Popteen May 2012 Issue

Yesterday I hung out with my HS friends and Sandy, and we went from KTown to the Garment District (so I can buy fabric dye yay!). Since we were around Kinokuniya, we stopped by there (for a longgg time LOL) and I picked up my Popteeen. Continue reading for some pages from the May 2012 issue. If you want me to take photos of specific contents in the magazines (hair, makeup, more outfits, etc) let me know! I just took some that I found interesting :3

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Popteen & SCawaii April Issues

Haven’t bought Japanese magazines in a long time, so the other day I went to pick up three magazines and I was surprised that many of the new items I’ve been purchasing or been wishing for is what’s trending now. So now I don’t regret any of my purchases XD I picked a few outfits from each magazine that I really like and want to buy similar pieces :3

popteen march 2012 and april 2012 issue, s cawaii april 2012 issue

I actually don’t like Popteen as much anymore since my style has matured quite a bit. Been leaning more towards SCawaii again (like in HS haha). I don’t think I fit the cute cute style anymore? >_<

Really in love with the high-low sweaters and skirt trend! I’ve been buying a few clothes that has the high-low trend, so can’t wait to wear them ^^ I really want the tights Marimo is wearing – I just LOVE garter-like tights. I have a few but I just can’t get enough of them!! Also looking for a nice beige blazer, so if anyone knows where I can get a good one, please let me know ^ 3^ Like last year, mint seems to be trending for spring, and I really love how soft the color is.

Love loose blouses for spring, it’s so nice and airy! The two girls look really cool in the monochrome styled outfit (well except for one of their boots XD but their jackets!). Kumickky is wearing a Liz Lisa ensemble that looks more sophiscated than cute, which is the Liz Lisa style I like better now :3 Loving Okaeri’s trench coat, it’s adorable!

I really love corset like tops, which the stylist paired with the high-low skirt, making it a bit more feminine. The loose trench coat is a nice look for spring. Now I found another way to wear the pinky-beige loose trench coat I bought last year :3 The light blue is a nice fresh color for spring, and they made it more casual yet still stylish with a tee. Last but not least, one of the reason why I picked up the magazine was for the lingerie featured so I can get some inspiration. This spread featured the lovely Lena♥ I’ve been told by many people that I look like her – how i wish that was true! But she’s way cuter and sexier than I am haha~

I was really surprised to see Kim Hyun Joong in Popteen! He’s so handsome and talented. He’s like me, with the 4D personality haha~

Lately my style has been all over the place, from cute ruffly outfits, to more cool chic. I think I’m a bit confused what style I want to go for, but I honestly want to be able to pull off all kinds of style. Plus, I’ve been getting positive feedback from strangers, friends and professors on the different looks I have, so I guess I’m on the right track and can do it! I hope so :3

cardigan: uniqlo / belt, top, skirt: taiwan / necklace: betsey johnson

Here’s one that my fashion art professor simply adored and said I should be sent on the senior runway XD I think she’s being too nice! My Japanese sensei said I was like a cherry blossom haha I regret not buying the cardigan and belt in more colors >_<

I don’t usually love sweaters, but when I saw this one, I fell in love immediately since it featured the Union Jack flag and is cropped so it won’t make me look fat XD I hate sweaters because I feel like it makes me look fatter XD My mom was like, “What in the world are you wearing!?” referring to my tights. My lingerie classmates and professors on the other hand thought like me – they loved it. I guess only some people will understand my style haha~ This is probably my favorite outfit recently as it’s really comfortable and I received a lot of good feedback on it. Some guy even took a picture of me in the garment district while I was buying fabrics for class. I would’ve appreciated if he asked first though. But if he did, I probably would’ve walked away really fast XD

This has to be the cutest song and MV I’ve seen recently :3 It’s been posted on facebook by many of my Korean friends so I decided to watch and now I can’t stop replaying it. The guy in it is super adorable, and the math equation turning into “I love you” is just so sweet and clever! I’m also amazed at how they found actors that looks just like the younger version of the couple, so cute~

 judyhime chan♥

Recent Photoshoots (Jan & Feb)

Since the last post about my photoshoots, I did two and a half (the half was a quick one i had my friend do for me as practice) more! First one was done at Roosevelt Island and I had three photographers taking my photos at the same time haha It was a bit hard because I wasn’t sure who I’m supposed to look at, so I just took turns looking at each of them LOL and they were all telling me different ways to pose or look!! So I had to try my best to listen to each one and make sure they’re happy LOL The weirdest part was when they were taking pictures of me, a random guy walked towards us and started taking pictures of me too for awhile and then he left. I hope he doesn’t do anything weird with my photos, and I was wondering why the two guy photographers (that pointed him out to me) didn’t do anything about it -______-”

Since I was so tense, J had to show me “Troublemaker” MV on his phone since that was the look we were going for. And omg… whenever J has a photoshoot with me it’s always cold D: either that or that’s the day I always have the lightest outfits on LOL here are three of my favorite shots, from J and from S. V (the other photographer) made my face look big so I don’t really want to share those photos LOL!! well it was his second time (i think?) doing portraits and I think he literally took it as portraits, as in just face and super up close >_<” he usually does more scenery/landscapes, so i forgive him LOL

"troublemaker"

(outfit breakdown in case anyone’s interested; dress forever21, shoes steve madden)

this was my favorite shot since it’s my first time trying to do the “sexy” look haha… i hope i succeeded. i also love how the background were buildings, and since i was wearing black it made it pop. i know, i have to work on my expression >__<” any pointers on that would be helpful! i try everyday to practice in the mirror, but i’m so bad at controlling my face? LOL!!

by oneself~

love the color editting 🙂

we went there when the sun was still up and stayed until sundown, so cold >_< so afterwards we had my favorite, shabu shabu! 😀

then since I was told to work on my expressions, i had my friend C do a photoshoot for me at her house (finally found a person with a nice corner in their house haha!). apparently the ones with the magazine tears on the floor came out looking like a magazine editoral, so i’m happy with the results 🙂 here’s my two favorite shots~

where is my mind?

top; random asian store | shorts forever21 | socks steve madden

first time applying falsies myself!

I also finally learned how to apply falsies by myself! a friend of mine challenged me to take a before and after pic, where i look totally different afterwards. so i did a smokey eye and tried falsies for the first time. i couldn’t find my tweezers or this other tool to put falsies on so i just used my hand and did whatever LOL it worked so I guess tools aren’t really necessary. learning this will also be beneficial for my future photoshoots (which was true, since i had to do it a week afterwards haha) towards the end of the day it was coming off at the corner of my eyes, so i had to adjust it at whole foods and all the guys were just staring at me LOL!!! fun memory haha

The last photoshoot was for P’s photography assignment, where he had to take black and white films of an ad. He wanted to do an accessory ad and have it all dolled up and such, so he asked me to be his model for it (finally!! he said he was going to use me as a model last semester, but because his group changed their mind I never go to do the doll photoshoot, but finally got to do it this semester!). He just finished developing the photos, and said he’ll scan and photoshop/crop a bit before sending to me, so for now i’ll just show my make up and outfit from the shoot ^^

original make up

since i had to look “doll like” i tried a different type of falsies, but i thought my eye looked too round at the corner so i changed up the eye make up a bit. This was also my first time trying to do a gyaru make up with falsies and all. :3 here’s the final look i went for;

at the set~

i also tried using bbcream for the first time since i thought he wouldn’t photoshop my skin, i had to have flawless doll like skin right? XD though it didn’t make a difference on my face -__-” anyways that’s P in the background setting up the backdrop while i imitated the girls in the references.

OOTD

dress; liz lisa modified by me | petticoat; two both made by me | tights; charlotte russe | shoes (not pictured); 2 maos (japanese) | necklace; betsey johnson | watch; guess

He wanted me to wear a lolita dress, but since I didn’t have, I had him choose a hime gyaru dress I had and stayed up until 1AM sewing up a petticoat to make it fluff up like a lolita dress. I also took apart the original bow at the waist so i can make a second bow for my head. I think the outcame came out pretty doll like, so I’m glad 😀

Now I’m talking with another photographer friend F about a photoshoot, and I really like the concepts we’ve throwing around, so I can’t wait for that photoshoot! 😀 So stay tuned for photos from that one ^^

Next entry will be on make up and recent purchases haha. Don’t want my posts to be so random with all sorts of things in one post @__@”

judyhime chan♥

New Japanese Gal Brand~ JugeETTA!

With the upcoming block selection this Friday, I’ve been so stressed out thinking about whether or not I’ll be able to get what I want; Intimate Apparel. There’s only one block with ONLY 20 seats, so naturally I’m worried >”<!! Got to click really fast on Friday~ Wish me luck guys!!

But on a happier note, today in the morning I was looking at Liz Lisa’s site and I saw they opened a new line, their sister line JugeETTA which seems to be geared towards an older audience. From what I was able to read, it’s supposed to be chic and trendy and have the feel of Vintage Paris. Here’s some pictures of their line~

I want her whole outfit on the left and I have a similar Liz Lisa dress as the one on right haha~

looks like what other brands have been putting out recently~ but with a slightly different feel~ I wish I can pull off these two outfits > u <"!

Looks quite sophiscated and lovely, doesn’t it? It’s so my style right now! Haha!

However, I realized a lot of garments remind me of other brands (as well as their own sister’s, Liz Lisa) but with just some slight changes (meaning they get away from copyright laws) such as coloring, prints and some details. There were a lot of items that were really following the current trends (polka dots, bows, lace, fur, etc) but with a more mature and feminine Liz Lisa-esque twist to it. There were also a few pieces that really resembled previous Liz Lisa pieces but with a different fabrication. It reminds me of combination of Liz Lisa and Jesus Diamante, which is great since they’re my two favorite brands. The cost is a bit more than LL but definitely cheaper than JD~

1. Looks a lot like Liz Lisa dresses but with a more simple fabrication 2. I really want this one! Reminds me of the dress in Proposal Daisakusen special epi haha 3. I have the same dress in black x nude from another brand~

Another reason why I’m so psyched and happy about it is because although I love LL, I’m also starting to dress more elegant and feminine rather than cutesy-cute and girly~ So this is a great line for me to transition into that (I’ll probably still buy LL as well. XD I still love that brand so much!) !! I’m reallyyyy excited! Once I save up, I’ll definitely buy a dress or two~ As of now, I’m not in the mood to spend another $150 on a dress (especially when I think about the cost of fabrics for my homework >”<)… haha~

What do you girls think? ^^ For me, I’m excited and hoping their future items will have more of their own brand image rather than just copies and fusing other brands together XD

(By the way, does anyone else think she looks like that mixed model that was in Popteen for a few issues and then disappeared?? For some reason, she usually makes me feel a bit uncomfortable but she looks really lovely here! I think she dyed her hair darker which looks really nice on her~ :D)

On a different note, I’m selling all my Lolita pieces, it’s up on ebay but I’m willing to sell it at a cheaper price to my readers (since ebay has fees I had to raise the price a bit)~ 🙂

judyhime. ♥