International VK street fashion
Anonymous asked: Hi, I have a question for you. My best friend loves visual Kei clothing and he tries to get vkei clothing but it seems to be almost impossible here in the uk and well long story short he's always asking me if i know any vkei shops in the uk and i cant think of anything except a few shops in afflecks palace in Manchester. Do you know of anything? Thank you btw i love your blog
…………..well I’m from Germany, not from the UK, therefore your question isn’t quite easy to awnser you know……………….
I heard sometimes that if you keep your eyes open that you might find something at camden market in london, otherwise I can only recommand to order online.
thanks ^^@1 day ago with 3 notes
Anonymous asked: I think it is from a kpop vid. What do you think about how k fashion is taking inspiration from vk?
it was from big bang or some more famous kpop band right ? (lol unless I wouldn’t know it)
I hope I’m not going to make anyone feel offended here
but it always kinda upsets me when something out of some underground fashions like visual kei is going into the mainstream and is hyped of all sudden
and you were judged for it before
its not only kpop, its also this stupid hipster fashion
like when I wore platform creepers in 2011 people gave me disgusted looks, now it became edgy and of all sudden everyone is wearing them and feels super duper fashionistah. ugh.
when it comes to kpop (and the fashion the artists are promoting), I stopped becoming upset, its some kind of energy waste. Because I’d be all the time………oh well.
For example: chrome hearts. Chrome hearts is a brand for heavy rock jewelry, mainly for people who wear flashy rock fashion.
And members of kpop bands model for chrome hearts.
like. what the fuck even. you produce accessoires which are definitly dandy rock style, and you don’t take fucking rockstars to model it?????
Well, because of the fame a kpop idol brings into some brand then, its of course selling better…. but somehow I feel like the designers aren’t walking the “path” they originally chose.
and when kpop idols wear more gothic/rock/punk/visual kei/dark underground fashion styles in their MVs its kinda ..well I don’t like it, because its not their fucking attitude to walk around like that…its some industry fake. And last but not least, people who wear this kind of fashion originally are judged for it.
My only comment to all this is
Well, fuck you too@5 days ago with 15 notes
bobafettishism asked: To your anon asking about VK stuff in the UK - I used to live there myself. In London you can indeed find VK-style clothes pretty easily in a few stores in Camden Town in London (take the Underground to the station of the same name, and when exiting, turn right and you cannot miss it). The brands will not be Japanese brand names though - most will be brands like Punk Rave and stuff. But the style is still definitely VK and the stuff is fairly nice. Plus no shipping fees! And you can try it on.
thanks for the info~
just a little warning: some clothes which are like “invinsible labled” visual kei often look cheap and are hard to combine, as well hard to wear in everyday life. Its your choice of course, but just a reminder.
The advantage of japanese brands is that lots of clothes are comfortable, easy to combine and good to wear in your everydaylife too. Oversea brands have barely managed to design pieces like that.@1 day ago with 2 notes
Anonymous asked: Do you have any suggestions for an American guy to get into visual kei? I feel like non-asian guys can't pull off the look as well, but was hoping you could give me some tips to help me out.
Visual Kei has absolutely nothing to do with gender or ethnicity!!!
Please don’t think that!
Well, if you’re a beginner, the road is always tough.
Everything starts with music of course..get over the mainstream, listen to a few indie bands and get inspired by their looks.
If you don’t wear it yet: let your hair grow long. Get a layered haircut and try out some styles!
To be honest I’ve seen a lot of non asian guys who pulled it off absolutely amazing! If your body isn’t skinny like something else, try a more masculine look…ripped jeans, long cardigans in soft fabrics, glamourus shirts or longsleeves…
don’t be afraid of wearing animal prints as well! (some [straight]guys are afraid of being called gay because they wear leopard print.. whatever style has nothing to do with sexual orientation)
Try out make up…if you don’t want to start too extreme just use base -> make your skin look lighter, your cheekbones higher, plug your eyebrows..
heavy silver jewelry, especially rings, necklaces and belts with big silver buckles are nice~
just do it and don’t think “I’m not asian this doesn’t look good on me”
start to wear what you like and develope combining skills.
to inspire you: here’s a guy from sweden who pulls off the host style very well. He’s currently more into gyaru-o fashion. But basically, he’s very good at visual kei too! Imagine his make up, hair and maybe clothes a bit darker, more skulls and studs and it’d be 100% fullblood visual kei.@1 day ago with 10 notes