Japanese otome brand Emily Temple Cute is conducting a survey for a make to order products. They are asking which series to re-release and potentially considering making extended sizes. The survey will close on May 14, 2019, so submit your input soon.
Vocalist and model AKIRA suddenly announced her marriage via LINE blog, Twitter, and Instagram this morning. She officially married a man outside of the entertainment industry on March 21, 2019. Congratulations to the couple!
To everyone who has been supporting me.
And to everyone who helps me out on a daily basis.
This announcement is after the fact, but on March 21st, 2019, I got legally married to a man outside of the entertainment industry!! The date is 3-2-1!
I’ve always gone on and on about wanting to get married, but I never thought the day would come when it would actually happen…
I still don’t believe it lol.
I like to do things my own way, and I’m bad at making concessions for others, so…
But I’d even wear a skirt if he wanted me to!
When I had that thought, I knew he was the one for me.
He’s a very hard worker, he loves music, and he’s the type of normal guy who can say thank for even the smallest things. The president of my agency even said, "He’s a good guy!" and gave him the stamp of approval, so rest assured! lol
I still don’t quite understand what it means to be married…or to be someone’s wife…but for now, I’ll just keep moving forward and figure it out for myself.
I may be a newlywed now, but I hope you will keep supporting me just like you did before!
AKIRA has been leading DISACODE since 2007 and modeling for KERA since 2008. In 2014, she debuted as a solo artist. Since then she has traveled to the United States, Taiwan, China. Hong Kong, Thailand, and more.
The announcement was made so unexpectedly that it surprised me. This explains why she has been so quiet on social media lately. Her modeling work has slowed down significantly and the last song she released was in 2016. Her brand malus14 has also not been updated since 2017. Seeing as many Japanese female artists retire from the entertainment industry after marriage, I wonder if this is a sign of the end of her career.
Oni-Con hosted three Japanese brands for its 2018 convention. The featured brands were Royal Princess Alice, Bio・Politics, and Sex Pot ReVeNGe. Returning as a second year guest was Aito the designer of Royal Princess Alice and Bio・Politics. Formerly the KERA Shop Osaka manager, she opened the Royal Princess Alice Studio shortly after Oni-Con 2017. Representing Sex Pot ReVeNGe was Kroy, long-time shop staff for the Harajuku shop and one of the main faces of the brand. The members of DISACODE were also featured modeled on the stage.
Royal Princess Alice
Royal Princess Alice was founded in 2014. Since their inception, they have become known to release clothing that is “as elegant as a princess and Europe” and “mysterious, cute, and dark—like Alice’s world.” Royal Princess Alice has taken these inspirations and made them tangible.
Since Royal Princess Alice’s prints are mostly collaborations with different artist, the brand can span a unique range of looks. The majority of their releases in the last 2 years have been wa lolita ensembles in collaboration with watercolor artist Tama and the fashion show started off with the song Senbonzakura by Wagakki Band to fit. Royal Princess Alice also debuted their collaboration with American indie brand Automatic Honey in this fashion show. The red OP was modeled by Marcy the drummer of DISACODE.
Regardless of gender and age, [Bio Politics] is about freedom of expression, featuring mature ‘Rock and Poison’ themes. It represents my own style, and now, I'm sharing my personal style with everyone.” —Aito
Bio・Politics is actually Aito’s first brand, but it was never super active. The brand’s pieces are designed to be worn in a casual punk and rock style. The models walked out with a headbanging rock and roll energy. Most of the pieces shown were from the Monster★Berry series coordinated in four ways. The last Monster★Berry outfit is modeled by KERA model AKIRA who is also the vocalist of DISACODE. The final outfit is the Bio・Politics collaboration with Malus14, AKIRA’s short-lived brand, modeled by Shinnosuke the guitarist of DISACODE.
Sex Pot ReVeNGe
Breaking the common understanding of what Punk, Rock and Gothic styles are, Sex Pot Revenge brings you a most unique look. This new style is full of mature colorways and edgy designs that give you courage and excitement with a new kind of fashion!
Sex Pot ReVeNGe finally made their overseas debut here at Oni-Con. The brand has been an iconic part of the Japanese punk and visual kei subcultures. Sex Pot had a lot of fans already due to the popularity of the visual kei trend which swept through the U.S. in the mid-2000s. Nowadays the brand is more toned down, but its spirit does not waver. The A/W 2018 collection featured plenty of big coats and long pants.
That’s a wrap! The 3 brands featured 22 models in total. The aura coming from the models and the audience was rowdy and energetic. Lovely Lor captured some of the show in her “Kawaii in Texas?! SPILLING TEA?! Oni-Con 2018” video starting at 8:55. These photos were shot on the Nikon AF-S 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR DX lens rented from Photo Rental Source, a local photography rental shop, which I highly recommend if you’re a Houston photographer. I still have another Oni-Con 2018 post to publish, but I’m already looking forward for this year’s event. What fashion brands will Oni-Con 2019 bring?