Friday, August 18, 2017

Mori Girl Challenge: Day 1

I previously finished this challenge, but it was quite a long time ago, so I figured now is as good a time as any to redo the challenge. I hope you enjoy!

Day 1: Naturally, our first question is how did you get into Mori Kei?

I discovered Mori Kei on accident. It was around 2010, and at the time I was a bit of an otaku. I was very much into anime, manga, and all things Japan. I knew about Lolita fashion, but that was about all I knew of alternative Japanese fashions. During that period in my life, I wasn't really into fashion. I had somewhat experimented with punk fashion, I had a pink streak in my hair and I often wore lace fingerless gloves or biker gloves, but I mostly wore t-shirts, jeans, and converse. However, I felt an interest in Lolita, and I thought it was really cute. But the more I researched it, it became clear it wasn't really something I wanted to do daily. So I decided to google Japanese fashion and see if anything came up that clicked with me more. One of the first things that came up was Mori Girl. I immediately fell in love with it. I spent the entire day looking through pictures and reading blogs and articles, and I decided I wanted to try it out. I was a little nervous about trying out a new fashion however, as I was in middle school at the time and had never tried anything like it before. So I went to my mom, and asked her what she thought of Mori Kei, and if she'd be okay with me wearing it. She thought it was adorable, and she was super supportive of me wanting to try it. So we both went to a thrift store, threw anything we thought was remotely mori into the cart, and tried our best to make a coordinate. I wrote a previous post describing the first time I wore Mori that you can read here if you're interested.

Here are a couple of my earliest coordinates, if you're interested. I made others before this, but they were really bad so I never shared them, or took pictures of them.

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After that, I decided Mori Kei was the fashion for me, and since then it's been practically my daily fashion. Even when I'm not wearing Mori, my casual clothes are usually inspired by it. And that, in a nutshell, is how I got into Mori Kei.

1 comment:

  1. I discovered Japanese street fashion(mostly Lolita) through my girlfriend. But I prefer Mori Style more and more nowadays since you can really make it your life style. I'm still wondering where to get my Mori Guy coordinate:(