Instead of making several small posts I decided to combine lots of little news items into one big post. Info about your favorite gal brand might be below :heartsmile:

Gyaru Mooks

3 gyaru brands are launching mooks for their Autumn/Winter collection: EMODA, w♥c, and Gilfy. These mooks do not encompass all fashion to come out by that brand that season, but show the majority of it. Also they usually have special model appearances. It’s a great way to see the brand’s outlook for the season. I’d so buy all three if I wasn’t saving some ¥¥¥ for heading back to Japan.

With the MOOK purchase you get Ena Matsumoto produced gel eyeliner in brown and an EMODA pouch that looks like their shopping bags. :stars:

Other than a catalog: Celeb guests, Ena style for 30 days, Ena’s face and hair tutorials (amazon.jp link)

W♥C is more of a straight up catalog with present of tiny beige x blue Kumatan ECO bag :kumatan: (amazon.jp link)

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I apologize if I sounded ranty in my last post. It’s more an upset feeling over how they went about the magazine, not that there’s an english mag about Shibuya 109. 109 is smart to reach out to foriegners, while the recession is weighing on Japan it’s an intelligent business decision to invite people with purchasing power into your store. I just want them to go about it the right way. <3

Personally I am hoping this brings stores to offer more overseas shipping and consider foriegners a market. The same thing happened in lolita when there was a loss of a Japanese market.

What I find even more exciting is this TV special about Gaijin Gals

Kirakira (the first girl interviewed) advertised for this on ricoche, but since Japanese TV has a history of making fun of foriegners or distorting the truth for ratings (see Japan Probe) I was really wary about this and decided not to go. However, my fears were wrong. Excellent piece and presentation from the gaijin gals who did this! I’m ignoring the British yamababa because it is best ignored ^_^;;

Fabulous job you guys! Hopefully this leads to more positive roles about foreigners in general and more good information to gals overseas!

Shake n Bake, Baby

A recent WHO report called tanning beds the equivalent to rise in skin cancer found with smokers and people who are around asbestos. Yeah, some bad news, but as usual gals and gyaruo are reacting with their normal, stay pretty now mentality.

Will you stop tanning? (I haven’t ^_^;;;…but maybe after I get back to Japan since it’s $$$)

Hime Obsessed

While in some ways I hate sharing this one because the reporter calls it a new trend and rehashes things that have been around for a while (thanks Western Media) and comments that it’s hime girls who get dressed to go shopping when it’s the whole Japanese way to do so, it’s still pretty. Why oh why is Jesus Diamante so expensive?

In other news a 6.8 earthquake hit Kanto region yesterday (Tokyo, Chiba, Yokohama), a friend of mine had some plates break but nothing major. Earthquakes you may stop now…