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Issue 7 ~October 2021: HALLOWEEN

Bibliotheca

noun

1. A collection of books

"The pen is mightier than the sword."

Welcome to Bibliotheca! Before the advent of social media websites, J-fashion knowledge was primarily discussed in Western communities on online blogging communities. Longer-format posts allowed for users to partake in lengthy discussions, post reviews, share resources, and otherwise engage with their community. Today, this is still the preferred format for many J-fashion enthusiasts! 

 

In an effort to make individual works more accessible, Bay Area Kei is promoting J-fashion blogs on this webpage, which will feature individual bloggers and topics covered. You can also choose to receive a monthly digest of blog posts by using the contact form at the bottom of the page.

If you are interested in being featured as a affiliated blogger, please apply here

 

Bay Area Kei reserves the right to reject any blog with posts that are inconsistent with our organizational values. The views expressed by our affiliated bloggers do not necessarily reflect the views of Bay Area Kei and our individual team members. 

AFFILIATED BLOGGERS

Avina-kei

Avina-kei

NAME | 

I have been in the J-fashion community for over 15 years and blogging was always a part of getting involved. I first started on Livejournal before moving to Blogspot, and now I have a new home on Ko-fi. I largely discuss J-fashion history, lifestyle, artwork, hot takes, and occasional in-depth reviews.

TOPICS

Natural-kei, lolita, cult party-kei, dolly-kei, vintage style, J-fashion history, J-fashion artwork, current events!

Dearie Dawn

dearie_dawn

NAME | 

My name is Jessie and I’m a Sweet Lolita from Toronto, Canada. I’ve been wearing Lolita & jfashion since 2014. I also love bubble tea, indie video games, hyperpop music, cats and makeup.

TOPICS

Lolita fashion, kawaii fashion, DIY, sewing, larme kei, reviews

Idontknowmuchbutimlearning

Kathryn

NAME | 

Everyone's Mori Mom and old school mori girl located currently in Japan. I've been blogging about mori kei since I first discovered it around 2013. I can be found across social media as forestsandtea spreading my love of mori style.

TOPICS

Mori kei fashion and history, mori lifestyle and natural lifestyle, outfit photos, community promotion and projects

Lolitas Monterrey

Moemi Azrael

NAME | 

Hi, I'm Moemi, the administrator of the fan page and community of Lolitas Monterrey, a community of Spanish-speaking Mexican lolitas, I've been in lolita fashion for 10 years, and previously I collaborated with other lolita communities as a reporter of my community. I do shopping and event reviews, although my content is Spanish I have no problem to start writing in English as well.

TOPICS

Meetings, events, reviews, interviews

Mint Musings

Elle

NAME | 

American long-time lolita based in Osaka, Japan ♡
Regular model for Royal Princess Alice and Lapin Labyrinthe magazine

TOPICS

Lolita fashion and lolita lifestyle

Pretty Princess Club

Nifty Nif

NAME | 

Nif is the founder and owner of Pretty Princess Club, the group behind Royal Vegas Online and Royal Vegas Retreat.

TOPICS

Lolita fashion, JFashion community, Pretty Princess Club event updates

Sporkii

Sporkii

NAME | 

I like to post about my travels to events, or musings about wardrobe, fashion, and crafts

TOPICS

Events, outfits, occasional behind the scenes stuff for shoots or fashion videos.

Your Other Left

Nefalia

NAME | 

Bits and bobs from a lolita since early 00s.

TOPICS

Scans, thoughts about being in the game for a long time

Bread First Search

Sara Bread

NAME | 

EGL veteran blogs about fashion, events, lifestyle, and organization

TOPICS

EGL fashion, lifestyle, organization

FrillSquid

Shay

NAME | 

A lolita/ouji blogger with a few facts, many opinions, and lots of advice. Always ready to learn something new!

TOPICS

EGL, ouji, unusual substyles, advice, opinions, wardrobe

Josine Maaike

Josine

NAME | 

Gothic and oldschool lolita from the Netherlands who loves to bring opulence to the ordinary❤️ I love old Meta, Moitie and anything tacky! On my blog, I do reviews, zoom in on details of pieces and write occasional guides!

TOPICS

Reviews, close-ups of pieces, personal goals, occasional guide.

Lovelylaceandlies

Jenna S.

NAME | 

By day, Jenna is a legal professional living in Los Angeles, California. By night (and weekends), she is a frill wearing monster who loves Innocent World and Metamorphose. When she isn’t taking mirror selfies of her coordinates, she enjoys reading comic books, playing board games, and snuggling with her pup, Lily.

TOPICS

lolita fashion, including tutorials, reviews, and roundups of content related to the Western j-fashion community

Nycticeivs

Emma

NAME | 

Gothic Lolita writing about miscellaneous fashion endeavors, EGL hot takes, photo projects, and more.

TOPICS

EGL Fashion, Photography, Nonsensical Thoughts, Lifestyle

R.R. Memorandum

Lucy May

NAME | 

Blogger for R.R. Memorandum. Can usually be found with a cup of tea in hand and a cat on lap.

TOPICS

Oldschool EGL, Oldschool history/EGL history, Social Justice, Interviews, EGL Media

Sweet Dreams

Seirren/Sei/Olivia

NAME | 

Hello! I am a Chinese-Canadian video game developer, blogger, casual streamer, foodie, and tattoo enthusiast living in Canada. I got into ギャル (gyaru) around 2006 but didn't have the courage to attempt it myself until around ~2012. I've been active in the online community since 2014 or so and have been creating related content on my blog since 2017!

TOPICS

ギャル fashion, general lifestyle, beauty product & contact lens reviews

Cupcakes and Unicorns

Cupcake Kamisama

NAME | 

A Polish-born, UK-based Capricorn in love with Japanese fashion (predominantly lolita). When I don’t blog, I work in the education sector, write articles for Wunderwelt Libre and translate video game content on the side.

TOPICS

Lolita fashion: coordinates, events and meetups, reviews, advice, general musings and thoughts

Hello Lizzie Bee

Lizzie Bee

NAME | 

Hey cutie! I'm Lizzie and I loooove a Japanese fashion called gyaru! Over on my blog I share my gyaru life – including the outfits I wear, the people I meet, and the things I’ve learnt along the way (which I share in my lil’ gyaru advice section). My main gyaru style is himekaji which means “casual princess”!

TOPICS

Gyaru fashion, lifestyle + advice

Liliana’s Place

Liliana Rowena

NAME | 

I am an energetic and enthusiastic lover of JFashion. I write whatever is in my heart and I feel needs to be shared. I love sharing my journey with the world!

TOPICS

Lolita fashion, Gyaru, personal posts, and occasionally cosplay

Mahou Queen

Mahou Queen

NAME | 

My name is Anthea, I’m a 27 year old lolita fashion enthusiast based in the USA. I blog about lolita product reviews, store reviews, look books, tutorials, and kawaii lifestyle content.

TOPICS

Lolita fashion reviews, craft tutorials, lookbooks, meetup and event recaps, kawaii lifestyle tips, lolita fashion op eds, and more

Of Thread and Mind

seams_witch

NAME | 

A blithering lolita blog. Resources, reflections, reconnaissance.

TOPICS

resources and guides

STEPHANO

Stephano

NAME | 

Stephano (Buttcape) has been a member of the Japanese street fashion community since 2010 focusing on gothic, ouji, and lolita fashion styles. She began her blog Buttcape in 2013 as a way to contribute to the larger online kawaii fashion and culture community.

TOPICS

event reports, coords, random J-fashion news, Houston lifestyle

The Name I Love

Reila

NAME | 

Hi, gals! ♡ I'm Reila, a Himekaji Gyaru blogger from Peru who loves cute and sexy looks. I love blogging, dressing up with gal pals, dancing Para Para, eating and napping. (°◡°♡) But mostly living a fun and chill Gyaru life!

TOPICS

Gyaru lifestyle, beauty, fashion, guides & scans

 

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