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JRock/Visual Kei style clothes for direct sale. [02 Jun 2006|10:02pm]

ichigo_star
 Hey guys.

I'm selling some visual-kei style pants and ties for sale- all brand new, mint condition and good quality. You'll find these type of clothes all over Harajuku, in particular the Nudy Boy store on Takeshitadori. They're quite popular, and these clothes go hand in hand with our favourite VK boys. Please give them a good home. Items start at $30. These designs are amazing, I fell in love with them at first sight. The sizes are also stated under the cut~ Stock is limited, so don't straggle! ~_^ If you have any questions or would like to order something, just leave a comment. ^_^ I'll be uploading more items in the coming few months and creating an online store.

Shipping is a flate rate of $16 to anywhere in the world. I take paypal. ^_^

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Hello [05 Feb 2006|04:01pm]

loisneach
[ mood | tired ]

Name: Eilidh
Location: Scotland, UK
Favorite brands/clothing style: Gothic Lolita, Aristocrat, or visual, or a mix. Favourite brands are h.Naoto, Atelier Boz, Moi-Meme-Moitie, and Metamorphose.
Favorite bands: Gackt, Malice Mizer, Dir en Grey, Moi Dix Mois, my favourite non-Japanese bands are My Ruin, Jack Off Jill, Bjork, Nick Cave, and a lot more.

I am currently learning Japanese (have only just started) and I am interested in travelling there, maybe even studying there or living there for a while. I'm wondering how easy this has been for people, what problems have you encountered, etc? Any help is greatly appreciated!

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[18 Jan 2006|04:00pm]

skyldiga_rin

Well... I'll be trying my luck here. ^_^

Hi! I got a tip about this community through a post I made on egl. So, I am going to Tokyo again on March 21st (arriving on March 22nd) through April 10th. While I'm there, I'd love to get together with people who share my interest in subculture/alternative fashions and of course, the music. Let me know if you're interested in going shopping, going to a live-house, or something else like that! ♥

And the basics:
Name: Rin
Age: 22 now, 23 later this year
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden, or Nerima-ku, Tokyo
Work: Store attendant in a book-store
Japanese: yes, I speak rather sloppy, girly Japanese, and I can get by on what I know, both speaking, reading and writing
Fashion: For work, it's usually casual gothic/lovely, I suppose. When I dress for myself, it's usually somewhere between gothic and punk rock, with a twist of either elegance/aristocracy, cuteness or visual-esque fashion. I like to make fashion my own.
Music: Western artists include SlipKnoT, Marilyn Manson, Korn, nine inch nails, mindless self indulgence, skinny puppy, and a whole bunch of classical music (especially Bach). As for Japanese artists, it's MALICE MIZER, Moi dix Mois (unfortunately, I'll miss them this time in Europe), Dir en grey, gazette, Közi (solo-works), Schwarz Stein, naito, LUNA SEA, and that kind of artists.

Ah hah. どうぞヨロシクねぃ♥

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Fukuoka, Japan [26 Oct 2005|07:30pm]

lilusako
I arrived in Japan actually about two months ago, travelled around Japan for about a month. Now I am settled in Fukuoka, Kyushu and attending Kyushu University for an academic year. I was just wondering... besides in Tokyo how does one go about finding other people who are interested in alternative fashion and music? I'm not really too sure where to look and my japanese isn't very good at all. But in anycase, a pleasure to meet you all.

Basic Introduction Info:
Name: Usako

location: Iriji, Fukuoka-shi, Kyushu

favorite brands/clothing style: a little bit of everything, EGL, EGA, industrial, what ever I feel like wearing.

favorite bands (I love music in general... so my list would be endless, but here is a simple condensed version):
Japanese bands: kagrra, schwarz stein, plastic tree, moi dix mois, BLOOD, +D'espairs Ray+, T.M. Revolution.
Other things: Everclear, smashing pumpkins, stone temple pilots, VNV Nation, Assemblage 23, Funker Vogt, Suicide Commando, NamNambulu, Me & My.
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! [24 Aug 2005|07:18pm]

kayteanese
hi, i'm kaytea and i wanted to introduce this site to everyone:


http://www.anarchyinthejp.com


it belongs to kazu, formerly of pepi's in london...the hairdressers who pioneered plastic hair extensions, along with a lot of other styles/materials... he just opened in harajuku, tokyo, and is currently taking private clients for anyone in the area wanting something different. so have a look and contact info@anarchyinthejp.com for any materials/pricing/style questions.

...even if you don't live in tokyo, have a look at the site and see what he does!

thanks! we hope to hear from any of you who happen to be in japan ^_^

[x-posted!]
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Info about fashion event! [20 Sep 2005|06:01pm]

agentscuiy
There is going to be the first ever Gothic/Lolita/Punk festival put on by KERA! and the Gothic&Lolita bible on October 23rd. It's called the Individual Fashion Expo 1st. It will be a talk show, modelling show, live and have booths set up. Tickets are available through Pia, Lawson, and the KERA! shop in Maruione.

Event homepage here.
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Just wanted to introduce myself [07 Sep 2005|10:00pm]

these_days
hey all. Well, I'm hannah. I'm 19 and currently in Tokyo, studying at ICU. I love most alt. Japanese fashion including goth, punk and lolita. My favorite brands (whether I can afford them or not is a very different matter) are vivienne westwood, h.naoto. black peace now, sexy dynamite london, sex pot revenge, alice auaa, and baby the stars the shine bright. I also love visual kei bands such as Dir en grey, kagrra,, alicenine, luna sea, pierrot, x japan, calmando qual and kuroyume/sads/anything kiyoharu. Non j-bands include the cure, nine inch nails, david bowie, depeche mode, poe, siouxsie and the banshees, oingo boingo, and garbage.
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Introduction [27 Aug 2005|02:42pm]

urayamashisa
Hi, I am Nicole. I'm 16 years old and plan to move to Japan. I am heavily influenced by anime, fashion, and jrock, and try to incorperate it into my style. I like shopping at Hot Topic, and department stores. I find that even if it isn't what you're looking for, you can alter and change it to fit your style. IM me if you like to talk. <3
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J FASHION FORUMS [11 Aug 2005|02:36pm]

clonepretty
Hello.
I have just started some forums and that are dedicated to j-fashion. they opened 2 days ago, so they are very new.

http://diclonius.org/forums

Please register and join the forums! I am trying to bring all the j-fashion fashion comm's on LJ together without messing up LJ comms. So I thought forums would be the best idea!

You can talk fashion, culture, and anything. Music and such also :D

I hope you all consider joining and that you enjoy it!!

I read the rules but it didnt say anything about forums. So I am sorry in advance if this is against rules. I could not find a moderators email address.
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はじめまして! [25 Feb 2005|06:37pm]
laura_rants
[ mood | content ]

Hello, nice to meet everyone.

My name is Laura, 17 years old and I went to Japan over the summer and hope to be moving there sometime in the next year or two. Hopefully to Tokyo *^_^*

Favorite bands are Dir en Grey, X Japan, Shiina Ringo, Speena, Luna Sea, Malice Mizer, GO!GO!7188 and Eve of Destiny. I also listen to techno, trance etc.

My favorite clothes were from a small store in Shibuya called Ca-ti Happy and Smile which had some kick ass homemade clothes. I have a shirt that says "Swallow the Leader" which I am very fond of. I usually bought a lot of my clothes from small shops and stands in Harajuku so i'm not quite sure of the brand names. I bought a ton of jewelry there too. I'll post some pictures at some point when my scanner feels like working >_>.

I guess that's it for me.

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hello! [23 Feb 2005|09:08pm]

fuzzy_muffin
Name: fuzzy muffin
Location: Wales. uk
Favorite brands/clothing style: fuzziness and biig
Music: anything alternativey or bleepy or metaly or rock.

im currently looking for some new boots and i love a pair of Koji Kuga or Miho Matsuda chunky boots but i cant seem to find anywhere on the internet that sell many of them, especially one that can be translated to English. Could anyone help me with this? Also does anyone have "Barcode' shoes website addy? cant find them either :/
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Sales! [28 Dec 2004|03:26pm]

agentscuiy
Yo no one's been posting here :O Well many of you may already know, but the winter sales are starting soon. h.NAOTO has had a 30~50% off sale starting Christmas, and Closet Child/Disc Wave is doing various discounts throughout the next couples weeks. The big sales are starting January 2nd.. Maruione in Shinjuku starts their fukubukuro (grab-bag) sales the 2nd, along with discounts. Most of the gothic and lolita brands in Maruione start their bargains the 3rd. h.NAOTO is selling fukubukuros in all their stores starting the 1st or 2nd, Sex Pot Revenge has fukubukuros starting the 2nd, and Putumayo is also offering them but hasn't released information yet.

Any other sales out there?
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Hair cuts [08 Dec 2004|04:01pm]

aesthete_ai
Can anyone recommend somewhere good to get my hair cut in Tokyo? (Although I know it's stupid to even ask, but preferably that takes credit cards). I'm willing to pay a fair amount as it needs re-dying and I want some pink extensions put in, so any suggestions?

x-posted to tokyojapan
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[26 Nov 2004|09:55pm]

missstickykiss
Name:Rebecca
location:london uk
favorite brands
clothing:antique beast.dark heavy fabrics
bands Dir en grey,queen adreena,jack off jill,gackt,Psycho le Cemu,the usual and etherial gothic

im planning to move to japan next year or the year after that..unfortunetly i know v little about immigration

im not lil enough to fit into branded japanese gothloli clothing, i get custom made dresses ans use vintage blouses and english gothloli designs

gothic lolita,egl, wich ever name or heading you use is my style of dress.im obsessed with all aspects of japan, from geishas to gackt

looking forward to hearing all about japan xx
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[03 Nov 2004|09:25pm]

aintafraid2die
Hey everyone, I just found this community and figured I'd introduce myself.

Name: Richard

Location: Osaka, Japan

Favorite brands/clothing style: h.NAOTO/h.ANARCHY, BA-TSU, FÖTUS, Richard's (though I've only found the one store on Takeshita-dori in Harajuku, but I really liked the designs they had there... also bonus points for the cool name. ;P)

Favorite bands: +D'espairsRay+, Kagrra, Dir en grey, Gackt, Pierrot, Psycho le Cemu, Miyavi, Amaterase, Inugami Circus-dan, etc.

I've been to Tokyo/Yokohama a few times over the past few years (most recently this April/May), and really enjoyed visiting the fashion stores in Harajuku, Shinjuku, etc.

When I found out my university only had an exchange program with Osaka, I was a little upset, and worried that I wouldn't be able to find as much of a 'scene' there as the one in Tokyo. However, I was totally wrong, and have found plenty of awesome stores here, so for any who plan to visit Osaka or are planning to live here (for school, work, etc.), let me know, and I'd be more than happy to help you find the stores for your favorite brands here.

Being male, I'm not as much of a 'lolita' fan, but there is definately a big 'Gothic/Lolita/Visual' fashion scene here, comparable to the one in Harajuku, specifically in America-Mura in Shinsaibashi, which is a part of 'South' Osaka.

Just last weekend, I bought a FÖTUS hoodie for 5800 yen in Shinsaibashi, and was surprised to find a BA-TSU school girl uniform from the first Battle Royale movie for about 30,000 yen (I didn't buy that of course, as I don't think a skirt would look very flattering on me).

I also managed to find the Battle Royale II fatigues (jacket an pants) on sale at the 'BA-TSU Styling Room' in Hep 5, Umeda ('North' Osaka) for under 10,000-yen, so I did end up picking that up while I was out. ^^;

This past weekend, my friend withinity took me to the new h.NAOTO store they built behind Big Step in America-Mura, which was just incredible. It's two stories, and a lot bigger than the one in Laforet that's in Harajuku (that's the only one I've visited to compare it to)... I was overwhelmed by all the outfits there, and was tempted to burn a hole in my wallet, but decided it was more important to have train fare home, of course. ^^;

They were also having some kind of a 'Winter Sale' where you get a free h.NAOTO gift (I think it was a daily planner or something) if you bought one of the new coats they were selling.

Anyway, I look forward to meeting new people, and hope to learn more about Japanese fashion while I'm on here. I'm glad to have found a community like this, so hopefully I can contribute my findings in Osaka from time to time.

-Rich
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brand recommendations? [30 Sep 2004|12:33am]

apathyonna
Apologies in advance if this is inappropriate for the group, but I was hoping to get some advice before I actually invest in some nice clothing.

What goth/gothic-lolita oriented brands have people found to be durable and good quality? Seems like there's an awful lot of crap out there, and I refuse to spend that much money unless I'm fairly confident the clothing will survive me. I'm particularly curious about Atlier Boz, Miho Matsuda (if I can fit into any of it), BPN, MAM, Millfleurs and Visible. Also, does anyone recommend any brands that offer simpler, more work-friendly styles?

Btw, anyone planning to do a shopping trip at some point? Would be cool to find some shopping buddies.:-)
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Eccentrique corsets? [29 Sep 2004|06:56pm]

apathyonna
Anyone know about the quality of Eccentrique's corsets? What kind of boning do they use? I know they're pricey compared to some custom designers outside of Japan, but I prefer to be able to try on what I buy.

For that matter, does anyone recommend another brand that sells corsets (without plastic boning)?
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Requisite Introductions [28 Sep 2004|07:06pm]

morgen_stern
Hello, my name is Morgen, and I currently reside in student housing on campus at the University of sunny Southern California, where I major in Japanese Language and Culture. In about a year from now I will be (hopefully and most likely) residing in the Tokyo area as a study abroad student at Waseda Daigaku. So, there's still some time before I get over there to Japan, but I was told about this community today, so I thought I'd join now before I forget.

When it comes to Japanese alternative fashion my tastes run mostly toward the gothic, and I'm a particular fan of the Moi-meme-Moitie label. I became interested in these fashions through Visual Kei and sort of vice versa as the look of Visual Kei drew me to the music, as my first introduction was walking in on my first host-sister clipping out pictures of Dir en Grey from a music magazine when I was in Shiga-ken about four years ago.

So that's all for now. どうぞよろしく!
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h.Naoto cosplay party [28 Sep 2004|09:51pm]

apathyonna
According to the website, h.Naoto's stores in Tokyo and Osaka will be having Halloween cosplay parties, either on the 15th (Osaka) or 22nd (Tokyo) of October. Open at 8, starts at 8:30. Tickets cost 2000 yen, with free food and drink, "giveaways" and a cosplay contest.
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Hey [17 Sep 2004|02:10pm]

aesthete_ai
I'm Aes and I'm moving to Tokyo in about 2 weeks time. But at the moment I live in the UK.

My absolute favourite designer is h. Naoto, but I tend to make most of my clothes that are gothic/lolita/punk etc, because the stuff is too hard for me to find, (in UK), I am too fat for, (XD sad but true), or too expensive for my weeny budget. However, I also really like Drug Spider, Mille Noir, Black Peace Now, Morgan, Excentrique, and Baby Doll.

At the moment my favourite band is Kagrra, but I also like hide, Dir en Grey, Due le Quartz and Kozi.

This is my first time in Tokyo, so does anyone have any shopping recomendations?



Ps. Please forgive any mistakes I make, my japanese isn't so good, so often I see something in a magazine and confuse the store that sells it and the brand it is -___-;;.
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