Fruits-style outfit, and cost only $10 a pair. Now that’s something to smile about.

What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? I’ll be at a fetish ball… you can expect some wild photos!

Song of the Day #17: Miyavi – Happy New Year

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  1. Posted December 29, 2008 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    cool! the store I'm working at just got a big shipment of these!

  2. Posted December 29, 2008 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    Aww the socks are adorable
    I took a look at their site and alot of the socks would look cute with Lolita
    I might order a pair :3

    And eye-spy…
    Is that a Kanon Wakeshima picture
    (its kinda cut off but I see a Cello)

    <333

  3. Posted December 29, 2008 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Good eye! Yup, Kanon is on my door, along with other Gothic Lolita, J-Goth, and Visual Kei… visuals. ;)

  4. Posted December 29, 2008 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    They're very cozy, yet thin! I should take pictures of my newly-decorated walls. :)

  5. Posted December 29, 2008 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    @_@ Wow, those socks are soo adorable. I need to get me some. XD They look really soft, too.
    And I love looking at all the pictures in the background xD <3

  6. Posted December 29, 2008 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    Ooh yes please! XD Are the socks slippery since they're thin? Now I'm kind of imagining them to feel like trouser socks.. lol Still want them anyway xD

  7. Posted December 29, 2008 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Hmmm I wouldn't say they're slippery… they're thin and excellent quality cotton, like something you'd find at a posh department store, haha.

  8. Posted December 29, 2008 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    cool! the store I’m working at just got a big shipment of these!

  9. Posted December 29, 2008 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    Aww the socks are adorable
    I took a look at their site and alot of the socks would look cute with Lolita
    I might order a pair :3

    And eye-spy…
    Is that a Kanon Wakeshima picture
    (its kinda cut off but I see a Cello)

    <333

    • Posted December 29, 2008 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

      Good eye! Yup, Kanon is on my door, along with other Gothic Lolita, J-Goth, and Visual Kei… visuals. ;)

  10. Posted December 29, 2008 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

    @_@ Wow, those socks are soo adorable. I need to get me some. XD They look really soft, too.
    And I love looking at all the pictures in the background xD <3

    • Posted December 29, 2008 at 11:56 pm | Permalink

      They’re very cozy, yet thin! I should take pictures of my newly-decorated walls. :)

      • Posted December 30, 2008 at 12:16 am | Permalink

        Ooh yes please! XD Are the socks slippery since they’re thin? Now I’m kind of imagining them to feel like trouser socks.. lol Still want them anyway xD

        • Posted December 30, 2008 at 12:46 am | Permalink

          Hmmm I wouldn’t say they’re slippery… they’re thin and excellent quality cotton, like something you’d find at a posh department store, haha.

          • Posted December 30, 2008 at 3:09 am | Permalink

            Ohh, okay. Thanks for the info ^^

  11. Posted December 29, 2008 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    Ohh, okay. Thanks for the info ^^

  12. Posted December 29, 2008 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    lol cute socks

  13. Posted December 29, 2008 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    Whoa~ I LOVE THE SOCKS! Hah.. Im going to go buy some ^-^
    Hahaha! My birthday is New Years Eve! :D
    I will be celebrating!

  14. Posted December 29, 2008 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    Cute! ^^

  15. Posted December 29, 2008 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    Amazing – happy birthday! *pops champagne*

  16. Posted December 30, 2008 at 4:08 am | Permalink

    lol cute socks

  17. Posted December 30, 2008 at 5:08 am | Permalink

    Whoa~ I LOVE THE SOCKS! Hah.. Im going to go buy some ^-^
    Hahaha! My birthday is New Years Eve! :D
    I will be celebrating!

    • Posted December 30, 2008 at 5:19 am | Permalink

      Amazing – happy birthday! *pops champagne*

  18. Posted December 30, 2008 at 5:19 am | Permalink

    Cute! ^^

  19. Posted December 30, 2008 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    nice socks~! so cute! Love your blog here. And i see Kanon form antic cafe~! Kyaa~! so good i want those pics you have there~! XD

  20. Posted December 30, 2008 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    Domo arigato and thanks for reading! ^__^

    I'm going to post photos of my doors and walls, so you can see all the pictures I have up… I'll also do a blog post about how you can decorate similarly!

  21. Posted December 30, 2008 at 12:35 am | Permalink

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Betty

    http://www.my-foreclosures.info

  22. Posted December 30, 2008 at 12:39 am | Permalink

    Kyaa~! thanks! love your work! really really great! ^^ hope to hear more from you!

  23. Posted December 30, 2008 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    nice socks~! so cute! Love your blog here. And i see Kanon form antic cafe~! Kyaa~! so good i want those pics you have there~! XD

    • Posted December 30, 2008 at 8:25 am | Permalink

      Domo arigato and thanks for reading! ^__^

      I’m going to post photos of my doors and walls, so you can see all the pictures I have up… I’ll also do a blog post about how you can decorate similarly!

      • Posted December 30, 2008 at 8:39 am | Permalink

        Kyaa~! thanks! love your work! really really great! ^^ hope to hear more from you!

  24. Posted December 30, 2008 at 3:34 am | Permalink

    Haha, I never thought some socks would put Sweden on a map ^^v
    (well, I'm swede so of course I got a bunch myself, haha)

  25. Posted December 30, 2008 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Betty

    http://www.my-foreclosures.info

  26. Posted December 30, 2008 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    Haha, I never thought some socks would put Sweden on a map ^^v
    (well, I’m swede so of course I got a bunch myself, haha)

  27. Posted December 30, 2008 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    hiya, you ok?

    did you have a good xmas, get anything nice?

    love your website, its great, you are very clever and talented

    wot you got planned for new years?

  28. Posted December 30, 2008 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    i love your socks!

  29. Posted December 30, 2008 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Aw the socks are so colorful!!! They make my day haha
    (I love your dress in the first pictures *ω*!!!)

  30. Posted December 30, 2008 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    :3

  31. Posted December 30, 2008 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Coolness! I shop through sockdreams, but these are cute, I'm getting some! I'm here in Hawaii, and we also have the Japanese tradition of removing shoes at the doorway lol thanks for the blog!

  32. Posted December 30, 2008 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    Oh that's a great site too! I typically buy cheap crazy socks in Hong Kong and Tokyo, so I've never ventured into online buying…

    I think the custom of removing shoes is a good one!

  33. Posted December 30, 2008 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    hiya, you ok?

    did you have a good xmas, get anything nice?

    love your website, its great, you are very clever and talented

    wot you got planned for new years?

  34. Posted December 30, 2008 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    i love your socks!

  35. Posted December 30, 2008 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    Aw the socks are so colorful!!! They make my day haha
    (I love your dress in the first pictures *ω*!!!)

    • Posted December 30, 2008 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

      :3

  36. Posted December 30, 2008 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    Coolness! I shop through sockdreams, but these are cute, I’m getting some! I’m here in Hawaii, and we also have the Japanese tradition of removing shoes at the doorway lol thanks for the blog!

    • Posted December 30, 2008 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

      Oh that’s a great site too! I typically buy cheap crazy socks in Hong Kong and Tokyo, so I’ve never ventured into online buying…

      I think the custom of removing shoes is a good one!

  37. Posted December 31, 2008 at 4:06 am | Permalink

    Wow those socks are so cute. Sounds silly but it's hard to find nice socks. I also love that tshirt dress in the first picture!

  38. Posted December 31, 2008 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    Wow those socks are so cute. Sounds silly but it’s hard to find nice socks. I also love that tshirt dress in the first picture!

  39. Posted May 9, 2009 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    i spy with my little eye KANON!Nyappyo(≧∀≦)oluv<3 ya bye the way (sry im kinda weird)

  40. Posted May 10, 2009 at 2:02 am | Permalink

    i spy with my little eye KANON!Nyappyo(≧∀≦)oluv<3 ya bye the way (sry im kinda weird)

  41. Posted May 10, 2009 at 2:02 am | Permalink

    i spy with my little eye KANON!Nyappyo(≧∀≦)oluv<3 ya bye the way (sry im kinda weird)

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