Japanese Street Fashion
Gyaru Fashion Tribes: Hugely popular in Japan, Gyaru fashion rebels against Japanese ideals to create an extreme style more akin to California surfer girls. Gyaru fashion splits into many sub-styles, from Rasta to Princess Gyaru...
Lolita fashion is widely accepted in Japan, where girls dress as pretty dolls on a daily basis. It's less familiar in the West, so our experienced Western Loli assists baby Lolitas in dealing with reactions on the street...
'Zettai ryouiki' is a term for a japanese fashion that translates roughly into 'Absolute Territory' or 'Absolute Region', which are catchall terms for any exposed legflesh between the tops of your socks and a skirt. Zettai ryouiki are excellent for cosplay, lolita, and just about everything. Even keeping (most) of your legs warm.
Gyaru girls and aficionados of Japanese fashion have a secret to make their eyes cute, big and bug-eyed: Circle contact lenses. One intrepid Mookychick roadtests several circle lenses to see how they wear on the eye. Can circle lenses really turn you manga?
Just when you think Tokyo’s style tribes have rooted, a new branch stems from the tree. Dolly Kei is a strange exploration of medieval clothing & Russian folktalkes. Let's explore the wonderful antique-led japanese fashion fit for a Mori (forest) girl!
Japanese style: Gyaru is a huge uproar of girly-glam style, breaking all the rules of "what's pretty" and dwelling in a party of man-made beauty. Hop in a baby pink bubble and explore the world of Gyaru makeup and fashion.
Lolita: Put on your lace gloves and delve into our little lolita style guide, with everything from lolita clothing links to the lesser-known traditional kimono-clad qi-lolita and grotesque gurololita styles. Will there one day be a dress style themed on the man in the Nabokov novel who fancied Lolita? We think not.
Japanese fashion (bosozoku): Bosozoku ("violent running gang") is a Japanese subculture associated with motorcycle gangs. At their worst they start weapons with sword and molotov cocktails, but mostly they're about style, noise and speed. We give you the bosozoku history and how-to fashion style.
Japanese fashion (Decora): The japanese style cult of decora is so sharply childlike and cute it's like biting into bubblegum and razor-flavoured ice cream that's been kept on the icy moon of Europa for a month. If you're not afraid to wear 16 bows in your hair and three pairs of socks at once, decora may be the style for you.
Visual kei: Japan has been hugely influential in the past decade in terms of style, entertainment and music. Visual Kei is a punk/goth hybrid style based on J Rock bands like Devil Kitty and Luna Sea. Find out more about Visual Kei culture... and how to incorporate it into your dress style!
Gothic Lolita: Harajuku style isn't the only Japanese subculture fashion out there. Some girls are honing down their style to become Classic Lolitas or Lolita Goths, who carry gothic teddies and look like stylish victorian dolls...
Harajuku fashion: You've probably seen Gwen Stefani's alien Japanese backing dancers, and heard her singing about 'Harajuku girls' all over her album. Anyone who makes it to Harajuku (a shopping district in Tokyo) is in for a treat because Harajuku fashion is unbelievable. Find out what the Harajuku girls are all about, and pick up some tips on how to work your style the Harajuki way.
Japanese Street Fashion
Browse Japanese Street Fashion tips & style ideas including Cosplay, Gyaru, Loligoth, Dolly Kei, Visual Kei & many more with Mookychick Online. Join us...