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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Geometric Shapes:
They were popular in the 80s and have a simple yet retro look!
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Popular shapes include circles, squares, zigzags, and triangles. For a more 2.5D look you can add a 3D shadow~
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Candy Hearts:

Candy hearts are often used since they add an extra sugary sweetness. The writing on them doesn't necessarily have to be nice...
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Retro Toys:

Fairy kei is heavily inspired by American 80s pop culture, often featuring toys and characters from the era. Popular icons include My Little Pony, Popples, Yumyums, Barbie, and Care Bears. 


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Rainbows:

Rainbows are associated with dreams, and often appeared in fantasy children's cartoons like My Little Pony and Care Bears.


Vintage Fabric:

Pastel coloured fabrics are super popular with remake brands like Nile Perch and Spank! - If there isn’t enough fabric, just “remake” another item using the fabric as an applique!


Animals:
Animals regularly appear, especially when they’re a cute simplistic style (think retro childrens wallpaper). A certain popular sweater features this motifs! Bunnies, cats, pandas, and unicorns are regularly found in fairy kei coords~ 


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Icecream/Soda/Milkshakes:
80’s American TV show characters would be shown hanging in their favourite milkshake bar, or sipping on a fresh soda float. They’re super dreamy too, so they’re a popular fairy kei motif!


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That was a rundown of the most common motifs found in fairy kei! Which is your favourite?♪

2 comments:

  1. Oh, how interesting! It's hard for me to pick a favourite. I especially love pandas, cats and rainbows ^^ Icecream/Soda/Milkshakes I'm also quite fond of <3 Candy hearts too! Ahhh >w<

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  2. I love this! It's hard to distinguish fairy kei and Spank! kei, since both are heavily influenced by 80's toys, don't you think? I guess there's a bit more black in Spank! kei, and that makes the difference. I'll also love to follow!

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