Spellbound at Perfectasy

Where can you find Unicorns, Mermaids, cute Lolitas, and deliciously realistic food-themed jewlery? At Onch Movement’s Perfectasy opening party of course!

Our friend Onch (OnchMovement.com) threw a fantastic opening reception for his month long pop-up shop at Royal/t cafe in Culver City, CA.

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Mighty Harajuku, L.A. Loves You!

Bubble Punch is proud to announce that MIGHTY HARAJUKU is coming to Los Angeles this weekend April 16 – 17, 2011!!

Japan has seen more than it’s fair share of tragedies lately. It’s definitely hit close to home for us here at Bubble Punch. This tragedy has effected many of our friends here, in Japan, and internationally. It was one of the driving forces in helping Sweet Streets and JapanLA with the #PrayForJapan charity art show last month.

Even recently, North East Japan was again rocked with a massive earthquake, following last month’s magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. It further displaced and devastated the North East coast of Japan.

So what IS the  MIGHTY HARAJUKU PROJECT?:

If you’ve ever seen the street style that has come out of Japan, then you have probably heard of Harajuku.

Mighty Harajuku was an inspirational idea born from 6%DokiDoki designer, Sebastian Masuda.

Image from ElectricAlice.com

It is a call to the free-thinking youth of Japan, and the world, to come together and gather necessities for North East Japan. This effort is supported with the core idea of giving Japan it’s much-needed emotional support.

Though North East Japan has been physically devastated, it’s safe to say that all of Japan, if not those of us who have been inspired by Japan (especially Harajuku fashion), have been wounded by these tragedies. Mighty Harajuku carries the idea that this tragedy, that in every neighborhood: they are not defeated, they don’t have to go through it alone, and that they are not going to let this tragedy put a momentary halt on their lives or self-expression.

6%DokiDoki is making a pit-stop in Los Angeles this weekend, with a charity event, and parade to raise awareness and funds. All of the funds raised will be donated to the Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund at the Japanese Consulate in Los Angeles.

Space15Twenty is selling $5.00 MIGHTY HARAJUKU PROJECT charity buttons April 13, 2011. All proceeds will be donated to Japan Red Cross.

On Sunday, April 17, 2011, Bubble Punch will be helping 6%DokiDoki and Sweet Streets at the Space15Twenty flea market. We are accepting donated kawaii goods (in the vein of Harajuku) to be sold for charity. There will also be baked goods on sale, with proceeds going to charity.

Please come out and show your support! This is a FREE all ages event!

For more information, please check out the: Facebook Event Page

☆ Print your fashion walk posters here!
(courtesy Electric Alice)
http://bit.ly/fcoeU8

Saturday, April 16th: 7pm – 10pm

“To Japan: from LA with Love”
@ Space15Twenty
1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

7pm-8pm: Photos with Yuka & Vani!
8pm-10pm: “Rashomon” Film Screening!

☆ Photos are $1.00 each to Japanese Red Cross Society, or FREE with a MIGHTY HARAJUKU button purchase!

☆ Purchase MIGHTY HARAJUKU buttons here!
http://www.space15twenty.com/

 

Sunday, April 17th: 11am-4pm

6%DOKIDOKI Fan Day
@ Space15Twenty Yard Sale
1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Meet 6%DOKIDOKI at Space15Twenty’s Yard Sale! SWEET STREETS & Bubble Punch will host a 6%DOKIDOKI pop-up shop at our charity booth! We will sell exclusive 6%DOKIDOKI items and buttons, while SWEET STREETS will raise funds for the Japanese Red Cross Society. We invite fans to contribute baked goods for us to sell for charity. Items donated will be sold by our team! To contribute to our booth, email info@sweetstreetsla.com

“WE VOW TO MIGHTY HARAJUKU!”

☆ Sponsors:

SWEET STREETS
http://sweetstreetsla.com/

6%DOKIDOKI
http://www.dokidoki6.com/

TokyoFashion.com
http://tokyofashion.com/

Space15Twenty
http://www.space15twenty.com/

Bubble Punch:
http://bubblepunch.com/

Dave Tada Photography
http://tadatime.com/

See you guys this weekend!

Glitter and Bubbles: Magical Girls Exhibition Opening

On April 1, 2011, we transformed into our magical personas and invited everyone to celebrate the opening of Magical Girls, curated by Sweet Streets.

Magic Level Up!

With the help of our team,  Meltdown Comics gallery space was refashioned into a sparkling setting, fit for a Magical Girls themed show. It was completed with a “Mickey Mouse Pink” stage for the musical guests.

Thanks to the hard work of Caro (Sweet Streets), wonderful “Magical Girls” inspired art from various international artists were made available for display. Renowned artists such as Camilla D’errico and Junko Mizuno were participants. Talented artists from Shibuya Girls Pop were also featured, all of them from Japan. Here’s a peek at a few of our favorite pieces:

 

Akira Ebihara

 

Miss Kika

 

NICO

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The Dark Side of Magic

As promised, we’re bringing you more inspiration for Friday’s Magical Girls event at Meltdown Comics!

Again, if you haven’t RSVP’d or want more information about the event:

Mark it on your calendars! We’re One day away:

Magical Girls Reception – Free Public Event
Date: Friday, April 1, 2011
Time: 7PM to 11PM
Where: Meltdown Comics  Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA (Sunset Blvd at Spaulding ?)

RSVP or Share via Facebook Events Page (RSVP is not mandatory)

Live Paintings
Live PerformancesThe Aprils and The Lady Spade
Cosplay Contest: Our special guest judge TAVUCHI (owner/creator of SPANK!) will be judging all of your awesome magical girl inspired outfits! We have awesome prizes for our top three!
Food Trucks!!

COSPLAY CONTEST RULES:

Some of you have been waiting for this, and you’ll be happy to hear our rules are simple.

1. You can dress up as any magical girl character! Whether from a series, of an original magical character of your own design!
3. We do urge that you keep in mind this is an all ages public event, so don’t show up as a nude transformation scene!)
4. Our special guest judge, TAVUCHI, will be judging contestants based on magical cuteness.
5. We will be awarding 3 prizes: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize!
6. All three prizes include different a gift bag that includes (but is not limited to): gift from Meltdown Comics, SPANK!, TokyoPOP, and our wonderful sponsors!

Now onto inspiration.
This time, we’re focusing on villains and bad girls also known as Dark Magical Girls. That’s right, not all Magical Girls are sweetness and goodness. There is plenty of magic to be had on the dark side as well. And, there are girls that prove, you don’t have to be goody-two-shoes to be the Magical heroine.

Ultimate Rebellious Magical Girls: Panty & Stocking

Panty & Stocking from ‘Panty & Stocking with Garter Belt’ are definitely Magical Girls, just not your typical ones. Panty (blonde) is addicted to sex, while Stocking (violet & pink hair) is a champion consumer of sweets. They are both kicked out of Heaven, as they were angels, and are now forced to kill monsters to gain coins that would allow them to return.

Complete with transformation and costume changes, even if there are stripper poles involved, there is no way you can’t love this edgy slap-stick Magical Girl Duo.

Jubei Chan & Her Heart Shaped Eye Patch

Though she can be confused with an Action Girl, Jubei-Chan is definitely a Magical Girl. Jiyu Nanohana is given a heart-shaped eye patch that turns her into the reincarnation of Yagyu Jubei (yes, that Jubei). Once transformed, Jiyu/Jubei pretty much lives up to the hyper-fictionalized super ninja legend. Try that for goody-goody.

Enter the Dark Versions, plenty of Magical Girl series have good girls gone bad. Sailor Moon R had this happen when Chibiusa was brainwashed and became Black Lady. Her costume then becomes darker if not sexier.

And to finish off this inspiration post, we have Princess Kraehe from Princess Tutu. She is the alter-ego of Rue, friend of our heroine.

As you’ll notice, Dark Magical Girls tend to be much more sensual as a direct opposite of the bubbly cute Magical Girl trope. So you really can’t say that there isn’t a magical girl out there for you. Whether she’s spunky and cute, shy, bubbly, dark, sexy, or just an all around bad bitch, she exists.

Well we hope you all feel confident in your outfit choices for Friday! See you there.

ALSO, don’t forget that on Saturday, our awesome bands guest The Aprils & The Lady Spade, will be having a special J-Pop listening party and signing at JapanLA!

J Pop Listening Party at JAPANLA on 4/2/11

For more information please check out the Facebook Events Page!

Pandatone Gloomy Bear will also be present to take pictures with fans, we know we’re already excited to meet him! Mori Chak, creator of Gloomy Bear, has also collaborated with The bands and Sweet Streets artist EIMI to creat two special, limited edition posters for the event! If you’re a Gloomy Lover or a music lover, please come on down!

And if you’re confused as to why Gloomy would be there, you need to check out ‘Pan Da’ by the Aprils!

See you guys soon, Magical Weekend is closing in!

Onch Movement’s EAT IT ALL event report!

Thanks to everyone who made the party SUCH a smashing success! We were lucky and proud to collaborate with Onch Movement to celebrate the release of their new jewelry line at the House of Petro Zillia on Thursday January 27th, for a night of fashion, fun, and LOTS of food!

Onch, famous not only for his amazing jewelry, but also for his part in the show “Paris Hilton’s My New BFF” seasons 1 and 2, was the stimulus for this star studded event! His new jewelery line is sweets-themed, and likewise, so was the very sweet party.

Hosted by legendary LA club host Allison Melnick, the fun guests and beautiful outfits were no to be missed!

Onch and Allison Melnick

Loads of rainbow colored candy were availble to treat any sweet tooth and decorated the entire store!

Onch did a special collaboration with Twinkie Chan, the crocheting cutie from San Francisco!

Josie Stevens, from Married to Rock, also showed up for some of the Onch fun times!

Nicky Hilton, Onch, YumeNinja & Chubby Bunny!

The night was definitely full of surprises,with celebrity appearances by Alison Melnick, Josie Stevens, and Nicky Hilton, just to name a few, and our awesome secret FLASHMOB! Below is a an adorable pic of our awesome dancers performing their flashmob dance to “Sunshine Lollipop!”

In the center is TJ Fantini, the other man behind the Onch Movement jewelry and fashion success! He's also one heck of a dancer to boot!

Our only regret from this night is that we didn’t take more photos! But don’t worry! There will be MANY more pics up  LookBookLA Asap!

Until then, you can look at all of our pics and WireImage’s on our flickr!

 

Eat It All!

Got a craving for some deliciously cute jewelery? We’ve got your fix!

Bubble Punch is proud to announce that we’re helping our good friend Onch of Onchmovement.com release his new high-end jewelry line at the magical House of Petrozillia this month.

So mark your calendars on Thursday, January 27, 2010! Black out the hours of 6PM to 9PM, and get decked out in your sweetest outfits!

Hosted by legendary LA club host Allison Melnick, in the infamous Onch and Bubble Punch fun-filled style,  this will be an exciting night of treats for all attendees. The first 25 guests will receive goodie bags with exclusive items available only at Petro Zillia, there will be an open candy bar for all guests, a sweets-themed costume prize for the best costumes, and many more exciting surprises.

Get busy on those costumes ladies and gents, this is going to be legendary!

Seriously guys, mark your calendars! This is going to be a colorful night to remember, so don’t miss out!

We always encourage everyone get in tuned with their creative and whimsical side.

See you guys there!

For More information you can also visit the ‘Eat It All’  facebook event page. No RSVP is necessary for this event, it will be open to the public.

Come play, eat goodies, buy gorgeously fun jewlery, and live your life on the fun side!

Sanrio & Loungefly’s “I <3 Nerds" Post-Event Report!

Thank you to everyone who came out and made the “I ❤ Nerds” event the nerdiest, dorkiest, glasses-fest we have EVER seen! We were so pleased that Sanrio fans of all ages dressed up in Nerdy attire to party with Sanrio, Loungefly, and other nerd-lovers. We were once again honored to be asked by Sanrio to throw their themed parties this year, and man oh man, this one took the cake! With over 1,000 nerdy fans in attendance, this was THE ONE PARTY TO RULE THEM ALL! (No, the nerd-references don’t stop there. They just keep getting worse as this post goes on!)

This Hello Kitty Nerd outfit made its debut at this party! We ❤ Nerd Kitty!

Glittery masked nerds! So cute!

8 Bit Weapon and ComputeHer definitely had some loyal fans at this event, as they mixed and played their chip tunes for fans live, with an interactive display of nostalgic 8-bit graphics moving behind them.

Michelle Sternberger of ComputeHer, getting ready to perform!

The Yuki Shundo Dance crew really brought down the house with their amazing dance set of video game-inspired moves. Everyone in the crowd really lost it when they head the Zelda music go on.. or maybe that was just us??

These nerds can DANCE!

And thanks to DJ Dave Tada who brought us some pretty sweet nerd music in between all of the amazing performances!

Or course, the costumes were super epic and we were so pleased that everyone went all out to try and win the prize for NERDIEST!

# The little boy and mom team won 3rd place: A Hello Kitty sewing machine! Trevor (far right), owner of Loungefly poses with the winners!

# One of the 2nd place winners! HE DANCED for his prize: an electric scooter!

# First place winner brought a working ROBOT with him. OF COURSE HE WINS! He won a Hello Kitty beach cruiser bicycle!

Thanks for all of your awesome costumes, comments, and continuing support!

Yume Ninja (left) and Chubby Bunny (right) make nerdy announcement. (Dressed like Trekkies, nyuknyuk)

 

If you’d like to see more pictures and event reports from this night, check out the links below:
Brand X (LA Times’ Arts Mag)

LA Weekly Article and Photos

Guest of  a Guest Report and Photo Gallery

Sanrio’s Official Photos

LookBookLA

Chrissa Villanueva’s Photos

Hello Kitty Nerds fans reaching up for the generous free swag from Loungefly! Lougnefly LOVES their fans!

If you have photos from your gallery you’d like to share with us, leave us a comment so we can add yours too!