Shironuri, A living art
Shironuri is an incredible fashion – in fact, fashion isn’t an appropriate term. Living art is a far better description of this style. The model who really brought this style to my attention was Minori, widely seen as the trend-setter of the Shironuri fashion style.
In and of itself, Shironuri means ‘painted in white’ and refers to the traditional makeup pratice of Kabuki actors and Geisha. This body art has since been adopted into the modern age with new and interesting twists. Minori is known for her infusions of nature and colour co-ordinations into the style. The fashion side can be influenced from all sides – decora, fairy kei, mori, gyaru – all of these styles can be incorporated into shironuri.
So here are my absolute favourites to get you into gear for Spring – chock full of flowers, pastels, petals and light! POSITIVE SHIRONURI!!
I’m working on a few tutorials, and keeping POSITIVE!! Have you tried out shironuri? I’d love to see your photos, my wonderful bunny-children!!
One of the newest Japanese styles to me, along with Shironuri, that I’m completely and utterly head-over-heels in love with is Cult Party Kei. Not too dissimilar from the English style that was in fashion a few years back, ‘Shabby Chic’, Cult Party Kei is all about the layering! Put some lace on that and WHAM-BAM, you have a Cult Party influence. The layering is not just an aesthetic, in this chilly season, it’s very practical and will keep you snug and toasty even if Jack Frost is successfully punching everyone in the face. Common motifs are religious iconography, crosses in particular – RED crosses specially. You bangin’ if you have a red cross.
Cult Party Kei is really a floaty, mysterious, sweet way of dressing. I love it because you can throw a bit of goth into it and you still look very feminine rather than RARRRGH LOOK AT MY SKULLS. There’s also a slap-dash of Fairy Kei in there, and Shironuri makeup looks INCREDIBLE in CPK. It’s simple to start – white or cream base and then build, build, build! The idea is to create a whimsical image, like a fairytale.
So here’s a collection of my all-time favourite CPK inspiration specifically for winter – gotta bundle it up, BABY IT’S COOOOOOOLD OUTSIDE!
And finally, finish that look off with some CPK makeup. Pink under the cheeks, and delicate eye makeup complete your look. The tutorial by The Chokelate is perfect to get you started!
Let’s see your CPK co-ords for this winter, my fluffballs of great justice and fashion! Also, get those questions in and get chatting fashion!!
Credits: Tokyo Fashion