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BPN X Super Heart Core Hakuei Collaboration

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Black Peace Now is releasing a leopard print heart sharp necklace as the collaboration with J-rock star Hakuei. This special Swarovski necklace can only be bought by reservation. You can also get the ticket to see Hakuei on 2/1/2009 at “Hakuei Presents: 2009 New Year Event in Harajuku.” Because this is a collaboration with Hakuei, you can recieve this necklace from Hakuei directly on 12/23 in their Harajuku shop. This will be the perfect Christmas gift for all the Hakuei fans. Reservation from 11/7 to 11/16 though internet and phone order. Visit
Black Peace Now for more information.

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Beth Victorian Maiden Usagi Dress Hat

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Beth Victorian Maiden recently released some very cute dress hats. They have a lovely removable usagi (bunny/rabbit) brooch. Available in red, black and white velvet, also with two checkered cotton. The best part is, they are not too expensive! 3,990 yen with tax, hopefully Marui One would get some in.

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More pictures after the jump.

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Tomoko Sawada and Baby, the Stars Shine Bright at Colette

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We kind of talk about the show Tomoko Sawada having in Colette before (read here), and here is an update of it that might be of interest to you. During Tomoko Sawada’s exhibition, Colette will be doing a one month “shop in shop” installation with Japanese brand Baby, The Stars Shine Bright. Launched in 1988 by Akinori Isobe and his wife Fumiyo, the brand nowadays has around 20 stores in Japan and its first overseas store is in Paris earlier this year.

Details after the jump.

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Hello Kitty loves Victoria Courture.

A lot of people think that Hello Kitty is only for little girls or maybe teens. Now we working big girls can enjoy Hello Kitty outfit too. Thanks to Victoria Couture’s love for Hello Kitty. In April, Victoria Couture and Hello Kitty already collaborated a limited edition line of t-shirts, bags and sandals. Now celebrating the openning of Sanrio Luxe in Time Square New York,  a new line of Victoria Couture X Hello Kitty is added to their Fall 08/09 collection. This Fall 08/09 line is more “work-friendly”, it includes some basic cardigan and sweaters that can mix and match with daily wardrobe. Also, there are some cute clutches and pouches that can go with our evening wears. Of course, coming from France and using cashmere and wool, Victoria Couture does not come in regular Hello Kitty price tag.

More pictures after the jump, the Victoria Couture collection is also available on Sanrio.

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Metamorphose Swan Lake Series

Metamorphose Swan Lake series is available on their online shop now. If you missed the reservation, you might need to act fast. The series has one OP, two JSKs and 3 SKs. All of them have about 1~2 available, some colors are already sold out. Personally I love the red.

More pictures after the jump.

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Comme des Garçons hits H&M

H&M and Comme des Garçons collaboration project is not a news. But as the release date getting closer and closer, we all need a little reminder. The date for their America release will be on Nov 13. I bet you there will be tons of people waiting for the store to open and most the stuffs will be gone by a couple of hours. As a working Lolita, of course I will be targeting the lovely black ruffle dress. Even the dress is not exactly Lolita, that will still bring out the princess inside you.

These are the H&M stores that will carry the Comme des Garçons line,

New York:
435 7th Avenue at 34th Street.
1328 Broadway at 34th Street (Herald Square).
640 5th Avenue at 51st Street.
731 Lexington Avenue at 59th Street.

Los Angeles:
5200 Beverly Center.

West Hollywood:
8580 Sunset Blvd.

San Francisco:
150 Powell Street.

Chicago:
840 North Michigan Avenue.

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Badgley Mischka set and Honeydew panties

I come across a lot of lingerie because of work. This holiday season is going to be very interesting so far. We have Badgley Mischka set comes in cream/black. It has the hard-to-not-notice giant bow as the selling point. The bra might be a little hard to fit under any outfit without taking the bow off. But it definitely adorable on.

Honeydew always has very cute panties, but this pair is totally taking their ruffle panties to another level. Honeydew raffle panties usually come in either soft mesh raffle or hard polyester lace raffle. This time they combine the two and add layers of elegant silk on to the panties. So when you put it on, they are fuller/fluffier then the 2 kinds before. But they are very cute and comfortable.