Grimoire 2nd Anniversary: Dolly Kei Party Pictures

Dolly-kei fashion took over Shibuya on Friday night as everyone’s favorite Dolly-kei boutique – Grimoire Tokyo – held their Second Anniversary party at Cafe x Lounge MICROCOSMOS. Amazingly dressed and coiffed dollies – girls, and guys – came out in droves to celebrate the epicenter of Tokyo’s Dolly-Kei scene. The girls and boys sampled cake, muffins, and cookies while watching Japan in the World Cup, snapping pics of other attendees, making friends, and enjoying various DJs and performers – all the while toasting Grimoire’s 2nd birthday.

The event was split into two parts: a reception party from 9pm to midnight, and a Midnight Lounge from midnight until 5am. The party featured eight DJs, table magician Masaki Yamamoto, and pole dancer Tokyo Dolores. The entry fee included all the entertainment plus dinner and drink. With all of that fun in mind,’s Will Robb grabbed his camera and made his way to Shibuya. His incredible photos below are a testament to the influence that Grimoire has had on the fashion scene in Tokyo in their two years of existence.

When you browse the photos, look closely – you’re sure to see some people that have appeared on before, including the fabulous Saki as well as the great Grimoire managers and staff. We would like to send out a big “Congratulations!” to Grimoire on their success, and a “Thank You” as well for allowing us to photograph their fantastic party.

So, enjoy the pictures – and please click on each photo to see the high resolution version and to read the captions on the photos.


Grimoire Information:


All Grimoire party photos in this article were taken by the one-and-only Will Robb.

About the photographer:
As long as he is behind his camera Will is a happy man. He has photographed everything from the slums of Bangkok to the catwalks of Tokyo. He is a contract photographer for Lonely Planet, his images and photo essays have appeared in Time Out, The Japan Times, Sportswear International and a variety of other newspapers, magazines and guidebooks around the world and his photo essays from Iraq for The Griffith Review even earned him a mention in the Australian book review of the year in 2006. In addition to his media related work, Will also shoots events, portraits, weddings and the occasional CD cover. His full portfolio can be found at and whatever he’s working on, he always writes about his jobs and how he goes about them at Will Robb Photography.


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    Casey (June 21, 2010)

    The head peices and corsages are amazing.. especially that one that lookes like a ship..:)

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    SarahLisette (June 21, 2010)

    I saw Hitomi in a TV show. I love some accesories of these dolly kei it makes me curious.

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    Danika (June 21, 2010)

    Wow! Such a large turn out~♪

    I’m seeing some really lovely outfits and Hitomi looks wonderful as always♥

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    Lactose Intoler-Art (June 21, 2010)

    That is truly beyond amazing incredible. Oh the Tokyo fashion subculture goodness! HAHA

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    Lactose Intoler-Art (June 21, 2010)

    I agree! The headpeices are amazing. I’m really interested in the guy’s style like this too. I love how they incorporate antique clothing into something modern and subcultural. I also really like the girl who is apparently new shop staff with the green hair. SOOO cool!

    **If anyone is interested, I do street fashion illustrations! Check out my blog! :)

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    Aice (June 21, 2010)

    Wow! These girls have excellent fashion sense. To me, this style looks hard to coordinate but these girls do it everyday like it’s nothing! I need to learn from them haha!

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    comunicarearte milano (June 21, 2010)

    very very cute, i am fashinate from the deep relation of some young japanese and DOLLS. the traditiona Theatre Bunraku and Kabuki comes from dolls, i think there are DEEP connection, as cultural fashination. ^^

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    Angie (June 22, 2010)

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW! I wish I was there! man this gorgeous!

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    uma chan... (June 22, 2010)

    pure ♥♥♥

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    Kikki (June 23, 2010)

    aww ♡ they’re fantastic…and so perfect! in tokyo, everyone pays so much attention at the own outfit…walking in the street, I felt uneasy if the laces of my boots were untied XD

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    Aice (June 25, 2010)

    i don’t have a flickr so i can’t really comment there, but i found these people in the shibuya girls and boys picture

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    kayle (June 26, 2010)

    w00t!! Steampunk!!!

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    superfilthy (June 27, 2010)

    In-love with dolly-kei. Why wasn’t I born in Japan?? :(

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    CrimsonFoxx (June 29, 2010)

    This is amazing. Very pretty and creative <3 Love it.

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    azusa (July 4, 2010)

    woow!!!.I like japan`s

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    Hayley (July 6, 2010)

    this is fricken amazing!!! i have never seen anything to well amazing!!!!

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    guava (July 7, 2010)

    I wish i was able to dress like this everyday.
    dolly-kei is amazing. I wish i discovered it sooner. :/
    … i think i need to go shopping now P:

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    Lana (July 12, 2010)

    I LOVE THIS. ♥ I’ve never seen something so gorgeous.

    Gathering like this seem like so much fun! How I wish I was there. :D

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    Natasha (July 17, 2010)

    They all look so eclectic :) and so cute :D

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    amandine (August 5, 2010)

    i want them all as my friends !

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    Sian Pau Pau (November 6, 2010)

    perfect!! love it <3<3

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