Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The heavier make up and tan styles guide UPDATE

I read on a blog regarding gal make up, and I spotted some misinformation there, so I decided to create a mini guide on the differences~! And also give a better analysis on the styles themselves.
It's a bit late, but better now than not at all.

Ganguro/Gonguro
ガングロ/ゴングロ
late90s-early 2000s


This style came about in the 90's. There was medium to dark tans galore, platform boots(the higher the better) white make up on the lips and mouth(from a light white to the bold white sported by Buriteri), and variations of lightened hair. Hawaiin themes were really common especially during the summer time, and the Alba Rosa clothing brand is really big on the scene.
The hair was bleached during this time because of the lack of colouring kits. The hair is usually seen as brown, med brown, blonde, and also white.
The clothes has a 70's and 90's feel to it; pastel or garish colours, characteristic knit styles, the way some of the dresses have a boxy feel when worn on the body, tight pants, etc.
I have not found alot of teasing or big hair styles when I anaylyze the hair the ganguros and gonguros uses.



Manba/Tsuyome manba
マンバ、強めマンバ
2000-

Manba came after Ganguro had died off. It had two revisions. Many people refer to these two as "old school manba" and "new school manba".
Old School Manba is characterized by usually hair being browns, blonds, and maybe some tint colours, stickers on the face under the eyes(not drawn on with make up), lots of cute accessories, yarn or strange danglies in the hair, bright colours, flip flops, and more stylized eye make ups.
 NOTE: The MAIN difference between this style and Ganguro is the NOSE STRIPE~.
However, some girls in the scans of the old egg mags dont wear nose stripes at all.
Kigurumis, cute sweats, pajama pants are mad cute~
For the nose stripe, the "T" shape (white make up powdered over the eyebrows)is usually common.


New School Manba is what happened when the first phase of manba died out for a while, then came back~. Girls bleached and dyed their hair with bright colours, hair extensions are being put in, Banba started to evolve from it at about the same time, and cute goodies that you can adorn yourself with is still in. It's a more fun and perhaps more "childish" version of banba, but sexy clothes as long as they are bright are in~Stickers are not worn that much, or none at all.
The hair is usually teased big, and may have a flower or two in it.
Manba make up is a bit cleaner looking than Old School style make up.
Alba Rosa clothing goods can be spotted here and there.
Tsuyome Manba is the more extreme version of manba: Hair bright and can be so long that it touches the ground. Big big BIG hair is very important, but doesnt matter if its a ton of weave, yarn, or leis.
Eye make up is usually VERY bold and the eyes are done up to appear very large.




Banba
バンバ
2000-
  
Almost like manba, but the make up, sported especially by the Angeleek galcir, usually had glitter in it, and varied from really bold that could be mistaken for manba, or lighter and less in your face.
There are two clothes colour schemes, one very bright with neons, and one with more earthy and/or natural colours. The same can be said for the hair as well. Lip colour is white, nude, or pink colours.



          

Tsuyome(96/kuro gals)
強め(つよめ)
around mid 2000s
This is usually seen as a lighter and sometimes "tougher" version of Banba style. There are still tans, but the white make up is toned down or none at all, and usually the eye make up (liner, lashes) are bold and fierce. Hair colour ranges from browns, ash colours, or blondes. 
The clothes are sexy or sexy and cool, and has a more mature vibe than Manba, Banba and even the Ganguro styles. If one was to do a slow graduation from manba, they might go the route of Manba>Banba>tsuyome.
Lips are done in nudes or sometimes pinks.







96gyaru or kuro gyaru(or even kuronba/bo) is like the 2010-2011- version of Banba. Its sexier and flashier.






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this is not manba:
Even though her eye make up is dark, and her eyes look a bit larger, she is NOT tanned,does NOT have a nose stripe and her eyebrows are even way too dark for tsuyome.






even though she is banba(not manba), she has the tan, the nose stripe, and thick eye make up.
Large eyes+tan+white eye make up+nose stripe = manba

Thursday, November 11, 2010

stolen from Kwoww GYARU MEME



Name: Lisha
Location: Chicago
Occupation: student and broke
Height: 5'7ish
Hair/Eyes: brown  eyes:grey/brown/white
First discovery of gyaru: I was googling japanese street fashionb for lolitas and vkei but some ganguro pix came up and scared me lol
Your Gyaru Style: (however many you like)
banba
manba
tsuyome manba
tsuyome
TOP 5 COORDS!!

cocona aka serina
rock

cool style inspiration
cool style inspiration
cool style inspirationcool style inspiration

Your 7 Favorite Fashion Items That You Own:
-cage like black boots
-my new chain braid bracelet
-black leggins
-my nails that i make
-my long black coat
-trucker hats
-black outdoor vest

Top 10 Gyaru Fashion Goals:,,
1)be the best rocker gal 
2) grow out my hair longer so i dont have to rely on extens for length
3)buy lots of wigs!!
4)plan a gal meet where there will be 50+gals
5)buy silver jewelry
6)buy a leather skirt
7)get 10 pairs+ of black long boots
8)buy a jp brand gal like item
9)have better eyebrows lol
10)meet western gals in europe

Top 5 Gyaru Achievements:
1)became gal and got a bit more confident in my style
2)made an official nago circle with my close gal sisters , la and tomo
3)met with my diamond gals in cali
4)perfected my make up and style
5)made friends with lots of western gals~ <3
Name: Lishaon: Chicagupation: college student
Height: 5'7 ishir/Eyes:  natural:brownntacts: grey, reddish brown, purple, white

First discovery of gyaru: saw pix of ganguro gals on the web when searching for jp streetfashions.
Your Gyaru Style: (however many you like)

rocker(main theme/style)Your Top 5 Gyaru Model Inspirations:

banba

cool style inspiration
manba

tsuyome manba (rare)

tsuyome
ck kaji
Your Top 5 Gyaru Model Inspirations:
buriteri~
pinja!!! love her!!
Gyaru fashion inspiration
shes so cute! and i love her eye make
mamin~! her make was sooo cute!! and fierce!
Gyaru Fashion Inspiration
love all of them, but kyon(far right) is my fave!!)


Your 4 Favorite Gyaru Magazines:
-EGG!
-ageha
-jelly
-um... mens egg? lolThe Top 6 Gyaru Brands you like best:
-gilfy
-egoist
-old alba rosa
-glad news
-(if i was more girly v&>) tutuha
-ma*rs5 of Your Favorite Coordinates: (not your own)


Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween weekend~!!

On Friday, the Chicago gyaru's and I went down to Indianapolis for a Midwest Halloween Gal Event hosted and created by Kaizo!
Midwest Gyaru ready for traveling!
Galaxxy, L.A., Ella

Rest Stop at Macdonalds
Our first food stop during our trip!

There was Danielle, L.A., Mama Kai, Galaxxy, Krystal, Ella, Rishi,  and also the gentlemen of the group: Tak, Jordan,and Bryan.

Gyaru group picture
blurry pic...
Danielle,Galaxxy,La,Rii,Krystal,Mama Kai~

We shared one room;two beds, one floor and one crappy bathroom, but it was pretty decent because the event went through instead of flop badly. And it was pretty nice hanging out longer with the gals I know on facebook and such.
I also bought my first pack of mojitos and my first beer at a restuarant also. go me!!
Kirin
It was also fun driving and following each other on the roads and just going somewhere. It was like a gang of gyaru!!! ...that drove cars instead of motorcycles lol. but it was so exciting and we had good times.

on saturday and a bit of sunday, we did some shopping too.


I bought snacks,

Shrimp ChipsMilkita

Japanese sweetsJapanese Style Noodle
noodles for making ramen. need some more ingredients for it though.


two bracelets

Accessories

Accessories
(Danielle and I bought matching ones!!)



Eyelashes
two pairs of lens,fake glasses, and a pair of lashes. Also recieved my phone package in the mail!! I have the Intercept phone now. Pretty cool. I can type japanese on it so thats really what  I wanted most of all!! I can even have the ringtones *I* want lol
eyelashes
Krystal bought a ranzuki mag the other day that had a set of lashes; top and bottom. she took the bottom half, and she gave the top half to me. I think they are pretty cute for  subtle make ups
 but doesn't show up too well with heavier liner.