on Apr 29, 2011
Blythe Dolls: much too scary for children, but much more appropriate for high fashion designers and collectors. From Blythe’s 9th Anniversary “Manga Girls Inspiration” collection, Blythe and Manga are hosting a charity auction donating all proceeds to the “Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami” fund through Red Cross Japan. Starting June 1st—Blythe and BUST fanatics will have the opportunity to own the one-of-kind, super exclusive ... Read More
on Mar 16, 2011
CNN uncovered a truly amazing story today about a young girl in California who received notice that her family is alive in Minami Sanriku, Japan via YouTube. Akiko Kosaka studies at the University of California at Riverside where she began a yearlong study of English last September. She is originally from Minami Sanriku, a small fishing village on the coast of Japan where an estimated 17,000 residents were feared to be dead or missing after last week’s ... Read More
BY Intern Julie
on Mar 14, 2011
We here at BUST HQ are deeply saddened by the disaster currently happening in Japan, and have opened our hearts and pockets to the relief efforts.
We hope BUST readers will do the same, and we've done a little nosing around to find some reliable relief organizations that’ll help you help Japan. The 8.9 earthquake hit Friday afternoon, provoking a tsunami that devastated Japan’s coastal towns and caused at least two nuclear explosions at the Fukushima ... Read More
BY Emma Claire Goodman
on Feb 10, 2011
While Japan has for a long time allowed and seemingly supported the consumption of sexually explicit or even just suggestive material, yesterday The New York Times reported that a newly revised ordinance by Tokyo’s metropolitan government, will restrict the sale of material including provocative depictions of underage girls, claiming that continuing to allow the prevalence of such media will only allow the furthered exploitation and fetishization ... Read More
They look like the love children of antique dolls and woodland fairies.
They practically float instead of walk, with their wafting, floral print fabrics and gauzy layers, their vintage blouses and baby doll dresses, romantic lace paired with tights and/or a-line skirts, stiletto heels or ballet flats, and tiny trinkets.
While beloved and adopted by American and European girls as well, “Mori,” as every source will tell you, derives from the Japanese word ... Read More