h.NAOTO's Newest Model Is a Frog. Literally.

Jun 4, 2018

Meet h.NAOTO's newest model Argar! Argar is a witch living in Japan. Pill bugs are her favorite food. She likes gothic clothing and her favorite brands are h.NAOTO and Prada. Her favorite time of the year is October around Halloween time.

Argar made her modeling debut late May 2018. She's been seen rocking her custom h.NAOTO lace witch hat sometimes paired with a chiffon cape for special occasions. Her poise has completely enamored me and now she is one of my favorite models. Follow Argar's career either on her blog or Instagram!

Classic Lolita Sighting in The Lies She Loved (2018)

Apr 10, 2018

The Lies She Loved (嘘を愛する女) is a Japanese romance mystery film that was released January 20, 2018 starring Masami Nagasawa, Issei Takahashi, Kotaro Yoshida, DAIGO, and Rina Kawaei.
Story summary from TOHO:
She was the ideal to which women aspire. Yukari Kawahara (Masami Nagasawa), a career-focused woman who works for a beverage manufacturer, has been living with her boyfriend Kippei Koide (Issey Takahashi),a dependable medical researcher, for 5 years. One night when she is waiting for his return, she instead receives a sudden visit from the police. “Who is my boyfriend?” Kippei had collapsed from a subarachnoid hemorrhage, at which point it was discovered that his driver’s license, and medical license were falsified, and that even his profession and name were mere lies. Shocked at having been deceived and unable to hide her doubts as to the man’s true identity, Yukari makes up her mind to consult with a private investigator, Takumi Kaibara (Kotaro Yoshida). The search brings them to a 700-page novel that had been written by Kippei. In it are hints alluding to someone’s hometown, and the vision of a happy family. With help from Kaibara, Yukari learns that it is located somewhere along the Seto Inland Sea, and goes seeking Kippei’s secrets...Why did Kippei create a manufactured life, deceiving Yukari? Can she arrive at the true identity of the nameless man who remains unconscious in a hospital bed?
Former AKB48 member Rina Kawaei, now actress, plays the role of supporting character Kokoha. She's seen wearing a few classic lolita outfits in the promotional media, namely Enchantlic Enchantilly's Secret Study Print JSK and Metamorphose's Swan Cameo Embroidered Bag.

From what's available, the scenes move too fast for me to to able to identify her houndstooth coat, navy coat, bordeaux blouse and headdressses.
The Lies She Loved (嘘を愛する女): OHP | Twitter | Instagram

The Showroom ft. Creepy Yeha NYC, Low Low NYC, Gauche HTX

Mar 28, 2018

The Showroom was a pop-up boutique held on March 15-17, 2018 in a private location in central Houston featuring 3 indie brands: CREEPYYEHA, LOWLOW NYC, and GAUCHE. Initially, I wasn't able to attend that weekend, but they opened up an extra day on Sunday which I was available to go. The promotional image showed a lot of red, so I decided to wear the few red pieces I own to match the theme.

GAUCHE, formerly known as Shopnonhuman, is designed by Michele Yue, a local resident of Houston. The former was an jewelry brand, but now rebranded to include clothing.

LOWLOW NYC is designed by Vivan Loh. Vivian came all the way from New York City. Her t-shirts and pants looked extremely comfortable.
CREEPYYEHA is designed by Yeha Leung who is also from New York City. My first encounter with the CREEPYYEHA brand was during my Tumblr days, so I was happy to finally able to buy some of her pieces. Now that I've seen it in person, I can vouch the craftsmanship is extremely great quality!
With the three talented ladies! They are super chill, too. Thank you for letting me snap a few pictures!
Shout out to Ginger the very good dog.
I ended up buying a skirt and belt from CREEPYYEHA and a ring from GAUCHE. When my eyes landed on this skirt, I just knew I had to have it since it has pleats and is asymmetric. I think I was actually eyeing a similar asymmetric pleats skirt from Elements,H, but this one's nicer and I was able to try it on; it fit! The skirt was designed by her partner Alejandro Lafontant. I walked out wearing it out of the shop since it matched my outfit so well. The belt is extremely comfortable, too!

I took a quick snap of the skirt after I got home. It pairs well with my Na+H leg warmers and boots that I never get to wear out. I've had these leg warmers for years, but this was the first time I actually wore them out and the pleather is flaking, so RIP leg warmers. Looking forward to wearing my new  accessories out soon!

GAUCHE: OHP | Facebook | Instagram
Michele Yue: Instagram
LOWLOW NYC: OHP | Facebook | Instagram
Vivan Loh: OHP | Instagram
Yeha Leung: Instagram