HTX Autumn J-Fashion Swap Meet

I’m organizing a J-fashion swap meet for the Houston area!

  • Date: October 20, 2019

  • Time: 2:30-5:30 PM

  • Location: The Yellow Cup Coffee and Tea, 6001 Washington Ave, Houston, Texas 77007

  • Selling Guidelines

    • Sellers must pay a $5 seller's fee via PayPal or cash at the event.

    • There will be garment racks for clothing with limited table space reserved for accessories. Rack space is allocated first come, first serve. All clothes must be on a hanger to go on the racks. Please provide your own hangers.

    • Sellers may arrive and leave any time.

    • Sellers are responsible for handling their own items and collecting payments. Free wi-fi is available for using online payment methods. Change will not be provided if you intend to handle cash.

    • All items being sold must be appropriate for a public environment at the request of the venue. Examples of forbidden items include lingerie and shirts with lewd prints.

    • Items representative of all J-fashion styles including but not limited to otome, lolita, gyaru, visual kei, decora, nanchatte, larme, mori, etc. are welcome to be sold.

Visit the Facebook event page for the latest updates!

HOUSTON STREET SNAPS 001 | Colorful Pastel Style with Jasmin and Meci

Today is the launch of Houston Street Snaps, a new passion project from yours truly! Houston Street Snaps’s goal is to showcase unique individuals and their styles throughout Houston. The project is inspired by my long-time admiration of KERA magazine and TokyoFashion.

Jasmin (@melody_bunbun) and Meci (@mecij.photography) are two pastel friends whom I’ve known for several years now and their creative use of pastel colors and accessorizing has always impressed me. They asked me for some friendship photos, so I met them at The Biscuit Paint Wall since it matches their aesthetic perfectly.

 
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Jasmin is wearing a colorful mix of Japanese and American brands. She is wearing a holographic and plush Club Exx jumpserskirt over an alien print ACDC Rag sailor collar shirt. Her top is accessorized with can badges from local Texas-based brands Otome Neko, Starlight Deco Dream, and Precious Bbyz. Other accessories she’s collected are from Claire’s and ZombieUnicornJewelry.

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Meci is also a fellow local photographer who specializes in creative portraiture. They’re wearing a t-shirt from local kawaii shop In Control Clothing paired with a tri-color petticoat from Bodyline. Their accessories include buttons from Listen Flavor, Sugarysymbiote, Starlight Deco Dream, hair pieces from Daiso and Forever21, and two handmade necklaces.

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Both of them are wearing curly wigs from Louisiana-based MintyMix and glittery platform shoes from YRU.

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I am also honored that the first photo was featured as the cover image for Kei Club magazine’s first issue! Kei Club issue one also features an interview with Jasmin and Meci. The physical and digital editions are still available to purchase on their site or at events they’re attending.

Follow Houston Street Snaps on Instagram and Facebook.

Oni-Con 2018 DISACODE Live in Concert

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DISACODE performed on the main stage on Friday evening at Oni-Con 2018. DISACODE is a three member Japanese visual kei band consisting of frontwoman AKIRA on vocals, Shinnosuke on bass, and Marcy on drums. In general, their music style is rock with the occasional traditional Japanese sound mixed into the songs. On Saturday, they also modeled in Oni-Con’s fashion show.

Naturally with KERA model AKIRA as their leader, their stage wear is equally important and matches their sound. Their outfits, all coordinated by AKIRA, mixed traditional Japanese cuts with modern J-punk flair. AKIRA wore an Ozz On wa-themed cardigan and top paired with leather pants and platform boots. Marcy wore a Qutie Frash kimono jacket paired with solid black pants. Shinnosuke wore a floral and diamond pattern switching yukata paired with a striped hakama, both by the brand despair.

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Music-wise, DISACODE has never had a large discography. The band has not released any new music since 2014 which is the same year AKIRA started her short-lived solo career.The setlist included their hit songs like Sakura x Kuroku x Kuraku, Tsubaki, ARCO∞IRIS, One Love, and TOY IN THE BOX. AKIRA is living the married life now, so band activities will probably continue to be slow.

Oni-Con 2019 will take place on November 8-10, 2019 at the Galveston Convention Center. Announcements are rolling out now, so follow them on Facebook and check their website for the latest news. Get your badges now as pre-registration will end on October 3!


Follow DISACODE

DISACODE: Website | Twitter | Instagram
AKIRA: Twitter | Instagram
Shinnosuke: Twitter | Instagram
Marcy: Twitter

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Oni-Con 2019
Galveston Island Convention Center
5600 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77551

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