Friday, 1 September 2017

☆ INTERVIEW ♡ HARAJUKU KIDZ JUNNYAN☆



In July I asked everyone for their questions for Junnyan, the Harajuku Kidz King! You'll probably recognise him from street snaps and KERA magazine. He organises the monthly Harajuku Fashion Walk and is always doing his best to keep the Harajuku fashion communities active. He was very excited to hear everyone's questions!♡

*Note: Junnyan requested for the questions to be sent in English for him to answer in English. Recently he has been studying and wanted to test himself - he did an amazing job and I only had to edit a few for ease of reading♪

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Fancy Surprise! International Shop ☆ How To Order ☆



Fancy Surprise now ships internationally!

"I hope that you will enjoy a happy daily life with Fancy Surprise! illustrations and goods♡" - Manamoko, Fancy Suprise


You can now order clothing and accessories, along with other adorable items, from the kawaii brand Fancy Surprise! This is an exciting change, but the website is in Japanese so you may have trouble understanding how to order your new goodies.

This guide will walk you through ordering from the Fancy Surprise Webshop!

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Want to buy these cute items...?

T-Shirt♥Sugar Dream Unicorn☆ミ
FS!Original Tights♡BabyCubDream
♡FancyFriends♡Sweater♥Pink
☆■2017s/sFancySurprise Tshirts♡3 Colours
FS!Original Tights♥❁LovelyBabyKitten❁♥

~How to purchase~

The Fancy Surprise Homepage
The homepage is easy to navigate once you understand the categories on the left sidebar. Here is a translation for ease of use!

Once you've picked your items, click "Add to cart" on the item page. 

If you're buying clothing, you can pick the colour and size.

The colour/size options chart
A size guide - note that they use flat measurements!

At The Checkout...

When inputting your address, you can just insert the whole thing into Address Line One - Leave the postcode section blank, since it only accepts Japanese postcodes.

Input it like this: 12 Something Street, City, County/State/Prefecture, Postcode, Country


Click the option at the bottom of the drop-down box - this says "Overseas"
Once you've entered everything, click the orange button to continue. The next page will show the postage options. Since we're ordering from outside of Japan we can only use the last option which is Airmail.
This option is cheaper than EMS and faster than SAL!
You will be shown how much your postage costs around here. You can decide if you're okay with it and continue!

You can now pick your payment option - I'm picking PayPal! 

After you click continue, it'll confirm your order before redirecting you to PayPal. It'll be in Japanese until you log in, but it's easy enough to work out.

Once you have entered your details and confirmed, you will see a final confirmation screen:


And... you're done!

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What did you buy?♪

Make sure to follow Fancy Surprise's illustrator Manamoko on Twitter for the latest releases!

Saturday, 24 June 2017

☀Fairy Kei coordinating in Summer - How to Survive the Heat #1☀


Fairy kei = Layers = Hot = Impossible to wear in summer?
...or so is the equation most of us think about when we imagine wearing fairy kei in anything over 25 degrees celcius. But the truth is, fairy kei isn't really about layers.

 It's about the impression of layers.

With that, let's delve into the first part of my summer series - How to wear a cute, layered coord without melting!

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Saturday, 3 June 2017

✝️♡ Yumekawaii Motifs ♡✝️


Following on from my post on fairy kei motifs, I thought this time we could look at yumekawaii motifs! As mentioned before, yumekawa is an "aesthetic" more than an actual style. This means a lot of these motifs cross over into fairy kei territory too!


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Thursday, 4 May 2017

☆Boyish Fairy Kei Pt3: Cute boy style clothing & where to find it☆


This time we’re going to be looking at what kind of clothes are worn in boystyle fairy kei! This includes popular brands, items, and styling.

This is the third and final from my Boyish Fairy kei series; Basics, How To Boyish Fairy Kei: Hair, and Cute boy style clothing & where to find it.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

♡Boyish Fairy Kei Pt2: Boyish Fairy Kei Hair ♡


Following on from my last article, today I’ll introduce you to the most popular hairstyles worn by Harajuku boys. These are ideal for anyone who wants to incorporate their short hair into fairy kei.

This is the second out of three Boyish Fairy kei articles!


Saturday, 22 April 2017

☆ INTERVIEW ♡ Tavuchi of Spank!☆


Recently I was able to interview Tavuchi, the mastermind behind Spank! and the godmother of fairy kei fashion! She is known by fashion fans around the world, and has even designed costumes for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
She runs a famous resale & remake store in Nakano Broadway called Spank!, which boasts a unique, 80's aesthetic. She has been running it for over 10 years, and it is thanks to Spank! that fairy kei was born.

I asked her fans for their questions on my blog, Fairy-Tips, before translating them into Japanese and sending them to Tavuchi for her to answer personally. There are tons of interesting questions on a variety of topics, so be sure to read the whole thing!

Tavuchi
Tavuchi was a joy to work with, and I hope we can work together again in the future (*´▽`*)

Thursday, 20 April 2017

☆Boyish Fairy Kei Pt1: Basics☆


Boystyle fairy kei is becoming increasingly popular! Despite originating overseas, Japanese brands are releasing boyish items and there are more kawaii guys on the scene than ever, in and outside of Japan.

Today I’m going to post the first out of three Boyish Fairy kei articles; Basics, How To: Boyish Fairy Kei Hair, and Where To Find Boyish Items.

There are two styles of boyish fairy kei. One focuses on a more dreamy side with mostly cute aesthetics, while the other focuses on a more “masculine” and cool appearance. I will go into detail about both in this article!

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Friday, 14 April 2017

☆Fairy Kei Motifs☆




Let’s investigate some of the popular motifs & designs which feature in fairy kei!

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