BIBLIOTHECA BLOG CIRCLE
Check out the the latest newsletter!
Issue 17 ~ August 2022: Spooky Summer Stories
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.
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.
Natural-kei, lolita, cult party-kei, dolly-kei, vintage style, J-fashion history, J-fashion artwork, current events!
Dear Gabriella Marie
Hi there - I'm Gabi, a 21 year old lolita residing in Michigan. I'm a lover of cats, macarons, and all things lolita fashion related! I love to share about lolita, it's community, and a bit about my own lifestyle.
Lolita fashion, lifestyle, advice, opinions
Hello Lizzie Bee
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”!
Gyaru fashion, lifestyle + advice
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.
Meetings, events, reviews, interviews
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.
Lolita fashion reviews, craft tutorials, lookbooks, meetup and event recaps, kawaii lifestyle tips, lolita fashion op eds, and more
Blogger for R.R. Memorandum. Can usually be found with a cup of tea in hand and a cat on lap.
Oldschool EGL, Oldschool history/EGL history, Social Justice, Interviews, EGL Media
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!
ギャル fashion, general lifestyle, beauty product & contact lens reviews
Hello! I'm Raine Dragon, a sweet / classic lolita from the USA with a passion for collecting old lolita publications and researching mystery lolita items. I've been blogging an eclectic mix of history, guides and opinion pieces about lolita fashion since 2012.
I mainly post about Lolita fashion, including topics like information for new lolita, guides, opinion pieces, and I dabble in lolita / Jfashion history.
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.
Lolita fashion, kawaii fashion, DIY, sewing, larme kei, reviews
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.
Mori kei fashion and history, mori lifestyle and natural lifestyle, outfit photos, community promotion and projects
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.
lolita fashion, including tutorials, reviews, and roundups of content related to the Western j-fashion community
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.
event reports, coords, random J-fashion news, Houston lifestyle
The Name I Love
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!
Gyaru lifestyle, beauty, fashion, guides & scans
Cupcakes and Unicorns
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.
Lolita fashion: coordinates, events and meetups, reviews, advice, general musings and thoughts
A lolita/ouji blogger with a few facts, many opinions, and lots of advice. Always ready to learn something new!
EGL, ouji, unusual substyles, advice, opinions, wardrobe
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!
Reviews, close-ups of pieces, personal goals, occasional guide.
Luna by the Lake with Cake
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!
Lolita fashion, Gyaru, personal posts, and occasionally cosplay
Mukashi no Sewing
I'm Victorix, a passionate lolita and kimono enthusiast in the Pacific Northwest US. Join me every Tuesday for history, crafts, and fashion!
Lolita fashion, kimono, historical sewing, and cleaning/restoration of both lolita and historical garments.
Pretty Princess Club
Nif is the founder and owner of Pretty Princess Club, the group behind Royal Vegas Online and Royal Vegas Retreat.
Lolita fashion, JFashion community, Pretty Princess Club event updates
I like to post about my travels to events, or musings about wardrobe, fashion, and crafts
Events, outfits, occasional behind the scenes stuff for shoots or fashion videos.
SUBSCRIBE FOR MONTHLY BLOG UPDATES
Interested in receiving monthly blog post summaries? Sign up for the Bibliotheca Gazette!
Please note that this is a separate newsletter from our regular event mailing list. If you are already subscribed to our mailing list, you must also register separately for blog updates in order to receive them.