Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Shop Gal-lore

Updated: 12/11/16


The style of subcultures found in districts like Harajuku, Ginza, and Shibuya are unmatched from the rest of world. There are a variety of styles underneath the this Rising Sun. Since many of these style tribes can easily crossover and change season to season, each group is separated into certain kei (style) sub-genres, and there are tons of magazines that target each demographic. 


Website:
Body Line 
Cosplay N Charm
Minky Shop
Sweet  Gyaru shop
SweetSoulShop
 Yesstyle

Gyaru-kei:

(Goshikku(Gothic), Saike(Psyche), Bohemian(Hippie), Baika /Bozosoku/Rokku(Rock/Metal), and Haady...)

Gyaru fashion is typically characterized by having heavily bleached or dyed hair (mostly shades from dark brown to blonde), highly decorated nails, and dramatic makeup.
The makeup typically consists of dark eyeliner and fake eyelashes used in ways intended to make the eyes appear larger. Clothing pieces for gyaru fashion differ depending on which gyaru style the individual chooses.

Onee Gyaru & Mama

  Oneegyaru (お姉ギャル): a gyaru who has graduated from high school, and thus become a more mature onee-san (literally "elder sister" but, here, "young lady"). The style is more sophisticated.



 Websites:
Candy Kawaii Lover
 http://candykawaiilover.storenvy.com/
Charlotte rouse
Fashion Hooks
Lazy Oaf
Love Culture
Lovely Wholesale
Mart of China
Maxnina



Couples Fashion

Couples fashion became a trend in Asia especially Korea a few years ago with a long list of matching couple t-shirts, pants, rings...And now it's just seen as more of a norm. 

Wholesale7
SallyFashion
Yesstyle
Customizedgirl
Tidebuy

Neo-GAL

 Edgy Unique Underground Western (Japanese) trend inspired by 70s, 80s, and 90s with hair like the color of the Rainbow to show off on your instagram thanks to model and designer ALISA UENO last year, 2013.


Above Heaven
#ABVHVN
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ABVHVN
All Black Everything
http://allblackeverything.storenvy.com/
http://www.japanla.com/blog.php 
Lost Mannequin
 Type: Bags
http://www.lostmannequin.com/index.php
Living Dead
http://livingdead.com.au/
Long Clothing
http://www.longclothing.com/
Madebybunny
Mary Jane Nite
http://www.maryjanenite.co/
 Maxstar Store
Type: Shoes
Mishka
https://mishkanyc.com/
Mixxmix
http://mixxmix.us/
Missright
http://www.missright.co.kr/shop/main/index.php
Mixe Medium
Type: Jewelry
 http://www.mixemedium.com/
Pleasures Now
http://www.pleasuresnow.com/
Petals and Peacocks
http://petalsandpeacocks.com/
Shop Jeen
http://www.shopjeen.com/
Gravity LA
http://www.gravityla.org/
Softkittyshop
http://softkittyclothing.bigcartel.com/
Speak Undervoice
http://speakundervoice.com/
Spoildy
http://www.spoildy.com/shop.html
SPOOKY BOUTIQUE
 http://www.spookyboutique.com/
Stussy
http://www.stussy.com/

Hime & Lolita

Himegyaru (姫ギャル): girls who dress as princesses. Hair colours vary from blonde to black and is usually very big and teased. They wear expensive clothing from brands such as Liz Lisa and Jesus Diamante. Lolita fashion (ロリータ・ファッション Rorīta fasshon?) is a fashion subculture originating in Japan that is based on Victorian-era clothing, but the style has expanded greatly beyond Japan



Accessories:
Sugar Clay Cafe
Type: Variety

Kawaii Styles

(Fairy; Decora Kei; Aomoji)

The Decora style originated in the late 90s/early 2000's and rose to great popularity both in and outside Japan. The clothes are usually in black, dark pink or baby pink, but other neon colors were also acceptable (pastels could be found rarely). A plain shirt and hoodie was often worn with short tutu-like skirts in the same color-way. The hair (often worn in low ponytails with long bangs) and make-up itself is quite plain. However, the most significant part of decora is to pile on tons of cute accessories until the bangs and shirt are barely visible. Stockings, legwarmers, armwarmers and knee socks are also worn atop each other in different layers. Common details also include leopard prints and patterned dental masks. The style was eventually merged/replaced in the late 2000s by fairy kei and OTT-lolita in Japan. Though it is still a relatively popular style overseas. “Basically, ‘aomoji-kei’ is about wearing whatever you want to wear without caring whether or not you look attractive, cute, or sexy."
 

Website:
Angelic Party Shop
http://angelicpartyshop.storenvy.com/
Assist Cosplay
http://www.assistcosplay.com/
Himi
http://himi.storenvy.com/
Holley Tea Time
Geeky Glamorous
http://geekyglamorous.storenvy.com/products
Kawaii Carnival
Bowkuma
Type: Variety
Castle of Bows
Type: Bows
Chibi Fantasia
Type: Variety
Cosplay N Charm
Type:Variety
Type: Variety
Happy Cupcakes
Type:Variety
Kristina Kraft
Type: Jewelry
 Lost Mannequin
 Type: Bags
http://www.lostmannequin.com/index.php
Messy Pink 
Type: Variety
Miss Alphabet
 Type:Variety
https://www.etsy.com/shop/missalphabet?page=2 
Pretty Pollyanna
Type:Variety
The Brands Boutique
Type:Variety
http://www.thebrandsboutique.com/index.html
Twinkle Wish
Type: Bows
 Sincerely Meako
Type: Variety

Agejo

(Kyabajo)

Agejo is a very glamorous, and sexy style. Generally worn by your typical hostess, not limited to hostess. The ideal is to be flawlessly glamorous, and desirable . Emphasizing on enlarging, and enhancing the eyes with circle contact lenses, with several sets of false eyelashes. Hair style is always styled as in updoes, curls, extensions, wigs etc. Very common for agejo's to wear a couple wigs at the same time. This style is very feminine. Two steps away form being Hime-Gyaru. Agejo is a little more skimpy, but classy.  

 Websites:
Ageha

School Style

(Kogal;Mago)
Generally a middle school and high school student (高校生 kōkōsei).


Websites:
 Body Line 
Sincerely Meako
Type: Variety

American Style(Amekaji)

(Coco-gal;Oshare;Bibinba/B-Gal;Miruteri/Yanki;Marin-Marine)



Double Decker
Type: Shoes
http://www.d-decker.jp/en_pc/index.php
Galaxxxy
Locketship
Lost Mannequin
 Type: Bags
http://www.lostmannequin.com/index.php
Popkiller

Saike/Psyche Gal

(:Hippie;Bohemian;)

 Bohemian = Bohemian print dresses, fake fur waistcoat, etc. Hippie-gal: This is a style that is inspired by the hippie or bohemian.
Saike Gyaru-Psyche Gal = Club wear and tie dye, tribal prints etc.
Websites:
 Sheinside
(Manba;Romanba(Hime Manba);Banba;Yamanba;Tsyuome)

The word ganguro translates to "blackface" and means heavily-sunburned face, it is derived from the slang term gangankuroi (ガンガン黒い) meaning extremely dark.


Gyaruo

(Onii;Sentaa;Kyoba bo-i)

Ganguro (ガングロギャル): a gal with an artificial deep tan and bleached hair. Onii/Oniikei (お兄、お兄系): is the male equivalent (older brother), can be confused with Visual Kei style. Onii Kei, can also be worn by women also. More sophisticated Visual kei, and Gyaru-o look. 
 Yesstyle

Other Kei

:Kigurumin,Rasuta Gyaru,Hime, Miruteri/Yank, Marin-Marine, Mori

Type: Variety/Jewelry

http://www.bleudame.com/
 Bowkuma
Type: Variety/Bows
Bunny Farm
Type: Variety
Castle of Bows
Type: Bows
Chibi Fantasia
Type: Variety
ElectricStarsClothing
Type: Apparel
https://www.etsy.com/shop/electricstarsdesign
https://www.facebook.com/ElectricStarsClothing/app_259525164100619
Fantastic Fam
Type: Variety
http://www.fantasticfam.com/catalog/
Foxtale
Type: Variety
 http://foxtale.storenvy.com/
Goshikk
 Type: Jewelry/Garters
heirofglee.storenvy.com
Gravity Doll
http://www.gravitydoll.com/
Ku-ki-Shop
 Type: Jewelry
http://www.ku-ki-shop.com/
Lost Mannequin
 Type: Bags
http://www.lostmannequin.com/index.php
Skaior Design 
Type: Variety/Jewelry
http://skaior.com/index.php 
Happy Cupcakes
Type:Variety
Haru Shop
Type: Variety/Jewelry
Kawaii Claws
Type: Nails
Kristina Kraft
Type: Jewelry
Magical Girl Cafe 
Type: Phone case
https://www.etsy.com/market/magical_girl_cafe
Maxstar Store
Type: Shoes
Messy Pink 
Type: Variety
Mixe Medium
Type: Jewelry
 http://www.mixemedium.com/
Nero's Deco Shoppee
Type: Variety
http://nerosdecoshoppe.com/
Paper Cute
 Type:Headband
 http://www.etsy.com/shop/papercute
Pastel Dreamz
Type: Phone Cases
https://www.etsy.com/shop/PastelDreamz
Pretty Pollyanna
Type:Variety/ Headbands
Sailor Moon Collectibles
http://www.sailormooncollectibles.com/for-sale/
Official-sailor-moon-merchandise
http://moonsticks.org/new-official-sailor-moon-merchandise-2013-2014/
Moonkitty
http://www.moonkitty.net/
Sincerely Meako
Type: Variety/Bows
The Brands Boutique
Type:Variety
http://www.thebrandsboutique.com/index.html
Twinkle Wish
Type: Bows
Walking Squid
Type:Variety
We Stay Cute
Type: Phone Cases
http://www.etsy.com/shop/westaycute?ref=em

 For More Shopping especially Cosmetic:
http://ashleybcm.blogspot.com/2012/04/e-shoping-for-asian-styles.html

Top Contact Lenses

Geo-medical
EOS
Deuba
Kimichi
Colorvue

If you live in the US you are required to get prescription from doctor and basic training on how to take care of and put on and take off your lenses properly. *Everyone puts there lenses on differently so this important.

The Basics Lens Care

  1. Wash your hands and dry your hands with a lint-free towel.
  2. Remove one lens and clean it with the recommended solution (Saline solution). The FDA recommends that you rub the lens in the palm of your hand with a few drops of solution.
  3. Rinse the lens again to remove the loosened debris.
  4. Place the lens in your clean lens case or lens holder and fill with fresh solution.
  5. Repeat steps two through four for your other lens.
Here are two videos on lense care that are awesome referrences:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gSltoRSFCU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rEcXTNF1To

Here are some Awesome Lenses Sites:
Blog Post: Big Eyes Please

Top Japaneses Wigs

Priscila
Navana
Gabalmania

Take Care of your hair tips:

1. Always use a comb(wide tooth is preferred) to style your hair and if you bought wig essence use  to help detangle with the comb .
2. Use hair cap to protect your hair from wig uses.
3. Wash your hair with cold water(preferred) or luke warm and you can use dry-shampoo spray sparingly and let dry naturally. If your using human hair or proceed hair use protein shampoo (pantene).
4. To much use of Alcohol-base hair products can  actually deteriorate the wig fibers especially on synthetic wigs.
5. Use your wigs holder/heads(after washing), or use the original packaging it came in which usually can be closed with snap-back button to protect and store your hair.  

Here are more sites for you Wig lovers
Blog Post: Let's Get Wiggy

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