With Tsubasa reviving the magazine PopSister, there’s been a rise in crossover of Shibuya Gal with Harajuku casual. The blending is pretty easy to consinder since it’s only a 15 minute walk from Takeshita in Harajuku to Centaagai in Shibuya. However what defines ShibuHara/HaraShibu is not so understandable.
Yurukaji (aka loose casual), perfect for sweaty summer
ShibuHara-kei for me has to be one of two things
– A blending of harajuku casual with gal [not often seen]
– Wearing a store that is prominent in both districts
Now since reason 2 might not be as understandable, but clothing stores like ANAP, BAPE, Hysteric Glamour and LDS fronted Girl’s Voices are all acceptable.
When wearing from these brands it’s important to portray the rest of yourself as gal if you are looking to go very ShiHara. Nails, false bottom and top eyelashes, overly styled hair etc… One of the main reasons to enjoy Shihara is that its casual where sneakers and loose-fit jeans prevail.
Get casual NOW!
August is the absolute worst time to be in Japan. Honestly, if you have flight plans work your hardest to change it a month forward or backward. It rains the most in August and it is deadly humid and hot. You just melt and sweating makes your feet create horrible blisters in heels. So casual and comfortable is the best idea this month.
The forever young Aki Hoshino (who did the Gilfy 08 catalog) in Bape fall 09 catalog
Bape HARAJUKU – 東京都渋谷区神宮前4-21-5
Bape SHIBUYA – 東京都渋谷区宇田川町13-17 ライズビル (gmap)
Bape Harajuku usually has more selection and also a seperate ladies floor, but both are great.
BAPE was founded by Nigo in 1993, a lot of Japanese people I’ve met are unfamilar with BAPE but familar with Nigo. He has a crazy tv show on MTV Japan you can watch all episodes here region free. BAPE has blown up and a lot of hiphop celebs love it. Pharrell has a joint company with Nigo and Kanye West is one of the BAPE heads. The best thing is Bape now has stores in London, Paris, New York and LA and a US webstore. So you can get Shihara kaji by shopping at home.
bape nerd is a great place to get info
Bape is Gyaru loved
So ATOM head dj, Tora, was a huge fan of Bape in ’07-’08. It was impossible to see him out of it. This seemed to rub off on Royal Cast dj crew member and event night dj and local hottie, Satoshi (he’s in Bape on his profile pic). Who at the time was dating Egg model Kanako. Now Kanako seems to be a long lover of BAPE and posted recently about getting the Fall lookbook and putting the stickers on her cellphone.
Can it fit me, hell yeah it can!
Sizes for girls go from XXS to S, with the S being almost an American Medium. Although a lot of tee prints are unisex which range up to men’s XXL.
Alright show me some bape!
Kanako in Bape shirt and cap with crazy dresser Verbal
Her bape-stickered phone
Their new silver and gold prints for fall
Their shark hoodie in cute drawn form
Baby Milo is popular with gals (and with me!)
A whole outfit with Bape trucker and jeans
Cute hairtie for any outfit
Brand new girls LE Milo x Ghostbusters tee
My comfy Bapestas for fall
There’s always cute designs and bape tees are made out of great thick comfy material, it’s also great for the bkei girls around. So go ahead nuts “go Ape Shit, especially in my Pastelle in my Bape shit…”