“Imagine What Life Would Be Like If We Had Tiny Panda Faces As Fingerprints.”

Harajuku Fashion Influences

This week Powder takes a look at the ever growing Harajuka fashion trend. Harajuku has become world famous as Japan’s center of street fashion. Harajuka, just a small square mile area is full of boutiques, fashion malls and chains. Every day of the year, tens of thousands of people come here to shop and see what the latest trends are.

Powder takes a look at how the Harajuka fashion is forming trends across the world…

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V Magazine, makeup artist Peter Philips. Photographed by Richard Burbridge and styled by Robbie Spencer- nymag.com

We love the photo above from an article on nymag.com, which was  created for V Magazine. The article describes,

“makeup artist Peter Philips kicked aside traditional makeup options and instead painted faces… in a vast array of whimsical Emoji, the Japanese doodads that replace written words with cartoonish images pictographs, to be more precise.”

 V Magazine, makeup artist Peter Philips
Photographed by Richard Burbridge and styled by Robbie Spencer. V Magazine, makeup artist Peter Philips, source: nymag.com

The article goes onto say:

“The models are bedecked in colorful eyeballs and oversize lips, but also accessorized with jewels from Mawi, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Delfina Deletrez, and more….Imagine what life would be like if we had tiny panda faces as fingerprints.”

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Harper's Bazaar Shoot
Harper’s Bazaar Shoot by photographer Nicoline Patricia Malina, styled by Michael Pondaag, models Ksenia Katerina and Olga, hair and makeup by Qiqi Franky.
Harper's Bazaar
Harper’s Bazaar Shoot by photographer Nicoline Patricia Malina, styled by Michael Pondaag, models Ksenia Katerina and Olga, hair and makeup by Qiqi Franky.

The photos above show the Harper’s Bazaar Indonesia ‘Harajuku-ers’ photo shoot is inspired by the Japanese street style that is seen in the Harajuku district in Tokyo. An article on Trendhunter.com describes it as:

“Shot by photographer Nicoline Patricia Malina, the Harper’s Bazaar Indonesia Harajuku-ers editorial is as colorful and funky as the fashion itself. From carnival settings to arcade backdrops, this photo shoot takes advantage of the most vibrant scenes available. Playfully styled by Michael Pondaag, models Ksenia Katerina and Olga had their candy-colored hair and makeup done by Qiqi Franky, which help embellish the looks even more.”

Gwen Stefani Harajuku Lovers Fragrance
Gwen Stefani Harajuku Lovers Fragrance

Pop star Gwen Stefani and the Harajuku Girls made the Harajuka fashion internationally popular back in the mid-2000s and ever since people have been enamored with this culture’s vibrant and eccentric outfit choices.

The below images show some great fashion & nail inspiration we found and pinned over on our Pinterest board.

Harajuka make up and nails for POP magazine
Harajuka make up and nails for POP magazine
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Harajuku Nail Art…when it comes to outrageously awesome nail art, the Japanese dare to be different!
Harajuku Fashion Walk Street Snaps
Harajuku Fashion Walk Street Snaps
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A selection of Harajuku Fashion, nails and make up we found on Pinterest.

How weird, wonderful and cute are the images above!? We came across them on Pinterest, and all original sources can be found via our Pinterest Board here.

Like the look of any the above? Whether it be make up, nail art or hair styling- Powder can create it for you. Why not book an appointment today and dare to stand out from the crowd! Visit our website to view prices, or call 01273 720055.

Sources, as listed on the images above, plus:
http://www.japanesestreets.com/harajuku-fashion/
http://www.trendhunter.com/slideshow/harajuku-style#1

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