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.

Continue reading

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!

Events: “The Never Ending Story” Opening Reception

Bubble Punch has kindly been invited by Royal/T to invent some outrageous costumes and assist at this event tonight! The nights event is themed as a Gothic Alice in Wonderland party, so you’ll see Bubble Punch dolled up in their Wonderland best tonight! Sorry about the late notice, but anyone is welcome! Info taken from Royal/T’s invite and RSVP contact below!


The Never Ending Story: Fairytale, Fantasy, Obsession
Opening Reception at Royal/T
Thursday, February 4th, 6-11 pm

“Fall down the rabbit hole” and emerge in an
Alice in Wonderland-themed opening event!
**Complimentary Absinthe cocktail!**
**Alice and Rabbit characters, oh my!**
**Full cash bar**
**Themed tray-passed hors d’oeuvres**
**Renowned Artist and DJ Dave Mueller!**

Royal/T’s pop-up store will offer special items from designer Jared Gold of Black Chandelier, including clothes, hats alongside Kimora Lee Simmons trunk show.

RSVP required at RSVP@ROYAL-T.ORG, Keyword “Alice.”
Valet Parking Available | 21 + Only | Gothic attire welcomed

Inspired by the collection of Susan Hancock, this exhibition reflects the interests of an international group of artists over the past ten years, taking as its theme, fairy tales, and it’s contemporary expression, fantasy.
The Never Ending Story: Fairytale, Fantasy, Obsession focuses on the singular trait that can be identified in a vast majority of contemporary art produced in the U.S., Europe, and Asia over the past decade, which is a renewed interest in narrative and the depiction of recognizable objects to tell a story. The exhibit draws on the Surrealist tradition, but also equally important, on popular cultural traditions, including book illustrations and comics, showcasing contemporary artists who create works that are accessible and familiar, yet at the same time, gothic and out-of-the-ordinary.

The Never Ending Story’s curator, Laura Hoptman, is Senior Curator of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY.

“In Bed Together” Opening party at Royal/T

On November 20th, the owner of Royal/T, Susan Hancock, graciously invited us to the private opening party of their new installation, “In Bed Together.”

Here’s a short clip from Royal/T’s news site:

In Bed Together is the realization of Curator Jane Glassmans vision for a collaborative event featuring 50 works by 50 different artists that have been selected by 50 invited art professionals. The exhibit features a full circle of professionals from within the interconnected arts community including collectors, auction house specialists, educators, curators, museum directors, advisors, critics, journalists, gallerists, and nonprofit leaders, each submitting one piece, presented with thoughtful personal texts and insight as to the purpose of their selection. By bringing together all these key characters in the arts community, In Bed Together will highlight each specific role within the art world that is critically dependent on and supportive of each other.

Very awesome beaded skull! part of the exhibit at "In Bed Together"

Very awesome beaded skull! part of the exhibit at "In Bed Together"

The exhibit itself was an eclectic mix of art of all different mediums. It was interesting to catch glimpse of who brought in what piece, though the descriptions were a bit hard to read as they were on the floor inside the exhibit space. Bring your glasses, ladies and gents!

Not only was the opening party loads of fun, and full of great art, it was also full of … FANTASTIC FOOD!! (Aside from fashion, the other thing we love most in the world…!)

Renowned chef Ludo Lefebvre was on-site showcasing his LudoBites restaurant program, as well as serving up some delicious treats with his assistant at the event. Chef Ludo is also known for his time as executive chef at L’Orangerie, where he earned the restaurant the prestigious Mobil Five Star Award. He has even competed as a contestant on Top Chef Masters on Bravo. He will be bringing his LudoBites program to Royal/T for 13 days only (all the RSVPs were filled within hours of the announcement! SAD!!)

Chuf Ludo adding some dried squid ink to the dish

Chuf Ludo adding some dried squid ink to the dish

Check out more pics and info after the jump!

Continue reading

Event Report: Hello Kitty’s Bats and Cats Masquerade

Yume Ninja & Chubby Bunny of Bubble Punch! Photo courtesy of LA Weekly!

Yume Ninja & Chubby Bunny of Bubble Punch! Photo courtesy of LA Weekly!

What an amazing event! We had over 1,100 attendees, and  so many gorgeously dressed guests!

As we opened the doors at 8:00PM, there was a line wrapped around the block of anxiously waiting masqueraders. Thank you all for your patience with the line…!

Congratulations to all of our costume contest winners! Sanrio was so impressed with all the entries, they gave out lots of extra goodies to their creative fans!

And special thanks to DJ Amanda Jones for the amazing set list, the Wandering Marionettes for their fantastic dance performance, photographer Eron Rauch for the adorable Hello Kitty photo booth pics, Darque Eyes Studios and  Cute N Nast for the event snaps (coming soon!), Royal/T for thier wonderful food and special gothy drinks, and all of our awesome helpers!!! Julie, Andrew, Robin, Emily, Ari, Tess, Jeanie, Steph, Sheyne, Glenn, Jenny, Greg, Will, Alcuin, Jocelyn, Nicole, Aimee and Diana– you guys rock!!

And of course, THANK YOU to Sanrio and Japan LA for allowing us to participate in their fantastic display of Hello Kitty love for her 35th anniversary!

As we mentioned, Plasticgod was kind enough to create a special series of goth kitty friends for the event! Check it out! Photo courtesy of Cute and Nast!

You can find some awesome event coverage and photos on these sites as well! Please feel free to comment with a link to your info if you’d like us to add you to this list!

LA Weekly (part 1)

LA Weekly (part 2)

Cute and Nast

Defective Geeks

China Shop

Shrinkle’s Blog

Amy Shimoshige

Dave Tada

Glass of Win

Lavender Decay

All of the photo booth photos have been posted to our Flickr, so please take a look there for the fab photos of all of our guests! Check out some of our favorite snaps from Hello Kitty photo booth especially designed by Bubble Punch for the masquerade! We even designed and constructed her outfit! Too cute…! Pics after the jump!

Continue reading

Bats & Cats Masquerade: All a-twitter! Plus, Plasticgod!

WOW everyone! Thanks so much for your support and excitement about Hello Kitty’s Bats & Cats Masquerade!

We are very excited to announce that PLASTICGOD will be releasing his third set of Hello Kitty Icon art at the masquerade! Check out his past work on his website, and the pics  below!

Plasticgod in one of his many stylish hats at the Hello Kitty VIP opening. Photo courtesy of www.cuteandnast.com!

Plasticgod in one of his many stylish hats at the Hello Kitty VIP opening. Photo courtesy of http://www.cuteandnast.com!

Plasticgod's Hello Kitty icons fomr his 1st series, which sold out in just 2 days!

Plasticgod's Hello Kitty icons from his 1st series, which sold out in just 2 days! Photo courtesy of http://www.dailydujour.com

Also, we’ve recieved many questions about parking, so here’s the info!

Street parking is available as well as paid parking at INCE parking structure.
The Ince Parking Structure is located 1.5 blocks west of Royal/T, at 9009 Washington Avenue. You can also enter the structure from Culver Blvd. at the Trader Joe’s entrance.
HOURS FOR FRIDAY: 8am – 3am
2 hours free parking
2 additional hours free with validation
*Royal/T does NOT validate. Tip: buy a snack from Trader Joe’s!

Our Facebook RSVP list is  now over 200 people, and we’re simply floored =D

Please plan to arrive early! There will definitely be lines for this event, especially once we hit max capacity. RSVP’s do  not guarantee entry, unfortunately 😦 Remember, as always, there are TWO LINES! Make sure you’re in the right one!

1) Line to get in (RIGHT of the entrance)

2) Line to go  into Sanrio Pop up shop!! (LEFT of the entrance. You will be able to enter Royal/T once you’re done shopping and won’t have to wait in line again)

Lots and lots going on! Can’t wait to see you all this Friday! Don’t forget, you can fan us on facebook and twitter! If you tweet about the event, please use @bubblepunch and #BatsCats to join in the twitter group!

 

Inspiration Post: Hello Kitty’s Bats & Cats Masquerade

After messing around with Polyvore for a few… HOURS.. (Beware this site, ladies! It’s a timesuck!!! A good one, though…!!) we came up with a few inspirational outfits for Hello Kitty’s Bats and Cats Masquerade!

In the last masquerade inspiration post, we showed the more costume-y side of what could be worn to the party. In this post, let’s take a look at some Masquerade-themed outfits.

If you’d like to go more goth and bat-like, check out these fun coordinates we whipped up!