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Sweet Streets hits Tokyo!

In a spooky doubling-back-on-itself kind of move, Sweet Streets, which is an LA art movement inspired by Tokyo Street fashion, will be exhibiting in Tokyo!

Caro of blog Hi Hi Caro! curated 2 exhibtions at Gallery Nucleus, where the art was inspired by Japanese, and especially Harajuku, street fashion. Sweet Streets 2 ran from September 11, 2010 – October 4, 2010 and included a fashion event called the Harajuku Kawaii Experience, in association with 6%dokidoki.  Here fans got a chance to meet and discuss Japanese kawaii fashion with 6%DOKIDOKI founder Sebastian Masuda and shopgirls Yuka and Vani!

A great article on the event, and interview with Caro is here. Artists involved in the works included Eimi, Shibuya Girls Pop and the Chicks Riot group (check the links!)

Well, now Sweet Streets is taking it back to the place of inspiration – Tokyo! Here Caro tells us in the Sweet Streets blog in her own words:

Earlier this week, i received a humbling offer to curate a select exhibition of “sweet streets” artwork at lovlies laboratory, aka lov-lab.  Lov-lab is located in the heart of Harajuku, japan above the 6%dokidoki shop.  “Sweet streets tokyo” will feature several artists- akira ebihara, bwana spoons, eimi, kayo tamaishi, marie, misa tsutsui, nico, and tammy- in a short and sweet version of the los angeles show.  Many have already inquired about the possibility of another tokyo exhibiton.  Yes, we are also discussing a larger exhibit for the near future. For now, please stop by and enjoy the art if you are in tokyo on november 15th & 16th.  I am honored by this amazing opportunity presented to me by 6%dokidoki! thank you!

So, if you’re in Tokyo next week you can see it for yourself! For others like me, we’ll just have to wait til the BIG exhibition is announced, and hope we can get to Tokyo in time to see that one.

Electric Alice – lolita, hime and fairy kei fashion coming to Australia

Attention all aussie lovers of  Gothic Lolita, Sweet Lolita, Hime Gyaru,
Fairy-kei or Mori Girl style.

There is a new webstore Electric Alice, bringing to Australia the famous Harajuku, Shibuya and Shinjuku brands your little hearts have been waiting for!

Labels such as 6% Doki Doki, Swimmer, Wonder Rocket, Black Peace Now, Dangerous Nude, Care Bears, Chocomint, Dangerous Nude and Metamorphose are winging our way as we speak, with Milk coming on board in May. I don’t know about you, but I’m excited about it!!

I’ll let owners Imogen and Nina explain it to you (seen below in Harajuku):

Electric Alice is a concept store dedicated to bringing hand-selected Japanese clothing and accessories to Australia and translating them into coordinates that work for Australians. Whether you’re into mixing a few quirky pieces with your regular wardrobe or are inspired by entire coordinated looks, we’d love to help.

You should head over to Electric Alice, as in addition to the fantastic blog and online shopping (going live any day now), there is a great section called “Style Guides” which describes each look in a nutshell, and gives a few ideas for achieving the look.

You can also check out Electric Alice at their Facebook page, Livejournal, MySpace, and on YouTube.

Electric Alice has just received its first shipment of clothing and accessories – so let the shopping commence!