And now for something completely different. :: Monday, July 4, 2011
I think the hair and makeup turned out really well, but I'm not altogether sold on the co-ord. I think it would have been better with a skirt or a black pair of shorts instead of the cut-off jean shorts. But, I still liked it :)
I really need to get some new belts that aren't waist belts! I'd kill for a d.i.a. belt or something similar.
This isn't really a look I would do often because it's not really what I'm into now. And, though I used to have a lot of rokku style clothes and the likes, I don't know where half of it has gone now.
But, that said, I don't really feel awkward wearing a more v-kei-ish style because... well, I'm into v-kei. Have been for YEARS.. and before I was a gyaru, I was a bangya.
For those who don't know, Bangya = band girls = female Visual-kei fans in Japan that follow specific band/bands all over Japan, usually not missing a single live played by those specific band/bands.
Contrary to popular belief among most western gyaru, being a bangya and being a gyaru are NOT mutually exclusive. A great portion of visual kei fans in Japan ARE gyaru.
That's not to say that ALL gyaru are into v-kei or that ALL v-kei fans are gyaru. But, the 2 do intersect quite a bit.
I can't say I'm a bangya anymore because... I don't live in Japan anymore, and all the bands I used to follow have long since broken up or gone major. Following major bands just isn't as fun, really.
Hell, there's even a couple v-kei band-guys who wear gyaru quite well.
For example: Yuri from Irokui.
Yuri looks pretty good like that... though it is a little disconcerting since he used to look like this:
Anyway, I tried it, and it's something I might do every so often, but it's not quite girly enough for me. I might try the hair again and do a more girly/gyaru rock style and then I'll be more comfortable with it. xD
posted by l0ckheart @ 10:56 AM