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…
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.”
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.”
“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.”
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.
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.
1950s Nails where long and tapered always matching your nail polish to your lipstick and in the 1940s matching your nail polish to your clothing a done thing .
1960s Nails were all about white, nude or frosted pastel shades.
In 1970 Fake nails become more popular and the french manicure was invented by Jeff Pink.
Going into the 1980s A Kaleidoscope of nail varnishes were available.
1990s The Lost Generation. Nails were more toned down. Black nails were huge and in 1994 Chanel launched one of its best selling nail polishes ‘VAMP’
Now nails created by http://www.powderbeauty.co.uk
Glamour Grunge nails using OPI ‘Lincoln Park After Dark’
Long Glitter Oval Talons.
Gel Polish and jewellery by http://www.hannahmakesthings.com available at Powder.
Photo by Rachel at Powder.
2000s Nails, Loads of stuff going on! Textures, Sheens and embellishments. Nails have become part of the whole outfit. Innovation in nail technology has really come on with the launch of Minx in 2007 and Gel polish in 2008, and lots more DIY nail jobs.