Japanese fashion

How to Dress for a Wedding in Japan (Girl Version)

During your stay in Japan, you might be lucky enough to be invited to a friend’s wedding. Besides your obvious joy for the couple, you might become anxious as to what to wear! Generally, weddings are considered formal events in Japan (although it is now trendy to hold weddings with a more casual atmosphere). Because…

Japanese Kawaii Fashion: How to Become a Sweet Lolita

Lolita fashion may have caught the attention of every girl locally and internationally, but do you know where it actually originated from? During the 1980s, there was a so-called “doll fashion” in Japan spearheaded by 2 designers from the “Milk” brand. From the name itself, girls wore doll-like clothing and it was even published in…

Shop til you drop at Shibuya!

Japan attracts more than one million tourists every month, and most are visiting at least the capital if not other cities. Besides sightseeing, shopping is a popular activity for tourists, some even coming to Tokyo just to shop. Famous shopping places include Shinjuku, Harajuku and even Akihabara, each area offering different products and stores. However,…

Fashion Trends: The salmon swimming up stream!

Japan is one of those countries where there is a high level of conformity, it’s visible everywhere. From a very young age, the concept of fitting in and being one of the group is ingrained into young minds. My style But, this doesn’t apply to everyone! There are a lot of people out there who…

Japanese Beauty from Within: Less is More

Aging has always been a part of life but have you ever wondered why Japanese women have beautiful long hair and beautiful skin? Japanese women follow the concept of “Less is More.” The more chemical-free a product or cosmetic is, the better. Here below are some tips to follow, if you would like to take…

Harajuku Fashion Walk: a must-see for fashion lovers

Harajuku is the street fashion centre of Japan, offering rows upon rows of kitsch boutiques, resale shops and crepe stalls! If you want to experience Japanese fashion then Harajuku is definitely top of the list of places to visit. A visit can be a really unique experience, from exiting Western styled station to the beginning…

How to Look like a Geisha Step By Step

Getting to Know the Geisha A geisha is a traditional Japanese female entertainer or companion for men who’s well-trained. Most of them starts to train as young as 4 years old before becoming a geisha. jp.fotolia.com/ However, modern geishas nowadays pursue going to school first until they reach teenagers’ stage then decide then on if…

Trendy Japanese Nail Art Fashion: Techniques and Tools

There is no arguing that Japanese love for fashion is evident. From their eclectic choice of clothes, to color mixing and matching, not to mention their love for accessories, especially shoes, Japan has its own trademark. But their unique and cute fashion statements do not limit to their apparels, it extends to their choice of…

Is it Cute or Awkward?

There is no doubt that as a foreigner living or visiting Japan, you have at least observed a few things that you think are bizarre and awkward but are seen as perfectly normal or even ‘cute’ by Japanese people. Here is a short list of things most Japanese consider cute, but they may be awkward…

Get Your Gyaru Style On at Cafe & Bar Ganguro

Themed cafes are popular in Tokyo, and it is no surprise that there is a cafe dedicated to a visually striking Japanese fashion style. What is Gyaru? Gyaru is a word meaning ‘gal’ (girl) and is one of many fashion styles found in Japan. The style has been around for several decades, evolving into different…