Baby, The Stars Shine Bright Has Tea with Fans at NYAF


Norwalk, CT, September 5, 2008: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced designers from Baby, The Stars Shine Bright -- Japan's premier Lolita fashion brand -- will conclude their time at the New York Anime Festival with dinner and a cup of tea with 20 fans at a restaurant in Midtown Manhattan. A ticket to the Baby, The Stars Shine Bright Tea Party is priced at $125 and includes a salad, entrée, dessert, and tea with Baby, The Stars Shine Bright designers Miho Satoh and Masumi Kanoh.

The New York Anime Festival, an anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture convention from the creators of New York Comic Con, takes place September 26th through the 28th at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, NY. Baby, The Stars Shine Bright will have a boutique all three days at NYAF offering a selection of Lolita dresses and accessories directly from Japan. Miho Satoh and Masumi Kanoh will be present at autograph signings, a spotlight panel, and the opening of the feature film Kamikaze Girls. The Baby, The Stars Shine Bright Tea Party takes place after NYAF draws to a close, from 6 to 8 PM on Sunday, September 28.

"We're very excited to make this special event possible," NYAF Show Manager Lance Fensterman said. "The Baby, The Stars Shine Bright Tea Party is a one-of-a-kind experience we believe Lolitas won't want to miss."

Fans interested in attending the Baby, The Stars Shine Bright Tea Party can purchase tickets now from With only 20 seats available, NYAF absolutely recommends interested fans reserve their seats fast.

Born on the streets of Japan, Lolita fashion adopts child-like charms and details from periods such as Rococo France and Victorian England. The Lolita look is full of knee-skimming skirts, pintucks, petticoats, and blouses edged in lace. Developing since the 1970s in Japan, Lolita fashion is now rapidly gaining a wide following worldwide.

Baby, The Stars Shine Bright is Japan's premier Lolita clothing brand. Founded as a boutique in Shibuya, Tokyo in 1988 by husband and wife team Akinori and Fumiyo Isobe, Baby has grown into an international phenomenon with fans around the world and stores as faraway as Paris. Baby, The Stars Shine Bright has collaborated with numerous famous icons including Sanrio's Hello Kitty and Japanese pop star Nana Kitade, and it is the Lolita brand at the center of the book and feature film Kamikaze Girls.

The New York Anime Festival takes place September 26-28, 2008 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan and is organized by Reed Exhibitions, the creators of New York Comic Con. The New York Anime Festival showcases the best of anime pop culture, including the latest anime, manga, Japanese cinema, music, and games, and anime-influenced comics, animation, and films from around the world. The festival features exclusive and extensive screenings, a gala cosplay masquerade, sessions with the some of the biggest names in anime from Japan, Asia, and America, and explores the Japanese cultural experience with displays of both traditional and cutting-edge Japanese life. NYAF's partners include Bandai Entertainment, BookExpo America, Dark Horse Comics, Del Rey Manga, Kinokuniya Bookstore, New York Comic Con, Samurai Beat Radio, Subway Cinema,, and TOKYOPOP. Further information can be found at

The New York Anime Festival is operated by Reed Exhibitions, the world's leading events organizer. In 2007, Reed brought together over six million industry professionals from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today, Reed events are held in 38 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia and organized by 39 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a FTSE-100 company and world-leading publisher and information provider. In 2006, Reed Elsevier made adjusted profit before taxation of £1,052 million on turnover of £5,398 million.

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