Convention Round-up: Purgatorio: Virtual Paradiso!
Purgatorio: Virtual Paradiso J-Fashion Event!
We are getting excited for another Virtual J-Fashion event, Purgatorio! What a great way to showcase coordinates and fashion show pieces from a variety of designers!
Virtual Fashion Track Purgatorio was a blast! So many different panels, fashion shows and discussions. We wanted to keep all that information somewhere to look back on, so we put it all here. Link to J-Fashion On Demand to see all of the presentations as they were recorded in real time.
Some of these teaser images really have us hype!
More information can be found on Paradiso's website here!
They even launched a schedule, looks pretty great! We are looking forward to more panel descriptions, and who will be presenting! It does seem like a great chance to catch some of our favorite J-Fashion Designers in action.
DAY ONE: MAY 16TH
Times are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
|The Whimsical World of Wigs||10:30 AM|
|Constructing a Look: Failure to Success||11:45 AM|
|Indie Designer Roundtable and Q&A||1:00 PM|
|Starting a Lolita YouTube channel with Fluffly Kawaii Jo||2:15 PM|
|The Art and Artist of Paradiso||4:00 PM|
|From Sketch to Dress with Lily of the Valley||5:15 PM|
|Craft Along with Puvithel||6:30 PM|
|Purgatorio Community Fashion Walk||7:30 PM|
|Aesthetic Bondage: How to Self Tie for Alternative Fashion||8:00 PM|
DAY TWO: MAY 17TH
Times are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
|Selfies 101: Improve your selfies 101%||10:30 AM|
|Sew Along 102: Basic Accessory Pack||12:15 PM|
|The Paradiso Ouji Pagent - Roundtable and Q&A||1:00 PM|
|Plus Size Lolita Fashion 101||2:10 PM|
|Take up space: Existing as a Plus-Size Lolita||3:20 PM|
|More than Just a Meet Up: An Event Planner's Perspective||4:30 PM|
|A Shopping Experience with Kuroshiro Kawaii||5:45 PM|
|Afternoon Tea in Relation To High Fashion||7:00 PM|
|Closing Ceremony||8:00 PM|
Purgatorio Panel Descriptions
FULL WEEKEND DETAILS - EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME (EDT)
|The Whimsical World of Wigs||10:30 AM||Wig woes wearing you down? Too tired to tussle with tangled tendrils? Look no further! Whether it’s styling, detangling, wearing, or buying wigs, there’s something to be learned by any wig wearer in this witty wig wrangling walk-through!
In this panel we’ll review wigs from a few different brands, talk about detangling, and go over a few styling tips for Lolita and daily wear. Got long hair - no problem! We’ll talk about a few solutions for wigging with long hair, too!
|Constructing a Look: Failure to Success||11:45 AM||Review Evette's Niche's past work. They will go in depth in how each project was planned, executed, failed, succeeded, and worn. The best materials, the best environments, the best way to make you stand out.|
|Indie Designer Roundtable and Q&A||1:00 PM||How do they do it? Indie designers chat about the design process, the experience of running a brand, and answer questions from you! Featuring the designers behind A.Gato Designs, Puvithel, The Black Ribbon, Lily of the Valley, Fluffy Tori, Mossbadger, and Samantha Rei|
|Starting a Lolita YouTube channel with Fluffly Kawaii Jo||2:15 PM||Fluffy Kawaii Jo shares what shes learned from her three years of making 500+ videos. She will teach you tips and tricks so that you can learn from her mistakes. She will also show an exclusive video of her latest project, a lolita comedy series where normies are treated like they treat lolitas.|
|The Art and Artist of Paradiso||4:00 PM||Teal Sather describes her experience creating j-fashion themed artwork, both inside and outside Paradiso.|
|From Sketch to Dress with Lily of the Valley||5:15 PM||From concept, to sketch, to final product. How a Lily of the Valley print get made. Lily of the Valley will also do a "show and tell" of previous designs and future designs.|
|Craft Along with Puvithel||6:30 PM||Make your own floral headpeice with Puvithel using simple wire-wrapping techniques. You can order a craft kit ahead of time to craft-along, or just watch the panel to learn about the craft!|
|Purgatorio Community Fashion Walk||7:30 PM||Strut your stuff on the [virtual] catwalk~! A community fashion show featuring looks submitted by YOU!|
|Aesthetic Bondage: How to Self Tie for Alternative Fashion||8:00 PM||Harnesses, body chains and shibari, oh my~ In this hands on panel learn about the fashion usage of items that originated from a more risque niche and how that are used in modern day fashion statements.|
|Selfies 101: Improve your selfies 101%||10:30 AM||New and Improved version of Evette's Niche's previous photography panel! This will go over phone selfies, lighting, poses and editing! Make your selfies POP and flatter anyone.|
|Sew Along 102: Basic Accessory Pack||12:15 PM||Sew-a-long a set of ruffle wristcuffs, a bow that doesn't droop, and a cantolier/circular head piece with Strawberry Paper Doll.|
|The Paradiso Ouji Pagent - Roundtable and Q&A||1:00 PM||Curious to hear about what goes into producing the Paradiso Ouji Pageants? Come to this Q&A panel, where you can ask creator Christen, host sora, and judges Puvithel and Kathryn Loo (HelloBatty) all the quesions your heart desires.|
Lolita Fashion 101
|2:10 PM||Lolita fashion, while beautiful, is not always the easiest to wear or attain, especially when it comes to being a person outside of the average size range. Learn from a long term (+10 years) enthusiast on tips and tricks in building coordinates, and options to feel comfortable and beautiful in this intricate fashion!
CW: some sensitive and controversial content may be discussed as part of the panel. This subject matter is in no way intended to offend or shame anyone viewing this content.
|Take up space: Existing as a Plus-Size Lolita||3:20 PM||A look into lolita and alternative fashion, body positivity, life and presence in fashion and out of it|
|More than Just a Meet Up: An Event Planner's Perspective||4:30 PM||Join the Director and Marketing Director of Paradiso for a discussion on what it's like to build and manage an event for the Jfashion community. Learn about some of the common challenges and considerations that many event planners encounter, as well as Paradiso's unique journey over the last 5 years.|
|A Shopping Experience with Kuroshiro Kawaii||5:45 PM||Come join Kuroshiro Kawaii for a shopping experience of the past.
We will be showing off full coordinates with models, giving you the run downs on sizing, feel, and colors of the products to make your best coord yet.
Enjoy some window shopping with a twist!
|Afternoon Tea in Relation To High Fashion||7:00 PM||Pull up a chair and your favorite teacup and enjoy a spot of tea about our community's little obsession, its history linked with EGL fashion, the differences, and how to host your own.|
|Closing Ceremony||8:00 PM|
Listening to everyone's different experiences and learning about new things was really fun! Getting to hear from Paradiso staff on their experiences and the conventions history was fun. We enjoyed getting sneak peaks into Kuroshiro Kawaii's amazing location and collection. The fashion walk had so many lovely outfits in it. Definitely looking forward to future experiences like this!
Much of the streaming content from the event is now available at J-Fashion On Demand
You can watch for yourself and let us know what you enjoyed!
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