Current issue - BCM 12
Available for free download right here!
This edition we have a feature and article on
Dolly-kei fashion, an article on Grimoire, the place where the
fashion all begun and for the J-fashion enthusiast loving colourful kawaii: an
interview with J-fashionista extraordinaire Pixie Late about her shop
On top of that we also interviewed several bands, of different musical persuasions ranging from samurai rock to Visual-kei and Electronica: Misaruka, U-re:x, Pan-d-ra, OROCHI and Syokudaikakkokai.
But it doesn't end there, we have event, music and movie reviews; printable Lolita Day and Dolly-kei greeting cards, exclusive art and much, much more!
All back-issues of BCM are also available underneath our History section on this here page. Also for free of course.
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. 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.
Previous editions of BCM are now available for free download once more!
Japan Underground Records
Metal Female Voices Fest