Hey cutie! I am back with more scans from Olivia, this time it’s all about the 2009 Liz Lisa winter collection! I absolutely LOVE this collection, and it also celebrates Liz Lisa’s 10th anniversary (can you believe that Liz Lisa began in 1999? That’s insane!) Anyway, let’s dive right in, shall we?
Hey cutie! How’re you? I really hope you liked my previous post on Liz Lisa’s 2008 Summer collection, because today I’m going to be sharing the winter collection! Olivia (her IG) has once again given me permission to upload her scans on my blog (thanks, boo!) and oh my gosh I am so happy. This is by far the best era of Liz Lisa!
Hey cutie! I’m literally SO excited right now. One of my dear friends, Olivia (here’s her IG!) uploaded some scans of her Liz Lisa Summer Collection 2008 Catalogue and aaaaah I am dying! It’s just so inspiring to see how gyaru Liz Lisa shop staff and models were back in the day. They’ve all got that lovely tan, the blonde/light-coloured hair… It just gives me so much life!
Hope you enjoy these scans are feel as inspired as I do just flicking through them (´,,•ω•,,)♡
Hey cutie! How are you? I had written this blog post this morning but then I forgot to save it so here I am writing this again (￣▽￣*)ゞ Today I want to share with you my recent monotone himekaji co*de! I really enjoyed putting this look together and it’s a shame that you don’t really see monotone or dark colours in himekaji… But oh well, I guess I’ll just have to wait until more people do it haha…
I can’t believe Christmas is over already… The days went so quickly! 😭 But I had such a lovely time seeing our family 💖 So here’s how I celebrated Christmas 💖
Hey cutie! How are you? Today I just want to say sorry for not being very active on here… I’ve just been really lacking motivation when it comes to blogging. I don’t really know what to write on here anymore, and I feel like maybe I’m annoying everyone with the amount I post (especially now that I’m creating more YouTube videos). Maybe I’ll just write small and casual posts like this and not promote it… And I told myself to do more “old-school blogging”, but it is quite hard to break out of the mindset of having to product ~perfect~ blog posts.
Hey cutie! How are you? This is just going to be a super quick post but I’ve been slowly collecting images of more casual coords for the everyday himekaji gal (as my goal for next year is to do it everyday!). These photos have been taken from old Liz Lisa collections as well as old blog posts and just what I had saved on my computer. I’m going to try and cover all seasons sometime in the future but for now, I’m just going to include what I’ve found in old Autumn/Fall and Winter collections.
A few weeks ago I hung out with my friend Isobel to take some blog pics, go shopping, and eat yummy Italian food! It was really sunny but cold that day, so I decided to wear some cosy himekaji outfits. The other day I felt inspired to start building up my himekaji wardrobe again but I’m finding it quite tricky not to just buy Liz Lisa… Plus, I’m not a huge fan of the new stuff, so it looks like I’ll be heading down the secondhand route! I might try and buy some stuff from Ank Rouge if I find anything cute (again, the old collections).
Gosh, I love himekaji. I was actually thankful that it wasn’t as sunny as it had been because then I was able to wear my new Liz Lisa jumpsuit for my birthday (which I actually bought secondhand – but still “new” in my eyes). I had no idea where my hubby was taking me but he did hint that my jumpsuit would be perfect for it, and it was! We spent the whole day in the sunshine (and some rain) strolling through the countryside and eating afternoon tea in beautiful English manors, and I felt like such a princess. I was definitely treated like one in any case!
It’s 2010; I am scrolling through livejournal, saving every picture I could find of Yui Kanno and Liz Lisa shop staff girls and dreaming of the day that I would look like that kind of gyaru. Himekaji. Casual princess. I fell in love with the pink blusher, the big curls, and the cute floral dresses. Those were the days that I went to my nearby Miss Selfridge to buy similar clothing (as I didn’t have the means to buy it online back then) so that I could feel like an everyday princess.
Fast forward to now and I happily have an array of himekaji items in my wardrobe from a mixture of gyaru brands and Western brands. I even worked with my favourite himekaji store Kawaii Gyaru Shop, but I feel sadder than I was back in 2010.
And that reason was because there aren’t any himekaji anymore.