I’m back in the States for a while (definitely 6 months if not more) at least until September. Which was planned before the earthquake. If anything I’m more sad to leave because of the earthquake, because I’d love to be there contributing to their economy and supporting my second home.
I’m so jetlagged and will be for a week so I asked ladies on my twitter what of three options (brand talk, Spring trends or travel pics) that they wanted to see and the majority said travel pictures. So I’ll be posting two posts of travel pictures, two posts about traveling in Japan, then move onto Spring trends which was the second most popular.
I’ve got so much content to blog about. 8 more posts of shop staff photos to go! Also I have 6 magazines to scan which don’t usually get scanned. If not more I’m behind on travel shots, and I’ve got to trend forecast, so it’s a busy time at the Doll.
|The always colorful Cocolulu had quite a large store in Passe.|
|Their cute spring look for Spring featuring (as usual) an explosion of colors and some overalls to deal with the mugginess of Japanese Springtime.|
|Cocolulu Kids! So cute!! I’m not a Cocolulu fan, but I just love this look for kids. It’s a great way to dress your kids age appropriate but still gyaru style. Besides all their clothing seems very easy to play and be a kid in.|
|One of my big reasons for heading to Nagoya. Nagoya w♥c!! I just love the floaty big Kumatan up top.|
|Some girls checking out the stickers from w♥c along with Chinatsu’s signature shot for the Spring catalog.|
|Classic B-gyaru store Baby Shoop. It’s pretty common for them to only use Black models.|
|A look inside their Spring looks. Lots of color and sexy ethnic print dresses.|
|Discount gyaru store Ingini with their super cheap Spring set.|
|Ingini has moved to retro girly and here’s their Spring sample of chiffon, raffia and wide-brim straw hats that are all trending for Sping/Summer.|
|Tralala’s girly Spring coordinates. Really loved by high school girls in Japan.|
|Tralala’s novelty pillow with their bear character. Pillows as novelties have been very popular this Spring with Liz Lisa, Murua and Mercury Duo all doing them as well.|
|American Casual brand Vence is usually ignored, but they’re doing a great open weave fringe poncho that is a key Spring look.|
|Not on the gyaru floor, haadi brand “Party” reminds me of Egg’s Kanako and Romihis’ gyaru personal style blends.|
|I couldn’t find any information on the brand Party, much in part due to its generic name. However it seems to be a discount brand and not a chain store.|
|Not a gyaru store, but Passe is not 100% gal stores. I know some of my readers are interest in other Japanese fashions beyond gyaru so I try to take pictures of stores I know might interest you ladies.|
|The elegant inside of Baby the Stars Shine Bright. No lolitas spotted in Nagoya that day, but it wasn’t a weekend.|
|Moussy echoing a lot gyaru trends in hats and shoes. Especially the return of platforms.|
|A peak inside SLY which has been really popular this year, everything gets sold out there before I have a chance to buy it.|