And it doesn't stop there! We have a cheki competition to win an instax photo signed by DJ SiSeN or NiA, a Japan photo feature, art to enjoy, plenty of event reviews and much more!
Enjoy your summer everyone, we'll be back in Autumn with our annual holiday edition!
As a side note, there seem to be some issues with the MEGA links, as MEGA has now installed expiration dates of some sort. If you want to get an issue and the link has expired, drop me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org to let you know, and I'll sort it out!
Previous editions of BCM are now available for free download once more!
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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.
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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