Sunday, 29 March 2015

In the Name of the Moon, Sailor Gyaru!

Hey cuties! How are you today?
It was the International Day of Happiness a few days ago (or weeks, I'm really behind on blogging haha). I didn't know about it until I read it on Facebook, and strangely enough it was a really good day for me. One of the main things was that my bby Chewiee came over to visit! 

We've both been really digging into the whole Swankiss look recently, so when she came round we tried it out! I really want to be able to put together some Swankiss-inspired outfits but I'm still really nervous about dressing over-the-top cute ;_; So my outfit wasn't really Swankiss inspired... I just wanted an excuse to wear my Sailor Moon fleece tehehehe~ Magical Girl Power! Hopefully next time I can put together a more Swankiss inspired coordinate, but today I am Sailor Gyaru!

mysticthorn sailor moon gyaru

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Recent Gyaru Meetups!

Hey everyone! How are you today?
I was so happy to see a lot of positive reactions from my last post "What Gyaru Means to Me"~ it really means a lot that you guys are so supportive, and looking at my old posts reminded me of the early excitement of discovering a new style. When I saw gyaru I knew that I had finally found "me"! I'm so happy that that excitement hasn't died down! Gyaru is so amazing.

I've been dressing in gyaru more recently which is good because while I was at uni I missed out on dolling up quite a lot, especially when I started working... So it was really refreshing! I also went to some meetups this past week.

London Meetup!
The first was in London; it was organised by someone else this time which was really nice for a change as it meant that I would meet more people! I wanted to go for a casual agejo style, but still managed to make my hair and makeup pretty dramatic.

agejo gyaru

agejo gyaru coord outfit
Top, Skirt & Belt: MA*RS / Acc: Muse & New Look / Boots: eBay

Sunday, 15 March 2015

What Gyaru Means to Me

what gyaru means to me, agejo gyaru

I was just flicking through my blog the other day to search for some inspiration when I found myself looking at my old livejournal blog. Yes, before blogger there was livejournal and wow I feel so old just thinking about it. Whilst scrolling my eyes I discovered my very first post where I mentioned gyaru and couldn't help but noticed the date...

November 2010.
That's 5 years ago.

I just sat there like holy mother of pandas, that long ago? I still remember my first days of gyaru very clearly and boy was I such a n00b. I didn't even know how to wear makeup let alone do gyaru makeup. I spent some time after that just browsing YouTube and searching through "Kogal Panel" on livejournal before I bit the bullet and posted online. As expected, I wasn't the greatest of newbies (n00b over here, remember?) so there were some comments that was a bit of a slap in the face but I just grit my teeth, took the criticism, and improved. Little did I know how much of an impact gyaru would have on my life and how much it would mean to me.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Lizzie Loves: Gyaru Spring Collections

Hey cutie patootie! How are you today?
Oh my gosh I am so so excited for Spring; I went out on a walk the other day and I couldn't help feeling really happy that it was really beautiful and sunny. It's still pretty cold but that's what layering up is for!

I've been a little out of touch lately with my "gyaru self" so the other day I spent the whole evening catching up on blogs and looking at new collections. I have to say that Spring is, hands down, the perfect season in terms of clothes right now. Everyone is bringing out their pastel colours and floral prints... I love it!

Here are a few of my favourites; I was just going to write about MA*RS but I've fallen in love with other brands like Rady & Liz Lisa!

But let's start with MA*RS~

mysticthorn MA*RS favourites

What's really sad about looking at this collection is the realisation that MA*RS has toned down a hell of a lot over the past few years. It's leaning onto the more onee gyaru look - hopefully it wouldn't end up like GOLDS Infinity!

mysticthorn Rady favourites

Rady
Rady is one of my favourite onee gyaru brands, and it's mainly because of my love for Shizuka Muto <3 She's so classy and glamorous! I love her famous "Rady" pattern, so it would be lovely to own one of those pieces one day. I find that a lot of other onee brands have done things very similar to hers... Hmm.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Oshare Con!


Hey sweetie! How are you today?
I've been crazy busy this past week that I'm writing this at the last minute (again). I'm so sorry! I'll try harder to make this a better blog for you all~ But I've been updating my Instagram & FB page a lot recently! I think I might use those as my main two platforms (aside from this one, of course!)
Today I want to talk to you about Oshare Con! It's pretty much an event for fellow Japanese fashion & lifestyle lovers and it's organised by my friends Charlotte, Rox & Dominique! I really want to go there so badly but my bank is not in the best condition at the moment ;_;
Another reason I really want to go is that it's the first Dutch even based around Japanese fashion, ever! It would be so nice to witness this... I really hope that they do it again next year so that I could make it *3*

But what will be happening at Oshare Con? Here's a video that gives a brief overview: