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Fashionista NOW: 10 Kawaii Style Bloggers To Follow

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A dose of kawaii can be all you need to feel young, hip, cute and adorable. Check out my very first post on this kawaii mania and how the popular Japanese pop culture has influenced the way global fashionistas dress themselves.

Kawaii has exploded into a full-blown global phenomenon that has transformed the way young ladies and men choose to dress themselves. Cute has become the new sexy. Normcore has imploded and turned into chaos magic, but that’s another story.

The word, kawaii, refers to the quality of being cute, or things that are cute. In the context of Japanese popular culture, kawaii also means lovable and adorable, aside from all the CUTENESS OVERLOAD.

I personally am not a terribly kawaii person although I’d be tempted to boastfully-admit that I have been blessed with a “radiant face” as the original word literally means that, but of a blushing, embarrassed person, and that’s apt too, as I’m kind of shy and prone to feel warm under the skin when a pair of eyes gaze about my presence, especially if they belong to a cute person.

Anyway, if you’ve been alive for the past 5 years at least, with Internet at your disposal, you would have an inkling that kawaii-celebrating creatures are aplenty. Though I’m not inclined to dress in pops of bright in-your-face hues and patterns of general cuteness that may include cartoon characters like Pikachu, Miss Bunny, Sailor Moon, Tom & Jerry and the like, I do LOVE me some Doraemon. When I was in highschool, I had a friend who kept calling me Doraemon in a high-pitched voice and I’d do the same that it became the only way we’d addressed each other and the only content of our communication!

Doraemon is dear to me as it remains one of the few Japanese manga TV series I thoroughly enjoyed not because of the whiny and annoying Nobita, but for blue brazen stray neko (cat) character himself, Doraemon. What can I say, my love for kitties extends into the world of fiction plus this one comes with all sorts of fun gadgets and sorcery!

Another kawaii characters I love are the Minions but they’re not in the official kawaii-approved list so, what do I know? In fashion, elements of cuteness are everywhere, like in the way the hair is done, colored or otherwise in styles equated with the pre-pubescent though not exactly exclusively as there are iterations of creepy-kawaii, erotic-kawaii etc.

Makeup usually is kept fresh with intense focus on bringing out the roundness of the pupils of the eyes and overall enlargement for maximum innocent vibes. Colors of bright punches of neon and pastel seem to be a running favorite and quirky cute-but-not-too-cute patterns and shapes like a unicorn clutch or a rainbow jacket with eyeballs are worn in playful outfits.

There is an ever-growing global community of kawaii-loving fashionistas on Lookbook to follow and if you are obsessed with the Japanese subculture, the roundup below and (above, ohhh, hi Keit!) will hopefully be the inspiration you need to stay effortlessly kawaii! Enjoy!

| Kate Hannah

| Shady Kleo

| Andrea Chavez

| Jamie Sucré

| Lovely Sara

| Junko Suzuki

| Peaches B.

| Suzy

| Essy Noir

Random fact about me: I want to sip coffee and pet a kitty at the same time, but there ain’t any kawaii kitty cafe close to where I live here. Well, there is one Coffee Cottage but that’s still too far.

So, what do you think of the kawaii fashion movement? Are you a dresser of the trend? Or is it a lil’ too ridiculously cute for you to handle? Share all your thoughts below – I love reading them!

Like most qualities, cuteness is delineated by what it isn’t. Most people aren’t cute at all, or if so they quickly outgrow their cuteness … Elegance, grace, delicacy, beauty, and a lack of self-consciousness: a creature who knows he is cute soon isn’t.” —William S. Burroughs

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