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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A Super Sweet Group Show!

Munky King & SWEET STREETS, with the help of Bubble Punch are inviting you to a  ‘A super sweet group show inspired by the fanciful world of Crowded Teeth.

So sweet, they make your teeth hurt, the Crowded Teeth characters are everything from pirate ghosts, toaster ovens, to animal friends who love adventure! Crowded Teeth transforms Munky King gallery into a new level of cavity induced awesome, August 20 – September 7, 2011.

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Bubble Punch is lending a helping hand, by helping our friends at Munky King and Sweet Streets through a whimsical opening reception on August 20th, 7pm – 10pm at the Munky King store! So mark it down on your calendars!

DJ Colby.1 will be spinning some awesome tunes, and we’ll be graced by the deliciousness of Lomo Arigato.

Curious about the show?
You can see some previews of the artwork via the facebook page! http://on.fb.me/nZT6Cn

Karen Hsiao (Miso)

So RSVP at the facebook event page!

And we’ll see you there for some sweet times.

Sweet Tooth: Sweet Streets 2, The Opening.

Day One – Saturday’s Opening Reception Night

Gallery Nucleus gets very sweet. 6%DOKIDOKI & SO SO HAPPY Windows

Last Saturday night kicked Sweet Streets 2 with a carousel of fun, fashion, and food. If you couldn’t make it down for the opening reception last weekend, the Sweet Streets show will be showing at Gallery Nucleus until October 4, 2010. So please check it out before it leaves! There were a plethora of taletned artists from all over the world in this show.

Day 0: Bubble Punch & the Nucleus Staff at the space setting up and finalizing the contests!

Before the glitter and sparkle of the opening reception, 6%DOKIDOKI had their model casting on Thursday, September 9, 2010. All of our lovely finalists were invited for a private interview and fitting with Sebastian Masuda (designer for 6%DOKIDOKI), Yuka, and Vani. Though only eight of our finalists were able to make it, everyone at 6%DOKIDOKI were very pleased with their selected finalists, and found it hard to choose only a few.

Our 8 Finalists: Mandie, San, Chloe, Danielle, Bebe, Chrissa, Calla, and Ari, with Sebastian and the 6%DOKIDOKI Shop Girls.

Because it was so hard to choose only 4 from the finalists, they decided to go with 5 (FIVE) girls in an unconventional selection method!

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Sweet Streets, Closing In!

Hey fun lovers and seekers of the world!

We just wanted to remind everyone that Sweet Streets opening reception is this Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, Ca!

If you haven’t been keeping up, Caro, curator of Sweet Streets, has been continuously posting sneak peaks from many of the Sweet Streets artists. This year’s theme is inspired by Japanese Street Fashion. You can check out any that you missed here: http://sweetstreetsla.blogspot.com/

Doors open at 7:00PM on Saturday, and there will be music, refreshments, food trucks, live paintings, a 6%DOKIDOKI fashion show, and pop up shops! Come view the fantastic art by talented artists, including both art and creations submitted by Bubble Punch staff. Also, the 4 winners of the 6%DOKIDOKI Model Contest will be revealed on opening night!

Please make sure to come down and show support. And don’t forget the 6%DOKIDOKI Fan Day on 9/12/10 at Gallery Nucleus! If you can’t make it this weekend for the festivities, the show will run until October 4, 2010.

For more information please visit our friends:

Sweet Streets Official Blog

Sweet Streets Event Page

6%DOKIDOKI

Sugarpill Cosmetics

So So Happy

Hi-Fructose

Galley Nucleus

See all of you guys there!

Painting a Moment in Cute

On Saturday, July 10th, we attended the amazing gallery opening for Natalia Fabia‘s “Fashionable Aftertaste Without End,” along with huge crowds of art lovers, at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City.

The gallery was jam packed with guests enjoying the amazing artwork she had created over the past year for this opening. We had never seen this gallery quite as full as it was this night.

All of Natalia’s works were inspired by her love of all things “kawaii” and Eastern. The models in all of her work, whom she always refers to as “hookers”, are friends of hers she has encountered who represent strong and beautiful womanhood in the current world.

Photo by Italian Vogue. Natalia (center, in yellow) poses with some of her models.

We were lucky enough to be approached by Natalia to be immortalized by her classically trained painting techniques into a beautiful work of art. Seeing the work brought tears to our eyes.

"Happy Friend Tree" with Yume Ninja (Left) and Chubby Bunny (right)

"Sweet Lolita"

Natalia also created an enormous chandelier created from laser-cut plexiglass, sparkling pink chain, and thousands of Swarovski crystals. We would kill to have something like that in our house!

Before the gallery even opened, Natalia had sold 8 of her 12 new pieces she created for this collection. We were happily informed that our painting, “Happy Friend Tree,” sold to a private collector in Hong Kong!

A delish Rilakkuma cake!

You can see more photos from the night at our Flickr page.

The gallery will continue to show these wonderful pieces until August 11th, so please take some time to see them before they make their way across the world!

Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
T: 310-287-2340
Tues – Sat: Noon – 6pm
www.coreyhelfordgallery.com

LeBasse Projects Presents: Yoshitaka Amano’s “Deva Loka”

Yoshitaka Amano fans, get ready to GEEK OUT and get DRESSED UP!

LeBasse Projects has just announced that they will be bringing Yoshitaka Amano‘s latest collection, “Deva Loka” to Los Angeles!

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If you are unsure who this GOD AMONG MEN is, then please take a moment to Google his name. We guarantee you will find yourselves going, “Ohhhhhhhh MYYYYYY GODDDDDDDDDD!” For us here art Bubble Punch, we grew up loving, cherishing, and in awe of Amano’s work he did for the Final Fantasy game series, as well as the beautiful illustrations he did for the Vampire Hunter D novels (吸血鬼ハンターD).

White Koibito Vinyl Figure

Koibito vinyl figurines by Yoskay Yamamoto. Photo courtesy of http://www.yoskay.com

If you’re familiar with his work, we’re sure you’re one of many just dying for an excuse to bust out the scissors and get to work on some epic Amano-style cosplay… Well, now’s your chance!

LeBasse Projects has kindly invited Bubble Punch to host the Yoshitaka Amano cosplay contest! There will be exclusive prizes for all of those who come dressed in Amano-inspired cosplay! If we think you’re the very best Amano cosplayer of the night, you could be the lucky winner of 1 of only 150 of Yoskay Yamamoto‘s White Koibito figurines (estimated value $160)! These figures are completely sold out in stores and almost impossible to come by! Please note that the cosplay competition is open to anyone, however please DO NOT bring weapons nor large props to the event, as they will not be admitted, nor will there be appropriate space at the gallery to keep visitors at a safe distance.

Yoskay’s imaginative and inspiring artwork will also be featured that night, so get ready for a night of colorful cosplay, amazing artwork, and hey, free drinks!

If you have any questions about the cosplay contest, please feel free to contact us, or leave a comment!

Details:
LeBasse Projects presents:
“Deva Loka: Los Angeles” A Solo Exhibition by Yoshitaka Amano
February 20th – March 13th, 2010

Opening reception: Saturday, February 20th, 7pm-10pm
6023 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 | LeBasseProjects.com | 310.558.0200

You can RSVP for the event on Facebook here!

“best” costume gets a Yoskay Yamamoto limited edition White Koibito

Break out the Absinthe, Alice.

We had the pleasure of being invited to Royal/T’s “The Never Ending Story, Fairytale, Fantasy, Obsession” Exhibit last night.  It was not short of fairy tales, fantasy, or those obsessed with all things Goth-themed Alice, delicious treats, and Jared Gold related goodies!

The night was filled with colorful and creative outfits of various characters of the beloved “Alice in Wonderland” novels. Yume Ninja went geared up as the Red Queen from “Through The Looking Glass”, and Chubby Bunny went as nothing else but a beautiful White Rose painted red.

Chubby Bunny & Yume Ninja. Photo Courtesy of LA WEEKLY, by Shannon Cottrell

But what is a Gothic Alice in Wonderland themed party really, without the glorious cake?

Eat Me

Eat Me!

Polite In Public was gracious enough to man the photo booth that night. More photos of party go-ers can be seen on their online gallery from last night. They had the essential Wonderland-themed props and sexy Alices and a Queen of Hearts to round everyone up for fantastic photographs. You can also check out the article at LA Weekly by our  friend Liz Ohanesian and photos by Shannon Cottrell.

Beyond the fanciful attire and goodies to eat, Royal/T owner Susan Hancock was also giving out free spirit animal readings. We of course, had ours done. Turns out that Chubby Bunny is really a Fox, and Yume Ninja is a Hawk. It was all in good fun and right on the mark!

So to all our readers, if you get the chance, please scurry over to Royal/T to check our their current exhibit. It will run from February 05, 2010 to August 4, 2010! Also please check out the Jared Gold/Black Chandelier pop up shop! If you’re lucky you can also pick up some of the Jared Gold + Clint Catalyst (whom we both had the pleasure of meeting) Prize Ribbons. Yume Ninja particularly loves the “Hedonist” ribbon, but other equally amusing ribbons such as “EPIC”, “FTW”, and “QUEER” can be found in an array of colors.

Do enjoy this exhibit if you can, and once again thanks to Royal/T for inviting us out!