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Take a look at these cute new arrivals to the Shibuya 109 NET SHOP! Which are your favorites?
More to come as we wait patiently for further details!
Sawa Takai FW2013
Sawa Takai explores deliberate layering through addition and subtraction. Engineered melton wool double-paneling functions as protective sheaths symbolizing strength and concealment. These heavy layers are contrasted by removed panels and split seams in soft flannel revealing interior linings and representing vulnerability and exposure. Together these themes play on Takai’s reflections on metropolitan women who must preserve their inner tenderness while projecting strength to the world to survive.
Also available in black and white.
Too cute, right? We just love a good wedge sneaker, and so does everyone else, apparently, because these are currently sold out everywhere! But not to worry. Like all items on the Shibuya 109 shopping site, you can sign up to be reminded when they come back in stock again in your size.
Here’s a video from Tokyo Fashion showcasing a unique service in the heart of Tokyo—lolita transformations! For a fee of about $90 USD, the staff at Masion de Julietta will help you find the perfect lolita makeup look and hair (or wig) style, along with an outfit from a selection of Baby, The Stars Shine Bright clothing and accessories. After your transformation, you’re treated to a tea break and outfit snaps taken by the staff. Visit the salon’s website or Facebook page or view the source of the video for more photos and information.
Okay, we all know what some of our lolita readers must be thinking. According to Tokyo Fashion, it’s all in good fun, though, and the custom-crafted experience that Maison de Julietta offers is meant to help girls who want to try lolita fashion—if only for a day—but aren’t sure where to begin. So far, the service has been a hit among girls in Tokyo, and the salon hopes to expand further so more girls might have a chance to try it.
What do you think of services like this? Do they make lolita seem more like a costume rather than a fashion style? Would you like to see a salon like this in your own country? Sound off and share your opinions with us!