This day is one of my most fun and happiest day in my life ever cuz for our fifth day we went to Harajuku(原宿) it’s a fun, bright and creative street style which is very hot right now in the streets of Harajuku, Tokyo Japan. As referred by Gwen Stefani they have wicked style, Gwen is very inspired by these girls and Japan culture as stated in her latest album. Infact the has her own range of accsessories named afer her Harajuku girls. The range is called L.A.M.B which stands for Love.Angel.Music.Baby (The names of her harajuku dancers), the range features clothes, hair accessories and even Gwen has launched her brand new digital camera just launched in the U.S a few years ago. If you’ve heared Gwen’s latest album then you probably know that almost every single song has the word “harajuku girls” or “harajuku”
Gwen Stefaniu:Harajuku girls, you got the wicked style. I like the way that you are I am your biggest fan.
OK! now let’s get back to seriousness let’s talk about the originals not that copycat Gwen Stefani haha! ;))
No wonder that Tokyo is a huge fashion icon around the world. Teenagers in Japan dress in colourful clothes. They mix and match different clothing and create their own style, with big bright coloured hair and cute accsessories.
Though it was really just shopping area it became a Sunday hangout for the fashionistic teens of Japan in the 80’s when street performers and wildly dressed kids started showing up to show off there own musical and artistic creations. Through this artistic outburst have come many subcultures such as: Gyaru,Visual Kei, Lolita, Decora, Ganguro, etc.
Look at these Gyaru girls a total fatal attraction to cuteness kawaii and the crepe shop. Crepes are totally the “it food” in Harajuku.Everywhere you go there’s crepe in all types of falvors they even have the weird exotic flavors yum! :D
Gyaru is japanese slag for gal. There are many different types of Gyaru and they all have they’re own distinct awesome fashions! Its pretty much a japanese subculture. love fashion? you should look them up. you can learn stuff. Kaoru Watanabe is one of the worlds greatest gyaru!
There are many styles in Harajuku and it’s hard to remeber it all, but there’s onr fashion that we will never forget when it comes to Harajuku the Lolitas! :D
Lolitas are girls that tries to capture the innocence of youth, and nostalgia for the 19th century. Knee length puffy skirts, lacy blouses, platform mary janes and head dresses are standared attire. This fashion was popularized by Mana from the band Malice Mizer, and has nothing to do with Gwen Stefani.
There are several tyles of lolita:
Gothic lolita: Clothing is dark blues, reds and blacks. Very similar to Victorian mourning garb, only with shorter skirts. A prime example is the brand Moi meme Moitie.
Sweet lolita: Light pastle colors and florals, lots of lace, and more childlike. An example is the brand Baby the Stars Shine Bright.
Classic lolita: Shorter versions of clothing that looks like it is from the French and English country side during the 1900s. Less lacey and more mature looking.
Loli-Shota-Loli-shota is referring to the words lolita which is the cutesy clothing style in which girls dress in clothes that make them appear like little girls and shota which is the term often used infanfiction to indicate the inclusion of young, pre- and early pubescent boys in sexual acts, usually with much older adult men. The terms, when used in conjunction, often represent a young boy who is overly effeminate, or “cutesy”.That character Honey from Ouran Host Club is totally loli-shota.
This is the best part of my trip to Harajuku. Me and my sister went inside this shop that is super famous in Harajuku it’s called 6% Doki Doki! :D
Here’s me outside the shop with two Harajuku Girls in a fashion style called “Decora”,A Tokyo stree style often mistaken for fRuIts that is identifiable through the use of toys as acessories to create an aura of playfulness and childhood. The toys are often very colorful, blink, make noises, and are closely related to youung children. Unlike fRuIts, decoras wear mostly simple clothes and endeavor to appear as kawaiias possible by decorating themselves excessively with accessories used with clothing that is bright, fuzzy, and innocent. Shoes are often oversized and shirts are almost always too tight. Females try to look as young as possible by wearing babydoll dresses, Mary Jane shoes, bows, ribbons, and colorful stockings. Their hair is usually dyed pink, blonde, or auburn and worn in pigtails or curled excessively.
Sebastian Masuda, the man behind the cool Japanese clothing and accessories line 6% Dokidoki, was twenty-two when he first opened shop in Harajuku.The store caters mostly to Decora girls, a Japanese fashion style that relies on lots of color (pink being a favorite), lots of patterns and lots of accessories.
Can’t wait to go back! I’ll be missing the fashion and all the kawaii.It’s like a dream come true a trip to the rabbit hole.Feeling like Alice in Wonderland.