Gothic Lolita Market: Livestream Shopping!
Select shop Flores Astorum will be facilitating an English language livestream shopping event with Connie as host on the Gothic Lolita Market Instagram for the upcoming Gothic Lolita Market Popup. They also will be taking shopping service requests during the market. This is a really rare opportunity to buy OOAK items directly from many Japanese indie brands which can be hard to order from overseas. I am not at all associated with this, I just think it’s super cool and I wanted to call attention to it.
The two livestreams will be:
May 1st 2022 @ 9AM JST
-> May 1st 2022 @ 1AM in London
-> May 1st 2022 @ 2AM in Paris
-> April 30th 2022 @ 8PM in New York USA
-> April 30th 2022 @ 5PM in San Francisco USA
May 7th 2022 @ 9AM JST
-> May 7th 2022 @ 1AM in London
– > May 7th 2022 @ 2AM in Paris
-> May 6th 2022 @ 8PM in New York USA
-> May 6th 2022 @ 5PM in San Francisco USA
If you spot something you want to order, you can order it via Flores Astorum by using this form: bit.ly/GLMPU4_order
Please read the full details in their facebook post below:
That said, let’s take a quick look at some of the great brands that will be attending! The items pictured are from the brand’s social media and not necessarily reflective of what they will have at the event.
Note: After I started this post, but before I published it, Ahn posted a series of comments on the Lolita Updates announcement for this event that had social media links for many of the brands, and I referenced that for some of the brands I had not yet finished writing up, so I just wanted to give credit for that! I’m still posting though, even though it’s a little redundant, because I know my blog and LU have slightly different audiences and I want as many people as possible to come to know these cool indie brands! ^_^
Part 1: Brands Available: April 27th – May 3rd
Ruffles, frills, chiffon, lace and… athletic wear element? Udakyo has a unique take on cute clothing.
Gocha x Gocha
Little mysterious silver accessories and nail tips. Common motifs are Alice, roses, lilies and moving parts.
x Balsamic x Moon x
A resin accessory designer who makes visually complex accessories with themes of angels/devils, crystals and other fantastical things.
An amusement park of custom nails with hand painted art & hand sculpted 3D elements.
RIDDLE SHEEP has been sewing lolita clothing since 2014, and sells their items at events, and on the Physical Drop webshop.
Webshop: https://rondo6868.booth.pm/ | https://minne.com/@rondo68
Rondo makes elegant and magical accessories with lots of gold filigree and gems
Caramel Drops is an accessory brand that makes mixed media accessories featuring themes like pills, poison/rotting and steampunk.
Memonto Mori is an indie clothing brand that makes classic pieces with elegant designs
Vierge Vampur is a beloved indie brand known for quirky large prints and and their cat ear bonnet.
Kuronomori ~Foret Noire~
Foret Noire is an indie brand that makes custom press-on nails, hair pins and other hair accessories.
Part 2: Brands Available: May 5th – May 10th
Atelier 723 is a classic lolita brand that works with beautiful florals and all over prints.
Snow moon makes adorable and beautiful fake sweets accessories and has a wide variety of different types of sweets.
Chioru makes elegant and slightly pop items that keep the cuteness of youth even when you have become a grown up. They specialize in bows for maids, lolita and idols.
Petit écrin étoile
Classical lolita headdresses and accessories
Melanger Etranger self describes their brand as a cultural fusion that mixes Harajuku and African culture. They create ‘Pop and chaotic lolita fashion tailored with colorful African cloth’. The designer and representative is Yuka
Lady E, Whiterry
Original classic lolita clothes and accessories with the theme of “becoming a lady”.
Handmade resin and stone jewelry
Part3: Brands Available for the Entire Period
Ichiya is an accessory brand that creates delicate and gorgeous accessories with motifs of cute animals and mythical worlds.
Innocent Star makes classic lolita accessories and jewelry
F-Laboratory makes steampunk and leather accessories
Epetice is primarily a reseller / select shop for Chinese indie brands. They do have a pinned tweet about a collab with CAPREOLUS PYGARGUS which is what I’ve pictured below.
kemuri sousyoukuten / Kemuri Decoration Store
Kemuri makes small metalwork decorations and jewelry with an antique vibe.
Sucre Poison creates classic accessories featuring pearls, gems and florals
Webshop: https://minne.com/@fuwari-sk1 | https://www.creema.jp/c/fuwari_xxxx
classical accessories using vintage, antique parts, cloth flowers, sacred items, etc
Bed room is a lingerie brand with the concept of “Playful Lingerie. In addition, they also make cute accessories.
Michael3 makes bun covers and other hair accessories, as well as re-worked kimono items for lolita
They specifically say not to repost their work, so I’m embedding a tweet just to be safe (it tends to error if I do too many of these in one post though 🙁 )
Marikoya makes cute lolita accessories featuring florals and fruits
Ruby Blossom makes lolita costume jewelry that is opulent, cute and classy.
Kuroobi is a brand that mainly makes lolita petticoats. Their petticoats are cool even if you wear them in the summer! They are alsoe developing a voluminous petticoat that uses UV protection and water-absorbing quick-drying fabric.
BabyStyle describes their brand as a ‘Fusion of pastel pink and glitter’. They make OTT sweet accessories.
Whew! That was a lot of really interesting indie brands! I think it will be a super interesting livestream and I’m looking forward to tuning in to the first one tonight!
Additionally, if you missed out, select shop Flores Astorum and select shop Atelier Pierrot both carry a bunch of indie brands, including some of the brands above, and are a great option for the rest of the year. Flores Astorum also operates the Sunflower Seed Company shopping service which is another option if you want to buy from one of the indie brands not carried. I also use Chibi Tenshi and FromJapan as other shopping service options (I know different services are sometimes on holiday or overbooked so just throwing a few different options in the mix)