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More and more I see Evisu on guys especially rappers for some reason, but I almost never see the brand on girls. You’ve probably all seen the seagull logo at some time or another and in my humble opinion and really I guess a lot of others because they are known as the “Rolls Royce” of jeans, they completely trump Sevens and Rock and Republic.

The super premium jeans are made out of the best quality demin in vintage looms and many of the jean styles still have the logo hand painted on to them, thus their prices range from $150 to $1000 for a pair.

The brand seemed pretty underground for a while but they definitly blew up when they teamed with Puma for both a collaboration called Evisu loves Puma and also selling their own brand in Puma stores across the world.

While their jeans are definitly their staple one thing that people either forget or don’t notice about Evisu is that they also happen to make some of the most unique cutting edge ready to wear clothes out there. One of my prized pieces in my wardrobe is a black kimono pea coat. Its a cropped black pea coat with gigantic kimono sleeves and red sakura lining on the inside of the sleeves and thats still pretty tame compared to some of the other things Ive seen them come up with.


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July 21, 2008 at 3:04 pm

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Book: Gothic and Lolita Bible

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Tokyopop’s Gothic and Lolita Bible is the ultimate source for fans of the gothic lolita and the sweet lolita lifestyle. The mook (magazine/book) is only in its 2nd volume in America but it is pretty well established in Japan and has a HUGE cult following both in Japan and stateside.

G&L contains the newest clothes from Japan’s top lolita designers like Angelic Pretty, Baby the Stars Shine Bright and Metamorphose for the sweet and brands like h NAOTO, Black Peace Now and Algonquins for the more gothic looks.They also feature street lolita looks as well as interviews with designers and girls who live the lolita lifestyle.

The coolest parts of the G&LB in the american version is that they made these clothes accesible to the US population by listing website and ways for foreigners to get these clothes from the top brands as well as warnings about the size conversions since Japanese clothes tend to run much smaller than US sizes. But the best feature of all is with every mook issue, they give you patterns designed by the best designers from their line for you to make at home so you can keep us with the lolita lifestyle!

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July 17, 2008 at 1:20 pm


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I’m not 100% sure, but I’m overall pretty sure that Literature has changed around their whole line premanently and not for the good. Like Im talking 180 turnaround into suckiness. I was hoping this was like a mid life crisis for the brand and they would find themselves back to their roots of awesome shirts and hoodies, but also it was not meant to be. The only reason Im talking about this brand as obsession worthy is because first of all it was a really awesome brand before they went downhill and secondly if you look hard enough there are still some “vintage” Literature pieces floating around that you can pick up and probably for a lot cheaper than what they charged retail. They were pretty expensive like $185 for a hoodie.

I got super super lucky about 6 or 7 months ago and found this shady little online store that was selling some old Literature pieces for dirt cheap like 15 bucks a hoodie so I snagged as much as possible hoping it was for real and that I wasnt going to totally get ripped off, but luckily a week later I ended up with everything and I can tell you the pieces are even cooler in person and REALLY well made, the hoodies have either asymetrical zippers or gigantic zippers which just look really cool.

So it definitly takes some research to find the old stuff, even ebay doesn’t have too much of it anymore and what they do have is well over a hundred bucks , but Im sure if you want it bad enough its findable. HINT: When Literature changed their style, they also changed their name, The cool stuff is branded as just Literature clothing, the new stuff goes under the name Literature Noir.

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July 15, 2008 at 11:35 pm

Fashion: Tarina Tarantino for Hello Kitty

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I never thought I would get to see the day where there would actually be in exsistence a sweet lolita and gothic lolita Hello Kitty. I have Tarina Tarantino to thank for showing me something that I didnt even know I was searching for and making me now obsessed beyond all belief about.

So basically there are three themes to the Tarina Tarantino Hello Kitty collection: sweet lolita kitty, gothic lolita kitty and bridal kitty. I have no idea what the bridal kitty is all about, I guess supposedly its supposed to be actual bridal jewelry that you could wear to your wedding, but I mean seriously its plastic and it has Hello Kitty on it in a wedding dress who in their right mind is going to have that a their wedding jewelry?!?!

With that said, let’s focus on the sweet and gothic lolitas. Both have hot pink hair (very cool) but sweet wears pink dresses while gothic of course wears black. I’ve always been partial to the gothic lolita myself but I can still definitly appreciate the cuteness of the sweet lolita as well. Anyways I figured Id just show off some of the cool jewelry, the only bad side? The rings alone cost over 80 bucks 😦

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July 15, 2008 at 12:45 pm

Fashion: Tokidoki For Onitsuka

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                       Oh my gosh, they have been out for a little bit now but my love for them has not dwindled in the least. Tokidoki is rad, Onitsukas are awesome, put them together and its just too much to handle. (In a good way I mean)

From what I have heard there are only 3000 made and with a price tag of $130 bucks for the hi tops and $125 for the lo tops they are selling surprisingly fast (but it could be those bastards who bought a ton of them to sell on ebay for a markup too. grrr.) 

There is so much detail and cuteness, If I owned them I would probably wear them everyday even if it made no sense with the outfit because I bet somehow it would look cool, at least to me… My favorite part though is the bottom of the shoes, they have cute little scenes! It would have been even cooler though if they had etched out the scene so that everytime you took a step you could see it in the ground. Like a trail of Adios or Sandy’s following you everywhere you go. Just a thought…

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July 12, 2008 at 1:46 pm

Movie:Kamikaze Girls

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What do you have when you get a high school self- proclaimed lolita who reluctantly befriends a teenage biker chick? Why, you get the madness that is Kamikaze Girls of course!


The movie which is based off the novel by Novala Takemto is about the clashing of two completely different worlds and the crazy antics that occur.

The whole plot is completely rediculous and hilarious but my favorite part is the cinematography. The colors are so bright, the effects are so cool, the whole film is 100% eye candy. When all is said and done you feel happy, satisfied and somewhat inspired to kick some butt!

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July 10, 2008 at 1:19 pm

Website:Tokyo Street Style

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Ok, so I feel that I am not the only one who feels that the Japanese have a badass sense of style. I get so much fashion inspiration from seeing pictures of the crazy yet genius outfits the girls prowling the streets of Tokyo come up with.

The only problem is there really aren’t that many amazing street style sites out there for the exception of the Vogue’s really lackluster Sartorialist or Nylon’s semi better but still not really impressive street style section. So it is with great pleasure that I introduce for my very first blog post ever!! The Tokyo Street Style website.

This site is a Japanese street style fans dream come true. Its updated weekly with 6 new pics from the five biggest districts of Tokyo, plus hundreds of archives. Whether you are into the lolita style or just something simple and elegant, this site will get your head brimming with ideas.

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July 9, 2008 at 8:43 pm

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