So I've been tasked with locating a few fashion designers to present for the Japan Society in San Diego as part of their new Cultural Program. The person organizing it is the Vice President of the World Trade Center here in San Diego, so it's a pretty good networking and business opportunity.
The designers do not have to be lolita specific, just influenced by Japanese fashion in some way and willing to travel to San Diego to present. If you have any suggestions of non-lolita designers who might be interested feel free to post those as well. Participants would be required to give a small presentation on how Japanese fashion has influenced their designs, and then they would be allowed to hold their own fashion show displaying their work. I really don't have all of the details, so if you have more questions I can forward them along to the event organizer. If you're interested at all just fill out the form below and I'll let him know so he can contact you with more information about it.
And I have to confess to not knowing what to buy for certain Lolita acquaintances. Now, I'm not asking for help in picking gifts for friends - I know my friends and I know what they'd like to get.
But I'm going to a Christmas meet, and we'll be having a Secret Santa exchange and I have no idea what to buy! For the past two years my gifts were rather pitiful - I just bought random plushies I'd liked. I really want to pick something Lolita-friendly and... er... neutral? For instance, I recently got into soap-making, and I thought - hey, making a cupcake-shaped soap is such a great idea! Hand-made and useful! Then I got hit with doubt. What if my recipient hates the aroma I scent the soap with? Or they're allergic to whatever vitamins I put in?
So, um. Any advice? I'm not asking you to reveal whatever you're picking for this year's gift exchanges - but what did you buy previous years? What did you get and liked?
For over a year, I thought it would be a hilarious idea to write Lolita parodies so we can all laugh at the sometimes ridiculous nature of our subculture. I began by writing an anthem to the Usakumya, but I didn't "widely" release it until I saw how well-received MC Melod¥ Doll's, Throw It In the Bag became. I was extremely surprised when people also liked mine since the quality is so inferior. While my recording equipment is less than amazing, I am still motivated to write these type of songs.
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Edit: If anyone's interesting in knowing what the song was it's 'Gothic Lolita Tragedy' by Keely Valentine.