Saturday, June 16, 2012

Top 16 Fashion Keywords from June 2012 Kera Magazine

Japanese street fashion is so rapidly changing that the only magazine that comes close to having current style tips is the monthly magazine Kera. I translated this month's section on top trends for Spring.
  1. Plus 1 Impact- Adding one item to an outfit that contrasts to the rest of it, i.e. a red jacket with an all-black outfit
  2. All-Out Gaudy - Wearing as many bright, gaudy pieces with mis-matching prints and colours as possible.
  3. All-Out Simple - The opposite of being overly-gaudy, sticking to monochromatic colours.
  4. Studs - Putting studs on everything!
  5. Creepers - Wearing creepers with anything!
  6. Pastel Co-ordinates - Wearing outfits completely made of pastel colours.
  7. Sailor Collars - Dresses, tops, shirts in all styles with sailor collars.
  8. Classical Lolita - Yup, classical lolita is in this season! Juliet et Justine, Innocent World, Excentrique are all big right now.
  9. All-White Co-ordinates - Wearing both girly and boyish clothes in all-white.
  10. Teeth Motifs - Hellcatpunks is stocking all the Kreepsville666 teeth jewellery right now.
  11. Wooden Shoes - In more styles than just rocking-horse!
  12. Corsets - Mainly decorative ones, no signs of the Japanese tight-lacing yet.
  13. See-through Gowns - Wearing long chiffon gowns over other outfits.
  14. Anime Collaborations - Lots of brands have been doing collaborations with anime shows, including some very unfortunate-looking maid outfits from BtSSB and Meta.
  15. Deco-Deco - Trying to stand out in Harajuku is hard, so over-the-top decora style is back! Once again just trying to pile on as much stuff as possible, but no sign of mid-2000s decora hair clips coming back yet.
  16. Patterned Tights - Making a cool pair of tights the main focus of your outfit. Black Milk here I come!

To this I would add my own trend that I've noticed lately- Devil Horns. I've noticed heaps of kids in Harajuku snaps wearing them, and they tend to use these ones from Kreepsville666 now that Hellcatpunks stocks them:

Saturday, June 2, 2012

MC Melody Doll Updates!

Woah, have I been busy! But here's the deal: My next song has been written, and we are just waiting to record it now! MC Melody Doll will be joined by Aristorapper MC Armando for this track, and probably a few more to come!

Here is a photo shoot we did a while back:

More are (here).

Also new is my Etsy store! MC Melody Doll's BRANDCORE Lolita Store

I am selling my hand-made yen necklaces, and all proceeds are going towards my next music video! Show your friends you support the arts with this limited edition necklace! :D

Saturday, March 17, 2012

One Day in Paradise 4th Birthday Party

Last December, the Melboune Lolita shop "One Day in Paradise" had it's 4th anniversary party. All of the local lolitas turned up for food, prizes and a magic show- being provided by yours truly^^;;

People at the party:

So many lolis in a tiny space!

Happy facesXD

A very cute pair of sweet lolitas<3

Mario Lolita!

Me with my favourite cupcake:3

And my magic ring!

Self-portrait inside the shop.

Me and my magic assistant, Jorge:


Is this your card?

A video of one of the tricks I did:
This was like the first trick I learnt. I have lots more now^^;;

After the party me and my friends went to dinner:

A mirror or glass window?

I love taking photos at night:3

It was a really fun day!

Monday, March 12, 2012

MC Melody Doll News!

Sup Lolis! Sup brolitas! Sup... Mana. I have exciting news! This year, MC Melody will be back with some new projects! I can't reveal their nature yet, but I can assure you I will NOT be taking myself seriously.

Could YOU take this face seriously???

To keep up with all the cool stuff that's going to be happening, like my Facebook page!

You might ask me, "Melody Doll, why are you sacrificing your dignity for this? You aren't even making any money off it!".

Well, to you I say, I'm doing it for the lulz. And to prove my theory that entertainment for lolitas can take all forms, and doesn't have to be limited to "traditional" forms.

We have such cool clothes, and so many creative people- not to mention our own subculture with all it's own in-jokes. It's about time we got up and made our own entertainment!

Some of my favourite examples of non-traditional lolita entertainment have hit the net recently in the form of "Shit Lolitas Say" videos:

I love these so much! Keep up the good work guys!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Cherry Blossoms & Otome

Last Spring I got to visit the National Rhododendron Gardens while their cherry blossoms were in bloom! It was a bit cold but I dressed up in my favourite Emily Temple Cute dress for the occasion.

Outfit: Dress: Emily Temple Cute
Cardigan: Emily Temple Cute
Coat: Off-brand
Beret: Dangerfield
Socks: Emily Temple Cute
Shoes: Vivienne Westwood x Melissa

And some flower shots:



Saturday, March 10, 2012

DJ Melody Doll @ Neko Nation!

If you live in Australia and don't know what Neko Nation is, it's Australia's first Japanese pop-culture themed travelling night club! They do club nights in all major cities, and for their first time in Melbourne, I got to DJ!

Rockin' the decks, MC Melody Doll style!

With the two owners, Saccharine Darling and Neko Catalystic^_^ They are such nice people!

Hanging out in the DJ booth.

With the owner, another DJ and two sexy catgirls who served free sushi during the night!

I highly reccomend going to this club night if you like Japanese pop-culture, cosplay and anime. The other DJs played anime songs and techno, and lots of people came in cosplay and lolita! It's a totally fun space, and the one night club in Australia where you won't feel weird for wearing OTT sweet lolita!

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