Tuesday, 28 December 2010

So, my dog has cancer...

I need to let this out. You don't need to read it. In fact you probably shouldn't, since it's not what you follow my blog for.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

My family Christmas ^^

So, we celebrated Christmas at a hotel this weekend. I'm not sure why, but my grandfather likes to have it a week early, and we don't argue with him ^^;

I'm battling with a cough which has floored me, so excuse my paleness. IRL, I look like death. I needed a LOT of blusher!!!

More under jump~

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Thursday, 9 December 2010

My top 5 Ameblo Gal blogs

My last post seemed so negative, here's a happier one :p

Here's a few of my favourite Japanese Gal blogs!

Giveaway winner and consolation prize!

Congrats to the giveaway winner-  Lysoppe! (I've sent you a note on Deviantart! )

The winner was chosen by random number generator (users who posted the giveaway in two different places were entered twice. )

Since there were so many entries, I decided to add a consolation prize of a little pair of 'Love' earrings, and the winner of these was Aiko! Please let me know your email address

Thank you to everyone who entered, I hope to do a 200 follower giveaway too!

Monday, 6 December 2010

Western mainstream fashion vs. Japanese Gal fashion ( a Hipster rant!)

I've never been fashionable, but there have been times in my life when I've enjoyed British fashion. However, the Vintage and Hipster fashions which have become more and more popular have driven me closer and closer to Asian fashions, especially Gal.

Edit: I think I need to clarify this post a bit. It's completely my own personal opinion. Please keep in mind, just because I intensely dislike something, doesn't mean I think everyone should or that thing is in some way inferior.

Edit2: I love that Blogspot tells you which keywords have brought people to your blog from Google. I got a hit for the search term "i hate western fashion" which amused me very much. Wonder if the person found what they were looking for :p

Rant and pics inside.

Friday, 3 December 2010

50 follower giveaway! Closed!

The giveaway is now closed! Finding the winner now :)

...Or close enough!

Update: Deadline moved forward to Wednesday ^^

Sunday, 21 November 2010

AkaHaru Spam!

It's been a while since my last post on Aka Haru :)

Hoodie + fox tail outfit, I love it XD

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Reunion + doll geekery.

Met up with Niijii, Koneko and Caryn today, but sadly no Floz! I miss her!

It feels like it's been forever, but it's actually like two months. Since they were in Japan for a few weeks, then I went to Japan, then Koneko went to Helsinki... Everyone's so busy!

We didn't get to stay long but just had a chat, a lunch and took some Purikura~

Monday, 15 November 2010

Clothes and shoes clearout ^^;

I'm saving up for something and so I have some clothes and shoes for sale! Mix of new and used stuff, some stuff from Japan, but nothing expensive :)

Friday, 12 November 2010

A Pink Latte Day~

I needed some photos for the blog layout, so I thought it was also a good time to lighten my hair and try and make some lower lashes :)

I didn't put many on, and I only used powder as eyeliner but I think they look ok?

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Geek+Gyaru has moved!

Welcome to lattebunny.blogspot.com!

I'm sad to lose my followers, but I hope some of them will come over to Latte Bunny with me :)

The reasons for the move are firstly that I feel presumptious putting 'gyaru' in my blog title, and secondly that there are a few other blogs which already had a near identical title!


Wednesday, 3 November 2010

What have I done to my hair???

I wanted reddish blonde/light brown hair. Like Tsubasa's here:

So I managed to really mess that up XD

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Tokyo (and me!) over four years

I've now visited Tokyo four years in a row, so I thought I'd make a post about it~

Warning: hideous no make-up pics inside!

Gals in Japan vs Western Gal community

There is ranting in this post, just to warn you :p

Disclaimer: I'm still new to Gal myself, I don't claim to be a model example. My point is that there is no model example.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Tokyo last day + Purikura!

This is really late cos we got stuck in Paris on the way home (our flight from Tokyo to Paris landed after our connecting flight home had already left...)

Our last day in Tokyo we went to Yomiuri Land! It's a theme park in Western Tokyo we've been planning to visit for four years and only this year got round to it! We went on a Friday and we practically had the place to ourselves! There were a couple of other couples and a few families.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Tokyo Day Six

Only three more days till we have to come home ;_;

Today was a geeky day! We went to the Sony building and... the Dragon Quest Bar!

Monday, 25 October 2010

Tokyo days Four and Five

I didn't update yesterday because I caught a cold (there were a lot of people sneezing on the plane, so can't say I'm surprised.)

Anyway, lots of photos of Shinjuku gardens and Odaiba under the jump~

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Tokyo Day Three

Today was our third day in Tokyo, and we went to visit Kawagoe with Shin-san, sculptor and boss of Shinydoll. Lots of photos under jump~

Friday, 22 October 2010

Tokyo Day Two

Hi everyone :3

It's our second day in Tokyo, and we went to Harajuku and Shinjuku.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Tokyo Day One

Hello from Tokyo!

Just a couple of not-so-interesting-pics today :3

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Aka Haru, my Gal idol

Aka Haru is my Gal idol. There's something so cute about her ^^

Many large pics, so I'm placing a Blogger Jump here~

Monday, 11 October 2010

Gal magazine styles from 1999-2010

Ok, so I broke my own rule and made a post on magazine scans but I hope it's a fun one anyway!

Thanks to Revien.livejournal.com and Daness.livejournal.com for the back issues!

Egg November 1999
First thing I notice is that it's a November issue and contains mostly sunny summer style. Gonguro Gals must have been cold! The make up is really messy since it hasn't been photoshopped. The make up is really basic and unattractive at this point and hair is a bleached mess!

More after the jump~

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Shibuhara 渋原

I'm really starting to get into Shibuhara. I love Amekaji, but I think I'm not skinny or outgoing enough to pull off a lot of the looks, so it's not suitable for my everyday look. Shibuhara is close to my heart because it's CUTE.

By definition Shibuhara isn't strictly a Gal style, since its very name means it's a mix of Shibuya (Gal, ) and Harajuku ( Kajikawaii, fairy-kei, etc) styles. So I think of it as Gal diluted with cute.

Egg often has some cute Shibuhara exposure but the bible has to be Popsister. Here are a few images I found in Popsister 2010 issues. High quality scans were found on VVshu.com. Click for full size:

The staples of this style are cartoon printed (Mickey and Snoopy) and big slogan tees, colourful plastic-frame glasses, distressed denim, knee socks, black tights with colourful shoes, uggs,hi-tops, cute scrunchies, oversize hoodies, baseball caps and geeky bags. lots of cute pastel colours and prints. Hair and make up needs to be big and beautiful to avoid looking too casual.

Key Gal brands are Candy Stripper, Wakatsuki Chinatsu, Sby, Tralala and JSG. some non-Gal brands which fit this style are Pink Latte, Milkfed and Lowry's Farm.

My Shibuhara wishlist! Click to enlarge:

Here's a recent outfit of mine. Mark drew a Clefairy on the hoodie for me and the 'uggs' are synthetic.
Mark's doing his Amekaji look :)

And on a very cold day! Knit dress is Primark and boots are from a certain cheap Chinese webshop.

I'm looking forward to exploring this style more ^^

Monday, 4 October 2010