Last post we saw the good, the bad, and the OH HELL NO. :x Hopefully this post is the unicorn chaser for your soul if you felt a bit worried by Camping-Gyaru and Nordic Cabin Vacation Gyaru. :yayblush:

Spiral Girl

One of my favorite gal brands and also one of Tsubasa’s as well :heartsmile:

Key points: Lace up long boots, nordic prints, monster fur, oversized knit, khaki shorts

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Your gyaru detective is here, trudging the web to find more exhibition pictures that’ll give us a sneak peek to this Fall’s trending fashions. :waves:   :wink:

Some makes me salivate with credit card in hand. :heartlove:  Others make me want to go into my closet and hide and tell my clothes I do love them, it’s just their ugly sisters I hate :(

Brands below: Backs, Gilfy, Cecil McBee, Fabulous by Cecil McBee, Titty & Co, Moussy, Miia & Dazzlin

A note concerning fur:

There’s going to be a lot of fur fashion discussions with the upcoming season shaping up how it is, so I thought I’d get this out of the way. I understand people have polarizing opinions on the use of fur in fashion. The fact of the matter is we’re discussing Japanese fashion. I will not hide the use of fur, because I consider it my job to report on all gal fashion. Japanese fashion yearly uses a lot of fur and PETA and other campaigners have not gotten into Japanese mindsets. Fur is soft and warm, that’s all it is to Japanese. As consumers we make our own choices by supporting or boycotting items.

I implore ladies to keep the Doll from being a fur debate. This is a place to discuss fashion not to question ethics. Please keep the commentary strictly on fashion. :heart:

Backs

A look from the BACKS exhibition. Short pants, suspenders & bowler hats. Gyaru Newsie anyone? :cat:

Fur small items being marketed. Possible scrunchies?


Gilfy

More from the Gilfy exhibition. Long stoles, more leopard.

I admit seeing mannequins like this does make me think of a Real Doll teaparty or other creepy fetish things. :!:

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Scawaii August issue is a packed issue that I love to pieces. It has more Chinatsu Wakatsuki than you could hope for. However, the best piece was a sneak preview into future FALL trends! :heart:

TA-DA! Monster fur!

Fall’s Trend is Monster Fur

The hit is fluffy cartoon-like fur!!

I did mention in Ask Anything that I saw fur would be trending, and woot it is! :sparkle2:

From the SCawaii Insert: It’s still hot but there’ll be a shift change in Winter!! Which brings news of trend items. Immediately the Number One hit will be VOLUME FUR! It looks like you’re wearing a kigurumi on your legs. Fuzzy boots, leg warmers, bag, vest and coat will be the new items coming out in stores. Even though it will feel strange seeing Winter items in during Spring, and you’re think “Isn’t that early!?”. But, get the Monster Fur items for when it does become Winter!

Why it’s showing up in Gal

The first thing when I see a trend is I wonder where it’s from. This time it seems quite obvious it’s a rift of Chanel’s Fall 2010 RTW collection.

Taking place around an imported iceberg into Paris, Chanel’s collection was fur on fur on fur.

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Character x gal brands are huge!! It used to not be that way until a sassy kitten named Hello Kitty decided to cuddle up with JSG and Delyle. Then poof Mickey, Betty Boop, Marvel characters, Snoopy, Usavich’s Rabbits and it’s blown up!

W*C decided to make its own mascot and you know how well that is doing (in case you don’t, it’s HUUUUUUGE!). :sparkle2: I am wondering if other brands will try to make their own in the future.

So far the brands involved with character goods are: w*c, ReDark, Vence, Spiral Girl, Lip Service, Glad News, JSG, Delyle, Ruvap, Moussy, LDS, LB-03, Love Boat, Liz Lisa Doll and Miia. :star2:

Let’s take a look at the character pieces happening for Spring!

JSG x Hello Kitty

Spring’s newest JSG parkas done as a collaboration of JSG, Popteen and Hello Kitty. Very hade.

Since I don’t talk about JSG a lot, I thought I’d discuss JSG while it’s a topic.

:star2:  JSG history and current state:

JSG stands for Japanese Super Girl, it started out in 2006 as being produced and designed by Kaoru Watanabe of late Egg magazine fame. Whether she still has creative control is unclear, but JSG continues to have a strong following with teenagers. It’s under the Credge brand which controls Lip Service, Valentine’s High, Minirdees, and men’s brand LaGust. JSG is going strong with 2 new branch openings this Spring in Shinsaibashi OPA (Osaka) and Kawaramachi OPA (Kyoto).

If you’re missing Kaoru, she’s recently begun to blog again about new mama-hood on her ameblog she continues to stay in the top 250 bloggers in the rankings despite being out of magazines. :sparkle2: Go Kaoru, go!

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