“Since I was a child, I was always genuinely happy to see girls wearing clothes with frills and lace, looking like princesses and feeling cute and pretty. I developed BABY, THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT to make clothes with that at their heart.” That is the quote from Akinori Isobe, the CEO of BTSSB, which adorned Anime Next’s website and was the call to action for East Coast lolita’s. So without further ado, here is the Baby runway show!
Baby the Stars Shine Bright
Nanairo Prism ♪ Sweet Alice (なないろプリズム♪アリスちゃん柄) in Saxe Blue
Wiz Me ♪ Over the Rainbow in Red
Twinning Juicy Baby Love Love Berries in Mint and Ivory
Some Day of Ranunculus (ある日のラナンキュラス柄) in Lavender
Blooming Fairy Doll in Pink
La Robe Vert Clair (collaboration with Midori-chan)
After the show the designers both joined the stage to take a bow. And the show concluded with Isobe-san and the designers taking a session of Q&A.
Masumi Kano, Designer
Saki Tachibana, Designer
The ever lovely Grace braved a 3 hour train ride then joined me for another hour and half by car to make it down to AnimeNext on Saturday. We were determined to see the Baby the Stars Shine Bright fashion show. Well worth the journey. The show was stunning. Best of all, I love that the models are locals (mostly) from the J-Fashion scene in the Tri-State area. Real girls with a real love for lolita. That passion resonated on stage.
Somehow our loli-posse managed to score front row seats. Yay! Not so yay is the bad hair day and derp face I was making. I look like a granny in a bow （￣へ￣）
Now on to the show! The show kicked off with Alice and the Pirates and concluded with Baby. And who better to make the first grand entrance other than MC Melod¥ Doll herself!
Alice and the Pirates
Mermaid in the Jewelry Box (宝石箱のマーメイド柄) in Cream
Trump Alice in Saxe Blue
Clockwork Aristo Kitty (時計じかけのおすましキャット柄) in Black
White Rabbit Salopette (時計うさぎのサロペット) in Camel
Ginger Doll (ジンジャードール) in Black
Albert Jacket (アルバートジャケット) and Lace Noir Dress (レースノワールドレス) in Black
That concludes the Alice and the Pirates runway. Will continue with the Baby runway in Part 2.