What I Love About the Gaijin Gyaru + Jfashion Community

gaijin gyaru, jfashion, uk gyaru, fairy kei, kawaii fashion

Aah, the gaijin gyaru community. Where do I start? Well, it was one of the first things I discovered when I started out doing gyaru and I’ve never looked back. Maybe it’s the sunshine (as Summer always calls to us gyaru) or the fact that I went to a gyaru meet recently – I can’t seem to get enough of gyaru and the online and local community! Here are the reasons why I love the jfashion comm…

What I Love About the Gaijin Gyaru + Jfashion Community

You’ll be surrounded by boss bitches

Wearing a jfashion style is not easy, especially if you’re from a place where pretty much everyone wears the same thing, so every person within the community has had to deal with some sh*t. This means that quite a lot of us has developed pretty thick skin, and no one can bring you down when you’re surrounded by your fellow gals.

They share your love for all things cute

Not everyone in the gaijin gyaru/jfashion community loves cute things, but it’s nice to be able to not feel ashamed for having Rilakkuma hanging off a chain on my bag or having a super pink phone case.

People love to go crazy with their style

Even if they’re just wearing jeans a hoodie, gyaru always find a way to pull it off in such a way that it looks fashionable. Wearing it’s by topping it up with over-the-top accessories and then some more, there isn’t a limit to style! ‘Boring’ is not a word in their vocabulary (even though sometimes we fall victim to feeling so), and I live for it.

fairy kei
Kawaii fairy kei fashionistas Caspian & Chi
kawaii fashion, shop staff, dreamy bows, wai-yi
Wai-yi – probs one of the cutest shop staff I’ve ever laid eyes upon
zanni, kawaii fashion, lizzie bee
Zanni! I adore her, she’s so lovely!
my melody, artbox
Artbox, Covent Garden

You get to make friends from all over the world

If it wasn’t for gyaru I wouldn’t have been able to step out of my comfort zone and meet people who soon became the best friends I could ask for, let alone meeting people in a completely different country! Even meeting my jfashion friends from London causes butterflies in my tummy, and I’m just so overjoyed to know them.

Bigger community = more access to jfashion stores

Thank goodness our community is so big – in terms of jfashion as a whole – that we have UK stores like Dreamy Bows, Artbox, Tofu Cute, Roxie Sweetheart, and lots more! If it wasn’t for the fact that there’s a large ‘fanbase’ for all things cute, I don’t think we’d ever have access to things that came all the way over from Japan. And I love it!

They push me to try new things

I never thought something like this would happen but I’ve recently done my first vlog!!!!!! I tried it out when I was a young teenager, but I ditched the idea because I thought I wasn’t good enough. However the other day a newbie gaijin gyaru, Annie, encouraged me to try it again, and I did!

rokku gyaru, emma
With gaijin gyaru newbie, Annie (just look at her hair omg love)
hime gyaru, danielle, lizzie bee
With Dani, probs the cutest hime gyaru ever
gaijin gyaru, amber, lizzie bee
Amber, my long-time gal pal & I
uk gyaru
A few members of the UK gyaru comm! Myself, Amber, Dani & Annie

What are the things you love about the gaijin gyaru/jfashion community? And even to those that aren’t gyaru/into jfashion etc – what do you love about your alternative fashion community?

Love,
Lizzie xx

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5 Comments
  • Elodie Joriot
    April 12, 2019

    Omg! You are so lucky to have a real gyaru community next to you!! I know that there are other gaijin gyaru in France particularly the gyaransu gal unit but they live in big cities far from me (Paris, Lyon…) but I really agree with you for the rest! I’m every day thanks full to be a part of the worldwide gyaru community I have just a few friends here and I don’t use to have females friends (I always knew jealousie and gossip with girls before) Thanks to gyaru fashion I met amazing girls thanks to social medias around the world who I consider as my friends now!! They are all as beautiful inner as outer and all inspiring! I really feel not alone now! Despite the fact I’m the only one to wear My Melo items (and even to know my melo, here only Hello Kitty is popular and it’s only for children) and pink dresses where I live, I know that I’m not alone and it cheers me up to continue! Also I’m thanksfull to all the tips the others gave to me, for the clothes they sold to me or bought for me in Tokyo… I can afford a lot of things I could never have without them! I’m proud to be into gyaru, the gyaru community and fashion make me happy, give me strength and self confidence every day! Kawaii and gyaru girls are the best I never met and It’s not to be kind, it’s honestly what I think. I hope to be able to continue for a long time (maybe for my all life! It could be funny to be a granny gyaru ! Lol!!)

  • Nyxsixx
    April 12, 2019

    You are so right – sometimes motivational / inspirational quotes are the only thing that can get me through a day. These are all excellent! I also love your own photos 🙂

    Thank you for sharing.

  • karaleeshotola
    April 12, 2019

    Your outfit is so cute and I love your photos! Your life mantras are great especially the one about growing up is optional!
    My favorite quote has to be “You must be the change you want to see in the world.”

    Karalee
    Tales of Belle

  • Jasmine | 자스민
    April 12, 2019

    Everyone is so so adorable and their fashion is so unique to each of them!

    I have also had gyaru fashion pique an interest in me but it was never something I ended up investing in but I love seeing the different fashion styles they come out with. There are a few gyaru local to me and I quietly check out how they present themselves!

    I’m so glad you have a community around you that you feel at place with and share your interests! It’s a style that suits you so well and you are so comfortable with it, which is the main thing!

    Jasmine // http://kkochsongi.co.uk

  • Nini
    April 12, 2019

    Hey my lovely Lizzie ! <3 <3

    I always see so much advantage to be a part of this community. Today, this community is my first inspiration. That's really hard to find inspiration with the boring gyaru fashion in this moment. All gaijin gyaru are so freshes, gorgeous, amazing with always good ideas to improve gyaru fashion. Thanks to gyaru I meet my best friend and many close friends. They fill me of hapiness.

    In my little village in the south of France, I'm glad to have this community *haha* (and you come when you want in vacations, I can to accomodate you and Ly too !!! If you need some sun, good food and beach xD)

    I can't wait to go of the big international meeting in Paris to meet a lot of Gaijin Gyaru. I'm a little affraid and excited in the same time. (Need to improve my bad scolary english *haha* and my **** shyness) ...

    Love you my Ravenclaw friend