Sometimes, I feel my outfits are so boring and uninspirational..
To get the creative juices flowing, I like looking at Japanese fashion magazines!
Zasshiko is a really great website for downloading scans!
All the fashion magazines have a couple of sections – latest fashion, shoes, makeup, hair, skincare, etc. So you should really choose the magazine you want to read based on the style you’re interested in!
There are a couple of magazines that are dedicated to nails, hair, etc. So if you’re just interested in that, just take a look at those magazines!
By the way, I would encourage everyone to buy the original magazines, but they’re very expensive compared to Western magazines. They weigh A LOT and shipping from Japan will indeed cost A LOT as well. You shouldn’t be surprised to drop $15 for each magazine! Nowadays, they also like to include goodies like bags, pouches, hair accessories, etc. That will also increase the shipping fee.
Here’s some magazines I’d recommend!
This is a magazine with casual type of clothing covering the newest fashions.
This magazine covers a lot of subcultures. It’s got lolita, creepy kei, punk, etc. It’s got a lot of street fashion photos with girls in Harajuku with wacky styles.
A magazine for more mature ladies. It’s geared towards more the OL (office lady) crowd. So think age 22+ and up.
This is a casual magazine for younger girls, ie. teens and preteens. It’s a lot more sweet and cute!
Magazines covers Gyaru style. Gyaru can be described as a more dramatic take on the current fashions. It’s paired with more heavy makeup including fake eyelashes and is inspired by Western fashion.
That’s it then! Happy reading
By the way, if you girls have any questions, please don’t ever hesitate to ask me! You can ask me in the comments or in the contact form.
Even if it’s a, “How do I order from Taobao?”, “Where can I find xxxxxx on Taobao?”, etc!
I promise I don’t bite! I promise to answer all questions!
P.S. Happy 4th of July all my fellow Patriots!