The Historians #20: Japanese Street Fashion

Ooooh fun fun FUN choice this week pnklmnade! I was sort of back and forth on this look, trying to decide just which trend I wanted to portray. Literally, I've been working on this for more than a day I'm almost ashamed to admit...but I finally settled on Ganguro because, well, it's just so weird!!

Ganguro is a fashion trend that appeared in the early 1990s and peaked around the year 2000. In ganguro fashion, a deep tan is combined with hair dyed in shades of orange to blonde, or a silver grey known as "high bleached". Black ink is used as eye-liner and white concealer is used as lipstick and eyeshadow. False eyelashes, plastic facial gems, and pearl powder are often added to this. Platform shoes and brightly coloured outfits complete the ganguro look. Also typical of ganguro fashion are tie-dyed sarongs, miniskirts, stickers on the face, and many bracelets, rings, and necklaces [Wikipedia]