On December 9th, Rune Boutique made its opening night debut at Royal-T CafÃ© 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 CafÃ© 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 hisÂ reinterpretationÂ of Â 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:Â Rune Boutique â€“ Kawaii Fashion (6%DOKIDOKI), Art (Rune Naito) & Music (Kyary Pamyu Pamyu) Invade Los Angeles.
Check out our videos from the event Â below!
The VIP performances:
Kyary rehearsing before the event opened to the public:
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