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