Hime Gyaru FAQ

I’ve been saying I’m going to do this Hime Gyaru FAQ for such a long time now but I just kept putting it off and avoiding it. I find writing things like this very difficult because there is so much about fashion, especially those whose roots are in a different culture, that is subjective. Writing essays on the subject is not something I want to do, I would be much more at home making some hair bows!

Also please note that these are just the conclusions that I have come to from my own research and opinions. I am not the be-all end-all authority on the subject of Hime Gyaru. I wouldn’t consider myself an expert, I am just writing in response to the huge number of questions I receive on the subject so I don’t keep having to repeating myself.

About The Hime Gyaru Style:

What is Hime Gyaru?

-Hime Gyaru is a street fashion which originated in Japan. The literal translation of Hime Gyaru (ๅงซใ‚ฎใƒฃใƒซ) is Princess Girl. It is a fashion subculture which centers around dressingย  and (depending how seriously you take it) living life like a princess.

Hairstyle Questions and Answers

Lately a couple of people have been asking about how I do my hair style and decorate my hair.

When I posted my make up tutorial Victoria Suzanne from Lolita Charm asked:

“I’d love to know about the roses in your hair – did you make them and how are they in such a cute little band? “

Here is a screen shot of my hair from the tutorial (the best one I could find anyway!)

So I thought today that I would talk a little bit about hair and show you how you can turn pretty much anything into a hair clip ^_^

New Layout Artwork

This week’s artwork post is a little bit different to usual…

I’ve completely overhauled the layout to the blog complete with new cute version of me on the banner ๐Ÿ˜€

Over the next week I’m going to be working out all of the kinks so if something doesn’t work or you don’t like something let me know and I’ll do my best to fix it up.

I’m just about falling asleep on the keyboard at the moment but these are some of the other changes which will be made tomorrow:

  • Fix all broken/crappy widgets and get them to match the colours
  • Add sponsors page
  • Add about me page
  • Add find me online page
  • Find better label/tag cloud. I saw a cool spinning one the other day but I’ve forgotten where, suggestions?
  • Anything else you guys point out…

Btw can someone tell me if the Twitter feed on the right is working? It’s not working on my computer but the code appears to be correct and I’m on a Mac…

So what do you all think of the artwork?

My Hime Gyaru Inspirations…

Well I’ve had quite a few questions about what inspires me to do the things I do and clothes I wear. I’ve been asked what blogs I read too so I thought I’d use today’s post to give a bit of a shout out to people I admire and my favorite things! This is going to be a pretty long post because I have a lot of wonderful people to talk about, at the end there are random facts about me you didn’t know so keep reading!

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