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BIBLIOTHECA GAZETTE ~ December 2022: Favorite Things

♪These a few of our favorite things♬ Maybe you like them too? No pressure.

Crimson Reflections - Bibliotheca December: My Favorite Things

Sleep is the one true answer, isn't it?

Cupcakes and Unicorns - Favourite Brands I Don't Own Yet

Multiple members of Bay Area Kei are fans of some of these brands! (Shocking, I know.)

Dearie Dawn - Favourite Moments of 2022

A busy year of...going outside? Couldn't be me.

Josine Maaike - My favorite coords of 2022!

Over 150 coord shots?! (Don't worry, only 8 made the cut) Kelp - Sentimental (Sexy?) Christmas Do you like this thing called “city pop”? Trying to get it on this Santa day? (Kelp this is getting weird) Enjoy some of my favorite romantic Christmas songs! Lovelylaceandlies - My 5 Favorite Things from 2022

Thanks for being a part of FanimeCon J-Fashion Programming! For no specific reason.

Luna by the Lake with Cake - Favorite Things that Helped Me Improved My Coords

No shame in not being a spreadsheet lolita - it's a hard path to tread...

Mahou Queen - Bibliotheca: My Favorite Things

A variety of categories! A plethora of pictures!

昔のSewing - My New Favorite Brand: Hoshibako Works

Please check out Hoshibako Works, but Kelp also hopes you will check out Ozz On (it's relevant, I swear!)

Wear Your Bows - Favorite Outfits of 2022

You know what you're signing up for with that title!


Crimson Reflections

Introducing Graciela & Grace

Bobbin lace? Certificates of authenticity? Splash-proof blouses? This ain't your mama's indie lolita brand...

Raines Guide: Removing Ink from Clothing This type of stain is notoriously tough!

(Crimson) Reflections: 10 Years of Blogging A useful read for both those new to blogging as well as us old hands

Lolita Wardrobe Size vs. Perception in 2016 and 2020 Kelp very much relates to resuming a project years later...anyways, if you like Numbers, this post is for you!


Cupcakes & Unicorns

The Black Ribbon Konbini Market JSK review

Well, well, well, look who it is! Thanks for your purchase♡

1 Dress 4 Looks Take 63

It's a rare occasion when a post other than Stephano's makes me hungry...

End of 2022 Lolidrobe Reassessment

Ah, yes, some places have predictable 'seasonal weather', by which you can divide your wardrobe...



Guide: Mercari JP and Fril/Rakuma for Beginners

A great resource for those new to Japanese auction sites!


Josine Maaike

Lolita Resolutions: 2023

Bay Area Kei officially endorses these resolutions. Best of luck!


Hello Lizzie Bee

Blogmas ♡ day 3

What's blogmas? Well, it's not vlogmas, as that involves Daily Video Editing. Props to Lizzie for finding a way around that chore! Tsubasaism: The Autobiography

Did you know gals tend to come from working class backgrounds? Lizzie shares an interesting snippet of a fan translation of famous gal Tsubasa Masuwaka's memoirs!

Friendsmas at Isobel's

Friends AND food? How can you go wrong? (Nothing went wrong, btw! That was rhetorical!)

Christmas celebrations + cosy co*de (ღ˘⌣˘ღ)

Getting distracted by Pokemon G O, eh? No one here at Bay Area Kei can relate to that, nope!

What I got for Christmas (*♡∀♡)

There's no haul like one from Santa!



J-Fashion Interviews – Haraguchi from Na+H (GLP, 2007) A not-milquetoast interview with not the designer of gothic brand Na+H…but rest assured, I still have some grievances.



International Lolita Day Origins

The fact Kelp had no idea this started in the EGL Livejournal community tells you a lot about how active she was there...(Classic lolita problems, haha)

6 Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Lolita Fashion Fan in Your Life

The big gift-giving holidays may be over, but this advice applies year-round!


Luna by the Lake with Cake

Winter 2022 Releases

The latest from Meta, Baby, and Angelic Pretty!

Upgrading my Closet!

This is on Kelp's to-do list...

International Lolita Day

Weather messing up your fit? We at Bay Area Kei wouldn't know anything about that! (Thanks for braving the rain, Holiday Pop-up attendees...)

Lolita Holiday Checklist

Make a note for next year!

How did I do on my 2022 Resolutions?

It's that time of year! Protip: you can't break any resolutions you didn't make...


Mahou Queen

December ILD Recap 2022

A glass Christmas tree? That and much more in this meetup wrap-up!

2022 Coordinate Recap

You've heard of the 12 days of Christmas, get ready for the 12 coords of 2022!

WTB Recap: 2022

The final wishlist update of the year...wait a trip to California? Happy travels!

2023 EGL Goals

We've had panels on wearing lolita in cold weather, but making a note that future J-Fashion Uni should have "How to pack lolita for a trip"



Obiage: The Beginning and Sewing; The Reveal

Come for the Japanese kimono lesson, stay for the surprise dog pic!

Velveteen JSKs Restoration: The Reveal

Yes, there is More Dog (as well as two gorgeous dresses)



2022 Holiday Gift Guide: What to Get for the Gothic Lolita in Your Life

As always, Kelp personally recommends Money.



A Big List of Visual Kei Fashion Brands

Okay I already plugged Ozz On, but I had no idea Algonquins came back! A staple of Kelp's everyday closet.

The Truth about Visual Kei Fashion

Fun fact: Kelp primarily got into lolita through watching Malice Mizer's merveilles concert in about 2001...

TEN Sushi and Cocktail Bar Tasting

Finally, I thought, a Stephano food post that won't make me hungry! (Cuz Kelp is allergic to fish. YMMV.) But then I got burned by the miso cheesecake at the end.


Sweet Dreams

8 Year Anniversary

Happy Anniversary! (Kelp misses going to izakayas...)


Wear Your Bows

November Outfits

A continuing saga of attempting to wear all the things!

Bay Area Kei Pop Up Event!

Thanks for attending! See you next year!

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