Monday, September 13, 2010
Sweet Streets II
This weekend was the opening of the second "Sweet Streets" art exhibition, which featured art inspired by Japanese Street fashion. In addition, it was one of the stops on 6% DokiDoki's Harajuku Kawaii Tour. So of course we all had to attend this event!
The show was at Gallery Nucleus (http://www.gallerynucleus.com/) in Alhambra. We've been here several times before, for events such as last year's Sweet Streets and an Alice in Wonderland exhibit. They have a lot of unique art, so you should check it out!
The event was also sponsored by 6% DokiDoki (http://www.dokidoki6.com/00_index1.html) who stopped on their Harajuku Kawaii Tour which traveled around the world to London, Paris, Los Angeles and San Francisco. They're a super cute brand out of Harajuku that sells a sort of Fairy Kei/Pop Kei/ Decora style. I have visited their store in Harajuku and thought it was really neat: they have a carousel horse as part of their decor! It was definitely exciting to have them come visit!
Saturday was the opening of the show and the 6% Doki Doki Fashion Show, but before we went to the event we went shopping. We ended up going to Shibuya LA, a new shop that specializes in Japanese Street fashion, most Gal style but the owner said she will be carrying Angelic Pretty too! I ended up buying a Tralala skirt (the one I wore Sunday) and I liked it so much, Cass and I special ordered pink ones too. She liked our outfits a lot and took a picture of all of us that she put on facebook:
We shopped a bit more and then headed over the Nucleus.
First stop was the 6% DokiDoki mini shop, since you can't really find the items outside of Japan. I ended up getting a top, a glitter bow and a logo badge. I don't wear the style too often but they're cute items that can be worn in different styled coordinates.
JSK, Necklace, Bracelet, Ring, Bag: Angelic Pretty
Tights: Forever 21
Bow: Paris Kids
I really like this coord, although the shoes made it impossible to squat/sit during the fashion show and my feet were hurting by the end. But that's why I brought tea party shoes XD
We ended up hanging out until late into the night, before realizing that we needed to go to bed for the next da.
Sunday was "Fan Day", featuring a panel with 6% DokiDoki's founder Sebastian Masuda. He gave a history of Harajuku and Kawaii fashion. I found it interesting, although a lot of people weren't fans of it. But I like learning random information like that. I just wish that they had had a Q&A, since I think there would have been some interesting questions!
I decided to wear my new top and accessories and do "dokidoki" style. I'm not sure how successful it was, but one of the shopgirls seemed really excited and commented on how much of the brand I was wearing.
Top, Tights, Glitter Bow, Badges: 6% DokiDoki
Boots: Secret Shop
Bag, Bracelet: Angelic Pretty
Tulle Bow: Selfmade
After the panel and such we ended up going shopping some more! I actually found a pair of shoes that I like better than the ones I wore on Saturday... much more comfy!
We realized that this is pretty much the last big event until PMX/Sanrio event. But there's also Halloween and hopefully many Disneyland trips! I am so excited for the Sanrio event though, I have been a huge Sanrio fan for as long as I can remember... I used to ask my mom to go to the Hello Kitty store every day XD