Posts Tagged: ‘h naoto’

Dark Style in the Summertime: Don’t be a Melty Goth

July 1, 2013 Posted by rissvandal

I bring it up because I’m guilty of it myself, but more importantly, because I care. Last year I was stubborn. I didn’t care to conform to the changing weather–I decided that the sun should somehow conform to me. I worn tight black bustiers in the sweltering heat, black tights under shorts with knee-high boots, and I refused to stop layering. But my friends, you deserve more than constant discomfort. You don’t deserve sweat pooling down your back or forced smiles to prevent those around you from saying “I told you so”. Instead of fighting summertime, embrace it and learn to work with, not against it.


Dress: h. Naoto / Hat: Payless / Sandals: Offbrand

As I say all of this, realize that I have a primarily black wardrobe, and have no intentions of changing that. What you need to rethink in the summertime is not necessarily colors, but fabrics and fits. Think breathability, movement, and if you’re going to wear something fitted take advantage of light fabrics, cutouts, and short hems. And c’mon, if the temperature exceeds 80 degrees, take some time to seriously reconsider anything involving boning, pvc, lace sleeves, latex, or shoes that lace up beyond the knee…

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AnimeNext 2013: The Cosplay, The Fashion, The Antics

June 11, 2013 Posted by rissvandal


It’s hard to know where to start. I’m almost tempted to say “what happens at AnimeNext, stays at AnimeNext,” or “the first rule of anime conventions: don’t talk about anime conventions.” But I won’t cop out, especially since I took so many pics of my adventures. Though even with a full con recap, there are still some things that can’t truly be explained, and you just had to see for yourself. For example, watching Link and Hello Kitty have a krump-off while two young vocaloids squeeled with glee from the sidelines is the kind of stuff dreams are made of. And cosplay burlesque–I definitely didn’t expect to see Richter Belmont whipping the clothes off of sexy vampires, or April O’ Neil gyrating in turtle pasties…

Atmosphere, Events, and Antics

I take it for granted that people reading this already know what an anime con is, but if not, it’s basically a convention for all things relating to Japanese animation, manga (Japanese comics), gaming, and even branching out to include Japanese music, fashion, and some Korean pop culture. I’ve been to regular comic conventions in the past, but this is not the same, with the glaring difference being the amount of cosplay. If you don’t show up in costume, you’re in the minority.

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H. Naoto Frill S/S 2012 – Cute Bows and Creepy Bunnies

January 9, 2012 Posted by fashionvandals

Take a look at some of the pieces from the H. Naoto Frill Spring/Summer 2012 collection. From what I’ve seen so far, I’m excited to see what other super cute and feminine, yet slightly creepy designs the collection will feature. (more…)

All I Want for Christmas Is You…and Maybe a Few Other Things

December 13, 2011 Posted by fashionvandals

While I’ll likely be getting some rather practical things for Christmas (oh my gosh, I am in desperate need of a camera) I of course have my dream list. If one of these gifts magically appear on Christmas, I may be tempted to start believing in Santa…

1. This awesome blazer by Sexy Dynamite London. (more…)

Prepare Yourself–Autumnlin’s Design Apocalypse is Fast Approaching…

November 28, 2011 Posted by fashionvandals

If you saw my coverage of Philly Fashion Week, then you no doubt saw me raving about the designer, Autumnlin. I was instantly drawn to her complex pieces that combined both sophistication and deconstruction. I thought to myself, this lady is North America’s answer to h. Naoto (little did I know she’d list him as one of the fellow designers she admires). I recently spoke to Autumnlin, about her style, vision, and studying abroad–besides studying in Philly and NY, she spent time in Florence and Paris–and got to take a closer look at more of her inspiring creations…


h.NAOTO FRILL Lolita Fashion Show 2011

March 22, 2011 Posted by fashionvandals

h.NAOTO FRILL Lolita Fashion show 2011 (1/2) (by SincTV). Lots of lovely, lovely lolitas…

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