Current Obsessions March 2012

Harro :::)::! My professor decided to give an extension on our paper because supposedly many people have asked if it was possible. Now I have a bit of extra time on my hands so I thought I’d do a little entry ::heart1::! So nice of her, I’ve never actually had a professor move anything for us before!

Jelly

Ever since I’ve stumbled into Japanese fashion magazines my favorite one has changed a couple of times. I think my favorite one when I was first into it was Non-no. I moved onto Vivi after that. The models in Vivi were just so gorgeous and cute ::GAH::. It was always a tradition for my friends and I to buy bubble tea and then flip through my magazine and point out which outfits or pieces of clothing we liked! I thought Vivi just seemed so young and fun! Of course, I quickly came to like Lena Fujii. I think I have a thing for girls that can pull off both cute and sexy looks. Girl crush ::sparkle::.

I stopped looking through them regularly for a long time after that. I think because they come out every month I got a bit tired of seeing much of the same things repeatedly. When I got back into looking through them again I found a lot of things have changed. Non-no seemed to have had a major overhaul on their models. I couldn’t recognize them anymore and don’t know what happened to the old ones. Vivi’s take on the current trends were not really to my taste. As much as I loved their models I thought that the masculine-androgynous look was a bit too masculine for me. I think there were also many trends that incorporated old looks that I didn’t like so I was not really interested in what was ‘in’ anymore.

Occasionally I still looked through some, but I just wasn’t enjoying it as much anymore. Felt like it was really hard to find any inspiration for outfits ::nervous::. I was trying out new ones and I noticed that a lot of times when I saved an image for outfits that I like, it was actually from Jelly! I know gyaru style has a lot of fans, but I’m not really into Popteen, Egg, etc. but I do really like Jelly. I think it might be because their look is too heavy? …Too youthful? LOL.

I usually like the outfits they put together and for me, they’ve become the new Vivi. Fun and youthful while keeping with the trends. But we’ll see if that keeps up for me when all the spring/summer stuff is in full effects ::^^::.

Jelly has introduced me to two models that I’ve also been a bit obsessed with lately:

Maiko Takahashi

I don’t remember why I got into her, might’ve been from Tumblr? I started going through her blog after though and found that I quite like her looks. Usually when she posts up her outfit of the day I’m like ::lublub:: -saves as inspiration-. I’m never a heels girl so it’s nice to see how models pair their outfits without always wearing heels like in a lot of magazines.

I did notice she sometimes does something weird with her lips and it always bugs me whenever she does LOL. I think she tries to do duck lips or something, I don’t know. When she doesn’t though I think she looks really beautiful.


Remi Sakamoto

After I started looking through Jelly more I also noticed the model Remi Sakamoto. It’s interesting because I searched her up and the first result was her old blog. I thought there was another model with the same name or something because holy crap she looks different LOL!! Remi was actually a model for EGG before becoming a model for JELLY. I think if you go to her old blog and look at the banner and then look at the images I used above you can see how different the looks are too, even between the magazines. I like that their makeup for Jelly is girly without being way, way overdone… and you know.. without the super dark fake tans.

By the way, if you guys are interested, I actually created two fuckyeah tumblrs, each for one of them. Apparently Remi already has a lot of fans because people love reblogging her photos. Not so much love for Maiko though ::tear::. I actually like her a lot more, but maybe because Remi has a more ‘gyaru’ look? Although I’m basing all of my opinions only on their looks and fashion because I can’t read Japanese so I don’t really know how they are personality-wise ::^^:: ::sweat::.
Maiko: fuckyeahmaiko
Remi: fuckyeahremisakamoto

Teavana

I guess I’ll count this as an obsession. My friend, the other month, asked me to help her order some teas off Teavana. I was extremely tempted to order some myself because the site just makes them look so awesome. Gets even better when you read the names and the ingredients LOL. If she was back home and ordering I probably would’ve added some things into the basket for myself, but since she’s away in Vancouver for school I let that prevent me from throwing my cash at it ::^^::. Except my friend was awesome enough to send me the sample they included with her order and well.. that got me hooked and now I definitely want to order some ::nervous::.

I have these in my cart right now:



Sweet Fruit Garden Herbal Tea .. Strawberry Bliss Tea Blend
Youthberry Wild Orange Blossom Tea Blend .. Strawberry Lemonade Herbal Tea

As you can tell, I love fruity stuff. I was actually sent the Youthberry Wild Orange Blossom Tea Blend w/ Rock Sugar and it was delicious. It reminded me of Starbucks’ passion tea lemonade. So maybe for those of you think that is too sweet, you can give this a try? I love Starbucks’ passion tea lemonade, but I think this will be a good alternative for me when I’m studying and I want to sip on something.

Report back when I order and try them out ::bunneh::

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