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 ^^


  1. I think Shibuhara is very fun and like you said CUTE :D

    Love the outfits you posted, the greay skirt is from H&M right? I had eyed it up in the past hehe

  2. aaw cuute!!!
    In your wishlist there is picture of tralala jeans and i cant find them anywhere! (T_T) I did see a pink pair of tralala jeans on rakuten last year but never managed to find them instore either.

  3. Sami: Yeah it's the H&M one! They are building an H&M close to me, I'm so excited not to have to drive 1 hour to get to one!!

    Jou-chan: They are these ones in the 'indigo' colourway ^^

  4. Awww Your Nordi dress is too cute. That means a lot coming from me because I typically dislike those patters. The way your dress is made is great because it's not overwhelming. Now if only more gyaru had your eye!