Lolli Punks, Cult Party Kei and Evangelion store! 90s Goth Grunge: Leather jacket, plaid dress & platforms.

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Many of you requested more Harajuku photos after this shopping post, so I’m here to deliver. Read on for a peek inside Fairy Kei / Cult Party Kei store Lolli Punks, the Evangelion shop, Sex Pot Revenge and more!

danier leather jacket, miho matsuda plaid dress

But first, a new outfit post with a retro Goth grungy vibe…

Plaid dress with corset back: Miho Matsuda, from Closet Child Tokyo. Similar to this grunge fairy slip dress
Hooded leather jacket: Danier Leather, Canada. Reminds me of this Rick Owens leather jacket
Goth boots: Kera Shop Tokyo (a bit like these black platform boots)

marc jacobs dot sunglasses, lady bug sunglasses, pink hair color

These gargantuan, glamorous Marc Jacobs Dot sunglasses are a gift from Seby! The ladybug polka dots cleverly fit the bug-eyed look.

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My light pink hair was a bit hard to maintain, so I changed it to a purpler shade.

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This dress is the first Miho Matsuda item I’ve owned. I like the soft detailing such as the gathers at the hem, and the cross-neck straps.

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Details: these Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses have a butterfly on one side! This Hong Kong post has more images of my leather hoodie jacket.

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Alright, let’s move on to Harajuku. The stores on and around Takeshita Doori are constantly changing. At the moment, Harajuku has less of a Goth Punk presence, and more pastel-gyaru girliness.

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Lolli Punks is a popular new destination for lovers of lace, pastels and girly cuteness. Is it fairy kei? Cult party kei? Pastel goth? People overseas may stress over the categorization, but in Japan, these “style tribes” are fluid. Many girls wear a combination of styles, or mix it up from one day to the next (Goth to Mori to Lolita).

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Instead on getting tied up with names and distinctions, I prefer to look at Harajuku fashion from a broader perspective. No matter what you call it, there’s currently a blossoming of light, sweet, 80s-influenced street style.

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Don’t get me wrong: there’s still a good deal of striped, studded, kitty-cat punk wear.

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And the shoes are still out of this world.

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Panda bears, eyeballs and rainbow tutus.

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Outside the Baby, the Stars Shine Bright (Sweet and Classic Lolita) shop. (For interior shots, see my BTSSB photos here.)

jardin de luseine, harajuku garden

Hidden in a corner: the charming Jardin de Luseine, a spot for special celebrations.

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Neon Genesis Evangelion fans, you’ll enjoy this special shop that has every type of memorabilia imaginable (I’m talking about egg rolls and pricey wine).

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Listen Flavor maintains its characteristic poppy fashion.

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I leave you with the glow of Sex Pot Revenge. For more Harajuku boutique photos, maps and info, read my Tokyo alternative shopping guide.

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Which Harajuku style tribes currently intrigue you the most? What type of outfits are you planning for the summer? Let me know your favorite brands and designers, and I’ll check them out.



  1. Xtine
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 1:01 am | Permalink

    Kawaii <3

  2. Candy
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 1:01 am | Permalink

    ColorIntensity is definitely TRUE to COLOR!

  3. 100prcentlove
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 1:02 am | Permalink


  4. Ionic doric
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 1:13 am | Permalink

    purple power!

  5. Jamaliya
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 1:18 am | Permalink

    love the hair color!

  6. Rebecca
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 1:45 am | Permalink

    Those look a lot better on you

  7. thiti
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 1:45 am | Permalink

    so cute

  8. Priscilla
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 1:45 am | Permalink

    Nice dress

  9. queenie
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 1:46 am | Permalink

    Lovely! ^_^

  10. Tanya
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 1:46 am | Permalink

    adorable !

  11. lacarmina
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 2:05 am | Permalink

    Yeahh I love that look too! So many fascinating style tribes.

  12. Silva
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 3:10 am | Permalink


  13. Los M
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 4:08 am | Permalink


  14. Neliel
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Permalink


  15. Larissa
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful hair color!

  16. Arisia
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Permalink


  17. Katy Joy
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    BWAH! the new hair color is fabulous! lots of character^^

    • lacarmina
      Posted April 19, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

      I’m happy with the new color too – thank you dear!!!

  18. Saya
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    Es la ropa y son las tiendas que quisiera ver en chile …. lamentablemente estamos tan lejos de todo … al menos me deleito viendolas en tus fotos Carmina

  19. Sandi
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Permalink


  20. Silvia Je
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    I love the pictures of the stores!! There are so many cute things!
    Your outfit is great and your hair color is so cool!! :)

  21. Elodie
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    love your dress, hair sunglasses, all!! ^^

  22. AnneMarie
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    Love your hair! I always love your hair! Sometime (soon?) make a blog about keeping your hair in such a wonderful condition. Beside that, your style rocks

  23. Brooke
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    Again, your awesomeness has no limits and your style is amazing as always :)

  24. Shannon
    Posted April 19, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    I love this look. You look awesome.

  25. Rammylee
    Posted April 20, 2013 at 6:28 am | Permalink

    One of my favorite looks from you :DD I love all this!!

  26. Alexq
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 3:51 am | Permalink


  27. Black
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 3:51 am | Permalink

    kawaii la carmina!

  28. Gabriella
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 3:52 am | Permalink

    I love your dress!! I have been trying to look for one like that for a while.

  29. Christina Ooi
    Posted April 21, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Your hair is out of this world amazing!! Do you have a blog post somewhere about the dying process? I would love to know more!

  30. Werewolf
    Posted February 25, 2014 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    I love the punk pink stripped kitty ear hoodie. What brand is it?

    • lacarmina
      Posted February 25, 2014 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

      Ahh it’s just one of the random rock stores on Takeshita Doori.. not a brand name. It may be AC/DC or something around that shop!

      • Werewolf
        Posted February 27, 2014 at 10:54 am | Permalink

        Ok Thanks

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