World wanderer and purveyor of weird/cool/kawaii, ULTRAHAPPYALARM’s Audra Perkins will dance straight into your heart! She is never in one place for long. This little froggy is a part of the still-live kandi raver community and parties every weekend (on top of being a self-employed artist). She is a candidate to become a Kawaii Leader on NHK network’s Kawaii International and has modelled for numerous Japanese designers including h.Naoto, Mint Neko, galaxxxy, ANGRY&ANGRY, and Angelic Pretty. Her suitcase is heavy with pompoms, streamers, confetti, and pony beads making her ready for fun on the run. Audra’s biggest aspiration is to become a bee keeper. Check out our Q&A below :]
WHO IS UR ULTIMATE STYLE ICON?
Mimi and Nyami from Pop’n music hands down. They have been the mascots of the game since the 90’s so they have dozens of different looks, and they cosplay too! I love their attitude (not always happy and sweet!) and how they dress however they are feeling, sometimes girly and sometimes grunge!!! I love everything about it and wish I could play every day!. It’s been really fun growing right along side with it and I’m glad they still come out with new content.
WHAT IS UR FAVE SHOP?
I mostly thrift and alter everything. Almost ALL THE CLOTHES AND SHOES I own are second hand or a hand me down from ppl who have either mentally or physically outgrown them. I’m always surrounded by other people’s ghosts. Our past selves are the real ghosts, aren’t they? (´◑ω◐`)
WHERE DO U GET MOST INSPO?
There is so much going on that I am overwhelmed by creativity every minute right down to a molecular level even my atoms are trying to sing. I love combining contrasting themes and feeling the gravity of each frame of my existence compounding as the unrelenting flow of everything envelops me. I feel like that kandi rave and decora style of fashion is so genuine like people make themselves into walking scrap books of their most cherished memories without any inhibition.
DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE WITH A KAOMOJI?
IF YOU HAD A SUPERPOWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Shape shifter both human form and animals so I can also understand animals. So many practical uses, for both the greater good and my own good!! I would turn into different people and eat all the free samples. But I could have the option to turn into a group of smaller things, i.e. either one big cat, or a kindle of kittens with a hive mind- if I could do that would I be able to be a smaller girl, but have animal familiars that share my mind also? If I’m making the rules, yes.
WHAT’S UR LIFE MOTTO?
The time is NOW.
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