I love hearing about what inspires people's personal style and see how they incorporate it into their own look, so here are my 4 main fashion inspirations~ I encourage you guys to do something similar because I'd love to read about it~
1) the obvious, Gyaru!
I discovered Gyaru in late 2006 after uncovering an old anime magazine I had that had an article about Ganguro. Intrigued, I looked it up, fell in love with its detail and intricacy. and since then I've been obsessed with it. My favorite part of Gyaru is the makeup and how it uses optical illusion to enhance the features. Eyeshape altering , instant cheek bones and a thinner nose; it sounds like magic, but it's not!
My favorite models are Tsubasa for her cutesy Shibuya-Harajuku inspired style, Chinatsu for her zaniness, Wei-son for her relaxed European-influenced style, Nonoka for her cute goth influence and Romihi her edginess and the attitude that made me fall in love with gyaru.
2) Audrey Kitching
3) Takeru from SuG
Takeru's outfits are a strange mix of sporty silhouettes, geometric patterns, vintage, girls clothes, leggings, trainers and bright colours and of course, trademark blond hair~
A mini Takeru always sits in the back of my head reminding me not to take fashion so seriously and enjoy it~
4) Look Book.nu
Gotta love Look-book's cheesy photo titles and dramatic photos but in all seriousness, this is a great source of style inspiration. While most outfits aren't anything particularly special, it's easy to search for people who wear the kinds of outfits you like and even shows you where they got the outfits from. It's super addictive! I've stumbled on so many random people's Lkbks, like Tavuchi from Spank!
So who are your fashion inspirations??