Wednesday

Gyaru Fashion



Gyaru  fashion is a type of Japanese street fashion that originated in the 1970s.  Gyaru is a transliteration of the English word gal.  The term describes the glamour reminiscent of Brigitte Bardot with tanned skin and blonde hair.  There are different subcategories of this style that may vary depending on the individual.  The makeup is worn dramatic as false eyelashes and circle lens are worn to make the eyes appear larger.  These are a few pics that I found of the more toned down version of Gyaru fashion.


Being born in Japan, I love to study the culture especially when it comes to their street fashion.  If I had grown up in Japan, I believe Gyaru is the style I would be sporting around.  Is it because Gyaru is closely related to some American trends?  I guess I will never know the answer to that question.








Monday

Layer Luck and Prosperity



     I haven't posted in awhile because I've been trying to get my mind, body, and spirit aligned. During this time of year I usually take the time to reflect inwardly and work on the core of my being.  Maybe it's that old routine instilled in me whispering "summer is over and it's back to school" even though I've graduated college years ago.  Perhaps it still haunts me to this day.  When summer is winding down and the Vegas heat from the triple digit weather has drained me, I like to research or challenge myself in some kind of way.  I use this time to see how much more I can grow as a person for the better.  How can I push myself to my full potential?  I've done all kinds of research when it comes to spirituality and my family tree.  This fall I've decided to practice yoga once more. The reason I say once more is because I discovered yoga in college when I had to fill my schedule up to go full time in order to keep my scholarship.  
      All anybody wants out of life is to be lucky and prosper in whatever short or long term goal they may have.  Yoga has always clicked with me because it feels so good to nourish my mind, body, and spirit while breathing through the difficulties.  I believe if one can control and be the master of those three things where they are all in sync, then you are a master jedi!  I found that through yoga I seem to "wow" myself more and more each day.   I loved this bracelet made by a local designer named Taiyhari.  Her bracelets make me happy.  In Vegas, you can find these fun luck and prosperity bracelets at any of the Patty's Closet locations or on Etsy.  There were so many awesome ones to pick from, but the "om" symbol caught my attention because it's where I'm at in life.  I love the idea of challenging myself with something that I know with a little bit of practice, I'll conquer.  The bracelet can be worn alone or for layering with other bracelets.  Now that the weather is starting to cool off, I will have more blogs on the way so stay tuned and thank you for being a loyal reader and if you are new, welcome and feel free to stay awhile :)