Friday, April 16, 2010

Ganguro



Ganguro is basically the Japanese version of blackface (google Ganguro you'll see what I mean). I have heard a rather appealing notion though that Ganguro is a look launched in rebellion against traditional ideals of Japanese beauty, i.e. pale, as white as possible etc etc. It was an up yours by the working class to the people at the top who institute what beauty is and it worked because the proletariat got to rule the fashion scene for a bit, from late 90s to early millennium. X

Personally, I'd like to see Ganguro on the Dior couture runway or better still in an Outkast video...X

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Top Hats


Top Hats are swag! Last year I started rocking top hats at select parties because I thought why not? And i got a great reaction with people trying to beg, steal or borrow said hat from me.

Then recently Erykah Badu ( one of my style & music faves) did something similar so I must be on the right track.


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Liverpool Red

Liverpool Red is the hair shade of red to have. Either classic (1.) or more outrageous (2), its bright and eye catching, it definitly gets you noticed.

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I have christened it Liverpool Red because that's where I first saw people rocking the shade so they get to have it named after them.






Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New grunge

Welcome to new grunge - Nirvana, eat your heart out!


This look shouldn't work and to a lot of people it doesn't, but I think she looks inadvertently awesome.
the jeans the shirt, the hair - its fashion fabulous. Its a woman saying -fuck it, this is how I roll....

I'm so tired of women having to present a super-glossed, big boobed, over tanned anorexic looking image to the world. This is like an F.U. to that and I for one am enjoying it. I could see this image on the cover of ID - you heard it here first - i Start Trends.X