Monday, 20 May 2013

style change 2008~2013

Hello and happy Pentecost (=Pfingsten, right?) everyone!
Are you enjoying your time off if you have some of that?

As for me, I think I am getting sick again (sudden throatache), try to not overeat while at my parents place and am about to write my term paper which I first of all have to start. Argh. Starting is the hardest part, right?! I have a rather good topic but I have to get myself to read and analyze now.

So during that kind of lazy phase, of course I think of blogging again! haha
Lately I have been overthinking my craze for tutuHA & fernopaa. Even though I do like these brands a lot, I don't really wear them that much on a daily base in Germany. And even in Japan, I think it will be hard for me to wear that on a daily base if I have lessons with my students because they might be a bit freaked out and it won't really look like I am a 'serious' teacher (though there is casual ways to coordinate of course).
And then lately I have been thinking how I've always changed between a more goregous & d.i.a.-ish style to a more rock-ish style with tutuHA, Ghost of Harlem etc. So I thought I could list my whole style change and at the same time ask myself when I felt most comfortable with my fashion and what I would feel comfortable now with. Let's start~

2008 - 2010

Shock! Yes, I used to wear Lolita fashion! There was not many things/prints I liked though... I liked the simple sweet and the romantic kind (Angelic Pretty~) but I quite hated Baby the Stars shine Bright and pretty much any other brand apart from Angelic Pretty and Metamorphose. I was never wearing Lolita as a daily fashion but had some Lolita inspired items (mostly black and white). I sold most of my dresses and items during the end of 2009 before going to Japan.

My hair changed from brown to caramel blonde in 2008! I also got into vk-ish inspired fashion (technically already since 2006) for the most part and cosplay but cosplay was not for too long. For my graduation in 2009 (last pic) I did a proper gyaru attempt with make-up (+lashes) & hair.

Old picture from 2009! It's weird but during that time I put a lot of effort and most of all time and money in my make-up and hair and looks in general. Nowadays people (especially my family) always complain that I take too much time to get ready (50 minutes ~ 1 hour for a good result).
I am very annoyed of that kind of constant nagging and the comments I get in Germany so these days I decide to tone down to very casual style (not what I would wear in Tokyo). It's not much different from the picture but I do think it's more rushed and the coordinates are rarely something I feel 100% good with.

2010 - 2011

The first two pictures were taken during the time I really liked Lip Service and all pictures in that first row feature Lip Service items. You can tell that Lip Service had a different brand concept than that I was really fond of. From September on though, I started to slowly to from a more basic, classy (?) style towards a more rock-ish style again.

So from September until the end of the year (second row), I mostly wore rocki-ish and vk inspired clothing and tried to adapt my style to that though sometimes I still wore something more feminine on occasion or even tried to combine both. It was also then when I dyed my hair grey. It would fade to a brown-ish grey sometimes and depending on the light (1st pic, second row) but generally I was really fond of that colour. My friend once said I looked like a vk chick with that hair and style. Made my year

2011 - 2012

The beginning of 2011 was probably my highlight of rock & vk-inspired style! Now I don't have my tongue piercing anymore by the way haha. I did enjoy that style a lot and recently I really want to go back to that kind of style! But it also takes a lot of effort and the right fashion. Sometimes simple is better than too much though, if it's about clothes.

In the second half of 2011 I have already toned everything down and I really enjoyed reading the Betty magazine during that time. so I liked to curl my hair. It was one phase where I bought a lot of different brands and got fond of Ghost of Harlem, REAL MA*RS, tutuHA. I also wore Gilfy and some other different brands I usually don't wear. Guess I was trying myself out and combining a lot of clothes differently. During that time I felt less rokku/vk but more girly with a hint of rokku only.

2012 - 2013

In 2012 I was first of all mostly sticking to d.i.a. and bought quite a lot of things from them. I was also very open for the brand Garula though but I realized that their pants run really small haha. Generally I got away from MA*RS from here and Ghost of Harlem was not pleasing me as much as before either, even though I still like my old things from them, the things those brands lately produce just aren't my cup of tea. I bought something from fernopaa the first time.

In the second half of 2012 I was still wearing d.i.a. a lot but got slowly more into fernopaa and then again into tutuHA. I didn't like many things from the tutuHA collection anymore though, and with fernopaa I was always unsure with how to combine it. I am not even sure towards which style I was heading there. Since the tutuHA shop staff said the white tutuHA skirt is more of a 'kawaii' like style, I'd almost say I was heading towards kawaii rokku fashion oh my god that sounds terrible D: ?
I also realize that I slowly start to open up towards skirts again. But a plain skirt really doesn't do me.

Right now I am not really into any strict style on a daily basis because as I mentioned earlier, I don't really want to have people staring at me in public and talking to me (believe it or not, it happens even with a toned down style). In Tokyo I feel like I am accepted when I am dressed up like that, maybe even appreciated by some people or maybe even a few others look up to me and that is what I really like. Yet no one makes rude comments or thinks I am promiscuous because of the way I dress... at least they don't show it like that! haha
Yeah, it does always take some time for me to get adapted back to the Tokyo life style, to put effort in my make-up and clothes everyday but it is also fun when there is people who can appreciate it and have a taste in that kind of fashion.
When I come back to Germany, to be honest, I still have that reverse culture shock everytime. I basically live with it! haha That's why I'd rather be plain and ignored in daily life (unless there's a nice event or I really just feel like dressing up or anything).

So for now I am wondering what I will go next for. I slowly feel too old for this kind of fashion but I don't really like the adult brands with their floral designs and their straight plain skirts and pastel colours and ugh. And I don't want to be kawaii, not with 23 anyway D:

What style looks does or would look best on me, what do you think? 
And what about you, what fashion do you currently feel most comfortable with?


  1. You look so familiar.. Maybe from the Vkei scene *A* Love your transformation! You look awesome with every style!

    1. I do? Maybe you saw me somewhere on lj a few years ago? Haha.
      Thank you for saying that! What's your preferred style for these days?

  2. In my opinion you rocked every style, really. You really look great *_*

    1. Ah, thank you XD I think many of them are quite similar and too subtle haha.

  3. Wahnsinn was man im Lauf der Zeit so an veränderungen durchläuft. So um die Teeniezeit habe ich auch den Lolita style getragen, mitlerweile sind aber bis auf ein paar Schuhe und einem Mantel von Putumayo alle Stücke wieder verkauft. XD

    Das mit den Blicken und dem Gerede kenne ich auch nur zu gut. Es gibt aber auch ab und zu Leute die mich ansprechen und sagen das ihnen meine Sachen gefallen oder das sie den Style gut finden. Komischerweise meistens Ältere. :/

    Ich glaube in Tokyo ist man einfach alles schon gewohnt, da gibts ja echt nichts was man nicht irgendwie tragen kann... dort habe ich schon die seltsamsten Stylings gesehen. Irgendwie mag ich genau das an Tokyo so gerne. :D

    Ahh und ich mag das letzte Bild mit dem Weißen Rock und dem blauen Shirt noch immer total gerne. ♥ :D

    1. Bei dir merkt man sogar, dass noch etwas von dem 'sweet' in dem Lolita in deinem jetzigen Style übrig geblieben ist, finde ich. Zumindest mit den Rüschen und allem, Liz Lisa hat das ja etwas stärker (natürlich ist das was ganz anderes als Lolita).

      Um ehrlich zu sein, ich möchte gar nicht darauf angesprochen werden. Auch wenn es Ihnen gefällt, möchte ich nicht, dass mich jemand Fremdes danach beurteilt. Die meisten sehen das wohl anders aber ich mag es einfach nicht (mehr) herauszustehen :< Vielleicht habe ich diese Mentalität in Japan einfach mit der Zeit so übernommen.

      Genau deswegen mag ich Tokyo auch so gerne, es unterscheidet sich auch von gesamt Japan, weil es dort viel tolerantere Menschen gibt. In europäischen Großstädten wird man zwar meistens ignoriert, aber es wird alles teils nochmal anders aufgenommen (kurzer Rock und so was...).

      Dankesehr XD Ist ja schon alt, hoffentlich hab ich bald mal Zeit wieder neue Bilder zu machen.

  4. Hihi... danke. ;) Hast natürlich recht. TutuHa waren die Klamotten und TutuAnna die Unterwäsche. XD Alles was nicht Liz Lisa heißt kann ich mir meist nicht merken, da muss ich immer nochmal nachgucken. Hätte ich bei der Unterwäsche auch nochmal tun sollen. :P Ich hatte auch Glück und hab bei jedem Set 65 bekommen. Hier bekommt man das eigentlich auch nur in speziellen Geschäften, zumindest muss ich mich meistens mit 75 zufriden geben... :/
    Im Herbst werd ich mich auch wieder damit eindecken. ♥
    Spricht mich einfach mehr an, als die Sachen welche man hier bei uns bekommt.

  5. Oh sweetie all the styes looks really pretty on you, but my favorite is 2012-2013
    Because your looks like a lovely and cute doll
    Btw now I´m following you in GFC
    I hope your follow me back swetie

    1. Thank you, that's very cute of you to say <3 May I only look like that because I have long hair hahaha but anyway, thanks for the comment.
      I'll gladly follow you back and am excited for you next updates~

  6. Precious!

    I liked to go see your evolution!

    What a nice blog, I follow you!