Kawaii-Me Fashion Event

Dear Constant Reader,

On Saturday some of the Boston Babydolls were pleased to take part in Kawaii-Me’s fashion event. Kawaii-Me (it means “make me cute”) is a charming little boutique in Union Square, Somerville. Scratch & I stumbled upon it last spring and were delighted by their beautiful curated collection of clothing and accessories*.

The fashion event turned into a huge deal — 5 shops/designers on the runway, an art installation, hair, make-up, & henna artists, photographers, videographers, and a DJ. And Scratch emceeing the whole party.

Some of the Boston Babydolls and friends were modeling for Kawaii-Me. We had our hair & make-up done by professionals, which was a nice treat. I was fully prepared to do my own, but they wanted a more, shall we say, subtle look.

Betty and Elyse (one of the adorable back-up dancers you saw at The Burren) modeled the “Hummingbird” collection — all soft pinks, ivories, and golds. Stella and I were in the “Color Blind” collection of black & whites. I wore a black satin blouse with cap sleeves and a goodly amount of cleavage. The skirt was full, made of black lace over a nude satin lining with a wide elastic waistband that had a crisp bow of the lining fabric in the back. Also, I got to wear a nifty mask of black lace.

There should be pictures someday. There were several photographers, including Cila, one of the hard-working owners of Kawaii-Me. I promise I will share when they become available. [Edit: some pictures of the Babydolls crew here and the whole show here.]

Lest you think we could be surrounded by all this fashion and not indulge our personal sartorial desires, we did shop a bit. Stella bought a soft pink frock with rhinestone detailing and a most fabulous hem, which one of the Hummingbird models had shown. I needed a new handbag, so I bought this one:

It may look simple, but the inside is packed with compartments and pockets. You know how much I love organization.

If you’re in Union Square, do check out Kawaii-Me. It’s a little hard to find, as it’s upstairs in an office building, but there’s a sign on the sidewalk. The collection is lovely and the prices are amazing. Tell Gaby & Cila I sent you!


* I’ve since learned that we actually stumbled upon the shop before they were officially open for business and the dress I bought was their first sale.

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We Glitter

Dear Constant Reader,

My copy of It’s All That Glitters: Portraits of Burlesque Performers in Their Homes arrived!

Why am I so excited? Because I’m in it, along with Scratch & Betty Blaize. And a whole lot of other fabulous performers.

Brian C. Janes took pictures of performers in costume, but in our natural habitats, as it were. So not only do you get to see us in all our finery (in my case, that’s a pair of fans and not much else), you get a sneak peak into our homes. Scratch was photographed in his office at Babydoll HQ and I was in my sewing room at Stately Babydoll Manor (I’m just sorry this was before I made my fabulous new curtains). Betty’s portrait is in her living room. Her dance room would have been more appropriate, but apparently too much of a challenge to photograph with the wall of mirrors.

The book should be available any day now on Amazon and in fine bookstores everywhere.

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