Kawaii Street: Katsucon Day Three
In the final hour~ I’m kidding the last day of Katsucon I had to whip out my Sweet Therapy shirt and take some time to be Yami Kawaii.I explored my love of the style and the excitement over the collaborative set by Hard Decora and Puvithel. There’s a thousand and one ways to style an outfit and I like to keep record so I don’t repeat a look in its entirety.
YamiKawaii in Theory:
I think when I picture Yamikawaii styles for me, I know that certain motifs must mean something to me otherwise I won’t wear it. This is just who I am, as a person who writes and fuses style together. I admire some amazing Visual Kei fashionistas over a wide variety of style genres. Today’s look pulled from what I learned at the living doll makeup panel and a general admiration for clown or circus Visual Kei. I think those styles inspired my use of color in my makeup and in my over color pallet in this Coord.
Baby First Yamikawaii:
You don’t just throw things together! Well sometimes I do, and the chaos is magnificent. I trust my process, while a little odd. Perhaps Bookworm Quirky is a better term. I felt that day like I was in therapy with color, and how I wept at its power. Just picture yourself being in a brave space with color and being the chaotic emotive self you needed to be authentic. I felt that. As color oozes on my face, and my eyes looked sadder I was experiencing a conversation with color that I needed.
I always build a Coord from a centerpiece. In this case, the Sweet Therapy Top. I choose to use the colors from the shirt again in my boots, and accessories. Plus throw in my kawaii glam, and I was ready in comfort and in color for my last day at Katsucon. Make up was all Fenty, and Juvias Place. I just got a little creative.
Pill Accessories (Earrings, Necklace, & Keychain)
Big Thank you:
I'm modeling a style inspired by Hard Decora x Puvithel that fuses Decora and Menhera Fashion. Decora Fashion emerged in late 90's and early 2000's as a branch out of Harajuku fashion. This style is defined by the layers of accessories and bright colors used to decorate the outfit. Mehera, which is Japanese slang for "Mental healther" takes motifs from mental health stigmas and melds it into kawaii culture and aesthetics. Redefining a concept that can be socially isolated or ignored and making it into a statement of acceptance and care. My background in psychology and my love of fashion will really contribute to how I wear this fusion of styles and aesthetics. I'm excited and nervous but I like the challenge to represent my advocacy for mental health and fashion creativity in showing how something shunned in society can be beautiful. Its a step in a different direction for me, but I hope that this style is another way to express something I believe in. - Kawaii Street: Sweet Therapy in Fashion