Archive for the ‘mens’ Category

Powah Kitti, Psychelic Trance, Nails, and Men’s

Powah Kitti!

Getting my digital camera done was the biggest deco item I had planned to get professionally done here. I went with friends to Glam Baby at Shinjuku’s Alta to decide on a piece. I had some rough sketches but all were running into roadblocks of not enough impact or harder to concieve. Since I leveled up to the iphone 3g in the states, I wasn’t able to use my kitty case anymore so I knew I wanted to do something about my kitten Luna.

We played around with several realistic designs and then my friend took pen to paper and drew this cat. I added the background and well… I’m 100% in love! The deco process itself took 3 days for my deco artist to create, and it’s absolutely true to the drawing. The design known to me and my lovely deco artist as POWAA KITTI! Nyan to the rescue! It makes me smile when I look at it and cameras should have that effect on people 😀

 
She’s gunna get you~!
Sparkle sparkle~!

I also had some leftover Siam Swarovski to which I did my new MAC eyeshadow brush with. Simple, but effective.

 
My special Gold Chanel lipgloss also got the kirakira treatment 🙂

Nails

I went to Carry Shibuya on Saturday and I was admittedly a bit hungover. I was also unsure about design but I knew I wanted to do black on black for some. Since nails take an hour to come off I had some time to decide the rest. My nailist nails were fabulous so I decided to do a take on hers.

Her starting to paint on acrylic and mold it. No tips in Japanese nails.
The acrylic all on.
Final product! Leopard print, giant acrylic made heart + ribbons on the thumbs
Mega big stones = love
The undersides with the acrylic heart
My nailist’s gorgeous nails.
I am betting the Ayu symbol is for Ayumi Hamasaki’s concert series Wed-Fri here in Tokyo.

We were talking and it turns out she also loves psychedelic trance (saike). Carry in its locations has flat tv screens showing movies or music videos. At the time they were showing hiphop and my nailist admitted she wasn’t such a big fan, so she leaves for a sec and when she comes back a DVD of a large Tokyo saike rave was playing. It was amazing both Skazi and Astrix were there along others. I even spotted Atom fave DJ Ozawa in the crowd of the event due to his unique hair. 😀

The rave itself was put on by Vision Quest. They have an event coming up November 29th that I definitely want to attend. Astrix will be there again 😀

While I was getting my nails done a Haadi gal came in and sat next to me and we started talking about saike. The conversation moves on and apparently she saw the Gaijin Gal episode and thought it was fabulous. woot! Nice to hear some support 😀

Carry Shibuya with their giant deco Hello Kitty
Pink girl in hat was the Haadi girl
BONUS! The haadi girl’s 3-d Hello Kitty cellphone
It was suprisingly light.

Saike from Friday

Friends and I went to the Buffalo Bob and Rebel event at Atom. DJ Ace is one of my favorite djs to hear play and is also the founder and owner of Rebel Clothing. My first post on universaldoll was actually about OraOraKei īŧˆæ‚Ēįž…įŗģ), the style Ace personifies and helps create. That was back in 2008, but this year they now have their own magazine called Soul Japan now on its 3rd issue. The style is rising with guys who reject the host-o and ame-kaji styles that are dominating the male market.

Oraora guys follow DJ Ace wherever he is playing, and man loves to travel with posse. However it’s easy to spot him since he’s well over 6 feet and hot ^_~ He’s playing this weekend at Shinjuku M’s on the 23rd for the Psychadelic Rave #5 release party. If you’re free this weekend and in Tokyo I suggest DJ Ace and crew to the rescue. My booty will be in Osaka so sadly no Ace for me.

Atom Last Friday, from Ace’s blog
Ace in the cave from my viewpoint

Buffalo Bobs was out to support and handing small towels to a couple lucky enough to get them. Buffalo Bobs doesn’t impress me much as a clothing store, but I was beyond happy that most of the main Men’s Knuckle models showed up to the event. Even my personal fave, Naotaka. Hosts from Club Fantasy were also there (a really fun host club to go to!).

Knuckle model Naotaka with Dj Ozawa the morning after.
Ozawa says 1,200 people were there that night :o!
109-2
Men’s 109-2 is enlarging with many new stores. The Barbie store on the first floor is now replaced by Backs-looking Vagrancy Freedom. It’s nice to see some more looks for the guys, but I do wonder if it’s too much too soon.
 
Also there is a giant Men’s Egg ad outside of 109-2
Daichi, Yukihide and the rest are GIANTS 😀

This week in random: Sakurina, Lip Service catalog, Puri, 109 openings, etc…

I will currently be a little slow updating since a friend’s vigorous hug has left me with a bruised rib and detached cartillage…ouch! Slowly more….^__^;;;

Typhoon…kinda

This week started off with what forecasters were calling a massive typhoon, but typhoon Melor only came with some rain and a little wind. Mainly pissing off everyone in Japan (including me) who was rearranging their schedules because of the incoming weather. -____-;;

Photoshoot
On my daily commute I was heading past Hachiko crossing and saw a Men’s Egg photoshoot. Honestly I was unsure if it was Umeshan or one of the newer models since they have all been fed a steady diet of Umeshan to the point of being clones.

Sakurina + Buffalo Bob’s Renewal
Saturday afternoon was Sakurina’s appearance at 109-2 Buffalo Bob’s renewal. She is part of the fall ad campaign for them, so that’s why she made a meet and greet. However it was wildly flawed. 10 staff for such a small store had them all spilling out and their hiring practices left much to be desired since Buffalo Bob’s only sells suits and host suit accessories, however the staff-tachi were all looking a little more Men’s Non-no than Host Knuckle. It was sadness đŸ˜Ļ

The current campaign

The new Buffalo Bob’s store complete with scrolling LED sign

All around the event was poorly planned and executed. Sakurina was sitting by the side and only did meet and greet for those who bought the set (which was 2 people while we were there, yeah awesome idea BB).

The set. Are those droopy drawers, BB?

The rest of the people watching were corralled by a grumpy security guard who used all his authority to police the crowd of 15 mostly made up of schoolgirls. Honestly at 2:00 in the afternoon on a Saturday most hosts, hostesses and party people are waking up from the night before not dressed to shop.

And this was the good secret pic I got to get off

I did however go in and was helped by the one staff who looked slightly host-kei and bought my man a tie. Buffalo Bobs isn’t really my style, but they did have some sexy accessories.

Sakurina herself looked absolutely adorable, and her hair was still short although it looked much more blonde than in pictures. She had a helper fixing her earrings or hair when needed. I must say her nails glittered from across the room. RED! They were fierce! A photographer was buzzing around taking pics of everything so I am sure they will show up on BB’s website and Knuckle soon.

Kentarou showed up and when he waved to a set of high school girls clad in Cocolulu they all squealed. He looked unhealthily skinny while amazingly enough Sakurina looked tiny, but not unhealthy.

My friend and I scoped the rest of 109-2 and he nabbed a vest from xfrm and a gorgeous golden champagne shirt with slight leopard print and diamond fasteninings from Wild Party. Yuiichi his staffkun at Wild Party was calling us “Beautiful Prince and Beautiful Princess” in broken English. He also said “I’m a crazy boy!” lol ohhh Japan ❤

Lady 109 and the new stores

Crazy giant steaming udon bowl in front of 109

I had enough of boys stores (who sadly lack hot men working there most of the time), and we went over to 109 regular to grab some Milk Tea from SBY and scope out the new 8th floor that opened on Friday (as I tweeted about previously). Many of the stores looked very teen-oriented and Ame-kaji hinted. w<3c had one of the best stores with giant stuffed animals that had decoed sparkle eyes. The store was packed with teens.

Acsent Gem had the best new looks IMO. While it reminded me of Glad News and Gilfy, Acsent Gem had a style of its own. Great colors, fun prints, and loved the store front. I nabbed their sequined hotpants, that are reversible. Recession-friendly 2 way clothing is a big trend right now.

1 way
2 way

I also stopped by One*Spo and nabbed some items, along with Lip Service. They have a fabulous just new in dress that I had to nab, since apparently I seem to own every dress from their current season ^___^;; They have a new catalog out and it is not Hoshiaya but other Nuts girls filling in. Love the layout!

Love the slit sleeves
Sorry for these shots, they’re printed on shinier lesser quality paper than the previous catalog
My fave dress and piece of the catalog
New novelties! Even a blanket ❤ I need to remember to shop on those days
Love the cardigan/leggings combination (bottom middle)
Puri!


My friend and I also took puri afterwards. Urgh hungover hair/face is hungover.

Him:
shirt: xfrm
jeans: Wild Party
Me:
hat: One*Spo
jacket: h&m (lip service cami under)
skirt: Chille by ANAP

Randomly we saw 5 different gal camera interviews in Shibuya that Saturday

Gal on camera



next up: fall/winter rules, trendspotting, shopping for your shape, host FAQ, men’s mag image drop, hostess image drop, shibuya 109 English guide lulz, and centaa-gai shopping