Monday, 12 October 2015

Episode Seven: Catching Up… and shit

Our newest episode is finally up on SoundCloud! In this episode we do our best to get caught up on the month of news we've missed and other shit. Links below as usual so enjoy!

Also, give us your Rufflecon stories and pictures please!! Now that everyone is home and hopefully somewhat rested, let us know what you did, what you thought, what you bought, and maybe most importantly what you wore! 

Angelic Pretty:
♥ Year End Tea Party  (Link)
♥ Oomiya's Twitter  (Link)
♥ Tokyoten's Twitter  (Link)

Baby the Stars Shine Bright:
♥ New items for reservation  (Link)
♥ Happy Packs  (Link)

Innocent World:
♥ New items released  (Link)
♥ New items for reservation  (Link)

♥ Little Squirrel Series  (Link)
♥ Velveteen 2015 Series  (Link)

♥ New Mook available from QPot  (Link)

Halloween Happenings:
♥ QPot Cafe's new seasonal menu  (Link)
♥ Vamps Halloween Party 2015 (including colab items)  (Link)
♥ Masquerade Event  (Link)

Monday, 28 September 2015

Rufflecon Special Set

Earlier this month, I got to sit down with Nancy who is the Public Relations Manager from Rufflecon 2015! We talk about all the highlights and what to expect this year and other shit. 

♥ Official Page (Link
♥ Official Schedule (Link
♥ Official Instagram (Link)

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Episode Six: Vacations… and Shit

I wish I had a better excuse for this episode being so late, other than I've been on vacation, but I don't so apologies all around. Links below for everything we talked about as well as scans from Spoon #108 featuring the newest series from Angelic Pretty (click on the images for full sized images)!

Also please please please PLEASE let us know your stories from PMX, WakuWaku NYC or any other events that you've been too. If you have pictures, EVEN BETTER! We would love to share them or link to them!

Angelic Pretty:
♥ Outerwear is coming soon (Sorry, no link, it was only available in stores)
♥ End of the year tea party has been announced (Link
♥ Check out below for Spoon scans featuring Horror Garden, Dreamy Jewels, and Whip Jacquard 

Baby the Stars Shine Bright:
♥ New Reservations series up including Alice in the Starry Sky Wonderland, Pop Up Labyrinth, and more (Link

♥ New series, Witch in the Forest is now online (Link
♥ Re-release of Antique Bouquet (Link
♥ "Fantasy Wizard" cape, soon to be all the rage? (Link

Innocent World: 
♥ Ave Maria and The Rose and the Cross series online (Link


Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Episode Five: Fall is Coming… and shit

Starting with this episode and through September, episodes of Frills and Shit are going to be a bit shorter while Becky is on vacation to the USA. Hopefully adopting this shorter format will mean less delays. Also America has better internet than Australia! Here's the run down of links for this week's episode:

Angelic Pretty:
♥ 3 Way Backpack as a mook release in Japanese bookstores (Link)
♥ New prints seen in KERA and Gothic and Lolita Bible (see below)

Baby the Stars Shine Bright:
♥ New items for reservation including a fedora. (Link)

Innocent World:
♥ New Alice themed tights announced (Link)

♥ Royal Ornament series available now (Link)
♥ Metamorphose Gazette (Link)
♥ New Halloween series seen in Gothic and Lolita Bible (see below)

Click on each image for full-size. 

Lolita Hallows Eve 2015 in the Netherlands Event Page (Link)

Photos from the Harajuku Fashion Walk are available on the Japanese Streets page (Link)

And for those who missed it on our Facebook page, our friend Cat did a wardrobe tour with Akira for her YouTube channel!

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Episode Four: Obon is for Reminiscing… and shit

It's a slow week because it's Obon holiday. That doesn't mean we didn't have plenty to talk about! We get old school and talk about how we got into Lolita and reminisce about brands, Shimotsuma Monogatari, and RIC RAC. Also keep an ear out for our very special surprise guest!

Angelic Pretty:
♥ Re-release of University Collection (Link)
♥ Whip Collection seen on display at LaForet (Shown Left)

Baby the Stars Shine Bright:
♥ Tons of new releases available for reservation including Vampire Nocturne, Stardust Fantasia, and Usakumya re-releases (Link)

Jane Marple
♥ The infamous chocolate print (which still isn't on their website)

Check out the official website of Kawaii Monster Cafe (Link)

(Picture stolen from Yani's Tumblr! Thank you!) 

Pictures from the Steam Garden Event: The Lost Pyramid

Monday, 3 August 2015

Episode Three: Indie Designer Spotlight!… and shit

Episode Three is live on SoundCloud! We had a ton of things to catch up on so here are the links to (hopefully!) everything we talked about in this week's show. A special thank you to everyone who shared with us their favorite indie brands and news from recent events! You can find links to all the brands that we mentioned down below so be sure to check them out!

For next week, we'd love to know if you have a special Lolita lucky charm, ritual or superstition! Let us know in the comments here, on Facebook or our SoundCloud page!

Angelic Pretty:
♥ Lots of new releases including "Luminous Sanctuary" (Link)
♥ Scans from September's KERA via Akira's Tumblr featuring two new upcoming prints (Link)

Baby the Stars Shine Bright:
♥ New releases including "Sheherazade ~ One Thousand and One Nights" (Link)
♥ Two new series are available for reservation "Sanctus and Benedictus" and "Key to the Heaven" (Link)

♥ "Voyage in Memory" was released for purchase (Link)
♥ New Print "Brick House" available for reservation (Link)

Indie Designers:
Sweet Mildred
Minty Mix
Bling UP
Reve Lullaby
Morrigan NY
Moss Marchen
Voodoo Dolly
Royal Princess Alice
Automatic Honey"

Design Festa:
Lycka (jewelry and accessories)
Oz Rissa (accessories)
Twinkle Magical (jewelry)
Chocho An (sweets home decor)
Chelsea (sweets deco accessories and jewelry)
Mon Bijou (hand beaded accessories) *Shown Left

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Mini Episode

Episode three has been delayed due to technical difficulties (don't you just hate it when files get corrupted?) so instead we decided to put together a quick "mini episode" this week which you can find on our Soundcloud page. Next week Akira will be in Kansai so there won't be an episode until the following week. Sorry everyone!

At least this means we will have plenty to talk about when he gets back AND it gives all of you extra time to answer our question from last week: Who is your favorite indie or less-well known designer? I'm very ashamed at all of you, except Nancy who was the only person to answer our question. This is your chance to make it up to us guys!

Also if you have any questions for us about… well almost anything then ask us! Leave them here in the comments section (where you can comment anonymously) or on our Facebook page or Soundcloud page and we'll be happy to answer them on air! We love to get feedback from everyone and your likes and comments really mean everything to us so we're going to be selfish and ask for more!

Angelic Pretty
♥ New Print: Classic Fairy Tales (Link)
♥ Scans from the newest KERA of two new prints are on Akira's tumblr (Link)

Baby the Stars Shine Bright
♥ New Reservation Items: My Advent Calendar/My Anniversary and 1001 Nights (Link) (and the "Bear Butt Dress")

♥ New Reservation Items: Voyage In Memory (Link)

And finally pictures from this weekend as promised!

The long awaited Sailor Moon/Q-Pot cafe collaboration!

Akira's yukata is from furifu (Link) and his hair accessories were designed and made by him!

Also our friend Cat made a video tour of Akira's super princess room! Check out the video below and if you like it please subscribe to Cat's channel!

Monday, 6 July 2015

Episode Two: Crazy Releases and Crazy Prices… and shit

Thanks for tuning in again this week! Episode two of Frills and Shit is now available on SoundCloud HERE.

Both Akira and I were really grateful for everyone's positive feedback about the first episode so THANK YOU! This week we talk about some crazy releases from the past week, summer yukata trends and… other shit. Below you'll find some images and links to what we talked about in the show. Also with this episode, we premiered our new opening theme song compliments of Husband!

For those of you who are waiting for us to be listed on iTunes, we are too! We have submitted the show to the iTunes store, but it does take some time before we're actually listed. For now, I hope everyone will be patient along with us and continue to support us on SoundCloud.

Don't forget to leave us a comment or message here or on Facebook about your favorite indie Lolita designers so we can chat about them next week AND if you attended AnimeExpo this past weekend, share with us all your stories and photos!

Angelic Pretty:
❤ Disney Collaboration Release featuring "Tangled" (Link)
❤ New Gingham Release (Link)

Baby the Stars Shine Bright:
❤ Sugary Bouquet Series Release (Link)

❤ Daydreaming Goldfish (Link)

Yukata Links:

❤ Mamechiyo Modern (Octopus Yukata) (Link)
❤ Q-Pot (Link)
❤ Kumamiki (Link)
❤ Sweet Angel (Link)
❤ Kimono Yukata Market (Link)

And of course what I'm sure everyone is here to see… Meta Dude! (Click on the image to see the original size)

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Episode One: Summer Sales Mean Fall Predictions… and shit

Our first episode is live on SoundCloud! You can check it out by clicking here! Thanks for everyone's support with liking our Facebook page and encouraging us. My apologies for this episode premiering later than we had expected, but we're still learning so thank you for hanging in with us.

Below you can find some images and links to shit that we talked about in this week's episode!

Innocent World:
❤New print coming this September: "Fantasy Night Sky" (or Pegasus Graveyard) (Link)

Baby the Stars Shine Bright:
❤Limited Kumya Kumya Pouchette at International Stores (Link)
❤Attendance at WakuWaku NYC with fellow guest Putumayo (Link)
❤Fairy Tale Pop-Up Labyrinth Tea Party with special guest Dakota Rose (Link)

Metamorphose temps des filles
❤Online Summer Sale (Link)

Q-Pot and Q-Pot Cafe:
❤Sailor Moon Collaboration Items on sale 6/30 (Link)
❤Sailor Moon Special Menu will be available until 7/31 (Link)

Kira Imai will be a Guest of Honor at PMX this year (Link)