"Right now in Osaka, gos is really “hot” - gos behing short for goshikku (gothic). Yes, that’s right, the dark doom-and-gloom look associated with Mariman (Marilyn Manson) and Japanese “visual bands.” And for some reason gos types tend to go with starry-eyed lolita types, so that on the Osaka scene the two are confusedly inseparable. One new designer that appeals to both sensibilities is Jane Marple. Not that you’ve ever heard of it, surely. But among dreamy young Osakans the brand is extremely popular. Here we visit an apartment in Ono, Hyogo, West of Kobe, where lives a woman illustrator-webpage designer together with a toy store clerk and freelancer couple. Though they came to lolita-ism at different times respectively, but now they’re all passionate: “Jane Marple is like battle gear for living - philosophically, spiritually, they’re one and the same.” More recently, lolitas have subdivided into “white lolis” and “black lolis,” but all three are loyal to Jane. Today is a gos kind of Sunday, all of them sitting around drinking tea and talking their fetishes, with Bucktick CDs playing in the background.”
Last couple of days I was hanging out with MC Melody Doll. It was her first time in the states, so she went crazy shopping. She was so proud of her Hot Topic purchases and the only person I’ve ever known to be excited about going to Walmart, haha. And we took her to eat real Mexican food. ^_^
Not gonna lie, Hot Topic was AWESOME! So many cute things to buy, and so cheap *_* I wanna go back to Vegas soon!