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BIBLIOTHECA GAZETTE ~ September 2023: Fruits of Fall

I tried to make our logo like one of those cursed fruit stickers, but then I couldn't make it too small...anyways you don't need me to tell you I have zero background in graphic design.

Cupcakes & Unicorns - Fruits of Our Labour You know, I was actually figuring most people would take the metaphorical route this month

frillSquid - Bibliotheca: Fruits of Fall

Thank you for giving me a fruit idea for the background graphics

kelp - A Lean Harvest

Really wanna know how much it cost to get all this spot gloss work back in the day… 昔のSewing - Closet-Cleaning for a Goal I look forward to seeing your new tansu!


Crimson Reflections

Upcoming JFashion Convention: Kei-Con!

I feel like I’ve shared this before, but for new readers: the local pronunciation of ‘Toronto’ is due to a very common phonetic process. Now you too can annoy people at parties with this ‘fun’ fact!


Cupcakes & Unicorns

August Coords Roundup

Last minute heatwave, yeah, wouldn’t that be awful? Like it being one hundred (100) degrees Fahrenheit in October?

My Ideal J-Fashion Programming

We here at Bay Area Kei are nodding along…but also we gotta actually, you know, staff the convention, so readers, please be the content you want to see in the world!

September Coords Roundup

I will forever remember the lolita who submitted Bubble Bath as their favorite Meta print, which meant I had to figure out how to best translate “the cats are having a frickin’ bubble bath” into Japanese.


Hello Lizzie Bee

Current inspo~ Retro girly! Different blog post, but congratulations! I hope your baby is ‘sturdy’, which is a real thing multiple research participants have said about people’s babies. Child development studies are kinda wild.



DIY Day – Harajuku Day July 2023 – Event Report

Ah yes…DIY activities and time estimates…

Usagi Shima – Game Review

A friend of a friend developed this game! Glad people are enjoying the bunnies.

Why I always travel with a measuring tape in my wallet

Measuring tape, sure. You know what’s made me very popular? Scissors.


Mahou Queen

Thrift Trip Ah yes, where I buy all my clip-on earrings…



Victorian Parasol Restoration 2: The Beginning, The Prep I got distracted remembering one of my professor’s horror stories about having a school uniform with celluloid collar stays…



The Iron Maiden Pirate Tavern at Popfancy Oh, it’s those pirates, yes, I see now.


Wear Your Bows

Tea Review: Sip Tea Room Those are some serious scones…

Pardee Home Afternoon Tea review

It can’t be said enough - this remains a popular place for events due to its BART-ability

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