Current issue - BCM 27

Available for free download!
Sometimes my provider can be a bit difficult, so you can go and download it here via the alternative link should that be the case again.

     

Our spring edition is here!
Sadly a little thinner than usual (due to health reasons), but we'll be back with our regular amount of pages before you know it!

As usual we bring you music, in the form of concert and CD reviews and an interview with talented Japanese trio color-code! When it comes to art we interviewed Lulu Van Hoagland, known for her "snobby lolita" drawings, and Julia Lion Hair, a super talented accessories designer and hair stylist. To better showcase her creations, one of our fashion features is all about her work! Aside from hair and hair accessories, we are also focussing on casual fashion.

We'll be back next issue with a brand new Japan feature, but in the mean time the featured city this edition is Brussels. And it doesn't stop there! We have a cheki competition, art to enjoy, plenty of event reviews and much more!
 

Back-issues

Previous editions of BCM are now available for free download once more!

Belgian Cupcakes Magazine #1 (in Dutch)
Belgian Cupcakes Magazine #2 (partially in Dutch, partially in English)
Belgian Cupcakes Magazine #3
Belgian Cupcakes Magazine #4
Belgian Cupcakes Magazine #5
Belgian Cupcakes Magazine #6
Belgian Cupcakes Magazine #7
BCM #8
BCM #9
BCM #10
BCM #11
BCM #12
BCM #13
BCM #14
BCM #15
BCM #16
BCM #17
BCM #18
BCM #19
BCM #20
BCM #21
BCM #22
BCM #23
BCM #24
BCM #25
BCM #26

 

Looking for something in particular?

We now have a master index of all interviews, features, fashion related articles, tutorials, recipes, events, etc right here. It's in easy alphabetical order with the issue number(s) behind it so it shouldn't be hard to navigate at all.

 

History

Originally BCM was the abbreviation of Belgian Cupcakes Magazine, which started out as the magazine of the Belgian Lolita community of the same name (minus the Magazine at the end of course), for and by its members.  It quickly caught on in the Lolita scene, making the need rise for a different kind of BCM, so from an all Dutch magazine (#1) we made the transition to English (#2) and from there to a fully English language fashion magazine focussing entirely on the Lolita style. 

Of course the people putting BCM together had more interests than just (Lolita) fashion and the same went for its readers.  So by the time we started planning out #6, we made the switch from fashion to J-culture in all it's aspects: music, literature, cinematography, fashion: you name it.  Starting that same issue we also began to interview artists and introduced the J-music corner, introducing all manner of bands and artists of all genres imaginable to our readers.

With more and more contributors joining in from literally all over the globe, the need to re-adjust the name arose, turning it from Belgian Cupcakes Magazine to Belgian J-culture Magazine, allowing us to keep the abbreviation of BCM, under which had become better known than the full name anyway. 

Starting 2015 BCM became a tri-monthly magazine, due to the real life commitments and obligations of the crew. Rather than giving up on it, we opted to take more time for each edition so we can guarantee quality and growth of BCM.

Don't worry, your trusty BCM will remain growing as we go, adding only to the well-read and well-loved features we already have.  Look out for the next couple issues, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

 

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