Today I want to talk about a topic that has been bugging me for quite a while, especially during the period I've been really busy. First of all, I had no time to do anything about my looks, I pretty much looked like a hobo the entire time, which also really made me lose my confidence within the gal style. My outfits didn't contain much more than jeans and a shirt, and that is something I usually never wear as I find jeans one of the most uncomfortable clothing pieces and I mostly wear skirts or dresses. A lot of new trends have been popping up, and I start feeling outdated. A lot of the gyaru styles became more cute, and less sexy. Though when I started gyaru, a lot of styles put a lot of emphasis on looking sexy, with a dash of cute. Whilest nowadays a lot of trends are mostly cute, and some are even extremely basic, which takes away some of it's magic. The make-up has become lighter, the giant hairdo's have faded to the background, and nearly every gal you see has a milk tea kind of hair colour. So being absent from following the style or it's trends for a while due to my busy schedule I feel like I'm a little lost. Not only on what the current trends are, but also regarding what style to pick. I've been into Rokku and Koakuma/ Agejo style for a long while, whilest now, maybe it is just because summer is kicking in, I've been falling in love with the cute and pastel coloured retro girly. However, I find it hard to let go of my old habbits, I often wear black, wether it is in gyaru or everyday wear, and I am afraid that pastel coloured items just might not suit me. I do not believe I have the 'cuteness' factor to pull it of. Nevertheless I'm willing to try it out and I certainly have some ideas of clothing pieces I want to make. I will show you some examples of what I like most about these certain styles.
Sakurina has always been one of my favorite models and prime examples when it comes down to style, because for some reason she has the ability to make everything look gal. She honestly can pull of any look, but the look she is most known for is her take on Rokku, she can make it look edgy, punky, colourfull and sometimes even cute. Whilest on the other hand she can pull of pastel coloured ruffle skirts and lace tops with flowers as if they were made for her. I've always envied the way she looks and I know I'll never be able to pull of this much fabulousness, but she will remain a constant source of inspiration for sure. The scan above is probably one of my favorites.
I will now show you some compilations of styles I made that I really like.
This, to me is what defines Koakuma, I'll forever be in love with the pink patterend x black combination
A lighter version of Koakuma, I wonder if it would still be called that though ..
As you can see there is quite a big gap between the first and the last collages, but the truth is, I adore both looks. Though I am currently wondering if the retro girly is just a summer fling eventhough I have always been attracted to pastel colours and cute stuff. I do wonder if I'd be able to pull it of, the look is quite childish, and I often feel as if I am way to old for gal, or certain looks. And as I have said before, maybe I just don't have the cuteness factor to pull this look of. The Rokku style slightly relates to how I dress on an everyday basis, often black, and skull printed shirts or accesoires with crosses. Though with gal, I find it rather hard to pull off without looking too 'Goth'. I find it hard to find my own style within these styles, though on the other hand I shouldn't really have to pick. I just wished there was a style that could be iconic to me, such as Rokku is to Sakurina, and Koakuma to Himena, or as other western gals have a strongly developed style of their own that represents them. Or do you feel as if there already is a style that represents me? I honestly wouldn't know, and I think I should just try out Retro girly as it is a more suitable summer look than rokku ever will be haha.
So how do you feel about your own style? Do you think there is a style that represents yourself or that you are able to fully commit to? Or are some of you, just like me, a little lost in confused between the large variety of styles that gyaru has to offer? I would love to hear your stories so please share them with me if you like :)
I think I will make another post with the breakdown of hair and make-up, and how that has changed u_u
Thanks to everyone for reading this post, I'm sorry for the long rant! <3