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Rune Boutique at Royal-T, Opening Night

On December 9th, Rune Boutique made its opening night debut at Royal-T Café in Culver City, California. My friends at Bubble Punch asked me to work the event as a roaming photographer. It was hard work trying to get all the photos that they needed but I had a lot of fun. The Rune Boutique exhibition featured classic work from the late Rune Naito, a Japanese artist that was known as the “Father of Kawaii.” 6%Dokidoki held an energetic and colorful fashion show which launched their men’s line of clothing and model/singer Kyary Pyamu Pyamu held a fun mini-concert with two guys as her back up dancers, wearing lion heads. She was super adorable and made the best fish-face.

Rune Boutique is currently up at Royal-T Café until January 9th, 2012. They have a pop-up store that sells 6%Dokidoki accessories and clothing, along with new items by Sebastian Matsuda (owner of 6%Dokidoki) and his reinterpretation of  Rune Naito’s work. There are shirts, pillows, mugs, purses and all kinds of kawaii items. To see all my photos from the event, visit Tokyofashion.com: Rune Boutique – Kawaii Fashion (6%DOKIDOKI), Art (Rune Naito) & Music (Kyary Pamyu Pamyu) Invade Los Angeles.

Photo by Eron Raunch. Sailor Mizz and I with friends, the 6%Dokidoki models and Kyary!

Check out our videos from the event  below!

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Sweet for Art, Sweet for Fashion

Sweet Streets II is the brainchild of the sensational Hi Hi Caro, hosted at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, California. It is a collective group of different artists with their own interpretation of what is Japanese street fashion and style. It is a colorful show and I am glad I could make it. I missed last year’s show and I was determined not to miss out on this one.

I was lucky enough to be invited an hour early into the show before they let people in. It’s a rare chance to view art at opening night inside Nucleus minus the huge amount of people inside; minutes after the show officially opened, it got crowded very fast.

6%Dokidoki presented a fashion show that involved a group of kawaii girls dancing to a very catchy tune. I caught most of the dance on video, but it gets cut off at the end since one of the models, San Smith, pulled me up to dance with them. It was awesome! Watch the video:

I walked away from the 6%Dokidoki pop up store with a little bag ful of new accessories (cost more than the usual bagful of shopping, let me tell you… but totally worth it! SO CUTE!).

Check out our photos below! Plus a video of a quick tour of the first floor of the gallery. All the artwork is totally worth checking out.

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