Favorite Japanese stars: Girls-next-door all grown up

Hey gorgeous people!

It’s quite a busy week for me so lately I’ve been doing mini-posts, I hope it’s okay. And I’ve been planning to watch a TV series or a movie because I want to make a review out of it. It’s been a while since I’ve written one, but I’m not sure which I should do just yet. Maybe depending on whether it’s already out with subs or not… Any suggestions?

Anyways, here’s another mini-post. It’s about Japanese stars which are known for their girl-next-door image or at least people have really gotten familiar with them through their cute slash kawaii looks. But sometimes they have to step outside of the box and explore other images, especially in portraying roles in dramas or movies and photoshoots. It only shows how versatile they are as actresses, but some fans may disagree otherwise. You know how fans get when the little girl they have in their minds start growing up too fast.


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Fighting! Korean Celebs in gorgeous Hanbok!

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Since we’re in a cultural mode for the past few posts, after the divine Japanese traditional clothing spazz we just had, I think it’s time for us to go Hallyu!

The Hanbok is the traditional Korean dress that is simple, yet elegant. It has no pockets and has little or no patterns or bold designs. Usually the women wear it with bolero-style vests or long sleeves, whereas the men’s casual wear consists usually of pieces of long sleeve, loose vest and loose pants.

Trust me, it’s just as breathtaking and amazing. So let’s not hold our breaths for too long and get on with the show! Here they are in their colorful silky Hanbok that is worn in formal occasions, festivals and weddings.

Boys and girls unite!

Visions of Art Part 2: Japanese Male Celebs in traditional Kimono and casual wear

Hey it’s me again!

So for next week I’ll be a bit busy so I really made it a point to finish this huge project of collecting photos of celebs in Kimono, Yukata and other traditional Japanese clothing. Due to insistent public demand, here are our favorite gentlemen looking as gorgeous as the ladies did in the previous post. In their case I added pics that showed them wearing warrior gears that I’ve seen in period movies.

Okay, just some fun background info to get us started:

I’ve read somewhere that men’s Kimono, in contrast to the women’s, are more subdued in color, have subtle patterns and have different textures. The most typical color for the formal type would be black and gray. But the casual ones can be seen in brighter colors, and some are worn during the summer or during festivals.

Visions of Art: Japanese Female Celebs in Kimonos/ Yukata

Hello gorgeous people of the world!

First off, sorry for the delayed posts. I’ve been running up and down with chores, work and bouts of laziness lol. Anyhoodles, I’ve always been fascinated with Japanese culture (duh, obviously) and this time I want to highlight one of their traditional clothing – the classic and beautiful Kimono. In college I wrote a research paper about Geisha and later on I wrote a book review on Memoirs of a Geisha and Mineko Iwasaki’s "Geisha, A Life." I wasn’t a fan of the movie, the actors were great, but slightly misplaced, plus there’s a problem with the use of language. But the costume designer was so brilliant, the Kimonos worn by the leads were fantastic.

I entitled the post Visions of Art because wearing a Kimono is like wearing a painting where there’s technique, creativity and style is all at play. And it’s not an easy thing to wear, nor is it easy to put on. Its creation takes real skill and expertise. It also reflects the country’s seasons, the people’s feelings, emotions and ultimately, the Japanese way of life.

Girls of Summer