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Bodyline Wishlist

In my last post about my goals for this year I mentioned how I wanted to get my first Lolita Outfit. I have been browsing sites ever since looking for that perfect first dress and my searches on Bodyline have come up with a huge list of things I would like! Unfortunately I can’t afford to get all of them just yet, hopefully I can be decisive enough to pick soon.Here is my Bodyline wishlist.

All pictures are used from the Bodyline site please click them if you wish to visit the page!

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The Ice cream cones are so sweet and summery. And in case you were wondering, Yes that is Venus Angelic modelling for them. Her hair and make up are so adorable!

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This skirt makes me hungry just looking at it!

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A lovely girly skirt. Bodyline does have good blouses to go with all these skirts, they just aren’t included here for the sake of keeping this post a tolerable length.

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Teddy bears are so snuggly looking :3 and I bet this skirt would go with so many things.

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This skirts looks really high quality and has cute print. It has a slight sheen which usually looks cheap but I think it makes this skirt look more silky and glowing. Hopefully that’s still how it looks in person!

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This looks super soft, and pretty warm. Though I’m not sure when I’d ever need to just warm my shoulders ;P It think it would look great with the pink teddy bear skirt!

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These shoes look really dolly like and cute! I also read a review by a cute lolita blogger called Luna Rain saying she found them comfy,Β  (Click her name to have a peek at her blog)which is great because I’m such a wimp with umcomfortable shoes. I think my feet have skin like tissue paper or something >.<

Hopefully I will be updating you all with a review of a lovely outfit in a couple months! Damn indecisiveness >.<

*+*What are you planning for your next lolita (or gyaru) purchase?*+*

Hime Gyaru & Sweet Lolita without Pink!

Hime Gyaru and Sweet lolita both seem to have the same obsession with the colour pink, Hime Gyaru in particular. I absolutely love Pink, but I also love Blue and Yellow and the rest of the rainbow. When everyone is wearing the same colour it can start to get a bit monotone and boring. I really love when I see both styles done in different colours, I find it makes it stand out much more. Here I have found some images on the internet that are good examples of expanding your colour palette.

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A Sweet Lolita looking lovely in Blue ❀ The pastel tone remains true to the style whilst creating a more calm, serene effect.

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This outfit still features pink, but the majority of it is yellow. I think it looks much softer and compliments the pink perfectly.

Now for the Hime Gyaru looks, I found it much more difficult to find ones lacking Pink since it’s so saturated into the style, but I think the effect is much more mature and elegant.

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A very classic looking Hime Gyaru, her look is very elegant and the lack of pink makes it look much more mature and grown up.

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Himena Osaki in a lovely Blue dress from La Pafait. Once again, blue creates a more calm effect.

An Introduction to japanese street style

Japanese street style has many different branches. My personal favourite is either amai lolita (sweet lolita) or hime gyaru (“princess” girl). The looks can be confused with each other to people who aren’t used to the style. Here I have compiled a (very) basic guide to some of the many different styles.

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~ Lolita ~

The main idea for lolita outfits is that they are childlike, similar to something a doll would wear. Very modest, (Lolitas will often wear bloomers) and not much make up is worn to prevent them looking too grown up. Hair is big and highly decorated. There are many types of lolita, some of these are: Amai (Sweet), Gothic, Classic, Guro (Gorey), Aristocrat, Ero, Punk and Wa (Wa takes a traditional japanese inspiration, wearing Kimonos and an Obi.) Most lolitas take great care to ensure their outfit does not resemble a cosplay costume.

~ Gyaru ~

Gyaru means gal, I believe the name was taken from a brand of jeans. Gyaru also has many different branches. They are different from lolitas because they can dress less modestly and wear make-up, As they aim to look more grown up than a lolita.

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~ Hime Gyaru ~

The princess girl. This look is often mistaken for amai lolita, however it is not the same thing. Hime gyaru fashion is a lot more grown up and mature, aiming to look like a young lady rather than a child. More make up is worn and short skirts can be worn too. Often a more casual look is taken, which can be called Hime Kajii.

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~ Ganguro ~

The ganguro look is a version of gyaru that was popular in the late 90s to early 00s. The look requires over-use of fake tan and hair bleached to a white blonde. White lipstick and eyeshadow is then applied. The look is very colourful.

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~ Decora ~

The decora look is decorative, hence decora. Their outfits include lots of jewellery and other accessories in bright colours. Many of these accessories will kawaii (cute).

*~*Thus concludes my short intro to japanese street style, there are many more awesome branches that I have neglected to mention here. Such as another one of my favorites, Fairy Kei. Hope I have given you some insight into the wonderful world of japanese street style*~*