Alternative Fashion

My Problem With I Follow: A Comic in So Pretty Very Rotten

So Sweet Very Rotten is a book by Jane Mai and An Nguyen, and is a compilation of essays and fictional comics about alternative fashion. It’s main focus is on Lolita fashion.  I had an issue with one of the comics in there and wanted to spread awareness about it, as it was rather unpleasant surprise… Continue reading My Problem With I Follow: A Comic in So Pretty Very Rotten

Alternative Fashion

Is Alternative J-fashion Dying?: Closure of Fruits

Outside of Harajuku, people  have an image of groups of people who wear colorful clothing. Blobs of them. In crowds. They wear a plethora of colorful hairclips.  Tutus. Elegant dresses with tea party shoes and poofy skirts. On the internet, people film video vlogs (vlogs for short), on the internet and make the fashion seem… Continue reading Is Alternative J-fashion Dying?: Closure of Fruits

Alternative Fashion · Cute

What Does a Kawaii Ambassador Do?

Originally posted on my old blog, Jfashionandtech Misako Aoki, a Kawaii Ambassador from Japan and model. Image via nikkeivoice.ca. What exactly is a ‘Kawaii Ambassador?’ Kawaii (かわいい) means ‘cute’ in Japanese.  Kawaii Ambassadors are appointed by the Japanese government and spread culture through cuteness. Kawaii Ambassadors mingle cuteness and culture into one. By doing so,… Continue reading What Does a Kawaii Ambassador Do?

Alternative Fashion

To Japan and Beyond: How The Net Helped J-Fashion

“A lot of people in our society is made to feel that…they’re  something wrong with them because of the way they look. The purpose of Rufflecon is really to show that you’re not alone and you’re not a freak. You just happen to like something that actually, a lot of other people in the world… Continue reading To Japan and Beyond: How The Net Helped J-Fashion