The thing I love about gyaru is that it’s adaptable; no matter what fashion throws at us, we can always incorporate it into our own unique style. I’ve seen so many Japanese gyaru that I idolised back in the day (and still do) who have grown into elegant young women, but still carrying a hint of that gyaru vibe. I want to be like that – to be growing old but never growing out of gyaru.
Despite everything, the UK gyaru community is trying its best to fight the declining interest in the fashion. Long gone are the days where we host massive meets with at least ten others, and yet it’s still pretty exciting to go to a meet up even though there are only a handful of us. Wib hosted one recently in Birmingham so that we could all go see the Christmas market, and it was lots of fun! I was so happy to see all of my gyaru friends again, and can’t wait until we host another one next year. Gosh, I can’t believe I’m thinking a year ahead already…
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I’ve got to admit that it was pretty tiring – there were just so many people there that it didn’t feel like we did a lot of stuff, but to be honest I’m not a fan of cramming things into one day. Doing Christmas shopping online is bad enough, let alone in the city! I’m glad we were able to see the Christmas market, especially seeing as I’ve never been to one before. I tried out snapping photos on my DSLR but I’m still awful at taking photos; maybe that could be one of my New Years resolutions? Tehe…
Everyone looked amazing at the meet, and I’m so glad I decided to go for a comfy look rather than turn up head-to-toe in MA*RS because I would’ve been freezing! The others had the same idea and I was frantically texting both Kei and Wib right before the meet with countless of potential outfit shots before settling with a Liz Lisa sweater* and some cute poofy shorts. Gosh I love those shorts so much… Maybe I could feature them in my next “One Item Five Ways” posts? What do you think?
How are you preparing for Christmas? Have you been to any Christmas markets? Let me know in the comments below!
Until next Sunday! ♡
Lizzie Bee xx
*You can get similar sweaters from Kawaii Gyaru Shop aaaaaand I have a discount code (LIZBEE).