Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Jap Fashion...

The future is, as the advert says, orange, but I'm not sure that it's that bright. The Harajuku girls, who brought the world the goth-lolita look (bondage and frills) are starting to look past their sell-by date when compared to the chic J-girls of Shibuya. The Shib girls wear coloured contact lenses and tape their eyes wide open for a stary look without resorting to gobbling ecstasy, though the two-inch multicoloured eyelashes rather obscure this. The hair is fairly obvious- backcombing and peroxide, but the skin is the main feature. They sun bed and dye themselves bright orange, which sets their white lipstick and eye make-up off a treat.

6 Comments:

Blogger Christa said...

As you said on my blog - different is good...or maybe I said that...lol
Nevermind :p I like these girls. They don't care about fashion or what other ppl think. Can't be more individual than that ;)

4:29 PM  
Blogger Leon said...

Interesting looks.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Shaman Dandulla said...

Very interesting looks indeed Leon, and earnestly speaking I do fancy one of these lovely strange creatures...

but Are you sure, christa, that they don't care about fashion? while what others think obviously doesn't bother them.. they do seem to be very fashionable...

umm... not sure..

8:28 PM  
Blogger melinda said...

I live and work in Japan, and I come in contact with Japanese youth every day. On the one hand, it is good to see these kids expressing themselves and not caring about "societal norms', etc. On the other hand, dyed hair, piercings, and wild fashion don't carry the same connotations as in other countries. You might find, sadly, that these kids are very mainstream and are either looking forward to a life as salarymen or office ladies.

-Melinda

1:04 PM  
Blogger Mad Bull said...

I would bed the blue haired one... still blue is one of my favourite colours. Always has been. Dunno if that has anything to do with it.

3:02 AM  
Blogger Shaman Dandulla said...

Would the blue haired one bed you Mad? that's my question... Umm...

8:21 AM  

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