Okay so this is going to be a major pic-heavy post because AAAAH I RECEIVED MY POPTEEN MAGAZINE! This one features the amazing Tsubasa Masuwaka on the front, and it’s the November 2008 issue! I absolutely love this era of gyaru (because even though Popteen isn’t specifically a gyaru magazine, they did have a fair amount of issues featuring gyaru style). There’s lots of himekaji inspo as well, so I’ve scanned in my favourite pages for you!
A lil’ disclaimer though – my scanner wasn’t very good so I had to take these on my phone, so I’m sorry if the quality isn’t great! I’ll try and update this post sometime in the future if I can get access a better scanner.
What I loved the most about Popteen Magazine November 2008…
My heart jumped when I saw Liz Lisa. Gosh, it was so beautiful back then… It gave me so much inspiration to do old-school himekaji! I really can’t wait to wear cuter coords (although right now it looks like I’ll just be dressing up to get the groceries haha). It was also nice to see MA*RS as well when it was still an agejo brand. R.I.P agejo! Lol why do I always fall in love with dead styles…
I just love how all of the Popteen models look as if they were having so much fun – which captures the true spirit of gal! Seeing so many wearing ugg-style boots in their coords was really nice, too, because it shows that you don’t have to wear heels all of the time. They seem to really like taking photos in front of McDonalds which kinda’ makes me wanna take pics like that when I am finally reunited with QueenE.
And there we have it! I absolutely loved this Popteen Nov 2008 issue, and I really would love to start collecting more Popteen magazines!
Which page was your favourite?