6/22/11








top to bottom: koda kumi, tsubasa masuwaka, angelababy, park min young

i'm not making this post to speculate on what surgeries celebrities/models did, nor am i here to bash them. i've seen so many sites and forums with people bashing about the surgical procedures that celebs/models had done. and some hadn't even had any work done-- aging, diet and exercise, makeup, photo studio lighting can dramatically change a person's looks. and if they did have plastic surgery, people like to exaggerate and pretend "x" was so hideous. i think it is just cruel, not all models or celebs get plastic surgery... but because they are in the public eye there is more pressure to look their best- and they have the money to look better. as long as it is not something to do with the case of body dysmorphia; like getting insanely puffy cheeks and lips to the point your face looks like a hot air balloon; i don't see any problem in plastic surgery. i can understand why other girls would want plastic surgery, girls want to feel pretty, sometimes it is for others to look their best- but most of the times we change our looks to make ourselves happy. as long as a girl can stay true to herself and spread her happiness to others there's nothing wrong with changing your hair color, wearing makeup, or getting plastic surgery. and specifically for asians- there are the extreme temporary changes from eye tape and eye glue

a lot of people criticize asian girls who like to wear circle lenses, dye their hair, and change their eye shape. i don't think it's because they want to look more white, but features such as big eyes and high noses are just viewed as more attractive- it has nothing to do with wanting to be white. although it is an extreme, as long as its just for fun- like a once in a while thing and the girl isn't disillusioned that her "asian features" are also beautiful then it's also tolerable.

makeovers:
i think hyuna looks so glamorous and gorgeous after she lost 40 pounds! she stayed away from foods made from flour and avoided taking the elevator, her face seems to get smaller every year; must be from dancing and diet

i was really suprised when i saw this in a recent popteen issue, i never would have though okarie's face was that big. i thought she was really small. but that just shows that hair really does a lot to help a girl right :) i thought it was really brave of her to go out and do that shoot.


this is k-pop's girl group member from secret jun hyosung. i think she pulls the blonde hair look off really well.

she also had purple, silver-ish hair; i think it's really cute on her.


so i hope that this post will help stop the badgering of girls who have had plastic surgery, we should learn to accept and live without a grudge in our hearts. as long as she is happy that's all that matters, whats the point in arguing over what work she has done on her face?

9/5/10




Mademoiselle Yulia is a popular DJ and fashion icon of Japan and now world wide. She embraces strange fashion brands such as marvinyquetzal as worn by lady gaga.


And if you look at the pictures, lady gaga and mademoiselle yulia are both wearing the same print by marvinyquetzal! Mademoiselle Yulia is oftenly reffered to as the lady Gaga of Japan. Well, she also sports amazing hair styles and edgy fashions- so of course! Besides being a fashion icon and a DJ, she sings and has her own Egyptian styled jewerly line- Giza. Mademoiselle Yulia is definitely one to watch, she has collaborated with superstars such as M.I.A, Katy Perry and Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas.


Links: M.Y myspace | M.Y Blog | CNNGO Tokyo's hot list | tumblr (from M.Y fans) | 








   

3/6/10


Links: Egg webpage|Egg's online store|Kaoru's blog|Gyaru style

Kaoru watanbe (渡辺かおる) models for "Egg" magazine. Egg magazine features many gyaru girls.






^ ganguro transformation!
About "Gyaru":

~Gyaru (ギャル) is japanese for "gal". Originating from the 1980's (similarly to the origins of Harajuku style)- teens felt supressed by the strict conformities of Japanese soceity. The result? Girls began rebelling by dying their hair, dressing in Western trends, wearing excessive make up, and getting fake tans (the style is called gal but there are also many guys that follow this trend (~"Men's Egg magazine").
Also similar to Harajuku- Gyaru consists of many sub-categories: from Yamanba, Kogal, to Himegyaru. Gyaru fashion is centered in Shibuya and Ikebukuro district (a commercial and entertainment district) of Tokyo.

~Gyaru-kei (ギャル系) is a clash of bright neon colors and patterns mixed with punk fashion, this style was first shown in Egg magazine and is mostly what is followed now a days out of the gyaru trends. Some gyarus wear extreme fashions while other looks are more subtle. I think gyaru-kei is very cute and is actually the most "wearable" out of the gyaru fashions, so if you're thinking of building a new wadrobe check out Egg magazine for style inspiration ;o

If you are interested in Kaoru's opinion of Gyaru fasihon skip to 3:57:


Now that you have an idea of Gyaru style it is more understandable of Kaoru's "wild" choice of fashion. It's like every issue she changes her hair! But she can pull off anything and I love her style it is very unique and fun. Also, if you're wondering why Kaoru has not been in many Egg magazines lately, it's because she had a baby!


^ from her blog...

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Scans from Egg magazine: