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Gyaru inspo (part 1 and 2)

Posted on: November 3, 2013

Whenever you try out a new style, it is highly recommended to compile media that inspires you- be it music, pictures, videos, online shops, blogs, etc.. By collecting pictures, you can get a better idea of what exact items you want, what makeup looks to experiment with, and pretty much where to sink your money.

Obviously, I partook in this step months and months ago, but tonight I randomly felt like sharing it. (Wouldn’t this be more apropro on my gyaru tumblr? Maybe. Now shut up)

Part 1

Many people look to magazine models, shop girls, and prominent bloggers as role models, for good reason. Many of them are paid and/or expected by their jobs to be charismatic leaders of each style, always on the cutting edge of trends. It is also fun to follow models of years past, to see the evolution in style.

My muses: Buriteri, Gehako, Akira

Like, do I even have to explain Buriteri? Any old-school enthusiast could point to her as a great icon. I do prefer her a bit over Ka-tan, just because I don’t dig Kanae Watanabe’s new look.

Gehakooooo <3 <3 I love her blog. One of the last prominent manbas and a model for egg <3 Her style is so outlandish but trendy. I saw a pic of her in a school uniform recently that made me fall in love all over again. Her look is harsh and in-your-face compared to new pale models. She’s rocked so many alba rossa- heavy, yarn-dreaded, many-piercinged looks over the years. MAJOR inspo for an aspiring yamamba in 2013.

There was a cool interview with Kera model Akira recently on yt about her gender expression and woooow. I don’t really care much for the boystyle hip-hop looks, but she is just so cool. Charismatic in a detached but graceful and sexy way. She is the epitome of the effortlessly cool individual. Her attitude and presence on the ages draws my eyes to her every issue. It’s no wonder she’s one of the magazine’s most popular models!!

I don’t know their exact names, but gyaru-sa members of the old Angeleek, ViViD, and those new Black Diamond girls are the greatest. I could go on for hours about how I think Bdia is what is eventually going to save Gyaru from total extinction.

Part 2: Music and dancing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTvytX2fDiU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGrfD85Vpb8

My workout/para para dancing playlist, as it stands, is pretty impressive. I love the quick beats and oh goodness Dave Rodgers is wonderful. The lyrics aren’t so important to me as that 90s feel.

I like learning (mega simple) dances, especially to iconic songs like “Night of Fire” and that Angeleek song by Kyon.

Initial D megamixes on youtube have about the same effect. The mixing isn’t always quality but in a pinch when my Ipod is dead, nothing’s better to get me in the gyaru mood.

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