Day 21 – How did you come across gyaru?
As a kid, I mostly kept to myself and was never part of the popular crowd. I didn’t bother with the latest trends or anything as I was too into my hobbies. So that all may have contributed to never having found my style for a very long time. Not even when I was trying out Lolita back in 2010-2011.
Just like in Gyaru, there are a lot of substyles in Lolita and I was trying as many as possible. I read a lot of blogs and got into Gothic & Lolita Bible for inspo. But as I went through different blogs and clicked through what blogs they followed, I saw some very cute outfits from Liz Lisa, La Parfait and Yumetenbo.
That was about 2013-2014.
It was a lot harder back then to buy Japanese brands and you really had to search for things on ebay or hunt for a shopping service. But I bought my first Liz Lisa shoes and OP from Yumetenbo, I felt like this was going somewhere.
I had never even really touched makeup other than for school events or family outings before Gyaru. So you can imagine how shocked I was when trying to learn Gal makeup.
I saw more and more Gaijin Gals doing all sorts of amazing coords and eyemake, that I wanted to do my best too. I started getting EGG magazines and looking through websites.
It became a huge thing for me.
I started to become a butterfly, breaking out of the cocoon. And I’ve come to love myself a whole lot more.
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