Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Kawaii - meanwhile in japan

You might have heard this word from the world's must  famous wapanese person, Gwen Stefany. Or may be some crazy anime fans? Or those crazy-about-japan- type of people that you can find at every school in the world .But what is Kawaii? Where did this magical style came from? What does it mean?

  Let's start with the basics. According to the first definition on Urban Dictionary :"An adjective in Japanese meaning " pretty; cute; lovely; charming; dear; darling; pet" It's stem is two kanji meaning "can love".

 Kawaii has been strong in Japan since the 1970. The cuteness not only took place in fashion, but in mannerisms, behaviors, food, basically  the every day life of young women and men and even adults. Japan adores Kawaii more than a gossip magazine worships idiotic blonde celebrities with lazy eyes and sex tapes.

  Does hello kitty ring a bell? Japan take the cuteness so seriously that they even have  ambassadors of cute. The ministry of foreign affairs hired this remarkable three  ladies ,that are notorious for being super Kawaii, to travel around the world and spread the cute. Sounds like the best job ever.

Ambassadors of cute(lef6t to right) Misako Aoki,Yu Kimura and ShizukaFujioka

Look at the picture. The girls look so graceful and polished that i want to hug them and name my adopted kittens like them . But how a country with the scariest  pornography in the world can have such a strong adorable movement? Your western mind might find this bizarre, but it was rebellion.  
 In the 70's young girls started writing in a child-like manner, in a westernized way and decorating with hearts or flowers. School banned this calligraphy method because it was infantile and did not respect traditional Japanese writing. But the movement developed even more. Teenagers  thought  that adulthood was harsh, difficult and hostile, so they rebelled by acting like kids.Not annoying screaming kids, but adorable sweet girls with rainbows and kittens kind of thing. It didn't took a second for companies to create cute items like hello kitty and for  musicians to start acting that way ( notable example: Seiko Matsuda) . The style is well alive today and even police offices have cute mascots.

Seiko Matsuda wearing lovelly child like clothes. 
And how does this movement translate to fashion? well.... it's just everywhere in the streets of Japan. As you can see in the picture with the ambassadors of cute, they don't have an specific fashion style. The only rule of kawaii, i would say, it's to be cute. School girl uniform, sweet lolita style, 50's dresses with cupcakes,  pink outfits full of cute accessories. It can be simple to over the top. After all, it's a movement that was born from a polite rebellion to be free from the adult world, so kawaii  shouldn't have rules. 

 All types of kawaii

This is over the top cute. You might find it crazier that cute, but think with you inner kid and look at all those pom-poms,pink puddle and stuffed animals.This particular style is called Decora and it's considered kawaii.
shouldn't have rules.

On a different note: Misako Aoki  wearing a very simple yet really cute dress. We are talking about the ambassador of cute in here.

Here is Aoki and a famous japanese model dressing with typical lolita dresses

la la la

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I never get sick of this pics


i saw this video n i literally screamed " fashion crush!!!" and I'm not the kind of using the word "literally" when it really doesn't mean what it's suppose to mean.  Everything about this video is great. Hot fashion, hot hair, hot weirdness, hot's weirdtastic =) 

Monday, June 27, 2011

My 50's dress

Hello lovely public from around the world. I am currently working on a 50's inspired dress that i hope I'll be able to finish this week. So many adjustments to make . I had the fabulous idea to using the pattern block i use for school... terrible. I'm a Latin girl, i can't use patter blocks for north American white chicks.....anyways, I'm going to manage to make a beautiful dress =)

It has a princess seam but it doesn't show. I'll try taking pictures from my cell phone n see how they turn out.

Honey,sugar and oat meal facial

 Oat meal loves you.  Just washing your face with oatmeal by itself and water it's pretty awesome. That's a facial quicky.

For this facial you'll only need :

2tsp: of sugar

1tsp. of oatmeal

1tsp of honey

Optional, you can ad yogurt ( any type of skin) lemon ( oily skin) olive oil or baby oil ( dry skin).


Tip: microwave the honey 5 seconds if it's too hard.

Mix the s*** out of those ingredients and apply them to your face with clean hands or a concealer brush,or a spoon. Leave it 10 to 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and the last rinse do it with cold water. Tone and moisturize =)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

More oldies

My camera broke so i will have to use my dad's or old take pics from my cellphone or computer. I'll do my best =)
Here are some pics of my draping class. That's the first skirt we ever made there

You might find that skirt familiar, because i actually wear it :P It's a little bit big on mt wait though...better big than tight

and here its me goofing around

It was the end of winter. That's why my boots are all dirty

looks familiar?

Friday, June 24, 2011

Sookie Steakhouse

It might sound super cliche, but i love this character's clothes. I'm a sucker for 50's fashion as you guys might have noticed. I also adore sexy dudes and vampires. No wonder why I love true blood. I hate TV but this show has sexy clothes, sexy vampires, werewolves, god acting  and Alexander Skarsgard being sexy. But This is a fashion related blog and i will keep it that way. Now drool time!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

girls generations!!

This is from girl's generation's video 'chocolate love" the clothes are so cute and adorable

And here you have the video for my guilty pleasure

Tuesday, June 21, 2011



Welcome to the 50's with 70's hair do

Fashion Crush!!!! red dress

  1. Special thanks to Hebe Blackbird for introducing me to this fabulous and talented singer

did you finish your drooling session? here you have more awesome red dress
I would punch in the face so many people just to wear that piece of fabulousness. That red dress it's so epic I had to made up a word to describe it.

Now some epic music to drool with the video and be jealous of how Ayumi Hamasaki plays with it.... and there also some really outstanding outfits besides the red dress.

Queen of fashionable creation