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BIBLIOTHECA GAZETTE ~ October 2022: Magic

Do you believe in magic? Well, at Bay Area Kei we sure do believe in the magic off J-fashion! Be sure to continue reading to hear our bloggers' takes on this topic ~

Dear Gabriella Marie - Bibliotheca October 2022

You've heard of magical girls, get ready for...magical administrative assistants?

Dearie Dawn - Bibliotheca October: Magic

Did you know that early magical girls were referred to as 魔女っ子majokko because they were often witch-type characters?

I Don't Know Much But I'm Learning - Bibliotheca October Prompt: Magic

Musings on the magic of mori kei!

昔のSewing - Bibliotheca October: Magic

Tales of magical meetings, through the mystical medium of J-fashion✨


Crimson Reflections

Mirror: Innocent World Hair Styling Tutorials

Chockful of gems like "Easy Twin Tails", "Simple Style that looks Elaborate", and "Halloween Cat Ears"!


Cupcakes & Unicorns

D.H. Dhaenens' "Lockhart Mansion" review

Need a new selection for your book club? Cupcake Kamisama reviews this horror/comedy starring lolitas!

1 Dress 4 Looks Take 62

To the tune of "TEETH TEETH TEETH" except it's "LIMITED MEAL"🍔

No Buy Support Wardrobe Challenge: A Print Headbow with a Non-Matching Piece

Wondering if you can make use of random print hair accessories that pop up on used clothing sites? This post is for you!

Lolidrobe Reassessment Post 2022.03

You know what time it is! (Reassessment time. Of Cupcake Kamisama's wardrobe.)


Dear Gabriella Marie

MeLikesTea Rose Petticoat Review

In the market for a new petti? Check out this review of one of the most popular brands!


Dearie Dawn

Halloween 2022: Pumpkins After Dark + My Halloween costume

Hot chocolate, artistic pumpkins, and...Charli XCX? An eventful Hallow's Eve!

Kei Con Tea Party 2022

It's true - wigs plus masks means all us lolitas can't recognize anyone anymore. Maybe we need nametags?


Hello Lizzie Bee

Halloween nails 👻

Creepy and cute!💅

Kuromi tea party ♡♡

Did you know Kuromi outranked Hello Kitty herself in the latest Sanrio Character ranking poll?

AmzyBee date ☆ Halloween afternoon tea

I agree...add a scary mask and instant costume!


I Don't Know Much But I'm Learning

Day 11: Plan an ideal "mori meetup"!

Day 15: What are your favorite books, movies, or TV shows?

Day 18: Where do you get most of your Mori clothes?

Day 22: Are you inspired by your own culture or other countries/cultures than Japan?

The mori 30 day challenge continues! Check out Kathryn's latest prompt answers~


Josine Maaike

Review: H.Naoto Dragon Scale Birdcage Devil JSK🖤

An absolute beauty from H. Naoto! You have to see it to believe it! (Please click thru...)



3 things I learned running my first virtual panel

The stories we could tell about Mountain Time...well actually it's just one story. But yes! Time zones! Plus Daylight Savings! Tricky things!


Mahou Queen

Welcome to my She Shed: Entry 2

Readers, I have to be honest - I can't come up with a blurb for this post cuz I'm struggling not to invoke the FFXIV meme...

Dandy Puppeteer Conjurer’s Cauldron Review + Halloween Lookbook

Wondering about this latest release? Wonder no more! (Also yes, it's still in stock!)

Lolita Wish List Dress Tournament

We know y'all love this sort of content. (Thanks for coming to Gramarye Gauntlet!)

Halloween Lolita Tea Recap

Readers, another confession - I got so distracted by the thought of pomegranate oolong tea I couldn't come up with one for this post either.



Velveteen JSKs Restoration: The Sewing (Headdress)

This reminded me of my lucky velvet find at a local fabric shop...Advantages of the big city!

Velveteen JSKs Restoration: The Cleaning (Black Dress)

Does this viral stain remover live up to the hype? (Betteridge's law of headlines doesn't apply. Sorta. You'll see.)


R.R. Memorandum

R.R.Memorandum's Tips for Enjoying the Season

Do you live somewhere where it's cold now? Then this could be helpful!



Croff’d: Houston’s First Croffle Concept Review

Okay, y'all need to see these monstrosities (positive). Standard "don't read hungry" disclaimer.

BAND-MAID US Tour 2022 Houston Concert

I'm betting you can guess the theme of Stephano's concert coordinate...



La vie en Rose! 2015

Spectacular photos of a spectacular trip! But also, the extremely Bay Area Kei brand of ensuring you have your own bathroom.


Sweet Dreams

Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour 2022 You know I'm legally obligated to inform you that...Backstreet's Back, Alright!

[Seattle 2022] Day 4 - Shopping Date with Kohi

Readers, I have been thinking about Korean corn dogs for months and this is yet another sign I need to venture out to get one.

[Seattle 2022] Day 5 - Exploring International District

I think those of us with dyed hair have all had a chaotic hair-dying experience...That and much more!

[Special Announcement] I made a YouTube video!

Ever wish Sei's makeup tutorials were in video format? Good news!

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