Today we are going to take a break from Macross and look into some cute fashion for the summer!
Fashion topic; HIME GYARU

What is “Gyaru?”

Gyaru is a japanese transliteration of the english word “gal”. The name originated from a 1970s brand of jeans called “Gals”, with the advertising slogan: “I can’t live without men”, and was applied to fashion/peer-conscious girls in their teens and early twenties. The term gradually drifted to apply to a younger group, whose seeming lack of interest in work or marriage gained the word a “childish” image.

Gyaru subculture is still a large influence in Japan’s fashion economy with “Gal” brands branching out and becoming more accessible in rural areas. “Gal Circles” are also a fun part of a gal’s life.

A Gal Circle is a group of Gals that meet up and hold events promoting Gal style, music, and parapara dancing. There are two main types of Gal Circles, Nago-cir (comfort circles) and Ive-cir (event circles).

There are many types of “Gyaru” but i decided to write about the more popular one with the girls this summer, “Hime Gyaru”.

Hime Gyaru:
Girls who dress as princesses. Hair colors vary from blonde to black and is usually very big and teased. They sometimes wear expensive clothing from brands such as Liz Lisa and Jesus Diamante.

Hime Gyaru Make-Up

Hime Gyaru Hair

Hime Gyaru Nails

Hime Gyaru Clothes/Shoes

Hime Gyaru Accessories

Even if you dont have the money to go the expensive route, there are a lot of ways to dress Hime and not spend as much! There are a lot of tutorials on youtube for make-up and if you search on the internet im sure you can put together something that will make people stop and ask “Whats the occasion?”

This site named “Hearty & Hearty” is a blog (and store!) about a woman and her love for Hime, check her out!

[All pictures belong to whoever they belong to; mostly just google search!]