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The Ins and Outs of Running a Gyaru Magazine

The Ins and Outs of Running a Gyaru Magazine

Papillon, a magazine for Western Gyaru, has been a HUGE success. They’ve only just released their second volume but it’s crammed full with useful tutorials, inspirational outfits, not to mention really cute designs! But behind this magazine is a whole team of inspiring gyaru, and today I’m having a chat ...

How to Juggle Life as a Gyaru Mama

How to Juggle Life as a Gyaru Mama

Gyaru, like quite a lot of Japanese fashion styles, is quite high-maintenance. You’ve got the styled hair, the dramatic makeup, the flashy clothes… So how does that come in when you become a parent, when these things aren’t a priority anymore? Today I had a chat with Melissa on how ...

Do Substyles Help or Hinder Us?

Do Substyles Help or Hinder Us?

Btw: This blog post contains affiliate links. Read my disclaimer for more info. See the pictures below? I didn't know it was gyaru, which sounds so incredibly silly, doesn't it? I've been gyaru for nearly 10 years - how can I not know if it was gyaru or not? It all ...

How to Deal with Online Hate When Wearing Gyaru

How to Deal with Online Hate When Wearing Gyaru

… Cry, a lot. Well, that’s what I used to do when I found out that I’ve been featured on Gyaru Secrets with horrible comments scrawled all over my pictures (for those that don’t know Gyaru Secrets – it was a Livejournal site where people submitted ‘secrets’ about people but ...

The Differences Between Japanese and Gaijin Gyaru Communities

The Differences Between Japanese and Gaijin Gyaru Communities

Gyaru is a street fashion that, despite originating from Japan, has grown massively over the years in the Western world. But are there differences between foreign gyaru, also known as gaijin gyaru, to Japanese gyaru? I had a chat with Shiena who is one of the OG gals, having been ...

Reasons Why You Don't Need Gyaru Brands to be Gal

Reasons Why You Don't Need Gyaru Brands to be Gal

I used to be a massive gyaru brand-whore. I bought my first item (a pink and white MA*RS dress) about a couple of years after I got into gyaru and that was the beginning of my obsession. I just loved the fact that I had certain labels hanging in my ...