Sunday, August 18, 2013

Small Meet and Buys

I had a very small meet-up yesterday with two girls in my area. There name's are Kiwii and Alicia and I was kinda excited to find out that there were other girls interested in gyaru in my area :) We didn't take pictures since we didn't do much and I was late. We just walked around the mall and browsed through the store's clearance racks cuz we're all poor hahaha xD

Overall I spent about $30 and bought a new maxi skirt and tank top from Charlotte Russe and some midi rings. Then I went into this store called Love Culture that I'd never been to before and it was pretty cool in there. They had these SEXY shoes that looked like Lita boots but the boot was covered in a bright metallic silver and the heel was clear! I would've bought them if they were in my size...and weren't $50 T^T

In Love Culture I bought a pair of sunglasses, a cross and skull necklace, some skull with antlers studs, a spiked diamond and pearl headband, and a bracelet that looks like an oraora bracelet. Hopefully next time we have a meetup we take pictures and have more people but then we'd probably have to change the event title to "harajuku fashion meet-u" instead of "gyaru meet-up" that seems to make people not want to show up lol. But here are photos of what I bought and what I looked like, enjoy!

And yes, I'm wearing sunglasses with my regular glasses xD I'm weird like that

Hope you all have a great day, thanks for reading!

Friday, August 16, 2013

New K-Pop Group Wa$$up

Okay so, I'm not sure if you all know about this new Korean Pop girl group called Wassup/Wa$$up (I can't remember if they use dollar signs or not, I feel like they should have them for some reason) but they're causing quite the stir here in the western world and not so much in a good way. Before they debuted they leaked clips of them practicing their dancing and MV unto the internet. It was said their angle to stand out in the K-pop world is "twerking" [ Click here to if you don't know what twerking is. VIEWER'S DISCRETION IS ADVISED!]. Just from the three clips let out by them most of the people in the western world was in an uproar, they were mostly all legit displeased and disgusted. People were saying things like "I didn't start listening to Korean music just to see more American style dance!" or "twerking is the nastiest thing in the world! STOP CORRUPTING MY PURE KOREAN IDOL GODS WITH THIS FOUL AMERICAN TRASH!"

I personally don't understand fully why they're so upset. Most of these people complaining are the same ones that listen to Big Bang, HyunA, and all those other K-pop artists that are influenced by American pop culture and other genres such as R&B and Hip-hop. These girls in Wassup dance the same as any other girl group, they just aren't afraid to show that they have an interest in Reggae Dance hall and Hip-hop dancing and music. Sure, they spend a little more time shimmying their knees and not so much the slow hip circles that most girls do in their music videos (Belly dance terms, gotta love them). To be honest, I don't even acknowledge their dance moves as twerking as much as I do regular dance you'd see in a hip-hop video. Twerking is more controlled whereas they were not controlled, they were throwing out their backs pretty much and shimmying. That, and they don't have enough butt for me to be like, "OMG they really are twerking!" it's more like "Aww look at their little butts, bless their hearts."

Now, onto their music.They sound like a typical girl group...nothing really special. Really girly and cute sounding which didn't pair well with the style of dance they were trying to do. I am really expecting them to come up with more edgy songs with more bass or at least a dance hall feel to it since I feel like that's what they're trying to go for. Plus, these girls can actually dance! I've seen they do a choreo to one of Elephant Man's songs (I don't know the name of it) and I was very impressed because I didn't expect them to be as flowy and hard hitting as they were, I was honestly expecting stiffness and lots of posing but noooooooooooo they were the total opposite.

Also a note to the people who don't like what they're doing: They are going to do whatever they want to do. They aren't hurting you and they certainly are not corrupting the precious K-pop purity you've made yourself believe they had because you didn't understand what they were saying and they looked cute. Don't like it? Tough tittyballs, go watch some Korean dramas or something.

^^They need to do more of this type of music, it suits them better IMO. And I doubt she's trying to be like CL so we'll just shut that down right now lol

So what do you guys think?

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tips on buying Rokku clothes and Where to find them

I was asked to make a post on where to buy clothes that fall under the rokku category. Simply put, any store like Hot Topic of Spencers that usually are a place for people who fancy metal/rock/goth styles will be one place to start. However, these stores can be very expensive. First, it would be best for you to know what you like about the rokku style. Do you like the leather? The spikes? The fact that most of the clothes are dark? Once you figure that out it becomes a bit easier to find clothes and things.

The number one place I like to go to first is,and forever will be, eBay. If you make a general search for something like "skull T-shirt" or "spiked jacket" you'll see a whole bunch of different options for you to choose from and you can get ideas on other items you'd like to look for.

The next place I'd say to check out are stores like TJMaxx or Ross. I found that this season there was a lot of darker style clothing (mostly tops) that featured skull print, studded collars or shoulder things, those long sleeve flowy blouses that had the shoulder cut out, vertical black and white striped things, and other such creations. You can try Burlington too but, I personally didn't find many rokku things there that fit me but they do have some nice shoes.

Another place is your local urban clothing store (like Rainbows, Olive Ole, Citi Trends, etc.)! They tend to have the more daring/clubwear clothes like those fancy leggings that look like garters and crop tops that have inverted (or regular) crosses and patterns. I do have to say that going here will test your courage haha. They are a club wear store so you'll find things that you'd typically see at night in the club.

Basically you can buy rokku clothes anymore if you know what you're looking for. If you need help, write down the fashion trends that you like about the style like certain patterns or materials or accessories then go look for them at your local stores (or eBay/online stores).

P.S I forgot to add that the store called Buckle is also a great place to go. They have different washes on jeans, sparkly shirts, and cool belts. But they are expensive so beware! But a cool thing to do with their shirts is to cut them up (not literally). Like putting slits in the sleeves or turning it into an off-the-shoulder shirt or even cutting a design into the back which is usually plain

What's In My Purse/ Makeup Bag

Here's are two videos that I made two days ago. It's just a basic what's in my blah blah blah. Hope you enjoy! Also, I've decided that I'm tired of seeing the name Miivii. It seems very...childish and dumb to me and I'm ready to "graduate" from that name. I couldn't think of a cool name like most gyaru have so I decided to stick with something close to my real name so I came up with the name Tairennyan (Tai for short). I added -nyan to the end just for fun. I didn't want to put -tan cuz that's too many T's and -pyon or -pon didn't sound right either. Guess you could say I kind of copied Areinyan hahaha I'm am A.OK with that (partially because I LOVE her anyway). Anywayyyyy on to the videos!