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Posted on: 08 January 2010

So like I mentioned in a couple of posts ago, here are some snaps of Japanese magazines, KERA and PINKY! First up is PINKY which is your typical Japanese fashion magazine, suitably girly and on trend...
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Japanese Idols are a regular feature. On the right is actor, Toma Ikuta who is hilarious in Hana Kimi - if you've never watched a Japanese drama before (subtitled of course) and you're a fan of She's the man or ridiculous comedies then watch watch watch! Funniest drama ever. On the left is the insanely popular actor/singer Yamapi. He's in Japanese boyband NEWS, I've linked this video before but the dance moves never fail to make me laugh.

So moving on, KERA is a completely different magazine and for a younger reader. I'm glad to pick up this copy which was discounted because it's a super old issue. It's a mixture of Lolita fashion...
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The speech bubble says "I'm going to stroll in the forest"...if only!
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And fruits style....
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I've come to realise that the Japanese always have perfect hair because they love wearing wigs! Sometimes looking at street style, I am amazed at impossibly shiny and perfect bobs. Now I know...and of course, in KERA, the pink lolita hair is a dead giveaway.
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My wish for snow in the previous post has been fulfilled and the UK has been getting plenty of it with more to come! I attempted to make a Totoro but I left it too late! The snow the next morning was too powdery to make a proper snowman but I managed to make this Totoro-cat -owl like creature out of the pitiful mound of snow I managed to gather. My parents couldn't understand why my sister and I couldn't make normal snowmen like all the other kids...
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I have been crazy busy with lots of studying for my impending exams. So things will be a little quieter round here until I finally get them done and dusted and out of the way by next Friday. Seriously, I can't wait till that day comes when I can give up the late night coffees and making endless notes. Not cool!

57 comments:

  1. i love hana kimi! its was like one of the first jdoramas that i watched...ah memories. Never really noticed the wig thing, but now that you mention it, its pretty cool. they can change their look at the drop of a hat...or a wig lol

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  2. Haha! I love the snowcat! :-)

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  3. Great pictures, I've only watched the jdorama Zettai Kareshi but I'm deffo going to watch Hana Kimi as well! Haha I love your Totoro, all the snow where I live has gone powdery so it wont mould :(
    xx

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  4. Your snowcat is brilliant!

    love all the photos from the Japanese mag. I can't really relate to the styles, but I love looking at them. There's a whole different level of creativity in dressing over in Japan that's inspiring.

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  5. The snowcat is just lovely !

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  6. Thanks ! haha, I know, the whole carpet thing felt really weird :D
    Japanese style is always soo cute ! :) and wow, u do have a lot of snow now, huh !
    Good luck on your exams, dear !!

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  7. I love love the photos so much! Thanks for posting this up!

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  8. I AM SERIOUSLY GOING TO MAKE THAT GHIBLI STUDIOS-CAT tomorrow if it snows tonight!! lets hoe the weather forecast was right

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  9. They both look good, but I think I'd really like Kera!

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  10. that cat is so-so-so cute! :)))
    have a lovely weekend, xoxo

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  11. Thanks^^
    Your blog is really nice to!^^
    I love the photos in this blog ;)

    x

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  12. Cute post! Have a nice weekend ;))

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  13. Those magazine images are so adorable!

    Kirstie Marié

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  14. My first time look ever of Japanese magazines ... amazing!

    Your Totoro snow sculptures are super cute! I'm glad you didn't do regular snowmen!?

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  15. I so love the kitty snowman..cool.

    We have the lolita bible at our lib. that I look at from time to time. Just recently I came across some pictures of a Japanese Spanish guy..he's soooo something.

    Funny, I saw this older lady today and her hair was so perfect..then I realised it was a wig.

    Hope you have a warm weekend.

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  16. Oh..if only I could get out in my yard to do that..the drifts are so high now..its ridiculous. And tonight is our coldest record..they say..so I hope my car starts tomorrow.

    Yeah, I love the fruits..and the lovely babydoll dresses are so cute, but I don't think I could wear one.

    Luv the boys too! heehee...

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  17. That's quite a creative cat! Such cool magazines too. Thanks for the note too.

    Yeah, I'm a fan of Aaron's no matter what.

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  18. Thanks for sharing the inside of the magazines x) Love japanese magazines , they are just cute ! I think I've read ( or seen because I can't read the writings haha) Pinky before . Love all of the clothes . Kera magazine is just so adorable ! Totally cute ! Oh and the cat snow is just cute ! Lol . Hope you're having a nice weekend !

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  19. i love japanese style!

    yeah the snow is weird. we cant throw snowballs at each other and its killing me! great cat though :)

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  20. Thanks for this guide on Japanese magazines, would love to go to go there one day for the sheer culture shock (and some shopping of course). I like the look of PINKY and the fruits style one, will look out for them here. Love the crazy snowman, so unique and good luck with all your exams!

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  21. oh wow, i never knew they wore wigs! haha & cute snow cat haha

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  22. i've ever watched Hanakimi =)
    funny movie! anyway cute picture!
    Japan have nice and cute stuff, the girls like doll..Harajuku and Shibuya is nice places for shoppaholic!

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  23. omggg love the snowcat!!!!

    japanese fashion is so quirky and girly - i love it! i speak japanese and stayed with a japanese family in tokyo for 3 weeks which was amazing. shopping was the best part! especially in harajuku - the fashion is definitley the most extreme there! i spent the whole time walking round with my mouth open, gawping at people. haha!

    ♥ Hannah

    ((LONDON--ROSE.BLOGSPOT.COM))

    xx

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  24. That "snowman" is freaking adorable!

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  25. Great pictures!!! I love the frilly dresses, and the snow cat!! xD

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  26. Keep up the hard work and enjoy the snow, LOL!!

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  27. i love how there are so many different fashion subcultures in japan! they're so free!
    haha the totoro is way better than a snowman!!! :D

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  28. Wow, I'd love to pick up a Japanese magazine to read. The looks in the mag look so great!

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  29. Your Totoro snowman is so adorable! Thanks for posting all those shots of the Japanese fashion magazines. I love how colorful the outfits are!

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  30. Wow these magazines look amazing! Your snowman is so cute (:

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  31. Well I did Japanese GCSE so went on an exchange trip to Tokyo for 3 weeks - I lived with a Japanese family, went to a Japanese school, and had to speak Japanese the whole time... Scary! But I cried so hard when I had to leave, and the people I stayed with are like a 2nd family to me. Plus my Japanese improved loads. Was the best thing I've EVER done and as soon as I can afford it I'm going back!

    I used to be pretty fluent in Japanese and could speak & write it - I got almost perfect marks in my GCSE and an A*. I've done a little Japanese since then but not much so have forgotten quite a lot :( though I can still have a conversation with a Japanese person and can understand pretty much anything, as I'll just work it out from the words I recognise!

    I speak German as well lol! & went on a similar trip to Germany! Not many people know that about me :)

    Do you speak any languages?

    ♥ Hannah

    ((LONDON--ROSE.BLOGSPOT.COM))

    xx

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  32. japanese style is so cool! i love the lolita look

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  33. i love japanese style! i love that snow cat :)

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  34. I like all the Japanese photos :)
    And the cat... made my day!

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  35. i love hana kimi !
    that lil snow doll is sooo cute ! i cant get over it !

    do u read Vivi jap mag ?

    thanks for the comment you wrote on my blog .
    keep posting more inspirations !

    HOPE YOU'VE HAD AN AWESOME WEEKEND!
    much love from .
    glisters and blisters .RS

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  36. I loved this post, so amazing to see how different the style and trends are from all the way in Japan (I'm from London!) it's so unique and over the top! I hope you can check out The Fashion Smoke and follow us too :)

    http://thefashionsmoke.com

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  37. i wish wigs were more acceptable as daily wear in the us, i think they'd be so fun! also, no more bad hair days. ;)

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  38. AWESOME SNOWCAT
    love it
    and i love the editorial doll spread
    thanks for sharing as always
    and thanks for the lovely comments, i really appreciate it

    -cma
    COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

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  39. I love Japanese magazines; kawaii overload!

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  40. Both magazines look like great sources for inspiration! And OMG, my sister and I never made snowmen either- we made stegosauruses and turtles!! Good luck with the exams- yes, I felt the same way in college- will there be an end? Yesss, there will be and when that time comes, man it's so sweet! xo, Mel

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  41. I would to visit Japan!!! Such a great world!

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  42. Aww I love Japanese Magazines! The snow cat is so very cool.... Me and my friend made a snow(gum) blob. Called Charlei XD

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  43. Both these magazines look really good. I like the first one because it is girly and suits my style but the second one is just so adorable! I really like the pink picture.

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  44. Your totoro is EPIC! and I sue to read Kera as a teen, I think that's why I like coloured hair so much.

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  45. Love seeing those Japanese magazines! I do admire they don't care and dress to their own ideals. The Lolita looks are fantastic!

    Great job with the snow Totoro by the way!

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  46. Such a fabulous post!! Love those magazines, they are so cute.
    Meow!! Thats just the cutest =)xx

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  47. oh you collect Japanese magazines. i can really tell 'cause of your style. it's my first time to know those magazines and i am really curious now. hehe! will try to find one!

    Jap styles are really amazing! very creative and refreshing to see :)

    good luck on school works by the way!

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  48. that magazine stuff looks really cool.

    oh, that snow man is so sweet. have a great weekend

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  49. i love japanese fashion... so wacky!

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  50. that snowman is beyond cute!

    i find it a bit odd how westernised those girls are though with their dyed hair and tans!

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  51. Those magazines are soo cool! I really like the clothes from Pinky! Yay for boy bands! he he! Japanese fashion are so colorful and fun! I should totally wear a bob! There's this korean pop star that my mom and I are obssessed with named Bi (Rain). He has awesome dance moves! The Totoro snowman is AWESOME!! Snow is great. :)

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  52. haha fantastic snowman! or snow kitty! oo the lolita mag looks great, i really want a wig seriously! but i'd want a coloured one that looked real, but i don't think you would be able to find that eek!

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  53. ok the snowcat is amazing, i realised this winter how hard it is to even make a tiny snowman so well done!

    Nabila xo

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