When I opened my eyes and felt that rush of inspiration for gyaru, I knew that it was going to be a good day. It was the day where my gyarusa, QueenE, were hosting a Galentine’s Day gyaru meet and my MA*RS outfit was hanging patiently on my wardrobe door. After a few hours I was all made up, head-to-toe in gal, sitting awkwardly in a jam-packed train to Birmingham.
I was one of the first to arrive before Dani, one of my circle sisters (I love how that sounds – it’s as if we were a coven of magical gals) arrived, and we held fort at Caffe Concerto as we waited for the others to arrive. The lighting was so good that day so we took lots of selfies as the others slowly trickled. It had been ages since I took a good selfie worthy of instagram and this blog, and I loved how easy it was and the fact we didn’t have to schedule a blown-out photoshoot for it. It’s one of the things I hate about the blogging world, but that’s for another post.
When Wib arrived (looking super cute in her amekaji attire, might I add) we headed off to the Bullring to indulge ourselves in the latest fashion at Forever21. I was actually disappointed in what they had there, and the sight of the never-ending queue really put me off. The same thing happened in Primark so after I grabbed some shampoo and conditioner from Lush we headed off to our favourite cafe in Chinatown.
There were 8 of us in total but luckily the place was empty so we made the most of the space, putting several tables together before ordering an endless amount of bubble teas. My eyes caught sight of the bubble waffles they had on display, and my curiosity got the best of me. It was one of the best decisions I made that day – I was in love! It wasn’t long until we finished and were heading over to do a few hours of karaoke whilst gorging on a Chinese buffet, and it was the best ending to a gyaru meet. I never had so much fun and it was so lovely to be surrounded by people who didn’t give a f*ck about what you looked like, as long as you made a bit of an effort and were there to have some fun!
Honestly, going to gyaru meets is one of the best things in the whole of my gyaru life. Nothing can replace the inspiration you feel when getting dressed up to meet those who are interested in the same jfashion who you are also quite close to, and it makes me so excited for the Gyaru Jubilee! Galentine’s Day is all about the love for your fellow gal pals, and this gyaru meet was one of my favourites.
What did you do for Galentine’s Day? Did you have a gyaru meet?