All I want for Christmas…Alice Auaa (Japanese Gothic Lolita fashion)

 If you asked me what I’d like for Christmas…it would be either a trip back to Japan…
…or a jacket from Alice Auaa – in my opinion the most exquisite gothic lolita designer today. 

I LOVE this top of hers that I bought from Closet Child, in the cobweb fabric for which she is best known:

Alas, the cost of her work is totally out of the reach of the everyday gothic lolita gal. This is why I bought the top secondhand, as Closet Child is a store that sells great gothic lolita designers like Alice Auaa, Black Peace Now, Algonquins, BTSSB, Vivienne Westwood etc pre-loved, at more affordable prices.
Every single time I go to Japan, whether Tokyo or Osaka, I visit the store and try things on. Just this last visit I tried on these gorgeous jackets, but in houndstooth not tweed:

alas my bust (puny as it is by western standards), just proved a little too big.
Here are 2 versions of the jacket I almost bought. You have to see it in person to appreciate it fully; the wool is so thick and plush, the design so chic. And, fashion-forward as ever, she has incorporated Balmainesque pagoda shoulders to the garment (and I ADORE pagoda shoulders).
and the longer coat version
The stand-up collar is amazing – you can bend and manoevre it around to make different shapes.
But again, the size proved a problem, even though I’m only 156 cm tall with a 34B bust. The bit that’s supposed to sit under the bust, came only 3/4 down mine. So taller people would have no hope.
And there are other items I just drool over…
and skirts, jumpsuits, blouses and pants as well..
I love the originality and assymetry of some of her work
Not to mention amazing shoes and boots
And don’t get me started on the accessories.
If you’d like to buy some Alice Auaa and cannot get to Japan, you do have a few options.
* I do a post on Tokyo gothic lolita fashion shopping here,
mention Marui One in this post from Halloween and another here,
and Closet Child here, in my Shinjuku post,
i-socks gothic lolita fashion store in Malaysia here,
have a lolita fashion shoot here, aww, just go check out my tags for more 🙂
For more on Alice Auaa:

Some other useful links about Japanese and lolita fashion generally: