★ With Chris at NYCC

★ With Chris at NYCC

★ お人形さん → dress and headpiece by the wonderful Mika Takeuchi of Antigones.jp, former designer behind h.NAOTO’s FRILL, jelly, and Honey lines.

★ お人形さん → dress and headpiece by the wonderful Mika Takeuchi of Antigones.jp, former designer behind h.NAOTO’s FRILL, jelly, and Honey lines.

★ Posting some slightly older images that I never got around to sharing

★ Once in a while, I’m social. After dinner with my cute 友達☆

★ Once in a while, I’m social. After dinner with my cute 友達☆

★ Dressed up to attend Amato Haute Couture show at the Lincoln Center for New York Fashion Week. I’m an eerie porcelain doll and my friend is a handsome prince ❤︎

匿名ユーザーの発言:: Jw u a guy or girl lol U look really pretty and also really handsome at the same time aha

Ah, this is kind of difficult. The simple answer, if you’re referring solely to biological sex/anatomy, is I was born female.

The more complicated answer: I’m genderqueer. I’ve never strongly identified as only a “boy” or a “girl” for a significant length of time. There are days when I feel I am quite masculine and I’ll reflect that in the way I dress, carry myself, and speak. But in between those days, I’ll wake up and feel a little feminine too, and again, my particular state of mind will outwardly manifest itself in my appearance and mannerisms. It’s not a 50/50 split either, because even more confusing for everyone are those moments when I truly feel like neither end of the spectrum — they’re my avant garde days.

To be completely honest, there was a period of time where I felt bothered by the use of feminine pronouns, because I’ve never seen myself as a “girl”, but masculine pronouns didn’t feel 100% right either, even though I did (and somewhat still do) prefer them. Nowadays, I just let anyone use whatever they like when referring to me because it’s too time consuming to sit every person down for this kind of discussion. For the record though, I like the use of the gender neutral “ze”, or simply my name (Kei) will do. In public, close friends will sometimes use the typical pronouns associated with my look for the day to cut down on confusion.

Sometimes, I jokingly describe myself as a man stuck in a(n arguably) feminine body who likes to dabble in crossdressing (which, for the most part, is a fairly accurate interpretation of my situation when you take into account my stereotypical “masculine” personality).

For me, my identity has always been dynamic and ever changing; it’s something that I didn’t always understand, and is something that I still have trouble formulating into words that accurately depict the entirety of my situation.

This was probably not the answer you were expecting but I hope my explanation wasn’t too hard to follow, and also thank you for the ask! (As well as for thinking I’m handsome and pretty!)

★ In an effort to post more (fashion-related) content in general, I’m trying out a series of short videos. Please let me know what you think! Although I prefer still images more, this is probably easier and faster in the long run since I don’t have to transfer images onto my laptop, edit lighting, etc.

★ Ridiculous amount of photos that capture the last few months of my life. Including, but not limited to: daily outfit snaps, late night ramen in NYC with amazing friends, rocker Jung Joon Young reading my message to him live on air & winning 2 autographed copies of his new album as a result, working for Yoshiki and X Japan at Otakon. I’ve had an amazing birthday because of all these great experiences and being around such wonderful friends. Thank you for making my year that much more special ♥♥♥

★ 誕生日のメッセージ。Awkward birthday message. Excuse my 敬語, it’s been a while. (Are translations needed?)

★ Hair update: silvery blue x black with an undercut on the left side.

★ [2014.06.21] Burgundy vampire makeup inspired by EXO’s Baekhyun

★ Hey everyone,

So I rarely do anything like this, but I entered this silly little competition mostly to get my name and face out there (and of course, my work). If there was ever a time that you were impressed or even just slightly intrigued by my styling work, outfits, or the things that I make, please consider voting for me and reblogging this to share with your friends too. I appreciate your time and votes. Thank you so much, it means a lot.

Direct link to vote: http://woobox.com/hwshjp/vote/for/4023250

(P.S. This styling is quite different than anything I usually do, as it is neither the usual avant garde nor gothic stylings that I am so used to, but I wanted to showcase my versatility. Do you like it?)

★ 今日のテーマは死神です。Today’s theme is the grim reaper.

New Instagram

Hello wonderful friends & followers. So many of you have asked me to create an Instagram account and I’ve been terribly lazy, but I’ve finally decided to do so this morning. You can follow me at http://www.instagram.com/keisena

Also happy ムックの日 to all my MUCCers out there!

★ 今日のテーマは薔薇のゴシックアリストクラート。Today’s theme is Rose Gothic Aristocrat.

★ 今日のテーマは薔薇のゴシックアリストクラート。Today’s theme is Rose Gothic Aristocrat.