26 8 / 2014

My favorite friend, totally killing it on the cuteness. Every day is really dog day for Shana.

My favorite friend, totally killing it on the cuteness. Every day is really dog day for Shana.

25 8 / 2014

My mommy sent me a care package. Thank you, @jackies260!

My mommy sent me a care package. Thank you, @jackies260!

25 8 / 2014

24 8 / 2014

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THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII

No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too.
And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards.
So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks <3

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NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!
This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!”
All the japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men)
Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.   

so are you telling me that Japan’s punk phase was really the kawaii phase

Now I feel like quoting Novala Takemoto on lolita (and other offbeat fashions connected to kawaii culture) x punk rock x anarchy:” Other people’s opinions and labor do not figure into your assessment; choosing things with your own personal sense of “I like this, I don’t like that” is the ultimate individualism that sustains the very foundation of Rococo. Rococo, therefore, embodies the spirit of punk rock and anarchism more than any philosophy. Only in Rococo—elegant yet in bad taste, extravagant yet defiant and lawless—can I discover the meaning of life.”  (From Kamizake Girls. Momoko, a lolita, is obsessed with Rococo.)

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THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII

No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too.

And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards.

So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks <3


!!!!!

NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!

This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!”

All the japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men)

Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.   

so are you telling me that Japan’s punk phase was really the kawaii phase

Now I feel like quoting Novala Takemoto on lolita (and other offbeat fashions connected to kawaii culture) x punk rock x anarchy:

 Other people’s opinions and labor do not figure into your assessment; choosing things with your own personal sense of “I like this, I don’t like that” is the ultimate individualism that sustains the very foundation of Rococo. Rococo, therefore, embodies the spirit of punk rock and anarchism more than any philosophy. Only in Rococo—elegant yet in bad taste, extravagant yet defiant and lawless—can I discover the meaning of life.”  (From Kamizake Girls. Momoko, a lolita, is obsessed with Rococo.)

(via the-otaku-waitress)

23 8 / 2014

Happy merry unbirthday

Happy merry unbirthday

21 8 / 2014

Was finally on the podcast Let&#8217;s Drink About It today and Ben kindly made me a fantastic gin watermelon cucumber cocktail that paired exceptionally well with my anxiety.

Was finally on the podcast Let’s Drink About It today and Ben kindly made me a fantastic gin watermelon cucumber cocktail that paired exceptionally well with my anxiety.

19 8 / 2014

Step one: Yell, &#8220;Piggy back!&#8221;
Step two: Jump on your boyfriend&#8217;s back while he&#8217;s working at his standing desk
Step three: Yee-haw!

Step one: Yell, “Piggy back!”
Step two: Jump on your boyfriend’s back while he’s working at his standing desk
Step three: Yee-haw!

17 8 / 2014

But I don&#8217;t see any bomb tacos around?

But I don’t see any bomb tacos around?

15 8 / 2014

14 8 / 2014

James bought chairs at @visitbigpicture with our names on them because he is awesome. Basically move over Brangelina.

James bought chairs at @visitbigpicture with our names on them because he is awesome. Basically move over Brangelina.

14 8 / 2014

How much is that doggy in the window?

How much is that doggy in the window?

09 8 / 2014

Movies in the park with this guy I picked up at a coffee shop.

Movies in the park with this guy I picked up at a coffee shop.

08 8 / 2014


When Harry Met Sally (1989)

Iconic.

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

Iconic.

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08 8 / 2014

She looked into the eyes of the beast and boldly stated, &#8220;I will destroy you.&#8221;

She looked into the eyes of the beast and boldly stated, “I will destroy you.”

07 8 / 2014

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SAME

this is the most iconic meal after the last supper

dream relationship

Everything about this is true.

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