Today I am going to be talking to you about a style has been sweeping through the internet; KAWAII GRUNGE.
So what is Kawaii Grunge? Kawaii Grunge is some newfangled style subculture born off Tumblr that is the blasphemous love-child of 90s anti-fashion and sickening cuteness.
Here is a guide explaining some of the super SRS BSNS criteria of how to achieve the Kawaii Grunge look as well as what is and isn't Kawaii Grunge and some people who are Kawaii Grunge.
If you are familiar with Tumblr, at some point you probably have been exposed to Kawaii Grunge before. Here are some of the ways you might have been exposed to the phenomenon.
1) You may have had the pleasure of witnessing one of these delightful graphics.
|But I didn't say anything?|
|WHY ARE YOU BEING SO MEAN TO ME?!|
If you weren't aware, death threats and unprovoked slandering your female peers while sounding like an 8 year old's perception of what a cool girl speaks like, is grunge.
2) You may have come across pictures of stylish people that other people use to try to promote their blogs, like these.
3) or just anything pastel coloured
anythings pop up on your dash board
|So much grunge in here, guys. DAT SWEATER.|
Still having problems identifying what is Kawaii Grunge and what isn't? Here's some examples to help you out.
And now to things that aren't grunge. Sometimes with Kawaii Grunge, the fact that the original grunge movement was a social movement and counter culture going against mainstream society; where fashion and materialism was irrelevant, often gets overshadowed by animated pixel gifs and slut shaming. But it doesn't matter because Y.O.L.O and shut up bitch, you're ugly.
You might be Kawaii Grunge and not even realise it. If you have pastel coloured hair, are inspired by Japanese street fashion or dark styles, or you are a mermaid, you are Kawaii Grunge.
Here are some examples that you might be familiar with.
Want to see a before and after?
This blob fish went from "かわいいじゃないの"(not cute) to"とてもかわいい"(super cute) in a few short steps.
With enough pixel gifs, cloud backgrounds, glitter and offensive messages, you'll no longer be the fugly slut that you despise but a super Grunge, super Kawaii Tumblr Famous biatch
|Look how many notes he got, he's on his way to becoming internet royalty.|
So there you have it, now you know what Kawaii Grunge is and how to achieve it. Now go my pretties, don your Creepers and stamp on the graves of all the forefathers of late 80s and early 90s grunge and write in glitter glue on their grave stones telling them what stupid hoes they are.
I feel a lot better now I got that out of my system.
I acknowledge the fact that there are people who practise styles that are actually influences by true grunge but like to combine itwith pastels, but this isn't aimed at those people. This is aimed at all the people who do not understand what grunge is, nor the characteristics of it, and slap the name on literally anything that is pastel coloured. Not convinced? Check out the Tumblr tag for it
Over and out~