CUTiE + Popteen = Shibuhara Lovers
Wednesday October 28, 2009
If you refresh you’ll see I added a fun, and dark, Halloween themed background. HAPPY HALLOWEEN, ね！
I just felt like blogging some randomness. The other day I downloaded some CUTiE (the bookstore I go to doesn’t sell it anymore or else someone beats me to it :ng: ) and I was a bit surprised how transformed it had been by the Shibuhara style [渋原系.] I know a few months ago they featured Tsubasa and they have again in this November issue (maybe more but I haven’t been keeping up with CUTiE.) I remember in the last issue I bought (feb) they had started adding in 1 or 2 key “Gal” style items into the coordinates but not much. But I guess Pop Sister & the whole Shibuhara-kei really struck a chord.
Can’t be too surprised though, they put the “hara” in “Shibuhara.” In other words I need to get my hands on some CUTiE perhaps!? To go along with my Popteen. The differences between CUTiE & Popteen can be sometimes subtle. Mostly in the hair, make and shoes. For example. Below are both images from the November issues of the 2 magazines.
WANT that salopette by the way~ :getit:
Popteen is on the left & CUTiE on the right. It’s kind of interesting to see these individual magazines adopting each others’ culture (if you will.) Or at least brands. Haahaa, Titty&Co. & Valentine’s High in CUTiE?? I’m a bit surprised :!: . Of course Pop Sister is really the combination of both these magazines (and others mixed in.)
I know some girls really don’t like Shibuhara style. It’s either lacking in high maintenance girlishness or it’s too commercial casual for true harajuku style. And that’s OK. I can see that. I don’t feel that way though, but only because I’ve always admired both styles but never really found myself falling into one category more than the other. For me, Shibuhara best describes what I already was wearing and what I want to wear more of! :ureshii:
Here’s a translation of the infamous Shibuhara page from Pop Sister if anyone’s curious about the style.
Enough rambling! How about some more CUTiE??!! :bow: :twinklepink:
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