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dolly kei / antique kei/ cult party kei

Eri and Aya, Reinette et Mirabelle

tokyo-fashion:

Hitomi Nomura’s amazing Dolly Kei hairstyle at the Grimoire Tokyo Anniversary Party.

fy-fruits:

Yuppi, 20y/o

Itô Wakana, 20y/o


Kaori, Grimoire





As you all know Japan is a haven of different styles. Such styles include this whole 'kei' which I think means girl.I'm guessing dolly,antique and cult party are just different styles of  the usual playful shape we see with all the layers and platforms. Apparently its based on fairy tales, folk lores, russian dolls and celtic mythology. Dolly Kei is very much like the Lolita style but a bit more supernatural. And obviously antique kei is more the rustic colours,furs and obvious antique look as well European styles such as Rocco. As for cult party kei is apparently very similar to dolly kei and they both originated from a vintage boutique called the virgin mary.I have seen some looks classed as cult party kei and they seem a bit more nostalgic with the hole use of  teddy bears, also dolly like antique kei is based on europe so i think cult party is more japan . All are based on vintage pieces as well handmade,high street and of course designer. 

Ann kindly informed me that...

"Dolly kei originated in the store Grimoire, antique kei is a lesser used term that basically means they same thing as dolly kei.

Cult party kei originated in the virgin mary, which used to be cult party but they closed that store and opened the virgin mary last year.

Dolly kei like you said is more fairytale like, often with darker colors and lots of patterns. Cult Party kei uses a lot of lighter, sheer fabrics and is more playful and girly."

6 comments:

  1. Awesome post, some of the best street style I've seen in a while.

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  2. that is very interesting. you can just see how much effort the girls put into their outfits!

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  3. I always adore the culture, the way they dress and this visual kei which has been around for quite sometimes. Thx 4 sharing xx

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  4. i'm pretty sure i just became obsessed with this style of clothing and your post! If i could evoke this style i wouldin a fucking heartbeat!!! AHHHH i love!! now off to do more research :]

    Thanks for posting! <3

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    Kayla zz

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  5. Actually Dolly kei originated in the store Grimoire, antique kei is a lesser used term that basically means they same thing as dolly kei.

    Cult party kei originated in the virgin mary, which used to be cult party but they closed that store and opened the virgin mary last year.

    Dolly kei like you said is more fairytale like, often with darker colors and lots of patterns. Cult Party kei uses a lot of lighter, sheer fabrics and is more playful and girly.

    I hope this clears things up!

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