November's Bibliotheca prompt was food. Although I'm late to the party (as always) I wanted to get in my post because this prompt immediately made me think of a relic of Mori Kei's past, the still popular accessory brand Q-Pot!
So, come along with me and let's look at the charming world of Q-Pot accessories and it's impact on the mori community!
What is Q-Pot?
Q-pot is a popular accessories brand created in 2002 in Harajuku. The project was created by the designer Tadaaki Wakamatsu, focusing on accessories with sweets themes. According to a press release, the designer hoped that his designs would help to connect people.
The cute and novelty items created by Q-Pot have long been popular in J-fashion, and were often seen in Harajuku fashion snaps. From what I can tell, they are still popular as they've ever been; with a thriving website and even fairly recent search results for street fashion snaps on Tokyo Fashion.
The brand has made many collaborations, and accessories in all kinds of themes. All kinds of sweets can be found lovingly recreated in rings, necklaces, and other accessories.
How does Q-Pot relate to Mori Kei?
Q-Pot once circulated amongst mori communities as one of the most recommended accessories brands. Although Q-Pot is not strictly mori, and often falls more into the realm of Lolita fashion, the brand was still widely popular. It was even mentioned in Choco's Fashion and Style book and even in the infamous Choco's List!
In particular, the Alice and Wonderland themed set was very popular amongst mori folk. I remember seeing many a post about it way back in the day on livejournals and blogs.
Have you ever heard about Q-Pot or owned any of their pieces? I'm personally not big on accessories so I've never owned any of their pieces, but I think they are very charming and cute!
If you are interested in learning more about Q-Pot, you can check out their Instagram and online shop!