Papillon Magazine Vol 2: Gal’s Guide to Gyaru!

Yaaay the second issue of Papillon magazine has now been released, this time it’s all about helping beginners get into the world of gyaru (a topic especially close to my heart)! The gyaru community has been eagerly anticipating this moment after a very successful first volume, so let’s have a tiny peek on what’s inside… 

Papillon magazine volume 2 cover

Special Feature – Gyaransu

I had the delight in interviewing Gyaransu for this issue, and we got an inside peek of what it’s like to be in a Gyaru Unit (for those who don’t know – gyaru units are a lot bigger than a gyarusa and they usually have lots of different “levels” depending on where you are in your gyaru journey). Although based in France, they have members from Belgium and Switzerland, too. What was incredibly interesting was being able to get an inside peek at their membership process and we learn exactly how you can become a member of Gyaransu!

Boy’s Corner

Gyaruo power! There’s not much about the masculine counterpart of gyaru, so I was incredibly happy to flick through this to learn more about them. 

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Easy Peasy Tutorials

To help newbies get into the world of gyaru, Papillon have released some easy peasy tutorials, and I loved this one from Kelsey on how to make your own budget-friendly yarn wig. Lala have also shared a super nifty guide on adapting off-brand lashes for your gyaru looks.

What’s Your Substyle?

They’ve included a really fun quiz on discovering what your substyle is! There are so many substyles within gyaru so it’s easy to find something catered towards what you like (e.g. rokku gals for those who already like punk and goth clothes, himekaji for those who like florals and pretty things). I got mostly Bs and Cs – what results did you get?

Overall, my heart bursts with pride for this issue (which you can read over here!) . The team has worked incredibly hard to pull this issue together and I’m so proud of them! Here’s to hoping that they release another physical copy! In the meantime, click here to view all of the past issues of Papillon magazine, and you can keep up-to-date with their latest news over on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

What did you think of volume 2? What pages are your faves?

Love,
Lizzie xx

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10 Comments
  • Lala 🌺
    June 10, 2020

    Thanks so much for working with us this issue, was super fun to get a look into Gyaransu’s structure! 😍💖

    • hellolizziebee
      June 11, 2020

      Awh no thank YOU for involving me in this! I’m so happy to be part of the team and honestly… I LOVED this issue so so much! (Maybe even more than the first haha!)

  • Charlotte
    June 10, 2020

    I loved that tutorial on lash styles! The page layout on this issue looks so professional actually, the style is cohesive, the photos look good and I love the cute art incorporated in the sort of header or front page of some of the articles. I also loved the item with the half face of makeup photos. That reminds me of how fun it is to do gyaru makeup!
    It’s cool to see such a blooming representation of the gyaru community, today in 2020!

    • hellolizziebee
      June 11, 2020

      Yesss the lash styles tutorial was also good, especially because it’ll help those on a budget! I think the editors did an absolutely amazing job and everything looked incredibly professional. Yes, I also loved the half face of makeup pics! Thank you so much for your lovely comment <3

  • Mariam
    June 12, 2020

    This looks so nice! I love how all the colors go so well with each other. I’ve not heard of gyaru before so it’s nice to learn something new!

  • Jenny in Neverland
    June 12, 2020

    This looks like a fabulous magazine! It looks so well put together with so many different elements in it. I love the topic of this issue being for beginners – which I’m sure a lot of people will find helpful! xxx

    • hellolizziebee
      June 13, 2020

      Yes my thoughts exactly! It’s good more people are sharing their resources now xxx

  • Lea
    June 13, 2020

    Thank you for this great article Lizzie!!!
    I hope even more people can learn about the beauty of gyaru! <3

    • hellolizziebee
      June 13, 2020

      Awh thank you so much, Lea! <3 And thank you for letting me a part of this!